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Butler grabbed Artemis by the collar, unceremoniously flinging him into a drift. (The Arctic Incident)

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The manservant grabbed his charge by the collar, hoisting him aloft as easily as a child would lift a kitten. (The Arctic Incident)

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'Two left feet,' muttered Holly, grabbing her least favourite Mud Boy by the collar. Momentum swung Artemis forward, slamming him into the door like something out of a cartoon. (The Arctic Incident)

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Butler did not reply, because he didn’t have time. Instead he grabbed the teenager by the scruff of the neck and hoisted him on to his own back. (The Opal Deception)

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The batwing doors swung smoothly upwards just in time for Butler to unload Artemis like a sack of kittens from his shoulder into the back seat. (The Last Guardian)

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the saga of Artemis Fowl, boy genius, who gets thrown all over the place (via efka-zoi)

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importantbirds:

fat-birds:

Budgie Balancing Trick.

t HIS vehicle is NOT VERY RELIABLE SIR. I REQUEST A NEW ONE PLEASE! I can Not go very far before it roll under table?? PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!

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elaienart:

another girl by Elaienar

I forgot I’d done this and posted it on dA already, but here it is - a few sketches of one of the characters from the A Girl & Her Shadow-universe short story I’m drafting. She doesn’t have a name yet, but her story’s working title is The Story of a Lonely Girl so I suppose we can call her the lonely girl.



So I forgot to mention it here but Elaienart is my new art/comic blog - well, I say “new” but actually we recycled the maria-comic blog for it. The new Maria Comic is hosting the comic itself, thanks to a lovely theme by Mr. Geo Neo. Elaienart will post comic updates and progress reports as usual, in addition to non-Maria-related art.

elaienart:

another girl by Elaienar

I forgot I’d done this and posted it on dA already, but here it is - a few sketches of one of the characters from the A Girl & Her Shadow-universe short story I’m drafting. She doesn’t have a name yet, but her story’s working title is The Story of a Lonely Girl so I suppose we can call her the lonely girl.

So I forgot to mention it here but Elaienart is my new art/comic blog - well, I say “new” but actually we recycled the maria-comic blog for it. The new Maria Comic is hosting the comic itself, thanks to a lovely theme by Mr. Geo Neo. Elaienart will post comic updates and progress reports as usual, in addition to non-Maria-related art.
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xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 
 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)

As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.

The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw

Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 

 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

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Here are three elements we often see in town names:

If a town ends in “-by”, it was originally a farmstead or a small village where some of the Viking invaders settled. The first part of the name sometimes referred to the person who owned the farm - Grimsby was “Grim’s village”. Derby was “a village where deer were found”. The word “by” still means “town” in Danish.

If a town ends in “-ing”, it tells us about the people who lived there. Reading means “The people of Reada”, in other words “Reada’s family or tribe”. We don’t know who Reada was, but his name means “red one”, so he probably had red hair.

If a town ends in “-caster” or “-chester”, it was originally a Roman fort or town. The word comes from a Latin words “castra”, meaning a camp or fortification. The first part of the name is usually the name of the locality where the fort was built. So Lancaster, for example, is “the Roman fort on the River Lune”.

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A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 173. (via linguaphilioist)

woah!

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jenovacells:

GUYS I JUST FOUND FIVE VERY DEHYDRATED FERAL KITTENS
I’ve already called around and none of the local rescues have any space. None of the vets will take them as surrenders. The shelter here euthanizes all kittens under four weeks old regardless of health; these guys are about three weeks old. They’re also sick (goopy eyes and nasal discharge), and I have exactly $17 to my name (which will buy one can of powdered formula, which will probably last about a week).
If you’re in the Modesto area of California or would be willing to make a drive and can foster kittens that need around-the-clock care, please get in contact with me. I can’t keep these kittens (I’m renting), and they also can’t go back outside. Their mom had them up on top of a plywood, metal, and glass mini-greenhouse, where they were baking to death - it’s going to be in the mid-nineties or higher all next week. One of them also nearly fell from six feet up, which would have been fatal (his crying was how I found them - he got stuck between the back of the greenhouse and the wall and was dangling).
If you can’t take them but want to help, you can also donate, which will buy formula and medicine while I continue to look for an appropriate foster situation, or signal boost this post.
For questions, send me an ask.
Donations can be sent by Paypal to thefirstkira@gmail.com (please note that this is not my primary email address, and therefor not a good way to contact me).
I have no idea what I’m going to do if I can’t find a foster home for these kittens, but I’m hoping that if I can buy some time I’ll be able to find a rescue or an individual foster situation.
EDIT: I can also be contacted at thecatspeaker@gmail.com for those of you seeing this post on Facebook who don’t have a Tumblr account.

jenovacells:

GUYS I JUST FOUND FIVE VERY DEHYDRATED FERAL KITTENS

I’ve already called around and none of the local rescues have any space. None of the vets will take them as surrenders. The shelter here euthanizes all kittens under four weeks old regardless of health; these guys are about three weeks old. They’re also sick (goopy eyes and nasal discharge), and I have exactly $17 to my name (which will buy one can of powdered formula, which will probably last about a week).

If you’re in the Modesto area of California or would be willing to make a drive and can foster kittens that need around-the-clock care, please get in contact with me. I can’t keep these kittens (I’m renting), and they also can’t go back outside. Their mom had them up on top of a plywood, metal, and glass mini-greenhouse, where they were baking to death - it’s going to be in the mid-nineties or higher all next week. One of them also nearly fell from six feet up, which would have been fatal (his crying was how I found them - he got stuck between the back of the greenhouse and the wall and was dangling).

If you can’t take them but want to help, you can also donate, which will buy formula and medicine while I continue to look for an appropriate foster situation, or signal boost this post.

For questions, send me an ask.

Donations can be sent by Paypal to thefirstkira@gmail.com (please note that this is not my primary email address, and therefor not a good way to contact me).

I have no idea what I’m going to do if I can’t find a foster home for these kittens, but I’m hoping that if I can buy some time I’ll be able to find a rescue or an individual foster situation.

EDIT: I can also be contacted at thecatspeaker@gmail.com for those of you seeing this post on Facebook who don’t have a Tumblr account.

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"Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy."

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

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kimmikart:

Some FMA fanart as a commission from Riley! These two were so fun to do!

kimmikart:

Some FMA fanart as a commission from Riley! These two were so fun to do!

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you don’t want to see anymore

you don’t want to see anymore

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harrietvane:

Portrait of Maud Shing - Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia (1907, photographer unknown)
The Shing Family: The Shings, of Canterbury, were descended from Braidwood [goldfield]’s Chinese pioneers. Maud, Ellen and Francis Shing’s Cantonese grandfather, Joseph Cuchin, had arrived in Braidwood in the 1860s, where he ran a drapery business with his Australian wife, Ellen Daly. Maud, Ellen and Francis’ parents, Emily Cuchin and Chinese-born Hap Shing, were market gardeners on the Cooks River at Canterbury. Maud and Ellen were were seamstresses and milliners who dressed in the height of fashion.
- text (c) Museum of Sydney | photo (c) National Library of Australia

harrietvane:

Portrait of Maud Shing - Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia (1907, photographer unknown)

The Shing Family:
The Shings, of Canterbury, were descended from Braidwood [goldfield]’s Chinese pioneers. Maud, Ellen and Francis Shing’s Cantonese grandfather, Joseph Cuchin, had arrived in Braidwood in the 1860s, where he ran a drapery business with his Australian wife, Ellen Daly. Maud, Ellen and Francis’ parents, Emily Cuchin and Chinese-born Hap Shing, were market gardeners on the Cooks River at Canterbury. Maud and Ellen were were seamstresses and milliners who dressed in the height of fashion.

- text (c) Museum of Sydney | photo (c) National Library of Australia

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importantbirds:

foxnewsofficial:

good

Come to a faire! We do great activitu! For examp: climbs up, slide back down. Quality fung for a birb that is YOU! If you can water. An a small.

importantbirds:

foxnewsofficial:

good

Come to a faire! We do great activitu! For examp: climbs up, slide back down. Quality fung for a birb that is YOU! If you can water. An a small.

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louchastain:

Coloured it.

louchastain:

Coloured it.

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fu11metal:

ごっちゃ
Pixiv ID: 36467460

fu11metal:

ごっちゃ

Pixiv ID: 36467460

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metalgender:

Alexis Jordan as Merida

metalgender:

Alexis Jordan as Merida

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kitten-burrito:

adventurerashley:

I drew a homestuck thing.

That’s all, folks.

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