kennadeek:

flockofflamingos:

kaniehtiio:

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.

^^^^^

hey tiny lesson time. ok yeah here in the UK ‘spastic’ and ‘spaz’ are derogatory. it happened after a charity was set up for people with cerebral palsy was called “the spastic society” and then people started using it as a term to mean stupid/inept/dumb and other things. and then it really took off when some guy was on blue peter in the 80s w/ cerebral palsy, they used the term spasticated to describe him and kids being the little shits they are started calling friends spastics when they did something stupid. the bbc did a ‘worst word vote' thing like 10 years ago and spastic came in second after retard. 
so yeah him apologising for that’s pretty awesome.

Yeah all this, I also affirm that the US use of “spastic” is not at all the UK use, so I echo pretty much everything people have already said on here.

Wow I did NOT know that- that’s horrible but at the same time really interesting? It makes me wonder if there are words in the US that we find offensive that aren’t in the UK? or that sort of thing? 

kennadeek:

flockofflamingos:

kaniehtiio:

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.

^^^^^

hey tiny lesson time. ok yeah here in the UK ‘spastic’ and ‘spaz’ are derogatory. it happened after a charity was set up for people with cerebral palsy was called “the spastic society” and then people started using it as a term to mean stupid/inept/dumb and other things. and then it really took off when some guy was on blue peter in the 80s w/ cerebral palsy, they used the term spasticated to describe him and kids being the little shits they are started calling friends spastics when they did something stupid. the bbc did a ‘worst word vote' thing like 10 years ago and spastic came in second after retard. 

so yeah him apologising for that’s pretty awesome.

Yeah all this, I also affirm that the US use of “spastic” is not at all the UK use, so I echo pretty much everything people have already said on here.

Wow I did NOT know that- that’s horrible but at the same time really interesting? It makes me wonder if there are words in the US that we find offensive that aren’t in the UK? or that sort of thing? 

thehansoloist:

These photos were taken a few seconds apart.

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DIY Aluminium Calligraphy Pen

miss-nerdgasmz:

watering76:

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You’ll need tape, scissors, knife, disposable chopsticks, empty aluminium can, stapler and ink.

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Calligraphy Pen for Gothic: cut the aluminium into two pieces like above and tape it on chopstick, then Staple the aluminium.

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Medium Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

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Fine Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

Now enjoy it :)

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Turning straw into pen.

ARE YOU FUCKIN SERIOUS I’VE SPENT SHIT TONS OF MONEY ON CALLIGRAPHY PENS FOR ART AND YOU’RE TELLING ME I CAN MAKE MY OWN FOR LESS THAN 4 FRIGGEN DOLLARS??? THIS IS BULLSHIT MY ENTIRE ART LIFE IS A LIE

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museaway:

I made a flow chart illustrating the sophisticated process I use to weed through fics. 

museaway:

I made a flow chart illustrating the sophisticated process I use to weed through fics. 

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notbecauseofvictories:

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all the ways.

no, literally, all the ways.

Okay, this is the…super extra sparknotes version of my dissertation on Harry Potter and the ways its worldbuilding is just asking to be shaken to pieces. It’s called:

~*Ten Ways To Irreparably Fuck Up a Civilization: A Harry Potter Rant*~

1.) Put the major base of your economic power—such as a national bank—in the hands of a class you are busy oppressing. Because goblins definitely have forgotten centuries of warfare and specicide anti-goblin sentiment and will totally treat your ancestral gold with the fairness and even-handedness it deserves. Ditto with house elves and your children.

2.) Don’t try to understand or theorize about how your power works. Do not inquire as to how a particular measure—spell, hex, or charm—works. Do not try to test its effects. If a spell builds a house, do not attempt to test the durability of the roof—the roof will have come into existence with the necessary durability for roofs. Do not ask why a perfectly ordinary Latinate word and a stick of wood conjures the Platonic Form of a roof. Have no engineers or philosophers. Make sure no one thinks the phrase “hypothesis.” Make sure no one tests theirs.

3.) Make sure the schooling that you do offer is, essentially, a technical school. Make no attempt to teach students how to write, read, do maths, or think critically, even though those skills may be required. Those who do not arrive with such skills must learn them independently, because helping students with learning disabilities or those who come from difficult home lives is for chumps. Also, make sure to sow the seeds of deep social divides that will persist through your population’s adult life.

…there is no alternative.

4.) Don’t have any institutionalized pre-schooling or post-secondary education. Because everyone worth educating has access to tutors, or parents who have the time, energy, and ability to teach. Do not have institutions for further learning, because there is nothing more to learn. Do no try to understand how your power works.

5.) Allow the government to be the single biggest employer. Small businesses may be tolerated, but private chains, corporations, or conglomerates should not be allowed to operate independently. Make sure that your population gets its news from the government. Dissenting voices that cannot be rendered unemployed can be narratively shamed.

6.) …and then have that government rife with corruption and barely representative. The people in power now should be descendant from the people in power then. They should love their own kind. Trial by jury is unnecessary. Elections are unheard of. Influence talks, and money covers a multitude of sins. Nothing says forgiveness like a bag of galleons and an invitation to the Malfoys’.

7.) Don’t innovate. Your mores should be Victorian and your aesthetic Medieval. “Technology” is a broom, a radio, and an hourglass.

8.) Don’t have any contact beyond the incidental with the civilization literally occupying the same space as yours. Particularly if there is significant crossover in population. In fact, make sure those individuals who emigrate from that civilization cannot return, cannot discuss their new country with friends and family, or use their new-found knowledge to help those friends and family. God forbid they try and help that civilization in turn.

Reduce interest in their world to a laughable hobby. You are the only civilization for them now.

9.) Ensure that all those who do not fall within specific parameters are labeled Other and de facto exiled from your civilization. Particularly squibs and werewolves and other species. An accident of birth implies someone isn’t at fault.

10.) Expect people to quietly stand by. Some of them will. Most of them will. But sooner or later you’ll piss one off, and all the ones who have been afraid to speak out will nod, will join in, and the whole affair will come tumbling down around your ears as that one troublemaker screams to the heavens for justice and knowledge and innovation and truth and light and then my dears

then

your civilization is well and truly fucked

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dontbeanassbutt:

moc-tod-ffuts-modnar:

iamtonysexual:

sherlock-mania:

remember-pants-terezi:

heyxkids:

YOU CANT CHANGE THE VOLUME OF THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD

FUCKING TRY I DARE YOU

ITS IMPOSSIBLE AND ITS REALLY FUCKING WITH MY MIND SOMEONE HUG ME

I CAN MAKE IT SCREAM WITHOUT GETTING LOUDER

H E L P

Holy shit whispering is the same volume as shouting as loud as I can

what have you done

We think in concepts

Concepts have no volume

Because a thought is the loudest silence of all.

whoa there socrates

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kyvrn:

The Sailor Scouts Fantasy Style by NoFlutter

Her deviantART and Facebook < HERE

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truebluemeandyou:

DIY Spray Bleach Shirt Tutorial from Hey Wanderer (formally Oh So Pretty).
*For anyone selling bleached shorts/shirts/fabric: really important information on how to fully stop the bleach from eating away at your fabric using a product called “Bleach Stop”.  Also in the comment section someone recommended this link here for more info on neutralizing/deactivating bleach from dyeing (3% hydrogen peroxide is cheap and you can get it anywhere for under a $1 for a large bottle) andwhat to never use - vinegar.
Go here for the best archive of dye DIYs and here for bleach DIYs. For a similar spray bleach DIY from go here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Spray Bleach Shirt Tutorial from Hey Wanderer (formally Oh So Pretty).

*For anyone selling bleached shorts/shirts/fabric: really important information on how to fully stop the bleach from eating away at your fabric using a product called “Bleach Stop”.  Also in the comment section someone recommended this link here for more info on neutralizing/deactivating bleach from dyeing (3% hydrogen peroxide is cheap and you can get it anywhere for under a $1 for a large bottle) andwhat to never use - vinegar.

Go here for the best archive of dye DIYs and here for bleach DIYs. For a similar spray bleach DIY from go here.