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Captain Malcolm Reynolds here, but I reckon you can just call me Mal. Just another wandering soul in the 'verse here to offer up some much needed criticism. I ain't much for technology, so be sure to check out what I do, and what I don't.



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neymarhelps:

Neymarhelps makes a color scheme. 

▸ Skyrim Forestf2f3ee — ccd8c7 — 94a881 — 8b7c65 — 1d1c25

neymarhelps:

Neymarhelps makes a color scheme. 

▸ Skyrim Forest
f2f3ee — ccd8c7 — 94a881 — 8b7c65 — 1d1c25

2 days ago on September 20th | J | 7 notes

sonam kapoor gif hunt

satomobiles:

  • 380+ gifs
  • HQ/MQ, all sizes, textless
  • sonam is an indian fashion icon and a bollywood actress
  • none of these gifs are mine; i only cropped and edited
  • HERE is another good hunt.

please like/reblog if using!!

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[last updated 2, september 2014]

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6 days ago on September 15th | J | 52 notes
thekingwrites:

THEKINGWRITES presents a CHARACTER PSD (4)
simple, one-graphic character PSD
font(s) used: olde english
please like/reblog if you download (mf)

thekingwrites:

THEKINGWRITES presents a CHARACTER PSD (4)
  • simple, one-graphic character PSD
  • font(s) used: olde english
  • please like/reblog if you download (mf)
6 days ago on September 15th | J | 213 notes

riley-helps:

Could play late teens to late 20’s, Jolene Purdy is best known for her roles in Under the Dome, Donnie Darko, and Gigantic. None of these gifs are mine, and if you would like one removed, or would like credit, please just send me an ask. It would be lovely if you like or reblog this if you find this helpful!

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2 weeks ago on September 7th | J | 79 notes

Wines for people who hate wine.

fuckingrecipes:

HAVE YOU BEEN INVITED TO A FANCY-ASS DINNER PARTY? DO YOU THINK WINE TASTES SHITTY AND YOU CAN’T SEE WHY PEOPLE THINK SIPPING NASTY-ASS CRAP IS CLASSY?

WELL PULL UP YOUR BRITCHES, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO EDUCATE YOUR PEASANT ASS. 

HERE ARE SOME WINES THAT EVEN WINE-HATERS CAN EASILY LEARN TO LOVE! 

THEY’RE MORE FRUITY, LESS FULL OF TANNINS  AND ARE PERFECT FOR EITHER PEOPLE WANTING TO GET INTO NICE WINES, OR WHO HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH SHITTY WINE.  

TANNINS: Bitter, and make your mouth feel dry

ACIDS: Sour, and make you salivate

SWEETNESS: Obviously sweet. These three traits are generally determined by the type of grape and how long it was allowed to ripen on the vine before harvesting.

ALCOHOL: Also makes a wine sweeter. Alcohol content for wine usually falls between 5% and 20%

(NOTE: Actual Champagne is a super-specific type of sparkling wine made from the special grapes grown in the Champagne region of France, and underwent a second fermentation to get bubbly as well as adhered to France’s crazy strict regulations. Many people I know will call any sparkling white wine ‘Champagne’ - It has acheived ‘Generic Trademark’ statues, meaning people will use that type of product with the specific brand interchangeably, like ‘Kleenex’ and facial tissues. Unless each bottle costs close to 100$, I highly doubt you’re drinking real Champagne. )

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Moscato: ”Barefoot” brand Pink Moscato is fucking delicious. Tastes a bit like grape, strawberry, peach and red apple had a strange, mildly alcoholic baby. Usually around 5-10% alcohol content.  Works terrific as a Dessert wine, and accents anything ‘Creamy’ really well. Slightly bubbly. #1 recommended wine for newbies. 

Normal Moscato is also delicious as hell, a bit more citrus-y.

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Zinfandel: White Zinfandel especially is super mild in taste, mildly sweet, fruity. (Don’t let the name fool you - it’s colored pink!) It’s the kind of wine that you accidentally gulp down like juice, because it doesn’t kick you in the throat with a strong taste or immediate alcoholic burn. Around 15% alcohol. 

I shit you not, I buy it by the huge-ass jug. As long as you get a good top to reseal it, it’ll last a hella long time after opening. 

Normal Zinfadel is also delicious, but White is definitely an introductory wine. 

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Cava: Spanish Sparkling Wine. Vaguely bubbly, light, Kinda lemony and pear-ish and a little bitter. Don’t expect sweetness. ‘Asda’ brand is excellent, I like it for winter holiday dinners. 

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Prosecco: Basically a poor-man’s Champagne.  It is a wine for any occasion; Dinner, Chillaxing, Sharing with friends, whatever. ~12% alcohol. Mild fruit flavors (Like pear and apricot), and you can also choose whether you want fully-sparkling or partial-sparkling (How much you want it to bubble)

Italians love this shit enough to sell it in cans. 

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Because nothing says ‘Love’ like aluminum containers. 

Unfortunately, it grows stale in the bottle after 2 years or so. Gotta drink it right after buying~

Zonin Asti  NV / 750 ml.

Asti: Sweet!…and sour? Interesting flavor. Not sweet like candy, but…like well-ripened fruit. Good dessert wine. Often has a flowery, nutty kind of smell and a hint of that in the flavor as well. Best served chilled, and NOT AGED. If left in the bottle for more than two years, it deteriorates quickly and loses the nice fruity flavors. Blech. 

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Reisling: This wine is fruity, but highly acidic. It goes well with strongly-spiced and aromatic dishes, like Thai or things with Allspice/Cinnamon.  Excellent taste, but some Aged versions have a faint smell like gasoline, which may turn newbies off.  8-10% Alcohol.

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Muscat: HELLA FUCKING SWEET. Like, kicks you in the throat with sweetness. Definitely a dessert wine. Not something I would drink a glass of, without something to eat between sips. ~15% alcohol.  Alternately, you could pour a bit of Muscat into a stronger, more bitter glass of wine to make a balanced flavor. 

2 weeks ago on September 7th | J | 11,237 notes
Hey, I saw you on the Diversity Cross-Check blog, and I was wondering if you had any advice on how to write non-offensive polyamorous relationships? I have no experience with them and wouldn't want to do anything that is offensive just because I don't know. Can you answer me privately? Thanks :)

Anonymous

rjosettes:

Hi anon! I would answer you privately, if you were not an anon.

As it is:

  • Polyamory is not seamless. It does not move like clockwork without any discussing, negotiating, and working out kinks (as in, the non-sexual ones, though those are a good thing to talk about, too!). A lot of people on tumblr like to yell ‘poly!’ to get rid of the love triangle problems in a fandom, and that’s a beautiful idea, but if there are already difficulties, polyamory is going to cause more of them before things are shiny and happy. So just remember to follow a simple rule: the more people involved in a relationship, the more the need for honest communication increases. If two people need to look over their wants and needs in a relationship periodically (and they do), then three, four, or more people need to do this even more! Dividing time, managing intimacy, and working out boundaries are all a big deal.
  • Polyamory is not inherently (just) about sex. Spot the ‘amor’ snuggled in there. Poly relationships comes in many different forms, and they may involve varying levels of physical and emotional intimacy. If you want to write swingers, or people who have open relationships that involve a lot of casual sex, go for it! These are great topics to cover, too. But polyamory (whether closed - say, three people in a romantic relationship committed to each other and only each other - or open - where one or more partners are actively seeking or open to adding partners) is about connections between people. Friendship, romance, dating, marriage, child-rearing…all of these things can and do come up in poly relationships. They are not just about sex. (Not that anything is wrong with just sex, am I right?) There is a place (a big, welcoming place!) for people on the asexual spectrum in polyamory!
  • This is just a general note about all writing, but diversity is good! Differing sexual and romantic orientations (one of my girlfriends is straight! surprise!), gender identities, races, religions, cultures…people who are different date each other! There are more people involved in polyamory, so you have even more chances to do a lot of research, be a bit creative, and give a little representation to all the diverse lovelies practicing (or looking to practice) polyamory!
  • There’s diversity within types of polyamory, too! I mentioned open and closed above, but there are other things to consider. Polyamory comes in almost infinite forms. One person may date two or more people who prefer to only date them (often represented as a little V, where the polyamorous person is the vertex, and the other relationships are seen to be separate from one another). Three people may form a triad, where each pair has a relationship of some sort, as well as the overall three-party relationship. You may find a group of people who form a sort of ‘6 Degrees of…’, Jill dates Jack who dates Kevin who dates Laura who dates Angel who dates Dina. Obviously, these can be expanded, or mixed. People are diverse, relationships are diverse, polyamory is diverse!
  • If you’re going to write a married couple looking to date a third person together, especially a younger man or woman…please be careful. If someone is objectifying someone else, or there’s manipulation or abuse involved, or if all three parties aren’t full steam ahead with the idea (reservations are normal, ‘I don’t want to do this but I think you’ll leave me if I don’t’ is not), POINT THAT OUT. Resolve it. Don’t treat this as okay.
  • It’s alright to portray some relationships as taking more priority than others. This is normal for many polyamorous people. The concept of a ‘primary’ relationship and other ‘secondary’ relationships is common, and others add a ‘tertiary’ option as well. Some people don’t like this kind of terminology and prefer to think of every relationship as equally important, despite their differences. This is fine too! 
  • I’m just gonna repeat myself a little here. Polyamory does not magically solve a love triangle. Two people who hate each other but love a third person will not easily accept sharing said person, nor are they likely to spontaneously develop a relationship with one another (if you’d prefer a triad direction). You can work toward these ideals slowly and realistically, but it’s not a quick fix.
  • Polyamory IS NOT CHEATING. Polyamorous people can cheat, and I’m sure there are some who do, but polyamory is inherently based on communication and agreed-upon multiple relationships. Even if a person is polyamorous, if they are hiding one partner from another, that’s a serious problem, and it’s not excusable.

I might add to this later if I think of things.

2 weeks ago on September 6th | J | 428 notes

Michael Xavier GIF Hunt

edgewoodresources:

126 various sized GIFs of Michael Xaiver from his role as Logan Jonsen on Bitten. None of these GIFs are mine and are intended for roleplaying purposes only.

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2 weeks ago on September 5th | J | 70 notes

maddierpc:

Halloween Font Pack

As part two of my Halloween Roleplay Pack, I’ve put together eight of my favorite free Halloween fonts.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  None of these fonts were created by me, and all credit goes to the respectful owners!  Please like or reblog if this post was helpful to you!

You can download them here:

Pumpkins | Costumes | Fake Blood | Monsters | Scary Movies | Spiders | Candy | Parties

2 weeks ago on September 5th | J | 268 notes

writtenbymadeline:

A tool to use for find Synonyms: Synonym Finder.

This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.

The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.

For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:

Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Hypernyms: quality
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”

I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.

On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.

I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.

2 weeks ago on September 4th | J | 27,325 notes

nogitsunerps:

Under the cut, you’ll find 88 gifs of the cutie Amandla Stenberg. All of them were made by me, so you can use them for roleplaying, crackships, sidebars, etc etc, but you can’t repost them as a gif set, in a gif hunt or claim them as your own.  

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2 weeks ago on September 4th | J | 84 notes