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20th August 2014

Question reblogged from Quantum Forestry with 2 notes

algorithm-instructed said: So what your favorite fetch modus? The only thing that kept me interested in homestuck was the CS humor, after that dropped off in act 2 I kinda dropped it.

electronicforest:

Sollux’s Encryption Modus just makes me happy in general, as did his commentary on separating out a couple Captchas, the elitist bastard. Tree was my first favourite, it is lovely. Very Elegant, pain in the ass though. Miracle is just hysterical. Fibonacci Heap is fun, and then last but not least JuJu is very interesting.

If you didn’t make it to the trolls you really should go back and read. The ATH programming language is hysterical and based off LISP. (Sollux also has a lisp, which cracked me up).

I would have never kept up with it if I had to wait between panels. The setup takes a while, but once you get into Hivebent and past that, it is great. Interaction between four people gets boring after a while, interaction between 16 is great.

Interaction between 16 with their Past and Future selves for 46 different people interacting is better. Then there’s post scratch…

I almost dropped it close to 10 times. Not gonna lie. Tsuki said I had to at least get to Hivebent to see Sollux which is who EVERYONE WHO READS THE THING INSISTS I AM, so I did. Now I’m pretty hooked.

Post Scratch almost killed my interest again though. it “resets” everything so it is like going through the beginning setup again. Took me a while to chew through it, it is still going a bit slow too. Thankfully everyone comes back. (I know you dont really give a damn about spoilers) 

It’s good. It’s almost killed my interest a few times but chewing through the thick stuff gets me to a good story. Make sure to read all the links to like Wayward Vagabond and the Midnight Crew in the beginning.

Since you don’t like spoilers, here have a flash: http://www.mspaintadventures.com/cascade.php?s=6&p=6009 Yes. See you want to go read it.

Everytime I look at Hussies collective works I get a bit depressed. The sheer magnitude and scope of it is disgusting. Writing? I think he’s done the equiviliant of wining NaNoWriMo every single month for years in a a row (aka > 240,000 words per year), writing multiple full length soundtracks himself at the same time, then finishing each arch with an animation of respectable length and quality. In half a century I seriously see communications/English classes being taught with some of his works (it’d certainly be more meaningful to transhuman kids than Twain or Salinger.)

Maybe I’ll give it a 3rd stab sometime.

7th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Puella Magi Madoki Doki with 19,749 notes

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7th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from HAPPY★STAR with 158,729 notes

baskintheafterglow:

buzzfeed:

Cartoon characters’ first appearances versus most recent appearances.

Looking at them is like finally getting glasses

Hey Arnold and SpongeBob got worse though?

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5th August 2014

Post reblogged from The Raifu Rack with 44,066 notes

fagmobs:

Tumblr has become so left wing it has actually looped back around is coming close to a weird right wing conservative mentality that everything you personally think is right and anyone who disagrees with you is wrong

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5th August 2014

Photo reblogged from HAPPY★STAR with 5,738 notes

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5th August 2014

Post reblogged from RIFLE IS FINE with 7,133 notes

The Zodiac Signs Weapon Of Choice In The Apocalypse

funastrology:

Aries- Knife

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Taurus- Baseball Bat

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Gemini- Pistol

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Cancer- Shotgun

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Leo- Ak-47

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Virgo- Sniper

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Libra-  Machete 

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Scorpio- Katana 

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Sagittarius- Bow and arrow or crossbow 

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Capricorn- Tomahawk 

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Aquarius- Frying pan

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Pisces- Revolver 

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Source: funastrology

4th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Quantum Forestry with 5,015 notes

electronicforest:

liberscarian:

equestrianrepublican:

not-a-commie:

equestrianrepublican:

askdinkamena:

equestrianrepublican:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

That is fucking horrible, I say arrest the bitch.

It’s legal.

It shouldn’t be.

They clipped it out of the picture but there was a little girl there.

Don’t you think it’s highly immoral for your elected officials, who have no more rights than you do, to kidnap and hold imprisoned a person because she refuses to put clothing on her body? The government has no right to force anyone to wear clothes.

No, I don’t think it’s immoral, how fucking stupid that sounds. What’s immoral, is to strut around naked in public in front of children.

Ok, this post pisses me off, because as much as I don’t want to see random boobs around town, the government has no fucking right to enforce morality at all, and you all should be ashamed of yourself. She did not deserve to be arrested, and “protect the children!” policies will always be irrationally based in appeals to emotion and attempts to restrict civilian freedom.

^1. She did not deserve to be arrested.2. Laws should not be formed around “common decency”Why?Simple. Once the law is in place for a generation or three it is almost impossible to revoke. We are lazy, lazy creatures. If the government is taking care of it, our mind is not on it. So this isn’t common decency anymore it is public law.A better example.There was a town in Germany in which all controls for traffic were completely removed. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1028740/Accident-free-zone-The-German-town-scrapped-traffic-lights-road-signs.html) It is now accident free.We have the most traffic control signs of any country. In general, the most accidents as well. Why?If there is a sign, or a light, or something, we don’t process it. The signs will tell us what to do. We trust the signs, we don’t factor in for human error. When all the signs are removed, our attention peaks up.So, back to common decency. If it is put into law, decency will no longer be the term. It isn’t “indecent” now, it is ILLEGAL. The police will take care of it. Let’s wander off.Now, where do these laws come from? Why, most of them from 50 years or more in the past. Influenced by Religious norms at the time. Religion has now influenced the law.You wanna know how to tell of something is -really- immoral and not just some outdated law?Theres still a clear, rigid, unyielding prescense against it. Rape is bad. Murder is bad. We are INGRAINED with that. We’re not fucking ingrained with our bodies are shameful anymore. Old law, throw it out.Sorry for the ramble, just..Social norms -> percieved as common morals -> written into law -> generations go by -> no one knows how to react when things change. They;’re fucking frozen. On the one hand they just don’t give a shit. On the other hand, the CHILDREN."common" morals shift. stop fucking making laws about them. Every time there is a political firestorm of morals…WE COME BACK TO IT AGAIN.Fuck it, I might have gotten off track, but I am tired, grumpy, and everything about decency laws piss me right the fuck off.

I’m curious what you think about obscenity laws and Brittan’s relatively new pornography laws.

electronicforest:

liberscarian:

equestrianrepublican:

not-a-commie:

equestrianrepublican:

askdinkamena:

equestrianrepublican:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

That is fucking horrible, I say arrest the bitch.

It’s legal.

It shouldn’t be.

They clipped it out of the picture but there was a little girl there.

Don’t you think it’s highly immoral for your elected officials, who have no more rights than you do, to kidnap and hold imprisoned a person because she refuses to put clothing on her body? The government has no right to force anyone to wear clothes.

No, I don’t think it’s immoral, how fucking stupid that sounds. What’s immoral, is to strut around naked in public in front of children.

Ok, this post pisses me off, because as much as I don’t want to see random boobs around town, the government has no fucking right to enforce morality at all, and you all should be ashamed of yourself. She did not deserve to be arrested, and “protect the children!” policies will always be irrationally based in appeals to emotion and attempts to restrict civilian freedom.

^
1. She did not deserve to be arrested.
2. Laws should not be formed around “common decency”

Why?

Simple. Once the law is in place for a generation or three it is almost impossible to revoke. We are lazy, lazy creatures. If the government is taking care of it, our mind is not on it. So this isn’t common decency anymore it is public law.

A better example.

There was a town in Germany in which all controls for traffic were completely removed. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1028740/Accident-free-zone-The-German-town-scrapped-traffic-lights-road-signs.html) It is now accident free.

We have the most traffic control signs of any country. In general, the most accidents as well. Why?

If there is a sign, or a light, or something, we don’t process it. The signs will tell us what to do. We trust the signs, we don’t factor in for human error. When all the signs are removed, our attention peaks up.

So, back to common decency. If it is put into law, decency will no longer be the term. It isn’t “indecent” now, it is ILLEGAL. The police will take care of it. Let’s wander off.

Now, where do these laws come from? Why, most of them from 50 years or more in the past. Influenced by Religious norms at the time. Religion has now influenced the law.

You wanna know how to tell of something is -really- immoral and not just some outdated law?

Theres still a clear, rigid, unyielding prescense against it. Rape is bad. Murder is bad. We are INGRAINED with that. We’re not fucking ingrained with our bodies are shameful anymore. Old law, throw it out.

Sorry for the ramble, just..

Social norms -> percieved as common morals -> written into law -> generations go by -> no one knows how to react when things change. They;’re fucking frozen. On the one hand they just don’t give a shit. On the other hand, the CHILDREN.

"common" morals shift. stop fucking making laws about them. Every time there is a political firestorm of morals…WE COME BACK TO IT AGAIN.

Fuck it, I might have gotten off track, but I am tired, grumpy, and everything about decency laws piss me right the fuck off.

I’m curious what you think about obscenity laws and Brittan’s relatively new pornography laws.

Source: nowyoukno

3rd August 2014

Question reblogged from Quantum Forestry with 41 notes

Anonymous said: Hello Bree. In regards to smoke-cleansing, what do you do? I know to dry out herbs (and preferably not white sage because it's threatened right now) but what do I do after? One of the books I look to for reference says to wrap them in newspaper and tie it together using string, leaving it for a few days, then when the herbs have taken a cigar shape to tie them using cotton, wool or thread. I presume to remove the newspaper? Do you have any advice?

breelandwalker:

Nonny, you’re definitely off to a good start there. The newspaper bundling is not a trick I’ve heard of before, but it definitely sounds like it would work. And yes, you’ll want to remove the newspaper before the final wrapping of the bundle.

For any plant, I’d suggest leaving the drying herbs (wrapped or otherwise) hanging head-down by their stems in a cool, dry place for at least a week. You’ll know when they’re completely dry by feeling the leaves at the very tip of the bundle. If the stems and leaves are crisp and unyielding, the whole bundle is dry. If there’s still a little bit of give, leave it another day or so. Herbs wrapped in paper or left lying on a cardboard tray may dry a little faster than free-hanging.

If you find any fuzzy white substance on the herbs, or if the plant material turns slimy, or there’s a bad smell, throw it out immediately. These are signs of rot and moldering and you don’t want that in your smokestick.

Here are some examples of sticks that I have made. I recommend basil (I used a bouquet of sweet, citrus, and purple aka Thai), lavender, rosemary, and green sage in particular, as these are fairly easy to grow, easy to bundle, and they smell GREAT.

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Green Sage with Purple Basil

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Green Sage with Sweet, Citrus, and Purple Basil, and Lavender Stems

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Pine Needles (from a tree limb felled by last winter’s blizzard)

I’d think drying them by tying them all loosely at the stems for awhile before binding them for the full length would help speed drying time and reduce the chance of mold.

Source: breelandwalker

3rd August 2014

Photo reblogged from EMM'S POSITIVITY BLOG. with 3,403 notes

I’m pretty sure anyone who claims they have it all figured out is deluding themselves.

I’m pretty sure anyone who claims they have it all figured out is deluding themselves.

3rd August 2014

Link reblogged from Quantum Forestry with 17 notes

http://electronicforest.tumblr.com/post/93705956634/hithaer-electronicforest-im-going-to-write →

hithaer:

electronicforest:

I’m going to write a short program that i can feed dictionaries into and have it spit out every word with -gender after it. Then, I will write another program to post them as new pages to this wiki. I will create a generic definition that is circular, make…

Nat I will get you ALL THE DICTIONARIES. In CSV too. Because I’m really starting to think that these absurd genders and pronouns are the number on cause of people not taking gender studies as anything more than postmodern deconstructionist lunacy instead of scientifically validated research.