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NOCO Genius Boost Jump Starter

It happened to all of us to find ourselves in a surrounding with no direct electrical source, at the moment when your telephone battery is at a very low level, or worse, when your car can not start. With NOCO Genius Boost Jump Starter, you can protect yourself from the unpleasant situations like this.

Attention highschool seniors and college freshmen (and really just anyone):

I cannot stress this enough: you WILL change in college, your interests will change, you’ll find more about yourself, what you like and what you don’t might change, and the way you interact with others might change. All of these things happen, and if at the end of this process, or in the middle of it, or at any given point you start feeling like your highschool friends and you don’t really have much in common, don’t have the same relationship as before, like the friends you’ve made in college are closer to you than your “highschool best friend” THIS IS OK. Don’t take emotional abuse from people who tell you you’ve “forgotten them”, “traded them”, because you haven’t.

Don’t ever feel guilty for growing out of your highschool friendships.

Thought I would post a little back to school masterpost in honor of school starting soon :) I hope you find this useful! 

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How to Survive A Breakup

Regardless of who broke up with whom, breaking up is tough. Even though it doesn’t seem like it, it WILL get better. Here are the Dos and Don’ts of how to make it through:

Do

·         Hang out with your friends.  Your friends will be your lifesavers during this time. Turn to them when you need a shoulder to cry on or when you need a distraction and want to have some fun. They’ll build you up and help give you confidence when you need it the most.

·         Start a new project. Start that blog you’ve always wanted to or start training for that half marathon. Having a fun new project on your plate will give you something positive to throw yourself into for a distraction and achieving a goal will give you something to feel good about.

·         Go easy on yourself. Don’t beat yourself up about what went wrong or how you should have or could have done things differently. Cut out the negative self-talk and instead give yourself a break and be kind to yourself.

·         Give it space. You might think you want to be friends with your ex and one day you might be. But in the short term, give it some space. You need time to heal before you can expect to be BFFs with your ex. It’s also hard to go from holding hands one day and just being pals the very next. Don’t rush it. If you’re meant to be friends it will happen in due time.

·         Take good care of yourself. Too upset to eat or sleep? Try to do it anyway. Even if you’re really upset you need to make sure to take care of yourself. You’ll never feel better emotionally if you feel lousy physically.

·         Make a list. You’re probably going over and over all of the things you loved about him or her. But the truth is there were probably a lot of things that you didn’t like. Did they talk with their mouth full? Constantly interrupt you? Listen to music that drove you nuts? Make a list of all of the things that got on your nerves or that you didn’t like about your ex.

·         Enjoy the perks of being single. Flirt with someone else. Spend a whole weekend hanging out with your friends without feeling like you’re neglecting your significant other. Enjoy the freedom of being able to do whatever you want!

Don’t

·         Trash your ex. It might feel good in the short term to blast your ex all over Facebook or talk trash to anyone who will listen, but resist the urge and take the high road. In the long term you’ll feel badly about not being the bigger person. Stay classy.

·         Play games. Don’t pretend that you have a hot new boyfriend or girlfriend if you don’t. Don’t tell everyone that you were the one who broke up with them if you really were the one who got dumped. Playing games takes too much energy and it’s all focused in the wrong place. Just be yourself and you’ll be able to put the breakup behind you way faster than if you dwell on it and pretend to be something you’re not.

·         Beg. Even if you can’t imagine life without them, don’t beg them to take you back or stay with you. You want someone to be with you because they want to, not because you had to convince them or beg them.

·         Drown your sorrows. You should distract yourself with fun, positive activities with your friends, but don’t turn to drugs and alcohol to numb your feelings.

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Broadway Musicals Masterpost

so i kinda searched tumblr for these and weeded out the ones that didnt work so i could give you guys all these links that are working for these rad musicals (message me if any stop working)


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13 (x) (x)

A

A Bed and A Chair (w/ Bernadette Peters and Jeremy Jordan)

A Chorus Line (OBC) (2006 Revival)

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (November 2013 1 2 3)

Addams Family (OBC) (OBC Chicago/Broadway Mix)

Aida (w/ Idina Menzel, Maya Days, Matt Bogart)

Aladdin (Disney California Adventure) (Disney California Adventure HQ)

Anything Goes (NBC) (1987 Revival)

Assasins (revival w/ Neil Patrick Harris)

Avenue Q (x)

A Very Potter Musical (x)

A Very Potter Sequel (x)

A Very Potter Senior Year (x)

B

Bare (2012) (1 2) (LA Revival 1 2 3)

Bat Boy (x)

Billy Elliot (2008 w/ Trent Kowalik) (London 2-13 w/ Ali Rasul)

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (x)

Bonnie and Clyde (x) (OBC) (w/ Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan)

Bridges of Madison County (OBC 1 2)

Broadway’s Lost Treasures 2003 (x)

Broadway’s Lost Treasures 2004 (x)

Broadway’s Lost Treasures 2005 (x)

C

Cabaret (w/ Alan Cumming)

Camelot (1982)

Candide (2005)

Caroline, or Change (2004)

Carousel (Live from Lincoln Center 1 2 3)

Carrie (1988 Opening Night) (Off-Broadway Revival) (Seattle Dress Rehearsal w/ Alice Ripley)

Catch Me If You Can (2011 w/ Aaron Tveit)

Cats (1998) (w/ Stephanie J Block 1 2 3 4 5)

Chess (in Concert @ Royal Albert Hall)

Chicago (US Tour) (2007)

Children of Eden (x)

Cinderella (x) (w/ Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana)

Company (2006 Revival) (2011 w/ Neil Patrick Harris)

Cry Baby (x) (x)

Curtains (2007)

D

Dracula (x)

Dogfight (x) (x)

Dreamgirls (OBC)

Drowsy Chaperone (OBC)

E

Elf (1 2 3 4)

Equus (1 2)

Evil Dead (x)

Evita (2012 w/ Elena Rogers & Ricky Martin)

F

Fantasticks (Fairfield Community Arts Center 1 2)

First Date (x)

Follies (Kennedy Center)

Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch)

G

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2012 New York City Center Encore)

Grease (NBC w/ Laura Osnes)

Grey Gardens (x) (x)

Gypsy (2008)

H

Hair (1 2 3 4)

Hairspray (November 2006 1 2)

Hallelujah Broadway (x)

Heathers (x)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (w/ Anthony Rapp)

High Fidelity (x)

Holler If Ya Hear Me (2014)

How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (w/ Darren Criss)

Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin)

I

If/Then (Preview)

In The Heights (2014)

Into The Woods (Preview) (Central Park 1 2 3 4)

J

Jekyll and Hyde (x) (1 2)

Jesus Christ Superstar (2012) (Austria)

K

Kinky Boots (OBC 1 2 3) (Chicago)

Kismet (x)

Kiss Me Kate (1999) (x)

L

La Cage Aux Folles (2010 Revival 1 2 3 4) (2010)

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (x)

Legally Blonde (MTV) (Sing-a-Long)

Les Miserables (10th Anniversary Dream Cast) (25th Anniversary 1 2) (US Tour)

Lestat (x)

Little Stop of Horrors (OBC) (2003)

Little Women (OBC) (2005) (x)

Love Never Dies (x) (x)

M

Mame (OBC)

Mamma Mia (London)

Man of La Mancha (OBC)

Master Class (1 2 3)

Matilda (x) (x) (w/ Hayley Canham) (w/ Bailey Ryon)

Miss Saigon (x) (National Tour) (2008)

Much Ado About Nothing (w/ David Tennant, Catherine Tate 1 2)

Murder Ballad (1 2 3 4 5)

N

Never Forget (x)

Next To Normal (OBC)  (Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & Brian D'Arcy James) (Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Meghan Fahey) (w/ Jessica Philips & Kyle Massey) (Original US Tour Cast) (Original Off-Broadway w/ Cut Songs) (2009 Preview) (2008)

Newsies (x) (Pre-Broadway) (2013)

Nice Work If You Can Get it (OBC)

Nine (2003)

No, No Nanette (x)

O

Oklahoma (1999 w/ Hugh Jackman)

Oliver (London 2010)

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)

Once More With Feeling (x)

Once On This Island (OBC)

Once Upon A Mattress (x)

Our House (x)

P

Pacific Overtures (OBC)

Passion (x)

Parade (x) (Preview) (Los Angeles)

Peter Pan (1960) (Tour) (A&E Recording)

Phantom of the Opera (w/ Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess) (Norm Lewis First Performance)

Pippin (2013 Revival 1 2 3) (Toronto 1982) (Toronto w/ Ben Vereen)

Q
R

Rabbit Hole (x)

Ragtime (x)

Rent (x) (2008) (2008 1 2)

S

Shrek the Musical (Seattle)

Singing in the Rain (OST)

Song and Dance (x)

Spamalot (x) (2005)

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark (x) (OBC)

Spring Awakening (x) (2006 w/ Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff) (2007 w/ Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff & John Gallagher Jr.)

Stomp (x)

Sunday in the Park With George (w/ Santino Fontana)

Sunset Boulevard (1 2)

Sweeney Todd (Live in Concert) (OBC 1 2)

T

Tarzan (1 2) (Toronto)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC) (Glascow)

The Apple Tree (1 2)

The Book of Mormon (1 2)

The Boy from Oz (x)

The Bridges of Madison County (x)

The Drowsy Chaperone (x)

The Glass Menagerie (x)

The Last Five Years (OBC) (w/ Katie Rose Clarke & Adam Halpin 1 2)

The Lion King (OST)

The Little Mermaid (Pre-Broadway)

The Producers (x)

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (x)

The Wedding Singer (x)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (OBC)

Three Musketeers (w/ Aaron Tveit)

Tommy (1 2)

Titanic (1 2 3 4 5)

Twelfth Night (x)

Twisted (x)

U

Urinetown (OBC 2001)

V

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (x)

Victor Victoria (x)

Violet (2003 Reunion Concert)

W

Waiting for Godot (x)

Welcome to Night Vale (x)

Wicked (Kristin Chenoweth’s Last) (w/ Laurel Harris & Kara Lindsay)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (x)

Wonderland (x)

X

Xanadu (OBC)

Y

Young Frankenstein (x)

Z

Zanna Don’t! (x)

Since the first one was such a success I thought I would make another one! Hope you find this one useful as well. (Part 1)

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Fixing SAI on Windows 10

There’s been a lot of confusion on getting Paint Tool SAI working on Windows 10. This is a no-nonsense step-by-step guide to getting SAI up and running.


1. Right-click on the main SAI executable (sai.exe, not start-sai.exe) and click on “Properties”.
2. Click on the “Compatibility” tab at the top.
3. Check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” check box and select “Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)” from the dropdown menu.
4. Click OK.
5. You should be good to go now.


If this series of steps didn’t fix your problem, click on the “Run compatibility troubleshooter” button at the top of the “Compatibility” tab and that will fix it.

Cheap Self Care Masterpost


I made this list because I know a lot of people are too anxious or tired to leave the house and do not have a lot of money. All of these products are on Amazon (unless otherwise stated) and almost all of them have free or very cheap shipping.

HYGIENE:

Equate Makeup Wipes (buying the 2-pack is cheaper)
4 Travel Toothbrushes
Suave Invisible Deodorant
Swisspers Q-Tips
Diane Paddle Brush
Diane Bristle Brush
VO5 “Unisex” Shampoo and Conditioner
Olay Body Wash (for sensitive skin)
Glycerin Bar Soap w/ Aloe Vera (works on sensitive skin)
24 Cotton Wash Cloths
8 Colorful Loufas
2-pack of Colgate Toothpaste
Listerine Mint Mouthwash
Life Time Dental Floss
Personna Razors (5 count)
Personna Razors for Men (4 Count)
Pads, tampons, liners, menstrual cup ( a reusable investment)

BEAUTY:

Tweezers (2)
Tweezerman Nail Clipper Set
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Lotion
Jergens Cherry Almond Lotion (a bit more expensive but it works really well and smells SOOO good!)
Chap-Ice Lip Balm (24 count)
“Generic” 8-Way Nail Buffer
Professional Zebra Nail File (very rough) (pack of 10)
Jovana Double Sided Nail File (not as rough) (pack of 5)
Cotton Clouds Cotton Rounds (220 count)
Vaseline (if you didn’t know, you can put it on your nose and throat to relieve heat or breathing pain during fevers. Here are some other uses for Vaseline.)
WAWO Neutral Colors Eyeshadow Palette
e.l.f. Black Crayon Eyeliner, Liquid Eyeliner, Black Mascara
Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick (pack of 8, all different colors)
Kleancolor Clear Nail Polish (pack of 2)
Perfume/Body Mist: x, x, x, x
How to make your own perfume: x, x
Febreze and air fresheners can also be used as perfume alternatives

MENTAL HEALTH:

Journaling: notebooks (x, x), pens (red, black, blue), pencils (mechanical, wooden, bulk wooden), pencil sharpeners, erasers (block, cap)
Art: sketchbooks (small, medium, large), pens (black, assorted), pencils (x, x), pencil sharpeners, erasers (block, kneaded), Sharpies (pens, assorted), colored pencils, art set
Stress balls

STIM TOYS + STRESS RELIEF:

Very Thick Rubber Bands
7 Coiled Key Rings
Silicone Potholder (for chewing)
Office Toys (not Amazon, said to be good for stimming)
Roll of Bubble Wrap (you could also buy a bottle of something with a safety button cap and save the lid)
4 Soft Pokemon
Insanely Soft Blankets (the last ones roll up into little animals!)
Fluffy Pillow Case
A Tiny Vibrating Cat

SLEEP AIDS:

Purring Cat (an alternative to the $50 Nemurial Sleep Aid)
Ocean Waves CD
Rain Sounds (with thunder) CD
Babbling Brook CD
Nature Sound Machine
Ambient Sounds CD
Honey Lavender Tea
Sleepytime Extra Tea
Melatonin Supplement

HEALTHY(ish) SNACKS:

6 Bags of Veggie Puffs
Sweet + Salty Granola Bars
Dark Chocolate Almonds
Bag of Baking Chocolate Chips
Bag of Banana Chips

If anyone can think of anything else to add, feel free!

Low Poly Blender Tutorial - Basics

I’m probably not the right person for this job.

I want to start this off by saying I am in no ways a professional or even any good at 3D.

Resources:

Modeling Tutorial: http://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-a-low-poly-ninja-game-character-using-blender-part-1–cg-16132

UV Mapping Tutorial: http://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-a-low-poly-ninja-game-character-using-blender-part-2–cg-16133

First things first. If you have a question…Google it! 9 times out of ten you will have amazing results and find your answer.

Quick Tips

Tip #1 - Keep a clean mesh.

What I mean by this is keep everything symmetrical (I would recommend the mirror modifier). Also I prefer a lot of straight lines, This really seems to depend on the style you are going for, but for me it always seems to work best.

Tip #2 - Don’t over think it.

I can’t tell you the numerous amount of times I have remade a model from the start because I over thought it. Keep in mind you are trying to achieve a low poly style!

For instance, this box tv gave me trouble for a few hours. I remade this damn thing three times before I got the result above. In the end I realized the problem was that I was trying to fit to much detail into it, which was defeating the purpose of the art style I was trying to achieve.

Tip #3 - Use reference.

I would assume this one would be common sense for most people, but I can’t stress how important this one can be. Using references when modeling and greatly increase the quality of your results. 

For example, when I decided I wanted to model a camera I looked online for a reference camera that fit what I wanted. I then used it as a guide while modeling. I of course took some creative freedom along the way to give it my own style and flare, but it was important to use the reference as a guide for the basic result.

Tip #4 - Matching

My last tip only applies in some cases, but when making a game you want to make sure not only the style matches, but the proportions and the colors. 

For Example: You don’t want a low poly pixel art model with a simple color low poly model mixing.

For Example: You don’t want a small object to be much larger then the character.

For Example: Make a color palette and use it on all the models that are going together.

Now that I have taught you a few tips/guidelines that I use, why don’t I take you step by step how I go about modeling something!

How to Make a Low Poly Model

(if you are confused by anything I am doing you can ask me or google it)

To get started decide what you want to model. In my case I have decided to model a coffee machine. First step is to find a reference!

I found this one which should serve as a good reference to use.

Now open Blender and change your perspective to Orthographic by pressing 5 on the numpad or following the image below.

Next your going to want to make that reference a background image.

For this next step it is going to vary which object you want to create to use as your base. For me in this case it was a cube.

I am jumping ahead a bit now because I’m assuming everyone to have some modeling experience in blender. I now have the basic shape of the coffee machine so now I can start fine tuning it and adding detail.

Fine tuning and adding detail is done. Reminder still keep it simple!

More details.

Almost forgot the coffee pot!

Now that your model is done you want to begin texturing. To UV Map your model you want to go into edit mode and make sure your ‘Mesh Select Mode’ is on ‘Line’.

This next part is going to take some getting used to, but you are going to being selecting edges and ‘Marking Seams’ where you want the UV to be cut when you unwrap it.

Once you are done marking seams on the model, you should have something covered in red lines.

Now that you have finished that it is time to unwrap the UV and begin texturing.

For this step I recommend switching the ‘UV Select Mode’ to ‘Island’ as well as turning on ‘Snap to Pixels’ in the UV settings.

And then once that’s done you should have a finished model!

I hope that this tutorial helps at least one person and if anyone has any other questions feel free to ask me!

anonymous asked:

I've seen a person involved in Black Lives Matter called Netta,who is she and is she a activist?

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie is from STL and she was one of the first people out on Canfield Drive on August 9, 2014. She is one of the co-editors of the This Is The Movement newsletter, she is an Amnesty International Field Organizer for the Midwest Region, she was one of the winners of the 2015 Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award, and she is part of the mappingpoliceviolence.org’s and We The Protesters’ planning teams.

You can read more about Netta and her role in the movement here, here, here, here, and here.

I also highly recommend reading her essay, “When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas”.