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Droughtlander Art Challenge
Week 18 - Claire

Work is kicking my butt this week so just a quick painting for today. Tried to see what I could do with only one large brush… I know, I know, another b/w, but I do have some bright colors coming your way for next week, I promise!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer so far!
We’re a week closer to September!

I have a Chompy speculation...

Remember when Tokka let Raph keep Chompy?

It struck me as odd. 

Chompy is Tokka’s baby. Using her mommy powers of omniscience, she tracked him down and flew millions of miles through space to retrieve him. She was ready to destroy New York City to find him and bring him home.

Yet after Raph surrendered him without a fight, she let him keep Chompy. She then flew away, basically making the trip for nothing.

I began to wonder, what mother just gives up her child like that?

If I had a child who went missing, and someone benevolent found him or her and took good care of them until I came to reclaim the them, I would be very grateful to the person who found them, but I’d still want my child back. Even if they’d grown attached to my child, I’d be like, “I’m sorry about this, and thank you for all you’ve done, but I need to take them back now.”

So why would Tokka give up Chompy just because Raph loves him?

I tried to think of reasons why a mother would be willing to give up her child, and I remembered the story about two women going to King Solomon fighting over a baby. The first one said the second rolled over in her sleep and crushed her own son and he died, so she switched their babies. When the first woman woke up, she saw her son was dead but then noticed it wasn’t really her son. The second woman was like, “Nope! He’s yours! Yours died. The living one is mine!” So King Solomon was like, “Okay, someone bring me a sword. We’ll cut him in half so each of you gets part of him.”
The first woman said, “No! She can have my son, just let him live!” and the other woman was like, “Go ahead and kill him. Then neither of us will have a child.” King Solomon then knew who the real mother was.

My point is, a real mother would rather give up her child than have them die.

It made me wonder if something awful would have happened to Chompy if he were taken away from Raph. 

Even in “The Ever-Burning Fire,” Chompy was very attached to Raph and reluctant to leave him. I mean, Raph was the first living thing Chompy saw when he hatched. 

Maybe Vorkathian fire tortoises imprint on the first living thing they see. 

No, I ain’t talkin’ about the imprinting in Twilight. 

Google defines imprint (in zoology) as “(of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent or other object of habitual trust.”

Chompy may know by instinct that Tokka is his mom…

…but you can totally tell he sees Raph as his caretaker. 

What if young Vorkathian fire tortoises die if separated from the one on whom they’ve imprinted? 

Chompy was so excited to see his mom, but the moment he realized she was taking him away from Raph, he became distressed.

He immediately tried to look for a way to get back to Raph, and when he couldn’t find a way, he cried out for his dada. 

(Understandable even without this depressing theory, of course… all babies go through a period of separation anxiety.) 

When Tokka gave Chompy back, you can see Chompy shaking as though he were crying and sniffling. 

But do Vorkathian fire tortoises cry? What if Chompy was shaking because the distress of being separated from Raph was already causing him to give up and shut down? 
What if Tokka let Raph keep Chompy because she knew her baby would quickly die without him? 

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starlightprincess17  asked:

Hi! I'm a Cultural Anthropology student transferring form a community college to a big University in the fall. I'm a little nervous about keeping up and was wondering if you have any book/ article recommendations to help me brush up on upper division concepts and prepare for the type of work done on the quarter system vs semester system. or just good reads in general. The school is UC San Diego if you need specifics. Thank you for your time.

I’ve only even been to semester schools, so I can’t really help you there. Below I’m reposting a list of readings I’ve suggested to others before (see FAQ), and surely people will comment here others: 

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. “Thick description: Toward an interpretive theory of culture.” In The interpretation of cultures.

Geertz, Clifford. 1974. “‘From the native’s point of view’: On the nature of anthropological understanding.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 28 (1): 26-45.

Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1922. “Introduction.” In Argonauts of the Western Pacific.

Farmer, Paul. 1996. “On suffering and structural violence: A view from below.” Daedalus 125 (1): 261-283.

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2002. “Do Muslim women really need saving? Anthropological reflections on cultural relativism and its Others.” American Anthropologist 104 (3): 783-790.

Foucault, Michel. 1976. The history of sexuality.

Chomsky, Noam and Edward S. Herman. 1998. Manufacturing consent.

Chomsky, Noam. 2016. Who rules the world?

Mead, Margaret. 1928. Coming of age in Samoa.

Bohannan, Laura. 1961. “Shakespeare in the bush.” Natural History.

Said, Edward. 1978. “Introduction.” In Orientalism.

The Combahee River Collective. 1977. “A Black feminist statement.”

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1992. “Price formation and the anticipation of profits.” In Language and symbolic power.

Duggan, Lisa. 2003. “Introduction” and “Equality, Inc.” In The twilight of equality?

Harris, Marvin. 1976. “History and significance of the emic/etic distinction.” Annual Review of Anthropology 5: 329-350.

Benedict, Ruth. 1934. Patterns of culture.

These are in no particular order. Just the order I remembered them.

Any article you can look at that’s from a major anthro journal like American Anthropologist or American Ethnologist or things like that is also good. A lot of the ones I want to recommend are actually from queer theory, not anthropology. I tried limiting it to that field specifically. Actually I lied some are queer theory good luck figuring out which.

Anything by any of these authors is also worthy.

You may be able to find a lot of these as PDFs online but you didn’t hear it from me.

Edit: you can also find films or short videos featuring a lot of these people, especially Chomsky @starlightprincess17

I’m sorry i’ve been so quiet, friends. It’s been a rather rocky month and a bit for me but I’m trying my best to get better.

To Everyone Who Has Ever Taken The Time To Write Thoughtful, Sweet Messages To Me: 

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. I have nearly 100 asks in my inbox now – I never know how to respond to them because every time it makes me so grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support. It may seem like I’m ignoring you, but I promise I’m not. I don’t know how to convey how much it means to me without coming off as a broken record. 

I also keep these messages to look over whenever I’m feeling my worst, which has admittedly been more often than not the past while. You’re all so wonderful and kind and I don’t know how you put up with my flaky self. It may not seem like you’re doing much, but trust me. You are. By taking that time to tell me such lovely things means more than I can put into words. Thank you seems to fall flat, but it’s all I can really muster.

You’re all incredible and again, thank you.

I just keep thinking about how I get to see my big sister and nephews next month, after twenty years of not knowing their whereabouts and having no way of contacting them. Everyone’s going to cry. Hell, I’ve been crying off and on all day just thinking about it.

I’m at that age where it seems all your high school classmates have paired off with various mates and got themselves tangled up in the regular day-to-day grind. A few have kids.

I don’t know when this type of ‘maturity’ was supposed to happen, but think I missed it. Keep scratching my head wondering why I’ve not succumbed to Cupid’s arrows. This surely isn’t typical, something’s broken. I still love my cartoons and imagined relationships like I’m 10. And kissing is still gross.

anonymous asked:

Hey Emma! I'm about to be a sophomore on high school, therefore I'll be using my computer way more often than I do now, I was wondering if you had good chrome extensions that'll help me with my work, and when it comes to extensions like Lance or Momentum... Which would you say is the best. Thanks for making me motivated when it comes to school work. Keep up the good work!!! x

Hello! I actually have a YouTube video here with my top few Google Chrome Extensions! I do like Lanes since it has the option for a timer, I think it is super practical for studying with a laptop. I think Taskade is also really useful - having the ability to create numerous lists for different projects is fantastic in my opinion. I feel it requires less steps than Lanes and is a bit more organised/methodical than Momentum :-) x

Hey everyone! It’s mod ashley! I haven’t been active here in a very long time and in light of that, I am stepping down from the blog. I had a great time here, but I just don’t feel like modding this blog is for me. If you’re trans feminine and want to keep up with me, feel free to follow a blog that I started back in February called @relatabletransgirlthings its amazing and I’ve poured my heart and soul into it just as Rae has for this blog! 

I had an amazing time being a mod here and saying goodbye is hard, but its for the better, I hope you all have a great time here in the future, and serving as a mod here was a huge honor and a wonderful experience.

~mod ashley

damianwayre  asked:

Hey! I live in a pretty small apartment that only allows for small pets, so I was thinking of getting a hamster, rats, or guinea pigs. I was wondering what you would recommend for this situation. I really want a pet who I can pet and is a companion, and I want to be able to care for them the best that I can with a big enough enclosure for them

Either of those would work well for a small apartment! It’s really just up to you, they’ve all got their ups and downs. 

Keep in mind that this absolutely does not constitute everything you need to know about these animals, nor is this brief summary qualified to stand in as appropriate research! But here are some basics for each to maybe help you narrow it down;

  • Hamsters have to be kept separate, so you would want only one. Because they’re more or less solitary, they’re not as social, but can still enjoy human companionship. The accepted minimum cage size for a hamster is going to be at least two square feet (Honestly, that seems kind of small to me though.),and should be deep enough to allow for eight or so inches of bedding. Hamsters dig and burrow, so this is very important! Most people keep them in tanks or tubs, or similar. You’ll need a wheel, a sand bath, and chew things too. Toys and treats are also great! Hamster balls are a huge no-no. Hamsters are generally a quiet pet and came be calm/tame with appropriate handling.
  • Rats are social! They will bond with you, but they also must be kept in at least pairs. It’s very important that rats have rat friends. The minimum cage size for two rats is at least four square feet, but bigger is better. Rats shouldn’t be kept in a tank, they need a barred cage with a top and everything. If introduced to a wheel when young, rats will also use a wheel and need things to chew on as well. They can be litter box trained and are surprisingly smart; the more toys and treats the better (food puzzles are fun too!). Hamster balls are a huge no-no. Rats are also a pretty quiet pet and generally tame down very easily, but can be a bit skittish at first.
  • Guinea pigs can be kept separately or in groups, but I hear that it can sometimes be hard to introduce older piggies together so if you want multiples, it’s probably best to get them at or around the same time. Piggies need a larger space than either of the two above; the minimum for one pig is about eight square feet of floor space. They wont scale bars like rats, but they can be surprising in what they can accomplish, so you’ll want to keep the sides of your cage at least a foot or so tall, probably. A lot of people make cages out of C&C panels. On top of a normal feed, guinea pigs need timothy hay as a large part of their diet. No wheels for your piggies, wheels (and, you guessed it, hamster balls) are terrible for them. Guinea pigs will also greatly benefit from toys and such and are a lot more inquisitive and curious than most people realize. Guinea pigs do lots of super cute talking! It’s mostly quiet vocalizations, but a talking piggy is usually a happy piggy. Guinea pigs are usually a little shy, but with appropriate handling, you can gain their trust and they become quite social.

All of these little guys can be found at rescues and shelters! If you can, call around and adopt a homeless pet. When most people think of shelters or rescues, they think cats and dogs, but so often small animals that people bought on impulse later end up at shelters. So take a peek there first if you can.

I threw this answer together kind of fast, so it’s probably a little jumbled and I’m sure I missed some things. If anyone else has anything to add, feel free!

Good luck with your new pet :)

cutie-captain-funsize  asked:

Squad Leader. Take a deep breath and stop for a moment. You're still here. Still with the ones who love you and care about you. Me. The other cadets. The other Squad Leaders (Mama and Papa). So please don't beat yourself up. Because you mean so much to all of us here. You've listened to every single one of our problems, Squad Leader, so it's our turn to show you how loved you are. (I hope you're alright Daddy. I wanted to give you a pep talk like you give us them). Cadet Cutie-captain-funsize x

That’s just so incredibly cute and wonderful, my heart is beating with happyness. Thank you so much for this. I will keep it all in mind and try to be strong and get over it soon

anonymous asked:

I have always wondered what demisexuals are since I never really understood the definition but now that you explained it I realised that I'm demisexual. Thank you so much! Like really. I have been wondering my sexuality for really long time and now I finally figured it out. Thank you. :) 💙 P.s. you're my favorite artist in the world 💙💙💙 Keep up the amazing work!! And I love your cosplays ;-; 💙

AAAAHHH it gladdens me to know that I could help you a bit! I’m so happy for you! :’D

And thank you so much oh my god

anonymous asked:

ALSO DID YOU KNOW WHY IT'S CHRISTMAS? BECAUSE IT'S VIKTOR'S BIRTHDAY!!! MESSED UP RIGHT? YOU KNOW SOMETHING EVEN MORE MESSED UP? I'LL HAUNT YOU ON NOVEMBER 29TH TOO. IT'S YUURI'S BIRTHDAY. YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHY AM I STILL TYPING ON CAPS. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU HORRIBLY WONDERFUL WOMEN. KEEP DOING WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR CRUELLY MAGNIFICENT WRITING SO MUCH. ALSO PLEASE DON'T HURT THEM. JK HURT THEM IF YOU WANT IT'S YOUR FIC. I'LL BE YOUR GUARDIAN SPIRIT. FITE ME HATER

Cruelly magnificent that is the most amazing compliment ever omg. And yes victor’s birthday is a gift to us all that’s why it’s Christmas 🎄 and ayyy caps lock so stronk and heartfelt thank you for for feelings 😤😤😤

(Re)-Introduction Post!

I’ve seen a lot of new One Piece askblogs pop up recently and decided it was time I got back in the game! …And also introduce myself to all these new people who are probably wondering who this weird grey guy standing next to Sadi-chan is.

Maso-kun is an OC human who ate the Anon-Anon Fruit, and somehow wound up as Sadi-chan’s slave. She keeps him in Impel Down. The Anon-Anon Fruit’s primary ability is to turn Maso grey. It has other powers, but Maso’s seastone collar keeps him from actually using them unless Sadi-chan wants him to.

You can also ask Sadi-chan questions or RP with her!

Speaking of RPs, I have a brand new set of icons that I will be using for text RPs, so I can reply faster and to more things! (I’ll still draw new stuff just like I used to whenever a meme, magic-anon, or anything else requires it to, though!)

My inbox is empty so please send in some asks, RP starters, memes, whatever you want. I have literally zero rules about what you send in, though my blog is PG-13 and I won’t post anything too sexual (or at least, no more sexual than Sadi-chan is by default). If you can’t think of anything to send in or just don’t want to, I would really appreciate it if you reblogged this post for other people to see!

Thanks everybody!

mr-zuipperpips  asked:

Hey, yo, hi, um. So. My girlfriend loves your art a whole bunch, and. I just wanted to say thank you, I guess. Thank you for doing what you do, and just, being here. Honestly, I'm a wee bit jealous of all the attention you get, but you totally deserve it, because your art is really great! So. Just, thanks for doing what you do, and keep up the good work! You're a rad person, and I hope you have a wonderful day. (Also, I love your Daisy drawings.)

aah it’s my art that gets attention not actually me haha 

thank you tho you’re rad yourself and don’t let others tell you otherwise 

peace out and have good days with ya gorlfrand

Thoughts on Little Witch Academia Finale

* Well, that is indeed the missile from hell.
* An alarm is going off, potentially warning everyone of the apocalypse: Humanity tries to hit the snooze button…Why am i not surprised?
* Yeah, I think knows now.
* Man, i don’t think i noticed this before but Chariot is gorgeous with her natural red hair.
* No Akko, she meant the imp she keeps locked down stairs.
* Technology, amirite?
* Damn it Croix, you should know hatred breeds hatred! Have you never seen Tumblr?!
* Oh so NOW you give up huh? Not like ten episodes ago before you fucked everyone up?
* Oh don’t you dare try blaming Chariot for that!
* As always, Akko saves everyone.
* And your in a Trigger anime, catching up to a missile would be like the twenty third impossible thing that studio has done.
* I wonder if the “Nine New Witches” thing became a legend?
* Makes for Diana to help Akko take it out: She is the second strongest witch left…Too bad people will say it’s for shipping.
* Dawwwwww, Sucy
* Shut up Croix
* So…The Shiny Rod can basically do anything? Neat.
* Man, White really suits Akko.
* Well Akko, keep getting fired up: You’ll need all the magic and SPiral power you can muster.
* I think Akko should be in front…or can she still not fly yet?
* Considering LWA is like the second anime now to believe in the impossible, that’s a pretty dumb statement.
* And off they go!
* Lotte for MVP.
* Oh, so it’s like a several stage rocket?
* Jasminka for MVP.
* Constanze for MVP.
* Maybe someone should make sure Amanda ends up in England…
* Why are people not rioting?
* Sit down, Council of Old Dicks
* Humanity, amirite?
* God damnit, your son is more of man than you have ever been, and that includes when you made him!
* Aw, Andrew sounds worried.
* HYPE THRUSTERS 2.0!
* I like the rundown of places, shows just how many people they’ve influenced.
* Epic Fail, Humanity.
* Oh great, it’s the fucking Original Life Fiber of magic missiles!
* The power of believing motherfuckers!
* Oh shut up Old Fart #2!
* You tell him Andrew!
* This is beautiful: Humanity was ready to tear itself apart a minute ago but was able to put their hearts and faith into two people, setting aside their differences.
* Andrew, it has been a pleasure watching you. *Salutes*
* Finally, an Old Guy whose not a dick!
* A missile that fires missiles…Great…
*Surfing Akko on a broom fight a hate monster: Doesn’t get any better than this.
* Figures Akko would turn hate mini-missles into small, furry animals made of magic.
* Diana’s manuvering reminds of that time I fought Asgore.
* I call haxxes!
* Nice use of Akko’s transformation magic.
* Damnit Diana, you had one job!
* Is-is Akko gonna be oka-WHAT WAS THAT?!
* Fuck, I don’t like Dianakko shippers but I don’t want Diana to die!
* Awesome use of Chekovk’s Gun.
* You know, I got a special son for moments like these that I’ve been saving for Little Witch Academia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQvLECht08
(Not kidding, t5he song works amazingly well with the final fight.)
* Killed a hate missile and made everyone smile too: Akko is fucking amazing.
* Look at that boy’s face: No doubt he’s got a crush.
* Indeed it is Croix, indeed magic is.
* Bye Shiny Rod, say hi to Senkestu and Kamina for me…
* So…you’ll be back in the year 3000?
* You’re too good for her, Chariot.
* Damnit, Akko STILL CAN’T FLY?!
* Oooooh Trigger, Are you gonna?
* The hat returns! And…HOLY SHIT! SHE’S DOING IT! AKKO’S FLYING! Not only that, SHE DID IT AFTER ANDREW GAVE THE HAT BACK! THIS IS BETTER THAN CANON CONFIRMATION! THANK YOU TRIGGER!
* Little Witch Academia, if this is really teh last time we meet, I want say how proud I am. From just a cute feel good story to a journey rivaling the likes of Gainax;’s Magnum Opus, Gurren Lagann, I wanna say how glad I am to have seen you grow so far. And though I’d be ecstatic for a season 2…This is good as well. Thank you LWA, thank you everyone who read these stupid little posts, thank you Trigger. Good Night and remember, a believing heart is the magic of the world!

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Omg you guys! Thank you so much for the lovely comments–especially with it being SFW and all! @whiskeyeyedcullen, @roksanalyasin, @ekoorb03, and @sloth-race!

Comments like this fuel my drive to keep creating fanfic for this wonderful hell hole I’ve found myself in! 😜

And I see your gif, @makers-left-nut! Ask and ye shall receive! I’ll try to get part two up here ASAP.

At first I was thinking that because of the way Kamen Rider Build keeps being shot in all these silhouettes, he must be getting shot from a weird angle givin the way his horns are kind of weird looking every time, but now I’m starting to think he’s straight up going to be a little asymmetrical in design, given that EVERY picture catches his horns in this way, and up close, the general shape of the left horn is different from the right. His helmet also seems asymmetrical, so all and all it’s pretty cool!

So that’s pretty cool. I wonder how they’re gonna handle that.

theramal  asked:

Real question. I see a lot of people with birds that chill out of the cage and stuff so I was wondering how you keep them from pooping on things?

From having birds you kinda just learn the body language of them needing to poop, and along with that I can kinda time when they’re going to need to next. Once I see that I’ll just hold them over a trash bin or paper towel.

My birds aren’t potty trained though, so if I don’t notice it in time they’ll just poop wherever they want and I clean it up lol.