robots getting really concerned when a human yawns and then another human does as well and wondering if this is some sort of group signal that they need to respond to so they just awkwardly go “aaaaaa” to try and imitate them
robots jumping and getting really scared when a human sneezes and rushing over to check on them “DID YOU JUST BLOW A FUSE ARE YOU ALRIGHT DO YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE”
robots getting all worried when their human is blushing because “your surface temperature has increased and your pigment is off are you alright”
robots trying to understand human bodies (◕ω◕✿)
In the end, all we are, are sparks and servos…
L1LY: oooh~! isn’t this facinating! I have some visuals of the cybertronian muscle structure without cutting someone open~!
M4RCU5:L1LY, you scare me now
Woah ho ho! I could use this!
I am physically shutting down. Cannot handle the cutesy.
a fabulous and total and utter superb man is sir ian mckellen
He’s perfect! Can we keep him!
No sympathy for rapists, no sympathy for abusers, no sympathy for those who side with them. No excuses for their behavior, no justifications, no exceptions.
Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
Anonymous asked: I want to consider self-publishing but how would I do it?The decision to self-publish is not one to be taken lightly, so the first step you need to take is to learn about what’s involved, what your options are, what the process is, and what you need to do to build an audience. Here are some guidelines, resources, and things to keep in mind:
1) Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself - If your first draft isn’t even finished, don’t worry about publishing just yet. Concentrate on getting at least the first draft of your manuscript done, and start researching the self-publishing process during your editing phase.
2) Know What You’re Signing Up For - Self-publishing takes a LOT of work, and self-publishing RIGHT takes even more work. Self-publishing is a real and growing industry with many talented writers who take what they do very seriously. When people come along and upload a half-assed, unedited manuscript and try to pass it off as a novel, the whole industry takes a hit—because someone is going to stumble upon that book, see how awful it is, and they’re going to judge all self-published books by that standard. For that reason, don’t even think about self-publishing unless you can handle the immense amount of work it takes to write, edit, and polish a manuscript without the help of a traditional publisher.
If you want people to actually read your book, you have to be willing to self-promote—you have to set up your own blog and social media sites and keep them updated, you have to do giveaways, and set-up blog tours and host a few yourself. It takes a LOT of work.
Also, you need to have thick skin, because self-publishing does not have a great reputation. A lot of people assume that self-publishing is an act of desperation for someone who couldn’t get traditionally published. Not true at all, of course, but people think that nonetheless. Also, a lot of traditionally published authors hold self-published authors in very low esteem, and often take time out of their day to make sure everyone knows that. Then, of course, you’ll have bad reviews—which even traditionally published authors get, because you can’t please everyone—but without a team of professionals to keep you in check, you might be tempted to engage the critics—and I’m guessing that probably isn’t a very good idea. ;)
3) You Need to do a LOT of Research - You want to read every article about self-publishing you can get your hands on. You need to learn the difference between vanity presses, subsidy presses, independent publishers, and print on demand. You also need to make sure you know as much about writing and editing as you can possibly know.
4) Learn About Your Options - Once you decide which type of self-publishing you prefer, you can find out what venues are available to you. You will want to research each venue fully so that you can weigh your choices carefully. You want to make sure you’re choosing the venue that gives you exactly what you want.5) Polish Your Book Until It Shines Like the Top of the Chrysler Building - No, but seriously, do it. You should put your manuscript through at least one edit before you look for a test group. Use whatever resources you have available to you. Friends or family who would be willing to read it and offer feedback are one option, joining a writer’s group is another option, or finding a few critique partners online are yet another option. Whichever way you choose, you need to get at least a few other pairs of eyes on your manuscript so that you can get feedback. Once you’ve gotten some feedback, you want to do another edit to make any necessary changes or fix any problems. Then, you should do another edit just to make sure that all your ducks are in a row. After that, go through line-by-line to look for errors. DO NOT just run it through spell check and call it a day. This is something you have to do manually, preferably with a printed out copy. When you are absolutely confident that you have got a product that would make your fellow self-publishers fan themselves with delight, then you need to format it according to your venue’s instructions. You also need to write your author bio and design a cover, and probably do a book trailer—even more work.
6) Set-up Your Internet Presence - Since you’re not going to have a publisher to get your book on bookstore shelves, you need to do the legwork to get yourself an audience. There are LOTS of ways to do this, and hopefully by this step in the process you have already researched them all and have a plan of action. You should have all of this set-up before you launch your book, because your book launch can be a spring board for getting attention if you do it right.
7) Launch Your Book and Get to Work - If you’re doing Print On Demand, this means uploading your book to the venue. By this point you should have already done all the requisite research to make sure you know what you’re doing. Then, when your book is for sale, you can sit back and revel in the fact that you are an author. And then you have to get to work. Remember that blog and all those social sites? You need to post on them, you need to give your building audience a reason to share your posts with their friends. You need to give people a reason to keep checking your blog, re-blogging your posts, re-tweeting your tweets, and favoriting your Instagrams. Like I said before, you need to do contests, giveaways, host blog tours, and set-up a blog tour for yourself. All the while you’re doing this, you need to be thinking about what you’re going to write next so the process can start all over again.
Like I said, it is a LOT of work!!! But, if you decide to go for it, I wish you lots of good luck and a wonderful experience! :)
A Selection of Resources for You:
The Benefits of Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
Summary of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing
5 Mistakes Killing Self-Published Authors
10 Tips for Successful Self-Publishing by Barbara Freethy via IndieReCon
DuoLit Self-Publishing Team (if you can afford it, they sound amazing)
The Self-Publisher’s Notebook (blog)
Indie Authors Unite (web site)
The Making of a Cover
How to Make a Book Trailer
Marketing Tips for Authors (web site)
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Miley Cyrus Treats Couple at Restaurant
Miley Cyrus paid for a couple’s meal after she disturbed them in a restaurant.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer was reportedly noisy and caused a scene when she and a friend went into an upmarket eatery in New York, but after a couple complained, she immediately went over to apologize.
A witness explained to the National Enquirer: ”She went over and apologized and told the folks, ‘I’m sorry, I’ve just had too much caffeine today.’ Then she asked the couple about themselves.”
The pair were celebrating their second wedding anniversary, so generous Miley left $100 to cover their bill and posed for pictures with them.
Miley may be famous for her risqué outfits and twerking dance moves, but many people are surprised to find she is actually very down-to-earth and polite.
After she had guest appeared on U.S. TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’, a source said: ”Everyone expected Miley to show up with major attitude - but were stunned when she turned out to be a major sweetheart.
”She went out of her way to be kind to everyone - just plain old nice - posing for pictures backstage and signing autographs for the crew.”
I WANT TO GOOGLE A SONG BUT ITS A SOUNDTRACK AND I DONT KNOW THE NAME OR THE MOVIE AND I CANT GOOGLE THE SPECIFIC NOTES I HATE MY LIFE
I AM CRYING THE FUTURE IS NOW
I DIDNT BELIEVE IT WOULD WORK BUT
MOTHER FUCKING SORCERY
I didn’t believe this…so I tried
tumblr has opened to my eyes to so many things
"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)
There’s a winged liner “terminology” reference list going around and I decided to give them correct names.
You try so hard to take care of everyone else
That you forget to take care of yourself
Someone changes everything.
bringing this back.