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Silence is not Golden

This blog is mostly me trying to learn more about the world and how I can better fit in it. But also cute animals and fandom.
Aug 21 '14
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Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

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Aug 21 '14
"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."
Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes)

Aug 20 '14

collardgreensneckbones:

tismys:

gxxdgxxn:

A$AP Rocky & Chanel Iman for Vogue September 2014

They look so good 

i actually REALLY like this omg??? 

Aug 20 '14
wildmagesapprentice:

And the finished version of that last WIP. I spend a lot of time drawing older Daine, not younger Daine so I figured I’d better fix that.

wildmagesapprentice:

And the finished version of that last WIP. I spend a lot of time drawing older Daine, not younger Daine so I figured I’d better fix that.

Aug 20 '14

sergeantjerkbarnes:

if i’m ever rich i’m gonna always leave huge tips, like 200%. that’s like the dream. having enough money to give some waitress 40 bucks extra just because she’s nice.

Aug 20 '14
a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.


To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”I about pissed myself laughing at this.

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.

To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:

Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?

Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.

And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”

I about pissed myself laughing at this.

(Source: halcy)

Aug 20 '14
"I want to inspire people. I want people to look at me and say “because of you I didn’t give up.”"
Unknown (via aguacatera)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

Aug 20 '14

socialjusticekoolaid:

Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila White is the new “Protest MVP.” #staywoke #trill 

Aug 19 '14

the-goddamazon:

queerfabulousmermaid:

peremadeleine:

Royalty Meme ♛ [1/5] Books
The Royal Diaries series

The Royal Diaries, an offshoot of Scholastic’s Dear America series, consisted of twenty books published between 1999 and 2005; each book was a fictionalized diary or journal written by the title character—generally a royal or noblewoman between twelve and sixteen. Taken as a whole, the Diaries spanned more than 1500 years and nearly every continent. They are particularly notable for their beautiful covers, though the 2013 re-launch of the series has replaced it with new artwork. A full list of books can be found here.

This was my shit growing up. Peep my girl Nzingha

OMG all of these were so awesome. The Royal Diaries were a subsidiary of the American Girls franchise, and they were notable for being inclusive of WOC from all backgrounds.

I wish they’d bring this back in Kindle form.

Aug 19 '14

A brief summary of my day:

1. Found out a major state-wide organization outright plagiarized my work and is getting credit for “innovation” and “best practices” for it on the national level.

2. Visited my old work and found out the staffing completely fell apart shortly after I left (it was seriously unravelling when I was working there.) Admin has stopped giving references for anyone who quit within the last 6 months as a result. Notified no one.

3. I can’t find a fucking optometrist who is willing to deal with me having Visual Processing Disorder.

4. Annnnnnnnnd two of my neighbors were murdered in their own home last night.

All in all shitty day.