*Walk of shame.*

Hm. I must be different. I’m obsessive with editing as I write, which is a big reason why I don’t get much done. I don’t know what sounds the best and I can’t go on till I figure it out. I have multiple endings to sentences sometimes. My head will come up with two different ways of phrasing the same thing and it’s hard to choose one.

But when I do finish something, I’m usually so mentally exhausted from writing and editing and second guessing and thinking and writing that I really don’t want to read over it. So maybe I do follow the pattern.

You sound like me. When I go to continue an essay or something I end up proofreading what I’ve already written and making minor edits. It takes me a long time to get around to continuing. I don’t like handing things in because with all my editing they’re never done.

Exactly. The worst part is when you’re about to hand something in and for some unknown reason you begin to read over whatever it is and you find so many mistakes and things to edit that you don’t know to edit it and make it better but ugly (I don’t know about you but my school requires all things typed so inking things in the margin or over words is the only way and looks really bad) or leave it, risk getting a worse grade, and never being able to sleep at night anymore because of the mistakes that you know exist. [I usually end up going home and fixing it on my computer. Yes it doesn’t matter anymore after I hand it in but at least I can sleep again.]

I find the same. I don’t go back and edit it (I’m bad enough at getting myself to do work without hanging onto big projects after I’ve got them out of the way) but I sometimes can’t resist making a minor edit in pen because I only have a few minutes and of course the printer won’t work if I waste time trying that way.

My school doesn’t require all things typed but most things are. It’s preferred. They won’t turn you down for handwriting it but it’s better typed.

I can relate to shecallsherselfpyra's first comment. I proofread the absolute shit out of everything I write, from stories to text messages to… replies on Tumblr posts, eheh.

I proofread everything. Eeeeeeverything. As I’m writing, and before I submit. And after I submit as well. I don’t write a lot but when I do, it’s important to me that my thoughts are being expressed accurately. I don’t want to have to go back and clarify what I was talking about, and I certainly don’t want to not be taken seriously due to the presence of typos/etc.




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Mmmmmmm. Right.

…Are you sure it’s only 3-5% of the population?

The true percentage? No idea.

Most studies cite anywhere between 1-5%, but unless everyone that participated in their surveys/studies were typed professionally/in person and by a group of researchers that share the same understanding of MBTI, (self-report/online quizzes are pretty much the opposite of this) I would not be surprised at all if the numbers weren’t accurate. Relatively speaking though INTPs are still one of the rarer types.

This brings to mind how a great deal of internet users can relate to the signs of Asperger’s — or in a more extreme example, “medical school student syndrome”.


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There’s nothing wrong with positivity and motivational posts but I feel that all too often, it is merely feel-goods disguised as virtue, (“I can relate to this! I’m a good person!” *clicks like and share*) while simultaneously burying the underlying problems that should be fixed instead.

Tips for Commissioning an Artist: DESCRIPTIONS.


This is arguably the most important exchange you’ll have with an artist as a consumer; so let us take a few minutes to talk about how to do this without causing stress and miscommunication between you and the artist you’ve commissioned.

1. Cut out the ‘Purple Prose’; be concise and direct.

Diminutive in stature but not lacking in feminine accentuation, Lady Jacinthe is a woman of sharp contrasts: dipped in burnished gold and with hair of spun nightfall, her sin-red mouth curls into the most cattish of smiles—the corner of her Cheshire grin ruined by a marring of white..

This is a brief example of ‘Purple Prose’. It might work for your MRP/Profile Description, but is completely and utterly worthless to your artist. These types of descriptions are very convoluted and can lead to a skewed perception of a character’s appearance, which is why it is far better to offer a brief, but clear summary— like this:

Jacinthe is curvy, 5’2’ woman— with long, straight black hair and tanned, bronze-toned skin. She’s always got a smug grin, and has a small, vertical white scar on the left-side of her mouth.

This is the exact same description, but written without the abuse of flowery-prose. It leaves very little room for error on the facts.

2. Respect your Artist’s time, and keep the length of your description as short as possible.

Many artists get commission inquiries and emails by the dozen, and the longer your description is, the more likely an artist is to skim it. This means they may miss integral pieces to your character’s design.

Personally, I find that three small paragraphs is generally enough to cover the basics of most characters. Unless they are a complex silhouette, this is usually all that is needed.
Your artist does not need the character’s life-story, or a vignette of your novel.

3. Have references handy— but do not overwhelm your artist.

Be it previously commissioned art, Actors for face-claims, or clothing/fashion styles. These are wonderful tools for an artist— but do not give them so many that they’re drowning in very specific design traits. Part of the magic of commissioning an artist is seeing how they illustrate your brain-child; that requires giving them enough space to give it personal flare.

4. If an artist gives you a Work In Progress shot, and you notice something off, do NOT wait until they move into a later stage to correct them.
Communication is incredibly important, especially if your artists offers WIP shots. Always be polite when asking for a change or alteration! Some artists offer a limited amount of revisions, some offer none at all— so it’s important to be direct about it when they’re in the early stages with your commission.

I could continue expanding this, but these are some of the most important!




This is literally the most bomb-ass D&D story I’ve ever read in my life oh my god.

Holy shit ._.





This is literally the most bomb-ass D&D story I’ve ever read in my life oh my god.

Holy shit ._.








During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

Nice to see something that actually give the plague doctors props for trying their damnedest.

In addition to being awesome, seeing these makes me want to make a Tengu Alchemist.


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This is so sad. :(

so young….Call me sensitive, but watching things like this makes me tear up. I used to be like this.

baby no :(

"Kids don’t notice race!!!"

look what they did to the children.