taliskertalisker:

tbh if that good omens radio adaptation turns out to be the best of queen on repeat for an hour over bbc radio 4 i won’t even be mad

(via mistspinner)

koalatea:

i hate when people make fun of me for trying to be positive and spread good vibes like fuck your bitter ass i spent a good portion of my short life being bitter and angry and suicidal if i want to shoot sunshine out of my ass then i fucking will 

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Combat bras — My guy friend trying to remember the name for sport bras (via iwillmindfuckyou)

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Why am I allowed unsupervised? I just made and ate a whole pack of chocolate pudding in 6 minutes.

agunoverlove:

shannakeyes:

voxamberlynn:

i-want-y0ur-s0ul:

simonastafiew:

The last uncontaminated lands on our planet. I love nordic countries.

I LOVE FINLAND

BEAUTIFUL.

All the places to go to…

Going to Norway on Sunday woo

(via notenuf)

Oh god. First time using a tablet with pressure sensitivity. And a new drawing program.
*head desk*
Definitely looking to improve. Any tips on how to get used to pressure sensitivity? And other things that I’ve got wrong?

Oh god. First time using a tablet with pressure sensitivity. And a new drawing program.

*head desk*

Definitely looking to improve. Any tips on how to get used to pressure sensitivity? And other things that I’ve got wrong?

jessicalprice:

wesschneider:

We just debuted the Pathfinder RPG’s newest iconic character, Shardra, the iconic shaman (a member of one of the new classes in the Advanced Class Guide). She’s the character we at Paizo will be using as our stand-in for shaman players in art, pregenerated characters, miniatures, stories, etc, going forward. She’s an awesome looking character, who, like all of our iconics, is depicted by artist Wayne Reynolds. Her Meet the Iconics story is written by one of our close friends and veteran freelancers Crystal Frasier. Shardra’s amazing and we’ll be seeing her adventures as one of the Pathfinder RPG’s iconic heroes for years to come.
We’ve had iconics of many genders, ethnicities, sexualities, etc, but Shardra is our first transgender iconic. This might not be a big deal for you, but I expect it to be for a fair number of readers, fantasy lovers, friends, and fellow gamers out there.
The Pathfinder Iconics have always been our stand-ins for player characters, for our readers, for the adventurers taking part in Pathfinder games across the world. We’ve purposefully made these heroes a diverse array of characters, not just for artistic reasons, but as an attempt to make sure that anyone can look through a Pathfinder RPG rulebook, adventure,  story, whatever, and find a character who they identify them, whether it be a dashing fighter like Valeros, a lesbian cleric like Kyra, or a woman in tune with the spirits like Shardra.
If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, please check out Shardra’s meet the iconic story. And even better, drop a note on the Paizo message boards, welcoming her to the team and making sure all our friends and family members who identify with her know they’re welcome and wanted at Pathfinder game tables everywhere.
Thanks everyone.
~W

I’ve been seeing a lot of reactions from people lately, in response to various tumblr posts Wes and others have made, and now in response to Shardra’s debut, that they love the inclusiveness but Pathfinder isn’t the game for them, and some people even have been saying they wish they liked the game because they like the world or the characters. 
I just wanted to say that as someone who works pretty hard to make our products happen, I love, love, love it when someone decides to give Pathfinder a try because they like what we’re doing with the world and the characters. 
But I also know that, as a woman, good representation even in games I don’t play or don’t like from a mechanics standpoint matters to me, because it makes me feel like I’m thought about and considered part of the audience and welcomed into games as a genre even if a particular example of that genre isn’t my personal cup of tea. 
I want everyone to feel welcome in tabletop gaming, and RPGs in general, even if Pathfinder isn’t their RPG of choice, and if hearing about characters like Shardra or the ones in Wes’s list of LGBTQ PF characters do that, I’m happy.
All of that said, if you’re excited about the characters and cultures and stories in Paizo’s materials and want to spend some time in Pathfinder’s world, but don’t like D20 games, or prefer a different system, there are a lot of ways to visit Golarion and meet its inhabitants. The Campaign Setting line, for example, generally provides some mechanics options, but the stories and maps and cities and cultures in their pages can be used with any game system, and the Pathfinder Comics, Pathfinder Legends audio series, and Pathfinder Tales novels and free web fiction all tell stories set in Golarion, the Pathfinder campaign setting. 
Even if you never open one of our books or buy any of our products, I’m thrilled if hearing about our characters excites, inspires, or welcomes you. But if the Pathfinder RPG or D20 systems in general aren’t your gaming system of choice, or if you can’t find a game in your area, or don’t have time to play a campaign, but still are curious about or interested in visiting our world, we’ve got stories for you.  :-)

jessicalprice:

wesschneider:

We just debuted the Pathfinder RPG’s newest iconic character, Shardra, the iconic shaman (a member of one of the new classes in the Advanced Class Guide). She’s the character we at Paizo will be using as our stand-in for shaman players in art, pregenerated characters, miniatures, stories, etc, going forward. She’s an awesome looking character, who, like all of our iconics, is depicted by artist Wayne Reynolds. Her Meet the Iconics story is written by one of our close friends and veteran freelancers Crystal Frasier. Shardra’s amazing and we’ll be seeing her adventures as one of the Pathfinder RPG’s iconic heroes for years to come.

We’ve had iconics of many genders, ethnicities, sexualities, etc, but Shardra is our first transgender iconic. This might not be a big deal for you, but I expect it to be for a fair number of readers, fantasy lovers, friends, and fellow gamers out there.

The Pathfinder Iconics have always been our stand-ins for player characters, for our readers, for the adventurers taking part in Pathfinder games across the world. We’ve purposefully made these heroes a diverse array of characters, not just for artistic reasons, but as an attempt to make sure that anyone can look through a Pathfinder RPG rulebook, adventure,  story, whatever, and find a character who they identify them, whether it be a dashing fighter like Valeros, a lesbian cleric like Kyra, or a woman in tune with the spirits like Shardra.

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, please check out Shardra’s meet the iconic story. And even better, drop a note on the Paizo message boards, welcoming her to the team and making sure all our friends and family members who identify with her know they’re welcome and wanted at Pathfinder game tables everywhere.

Thanks everyone.

~W

I’ve been seeing a lot of reactions from people lately, in response to various tumblr posts Wes and others have made, and now in response to Shardra’s debut, that they love the inclusiveness but Pathfinder isn’t the game for them, and some people even have been saying they wish they liked the game because they like the world or the characters. 

I just wanted to say that as someone who works pretty hard to make our products happen, I love, love, love it when someone decides to give Pathfinder a try because they like what we’re doing with the world and the characters. 

But I also know that, as a woman, good representation even in games I don’t play or don’t like from a mechanics standpoint matters to me, because it makes me feel like I’m thought about and considered part of the audience and welcomed into games as a genre even if a particular example of that genre isn’t my personal cup of tea. 

I want everyone to feel welcome in tabletop gaming, and RPGs in general, even if Pathfinder isn’t their RPG of choice, and if hearing about characters like Shardra or the ones in Wes’s list of LGBTQ PF characters do that, I’m happy.

All of that said, if you’re excited about the characters and cultures and stories in Paizo’s materials and want to spend some time in Pathfinder’s world, but don’t like D20 games, or prefer a different system, there are a lot of ways to visit Golarion and meet its inhabitants. The Campaign Setting line, for example, generally provides some mechanics options, but the stories and maps and cities and cultures in their pages can be used with any game system, and the Pathfinder Comics, Pathfinder Legends audio series, and Pathfinder Tales novels and free web fiction all tell stories set in Golarion, the Pathfinder campaign setting. 

Even if you never open one of our books or buy any of our products, I’m thrilled if hearing about our characters excites, inspires, or welcomes you. But if the Pathfinder RPG or D20 systems in general aren’t your gaming system of choice, or if you can’t find a game in your area, or don’t have time to play a campaign, but still are curious about or interested in visiting our world, we’ve got stories for you.  :-)

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maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

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highandfunctioning:

s-burb:

I WANNA BE A PRETTY GIRL WHO WEARS FLOWY DRESSES AND BOWS AND CUTE SHOES

BUT I ALSO WANNA BE A GUY WITH BUTTON UP SHIRTS AND FACIAL STUBBLE

BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE A PUNK GIRL WITH TEAL HAIR AND CROSS JUMPERS

BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WANT TO BE A GUY WITH BEANIES AND COMBAT BOOTS AND PIERCINGS

What if every single morning in your life you were put in front of a customize your character screen

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appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?
That is how we stop abuse.
We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

Just wondering if anyone has a new link for the book? This one says “File Not Found”…

appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.

The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.
He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?

That is how we stop abuse.

We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

Just wondering if anyone has a new link for the book? This one says “File Not Found”…

(via technicolorpoetry)

padfootdidit:

scarincissies:

scarincissies:

u ever just get pissed off that all the marauders were in gryffindor?? or is that like? just me?

like a lot of times i wish i really wish sirius was in slytherin like the rest of his family and overcame the family name. but lets be real he’s more loyal than ambitious, “I WOULD HAVE DIED”. so like stick him in hufflepuff [can you imagine his mother’s face upon hearing that news?]. put peter and is love of those in power and wanting to rise along side them in slytherin. put remus in ravenclaw for the most obvious reasons okay. and leave james, who tried to hold off the dark lord sans wand to give his wife and child a chance to live, in gryffindor.

suddenly you’ve got someone in each house, a view of each house. like whatever this is probably asking a lot since we’re obviously supposed to demonize slytherin or whatever. bUT i always wanted more house diversity in the group u kno. can u imagine them all sneaking in and out of different house common areas. waking up in the wrong ones like ‘oh shit not again’. ravenclaw and puff house members thinking remus and sirius were the cutest couple yet to realize they were a couple.

               

#oh MAN OKAY LETS DANCE #they make a point to hang out in the slytherin common rooms a lot whenever someone gives peter trouble #mcgonagall has to scold them all for trading common room passwords because #”thats not allowed potter no i dont care if black needed to borrow a book i dont care if he needed to borrow the cure to a disease” #sirius always walks into class with a different colored scarf depending on who he was with last #all of james’ roommates side eye him for the amount of hufflepuff clothes he has lying around because sirius is messy as hell and always ove #the ravenclaws start taking bets on what the weird piece of paper they keep trading back and forth is #the hufflepuff roommates learning to charm their curtains so they dont have to listen to sirius talk into the mirror with james all night #peter is always in the hufflepuff common room because its closest to the kitchen and he and sirius keep staining the couch #whenever hufflepuff plays gryffindor sirius ends up accidentally playing for the wrong team #the ravenclaws all figure out about remus’ condition by third year but they dont say anything because the three seem to have it handled (via themaraudersaredead)

(via cumberdoom)

The problems of writing

clevergirlhelps:

  • Having a Beginning
  • Having an Ending
  • But WHERE’S THE MIDDLE?!?
  • HOW DO I GET TO THE ENDING
  • WHAT IS A PLOT
  • WHAT ARE PLOT DETAILS
  • WHAT IS WRITING

And most importantly:

  • HOW DO I TITLE

FRIENDS

(via cm8x-insanity)

ofhogwarts:

ofhogwarts:

storieswelove:

Five years ago today, Deathly Hallows was released in bookstores all over the world.

Five years ago today, we held in our hands the last and final installement in the epic tale of Harry Potter. 

Five years ago today, kids and adults alike began their final first reading of a Harry Potter book.

Five years ago today, we lost Charity Burbage, Mad-Eye Moody, Hedwig, Rufus Scrimgeour, Ted Tonks, Dobby, Fred Weasley, Severus Snape, Remus Lupin, Tonks (no first name out of utter respect), Colin Creevey and countless others, named and unnamed, who died fighting for the Wizarding World. 

Five years ago today we laughed. We cried. We gawked in awe at the twists and turns that only Jo Rowling herself could pull off. 

But most importantly, five years ago today we thought this series was over. But in this last half decade, we’ve grown stronger than ever. In the last five years, we’ve even picked up thousands of new fans along the way.  

In this last decade, we have learned something crucial, that she herself put best:

The stories we love do live on in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. 

These books taught us life lessons that we never could have dreamed of. Dumbledore taught us that the battle of good versus evil is not always cut and dry, and that sometimes we must pick between what is right and what is easy. 

We learned that there are bad people in this world, but as long as there are people willing to fight for what is right, and to fight for love, the world can still be a good place. 

This is an especially important lesson in light of the Colorado shooting early this morning, July 20. Sometimes our faith in humanity is shaken. Sometimes, in fiction and in real life, it comes in the form of masked men unleashing terror on unsuspecting, innocent bystandards. But if ever there were a time to draw parallels to Harry Potter, this might be it. We have to remember that there is light in this world, as long as we are willing to seek it. 

So thank you, Jo. Thank you for making these books relevant in our lives in ways we never could have imagined. Thank you for giving us a childhood that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives.

Thanks for all of it, Jo. 

I made this last year, and I needed to reblog it today. All of this holds true, and I love you all. 

It’s been seven years. Two years ago since this first post. Here’s to the memories, here’s to the love. 

(via ampersalexandra)

steampunktendencies:

“The White & Black Knights” 1911 A1 .45 Autos

by Mike Dubber Engraving Studio

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