not as awesome as me though

Since it’s still femslash february it seems like a perfect moment to point out that I love these two and I really wanna know who the heck they are ?? I’m glad it looks like they’re with us on the fukurodani game too, though~

anonymous asked:

What do you think of Jewish! Pidge?

i think it’s awesome!!! especially because apparently bex taylor-klaus, pidge’s voice actress, is jewish too! so i think it’s cool how it can all connect :3c

you prolly won’t see any headcanons from me though, i’m not jewish and i don’t really know anyone who is so i’m completely out of my depth lol

OH MY GOODNESS!!! 

I was at work when I saw this and nearly squeaked out loud. Thank you so much!! :D

I’m incredibly thankful for all of you!! I only wish there were more interaction and reblogging on my own creations

Special thanks to some of my new friends: 

@metaland-dust  : Ronnie!!! You are one of the coolest people ever!! You are so caring and nice and just wonderful! Even though you’ve had a history of sending me some pretty rude Mark stuff. *cough*  

@blndrgn : Kleine schwester you have been so sweet to me and made me such awesome stuff for my bday! Thanks for being a pal and spamming me with Mark stuff :)

@memento-moree : Thanks for being willing to teach me some French (even though I’m sucking at it) and just being super nice! I’m glad I decided to message you because I didn’t wanna be a lonely fangirl either!

@mtunaa93 : TT! You are the cutest and sweetest person! I hope you know how awesome you are and I will always cherish the birthday story you wrote for me!!! :D

@superfanboy19 : Thank you so much for always reblogging my stuff and always being willing to listen to me! Don’t ever worry about bugging me if you need someone to talk to! 

And here’s to the rest of you! :) (I’m aware I mentioned you some of you in my 200 follower post but I thought I could thank you again!)

@sarajhulle , @kimanaflavia, @playboybaek, @radiantaetae , @featureless-spy , @aerigom , @taeboos , @seung-boo-kwan , @stickystars , @littlenes, @liberatedmuse , @chicken-fried-nice , @simplyixing , @deiia , @cadadiaquesepassaeupensomaisemvc, @thick-wonho, @jbumholic,@the-princejinyoung, @jiminsjournal, @angelbeam15, @xxxmercelyxxx, @cobwebby, @tuans, @burningitdown-someday, @gomibakohowell, @lorreinetuan, @funnyclipsfromtrolls, @dubbbyviki, @http-tuan, @flightlogdestination, @monalisamoonposts, @calovernl, @brilliantbellesoares, @choiottter , @miningllama , @got6plus1 , @mishamylord , @sparkledbeaches , @aksakikime , @nitinkhannaor , @emiliealdaz , @teezy220 , @meloogal , @multi-fandom-bullshit , @vectortotheheavenz , @kawaiibadass , @conmisyndgi1981 , @jjuugss , @snappybuddie, @niejudtheti1981 , @terodpeduc1977, @atlemnoca1983, @cadodmere1980, @steeninosmen1983, @fundipjim, @jiminsbean, @llebigaste1980, @jackanne4lyf, @celestialcuties, @crazybetone, @antilogist, @memoideas, 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@princess-seoul, @pixelmesims, @t00ky00nmin, @heyjiyong, @hamda789, @exofanfic-org, @Icsdv, @alxlovesit, @defsoulhasmysoul, @fuck-off-fucking-fuck, @comments-questions, @falloutturtles23, @afromagia, @mscuteanonymous, @imyjinyoung, @defsoul-baby-girl, @catatuanr5, @taxi-a-venus, @j-y-peach, @shineedos, @this-for-me, @fob997, @theindigospell, @nuti1234, @rosesaesthetickpop, @onyxxamethyst, @j-imyourhope, @eommakai, @choggiwhy, @zombiezookeeper, @galletaohmygoduniverse, @crybabyjaja, @yoyopudding, @totalkpoptrashme, @heartbeatofexo, @tunababie, @kiaramalloy, @unicornzelo, @pastel-queenxx, @amorjackson, @megagrl, @rowehna, @heyythereskylar, @pizzgatoss, @masterxson, @rainjk, @isabelg-b, @kimlina7, @gulf-of-monkeys, @cupcakeplease0312, @thereisneverenoughniall, @xplasticxxx, @aprilfantasy4, @gotsvtwang, @randomfangirlkatie, @mercywang25, @koreaboo08, @tommothetrain, @satin-skies, @freckled-suga, @damn-manga-boys, @sillychey97, @day21-97, @cutehoodiethief, @johnnys95, @sweetwhyself, @sinathii, @alison2001, @hanczi00, @valerybxndj, @hxbibti,  @plentyoftrashyfandoms, @herokyolachan, @kirsten-kpop-anime, @vesperfection, @tristan718, @spooncerx, @camiiinyadesu,@cockadoodlefuckyoubitch, @mikalabawse, @kawaiipotato0120, @je-trouve-que, @dab28, @perliutx, @bangtanculturetechnology, @akasalty, @turquoiselune, @minji-g7, @fartingcolors, @swagaliciousswagger, @the-multifandom-one, @estefanafiore, @littasun, @chichiyeahjoyssttt, @amerrythaikong, @itsmeoowl, @who-s-your-reason-to-b3, @pawtyhemms, @gotsichi7, @nyxenjoyswriting, @cecenybabe, @briannahernandez22, @chaosrose92, @daeyeonis, @ingridasdfghjkl, @linn-way, @car0u, @merlyn2299, @khiphop-mademedoit, @maahtacelliblr, @click-click-bangtan, @kpoplord2002, @dreamercaitliuxx, @jamiesreboot, @kaipleasedokyungsoo,@thesandlotgirl, @jbthecuddlepumpkin, @onemoregeekygay, @fudoskull27, @galaxyinthekimono, @youngjaejfc, @infectedhalsey, @reaperoftheangels, @halftimenerdx, @luzkfos, @angelicseokminn, 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anonymous asked:

1/2 GWD Hey folks, gay white dude here. I don’t wanna step on any toes but yall are so marvoulous! I love the way yall take care of each other. Supergirl celebrates women and that’s a wonderful thing. “The girls we wanna kiss” series is awesome, I love the wide variety of prompts and QGW, your writing is wow! So hot. It sucks that sgwriters made Maggie apologizes, it sucks that James and M’gann and J’onn are getting shoved aside,

2/2 GWD and I’m sorry it’s all turning to shite. Love your fix-its though. Stay the course, and love each other. Many hugs to all yall, and if you wanna include a little more hot James in the fandom I won’t complain, lol.         

My darling Gay White Dude, you are marvelous. You are just spectacular, and this message made me so happy.

Also honey, because this message was so kind and so privilege-aware and so just, beautiful, here. I want to give you a gift ;) <3 <3 <3

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I love reading tags, some of the best commentary is hidden in there. Insightful stuff, touching stuff, pure rage distilled into a pithy couple of words. It’s awesome.

Some tags really make me laugh, though. I mean that with love, but I do find them hilarious.

Like, I’m from the LJ generation of fans, and so to me, any meta less than ~2k is short, 5k is starting to get long, and over 10k is serious meta.

Here on tumblr, stuff gets tagged as “long post” if it’s over three paragraphs, and god, it just cracks me up every time. Long post! Hahahaha.

ACOWAR Blurb #1 Theory

THEY RELEASED THE FIRST QUOTE FROM ACOWAR TOFAY, SO IT’S TIME TO THEORIZE CHILDREN!!!!

“My goal was bigger than revenge. My purpose greater than personal retribution.”

To me, this sounds like it comes from the beginning of the book, when Feyre is doing a bit of a recap. It could also be a part of Feyre’s big reveal to Tamlin, when she reveals that she’s been a spy for the Night Court the entire time. THIS QUOTE IS SO AWESOME THOUGH OH MY GOSH I WANT THE BOOK NOW PLEASE!!!!!

I’m Karianne ®. I’m 20, & I’m from Ohio.

I like politics, my golden retrievers, feta cheese, feminist novels, black coffee, poetry, and nature.

Most importantly, though, I’m really fucking lucky to have Emily (L).

I’ve met some really awesome people on here before & I’d love to keep it going.

Message me at fhloat.tumblr.com & let’s get to know one another!!!

@monstersbride replied to your post “I’ll be at #ECCC”

Them shoes are fantastic! I didn’t know you also like sonic ��

Oh Man! Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2  were my obsession when they released. (I cringe at the thought of all my old  sonic fan art. though that wouldn’t be any different by today’s sonic fanart standards XD)  @sonicthehedgehog social media have totally won me back. I’m hyped about Sonic mania and project 2017 has my full attention. So yes, I do really love the sonic series.  @miss-game-and-watch did an awesome job on the shoes! (she knows how much I love me stilettos) 

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looking for penpals (´∇ノ`*)ノ

Hey lovelies!

Never submitted here before, but I thought I’d give it a try. So, hi, my name is Jeanine (you can call me Nine, though), I’m 18 and I live in Germany.

I’m looking for some awesome peeps around my age (gender etc. doesn’t matter to me) who’d like to be penpals to exchange letters and become friends with me! In the past I used to have some penpals, and I really want to get back into it and find new friends from all over the world (´・` )(Please note that the only languages I can speak are German and English.)

A little more about myself: I’d call myself a creative person, I love to draw and write. Also, I really enjoy reading and listening to music (basically wearing headphones 24/7). I’m very into anime and manga (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑ Finding peeps with the same interests would be super cool, but it’s definitely not a requirement - anyone is welcome!

You can contact me here (I prefer emails, though):

email: ninebee @ gmx.de

tumblr: nine-bee

Maybe talk to you soon!

- Nine (ゝω・)ノ

More About Me Stuffage

More of me

Thank you to the awesome @fangirled-into-the-sun for tagging me <3

1. How tall are you? 5′6.5”

2. What colour and style is your hair? Red, darker red more towards the auburn spectrum than the orange, though when I was little it was orange :P.  It is a mess of curls that fall a little past my chest and I’m too lazy to do anything with it but sometimes pull it back in a pony tail or bun, usually it is just down.

3. What colour are your eyes? Green

4. Do you wear glasses? Around the house or on days when I don’t feel like putting in my contacts.  My eye sight isn’t that bad so I could go without but everything is a bit clearer with :P

5. Do you wear braces? Years ago

6. What is your fashion sense? Hippey/boho.  I like long skirts, shirts with tribal type designs, anything with elephants, owls, or cats, I have a fox purse and an elephant purse.  If I’m not wearing a skirt or dress it is jeans and a t-shirt.  But I don’t believe in sacrificing comfort for fashion so I never wear itchy lace stuff or any of that, blegh

7. Do you have any siblings? 2 older half-brothers and an older step-sister

8. What kinda student were/are you? My teachers all adored me because I was well behaved and nice and my mother did a lot of stuff for the school.  As far as actual work, basically the only reason I passed is because I was smart enough to pull off doing assignments last minute (sometimes even right before class started >.<) and still pulling off Bs or Cs.  When I started just not even caring to do it then obviously I dropped off honor roll which was at the end of junior year and through senior year basically.  Let’s not even talk about college.  I have this awful habit of, if I don’t really care about a subject, I don’t bother to learn it.  I didn’t learn my classmates names for the longest time and didn’t know the order of the months till late middle school just because I didn’t see the importance lol

9. What is your favourite subject? English.  Though I greatly enjoyed fencing when I took it.  Mainly because my fencing instructor was hot and had a nice ass and thighs, he also often wore leggings during class.

10. Favourite TV shows? GoT, Once Upon A Time, Longmire, Walking Dead, Bob’s Burgers, and The Returned (the original French version)

11. Favourite books? Far too many to list on here.

12. Favourite pastime? Writing, arting, reading, eating, cooking, cuddling cat, cuddling hubby, playing DA, and drinking copious amounts of coffee

13. Any regrets? Doesn’t everyone?

14. What is your dream job? Working at home as a freelance artist and, publishing a book, maybe more than one book ;).  Then I can stay home and never wear pants or shoes again buhahahahahaaha

15. Do you want to get married? I am married, so no?  I think I’m good with two husbands, between Rik and Solas I have enough to deal with ;).

16. Do you want kids? How many? Nope, got my tube’s tied so never gonna happen :D unless I adopted which is also never gonna happen :D

17. How many countries have you visited? 2

18. What’s the scariest dream you’ve ever had? Don’t remember.  One time I had a dream where my mom was possessed and I had to try and kill her with a spork.  That was weird.  

19. Do you have any enemies? I don’t think so but maybe :D

20. Do you have a datemate? You mean my husband?  Or is it someone you always have on dates with you?  In that case it would be food.  I always require food on my dates cuz food.

Tagging @varriccallsme-foxlette @liderfin @thevikingwoman @tel-abelas-mofo @galadrieljones @bearlytolerable

anonymous asked:

Your icons are some of the best that I have seen. Whenever I'm on tumblr and I'm scrolling through the dashboard, sometimes I'll glance at the icons of other users and think, "Yeah that's from strengthcas!" You have such a distinct style I love it. To hear that people are taking that away from you is sad. I'm sorry. ): Don't let that get you down hon. ♥

This is seriously the sweetest thing??? Thank you so much! You have no idea how nice it is to hear that. ill try not to let it get me down though! you’re awesome– seriously don’t ever change!! :D xo

youtube

So I made Sam out of melted Crayons! Jack/Sean is one of my favorite YouTubers and he’s honestly helped me get though my darkest times.

So I would love some help from this awesome community to get this to his attention!   Thanks! 

@therealjacksepticeye

~Ashton AKA Ashyytinns

galemont  asked:

Hi there! I came across, your blog and I'm slowly gaining interest with it! Though, I'm still a bit of a skeptic regarding sharks (despite acknowledging their importance within the habitat); so if I may ask, how would you convince me why sharks are awesome?

There’s more than 400 known species of shark, and they come in all beautiful shapes and sizes! Here is just some of them:

Sharks have been around for over 400 million years. Some of the earliest sharks were discovered dating back to the Devonian age. Their shape, behavior, and survival skills have changed very little, this basically makes them swimming fossils. [x]

Sharks have special sensory organs called “Ampullae of Lorenzini”, these are the large jelly filled pores on their nose that can detect electrical fields in the water. Sharks are more sensitive to these fields than any other living animal, with a threshold of sensitivity as low as 5 nV/cm. That is 5/1,000,000,000 of a volt measured in a centimeter-long ampulla. [x]

A shark may grow and use over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime. Sharks never run out of teeth. Behind the first set in the front are many rows developing. As the next row moves forward a full set replaces the damaged, older set. [x]

In 2008, DNA evidence confirmed that a female Blacktip shark fertilized her own egg, impregnating herself without the help of a male. Though it’s not entirely known how rare this event, called parthenogenesis, is among Blacktip or other sharks. [x]

Unlike humans, shark eyes are equipped with a tapetum lucidum, a layer of mirrored crystals located behind the retina. This provides a means for light that initially escaped detection to be detected as it is passed through the retina a second time. [x]

Some female Bamboo sharks use sperm from multiple males to father a single litter. That makes her pups half-siblings, even though they’re born at the same time. This sperm can be stored inside the female for up to 4 years. [x]

Shark teeth are covered in fluoride, making them cavity-resistant. One 2012 study published in the Journal of Structural Biology found that sharks’ enamel is made up of a chemical called fluoroapatite, which is resistant to acid produced by bacteria. This, combined with the fact that most sharks replace their teeth throughout their lives, means that sharks have excellent dental health. [x]

Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Their skeletons are made of cartilage. [x]

Bull sharks are one of the very few shark species that can survive in fresh water. Most sharks will absorb too much water and essentially explode, but the Bull shark is different. Its kidneys rapidly process the fresh water and get rid of it; their urine rate increases up to 15x, which means they are constantly flushing out the fresh water from their system. [x]

A shark’s skin is covered in special scales called denticles. These scales are shaped like sharp backwards pointing teeth, and are designed to smooth the flow of water over the shark’s body, reducing drag and increasing speed. In fact, these scales inspired human engineers to create “shark-skin suits” to help elite swimmers go fast as humanly possible. [x]

The Goblin shark extends its jaw way out in front of its body, then snaps it back to catch food. The jaw is suspended by ligaments, and not connected to the skull. [x] [gif]

Last but not least, consider this:

Sharks are part of every indigenous culture that lives near the sea. Humans have felt the power and presence of sharks since they have first laid eyes on the ocean. They have revered them as deities, gods, manifestations of ancestors and guardians for as long as cultures have existed.

Try to pin me for illegal deductions? That's a paddlin'

This occurred about 3 years ago.

I shut down my framing company to pursue a job as a site supervisor for the development I had been building in.

Started with the builder after I had built the last house, and managed to get 3 out of 4 of my guys a job with the builder, so they wouldn’t be affected my decision. (the fourth guy was a piece of shit, who I never fired because his work ethic was awesome, but had a terrible attitude, bad habits, and was wildly hated by the rest of the crew. He was only there because he made me money. sorry)

First couple months go well, my three guys have settled into doing more than just framing, though they were not enthused about certain tasks, but who really likes working in a muddy hole, or highly physical labour tasks.

My guys were always dirty. Always wore “shitty clothes to work, as did I. Who wants to destroy I nice pair of jeans, or a new clean white t shirt, by getting them stained, or torn. So, our professional "look” left a little to be desired.

After awhile, the owner thought our mish-mash of a crew needed some cleaning up. Ive always subscribed to the analogy “gotta crack an egg to make an omelette”, so I wasn’t personally concerned about our outward appearances, our work should speak for itself.

I’d saved the builder 9$ per square foot, per house, and I could see he was happy about that, under my direction, the rest of the trades had increased the quality, without any incurred cost, and our houses just “looked” better than competitors, during construction.

I get called into a meeting, half way through the week, and the owner says “ I’m tired of you guys looking like no one owns you, your work attire should reflect the quality of homes we’re building, here’s a bunch of uniforms, enough so everyone has one to wear every day, and an extra in case you work Saturday’s.”

I say “ hey boss man! That’s a great idea! It’ll make my guys feel more included and happier! You’ve even embroidered their names on everything! That’s super cool!”

My guys were ecstatic. New shirts, pants, steel towed boots, and steel towed cold weather rubber boots, jackets, hard hats, hi-VI’s vests, you name it. All name brand, high quality stuff, Supplied by the company. It was Christmas in July.

Until they got their pay cheque.

Each guy including me, was deducted $1357.00 for “uniforms”

My lowest paid guy at $15 and hour, OWED the company money.

Next guy made $3.16.

Highest paid guy? A cool $57.

Me? Well I received a cheque less my “uniform” deduction for a little over $2500. I made more money building for him, than I did managing his site.

I was f*cking furious.

This is where the revenge comes in.

I paid my guys for their deducted wage, and then did some research.

Guess what?

Where I’m from, if you require an employee to wear a certain uniform, you cannot pass that cost off to the employee. It’s to be supplied free-of-charge to the worker.

This was also around the time I had been using my personal accounts at suppliers for odds and ends.

I called for a meeting, printed out the labour standards act, highlighting to pertinent areas, and explained to the boss, not only was it illegal, what they did almost cost my guys their homes, if I hadn’t stepped up, they would have been evicted, child support wouldn’t have been paid, and it could have been a lot worse.

My boss took this all in, and said “it’s not mandatory, that’s why you guys have to foot the bill.”

I said “okay boss man, my guys can’t afford to drop $1357 on work clothes, so I’ll have everything returned, most of it has never been worn, you can return what’s still new, I’ll pay the difference”

We all went back to work, wearing our torn jeans, ripped shirts, and stained jackets.

Problem solved right?

Nope.

I was fired two days later. Since they were “my guys”, that meant them too.

So rather than tell the guys what happened, I told them to roll up all my tools, and anything I had paid for, take Friday off, and I’ll let everyone know what’s going on over the weekend.

Started back up framing that Monday, for the competing builder.

But that’s not where it ends.

I filed a complaint with labour standards, filed a builders lien on the 15 properties I had been managing for unpaid expenses and waited.

When he refused to acknowledge any claim against him, I escalated to lien his personal home. I had done $25,000.00 worth of work to his home, which was to be paid after the sale, plus an extra 10% for waiting.

That really got his attention, as his house was “sold”, pending the closing of the buyers own property.

The lien made it so he can’t sell, without paying me out first.

I ignored all calls, except from his lawyer, and he essentially shut down business, and blames me for doing so.

Long story short?

I got my money, but to this day refuse his $25,000.00 for payment as it lacks the 10%, plus 3% per month late charge.

He could sell his house, but he refuses to pay me out. Owes me about $56,000.00

F*ck that guy.