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PERIOD TALK: So basically it's indicative of nothing and everything
  • Me: What is this? Is my period a week early? The deal was a regular period and no more pain!
  • Brain: We have talked to your doctor and done a lot of research, you know this. A brown flow a week early is indicative of many things.
  • Me: Like what?
  • Brain: It could mean you haven't been taking your pill regularly.
  • Me: But I do, at the same time every day!
  • Brain: It could mean the hormone levels in your pills are no longer sufficient for your body and you may need to seek more effective pills.
  • Me: That's... something I kind of need to know.
  • Brain: Assuming your pills have been ineffective for either of the above reasons, it could be anovulation.
  • Me: Well that's not great but I guess it could be that.
  • Brain: It could also simply be the endometrial lining from a previous cycle, or parts of the lining shedding early from a forthcoming cycle for any of the above reasons.
  • Me: See, that's understandable. That's not so bad.
  • Brain: And of course there's a small chance it could mean you're pregnant.
  • Me: WHAT NO
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notloki:

pushedoffaclef:

majorsarcasm19:

nicoception:

iketheravinghawk:

graham-bailey:

playcount:

Google has had some stunning logos over the years, but this one is a showstopper.

I really really love this.

anybody else think of avatar?

Long ago, the websites lived together in harmony…
Then everything changed when Windows Vista attacked!

Only Google, Master of All Search Engines could stop it.
But when the internet needed it most, Google vanished. 

Years passed, and a new Search Engine was discovered, a Search Engine named Bing.
And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died.

And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died. 

Bingpocalypse notwithstanding, props to Martha Graham, the subject of this Google Doodle. Martha Graham, you were like whoa. This Google Doodle captures only a fraction of your whoa-ness. So please enjoy this recording of an excerpt from Martha Graham’s Night Journey, which is doubly cool for featuring a set designed by another badass, Isamu Noguchi. Night Journey is about Jocasta, wife and mother of Oedipus.

notloki:

pushedoffaclef:

majorsarcasm19:

nicoception:

iketheravinghawk:

graham-bailey:

playcount:

Google has had some stunning logos over the years, but this one is a showstopper.

I really really love this.

anybody else think of avatar?

Long ago, the websites lived together in harmony…

Then everything changed when Windows Vista attacked!

Only Google, Master of All Search Engines could stop it.

But when the internet needed it most, Google vanished. 

Years passed, and a new Search Engine was discovered, a Search Engine named Bing.

And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died.

And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died.

Bingpocalypse notwithstanding, props to Martha Graham, the subject of this Google Doodle. Martha Graham, you were like whoa. This Google Doodle captures only a fraction of your whoa-ness. So please enjoy this recording of an excerpt from Martha Graham’s Night Journey, which is doubly cool for featuring a set designed by another badass, Isamu Noguchi. Night Journey is about Jocasta, wife and mother of Oedipus.

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2 days ago
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busket:

Ghost Girl (by Kevin Francis Gray)

Via

man but this photoset ignores some of my favorite things about this piece

like this

and this

it gives it more of a story i think

(Source: from89)

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1 week ago
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So take me away, I don’t mind,But you better promise me, you’ll be more than meets the eye!
A project I finished recently, my Delorean Transformer. Outatime Prime!
The client was happy with it, but I’ll probably return to the concept in the future to refine it, because I’ve been filled with all sorts of new ideas for the character that I’d like to explore. This was also really fun and challenging because drawing cars has never been a strength of mine, let alone iconic cars, so trying to figure out how the Delorean would transform, and finding ways to incorporate little shoutouts to the Back to the Future films, was quite a task. As always with Transformers there are a few leaps of faith you have to make in terms of the transformation, but overall I’m happy with the end result.

So take me away, I don’t mind,
But you better promise me, you’ll be more than meets the eye!

A project I finished recently, my Delorean Transformer. Outatime Prime!

The client was happy with it, but I’ll probably return to the concept in the future to refine it, because I’ve been filled with all sorts of new ideas for the character that I’d like to explore. This was also really fun and challenging because drawing cars has never been a strength of mine, let alone iconic cars, so trying to figure out how the Delorean would transform, and finding ways to incorporate little shoutouts to the Back to the Future films, was quite a task. As always with Transformers there are a few leaps of faith you have to make in terms of the transformation, but overall I’m happy with the end result.

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Busy Bee

It’s a bit of a nerve-wracking week.

I’ve got a job interview on Friday (nothing fancy, just some supplemental work to bolster the ol’ income) but it’s early in the morning and my commute just got a bit sticky. So I’ll have to wake up extra-early to get there. If things go well they’ll have me stay on through the day for a trial run of sorts.

Tomorrow (Thurs) they’re sending me some prep work to make sure I feel comfortable with their system, but tomorrow I also need to continue practicing.

What am I practicing for? Well, on Saturday I’ll be doing a recording session for a thing I won’t elaborate on just yet. (Not one of my projects, but it is going to be fun!) But the Thursday prep and the Friday interview/trial run are going to cut into my practice time, and I really feel that I need it because I’m all nerves and butterflies, and also my practice time this whole week has been interrupted by all manner of nonsense. And one character in particular is giving me trouble, because I can do the voice I think is best suited to her, but I’ve had trouble switching into that voice in-between other characters/narration.

On top of all that I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and there have been some personal stressors as well.

But hey, it’s good to be busy, better to have lots of projects to complain about instead of feeling unproductive and lacking in options. Mainly I want to do a good job on Friday, and I want to do more than a good job on Saturday: I want to do right by the project! (And also I want to get it finished on Saturday so we don’t have to bleed into Sunday.) Still, I wish I could sleep!

1 week ago
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coelasquid:

tentakrule:

elizabethplaid:

Currently taking the Can we guess who you are in 20 questions? thing, because a couple friends took it. So does this ball pit look like fun? I can’t look at ball pits the same way again after seeing the kerfluffle of DashCon 2014.
Edit: My quiz results were mostly wrong.

Here is our best guess at who you are:  1. You are male.  2. You are still a teenager, but won’t be one for very much longer.  3. You’re in college and are already worried about finding the perfect job that will be both fulfilling and will pay well. Your future worries you more than you’d like to admit.  4. You have beautiful, silky brown hair and big eyes.  5. You know that if you’d only believe in yourself more, things would be much easier for you. Yet you still doubt your instincts more than you should, instead of trusting them every time.


1. You are female.2. You are currently in your mid fifties.3. You have a wonderful big family and a deep loving connection with your lifelong partner.4. You have Short hair, light colored eyes and stylish glasses. 5. You have long ago decided to live every minute to the fullest. Your life experiences taught you that no moment should be wasted on something or someone you don’t love.
it got #4 right so that’s 1/5 good job quizilla

1. You are male. 2. You are in currently in your mid 30’s.3. You are married and just became a parent. You are experiencing exciting days, and more are on their way, but through it all you remain strong, loving and deeply caring. 4. You have short hair - partly gray, brown eyes and a fit body.5. You decided long ago that your kids must have a better childhood than the one you had. You know you’ll do anything to make sure of that.

1. You are male.2. You are currently in your mid twenties. 3. You have a temporary job while you’re still trying to figure out the rest of your life.4. You have blonde hair, blue eyes, and a gorgeous smile (Have you ever tried professional modeling?).5. People often flatter your appearance. You secretly wish they told you how smart you are.
Well…. one outta five ain’t bad for a badly designed quiz. Even if that one is only correct for a few more months. I thought for SURE that they’d figure out I’m a woman.

coelasquid:

tentakrule:

elizabethplaid:

Currently taking the Can we guess who you are in 20 questions? thing, because a couple friends took it. So does this ball pit look like fun? I can’t look at ball pits the same way again after seeing the kerfluffle of DashCon 2014.

Edit: My quiz results were mostly wrong.

Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are male.
2. You are still a teenager, but won’t be one for very much longer.
3. You’re in college and are already worried about finding the perfect job that will be both fulfilling and will pay well. Your future worries you more than you’d like to admit.
4. You have beautiful, silky brown hair and big eyes.
5. You know that if you’d only believe in yourself more, things would be much easier for you. Yet you still doubt your instincts more than you should, instead of trusting them every time.

1. You are female.
2. You are currently in your mid fifties.
3. You have a wonderful big family and a deep loving connection with your lifelong partner.
4. You have Short hair, light colored eyes and stylish glasses. 
5. You have long ago decided to live every minute to the fullest. Your life experiences taught you that no moment should be wasted on something or someone you don’t love.

it got #4 right so that’s 1/5 good job quizilla

1. You are male. 
2. You are in currently in your mid 30’s.
3. You are married and just became a parent. You are experiencing exciting days, and more are on their way, but through it all you remain strong, loving and deeply caring. 
4. You have short hair - partly gray, brown eyes and a fit body.
5. You decided long ago that your kids must have a better childhood than the one you had. You know you’ll do anything to make sure of that.

1. You are male.
2. You are currently in your mid twenties. 
3. You have a temporary job while you’re still trying to figure out the rest of your life.
4. You have blonde hair, blue eyes, and a gorgeous smile (Have you ever tried professional modeling?).
5. People often flatter your appearance. You secretly wish they told you how smart you are.

Well…. one outta five ain’t bad for a badly designed quiz. Even if that one is only correct for a few more months. I thought for SURE that they’d figure out I’m a woman.

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Buttermilk Fried… Vegetables?

I recently made a large batch of buttermilk fried chicken for a family party, and it was very well received, even though I personally thought that I did an average job. Because the lovely and inimitable Wolfbad is a vegetarian, I’ve adapted the recipe for vegetables. (The recipe in question? Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken.)

You will notice a few changes from the linked recipe:
(1) I subbed rosemary and oregano in lieu of thyme. I had none of the latter and both of the former. The scent of fried batter and rosemary is amazing, so I ship this swap.
(2) I swapped in coconut oil for the suggested cooking oils, mainly for its purported health benefits. Personally I don’t taste the coconut contribution but the scent is lovely and your palate may enjoy the flavor if you detect it. If you are allergic or hate coconut, stick to your preferred frying oil.
(3) Rather than an overnight soak, I recommend a 1-2 day soak. This led to the best results for me personally, but if you only have time for overnight, or prefer it, then go for it! Also please note that if your preferred vegetables cannot withstand such a prolonged soak without turning to mush, you might want to stick to an hour soak at the most, or a quick coating at the least. Buttermilk’s viscosity is pretty great for ensuring that your breading will stick, which is why I recommend a quick coating at the very least.
(4) I drastically cut down on the frying time, because the vegetables are thin enough that they won’t need to be flipped, and I personally don’t think they need as much time in the fryer as chicken does. If you prefer to try the original fry times, I’ve included them below parenthetically.

-Up to 6 lbs hardy vegetables of your choice (or however many you can fit into 1-2 large freezer bags), chopped to your preferred length and width, but not exceeding 1 inch in height
-1 quart plus 1/4 cup buttermilk
-5 cups all-purpose flour
-3 tablespoons seasoned salt
-2 teaspoons black pepper
-2 teaspoons dried rosemary
-2 teaspoons dried oregano
-2 teaspoons paprika
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1/4 cup milk
-coconut oil

1. In a large freezer bag (or more as needed) add the vegetables with 1 quart buttermilk (save the extra 1/4 cup for later). Refrigerate for 1-2 days. When ready to fry, remove bags from fridge and set them on the counter for 30 minutes, less if you have a hot kitchen.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, seasoned salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano, paprika and cayenne in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup buttermilk and the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and use a fork to mix until little lumps throughout.

3. Heat 1.5 inches of oil in a deep skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat to 365F. Working in batches, thoroughly coat each buttermilk-soaked vegetable piece with the breading, pressing to adhere the breading. Add the vegetables to the oil, as many as you can fit flatly per batch. Cover pan and fry for 2-4 minutes, or until the batter has crisped sufficiently. (Original times: 5-7 mins on one side, 3-5 mins on the other side.) Keep in mind that the vegetables will continue to cook in the oven. 

4. Place the fried pieces on a wire baking rack set over a drip pan. Continue frying vegetables until you have enough to fill the baking rack. When filled, bake the vegetables for 10-15 minutes. Move these fried-and-baked vegetables to a cooling rack. Continue frying and baking the remainder of your vegetables as needed. 

1 week ago
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peaceblank:

anaivephilosopher:

jokerisms:

joker isn’t racist, he kills everyone

joker isn’t sexist, he thinks everyone that’s not him isn’t important

joker isn’t homophobic, he’s doesn’t like the batfamily in general, straight or gay or what have you

if the joker is a better person that you are, you need to reevaluate yourself

If I remember well, there’s a crossover where The Joker and Red Skull work together and when Mr J realizes RS is a nazi, he totally flips out!

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True American Joker hates Nazis, doesn’t mess with the IRS

(Source: jokerismsarchive)

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