Stuff and Things
mrasayf:

sarcarstic:

onlylolgifs:

Why You Shouldn’t Take Selfies Right Next to a Moving Train


im sorry but


yeah. he saved this idiot

mrasayf:

sarcarstic:

onlylolgifs:

Why You Shouldn’t Take Selfies Right Next to a Moving Train

im sorry but

yeah. he saved this idiot

buddhistmamaduck:

allthecolorsofdisney:

” Sophie , you’re beautiful! “

          

In the book, Sophie possess a certain kind of magical power - she makes things real by saying them. She can lay spells just by saying them. When she made hats, and she told a hat that it would make a rich young man fall in love with it, a rich young man fell in love with the woman who bought it. When she told a hat it would make some woman look beautiful, everyone knew the mayor’s wife looked positively radiant in it. It’s what drew the Witch to her hat shop in the first place.  When she cursed out a bucket of plant food, it turned to potent weed killer. When she told herself she might as well be an old woman, when she told herself she was doomed to fail, when she told herself she was plain and boring and no one would ever notice her, no one did.

When Howl tried to break the spell on Sophie, and he tried many times, he always failed. Not because his magic was less powerful than the Witch’s, but because it was less powerful than Sophie’s.

clouetvis:

8cm Oleum Cat Sphinx by em`lia on Flickr.

so much want…

clouetvis:

8cm Oleum Cat Sphinx by em`lia on Flickr.

so much want…

Today is Ashera’s birthday! I’ve had her for two years now. :) 
Since I’ve been super lazy about taking pictures of her lately, here’s my favorite picture of her ever, which I took for a photography class not long after I got her.
Happy birthday Ash! I’ll take more pictures of you soon I promise.

Today is Ashera’s birthday! I’ve had her for two years now. :) 

Since I’ve been super lazy about taking pictures of her lately, here’s my favorite picture of her ever, which I took for a photography class not long after I got her.

Happy birthday Ash! I’ll take more pictures of you soon I promise.

this-wasnt-my-design:

carryonmy-assbutt:

mrsrichardarmitage:

stunningpicture:

Gandalf checks his emails (behind the scenes in the set of the Hobbit)

#The wizard will now install your software

probably looking up the best way to get to mordor via google map

Checking google maps for which way to go through Moria

this-wasnt-my-design:

carryonmy-assbutt:

mrsrichardarmitage:

stunningpicture:

Gandalf checks his emails (behind the scenes in the set of the Hobbit)

probably looking up the best way to get to mordor via google map

Checking google maps for which way to go through Moria

alanasilver:

artbymoga:

"#yolo"

Inspired by this fantastic song.

so just go fucking nuts

Problem with recasting, the recast companies don't discriminate between big and small BJD companies, they just want money. So if you buy from them, you're funding their next theft, which could be a big company or a tiny one-artist company. Plus, even "big" BJD companies are usually like 10 people max, and a lot of them are getting seriously hurt by recasts.
Anonymous

malaryush-dolls:

armin-blood-covered:

The part I really don’t like is when companies go after brand-new companies and steal from them. I get that recasting is stealing, and that the big companies might not actually be that big. But then I remember that the big companies steal from the smaller, newer companies as well (remember that whole Leekeworld stealing an entire doll design from Dust of Dolls?) and they get away with it. That makes me not feel quite so bad about them being stolen from in turn. Then again, I have a very odd sense of morality, it seems.

Another thing I’ve seen is that people like to buy recasts when they have a huge mod to do, and simply want an inexpensive base, but only certain sculpts work for what they’re picturing. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. If you were planning a mod which cost hundreds of dollars itself, and had the option to buy, say, a SOOM Euclase for $748 or a recast of the same doll for a fraction of that price, would you really want to fork over the near $800? I highly doubt it. And I wouldn’t blame you.

Is there any way we can look at recasts on a case-by-case basis? At least with limited dolls, like SOOM’s monthly dolls. After they stop selling them, they’re done, aside from a sale or two where you can buy parts. At that point, wouldn’t buying a recast of a doll like Euclase be similar to buying him secondhand?

I mean, a good chunk of sculpts from these companies are, honestly, over priced by a lot. I keep saying SOOM because I’ve been out of the hobby for a while and I’m rusty on companies ORZ

Not that anon, but many things are problematic with this reply.

Firstly, a company borrowing an idea and expanding upon it, to work toward their own original creation is in no way the same as manufacturing direct copies of someone else’s work.  They are two completely different issues - and while you may not be personally comfortable with where the line falls on inspiration, counterfeiting is very clearly over that line.

Secondly, the “put yourself in their shoes” idea has been used repeatedly by people who support counterfeiting, but it falls flat by turning a blind eye to reality  People who support artists and are against recasting are likely already in those same situations.  There are many people who oppose recasts who like to modify their dolls, including very large, dramatic projects. But since wanting to pursue a project should not trump an artist’s right to make a living, people suck it up and pay to get that perfect doll, find a less expensive, legitimately-produced alternative that can work out, or accept that the project isn’t within their means. You may “highly doubt it” but you would be mistaken, as people do modify legit dolls all the time. 

Thirdly, no, buying a recast of a LE doll is in no way like buying secondhand.  (Again, an argument that has been refuted repeatedly throughout the recast debate.)  For your particular example, Soom re-releases their LE dolls in a variety of forms, including their SO releases and Free Choice events, so recasts actually do cut into their business and compete directly with them for sales.  Even if they decided to never release a particular sculpt again, it is their choice, their right to make that decision.  They are the only ones who have the right to control their product, their intellectual property, and the only ones with the right to profit from it. 

And, of course, there’s that point the original anon made - ordering from a recaster is still directly, financially supporting criminals and giving them the funds needed to continue stealing from and harming other businesses.

There is no excuse to support recasting.  You can look at it case by case all you like, but it’s still unacceptable in all of those cases.

All the agreement with Mal. 

It sounds to me like you’re just grasping at straws to find an excuse to buy a recast.

All of your arguments are tired and old and have been refuted many, many, many times. And none of your excuses could ever make screwing over the original artist right or ok. 

antediluvianechoes:

Blue Peacockidons, A. J. Trahan
This was the last afternoon the brothers would spend together. Their adult plumage was almost completely grown in: just a few gray-green plumes hung from frames becoming sleek and iridescent with vibrant blues that almost shone in the sunlight. 
The following day, the older one snapped at the younger. He whistled a territorial song—a tune that dipped low, then rose to end in three trill and angry notes—spread his arms and shook his great blue tail, fanning his feathers, trying to look as big and threatening as he could. 
The younger one was confused, not ready to be chased away. He cocked his head and chirped, then dodged his older brother’s kicks. He moved a few paces away, and the brother glared at him, sang “lu-ohn-a-ree-ee-ee” again. The younger one paced, keeping a few body-lengths between them, but edged too near, and his older brother was jumping again, lashing out with long, skinny, barb-tipped legs, mouth wide, feathers puffed. They croaked and chittered and rolled through the undergrowth, as if being tossed by the wind, one brother trying to climb on his sibling, the other spinning to stay out from under him. 
After this second attack, the younger one ran away—his brother scolding a few more territorial announcements behind him—and stopped only when he could no longer hear his brother. He inspected a scratch he’d received in the fight. Blood beaded between plumes. After nursing it, he looked around. The forest seemed larger than before.

antediluvianechoes:

Blue Peacockidons, A. J. Trahan

This was the last afternoon the brothers would spend together. Their adult plumage was almost completely grown in: just a few gray-green plumes hung from frames becoming sleek and iridescent with vibrant blues that almost shone in the sunlight. 

The following day, the older one snapped at the younger. He whistled a territorial song—a tune that dipped low, then rose to end in three trill and angry notes—spread his arms and shook his great blue tail, fanning his feathers, trying to look as big and threatening as he could. 

The younger one was confused, not ready to be chased away. He cocked his head and chirped, then dodged his older brother’s kicks. He moved a few paces away, and the brother glared at him, sang “lu-ohn-a-ree-ee-ee” again. The younger one paced, keeping a few body-lengths between them, but edged too near, and his older brother was jumping again, lashing out with long, skinny, barb-tipped legs, mouth wide, feathers puffed. They croaked and chittered and rolled through the undergrowth, as if being tossed by the wind, one brother trying to climb on his sibling, the other spinning to stay out from under him. 

After this second attack, the younger one ran away—his brother scolding a few more territorial announcements behind him—and stopped only when he could no longer hear his brother. He inspected a scratch he’d received in the fight. Blood beaded between plumes. After nursing it, he looked around. The forest seemed larger than before.

strangelyobsessedwithstuff:

spacemarried:

socknerd:

squeakykins:

stfusexists:

bapgeek:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

mmapunks-oblivion:

moogy:

regularsizedmeech:

vandallsavage:

The game has been changed.

the game has not been changed that is probably why he got a no with his insensitive unreasonable self

'I spent money on you now you are mine, since you said no I want a refund'….yeahhhhh good thing she said no!

Fuck you cunts! She will never be able to give him back the shattered pieces of his heart that she stole from him or repair the damage she caused, if she won’t return the love he had for her, she may as well return all the money he worked hard for just to shower her with it and express his love and desire for her that she had just thrown back in his face. This is the exact reason I laugh at my friend for buying girls expensive ass gifts haha. Oh and before you go saying that that is obviously why he probably gets more girls than me, every one of those girls left him within the first few months lol Heart-breaking, gold digging cunts.

why won’t the cunts love you tho

Everything that is wrong with the dating game, summed up in one headline.

From the article:

A woman who turned down a marriage proposal from a wealthy suitor was shocked when he handed her a bill for roughly $185,000 that he claims amounts to all the money he spent on her.
Single mother Marie Lacombe(42), from Melbourne, Australia, says she was never actually romantically involved with 65-year-old Bruce Dusting, Scallywag reports.

So delusional guy twenty years her senior turns what she believes to be a friendship during a hard time to basically be indentured servitude. And SHE’S the bad person.

^^^^

And even if they’d actually been going out, just because he spent money DOESN’T MEAN SHE OWES HIM THE REST OF HER LIFE. MARRIAGE IS NO LONGER A CONTRACT WHERE A MAN BUYS A WOMAN. GET THAT INTO YOUR HEADS!
And about “gold-diggers” - you’re the one deciding to let go of the money mate. No-one to blame but yourself.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO MY FRIEND. She dated this guy for a while and things didn’t work out and then he SENT HER A BILL FOR ALL THE MONEY HE SPENT DURING THEIR RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE THERE WAS NO RETURN ON HIS INVESTMENT. I’m so glad she’s not with him anymore. SO GLAD.

This whole thing is pretty much a sequel to the friend zone. The guy is like “I don’t understand ! I’ve been kind and gave a lot of things to this woman, yet… she doesn’t love me ? I mean, she totally owes me love after all I did for her ! Oh well, if she doesn’t, then she’ll owe me money.”It also follows the same “love-dispenser” pattern that usually comes with the friend zone. You know, the whole “A woman isn’t a machine you put kindness coins in until sex falls out”.Well here, this woman isn’t some sort of machine you give money and expensive things to until marriage happens.Being kind to someone doesn’t mean they have to be attracted to you afterwards, or that they owe you anything. Being kind to someone is like one of the things you have to do to be a decent human being. Of course, this doesn’t involve buying expensive presents for the other, but dude. They weren’t even dating. The guy just started buying her shit she probably didn’t want, expecting her to suddenly start liking him, and then demanded a fucking refund when he noticed that his “efforts” didn’t pay off.Typical.

strangelyobsessedwithstuff:

spacemarried:

socknerd:

squeakykins:

stfusexists:

bapgeek:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

mmapunks-oblivion:

moogy:

regularsizedmeech:

vandallsavage:

The game has been changed.

the game has not been changed that is probably why he got a no with his insensitive unreasonable self

'I spent money on you now you are mine, since you said no I want a refund'….yeahhhhh good thing she said no!

Fuck you cunts! She will never be able to give him back the shattered pieces of his heart that she stole from him or repair the damage she caused, if she won’t return the love he had for her, she may as well return all the money he worked hard for just to shower her with it and express his love and desire for her that she had just thrown back in his face. This is the exact reason I laugh at my friend for buying girls expensive ass gifts haha. Oh and before you go saying that that is obviously why he probably gets more girls than me, every one of those girls left him within the first few months lol Heart-breaking, gold digging cunts.

why won’t the cunts love you tho

Everything that is wrong with the dating game, summed up in one headline.

From the article:

A woman who turned down a marriage proposal from a wealthy suitor was shocked when he handed her a bill for roughly $185,000 that he claims amounts to all the money he spent on her.

Single mother Marie Lacombe(42), from Melbourne, Australia, says she was never actually romantically involved with 65-year-old Bruce DustingScallywag reports.

So delusional guy twenty years her senior turns what she believes to be a friendship during a hard time to basically be indentured servitude. And SHE’S the bad person.

^^^^

And even if they’d actually been going out, just because he spent money DOESN’T MEAN SHE OWES HIM THE REST OF HER LIFE. MARRIAGE IS NO LONGER A CONTRACT WHERE A MAN BUYS A WOMAN. GET THAT INTO YOUR HEADS!

And about “gold-diggers” - you’re the one deciding to let go of the money mate. No-one to blame but yourself.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO MY FRIEND. She dated this guy for a while and things didn’t work out and then he SENT HER A BILL FOR ALL THE MONEY HE SPENT DURING THEIR RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE THERE WAS NO RETURN ON HIS INVESTMENT. I’m so glad she’s not with him anymore. SO GLAD.

This whole thing is pretty much a sequel to the friend zone. The guy is like “I don’t understand ! I’ve been kind and gave a lot of things to this woman, yet… she doesn’t love me ? I mean, she totally owes me love after all I did for her ! Oh well, if she doesn’t, then she’ll owe me money.”
It also follows the same “love-dispenser” pattern that usually comes with the friend zone. You know, the whole “A woman isn’t a machine you put kindness coins in until sex falls out”.
Well here, this woman isn’t some sort of machine you give money and expensive things to until marriage happens.

Being kind to someone doesn’t mean they have to be attracted to you afterwards, or that they owe you anything. Being kind to someone is like one of the things you have to do to be a decent human being. Of course, this doesn’t involve buying expensive presents for the other, but dude. They weren’t even dating. The guy just started buying her shit she probably didn’t want, expecting her to suddenly start liking him, and then demanded a fucking refund when he noticed that his “efforts” didn’t pay off.
Typical.

avianawareness:

videohall:

For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.

> Literal translation

Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”

Bird: “What’s wrong?”

Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”

Bird: “Okay, understood.”

Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]

Bird: “Okay, I understand!”

Owner: “Got it.”

> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.

> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!

> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!

The world will soon understand why birds are so awesome and deserve to be our overlords.