a friend in a FB cat group has this cat named pigeon
i think you can see where he gets his name
look if you decide to have a problem after midnight, that’s between you & God tbh
I spent two minutes staring at this wondering how I could set my phone to Dungeons and Dragons
pretty low chance that someone is going to turn to me in an emergency, vs. high chance of my rest being disturbed by some low priority notification.. I need that sleep to function. We don’t exist to be on call for each other 24/7.
For those of you that use Android (I don’t know about iOS), you can set your phone to do not disturb unless if someone calls you twice in ten minutes, so people can keep it silenced but still have the ability take a call in an emergency. I’m not saying people should set it that way – everyone should decide that type of thing for themselves – just that you have a choice that kind of gives you a better middle ground.
Adorable murder weapon
Issun and Boxes on Flickr.
Issun and Boxes
Part of me wants to shift the entirety of Magical Fantasy Adventure Land into the normal world instead of splitting it into a separate realm.
Part of me is still annoyed that this fucker still doesn’t have a proper title. Or at least something that sounds better as a place holder.
it’s called Mafalia. that’s your world’s name. ‘MAH-FAR-lee-uh’.
That actually sounds really good as a world name. I’m curious to know where that came from?
it’s the acronym. “Magical Fantasy Adventure Land”-ia becomes MaFAL-ia: Mafalia.
i always find if you need a placeholder name for something, write it out and make up an acronym, adding and removing letters or vowels if need be.
- “The House Where Clio Fell in Love With Him”
heHo useW he reCli oF elli nL oveW ithH im”
hence ‘the house where Clio fell in love with him’ becomes ‘Thrawecliffe House’. what’s a ‘thraw’? i don’t know. is it on a cliff? maybe; that’s an author’s preogative.
suddenly the name of the house itself throws up new questions which an author in answering goes off down a rabbit hole of worldbuilding.
Holy fuck. That is absolutely amazing advice.
Thank you so much!!!!!
As someone who regularly smashes words together for humorous purposes, I’m appalled I’ve never thought to use it in my writing. Bless you.
My favourite example of this is Dragon Age. The setting is called Thedas, which comes from calling it “the Dragon Age setting” in development!
The Dragon Age Setting
The D&D game that my boyfriend is currently running is based in a city called Isan, which is an acronym for “I Suck At Naming”.
Icrabic (Ick-Ray-Bick). ICRBC. I Cannot Reach Because Cat. I’m serious, I renamed a city because I couldn’t reach my notes because Zoan was on top of me. Players haven’t realized that I actually renamed the city to match yet.
Whoa, I didn’t realize that it was so deliberate, I honestly thought it was unconscious
Gonna add on to this:
From the other side of the bar, I see this crap all the time. Seriously. I work at a high-density bar, and let me tell you, I have anywhere from 10-20 guys every night come up and tell me to, “serve her a stronger drink, I’m trying to get lucky tonight, know what I mean?” usually accompanied with a wink and a gesture at a girl who, in my experience, is going to go from mildly buzzed to definitively hammered if I keep serving her. Now, I like to think I’m a responsible bartender, so I usually tell guys like that to piss off, and, if I can, try to tell the girl’s more sober friends that they need to keep an eye on her.
But everyone- just so you know, most of the time, when someone you don’t know is buying you a drink, they’re NOT doing it out of a sense of cordiality, they’re buying you a drink for the sole purpose of making you let your guard down. So:
Tips for getting drinks-
1. ALWAYS GO TO THE BAR TO GET YOUR OWN DRINK, DO NOT LET STRANGERS CARRY YOUR DRINKS. This is an opportune time for dropping something into your cocktail, and you’re none the wiser.
2.IF YOU ORDER SOMETHING NON-ALCOHOLIC, I promise you, the bartender doesn’t give two shits that you’re not drinking cocktails with your friends, and often, totally understands that you don’t want to let your guard down around strangers. Usually, you can just tell the bartender that you’d like something light, and that’s a big clue to us that you’re uncomfortable with whomever you’re standing next to. Again, we see this all the time.
3. If you’re in a position to where you feel uncomfortable not ordering alcohol:
Here’s a list of light liquors, and mixers that won’t get you drunk, and will still look like an actual cocktail:
X-rated + sprite = easy to drink, sweet, and 12% alcoholic content. Not strong at all, usually runs $6-$8, depending on your state.
Amaretto + sour= sweet, not strong, 26%.
Peach Schnapps+ ginger ale= tastes like mellow butterscotch, 24%.
Melon liquor (Midori, in most bars) + soda water = not overly sweet, 21%
Coffee liquor (Kahlua) +soda = not super sweet, 20%.
Hope this helps someone out!
Backing this up from years of bar tending.
UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW
Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.
thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.
Have a sleepy Boo Kitty.
I’m feeling like garbage, so the least I can do is to give everyone else a sleepy kitty photo to brighten people’s days.
Being working class is like this:
ummmmmm(: maybe if you spent a little bit less money on frivolous luxuries like entertainment (: you wouldn’t be a stupid broke bitch who deserves to be poor(: just some friendly advice(:
“All it takes to be successful is hard work! You gotta pull yourself up by the bootstraps and stop being lazy!” -Millionaire politician who is the son of another millionaire
This is an oversimplification and a bad graphic.
That’s literally my expenses. I took a screenshot of what the app I use to track my spending is telling me.
It’s my actual lived experience holy shit.
I can’t get over this. This isn’t some random graphic pulled from a think tank or political organization, this is the actual reality I live with day to day.
“Um sowwy sweaty, but this is bad and your experience is fake because I say so”