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afirethatwillneverburn:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

babybutta:

yarrahs-life:

high-power-prolific:

thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.
The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.
'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”
"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)
r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language
(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 
Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.
Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 
Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).
Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black
Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé
Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  
Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 
Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  
Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 
Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.
In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:
Kem —  Black
Suten -  Royal
Nter —-  Holy, Sacred
Examples:
Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  
Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  
Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 
This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  
Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  
Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language
Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  
Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 
African Origins: 
The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 
Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 
Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order
Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)
Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  
Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  
Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  
The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”
"Oh yes, the black soil business.
Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

My only thing here is that at least part of the reason we think the Egyptians believed the world was opposite of the way we do — north was south/south was north etc — was because the Nile flows south to north. 
Apart from that very nitpicky little thing — yeah you have no idea how much this grates my nerves

afirethatwillneverburn:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

babybutta:

yarrahs-life:

high-power-prolific:

thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.

The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.

'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”

"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)

r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language

(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 

Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.

Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 

Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).

Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black

Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé

Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  

Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 

Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  

Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 

Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.

In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:

Kem —  Black

Suten -  Royal

Nter —-  Holy, Sacred

Examples:

Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  

Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  

Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 

This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  

Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  

Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language

Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  

Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 

African Origins: 

The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 

Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 

Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order

Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)

Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  

Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  

Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  

The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”

"Oh yes, the black soil business.

Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

My only thing here is that at least part of the reason we think the Egyptians believed the world was opposite of the way we do — north was south/south was north etc — was because the Nile flows south to north. 

Apart from that very nitpicky little thing — yeah you have no idea how much this grates my nerves

twotwentyonebbakerst:

hit-it-and-quidditch:

allthingshyper:

ionosphere-negate:

le-claire-de-lune:

crowdog66:

smellslikegirlriot:

If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.

Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)

Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity. 

She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.

Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?

you know why

they also have a women in computer science convention named after her every year. this year’s is in phoenix, arizona, in early october, and i urge you to take the opportunity to go, if possible. my university, for example, granted scholarships for some students who applied to go, all expenses paid, and many companies and schools do the same.

twotwentyonebbakerst:

hit-it-and-quidditch:

allthingshyper:

ionosphere-negate:

le-claire-de-lune:

crowdog66:

smellslikegirlriot:

If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.

Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)

Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity. 

She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.

Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?

you know why

they also have a women in computer science convention named after her every year. this year’s is in phoenix, arizona, in early october, and i urge you to take the opportunity to go, if possible. my university, for example, granted scholarships for some students who applied to go, all expenses paid, and many companies and schools do the same.

rashkah:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada
Use, redistribute, print. 
Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me
just
fucking
drop
some fucking
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.
And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

People have already been  hurt over this ridiculous fucking fanfic.People have actually died thanks to this ridiculous fucking fanfic.
Anyone who thinks this is a ‘healthy’ book because “oh its just an erotic novellll” is fucking wrong. I honestly don’t care if you are into BDSM or not, this shit right here, it could not have the BDSM aspect and still show an extremely abusive relationship. The BDSM only makes it more physically and psychologically scarring.
Fifty Shades of Abuse is a more accurate title for that piece of shit book.

rashkah:

ivorysorrows:

lil-miss-choc:

bonerack:

princessnecrophilia:

weeaboo-chan:

vhscars:

protest-resources:

50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada

Use, redistribute, print. 

Click image and magnify for large version.

Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.

so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex

it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine

i know my shit okay

im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid

Let me

just

fucking

drop

some fucking

knowledge on you right now.

Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.

So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.

Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.

Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.

Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.

Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.

And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.

What scares me most is the fact that people, misinformed and ignorant people, will now try to enter the community/find play partners with the dangerous ideas of what BDSM is. They won’t respect a sub, they won’t listen.

And that can seriously hurt people. People can DIE.

People have already been  hurt over this ridiculous fucking fanfic.
People have actually died thanks to this ridiculous fucking fanfic.

Anyone who thinks this is a ‘healthy’ book because “oh its just an erotic novellll” is fucking wrong. I honestly don’t care if you are into BDSM or not, this shit right here, it could not have the BDSM aspect and still show an extremely abusive relationship. The BDSM only makes it more physically and psychologically scarring.

Fifty Shades of Abuse is a more accurate title for that piece of shit book.

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deadgirldancingwithhiddles:

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

I have cerebral palsy, and I’ve been called a spastic quite a few times, yeah it hurts, 

deadgirldancingwithhiddles:

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

I have cerebral palsy, and I’ve been called a spastic quite a few times, yeah it hurts, 

butihitanightfury:

nymeriasings:

legitfitneverquits:

littlemissmollymormon:

I don’t go running because I want to be thin.

I go running because

image

you

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never

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know

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who’s

image

going to

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show up

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and tell you

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to

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this is literally my favorite running post of all time. hands down.

of all the so-called inspirational posts about runing, this one makes me want to pick up running most.

OH MY GOD

this may or may not be the reason I started running. I can run 3 miles now because of this ridiculous idea that this might happen. and people say movies/shows/fandoms aren’t useful.

sophiaphilemon:

bracha-ncc1701:

sophiaphilemon:

bracha-ncc1701:

MY GIRLFRIEND IS FUCKING INSANE

No it would be instantaneous and then your body would float around those big colorful nebulas and you could get to other galaxies and maybe become part of a moon or get incinerated in a star or fall into a black hole.
You could become part of an asteroid and impact on a moon and your microscopic dust remains are scattered all over the crater.
You could become part of a star and undergo nuclear fission and turn into hydrogen and your body is a tiny fraction of the process of the star and you make light for the universe and then the star ages and your atoms get turned into iron and then the star goes supernova and you’re spewed across the universe as space dust.
You could land of a kind-of habitable planet and your DNA survives as you start to decompose and in a few million years the primitive life forms of your body become science’s greatest mystery for humankind.
You could be found by an alien civilization who’s also wondering ‘are we alone in the universe’ and suddenly they know they’re not because woah processed materials and tools and crazy-developed processing centers woah and then in a couple thousand years they make first contact because of the space-travelling cultural revolution your corpse prompted in their society and the humans of the future go ‘how did you get all these spaceships and junk’ and they reverently pull out your body and you are interred with great fanfare and people make you statues and holidays and stuff.
Your body could end up literally anywhere in the universe and you’d be the first human there because who said you had to be alive huh?
SPACE

What is wrong with you

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

sophiaphilemon:

bracha-ncc1701:

sophiaphilemon:

bracha-ncc1701:

MY GIRLFRIEND IS FUCKING INSANE

No it would be instantaneous and then your body would float around those big colorful nebulas and you could get to other galaxies and maybe become part of a moon or get incinerated in a star or fall into a black hole.

You could become part of an asteroid and impact on a moon and your microscopic dust remains are scattered all over the crater.

You could become part of a star and undergo nuclear fission and turn into hydrogen and your body is a tiny fraction of the process of the star and you make light for the universe and then the star ages and your atoms get turned into iron and then the star goes supernova and you’re spewed across the universe as space dust.

You could land of a kind-of habitable planet and your DNA survives as you start to decompose and in a few million years the primitive life forms of your body become science’s greatest mystery for humankind.

You could be found by an alien civilization who’s also wondering ‘are we alone in the universe’ and suddenly they know they’re not because woah processed materials and tools and crazy-developed processing centers woah and then in a couple thousand years they make first contact because of the space-travelling cultural revolution your corpse prompted in their society and the humans of the future go ‘how did you get all these spaceships and junk’ and they reverently pull out your body and you are interred with great fanfare and people make you statues and holidays and stuff.

Your body could end up literally anywhere in the universe and you’d be the first human there because who said you had to be alive huh?

SPACE

What is wrong with you

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

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memeengine:

Counting Up Convergent Evolutions Might Allow Us To Predict Traits of Life In General.
Convergent Evolution is what we call it when unrelated lifeforms evolve into similar shapes independently.
All life has DNA, but this is not convergent evolution.  DNA came about exactly once, and all life is descended from that one instance.  As far as I know, Spinal Chords, Photosynthesis, and cooperation with Mitochondria are similar, single source evolutions.
However, Wings have evolved more than once in unwinged, unrelated species - Bats, Pteranodons, and Birds for instance.  For another example, consider the similar finned torpedo shapes of Dolphins, Sharks, and Pleisiosaurs, representing Mammals, Fish and Reptiles respectively.
Convergent Evolution seems to give a kind of directedness to the randomness of natural selection.  Should the convergent evolution of wings convince us that the wing must inevitably evolve in certain environments?  Or that finned torpedo shapes are are unavoidable in another?
If this were the case, we could predict what aliens (yes, I know Mars has no macro-life) from Earth-like planets might look like!  All we’d have to do is count up the number of convergent evolutions of a trait seen in a similar environment.  The more evolutions, the more likely an alien from a similar environment will be to have that trait.
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memeengine:

Counting Up Convergent Evolutions Might Allow Us To Predict Traits of Life In General.

Convergent Evolution is what we call it when unrelated lifeforms evolve into similar shapes independently.

  • All life has DNA, but this is not convergent evolution.  DNA came about exactly once, and all life is descended from that one instance.  As far as I know, Spinal Chords, Photosynthesis, and cooperation with Mitochondria are similar, single source evolutions.
  • However, Wings have evolved more than once in unwinged, unrelated species - Bats, Pteranodons, and Birds for instance.  For another example, consider the similar finned torpedo shapes of Dolphins, Sharks, and Pleisiosaurs, representing Mammals, Fish and Reptiles respectively.

Convergent Evolution seems to give a kind of directedness to the randomness of natural selection.  Should the convergent evolution of wings convince us that the wing must inevitably evolve in certain environments?  Or that finned torpedo shapes are are unavoidable in another?

If this were the case, we could predict what aliens (yes, I know Mars has no macro-life) from Earth-like planets might look like!  All we’d have to do is count up the number of convergent evolutions of a trait seen in a similar environment.  The more evolutions, the more likely an alien from a similar environment will be to have that trait.

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galesofnovember:

liketheghost:

so is it a thing in (american) english to use “texas” as a word for like, something that’s out of control or chaotic, or as like, “crazy”? like “that party last weekend was totally texas!” 

because that is a thing people say in norwegian and i just think it’s important for americans to know that? 

this is the best thing I’ve ever heard

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elsajeni:


livetomakeadifference:


Towering steel swing set holding arrays of mechanical solenoids that create a water plane falling in the path of its riders. Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles.

^ When you swing shit tells some stuff when you’re gonna hit the water and turns it off and boom magic.

I WANNA PLAY ON IT

elsajeni:

livetomakeadifference:

Towering steel swing set holding arrays of mechanical solenoids that create a water plane falling in the path of its riders. Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles.

^ When you swing shit tells some stuff when you’re gonna hit the water and turns it off and boom magic.

I WANNA PLAY ON IT

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Hello Kihu! I know, you don't create requests. But don't you want to create crazy and funny tournaments? And the winner (or the first three people) win a request. Or something like this...
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kihuotter:

this-fagon:

punkassweasel:

taethefox:

rottenrobbie:

kihuotter:

I have no idea what this means! And no probably not!

 

Stop. No free requests. Quit it. It’s insulting. This is my JOB. This is how I pay for what little food I eat and the shoebox apartment roof over my head. You want free art? Sure let me devote some of my time to NOT barely making ends meet and NOT trying to pay off my hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of college loans. (yes, HUNDREDS, thanks USC) That sounds wise!

Nice to know you don’t give a shit about the people watching/supporting you.

Not saying requests are a good idea persay, but you don’t have to sound like a goddamn asshole when saying it.

It’s not like they were coming at you all rude and shit in the beginning

If you depend on art as a way to survive and pay for rent and shit, you are a fucking retard. Go get a real job. There is NO way that you’re not eligible to work.

Tae

What the HELL

I can’t believe we’re still doing this. I can’t believe we’re still attacking artists for trying to live off of their labors. Kihu is an awesome artist and is crazy popular, which is something they earned with hard work. This is not a hobby for them. They can do this better than most people and they have every right to be insulted when everyone is constantly pestering them for free art.

Kihu’s fed up. They’re laying down the law. It doesn’t mean they don’t care, it means they’ve been pushed to them limit by people who refuse to take the hint. I’ve seen all the people trying to get requests from them and up until now Kihu was pretty civil with them, but they just kept coming. Naturally when you push someone hard enough they’re gonna get mad at you.

Calling him a “fucking retard” is the line. I would have just kept my mouth shut but there are a lot of us who either live off of our art or supplement a great deal of our income from our art. When it all comes down to it, you’re just mad that you can’t get something for nothing. All of this nonsense about “suggesting” things to an artist or “giving prizes” is just people trying to hide the fact that they just want a request, because they put no value on the time and effort of the artist and think they deserve to have their whims catered to. It’s ridiculous.

I’m not saying this because I want to make everyone mad or start any drama. I don’t. You can just ignore me if you want to, but seriously, just stop and think for a moment. If you met a professional chef, would you be like, “Hey, there’s this food I really like, you should cook it for me for free some time!” If you met a mechanic would you just ask them to fix your car for free because it would be “good practice for them”? No, because you acknowledge that those people have specialized skills that they worked hard to perfect and that their time and energy is valuable. Why don’t you show that respect to artists like Kihu? It’s extremely hard to survive off your artwork. All they want is a little respect for their efforts. Put yourself in their shoes.

Here’s the problem though, guys. Working EXCLUSIVELY off art when you’re in the frying pan is NEVER a good idea. I’m sorry but that’s totally poor planning on your part if you decide that. Art is a trade that is defined by the spectator, if there’s no demand for you stuff, then there’s no reason to do it. Putting your whole lot on art or any trade along that line is a good way to end up on the streets because it’s a BIG GAMBLE. If you’re going to sit here and tell me that all you’re doing is drawing to just get through by the skin of your teeth, then you’re doing something wrong.

I’m a musician, I want to make money off my music production. But I can’t rely on that outright until I KNOW I have a steady demand for income. If you’re BARELY getting by because all you do is draw for a living, then you need to seriously reconsider your options. You should NEVER put all your chips on an arts discipline until you know that you can support yourself comfortably. There’s no two ways about it, no loopholes and no exceptions. If you can’t get by comfortably with art then you need another income, end of story.

So while it’s rude to ask an artist for free stuff when they don’t vocally broadcast it, don’t flash them the “Just getting by” card, because that’s on YOUR ass, not theirs. You need money to get that education and live under a roof with basic human needs. If art’s not doing it, time to get your shit together and find another source of income, and I see this ALL THE DAMN TIME IN THIS FANDOM. People simply rely on commissions to pay rent, get food, pay taxes, pay for water and electricity, phone bills, internet bills, television, heating, cooling- like what the hell, did they skip out on the common sense part in the life manual?

AND BEFORE ONE PERSON, ANY OF YOU TELL ME YOU DON’T HAVE TIME, BULLSHIT. If you need the damn money, you MAKE the damn time. There is NO excuse for that. You need that money to LIVE, it’s a LIFE ESSENTIAL. Be smart, plan ahead and be prepared.

Even if you have a disability, there are things put in place for you so you can get a steady income that can help you when you can’t do it yourself. there are places that will allow modified work for you. Research this stuff.

Tl;DR There are nicer ways to tell people things even if you’v said it a billion times, but don’t pull out the “Just getting by” card because they’re not responsible for you just getting by. It’s up to you to make that damn money any way you can. So pull your socks up and get to it, nobody’s gonna wait for you.

OK I’m gonna set the record straight here. I had no idea this post had blown up like this and this is the first time I’ve seen any of these comments, so I’m going to try to address these issues one by one.

Nice to know you don’t give a shit about the people watching/supporting you.”

That couldn’t be more false. I love my clientele and my fans a LOT, just like your favorite band probably appreciates you when you go to their shows or buy their CD. Now, if you sent them a letter asking for them to write a song specifically for you, when that band receives 3 or 4 of those messages a day, there comes a point where the band needs to say HEY GUYS, PLEASE DON’T DO THIS. That’s the position I’m in. My words might have been harsh, but they were honest. I get requests for free art every day, and if i were to say yes to them all (or, you know, if i cared about my fans, eyeroll) I’d not only have no time to work and make money to live, but I’d have no time to do ANYTHING but draw. Ever. There’s that many of them.

If you depend on art as a way to survive and pay for rent and shit, you are a fucking retard. Go get a real job. There is NO way that you’re not eligible to work.”

I actually quit my “real” job, waiting tables, to work on art because it makes me more money, allows me to govern my own business, and gives me more free time. Surprised? I actually have a lot of free time that I use to work on things in the background FOR YOU GUYS (like my upcoming comic, character building, answering all your asks, etc) and to draw things for my friends. Yes, I do draw free art sometimes, but I like to spend my free time putting my talents to work making little tokens of appreciation for the folks in my life who care so much about me, and who have supported me through a lot. 

Here’s the problem though, guys. Working EXCLUSIVELY off art when you’re in the frying pan is NEVER a good idea. ”

I actually don’t work exclusively off of art. Another surprise: I teach lessons in Ableton and other music production software, do some graphic and web design, music mixing and mastering, and I’m moving back to LA in July to restart work at one of the music labels I worked at before I moved to Colorado to be with my boyfriend during his last semester of school. (woah! that’s right! I’m living somewhere that isn’t conducive to my career for a little while to foster my relationship, and freelancing is what allows me to do this!) I eat less and live in a small place so I can put some money away for when I get back to Los Angeles. I’m protecting and building my assets, future and present. 

To you, mr musician, things work differently for you. I went to USC for Music. I know the biz. You can’t make a song for someone and sell it the way you can make art and sell it. That’s why I’m drawing and not trying to make an income off of my music right now. Comparing the freelance art industry to the music industry is extremely naive. 

I’m currently 23 years old, supporting myself, my boyfriend sometimes (just like he supports me, sometimes) and I’m doing JUST fine. Things aren’t ideal, but sometimes you live through situations that AREN’T ideal so you can be better off in the future. Because of this, I have the time to work on my comic for free, draw things for my friends, work on music, and get commissions taken care of. I appreciate y’alls support as fans, but just reblogging my art doesn’t immediately make me OWE you art. I’m sorry, but that’s not a realistic. 

tl;dr - Assuming that I’m doing a shit job of planning my future and managing my time because I’m a freelance artist isn’t only inaccurate, it’s rude. Assuming that denying my fans free request art means I don’t care about them is ridiculous.