At our most recent meet up I had the pleasure of speaking with Tim M who is a local scale modeler that does a bit of everything. He brought his 1/24 scale custom car that he did. The weathering on this thing is simply amazing. I was in pure awe when looking at this and just had so many questions about it. 

We had a good hour or so long conversation talking about techniques that are used for car and military scale modeling to even the IPMS competition scene and some of the contests he has been too. Learning so much about weathering and the hobby overall was a pure joy. Most of my current builds have been weathered and while I want to do some nice clean builds, builds like this get me really excited to see and are such an inspiration to start building more. 

We should really look outside the “genre” of Gunpla and take some notes from some of the sci-fi, horror, car and military modelers. There are so many techniques that we can apply to the kits that we make that could really expand our skills and imagination. I hope you all enjoy these images of this insane build and you keep trying new stuff with your builds! 

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An article about me in Pest Control Technology Magazine! Pretty cool huh?

There first page says:



If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, the adage certainly describes this young man’s path to pest management. He turned his childhood entomophobia into a passion for insects, and that into a degree from Cornell University and a position as staff entomologist at American Pest, Fulton, Md.

“As a kid I was terrified of insects, but my parents didn’t want any of their children to have irrational fears,”  says Ramsey. “So my mom had me go to the library and check out a bunch of entomology books. Once I started reading about insects, I fell in love with them. Insects went from the focus of my macabre fears to the creatures that I’m the most passionate about.”

His early-found love for insects combined with hard work and determination fueled his lifelong educational aspirations and his career path. “At seven, I told everyone who would listen that I was going to be an entomologist,” He says. And he’s never looked back.



Education was highly valued in the Ramsey household. Both of his parents were avid readers and instilled a love of reading and learning in their children. Though initially skeptical about his growing fascination with insects, his parents supported his interest. “My parents thought it was pretty weird at first, but after they saw I was serious about it, they started to nurture it,” he says. “My mom loved the idea that I wanted to be a scientist.” 

In elementary school in Prince George’s County, Md., he attended classes for gifted students. It was there he met Kathy Hackett, a teacher whose husband happened to be an entomologist. “She told me she had never met an African American entomologist before,” Ramsey says. After recognizing his interests and his academic abilities, Hackett and her husband took him under their wings, fostering his ambition. “They became my second parents,” he says.

“They would always bring something back for me when they attended the annual Entomological Society of America convention.” A convention that he hoped to one day attend.

In high school, he left his mark. Despite distractions at what he describes as a “kind of a dangerous school,” he achieved the highest grade point average at the school, and maintained it for three years. He went on to receive…

The banes of nursery work:

-Powdery Mildew.

- Botrytis + annuals.

-Spiders. Spiders everywhere.

- You will never have clean fingernails again.

-Plants that throw tantrums and drop half their leaves because you moved them ten feet (I’m looking at you, ficus.)

- The way vines always want to hold tendrils with one another and you have to constantly pull them apart. Ugh. Go get a private garden!

- Those spontaneous gnat clouds that engulf you when you water stuff on a hot day.

- Kinks in hoses.

- Multiple kinks in hoses. “Still no water?! But I just untangled–oh, for the love of–”

- Wet socks.

- Japanese beetles coalescing in biblical-plague proportions, then making a feast of and having giant orgies on those roses you’ve worked so hard to maintain. And all you can do is sit and watch them be devoured while you wait days for the IPM guy to show up, because everybody else is having the same problem.

*deep breath*

- Evergreen sap, slug slime, and other assorted substances you can’t seem to wash off your hands even though you’ve been scrubbing at the sink for five minutes.

- New cuts and bruises on a daily basis.

-Tagging roses and barberries. (see above)

-Constantly fighting the urge to repot plants that are rootbound because it would affect the price.

- Having to throw away plants that you still see potential in.

- Worst of all: Rude customers. It only takes one to ruin a day. I’ll take anything listed above over a mean customer.

Touka saying “please, don't die” breaks my heart

She is really young, but the meaning of pregnancy rright know for here is a hope in that horrible place, and she made it with all the love of her heart.

I´m so sad right now becuase I really didn´t want to her to be pregnant, becuase that means she might be in danger or put herself in danger to protect that brat.

Imagine this: her mother die, his father didn´t protect them.. It´s obvious that she want to protect something of her own, but she didnt understand the rules of her nature and kaneki´s. 

Ipm hoping for the bottom of my heart that Kaneki will help her and do something about it, becuase I´m seen her protecting that baby no matter what, just to let it live :C

I work at a regional grocery chain that i’ll refer to as Red Butt Store. We gauge the speed a cashier gets an order done by items scanned per minute (ipms). Cashiers have to get orders done in less than three minutes and we have to get at least 30 ipms (it used to be five minutes and 28 ipms; our store got kinda harsh on front end staff, i think (our store also bends over backwards to kiss customer ass)). Ok. Cool. But our managers expect us to keep up ipms, keep customer wait time to three minutes and keep lines down with very few baggers, which help the ipm count immensely. A while ago they told me that keeping lines down is a joint effort between baggers, cashiers and the people who direct people to lines. However, this week they then implied that keeping lines down was largely on cashiers and they have to move baggers (the few we have) onto cash registers to get lines down. It seems like a major blameshift from them for not hiring more baggers. I mean if i didn’t have to stop my transaction every now and then to sort items dc i don’t have someone bagging for me, perhaps. transactions. Won’t. Take. So. Long. In that same conversation the manager also pointed out to me one of the cashiers with the less than stellar ipms saying within earshot of said cashier that if She can’t keep her ipms up, the lines build up and we have to put another bagger on a cash register. Just shut the fuck up.

Barend Wijnveld  (1820–1902) - Anno 1648 - Peace of Munster - 1897

The Peace of Münster was a treaty between the Dutch Republic and Spain signed on January 30, 1648. It was a landmark treaty for the Dutch Republic and one of the key events in Dutch history; with it, the independence of the United Netherlands was finally recognized by the Spanish crown. The treaty was a part of the Peace of Westphalia which ended both the Thirty Years’ War and the Eighty Years’ War.

The Peace of Westphalia (German: Westfälischer Friede) was a series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in the Westphalian cities of Osnabrück and Münster, effectively ending the European wars of religion. These treaties ended the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648) in the Holy Roman Empire, and the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) between Spain and the Dutch Republic, with Spain formally recognizing the independence of the Dutch Republic.
The peace negotiations involved a total of 109 delegations representing European powers, including Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, Philip IV of Spain, the Kingdom of France, the Swedish Empire, the Dutch Republic, the Princes of the Holy Roman Empire and sovereigns of the free imperial cities. The treaties that constituted the peace settlement were:
The Peace of Münster between the Dutch Republic and the Kingdom of Spain on 30 January 1648, ratified in Münster on 15 May 1648; and
Two complementary treaties both signed on 24 October 1648, namely:
The Treaty of Münster (Instrumentum Pacis Monasteriensis, IPM), between the Holy Roman Emperor and France and their respective allies.
The Treaty of Osnabrück (Instrumentum Pacis Osnabrugensis, IPO), involving the Holy Roman Empire, Sweden and their respective allies. The treaties did not restore peace throughout Europe, but they did create a basis for national self-determination.
The Peace of Westphalia established the precedent of peaces established by diplomatic congress, and a new system of political order in central Europe, later called Westphalian sovereignty, based upon the concept of co-existing sovereign states. Inter-state aggression was to be held in check by a balance of power. A norm was established against interference in another state’s domestic affairs. As European influence spread across the globe, these Westphalian principles, especially the concept of sovereign states, became central to international law and to the prevailing world order.

Barend Wijnveld (13 August 1820 – 18 February 1902), was a Dutch painter.

anonymous asked:

RE: the BBC article - I've read it (it's been on the "most read" sidebar all day :D), it's pretty decent. Asexual-specific, no mention of aromanticism, though mentions a spectrum. It's based on a radio program iPM from 22nd September, and a follow-up on 29th, which is available at least to Brits on iPlayer. Worth a read and a listen, but the second episode *is* more explicit and discusses an unwanted sexual experience the ace interviewee had whilst drunk, leading to anxiety, if that needs tags.

Thanks for the info!


Beauty Everywhere You Look: Autumn at Longwood

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus 

 As the weather changes and the days get darker it helps to be reminded that there are little moments of wonder all around us. The subtle details and hidden spaces in the garden remind us that, no matter what the season, inspiration is everywhere. From the soft texture of seeds to the contorted form of branches, nature reminds us that there is so much beauty everywhere. Just because blooms fade and plants go dormant does not mean that we should stop caring. This season is a time to reflect on what was and what will be, as we examine our past with clear eyes toward our future. It is an opportunity to realize that no matter how harsh our winters may be the rejuvenation of spring is close at hand. So go out and look closely at your surroundings. Find inspiration and share your excitement as you look at your landscape differently. There is so much beauty out there. Go.

-Joel Reibert, IPM Intern


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