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MASTERPOSTS

Have you seen this zubat?

He was last seen Friday between 3 and 4pm in the dealers hall at Anime Boston while I was acting as a seeing eye human for a fellow cosplayer.

He was lost in the dealers hall, so I have no delusions about my chances since he coul.d very easily be mistaken for merch knocked off a table, but I have had him 19 years, so I need to try.

If you see my zubat, please take him to lost and found. I have left my information with them and have been checking back regularly.

Thank you to those who have been spreading the word yesterday.

neanealuv  asked:

Faye! My girlfriend bought me my first succulent to take care if and now I am hooked on plants lol. Can you tell me what plants would be best for improving air quality? And if there were any that would help with anxiety or depression or things of that nature? Thank You!

CONGGRRAAATTSSS ~ 🎉 I literally could not be more excited for you, plants are fantastic and I’m so glad you’re diggin’ them! (Pun intended if you can call it that). Below I’ll have indoor plants listed in the categories you asked for and their proper care as well! As for plants that help with depression and anxiety I don’t know if you mean magically or medicinal/aromatherapy so all plants listed in that area do both. Just to be safe, all of these plants are okay to be around dogs and cats.

Plants for purifying air

  • Spider Plants. They help absorb formaldehyde and xylene. These require watering once every week(more or less depending on temperature), they like bright to moderate lights, water with distilled or filtered water. Water with a good amount of fluoride can make them sick.
  • Bamboo Palm. Helps to remove formaldehyde and is suitable for acting as a natural humidifier for most indoor areas. It can also help to remove xylene and toluene. These like to remain moist but not overwatered, each time after watering remove the drainage plate, cut off all dead leaves as they come, indirect and low light is fine.
  • Wax Plants. Whichever breed you please. Helps to improve overall air quality by removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air. This plant can also increase overall air purification - good for people with asthma! Water it each time it’s dry in the summer but in the winter it needs far less frequent water, just give it a bit more than you would a succulent. Moderate to low sunlight is good, they do like having their leaves misted but do not mist them when they’re budding or have flowers.
  • Lilyturf! This is great because it also helps with insomnia and sleep troubles, and it’s magical properties also offer aid in depression. Helps to remove ammonia, toluene, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air. This plant is capable of increasing oxygen levels and can help to improve air quality. If you decide to grow this from seed, you need to soak the seed in warm water for 24 hours NO LESS before sowing. Sow in fall and winter. They do well in all forms of sunlight but like slightly acidic soil with decent drainage, water moderately. 
  • Boston Fern. Helps to remove formaldehyde from the air and is said to act as a natural type of air humidifier. This plant can also remove xylene and toluene. It is said to be one of the best houseplants for air purification. They’re a bit high maintenance, they like cool areas, indirect sunlight, and high humidity especially in the winter. Water moderately.

Plants for depression and anxiety

  • Lavender. Medicinally and magically lavender is fantastic for depression and anxiety, although it can be moderately difficult to grow for beginners. They need full sun at least 6-8 hours a day, let the soil dry out before watering, lavender loves heat. Make sure if you keep it on a windowsill to rotate it every other day so the whole plant gets equal sunlight.
  • Jasmine. Again medicinally and magically good for both depression and anxiety. It needs full light in the spring and summer and indirect in the rest of the seasons, soil should be moist and well drained, be careful about using well/unfiltered water. This is one of my favorites!
  • Rosemary.  A member of the mint family; improves air quality, increases memory function, banishes anxiety. Must become acclimated to less sunlight, never let soil dry out completely, susceptible to powdery mildew so do not mist it and make sure you prune it accordingly.
  • Moth Orchid. These beautiful babies are good magically for anxiety, insecurities, and self love. You can never have too many if you ask me! Make sure you keep them warm but out of sunlight, once a week watering is typically the best you want to keep the soil slightly moist below the surface.
  • Lemon Balm. Another plant that is both medicinal and magical in it’s properties for anxiety and depression. This another favorite of mine, has a similar property to cat nip, and a good beginner plant. Try to give it up to five hours a day of direct sunlight, a steady supply of water, but good drainage is a must - they recover quickly from wilt so it’s better to water too less vs too much.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a great website to reference for growing plants, it’s low key my bible. I hope this helped you out some sweet pea!

Podcast limbo over here

Podcast I’m caught up on:
• the bright session
•ArsP
•WTNV
• archive 81
• EOS 10
• Kaskos Industries
• Hadron Gospel Hour
• tales of THATTOWN
• The Penumbra Podcast
• King Falls Am
• The Bunker
• within the wires
• the deep vault
• Space Log
•Secret, Crimes, & Audiotapes
• The Darkest Night

What I (desperately) need to catch up on:
• Radio Drama Revival ( actually haven’t even started yet)
• Jim Robbie & The Wanderers
•The Shadowvane Podcast
• HUSH
• SubverCity Transmit
• Radiation World
• strange N unusual Podcast
• SABLE
• Freed
• Myths & Legends
• Help Me
• Liberty
• MarsCorp
•Limetown
•Uncanny County
• The No Sleep Podcast
• Dark Tome
• Terms
• The Leviathan Chronicles ( haven’t started yet)
• The Alexandria Archives
• Life After
• The Cleansed
• The Bridge
• HomeComing
• Pleasure Town
• Tanis
•Greater Boston
• Wolf 359

It’s a Sunday double feature at Anime Boston! Check out our back to back panels on April 2nd, starting with Extreme Wig Styling for intermediate and up stylists. Topic focus will be on spiking, foam, and large styles, with time to discuss and plan your own projects, so be sure to bring references!

After lunch head back at 1:30 for our thermoplastics panel, where we’ll walk through the different brands of plastics available to cosplayers, along with samples of various Worbla lines, Thibra, Wonderflex, PETG, and Sintra. We’ll be touching on what makes each plastic different, when to use what, as well as some common construction techniques.

(Note: Our wig panel room holds significantly fewer attendees than the plastics room, so be sure to plan accordingly!)

Things I've Learned on CoOp So Far:
  1. Working 9-5 IS NOT like being in high school again.  The hours may be similar, but that’s about it.
  2. Working 9-5 is really hard. Especially if “9-5” is actually “8:30-5:30.”
  3. When you live in a city as beautiful as Boston, the commute is actually a perk. 
  4. “Professionalism” is a very relative term. I highly recommend working in an office where constant profanity and inappropriate jokes are encouraged, like I do. 
  5. Wearing business casual everyday is fun for only the first 30 minutes that you’re doing it. 
  6. Do not accidentally buy “control top” tights/stockings/leggings.  Come 12:00, you’ll feel like you’re bleeding internally. 
  7. That one guy in the office whose name you just never learned? Yeah, you should probably try and learn it before you’ve worked there too long to ask. 
  8. If you’re walking down the street and find yourself flanked on all sides by fancy businesswomen and men, then walk the walk.  It makes you feel important. 
  9. Getting a “real” paycheck for the first time is incredible. Have you ever SEEN your bank account go from 1 digit to 4 in a matter of hours? 
  10. Work rewards you for what you put in.  If you do the assignments you don’t want to do and you do them well and without complaining, you’ll find yourself having greater autonomy, more responsibility, and more interesting projects real quick. 
  11. If you need to buy 5 boxes of coffee for a meeting, Starbucks will be very mad if you don’t call ahead. 
  12. Do NOT go to lunch at 12:00. That’s for amateurs, and you’ll basically spend the whole time in line. 
  13. If you’re going to pick something up at Starbucks or Dunkies for yourself, ask everyone in the office if they’d like anything while you’re out….you’ll make friends more quickly, and just maybe you’ll be able to charge it to the office. 
  14. If someone asks “are you busy?” and you actually are, feel free to say so.  These people may be older than you, but if they aren’t your boss then they are just your colleague.  They can’t tell you what to do, so don’t do work you don’t have time for or really don’t want to do. 
  15. The government has a database for everything. If you ever have to do professional research, always start with the government. It will simplify your job, act as a legitimate source, and will make you feel like Edward Snowden being praised for the great knowledge you’ve mysteriously uncovered. 
  16. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! This applies to pretty much every aspect of life, but especially when you’re starting out in a new job. 
  17. If you take public transit to commute during the work day, BE AGGRESSIVE. Is that your train coming? Then get on it. 
  18. Don’t get sucked into the system. Do you work at a consulting firm? Great. Then think about how the work you’re doing (and the firm is doing) relates to the bigger picture.  After all, CoOp is a learning experience, and understanding the implications of your work is important. 
  19. You don’t have homework (or the brooding stressfulness that classes generally bring) so use your time wisely.  On some nights, sit at home in your underwear and fall asleep at 7.  On others? Go to a museum, read a book, go to a fancy club or restaurant with friends….get out there and live a little, because you now have the time to do whatever you want. 
  20. Rub it in your parents face that you actually have a successful career trajectory with your humanities degree. 
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Level Up Your Wig Styling!  A lot of folks asked if we planned on recording our Anime Boston wig panel, and the answer is…. yes!  Check out the first clip above, where we go over the basics of softer poofs and teasing.