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About SquigglyDigg

My name’s Hailey, but you can call me Squiggly: animator, illustrator, skeleton enthusiast, grown-ass woman with a kid’s interests.  In my spare time I like to eat, draw, sing, cosplay, and voice act!

(If you’re looking for info on my Toon Henry AU for Bendy and the Ink Machine, please refer to this post on my personal blog.)

-LINK TO MY PIXIV ACCOUNT-

FAQ:

“Why the name ‘SquigglyDigg?’”

I’ve told the story before, but basically the username “SquigglyDigg” comes from several years ago, when I went on a flight to visit some family and had a little mameshiba keychain on my backpack carry-on.  The flight attendant was charmed by it, and kept giving it silly little nicknames each time he passed by, batting at it, saying “hello” to it, and stuff like that.  When I got off the flight, he patted it affectionately and went “buh-bye, squigglydigg!”And the nonsense word just stuck out in my memory, so I adopted it. :V

“Where do you work?”

I’m currently working for Copernicus Studios as a 2D FX animator on Season 2 of Pickle & Peanut.

“What program do you use to draw/animate?”

I use Clip Studio Paint EX for both!

“Where did you attend college?”

I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and graduated with a BFA in Traditional Animation in December 2016.

“Do you have an online store?“

Yes indeedy!  My RedBubble store can be found over here:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/squigglydigg

“What about commissions?”

I do occasionally offer commissions, but unfortunately they are closed at the moment!  I’ll be making a page listing my prices as soon as I get the chance to re-open them.

“PLEASE DRAW  _____!”

The more you ask me to draw something, the less likely I am to do it.  Please – I don’t take requests.

“I drew/wrote something for you!  How can I show it to you?”

Any number of methods (thank you for thinking of me :D)!  If I’m online, a simple @squigglydigg or @squigglydigglydoo in a post might work, but since I’m not always online, that method of getting my attention is unreliable.  A better way of making sure I can see a post you make is to simply make sure that #squigglydigg or #squigglydigglydoo is in the first five tags of the post!  I track both of those tags, and unfortunately, the way Tumblr works, any given post will only appear in the first five tags applied to it.  If #squigglydigg is the sixth tag or later on your post, it won’t show up in the tag.

Unfortunately, I cannot see my tracked tags until I’m at home.  If you’d like to submit to me a link to the post (or simply the content you made, if you don’t want to make your own post) so that I see it sooner, please feel free to do so!

“Can I use your art for insert-thing-here?”

You must ask me for permission if you would like to use my art for anything at all, period.  No exceptions (this includes you, RP blogs–I do NOT like finding my work cropped and edited for somebody’s icons without my permission).  If I give you permission to use my work, you MUST source it back to me with a link to where it was originally posted, and you DO NOT have permission to edit it beyond cropping it unless I explicitly say so.

Trust me–you don’t want to test me here.  I know how to use the copyright complaint function on most websites.

“Is it okay to tag your art as ‘kin’ or anything related to otherkin or fictionkin?”

Please do not.  I’ve explained my stance before, and am a bit uninclined to get into it again, but long story short, it’s more than a little unsettling for me as an artist to have people I don’t even know claiming my art as, in any way, shape, or form, a representation of them.

Anybody who disrespects my wishes on this matter and decides to associate my work with anything related to “kin” will be blocked on sight.

This is not a bluff.  I am tired of asking every single person individually to respect my wishes.

“What computer do you have?”

I actually have a custom PC, specifically designed to run games and process-heavy software!  The specs can be found in this post right here.

“How tall are you?”

As baffled as I am that this is, in fact, a frequently-asked question, I stand at 5'2”.

“Sweet or savory food??”

I actually don’t like sweet food that much, so savory!

About the Artist

My name’s Hailey, but you can call me Squiggly: animator, illustrator, skeleton enthusiast, grown-ass woman with a kid’s interests.  In my spare time I like to eat, draw, sing, cosplay, and voice act!

Here are a couple links to get you started on my blog:

squigglydigg doodles tag

my cosplay tag

voice stuff tag

Ghost Rider Re-Imagined tag (exactly what it sounds like!)

BATIM Toon Henry AU Materpost

…and here is a more direct link to my Art Blog!

http://squigglydigg.tumblr.com/

-LINK TO MY PIXIV ACCOUNT-

FAQ:

“Why the name ‘SquigglyDigg?’”

I’ve told the story before, but basically the username “SquigglyDigg” comes from several years ago, when I went on a flight to visit some family and had a little mameshiba keychain on my backpack carry-on.  The flight attendant was charmed by it, and kept giving it silly little nicknames each time he passed by, batting at it, saying “hello” to it, and stuff like that.  When I got off the flight, he patted it affectionately and went “buh-bye, squigglydigg!”And the nonsense word just stuck out in my memory, so I adopted it. :V

“Where do you work?”

I’m currently working for Copernicus Studios as a 2D FX animator on Season 2 of Pickle & Peanut.

“What program do you use to draw/animate?”

I use Clip Studio Paint EX for both!

“Where did you attend college?”

I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and graduated with a BFA in Traditional Animation in December 2016.

“Do you have an online store?“

Yes indeedy!  My RedBubble store can be found over here:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/squigglydigg

“What about commissions?”

I do occasionally offer commissions, but unfortunately they are closed at the moment!  I’ll be making a page listing my prices as soon as I get the chance to re-open them.

“PLEASE DRAW  _____!”

The more you ask me to draw something, the less likely I am to do it.  Please – I don’t take requests.

“I drew/wrote something for you!  How can I show it to you?”

Any number of methods (thank you for thinking of me :D)!  If I’m online, a simple @squigglydigg or @squigglydigglydoo in a post might work, but since I’m not always online, that method of getting my attention is unreliable.  A better way of making sure I can see a post you make is to simply make sure that #squigglydigg or #squigglydigglydoo is in the first five tags of the post!  I track both of those tags, and unfortunately, the way Tumblr works, any given post will only appear in the first five tags applied to it.  If #squigglydigg is the sixth tag or later on your post, it won’t show up in the tag.

Unfortunately, I cannot see my tracked tags until I’m at home.  If you’d like to submit to me a link to the post (or simply the content you made, if you don’t want to make your own post) so that I see it sooner, please feel free to do so!

“Can I use your art for insert-thing-here?”

You must ask me for permission if you would like to use my art for anything at all, period.  No exceptions (this includes you, RP blogs–I do NOT like finding my work cropped and edited for somebody’s icons without my permission).  If I give you permission to use my work, you MUST source it back to me with a link to where it was originally posted, and you DO NOT have permission to edit it beyond cropping it unless I explicitly say so.

Trust me–you don’t want to test me here.  I know how to use the copyright complaint function.

“Is it okay to tag your art as ‘kin’ or anything related to otherkin or fictionkin?”

Please do not.  I’ve explained my stance before, and am a bit uninclined to get into it again, but long story short, it’s more than a little unsettling for me as an artist to have people I don’t even know claiming my art as, in any way, shape, or form, a representation of them.

Anybody who disrespects my wishes on this matter and decides to associate my work with anything related to “kin” will be blocked on sight.

This is not a bluff.  I am tired of asking every single person individually to respect my wishes.

“What computer do you have?”

I actually have a custom PC, specifically designed to run games and process-heavy software!  The specs can be found in this post right here.

“Where can I find your Sans mask tutorial?”

Right over here, fam!  I’ve had a ton of people asking me this very question.

Note that I DO NOT OWN THE MASK ANY LONGER.  Please do not ask to buy it from me.  I also do not offer commissions for making copies of this mask.

“What is Mystery Skulls Animated?”

May I please direct your attention to this ask-and-answer from a while ago? ;D  It should clear just about everything up.

“What on Earth is Fantaman / Phantaman / Phantoma / Ougon Bat / Ogon Bat / Golden Bat?“

This link ought to clear some things up!  Basically, though, it’s a very, very old anime from 1967 about a golden skeleton superhero.  The show no longer exists in English.  The Italian version is available in every episode on Dailymotion, though!

EDIT: It is once again on Youtube, too, though I’m not sure for how long.  I’ve made a playlist of it here!

theguardian.com
Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore enlists priests, rabbis and a Buddhist to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience
By Hannah Devlin

By Hannah Devlin

(Guardian) A Catholic priest, a Rabbi and a Buddhist walk into a bar and order some magic mushrooms. It may sound like the first line of a bad joke, but this scenario is playing out in one of the first scientific investigations into the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience – albeit in a laboratory rather than a bar.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have enlisted two dozen religious leaders from a wide range of denominations, to participate in a study in which they will be given two powerful doses of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.

Dr William Richards, a psychologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland who is involved in the work, said: “With psilocybin, these profound mystical experiences are quite common. It seemed like a no-brainer that they might be of interest, if not valuable, to clergy.”

(Excerpt please click link for the full article)

anonymous asked:

Theres no biological evidence of nonbinary being a gender, so why should i believe it? (Not meaning to sound agressive)

the Medical University of Vienna issued a press release announcing that “the very personal gender identity of every human being is reflected and verifiable in the cross-links between brain regions,” with distinctions specifically in what’s known as brain “white matter.”

Translation: We now have some proof of a neurological distinction between gender identity and biological sex. Says the report:

“While the biological gender is usually manifested in the physical appearance, the individual gender identity is not immediately discernible and primarily established in the psyche of a human being.”

source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ravishly/neuroscience-proves-what-_b_6494820.html titled:  Neuroscience Proves What We’ve Known All Along: Gender Exists on a Spectrum

“We separate girls and boys, men and women all the time,” she says. “It’s wrong, not just politically, but scientifically – everyone is different.”

—–

“People get wedded to the idea that being male or female is highly predictive of having different aptitudes or career choices,” says Margaret McCarthy, who studies brain sex differences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. “This study fights against the idea that these outcomes are based on biological differences, as opposed to cultural expectations.” Other body systems are also often wrongly considered to be either male or female, says Joel.

source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28582-scans-prove-theres-no-such-thing-as-a-male-or-female-brain/ titled:  Scans prove there’s no such thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ brain

listen buddy, simple google searches will do you good to show that science has proven that nonbinary or genderqueer is real because gender is a spectrum and it is not your place to be telling someone how they feel about their gender isnt real, these are just two sources out of numerous other articles to help educate you that there are MORE THAN TWO GENDERS 

kaylaminor  asked:

Hi. I'm only a Sophomore in High school but I already know what I want to do when I get older. I want to be a English teacher in foreign countries where English is not the first language. I take Italian now and I want to minor in it. What schools offer the best resources for me to fulfill this?

Best Schools forForeign Language Include:

·        Middlebury College

·         University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         University of California- Los Angeles

·         Stanford University

·         Yale University

·         Indiana University, Bloomington

·         Washington State University

·         Cornell University

·         Valparaiso University

·         Columbia University

·         Georgetown University

·         University of Pennsylvania

·         Harvard University

Best Schools for Teaching/Education Include:

·         Princeton University

·         College of William and Mary

·         Miami University- Oxford

·         Dartmouth College

·         University of Maryland- Baltimore County

·         Brown University

·         Stanford University

·         Vanderbilt University

·         Yale University

·         University of North Texas

·         Johns Hopkins University

·         Harvard University

·         University of Pennsylvania

·         University of Wisconsin- Madison

·         University of Washington

·         University of Texas- at Austin

·         Teachers College- Columbia University

·         University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Most programs require you to have a teaching certification, some don’t. However, if you are certified, it will make finding and doing your job way easier (and you’ll probably get paid more, too). So you should probably major in education. Also, speaking the native tongue of the country in which you teach will open up more opportunities to you. That is where the foreign language minor comes in.

The most important thing is that you are educated in teaching and language. You can get certified and work through programs offered by the Peace Corps, TEFL, or ESL.

Here are some other great resources for you:

·         Get Paid to Teach English Abroad with a TEFL Certification

·         Peace Corp Education Assignments

·         Teaching English Abroad

·         How to Get the Best Paid Jobs Teaching English Overseas

·         How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad

·         The Top 12 Places for Teaching English Abroad

APPBLR CLASS OF 2016

This list is composed of active participants of the Appblr community, a section of Tumblr dedicated to the application process for colleges or universities. All of these users have granted permission for their names, urls and schools to be posted to give those who are looking into said school the chance to talk with them about their experiences! 

They are organized by alphabetically by location, so for example, all UC schools are categorized by their location (San Diego is with “S” instead of University being with “U” and so on)

CONGRATS CLASS OF 2016. WE ARE APPBLR ALUMNI.

Em • @bci-need2study • University of Alberta

Maria • @universitymiracles • University of Texas - Austin

Sean • @debateably-learning • Bates College

Jezel • @bozemanscience • University of California - Berkeley

Sarah • @nxtebooks • University of California - Berkeley

Avery • @igotojerkeley • University of California - Berkeley

Joann • @studydreams • University of California - Berkeley

Raye • @liberalsmarts • Boston University

Ramya • @futurecristinayang • Bowdoin University

Ann • @assof2016 • Bowdoin University

Parisa • @thefaultinourapps • Brown University

Angie • @chaifueled • Brown University 

Annie • @appsalom • Brown University

Sophia • @kittysappblr • Bryn Mawr College

Edna • @collegeluving • Bryn Mawr College

Sruthi • @sloststudies • Cal Poly SLO

Kelsey • @kelsey-studies • Cal Poly SLO

Sara • @studying-my-life-away • California Baptist University

Claire • @sine-pi • Carnegie Mellon University

Nivedina • @lesetoilesdemellarme • University of Chicago

Jazz • @chuck-jazz • College of Charleston

Sean • @ivyjourney • Colby College

Dani • @czexhivy • Columbia University

Jenna • @healthyhermit • University of Connecticut

Tori • @senoritssixteen • Cornell University

Jack • @future-successs • Cornell University 

Natalie • @twentysixteengrad • Cornell University

Amy • @lisle-joyeuse • Dartmouth University

Jennifer • @collegiette-queen • Dartmouth University

Darcy • @darcystudies • Duke University

Rhian • @rhine-pizzaz • The Evergreen State College

Annie • @annieinreallife • Furman University

Rachel • @foxysalad • Georgia Tech

Suze • @girlvsharvard • Harvard University

Deni • @studiousandambitious • Howard University

M • @the-study-quest • John Hopkins University

Emily • @bleujay • John Hopkins University

Hanna • @jhu-gal • John Hopkins University

Brit • @brit-studies • University of Kentucky

Carolyn • @destinationdiploma • Loyola Marymount University

Sayira • @college-bound-2016 • Macalester College

Red • @thebigcrapple • Manhattan College

Kayla • @thegirlwiththewhitecoat • University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Claire • @thisnerdsadventures • MIT

Rona • @cambrigemagic • MIT

Ming • @brain-exercise • University of Maryland - College Park

Brittany • @biochemstudy • University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Chloe • @historicalpotato • Mount Holyoke College

Eleanor • @apportunities • Mount Holyoke College

Tessa • @oh-crapps • Mount Holyoke College

Emme • @thebluelyon • Mount Holyoke College

Beata • @promienisci • North Carolina State University

Tiffany • @7yrmed • The College of New Jersey

Lingyi • @jaschinka • Northwestern University

Viv • @whoretons • University of Pennsylvania  

Sydney • @sydney-studies • Princeton University

Sylvie • @sweet-studyblr • Princeton University

Sehar • @studyingwithgiraffes • University of California - San Diego

Ali • @aliberalux • University of San Francisco

Sammy • @seesammystudy • Stanford University

Eleni • @hotdamnford • Stanford University

Lyla • @cardinal-sinner • Stanford University

Abigail • @abuhgayul • SUNY Providence

Ariana • @arianawantsan-a • Temple University

Jacqui • @jacquivshighschool • Vanderbilt University

Victoria • @ani-malia • Vanderbilt University

Kit • @ccllege • Vanderbilt University

Brianna • @senioryearstudies • Vanderbilt University

Kat • @nerdnamedkat • Virginia Tech University

Claudia • @thefocusyear • Washington University at St. Louis

Maggie • @successmess • Wellesley College

Corinna • @whylarry • Westminster Choir College


I tried to tag as many members as possible, but some have changed their URLs since submitting their requests to be on this master list. If you are on this list and need your URL changed, or know of someone we can add to this list, let me know be messaging me @studying-my-life-away so I can make the necessary changes!

A guy had transferred to UMBC, and after about 10 months, he asked where … the parties [were]. Finally, he came to understand that the party is in the library. That’s where people are laughing and eating and discussing new ideas. The party is in the studying; that’s the essence of fun around here.
—  Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), in the Washington Post, 1 July 2014
Baltimore

Do you all remember that time in 2013 when over 3 thousand students at the University of Delaware rioted just for the sake of looking fun? Or that time in 2014 when students at the University of Dayton rioted because they beat Stanford? How about the time in 2010 when James Madison University students rioted during “Springfest” because police reasonably asked the 8,000 students to disperse? And that time in 2011 when over a thousand people rioted in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup?

You probably remember these. But do you remember these people being classified as thugs or even anything remotely derogatory towards race? No? That’s because they weren’t. They were just “drunk” or “kids being kids.”

White people will lose their shit like pit bulls high off crystal meth if their favorite athlete so much as touches a football. But how dare black people revolt against the depravity and degradation they are forced to endure in a system that unethically utilizes racial profiling and denies the constitutional rule of law for police, right?

This is in no way an endorsement for the use of violence and destruction as a mechanism for justice and change. However, that does not mean that you can use these reactions from injustice as a pedestal to aggrandize the white race, especially when you can’t possibly put yourself in the position of a victim of racial injustice. 

So please, take a damn seat because you know you’d do the same exact thing had the situation been flipped.

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These are a few of the Yik Yaks going around the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore. As an African American student here, I am more afraid walking on this campus than the streets in the midst of what is happening. I am sickened that the protests for Freddie Gray’s death have been belittled and made a platform for ignorant racist remarks. 

Itching can be Contagious 

“Simply seeing someone scratching is enough to trigger your own bout of clawing, in a vain effort to rid yourself of pests, real or imagined,” Robert Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

(Source 1)

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known simply as LaChanze, Rhonda LaChanze Sapp was born  on December 16, 1961. She is known best for her voice over work as the Muse Terpsichore in the Disney classic Hercules

After high school, she studied Drama at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, before transferring to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied Theater and Dance.  Her first summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of Uptown… It’s Hot! at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The show soon moved on to Broadway where LaChanze began her professional career in the theater.

LaChanze played the role of “Ti Moune” in the musical Once on This Island in 1990 and received nominations for the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress  a Musical and Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

She also has originated the Role of Celie in the musical production of The Color Purple, For which she won the Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

her other theatre credits include

  • If/Then
  • The Wiz
  • Inked Baby
  • The Color Purple
  • Dessa Rose
  • Baby (musical)
  • Once on This Island
  • Funny Girl
  • The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
  • Ragtime
  • Company
  • Once on This Island
  • Dreamgirls
  • Uptown…It’s Hot!
Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans who have made an impact in lives, individually and as a whole.

Throughout history, there have been motivated and dynamic individuals who have broken the color barrier for African Americans. Today, there are many more opportunities for us than there were before. Today, African Americans have become engineers, astronauts, scientists, etc. There have been many extraordinary and historic African Americans throughout history who have stood up for value, excellence, a better future, for causes that have made tremendous impact and for innovation yet to revolutionize the world in amazing and positive ways.

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 when he became the first African American to play major league baseball. At that time, Martin Luther King Jr. was only eighteen years old. Both extraordinary individuals believed in nonviolence. Jackie metaphorically gave Dr. King Jr. and the civil rights movement the bat needed to knock racism and segregation as far out and down as possible. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational man who delivered a 17 minute speech, widely known as his “I Have A Dream” speech, which was a call for racial equality and the end of discrimination. That historic moment was delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Jackie Robinson and his son marched alongside Dr. King Jr. 

Keep reading

nature.com
Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm
Social media is shaking up how scientists talk about gender issues.

When Fiona Ingleby took to Twitter last April to vent about a journal’s peer-review process, she didn’t expect much of a response. With only around 100 followers on the social-media network, Ingleby — an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Sussex near Brighton, UK — guessed that she might receive a few messages of support or commiseration from close colleagues. What she got was an overwhelming wave of reaction.

In four pointed tweets, Ingleby detailed her frustration with a PLoS ONE reviewer who tried to explain away her findings on gender disparities in the transition from PhD to postdoc. He suggested that men had “marginally better health and stamina”, and that adding “one or two male biologists” as co-authors would improve the analysis. The response was a full-fledged ‘Twitterstorm’ that spawned more than 5,000 retweets, a popular hashtag — #addmaleauthorgate — and a public apology from the journal. “Things went really mental,” Ingleby says. “I had to turn off the Twitter notifications on my e-mail.” Yet her experience is not as unusual as it may seem.

Social media has enabled an increasingly public discussion about the persistent problem of sexism in science. When a male scientist with the European Space Agency (ESA) wore a shirt patterned with half-naked women to a major media event in November 2014, Twitter blazed with criticism. The site was where the first reports surfaced in June of Nobel Prizewinning biologist Tim Hunt’s self-confessed “trouble with girls” in laboratories. And in mid-October, many astronomers took to Twitter to register their anger and disappointment when the news broke that Geoffrey Marcy, an exoplanet hunter at the University of California, Berkeley, was found to have sexually harassed female subordinates for at least a decade.

“I have been in [the] field for 15 years,” wrote Sarah Hörst, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. “It is my field now too & we are not going to do things this way anymore if I have anything to do w/ it.”

Continue Reading.