that is what the site says

goddamntreesandflowers  asked:

Idk if this was answered before but where do you get your korean skincare products? Or do you know any good sites to get them? Also what products or brands would you say are best? thank youuuuu

Amazon Prime (the quickest method with easy returns)

Jolse.com (usually the cheapest with free shipping, takes a while to ship)

Asian Beauty Exchange Reddit (allows you to buy from other people who use asian beauty products)

This is a list of trustworthy Asian Beauty retailers.

I often jump between a lot of different Asian Beauty websites during Black Friday to get the best deals. I rarely pay full price, unless its a staple of mine that I need regularly refilled. Its important to cross-check across multiple websites to see where you’re getting the best deal. Many well known websites upcharge like crazy on Asian Beauty (ex. Sephora, Glow Recipe, Wishtrend, SokoGlam, etc).

As far as the “best” products and brands, that’s hard to say. One of the many reasons why KBeauty is so great is that Korea has an incredibly competitive market, where the latest and greatest quickly becomes mainstream. As a consequence, there are tons of different brands all selling quality products. It is very common to have a different brand for each step of your routine!

Personally, I love Benton and Cosrx are my favorites. Nearly every product they produce is high quality and their brands cater to all skin types, especially acne-prone. They’re also very budget friendly. 

Dr. Jart, Belif, and Whamisa are bit more pricy, but they have excellent products. If you go into really high-end brands like Sulwhasoo or sum:37, you will not be disappointed.

However, I have to say there’s a really great trend of no-nonsense, high quality brands coming onto the KBeauty scene. I’ve yet to try these brands, but I’m keeping an eye out for them: Huxley, Olivarrier, and Klavuu

Onision Rant (sorry!)

In one of his newer videos, “The Onision Youtube Channel is Dead?” Onion said that even the “anti-onision hate blog” confirmed it. The video was posted a day after the post about the Onision search results. Someone definitely checks this site, and often. Hahahah.

Also, unrelated, but in his “My Ex Girlfriend From Texas (Full story)” video, he says that he made a video saying that he told Adrienne he agreed 100% with everything in her letter, then later stated he didn’t even read it when he said that. Isn’t that lying, Mr. Honest?? If you are going to pride yourself in being SOOOO HONEST, don’t ANY lies count as dishonest, regardless of if they’re big/small? Or does he get to choose what is and isn’t ok? 

ALSO, ALSO, why is he still even talking about her. Like, I understand if you’re with friends and they ask about something from your past, but then to actively post it to Youtube. We don’t care anymoreee, move on, leave her alone, stop trying to make money off a watered down story. Oh wait, what is this, video 636363 about her? What a stalker. 

Sorry for the rant. Can’t stand him. 

[submission]

Haha what the hell why is he using my blog as a source? Why can’t he just show the search results in his video? That was bizarre. 

Maybe I should change my name to Fact Machine too. Hi Greg! Enjoy my facts.

Greg is telling the truth about this. He did make a video saying she was right without reading what she posted. When his fans told him she bashed him he quickly deleted it. I remember that video, I tried to click on it from the sidebar, but by the the page loaded it was gone. I backed out of the page and grabbed this screen shot:

(Brings me back to the early days of this blog lol)

Oh, also at that point she did not write the letter. He was replying to this google + post, which she posted after he suggested to his audience she had STDs.

I totally agree with the last paragraph. It’s one thing to tell the story to his Patreon fans on Discord, but it’s another to upload it to youtube to make money off of it. Plus introducing this story to thousands of fans that probably never heard it before. Idk I think he should let his exes go, at least in the public eye. Stop talking about them on his channels. He’s been with Lainey for 5 years now.

anonymous asked:

All these people sending you encourAgement have no idea what it's like to be gay

I actually know Christians on this site who struggle with homosexuality and have made the decision not to give into their feelings. @gods-little-punk is one of these Christians who talks openly about this on her own blog (hope you don’t mind me mentioning you). She knows the struggle firsthand, yet I know she agrees with and acknowledges everything scripture says about homosexuality. There are other Christians who have spoken to me about their struggles with same sex attraction privately whom I also know would also agree with what I have written on the topic, despite the fact that this is their struggle (but I won’t mention names here since these are individuals who don’t really talk about their struggle much on their blog publicly).

The point I’m trying to make is that it is wise not to make assumptions about people you do not know. Just because someone acknowledges what scripture says about homosexuality does not automatically mean they don’t personally struggle with it.

anonymous asked:

its not gonna make me a libertarian but i noticed theyre a hell of a lot nicer to me and other palestinians than a lot of the so called commies on this site and around irl.. progressive except for palestine.. at least there was a name for this phenomenon.. such filth they'll never be more then internet whiners or the fascists they complain about so much.. plainly disgusting

im kidna drunk right now and i cant figure out what this says sorrry

Story 215: Cultural Exchange

The human steps onto the station from her shuttle, and walks into the scanner.  It flashes - no weapons.  I pity her, though there’s nothing I can do for her.  By tomorrow she will be a slave the same as me; the Gaunvans collect ambassadors like trophies.
“Hello there!  Amanda Thorn, ambassador for the Empire of Humanity.  You’re a Ixian, correct?”
Mimicking human body language, I nod my head.  "That’s correct.  Ix Malasan.  It is an honor to meet you.“
She smiles, reminding me again that she has somehow modified herself to breathe atmosphere suited to the Gaunvans rather than wear a respirator like myself.  Other than that she appears to be a standard human, something I am led to believe is less and less common as they pursue the bizarre compulsion humans have to alter their bodies.  Changing hair color, adding pigments to their skins in patterns and pictures, growing long tails or ears that mimic other species from their planet.  No other known species tampers with their bodies like this.
“Not to be undiplomatic, she says, "but the Gaunvans enslaved your people.  Why are you here?”
“We… reached a mutually beneficial agreement.  We would have lost in combat and been eliminated, so we chose to preserve what we could of our culture.  The Gaunvans are not naturally skilled at diplomacy, so they bring me along to assist and to show that peace can be made.”
She nods.  "Understood.  I can respect that choice.  How much freedom do you have, personally?“
Smart of her, to start planning for her future. "A fair amount.  I have free reign on the ship when we are in transit.  At the homeworld I have reasonably comfortable quarters.”
“Have you ever met the Empress, or…?”
“Oh, no.  No, while on the homeworld I am confined to my chambers - but they’re quite spacious.”
“Shame.  Okay, plan ‘A’ then.  Let’s get this over with.”

Despite my attempt at encouraging diplomacy, the Gaunvan commander starts with threats.  I don’t know why I bother.  He looms over the human, chitinous plates almost black in the dim light.  His pod of six is posted around the room, for show more than for actual security since she followed orders and came alone and unarmed.  "Failure to surrender will bring the full wrath of our army upon you.  Humanity will be crushed, and wiped from the universe.“
To her credit, she looks very calm.  "We live in a post-scarcity society.  Bloody conquest just seems silly, doesn’t it?”
“It is for the glory of Gaun!”
“Well, I’m not prepared to get into a religious debate with you,” she says, “since I doubt there’s anything I can do to change your mind.  Since you’re committed to this course of action, what are you willing to offer if we surrender?”
Now he goes back on script.  Maybe I am getting through to him a little?  He talks about the benefits of being enslaved, mainly the protections for up to twelve designated culturally historical sites.  They’ve been mostly good on their word on my homeworld, though they did use the area just outside of the Hahhn Memorial as a waste dump.

She nods as she listens.  There was a part of me that was worried she would argue, because the humans are somewhat childlike.  They don’t understand the horrors of war.  Certainly they fought in the past, but the last time they had to battle was more than two of their generations ago, so these ones have all grown up coddled and soft.  They play games with each other instead, silly competitions.  They make art, and play pretend, and alter their bodies for fun.  They don’t have weapons anymore, and wouldn’t know how to use them if they did.
“Well then,” ambassador Thorn says, “this is about what I expected.  On behalf of humanity, I would like to formally reject this offer.”
Oh no.  Foolish humans.  The galaxy will miss your innocence.  The commander makes an excited clicking noise, looking forward to combat.  He reaches a blade-tipped hand towards ambassador Thorn, but hesitates as every device in the room bleats out an alert - we’ve all lost communications with the outside.

Like one of the dances humans do, she gracefully pivots around while taking his hand.  She ends up close to him and places her other arm against his thorax, then… oh gods. Gods, what… she’s ripped his arm off.  It’s not possible.  The commander is clearly thinking the same thing, staring in mute shock at his dripping limb.
“I’d like to extend a counter-offer,” she says, and flips the arm around before jamming the bladed end into his neck.  The warriors around the room are fidgeting, uncertain.  They haven’t been told to attack, and don’t want to dishonor their commander by intervening in a fight with such a small creature.  She’s still holding the commander’s severed arm in his neck, but she rotates and heaves, lifting him off the ground with it for a moment… and then his head pops off, landing squarely on the conference table.  She allows the corpse to slide to the ground, and straightens her clothes as if they aren’t covered in ichor.

I don’t understand.

The warriors, now with no orders at all, finally act.  She smiles as they come for her, I suppose because she has done her duty to send this powerful message of resistance.  She can die in peace.  Or… no… She’s killing them.  She’s smiling because this is fun for her.  Though they’re partly killing themselves; if there had been two of them, prepared, strategic, they might have prevailed.  Watching six panicked fighters get in each other’s way while trying to stop a smaller, faster, and somehow impossibly stronger foe is almost hypnotic.  At least one is killed by the stab of a friendly lance due to pure confusion.  It’s over faster than I would have thought possible, severed limbs strewn across the room.  I’ve got some fluids splashed across my clothing.  Only one yet lives, and he is retreating.  She seems to be allowing it.

She follows behind, holding a lance.  The wounded and scared warrior scurries down the hallway towards his ship, looking back behind him as he goes.  She’s just… walking.  Calm.  And for some reason I’m following.  The last Gaunvan reaches the airlock and the second he enters his code she throws the lance - throws it! - and spears him.
“Come on, we’re stealing their ship.”  She says it like this is the most normal thing in the world.
“There are thousands more on board!  Thousands!  Almost all warrior caste!”
She smiles again, and keeps walking.  I see errors on the screens that we pass, messages indicating communications have been lost.  They can’t tell anyone what is happening here.  Even the communicators within the ship are on nodes rather than being wired, so the warriors at one end of the vessel won’t be able to coordinate with the other end.  Do they even know they’ve been boarded?
“How?”

We enter the bridge after she kills a handful of other guards with ease.  They’re too shocked by her presence to act in time.  Once the door are sealed and she is working on the control systems she starts talking to me again.
“Well, you know, we do like to be prepared.”
“But you… you ripped his arm off.”
“Yeah, that was super satisfying.”  She looks at me appraisingly.  "Oh, come on.  Is it really that surprising?  You knew we were into changing ourselves, right?  Being strong enough to pop an overgrown bug’s forelimb off isn’t rocket science.“
"Your people are so peaceful…”
“Oh, sure, most of them.  But we did that, too.  Tweaked ourselves over the years to decrease aggression and some of our tribalistic tendencies, increase empathy… all stuff that can be undone if needed.  Though for a good cause even the nicest of us can squish a bug or two.”
“You bond with Ry'ling devourers!”
“Those are the big fuzzy guys that look like cats, yeah?  Those guys are adorable!  But… look, liking some things that could kill us doesn’t mean we’ll sit back and get enslaved.  We didn’t put up with it well when we enslaved each other, and we certainly aren’t going to go for it now that we’re… finally… on the same page about slavery being unacceptable.  It was, uh, a longer time than we like to admit before the last hold-outs were convinced of that one.”

I can feel the ship un-dock.  We’re moving.  "What about all the warriors on board?  They’ll break through the doors eventually!“
"Not according to this control panel here.  Take a look.”
It says there’s no atmosphere in the rest of the ship.  Life signs are negative on all but two of the warriors, presumably the only ones that got to their suits in time.  She disabled all the safety measures, somehow.  She just killed… I check the life signs readout again to confirm the number… three thousand, six hundred, and fourteen soldiers.  Wait, how is it tracking that unless… “Are communications back up?”
“Yeah, I’m calling some friends.  The military is right around the corner, so to speak.”
“But Earth doesn’t have a standing military.”
She laughs.  Not just a little bit.  She’s actually doubled over for a moment, unable to catch her breath.  "Sweet Jeebus, you guys actually fell for that?  No standing military.  Have you read about us at all?“

Three ships appear seemingly out of nowhere, and one docks with the Gaunvan vessel.  Once the atmosphere is restored we head to the airlock to meet them, and I’m surprised by an entire platoon of Gaunvan warriors.  Speaking English.
"Okay boys, send your last goodbyes!  This is in all likelihood a one way mission.  Commander Thorn!  It is an honor to see you again, and might I say you look exquisite drenched in the blood of your enemies!”
She bows to him, blushing, and then salutes the Gaunvans.  Or… humans?  Can they change themselves this drastically?
“You’ve got two holed up in here somewhere.  Bridge is clear, have the techs bring the new brain on board.”
“New brain?”
She looks at me like she’s forgotten that I’m here, and then turns back to the others.  "Men, this is our new friend Ix Malasan who has just been liberated from his captivity.  He’s going to be helping with our intel.  Malasan, yeah, a new brain for the ship.  Once this vessel is cleaned up and back in service with a new crew we’ll be able to take it over whenever we want even if all of our boys get killed.  We cooked up a really sadistic AI for it.“
"But how do you know the protocols?  This was your first contact with the Gaunvans, they’ve never lost a ship anywhere near here!”
“No?  There wasn’t a mining colony disaster two years ago?”
“But that was just an accident… and you weren’t even involved in the war yet… and…”

The faux-Gaunvans have finished boarding.  The one that was talking to them before puts a bladed claw on ambassador - commander - Thorn’s shoulder.  "You coming with?“
"Naw.  Orders said I could only come if they allow ambassadors near extremely high value targets.  Malasan here says they don’t, so I need to wait for my next mission back on Earth.”
“It would have been nice having you with us, Thorn.  Well, maybe we’ll see each other again.  Suicide mission or not, I think I’ve decided to live through it.”
“Bold choice,” she says, and kisses him next to his lower mandibles.
He nods at me, then turns back to his men. “Okay everyone, we are now officially on the job.  And what is that job?”
In unison, they start chanting.

“FUCK! SHIT! UP!  FUCK! SHIT! UP!  FUCK! SHIT! UP!”

For a moment I nearly feel pity for the Gaunvans.  Nearly.  Commander Thorn leads me off of the ship, and I start thinking about what useful information I can provide the ‘harmless’ humans.  Fuck shit up, indeed.

Riordan dudes react to Tumblr!
  • Jason: Hmph, seems neat. Lots of people love us. What do you guys think?
  • Percy: Nice choice of color for the site if I do say so myself! What about you, guys!
  • Magnus: *In embarrassed tone* Man, these guys are nuts, thinking me & Alex are a thing! That bone-headed, lifeless, green-haired, peppermint-smelling, beautiful-eyed, completely perfect angel of...THIS WEBSITE'S COLOR SUCKS!!!
  • Carter: *In frustrated tone* Wow, I'm about as noticed here as I am in real life. What about you, Nico?
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“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND OPEN!”

gif request meme » Borderlands + favorite minor character

Bts reaction to their crush saying “if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you”

Wow that’s a long ass title

Seokjin: You two were best friends who had a hell load of tension going on. You were over at Jin’s place to just hang out. He always thought that his feelings were one sited so he never even considered confessing to you. All of the sudden you asked him about his sex life, being afraid that the answer would hurt you since you have a crush on him too. Being confused he’d answer honestly: “Lately there’s not much going on. I’d feel uncomfortable doing it with someone who isn’t you.” he confessed by mistake. He’d feel really embarrassed as he realizes what happened. You said: “I didn’t thought you feel like this. Well, if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you”. Jin would be soooo happy saying: “I’d really be honored to take your virginity. I like you, y/n.” He’d approach you slightly giving you a soft kiss which leads to a heavy make out session. Being the gentleman he is, he wouldn’t let it come too far without dating you. 

Jin on the inside:

Originally posted by mscleaningfairy

Namjoon: You two were chilling alone at a house party together. Because you already drank a bit Namjoon felt confident enough to start asking private questions. Technically it wasn’t your idea to tell him you’re just the most honest person after only one shot of tequila. Without him having to ask you just went for it and said: “if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you” Namjoom had his facial expression under control only a dirty smile covered his face. “I knew that! You like me and I like you..” He’d immediately start acting all cocky and flirty with you which leaded to making out in a spare room. He was grinding on you making you horny and kissing your neck until he left hickeys. But Namjoon wouldn’t want you to regret anything the next morning so he delayed your first time to when you’d be sober. “You don’t want to be drunk on your first time, just call me when you want. Or should I call you?” 

Originally posted by seokkuk

Yoongi: Yoongi and you were these kind of best friends who spend all of their time together. Once the two of you were taking a nap over at his place. Having a light sleep Yoongi cuddled with you. He always acted like you were his girlfriend. You thought he was still awake and told him “if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you”. Yoongi would wake up totally confused and look at you. He’d hug you tight from the back and kiss your neck saying: “Y/n, is it that obvious that I have a crush on you?” Still being sleepy he’d unhook your bra under the shirt of him that you wore. Rolling you over he kissed you multiple times. Astonishing your now fully naked body he kissed you again. “It won’t hurt, I promise”

Yoongi when he wakes up confused:

Originally posted by amayskpoparchive

Hoseok: You and Hobi were at a club going crazy and dancing like there’s no tomorrow. That was the moment you fell for him, his cheerful and happy personality and -we’re not gonna ignore this- of course his handsome looks. When a sexy R’n’B song played you decided to dance seductively. Hobi was left with surprise as he joined you and the tension started to grow until he kissed you in the middle of the dancefloor. Hobi started to giggle like a little kid deciding to go home with you. As you made out on his bed you said. “If I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you.” He’d smile really brightly feeling honored to take your virginity as he slowly unclothed you.

Hoseok seeing you dance:

Originally posted by sugabeats

Taehyung: You guys were friends but had secretly feelings for each other. You were totally in love with him but your lack of experience made you self-conscious. One day Tae was bragging about fucking this girl just to make you jealous. Your reaction to it had him SHOOK. You just said “if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you” as a response. Tae would need several moment to realize what just happened but once he did he’d confess.”I’m sorry for being such an cocky asshole but that was my way to make you jealous. I actually have a crush on you and it’ll make me really happy to fuck yo- I mean take your virginity.” You just laughed and kissed him. He’d pick you up like a bride and carried you to his bed.

Tae being shook because of your response:

Originally posted by cutae-hyungie

Jimin: All the other member knew about you being Jimin’s crush and tried to set you up. They invited you over to a house party. Everything went fine, you talked with Jimin the whole time, until Jungkook suddenly shouted:”LET’S PLAY TRUTH OR DARE”.. Namjoon called your name and you chose truth. “Who out of all the people here would you have sex with?”. You answered honestly with “if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you, Jimin” looking at him. He was blushing and smiling happy. Next Hobi dared Jimin to spend 30 minutes with you in his room. Arriving there he confessed to you. “I’m so sorry it had to happen like this. The other’s tried really hard.” he said. “Well it worked and by the way we have still 20 minutes left.” you smiled sheepishly. Being confident he kissed you slowing unclothing your body.

Jimin when you said you still have 20 minutes:

Originally posted by bwipsul

Jungkook: Kookie asked you out on a date after crushing over you for a long time. You were out walking around the city after having a drink. He was leading you to his favorite spot on a hill where you could see the stars and the whole city shining. You were sitting on a blanket his arm around you. You talked about so many different things until he asked you if you’ve ever been in a serious relationship. You answered with yes but admitted being a virgin. He was surprised because you seemed quite mature.“But actually if I could lose my virginity to anyone it would be you” you said. Jungkook would turn into JungSHOOK before acting really cocky. “I mean if you’re up to it..” You’d kiss. First slow but then it turned into a real make out session. He slid his hand up your skirt grabbing your ass. “We probably have to do this an other time unless you want to lose your virginity in a place were people could easily see us.”

Jungkook being cocky:

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

So this took quite a long time hope u enjoyed it!

some exclusionists on this site RLY need 2 calm down like u guys are starting to go onto random posts ace ppl r making that have NOTHING 2 do w ace discourse and just being … so unnecessarily mean??? like what do u gain from that???

like some of u guys r freaks and have a weird ego complex like if ur intentionally going into ace Tumblr tags EVERY DAY to start drama then I think its time for u to chill the hell out

and before u say anything yes im an exclusionist and I’ve made my stance on this clear multiple times lmao

a message about tickets

I just thought I would pass this along.  A close friend of mine phoned ticketmaster (well because she’s the kind of personality to demand answers) and relayed what she was told after speaking with several people and supervisors.  

For one, their main advice was to continue to check back on Ticketmaster for tickets for the following reasons…

According to what she was told the 7 day delay IS taken seriously and anyone who has violated the ticket limit (and other stated terms of sale) will have orders cancelled - so there are some tickets that will be re-released.  

When she asked about tickets being listed on resale sites, she was told that the decision to cancel/void orders on those tickets is essentially up to the artist/management/etc.  If they say the word then they comb through those orders and cancel/void them within those 7 days as well.  (Which I can see happening considering the process they put in place to even try for tickets in the first place)

They also told her that ANY tickets listed on resale sites before or during the 7 days are automatically not valid since none of those sales are “final” or officially released to the purchaser (don’t worry about your tickets being void unless you’ve purchased more than the limit or done something listed above!) so definitely don’t purchase any of those tickets right now.  

I know it’s not a lot of information but thought I’d throw it out there.  There’s still (a sliver) of hope for tickets out there.  

I got some thoughts on Little Nightmares. As usual for me, I am more interested in everybody else and not the main character. Typical me.

Anyway as far as the world goes the basics are not hard to grasp. You are a human on a giant’s vessel. Giants were known to be maneaters in many of the different cultures they appear in, so raising and preparing human like domesticated livestock is no big surprise.  

What I am interested in is this particular crew. Been looking at things and the websites and I got some info. Like many others, the sight of fat customers coming aboard to eat en masse reminded me of tourism/the food industry-and with The Lady looming over as she does, it’s not hard to deduce she runs this eatery. Now here’s what it says about “The Lady” on the site -

“Admist the chaos of the world outside, The Maw is the only place that makes sense.”

It gives off the impression she might have been drifting before, lost, without a purpose and without a place to belong. Obviously she looks Japanese and aside from the eatery, not a lot of other places in the boat follow that aesthetic. She is far from home. But not just that-I think the others were lost too-if fact I think they were all together before as well. Look at this one-

-”he fled the world and found The Maw.”  People point out the painting of The Lady with other shadowy figures when contemplating the identity of Six, but you’ll notice the other pictures are quite interesting too. I believe our man here is in one of them-the chefs too. 

With the chefs, I’m thinking they were probably twins who were born fused together separated a little after birth-more on that theory later though.

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 Mr. Legless sure looks like Mr. Arms tho. That The Lady keeps pictures of them gives me the impression they must have all known each other for a long time-predating The Maw. 

Not only that, but they are all wearing masks. The Janitor’s mask seems to be peeling and blocks his view, The chefs can be seen scratching under their mask and The Lady is wearing a much more obvious mask. Perhaps they are all from the same place and are trying to “blend in” with their new found culture/people. -Another interesting possibility-they are outcasts even among giants. The smashed mirrors, the masks and the Janitor - maybe these were originally a band of misfits-rejected at home who drifted aimlessly for a while before finding a place to belong, a place that “makes sense”. 

After all, no one cares what you look like if you’re serving up grub. 

This game, I hear, was originally called Hunger. Once you play the game yourself, you’ll see how that theme remains. Hunger drives what we assumed to be an innocent little girl to prefer to kill and eat others savagely to survive. Hunger can take you dark places. The Maw itself is a dark place, I’ve heard a youtuber comment after seeing it all that Six became “like them”. 

Perhaps hunger was also what drove them to such an extreme. Fattening, slaughtering, serving, in an endless cycle. It’s not pretty but it keeps them alive. It’s a purpose-it’s a living. 

Maybe this was something the game was trying to get across. How ruthless the fight for survival can really be and how things like good and evil can sometimes be made to take a backseat when you’re starving to death. 

the signs when approached

Aries: it might almost seem like they’re the ones approaching you.. not ones to let their guard down. They’ll seem spring-loaded and ready to react to you. Propose anything, and they’ll go with it or against it full-force.

Taurus: they likely won’t react much, and will look at you expectantly until you say something. Their stillness doesn’t mean disinterest, though, as their attention span is formidable. They can listen (and talk) for hours, and love being given the opportunity to.

Gemini: they’ll look at you curiously and seem a little uneasy. Look them in the eyes, though, and there will be a whimsical twinkle. Cracking a simple joke will let their guard down, and give them an excuse to do the same.

Cancer: generally not one to make the first move, they’ll give their full attention and see what happens. They really want people to feel comfortable talking to them, so they’ll make sure you know they’re listening; they’ll nod their heads in acknowledgement if they don’t feel they have an adequate verbal response.

Leo: they very much respond physically, and may appear almost haughty when approached (though they rarely mean it or think so highly of themselves). They’ll either be intensely forward -possibly flamboyant- or seem like they’re holding back a great intensity. If they’re not talking much or seem unsure it’s likely because they want to give the best possible response.

Virgo: will probably look shocked, with big wide eyes and a stiff stance. They’re for sure analyzing you, but if you give them a smile to show that you mean well, they’ll be more than ready to carry on a friendly conversation

Libra: always ready to make a friend, they’ll be ecstatic. They’ll greet you with a brimming smile and an aura of openness. They want to see the very best in people, so they’ll assume that your intentions are pure.

Scorpio: definitely won’t let you get the upper hand. Whether they’re bubbly and open or somewhat standoffish, they’ll be intense. They can be pretty critical, but deep down they truly want to see the good in the world. If you’re approaching them with sweetness in your heart they’ll recognize that and likely reciprocate. Also, goofy jokes are a sure way to win them over.

Sagittarius: Their metaphorical ears will perk up at the thought of something new and exciting coming their way. Propose nearly anything, and chances are they’ll go along with it just to see where it’ll lead them (they do have some boundaries, though). Probably won’t think it’s strange that you approached them at all.

Capricorn: they’ll give you the most piercing look, whether they mean to or not. However, under this tough exterior they’re always ready for something (or someone) new and exciting to come a long and surprise them. They’ll listen to whatever you have to say with open ears.

Aquarius: they tend to to look upon everybody similarly- as a member of humanity- so they likely won’t be much more shocked being approached by a stranger than somebody they know. They treat everyone like a friend and are always ready to conversate. They may seem to slip into momentary trances, where their eyes glaze and they appear deep in thought; once they realize what they’re doing they’ll quickly snap out of it and return their attention to you.

Pisces: they may nod and smile airily if they’re not quite sure what your on about. If it doesn’t seem like they’re hearing what you’re saying, it’s just because they’re absorbing everything else about the situation- the sites, the emotions, the sounds. They look at every situation with an open mind, so they’ll most likely go a long with whatever you say.

((also look at mercury, moon, and rising))

hey. now that tumblr has completely fucked external links, i’ve noticed people have workarounds for artists who want to link their patreon/redbubble/what have you, but this doesn’t exactly work for writers who host their work on external sites like ao3.

please think about writers too. we have a hard enough time getting our work spread as it is, and now if you post a link to your latest fic it doesn’t even show up in tags. sure, i could post it all on tumblr as well, but then i have no idea if anyone is actually reading it. there’s no hit counter, no anonymous button to say “hey i liked this!” like on ao3. writing is an art too, and it hurts like nothing else to have something you poured your soul into ignored.

boost the shit out of writing. at this point reblogs are all we have to reach a wider audience.

i like how all the news sites are scrambling to put up articles about that kurt eichenwald debacle along the lines of “NEWSWEEK WRITER READS TENTACLE HENTAI” when that isn’t even what happened, and “NEWSWEEK WRITER READS FAIRLY VANILLA BIG-TITTY HENTAI THEN ATTEMPTS TO COVER IT UP BY SAYING THAT HE WAS TRYING TO CONVINCE HIS WIFE THAT TENTACLE HENTAI EXISTS” is so much funnier

the-childrens-era  asked:

From what I understand, correct me if I'm wrong, you mostly taught yourself Korean. Do you have any study tips or just miscellaneous tips for those of use wanting to learn Korean or any other language?

Omg. So you’re self-taught in Korean, Kylie? That’s awesome!! How did u do it? Give us tips please! I’ve already learned to read hangul but how/where can I learn/improve vocab and grammar?

Do you have any tips for someone who’s trying to learn Korean?

hi!! how did you pick up korean, and how long did it take you? thank you :)

Do you have any tips for learning Korean? I really want to start but I am not sure of the best method.

Is there any material you would be able to recommend for an English speaker self teaching themselves Korean? If so, thank you!

Okay, so I’m gonna write a lot write now so be prepared. I’ll break it up into sections.

How I learned Korean (to the level I am at right now):

I started learning Korean naturally during 8th grade (2010) or so. I had a really close friend who would teach me Korean words and by this time I was into a few K-pop groups (mainly SHINee) and watched a few Korean dramas. Out of interest in learning new language, I decided to teach myself how to read and write in Korean. Once I hit the summer before my freshman year, I met another really close friend who introduced me to more and more groups and showed me Korean shows. This is probably when I got really into Korean music, culture, etc. I began finding more shows by myself, became more active in fandoms through Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Before I knew it, watching these variety shows, dramas, videos, and reading lyrics allowed me to pick up the language. I never had a formal education as my school (high school and university) did not/do not provide the language. However because of this, most of the Korean I know is conversational and I am most confident in understanding (instead of writing, speaking). Although I translate, I am by no means fluent in the language, although I soon hope to be!

Tips on learning Korean (or any language):

1. Start off by learning hangul or the Korean writing system (or “alphabet”). You can do this by looking up a table of the characters online. 

2. Begin practicing by reading lyrics, tweets by BTS, whatever you can get your hands on. You don’t have to know what you are saying, but it is important to practice and solidify your knowledge of hangul.

3. Figure out your learning style. If you are an auditory learner, try watching videos in Korean like variety shows and dramas (not historical). Read the subtitles carefully and be aware of the words you are hearing as you are reading. I feel like many people unintentionally tune out the audio of a video when watching videos in Korean. If you stay aware, it will be much easier to pick up the language. This is how I picked up Korean. Other ways to learn are through more traditional methods like textbooks and workbooks. If you don’t want physical textbooks there are many apps and online sites that provide PDFs and even podcasts. I don’t use online sites, but I have heard a lot about Talk To Me In Korean.

4. Stay motivated. I know it is really difficult, especially if English is your only language, but you really have to want to learn the language. If you have no interest or motivation, I’m sad to say this, but you won’t be able to learn the language since there is no teacher to force you to learn as there would be in a classroom setting. 

5. Practice/study regularly. I think all people who have learned a language in high school can say this with confidence. If you don’t practice/study the language regularly, all of what you have learned will just fade from your memory. 

Material for learning Korean:

I always refer to this guide, but Tumblr user hobuing made a post as to how she learned Korean and it has a few links to sites and PDFs [here]. 

What do I do when I don’t know a word in Korean: 

Naturally as I am not fluent, I don’t know all the words that I read. When this happens DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE. Google Translate is absolutely horrible when translating (at least for Asian languages). I look up words on endic.naver.com (to find the direct English meaning) or dic.naver.com (to find the Korean definition of a word). As slang isn’t present in a typical dictionary, for slang that I don’t know I often google “____ 뜻" (____ meaning) and read what Korean people say the slang means.

- Kylie

We Say Hold My Beer

One common moniker of the Humans are Space Orcs idea of this site is that we are the ‘hold my beer’ species.

But what about situations in which someone would actually say “Hold my Beer.”

Challenges.

Not even important challenges of science or honor.

No, stupid challenges. Inane challenges. A situation in which someone is boasting about something with no value to a mass majority, and yet here some idiot stands up, says “Hold my Beer.”, and goes off to one up that boast.

When intoxicated, aliens smartly try to dissuade us, with about a 65% rate of success.

When sober, all aliens know to duck out of the way, because something stupid and/or dangerous is about to take place.

Then imagine Bets. It only makes things worse.

Reminder

WITCHCRAFT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTION FOR MODERN MEDICINE

It pains me to an extreme that people on this site will ask others “hey what can I put in a tea for a divination?” or “What should I put in a tincture for this and that?”.  
1.) PLANTS AND HERBS ARE MEDICINE, STOP ACTING LIKE YOU KNOW HOW TO PRESCRIBE THEM LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
2.) You do not know any of these people on the internet, they could potentially give you something dangerous.  Like every single tea or tincture that says put mugwort or st johns wort in it, they do not know your medical history, they do not know how it will effect you, and I doubt most of these people will even know how those plants could effect you.
3.) How do you know that these people have any sort of medical knowledge or experience?
4.) Witchcraft is not and will never be a substitution for modern medicine.
And hey, if you are that interested in phytotherapy GO STUDY IT IN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING AND NOT ON SOME BLOGGING WEBSITE  

Medicine has come so far, go to your doctor not tumblr.

As Always
-Robin