I'm gonna kick some ass with my own pipe wrench

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benepla:

alex dared me to do a recut movie trailer turning a psychological thriller into an indie film trailer, so here’s a preview of “the shining” if it was a charming little indie flick about family and what it means to be a writer

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solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

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fannybawws:

pollums:

holding women and women’s media in popular culture accountable and hating women and women’s media in popular culture overlap a great deal.

it’s undoubtedly valuable to feminist discourse but also a dirty kind of justice, and you shouldn’t feel purely righteous for adding to the culture of hate we have towards women, however justified.

you should be aware of the disproportionate power words hold when they’re inflicted against women, analyze the double standards you hold when women make mistakes vs when men make the same mistakes, know that your words don’t just affect the women you’re attacking but also the women around you and how they feel about themselves.

Yeah, exactly.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately in the wake of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer. It’s likely to be a troubling piece of media, but it’s also a mainstream movie about the sexual fantasies of a woman made for other women.

So for me, this is a lot more complex an issue than just, “Wow, the consent in this film is for shit and probably sends some terrible messages to men and girls.” It does do that, but how should we respond?

Shaming women for taking in all the messages they’re sent about their bodies and their sexual desire does nothing to help girls and women. Shame the patriarchy instead for making ownership of self so hard for us and for creating a culture in which some women almost have to eroticize and recontextualize danger to get in touch with their desires.

Personally, I think we ought to flood as many posts about consent as we can. That way, when people search for content along the likes of 50 Shades of Grey, they’ll turn up helpful information as opposed to rebuke. Write enthusiastic and consensual porn for other women, point out what 50 Shades did wrong, get angry about Hollywood cashing in on a movie about an abusive relationship, but don’t smack a ruler on a woman’s knuckles for liking something screwed up.*  We all do that shit. And I really do think women give each other more flack for it than we sometimes give men.

*provided it’s not something illegal and/or harmful to a real human being

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annahierra:

The freakiest episode. Must watch!

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eljardinws:

Venus atrapamoscas

flora-file:

How to keep your venus fly trap happy (and alive) - by flora-file

After my post about cutting the flower buds off when a venus fly trap flowers, I got some questions about how to care for this plant, and specifically people asked how I could possibly keep one alive for ten years. Just follow these handy dandy tips to keep your venus fly trap chomping small invertebrates for years to come.

  1. Sunlight - Unfortunately this plant is not a houseplant. It needs direct sun to survive, hopefully about 8 hours a day. Mine lives on my patio and gets a few hours of direct light in the morning, and then bright indirect light (which is different than shade) for the rest of the day, and it seems to do fine. Plants that don’t get enough light tend to have elongated leaves, stretched out by the plants hopeless attempt to grow toward some source of light. Happy plants have short leaves and lots of traps. They still need light to photosynthesize no matter how many flies or spiders you feed them.
  2. Distilled or Purified Water - These plants are very sensitive to minerals dissolved in water, especially the fluoride and chloride found in most tap water. Not even spring water is okay, as it contains trace minerals that may be detrimental to the health of the plant. Rainwater will probably work, as long as you don’t live next to a coal burning power plant or some other source of gross air pollution. This may be the most common form of venus fly trap neglect, as people that have killed their fly trap have usually not followed this important rule.
  3. Peat Moss or Coco Coir substrate - The venus fly trap is a bog plant that naturally grows in mucky, nitrogen deprived soil. The whole bug eating behavior arose from the need for additional nitrogen that was severely lacking in the soil. Both peat moss and coco coir have extremely low nitrogen content, making them suitable for the needs of this plant. I used coco coir when I repotted mine a couple years ago, and it worked great. Coco coir is much cheaper than peat moss, and also a better choice environmentally.
  4. A steady diet of…nothing! - Don’t give it fertilizers or chemicals, no Dr Shultz or Miracle Grow. And don’t feed it hamburger either, that’s just wrong. If it is healthy it will catch bugs all by itself, almost like its evolved to catch bugs or something. Keep the substrate constantly moist. I keep mine in a container that doesn’t drain and keep it in standing water constantly. Whatever happens, don’t let it dry out.

If you follow these simple steps your fly trap should grow old of the bulb and long in the tooth. I’m not saying this is the only way to take care of your fly trap, but its how I take care of mine. And after 10 years its still working. Good luck, and garden on!

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