i want to live on the grid

So please don’t ask me how
I ended up at my wits end
And breaking down
Pages torn from books we never read
‘Cause we’re plugged into this grid
Don’t pull this plug right now
Or then we’d really have to live

When I die, will they remember not
What I did, but what I haven’t done?
It’s not the end that I fear with each breath
It’s life that scares me to death

When we built these dreams on sand
How they all slipped through our hands
This might be our only chance
Let’s take this one day at a time
I’ll hold your hand if you hold mine
The time that we kill keeps us alive

—  Rise Against, Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Tagged by @kimqueenofhell tHank you many times
Rules: Answer all questions, add one question of your own and tag as many people as there are questions.
1. Coke or Pepsi: I don’t drink soda but when i do 😎 mr pibb
2. Disney or Dreamworks: excuse you? how dare you? ask this question?
3. Coffee or Tea: man do i like iced black coffee with some sugar. i love it. live, for it. also japanese green tea is the thing i live for so the answer is no
4. Books or Movies: i have no energy for anything anymore so
5. Windows or Mac: i use windows but macs are pretty exciting because you can move the icons anywhere you want and not just in a grid
6. DC or Marvel: marvel
7. Xbox or Playstation: refer to question 4
8. Dragon Age or Mass Effect: refer to question 7
9. Night Owl or Early Rise: night owl , i’m practically nocturnal but i have school so i cannot do that
10. Cards or Chess: i played go fish earlier today
11. Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate but i’m allergic to it
12. Vans or Converse: korean converse knock-offs with heels
13. Lavellan, Trevelyan, Cadash or Adaar: im gonna say adaar even though i don’t know what this is i just like the sound of it
14. Fluff or Angst: uhh , i don’t read much fanfiction anymore but i used to read fluff
15. Beach or Forest: FUC K IN G FOR EST
16. Dogs or Cats: wow all of the above
17. Clear Skies or Rain: rain pls but no storming
18. Cooking or Eating Out: i like to not eat for 3 days and then drink a shamrock shake from mcdonalds
19. Spicy Food or Mild Food: i…….. guess mild because spicy food tends to have more flavors and be like, mushed food with lots of different foods in it and i just am not here for that
20. Halloween/Samhain or Solstice/Yule/Christmas: halloween my friends,,,
21. Would you rather forever be a little too cold or a little too hot: a little too cold
22. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? i would like to shapeshift. you can do literally anything. amazing.
23. Animation or Live Action: (squints) animation?
24. Paragon or Renegade: idk what that is
25. Baths or Showers: showers because baths are horribly quiet and any noise you make is bad
26. Team Cap or Team Iron Man: my man steve
27. Fantasy or Sci-Fi: aren’t they like the same thing? idk man. neither i guess
28. Do you have three or four favourite quotes? If so, what are they: y'know i wish i had a good answer for this but i don’t
29. YouTube or Netflix: netflix
30. Harry Potter or Percy Jackson: i read the first book of percy jackson because of yumi
31. When You Feel Accomplished: i don’t even know what that word means at this point
32. Star Wars or Star Trek: star wars fight me
33. Paperback Books or Hardback Books: psychcentral.com
34. Handwriting or Typing: typing but my handwriting is pretty cool
35. Velvet or Satin: sweaters
36. Video Games or Movies: uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
37. Would you rather be the dragon or own the dragon? you can force people to do something with a dragon but you can’t force people to do something as a dragon
38. Sunrise or sunset: sunset
39. What’s your favourite song? probably vortex by the gazette rn
40. Horror Movies yes or no: ya
41. Long hair or short hair: i currently have short hair but if we’re talking about other people then it depends
42. Opera or Theatre: theatre
43. Assuming the multiverse theory is true and every story ever told has really happened somewhere, which one of the movie/book/tv show/game/etc worlds would you pick to travel to first? definitely supernatural because i just want to kill things without getting in trouble and then also die while doing it and be cool
44: If you had to eat only one thing for the rest of your life what would it be? salad because you can choose what kind of salad and fruit salad counts as a salad
45: Older guys or young guys? i have never liked a guy younger than me in my life
46: If you could have a night with any fictional character doing whatever you wanted … who? crowley and this is a bad question
47: Singing or dancing? i’m extremely uncoordinated but i love singing so
48: No internet for the rest of your life or your favourite show/book/game/whatever has an end so terrible it’s only aired once and never spoken of again? the latter because supernatural is shit now
49: Your favourite TV show gets cancelled before an actual end or the end is just totally crappy/horrible, and you’re distraught for the rest of your life? i want it to be cancelled right now
50: Which one is your Hogwarts House?
(shrug)
51: If you could timetravel - where would you go? the beginning of the school year tbh because i would give anything to befriend That Person
Or, victorian england
or the 80s lmao
idfk

tagging: @yumikoflare @biitchbuoy @one-bad-apple @lucibae-is-dancing-in-hell @boxer-pup and anyone else who wants to do it u should tell me and i will tag you in all of the other tag memes •=•
also sorry i can’t do the Read More thing i’m on mobile as always

Confession:  I like to think that after the Citadel party, if you choose the lively + calm sequence, the booby traps Garrus and Zaaed set up actually kill a couple of keepers when the Reapers take the Citadel. Or maybe this giant explosion just goes off randomly, sending glass shards flying everywhere, and shorts out the Catalyst for a bit. Just to piss it off. Microfilaments laid across the glass in a 5x5 grid. First line of defense in home security. Maybe a keeper wants to get in the hot tub? BIG MISTAKE!

I have a desire for a more simple existence. One where I must work hard for my own well being. For this, I am looked upon as if I have committed some unforgivable social faux pas.

I am accused of being antisocial or a recluse because I don’t want to have to rely on other people for my future, my well being, my happiness.

Maybe they are right. But I don’t care.

Petals GO

Yesterday I called the hardest cues I’ve ever had to call.

I was an ASM for Beautiful Together: an artistic journey towards hope. It was the artistic community of Orlando’s response to the shootings that took place two weeks ago. Over 60 arts groups collaborated to create a night of hope and healing for our community.

Before the show started the PSM asked me to help her call cues for the petals dropping. After each name of those killed a handful of rose petals were dropped from the grid. Each drop was called. I called the cues for the second half of the names. The entire time holding back tears, trying to keep my go clear. Nothing was as touching as knowing I had a part in healing this community.

If you want to see this tribute, it was streamed live and you can see the recording here: http://youtu.be/gLiB7bP2roI

10 Signs You Are NOT an INTP
  1. You feel it is necessary to make up reasons for not wanting to interact with someone.
  2. You subscribe to any type of doctrine without good reason (i.e. ethical veganism, religion that requires strong faith and isn’t just social or tradition, or extremist politics).
  3. You make an appeal to authority to prove your point, rather than hard evidence.
  4. You put a lot of stock in academic achievement and use it as proof of your intelligence.
  5. You think Vulcan’s are vegan for ethical reasons, but ignore the fact that they see the killing of plants as equally destructive.
  6. You make plans far in advance and stick to them.
  7. You’ve never considered living off the grid and killing animals and foraging for food.
  8. You ask people questions before trying to look up the answer on google.
  9. You have a strong belief that you are superior to others and never question this belief.
  10. You ignore facts and realities because they aren’t in line with your views.
five stages of finals grief
  • Denial: you know what? my grades are probably fine! i need to stop worrying so much
  • Anger: well FUCK THE SYSTEM for putting so much pressure on us to excel academically and FUCK ANYONE WHO THINKS A TEST GRADE DEFINES ME
  • Bargaining: dear god, please let me pass the test. just send me a sign i'll do alright so i can stop worrying, okay? i'll do anything you want, just... just send me a sign. .... .... ...okay, dear satan....
  • Depression: *hysterical sobbing*
  • Acceptance: okay, fuck it. just... fuck it. i will live in a cardboard box and i will live off the grid because i am going to fail this. i accept my fate. fuck this.

Three weeks ago I went to photograph the people living in Matavenero, a remote ecovillage in the isolated mountainous region of North West Spain. The village was populated in 1989 by an international mix of strong, independently-minded people who wanted to live simply in harmony with nature. Spending a couple of weeks off the grid in Matavenero I sensed a rare freedom I’ve never felt before. I’m excited to share some work from my project in a couple of weeks.

I would say Ricciardo right now. Because in the way he does or he approach racing, he is always very committed to everything he does. On the track you cannot see any mistakes when you are together with him. In the overtaking manoeuvres probably he is the best out there. When he commit to one movement 99% he will achieve the result that he wanted. Obviously in 2014 together with Vettel it was an amazing performance what he show and he was way ahead of Vettel in every single point- in the driving, in the approach, in the starts, in the pit stop,s in the overtaking he was beating Vettel so easily so I have to say that he will be right now my choice

Fernando when asked by BBC Radio 5 Live who’s the best driver on the grid right now. 

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Luxury Park Model Tiny Cottage with Rooftop Terrace

Earlier I showed you a similar park model tiny cottage to this one.

This is a neighboring cabin in the same tiny cottage community.

As I’ve said time and time again if you like the idea of simple living…

But you don’t like going as extreme as 200 sq. ft. or less…

Then you may want to consider a home like the one you’re seeing here.

Park Model Tiny Cottage with Rooftop Terrace

Park Model Tiny Cottage with Rooftop Terrace

© wildwoodlakefrontcottages.com

It’s still mobile but has much more space than most tiny homes.

And when you tow it, you do need a special permit to move it!

Park Model Tiny Cottage with Rooftop Terrace
© wildwoodlakefrontcottages.com
Townsend Park Model Floor Plan

So, our home got 2 offers above our asking price on the first day it was listed and we accepted one of them!!! (Shhhh - our realtor told us that we can’t make it official, but we are too excited and wanted to blog about it).

What does that mean for us?

It means we will hopefully have our home sold and onto the farm life within the next 40 days!

With that said - our farm house is going to take almost a year to build so we are either going to temporarily move in with my parents OR live in a tiny house on our 10 acres and live completely off the grid while our home is being built!!! Lindy and I are leaning towards the latter - but it’s a pretty crazy idea.

We are going to start video blogging about our transition from suburban life in Orange County, CA to our life in the country and we want to answer some questions from you guys!

Please send us asks so we can generate material for our first video! We love to hear from you guys :)

Realizing that I’m not alloromantic really opened my eyes to a lot of things. I realized that most of “my dreams” (dating, getting married, “settling down”) were really just the things that I have always been told were inevitabilities of life. It was always “the next guy you date” and “when you get married” without giving any room to want anything else. Realizing those are not essential for a happy life actually opens the door for me to pursue my real dreams. I don’t have to worry about finding a job that pays well because I only have myself to support, so I’m free to go for my dream job. I wouldn’t have to worry about having to give up that dream job because my spouse got a job somewhere far away. I could try crazy things like living off grid or moving into a tiny home without someone vetoing it. I could move to Europe, I could travel around the world, I could have any pet i want, I could sing at the top of my lungs at 2am without annoying anyone. It’s just so freeing to realize that I don’t have to compromise. Having a relationship that requires those sort of compromises isn’t necessary.

I want to skip college age and get to the part where I find and marry my rich husband, have kids and live off the grid in our country mansion with dogs

Community

I still feel trepidatious about the notion of moving to live off-grid in a tinyhouse in the middle of nowhere, on acreage, with a bunch of rescue dogs, no cell phone service, miles from the nearest police station or hospital, all by myself. I’m armed to the teeth and have wilderness first-aid training, as well as lots of experience in desert survival. I could do it on my own. 

But I don’t want to. 

So I’ve been thinking about the idea of creating something of a community for individuals who may be interested in building several log cabins or similar dwellings for volunteers to live in, and in exchange for helping me to run the homestead and take care of the animals, I could teach primitive living skills and hide tanning, bone cleaning, etc. I don’t know how feasible the idea really is, but at the very least, putting the thought out here may lead to some good input. 

Thoughts? Suggestions? 

okay so I wanted an estimate about how many Warboys live in the Citadel. I will do that later. Because for now I am stunned by the estimate of Wretched in the Citadel.

I did some counting and estimated that there live roughly 5600 Wretched below the Citadel!

How did I get to this number? I used some basic crowd counting method using a grid like this:

I laid a grid of 14*7 over a screenshot and counted the people in a section with a medium amount of people, I marked their heads with green dots in section 5/4. Those are 38 people. There are people covered by Immortan and the cliff, but I assume there are people there too, so I calculate 14 sections horizontal * 7 section vertical * 38 people per section on average = 3724 Wretched. There are more people on the horizon which you can see for a brief moment because this is a camera tilt, so I estimate there might be another half of that number. 3724*1,5= 5586 Wretched.

Critique: Wretched are hard to count in this low res DVD screenshot, especially since their costumes and sunshields may make them appear like two people when it is only one. Maybe the section I chose isn’t really representative of the middle, there can be many mistakes in my calculating. But I think it’s a fair estimate.

I’m sure you fanfiction writers and meta lovers have thought about this and maybe even have your own estimates. Time to share :D

Tagging people I think are interested in Citadel sociology @bonehandledknife @primarybufferpanel @fadagaski

ETA: Please refer to this for offical data which says it’s 30,000 Wretched! Even more!

I think i’m worse than normal people. I’m more driven by lust, i’m more driven by ego, i’m more driven by pride, I want attention, I want women, I want drugs, I want food, I WANT I WANT I WANT. I exemplify the problems of our culture and therefore I know that they're not the solution. You cant make yourself happy getting famous it doesn’t make no difference. You cant make yourself happy by pursuing different loads of girls - all you do is you empty yourself you drain yourself. You're off the grid. You're living in the matrix. You're not connected to the source. You've lost your connection with what is real and what is beautiful.
—  Russell Brand

Guys, this is my blog, I will post what I want. I don’t care if I lose followers for my view, I post for myself. I don’t need anybody to agree with me, I’m just posting to let all of my emotions out. It’s not like I haven’t cried, I have. I love Zayn, I’ve spent 4 years doing so. Zayn loves his fans but he doesn’t want them anymore. He just wants to be normal, but that’s going to be very difficult to achieve unless he goes of the grid. He just has to live with that.

Novel Idea:

Near-future scifi where everyone lives off grid, and the real rebellion is living on the grid, being exposed, part of corporations and governments and with few secrets to your life at all. Most everyone lives off-grid following the PrivAct Wars - which some call Privacy Wars, other Pirate Wars; depends on what kind of history one wants to remember. The idea that being open, being known, is scarier and far more transgressive than hiding ever is.