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Dark/Anti Lights Theory

So, a lot of people have been talking about how Jack’s been changing the lights in his recent videos, and in his most recent video (Let’s Make Art!), Jack used red and blue lighting (blue on his face, red in the background)

So these are normally colors that we would associate with Darkiplier (the whole 3D effect and all) and colors that Mark has used for lighting (something a lot of people saw as a Darkiplier nod),

 but recently, Mark has actually been incorporating pink lighting into his video

and pink is a color that is normally associated with Wilford Warfstach.

So what if Dark was talking/interacting with Anti and that’s why Jack’s lights are in Dark’s colors? What if, for whatever reason, he traveled all the way over to where Jack and Anti are? Now, Mark has already talked about how Dark doesn’t follow the normal rules of physics in our universe, and it seems that, although he can get places incredibly quickly, he can not be everywhere at once.  So if did have to leave to try to do something with Anti, he would have to leave someone else in charge of the channel and the other egos. And who better than the other most powerful ego? The other head of the table, Wilford. 

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Mercury Retrograde in Virgo / Leo

Starting August 12th, we will go through yet another Mercury Retrograde. When Mercury goes into retrograde, we experience problems relating to communication, travel, signing important documents, etc. This can lead to arguments, vehicle problems or delays in travel, problems with legal documents, and so on.

Virgo rules our mental function, nerves, work/career, health, and our daily lives, so expect problems surfacing in those areas. This will be a good time to pay attention to your health, relax and do things that make you feel content, reschedule any plans relating to travel, and try to stay away from people you generally have issues with. 

Starting August 31st, Mercury will enter Leo. Leo rules creativity, ego, love, and pride. A sudden lack of inspiration will be expected during this time, as well as quite often being selfish, irresponsible, and lazy. If at all possible, try to stay aware of your actions towards others, as love and relationships will also be affected. Relationships will be tested and old flames just might reenter our lives. So during this time, keep your ego stable and in check, be aware of your impulses (think before you act), and steer clear of anything that may cause an argument in relationships!  

***Retrograde will begin to phase out on September 5th***

TalesFromTheFrontDesk: Grade-A Parenting (Not being sarcastic)

Hey All,

So we have a ball tournament in house until Sunday. When I heard, I wanted to die a little, until I heard parents being parents. Kids were kept under control. The parents didn’t swarm the bar and force me to be their babysitter. The kids couldn’t run around, parents wouldn’t allow them sugar after a certain time, and the parents enforced our welcome letter which has the rules of the hotel.

I couldn’t ask for a better set of parents. I’ve gotten one noise complaint, and the parents owned up for it.

Just thought I would share this miracle, and pass the fervent wish around that we all get parents like this in the future.

By: Cotykun

hi you lovely cupckes !! i just have a few things i feel like need to be said. so this post won’t be too long, promise !! but PLEASE remember our rules, we have them for a reason. we do not allow bubble rping, && that means basically only answering people in your fandom && your love interest !! i know this is a large group but to make sure the group works && everyone feels welcome, you need to be answering other threads as well !! now, we aren’t saying that you need to have a thread with EVERY MEMBER. that would be a lot && we don’t want anyone to be overwhelmed but please make sure that you are going to the starter tag every day && answering new starters. we do keep an eye on that, so even if we don’t message you, just know that we have seen you && we are keeping an eye out if it continues. OTHER IMPORTANT NOTE, please please please !! just in case you don’t hear my begging from where you are, DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT constantly be dropping characters && picking up new ones. TRUST ME, when i saw all FIVE of us admins keep count on how many times you do it. && when the time comes to where we feel you have done it too much, we will not allow you to pick up another character for a while && you will have a strike. please, if need be GO BACK OVER THE RULES

thank you guys so much for being active && lovely to everyone that joins this group. we want to keep this group feeling like a safe haven && family for everyone. also, thank you for taking the time to read this. if you could, once you’ve finished reading this please like this post !!

anonymous asked:

Can you give a short, sharp, polish lesson, like, in a sentence or two, how do you describe polish? Like, I'll describe Hebrew as "either zombie or sleeping beauty language, looks and sounds weird, but at least we pronounce all the consonants." Or "our endearments are the best" :)

Hello, Nonnie!
I love the way you described Hebrew.

We rustle. A lot. It’s full of rustling sound and letters that sound the same but you write them differently ( ż =rz, h=ch, ó=u ).
Our grammar is the worst, and like 70% of it are exceptions of grammar rules. 
Considered one of the hardest languages to learn. 
Our swear words sound pretty amazing though. 
 

🚨 The internet needs you 🚨

You’re up again, Tumblr. 

Back in 2015 you demanded that the FCC adopt strict net neutrality rules and establish a free and open internet. And you won

That should’ve been the end of it. But apparently not.

The new head of the FCC wants to undo the net neutrality protections you fought so hard for.

His proposed changes open the door to your web traffic being slowed down, or even blocked altogether. You could be forced to pay extra to use your favorite apps. You could even be prevented from getting news from the sources you trust.

Title II protects consumers and democracy by ensuring all voices can be heard.

You know the drill. Here’s what to do:

The FCC is taking comments from the public, and dearfcc.org is making it as simple as possible for you to make your voice heard.

Go there now 👉 dearfcc.org ✌️

You’ll just need to provide a name, an address, and then say a little bit about why rolling back Title II protections is a bad idea. If you’re not quite sure what to write, here’s something to get you started:

I’m writing to urge you to keep our Open Internet rules based on Title II in place. Without them, we could lose the internet as we know it.

The proposed changes to FCC rules would allow fast lanes for sites that pay, and force everyone else into slow lanes. We’ve already seen access to streaming services like Netflix, popular games like League of Legends, and communication platforms like FaceTime slowed down, or even blocked. Conditions like this hurt businesses large and small, and penalize the users who patronize them. 

The changes also open the door to unfair taxes on internet users, and could also make it harder for blogs, nonprofits, artists, and others who can’t pay up to have their voices heard.

Please leave the existing net neutrality rules based on Title II in place.

Thank you!

If you need more ammo, feel free to quote these experts from our net neutrality Issue Time. TechCrunch and Battle for the Net also have some good starters.

Everyone is counting on everyone else here. Do your part and tell the FCC to keep a free and open internet under Title II. 

“hello,” the dark lord said, “i need a library card.”

“everyone needs a library card,” the librarian said brightly, sliding a form across the desk. “fill this out.”

the dark lord produced her own elaborately plumed quill from the depths of her robes and scrawled her name in handwriting that was completely illegible but seemed to whisper the secrets of the dark from the blinding white page. “yes, but i need mine in order to take over the tri-kingdom area.”

the librarian’s polite smile barely faltered. “funny, the last dark lord to try that didn’t bother with a card.”

“yes, and do you see that fool currently ruling our kingdom? no. of course not. utterly ridiculous, to attempt to take over any size country without a library card, much less an intermediate-sized one like this.” she accepted the thin plastic card with a gracious flourish of her gloved hand.

the librarian, adding the new card’s number to the database, privately agreed, but chose not to say anything.


the librarian balanced the pile of pulled books under one elbow and held the list of call numbers in their hand for easy consultation. “intermediate spell casting for grades three and four,” they murmured, running fingers along the peeling spines until they found it. “willing to bet that’s sorrel’s request.”

they fit the large, paperbound book under their elbow and moved on, checking the list again. “magical creatures encyclopedia, L through M. that’s jackaby trying to finish the entire set by midsummer.” they would get that one last to carry it around the shortest amount of time.

“next — the complete guide to raising the dead.” they paused in front of the row of shelves with the right call numbers. they could guess the requester of that one too, but knew better than to say it out loud.


the return slot thunked loudly as it swung open and closed, having swallowed the returned books with a wet gulp.

“good morning,” the dark lord said pleasantly as she looked up from sliding her books in — or as pleasantly as “good morning” could sound when it was uttered by a voice that sounded like gravel being chewed to pieces by the jaws of a large monster.

“it is, very,” the librarian said crisply, conjuring a clean handkerchief for the still-slobbering return slot.

the mouth just visible under the dark lord’s enormous cloak hood curved into a scythe’s blade smile, but she said nothing else.

“did you enjoy your books?” the librarian asked, since she wasn’t moving and there were no other people waiting (most likely because of the dark lord standing there).

the hood nodded up and down. “extremely. especially the taped lecture by doctor dramidius ardorius of the dark arts institute.”

“well, we have many more taped lectures. i especially recommend the one on the healing powers of tea.” they tilted their head in a now get out sign. the poor steam-powered self-checkout contraption would get overheated if people were too scared to check out at the front desk.

they didn’t really expect the dark lord to take the recommendation seriously, but the next day they noticed the cloaked, hooded specter glide out the door with the taped lecture on magic-infused herbal teas tucked between a CD of dark chants and a step-by-step art book on drawing occult symbols.


“you give good recommendations,” the dark lord said with a shrug when the librarian raised their eyes from the front desk’s computer to the shadows of her hood.

the librarian wasn’t sure what to say. “you seem to take up quite a lot of my time.”

“i’m only a simple library patron,” the dark lord replied in a saintly voice that resembled a dragon coughing up a partially digested house. “do you enjoy mermaid song?”

“yes. you can find the library’s collection in the CD section over there.” they looked pointedly back down at the computer.

“i hear there’s a concert on the shore tomorrow evening.”

“perhaps we’ll get a recording of it.”


the dark lord continued taking out books on various unsavory topics. the librarian continued suggesting books on healing, positive thinking, and community service. the dark lord seemed more amused with each visit. her smile was almost charming, once you got past the long, sharp teeth.


the librarian was trying to go about their usual morning ritual of pulling books that had been requested the night before, but the dark lord wouldn’t stop making faces at them from behind gaps in the shelves. she seemed to find it hilarious. the librarian hadn’t decided yet if they were amused or annoyed.

“ooh, look at this,” the dark lord said, pulling a sturdy but beaten up board book featuring a werewolf mid-transformation on the cover from the shelf. “this was my favorite when i was just a little menace.”

“somehow i’m not surprised.”

the dark lord tucked the book into the ridiculous basket made of a large skull that floated alongside her. “didn’t you have a favorite picture book when you were little?”

“Barker the Sentient Book End,” the librarian said promptly. “i screamed for it every night until someone read it to me, long after i’d already memorized each page.”

the dark lord cooed, sounding like a cross between an owl and something eating an owl. “adorable. i knew you had a little monster in you somewhere.”

the librarian crossly debated denying being a monster at all or pointing out they had actual kraken blood in them.


they should have guessed how close the dark lord was from how good her mood was, but it wasn’t until they arrived at work on monday that the librarian heard the news.

“the newest dark lord managed to overthrow the faeyrie monarchy last night. something about combining traditional herbal spells with a newfangled mental magic based on the power of willful thinking… or something. the news reporter mentioned the use of mermaid song in a mild kind of mind control, i think? i wasn’t listening. the good news is, our budget stays in place.”

the librarian contemplated hurling the can of bookmarks across the room, but concluded that it would be both unprofessional and unsatisfying. they settled for aggressively stamping returned, only slightly saliva-covered books with red ink.


the phone clicked loudly. “public library, how can i help you?”

“by taking my offer,” the dark lord said, slightly hesitant voice like a rock slide that wasn’t sure it was ready to slide. “the royal library in the capital needs a new head librarian.”

“why’s that?” the librarian spun in their new swivel chair, tangling the phone cord while they were at it, thinking they wouldn’t want to leave so soon after getting it.

there was a cough like the ocean spitting out a new island. “erm, hmm, last one got… eaten. tragic. these things happen when you’re very, very small, you know.”

“so i’ve heard.” the librarian stretched the phone cord and watched it bounce back. “well, i’m happy where i am.”

“well.” her voice was more disappointed than they’d expected. “it’s a very nice library, you know. large selection of mermaid song in the CD section.”

“the royal library is part of our system. i can request any materials from there that i want to be delivered here.”

a pause. the dark lord had not considered this. “well, maybe i’ll take the royal library out of the system.”

“you wouldn’t dare disrupt the workings of our very intricate library system set up at the dawn of time.”

“maybe i would!”

“no.”

“fine. i wouldn’t.”

the librarian swiveled some more, wrapping the cord around with them until it ran out of give and spun them in the other direction. “would you like to grab a coffee sometime?”

“yes,” the dark lord said, voice too surprised to resemble anything in particular. “i can travel down meet you tomorrow morning.”

“don’t you have things to do?”

they could sense the shrug from the other end of the line. “i’ll move the capital to your town. i can do that, you know. i’m the supreme ruler of the tri-kingdom area.”

“yes,” the librarian agreed, un-spinning to return the phone to its cradle. “just don’t forget who gave you the library card.”

Harry’s tattoos and puns...

This is a guy who has a “thigh-ger” tattoo (tiger on his thigh) and a butterfly on his stomach and “big” on his big toe and he just got a bee on his ARM, at essentially the same time Steve Aoki referred to Louis’ dedicated fans as an “army of bees.”

Harry is the HBIC of the army of bees and he wants us to know it.

#buymelodramaonitunes

  • the reason melodrama is so complex is that it simultaneously celebrates and criticises parties as a place where the rules no longer apply 
  • parties give us an illusion of control? confined in the world of the party it’s all ‘our rules, our dreams’ and we are ‘kings and queens’
  • homemade dynamite is such a call to arms for our generation okay it feels like a metaphor for the potential we all have to create change 
  • but equally could be a metaphor for our self-destructive tendencies??? 
  • the louvre is beautiful because it glorifies the tiny beautiful moments, relationships that don’t last forever but are still beautiful and priceless and are still works of art - masterpieces and still good enough for the louvre
  • also this is a song about writing a love song? ‘broadcast the boom boom boom and make ‘em all dance to it’ that is literally the conventional role of pop music? 
  • okay but hear me out i think liability/hard feelings are two versions of the same story, liability immediately after the split and hard feelings in retrospect!!!!! there are so many parallels!!!
  • let go of this endless summer afternoon vs. every endless summer’s eating me alive 
  • well i guess i should go vs. well i guess i’ll go home 
  • big mistake of dancing in my storm vs.  how you’d dance for me 
  • i am obsessed with how sober ii explores the performance of being a young adult like ‘oh how fast the evening passes’ and the references to ‘champagne’ suggests some form of performed sophistication 
  • ‘we told you this was melodrama’ could play on this idea of performing a role, or alternatively could play on the way society views the lives of millennials - melodramatic and ridiculous!!!
  • ‘they’ll talk about us, all the lovers, how we kissed and killed each other’  reminds us that this is our legacy, this is how we live forever - it’s super self-reflective and seems to call on us to consider the mark we are leaving on the world BUT also ‘romanticises us making us the stuff of myth and legend, we are immortalised forever in our scandal 
  • writer in the dark!!!!! so like to begin with that double meaning - kissing her literally in the dark / kissing her while he kept her in the dark about how he really felt 
  • this is lorde’s ‘blank space’ revenge song okay fight me on this 
  • her secret power is being able to keep him forever bc she ‘locks him in her heart’ he’ll rue the day he kissed her because in doing so he sealed his fate!!!
  • this is actually REALLY CREEPY I WANT A CREEPY MUSIC VIDEO!!!!
  • okay so love of my life supercut: every chorus is like the actual supercut playing back all the good parts back - that sunny pre-chorus with the repetition, mirroring the idea of a highlights reel playing over and over again
  • but it’s also a metaphor for seeing a past relationship through rose-tinted glasses/the way nostalgia makes things beautiful - she is only remembering the beautiful parts
  • okay but the ultimate storyline of the album seems to be from green light, sober, homemade dynamite we get the impression that ‘all there is, is the party’, whereas liability reprise suggests that ‘maybe all this is the party’ which is such a beautiful and hopeful discovery for the album to make - leading straight into perfect places, which celebrates life with all it’s imperfections and flaws!!!

( this was a long term game using homebrew rules. Our DM decided to send our party up against a cthulu-esque demi-god. I was a Dwarf fighter known for nis rage and bravado. Bear in mind we played and looted for three weekly sessions over a year.)

DM- A large dark figure rises in front of the party. His very presence chills all of you to the core. What do you do.

Everyone else runs for cover in a mad dash. I grin and the DM laughs.

Me- I charge with my dagger.

DM spends a few minutes going over notes and stats and gives me my dice pool including five d20.

Me- rolls four nat 20s and a 18.

DM- ……

Me-…….

DM- you…just….one shotted…..a fkn DEMIGOD with a bronze dagger….

Me- A dwarf bows to no one.

So we’ve been told that Bucky is leading a Wakandan army in Infinity War, which would imply that he’s just been woken up from cryofreeze.

I need a scene where T’Challa wakes him up, hands him a gun, and Bucky completely have no idea what’s going on…

“Get up Barnes - we have a war to fight.”
”I’m sorry, wWHAT???”

And then it goes on throughout the rest of the film:

“Steve, why do you have a beard?”
“Why is there a talking tree?”
“Why does that raccoon want my arm?”
“I’m like 90% certain Natasha and that green chick are somehow related.”
“Wait…How many “Steves” do we have on our side?”
“If I can pick up the hammer, can I rule Asgard?”
“I have a new plan, but it could involve one of us not coming back. I volunteer Sam.”
“Why are there so many insect-related names? No PLEASE I WASN’T MAKING FUN OF YOU NAT.”

nopeitsjustvguy  asked:

can you guess a website that might be affected?

Sure, I run one! The Verge produces a ton of videos every day, and we put them on Facebook, YouTube, and our own internal player, with the expectation that everyone will have equal access to them. Get rid of net neutrality rules, and some of our audience might get YouTube videos for free from their ISP, while Facebook hits their data cap. Other customers might have our internal player run slowly but YouTube in a fast lane because Google struck a deal. Our business would change dramatically if we had to factor in the costs users on every different ISP would pay to see our stuff.

And the worst case is that one of our competitors might pay for fast lane access that we can’t really afford and start to win users because our site loads artificially slowly. I’m a competitive person and I want to win, but I also love that The Verge has to earn our audience against terrific sites like Wired and CNET every day. I don’t want to win or lose just because someone paid Verizon. That’s just icky.

A lot of the websites that will be most affected by rolling back net neutrality don’t exist yet. Right now, someone is building the next YouTube, the next Twitter, or the next Uber. And it has amazing, transformative features that none of us have even thought of yet.

But imagine what will happen if big ISPs can throttle or block their content partners’ competitors. That will create a major hurdle for any new player. If ISPs have the power to push us away from new players’ services toward those of their corporate partners, then users have less power to decide which services will succeed.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of websites that cater to an audience of Black, Latino, Arab and Muslim, queer and transgender, women and young people that may find themselves unable to pay enough to be heard. Online ethnic media and media targeting communities pushed to the margins of public debate have provided a needed respite from the scapegoating and stereotypes of mainstream cable news. Websites like Essence.com,Very Smart Brothers, Jack and Jill Politics, the Root and so many more, too many to name, might find themselves unable to reach their audiences. Their websites aren’t the only ones that will be affected. Many of the start up companies like Etsy, Task Rabbit and more may find themselves unable to compete against older and wealthier companies. If net neutrality is repealed, the next website unable to thrive may be yours.

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LGBTQ+ Meme | (1/5) TV Shows With at Least One LGBTQ Main: Sense8
↳ “Look, love is not something we wind up, something we set or control. Love is just like art: a force that comes into our lives without any rules, expectations or limitations. Love like art, must always be free." 
"The real violence, the violence I realized was unforgivable, is the violence that we do to ourselves, when we’re too afraid to be who we really are.”