🔥 An Australian magpie swooping down - caught on a bike helmet (GoPro)
Hope your eyes are okay
Guys, I edit professionally. This list is legit. Incorporating these suggestions before you hire an editor will save you A LOT of money. Even if you did these and nothing else, you’d see significant overall improvement in your work.
That said, you don’t have to overthink these things when you’re writing a first draft. If you write, “she said angrily” in a first draft, you can always revisit the phrasing in a second draft. I mention this because overthinking style can lead to a loss of momentum, and losing momentum is why so many people never finish a draft. Give yourself permission to write fast, write messy or ugly, and edit your draft into beauty later.
When just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions of course rice is the damn problem 😒
Better tell over 50% of the human race they can’t eat their main staple crop anymore because a bunch of bigwigs love oil more than reason
During the most poor and homeless period of my life, I had a lot of people get angry with me because I spent $25 on Bath and Body Works candles during a sale. They couldn’t comprehend why the hell I would do that when I had been fighting for months to try and get us on our feet, afford food, and have an apartment to live in.
Those candles were placed beside wherever I slept that night. In the morning, I would move them and set them wherever I’d have to hang out. At one point I carried one around in my purse - one of those big honking 3-wick candles. I never lit them, but I’d open them and smell them a lot.
I credit that purchase with a lot of my drive that got me to where I am today. I had been working tirelessly, 15+ hour days with barely any reward, constantly on the phone or trying to deal with organizations and associations to “get help at”. It’d gone on for almost a year by the end of it, and I was so burnt out, to the point that I would shake 24/7. But I could get a bit of relief from my 3-wick “upper middle class lifestyle” candles. They represented my future goals, my home I wanted to decorate, and how I would one day not be in this mess anymore.
When we moved into the apartment, and our financial status improved, I burned those candles every single day. When they were empty, I cleaned them out, stuck labels on them, and they became the starting point of my really cute organization system I had ALWAYS planned to have.
So whenever I hear about someone very poor getting themselves a treat - maybe it’s Starbucks, maybe it’s a home deco item, maybe it’s a video game… I don’t judge them. I get it. I get that you can’t go without anything for that long without it making you go crazy. You need to pull some joy, inspiration, and motivation from somewhere.
poor people deserve things they want, too. it is unfair to expect poor people to only buy things they “need”.
My grandfather used to tell me: if you only have 20 kr left, you buy grocery for 10 kr and flowers for the other 10 kr because you need a reason to live as well.
We are not machines and an unmet need is an unmet need.
Hmm. Good question. One thing you could would be to actively boycott the companies that profit from ICE & its concentration camps. And by “active” we mean not just avoiding them, but telling them you’re doing so & why + encouraging others to do the same thing.
Another thing you could do is help to translate docs to let migrants in America know their rights.
Who else has other good suggestions?
I have this love language and I have described it as being a magpie. I found this cool ceramic plate at goodwill I thought you would like. I heard you were looking for a new pen here try this one. Please accept my trinkets of devotion.
The point of a gift is to show that you know👏 a 👏person👏well👏!!!!
what people think gift giving as a love language means: *spending an excessive amount of money on materialistic gifts for people during the holidays*
what gift giving as a love language actually means: “i picked up this cool rock that i found on the ground that reminded me of you” or “i bought you this necklace for 50 cents at a yard sale cause i thought you’d like it” or even “i’ve had this thing since childhood but i feel like it could be of some use to you or give you comfort so i want you to have it”
Hey can one of y'all hook me up with a link to that post about fucking military wives?
octopuses die after they have sex for the first time by the way. and squidward just happens to still be alive and well.
I hate to disappoint the finest minds on tumblr but
Gallery of fake fans right here.
The presence of Squilliam Fancypants would suggest that “Squi-“ is simply a common prefix for octopus names, likely one with great cultural significance and meaning
his name is squilliam fancySON we are exposing TOO many fake fans tonight
squidward has only 6 tentacles. OCTOpuses have 8 (hence the prefix). the creator is a marine biologist, this isnt some rookie design mistake. literally anyone who has watched the show for 5 minutes would know this come on now yall….
you dont get to decide whether or not all the octopuses in the show’s lack of tentacles is or isnt a design choice when its already BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE THAT HES AN OCTOPUS IN A MULTITUDE OF OFFICIAL MATERIALS. also, there are actual squids on the show:
Also where is everyone in the notes getting the idea that 8 tentacles=octopuses and 6 tentacles=squids. Squids don’t have 6 tentacles. Squids have 10 limbs, 2 of which are tentacles and 8 of which are legs that look like tentacles.
this started as an argument about squidward being an adult virgin
yeah but nobody is going to argue against that
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if you wear this you are legally obligated to become a vampire hunter
what happens if a vampire wears this
top one is dante
bottom one is alucard
just like the bedroom
The funny thing is that, if you understand perestroika not as the “collapse of communism” but instead as the soviet bureaucracy reforming the ussr out of existence and replacing it with a mafia-capitalist state, with themselves still in charge, the course of russian and american history over the past thirty years appears quite parallel in some respects. Like, in both countries during the eighties the government of a faltering welfare state, torn between an activist left’s demands for actual socialism and the possiblity of a new neoliberal order, chose the latter to preserve their wealth and authority at tremendous human cost. After this, the overton window continued to shift to the right, and the current political contest in both, at least on the level of high profile public discourse, is between a dominant party of conservative economic nationalists and a dissenting faction of technocratic liberals.
The Shirt by Shelley Niro, 2003.
Niro’s work consists of a connecting series of photographs that should be read together as a whole narrative. The images are set in a pastoral landscape, and each subsequent photograph offers an increasingly incisive statement on the colonization of the land that once belonged to aboriginal peoples.
Shelly Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1954. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve. She is currently based in Brantford, Ontario, and works in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film. (via virtual museum)
Your fav is problematic: Yaoyorozu Momo
Yaoyorozu’s privileged insensitivity to the wealth disparity between herself and her classmates is especially egregious given that she knows that Ochako is from a working poor family. As a reminder: Yaomomo could use her quirk to pull stacks of gold bricks out of her body but chooses not to “because it would destabilize the economy.” She has the means to disrupt capitalism but chooses not to, because as a child’s of wealth, she fears that any change in that status quo will undermine her own privilege. Yaoyorozu Momo is a lackey of the bourgeoisie.
this is the best tag on this post
Pigeon steals poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia in order to build a nest beside a stained glass window.
This is two pigeons, pigeons nest in bonded pairs (notice the first one is checked and its mate on the nest is barred). Usually they don’t make nests nearly so big but I guess if you have the materials, go for it.
The nest is so unusually big because the vast majority is a platform to keep the actual nest (just that tiny ring in the corner around the bird sitting in it) cushioned from the anti bird spikes.
This is a work of beautiful defiance.
Using the very thing installed to make just a moment’s rest impossible as structural supports for an immovably stable nursery.
Caption this if you don’t watch wrestling
possibly the most important addition this week on Hozier Liked
Indentured servitude is opresssion.
Indentured servitude is not chattel slavery.
The Irish were oppressed and have a history of indentured servitude.
The Irish were not bought and sold or held as property generation to generation.
Please stop confusing the two. Thanks.
Wizard who got tired of fighting and casts fucked up unethical spells like “super brain hemorrhage” to end them faster
One time I did “Summon Water” inside a guys lungs and the GM allowed it because he had been playing for years and never seen anyone do that
Me “I can raise the temperature of a space by 5 degrees (Fahrenheit) per success”
Me “And that’s 6 successes, so 30 degrees…”
Me “And ‘inside the human body’ is a space, right?”
DM “…I don’t like where this is going.”
Me “So I’m going to raise the temperature inside his body 30 degrees.”
DM “Yeah, so he’s dead now. He was fine, and then went through all the stages of heat stroke in half a second before his body went ‘No thank you’ and just shut off to stop it from being so hot. Good job.”
others: “so, how ~southern~ are you?”
me: “The entrance of my hometown has a shrimp boat sitting in the main street. At Christmas theres a shrimper Santa and alligators pulling him instead of reindeer.”
this is the only xmas content i want to see, fuck everything else. Shrimper Santa and his flying albino alligators
“Now, Snipper! now, Snapper! now, Pincer and Biter!“
Less than one week after about 160 witnesses testified for and against a controversial bill to decriminalize sex work between consenting adults in D.C., the chair of a D.C. Council Committee in charge of the bill said the committee has no immediate plans to take further action on the bill.
The committee has yet to release an official count of how many testified for and against the bill, but an informal count conducted by the Blade shows a slight majority appear to have supported the proposed legislation.
He noted that many of the witnesses were members of or those who provide services to the transgender community. Several trans witnesses testified that longstanding bias and discrimination faced by trans people, especially trans women of color, have forced them to engage in sex work for economic survival.
Nearly all of the public witnesses opposing the bill also claimed decriminalization of the buyers or “Johns” involved in sex work would result in an increase in sex trafficking.
Tyrone Hanley, an organizer with the Sex Worker Advocates Coalition, which has advocated for the decriminalization bill, released a statement on behalf of the coalition urging the Council to pass the legislation.
“The D.C. Council should move to fully decriminalize sex work,” the statement says. “The voices of people who are most impacted by criminalization — current sex workers — are critical to making policy decisions on this issue,” the statement continues. “The hearing highlighted the many ways in which our current system is failing to protect sex workers experiencing exploitation, as well as being trafficked,” it says.
“SWAC will continue to build on the historic hearing by deepening community support to ensure the bill becomes law,” the statement concludes.
So to clarify, sex workers supported decriminalization while non sex workers didn’t. That’s the long and short of it. This would have also made trans women of colour - who experience the highest rates of violence in the sex industry and some of the highest rates of violence in general - much safer but again, sex work is routinely used as a way to target other marginalized group for criminalization