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our tiny smol has arrived at the jungle 😣💓💓💓

Humans are Weird

I love the whole ‘Earth is space Australia’ thing, so here’s my contribution.

What if aliens don’t have fiction? What if everything they document is pure fact. And they assume that humans do the same.

These aliens already fear and respect humans. After all, humans will do anything to survive, protect their friends, they can bond with literally anything, live in anything from sub-zero to halfway to boiling temperatures, take risks 'for fun’ or 'to see what would happen’, they can and will keep going under pressure and if injured. They are extremely creative and can find a solution to get out of any situation. Nothing can stop them once they have their mind made up.

Humans. Are. Terrifying.

And then aliens come across human fiction. Except they don’t realize that it’s not real.

Imagine their surprise when they learn about mythological creatures and supernatural beings. Imagine their astonishment when they discover that humans have survived many, many apocalypses. Imagine their fear when they realize that a rather large portion of the species has powers whether through a mutation or straight out magic. Imagine their horror when they realize that humans could easily take over the universe if they ever felt like it.

Aliens passing the word around, telling of the great feats of 'Superman’, 'Matilda’, 'Neo’, 'Korra’, 'Potter’.

And then comes the question: why haven’t the humans taken over? What could possibly be stopping them?

Maybe, the aliens surmise, the humans don’t realize how simple it would be to take the universe for themselves. Many aliens beleive that this theory is correct and swear that they’ll never bring it up to a human. Others think that humans just want to be friends with other species and, seeing as aliens are already terrified of them, decided to keep their abilities a secret.

Of course a few aliens outright ask the humans why aren’t they using their 'secret abilities’. And they receive two very different answers. Some humans laugh and say that they don’t have any powers. That their 'documents’ are fake. And then there are the humans who that like to mess with the aliens and say that they are 'sworn to secrecy’ or that they are 'biding their time’.

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My dear newbie yarn benders,

I love you. You’re wonderful and fabulous and energized about seeing a cool project on the inter-webs and have finally said “yes! I think I could do that! This is the one that will get me into knitting/crochet” With all the excitement and joy in the world you go to the craft store, grab the coolest looking yarn (in the best color, duh) and the cheapest needles/hook you can find (If if needles are too intimidating, you opt for the knitting loom. It comes in a 3 pack! score!). You follow the instructions as best you can with dreams of your project turning out exactly like the professionally taken photograph. Oh my naive, beautiful newbie yarn bender, you are on a craft high. Head so far in the clouds that you don’t realize what has happened until it’s done. We’ve all been here at some point, no matter how skilled a person is. 

My lovelies. Please learn from the mistakes that have already happened. Take the time to learn about gauge and value the materials needed. I am most definitely NOT saying buy the most expensive stuff. I am saying that skien of yarn that is one dollar more will likely make you enjoy the finished product bounties more than the value of one dollar. 

Take the top picture. This was most definitely made on a knitting loom. Im personally not a huge advocate of these. They’re great for learning how knitting works. Not great for endless feats of creativity. You’re limited by the size of the loom which limits you to the size of the yarn as well as the size of the object you make. For something that will not ladder (the long horizontal bits between the “V” stitches) you need yarn thick enough to touch the stitch next to it when wrapped around the loom. In the case of the photo, yarn far too thin was used. 

The next picture looks like it could be arm knitting. Which was a fad I loved. Can we bring this back instead of those pony tail hats? The larger the needle, in this case your arm, the larger yarn you need. The original appears to have multiple yarns being used. Perhaps our newbie knitter didn’t realize that’s an option? Lesson here: Larger needles, larger yarn. Smaller needles, smaller yarn. 

The last picture. This crocheted hippo went through the stretcher! oh no! This is a case of right yarn, wrong size hook. When your needle/hook is larger than your yarn and you put it under tension (in this case, stuffing it) the created fabric will stretch (more-so demonstrated in the first picture). Amigurumi is also hard as shit. The people who do it very well are incredible talented. We should all bow before their prowess. Please don’t try an amigurumi (small figurine knitting/crochet) as your first or even 5th project!

General rule of thumb: if you don’t want holes in your work look for yarn and needle/hook approx same size in diameter.

Alas, you have returned for the craft store. Heading the advice you’ve gotten complimentary yarn and needle/hook. TIME TO START THE CRAFT JUICE!

NO.

NOT YET.

“but whyyyy?” you whine

Because we must first test the yarn.

“But tests are boooooring” says the yarn. 

I agree, talking yarn. Tests are boring and terrible and holy crap tell you if you’re doing something right or wrong. This is useful information to know before creating something beautiful with your HANDS

Also my dear newbie yarn bender, practice makes a better yarn bender. Resist the urge to pump out something fast. Pinterst lied to you. It’s not going to take 1 hour. It will take at least 3 hours and two trips to the craft store. Accept this now. Knitting/crochet is slow ASF. Accept this now. Or find a different hobby. 

So loop on some stitches and knit or crochet your joyous heart out. Then measure it once you get around 5 inches. Count the stitches horizontally and vertically. Then refer to the chart above and make sure everything agrees. Got 12 stitches per 4 inches and using DK (3) yarn? Time to change needles sizes or get your gorgeous self some bulky yarn. Or get yourself some bulky yarn anyhow. Treat yo’self. 

i love you newbie yarn benders! Go forth and create and learn

<3 Stitch

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“Baka Bukas” (2016) Trailer (with eng subs)

For those who don’t know what my previous post was about.

“Baka Bukas” was a film in competition for the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2016. This film won the Best Actress Award (Jasmine Curtis, Alex), along with Best Sound and Audience Choice Award. I was able to experience the overflowing support for the film. It was very hard to buy tickets for this movie as they always seem to run out before lunchtime. That’s why I went to the cinemas the moment they open. Yes, I was that desperate hahah Luckily, I got to watch it and I am glad I did. Just the fact that this movie was being shown in cinemas in our country, is already a great feat on its own. Story wise, it’s very relatable especially to all “Millenials” whether you are gay or not. Along with the plot that the girl is in love with her best friend. Who wouldnt be able to relate with that? not gonna spoil you guys some more but I just want you to know that this is a must watch movie!!

As reportedly earlier, “Baka Bukas” will be shown in cinemas this March! Be sure to watch it!

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Elias found a little friend~

Got my Elias nendoroid a little while ago and have been meaning to take some pics with it. Unfortunately an annoying cold made cosplay less than ideal so it had to wait. But now the cold is gone and after seeing the new preview for the MahouYome TV anime airing in October it seemed like the perfect time to bring Elias out to meet his little buddy :)

Here’s the ryuji & yusuke roommates au literally no one asked for but you’re getting it anyway

>So how the hell does a starving artist end up rooming with an athelete-turned-punk
>The answer is right there in the question
>Yusuke is absolutely incapable of taking care of himself
>Ryuji can’t stand it
>Basically, once they all graduate, Ryuji & Yusuke are the only ones who choose not to go to college
>Well, it’s more like Ryuji hasn’t figured out what to do with his life so he’s taking a year off (he’s gonna go to college eventually he’s gotta do his momma proud) while Yusuke is taking a few courses at a nearby university, just like Futaba is (tho she’s only going as mandatory [read: Makoto] socializing practice)
>Except while Sojiro is covering Futaba’s expenses, Yusuke can barely manage to cover art AND school expenses. He forgoes eating most days.
>And it’s pretty pitiful, you know. Sojiro offered Akira’s old space when Yusuke moved out of the school dorms, but Yusuke kept burning the curry and weirding out customers, so it pretty quickly became “as soon as you find another place, please leave”
>Ryuji took pity. Say what you will about him, but Ryuji ain’t the type to not lend a helping hand. Besides, he’s been (surprise!) saving up for a place of his own for a few years already, so he’s down to have a roommate.
>Do you know how bad of an idea this turns out to be.
>Futaba bugs their apartment so she can keep track of this disaster
>She runs a blog about it
>It’s famous. And has spawned like 3 memes
>The first month isn’t too bad. Ryuji works 2 jobs so he’s gone most of the time, & Yusuke somehow manages to keep his artistic endeavors to his side of the apartment (they share a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with as much living space as you’d expect from a Tokyo apartment)
>Ryuji also does all the cooking. He figured out how early on, since his mom was usually out at work until dusk. Ryuji can’t cook anything fancy, & they usually just end up with veggie hotpot or ramen, but Yusuke is quick to compliment Ryuji’s skill (“And here I thought running was your only talent.” “…Thanks?????”)
>But then rent comes up
>And dividing up chores
>Things self-destruct from there
>Neither of them are the cleanlinest of people. They both prefer letting their stuff clutter in a corner or spread out on the floor. But when Yusuke’s clutter gets on Ryuji’s side or vice versa. Bitch it’s on.
>Also Yusuke almost never pays rent. He gets paid pretty well whenever his art is sold, but that’s rare & Yusuke refuses to get a job. Yusuke also does work on commission, but that requires /a lot/ of string-pulling from their friends.
>Please help these boys
>Their throats are sore from all the fighting
>They do get along sometimes tho. Ryuji gets Yusuke into video games (Yusuke loves visual novels & plays an unhealthy amount of otome). Yusuke gets Ryuji hooked on documentaries, tho Ryuji has an obvious preference for animal docs over the art docs Yusuke watches.
>Also whenever Ryuji has time off, Yusuke can sometimes drag him out of bed to go have some fun at places they both like, such as the planetarium or the monja shop

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1915 & WW1 Sword Exhibitions London-Ex Corp Major Eggleton R H G

Date of First Film: 1915
Location of First Film: Yeomanry Competitions – Hurlingham Club -London
Date of Second Film: World One Period 1914-1918
Location of Second Film: The venue for the second demonstration is not listed. However, the venue in film is a large sports stadium, which has advertisements in the background that suggests the stadium is in the London area. It also seems to be a military athletics meeting.
The sword demonstrations are performed by ex-Corporal-Major Eggleton of the Royal Horse Guards.

In the first film Eggleton using a regulation Cavalry sword cuts through a piece of wood held by two men. A celebrity in uniform, described as “Mr Holman James (Fred Lindsay)” holds an apple on the flat of his palm and Eggleton splits the apple with a single blow. He repeats the trick blindfold with James bent forward and the apple resting in the nape of his neck. Eggleton then uses a sabre to cut through with one blow the suspended carcass of a sheep.

In the second film Eggleton uses only a sabre. Firstly, he cuts a candle in half which is seated on a stool. Next, he chops a pole in half held by 2 other men. Then he uses the sword to cut paper held up by another guy. He then slices through a pack of cards which are on the top of a stool. More cutting exercises are performed using ribbon. Then two young girls stand before him leaning over with their heads bent down, a pole across their shoulders. Eggleton then cuts the pole in half. He then cuts small potatoes in half that are sitting on the outstretched palms of young girls and men. He does the same trick, only the potatoes are balanced on the necks of soldiers bending over. The second last stunt involves cutting a potato off the neck of a guy doing a headstand. The final cutting exercise involves cutting potatoes that are being tossed at him.

How Would You Feel (JK)

Description:You and Jungkook were just best friends, who did things more than best friends would do.
Genre: fluff,drama
Warning: none that i know of
Word Count: 8349 (maybe also including the numbers…)
Note: so, this was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s “How Would You Feel”. and that i should warn all of you that i’m a sucker for fics that focus on kissing… So… Enjoooy

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It’s a completely normal meeting for the Avengers, but when Steve’s giving the mission debriefing, it gets slightly… off-topic.

“And then Sam here–The Falcon–really saved my ass.”

“Your ass is worth saving.”

And there’s just this dead silence and Steve and Sam look at each other, and Steve goes: “But, seriously, that was a death-defying stunt you pulled. You’re amazing. I owe you.”

Sam can’t take compliments, ever, and especially not in front of the other Avengers. “If it wasn’t for your improv, we’d have scrubbed the mission.”

“It was your flying skills that pulled it off–”

“You leaped almost 500 yards–”

Meanwhile, Natasha is cringing at the fact that neither Sam nor Steve knows when to shut up about each other, and their compliments are starting to look suspiciously like flirting.

Tony is completely checked out by this point and is reading emails.

Clint is really, really super jazzed because part of the mission fuck-up was one of his bad calls and nobody is talking about that.

And Thor is nodding along with each compliment exchange, muttering mostly to himself: “I agree wholeheartedly” and “A great feat, indeed” because Thor can appreciate the fluff fest.

Bruce is pretty damn sure he can create a device to detect human pheromones based on Sam and Steve’s conversation alone because it’s that damn potent.

“Anyway,” Steve says after a frustrating five minutes, “did anybody have any other questions?”

“Yeah,” Natasha says, pointing a finger between him and Sam. “When’s the wedding?”

The Signs As Aliens

Aries: Strong, fierce aliens with skin in various shades of red. They live on a desert planet in large adobe castles with their extended family clan. Known to be very protective, these aliens often battle other clans who threaten the safety of their families and are skilled warriors. However, they are very generous and family oriented during times of peace

Taurus: Small, entrancing aliens with flowing green hair and camouflaged bodies to blend into their thickly forested planet. Animal life is abundant and diverse, with many strange species that these aliens have tamed and live alongside as equals. These aliens are gifted with the ability to communicate with all types of life on their planet, flora and fauna

Gemini: Clever, winged aliens with small bodies that adapt easily to the many climates of their planet. Instead of four seasons, these aliens are accustomed to twelve and live in treetops or on mountainsides. Visitors find this species of alien to be tricky but kind-spirited, often telling riddles and playing pranks on any other species of extraterrestrials passing through their planet

Cancer: Kind, quiet aliens who live in large communities scattered across their planet, which is covered in pink vines and blue clouds that rain a sweet smelling substance similar to water but does not make the surface of the planet wet almost constantly. Small and delicate in stature, these aliens are tougher than they look and often go on dangerous missions throughout the galaxy to deliver care packages to planets in need

Leo: Regal aliens with banded gold and pale pink skin and wide, bright green eyes. They live on a warm, sunny planet covered in white sand, palm trees, and cool, crystal-clear streams. Proud and sophisticated, these aliens live in jewel-studded palaces and welcome visitors to their planet. But be warned - enemies of these aliens face certain death at the jaws of vicious, huge feline creatures that roam the planet and only obey the command of native aliens

Virgo: These aliens have deep purplish skin and dark, shimmering hair. They live on a planet with a mild climate and a permanent state of nighttime, which has led them to become gifted astronomers. Not only do they map stars and constellations visible from their home planet, these aliens also send search parties to other planets to investigate and map every area they can possibly explore. They are also known for their great architectural feats. Quiet and private, these aliens only communicate telepathically

Libra: Elegant aliens with lavender skin and silver hair laced with pearls. Though small, their planet is covered in blue grass and beautiful, roofless marble structures so the sky, which remains clear and starry even in the daytime, is always visible. Known for making a pink beverage similar to wine, these aliens are accepting of most extraterrestrial visitors and very sociable

Scorpio: Reptilian aliens with iridescent red, dark blue, or black scales. They live mostly underwater on a planet that is entirely ocean except for chains of lava rock islands created by active volcanoes. Known to be very mysterious, these aliens rarely make contact with extraterrestrials from other planets and seem to communicate in a way that is impossible for any other alien species to decode

Sagittarius: Daring and adventurous, these aliens come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and rarely stay on one planet for long and instead prefer to venture in groups from one planet to another. They are usually welcomed by other alien species, but sometimes find that trouble has a way of following them wherever they go and end up banished. Because of their fearless nature, banishment does not stop these aliens from returning to some planets which gives them a reputation as outlaws

Capricorn: Tall, steely gray aliens with stunning dark eyes. They live on a completely frozen planet that is always covered in snow, but beneath the snowy surface they built a warm network of bright tunnels and grand rooms with high, decorated ceilings. Although private by nature, these aliens have close relationships with family and friends within their underground community. With their sharp intellect, they have formed one of the most technologically advanced alien societies in the universe

Aquarius: Pale blue or green aliens who wander tirelessly across their planet covered in tall orange grass and stormy lakes filled with strange aquatic creatures. Generally loners, they are never spotted in groups larger than three or four but are very devoted to their companions if they have any. These aliens are skilled magicians and most species of extraterrestrials are wary of venturing to their planet because of their strange powers

Pisces: Silver and sky blue aliens with sleek, shimmering bodies. They live on a planet that is entirely covered with a steaming liquid similar to water, but the steam condenses into a layer of purplish, cloud-like fluff that only this species of alien can live on. They speak in a musical tongue and are known to be extraordinary fortune tellers and clairvoyants

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taylor-tut  asked:

I have a headcanon about Lance (VLD) hiding a bunch of self-consciousness about being weak behind all the machismo and flirting and over the top confidence. Like, everyone thinks he's full of himself, but really he thinks he's the worst fighter on the team and, having so many siblings, is super afraid of not being strong enough to protect them. So he trains harder than anyone else, trains at night, pushes himself into exhaustion, just out of fear of not being able to protect his new family

I can totally see this. In fact, I’m gonna expand on it. Lance isn’t strong like Shiro and Keith, he isn’t smart like Pidge, and he’s not funny like Hunk. These are all things he thinks about himself, so in order to be better, to be stronger, he pushes himself to the brink. He wants to be noticed for being brave or for accomplishing some great, big feat, but feels like he can’t as the Lance he is now. So he trains and he trains and he trains, until he’s exhausted and sick, and when he can’t go on anymore, he feels weak and useless all over again. It’s a vicious cycle.

Papa Reyes + dos hijos headcanons
  • Reyes and genji probably share eyeliner reviews.
  • They absolutely do NOT wear the same one, Gabe is a pencil user and genji won’t touch anything that’s not gel and angled brush
  • Gabe has a huge stock of bio-oil for his scars because even if you don’t care about how they look they itch and pull at the skin so you might as well rub some in Kid
  • Jesse is light sensitive because of his higher than average eyesight. Whenever Gabe gives him a haircut he leaves the bangs/fringe long in the front. He acts like he just does whatever but it’s so that if Jesse loses his hat in a firefight he won’t be too disadvantaged.
  • Jesse has never set foot in a space!MAC or future!sephora but due to the sheer amounts of merchandise found around the base he’s an expert in most eye makeup brands
  • Genji called Jesse “panda mccree” for a month after he tried some lower lid eyeliner on a whim and smudged the hell out of it 2 minutes later
  • There have been multiple recreations of “When Reyes isn’t Home” vines when Gabe is out on missions. 
  • The lads are punished by running laps when Gabe gets back but that’s because he is watching the vid on loop and doesn’t want them to witness him laughing. 
  • Gabe didn’t teach Jesse how to smoke, Deadlock did, but he DID teach him how to appreciate a cigar properly, and since Jesse got a taste for the expensive ones, he’s cut down a LOT.
  • Overwatch noise complaints about their loud post-mission play music loud and drink and play cards in the BW training facility are Read at 2:32 AM and responded to like 3 weeks later with ‘lol u wild’
  • Gabe won’t let Genji onto the field until he’s comfortable enough with himself to stop protecting his skin over his vital points. Safety over beauty and all that .
  • When the lads don’t get along for the first few months they are forced to bond over the sheer amount of chores Gabe sets them to. 
  • Genji won’t let McCree live his copycat facial hair experiments down. He knows he’s trying to be like Gabe and he calls him on it CONSTANTLY. 
  • Jesse thinks he’s slick, he is not. 
  • Genji is slick as hell, Jesse is in 2x as much trouble as usual until Gabe catches on.
  • Jack Morrison regrets every decision in his life when he has to deal with not one but TWO absurdly loyal and protective underlings whenever he and Gabe have a fight. 
  • “EY! Pappasito!” “Reyes-San!” are the first words whenever those two come back from a mission, angling to tell of their great feats. 
  • Another Jack Morrison regret:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but now  ¯\_(~v~)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(=v=)_/¯

Libra - Power and Pretty

We associate a lot of Libran qualities with geniality, sweetness, and the feminine expression of the Venus lover. But the sign of Libra is incredibly complex, dual bodied, and fierce. While the Libra can be painted as meek, easily intimidated, and fearful of conflict, there are expressions of Libra that exhibit powerful mental qualities, a furious fight for justice, and great ambition. There are many world leaders, male and female who have their natal Sun in Libra. They are aggressive on the debate floor, intelligent in negotiation, and level headed in their ascension up the career ladder. Libra is ruled by Venus and exalts in Saturn. We have the humanistic judgment of Venus fusing with the disciplined and determined will of Saturn. Libras are a tour de force, and they can be absolutely unmovable and resolute.

The double lined Libra symbol indicates a sign that experiences dual states of consciousness. While we have an archetype that is focused on developing relationships and connecting others, we also have the scales of justice. This is the need to throw oneself into battle so that what is fair and right prevails. Libra is an air sign, and the intellectual capacity of the individual is one of his greatest assets. There is a tremendous verbal acuity and the mind to dominate any debate. He can view the world through multiple perspectives and rapidly absorb information and fact. So we have four critical areas of intelligence expressed through Libra, and this is a secret of the sign’s success. There is socially receptive Venus, mentally astute Air, the fire of Cardinal, and wise, formidable Saturn. Life arenas like politics and law resonate here because the individual emanates tremendous leadership skills, formidable wit on the parliament floor, and a very focused approach to success.

Many female world leaders have their natal Sun in Libra, especially pioneering ones like Margaret Thatcher and Julia Gillard. Many male shock jocks are Sun Libras. There is ferocious dialogue and the reigning in of the Mars duality’s aggression, inferno, and combativeness. Libras stand by what they believe in, and their battle scars tend to be hidden by flowers and jewellery. The individual can be too easily underestimated, and his ability to adapt to the personality required means he can fly under the radar while achieving great feats. Libras are not unequipped for the world, they hold swords of power as they tackle the cosmic balance beam.

-Cherry

something i will never not find funny is the fact that whenever zoro shows a particularly great feat of strength the people around him always just react like and this guy isn’t the captain?! 

really puts luffy’s own power into perspective, but most of all i just love that everyone can agree that zoro is just a really cool guy

it’s upsetting to me that many of the things i like to do are regarded as “women’s hobbies” and are demoted as lesser because they are more right-brained, creative activities that are easier for us emotional women™ to do
but it’s really upsetting to me that when men do these kinds of hobbies they’re not only breaking stereotypes, but they’re often lauded as being better at it than the majority of women who do it. see: cooking, where it’s considered a woman’s job but the most famous cooks are men
i catch myself doing it too, like seeing men’s work as better than it really is just because it’s surprising to me that they’re doing a stereotypically female activity. like in cooking classes i catch myself being impressed if a man knows how to bake muffins properly without stopping to think that baking muffins is no culinary feat and a child could bake muffins with supervision and he doesn’t deserve admiration and praise out the wazoo as if baking muffins from a box is some kind of great feat.
this isn’t to say that men who can cook are inherently worse than women and don’t deserve any acknowledgement of their skills, but we need to stop seeing them as better than they actually are and rewarding them for doing the most basic elementary skills JUST because we’re surprised that a man would bother cooking at all