Twilight Zone;

stirringwind:

bilbutts:

OKAY HERE WE GO. 
First of all, Boromir did not want power. Yes, he wanted the ring. But so did like… half of Middle Earth. Because that is the very essence of the ring - One Ring to Rule Them All. It has almost a life about it, and a kind of draw that brings people in. Many people believe that it only has a draw of power, but that is not so. In many cases, the desire of the ring does not come from power at all; it comes from a desire of hope and change. 

In Boromir’s case, he did not want power. He wanted to help his people. His life completely revolved around making his father happy and bringing pride to Gondor. It was a falling city, scrambling to keep its fingernails on the edge of failure. He saw the ring as an opportunity to bring his kingdom back to what it used to be. Not as an opportunity to rule over others. The ring is very misleading in this case. People are drawn to it for a variety of reasons. His reasoning for wanting the ring was noble and just. 

SECONDLY. BOROMIR IS A MAN OF VALIANCE AND COURAGE AND COMPASSION. This is shown ALL through the novels and the film adaptation. And assuming you have only seen the movies, based on your absolutely ridiculous assessment of this character, I’m going to use the movies to demonstrate why he’s not as evil as you seem to think. 1) HE IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE HOBBITS. He’s the one that suggests they get to better terrain to make sure the hobbits don’t freeze. And not just Frodo so the ring stays in tact, but all of them. In fact at one point he’s holding Merry and Pippin close to him to keep them warm. OPENING YOUR ARMS TO SOMEONE IS AN EXTREME SHOW OF GOOD WILL. 2) He made a mistake. And when Frodo finally escapes his rage-blinded gaze, Boromir falls onto the ground and sorrowfully mutters “What have I done.” showing that this is not who he usually is; that he’s done something that his character would not usually allow. 3) He fights to his DEATH to PROTECT the hobbits. NOT JUST THE RING. THE HOBBITS.

AND MY FAVOURITE PART ABOUT BOROMIR: 
When Aragorn rushes to him, the first thing Boromir sputters is “They took the little ones.” Not Frodo, who is bearing the ring. The ring was not his concern, and he knew Frodo was alright. It was Merry and Pippin. He was scared for them. Those words were his main concern. He needed Aragorn to know that the hobbits were in trouble. 

SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR OPINION OF BOROMIR AND YOU CAN BURN IT. GOOD DAY. 

yeah, I mean people have to remember that Boromir was a mortal man- whereas the Ring was made by Sauron- who is one of the Ainur- the powerful, immortal angelic beings created by the Supreme Creator Eru, even before the beginning of the world. Sauron is basically a fallen angel. Even the elves and Gandalf (another Ainu) were very afraid of being corrupted by the Ring (remember how Gandalf didn’t dare to touch it even). Boromir being tempted by the Ring was wasn’t because he was “bad” in anyway but more because of how malignant and pernicious Sauron’s influence is. 

Whereas the elves better knew the extent of the Ring’s power (Elrond etc, who’s 7000ish years old and fought in a war against Sauron 3000 years ago), Boromir naturally didn’t have that knowledge and wisdom that the elves gain from their long lives.

agentdibbs:

nyanja14:

stephenmccranie:

A comic I drew on fighting procrastination.

www.doodlealley.com

I’ve been working on my Procrastination Problem. I’ve got a ridiculously busy Fall term coming up. So I’m drawing inspiration from this guy and his awesome comics.

I really need to print this out and put it on my wall or something, cause this is a major issue for me. Perhaps I’ll get a calendar too. 

hime1999:

I’m putting his picture here hoping that anyone would recognize him. The original picture was in sepia, so I took the liberty to colorize it according to his features. 

This is my grandfather, picture taken in the 50s before he got married to my grandmother. He was probably in his late 20s or early 30s then. He died more than a decade ago before any of his children and grandchildren know who he really was. His first wife, my grandmother, died 3 years before him and we don’t know any of his family nor relatives at all. 

This is what we know about him: 

  • He was half Dutch and half Javanese, born in the 1920s. His name was Hadi, probably not his birth name. He had light brown eyes, dark hair, light skin, and tall for contemporary men (about 170-180cm). 
  • He spoke Javanese, Indonesian, and Dutch fluently. He talked in Dutch with his first wife, a Javanese from Yogyakarta, but in Javanese with his children, grandchildren, and later wife. 
  • He was a Protestant who later in life converted to Islam. 
  • He had medical training. It was said that during WW2 and the subsequent Indonesian Independence war, he was a battlefield medic. After the war, he worked as a medic in Madiun, East Java, and got married to my grandmother, who was a midwive. Later, he quitted his medical career and became a househusband along with maintaining a reparation shop at home while his wife worked hospital shifts. 

I know this is like taking a random shot at the sky, but I was thinking that if Obama could look very much like his grandfather despite being different racially, then there is a possibility, no matter low, that his relatives, if there is any, could look like him. 

So could you guys do me a favor and reblog this post around for people to see? I know this is not really important compared to missing person posts and all, but all the same, I want to know if somewhere half across the world, I have a family that I never knew I had. 

If you have any news about someone who could be his relatives, please message me. My ask box is always open. 

Thank you for your time! 

hellzabeth:

counterpunches:

hetagarnet:

qichi:

linguisticsyall:

Where does your tongue stay when you’re not speaking? If you’re an English-speaker, it’s behind the top front teeth. If you’re a Russian-speaker, it’s on the bottom of your mouth, lying flat.

#what #for real

I JUST FREAKING CONSCIOUSLY CHECKED AND TRIED TO MAKE IT LAY FLAT BUT NO, IT’S SERIOUSLY AT THE TOP OF MY MOUTH. I DON’T LIKE THIS

 

For why, it’s because our tongues are positioned ideally for whatever sound might be used when we start talking. Consider the sounds that use the front top teeth. “Th” and “T” both start an AWFUL LOT of English words/sentences. I don’t speak Russian, but I assume the tongue being flatter is another shortcut. Remember - the tongue is a muscle, and depending on how you build a muscle, it can look very different!

fucking

paypal giving me a friendly reminder that father’s day is soon

fuck off

tomatodammit:

konpozaa:

pinkuboa:

(see, I DID do something for 200 followers.  12 followers late, but it’s something! owo”)

All music here is free to use in your games or other projects without charge, either operating on a “Ok to use as long as you give me credit” basis, a Creative Commons License, or is already in the public domain (meaning there’s no copyright on it).

 For more information on Creative Commons License works, check here.  For an easy to look at graph, check here.  Remember, if it’s Public Domain, it’s free to use & redistribute to your heart’s content.

And feel free to add on more resources to this post if you like. c:

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➤ Free Collections Ready for Download 

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(don’t worry, it’s not all yume nikki in here!  Keep reading!)

Plasterbrain’s Yume Freebie Collection - plasterbrain's Yume Nikki Fangame Sound dump.  According to them, they're ok with you using it for any type of projects as long as you don't redistribute the pack for money.  Check out their sound cloud. They also did music for DREAM VS DREAM, a Yume Nikki fighting game you can play here.  Music loops.

Yume Nikki Fangame Month - bwarch's pay-if-you-want-it-would-be-really-nice-if-you-did-but-it's-fine-if-you-don't pack of free to use Yume Nikki Fangame music for your Yume Nikki fan game (I did the art for it!).  Has a bunch of rad tracks for you to use! Check out his Bandcamp here, his Soundcloud here, and his Youtube here. Music loops.

The Remains of the 8 Bit Collective - A huge file of Chiptune/8 Bit music free to use from the now down site 8 Bit Collective.  There’s a bunch of crap, but there are good ones in there too.  Music loops.

Rindre’s Effect Sounds - A few Sound Effects for your Yume Nikki game by our friend pakilusin​! Sound effects.  She’s working on an upcoming fan game called Redux, formerly the game Flux.

Rindre’s Fangame Music Pack - Some good ambientish tracks by our friend pakilusinMusic Loops.  Check out her soundcloud here!

RPG Maker.net’s Music Pack - RPG Maker.net’s form got together and put out a wonderful album full of RPG Music for you to use.  Music & loops.

Noyemi K’s Game Placeholder Pack - A pack by noyemik that includes music & chipsets to use as a PLLACEHOLDER for your game.  She has some free to use for her game right down here…

Noyemi’s Free to Use Resources - Along with her Placeholder pack, she also has some free to use music & sounds as well.  She’s the maker of Amihailu in Dreamland & Hell Diary, two rad games with equally rad soundtracks.  Check out her sound cloud here! And her bandcamp here!

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➤ Websites for Downloading Music

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English Sites

Flashkit - Always check if it’s freeware, licenseware, or shareware!  Sound Effects & Music Loops.

Freesound.org -  Check the licensing agreement on the things you download!  Sound Effects and Music Loops.  You’ll need an account before you download anything, but the library is just so vast that it’s well worth it.

Partners in Rhyme - They’re mostly for youtube videos, but are ok if you use it in your video game.  Music Loops.

Looperman - Focuses on loops for audio software (so if you want to add more to it feel free). Here’s their terms & conditions page.  You also have to create an account before you download anything.  Loops, samples, sound effects, acapellas, & raps.

Sound Bible - Royalty-free Sound Effects under the public domain & attribution creative commons license.

Media College - has like, 10 loops in the public domain for you to download.

Free SFX - I linked to their License Page because it’s a bit hidden. Free Sound Effects.  Yes, you have to make an account, but it’s free.

JWinter Music - A blog that post free to use Music, mostly for youtube videos.

Indie Game Music.com - Specifically for indie games.  Music on the site is under three different licenses, so check this page before you go off downloading things.  Loops & Music.

FreePD.com - All of it is in the public domain (everything’s free to use because the copyright expired/there was no copyright in the first place).  Loops.

Media Collage - Free Sound Effects as long as you don’t sell them yourself.

SampleSwap.org -“You must Log in (or register) in order to download these samples.… 100% of the samples on this site are free, but registration helps us fight MP3 robots and establish controls over how much gets downloaded, and when.” Samples, Music & Noise Loops& sound effects.

Dig.CCMixter.org Check each track for a money symbol next to it.  If there is none, it’s free to download. Free music.

Incompetech - All music is under creative commons, made by one dude.  It’s a LOT of music, & is separated by different genres if you want to search for things. 

iBeats - for when you need looping beats for your music.  Remember, check the license (some are public domain, some are under commercial use under attribution, and most under a non-commercial license).

FreeMusicArchive.org - most works are under the Creative Commons license.  Music & Spoken Word downloads.

Free Loops - Mostly Free Loops & VST Plug ins.  Like so many others, check the license before downloading.

Musopen - Aims to be the largest public domain music collection.  Go ahead and check if the recording itself as well as the composition is in public domain. Most recordings are.  The site offers Classical Music Downloads, as well as Sheet Music. 

Japanese Sites

Vita Chi - Free to use for both commercial & non-commercial projects!  Music, Screams, & Sound Effects.  Mad Father has

PianosDauGe.org - I’m pretty sure it’s free for both commercial and non-commercial use, as long as you don’t redistribute. A bunch of Music Loops.  Check out the private policy (in Japanese) here.

Classical Masterpiece Sound Library - Need free classical music and fast?  Shazam!  Free to use commercially and non-commecially. Alice Mare & The Crooked Man used this site for their classical pieces.

Senses Circuit - Wadanohara & the Great Blue Sea.

Pocket Sound - Free to use Sound Effects! “This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as you credit them for the original creation.”

Tami Music Factory -  Free to use commercially & non commercially. Check out the copyright page here.  Sound effects, loops (Midi & Ogg), and… uh, mobile ringtones if you’re in need of those 0w0”.

Amacha Music - According to the FAQ, it’s free for both commercial and non-commecial use.  Music.

H/MIX GALLERY - free background music/loops made by Hirokazu Akiyama.  Free for non commercial use only though, you’ll have to pay for a license if you want to use it commercially. Mad Father, the Crooked Man, The Witch’s House, Alice Mare,

Otonomori - According to Rindere, it’s a free to use sound effects website for commercial and non-commercial uses.

Presence of Music - I’m pretty sure it’s just for non-commecial use only.  Has music for both standard RPGs & Horror RPGs.  Loops, I believe. Ib & the Witch’s House both have music from this site.

*Asterisk* - Free to use Midi files & Web music. Credit is not necessary, but appreciated.  

koukaongen.com - Free to use sound effects, music, & loops. Credit is nice, but you don’t need to link back to them.  I’m pretty sure it’s noncommercial use only.  One of the sites used by the creator of Ib.

Music Material - I’m not too sure what the copyright page says but you can look at it here.  Music.

Dova Syndrome - Check out the copyright page here.  Music & loops. 

A few more found by Rindere - I’m not translating these anymore, you’re on your own. >3< BUT they’re all supposed to be Sound Effects websites.

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Tumblrs

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rabbit-hole-divisions - All their music is free to use.  I haven’t heard from them in a while though!

Yume Nikki Fangame Music Sheet - Just something if you like sheet music & Yume Nikki fan games.

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➤ Browser Music Making Programs

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Make Music in your own browser! (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.)

http://www.pulseboy.com - An 8bit/Chiptune Music Maker!

Bfxr - A sound effects maker!  

as3sfxr - another sound effects maker! A bit simpler than Bfxr.

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➤ Free Plug ins

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Some Chiptune VSTs (the post warns you that you probably shouldn’t the Toad & Peach ones!)

ALSO check out the YT channel “audiopad” all their stuff is under a free use lisence EVEN FOR COMMERCIAL WORK so if you want to get some money for your hard work, you can use their music legally, so long as you honor the license!

also maoudamashii is a nice source!

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

madelezabeth:

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS
If your friends ever ask you what dmmd is, just show them this.

sliceofbri:

guys this super cute black girl came in my store with big, beautiful, natural hair and she was showing off her new red dress and i told her “you look so beautiful, just like annie!” and she and her mom didn’t know about the new movie coming out so i showed her the trailer and she said “mommy she looks just like me!” and her smile was so fucking huge

don’t tell me representation isn’t important

lithuanias:

まるかいちゃうしー 

linguistsagainsthumanity:

It’s time for the results of our contest!  Woooo!!

3rd place: “Introducing Xtreme Phonetics!  It’s like phonetics, but with Chomsky’s political opinions!” by wuqs

2nd place: “It’s easy to learn a new language!  All you need is Google Translate" by april-comeshewill

…and…drumroll please…

1st place: “Some say linguistics is a humanity.  Others say it’s a science.  But I say it really has more to do with destroying prescriptivism" by dftba-starkids

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!  Hope you had fun :)  As a prize for everyone, we’ve posted all our current cards as PDF files here - we’ll update every couple of weeks.  (The PDFs are hosted by Google Drive - let us know if you have any issues downloading so we can fix it!)

We’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow - remember, you can still submit card ideas :)

Rock on,

The LAH Team

supertrout95:

seeing your NOTP (that you hate) on your dash, but understanding that it’s their opinion and ur not a hater

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mentalalchemy:

oh for fucks sake

(Source: ladidaboo)

stirringwind:

Iran and China realised the best way to deal with people calling them old geezers was to just embrace it. america is their first victim.

felihonda:

imagine rome making pasta for dinner one night and n. italy just runs to the dinner table and starts shoveling hot pasta into his mouth and rome’s like “wAIT IT’S HOT!” and italy just stops, looks up at rome, and says in a deep voice, “FIRE CANNOT KILL A DRAGONand then resumes eating his pasta