the execution was poor

if i can say one thing about watching shows/keeping up with series during the time that it’s being produced, its that ya’ll have to trust the writers.

Also i want to remind you all that adhd isnt just inattentiveness and hyperactivity its also:

-poor anger management skills
-poor impulse control
-poor short term memory
-executive dysfunction

all of which are capable of being catastrophically dangerous! These things ruin relationships and jobs and lives. Thanks for reading

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Amon smiling at Kaneki (*´д`*)

anonymous asked:

As a fellow APH America fan, I'd like to ask what are your favorite aspects of him? Why do you like him? What about him makes it "click" for you? I'm just super curious and I love to hear about people's opinions on characters! :)

(I’ve answered this before somewhere but I can’t find the ask, so hopefully my thoughts are still consistent.)

At some point I got really invested in the details put into his character. Hima’s interpretation, how he was discovered, the super strength, his relationship with Lithuania (b/c he was my fav at the time),etc. He grew on me, and I genuinely enjoy how bubbly and optimistic he is despite everything - also, he can be really cute as a character, as well as one I can expand on in different directions.  He can be an a-hole or a genuinely nice person with poor execution. I like the contrast.

This ties in to how easy he is to utilize in fanwork for me, since I live in the US myself. His design is also fun to draw and alter for AUs.

My skin has been and is still my biggest insecurity. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 11. In these 6 years, I’ve tried everything from benoxyl peroxide to extractions to traditional Chinese herbal medicine to birth control to laser treatments. I’ve poured thousands of dollars on cleansers, exfoliants, masks, moisturizers, toners, spot treatments. Even so, my skin never fully cleared up.

Last year, when I first went vegan, my skin cleared up tremendously. I had virtually 0 blemishes and I felt fucking great. My confidence levels skyrocketed and I’d never felt better.

But a year after, my skin started to get worse. The combination of a poorly executed pimple extraction with school stress, late nights, poor diet, and lack of exercise absolutely killed my skin. I had pimples all over my entire face (see photo on left). I tried to eating an extremely clean diet, but it seemed to only make my skin even worse.

I know I preach about self love, but I would be lying if I said that I didn’t struggle with loving myself in the months that my acne came back. During those months, I can honestly say that I felt so insecure and self-conscious. I even felt ashamed to call myself a vegan and have such bad skin. I was eating so ‘healthy’ but my skin just wouldn’t clear up.

Acne is a fucking pain in the ass. It’s hard looking in the mirror or talking to people because you know that all they can focus on are the disgusting red spots on your face. See, it’s not just one or two pimples that can be hidden with a green color corrector. It’s rigid bumps. Blood. Pus. Even layers of makeup can’t hide it.  

But like it or not, acne is something we all struggle with. And sometimes it’s out of our control. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t feel ashamed or insecure because of it. Yes, it’s easy for me now to say that I am confident in my own skin because I have (relatively) clear skin now. But looking back, I wish someone had told me that it’s okay. It’s normal. And the more you stress over it, the worse it gets.

If you are struggling with acne right now, here are some of my tips:

  • invest in a good natural skincare routine — my favorite products to use are Herbalism skin cleanser, tea tree toner and Grease Lighting spot treatment from Lush and rosehip oil
  • destress with lemon water and essential oils
  • sweat it out — exercising will not only release endorphins to make you feel more happy, but also sweat out all the toxins and open up your pores!
  • try going vegan — meat and dairy were the two biggest causes for my acne when I was younger
  • for the fat concerned vegans, experiment with your fat intake — when i first went vegan, i was extremely low fat and that cleared up my skin, but in the past few months i have been eating much more fat and my skin has responded a lot better
  • sTOP touching your face!!
  • don’t keep everything bottled up inside — i like to keep a journal to write about my feelings and what’s bothering me
  • visualize yourself having good skin — this sounds a little weird but i would picture myself with good skin and hope that the law of attraction would bring it into my life
  • foundation and concealer! — now this may seem counterintuitive, but imo, i think it’s totally okay to cover up your acne if it makes you feel more confident (just be sure to wash your face extra well at night and maybe invest in products specifically formulated for acne-prone skin)

Ultimately, you will sometimes go through periods of bad skin no matter what you do. And that’s 110% okay. It took my skin 6 months to heal. So be patient. Trust me, it will get better with time.

“If your self-esteem really does depend on how you look, you’re always going to be insecure. There’s no way you can get around it. Even if you get the perfect body, you’re going to age. At some point, you have to take control, shift the focus, and decide that who you are, what you can contribute to the world, what you do and say, is so much more important than how you look.” - Portia de Rossi

Quick Project: Redesign of the Dallas Streetcar/DART Rail Strip Map

The other day, long-time correspondent Edward Russell tweeted a photo of a strip map he’d seen while on the Dallas Streetcar (left). It depicts the DART light rail system, telling riders that they can make a connection with that service at Union Station (at one end of the short streetcar line).

However, the execution of the map is almost comically poor: wobbly route lines, clashing labels, uneven spacing of stations and more. One of the longest routes on the map – the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail to Forth Worth – is inexplicably scrunched up into the tiniest of spaces, making it look for all the world like it’s the streetcar line! While I acknowledge that fitting an entire rail system into a narrow strip map format can be challenging, I knew instantly that there had to be a better solution than this.

So here’s a quick two-hour reworking of the map to the same dimensions (as best as I can tell) and with type at the same size. The map now uses a very simple four-column grid, which allows all labels to be placed to the right of their corresponding route line: no clashing type here! The map is now also strictly diagrammatic. It’s impossible to even attempt to show geographical relationships in a distorted diagram like this, so why even try? All vertical elements are now placed the same distance apart from top to bottom, which nicely lines up all the stations into neat little rows. The one and only concession to geography was to place the TRE Medical/Market Center station along the horizontal part of its route in order to get it closer to the DART Orange/Green Line Market Center station, as they’re in close proximity in real life.

What else? I put on a DART logo, added a disclaimer that the map is not to scale (just in case!) and removed the redundant north pointer. I could probably work this up a little more, but I think I get this definitely gets the idea across. What do you think?

theguardian.com
Obsession with ending poverty is where development is going wrong | Efosa Ojomo
Almost all development projects focus on alleviating poverty rather than creating prosperity. This is a fundamental flaw

What the fuck is the racist colonialist rich people bullshit?

If asked “where is development going wrong”, I’d be more inclined to say something like “poor countries are poor because of histories of exploitation.  Imperialist nations steal 100 and give 10 back with imperialist restrictions and claim it represents generosity and lie and say shows how much better and more knowledgeable they are than the countries that produced the resources in the first place” not “well, it might make very poor people starve to death less, which isn’t very important because we only care about GDP”.

Pretty literally, this corporate funded bullshit article says that:

Because poverty almost always shows itself as a lack of resources in poor communities – food, safe water, sanitation, education, healthcare – it’s reasonable to theorise that poverty is a resource problem. So, based on that assumption, we execute a push strategy of development – pushing the resources poor communities lack in order to solve the issue. But while we might alleviate poverty, we don’t do much else.

Also that kids don’t need to learn how to read and it’s only important that wealthier kids can be sent to private schools and instead funds should be used to manage “dangerous” adults:

What’s the point of sending all children to school if they can’t get jobs when they graduate?

Development practitioners today must ask themselves, “How much value is there in pushing universal education in a poor country where a majority of the youth are unemployed?” or “What is the incremental value of teaching a five-year-old to read in a country where millions of 25-year-olds are out of work?” Should development organisations not focus more of their efforts on the potentially more dangerous and volatile 25-year-olds than on the innocent five year olds? I for one, have never met a dangerous five-year-old.

But one might rightly ask, what about the moral imperative to educate children and the long-term gains a country might experience as a result? Those are valid concerns. But those concerns aren’t considering the following. First, when adults have access to gainful employment, they are likely to send their children to much better schools than many of the free public schools in poor countries.

This is incredibly and violently racist, colonialist, and imperialist.  Everyone involved in publishing it should be ashamed of themselves, including the Guardian.