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I woke up this morning to a compliment in my inbox from a stranger.
I had typed out a reply and went to their blog to see if there were any details I should add to the reply and I saw this:
Now I’m just sad. I’ve deleted the message (no sense in answering a bot, unless it’s tumblrbot who I can at least pretend has an actual personality based on past interaction).
Generic and non-personal compliments just don’t work for me. It’s right up there with people who say “it gets better” without knowing anything about what’s wrong in the first place, or whether it will get better at all. It’s meaningless and tends to put me in a worse mood than I already am.
I’m sure the fault lies with me, though, because most people seem to appreciate stuff like that. I’m just all sorts of broken.
And it’s not even like I never get actual compliments from actual people (this isn’t me asking for some)…the cecilspeaks blog is usually good for a couple nice messages per week (a couple extra in the days following a new transcript being posted). And I do appreciate those.
But the ones with zero actual thought/emotion attached just piss me off for some reason.
I think I’m going to call it an early night tonight…I’ve only napped for about an hour since transcribing last night’s Night Vale, so I’m due for some sleep.
- Donations for Darren Wilson mysteriously halt after reaching over $400K. Darren Wilson Gofundme page officially shut down!!!
- The “Support Darren Wilson” Facebook page is deleting comments about basic financial questions and is urging supporters to petition against the Mike Brown Fund
- Time uses the word “negrophobia” instead of “racism” and compares fear of spiders to fear of black people. Seriously.
- The truth about flash bangs
- Public art on Canfield: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- Video from the March on Ferguson
- Video from DC’s Mike Brown Rally
- 10 people from the Lost Voices organization are living in tents (x) until there is justice for Mike Brown
- Mike Brown’s family asks for 4 1/2 minutes of silence tomorrow instead of highway protest
The first link in this leads to the L.A. Times, which uses a paywall. So here’s a link to an article on the subject in the Orlando Sentinel, which you can read without buying a subscription.
It’s starting to look very much like the second Darren Wilson GoFundMe campaign was pulling a DashCon on donors, as they still have not become officially partnered with “Shield of Hope” (the charity they said they were partnering with — which, by the way, is run in part by a crooked ex-cop who was fired, and them became a state legislator and introduced a bill to hide the identities of cops who kill).
The current fundraisers, whoever they are, are deleting comments on facebook that question them, the gmail account that they gave people for more information isn’t answering emails, and the second campaign was run anonymously — and nobody seems to know where that money actually went.
And they didn’t even get an extra hour in the ball pit.
WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS
The fish (a cardinal fish) tried to eat an ostracod. The ostracod then let out a bunch of light, which made the fish spit it out. Details (and video) are here.
Success! Finally got through Final Fantasy 2. Now I’ve unlocked another quest where characters that died in the course of the story can fight their way through the last level…possibly making it not so good that I removed all of their equipment when they died, judging by the short bit of it that I just played to see what it was. Not sure I’ll play through that just now.
I promised my friend in L.A. that I’d post my stats like I did when I beat Final Fantasy 1 a few weeks ago. Fortunately, last night I found some software that I could put on my PSP to allow me to take screenshots, which is quicker than typing it all out. So below the cut are the stats I finished with.
After spending a couple of days upping the stats of my characters, I’m making another run at the end of Final Fantasy 2.
It is literally cheaper to house homeless people than it is to just leave them on the streets
And instead of trying to match homeless people up with one of the 24 empty homes available for every homeless person
People are literally paying to put in fucking spikes under bridges, in doorways and, yes, on fucking public benches in order to make it harder for homeless people to find a place to sleep.
What a fucked up world we live in.
or why don’t they get a job and sober up instead of relying on non-homeless people for their main income source. them getting a job is definitely cheaper than housing them, and them continuing to stay there because they’re lazy and don’t want to do anything with their lives. now that’s an idea. and next time, don’t link people to some random-ass tumblr blog. i want real news sources (ex: NBC, Huff Post, Fox News, MSNBC, etc…)
god damn fucking five year olds without homes…man…fuck em! why can’t they lay off the booze and just get a job!! everyone can afford a house if they just get a job, right? because the average living wage is enough to pay for a house, right? and why would anyone want to house the homeless!? god, those homeless fuckers really should just get rid of their mental illnesses (without therapy) and their addictions (without rehab) and get a job (without assistance)! clearly they just want to be homeless because being homeless is so much fun and everyone treats you so well.
what are real news sources!? what’s using google instead of being an ignorant mouthy little punk on tumblr!? god damn, using the internet is so fucking hard for people like me!! (I FUCKING LOVE THAT HUFF POST ACTUALLY FUCKING PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE TALKING ABOUT THIS SHIT.)
really though shut the fuck up forever
Last time I was homeless I was also working full time, 45-60 hours per week. As a manager, no less. But I still wasn’t getting paid enough to afford a place to live until I found a place that I could split with two other people.
(Source: occupy-bacon, via oneicurn)
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Scientists Successfully Implant Lungs into Fish
Scientists have successfully created a goldfish that is capable of breathing atmospheric air. Using advanced microsurgery techniques, researchers at the New South Wales Veterinary Institute implanted a pair of frog lungs into the fish, which survived out of water for 2 hours.
The lungs were connected to the respiratory surface that were naturally found in the gills. The fish was able to conduct gas exchange through the lungs instead of the gills, which allowed it to breath in a terrestrial environment. A very humid chamber was constructed for the goldfish so that it did not dehydrate.
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SCIENCE ISN’T ABOUT WHY IT’S ABOUT WHY NOT
i don’t think you guys understand how important this is if we’re able to put lungs in fish it means we may be able to put gills in humans which means we’re one step closer to becoming mermaids
this scares me like what if someday a whole bunch of fish have lungs in them and they hated the surgery and they end up rebelling and killing us i mean i don’t know about you but if I saw a herd of fish running at me i would drop everything and freaking run
they gave them lungs not legs they’d be like fucking magikarp flopping around on the ground being useless pieces of crap
oh my god
you are all lame check the source before you comment about this this is literally a picture of a pet goldfish getting a tumor removed by vet
The “find out more” is literally a link to a gif that says “April fools.”