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randomness from the internet as seen by me

darkersolstice:

foolishmilex:

carolxdanvers:

nooowestayandgetcaught:

swanjolras:

y’know, some of the ground rules for behavior on tumblr make me squint

don’t give people your true name or they will be able to control you

stories are an acceptable form of payment

the inhabitants hide their real forms behind glamours and avatars

the longer you play here, the harder it is to leave

#actual sidhe court of the internet tbqh

five minutes on tumblr is several hours outside

You came here alone, through a small, glowing hole that doesn’t extend through the room behind it, echoing with impossible music. Hidden paths around every corner connect distant places, entangling an unearthly Space. We can retrieve information about each other such that when we first meet, our interactions will appear unnaturally forced into banding together and our dialogues reference things we shouldn’t know, like poorly-written stories created and spread by humble country folk. Some of us, though, are able to speak in very neat, florid, even versified lines, as if we had hours to make it up on paper before we said it. There are realms we don’t consider real, and we take people from them to perform for our strangely innocently unempathic whims. You never know when something you say will somehow offend another’s alien etiquette and bring down a mob of wrath as if you had broken a sworn oath. Art is admired above all else. Justice is demanded above all else. This is all a dream realm, structured entirely by the laws of the mind. Everything is made of language. Everything is brightly saturated with a full rainbow of colors in any direction. You signed a contract in order to exist.

this is beautiful and clever and there’s more there are whispers above and below the regular level of speech there is language that comes in the form of pictures mirages and mirrors we tell each other out innermost secrets and with ironclad faith epect them to be kept and that promise is nearly never broken (when it is the boundary between realms crumbles: internet and outernet merge become one for a brief moment in the service of justice) this realm is where the desperate come to plead their case - one that isn’t being helped in the harsh light of reality here the revelry never stops unless one should want to retreat from it here the battle is always righteous and the knights all come in shining armour and here there are a myriad different sorts of people all with their own unique voices that may sound like cacophony at first but the deeper one immerses oneself the clearer a sort of emergent harmony becomes and then there are ancient ones who fled the death of their native realms the living journal and the space of mine and the net that uses and the fire of angels and there are new children stolen from their rooms in silence their parents never knew of their absence but the realm sends them back changed if for better or for worse is anyone’s guess but nobody leaves this place the same way they came (tags via aimofdestiny, paging foolishmilex for rebuttal)

(Source: swanjolraven, via zarhooie)

camwyn:

shitifindon:

ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

retrogradeworks:

Uh… I was playing myself in the Sims.

I’M GONNA BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS.
I am totally cool with being ten years old again if it means I get actual Pokemon.

New Female Thor in Marvel Puzzle Quest!
Um. It was a three person team, though, so…Classic Storm, Thor, and…um…Devil Dinosaur.
…not gonna lie, little worried about that last one. I mean, have you priced Sleep Number beds in “Jurassic Extended Queen” size?

Grey Warden Elissa Cousland.
I’m good with this. Especially if I get to be part of her polygon.

I played Civilization 5 last night as the leader of the Iroquois civilization. Hiawatha’s gonna be interesting.

Lettsee…I played my Monk in Diablo 3 last. 
Her fashion sence is terrible. but she’s pretty badass. The real problem is that the world of D3 is like…the worst world. If I had my druthers, I’d get her to take Zoltan Kulle up on his offer and eliminate both the angels and the demons, then take over the world and rule the idiots who keep summoning demons with an iron fist of firey doom. 

camwyn:

shitifindon:

ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

retrogradeworks:

Uh… I was playing myself in the Sims.

I’M GONNA BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS.

I am totally cool with being ten years old again if it means I get actual Pokemon.

New Female Thor in Marvel Puzzle Quest!

Um. It was a three person team, though, so…Classic Storm, Thor, and…um…Devil Dinosaur.

…not gonna lie, little worried about that last one. I mean, have you priced Sleep Number beds in “Jurassic Extended Queen” size?

Grey Warden Elissa Cousland.

I’m good with this. Especially if I get to be part of her polygon.

I played Civilization 5 last night as the leader of the Iroquois civilization. Hiawatha’s gonna be interesting.

Lettsee…I played my Monk in Diablo 3 last. 

Her fashion sence is terrible. but she’s pretty badass. The real problem is that the world of D3 is like…the worst world. If I had my druthers, I’d get her to take Zoltan Kulle up on his offer and eliminate both the angels and the demons, then take over the world and rule the idiots who keep summoning demons with an iron fist of firey doom. 

(Source: roxinovak)

bakrua:

hartorotica:

I’m just saying -

Theoretically, since there seems to be no life form on Mars right now, and we have sent robots to transmit information to us, that implies that 100% of Mars’ current population consists out of robots.

We have a planet in our universe that’s solely inhabited by robots. Mars is a robot planet.

well ur not wrong

(via doodledinmypants)

Given her zeal for nutrition, we might have guessed that the First Lady would pass out apples on October 31. Not so: she says they give out White House cookies instead.

When co-host Carla Hall said she gives kids pencils in lieu of a treat, Mrs. Obama reacted with shock and disgust. “Really Carla?” she asked. “Are they sharpened so that they can stab you with them?”

—   

time.com, Michelle Obama Thinks Pencils are a Crummy Halloween Gift (via tatterpig)

Good. I don’t care how crunchy-granola-health-concious you are, you give treats on halloween. 

(Source: andaisq, via dduane)

saltwaterandink:

queerashellandstuff:

queerashellandstuff:

pros about being in lesbians with a girl

  • can makeout in the girls bathroom
  • girls are cute af
  • wear each others’ clothes
  • fantastic sex

cons about being in lesbians with a girl

  • ?????
  • there aren’t any??

it has come to my attention that there are, in fact, cons about being in lesbians with another girl

  • she won’t kill the spider either
  • two periods

well I won’t kill the spider, but I will calmly and quickly put it outside for you

Really, the problem is the Shoe Promblem. Seriously, if you are both nominally interested in fashion, and can’t share shoes, it gets out of control fast, Esp if you both really like cool or fancy shoes and boots and live next to a Goodwill that has a good selection of sizes.

(via zarhooie)

The Body of Bucky Barnes: A Massage Therapist’s Analysis

stele3:

(CAVEAT: I have not been a massage therapist for very long. This is literally just me spitballin’—at the same time, this was a really good exercise for me! I like using the assessment part of my brain.)

It’s been tossed around in fandom that Bucky’s muscles have to be pretty f-ed up from having a cybernetic, metal arm grafted onto one side of his body. From the perspective of a massage therapist, that’s 100% accurate—but the issues don’t stop there. At the very least he’s got functional scoliosis and massive compensatory muscle strain, enough adhesions to make Jesus weep, and tons of somato-emotional holding points.

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i’ma gonna do some research on the memory stuff in this post. neat info if true! constant-instigator, this might be useful for your meta.

thewinterotter:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

Oh thank god for the added commentary because this was driving me nuts. Honestly until this poster pointed it out I didn’t even realize there WAS additional copy pointing out that Alex was the girl, because they’ve purposely set it up as white-on-light text in a position and size that implies pointless fine print. I kept scrolling past this going “okay, but how would a viewer even get the point of the ad without it being explicitly pointed out to them?” Granted, at billboard size you’re less likely to miss the accompanying text, but absolutely everything pointed out here about how the ad is visually structured is spot-on. The visual language of this kind of layout is very well-known, they essentially set a visual trap and then make you feel bad about reading it exactly the way they intended you to read it.
It could’ve been really powerful, but I don’t think they did a very good job of it. As it is now it’s not structured to make you examine your own assumptions, it’s made as urulokid pointed out, to make you feel bad.

Thank you for the commentary, because I kept having a graphic design rage induced blackout when I tried to make the same point. I HATE stupid ads that are designed to just nake you feel bad and coopting REAL issues to do it.

thewinterotter:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

image

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

Oh thank god for the added commentary because this was driving me nuts. Honestly until this poster pointed it out I didn’t even realize there WAS additional copy pointing out that Alex was the girl, because they’ve purposely set it up as white-on-light text in a position and size that implies pointless fine print. I kept scrolling past this going “okay, but how would a viewer even get the point of the ad without it being explicitly pointed out to them?” Granted, at billboard size you’re less likely to miss the accompanying text, but absolutely everything pointed out here about how the ad is visually structured is spot-on. The visual language of this kind of layout is very well-known, they essentially set a visual trap and then make you feel bad about reading it exactly the way they intended you to read it.

It could’ve been really powerful, but I don’t think they did a very good job of it. As it is now it’s not structured to make you examine your own assumptions, it’s made as urulokid pointed out, to make you feel bad.

Thank you for the commentary, because I kept having a graphic design rage induced blackout when I tried to make the same point. I HATE stupid ads that are designed to just nake you feel bad and coopting REAL issues to do it.

(via tawghasa)

theonicole:

Hey Tumblr, I made another coloring book! 

Mermaids might seem to have it all, with their shiny tails and fancy seashell castles, but life under the sea is full of difficulties.

This coloring book features 20 examples of the most pressing issues mermaids face, including socially inept sea turtles, barnacle breakouts, interpersonal issues with fish, lack of wifi, and more.

Mer World Problems: a coloring book documenting hardships under the sea is available now on Amazon and CreateSpace. To celebrate, have some free coloring pages!

Yay mermaids!

mermaids. all the mermaids.

camwyn:

It’s Russian, it costs 230,000 rubles, and as far as I’m concerned this thing’s gonna be in the Fallout universe somewhere. Made from actual radscorpion parts.

Hey, gerbilfluff.  I think someone made you a chair.

camwyn:

It’s Russian, it costs 230,000 rubles, and as far as I’m concerned this thing’s gonna be in the Fallout universe somewhere. Made from actual radscorpion parts.

Hey, gerbilfluff.  I think someone made you a chair.

blingostarr:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

leradny:

videohall:

Astronaut readjusts to life back on Earth

> Don’t give him a baby for a while.

HE GRABS THE CUP BUT THEN HE DROPS THE PEN 0.0003 SECONDS LATER

AND HE LOOKS UP AT THE CEILING INSTEAD OF AT THE GROUND WHEN HE CAN’T FIND THEM

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING HE JUST DROPS IT

IT’S NOT FUNNY IT’S VERY LOGICAL THAT HE WOULD HAVE ADJUSTED TO LIVING LIFE WHILE HE WAS IN SPACE BECAUSE IT’S DIFFERENT FROM EARTH BUT I CAN’T FUCKING BREATHE

*THUNK*

…y’all know this fake tho right?

still funny.