Stuff I wanted to be able to find

abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

queensansastark:

Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.

so I'm going away for a week and I have really bad anxiety and it's almost impossible for me to talk to people. I was wondering if there was any spell or something that could help with that and make talking easier. thank you!
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msitfits:

Natural hair color ideas and inspiration!

paexie:

I’m not good at teaching others how to anything. Watch this video instead.

paexie:

I’m not good at teaching others how to anything. Watch this video instead.

Most writers were the kids who easily, almost automatically, got A’s in English class. (There are exceptions, but they often also seem to be exceptions to the general writerly habit of putting off writing as long as possible.) At an early age, when grammar school teachers were struggling to inculcate the lesson that effort was the main key to success in school, these future scribblers gave the obvious lie to this assertion. Where others read haltingly, they were plowing two grades ahead in the reading workbooks. These are the kids who turned in a completed YA novel for their fifth-grade project. It isn’t that they never failed, but at a very early age, they didn’t have to fail much; their natural talents kept them at the head of the class.

This teaches a very bad, very false lesson: that success in work mostly depends on natural talent. Unfortunately, when you are a professional writer, you are competing with all the other kids who were at the top of their English classes. Your stuff may not—indeed, probably won’t—be the best anymore.

If you’ve spent most of your life cruising ahead on natural ability, doing what came easily and quickly, every word you write becomes a test of just how much ability you have, every article a referendum on how good a writer you are. As long as you have not written that article, that speech, that novel, it could still be good. Before you take to the keys, you are Proust and Oscar Wilde and George Orwell all rolled up into one delicious package. By the time you’re finished, you’re more like one of those 1940’s pulp hacks who strung hundred-page paragraphs together with semicolons because it was too much effort to figure out where the sentence should end.

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - Megan McArdle - The Atlantic

The Why Writing Is So Hard field of psychology is very interesting to me.

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gpoy. fuck “natural talent” in its eyeball. 

(via ilikelookingatnakedmen)

I had natural talent. And I am the worst procrastinator. Fortunately, there are Deadlines.

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I think I’d read this before, but this part just grabbed me:

“The kids who race ahead in the readers without much supervision get praised for being smart,” says Dweck. “What are they learning? They’re learning that being smart is not about overcoming tough challenges. It’s about finding work easy. When they get to college or graduate school and it starts being hard, they don’t necessarily know how to deal with that.”

That was me, through and through, and I’m not even a millenial.

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marinscodraws:

I made a mix of my favourite romance-related tunes Just Because. 

this is probably the most self indulgent mix i’ll ever make

listen to it here

javert:

please listen to the mountain goats (i love them so much)
ten songs to give you a brief introduction to the mountain goats. not all songs are the most popular or ‘best’ (or even personal favorites), but I tried to give a fair overview of TMG’s (very large) discography 

1. Golden Boy (Ghana, 2002) 2. Seed Song (Yam, The King of Crops, 1994) 3. Going to Georgia (Zopilote Machine, 1993) 4. No Children (Tallahassee, 2002) 5. Pseudothyrum Song (Isopanisad Radio Hour, 2000) 6. Up The Wolves (The Sunset Tree, 2005) 7. Cry for Judas (Transcendental Youth, 2012) 8. Pigs that Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph of (We Shall All Be Healed, 2004) 9. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton (All Hail West Texas, 2002) 10. You Were Cool (Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 2013)

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javert:

please listen to the mountain goats (i love them so much)

ten songs to give you a brief introduction to the mountain goats. not all songs are the most popular or ‘best’ (or even personal favorites), but I tried to give a fair overview of TMG’s (very large) discography 

1. Golden Boy (Ghana, 2002) 2. Seed Song (Yam, The King of Crops, 1994) 3. Going to Georgia (Zopilote Machine, 1993) 4. No Children (Tallahassee, 2002) 5. Pseudothyrum Song (Isopanisad Radio Hour, 2000) 6. Up The Wolves (The Sunset Tree, 2005) 7. Cry for Judas (Transcendental Youth, 2012) 8. Pigs that Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph of (We Shall All Be Healed, 2004) 9. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton (All Hail West Texas, 2002) 10. You Were Cool (Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 2013)

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