Enhance Your Language

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Cannot stress how important it is to learn about what you are looking up beyond what it looks like.

A wise someone once said, “Learn something with the goal of being able to explain it later. If you can’t explain it, you haven’t actually learned anything.”

Read This!

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woofbarkmoo:

I installed an extension that will replace words with other words.  I did the usual change hateful words into something not hateful, but I’ve also changed all uncensored cases of “0therk$n” to “lovely individuals”.

This means that rude people are insulting “lovely individuals”, but it also means that there are lovely individuals promoting their “lovely individuals” blogs, and it just makes me so happy.

If you’re interested, the extension is Word Filter Lite.  You get a list of up to 100 words to replace and 12 sites you can block (yeah, that’s right, add those triggering urls so you’re never tricked into clicking the link again!)  If you get the paid version (which I don’t have, it’s $1.99, I think.) you get an unlimited amount.

I tested a few other extensions and this is the only one that works on Tumblr.  It’s a chrome extension, and I don’t know if there’s an equivalent for any other browsers, so I’m sorry.  I have Firefox so I’ll check there in a little while and see if they have anything good.

Also VERY good for trigger words. I have a number of trigger words replaced with “——-” so that I don’t have to be paranoid about accidentally reading a trigger word.

Copyright Information

wwrites:

Alrighty kiddos.

This is something everyone needs to know. These are copyright laws for the United States  but they apply to digital content (which, if hosted on a US-based site, are subject to U.S. copyright laws).

To summarize a few things:

  • as soon as something is put into a tangible medium, it is copyrighted to its creator
  • that means reposting shit without citing the original artist is not only morally wrong, it is illegal
  • copyright lasts for the life of the creator + 70 years
  • commercial copyright can last for 95 years, and companies are working to get that extended (this is why Disney stuff isn’t in the public domain and probably never will be)
  • there is no such thing as an international copyright that automatically protects your work throughout the world. However, the Berne Convention established that once something is copyrighted in the country of its creator, other countries have to acknowledge that copyright

It’s really important for people to know about copyright laws. Saying “well you shouldn’t post it online if you don’t want it stolen” is wrong. Just because it’s the internet doesn’t mean you can take whatever you want. People have worked hard to create these things, and these things are protected just like any other intellectual property. 

rinface:

Facial and Ear piercing Diagrams

Just incase anyone out there was looking for them.

taleoftales:

We’re trying to get to $50,000 on Kickstarter so we can put an animated 3D model of the player character Angela Burnes into our new first person game Sunset, create more concept art and work with a great programmer.
Here’s the press release:

Ghent, Belgium, 26 June 2014Less than 10 days into the crowdsourcing campaign, Tale of Tales’ new videogame Sunset has already raised over 150% of its target. The Belgian indie studio is hoping that support from the community can push that to 200%. They explain how the additional funds will improve the game on their Kickstarter page.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/taleoftales/sunset-a-first-person-videogame-thrillerA crucial element in all of Tale of Tales’ titles but especially in Sunset is the character that the player embodies. In Sunset you play Angela Burnes, an African American woman. The fact that Angela represents a minority of gamers is key to Tale of Tales’ unusual choice."Videogames are tools that help us see the world with different eyes," according to designers Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. "Playing as a character unlike yourself is enriching. It satisfies a natural curiosity. And we hope that for Black players and for women, playing somebody who is similar to them can feel empowering."The stretch goal of $50,000 centers around the presentation of Miss Angela Burnes. Harvey and Samyn want to expand on her narrative in collaboration the anonymous writer behind the project, as well as create her 3D incarnation animated by Laura Raines Smith, Tale of Tales’ de facto third member, who has previously given life to Ruby and her sisters in The Path, dancing Salome in Fatale, the old lady in The Graveyard, the romantic beach walkers in Bientôt l’été and even the magical deer in The Endless Forest.Next to the representation in the game world of the player character, the additional pledges would be invested in a second programmer, Jurie Horneman, and extra art by Stacey Diana Clark, who had already joined Tale of Tales during the production of The Path."We’re used to creating games with ultra-narrow scopes," explain Harvey and Samyn, "simply because budgets for the sort of design we want to do are scarce. We had not expected the crowdsourcing campaign to go as well as it did and had set the target on the minimum amount we still needed to finish Sunset. We’re extremely excited that we will now be able to make the game more beautiful, more immersive and more technically sound!"Sunset is being developed at Tale of Tales by an international team that is already the biggest on any of Tale of Tales’ productions. The team consists of Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn, Austin Wintory (music), Kris Force (sound), Leigh Alexander and Ste Curran (Agency consultancy), Theresa Schlag and Niklas Roth (modeling), Tina Marie Murray (voice acting), Stacey Diana Clark (concept art) and an anonymous writer, known publicly only as Señor X. If the stretch goal is achieved, the group will be expanded with Laura Raines Smith (animation) and Jurie Horneman (programming).

taleoftales:

We’re trying to get to $50,000 on Kickstarter so we can put an animated 3D model of the player character Angela Burnes into our new first person game Sunset, create more concept art and work with a great programmer.

Here’s the press release:

Ghent, Belgium, 26 June 2014

Less than 10 days into the crowdsourcing campaign, Tale of Tales’ new videogame Sunset has already raised over 150% of its target. The Belgian indie studio is hoping that support from the community can push that to 200%. They explain how the additional funds will improve the game on their Kickstarter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/taleoftales/sunset-a-first-person-videogame-thriller

A crucial element in all of Tale of Tales’ titles but especially in Sunset is the character that the player embodies. In Sunset you play Angela Burnes, an African American woman. The fact that Angela represents a minority of gamers is key to Tale of Tales’ unusual choice.

"Videogames are tools that help us see the world with different eyes," according to designers Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. "Playing as a character unlike yourself is enriching. It satisfies a natural curiosity. And we hope that for Black players and for women, playing somebody who is similar to them can feel empowering."

The stretch goal of $50,000 centers around the presentation of Miss Angela Burnes. Harvey and Samyn want to expand on her narrative in collaboration the anonymous writer behind the project, as well as create her 3D incarnation animated by Laura Raines Smith, Tale of Tales’ de facto third member, who has previously given life to Ruby and her sisters in The Path, dancing Salome in Fatale, the old lady in The Graveyard, the romantic beach walkers in Bientôt l’été and even the magical deer in The Endless Forest.

Next to the representation in the game world of the player character, the additional pledges would be invested in a second programmer, Jurie Horneman, and extra art by Stacey Diana Clark, who had already joined Tale of Tales during the production of The Path.

"We’re used to creating games with ultra-narrow scopes," explain Harvey and Samyn, "simply because budgets for the sort of design we want to do are scarce. We had not expected the crowdsourcing campaign to go as well as it did and had set the target on the minimum amount we still needed to finish Sunset. We’re extremely excited that we will now be able to make the game more beautiful, more immersive and more technically sound!"

Sunset is being developed at Tale of Tales by an international team that is already the biggest on any of Tale of Tales’ productions. The team consists of Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn, Austin Wintory (music), Kris Force (sound), Leigh Alexander and Ste Curran (Agency consultancy), Theresa Schlag and Niklas Roth (modeling), Tina Marie Murray (voice acting), Stacey Diana Clark (concept art) and an anonymous writer, known publicly only as Señor X. If the stretch goal is achieved, the group will be expanded with Laura Raines Smith (animation) and Jurie Horneman (programming).

compoundchem:

Some pretty cool news: Compound Interest is now a contributing blog to Business Insider! This won’t affect the posts on the main site in any way, it just means that some posts will also feature on Business Insider’s Science page, spreading chemistry funs far and wide. The first post is the first of the chemical warfare graphics from a few days ago (on the Compound Interest site here if you missed it).

compoundchem:

Some pretty cool news: Compound Interest is now a contributing blog to Business Insider! This won’t affect the posts on the main site in any way, it just means that some posts will also feature on Business Insider’s Science page, spreading chemistry funs far and wide. 

The first post is the first of the chemical warfare graphics from a few days ago (on the Compound Interest site here if you missed it).

awaitingmyescapee:

The guinness world records: Youngest doctor in the world 

Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim refugee in Lebanon that started Med school when she was 14 years old. She got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World. She is now signed to continue her studies in Ohio to become a pediatrician. 

omocat:

OMORI HAS JUST HIT 100K!! we’ve reached the japanese localization stretch goal!!
we added this goal due to the unexpected and overwhelmingly positive reception this game received in japan, and now it has been fulfilled!
the game will now be translated into japanese
FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GO!

omocat:

OMORI HAS JUST HIT 100K!! we’ve reached the japanese localization stretch goal!!

we added this goal due to the unexpected and overwhelmingly positive reception this game received in japan, and now it has been fulfilled!

the game will now be translated into japanese

FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GO!