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#status update
Mission time!

Hey guys, heading out on a mission for a few weeks, Director’s orders!  Apparently Wutai’s cooking up something good … anyway, I’ll be under comm silence for the whole thing, so if I’m not replying or posting, that’s why! 

I wanted to get in a post on all my outstanding RPs before I left, but it doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen.  So, for the record, I haven’t abandoned anything!

Catch you guys later!

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#confuzled

loki-dokey:

megumiovvo:

chuck-charles:

i made a makeup tutorial for all my fellow feminists out there bye

jfc

watch it

THIS IS GLORIOUS OH MY GOD

….That was hilarious.

But somebody tell me that’s not a normal amount of makeup!  That was, like, gobs all over the place.  That’s not normal, is it???

(Source: chibigordonramsay)

directorlazard:

thethneedler:

EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS!!!!!!!!!
REBLOG…IT CAN SAVE A LIFE OR TWO!!!
WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.
An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way. 

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.”
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.

*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”

You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life. 

This applies to ALL 50 states
PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE….

Wow.  I never even knew this was a thing.  Either bit - the 112 bit or the unmarked cars bit.  And I don’t know what the red light thing is that’s referenced at the beginning of this.

*does quick internet lookup.*

….

Guuuuyyyyyys!  Not to bash the intent of this message, but please check your info before you reblog things!  Especially when it’s supposed to contain important info.  Here’s what I found in the first few posts of a Google search about the 112 number:  

112 may work in some cases but is NOT a reliable U.S. emergency number

These messages claim that dialing 112 on a cell phone will connect the caller to state or local police “in all 50 states.” This is NOT true. Whether you’re calling from a landline or a cell phone, 911 is still the only universal emergency number throughout the U.S.

Mobile calls from within the U.S. to 112, which is the standard emergency phone number in Europe, may — I repeat, may — be automatically redirected to local emergency services depending on one’s service provider and the type of device used (e.g., a cell phone using GSM technology). But don’t depend on it. Dialing 911 is still your safest bet in a real emergency.”

So, yes, be safe when you pull over - flash your emergency lights to acknowledge the “cop” and keep going until you find a safe area … but dial 911 in the U.S., NOT 112.

Simple enough, right?  Same old emergency number we’ve all grown up with.

Sources: here, here, and here.

(Source: lucidartist)

cailencrow:

disneyismyescape:

disneywithswank:

IF YOUR HEART DIDN’T SHATTER INTO A MILLION FRAGMENTS WHEN THAT LAST LINE WAS SAID YOU ARE NOT HUMAN.

I watched this the other week and i started crying my eyes out. 

See. It’s not fair. They took Goofy, who even in GOOF TROOP was still just overly silly and meant for splapstick, and they give Goofy real world fatherhood problems. And to this DAY I will still mist up for this scene.

(Source: lumineon)

Track: "I'll make a man out of you"
Plays: 1,123,729 plays

scienceyoucanlove:

astronomerinprogress:

How to Solve a Physics Problem

I like all besides #16. I don’t want to insult any people who have a way with words :) 

THIS WAS ME, YOU GUYS.

Yes, I wrote poetry, too.

Things I have learned from Star Wars:

directorlazard:

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[in honor of 300 likes/reblogs of the FF7 version]

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#art tips

science-junkie:

How typeface influences the way we read and think

Last summer, CERN was on the verge of announcing a discovery so critical to understanding the basic building blocks of the universe that it had been given a divine name: The God particle.

The hunt for the Higgs boson was one of the most expensive and labor-intensive particle physics projects ever undertaken, and promised to answer the fundamental but elusive question of why our atoms stick together in the first place. And yet, when CERN researchers finally announced that they’d glimpsed the Higgs, the world’s first reaction wasn’t to cheer; it was to stifle collective laughter. The institution’s scientists, cradling the most important scientific discovery of the decade, had chosen to present their findings to a breathless public using a peculiar font face: Comic Sans MS.

The whole kerfuffle underscored just how important typefaces are to the way we process information. Words hold power. But the aesthetic manner in which those words are presented can affect the way we read, and the way we think about the information presented.

“Typography is one ingredient in a pretty complicated presentation,” Cyrus Highsmith, a typeface designer and author of the book Inside Paragraphs, told me over the phone. “Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story. It represents the voice of an atmosphere, or historical setting of some kind. It can do a lot of things.”

Read more

I’ve always thought Baskerville was one of the best fonts out there, and now I know I’m right.  Know why?

Cause it’s awesome.

And I knew that Comic Sans was one of the worst, gaia-awful fonts out there, and I’m still right!  They don’t call it comic for no reason.  It’s a joke!  (Sadly, I once had a Spanish teacher who insisted that every typed assignment be printed with that font.  Easy to read, but how can you take it seriously?)

Seriously, though, for those of you interested in graphic design, or even just making little icons (ever spend hours fiddling, just trying to find the right text for the icon? I know I have!), this is a very interesting read (with a good video to watch).  It actually puts into words just why that proper text choice is important - it’s an expression of what you’re trying to convey.  

I think next time I need to use some subtle, subliminal messaging in the next report I write, I’ll be incorporating it into the font style. ;)

tags:
#art tips
A Guide To Image Sourcing

directorlazard:

strawberryorange:

So, you just came across an awesome piece of art/photography and you’re thinking, “Wow! I really love this; I wonder where I can find more by this artist?” but the person who posted the image cited the source as [for example] “weheartit.com” (or worse, no source at all). Assuming the OP is not the artist, here’s a handy guide that will help you find the original source!

(A lot of people don’t care about sourcing, that’s fine! but I care about sourcing, and I like to do it because it gives people a connection to the artist. This guide is for those who also care about sourcing but don’t really know how to go about it.) That way you don’t have to rely on the OP to source their images, either.

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Read this. Doesn’t take more than a minute, and it’s a fantastic PSA about how to source art.

Seriously, read this.