BAM.  Got my application for a post-doctoral grant submitted.  I really like the project, the program, the PI, and the place (whyyyy am I alliterating?) and I’ve been working about 27 hours a day for the past two weeks on this so… positive thoughts, prayers, etc appreciated cause i want it.

wetrilo:

well, i am groot

wetrilo:

well, i am groot

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fanartdrawer:

Does anybody remember the YA bookseries “Animorphs” by K.A.Applegate?I LOVED these books. Started to draw comics because of them.In Germany we never got the full series (they stopped publishing them around vol, 27 or something, and most of the specials like Chronicle-books never made it here), so I was happy whenever I could get the later books when I was on vacation in other countries.Animorphs were the first books that I read in english. I know that there were a few video games, toys and a TV series in the USA and I was sooo jealous. xD  TBH I still would love to play the video games.AAAAND I loved the Andalites. Really.I had the worst crush on Ax. And his dead brother.Wow. I had a teenage-girls  blue-aliens-lady-boner.Beautiful.PS: Fuck, I just read into the first book again and my feels are all over the place once more daaaaaamn

fanartdrawer:

Does anybody remember the YA bookseries “Animorphs” by K.A.Applegate?

I LOVED these books. Started to draw comics because of them.
In Germany we never got the full series (they stopped publishing them around vol, 27 or something, and most of the specials like Chronicle-books never made it here), so I was happy whenever I could get the later books when I was on vacation in other countries.

Animorphs were the first books that I read in english. I know that there were a few video games, toys and a TV series in the USA and I was sooo jealous. xD  TBH I still would love to play the video games.

AAAAND I loved the Andalites.
Really.
I had the worst crush on Ax.
And his dead brother.

Wow. I had a teenage-girls  blue-aliens-lady-boner.
Beautiful.

PS: Fuck, I just read into the first book again and my feels are all over the place once more daaaaaamn

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yummytomatoes:

nuclearcarrots:

i heard yummytomatoes has been having a pretty rough time lately, and wanted to do something to try to cheer her up.
so!  davekat with a puppy.

HNNGHGNGGH ; M ; NC THANKYOUUUUU GGUGHNGH davekat WITH a PUPPY?? Imsohappyrightnowicouldcry

yummytomatoes:

nuclearcarrots:

i heard yummytomatoes has been having a pretty rough time lately, and wanted to do something to try to cheer her up.

so!  davekat with a puppy.

HNNGHGNGGH ; M ; NC THANKYOUUUUU GGUGHNGH davekat WITH a PUPPY?? Imsohappyrightnowicouldcry

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latulapyrope:

kanaya and sollux

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curlicuecal:
Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Oh, gosh, people have been posting these with translations into different languages and discussions of why they do or don’t work and it is so cool.  (I mean, assuming you are a rabid word geek like me.)
I thought I’d take the time to compile them into a masterpost.  Lots of text so I put it under a cut. 
(If you wanna do another language drop me an ask and I’ll add it to the post.)
Language (correct/total):
Dutch (7/8)Norwegian (7/8)Portuguese (7/7?)Hungarian (2/5)Finnish (8/8)Mandarin Chinese (5/8)German (5.5/8)Estonian (6/7)Spanish (4/7)Australian (pffft hahaha! this was beautiful.)
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English:
Only she told him that she loved him. She only told him that she loved him. She told only him that she loved him. She told him only that she loved him. She told him that only she loved him. She told him that she only loved him. She told him that she loved only him. She told him that she loved him only.
vegetablerightsandpeace: [x] Dutch:

Let me see if this works in Dutch.
Zij zei dat ze van hem hield.
Alleen zij zei dat ze van hem hield.
Zij alleen zei dat ze van hem hield.
Zij zei alleen dat ze van hem hield.
Zij zei dat alleen ze van hem hield - incorrect sentence.
Zij zei dat ze alleen van hem hield.
Zij zei dat ze van alleen hem hield.
Zij zei dat ze van hem allen hield.

Comment: judiejodia:
but when you change the ‘ze’ to a ‘zij’ it does work again!
 zij zei dat alleen zij van hem hield.  
this is correct, while with a ‘ze’ it wouldn’t work.
changing the ‘ze’ to a ‘zij’ gives the second she and emphasis that makes the placement work. ‘She said that only shé loved him.’
Dutch people will automatically give the second she emphasis because of the placement and the use of ‘zij’ instead of ‘ze’. 
because ‘ze’ doesn’t speak of any emphasis, ‘alleen’ can’t be put before it. But because of the emphasis on ‘zij’, the ‘alleen’ in front of it automatically carries that emphasis too. We put words in the front of our sentence to give them emphasis. ‘Zij’ and ‘alleen’ are connected because of that emphasis that she alone, or in Dutch alléén zij, loves the him. 
zij alleen works the same way, but to put alleen in front of zij gives it a bit more emphasis and is more poetic in Dutch.
Sorry for the bad explanation but Dutch is weird



dubbymalin: Norwegian:

Let me see if it works in norwegian.
Hun fortalte han at hun elsket han.
Bare hun fortalte han at hun elsket han.Hun bare fortalte han at hun elsket han.Hun fortalte bare han at hun elsket han.Hun fortalte han bare at hun elsket han.Hun fortalte han at bare hun elsket han.Hun fortalte han at hun bare elsket han.Hun fortalte han at hun elsket bare han.Hun fortalte han at hun elsket han bare.*
The last one is the only one that does not work.

wowichangedmyurl: Portuguese:

Portuguese!
Só ela falou para ele que ela o amava.
Ela só falou para ele que ela o amava.
Ela falou só para ele que ela o amava.
Ela falou para ele só que ela o amava.
Ela falou para ele que só ela o amava.
Ela falou para ele que ela o só amava.
Ela falou para ele que ela o amava só.
Interesting.

Comment: the-world-is-a-corner:
Haha, talvez devessemos usar “apenas”… “só”, na última frase, dá a impressão que é “só” de “sozinho”… 
Mas dá bastante certo, né?
[Haha, maybe we should use “apenas” (only)….“Só” (only), in the last sentence, gives the impression that it is “só” as in “sozinho” (alone)…]



silvie-and-cats: [x] Hungarian:


Csak aszt mondta hogy szerette.
Aszt csak mondta hogy szerette.(incorrect)
Aszt mondta csak hogy szerette.(incorrect)
Aszt mondta hogy csak szerette.
Aszt mondta hogy szerette csak.(incorrect)
this doesn’t really work with hungarian xD



lume-efekti: Finnish:


Let’s try this in Finnish, too!
Hän kertoi hänelle, että hän rakasti häntä.
Vain hän kertoi hänelle, että hän rakasti häntä.
Hän vain kertoi hänelle, että hän rakasti häntä.
Hän kertoi vain hänelle, että hän rakasti häntä.
Hän kertoi hänelle vain, että hän rakasti häntä.
Hän kertoi hänelle, että vain hän rakasti häntä.
Hän kertoi hänelle, että hän vain rakasti häntä.
Hän kertoi hänelle, että hän rakasti vain häntä.
Hän kertoi hänelle, että hän rakasti häntä vain.
They’re all correct!

Comment: meruusa:
Ja “vain” joka väliin?… Ei toimi ihan yhtä hyvin suomeksi. Pitäisi vaihtaa persoonapronominit erisnimiksi.
[Does not work quite as well in Finnish.  Should change the pronouns to proper names.]





receiving-light: [x] Mandarin Chinese:

Mandarin Chinese!
她告诉他,她爱他。
只有她告诉他,她爱他。她只告诉他,她爱他。她告诉只他,她爱他。*她告诉他,只说她爱他。她告诉他,只有她爱他。她告诉他,她只是爱他。她告诉他,她爱只有他。*她告诉他,她爱他只。*
* Grammatically incorrect. (Pretty sure, but I’m a non-native speaker.) The sentences vary in length because if you just put 只 (“zhi”/”only”) in each sentence, you’d end up with just two correct sentences since this “only” is highly subjective. (Only her, only said, only that, etc.)

lightfromthecloset: German:

Let’s go for German:
Sie sagte ihm dass sie ihn liebte.
Nur sie sagte ihm, dass sie ihn liebte.
Sie nur sagte ihm dass sie ihn liebte. - Incorrect grammar
Sie sagte nur ihm, dass sie ihn liebte.
Sie sagte ihm nur, dass sie ihn liebte.
Sie sagte ihm, dass nur sie ihn liebte.
Sie sagte ihm dass sie nur ihn liebte.
Sie sagte ihm dass sie ihn nur liebte. - Slightly wonky meaning (“She just loved him” as opposed to more than love)
Sie sagte ihm dass sie ihn liebte nur. - Incorrect grammar
(see also
elleauramusic’s post)
mliina: Estonian:

I have to try it too now…. in Estonian:Ta ütles, et ta armastab teda.Ainult tema ütles, et ta armastab teda.Ta ainult ütles, et ta armastab teda.Ta ütles ainult, et ta armastab teda.Ta ütles, et ainult tema armastab teda.Ta ütles, et ta ainult armastab teda.Ta ütles, et ta armastab ainult teda.Ta ütles, et ta armastab teda ainult. ( - grammatically incorrect)

tejntanga: [x] Spanish:

Oh! I want to play too! Let’s try Spanish.
Ella le dijo que le amaba.
Solo ella le dijo que le amaba. Ella solo le dijo que le amaba. Ella le solo dijo que le amaba. (Incorrect sentence) Ella le dijo solo que le amaba. Ella le dijo que solo le amaba. Ella le dijo que le solo amaba. (This won’t work either). Ella le dijo que le amaba solo. (Could work with “solamente” but it’s still feels clunky.)
Not a perfect scorecard but I’ll take it!

zoehatorlock: [x] Australian:

Let me see if it works in Australian:
Only she told vegemite that she loved vegemite. - incorrect sentence (we all tell our vegemite that we love it)
She only told vegemite that she loved vegemite.
She told only vegemite that she loved vegemite. - incorrect sentence (we all tell everyone how much we love vegemite)
She told vegemite only that she loved vegemite.
She told vegemite that only she loved vegemite. - incorrect sentence (we’d never lie to vegemite like that. It knows everyone loves it)
She told vegemite that she only loved vegemite.
She told vegemite that she loved only vegemite.

Some of those didn’t work but generally it was pretty good.

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Oh, gosh, people have been posting these with translations into different languages and discussions of why they do or don’t work and it is so cool.  (I mean, assuming you are a rabid word geek like me.)

I thought I’d take the time to compile them into a masterpost.  Lots of text so I put it under a cut. 

(If you wanna do another language drop me an ask and I’ll add it to the post.)

Language (correct/total):

Dutch (7/8)
Norwegian (7/8)
Portuguese (7/7?)
Hungarian (2/5)
Finnish (8/8)
Mandarin Chinese (5/8)
German (5.5/8)
Estonian (6/7)
Spanish (4/7)
Australian (pffft hahaha! this was beautiful.)

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Anonymous asked: yoU KNOW ANIMORPHS OHMYOGD THAT SHIT WAS MY CHILDHOOD

roachpatrol:

you have no idea how hard i know animorphs

so hard is how

so

hard

I identify with this.

frauleinninja:

lledra:

sharped0:

gobigorgoextinct:

Steve Irwin in a Jaeger would be entertaining.

Look over there. There’s a Catergory 3 Kaiju. Biggest one yet. 

Ah’m gonna wrassle with it. 

#yeah but who’s his drift partner. a crocodile. just a crocodile. its not a special or humanoid croc its literally just a croc strapped in.

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THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I’VE REBLOGGED THIS BUT I DON’T CARE BECAUSE IT HAS IMPROVED EVERY TIME

Oh. Oh. I found a thing I want. *__*
I mean not specifically with a crocodile but just. Steve Irwin, yes, omg.

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eschergirls:

whiterosebrian submitted:



A friend gave me a batch of trade paperback comics that he had read earlier.  Unfortunately, in my blunt opinion, they were all mediocre.  When reading through E.V.E. Proto Mecha, though, my mind eventually went to your blog.  Hence this scand scans of the cover.  I have other scans too, but for whatever reason I couldn’t insert a full photo set.   

+1 for her turning her head towards us rather than swiveling her waist.

Too bad about her vacuum sealed butt and random boob though.  Presuming this will be corrected in the later Mecha lines.



Yeah, can we talk about how her breasts apparently exist on a completely different axis from the rest of her body?

Because how will we know boobs exist if we can’t see both at all times, I guess.

eschergirls:

submitted:

A friend gave me a batch of trade paperback comics that he had read earlier.  Unfortunately, in my blunt opinion, they were all mediocre.  When reading through E.V.E. Proto Mecha, though, my mind eventually went to your blog.  Hence this scand scans of the cover.  I have other scans too, but for whatever reason I couldn’t insert a full photo set.   
+1 for her turning her head towards us rather than swiveling her waist.
Too bad about her vacuum sealed butt and random boob though.  Presuming this will be corrected in the later Mecha lines.

Yeah, can we talk about how her breasts apparently exist on a completely different axis from the rest of her body?

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Because how will we know boobs exist if we can’t see both at all times, I guess.

Sinomatic - You’re Mine

show me all your scars
let me kiss your stars
let me get inside
let me hold your heart

homestuckpositivityproject:

For theunvanquishedzims!

Yes, this is true, I approve of this.

homestuckpositivityproject:

For theunvanquishedzims!

Yes, this is true, I approve of this.

Important Fic Memes

cyphercat:

roachpatrol:

Saw this going around and it looked cool. List ten fics that have stayed with you through the years, then tag some friends. 

  1. HHHHHHHHH, Harry Potter 
  2. In The Blood, Discworld
  3. Went Forth Unconquered, Narnia 
  4. My Body Is A Cage, Watchmen. 
  5. Your Fixed Point, Iron Man. 
  6. Ten Ways To DieNaruto
  7. Human Women, Doctor Who
  8. Lunch And Other Obscenities, Star Trek Reboot
  9. A Hundred Years Ago, Peter Pan
  10. Slave Bear of Care-A-Lot, Care Bears

I tag: cyphercat, rainbowbarnacle, and ceruleancynic!

dang, this is hard. i’m so bad at keeping track of fic. um.

1. Other Chambers, Darker Secrets, Harry Potter. MASSIVE noncon and underage warnings.

2. Cold Ones, Vagrant Story/Highlander. You have to get access from the author to read this or the rest of her fic b/c she locked everything down a few years ago, but. This might be where my cannibalism problem comes from.

3. The Way It’s Gonna Go, FFVII. Is it cheating if this one was written for me? Heavy dubcon, humiliation, gangbang.

4. Making His Peace with It, FFXII. Epic deathfix, ptsd/recovery, beautiful BDSM exploration.

5. Hi, I’m Captain Jack Harkness. Torchwood/Star Wars. Bless fandom forever.

6. Love Is Not Four Letters, FFXII. The, uh. First non-porn one on the list.

7. In Bond and Blood, Naruto. best vanilla kink, fight me.

8. Limitless, Assassin’s Creed. I have no words.

9. Stark, A.E., and Banner, R. Bruce. (2013). “Biodosimetric Tools for Measuring Induced Isomeric Transition in Inverted Paired States.” International Journal of Radiation Biology 89.9, 43-85. Avengers. I don’t even go here.

10. Sollux: Be the Queen Bee. Homestuck. Look, I could list hot HS fic all day. This one is extra memorable.

Consider yourself tagged. Yeah, you, the one with the list you’re itching to post.

His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

saffronheliotrope replied to your post: fave fics meme In a text post, list&…

aww, jeez, thanks, now i have LITERALLY MILLIONS of words of harry/draco to read (seriously, the word counts for that series? holy christ.)

ehehehe.  I have… actually never gotten to the end of that series, mostly because of my habit of re-starting things from the beginning if I come back to them.  I did finally make it to the 7th book on my last go through.  (If it helps, the first book is very quick and easy and fun.)

The series is… kind of a mixed bag, particularly towards the later bits, but the themes and  world-building and characterizations and such have stuck with me like crazy and I do keep coming back to it, so.  Still recommended.

p. much Harry Potter with a lot more consideration of wizard culture and shinier, more complex characters, and ‘hey, if an adult actually did that that would be way messed up,’ and also slytherin!Harry which is one of my favorite things.