ethnobotany moment of the day: native peoples in Southeast Asia using wild carnivorous pitcher plant traps to cook rice in bc honestly why not??? apparently it’s a totally chill and normal food and it’s sold in farmers markets and stuff. heres the recipe thats most popular to use too (transcribed in the left photo) in case you can’t read it:
“1. Take 24 large pitchers. Wash carefully, then soak in several changes of water, preferably overnight. Soak 1kg of glutinous rice overnight.
2. Cut off pitcher trendils.
3. Boil the rice with coconut milk and salt.
4. Wash and cut up two cupfuls of fresh prawns. Finely slice half a cup of red onions. Pound a knob of shrimp paste, 4 or 5 chilled, a few spring onions and a few celery leaves. Combine the pounded ingredients with the prawns and fry in a small amount of oil until fragrant.
5. When the rice is half cooked, remove pan from fire. Cool water slightly. Half full the pitchers with rice, add one tablespoon of the fried mixture. Fill up the pitcher with rice.
6. Stand the pitchers in a steamer, cover, steam over boiling water for half an hour. Serve hot or cold.”
(from “Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume 1 by Stewart McPherson, pages 204+205)
okay so, this is obviously about this post I made. There are a lot of things wrong with this ask, but let me just list down the top three:
1.) You claim that katsudeku is abusive, yet give me no proof to justify your statement.
You send me this message in hopes to either try to change my mind or
ridicule me for defending what i ship, yet you lack the source nor any
explanation as to why you find this ship so ‘abusive’. You don’t
just go around sending messages like this to people and expect them to
actually take you seriously? I mean, we’re not little kids anymore who
get angered and throw a tantrum just cause someone else likes
what you don’t. Your way of trying to get me to see your point is both
childish and disrespectful, and I find it both offending (because not once have I tired to tell any other account who does not ship katsudeku yet ship Katsuki with any other character in the manga that their ship is ‘abusive’ when Katsuki is such a “violent and abusive” character) and pointless (because, you’re obviously not going to put up a fight to prove your point and just did this to make me feel insulted.)
2.) The fact that you blatantly ignored chapters of Katsuki’s character development throughout the manga means that you still probably claim him to be the bully and Izuku as the victim. When in fact, starting from just the first chapter of the manga, you can easily see that Katsuki was not the only one who viewed Izuku’s dream of being a hero as “impossible” and “ridiculous.” Katsuki isn’t the sole reason for any of Izuku’s issues with anxiety or lack of confidencebecause most of the people in his life through out his childhood, even his mother and All Might (at the start) thought that his dreams were too far fetched for someone who was quirkless, it wasn’t just Katsuki who thought of him as weak, when even the quirk biased society he lives in saw Izuku as both weak and ridiculous for even dreaming of becoming a hero. Quoting from a statement made by explodo-smash: “Deku’s problems at the beginning came from multiple facets stemming from
his quirklessness and the quirk biased society he lives in, it’s a
dragging part of the narrative and has an explicit influence on not only
Deku’s psyche but Bakugou’s as well, in the reverse direction.”
And further more, if you’re going to come at me with the well-known scene where Katsuki told Izuku to “
take a swan dive off the roof”
I would like to say that it was stated by Katsuki’s friends that what he said was “going too far” for Katsuki’s usual behavior (meaning this is probably the only time Katsuki has ever said this to Izuku, and that was uncalled for)
That isn’t Katsuki’s usual behaviour, so stretching that out over the years they’ve been together is complete bullshit. Another thing is the fact that throughout those years, not once has Izuku regarded Katsuki as a bully nor someone abusive (and with Izuku’s intellect and observant nature, he’d probably know if someone was bullying him), sure he’s aware of Katsuki’s foul mouth and asshole behavior, but not once has he found Katsuki abusive. It just goes to show us how much Izuku admires and cares for Katsuki, Izuku didn’t take Katsuki’s words literally and he most certainly finds him admirable despite Katsuki’s personality. Izuku always saw Katsuki as someone brilliant and amazing, and he felt this
so strongly that he said Katsuki was someone closer to him than even All
Might (can you believe that? The All Might, Izuku practically worships this man, yet he still finds himself drawn closer to Katsuki). If you can’t see the amount of positive influence Katsuki has on Izuku, then you’re pretty much ignoring a large part of his character and development as well as Katsuki’s potential of being a hero in this story.
I strongly believe that their relationship isn’t as broken or horrible as some people say it is. Izuku still obviously cares for Katsuki (if the numerous times he was worried for Katsuki’s well being and claims of Katsuki being someone “brilliant” wasn’t obvious enough) Katsuki was litterally the first one he confides about his quirk being borrowed, when he doesn’t even owe Katsuki this explanation, he didn’t tell his mom about this, but once Katsuki is in the picture and misunderstood the situation, Izuku just had to hell him. Also,
Izuku being the only person whom Katsuki has been emotionally open
to (he has shown both weakness and vulnerability to no one except for Izuku), despite having other friends he could have confined to, shows
just how deep their relationship is as to what most claim to view it.
You don’t just go showing and venting your pent up frustrations and
troubles to someone you claim to “hate.” Let me also state that, once Katsuki found out Izuku wasn’t lying and did manage to burrow someone’s quirk, he took Izuku seriously and when he finally found out that Izuku was All Might’s successor and was able to clear up a bit of their misunderstandings in the past, he was willing to change. He even gave Izuku an advice for his new move!
Katsudeku shipping does not romanticize abuse nor do we defend what Katsuki said to Izuku as justifiable, but what we do support is the fact that, despite their rocky relationship in the past which was full of misunderstandings, there’s just too much good and potential in their relationship to bloom into something beautiful and positive. There are too many instances where these two boys have inspired each other to perform better. They literally balance each other out. The manga has given us scenes where Katsuki has positively influenced Izuku’s growth both as an individual and as a hero. They motivate and inspire each other to reach their dreams. Katsudeku shipping supports the growth, development, and depth of their relationship and it’s potential for a positive and beautiful relationship/ And honestly, I don’t find this abusive and I will continue to defend it despite what others claims to view this relationship as.
3.) And lastly, just the fact that you were immature enough to send this message to me without facts or reason other than wanting to make me feel bad for shipping something that I like is what I find so wrong about this message. I like what I ship, so let me ship it peacefully. I didn’t come here to ruin nor insult other people for shipping what they want, so let me and the other katsudeku shippers be. I get that you and many others may not agree with this, but quite frankly, we don’t give a damn. Spending the time to write insulting massages like this to other people when you can easily avoid the katsudeku tags is honestly a waste of your time and mine as well.
So, hopefully, this will be the last time someone tries to insult me for shipping what i like.
(Also, the fact that Katsuki was willing to admit and take the blame for Izuku and the fact that Izuku was also willing to point out it wasn’t just Katsuki’s fault just goes to show how much these two have grown both as an individual and in their relationship.)
If anyone sees this (and if you don’t mind) pls like/reblog or say in the comments if you’re a bts blog (doesn’t have to be 100% although i do follow very few multifandom blogs–you know who you are and you are very special).But since I’m 99% bts and Jin biased I’d like to follow more blogs too, and of course if you’re a content creator: gifs/edits/gfx/art i’d love to check out your blog!
Hi, wonderful❤❤ Have you ever thought about making a post and showing your process and tools you use/do when you make a picture :) I'd looove to see that! Like someday when you have time or if you feel like it!
Hey, Shay! ❤️ I have actually never really thought about it since my editing is pretty inconsistent and I tend to change styles all the time, but since I am finally somewhat happy with the way my pictures look, I guess I can make that post! My editing process is a bit wonky, keep in mind I am a total noob in Photoshop! How I edit my pictures under the cut! (edit: it was originally under the cut but I am afraid you can’t read it in my theme so it is no longer under the cut until I fix this, sorry!)
1. I use Reshade! Which, actually, makes a tremendous difference. I use this preset right over here.
2. Then, I open up Photoshop, select the picture I want to edit and run early-grape’s action opal from the angelic ace action pack, which can be found here!The action is amazing but I actually do prefer it without the lilac-ish tones, so what I do is remove the layers that give the picture such tones. Here’s a picture:
After you run the action your picture should look like this, what I do is delete the selected layers which I also attempted to circled around in red. So, to put it simply, after I have run the action I just press del.
3. After this is done I use Topaz Clean, which you can download here, with these settings:
4. After that is done I use smart sharpen (found under filter > sharpen > smart sharpen) with the following settings:
5. Once this is done, your picture should look sort of like this:
So now, we crop! I usually crop all my pictures to 1366 x 610 (so I just select the crop tool and insert that ratio).
6. After this is done I usually adjust brightness, however in this picture, it wasn’t necessary, so we go straight to the next step which is adding a light leak, drag it over the picture and screen it! I just googled light leaks and found this one and so I just screen it, here’s a couple pictures below:
7. Because I stopped using DOF sometimes, very rarely, when I feel like it, I select my sims with the selection tool, then I select inverse and blur the background using Gaussian blur (found under filters > blur > gaussian blur). And, that’s it!
Side note: I am a complete noob with Photoshop, but I am glad I know enough to be able to use what this community gives me to make my pictures look good! So a big thank you to those who provide actions and presets and all the tutorials, you are all so useful and kind for sharing these, so thank you, for helping out a noob like me!
(Spoilers) Ok but I think that Aneurin Barnard is being forgotten among fans of Dunkirk, partially because of the hype that has been following Harry Styles (which isn’t bad at all! Others just need to be appreciated as well.)
Don’t get me wrong, I thought Harry Styles was good throughout the movie, but Fionn Whitehead and Aneurin Barnard were the two young actors that stood out to me the most. They were absolutely amazing. And though I see Fionn Whitehead being recognized along with Styles, I barley see Barnard being mentioned at all. He spoke few words during the movie, yet his eyes showed so much emotion and inner turmoil. I thought he was brilliant in the film.
I also think that Tommy and Gibson had a stronger bond for the duration of Gibson’s screen time (or life, I guess), than Tommy and Alex. This is an opinion, but all I see in the Tumblr tag is Alex and Tommy. Gibson saved Tommy’s life, and Tommy, in turn, tried to save Gibson’s. Even before that, they tried to help each other in any way they could for no personal gain. They formed a friendship, or something as close as they could’ve gotten to a friendship under the circumstances. It should be noted that Gibson saved Alex’s life as well as Tommy’s, but Alex is willing to throw him under the bus immediately, with little reason. But almost all the fan fiction out there is Alex/Tommy, probably because people want Harry Styles to be paired with another attractive person in an mlm relationship.
This isn’t meant to be a hate post for Harry Styles or his fan base, because I think he was great and showed a lot of range. I just think Aneurin should be talked about and recognized just as much as him and Fionn.