I WILL NEVER GIVE UP.  Seriously, though, I really do intend to start writing again, and I think I will take prompts at some point.  I just kind of have to work up the nerve to commit myself to doing it. (#social anxiety problems blaaahhhhhhh)

I have the next two days off, so I’m gonna see if I can buckle down and at least work on my WIPs, or even toss out a smutlet or two.

okay so

The reason I originally started writing fic was because I wanted to contribute to the Homestuck fandom, and at first it was fun and easy and I could whip stuff out pretty quickly.  But then it slowly morphed into more of a feeling of obligation until finishing something gave me more of a feeling of relief than accomplishment.  And it sucks, because I still really want to write stuff!  I want to finish my WIPs!  I mean, it’s not like I don’t have story ideas, they just don’t want to come out and play. :/

I’m thinking of maybe taking prompts and writing short drabbles for them to get myself back in gear, or something.  Hmmmmm.

Tags: blarg

aw yiss

I caught another Polygonia comma at work today, so now I can display both the recto and verso sides!  Score!

vastderp-placeholder:

Tommy Shepherd and Billy Kaplan from Young Avengers, being reluctantly brotherly.
(bunp.)

YA fanart from VastDerp?
HELL YES.

vastderp-placeholder:

Tommy Shepherd and Billy Kaplan from Young Avengers, being reluctantly brotherly.

(bunp.)

YA fanart from VastDerp?

HELL YES.

(via vastderp)

Anonymous said: What's the biggest/weirdest non bulge thing sollux has shoved up his nook?

syblatortue:

Can I say nookworm? I’m gonna say nookworm.

Sollux takes good care of his nookworm.

oh my god

manyblinkinglights:

runan:

manyblinkinglights:

saeto15:

My goal in life is to own copies of my favorite books in paperback and hardcover
On a related note, look what I found at the thrift store yesterday to go with my tattered paperback copy I got when I was nine

THIS BOOK. YESSSS

Oh my god I love this book.  I got it from one of those Scholastic book order things and I was so jealous when my friend got a hardcover copy because it has that pretty color illustration inside.

Whenever I think of this book, my mind goes “remember that guy who tried to hit on her but then he was INFESTED WITH TICKS”And then Nice Guy raptor, who got in a huge fight for the sake of chicks that weren’t even his own, on the off chance of impressing their hot mom?Good times. Good times.

YES.  And she didn’t even SEE the fight, she just did the raptor equivalent of arriving fifteen minutes late with Starbucks and was like “…the fuck even happened here.”

manyblinkinglights:

runan:

manyblinkinglights:

saeto15:

My goal in life is to own copies of my favorite books in paperback and hardcover

On a related note, look what I found at the thrift store yesterday to go with my tattered paperback copy I got when I was nine

THIS BOOK.

YESSSS

Oh my god I love this book.  I got it from one of those Scholastic book order things and I was so jealous when my friend got a hardcover copy because it has that pretty color illustration inside.

Whenever I think of this book, my mind goes “remember that guy who tried to hit on her but then he was INFESTED WITH TICKS”

And then Nice Guy raptor, who got in a huge fight for the sake of chicks that weren’t even his own, on the off chance of impressing their hot mom?

Good times. Good times.

YES.  And she didn’t even SEE the fight, she just did the raptor equivalent of arriving fifteen minutes late with Starbucks and was like “…the fuck even happened here.”

manyblinkinglights:

saeto15:

My goal in life is to own copies of my favorite books in paperback and hardcover
On a related note, look what I found at the thrift store yesterday to go with my tattered paperback copy I got when I was nine

THIS BOOK. YESSSS

Oh my god I love this book.  I got it from one of those Scholastic book order things and I was so jealous when my friend got a hardcover copy because it has that pretty color illustration inside.

manyblinkinglights:

saeto15:

My goal in life is to own copies of my favorite books in paperback and hardcover

On a related note, look what I found at the thrift store yesterday to go with my tattered paperback copy I got when I was nine

THIS BOOK.

YESSSS

Oh my god I love this book.  I got it from one of those Scholastic book order things and I was so jealous when my friend got a hardcover copy because it has that pretty color illustration inside.

Tags: Raptor Red

chead said: hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3

queensimia:

typette:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.

The More You Know.

FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.

vastderp:

yo elasticpoodle i heard you liked captors
so i put a captor with your captor
so you can be doomed while you’re doomed

it&#8217;s a recaptoracoon!
yeah I went there

vastderp:

yo elasticpoodle i heard you liked captors

so i put a captor with your captor

so you can be doomed while you’re doomed

it’s a recaptoracoon!

yeah I went there

pixelmechanoid:

runan:

featheryraptor:

pixelmechanoid:

Who has their TetZooCon tickets? We do

Tickets ready; Cannot wait!

oh my god what is this where can I get one of these I need one in order to keep living

Here! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PalaeoplushiesSold out of microraptors and pterosaurs at the moment but expect to see them for sale again soon!

Oh hey, I had this shop faved, how did I forget about it?
Anyway, those microraptors are pretty much the best things ever, like I don&#8217;t think you understand how long I&#8217;ve been dying for a realistic microraptor plushie.
In lieu of an actual Microraptor gui, of course.  Yeah science has been disappointingly slow on that front.

pixelmechanoid:

runan:

featheryraptor:

pixelmechanoid:

Who has their TetZooCon tickets? We do

Tickets ready; Cannot wait!

oh my god what is this where can I get one of these I need one in order to keep living

Here! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Palaeoplushies

Sold out of microraptors and pterosaurs at the moment but expect to see them for sale again soon!

Oh hey, I had this shop faved, how did I forget about it?

Anyway, those microraptors are pretty much the best things ever, like I don’t think you understand how long I’ve been dying for a realistic microraptor plushie.

In lieu of an actual Microraptor gui, of course.  Yeah science has been disappointingly slow on that front.

(Source: palaeoplushies, via palaeoplushies)

ok you know what

jumpingjacktrash:

image

bee flies

that’s what

no

what

no

featheryraptor:

pixelmechanoid:

Who has their TetZooCon tickets? We do

Tickets ready; Cannot wait!

oh my god what is this where can I get one of these I need one in order to keep living

featheryraptor:

pixelmechanoid:

Who has their TetZooCon tickets? We do

Tickets ready; Cannot wait!

oh my god what is this where can I get one of these I need one in order to keep living

(Source: palaeoplushies)

jumpingjacktrash:

the-rain-monster:

lolsomeone-actually:

thewriterwhoisalone:

mackblesa:

nevertoomanyspiders:

ceruleanpineapple:

theladysyk0:

lizardlicks:

hellish-deer:

ceruleanpineapple:

spiders.

they’re like tiny 8-legged cats
how can anyone hate them

Spiders are huge derps, pass it on.

My dad used to work as a mechanic in Arizona and he said that wild tarantulas would just wander into the shop and try and cuddle with the mechanics under the trucks. Spiders really dig car exhaust smell for some reason and they would be like “ah yes this human smells nice let me sit on your face while you’re working or perhaps climb into your pocket and see what you have” and the mechanics would keep shooing the spiders out but the spiders would follow them back like “No why would you leave me human friend??”

THAT IS SO CUTE

reblogging for the story, eeee

spiders are the derpiest things though like have you ever played with a spider and a laser pointer, because I thought my lizards chasing the laser was adorable but leT ME TELL U, BLACK WIDOWS CHASING LASERS IS FRICKEN ADORABLE

So I hate spiders but this makes them seem a bit cuter lol

Yeah no I still aint fucking with no spiders

If I were a mechanic in Arizona it would take me a long damn time to realize that the tarantulas crawling on my face just wanted to cuddle.

oh god these are all stupid cute tho

northeastnature:

We often think of butterflies as denizens of sunny, open areas full of flowers. But the northern pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) is a true forest butterfly. Rather than drinking nectar, it sips tree sap, as well as rotten fruit, mud, and other unsavory things. It’s an expert at weaving through the trees to dodge predators - this one has a triangular snip on one hindwing from a bird bite, but it lived to see another day.

Those predators include strange women with florescent yellow butterfly nets running after them while flailing and swearing.
(I saw several of these on my last trip to the conservation area but I missed all of them.)

northeastnature:

We often think of butterflies as denizens of sunny, open areas full of flowers. But the northern pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) is a true forest butterfly. Rather than drinking nectar, it sips tree sap, as well as rotten fruit, mud, and other unsavory things. It’s an expert at weaving through the trees to dodge predators - this one has a triangular snip on one hindwing from a bird bite, but it lived to see another day.

Those predators include strange women with florescent yellow butterfly nets running after them while flailing and swearing.

(I saw several of these on my last trip to the conservation area but I missed all of them.)

(via manyblinkinglights)

Okay it&#8217;s awesome that there&#8217;s a word for this because I definitely play NO part in my sexual fantasies so this applies to me but
did it really have to be so long and awkward
like, really

Okay it’s awesome that there’s a word for this because I definitely play NO part in my sexual fantasies so this applies to me but

did it really have to be so long and awkward

like, really

(Source: asexualityresources, via ceruleancynic)