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My third and last starter for the BACC (time to start playing!). This one is smallest, with the least room for expansion, so Jay the single guy will live here. 

Surprise, surprise, this is also based on an old Sears home (will all my BACC lots be re-creations of kit homes? MAYBE). This one was listed with the very fetching name of “No. 264B244″ but apparently it was also known as the Osborn, as you can see on this page. This one is not as true to form as the other two, as the exterior was pretty strange. In the colorized drawing on that page you can see the peaked gables and stucco it was apparently intended to have, which make for a really bizarre “Japan meets New Mexico” look. I did re-create the floorplan though; I’ll post comparison pictures for this one later as well.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR please have some silver leaf monkeys (or silvery lutungs which are apparently their official english name - so wikipedia informs me)

I have been drawing quite a bit lately, so more updates soon!! (ha ha, soon she says. oh dear I haven’t even uploaded the rest of last year’s inktober)

This is from a much longer video of Leyton & his buddy Nate painting so I trimmed it (so if it looks or sounds weird in the beginning, that’s why!), but I was filming them having fun and painting some little Valentine’s Day things we made when he started naming off who would be the recipient of each. Apparently Taylor is getting the heart which is now painted purple 😂 Thank you for being such a positive light in our life, even when times are a bit dark. 💕

in which i try to tear apart the meaning of the emoji hints

red pepper emoji:

  • possibly a reference to spicyness? because peppers? usually spicy? also considered spices? i? think?
  • spicy, for that matter, according to urbandictionary, can also mean “the act of being rude, fistey, mean and/or sarcastic towards someone for no apparent reason”. so. hey
  • there’s also a magazine in the united kingdom named “red pepper” apparently. bastille are based in the united kingdom. maybe, a connection. maybe it has something to do with that. yeah. of course
  • the “red pepper” magazine from the uk apparently talks about politics and. socialism? ok then. uh
  • it could, also, possibly be a reference to the red hot chili peppers. the idea that album 2 may be a tribute album to the red hot chili peppers cannot be scrapped yet

star trek hand sign/vulcan salute emoji:

  • first thing that comes to mind is something nerdy but no idea how that can be incorporated into an album title
  • the salute origins from a priestly blessing? religiousness? maybe? he does mention. praying. and such. in some of the new songs
  • it means “live long and prosper”, though. that. can probably be an interpretation

snake emoji

  • reptiles. something to do, with, reptiles? scaly animals? dinosaurs? what
  • one of the possible meanings of snake is “a treacherous or deceitful person”, which somewhat matches with the definition of red pepper i. pulled out of urban dictionary
  • this site i just pulled out of my ass says snakes deal with “primordial life force” and there’s symbolism that somehow relates it with “the search for balance” and honestly what the fuck am i doing. why am i doing this. this is leading me to absolutely fucking nowhere. lets stop

conclusions:

  • i’m way more confused than i was when i started
  • this did not help at all
  • why did i do this
06/02/2015

fanfic rec (top 10)

(please read all tags before reading any of the ones suggested as some might cause triggers)

kiss me on the mouth and set me free - by suspendrs - 17k

He moves on to Twitter next, where things get marginally weirder. His newsfeed is full of tweets about someone called Larry, and that apparently everyone is trying to ship him somewhere. There are a good amount of people though, mostly his hardcore gamer fans and ones with little crushes on him, that are screaming about how this Larry guy is gross.

Fifteen minutes of scrolling tells Louis that Larry Stylinson isn’t a person, but instead a combination of his and Harry’s names. The people that are claiming to ‘ship it’ are apparently rooting for them to get together, which. Okay.

Or, Louis is a gamer and Harry is a beauty guru, and VidCon is a good place to fall in love.

Let’s Fall in Love in a Place You Want to Stay - by embro - 134k

A George of the Jungle / Tarzan AU where Louis is a model who meets Wild Man Harry in the Congo. He was raised by apes and barely speaks a word of English and turns Louis’ life upside down.

take my hand (and my heart and soul) - by bananasandboots - 45k

Harry feels nauseous when he opens his mouth. “Hey. Um, hi. It’s me,” he mumbles before realizing with a jolt that Louis might not have his number anymore. “It’s Harry… Styles,” he tacks on, screwing his eyes shut and pinching the bridge of his nose. This was a terrible idea.

There’s silence on the other end for a long time. Harry understands. He shouldn’t have called. He tries not to let the static swallow him whole.

“I – yeah. Hi,” Louis finally answers, slowly, awkwardly. “I um. Sorry. I heard about your accident. You’re alright?”

Or, the one where Harry hasn’t spoken to his best friend in sixteen months and can’t remember why.

You Drive Me Round The Bend - by TheCellarDoor - 77k

In which Louis is a spoilt rich kid who’s always on the phone while he drives and Harry is a struggling musician making his way down the mountain. It’s just a matter of time before they crash and burn.

(One-shot turned into a chaptered fic!)

Cage Me Like An Animal - by inkedinourskin - 55k

“So there he is, naked in Louis’ bathroom with a ruined phone next to the sink as proof that all of that really happened. He feels embarrassed, like a little puppy doing something big for the first time - except it’s not really the first - and part of him feels proud of himself and good about it.

But there’s the other part, probably the sane one, that tells him this can’t happen again.”

In which Louis is a true alpha and Harry suffers an accident in the woods, finding himself an omega amongst four other werewolves and a dangerous alpha harming packs. His life is twisted and to make it even harder, he goes through his first heat.

Last Night’s Love Affair Is Looking Vulnerable In My Bed - by hharrytomlinson - 20k

“You didn’t steal anything, did you?”

Harry stops what he’s doing for a second. “No, why?”

“No reason,” Louis shrugs, “why’d you bring your backpack in, then?”

Harry blushes, bright red, which looks nice with his matching red lips. He blinks up at Louis, so that his eyelashes fan his cheeks in the form of a shadow, and walks to the side of the car to open the door, getting into the backseat without another word.

Or, Louis’ in charge of Liam’s younger step brother, Harry, for spring break and Harry blushes more than he talks.

Chivalry Is Dead, But You’re Still Kinda Cute - by hharrytomlinson - 10k

It’s a small enough town that everyone’s known for something. Harry’s grandmother is known for having a promiscuous grandson. And Louis. Louis is known for letting men watch.

Photograph - by stylinscripts, tvshows_addict - 185k

Harry steadies his jaw. “What do you want from me?”

Louis’ bottom lip wobbles. “I’m not gay.”

“Are you trying to convince me, or yourself?”

And at that, Louis seems to completely lose his shit. He rushes towards Harry, banging his fists on Harry’s collarbones in a frenzy, and begins yelling– “I hate you! I hate you! I fucking hate you so much!”

Tears are rushing down his cheeks, and then he’s shoving Harry away, drunk out of his ass, causing Harry to stumble back a bit. Louis then begins to clutch at himself, fisting his own clothes to his chest, dribble falling from his mouth, his arms shaky and his back hunched.

“Fuckfuckfuckufkcufkc!” He spits, face contorted, hands trembling. “I hate you!”

“No, you don’t.” Harry steps forward, face concerned. “You don’t hate me.”

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An epic love story in which Harry is too in love for his own good, Louis is in denial of his sexuality, and they write songs instead of actually talking to each other.

do not go gentle into that good night - by haroldslouis - 15k

“If we leave right now they’ll never find us Lou, then it’ll be just you and me and the road.”

Louis turned and slammed his fist in the wall. “I fucking hate you!” he suddenly exclaimed, resting his head in his elbow. “Why here and why me? You couldn’t just fucking settle your ass in a different town and make someone over there fall in love with you?!”

or the one 1997 AU where Harry is a bank robber and Louis falls in love with him

You Are The Blood - by sarcasticfluentry - 175k

A seventh-year Hogwarts AU in which Niall gets all the girls, Liam goes on a journey of self-discovery, Zayn falls in love, Harry wants something more, and Louis tries to figure out once and for all why he, a Muggleborn, was sorted into Slytherin.

The Unsung Hero

I got this translation from @rheomochi (who does awesome translations/summaries of the Haikyuu!! novels), and apparently, Ennoshita’s name is a pun on 縁の下の力持ち (en no shita no chikara mochi) which means “just like the supporting pillars underneath the veranda floor, a person who quietly supports others from behind the scene”. In other words, an unsung hero. That is so fitting! 

So let’s talk about Ennoshita, because the boy finally got his moment in the anime.

Under a cut, because I made it long again.

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Saturday Six

🍁 my brother is going through something horrendous and unthinkable, so I think I am going to fly to California and Sit Shiva with him.

🌾 I have been mispronouncing “Oregon” all these years. Apparently it’s “Ore gun,” not “O Ree Gon.” It’s my Central Illinois way of mispronouncing names. Maybe I should just call it “The Beaver State.”

🌻 I’ve been lifting regularly and meditating daily. It feels good to feel good.

🍂 There is a certain Tumblrista whose laugh makes me smile every time I hear it.

🐚 I had a great training on treating trauma and PTSD this morning. I am starting to belief all addiction issues are due to untreated trauma. I also had a nice lunch with my friends afterwards.

🌿 nice walk this afternoon.

“The postshower fic” is…not doing it for me as a name, folks, and apparently people would like to see More Of The Thing so it needs a real name. So, fans of Hannibal Being Tortured Endlessly With UST, here’s the second part of what we’re now calling

Somewhere Between  

(taken from this Jeanette Winterson quote)

(with love for @sirenja-and-the-stag, whose fault this is)

(Part One)

Will Graham’s hands are becoming a problem for Hannibal.

Or perhaps if one wished to be accurate, one might say that Hannibal’s awareness of Will’s hands is becoming a problem for him. By all means, he thinks with a frustration that echoes even in his own mental voice, let us have accuracy while I am going slowly insane.  Or more insane. And not all that slowly.

He can vaguely remember, if he thinks about it, that Will’s always been tactile. Not with people; he can barely recall Will ever initiating human contact with anyone in Hannibal’s presence.  But Will’s restless pacing around his office had always come with a large helping of fidgeting.  Touching things. Running fingers along bookcases or the backs of chairs, picking up things on Hannibal’s desk and putting them down again absently and never quite in the right place.  It’s a miracle he hadn’t contaminated more crime scenes that way, actually.

Hannibal thinks he might even have made a note about it in Will’s case file once.  Something along the lines of appears to seek physical contact with his surroundings as a method of self-grounding when particularly anxious or concerned.  If not those exact words, something similarly bland and bloodless. He’d been interested in the anxiety, not the hands.

Were he writing the notes now, they might say something like has a tendency to splay fingers wide and flat against surfaces even when he’s sitting still - tables, chair arms, a tree the other day. Or rubs his hand absently against his own stubble, displaying the naked band of skin where his wedding ring used to be. His therapist is no longer clear on whether it’s a grounding method, some sort of sensory seeking, or a grasp at balance. His therapist also feels unbalanced. His therapist has never felt envious of a tree before.

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RWBY Theory

So I rewatched the new episode, and something struck me about the way Cinder talked to Ozpin. Saying, “She was right about you, such arrogance!” I’m not sure who the “she” is, but what if there’s a reason that Cinder is apparently well familiar with Ozpin? What if he is the old wizard from the story of the Four Maidens. Maybe that’s why he is so familiar with them! And a long time ago, Monty posted in a Journal that the reason Ozpin isn’t named after a color “…for reasons”.  And what if those reasons are that he is immortal!! So that could be why he knows about the Four Maidens and leads this organization dedicated to protecting them!

Really annoyed by the trend of ‘I can’t just put this person on ignore so I’m going to name shame them on tumblr.’

Like, fuck. Half of the people on this website are apparently too anxious to pour a glass of fucking water let alone to have a sensible solution to whatever trivial problem you’re having.

things mod rey knows about the prequels having never seen them.

- obi wan/anakin is apparently a fan thing
- anakin straight up murdered some kids
- yoda has a lightsaber battle? which ruins the whole idea of yoda?
- nat portman’s character is named padme I think. also she’s like way older than anakin
- going off the last point: isn’t there a scene where like they meet and he’s like 11 and she’s a grown woman??? what is she doing????? she’s like traveling with a young hot obi wan???????
- anakin drives a fast car and wins a race
- I DONT LIKE SAND
- then anakin turns Bad and chokes padme (is that even her name) and everything goes to shit
- I think padme dies in childbirth which is a big plot inconsistency from rotj but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

ok that’s everything I know I think¿
- mod rey

UFC Fight Night 82: Karate over everything (except Noons)

Well another fight night has come and gone, providing us with a whole bunch of answers, questions, and talking points.

Two karate guys walked into the cage last night against wrestlers that they were expected to lose. The two proceeded to pick apart their opponents with apparent ease. Scoggins and Wonderboy picked up big wins throwing their names into the title hunt at flyweight and Welterweight respectively. Let this be a lesson about early career losses and the fact that strikers take longer to develop. Especially in the case of Thompson, who after being de-pantsed (?) by Matt Brown rededicated himself to learning the ins and out of MMA. The fight also supported a theory of mine that a fundamentally deep striker that learns the anti-wrestling game could/would to damage at welterweight. While Thompson’s competition before Hendricks wasn’t elite, it provided the testing ground for an already skilled striker to get fully immersed in this MMA biz. Does Wonderboy’s win jump him ahead of the line at 170lbs though? It should. He’s got the best win, with all respect to Woodley and Maia. And after that, it’s hard not see him picking apart Lawler before dropping the hammer. Also worth discussing that none of the concepts that serve as the backbone for Wonderboy or Scoggins’ game are exclusive to karate.

Where does Johny Hendricks go from here? Before this fight, I would have argued he was the best welterweight out there. He shouldn’t have lost the 2nd Lawler fight. His personality, duller fight style, and (in)actions outside the cage have caused a lot of people to neglect that. What is there for him now at 170lbs? Would it just be better to move up to 185 where the weight cut isn’t an issue and there aren’t as many killers hanging around the top 30?

Far as I’m concerned, Rosholt-Nelson and OSP-Feijao didn’t happen.

We got the best striking version of Joseph Benavidez we’ve ever seen. He didn’t have that explosive power working for him but that was easily the best he’s ever looked technically. I’ve been hard on him (and Faber) for his striking game but that was actually impressive. Question is it impressive enough to convince people he’d have a shot in a MM rematch? Nope. But I’d say he’s more than earned it. 5 straight wins over top ten-ish comp. Sucks we never got that Dodson fight though.

Misha Cirkunov did his judo-grapple thing. Cranked off Alex Nicholson’s jaw and shit. Couple people weren’t as impressed as I was, which is fair. But 205 is terrible after the top six or seven. The main card LHW fight showed that. Get Cirkunov a movement coach and he’ll be top 15 by mid-2016.

Sean Spencer and Mike Pyle fought they’re hearts out and the result wasn’t pretty but an enjoyable welterweight bout between two journeymen welterweights. Shouts to 41 year old Pyle for still getting shit done.

Burkman looked mediocre in his LW outing. KJ Noons found a way to look worse. Wasn’t a terrible fight but a fight you feel was just pointless between two guys that have seen better days physically. Burkman sounded like he was on his deathbed in the post fight interview.

Derrick Lewis is the scariest fighter at HW. Not the most skilled but he most intimidating. He throws everything with the intention of just flattening skulls. In fact, he almost killed Grabowski with one punch. Not even kidding. Think it might have killed Grabowski had it landed.

Justin Scoggins “exposed” Ray Borg (not really). Absolutely dominated him at all facets of the game. Time for Borg and his team to work on the hand game because Borg was winging shit with no idea of what he was doing. Looked lost as soon as Scoggins blocked the TD. Scoggins looked like a immature version of Wonderboy. Picking Borg apart with well timed straights, landing spinning shit, and wrestling effectively. Didn’t like how comfortable he looked hanging in Borg’s guard in the third because that was the only place Borg could win the fight at that point. Coasting won’t get you fans or title shots, but his performance was immaculate otherwise.

Diego Rivas nearly decapitated Noad Lahat on a flying knee after getting worked on the ground in the first round. Them TUF Latin American boys are both super athletic and actual fighters. When they get the technical stuff going, we’re going to be getting some Mexican/South/Central American contenders in the same vein as Roman Gonzalez. Gonna be fun.


What were your main takeaways from the card?

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Apparently, Kennedy took my advice and chose to have the baby. I sent them by themselves because I didn’t feel like I needed to see her be near killed by the doctor a thousand times, so we just magically got the baby home instead. His name is Fitz and he is adorable. As always, I’ll do the actual welcome when he ages up!