Lindsey’s art is so unappreciated she did a whole show with amazing detailed pieces using PAPER. Do you know how hard it is to work with paper?! Her most recent show with her high school notes was such a unique idea and she executed it beautifully. I’m so excited to see what she makes for her upcoming show because she has never disappointed and if you have never looked at her Hush pieces or read her Shitty Teen notes I really recommend you do.

A Taunting of Ravens to You by keelover

[17,830w | Mature]

Stiles, plagued by uncertainty, would like to know whether or not he would be strong enough to survive the bite. Lydia, awake, but not entirely the same after her ordeal, offers him some insight with that tricky moon mirror of hers. And what does Derek think about all of this? The hell if anyone knew.

Note: With most fics rec’d on this blog, I can usually pinpoint a reason why it’s flown under the radar, either through lack of tags, being hidden in a collection or dealing with a theme like MCD that turns people off. With this one I’m scratching my head as to why its kudos count is so low. It has timetravel, mates, magic, some fluff, angst and a happy ending. It was written pre-season 2, so the idea over what happens to Lydia after Peter’s bite is intriguing from the get go and the Sterek dynamic offers a hit of nostalgia. I was thoroughly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope someone else out there does too!

anonymous asked:

How does the public generally respond to Ivar when you take him to public places like the pet store or the dog park? Do you ever deal with people that are really anti wolf dog, or on the flip side, people that meet him and decide they want a wolf dog too?

More often than not, people we encounter fall into the latter category of being awed by Ivar and expressing an interest in having a wolfdog just like him. I usually give a polite list of reasons why they’re not good pets, starting with their containment requirements, moving on to their dietary needs, and delving into their neophobia, destructive tendencies, etc. Most conversations end on a good note, with people being wholeheartedly dissuaded from wolfdog ownership, but I still direct folks to Pack West’s “Proper Care” pages anyway after giving them one of our business cards. 

Even at the farm supply stores, where the majority of the clientele are local farmers, we haven’t encountered issues with people being anti-wolfdog in any outspoken manner.

But we did meet a woman at the dog park yesterday who looked at us with genuine horror when I told her that Ivar eats raw meat. She asked, “Oh my goodness, doesn’t that give them like…a taste for blood? I heard that dogs have to be put down if they eat raw meat!” I couldn’t help but laugh, and thankfully, another dog-owner standing nearby joined the conversation to share that her aunt’s Cairn terrier was allergic to every diet they put him on - even the “prescription” stuff - until they finally transitioned to raw. They discussed the benefits and challenges of raw feeding while I quietly walked away to engage with Ivar, still kind of reeling over the idea that it’s 2017, and people at dog parks, who literally own dogs, still hold that kind of misconception about raw feeding. 

Aiiyeeee thanks for Positive Messages for Evil Leader artblog  … I’ll keep it as my motivational in my blog and my self too   … And also Followers who like my art too wwwww XD

(and also this night i’ll make Saiouma nsfw bcuz they have a most notes welp wwww)

lets be open up if u have any troubles , and send positive ask or wanted to friendly chat, Nishishishi i’ll be happy to reply all of it ~

anonymous asked:

what's the most notes you've gotten on a meme

The vine someone took of me is a little above 100k. The Wahline Bling set I made was last time I checked at 95k. Not bad if I say so myself.

anonymous asked:

hello! thai anon again, sorry it has been very long, i got caught up with school and never had much time to write again, thank you very much for your reply then! the names being tied to time of day born is nice! many people here generally have names based on, “algorithms” on which letters are better for the day and time born, for superstitious reasons and are often named by monks. longer names are also often connected to status, and most commoners have simple short names. (1/?)

last names are actually relatively “recent”, and in ancient times most people were known on a nickname basis. note on language though, certain sounds like “th” (when thai words are written with “th” it usually indicates a soft t) or a ch/sh distinction doesnt exist. 

culturally we are also pretty spiritual and superstitious, traditionally ancient thai had believe in spirits and dark magic, as well as astrological beliefs and fortune telling too, and in omens like hearing a gecko calling as you leave the house is a bad sign. yantra(ยันต์) runes(?im not sure if its the right word) are sacred symbols of protection and luck, theyre usually drawn by monks on sacred objects, homes, and can be tattoos, and i think aseri’s tattoos could be them! 

 our culture is fairly influenced by india, more specifically hindu-buddhist beliefs, so i think the garuda could have quite a connection to the djinni, as our culture has very strong roots in buddhism, and older hindu customs (like most people not eating beef) too, even though hinduism is not commonly practiced anymore. 

thai society is generally very social, but people usually tend to keep to their social heirarchy/class, and while among the same group, especially friends, people can be very casual gossipy and informal (common interactions can include crude comments and fake threats of violence), but to people in different social class or foreigners, people tend to be more proper and quieter, and older people are more respected in general. 

expanding from last time on looks-wise, our visibility in media is very, whitewashed for lack of a better word, and while most media doesnt feature anyone darker than a paper bag, i know people with skin color closer to clay and wood. hair is black, and is usually straight or wavy, but there are many people with curly hair too, more often from our south though, as they are often more mixed malay.

it would be easier to find examples of how our non chinese mixed population look by looking for pictures of people in traditional professions since you cant really cast pale actors for them, like farmers (ชาวนา), fishermen (ชาวประมง) 

in clothing if based on more historical fashion, thai people didn’t tend to wear much, most commoners dressed very simple and scarcely, and most went shirtless, even in battle, and some women wore a draped cloth (สไบ) and only in jong krabeyn (โจงกระเบน), but nobles usually wore more clothes, historical fashion doesn’t vary much in ancient eras, like from the suhkkohthai era (การแต่งกาย สมัยสุโขทัย) or ayutthaya era (การแต่งกาย สมัยอยุธยา) 

but in modern rattanakosihn era (การแต่งกาย สมัย รัตนโกสินทร์), fashion became more “westernized” so westerners would take us more seriously. some historical fiction media to look at is บางระจัน for older fashion, and สี่แผ่นดิน for more modern fashion. people (mostly older) chewed areca nut (หมาก), which turned their teeth black/red, back then, and still some older people do today too. sorry this is so much! i got really carried away, not sure if all the parts sent either; -thai anon

Welcome back!! Please don’t worry at all about being busy with school! This actually came at a wonderful time because I haven’t been feeling confidant about my work lately– so your information and excitement are very encouraging! I don’t think I could thank you enough for how much time you’re giving to me. I appreciate you so much :’)

I’m really happy to know I was on the right track with the Indian/religious ties and the historical lack of last names, but all this new info– especially the specific era names– are wonderful resources!

I hope you don’t mind me specifically tagging you as Thai Anon so I can find your messages easier in the future. Again, I really really appreciate you and hope you like the stuff I eventually come up with for my Garuda people
Have a good day! You really helped me out!

anonymous asked:

How expensive was wine in medieval times and was there a similar variation in price between average, good and excellent wines as we see in the modern era? Would you classify wine as luxury finished trade-goods (what about olive oil...)? - Thank You, RSAFan.

Borrowing from  Kenneth Hodges’ Medieval Price List:

  Best Gascon in London         4d/gallon   1331        [2]     194
  Best Rhenish in London        8d/gallon     "          "       "
  Cheapest                      3d-4d/gal   Late 13 cen [3]     62
  Best                          8d-10d/gal    "          "       "

So yes, there are variations, both in terms of overall vintage quality and in terms of desirable regional vintages. (It gets a little complicated by the fact that wine was one of those things where you tended to see royal monopolies, privileges, and excise taxes the most, so for example Hodges notes that there were “three London taverns with the exclusive right to sell sweet wines (hippocras, clarry, piments)” in the 1360s, which naturally would have raised the prices of those drinks considerably. For reference: 4 pence a gallon in 1331 works out to £11 a gallon in today’s money.

As for how to classify those things, it’s tricky. On the one hand, they’re not untouched natural resources (that would be grapes), and they’re clearly more value-added than grape juice. On the other hand, there’s a limit to how much value you can add - it’s not like manufacturing steel or cloth, there’s only so many steps between vine and table. And historically, the wine for wool trade tended to favor the economic development of the latter…

I will forever want justice for every female character who was demonized by fandom because their canon ties to a male character was deemed a threat to a popular slash pairing. 


Miyavi in the July 2015 issue of +act. magazine.

As part of my orientation for first year uni, I attended a session on how to make the most of lectures. Some of these tips and tricks are pretty straight forward, and can carry on from high school depending on the type of student you are/were. However, some of these also encourage you to become a more critical thinker, and help to better understand the content you’re learning in your lectures!

FIRSTLY, it is important to know WHY we go to lectures.

  • Lectures give us the essential and practical information we need to know about each subject we’re learning - Typically, lectures give you all the information you need to know for that week, and then you use that information in your tutorials later on.
  • Lectures provide an expert’s perspective of the content - Lecturers are usually well equipped with the knowledge surrounding your subject and provide useful perspectives, ideas and points of view regarding what you’re learning. This helps you to understand stuff more thoroughly, even if you don’t feel that way at first.
  • Following on from the previous point, lecture help to understand difficult concepts - Having someone talk through the information can help sort it out in your head rather than just reading a slab of text. Many lecturers will also use examples and anecdotes to substantiate the content, which not only helps you to understand, but can also be useful in assignments.
  • Lectures also encourage discipline specific styles of thinking - Different subjects require you to think differently eg. languages as compared to philosophy or a science. Going to lectures can expose us to these different thinking styles, which we also may adopt to other subjects should it suit.


Before your lectures, it’s important and helpful to have a general idea of what you’ll be expected to learn.

  • Review your lecture outline - This would usually be in your subject outline if you have one. It should specify what you’ll be learning each week. Try to determine what the aims of the lecture will be.
  • Consider how the topic fits in - Think about what you’ll be learning and how it’s connected to your subject. This causes you to think critically about what you will be learning.
  • READINGS - Make sure you read all the required readings before your lectures and tutorials so you can apply them to what you’re learning in class.
  • Make up questions - So while you don’t exactly know what you will be learning yet, you have a kind of general idea. Make up some questions of what you want answered in that lecture. If you have questions that follow the lecture or are during the lecture, write them down so you can ask them in your tutorial.


Now that you’ve prepared for your lecture, what do you do? Let me tell you that it is not to use the free uni wifi to do some online shopping!

  • Make a written record - Write down what you hear, see, feel. Obviously you want to mostly be taking notes of what your lecturer is actually saying, but adding reflective commentary helps to make your notes more memorable of the moment in which you actually learnt the content.
  • Listen for main ideas and clues to details - Your lecturer will be emphasising certain parts of their spiel so keep an ear out for them because they’re important!
  • Copy/create graphic aids - If your lecturer has included them in their slides then it clearly is meant to be helpful. Creating your own also helps you to better learn and understand.
  • Write down examples - Your lecturer may often refer to examples which help back up and explain what they are trying to say. These are important to help you understand and can also be useful in your essays and papers.
  • Write down any questions - Keep these for your tutorials so clarify anything you’re unsure about.


Actually listening in a lecture can be hard when there’s one person at the front of the room monotonously saying words that somehow sound like gibberish. So how do we make sure that we’re taking in everything we need to be?

  • Posture - Make sure you’re sitting up straight and not slouching in your chair! This engages your muscles, making you more alert and encourages blood to pump more efficiently through your body. Also try to sit in the first third of the theatre, closest to the lecturer to help you engage with the lecturer and reduce your likeliness to get distracted.
  • Look up from your notes and engage with your lecturer - Lecturers like this because it means you’re actually interested, and it can also force you to actually learn something instead of passively looking at your laptop or pen and paper.
  • Anticipate - Try to be at least one step ahead of the lecture. Not literally, but try to think about what they could be talking about next. This means you’re processing what they’re saying and grasping a better understanding.
  • QUESTIONS! - I’ll say it a million times, questions concerning anything you’re confused about are so important because it means you know what you don’t know and you have some intention of figuring it out.
  • Alternate listening, thinking and writing - You’ll have to be doing al three in your lecture so it’s important to master the rotation of them all.


Sometimes note taking can affect our ability to listen to what the lecturer is actually saying, or sometimes we get so invested in what the lecturer is saying we forget to write it down. So where’s the happy medium?

  • Listen for clues - These may be any notes or graphics they put up on the screen, repetition, pauses or emphasis, their tone of voice, or the amount of time they spend on a particular topic. These are good to keep an ear out for as they can help you what to write down.
  • Listen for sign posts - These include words such as “this illustrates…”, “we know this because…”, or “scholars debate…” Lecturers are providing examples, evidence and issues within the topic here, which are important for you to have a better understanding and influence you to really reflect on it later on.


All this stuff about note taking, but why do we actually do it???

  • Helps us concentrate
  • Identifying what is most important
  • Helps embed the content into our memory
  • Improves analytical skills
  • Helps in later assignments for that subject

So how do we effectively take notes?

  • Obvious one, but don’t write everything down! - only what appears to be useful and the key points
  • Examples are really useful to have so take note of those
  • Questions (again lol), thoughts and reflective comments
  • New terminology, references and readings - create a glossary with any new terms you’re unsure of and take note of what your lecturer refers to and recommends that you read because these can extend you in your assessments and exams
  • Determine if the information is available elsewhere - if you have access to lecture slides then copious notes are not as necessary because the information will be readily available. If you won’t be able to get access to the lecture again make sure you have everything you need to know!
  • If the purpose of the lecture is to provide background or context, listen more than you write. This information is not vital to your subject, but having a thorough understanding in your head rather than on a piece of paper is very important.
  • If you are listening to your lecturers point of view on an issue, take note of their arguments and how they structure them. Having an understanding of this can be useful in the formulation of your own perspective on the issue.

Formatting notes seems to be such an important issue in the studyblr community, but really, everyone is individual and we all learn in different ways. These are just some tips that I heard in the session:

  • Leave lots of space - Negative space in your notes can help declutter your mind. Also if you need to write something else down on that page then you have more space!
  • Be creative with your notes - You don’t need to make them pretty, but make them yours so you can understand them.
  • It’s a good idea to write down the title of the lecture and the lecturer on your notes just for future reference.
  • You can make your notes diagrammatic - Not everything needs to be written down in words!
  • Use your own abbreviations
  • At the end of the day, you want your notes to be exam ready so you’re just reviewing them in your SWOTVAC period!!


When the lecture ends, that doesn’t mean you should forget about everything you have just learnt. Reviewing the content is important so our brains don’t give into Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve!!

  • Engage with the material again - Change the format of your notes, or imagine different applications of the information. This helps to have a better and stronger understanding.
  • Compare and contrast different ideas within the content.
  • Ask and answer any of your own questions, or even questions within a study group.
  • Make flash cards or mind maps or whatever helps you learn.
  • Discuss the material with your classmates
  • Try to apply the content to real life or real world issues.
  • Try to review within 24 hours of the lecture and then regular daily reviews for at least 15 minutes.

I hope that these tips are helpful in your studies, obviously not all of them are for everyone, but be open to try something new!! Good luck and much love, Emmanuelle xx

So much of Tundra memory relies on scent, and I imagine Tundra’s sense of smell is so strong that it has a lot of social implications that other dragons wouldn’t think of. Every dragon has their own smell, of course, but it’s always lined with something else, the scent of family, the scent of bloodline, the scent of elemental heritage. A tundra born in the Southern Isles but whose mother came from the Ashfall Waste might still carry a fine underlying scent of brimstone, or charcoal. There’s a lot of information carried in all that, and it’s left for the sniffer to interpret and sort out- what smells like the bloodline of a friend to one may be the bloodline of an enemy to another, it’s all relative. But it’s all there.

So now, imagine the horror of encountering a dragon with no blood-scent. No clan, no family, no distinctive smell. They smell of nothing, or maybe, only of themselves, only of the magic that birthed them. Imagine what an uncanny valley that would be, someone who is, as far as Tundra are concerned, missing an integral part of themselves. It would be like walking up to someone and discovering they had no ears, and no holes where ears should be, just smooth skull. Creepy, unsettling, wrong. A dragon without a clan-scent is a dragon with no history, not to be trusted- it might not be a dragon at all.