andersonsfirstname:

cant-speak-fangirling:

I have no idea why everyone in the entire world isn’t talking about this. I joined hogwartsishere just a few short hours ago and I’ve already had more fun than when I first discovered Pottermore. I highly encourage everyone to check it out! In case you’re curious, here’s a brief summary of how the site works:

After you’ve registered (i.e. enrolled) at the HiH Hogwarts, chosen your house, and created a personal Gringott’s vault  - which is entirely free, btw - you can join a dorm, add friends, buy books, register for classes, and earn house points by completing assignments. You get a personal profile and a gradebook to mark your progress, as well as access to fun sides like chocolate frog cards and academic gifts from your professors. YOU CAN EVEN WRITE YOUR OWN BOOKS (fictional and non-fictional) WHICH ARE THEN ADDED TO THE LIBRARY. MY NERDY HEAD SPUN ALL THE WAY AROUND, GUYS.

I’m taking History of Magic and Transfiguration at the moment, catching up on the lessons I missed when I had no idea the site existed. It’s surprisingly high brow, educationally extensive and an absolute blast. I also made, like, ten new friends during my first hilarious chat with my Slytherin dormmates. Honestly, as someone who’s almost always invisible, even online, that’s a huge deal to me. Everyone is so nice over there.

Go, fellow Potterheads! Go forth and get sorted*!

*In truth, you aren’t really sorted. You pick your house. Slytherin forever. ♥

LOOK AT ALL THOSE RAVENCLAWS

AS A RAVENCLAW SURROUNDED BY SLYTHERINS I AM SO HAPPY TO FINALLY KNOW WHERE MY PEOPLE ARE

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studylikeadoctor:

Have you ever felt that you had nothing to write about? That your head was completely empty? Then maybe this can help you to get started with your writing with a little exercise!!

Print the photos and pictures and graphics and drawings that you like the most, every single one. It can be anything: a photo you took yourself, some random fan art you saw out there, some pieces by famous painters, photo sets… It can be anything! The important thing is that when you see it you think “I like this shit”. Then print them out in a small size (Imprint 16 per page) as you find them and cut them out.

This way you can carry your favourite images with you anywhere you go and write when you feel like it but words seem to not want to get out of your head. If your writing notebook has a pocket like moleskins do, put your photos there. If it doesn’t, just stick an envelope to the inside of your notebook and carry them there!

Hope this helped some of you to get a bit of inspiration!! It certainly works for me!

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harzilla:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.

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harzilla:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.

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TS4 CC Creators!

thepathofnevermore:

mysimplesimblr:

Grant has posted about the issues with Demo CC in the Base Game and how we fix it. Nobody freak out, it’s fairly easy. :) 

UPDATE: Default Replacements and items created with Cloner (probably - has anyone tested?) appear to be unaffected, it’s only recolors that pull meshes from maxis objects that need to be fixed.

That said, you all should expect that I won’t be re-releasing any of my CC with updated files until Wednesday, at the earliest. Thanks for your patience!

Reblogging ‘cos it’s important. I don’t have the full game yet, so I can’t test any of my released TS4 CC at the moment, but so far it looks like my default replacement eyes *should* work. These shirt recolors, however, may cause problems. I’m gonna upload the original download posts as well. Fixes will be available as soon as I get the game and can test that everything works. In the meantime, as always, be careful when it comes to installing custom content and if you were planning to use my shirt recolors in your full TS4 game, please refrain from doing it! Thanks for the attention and happy simming! ^___^

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

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saltwaterandink:

fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:




darkoverord:




dalehan:




pwnypony:





GUYS. GUYS.
GUYS.
HOLY FUCK.
GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE




Reblogging for the greater good.




I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.




oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP




Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

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I think I just heard the music of the spheres

saltwaterandink:

fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:

darkoverord:

dalehan:

pwnypony:

image

GUYS. GUYS.

GUYS.

HOLY FUCK.

GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

image

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.

All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.

I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE

Reblogging for the greater good.

I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.

oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP

Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!

The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!

Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

:0

I think I just heard the music of the spheres

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harkbus:

Bones for life drawing class. It’s great fun to stretch my design skills again, as simple as they may be. 

Also, I keep using Brain Flower as my header fonts although I know it’s not very legible. Oh let me be, guilty conscience. I’m not in a design program anymore. 

Designer friends, you may slap me upside the head.

EDIT: These are pretty illegible, so here are better imageshack links.

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