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camwyn:

lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

Man, nobody ever told me these either. It would’ve been nice to have a clue about the ones for ‘bleach’ and ‘dry clean’, because they’re about as intuitive as a broken electric door.

The code has been cracked! We can now decipher Linear — I mean, Laundry B!

camwyn:

lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

Man, nobody ever told me these either. It would’ve been nice to have a clue about the ones for ‘bleach’ and ‘dry clean’, because they’re about as intuitive as a broken electric door.

The code has been cracked! We can now decipher Linear — I mean, Laundry B!

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Reblogged from angelclark

generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Reblogged from solar-citrus

solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

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Reblogged from minuiko

Anonymous said: Rosto or Farmer?

minuiko:

Gonna sort of copypaste/edit a comment I made a few months ago regarding this subject:

Farmer. Without a doubt, Farmer. Farmer’s relationship with Beka is stronger, more subtly developed, and the type of relationship that’ll last a lifetime. I do like Beka and Rosto and I totally shipped them in Terrier but their moral compasses clash, and that’s a really big problem if you want a lasting relationship. I think Tammy was sending a deliberate message about love in general with Beka/Rosto vs. Beka/Farmer (one that’s kind of present in all of her stories, actually. I’ll get to that in a minute). Rosto is the daring, dashing guy girls love to fall for and while I don’t doubt his chemistry with Beka, I also don’t for a minute see him as the guy Beka can grow old with together. Beka/Rosto, if they were to happen, would be like those fiery, passionate romances you read about in novels, all tumultuous feelings and conflict and equal parts desperate love and frustration, but in real life, those kinds of relationships inevitably fade after a year or so, when the passion wears off. Rosto has ambitions that go far beyond his relationship with Beka - he’s the Rogue, after all. Farmer, on the other hand, would always put Beka first, and in addition to that their moral compasses align (at least by virtue of them both being Dogs who want to help people). Farmer and Beka might not be as exciting a ship, but they have a very quiet, real kind of love - the kind that takes care of you when you’re sick and brings you hot soup and never pressures you, the kind of love that feels like home. I think her ultimate message with Beka and Farmer really closely resembles that made with another Tortallan power couple - Alanna and George. Alanna was in love with Jon for a long while before she really decided on George, because they had chemistry, because she loved him even when he was difficult and insufferable and generally a prat all around. That’s not to say Rosto is any of these things, but the core similarity between Jon and Rosto is that they want different things out of life than their respective would-be partners. It’s why Alanna and Jon didn’t work out and why Rosto and Beka probably wouldn’t work out if it’d happened. With George, Alanna truly felt at home, and I believe that for Beka, home is with Farmer. (On a side note, this isn’t to say that characters who clash don’t make good ships because they do, they really do. There’s a reason why I ship Linzin even though it’s a sunken ship ;) )

Tamora Pierce is simply masterful at creating partnerships (and not just romantic ones) that compliment each other, each making the other one a better version of themselves. For example, Neal and Kel are such a great team - Kel being the excellent leader and Neal having her back always (even though he will argue with her about practically everything). And they take care of each other so well. 

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itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

basileus-omniworks:

misha-bawlins:

This drink I like it. Another!

I love how quickly he readjusts to the culture so foreign to him. Like, he does not even protest or try to explain this is how it’s done in Asgard so it’s how it SHOULD be done because he’s a mighty god and stuff. He’s just like “but I… oh I see smashing mugs is not a custom here. I’m sorry I won’t do it again :( “

A lot of people could learn from this.

^ How to be a traveler and not a tourist

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fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

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Reblogged from eduardolion

amysnotdeadyet:

dyeknittinkdye:

nymph-hopes:

Best thing ever.

It’s like watching the Matrix, but with kittens. 

action movies would be so much better if they had kittens

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art-of-swords:

Tanto Dagger

  • Dated: Koto era
  • Measurements: 11 3/4 inches overall, 7 inch blade

The dagger has a blade fitted with a golden collar, showing a deeply carved bonshi horimono on the right side of the blade and a spearhead pattern on the left. The signature on the tang attributes the blade to “Kanemitsu”, in the later portion of the Koto era.

The black lacquer panels feature golden floral accents are present on the sides of the hilt and sheath, with the edges and tips, along with the tsuba, decorated with raised cherry blossoms with golden accents.

The mekugi is topped with a pair of 3/4 inch long golden butterflies, and a three dimensional gold accented silver flower arrangement serves as a suspension band on the back edge. The dagger has a 6 inch long two-piece kogai with 5 carved symbols on the front of each side, and a two symbol signature on the back with a golden three symbol signature inside the slot.

Sidenotes:

  1. Swords/blades made during the Heian period (794-1185) through the late Muromachi Era (1573-1599) are called Koto, and are classified in terms of the Gokaden, the five schools that developed in the provinces of Yamashiro, Yamato, Bizen, Soshu, and Mino.
  2. During the Koto period, the features of the jigane varied significantly because of the different materials used in each province. Swords made during this period can be recognized by the forging style, often down to the specific smith.

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Reblogged from theycallhimstrider

I believe that this is right after he’s kicked the Uruk-hai helmet in his grief for Merry and Pippin, breaking his toe in the process. He sinks down and then notices the tracks. He subsequently goes into Ranger-mode, telling the other two what the ground tells him.

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