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Junkrat

  • Prank channel. 
  • A lot of pranks on Roadhog and most videos end with him running from Roadhog’s rage.
  • There has been more than one video of him and sometimes Roadhog running from the cops after a prank gone wrong.
  • Runs a side channel where he sets things on fire

Symmetra

  • Satisfying slime/asmr channel and anxiety help channel
  • Makes all kinds of slimes, cuts open stress balls, makes asmr videos, and regular videos to teach others how to live with disorders and constant negative overstimulation.
  • Gets a lot of tearful letters talking about how her videos help people cope. They make her smile. It’s why she does it.

Mercy

  • DIY and Home and Garden channel. 
  • Makes a lot of videos about household projects and refurbishing.  
  • Total Wine Mom™. She’s known for having a glass of wine while she works.
  • Has a website where she sells all of the things that she makes in her videos. It’s doing really well.

Winston

  • Science/conspiracy channel
  • A lot of the time he’s less science-y and more Charlie Kelly looking for Pepe Silvia. Those videos get the most views.
  • His science videos always leave you thinking about the world and seeing everything in a new light.

Zenyatta

  • Cooking Channel
  • He’s so sweet and happy. He loves making cute desserts and encouraging people to try new cooking methods. Genji’s often his taste tester.
  • His apron is frilly and bright blue. Most of the comments are about how cute he is floating around the room cooking.
  • Has a colorful cookbook coming out soon.

(Requests are Open!!!)

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The Landgraabs of Sunset Valley

Part one of my Premade Project, this is the wealthy Landgraab Family: Malcolm, his new wife Lisa Bunch, and his parents, Nancy and Geoffrey.

It’s no surprise that Lisa, such a good friend of Vita Alto, would marry into the riches that the Landgraab family is made of. Business plan or love? Who knows.

More to come.

When the removal of yourself from a toxic relationship and an abusive parental household projects an upmost peaceful glow about yourself how can you not show urself off

Its hard validating my abuse because I grew up in a Puerto Rican household in the projects, so hitting and beating were seen as a form of discipline and it was normalized. Everyone got their ass beat in my family, hell, on my block. My family are firm believers of “if you were hit you must have deserved it.” I learned fast and became the quiet, obedient and severely self-disciplined and self-criticizing child as a result of fear. As for emotional and verbal abuse; completely disregarded. Cursing out a small child and making them feel like they were lesser than dog shit was somehow excusable and justified in my childhood. I hate what it’s done to me…being suspicious & afraid of love from others and thus self-sabotaging relationships through purposeful distance and detachment, or instinctually becoming scared and hiding away when someone raises their voice, or when someone is talking beside me and waving their hands rapidly, panic goes off and I flinch a great distance because from the corner of my eye, in the back of my mind, and in the given moment I genuinely think someone is going to hit me. Trust? Out the window. Confidence? What even is that? Emotional Stability? ??? ? It is so easy to break the fragile spirit of youth, instilling insecurity, fear and other psychological disturbances. You know what else is easy? Treating children like decent human beings and loving them so that they grow up with a confident and nontoxic view of themselves and others. 

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ABC Orders Pilot of Multi Cam Sitcom "Household Name" Starring Carol Burnett and Produced by Amy Poehler

A family moves into their dream house that just happens to come with a larger than life actress played by none other than living comedy legend Carol Burnett

The project called, “Household Name” just got a pilot order from ABC, but with Burnett and Poehler involved and broadcast networks still looking for the next big multi cam, it would be hard to imagine this not getting a series greenlight.   

How to NOT BE A USELESS PIECE OF SHIZZEL this summer 🙃

Summer’s here! And oh, how easy it is to be unproductive! Here are some tips and things I’ve been doing this summer to keep my head in the game:

1. Give yourself 2 solid weeks to VEG OUT.

Getting it out of your system until you’re so relaxed and bored, that damn you’re just ITCHIN’ to be productive again. This is the break you’ve been deserving since Spring semester, make the most of it, eat pizza, binge shows, barely move all day if you wish, just get it out of your system!

2. Take a summer class.

Summer classes are a great way to speed up your graduation time. Even just take one, easy to get an A when it’s all you have to study for! Don’t need any summer classes to graduate on time? Dope! Take a fun one then! Take that sculpting class you’ve always wanted, or learn to Salsa, college has a lot of fun stuff too! We just can’t afford to focus on it during full semesters 😅 Also, many colleges offer summer waivers, so these classes/fun electives can totally be free, hit up your financial aid office.

3. Week Werk Werk Werk Werk Werk

Get a part time job! Summer work is a great way to get ahead for the coming semester, or pay off some credit card bills *ahem I struggle with this*. Don’t want a job to tie you down? Try something untraditional, like babysitting (Care.com), or an app based job like Uber/Lyft, Postmates, or what I’m doing currently; DoorDash!

4. Buff That Résumé

Daaaaaaayummm look at that CV! Summer is the perfect opportunity to get some experience in. An internship is the best way to do this, but if deadlines have already past, check out volunteermatch.org ! This website is amazing, and can find you reoccurring or one-time gigs in your city to help out at! From health based, environmental, animal, or women & children focused projects, this website is a great place to add some extra sparkles to your resume while having fun!

5. Study

EW right? But think about it, you come into class and nothing is traumatizing…. Nothing is overwhelming…. All you think is…. “Well, alright”
Amazing! Spend some days prepping for your Fall classes. Get in touch with people that have had your professor or taken the class you have and ask them for advice / their syllabus, you can even get your books early and get a head start on reading.

6. Reconnect with your passions

Usually when in school…. I forget I have a life. So I try and spend some of summer remembering the stuff I love! Haven’t picked up that clarinet since high school? Pick that shiz up! Used to write poetry? Get back at it! Always wanted to try some sport / go on that one hike out of town / start that household project you never had time for? NOW YOU HAVE THE TIME!

Hope these tips help keep away the instant gratification monkeys & lazy sloths.

Make summer your beach 👏🏼🏖

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OOC: So my internet is severely misbehaving right now. We’re in the middle of a household project to try and improve the network in the house, but at the moment it’s been more and more sucky over the last week. However, I’m feeling well enough at least to dig out a few random screenshots that haven’t yet been posted (though some of them are pretty similar to previous shots that -have- been posted). So here, have some Joran and Griselda being all cute and adorable in Griselda’s tiny bathroom.

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(So I came up with this new organization tool that I’m hoping will work out for me, and thought I’d share!)

Pocket Project/Task Cards

  1. Get a stack of index cards (1 side lined, 1 side blank), a few different colored markers, a Sharpie, a regular pen, a hole punch, and a short length of string or ribbon.
  2. Start with a few projects you have started, but are afraid of losing track of; or, some things you know you want to do, just don’t have time for yet!
  3. On the blank side of each index card, write the action and the subject (i.e., “Watch: X-Files”) you wish to accomplish in Sharpie.
  4. Turn over! With regular pen, give the lined back an explanatory title (“Watch all of X-Files on Netflix!”). On the lines, list each part of the task with a checkbox. ( [_] Season 1; [_] Season 2; etc), checking off anything you’ve completed.
  5. Once you have your projects or tasks, take your markers and an extra card, then assign a color to each type, genre, or subject. For example: Pink - Art; Blue - Reading; etc. Now go through your stack and line the bottom of each card (on the front) with the appropriate color. Identify the color code on the extra card as you go along.
  6. Hole punch all the cards in the upper left corner. Stack with holes aligned and Color Key on top – the rest can be in any order, or organized if you want. Thread your string or ribbon through the holes, and tie off!

One of the benefits of using index cards is that they’re small enough to be portable, but still something you can tactile-ly flip through and mark off. You can keep your task list with you or have a designated spot for it; either way, you can add to or take from it any time. Making new cards is quick and easy. Enjoy!


Tip #1: If you ever find yourself with free time, and you’re not sure what to do, flip through your cards! You can browse by color if you feel like doing a specific type of thing, or just pick randomly. Even if you don’t get it done then, you’ll still be adding to your progress, and you can keep track of how far you are on the back of the card.

Tip #2: Especially if you fill your stack with productive things, reward yourself for completed tasks or projects. Pin up finished cards you’re proud of, or keep track near your piggy bank, and buy yourself an ice cream with every 5 cards finished.

Tip #3: My example is for personal / spare time projects, but this can be used as a useful way to organize academic tasks or studying too, or household projects and chores! Make it your own.

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~♥~Valentine’s Day Special~♥~

Sorry if it’s been a while since I wrote anything. Been training and going to orientation for a new job, so haven’t had a chance to sit down and write stuff; though I managed to keep a few of them on drafts.

But here’s to make up my absence; Valentine’s Day Chat Comics. ;D

Please enjoy Egg x Toaster and Co. cute little antics as they show their ‘love’ to each other.

Valentine for the Grandparents

Uncle’s Valentine Tradition

Uncles’ Passionate Valentine

A Valentine for Auntie

Nii’s Valentine

Unexpected Valentine

Saitama Household Valentine

Mommy & Daddy’s Valentine’s Day (WARNING: NSFW O////W///O;; )

Valentine’s Day at Uncle’s

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D.I.Y.  Block Letters


Here’s a cool and simple room decor project!

 Who knew D.I.Y. Block letters could be so easy! ツ Check out this tutorial to see how you can create block letters out of household items. ツ

STSL Day 5: Favorite Couple - Alfie and Zoe.

zoella and pointlessblogtv I am so happy for you two! You just gave a big step towards a even happier and brighter future and I hope everything goes as you guys wish!
I wish you all the best for this new chapter of your life and I wish you both the very best this life can offer.

Alfie, thank you for always looking after Zoe and for making her so happy. Thank you for being the wonderful person that you are and for taking such good care of Zoe.
Thank you for loving her as deeply as you do.

Zoe, I hope this new chapter of your life will bring you all the happiness in the World! Remember that Alfie will ALWAYS be with you, and not only him, but all your friends and family, and obviously, your viewers. I’m so proud of you for what you’ve done, what you’ve accomplished and I am thankful to you to allow me, and all your viewers, to be part of your life.
You’re conquering the World and I am so happy to be here today to witness it.
Persue your happiness and don’t let anyone hold you back.

behindthemanuscript  asked:

I'm currently in the worldbuilding stage and I'm doing pretty well, but one question: How do you /decide/ anything?? I keep weighing the pros and cons of (Example), high speed trains instead of cars, but I'm unwilling to (ironically) kill some of my darlings. I know things can be changed later, but I'd like to keep it down to a minimum. So what's your process?

My process is to build as I go, and pause when I need to really develop something. I have a notepad section in my Storyist documents dedicated to worldbuilding: what I’ve already built, things I want to develop, things I still need to figure out. Having it in a searchable document is, I think, preferable to handwriting it since it’ll be easier for you to find later on.

That said, let’s chat about worldbuilding. Some things to keep in mind:

You’re building a world for a story. You are not building a story to fit a world. The world should work for the story and serve as a storytelling tool. Even in realistic works, things like consistent seasons and weather, locations, and cultural norms need to carry through into the story. And small details matter, as well. Don’t get so caught up in the planes/trains/automobiles question that you forget to develop culture, food, fashion, all that.

Maintain the mystery. Don’t give it all away in one shot. Characters and narrators don’t have to explain everything—nor should they. Let things unfold rather than bashing the reader in the face with everything you have.

Rule of Cool does not make the world go round. Yes, it’s cool. But does it belong? Part of worldbuilding is deciding what fits and what doesn’t, and this should weigh into your pros and cons. Yes, the robots are cool, but if you’re writing high fantasy, you’d better have a damn good reason for them. If not, say goodbye for the sake of a logical world.

Everything builds on everything else. Worldbuilding is not Pokémon evolution. Things don’t change independent of everything else, they influence each other and build upon each other. Consider how the cars or trains might influence other things in your world: trade, travel, communication, day-to-day life, infrastructure, population density…

(This is where I take your example and run with it.)

A good world is built for a population, not around a protagonist.

Something you might like to consider when deciding between two worldbuilding things is to figure out how each thing will be used/abused/gotten around, and what its most useful application is within your story. Find the loopholes. Figure out what people who love it will say about it, and then what people who hate it will say. There are always two (or more) sides to nearly everything in the world.

So, let’s check out the idea of travel. High speed trains and cars serve very different purposes, and we have the real-world experience to prove it.

Consider places in the world that have adopted the bullet train: Paris, France’s Métro system operates beneath a fairly densely populated metropolitan area. Citizens use the train to get to and from general areas, and walk the rest of the way. Cars are not as commonplace in Paris than they are in other parts of the world because they’re not an absolute necessity; some people walk to the train station, ride, walk to work, and repeat the process back home, and they do just fine. Going even further, France’s TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse [really fast train]) has shortened international travel to most of Europe to a matter of hours, allowing Parisians and many others to travel to and from other countries with ease. However, high speed trains can be incredibly cramped, ill-maintained dependent on funding and infrastructure, and can inconvenience you when they break down, especially if they are your sole method of transport. Building a rapid transit system will take a long time from start to finish, potentially meet some resistance in the form of budget and location (and possibly protest groups), and will be incredibly expensive. Blocking off one of the rails can range from “annoying” to “devastating,” depending on how it’s done (one person on the tracks vs. an entire protest movement launching boulders at the train cars).

Now consider cars. Cars fall short of bullet trains in that they travel slower, have lots of competition on the roads (between pedestrians, bikers, other cars, horses, maybe even some pegasi, I don’t know your story), and that they cost more in that a person either has to own or rent a car before they can drive it regularly. (And then comes the cost of fuel and maintenance cost.) They can be easily broken into and/or stolen, can be very dangerous in the wrong hands (drunk drivers, speeders, someone on the wrong side of the road), and can harm the environment. On the other hand, cars excel over bullet trains in that they can go off-road, do not have set schedules or destinations, can be privately owned, and are more useful for household projects and moving. In a car-centric culture, more people are likely to know how to drive cars, and there will almost always be one nearby. Cars are also more personal than a train will be: on a train, there are innumerable strangers that might be peeking at whatever you’re doing, where cars are nice and small. In times when fuel prices get high, people may opt out of cars in favor of things like high-speed rail (despite the fact that bullet trains use fuel, too). And then there is the ever-present question: where do you park? And what if you do if there’s truly nowhere to park?

Consider also what might fall in between. In this example, that might be something like a park-and-ride structure or a bus system. In addition to this, something beautiful about fictional worldbuilding is that you can create alternatives to whatever you think you’re stuck between, as well. This might mean bringing in pegasi and riding dragons, solving the energy crisis and making completely green cars, or something as simple as expanding a train system to mean smaller trains, bigger train maps, and more stops. There are lots of possibilities even if you’re not writing fantasy.

So: Cars are useful for transport between places of varying lengths, are good for adventuring, and tend to be privately owned and maintained. High speed trains are useful for transport between distant places, are public, and tend to be funded by governments. Neither of them are inherently better or worse, just useful in different ways. This is going to be true of a lot of things, and that is fine. Very rarely will an entire population of people agree that Thing A is unequivocally better than Thing B.

Pros and cons is probably what it will ultimately come down to, but the best way to do it is to put the things into the context of your story. Step outside your protagonist’s field of vision and check out how other people would live with one, and then the other.

Always remember, worldbuilding is a process, not a step. You may never be 100% done building your world. And that’s all right—the real world’s not done either.

-Headless

anonymous asked:

I am disturbed by the misogyny and casteism in the Manusmriti. What is the Manu Smriti and in fact, who was Manu? How authoritative is the Manu Smriti? How do we reconcile Hinduism's generally open, inclusive and benign nature with the outrageous stuff in the Manusmriti?

Namaste,

Manusmriti is often referred to as the book that contradicts the Vedas. Both in the modern atmosphere and the relatively anciet one, Manusmriti is not (and should not be) important to Hindus. It contradicts the Vedas on several key issues including (among many others) caste and women. 

The Vedas proclaim women are just as important to society as men, that women should rule her households and project power and verbally give advice and instructions often, whereas Manusmriti clearly relegates women not only to a secondary role in society, but basically as a vermin to society; she should belong constantly to men at all stages in life.
Moreover, Manusmriti called to ban ‘low-caste’ people from reading or studying the Vedas- a rediculous thing considering that some of the most revered Vedic scholars, sages and authors came from ‘low-caste’ background, including Valmiki who composed The Ramayana, and Vyasa who is accredited with composing the Mahabharata and compiling The Bhagavad Gita.

Manusmriti itself emplores its readers to reject any text which goes against the teachings of the Vedas, so Manusmriti even in its own eyes should not be given importance.

Manusmriti also began a frightening wave of ‘Brahmanical Hinduism’, which unfortunately can still be found in pockets of today’s Hindu society. Brahmanical Hinduism places those who dilude themselves to be a part of a ‘high caste’ on a pedastal to walk over non-’high castemen’, women, non-Hindus and all those oppose them. Naturally at the time, selfish and socially powerful Brahmins favored this thinking and spread it as far as they could. For this reason did Manusmriti-isms become so widespread.

There is even a paper written by the brilliant Madhu Kishwar on how Manusmriti was nothing more than the favored document of the British to empose upon the extremely diverse India. Read it here: 

From Manusmriti to Madhusmriti: Flagellating a Mythical Enemy by Madhu Kishwar

Manusmriti is just in fact, an outrageous stretch for power among the ever-open, inclusive and benign nature of Hinduism. This is why Manusmriti is not listed in the blog’s ‘Learning Center’ tab against many requests. Reject it. 

Jai Shiv Shambho!

For me at least, life is a long study in independence.

Maybe most of all, adolescence has a fierce loneliness to it. I think that a lot when I see kids, so alone in packs, and ache for them with an empathetic sense of isolation that still races around your chest like prayers in a brass bowl and never totally leaves you. In a small town, surrounded by tight but conditional friends, it feels almost impossible to believe that safety and meaning through connection exists and so you set your sights on security through independence. On getting to ok by way of escape. And that works. That’s probably a good lesson to learn. For better or worse, escape is a salve and you can be happy alone.

But then, somewhere along the way, when you are 17 or 24 or 30, you will meet men or watch movies or hear a certain album 200 times in a row and get this peripheral glimpse of what intimacy must be. And, holy hell are you secretly infatuated by the idea and so you mimic it here and there and when it fails, through your fault or his, you ratchet back ten more degrees toward lonesomeness and solitude. Ebb and flow and rinse and repeat. A severe and faulty closeness, a return to just yourself. There have been years I believed in and yearned for connectivity and it alluded me. And more years in which such closeness repelled me and I stacked up tin men with clunky hearts and dim minds who kept their lazy distance and said these will do. This is safe. But I never figured out how to have a room of my own and still admit a hope for someone who sat outside it, loyal and deep and true.

Until I met you.

Today is the birthday of the best man I have ever known. The sort of man who so soundly dislocated my understanding of love and survival and independence and men, that it took me a good six months to get comfortable with the idea of him.

Living with Chris is a lesson. When I serve dinner, there is still a selfish small instinct in me that saves the best piece of the meat for myself. That takes the prettiest, least burnt, most perfect Brussels sprouts and starts to put them on my own plate. But Chris never does that. Somehow, his constant impulse is to find the best for me.

Living with me is surely a lesson in patience. There is a geyser that screams out of me and won’t ever be stopped. Unstoppable, unyielding ideas for road trips and long trips and household projects and garage sales and things to paint and things to trim and demands over how everything ought to be done. Better. And there is almost nothing I ask for that he will say no to – not because he is afraid of me or because he wants to do them, necessarily, but because he loves me. He loves me so deeply and so wholly he wants me to be happy and trusts that I want the same for him and will watch over his needs and heart.

I don’t think I believed a man like this existed anymore.  

I don’t imagine that he is perfect, but I never doubt his goodness. I never doubt he respects me and abides by a promise to himself to be careful with my heart. This is a man who has somehow, simultaneously taught me to let down my hair and unfurl my grasp on control and poise and laugh and laugh and let go – and has restored my commitment to earnestness, to caring, to talking relentlessly about the things we care about even if it makes other people uncomfortable (see: all his tweets during the State of the Union…). Who has carved out a bunker in which I can reveal and unburden any and every idea and temptation and mistake and experience and secret pride without fear of judgement or betrayal. Who I trust in such a way that it is an epiphany – this wild freedom of knowing and truly believing in where you stand with another human.

His commitment to writing and creating and learning and seeking feedback and growth astounds and inspires me. His allegiance to doing the next right thing, in a dozen ways each day, humbles me.

Our lives often feel like two bodies of water, washing together and contaminating and enriching each other with the silt and sediment and minerals we’ve each carried from our long journey over land. We are mingled, but we are separate. I love the peace of having him in the kitchen while I grapple over an idea or a sentence in my head, in the other room, in quiet. I love my early hours and his late ones, and the time we purposefully plan together in between. The weekends and the nights and the adventures and the meals. The fun. Dear lord, just the fun alone.  Being with him feels, for the first time and in quiet fundamental ways I can’t explain well here, like brokering a truce with myself. Like armistice. I love him alone, and me alone in this relationship, and that is as important to me as how much I love us together.

Happy, happy birthday dear Chris, and thank you for teaching me all the things I never knew about reliance and intimacy and camaraderie and sacred friendship and the astonishing strength of love.