@valiha
Ostiant or Chalenduin

"Bridge-town on the Green River" Interested in drawing, watercolor, web design & photography. Active in fandom. Loves to read whenever possible. Self-taught bookbinder.
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2022-01-18 21:21:22
    sapphirescrolls

    I have a confession. I find it hard to read fics by 40 year old women about Chris Evans characters. Ooop.

    Chris Evans is 40 years old, doofus. Wanna bet you've read a shit ton of stories from 40 year old women and older and didn't even know it.

    syntheticavenger

    No one asked for that confession.

    How they look dropping that info into your ask:

    princessphilly

    Fandom wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for older women paving the way. Make it make some damn sense, these stupid anons

    just-the-hiddles

    Literally how many times does this shit have to be repeated???  Someone tell me.  SOMEONE! You all need to get this fucking internalized misogyny out of your system. You letting it fucking ruin shit.  

    “Internalized misogyny does not refer outright to a belief in the inferiority of women. It refers to the byproducts of this societal view that cause women to shame, doubt, and undervalue themselves and others of their gender.” Suzannah Weiss

    Every single person who writes “Why are you writing smut if you are over 30? or “Why are writing x character with an older woman” YOU NEED TO STOP.  You are perpetuating the belief that women’s value is intrinsically linked with their age (aka beauty) and that once they reach a certain age (aka level of attractiveness) they cease to have worth.  

    The above person is right. Fandom was built on the work of “older” women.  You know why? Because they had the time, money, and resources to do so.  They wrote the fics, they went to the cons, they purchased the merch, circulated the petition. So don’t sit here in a time and place reaping all the benefits of what they did and shit on “older” women. Because I certainly don’t see anyone on here looking at the 50 year old dude who is still cosplaying and collecting 80s toys wondering if he should be at home taking care of the kids and making sure their homework is done.  

    And as for these celebrities, most of the celebrities you are lusting over are in their mid to late 30s, 40s, and 50s.  So don’t sit there and tell me there is something inherently wrong with a person the same age as them writing stories.  Bitches, we know what it is like to be their age!!!  

    So all you ageist, sexist, fucking asshats can fuck right off right now.  

    redroadtoadventure

    Our son Sam has told us that the D&D art file we use for a screensaver on various devices bothers him.

    Because it makes him frustrated that he can’t look at some of them longer. He wants to know what is happening in some of them.

    I told him that is one of the reasons we play Dungeons & Dragons, so we can go find out together, in our collective imagination.

    moonshine-aqua

    Not really D&D related- but I feel compelled to add to this that not only are these GORGEOUS pixel arts- they are also in fact not animated. There are no frames used. There’s no extra pieces of art. Just one layer.

    These pieces are so old that they stem from a time where animating cost way too much memory and/or only 256 colors could be used at one time, so the motion is achieved by ‘color cycling’. Half the available colors would be reserved for that very color cycling. It’s mchecking bonkers, please go watch this video if you feel like learning the technical details of how these artworks were made! They were screensavers that would match the actual time of day that you were in. Somehow. Just by cycling color palettes. Wild shit.

    (Especially relevant time stamps for color cycling: 5:50, 9:55, 37:26, at 49:54 he gets into the technical side of HOW this even works)

    redroadtoadventure

    I’ve always enjoyed how they depicted some of the landscapes at different times of the day/weather/season.

    Like these two areas. Daytime and nighttime at the village by the waterfalls.

    And the high mountains hidden by rain in one and visible in the other.

    umbralreaver

    These are by Mark Ferrari!

    You can find his gallery here, including options to view the scenes at different times of day some with sound: http://www.effectgames.com/demos/canvascycle/

    I am literally begging, BEGGING modern media to portray healthy relationships. enough cheating. enough infidelity. enough disrespect. show me people who love each other, proper communication, and a strong mental as well as physical connection. I want plots about people who are madly in love with each other and STAY madly in love with each other. please. I am losing my mind.

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    “X bodily fluid is just filtered blood!” buddy I hate to break it to you but ALL of the fluids in your body are filtered blood. Your circulatory system is how water gets around your body. It all comes out of the blood (or lymph, which is just filtered blood).

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    “Okay but why is it always so chemically roundabout and unnecessarily complicated” well buddy, that’s because your blood is imitation seawater. See? It’s very simple.

    badwificonnection

    Blood is what now?

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    It’s imitation seawater what part is confusing

    oceaneyes1834

    Can someone please explain to me what evaporated milk is? Wouldn’t that just be gas by definition? I live in constant fear

    buthowaminotdeadyet

    no no it’s what left behind after the milk has been evaporated cuz only the water goes, not the other stuff

    oceaneyes1834

    THERE’S WATER IN MILK?

    buthowaminotdeadyet

    WHAT DID YOU THINK THE LIQUID WAS?

    oceaneyes1834

    IDK ISNT MILK ITS OWN LIQUID?

    buthowaminotdeadyet

    NO

    IT’S MILK-STUFF MIXED WITH WATER

    oceaneyes1834

    MILK STUFF? DOESNT IT JUST COME FROM THE COW’S TIT?

    buthowaminotdeadyet

    ITS LIKE TIT JUICE, THERE IS WATER IN JUICE AND THERE IS WATER IN MILK

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    It’s fat droplets suspended in water, with some nutrients and soforth dissolved in it. You know, like ranch dressing.

    Evaporated milk is just dehydrated milk.

    andmakelovingyoumyburningbrand

    Obsessed with the user who assumed milk was its own element on the periodic table

    oceaneyes1834

    As op I felt like I had to make this

    Milk, the forbidden 119th element

    jasonfunderberkerthefrogexists

    the only question left is if it’s a metal, non-metal, or metalloid.

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    OP seems to have classified it as a special case of halfnium, reclassified as a lanthanide. This has fascinating implications for electron orbital geometry.

    Anyway it’s a rare earth metal apparently.

    oceaneyes1834

    Yes I definitely classified it intentionally and knew exactly what I was doing when I put it with the lanthanides because I am never wrong

    MILK IS A RARE EARTH METAL

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    I thought so, I took one look at your classification and immediately thought “this is definitely someone with a deep understanding of how the periodic table works”

    I’m glad that we have reached a consensus on the expected elemental properties of milk

    oceaneyes1834

    I’d really like to know what @derinthescarletpescatarian’s thoughts are on milk’s electron orbital geometry

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    That would involve writing a crash course in how suborbitals work on a post about whether water (the primary ingredient in milk) is in milk and even for tumblr that’s going a bit far

    jesin00

    no, it is absolutely not going too far

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    You guys always complain that you don’t get to learn stuff in normal ways and then you come asking for this

    boopboopboopbadoop

    MILK IS SEVERAL COMPOUNDS PLEASE YALL ARE KILLING ME OVER HERE

    We have a container of dry milk because in addition to a little fat and sugars, it contains proteins, which settle into the pores of nitrocellulose membranes, making sure analytical proteins (specific antibodies) don’t get trapped. We could just use casein (one of the proteins in milk), but milk is much cheaper and can also be found at Walmart.

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    No milk is a lanthanide keep up

    flipocrite

    lanthanide?

    I think you mean lactanide

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    I will put lego in all of your shoes

    vel0000vet

    A cube of milk with 3 inches of edge length can blow up the galaxy.

    derinthescarletpescatarian

    Our galaxy is actually the result of such an explosion, that’s why we call it the Milky Way

    purposeless-lovelydreams

    this is a unique sort of thread in which you’ll find two types of people exclusively: nerds and dumbasses

    e-the-village-cryptid

    Enter OCEAN EYES and NOT DEAD YET, two of the king’s most quarrelsome stablehands.

    OCEAN
    May one explain what powdered milk doth be?
    Is it not gas? I live in constant fear.

    NOT DEAD
    The water flees to air, the rest is left.
    The dry debris then forms the powdered milk.

    OCEAN
    Thou sayest water doth reside in milk?

    NOT DEAD
    Pray tell what thou believ’st the liquid is?

    OCEAN
    Is milk not one pure substance in itself?

    NOT DEAD
    No; ‘tis only milk-stuff mixed with water.

    OCEAN
    Yet milk appears from living cows’ own tits!

    NOT DEAD
    ‘Tis juice from tits, yet water still it holds.
    If water be in juice, then ‘tis in milk.

    Enter DERIN, the scarlet pescatarian.

    DERIN
    ‘Tis drops of fat afloat in water,
    As if ‘twas dressing for thy greens.
    With water gone, the powdered milk remains.

    A NOTE attached to an arrow, written by BURNING BRAND, flies through the window.

    BURNING BRAND’S NOTE
    Obsessed with he who foolishly believ’d
    That milk is element of chemistry.

    The NOTE crumbles to ash. BURNING BRAND is not seen again.

    OCEAN
    As he who instigated such a fight,
    I felt that this creation was my duty.

    OCEAN unrolls a scroll of parchment with a flourish.

    OCEAN
    Behold, ‘tis milk, one hundred and nineteen.

    Enter JASON FUNDER BERKER, a frog.

    JASON FUNDER BERKER
    And yet the burning question still remains:
    ‘Tis metal, not, or somewhere in between?

    JASON FUNDER BERKER does not wait to hear the answer, and exits.

    DERIN
    A lanthinide! A special case, I see.
    How fascinating, geometrically. 
    But let us leave atomic musings be.
    For milk is a rare metal of our Earth.

    OCEAN
    Of course it is, for I am always right.
    My choices are, of course, deliberate.

    DERIN
    I do not doubt thou speakest truth, my lord
    Thy brilliant mind is utterly unmatch’d.
    It seems that an agreement has been reach’d.

    OCEAN
    Of course; however, in sincerity
    I wish to know thy scholar-driven thoughts.

    DERIN
    I fear ‘twould be beyond thy comprehension.
    To teach to thee would take this much too far.

    Exit OCEAN, in a huff. Enter JESIN, BOOP BOOP, FLIPOCRITE, VELVET, and LOVELY DREAMS, curious onlookers attracted to the scene.

    JESIN
    Do teach us, it would not take this too far!

    DERIN
    Ye all complain of learning strangely,
    Then ask me baiting questions such as this!

    BOOP BOOP
    Thy gross ineptitude shall be my death!
    Milk is formed of small component parts.
    The fat, the sugars, proteins all combine
    They seep through pores of membranes in this drink
    Unpleasant compounds all are filter’d out.
    All this obtained for small amounts of coin.

    DERIN
    No, milk is lanthanide, pray keep the pace.

    FLIPOCRITE
    The word thou mean’st is lactanide, I think.

    DERIN
    May sharpened pain-shaped stones fill up thy shoes
    So that thou never know’st a moment’s peace.

    VELVET
    A cube of milk, three inches on each side
    Could blow up the entire galaxy.

    DERIN
    Our galaxy was formed in such a fashion.
    ‘Tis why we gave it name of “Milky Way.”

    LOVELY DREAMS
    Thus ends our entertainment for the night
    Here fools and pompous scholars come to fight.

    Exuent, pursued by a cow.

    (Shakespearean adaptation format inspired by @mortimermcmirestinks​ in this post)

    alexaloraetheris

    Youpeople have no right to be this funny on my dash so early in the morning

    amygdalan-arm

    still fucks me up what a bad rap coyotes get in peoples eyes. like ive talked to people who  see em as like. gross pests who should be culled. theyre literally just as cool as wolves just a lil smaller and less confident. i love them with all my heart to balance out all the coyote haters out there, coyotes rule theyre doing great

    amygdalan-arm

    imagine having hatred in your heart for this beast