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Hey all! In the coming year I want to make some videos explaining medical science.

In a nutshell, the vast majority of medical research is inaccessible to lay people. Which I think is really terrible, because people who have the conditions being researched (and their families) often can’t access the research relevant to them, maybe can’t understand the articles (there’s a lot of assumed, expert-level knowledge), and as such they’re cut off from new understandings of their condition (and new ideas about treatment).

I want to do something to break down the barriers that keep non-med-sci people from being able to understand research that might be relevant to them.

So… What are the kinds of things you want to understand? What kind of questions about health do you have? I already have some topics planned just from seeing scare-articles on FB, and there are some things that are just personally interesting to me.

But suggestions would be appreciated :)

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Let’s just ignore the opening line (and certain other parts…) and focus on this: 

“He’s an incredible writer, too. I was worried he’d just be a 20-year-old boy. So I walked in with a prepared verse and chorus. But he gave me very poetic, mature lyrics. I was like, ’Well, damn, Harry, you know what love is.’”

I want to hear this demo so badly!!! 

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Anybody who signed up for the free trial on Amazon Prime

I know they had their sale and a lot of people signed up for the free trial, so I thought this might be relevant for some of you. I signed up for the free trial a while back and yesterday, Amazon charged our bank account for $107. We went on the website and it explained that when your free trial ends, they charge you for the next entire year of Amazon Prime.

Luckily, we hadn’t bought anything in a long time, so we were able to get a refund. However, if we had bought anything after the trial ended, we wouldn’t have been able to get our refund, which would be devastating in our current financial situation.

So for anyone who doesn’t plan on using Prime/ might forget they have it/ can’t afford to have that taken out even temporarily at the end of the trial, make sure to go into your Prime account and end your membership before your free trial ends.

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How to Design a Town Map - Fantastic Maps
Creating city maps can be hard. Here's four quick steps I use to design believable town and city maps.

I found this very useful. Sometimes it’s great to have a visual aid of the layout of the settlements, towns or cities where your stories develop. It’s good to have an idea of the distance between places and their position within the town; this way, it might be easier to describe the routes your characters travel, noting buildings that might be relevant to the story later or relating other characters to certain areas of a city.

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*Please refer to THIS POST that can show you how to find these now deleted tweets. Thank you. 

White, stomping with ~~~misandry, your litas and Tina Fey gifs while simultaneously ignoring women of color and their feelings but having plenty of time to talk about winged eyeliner and discussing which white basic actor is your new “bae”, feminists keep messaging me saying I’m sexist for the piggy part of my url and I laughed and scrolled but then scrolled back cause I remembered I had a lil somethin somethin that might be relevant.

The title of this blog refers to these tweets (not fatshaming a thin woman) that were the cause of me unfollowing her (how did you think I found all these in the first place, duh). If this isn’t acting like a misogynistic pig I don’t know what is. Let’s be real, azaleans (is that a type of enemy alien race?) do anything to excuse her behavior cause she’s a white woman doing black music with a body and mannerisms typically associated with black women. She’s pear shaped with a “fat” ass. Black girls with literally the same measurements are called ghetto and shamed for their curves. She raps like a non archival photo copied T.I., southern twang and all, but since she’s actually Australian and white her stans are okay with it cause once the mic drops she has an ~exotic accent~ and ~cute voice.~ Her use of misogynistic slurs to put down other women and build up herself are in your twitter bio cause it’s so swaggy hunty gurl spill that fancy tea!!! But when Beyonce, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Trina, or any black female artist (who im not saying are without flaws) talks about “slaying hos” and how bitches should bow down, it’s suddenly a problem that requires full length articles in actual publications and countless tumblr posts. Like Miley Cyrus, she’s used black women as props and until recently had exclusively black dancers who twerked the fuck out on a hand stand, doin that thang while she stood there and occasionally gave a D- booty shake that the crowd still went off for more than the actual pros popping their pussies off the damn ceiling and filling me with the holy spirit. Do us all a favor and accept you’re excusing her being a careless racist because of her appearance. You can still wanna lick her pussy, bop to her white girl anthems or have your body tied to a carriage and dragged by Brad Pitt like Eric Bana in Troy just to reach that ass. But be real and quit denying that what she’s said is okay by anything but Donald Sterling’s standards. As Paul Mooney once said, “Everybody wants to be a nigga, but nobody wants to be a nigga.” She’s a low quality xerox of black female rappers and white America couldn’t wait so they didn’t have to bop to actual hip hop anymore from the people who created it.

And for the 956 messages calling me a hater, a hater is someone who reads with no resume and critiques with no credentials. I have more degrees than a thermometer. I don’t know what bullet-less gun y'all were holding when you thought you had a shot at rationalizing these “jokes” when they’re not hot, not even lukewarm. Now run and tell that.

and have a lovely evening! xxx

 

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*feel free to reblog this without the text, i don’t want my opinion to dominate the conversation regardless of whether I feel I’m right (I am 💅) or not. 

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Once Upon A Time ♔ second generation

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.

“Hey everyone, Dipper here. I haven’t written in this book for a while, but I think I’m on to something big with that mysterious blobby image that appeared in this very book!

My theory is that there was once a librarian who visited Gravity Falls

around fifty years ago.

While he was in town, he accidentally slipped through a trans-dimensional tear in reality,

and he has been trapped in another dimension parallel to this one! Over the years, he has slowly learned how to communicate through multiple dimensions but his methods are crude and messy..

probably because he’s developing a whole new type of technology as he goes a long!”


- Dipper Pines (from “Dipper and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun”)

*Inkblot image taken from this post 

Anonymous said:

Tips on making up fake countries?

BORDERS

To create a country, nation, kingdom, empire, state, emirate, whatever, you need some borders. However, sometimes borders can be vague.

  • Making Borders: There are a lot of things you can use for borders, such as: rivers, lakes, mountains, canyons, roads, landmarks, coastlines, major change in geography (grass/desert, for example), a giant tree, some old ruins, an abandoned village, really just whatever. More modern and industrialized societies will have stricter borders that won’t be subject to easy change.
  • Reason for Borders: You should come up with reasons for why a border is where it’s at, especially if it’s relevant to your story. A border might have been extended after winning a war or two groups might have come to an agreement that one group cannot claim an area past a certain river. Some reasons can be related to mythology. For example, a group of people might set a river or a hill as a border if they have superstitions about what is on the other side.
  • Water: It’s tricky to make borders on lakes and other bodies of water if you don’t have the proper technology. Whether you need to figure this out depends on your story. If your characters don’t have certain technology that allows for precise locating, such as GPS or magic, they might use the stars at certain times of the year to locate borders.
  • Your Needs: Figure out what you need in your fictional country before you create the shape, size, and borders. If your characters need to be near an ocean or a major trading port, you’ll need an ocean, a large lake, or a sea as a border.
  • Vague Borders: Sometimes groups of people have vague borders. They may not know where the exact border is, but they know what is and is not their land. For example, they may say that the border of their area is wherever all of their settlements end, but these settlements can change and grow over time thus easily changing the border.
  • The Creators: Who created the borders? Someone within that country? Settlers? Were the borders created by the creation of neighboring countries? The citizens themselves?
  • Maps

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Thoughts about being an animation major

Don’t try to be like others. It won’t make you happy, I promise you.

Don’t be upset if you’re not at the ‘advanced’ level everyone else is at. They were you at one point. You’ll get there. It’s no rush.

Don’t beat yourself up if the things you like and produce don’t fit the norm of other students. Art is different for everyone and you’re no excuse.

Don’t be afraid to try new things. You might like it more than you realize. Collaborate whenever possible.

Make friends to make friends, not to network. Be you. Don’t be something you’re not to have a better network. It may be good at first but those relationships will never last.

Most importantly, focus on you. Have fun. Live and learn. Take time to love yourself. Remember what inspired you. Remember what makes you happy.

Draw everyday if you can.

You can do it. I believe in you.