Hyperbole and a Half: Adventures in Depression →
rosalarian: H&1/2 is back! And hilarious. And relatable.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.– Sir Karl Raimund Popper (via scienceisbeauty)
In these arguments weight loss is a proxy for social acceptance. The argument...– Why Weight Loss is Not the Solution by danceswithfat
Kotaku: Sexism, Character Design, and the Role of... →
paxvalkyrie: Most of the egregiously sexist character designs are based on fuckability, rather than playability. So, yeah. That.
PAX Valkyrie: No Flat Girls: How Allies are Born →
oldtobegin: paxvalkyrie: This is a story about gamer culture, casual sexism, the silence of friends, and its fallout - more or less in that order. Firstly, context. I’m a recent graduate working as a game designer for a social games startup in New York City, and I identify strongly with other students and alumni who… extremely important piece about fighting sexism and building allies in...
A chain novel or chain story is written collectively by a group of authors. The novel is passed along from author to author, each adding a new chapter or section to the work, with the rule that each subsequent chapter or section should elaborate and follow the plotline of preceding chapters or sections. The story continues through the participation of others; no one knows what happens next...
GOING TO GO VISIT NETTLETEA TODAY
nettletea: budgiebazooka: YAY YAY YAY We are gonna’ go to the market! And a pumpkin patch! And drink beers! And make pancakes! And rub our faces on her cat!! Who will then scratch out our eyeballs!!!! (We won’t really rub our faces on her cat. (Well. I can’t promise anything.)) WORK BE OVER QUICKLY I WANT TO GOOOOOOO E suggests that you guys bring Dominion so we can combine it with ours....
bookblurbs: My favorite author, Megan Whalen Turner, publishes a book every 4-6 years. Considering there are supposed to be 2 more books dealing with the same characters as that of The Thief, it will take 8 to 12 years before I read the last book and finally sigh with relief. In other words, there is a pretty damn good chance that I will rush to a bookstore to the young adults section, and...
A lot of men want a woman to mother them. They get with a woman and all they do...– Henry Rollins (via thatkindofwoman) Rollins= THE SHIT. (via poeticartifacts)
Science Behind the Factoid: 93% Body Language
science: As we all know, 78.3 percent of statistics are made up, probably because exact, precise numbers seem very authoritative and neat. One such made up but commonly repeated statistic is this: 93 percent of communication is body language, or 93 percent of all human communication is nonverbal. The wording and exact percentage sometimes varies, but the essence remains the same: words mean...
Game design memo to myself
Check out http://experimentalgameplay.com/ when I get home. Make a game in 1 month somehow incorporating the theme provided.
Back in the Kingdom of Adderall
After some difficulties with my doctor* I have adderall again! I’ve been about a week and a half off it, and boy can you tell the difference. Getting a bad cold in the middle didn’t help things. I mostly sprawled around the house and consumed theraflu and herbal tea. Today I did some computer maintenance on MIL-to-be’s computer and took out ALL the garbages (and so much...
maybe next i will paint my otp
budgiebazooka: me/bess, surrounded by sunflowers and happiness. Sunflowers? put a zombie in the background. With a bucket on his head.
I am saddened to see people still treat indebtedness and the inability to afford...– Anne Lane Witt (via cocothinkshefancy)
Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoon to the...– Bertrand Russell (via scienceisbeauty)
thetart: “It is indeed possible to talk about the Internet for hours, days, months, touching only marginally the issue of who owns it, who is really in control of the nodes, the infrastructure, the hardware. The pyramid of labour — including slave-like labour — incorporated into the devices we use (computers, smartphones, ereaders etc.) and as a consequence into the Internet itself, is even less...
DC Comics reboots Dresden Codak!
dresdencodak: Part 1: Rebooting the Justice League Part 2: Rebooting the Legion of Doom Part 3: Rebooting Batman So I know my reboots have been getting a lot of press, but who knew that the editors and artists over at the real DC comics would ever offer to redesign my comic, Dresden Codak? The editors have been kind enough to also provide some commentary, so let’s take a look! Kim Ross ...
Indistinguishable From Magic: Rebooting DC's... →
dresdencodak: What are heroes without villains? To follow up with my Rebooting the Justice League post, where I treated those characters to a more extreme reboot than DC’s “New 52,” I thought it would be fun to take a look at a redesigned villain team to oppose my redesigned Justice League: Make… I love these alternate reboot stories and costumes.
Probably I should get off tumblr and go code something. Focus is hard. All the animals are sleeping on the couch at the same time, even orange devilcat/butt-let, and the five pound dog. I like having the ability to sleep in until 10 whenever I like/whenever I’m sick, but some income would sure be nice. With any luck, my adderall will come in today and I will hear about a potential job...
REAL SCIENTISTS WHO REPRESENT REAL SCIENCE ARE... →
After 20 years of “increased yeti sightings,” scientists from several countries — including the U.S. and Russia — will be heading to Siberia to look for Yetis. One of the reasons they’re actually pursuing this? Occurrences of several twig huts throughout the region of Kemerovo. Because no human would build a twig hut in Kemerovo like that.
Go to bed, Grace
Stop refreshing the internet. It’s past your bedtime. I wanna make breakfast for you in the morning and I can’t do that if we stay up too late.
Being out of Adderall sucks
uggggh. I’ve been out for a couple of days and I’m really sleepy and distractible. I barely made it through Minecraft Monday today, and I forgot three things throughout the day that would have made it easier/more productive, including my lunch. I came home and halfheartedly played Fable until dinner time. I’m super excited about a job opportunity, though! Probably my enthusiasm...