avasdemon:

im-bravo:

…. I created a demon representing seasickness, hence her name, Nauseo, which i believe is “sea sick” in latin. Her hair is made of souls that she collects by using the amulet on her chest, making the souls take shape of fishes. When she died and became attached to a Host, she lost all of her hair, becoming bald, embarassed and enraged….

Congrats to im-bravo our winner!!!

I thought this siren-esque creation was stunning. The design is really well thought out, really menacing and alien-like. The host and their portal are adorable and really fit the Ava’s Demon world. I also thought the shark shirt and fish bones were a charming touch and the overall artistic execution was utterly spectacular!! Congrats!!!

Runner ups! : jesuisunjardin | dijomuerte

Both of these were absolutely gorgeous works of art and writing and I felt I should mention them specially for their creativity. It was a really tough decision and in the end I had to choose one among the three!

Honorable mentions! : x | x | x | x | x | x | x | x

Thanks again to everyone who participated!! Choosing was really really tough, I had to narrow it down to one out of over 150 applicants. You all made some stunning pieces and not one went under appreciated!! This is a hugely talented, creative fandom and I hope you’re all looking forward to the next contest!!

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katmeowkenna:

marxvx:

if i as a retail worker have to work with a dozen cameras pointed at me to deter me from stealing $10, cops should have to work with a camera pointed at them to deter them from arbitrarily maiming and killing people

This.

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isitscary:

My daughter is blind! She is blind and tiny and helpless and fragile. She cannot help you!

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sparklehorsettes:

Ben. He’s a great man.  I know you find that hard to believe but… he is. You probably feel like you don’t have a choice. But you do, Jack. Free will is all we’ve really got, right?  Anyway, just wanted to put in my two cents. I told you before, you can trust me. I want you to trust me, now, when I tell you that doing the surgery is absolutely the right thing for you to do. It’s the right thing because he deserves to live.

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the-grand-high-blood:

petrichor-and-holy-water:

zooophagous:

holy shit cows are huge

And apparently very cuddly

I can verify cows are both and they lick like giant slobbery cats. 

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drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

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fiendfyred:

hey remember when harry won the triwizard tournament and gave all the prize money to fred and george so they could start their business

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foodthatlookslikeiggyazalea:

Iggy Azalea and canned ham

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crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

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javeliner:

hang on, wait a second

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geekvitamin:

Having a new printable planner is always exciting for high achievers!

I found a few on the web and I’ve posted links below. I didn’t link you guys directly to some of the download links, because I’m pretty sure the authors of the blogs wouldn’t appreciate that. 

For some links, there are several other planner designs on the respective bloggers, you guys might prefer them other than the one I posted here.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

There’s also a lot more there you can explore on your own here, here, here and here.

Enjoy!

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genderfuckedover:

thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

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