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August 06 2017

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bladesofyuri:

Victor Nikiforov by StellarismArtworks
*Permission to share was granted by the artist.

June 27 2017

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inter-galactic-space-whales:

Look at my precious noodle baby!!
Her name is Zojja

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beyhive4ever:

BEYONCÉ + Maternity Fashion Looks (2017)

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kintaker:

agentcodywanks:

sasukue:

Chris Hemsworth was named sexiest man alive???? Ummmmm????? Sasuke Uchiha????

you fuckign nerds i just reblogged this post and searched the name thinking this was gonna be some sexy guy and its afucking anime character? get the hell out

@edqe

batarang-s:

atheistj:

Gal + that thing she does with short women

(source: @mswyrr, @wonderswoman)

On a related note, give Diana a short girlfriend in the DCEU so we can see Diana do this.

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msfehrwight:

wtfzurtopic:

wtfzurtopic:

I hate when men smirk and gloat and say shit like “Women are attracted to powerful men,” like that negates any feminist impulse, like they think that at the heart of all women is this little, mincing girl that wants to be dominated.

I just roll my eyes because, dude. If you ever read the second half of any fucking harlequin novel ever, and saw how the hero always ends up blubbering on his knees and saying shit like “I can’t live without you! You unman me!” you’d realize that being attracted to powerful men is just the first part of a two-step plan.

The second step is to completely fucking annihilate him.

Apparently this is the most important thing I’ll ever say.

*clears throat* Allow me to quote Jayne Ann Krentz:

“In the romance novels … the woman always wins. With courage, intelligence, and gentleness she brings the most dangerous creature on earth, the human male, to his knees. More than that, she forces him to acknowledge her power as a woman.” (“Introduction” from Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of Romance.)

The romance hero may start as a total alphahole, but by the end of the novel, as stated above, HE HAS TO CHANGE. He needs to become respectful and treat the heroine as an equal partner, otherwise it won’t work. This is why Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr Darcy the first time but accepts him later. This is what so many people miss. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this post.

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one-punch-titty:

What happens next will blow ur mind

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albinwonderland:

Pretty colours on pretty girls!

eatingisfab:

eatingisfab:

eatingisfab:

eatingisfab:

look whos still single in 2014

still single in 2015 

still… 2016

still, 2017!!!!

fiddleabout:

mycatisabunny:

I feel like I should make a post about this because it’s not something that’s very well-known, and that Americans in particular may need to know about given the uncertain state of our healthcare system at the moment. I’ve wanted to write this out for a while, It’s kind of a long post, so sorry about that!

If you have an emergency and have to go to the hospital, you’ll owe the hospital a lot of money.
(I got into a car wreck and broke my ankle and my arm. My hospital bill was around $20,000)

You’ll also owe the ambulance provider, if you need one.
(My ambulance bill was about $800)

You may get separate bills from the anesthesiologist or surgeon.
(My anesthesiologist bill was $1,700)

You may need follow-up appointments.
(My orthopedic surgeon billed me for the appointments and his surgery together and it was about $1,000)

You’ve also got to pay for medical equipment you need afterward, like crutches or a walking boot.
(Mine cost about $75)

Altogether, I ended up with almost $24,000 in medical debt from one car accident. That’s a really scary number for someone like me who makes $10/hr at a 12 hour a week job.

I got my debt down to $1075 by making some phone calls and submitting some paperwork.

The first thing I did was contact the hospital. They don’t make it easy to find, but many hospitals (perhaps most hospitals?) have financial assistance programs for people who can’t afford medical bills. I don’t make a lot of money, and I have bills to pay, so they were able to help me.
I called the billing department and asked if they had any assistance programs for low income people who can’t pay their bills. I had to call multiple times, and I got transferred in circles by people who didn’t know what I was talking about. Finally, I got an appointment with someone in “Eligibility Services” (I don’t know what other hospitals call it, if it’s something different). I had to bring my pay stubs and copies of all of my bills. When I got to the hospital for the appointment, nobody knew what I was talking about so I had to wander a little to find where I needed to go. I spoke with the guy in Eligibility Services, and I waited for a decision on how much of the bill they would forgive. A month later, I got a call telling me it was totally forgiven.

I did the same thing for my ambulance bill and my anesthesiologist, but the process was a LOT easier. I just had to mail some paperwork and it was totally forgiven.

I didn’t bother with the medical equipment suppliers, since the bills came from separate companies and I didn’t feel like going through the process twice for $75. I was assured at the hospital that they had similar programs for debt forgiveness, so I could have probably avoided paying that too.

The only thing I couldn’t get taken care of was the surgeon/follow-up appointment cost, but they were able to put me on a no-interest payment plan.

Medical debt is scary because it’s something that can come from stuff that’s already really scary. I didn’t need the burden of $24,000 in debt on top of trying to get around on a crutch with a broken arm (it’s not easy, believe me!).. but I can’t imagine what it would be like with a bigger debt or a more severe medical emergency.
I see lots of people in even worse trouble than I was in, both financially and medically. Please know that there are options for you when that GoFundMe doesn’t do enough. Even if your income is higher than mine, it’s worth a shot even for partial debt forgiveness.

the tip about the financial assistance is hugely important, not least because a lot of the time it works.  i had another surgery in march and the hospital i was at, bless them, had a sheet of paper in front of every billing acknowledgment form that said in big letters WE HAVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL THIS NUMBER IF YOU MAKE LESS THAN $150,00 A YEAR.

additionally: if you’re in the process of trying to get the debt lessened or forgiven, make payments anyways.  generally speaking, medical providers don’t report debt to collections if people are making payments, even if it’s just $10 a month.  if you pay nothing then they’re going to eventually refer the bill to collections and the collection agency will then report it to the credit bureau, so it hits your credit score; medical providers in most cases don’t do that if you’re paying even a modest amount of the bill on a regular basis.  in 2011 i had a surgery that had a sticker price of about $200,000, once anesthesia, room and board, pain management, and actual OR and surgical team cost were tallied up; my bill after insurance was about $9,000 and i was making $12 an hour.  i paid $20 a month on the bill while i haggling it down with the hospital and physician practices and managed to cut it in half, and it took me a damn long time to pay it off, but it never touched my credit score.

tl;dr medical costs are huge and the sticker shock will knock you on your ass, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life.  take your time, pay slowly, and ask for help.  you’ll normally get it.

chazzfox:

sparklingganymede:

jezi-belle:

kamen-apple:

the whole “i used to be a teen who hated authority only to grow up to become the authority that hates teens” is a bad bad thing that practically every other generation has fallen into and we all need to make an extremely conscious effort not to repeat the fucking pattern

Studies have shown that the shift starts to happen around age 30. If you’re close to that, make a conscious effort to be open to and accepting of younger people. I’m 31 and paying close attention to how I react to young people and new trends and shit and trying to keep myself from developing those thought patterns.

Ah, but don’t you know us old farts have no business hanging out on Tumblr and participating in fandom?

It’s weird, I actually tend to have a little more patience for teens now (I’m 30). Given this is in regards to one on one interaction/actually knowing them, I haave to work on my attitude as a whole toward them.

phdna:

l0vegl0wsinthedark:

dracogotgame:

ufo-the-truth-is-out-there:

NASA: we used to have 9 planets but we now only have 8
Pluto: Stop telling everyone I’m not a planet!
NASA: Sometimes we can still hear its voice

Look, I’m not saying that demoting a planet named after the Roman god of Death stoked his rage and brought down on us his vengeful fury and retribution but…

*gestures at everything*

Finally, an explanation.

…DUDE

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queenanthai:

osheamobile:

The real reason Bruce Wayne keeps training kids is so that there’s eventually a gradually cascading order of vigilantes protecting Gotham. When you defeat one, there’s a slightly smaller one just behind, ready to pick up the slack.

Batryoshka dolls.

I am going to fucking set you on fire

niuniente:

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happy-papya:

niuniente:

It’s 8am, can’t sleep and all I can think of is how much more depressive the plot and the end of FFXV feels after Prompto DLC.

Here I thought the game couldn’t make me dislike the bad writing and story telling even more. After just playing FFX through, FFXV feels even more horribly wrong. There was potential. All lost. Noctis was handled unfairly. His loved ones did nothing to try to save him.

I want FFXV-2 where the boys go look for Noctis and somehow find and get him back, just like Yuna left to look for disappeared aka dead Tidus.

I feel the same! There was nothing happy about the end of the game? And even if its supposed to be a tragedy, the tragedy was so unsatisfying, because no one has a purpose after noct’s death. Lucis is without a king, Prompto lost his first and only friend, Ignis and Gladio lost their life’s work and purpose and a dear friend (given they live, which I assume they do), and Noct was basically tortured into a depressed mess until he has no other choice but to give up his life and everything he ever had or could have had because the gods decided to make it that way.

I feel like “what was the point of the game?? Just to make these innocent children suffer???”

EXACTLY. Ardyn won and got everything he wanted. Gods messed things up themselves but made Noctis pay for it. Noctis was never told he was going to die as a sacrificial pawn and it took him 10 years to finally accept the cold fact. The world ended. Humanity is mostly dead. There are no nations anymore, nothing to rule, no one to rule. Ardyn defeated all your enemies and acted like a schoolyard bully. I believe the guys died and if this happened, Iris lost everything she had had. Prompto was alone without Noctis more than he was with him. The guys did nothing to save Noctis, just waltzed with it like “sucks but gotta do this.” That’s not how friends act. If someone dear to me was supposed to die like this, I’d fought to my last breath in order to save them and come up with another solution. Only after I had tried everything and all in vain, then I’d accept their fate. But only then.

In FFX when Tidus learns Yuna is supposed to die, he goes all “HELL NO!” with Rikku (who doesn’t believe the teachings of Yevon and thus doesn’t accept the sacrifices of summoners as a method to achieve Calm). He does everything he can to save Yuna, though they haven’t known for more than some weeks/months.  THAT’S what I wanted. Not sappy crying about “OH SO TRAGIC, WE MISS YOU ALREADY NOCT, DAMN WE CAN’T SAVE YOU SOB”. There’s nothing tragic in that. It’s plain depressive mess.

And then I’m supposed to be happy to see Noctis’s wedding as a compensation of this all nonsense which didn’t satisfy? For a romance which never even existed in the first place? With an underdeveloped female character who was also wasted like the game itself?
Felt like I was just having happy time, then someone shoots my friend in the middle of a bright day in front of me, destroys the world, ruins everything and the societies fall hundred years back in time, kills the rest of my friends, does this all in a matter of minutes and says “Well he got married at afterlife with this chick he saw once, be bright about this all! This is a happy ending! Look the sun is rising!”

Tragic is a wonderful story form and I love dark stories where things fall apart (Nier Automata, Wolf Guy Ookami no Monshou, Oyasumi Punpun, I’d say Shadow of Colossus goes into this category too).  I don’t need a happy ending to feel satisfied with a game. FFXV was nothing but a depressive mess which didn’t even TRY and wasted everything. An insult towards FF mainline games and good stories. It tried to be sad but it wasn’t satisfyingly sad. 

After more than 6 months I’m still angry and disappointed with it.

OH GOD and I just realized what you said; Noctis stayed in the crystal for 10 years because he didn’t accept his need for suicide sooner. The crystal didn’t let him out until he followed the will of the Gods. It was “Either you die or you stay here and never get out”.

Just how depressing is that? Indeed tormented a boy barely old enough of to be a man like you said.

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