July252014

selfcallednowhere:

If they’re gonna waste spend so much time on the kids’ albums they could at least make them all come with super-adorable videos I mean it’s like the least they could do

oh my gooooodddddddddd

July242014
July232014

Bit of that piece I’m working on that’s taking effin’ forever

July212014
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July202014

arse-moriendi:

freckledtrash:

Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)

YO, THIS IS A REAL THING THAT IS HAPPENING

And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.

Idris Elba mmmmm

Okay hang on let me get this straight. A woman whose first name means ‘She-wolf’ is going to be playing Raksha the wolf? Hmmm. Shoe-in, destiny, or both?

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5PM
arse-moriendi:

1purp0se:

(x)  Andy posted this recently.  It’s obviously a rebuttal to anyone questioning his claimed diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.  But since he can’t actually engage with those people and their analyses directly—since he doesn’t have paranoid schizophrenia and is lying about it—he writes this airy-fairy, we-are-all-special-snowflakes post instead.  Using his patronising Andy-toneTM for extra persuasiveness.  The truth is, mental illnesses have certain criteria.  If an illness doesn’t fit the criteria, then it isn’t that illness.  It’s not about judging people or telling people they’re not mentally ill or failing to acknowledge that people are complicated.  No one is talking about fabric and holes.  People with actual experience of schizophrenia are saying I know about schizophrenia and Andy does not demonstrate the symptoms of the illness he is claiming to have.  That has nothing to do with extended, confusing metaphors about fabric and holes and trees and whatever.  Andy only needs such metaphors because he has nothing solid to bring to this discussion.  It’s more and more apparent that the one thing he definitely does not seem to have is experience of schizophrenia.
Also he’s still very much harping on an inability to remember dates.  See captain-ameribun's comments on that topic here.
I read about this post first on FFA and someone there has an excellent response.  I’ll link it and c&p it here.  I hope they don’t mind.  Read it in discussion context here.

You can fake being bright, bubbly and extrovert when you have clinical depression, but that doesn’t mean the symptoms vanish or that you won’t be exhausted by the effort of it.Cynical, quiet, introverted pessimist isn’t a mental illness.You can be a sloppy, disorganised, laid-back person who has OCD, but if your obsessive compulsions don’t disrupt your life enough to qualify as a disorder then you don’t have OCD. See ‘Hoarders’ for details.Meticulous, extremely organized, high strung isn’t a mental illness.You can front as an articulate, easily intimate person with a popular vlog, and a customer service job who has social anxiety, but the symptoms are still there and fronting is exhausting; you, unlike Andy, will need downtime.Reclusive, awkward, insecure person who stays home most of the time isn’t a mental illness unless it interferes with your life to a point where it qualifies as a disorder.You can be 300lbs and have anorexia; weight isn’t a part of the diagnosis.You can be 96lbs and be healthy; weight isn’t part of the diagnosis.You can be autistic and love conventions; hating crowds isn’t central to the diagnosis.You can be neurotypical and think they’re overstimulating and confusing, because finding huge crowds of people overstimulating and confusing isn’t a mental illness.But being paranoid, and avoiding people, is an integral part of a severe paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis. I’d raise an eyebrow at anyone who said they had OCD, but their obsessions didn’t negatively impact their behaviour at all.


Why yes, Andy, that IS a list of common cultural misconceptions about mental illness.
Now, as for the list of the ways mental illness can affect people…
…wait, this was supposed to be it?

Very nicely done, but I would like to point out that hoarding is not OCD.  Trust me, I know this one (alas).  It’s more akin to a personality disorder, and used to fall under the diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (which is, again, not the same thing as obsessive-compulsive disorder).  It’s got it’s own listing now in the DSM-V, and in my experience it is something very much akin to a personality disorder, given that it is permanent, does not particularly distress the hoarder (it is egosyntonic, unlike OCD), and generally comes with a profound lack of insight in the hoarder.

arse-moriendi:

1purp0se:

(x)  Andy posted this recently.  It’s obviously a rebuttal to anyone questioning his claimed diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.  But since he can’t actually engage with those people and their analyses directly—since he doesn’t have paranoid schizophrenia and is lying about it—he writes this airy-fairy, we-are-all-special-snowflakes post instead.  Using his patronising Andy-toneTM for extra persuasiveness.  The truth is, mental illnesses have certain criteria.  If an illness doesn’t fit the criteria, then it isn’t that illness.  It’s not about judging people or telling people they’re not mentally ill or failing to acknowledge that people are complicated.  No one is talking about fabric and holes.  People with actual experience of schizophrenia are saying I know about schizophrenia and Andy does not demonstrate the symptoms of the illness he is claiming to have.  That has nothing to do with extended, confusing metaphors about fabric and holes and trees and whatever.  Andy only needs such metaphors because he has nothing solid to bring to this discussion.  It’s more and more apparent that the one thing he definitely does not seem to have is experience of schizophrenia.

Also he’s still very much harping on an inability to remember dates.  See captain-ameribun's comments on that topic here.

I read about this post first on FFA and someone there has an excellent response.  I’ll link it and c&p it here.  I hope they don’t mind.  Read it in discussion context here.

You can fake being bright, bubbly and extrovert when you have clinical depression, but that doesn’t mean the symptoms vanish or that you won’t be exhausted by the effort of it.

Cynical, quiet, introverted pessimist isn’t a mental illness.

You can be a sloppy, disorganised, laid-back person who has OCD, but if your obsessive compulsions don’t disrupt your life enough to qualify as a disorder then you don’t have OCD. See ‘Hoarders’ for details.

Meticulous, extremely organized, high strung isn’t a mental illness.

You can front as an articulate, easily intimate person with a popular vlog, and a customer service job who has social anxiety, but the symptoms are still there and fronting is exhausting; you, unlike Andy, will need downtime.

Reclusive, awkward, insecure person who stays home most of the time isn’t a mental illness unless it interferes with your life to a point where it qualifies as a disorder.

You can be 300lbs and have anorexia; weight isn’t a part of the diagnosis.

You can be 96lbs and be healthy; weight isn’t part of the diagnosis.

You can be autistic and love conventions; hating crowds isn’t central to the diagnosis.

You can be neurotypical and think they’re overstimulating and confusing, because finding huge crowds of people overstimulating and confusing isn’t a mental illness.

But being paranoid, and avoiding people, is an integral part of a severe paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis. I’d raise an eyebrow at anyone who said they had OCD, but their obsessions didn’t negatively impact their behaviour at all.

Why yes, Andy, that IS a list of common cultural misconceptions about mental illness.

Now, as for the list of the ways mental illness can affect people…

…wait, this was supposed to be it?

Very nicely done, but I would like to point out that hoarding is not OCD. Trust me, I know this one (alas). It’s more akin to a personality disorder, and used to fall under the diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (which is, again, not the same thing as obsessive-compulsive disorder). It’s got it’s own listing now in the DSM-V, and in my experience it is something very much akin to a personality disorder, given that it is permanent, does not particularly distress the hoarder (it is egosyntonic, unlike OCD), and generally comes with a profound lack of insight in the hoarder.

5PM

The Recruiting of Agentsex by Andy Blake

delwynmarch:

One problem I constantly run into when discussing Andy Blake, is that most people don’t understand the sheer SCALE of manipulation we’re actually dealing with. Andy Blake is not just a manipulator; he’s a Master Manipulator.

So, well, since Agentsex so obligingly provided us with a case study, I figured I’d give people a taste of it.

Please note that I’m not saying that my speculations ARE what happened. Of course not: unlike some people, I’ve never claimed to know what other people are thinking.

I’m just giving an idea of what this interview looks like from the point of view of someone who was manipulated by such a Master Manipulator for years. You people don’t have to accept it - but I challenge you to find a better explanation to everything that happens around Andy.

A quick reminder of the setting: Agentsex has offered to interview Andy by phone. She has her computer turned on and available.

Let’s start.

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WOW. This is a very thorough breakdown of what AB is doing in real time. I’m really impressed.

One thing I’m noticing with this guy (and I’ve only been introduced to the whole sordid saga recently and am not directly involved) is that this guy, like Melissa McEwan, carefully chooses when and how to use swear words as a tactic. He’s trying to sound personable (unlike Melissa) but he’s still throwing in that little bite, that little shock just in the right places to hint at a bad temper he might unleash on the people he’s interacting with if they’re not careful. I find that interesting.

2AM

prince-of-eros:

ultrafacts:

Source

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That first quote…I relate. And it hurts.

It still just doesn’t register sometimes does it

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July152014
arse-moriendi:

mastercatscinema:

Nope, not going in that kitchen.  

It’s their kitchen now

I am not afraid.  You need me to grab you a mug or something?

arse-moriendi:

mastercatscinema:

Nope, not going in that kitchen.  

It’s their kitchen now

I am not afraid. You need me to grab you a mug or something?

2AM
78nightsoftarot:

Tarot Birth Cards
Tarot birth cards are motifs throughout your life. They indicate repeating virtues or vices. Meditating on your birth card throughout your life may help you discover your vocation, opportunities, personal path, etc. Because we know that each card is layered deeply with symbolism, depending on the time in your life that you reflect on your Tarot birth card will reveal different information than it had before.
Using a little bit of arithmetic you can reveal your Tarot birth cards using your date of birth. The final number obtained after reducing your birth date corresponds to the Major Arcana card of equal value.
Below is an example of the process.

Your birthday is September 18, 1989.
Convert to numeric values: 09 18 1989
Add each digit together: 0 + 9 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 45
It is impossible to reduce the number to zero, which means we need to exclude THE FOOL card. This leaves us with cards one through twenty-one as possible reduced numbers. If the number is twenty-two or greater it must be reduced again.4 + 5 = 9
The ninth Major Arcana card is THE HERMIT.

It’s likely your reduced number will be a number between ten and twenty-one. Two-digit numbers can be reduced a second time. For example, a value of 13 (the DEATH card) can be reduced to the number 4 (THE EMPEROR) by adding the 1 and 3. This would reveal a second card making them a pair. Jumping ahead and doing some math, it’s apparent that there is a set number of Tarot birth card pairs possible for every reduced number one through twenty-one. I sense that this second card simply refines your Tarot birth card meaning.

Possible Tarot Birth Card Pairs
10 & 1 = The Wheel of Fortune + The Magician 11 & 2 = Justice + The High Priestess 12 & 3 = The Hanged Man + The Empress 13 & 4 = Death + The Emperor 14 & 5 = Temperance + The Hierophant 15 & 6 = The Devil + The Lovers 16 & 7 = The Tower + The Chariot 17 & 8 = The Star + Strength 18 & 9 = The Moon + The Hermit 19 & 10 & 1 = The Sun + Wheel of Fortune + The Magician 20 & 2 = Judgement + The High Priestess 21 & 3 = The World + The Empress

There are those who’s reduced numbers will be between one and nine, which means no two-digit number between ten and twenty-one appears, which means no second card is apparent in your calculations. Typically you could just find the equated pair to this number (using the list above). Whether or not it is “correct” to force this pairing even though it did not show up in your calculations is something I don’t have an opinion on just yet.
My conclusion is that we are taking the uniqueness that is you, in the form of your birth date, and transform it into numerical-matter. We then transform the numerical-matter into the form of a Tarot card. I think that this is an amazing idea considering the awesome power of numbers.
Now I am not an expert on this subject, and I very much welcome any commentary you might have—but I at least want to share what I understand so far. My feelings on Tarot birth cards is pretty superficial, so I do not stress about them in my own practice. I find that it’s a fun exercise to do and that it can help with personal growth to a degree.

Just wanted to comment that as far as I know this is originally Mary Greer’s idea; also, you can totally use 22 for the Fool, since it all wraps around anyway.

78nightsoftarot:

Tarot Birth Cards

Tarot birth cards are motifs throughout your life. They indicate repeating virtues or vices. Meditating on your birth card throughout your life may help you discover your vocation, opportunities, personal path, etc. Because we know that each card is layered deeply with symbolism, depending on the time in your life that you reflect on your Tarot birth card will reveal different information than it had before.

Using a little bit of arithmetic you can reveal your Tarot birth cards using your date of birth. The final number obtained after reducing your birth date corresponds to the Major Arcana card of equal value.

Below is an example of the process.

Your birthday is September 18, 1989.

Convert to numeric values:
09 18 1989

Add each digit together:
0 + 9 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 45

It is impossible to reduce the number to zero, which means we need to exclude THE FOOL card. This leaves us with cards one through twenty-one as possible reduced numbers. If the number is twenty-two or greater it must be reduced again.
4 + 5 = 9

The ninth Major Arcana card is THE HERMIT.

It’s likely your reduced number will be a number between ten and twenty-one. Two-digit numbers can be reduced a second time. For example, a value of 13 (the DEATH card) can be reduced to the number 4 (THE EMPEROR) by adding the 1 and 3. This would reveal a second card making them a pair. Jumping ahead and doing some math, it’s apparent that there is a set number of Tarot birth card pairs possible for every reduced number one through twenty-one. I sense that this second card simply refines your Tarot birth card meaning.

Possible Tarot Birth Card Pairs

10 & 1 = The Wheel of Fortune + The Magician
11 & 2 = Justice + The High Priestess
12 & 3 = The Hanged Man + The Empress
13 & 4 = Death + The Emperor
14 & 5 = Temperance + The Hierophant
15 & 6 = The Devil + The Lovers
16 & 7 = The Tower + The Chariot
17 & 8 = The Star + Strength
18 & 9 = The Moon + The Hermit
19 & 10 & 1 = The Sun + Wheel of Fortune + The Magician
20 & 2 = Judgement + The High Priestess
21 & 3 = The World + The Empress

There are those who’s reduced numbers will be between one and nine, which means no two-digit number between ten and twenty-one appears, which means no second card is apparent in your calculations. Typically you could just find the equated pair to this number (using the list above). Whether or not it is “correct” to force this pairing even though it did not show up in your calculations is something I don’t have an opinion on just yet.

My conclusion is that we are taking the uniqueness that is you, in the form of your birth date, and transform it into numerical-matter. We then transform the numerical-matter into the form of a Tarot card. I think that this is an amazing idea considering the awesome power of numbers.

Now I am not an expert on this subject, and I very much welcome any commentary you might have—but I at least want to share what I understand so far. My feelings on Tarot birth cards is pretty superficial, so I do not stress about them in my own practice. I find that it’s a fun exercise to do and that it can help with personal growth to a degree.

Just wanted to comment that as far as I know this is originally Mary Greer’s idea; also, you can totally use 22 for the Fool, since it all wraps around anyway.

kidz 

July142014
July132014
kwmurphy:

7 Mistakes You’re Making with Olive Oil

Shampooing your dog with it.


Pouring it on Lord Denethor and lighting him on fire.


Trying to use it as currency.


Carrying it in a gallon freezer bag and telling people it’s your nephew Walt.


Freezing it in the shape of olives.


Dressing like Popeye and trying to have sex with it.


Using it as a metaphor to describe Johnny Fontaine’s hair to Tom Hagen. 



A man on fire does not run right past a pool!!

kwmurphy:

7 Mistakes You’re Making with Olive Oil

  1. Shampooing your dog with it.

  2. Pouring it on Lord Denethor and lighting him on fire.

  3. Trying to use it as currency.

  4. Carrying it in a gallon freezer bag and telling people it’s your nephew Walt.

  5. Freezing it in the shape of olives.

  6. Dressing like Popeye and trying to have sex with it.

  7. Using it as a metaphor to describe Johnny Fontaine’s hair to Tom Hagen.

A man on fire does not run right past a pool!!

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July112014
5PM
claud51:

1x06


DAMMIT TUMBLR I post like TWO pictures of the guy and you will NOT stop harassing me with pics of him on my dashboard and now I’m dreaming about him and it’s all your fault TUMBLR STOP IT

claud51:

1x06

DAMMIT TUMBLR I post like TWO pictures of the guy and you will NOT stop harassing me with pics of him on my dashboard and now I’m dreaming about him and it’s all your fault TUMBLR STOP IT

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5PM

selfcallednowhere:

Reasons I Am Very Very Jealous of Flansgirls, #1,073: They get not one but TWO pictures of his bare feet. LUCKY BITCHES.

I KNOW! This depresses me.

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