The Scooby-Doo Ghoul School girls as 1960s monster dolls. This is the result of listening to all the 50s/60s novelty Halloween songs on the Pandora Halloween Party station and combining that with the popularity of monster dolls today.
I really like these but Tanis was a mummy, not a skeleton.
Q:Welcome back!!! I don't know if this is spoilery or not but will Sights on Heaven involve Eridan returning from the outer ring limbo? (Also the last act of distrait was SO GOOD, so much cool stuff coming together haha)
Sights on Heaven is actually Act III, though it’ll be finished way before Act II (because Wreckstuck is Act II).
And it’s basically the so heralded End.
So… you’ll see~
I guess this means I need to catch up on Wreckstuck!
The way it’s structured, the three Acts stand up on their own fine. But there’s a lot of nods of continuity and bits of “ooh, that’s WHY” when you see the whole picture.
I’ve been gutting Wreckstuck to try and make it manageable and readable but… well, we’ll see!
HI FRIENDS PLEASE READ WRECKSTUCK otherwise I’ll be going “OOOH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE” and you will be left out in the dust and the tears are so worth it.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Calculus
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Algebra
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Theorem
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Analysis
Harry Potter and the Order of Operations
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Statistician
Harry Potter and the Deathly Algorithms
OH MY FUCKING GOD
AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS
I’m in Dumbledores math club…
More like Harry Hypotternuse.
You’re a mathemagician, Harry.
I just couldn’t not reblog this.
Q:AAAAAAH HI YOU ARE BACK HELLO. I hope that the three hundred books have been great. I've been here learning to live in my "home country" and seeing family and getting better. Also you GOT NARUTO INTO MY HEAD AND I MADE THE CHAT OF DOOM CREATE A NARUTO AU you terrible temptress I even drew my trolls as genin and chuunin D:
Oooh, neat! I hope you’re having fun and definitely feeling better!
Also, that is magical and I wanna seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, follow me down the rabbit hole of Naruto nostalgia. (I told Rie I linked you to her stuff and she smacked me with a spatula. I think she was equal amounts flattered and mortified, lmfao.)
I read a bunch of Rie’s things and basically laughed a lot. You don’t know how hard I laughed because at some point I was howling at, I think it was something to do with the ninken, or maybe it was the brats being babysat and being utterly murderous, or maybe it was Ibiki and something hilarious, I don’t know, the point was that I laughed and I am so glad you linked that to me because then I went “ok now I will make everyone ninjas and chat of doom is going to follow me”, to the point that I basically TRIED TO FIND EVERY ANBU MEMBER MASK TO GIVE AS A REFERENCE TO MY FRIEND CHOCO FOR HER DESIGNS. It was a lot of masks. A lot of them. Also the naruto wiki could have been SO MUCH BETTER about actually letting me search all Anbu members instead of making me look at all their Konoha members page to see if they were Anbu *pout* Tell Rie that I gleefully enjoyed it and walked down nostalgia path, and look forward to reading more of her stuff because I am sure her newer stuff is even better, and also that she is lucky that I don’t share that many old fandoms with her or I’d have read all of that livejournal.
YOU LIKE STORIES
HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU
One of my graduation requirements for my design degree at JesusCollege in MiddleOfNowhere, OH, was that I had to have an internship, for a grade. I did not live in MiddleOfNowhere, OH, so while I was home for the holidays I looked up every graphic design shop within the vicinity of SlimPickings, CA. There were not many of them.
THE PERFECT DESIGN SHOP.
Not only did the design things they did look pretty sweet, and not only were they within my hometown - maybe a 15, 20 minute drive from my house? - but there was an Actual Japanese Person From Japan on staff, and I was in my pre-denial-that-I-was-ever-a-weeaboo stage (read: Still A Weeaboo) and was like “OMG! We could talk about Japan! And how I went there this year! And do Japan-inspired design things! Aaa!”
But, of course, they didn’t have any listings for open internships or anything. Still, I resolved to send them an inquiry letter resume thing.
This was before I had taken my portfolio classes, or most of my graphic design classes, actually, so I didn’t have a website to show them or a pdf of projects to send or even a well-designed and carefully-crafted resume. I had something I had made a year or two before for a business communication class at the local community college, and I had Illustrator. My tablet was still in Ohio.
That’s when this piece of artwork was born.
I had resolved to - essentially - create a custom, targeted inquiry resume cover letter thing. But bird-themed.
I DO NOT REMEMBER WHY I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA.
So I drew a really fat illustrator bird and I put it on a background of mountains and clouds and an inexplicable telephone wire. Beneath the incredibly fat bird, there was a sentence. A sentence I will regret for years to come.
"A little bird told me you might have use for a graphic design intern this summer."
- A little bird did not tell me this.
- The bird was fat.
- HELLA FAT.
- also there was nothing on their website about such an opportunity
- or else i would have sent them aN EMAIL LIKE A REASONABLE PERSON SAYING “HEY I SAW THAT YOU NEED INTERNS”
- INSTEAD OF JUST MAKING THIS RIDICULOUS BIRD POSTER OUT OF THE BLUE FOR AN UNSUSPECTING DESIGN FIRM WHO HAPPENED TO EMPLOY SOMEONE FROM JAPAN
I followed this REGRET SENTENCE with about 400 words of bird puns, including such atrocities as “not to crow about my accomplishments” and “i am migrating back to ohio soon” and “free as a bird”.
BUT AT LEAST I HAD SOME GOOD SENSE.
I have an older brother, like, a lot older, who at the time had successfully held a job for several years and was in charge of some number of underlings himself. so i sent him a copy of this letter for him to critique.
- in my defense, usually he is good at critiquing things
- he is generally brutally honest and also has lots of good life experience and can understand the root of many concepts
- THAT DOES NOT EXCUSE ME FROM LISTENING TO THE FOLLOWING ADVICE HE GAVE:
(ACTUAL DIALOGUE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM CHAT RECORDS)
Hey, not bad
The bird theme in the dialogue I feel like is maybe a bit too subtle?
I feel like it should be either be really exaggerated, or not at allme:
Is that sarcasm??I seriously tried to throw in as many bird puns as I couldSO IPUT INMORE BIRD PUNSAND THEN I DECIDED “YES. YES, THIS IS GOOD. I AM GOING TO SHOW THIS TO SOMEONE I WANT TO GIVE ME MONEY TO MAKE THINGS.”And I printed it out at home on some textured paper from my mom’s endless supply of ancient paper products, and got all dressed up like as though I was actually going to an arranged interview or something, and since my car was also in Ohio along with my tablet and APPARENTLY MY COMMON SENSE, my dad drove me to their office. I fidgeted on the sidewalk in my Interview Clothes, clutching the sheet of paper. And then I took a deep breath, let it out, and walked through their door."Excuse me," I said, in my best TERRIFIED AND TRYING REALLY HARD NOT TO BE TERRIFIED VOICE, "Is the creative director in?""No," said the receptionist, confused."Oh," I said, COMPLETELY THROWN OFF MY NONEXISTENT GAME."Can you give this to her when she comes back?" I said, and handed the receptionist the bird bomb.
"Sure?" said the receptionist, even more confused.
"Ok. Thanks!" I said, and fled.I did not get an internship there.Somehow, magically, I did end up getting a kick-ass internship out in Ohio, near JesusCollege. It was a good summer. I like to call it “The Summer I Was Mom,” but that is a story for another day.Eventually, I graduated, and moved back to SlimPickings, CA. I looked again at the local design agencies. I sent half-hearted attempts at “hire me” emails to all of them. Except for the bird one. Occasionally, I’d think “Wow, haha. Remember the time I burned all of my bridges in my hometown, forever, by giving design agencies terrible bird pun posters? Man, I hope they threw that away, haha.”
- HA HA
GUESS WHAT I GOT TODAY
Today, friends, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL!!! FROM THE BIRD COMPANY!!!! IT SAID “HI! SOME TIME AGO YOU REACHED OUT TO US ABOUT AN INTERNSHIP (WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY) BUT NOW I AM REACHING OUT TO YOU ABOUT A POSITION WE HAVE OPEN!!”
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS
THIS MEANS THAT
- THEY DIDN’T THROW IT AWAY
- THEY KEPT IT
- THEY READ IT
- THEY RE-READ IT
- THEY LOOKED AT IT AND SAID
- "YES, THIS ONE."
- "WE WILL SEND AN EMAIL TO THIS ONE."
- AND THEN, BECAUSE THAT WAS THREE YEARS AGO AND I’VE CHANGED PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS SINCE THEN
- THEY GOOGLED ME
- TUMBLR. TUMBLR, DO YOU KNOW WHAT MY LOGO IS FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK.
- MY LOGO IS A HUMMINGBIRD.
- THEY ARE GOING TO REMEMBER ME AS THE CRAZY BIRD LADY FOREVER.
i will never live this down
nerd for birds
… :’) This is beautiful
Q:oh my god turn of the story. OH MY GOD TURN OF THE STORY. I read it last week (and then... again... yesterday...) and I'm still obsessing over it. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a protagonist as fast and hard as I did with Elliot.
I have been blown away by Turn of the Story, it’s just. The prose is so beautifully clear and smooth to me, so easy and comforting to read even when I was sitting there twisting in agony from the difficult emotions. And Elliot!
HE IS AMAZING. ELLIOT IS SO AMAZING, I LOVE HIM TO BITS. He’s grouchy and smartmouthed and complicated, and… *flails* He’s the grump with a heart of gold trope I love so much, but he doesn’t come off as trope-y in the least. Rees Brennen took no shortcuts with his characterization, he comes off as completely real, this absolute phenomenon of a kid who is very young and has a lot of self-loathing (and small wonder, oh my god his parents are just so bleakly awful) and is very bad at being nice and very much expects the world to be awful to him and does some amazingly dumb things but tries so, so hard to compensate for it and doesn’t realize how good and amazing he really is.
I feel extremely parental toward him. My god, that child deserves all the hugs and comforting.
I want to flail about excitedly more but it’s gotten to 1 am so I’d better get to bed. Stupid normal people schedule!
I just read Turn of the Story today and am in the middle of flailing at Elliot and literally wanting to mother him. I get that feeling a lot. I desperately want to protect him or something or just tell him he is awesome and I am proud of him and I am only 23 D: And at the author’s ability to make Elliot’s life and the people around show the greys. Rachel is amazing but she is also part of what he hates in this war torn society and oh my god so good but also oh mdsmfkasndkfnajnfdafdada *incoherent loss of ability to write*
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html
I’m a feminist, and I agree that this is not right. Yasmin Thomas should receive more time for her actions. I really just want to punch that smug grin off her face!
This might be an issue of classism, though. It appears as if she’s loaded with money, and might be using her wealth in order to get away with her abusive behaviour.
Anyway, here’s to hoping that Ronnie Lee gets better soon.
Part of being a Feminist is agreeing that it’s unfair for a woman to attack a man and have it be okay. Men are allowed to be victims of assault by women. I loathe when people say “oh, you’re a feminist? So you think I can punch a woman?” No, I don’t think anyone should punch anyone obviously. *gets off soapbox*
I agree with the above posters
can we talk about the fact that this is her 18th conviction of assault and she still hasn’t done time what the fuck
You’d think they would have locked her up by now, she’s an Estate Agent for Christ’s sake.
Holy shit. Not eighteen accusations. Not eighteen arrests. Eighteen convictions. And this appears to be actually a thing which has happened, and she’s an adult. What the hell.
How the fucking - christ. Nobody should act like that, what is wrong with her, she has eighteen convictions