Apung Susing’s Temple & Burial Grounds, Bale Batu

Hidden at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga, Philippines lies a large pyramid like compound that looks like it was created in 9-14th centuries by the Hindu and Buddhists of Java. However it wasn’t created by someone from an empire in Java nor is it really that old. The hand made temple was actually built in the course of 4 decades starting from the 1960′s by a Kapampangan artist named Jesus Padilla, or what he was known as by his peers, Apung Susing.

Apung Susing built his temple and burial grounds with his own money and work. According to his wife, Apung Sitang, they would work on Bale Batu for 3 months of the year during the dry seasons and stop once the rainy season arrived. On their 1 hectare land they owned they planted a variety of fruits and crops and harvested them to sell to locals and their neighbors. From the money they earned they would use it to buy all the materials needed for the construction of the temple.

With no prior architectural background or education he drew plans of the temple and created it with pulverized mountain rock and cement in a formula he received from his grandfather. This has actually stood against the forces of time and nature such as earthquakes that happened in the region. You will know you are at the entrance when you see the balete (banyan) tree growing on top of an arch of a stone gate. To me this symbolizes this as very spiritual as the balete is a tree that is found to be a spiritual place in every ethnic group in the Philippines, where it is believed to house spirits and thus it’s disrespectful and stupid to desecrate one or climb one without permission from the spirits as you are inviting them to maliciously harm you. The balete tree on top of the gate symbolizes you entering the temple and burial grounds of Apung Susing who is now with the spirits and ancestors, marking it as a spiritual space.

There are a few stories from those who have visited the temple and burial ground and according to Apung Sitang, signifies that the spirit of her husband is still there. One such event is when those who visit the temple try and take pictures outside or inside the temple and get blank white photos. She says that in order to take photos you must first request the permission of Apung Susing to take them. Others have felt cold chills while passing by the temple.

After decades of hard work and artistic passion, Apung Susing died peacefully in March 2007 at the foot of his temple where he is now buried and his spirit still lives.

From the January 27, 1947 feature on “Suse Sweaters” - a popular fad at the time with the Hollywood crowd designed by Susan Dannenberg. Pictured here is hand knit blue sweater with a frieze of white felt roaring lions for the low cost of $100. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday

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Information on Aogiri. ‘Takizawa’ and ‘Ayato’ aren’t included, it’s placed there for reference but no clue so far if they’ve found out that Owl = Takizawa. Just rough translations, take with a grain of salt.

Naki: S
Used to be imprisoned in Cochlea but escaped due to Aogiri’s assault.

Hakatori: A+
Bin Brothers’ protegee. Seems to have knowledge on how to handle Quinques for some reason.
(i’m not sure if sister-in-law was the right term so i edited it for now but Hakatori is someone the Bins saw as their younger sister)

Hooguro: A+
A member of the White Suits. After joining Shousei, he separated from him. After that, he joins him.
(i’m a bit confused by this one)

Torso: A
Handles miscellanous jobs as a driver for Aogiri’s Tree.

Miza of Three-Blades: S
Ruled over the 18th Ward as the leader of the ‘Blade’. Was in opposition of the Bin Brothers.

Owl (Takizawa): SS+
The ghoul who appeared during the Auction battle. Suggested to be involved with ghoulification incidents.

Rabbit (Ayato): SS
An executive in Aogiri. A young ghoul in the service of the 'One-Eyed King’. Has killed Ghoul Investigators.

Top 10 Mobile Phones Operating Systems

Many people have ample knowledge about different mobile phones and their companies, but a very few of them know something about operating systems. It is vital to learn about different mobile OS used by many companies so that you can know that what is behind your smartphone’s smooth and colorful touchscreen.

Above is the popularity graph, which represents last 12 months trends. It is apparent that Android is beating up all other operating systems, even the IOS. Symbian, which was once an industry leader, is also observing a diminishing slope. IOS might continue to compete Android, and with the release of Windows Phone 8, we might see some healthy competition in future.


“Boss Ass Bitch” and “Lookin Ass” as Feminist Praxis

Yo, I employ these n****s
They be grown men, but I little-boy these n****s
Want the cookie, so I gotta Chips Ahoy these n****s
But I never iPhone, Android these n****s
Use rubbers with ‘em, I don’t never raw these n****s
More money than em’, I'ma son all these n****s
I ain’t shopping, but it’s like I gotta store these n****s
Put em’ on time-out and never call these n****s

The ability to flip traditional gender roles is what I love most about Nicki. Making rap dinosaurs collectively grit their teeth while simultaneously bobbing their heads is a close second. Both seem to be causes for the excessive scrutiny she’s under from men who disagree with the way she presents her sexuality coupled with her perceived lack of humility. This is also apparent with women who don’t seem understand just how much they’ve internalized misogynist narratives. “Only” is pretty fun. Sorry if you don’t enjoy making fun of thirsty dudes as much as Nicki does. Dudes are confused when women behave this way, but she’s just doing what they’ve been doing for years – being unapologetic about her accomplishments and her overall dopeness.

The difference between Nicki and a lot of her peers, who seem to exist in a bubble of self-congratulation, is that Nicki has actually earned the right to her bravado. It takes guts to go as hard against patriarchy as Nicki does but it also takes pure talent to trick you into paying her as she’s doing it. She draws you in with the sexuality and femininity which are often seen by society as weaknesses and in the same songs reminds you that you’re a dummy if you believe she isn’t in complete control of herself and you.

I ain’t gotta check for y'all
But if I'ma check for y'all, I'ma need a check from y'all n****s
I don’t want sex, give a fuck about your ex
I don’t even want a text from y'all n****s

Reversal of power often makes those in power angry when they feel their grip on that power loosening. I love Nicki aiming machine guns at hypermasculinity in “Lookin Ass.” I love Nicki’s weaponized femininity in “Boss Ass Bitch.” These songs are feminism that forces you to deconstruct your own preconceived notions of what liberation looks like, forces you to acknowledge what it looks like on her terms, forces you to ask yourself what it looks like on your own terms. It’s feminism that’s steeped in lived experiences instead of rigid guidelines put in place by academics and theorists most don’t even have access to. It’s feminism that allows you to be a complicated black woman who contains multitudes whether the world likes it or not - which is the only feminist praxis I give a damn about.

– Alesia Pullins

Alesia is ¼th of my favorite podcast, Black Girls Talking. You can also find her on Twitter.

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Suho  ► Sehun  ► D.O  ► Kai  ►D.O Baekhyun ► Xiumin  ►Chen  ► Lay  ► Chen

SuYeol or Chanho forever alone together

This made my day 1000x better *-*♡ couples

SUSE and it-novum Collaborate to Enhance Storage Management in Ceph

February 11, 2016

SUSE® and it-novum today announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of additional Ceph management functionality for openATTIC, which will make deploying enterprise storage solutions easier. openATTIC, an open source software-defined storage management platform sponsored by it novum, will be made available as the management front end for future releases of SUSE Enterprise Storage.

Powered by Ceph, SUSE Enterprise Storage is a self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. The collaboration between it-novum and SUSE will bring centralized management of file, block and object storage via openATTIC’s single graphical user interface to future releases of SUSE Enterprise Storage.

“Simplifying enterprise storage has been one of our primary goals with SUSE Enterprise Storage,” said Michael Miller, president of strategy, alliances and marketing for SUSE. “This productive new collaboration with it-novum allows us to provide openATTIC-managed SUSE Enterprise Storage, bringing even greater cost efficiencies and simplicity to enterprise software-defined storage.”

Michael Kienle, CEO of it-novum, said, “SUSE is renowned for their solid engineering and commitment to open source technologies throughout the industry. With openATTIC, we aim to provide a management GUI for users to manage storage and Ceph in an intuitive way. We are excited to work with SUSE to bring openATTIC’s Ceph management capabilities to the customer, providing a viable alternative to traditional storage management solutions.”

openATTIC is an open source storage management system for Linux-based appliances. Currently under development, version 2.0 of openATTIC will provide the configuration, management and monitoring of storage resources via a wide range of file and block storage protocols, including NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FibreChannel as well as the Ceph distributed storage system. openATTIC is based on well-established open source technologies and provides a RESTful API for automation/integration and an intuitive web-based interface making it a powerful storage management solution (including Ceph).

“The potential for open source-based approaches, such as SUSE Enterprise Storage, to disrupt the status quo in storage remains significant,” said Simon Robinson, research vice president for Storage at 451 Research. “By promising to simplify the overall Ceph storage management experience, this collaboration between SUSE and it-novum brings this potential one step closer to reality.”

SUSE Enterprise Storage is available as an option with SUSE OpenStack Cloud or as a stand-alone storage solution. For more information, visit More information about openATTIC can be found at And a recorded discussion of this collaboration is available at

About it-novum
it-novum GmbH with its headquarters in Fulda and branch offices in Berlin and Vienna is the leading Business Open Source specialist and founder of the storage management project openATTIC and the system management project openITCOCKPIT. openATTIC is an open solution for managing storage resources and has been designed for the deployment in cloud systems, such as OpenStack. openITCOCKPIT is based either on Nagios, Naemon or Icinga and has become a monitoring standard in many large and medium-sized enterprises. it-novum is a pioneer when it comes to open source solutions in the areas of business-related and business-critical applications. As a certified Business Partner of SAP and partner of a number of open source projects, it-novum’s approach is to provide the integration of closed and open source business applications at an enterprise level. it-novum very successfully offers open source-based solutions in areas such as service management (help desk and ticketing systems based on OTRS and i-doit), content and document management (portals, collaboration, detection and control of content based on Alfresco and Liferay ) and business intelligence (reporting, analysis, data integration based on Pentaho and Jedox Palo, Hadoop). it-novum is a daughter of KAP AG (sales 2014: €387.5 million). Founded in 2001, it-novum was the former IT department of KAP AG and now operates with 75 employees from its offices in Fulda, Berlin and Vienna. Another subsidiary in Zurich opens in spring 2016. More info at

About SUSE
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Writing Resources!

So this took a wee while to compile, but here is a comprehensive list of resources that hopefully you will find helpful! -Vixen


Writing Smut


Domination & Submission

Writing Gay Sex

Smut - The Bare Bones

Lesbian Smut 2

A Guide to Bottoming

Writing Smoking Hot Smut

How Not to Write Smut

Writing a Blowjob (NSFW Blog)

Writing an Orgasm

Smut Thesaurus 

Writing a Kiss


Describing Characters

Describing Characters Physique 

Writing your Character’s Personality

Character Mannerisms

Writing Alcoholics & Withdrawing Alcoholics

Character Smells

Writing a Non-Binary Character

Writing a Villain

Writing Bisexual Characters

Writing a Trans Character

Writing a Character who Self-Harms

Writing Children

When is it Cheap to Kill off a Main Character?

Body Language: Eyes

41 Emotions Expressed Through Body Language

Writing Character Voice

Writing Dialogue


Using Flashbacks

What Not to do When Writing Action

Writing Military Fics

Writing Action Tips

Describing Geographical Locations

Writing Gun Scenes

Zombie Apocalypse/Survival Advice

Writing the 60s

Writing the 90s


Words Instead of Said

Effects of Drugs

Limits of the Human Body

Colour Reference Chart

Common Story Problems & Their Fixes

Keeping Readers Engaged During Slower Parts

Pre-writing 101

For New Writers

Starting to Write Again

Words to Use When Writing Things

Words to Use More Often

Soulmate AU Prompts

Masterpost of AU Prompts

List of Different AU’s

Useful Links

Reverse Dictionary - Type the Definition to Find a Word

Find a Word you Can’t Remember

Recover Unsaved Drafts (Microsoft Word)

Editing Checklist

Writing Checker