I WANT EDITH WIDDER'S LIFE

19th October 2014

Question reblogged from so this is fear with 41 notes

morkaischosen said: The Unconquered Sun, 12.

shiftingpath:

morkaischosen:

morkaischosen:

shiftingpath:

snailchimera:

winterwombat:

shiftingpath:

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Sol and Saturn are total besties in my head

I like how the Unconquered Sun’s purview of excellence even extends to cover excellence at chilling out, since he can adopt two different resting postures at once. 

Saturn could be asleep here and we’d never know. I’d like to imagine that she just dozes off sometimes while Sol is talking, and he notices, but he keeps talking anyway so that when Saturn wakes up she doesn’t worry that she’s come across as rude. 

Absolute besties, 100%. 

This is adorable and excellent.

for complete accuracy we shouldn’t be able to discern facial features through the sheer radiance of Sol’s face but I think that would make a less interesting picture

I’ve only been able to find one actual description of the Sun that goes into any detail (Glories: Sun) and if I drew his true form it would be as black as the depths of space with supernova eyes. (also with “dozens” of arms, so…) It basically just says he’s wearing skin now to conceal his radiance, so what the hell, I actually kind of think you can totally look upon the real Sun.

Incidentally on going back through I can literally not find any point in the actual text that ever says the Sun has four arms?? Sol, Five Days Darkness, and Ligier all show pictures of them with 4 arms but I really cannot find text to support it lol (Skep and I have been combing through 1st and 2nd, when did this even start happening)

maybe he only has 2 arms and all of this art is just super symbolic, ”how does he hold the four fulcrums at once, he must have four arms”

Hmm. I swear there’s a reference to the Victory over Primordials Mudra being super difficult for most people because he has four arms…

AHA

2e Core p28 - The Unconquered Sun “is typically depicted as a clean-shaven, handsome four-armed male”.

That carefully manages not to say if it’s what he actually looks like, of course. :-)

oh my god the Core book actually provided something, do not blame me for not checking that totally useless book

My apologies, and thanks for the interesting note on his “true” appearance. I don’t have that supplemental so I’d never read that. Neat.

(The core book does have useful information, it just hides that information REALLY well.)

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedthis continues to be a neat pictureThe Unconquered Sun

19th October 2014

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Tagged: Snail rebubblesGhostbustersyes perfect

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19th October 2014

Question reblogged from Run for your lives! with 41 notes

morkaischosen said: The Unconquered Sun, 12.

winterwombat:

shiftingpath:

image

Sol and Saturn are total besties in my head

I like how the Unconquered Sun’s purview of excellence even extends to cover excellence at chilling out, since he can adopt two different resting postures at once. 

Saturn could be asleep here and we’d never know. I’d like to imagine that she just dozes off sometimes while Sol is talking, and he notices, but he keeps talking anyway so that when Saturn wakes up she doesn’t worry that she’s come across as rude. 

Absolute besties, 100%. 

This is adorable and excellent.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedfor complete accuracy we shouldn't be able to discern facial features through the sheer radiance of Sol's face but I think that would make a less interesting picture

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18th October 2014

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summersfic:

Summer: I just had a VERY interesting dream
There was a bunch of us in the forest. You, me, some of my other friends.
And I started noticing things like apple trees where every apple had a bite taken out of it and I was like wwwwwell someone fucked up.
And then campsite glitches started happening to us - that fae thing where you can’t find it anymore even though you’re right there

Summer: and then Kirin showed up and was PISSED
like, full on three eyes blue skin pissed at us

Lucy: /EYEBROWS
-he is hottest that way tbh-

Summer: I was like “yo, what’s up with the campsite, why’s everyone lost”
and he started ranting about how humans were lost from the moment they were born, that they had locked themselves up and thrown away the key and creatures like him were the only ones with keys

Lucy: …. WHOA FAE AS FUCK

Summer: and Snail was like “yes okay but can we talk about the horns and antlers because that is FASCINATING biology”
and then I woke up

Lucy: bless snail
dude that is the fucking most metal dream ever

Summer: I KNOW
HIGH FIVE, SUBCONSCIOUS

Lucy: you should share that so i can reblog it and keep it for future fae musings
THE ONLY ONES WITH THE KEYS
DAMN

That is a highly accurate me though.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesweird dreamshell yes fae biologywhole new frontiers there

17th October 2014

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snailchimera:

Huh. tumblr changed the dash icons again.

*shrug*

And they changed back?

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17th October 2014

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cardiacserpent:

baberaham-drinkin:

rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

These numbers are before taxes too

OOOOOHOOOOHOOOOOOO

Holy fuck. Tuition at Yale was less than $3000? Is there a source for this?

Tagged: Snail rebubblescollegewhy

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17th October 2014

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Okay, here is my proposal.

Take all the female protagonists whose obnoxious het romances hijack their plot.

Divide them into three equal parts.

First group is now lesbians.

Second group is now bi.

Third group is now ace.

Take that third group, divide it in two.

One of those halves is now aromantic aces with no romance arc whatsoever.

Every story is improved and I get 1/6th of the total. This seems more than fair to me.

Tagged: Snail babblearo ace stuffthrow me a friggin bone hereI'll settle for one. One story. Female lead. No fucking love interests.I will also accept nonbinary leads.

17th October 2014

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Huh. tumblr changed the dash icons again.

*shrug*

Tagged: Snail babbleokay

16th October 2014

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I wanna start up my Butcher and Basher writing exercise again. Drop words in my askbox and I will pick one to somehow incorporate as a theme into the next Butcher and Basher update.

Tagged: Snail babblewriting exerciseButcher and Basher

16th October 2014

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retroactivebakeries:

tatterpig:

heedra:

Modern setting Exalted character idea: An abyssal whose main job…is managing their Deathlord’s official facebook and twitter.

Index of Tormented Faces is offended that you think so lowly of their station, and will be unfriending you shortly

A sweep of violet hair fell to obstruct Index of Tormented Faces’s eyes, drawing a death-pale hand away from the keyboard to draw it back. He had spent days looking over the social media activity of the plague-affected areas, extracting the data contained in those tortured strings of suffering. He was now prepared to write it, the Oblivion Eschatology Scripture that would take the minds of its readers into the self-annihilating depths of the void. He moved to press the soulsteel key that would send the destroying message…but then in a split second, black windows flashing code cascaded across the screen, the hacking attempts of the that doomed Solar fool. Tormented Faces counterattacked with with own hacking, forcibly uploading a system-destroying surge of entropic data onto whatever computer the Zenith Caste was using. The windows reporting incoming hacking attempts went dead, flatlining in a harmonic cadence. “Finally,” laughed the hedonic deathknight. “I hereby bring about the end of your world.” He clicks ENTER.

Index of Tormented Faces is going to regret posting his friendfic(/enemyfic) to tumblr at some point. Fortunately for the Neverborn, the only way to completely eradicate something from the internet once it’s been floating around a bit is to destroy Creation, so, you know, bonus to motivation there.

(no offense whatsoever intended towards retroactivebakeries. I very much enjoyed your addition to this post, as well as every other addition to this post. This is a good post.)

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedsocial mediaurban magic

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16th October 2014

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drunktrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.


I wonder what their marine bio programs are like…

Tagged: Snail rebubblescollegeGermany

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15th October 2014

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We are not bringing 375,000 chickens on our adventure.
— DM, to the fighter

Tagged: Snail rebubbleseverything is Exalted if you try hard enoughrelevant to Chalcedony

15th October 2014

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After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

Tagged: Snail rebubbleslistener biasbias

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15th October 2014

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theroyalguinea:

professional-skeleton:

From the article:

An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.
"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.
The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.
"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."
After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.
"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."
The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.
The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”
"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."
He wrote that increased security was futile.
"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."
Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.
"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."

Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.

"Women overreact"

theroyalguinea:

professional-skeleton:

From the article:

An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.

"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.

The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.

"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."

After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.

"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."

The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.

The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”

"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."

He wrote that increased security was futile.

"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."

Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.

"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."

Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.

"Women overreact"

Tagged: Snail rebubblesgamergatemisogynyviolence

Source: professional-skeleton