its no use!

All the urban legends came true at once.

Of course, I was six pages deep in a tax audit at the time. Chewing a pen when a rash of mothers with broken backs were rushed to the hospital, courteousy of uncareful feet smashing on cracks. Doctors, unsure at the time, blamed osteoporosis.

It was watched pots that remained cool. Or salt thrown over a shoulder that - for a second - showed a devil’s eye. Or it was the alligators. Don’t get me started on the alligators.

But something was the first whisper of what we’d woken up. Nobody wanted to say it out loud, because it sounded so ridiculous. It was a secret that swelled in our cheeks. Phrases we had always said that went silent.

All the hauntings came true. We had photograpic evidence of spirits. That’s probably what started the mass hysteria.

Some things took longer. Rubbing a statue for luck or breaking a mirror. Delayed response. One bad day turns into a bad month. Then you’re at the local witch place begging for a respite - seven years of bad luck?! - and she’s shaking her head. Nothing to be done.

Oh, the witches. The funny thing is that when people have always called you a witch, they’re surprisingly needy when you turn out to be one. When the world shifted, little towns who avoided one woman for her witchiness were now flocking to her because their legend had made her become one.

Pens mightier than swords. Avoiding groups of certain numbers. When a knife drops, we all hold our breath for the fight. A fork means company will show up, confused how they arrived.

It got better for a moment, for a breath, while we figured out the rules of it. What was a legend and what was myth. What kind of faith was big enough and what was too big. Some legends only effected certain areas. Some only certain people. We sunk money into infrastructure for once to clear up cracks. Stepped over salt in every building. Sold amulets like trinkets. For a second, we almost got our feet under us.

And then it got worse. Sometimes the company you invited was strange, unhuman. You had to wear iron. We had loved our cryptids until they came down from the mountains, worse than we could have predicted. Bowls of milk were on every window sill but most of them rotted.

In the books, we had all read about the end of the old ones. The unspeakable ones, who went off into the hills one day. Who we cannot say the name of. Who did not exist in the land of buses or planes. Who can steal you if they know your name, who can never lie but do a good job of it anyway.

We were not ready. The Folk showed up through the thin veil, and they were already laughing.

And they were just the beginning.

So the FCC has announced a plan to repeal Net Neutrality rules, despite the vast majority of US citizens being strongly against that.

Almost certainly, this is going to pass. Net Neutrality, at least federally-enforced Net Neutrality, is basically dead, and there’s nothing we can really do about that now. Calling Congress won’t help, and never really could, since everything will be decided solely by the FCC’s five commission members, one of whom is Pai himself, and two others who are similarly dead-set on corporate fuckery as a platonic ideal. That means this plan will probably pass 3-2 no matter what.

So what now? How do we live in a post Net Neutrality world?

Pai’s plan would put internet communications under the control of the FTC and not the FCC. The FTC would not have the authority to enforce Net Neutrality in any capacity. However, they do have the authority to enforce that corporations are transparent about their practices. Plainly put, corporations will be forced to deliver what they advertise. They can package the internet, offer paid prioritization, and the like, but they will have to say so.

This means that if a service provider offers a neutral internet, they will have to deliver. And almost certainly, many if not most service providers will have to, or face backlash. Some will try to deneutralize the internet, sure, but they will be stepping into outrage hell. Democracy must now be waged on the corporate level, and not governmental. This means complaints to ISPs, calling out bad practices, making a ruckus and creating backlash when ISPs begin enacting anti-consumer practices.

Unfortunately, this will be incredibly difficult. Telecom is currently an oligopoly, which means that there are few if any competitive options available for most consumers, and the FCC has made it actively difficult for startups to compete. It will now be of utmost importance to see what internet options are available, and whether they offer neutral access to the internet. Even if you only have one or two big ISPs available in your area, small internet startups appear and fizzle out all the time, so keep an eye out. They typically fail because, being small companies, they lack the access to the infrastructure that big cable companies already have access to, and therefore can’t supply internet service at competitive speeds. However, corporate-scale net neutrality will become a second point of competition besides speed. If a small company offers slower speeds but neutral access, they should be supported. Eventually, if big telecom companies see they’re losing consumers to smaller, neutral providers, they will change their practices too, and everyone benefits, even the people without options. And with any luck, they’ll learn that lesson sooner rather than later. (this process will be accelerated if bigger companies offer neutral access from the get-go, instead of having to rely solely on the whims and fortune of Small Business™)

All this is full of maybes and ifs, and may not work, and may take a long time, and federally-enforced Net Neutrality is definitely preferable, but all is not lost. There will almost definitely be a lot of nasty greedy bullshit that will affect a lot of people, but the fight isn’t over.

_ just a character card(??)[blu version]

ivan i’ts around 30 , joseph died at 35—[around…. i still don’t decide it well- x’D]

pd— THANK YOU FOR +1500 FOLLOWERS~!<3

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What if Chrom had separation anxiety? 

My stuff never stood a chance against twelve and a half stones of reckless, post-adolescent fury…
Ki never left him alone ever again. And they had to pay for all the damages.

anonymous asked:

Hi i am new to Tumblr and your drawings are amazing do you have an tips on Anatomy i really suck at it and i wish to get better. Thank you.<3

HI! THANK YOU but are you asking me, a person who cries every time they have to do a full body, for anatomy tips?? 

well…,,, i’m not sure if i’m the right person to help you with that (i'n not even sure if i can!), but insted i’ll tell you what i do to improve the anatomy of my drawings!

the most predictable and common advice is: use references!!! watching and trying to imitate the reference picture helps you understand and memorize the way things work. i’ve always wanted the characters on my drawings to be more expressive so i’ll tell how i use references to help me practise this.. let’s go! 

we’ll take these two photos as an example:

source: (x), (x)

so first of all i draw basically the same thing. i don’t aim for realistic style, so just understanding the pose works for me. i guess you can trace the image, too, but i really prefer redrawing. anyway! now i have something like this:

so what i do with these is try to change the pose just a little bit to make it look more… action-y. definetly no tracing here! draw just by looking at your fisrt one and the original reference! for example with the first picture: you can bend the body forward or backwards:

so it looks like something this:

  and the second one:

aaaaand that’s about it.. you’re absolutely right to look for art tips!! there are lots of them done by amazing artists who know what they’re doing! many of the tips i found iver the years helped me so much, but not everything worked for me, some things i kinda had to figure out myself. this one might o be useful for you BUT the best thing to do to improve any aspect of your art is practice!! if something is hard, good. do it anyway. let it be crappy for the first time, for the second time, for the tenth time, it’s okay.  eventually you’ll get it, that’s for sure!

GOOD LUCK!!! <3 

Wanted to give an update about the letters written to Disney.

(Also, apologies for not updating sooner, I only just picked up the letter yesterday.)

Everything should be readable, but I will transcribe the paragraphs that most regards the letters we sent:

“I must explain that our company’s long-established policy does not allow us to accept or review ideas, suggestions or creative materials not solicited by us or our subsidiaries. Our intention is to avoid misunderstandings when projects are created internally which may seen similar to submissions made to us from outside the company.

Experience has taught us, though. that if we abandon our policy for one person, we will soon have no policy at all. Therefore, as required, I must return your correspondence without retaining any copies.”

Please reblog and share this to everyone who has an interest in the series (and also anyone who wants to propose ideas to Disney in the future). Though I should also mention that if people are going to express their concerns on this response directly to Disney, they need to retain a calm head about it.

As for us, we’re going to write to Lucasfilm next to let them know how we all still enjoy the series.

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“But two bags of meth… plus nine grand and a hot tub? That’s all we’ve got. That’s it. And now she’s six feet under again. And if you come near my family, Eric, as God as my witness, I will bury you with her.

9

CHOICES — ENDLESS SUMMER

❛ just as your fingers graze each other, your hand slips. 
you plummet down, weightless…❜

ramimaleksliltush  asked:

Not sure if you've already touched upon this, but what are your thoughts on the musical motifs for our beloved team?

I don’t really know much about musical notes and stuff so my thoughts on the POI soundtrack basically boil down to “stupendous amazing brilliance!”.

I dunno if you’ve seen this but the s4 POI dvd extras actually included an almost 20 min video called Music Of Interest that is super informative about the process that Ramin, the showrunners and the writers go through while scoring the episodes:

Some quick thoughts about the music for our show (I’ve included some links):

  • There is a very noticeable overlap between Finch and TM’s themes and this is something I absolutely adore
  • A slightly modified version of the music used at the end of The Pilot was used at the very end of our show in Return 0 which is a nice bookend
  • SAM’s theme is the literal inverse of TM’s theme! Genius!!
  • I love every incarnation of Root’s theme –> her original music from Root Cause is so chaotic and dynamic and then has these strands that send a chill down your spine, which is the most Root-ish description of anything ever.
  • They played a more melancholy version of her original theme in The Day The World Went Away when she died and it still makes me cry whenever I listen to it
  • Harold and TM’s new badass theme that is prevalent throughout .exe is actually first introduced at the end of the Rules scene in ep 100 and this track is still one of the most deeply disturbing pieces of poi music. It’s really goddamn unsettlingly eerie!
  • Nolan and Co. have a “chill test” for any new piece of music and I’d say most of our villainous soundtracks pass it with flying colours – Control, Vigilance, The Brotherhood, Elias, SAM+Greer’s themes all have that moment that make you shiver slightly.
  • Grace and Harold’s theme (especially The Bridge theme) makes me cry. The End. 
  • Reese and Shaw both usually have more action-y themes to suit their characters, but Til Death Do Us Part from If-Then-Else is one of the best adaptations from action theme –> absolutely heartbreaking theme.

And finally, since it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll get an official release of the POI s5 soundtrack, a huge thank you to everyone who has uploaded clean-ish versions of the s5 OST on youtube! 

anonymous asked:

Hey so where did we land on the whole are you single thing?

Okay I’m gonna do this update on the Snerg/dating application situation under a cut because there were just SO MANY ASKS hahahahaha 


ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, TIME FOR AN UPDATE. 

So a while ago this happened, and I’ve gotta be honest and say I was ENTIRELY UNPREPARED for all of the responses!! Like I thought I was making a ridiculous application that nobody would answer but then I FORGOT HOW AWESOME AND SILLY YOU ALL ARE and so I was overwhelmed with replies and very busy at the time and unable to answer them all…

UNTIL NOW!!

OKAY SO HERE WE GO

First of all, to Snerg: I’m sorry if you thought I was preferencing humans over snails. That wasn’t the case at all!! I just thought you didn’t seem like the kind of snail who would want to jump into a commitment like that

To everyone wondering if I’m dating a snail: AS YOU CAN SEE, no, I’m not. I think I may have ruined everything by not replying fast enough. I’ll just have to sit here and mourn my snail-free sex life 

To everyone who filled out my RIDICULOUS application / expressed interest in winning my affections: You guys are all absolute GEMS and you deserve someone way less fixated on snails than yours truly. Receiving your responses made my day, and I’m so honored you would offer yourselves up for my impromptu dating show/blog/event/whatever that was hahahaha :D

To everyone WEIRDLY FIXATED on my relationship status: After determining that I lost my chance with Snerg, who I’m sure was my one true love, I went to @jadepresley and cried on her shoulder and idk guys she’s kinda cute and she writes hella good fics so to fill the gaping hole in my heart, I think I’ll just stare at her and tell her how amazing she is and yeah that’s pretty much where I’m at right now I hope that clarifies things

To the anon who just innocently wanted to know more about me and had no intention of starting any of this: I FEEL YOU, BRO. I TRULY DO. 

Imagine Woozi spending the last hours of his birthday, feeling absolutely grateful for all the love he received from family, friends and fans.