this is in the tag now

[throws markers across room] ugh

i’m not a huge fan of his artwork in heroes so


alternative movie posters: pride and prejudice by jane austen

in vain have i struggled. it will not do. my feelings will not be repressed. you must allow me to tell you how ardently i admire and love you.

anonymous asked:

Are there any birds that eat humans? Where can they be found, and by hat are some things I should know?

Well, not to rain on your parade, but the the first and most important thing you need to know on this subject is that there are no birds that primarily predate on humans. 

We’re very big, very heavy, are very relatively good at defending ourselves, and have a tendency to hang out in groups. Not only that, but we have the audacity to cover most of our vulnerable points with stuff, and we’ve built these extremely non-bird-friendly zones in which we like to live. How unconscionably rude of us, amirite? 

Golden eagles have been recorded taking down sika deer and other medium-sized ungulates, and African crowned eagles have been known to attack children, so there is no question that large birds of prey could kill a human. Carrion birds and scavengers would undoubtedly eat bits off of an already-dead human (sky burials are a good example), but, again, we are not the chosen prey of any extant bird species.

As for extinct birds, even early modern humans were likely preyed upon by strictly non-avian predators. There are Maori oral traditions of the Haast’s Eagle - the females of which could reach up to 15kg (compared to the largest wild birds of prey now at ~9kg) - that state that they “seized and carried off men, women, and children”. However, while they were large enough to hunt their chosen prey, the (also extinct) moa, carrying off adult humans was likely outside of their capabilities

So, tl;dr: humans are really annoying to eat. 0/10, would not recommend.

dear budding freelance writers

first off: i’m not a lawyer. this is all accurate to my knowledge but i’m not formally educated or trained in most of this, i just work around it and pick some stuff up

look i’m currently suffocating under crushing debt so i was like ‘hey i’ll see if there are any magazines taking submissions’ cause i may or may not get chosen but at least its something i’d be doing anyway and timelines and genre restrictions never hurt a girl

i ended up on this page (upwork) looking for “ghostwriters” and it’s laughable to downright insulting.

such as: “Hello, I produce [REDACTED]. So if you are looking for a recurring job as a freelance writer you came to the right place! Here is what I need: Someone who can be a good researcher. Don’t plagiarize. All books are run through plagscan and copyscape. They need to be 100 percent original. Timeliness - The faster you produce these (with quality) the more jobs you will get. This job will be recurring if you do a good job. I will pay a maximum of $10 per 1000 words. Lastly, by accepting this job, I will own all the rights to the book. This includes characters, places etc. I own all the rights. Thank you!”

there were SO MANY OF THESE. look. i work in intellectual property for my day job. so here’s the thing: if you, a creative, does a “work for hire” agreement, like the one above, that means anything you produce under this agreement does not belong to you. you have effectively “sold” your intellectual property aka the story and all is defining characteristics - people, places, plot.

WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENTS ARE NOT BAD! i see a lot of pushback against them on tumblr which is baffling to me because in the real world they’re how many creatives make money - by selling their creativity. with tv shows, for example, their characters and plots and what not do not belong to the creator of the show. they belong to the network of the show because they paid for them. writers of episodes don’t own the creative content of those episodes - the network does. because the writers are “work for hire” aka they’re getting paid specifically for their creative content.

work for hire agreements are usually the most advantageous when the payer is hiring the creator for the execution of a project rather than the creation of it. for example: hiring a writer to create a story out of a detailed outline, or an artist to draw something under strict specifications. the more creativity aka intellectual property the creator must generate and ultimately sell the rights too, the higher the pay should be for the work. (should. i’ve seen instances where pay is less but something else is gained - like different rights or credits - and that’s equally as acceptable as long as it’s what the creator wants. the creator should gain something equal to the value of what they are selling. obviously)

so the idea that $10 per 1000 words of pure original content is in any way shape or form acceptable is absolutely ridiculous. most literary magazines, which pay way more, get some form of publication rights but you the author retain all ownership rights. they’re not paying you for your intellectual property, only their right to display it without you suing them for infringing on your rights as a creator and owner of original content.

know your worth. know your value. i don’t know how many of these ridiculous ads actually get takers, but please do not answer any of them.

your ideas and writing and talent are worth more than pennies

hahahahahhahahahahhahahahahaha why is Max being. So mean :) what the fuck :) shadowhunters writers :) who :) gave :) you :) the :) right :)

anonymous asked:

hey. can u please give me a brief summary about what happened to the BAP? i liked them when they debuted, but i had severe mental illness and i came back recently and im shook. whats going on? thanks for your asnwer!

hi! so they were going pretty strong from debut until late 2014 (having comebacks very frequently, going on tours, having their first 3 music show wins with 1004) until we found out that they had filed a lawsuit against their company, ts entertainment, in november. turns out ts only just paid them for the first time in like 3 years (and that was only ~$16,000 per member in total) while ts made a lot of money. b.a.p was overworked, not given enough time to rest - some of them had developed health issues because of this - and were underpaid. so they filed the lawsuit after zelo turned 18 and were basically on a hiatus until they returned to ts ent on the 1st of august 2015. 

this shocked a lot of fans. during the lawsuit hiatus, ts played pretty dirty, postponing decisions and being really unclear about everything (probably trying to milk b.a.p dry of money for legal assistance). yongguk and zelo especially were quite vocal about their frustration with the company through their tracks ‘am 4:44′ and ‘no title’. so it was surprising that they’d go back to the company: it was said that they had reached an agreement. personally i’m not sure exactly how things are now, but at least we can assume from what we’ve seen so far that they’re being paid better and have a bit more rest time. ts still suck at communicating properly with fans though, and at promoting their groups effectively.

so anyway, b.a.p finally came back with ‘young wild & free’ on the 15th of november 2015 at their ‘matrix’ showcase, promoted that for four weeks, and won twice on music shows. they then promoted ‘be happy’ for an extra week. they then came back again in late february 2016 with ‘feel so good’, and promoted that for a month too and won once, before setting off on a full world tour - ‘loe 2016′. they finished this in august, released ‘that’s my jam’ as a single that wasn’t really promoted. they spent the next couple of months appearing every now and then at multi-group concerts and preparing for their 2nd full album ‘noir’.

before noir was released, ts revealed that leader yongguk wouldn’t take part in the promotions because of his panic disorder, and that he needed time to recover. so though he was in the ‘skydive’ mv released in november, he didn’t promote with the rest of the group on stage. skydive got one win, and then the group wrapped up the year with the end of year performances and went on the japanese tour for ‘fly high’ in january 2017 as 5 members.

now, despite the members expressing their wishes to stay in korea in 2017 to focus on domestic promotions to expand their popularity in korea (as b.a.p has generally been seen as being more popular internationally), ts announced out of the blue that they were going on another world tour. understandably, many fans, both korean and international, weren’t very happy about this - ts still hadn’t said anything about when yongguk was coming back. 

so yeah, that was all a bit messy, but now, b.a.p will be coming back as (most likely) 6 members on the 7th on march with their new single album ‘rose’, before going on a shorter tour (korea, north america and europe). please show them your love and support!!!

I’m still sad but I’m happy to be alive tonight.

anonymous asked:

I honestly ship you and Olivia so much she's the cool, calm and chill one while you're the cheerful, bubbly and extra one YOU GUYS BALANCE EACH OTHER OUT SO WELL


KYAHAHAHAHA, my dear anon, I 110% agree that I’m extra af but… 


arroro  asked:

McCree, Junkrat and Sym!

Thanks Princess!

McCree: What’s your #1 guilty pleasure?

Originally posted by tomboyavril

I still listen to her despite the lack of new material.

Junkrat: Name your favorite pastime/hobby.

I love reading fiction, especially good fantasy books, I’m a slut for them.

Symmetra: Describe your aesthetic.

I’m sorry, I have no idea how to answer this orz… Unless…!

Originally posted by yinza

Overwatch Asks ♡

💛good kid memories!💛

💙old pokemon vhs tapes
💛wendys kids meal chicken nuggets
💙juice boxes
💛watching elmos world
💙scented markers
💛decorating cupcakes
💙taking pics of my stuffed animals
💛watching pbs sprout all day long
💙cd rom computer games
💛rereading worn down picture books
💙sitting in the grass under trees at recess
💛root beer float parties
💙light up tinkerbell shoes
💛red and blue 3d glasses
💙aquarium touch pools
💛bean bag chairs
💙cookies and milk