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dreigiau-arian asked
Figure drawing tutorials and/or instructional book pdfs

art-and-sterf:

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parenthacks:

diy:

5 Introductory Tools to Programming
Have you been toying with the idea of learning how to program but don’t know how to get started?  Check out these introductory tools to help you begin to think like a programmer.  Figure out how a computer works, instruct computers to performs tasks, create your first game, and more. 


Scratch: One of the easiest ways to get started with programming is to remix someone else’s already existing program. Remix a project using this free programming language called Scratch. You can build games, animations, music videos, and more.

Minecraft: Use blocks to build just about anything you can imagine in a virtual world. Discover engineering concepts, architecture, mathematics, as well as critical thinking skills and teamwork.

Develop a Game: Get started on building out the code, artwork, and music for a video game. These tools will help you build an interactive experience.

Remix a Website: Never seen the insides of a website? Use Hackasaurus to hack your favorite website to have it look and do whatever you want.

Run a Node.js Server: With Node.js, you can mimic the back and forth request/response your browser sends to servers when you visit a website. Set up your first development environment.



Calling aspiring coders.

parenthacks:

diy:

5 Introductory Tools to Programming

Have you been toying with the idea of learning how to program but don’t know how to get started?  Check out these introductory tools to help you begin to think like a programmer.  Figure out how a computer works, instruct computers to performs tasks, create your first game, and more. 

ScratchOne of the easiest ways to get started with programming is to remix someone else’s already existing program. Remix a project using this free programming language called Scratch. You can build games, animations, music videos, and more.

Minecraft: Use blocks to build just about anything you can imagine in a virtual world. Discover engineering concepts, architecture, mathematics, as well as critical thinking skills and teamwork.

Develop a Game: Get started on building out the code, artwork, and music for a video game. These tools will help you build an interactive experience.

Remix a Website: Never seen the insides of a website? Use Hackasaurus to hack your favorite website to have it look and do whatever you want.

Run a Node.js Server: With Node.js, you can mimic the back and forth request/response your browser sends to servers when you visit a website. Set up your first development environment.

Calling aspiring coders.

yourenotaloneinthis:

seetheandtumble:

lightspeedsound:

bonefromthevoid:

hoaxzine:

verbalprivilege:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

ood:

BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them

This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.

Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall.  The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.

wow.


never forget

queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.

never forget that AIDS actually was originally called “GRID” as in “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency” and it took straight ppl dying from blood transfusions for people to actually consider this a crisis worth fixing.

If you’re of the generation (like mine) that wasn’t taught about any of this because there was no who cared, or no one left to care, read, as a bare starting minimum, And The Band Played On. There are a lot of stories starting to be told about this era. Pay attention. 

For all of you who were too young (or not born yet) to remember what is going to shown in The Normal Heart, it really did happen. It was horrible, awful, frustrating, anger-inducing. The government denied and ignored HIV/AIDS. Then, when it was acknowledged, there was always an implicit message that it didn’t matter because only gay men were affected. People truly believed you couldn’t get HIV/AIDS if you weren’t gay and that the disease reflected an apt punishment — but certainly not something that the general public need concern themselves with.

HIV/AIDS suffers became quarantined by people’s fears. So many healthcare providers wouldn’t help — would literally not touch those ill.

It was devastating. Utterly and completely devastating, and horribly heart-wrenching.

There are *SO* many things that Reagan did that were horrible and awful (and whose consequences we are still dealing with today). Denying, ignoring, and believing that gay men’s deaths were justified is of the more egregious.

As for Ed Koch — I have my own theories about him.

artbymegs:

I feel like this should be pretty self-explanatory. I’m drawing these for a zine at my college (and they have a tumblr! lips-appstate.tumblr.com!), but submissions are due today, so they’re a bit more rushed than I would have liked.

I tried to be inclusive and not-shitty. Hopefully I succeeded at that. There are more of these I’d like to draw, but like I said, time limitations :P

just-finee:

sixpenceee:

WAVERLY HILL SANATORIUM

I have received so many messages requesting me to make this post. After looking into it, I realized why. 

The hospital was always dedicated to the treatment of tuberculosis patients, a disease that was fairly common in the early 20th Century.

It is estimated that as many as 63,000 people died as the sanatorium. Those deaths coupled with the reports of severe mistreatment of patients and highly questionable experiments and procedures are ingredients for a haunted location.

One of the most famous things about is the death tunnel. So many people were dying because of tuberculosis, that this tunnel was used to carry the bodies out without other patients having to see them. 

In room 502 (episode feature in ghost hunters), it was said that there was a murder/suicide of a nurse.  

Legend says the nurse found out she was pregnant by the owner of the sanatorium without being married and had contracted tuberculosis, so she hanged herself with a light bulb wire outside the room she was in at the time.

Ghost investigators who have ventured into Waverly have reported a host of strange paranormal phenomena, including voices of unknown origin, isolated cold spots and unexplained shadows. Screams have been heard echoing in its now abandoned hallways, and fleeting apparitions have been encountered.

You can read about one investigation case here

Visit the official website here

damn. READ THE WHOLE INVESTIGATION.

scifigrl47:

alwaysanoriginal:

So. Because I’m insane, I turned the fanfic The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation by scifigrl47 into a hardcover book. And got class credit for it. 100%, I may add. AND my professor wants it in the school gallery show. Heck yeah, man. It literally took weeks of work, but I am pleased.

Click here to see more details that didn’t fit on the photoset. Please.

If you have not read this fic, go do so. Seriously. I TURNED IT INTO A FREAKING ACTUAL BOOK. I would not have done that with something that isn’t quality, man.

I have never been prouder to be incidental to the creative process before. 

This is AMAZING!  HOLY CRIPES!

thriveforhappiness:

whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the both, i wanted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!
playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut 
cheering up // emergency compliment!! / paying for people’s groceries / random acts of kindness caught on film / free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 27 videos that will make you happy / givesmehope / textpost blog!! / the everything post / repeat after me. / feel like you lost something? / you are not alone. / just listen to this / cute yahoo answers / nail art tuts / bad x-factor auditions / need a hug?  / you can do anything 
cool stuff // music thing / how to lucid dream!! / teach yourself guitar (wow) / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / make a temporary tattoo! / musical sea creature // babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challenge / if you forgot how beautiful the world is / draw a nebula / watch documentaries / sugar cookies recipe / 100 things to do / anasomnia / kawaii emotions / 100+ games / make your own font
depression // how to love yourself / alternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression? / depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad  / feel good 101: depression/ stop cutting, create instead
anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /
eating disorders // bloating in recovery  / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /
asking for help // telling people how you’re feeling / how do i tell someone when im afraid? /  how to ask for help / anxiety forums / 
movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary movies / movies for angsty teens / my mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty 

thriveforhappiness:

whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the both, i wanted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!

playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut 

cheering up // emergency compliment!! paying for people’s groceries / random acts of kindness caught on film / free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 27 videos that will make you happy / givesmehope / textpost blog!! / the everything post / repeat after me. / feel like you lost something? / you are not alone. / just listen to this / cute yahoo answers / nail art tuts / bad x-factor auditions / need a hug?  / you can do anything 

cool stuff // music thing / how to lucid dream!! / teach yourself guitar (wow) / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / make a temporary tattoo! / musical sea creature // babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challengeif you forgot how beautiful the world is / draw a nebula / watch documentaries / sugar cookies recipe / 100 things to do / anasomnia / kawaii emotions / 100+ games / make your own font

depression // how to love yourselfalternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression?depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad  / feel good 101: depressionstop cutting, create instead

anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /

eating disorders // bloating in recovery  / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /

asking for help // telling people how you’re feeling / how do i tell someone when im afraid? /  how to ask for helpanxiety forums

movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary moviesmovies for angsty teensmy mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty 

Anonymous asked
can you recommend any REALLY AWESOME reboot spirk fics? please? i have run out of fics to read. this is a cry for help *flails arms* please?! *faints of embarrassment*

hellaillogical:

WORRY NOT FRIEND, I GOT YOU unless you’ve already read these in which case you’re SOL

Idk if you want smut or what so i’m just gonna give you a mixture

  • So Wise We Grow (spock and jim unexpectedly get a kid lol NOT MPREG THO)
  • The Marriage of True Minds (au prince fic, amazing plot, minimal smut)
  • The Lotus Eaters (stranded on a planet, explicit violence, later smut)
  • Atlas (haven’t read it yet but my friend swears it’s amazing)
  • Objective Data (meddling vulcan bby, implied smut (not with the vulcan bby oh god), there’s an ongoing sequel too it’s so cute)
  • Take Refuge In What You Know (au, spock has agoraphobia, so much sex wow, lots of feels, my personal fav)
  • Veritas (because every spirk list needs this, delicious courtroom battles, explicit violence, smut)
  • Fighting Gravity (AU, spock is homeless, so many feelings, bit of smut)
  • The Vulcan Heart (a series of fics, holy shit they’re amazing, some are smutty and others are angsty and there’s some fluff thrown in)
  • Nelaya (angsty angst that ends happy, smut, there are follow up ficlets too, just look at everything mangochi’s done)
  • Master of A Nothing Place (stranded, explicit violence, smut, pre-reform spock)
  • Oasis (au, pre-reform spock, violence, smut, mmmmm, there’s a companion fic too)
  • Papers in the Roadside (au, gaila’s in this!, smut)
  • Shine Like The Sun (spock gets amnesia, oh god the angst, jim you poor bab, happy ending tho)

Littlebirdtold writes really awesome smutty au’s that crossover and ahhh so perf. Read all their fics (starting at Once Upon A Time would be good)

TheProblematique actually wrote the first spirk fics I read. They’re all really cute but also sexy?? Spock is characterized perfectly like wow (linking you to FF because not all their stuff is on AO3 yet)

Yeaka writes so much porn. All the au porn. All the mirroverse porn. And it’s all great.

Spicyshimmy creates incredibly intricate au’s that suck you in and suddenly it’s 5am and you realize you’ve been reading this fic about gay princes for 7 hours

ObsidianEmbrace makes you feel things you don’t wanna feel

Other authors you should check out: CorpusInvictus, Lalazee, Ladyblahblah, Summerofspock, Jouissant

I probably forgot a lot of authors/works (particularly from LJ) but here’s what I could remember. Lemme know if you need more c:

pr1nceshawn:

"Cynicism Illustrated"

Illustrator Eduardo Salles offers us beautiful slices of bitter cynicism through his minimalist posters…

Related: Imagine

arealhorrorshowsinny:

Apparently I have good taste in movies or something. I don’t necessarily believe that because I can find good in almost every movie I see, but yeah, here’s a masterpost of movies you should watch because they’re all pretty good, if not great.

Bold ones are highly recommended; bold and italics mean we might have a problem if you don’t watch this movie.

Horror:
Movies designed to frighten or disturb the viewer, with more gore than thrillers.

28 Days Later
The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Exorcist
Halloween (1978)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
The Omen (1976)
Saw

Thriller/Psychological Horror:
Films that primarily use suspense, tension and excitement to elicit a reaction in the viewer. Often overlaps with horror, but with less gore.

A Clockwork Orange
Donnie Darko
Inception
Memento
The Prestige
Psycho
Red Dragon
Rosemary’s Baby
Shutter Island
The Silence of the Lambs
The Sixth Sense

Found Footage:
A very specific type of filmmaking, used most commonly in horror, in which the film is presented as if the events on tape “actually happened” and were discovered on tapes or in files left behind by missing or dead protagonists.

The Blair Witch Project
Cloverfield
Home Movie

Drama:
Films that focus mostly on in-depth character development as opposed to elaborate action sequences or shocking viewers. These films are often nominated for Academy Awards.

All the President’s Men
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
The Godfather
Taxi Driver

Action:
Movies that put the heroes in situations where they face incredible odds and must physically fight their way out. Lots of explosions. Lots.

The Boondock Saints
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Looper
Push
Star Trek (2009)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Comic Book Movies:
Movies based, however loosely, on characters originating in comic books and graphic novels.

The Avengers
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Thor
V for Vendetta
Watchmen
X-Men
X2
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: First Class

Comedy:
Films designed to elicit laughter from the audience. The main emphasis is, obviously, on humor.

Back to the Future
The Breakfast Club
City Lights
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ghostbusters
Mean Girls
Men in Black
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Pitch Perfect
The Princess Bride
Shaun of the Dead

Animated Movies:
Exactly what it says on the tin.

Batman: Under the Red Hood
Chicken Run
Coraline
Corpse Bride
The Emperor’s New Groove
Finding Nemo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Incredibles
Monsters, Inc.
ParaNorman
The Prince of Egypt
Rise of the Guardians
Tangled
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Treasure Planet
Up

Musicals:
Movies marked by their usage of songs sung by the characters and woven into the narrative.

Across the Universe
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Grease
Moulin Rouge!
The Producers (2005)
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Filmography of Quentin Tarantino:
Tarantino films are a genre to themselves. They’re even better if you watch them in the order they came out. (I will go ahead and say that I haven’t seen either Kill Bill movie yet, but if they’re like his other movies, they are fantastic.) This list does not include Jackie Brown or Grindhouse, due to those not being solely Tarantino.

Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction

Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2
Inglourious Basterds
Django Unchained

So Bad They’re Good:
Just trust me. I haven’t seen all of these, either, but my friends and family swear by them.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Plan 9 From Outer Space
The Room
Stonehenge Apocalypse

Other:
Movies I’ve missed in other categories.

Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)
Edward Scissorhands
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Labyrinth
Nowhere in Africa (Nirgwendo in Afrika)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Let me know if a link is broken, and tell me what you think of the movies if you watch any of them!

(Source: turianosaurus-wrex)