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defensivewounds:

kinkstertime:

panic-at-the-dildos:

we Americans act really cocky and assholey about freedom to hide the fact that our government is crumbling and nobody is actually free so please give us this one day to be annoying about it

Kinda feel bad for poor Americans now. A bit like the asshole kid who you realise is only acting like that cuz their parents are cruel and neglectful.

That’s painfully accurate.

America is Judd Nelson in “The Breakfast Club”

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leighanief:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”Nope.It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.That rich red is only one application too.Plus it smells great, lol.So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.

I don’t know about this. I would be worried that the sugar would eventually break down the leather or you will wear a kool-aid belt and be attacked by bees every summer day that you are out.
Also leather finish does eventually wear away and will need to be reapplied and if it is not reapplied frequently enough (which let’s face it, few people actually care for their leather that properly) and you sweat in it, then are you going to get stick sugary coloured kool-aid colours on your skin?
But honestly… my main concern is the beeeeees.

A couple people have voiced concern over bees.But both are a non-issue, bees are attracted to the sugar in Kool-Aid and the concentrated “Kool-Aid liquid” is sugar free, sweetened with sucralose, which began it’s career as an insecticide, so if they do hover around, they won’t stay.Needless to say there’s also no sugar to degrade the leather.(Which I’m not even sure sugar would do anyway, considering the means by which sugar degrades collagen is an inflammatory response that requires a metabolic process.)Lastly, most of the sweetener (yes I tasted it.) is pretty much washed off if you do it the way I did, leaving only the dye.It’s not THAT much cheaper than Rit, but if you’re at a Comic convention and can’t find any Rit to spot dye a damaged item. It’s better than nothing.
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leighanief:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.

Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.

I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”

Nope.

It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.

That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.

So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.






I don’t know about this. I would be worried that the sugar would eventually break down the leather or you will wear a kool-aid belt and be attacked by bees every summer day that you are out.


Also leather finish does eventually wear away and will need to be reapplied and if it is not reapplied frequently enough (which let’s face it, few people actually care for their leather that properly) and you sweat in it, then are you going to get stick sugary coloured kool-aid colours on your skin?

But honestly… my main concern is the beeeeees.

A couple people have voiced concern over bees.

But both are a non-issue, bees are attracted to the sugar in Kool-Aid and the concentrated “Kool-Aid liquid” is sugar free, sweetened with sucralose, which began it’s career as an insecticide, so if they do hover around, they won’t stay.

Needless to say there’s also no sugar to degrade the leather.
(Which I’m not even sure sugar would do anyway, considering the means by which sugar degrades collagen is an inflammatory response that requires a metabolic process.)

Lastly, most of the sweetener (yes I tasted it.) is pretty much washed off if you do it the way I did, leaving only the dye.

It’s not THAT much cheaper than Rit, but if you’re at a Comic convention and can’t find any Rit to spot dye a damaged item. It’s better than nothing.



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strikerhercules:

» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

Ever watch the commentary on the Riddick Films? The guy loves what he does so much. This doesn’t surprise me at all.

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I’m so stoked for the next Hobbit movie… But simultaneously totally bummed that it will all be over after that :(
When I think about the LOTR fandom losing relevance and fading it pulls at my heartstrings so bad.

We gotta stay strong until Jackson comes back in 20 years and re-imagines everything in 4D Neo-Cubist-vision, with added Oliphaunts outside the prancing pony, where they were obviously meant to be originally. And people argue over whether Smeagol bit first.

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teal-deer:

vaultedthewall:

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: I confess I worry I am a bigot. I know making love interests “playersexual” is intended to be inclusive and maximize options, that RPGs are largely about fantasy wish-fulfillment, and that my playthrough is not affected by anyone else’s. But knowing every potential love interest could go either way decreases my immersion because I know this is statistically uncommon. I preferred my party having a mix of orientations: it felt more real.
 

Repeat after me, OP: Four bisexual people in the same city is not less realistic than:
Dragons 
Magic that you can use to cause flame or ice or lightning fly from your fingertips 
Literal Demons
Literal Spirits that take possession of people
Elves that run around barefooted literally everywhere.
A culture that worships dogs using “bitch” as an insult
(seriously did NO ONE in the writer’s room raise their hand and go “Wait a second here maybe we should rethink this…”?)
An ancient order that uses the blood of corrupted monsters of an unknown sinister origin to allow them to fight said monsters better.
USING LAVA AS A LIGHT SOURCE WHERE YOU ARE IN AN ENCLOSED CAVE STANDING FIVE FEET AWAY FROM IT AND DOING JUST FINE.
GIANT FUCKING SPIDERS SERIOUSLY I AM TALKING HUMMER SIZED
Cutting people apart and stitching them back together frankenstein style and having that actually work.
Giant gray-skinned horned people.
So, yes, OP. If you’re going “The fact that four bisexuals are in the same city and also hang out together, THAT’S what breaks my immersion” you might want to rethink your priorities. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. 

Also bisexuals huddle together for warmth and travel in packs. So. Yeah.

*Puts on my ceremonial pansexual robes & grabs my pansexual wizards staff & shouts at the sky…*"Four bisexuals in the same room! THE GREAT CONJUNCTION HAS BEGUN!!!FIRST WE’LL SIPHON THE IMMERSION FROM THIS PLAYER, NEXT, THE WOOOORLD!!!! *maniacal pansexual laughter*”
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teal-deer:

vaultedthewall:

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: I confess I worry I am a bigot. I know making love interests “playersexual” is intended to be inclusive and maximize options, that RPGs are largely about fantasy wish-fulfillment, and that my playthrough is not affected by anyone else’s. But knowing every potential love interest could go either way decreases my immersion because I know this is statistically uncommon. I preferred my party having a mix of orientations: it felt more real.

 

Repeat after me, OP: Four bisexual people in the same city is not less realistic than:

  1. Dragons 
  2. Magic that you can use to cause flame or ice or lightning fly from your fingertips 
  3. Literal Demons
  4. Literal Spirits that take possession of people
  5. Elves that run around barefooted literally everywhere.
  6. A culture that worships dogs using “bitch” as an insult
  7. (seriously did NO ONE in the writer’s room raise their hand and go “Wait a second here maybe we should rethink this…”?)
  8. An ancient order that uses the blood of corrupted monsters of an unknown sinister origin to allow them to fight said monsters better.
  9. USING LAVA AS A LIGHT SOURCE WHERE YOU ARE IN AN ENCLOSED CAVE STANDING FIVE FEET AWAY FROM IT AND DOING JUST FINE.
  10. GIANT FUCKING SPIDERS SERIOUSLY I AM TALKING HUMMER SIZED
  11. Cutting people apart and stitching them back together frankenstein style and having that actually work.
  12. Giant gray-skinned horned people.

So, yes, OP. If you’re going “The fact that four bisexuals are in the same city and also hang out together, THAT’S what breaks my immersion” you might want to rethink your priorities. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. 

Also bisexuals huddle together for warmth and travel in packs. So. Yeah.

*Puts on my ceremonial pansexual robes & grabs my pansexual wizards staff & shouts at the sky…*

"Four bisexuals in the same room! THE GREAT CONJUNCTION HAS BEGUN!!!
FIRST WE’LL SIPHON THE IMMERSION FROM THIS PLAYER, NEXT, THE WOOOORLD!!!! *maniacal pansexual laughter*”

(via claudiaboleyn)

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roachpatrol:

voxclara:

savanna:

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yiffstrider:

amporeon:

terraparticle:

amporeon:

IMPORTANT: So they had these cards in the women’s restrooms at this doctor’s office that I was at. I’m really happy that they put them in there because it makes it easier for a woman to escape an abusive relationship without the abuser expecting anything. It gives me hope when I see things like this.

Oh yes, because women are never abusers.

I never said that they can’t/ aren’t. I’m well aware that some women are. I was just trying to talk about a positive thing that I found in a restroom. Don’t turn my post into something that it’s not. God fucking damn it, it’s like you can’t talk about something positive on this site without someone trying to ruin it or twist the original posters words.

Thank you so much for the positive post, and the VERY true words at the asshole commenting on your post. This is the exact reason why I don’t like this website sometimes. Christ.

If you have to qualify Situation A with “but Situation B happens, too,” do you actually give a shit about Situation B? Or are you looking for ways to derail Situation A?

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40% of domestic violence is experienced by men, do you suppose they also put these cards in the men’s restroom?

Wouldn’t seeing these cards in the restroom alert abusers that there were probably the same cards in the other gender restroom, possibly making them more violent and cutting off their partner even more from resources that could help them?

This seems ill thought out. Unless, of course, they are only in the women’s restroom. In which case they are ignoring 40% of domestic violence victims. I wonder why.

getting really tired of this 40% myth and how frequently everyone scrambles to believe it because they want to look reasonable and fair.

While some people may believe that there is a higher reported incidence of women experiencing violence by their male partners due to men underreporting when they are victims, the reality is the opposite. In 2008, 72 percent of the intimate partner violence against males and 49 percent of the intimate partner violence against females was reported to police.Catalano, Smith, Snyder, & Rand (2009). Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Female Victims of Domestic Violence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NCJ 228356.

Researcher Elspeth McInnes…  recounts some of her research that showed that when men talked about women’s violence against men, some cited abuse as not having a hot meal on the table, not having the children bathed before bed, or women spending money on gambling or shopping. At the more severe end of the spectrum, they nominated verbal and emotional violence as abuse. Then, a tiny minority documented physical abuse, and an even smaller minority named sexual abuse. 

“Women were talking about being run over, being drugged and raped at knifepoint, having their children dangled over high rise balconies till they did as they were told and of course you get verbal and emotional violence,” says McInnes. “When we were talking about physical violence against men, one of the worst examples was that she banged his head with the cupboard door – which isn’t good – but the sheer level of fear, harm and terror that women talked about was simply not present in what the men’s data showed.” 

The vast majority of domestic assaults are committed by men. Even when men are victimized, 10% are assaulted by another man. In contrast, only 2% of women who are victimized are assaulted by another woman.2

Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general.

in conclusion while domestic abuse hotlines in men’s bathrooms would be great too, women are the majority of victims of violent, life-threatening domestic abuse by a lot more than 40%, and men are still the majority of perpetrators of violent, life threatening domestic abuse, even to other men and boys. this is not a remotely equivalent situation.

using abused men and boys to prop up the myth that women abuse men right back nearly as much is toxic, abhorrent nonsense. we need to cut it the fuck out. 

They say you’ve matured when you stop saying “It got broke.” and start saying “I broke it.”

Same logic applies.

Here’s the thing… If you want helpful cards in the men’s bathroom. PUT. FUCKING. HELPFUL. CARDS. IN. THE. MENS. BATHROOM.

There is no “They”.
Women get support in crisis because OTHER WOMEN SUPPORT THEM.

Maybe if men actually looked out for one another the way that women do, instead of just using our platforms for that to derail women’s issues, perpetuate pick-up culture and make sandwich jokes, we’d have nothing to fucking complain about.

Women shouldn’t have to look out for themselves the way they do. They definitely shouldn’t have to do so while taking the time out of their day to educate your smarmy ass.

How asinine is it to dig into the recesses of possibility to find a complaint about people helping abuse victims? 

Take some responsibility and change the world. Don’t just come here and mouth off at people who are actually making a difference.

You are better than the person you displayed here.

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Here’s a “life-hack” for you.Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”Nope.It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.That rich red is only one application too.Plus it smells great, lol.So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
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Here’s a “life-hack” for you.

Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.

I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”

Nope.

It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.

That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.

So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.






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tawnylionmommy replied to your post “Why do you call cwtcher “my fox”?”

Oh anon. They’ve been the fox and the wolf since I’ve been around and I never once questioned it. Does it matter the reason? I think not. What does matter is that they’re both wonderful people

Eeep! *hugs*

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purplespacecats:

Why do adults think “So what’s your major? Oh, and what are you going to do with that?” is acceptable small talk

What am I going to do with my degree? Hang it on the wall and cry, probably

I sometimes apply to museums I’m too far away to interview for, just so I can say my degree isn’t a paperweight, lol.

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Had my cardio stress test today.
Ultrasound on the 11th.

The test went well, I’m functioning well with whatever is wrong.
Downside though is they opted for the chemical test, so they pumped me full of adrenaline and then let me loose and I’ve been alternately feeling like Jason Statham in “Crank” and a bruised Eeyore.

It was like a roller coaster in a syringe, followed by getting jumped in the wrong neighborhood by that depressing robot from Hitchhiker’s Guide.

But at least my body is making due.

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