cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Iconic quotes about Art and Creativity

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We’ve been compared and have competed for so long, and it seems like there won’t be that competition between us again. I think I’ll remember her the most. I don’t think there are many skaters like us two, who were constantly being compared.” (x)

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owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

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goddessofsax:

Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

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Tags: artrefs colors

driving-an-impala-in-isengard:

actualholidaybakery:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
You’re welcome.

I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
Whoah science.
Neato.
Supercool.

driving-an-impala-in-isengard:

actualholidaybakery:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse

(that’d be me)

Always have eggs in your fridge

You just never know when someone will split their head open

Or cut their finger while cooking

And so on

See that membrane there?

While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg

Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)

The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches

If you even need them that is

Nature: 1, Band aids: 0

You’re welcome.

I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.

It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.

Whoah science.

Neato.

Supercool.

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2damnfeisty:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

To all my followers, please reblog. cosbyykidd imma add this to my queue, we gon’ get yo ass to Disney. lmao

2damnfeisty:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

To all my followers, please reblog. cosbyykidd imma add this to my queue, we gon’ get yo ass to Disney. lmao

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nataliedrmers:

What do you think, bud? You wanna give this a shot?

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oduwanchatsky:

Sorry, but I’m not sorry. For me, it’s a pure fun to read comments like this.
Firstly, technique wins over artistry. Adelina’s skating wasn’t as pure as Yuna’s but more difficult technically. You must be either blind or fucking stupid to say she skates lousy.
Secondly, you need to respect your rivals. All the Yuna’s rivals - Mao, Julia, Adelina, Caro - were gorgeous. There might have been a situation when both Mao and Julia hadn’t made serious mistakes and earned more points then both Adelina and Yuna. You should be happy that Kim has this medal - everything could have happened and no-one is protected.
Thirdly, #FuckYouRussia means #FuckEvgeni_FuckTanya/Max_FuckJulia_FuckElena. If this is that you wanted to say, then…#FuckYouTooGoddamnYunabots.
Fourthly, there’s no rivalry in South Korea at all. Their ladies seem to not even try to overcome Kim while our girls work hard because they don’t want to stay in the shadow.
Lastly, you lose your dignity. Sending hate to 17-years-old girl whose only “sin” is overcoming your own fav does you no good.
And a question…How can a royal who can’t keep her/his lieges calm be called a Queen/King? After Vancouver Evgeni Plushenko’s fans were quite calm - they joke about “platinum which beats gold” and laugh sarcastically at Evan Lysacek till these days but they don’t hate them as Yuna’s fans hate Adelina.

First of, I don’t agree with the hate that Adelina gets, either. But I want to share my opinion about some of the things you wrote here.
Technique doesn’t always trump artistry. They are two parts of the scoring system. You can’t have artistry if you haven’t mastered technique. That is what makes Yuna a legend. She is so good at technique that she has also achieved a different kind of artistry. Furthermore, Adelina is not in the same in league in technique as Yuna. FYI, Yuna is the ONLY skater in the ladies singles to not receive a deduction in all her elements. That means her technique is perfect and in no way inferior to Adelina’s that has a lot of flaws in execution. 
Technically, Adelina’s jump combination in LP have more difficulty. But that is the planned program not the executed program. She actually did only 5 triples but was awarded for another anyway (the Flutz issue). Adelina’s edges were rough and unpolished and she failed to execute steps completely and clearly. She had tension in her upper body and always seems hyperexcited even though it didn’t fit the music sometimes. Resulting to a sloppy/lousy-looking execution perhaps. But she is not lousy to me either. She’s very “energetic” and has power but is not as refined or powerful as Yuna or Carolina or Mao. 
"You should be happy that Yuna has her medal…" What happened in Sochi didn’t have anything to be happy about. When there’s cheating/fraud/incompetency, are we just supposed to take that and be happy that "at least blah blah". I don’t think so. This isn’t about Yuna and her medal. This is about the sport being manipulated to satisfy the bigger feds. "No one is protected" is so not true from what I saw in live television. There were two skaters who were protected by their fed and were guaranteed a podium no matter what the others did as long as they stayed on their feet.
Lastly, the situation in Russia and S. Korea is way different. Figure skating in Russia is more popular and well supported. S. Korea on the other hand doesn’t even have proper ice rinks for figure skaters to train on. You can’t say that the other S. Korean figure skaters are not trying to surpass Yuna. Of course they are. But Yuna is just very tough to beat or even be on the same level as her. She has distanced herself not only technically but artistically. Russia has many talents I can attest to that and I am happy for them. But they have more support and better facilities than S. Koreans so you can’t really compare them. If Yuna had been Russian, she probably has her 2nd Olympic Gold by now or 4 World Titles probably more and without horrible injuries that forced her to take long breaks and retire early. 
"And a question…How can a royal who can’t keep her/his lieges calm be called a Queen/King?" Are you being serious tho? Again, this isn’t about Yuna and whether she got her gold or not. This issue is bigger than that. 

oduwanchatsky:

Sorry, but I’m not sorry. For me, it’s a pure fun to read comments like this.

Firstly, technique wins over artistry. Adelina’s skating wasn’t as pure as Yuna’s but more difficult technically. You must be either blind or fucking stupid to say she skates lousy.

Secondly, you need to respect your rivals. All the Yuna’s rivals - Mao, Julia, Adelina, Caro - were gorgeous. There might have been a situation when both Mao and Julia hadn’t made serious mistakes and earned more points then both Adelina and Yuna. You should be happy that Kim has this medal - everything could have happened and no-one is protected.

Thirdly, #FuckYouRussia means #FuckEvgeni_FuckTanya/Max_FuckJulia_FuckElena. If this is that you wanted to say, then…#FuckYouTooGoddamnYunabots.

Fourthly, there’s no rivalry in South Korea at all. Their ladies seem to not even try to overcome Kim while our girls work hard because they don’t want to stay in the shadow.

Lastly, you lose your dignity. Sending hate to 17-years-old girl whose only “sin” is overcoming your own fav does you no good.

And a question…How can a royal who can’t keep her/his lieges calm be called a Queen/King? After Vancouver Evgeni Plushenko’s fans were quite calm - they joke about “platinum which beats gold” and laugh sarcastically at Evan Lysacek till these days but they don’t hate them as Yuna’s fans hate Adelina.

First of, I don’t agree with the hate that Adelina gets, either. But I want to share my opinion about some of the things you wrote here.

Technique doesn’t always trump artistry. They are two parts of the scoring system. You can’t have artistry if you haven’t mastered technique. That is what makes Yuna a legend. She is so good at technique that she has also achieved a different kind of artistry. Furthermore, Adelina is not in the same in league in technique as Yuna. FYI, Yuna is the ONLY skater in the ladies singles to not receive a deduction in all her elements. That means her technique is perfect and in no way inferior to Adelina’s that has a lot of flaws in execution. 

Technically, Adelina’s jump combination in LP have more difficulty. But that is the planned program not the executed program. She actually did only 5 triples but was awarded for another anyway (the Flutz issue). Adelina’s edges were rough and unpolished and she failed to execute steps completely and clearly. She had tension in her upper body and always seems hyperexcited even though it didn’t fit the music sometimes. Resulting to a sloppy/lousy-looking execution perhaps. But she is not lousy to me either. She’s very “energetic” and has power but is not as refined or powerful as Yuna or Carolina or Mao. 

"You should be happy that Yuna has her medal…" What happened in Sochi didn’t have anything to be happy about. When there’s cheating/fraud/incompetency, are we just supposed to take that and be happy that "at least blah blah". I don’t think so. This isn’t about Yuna and her medal. This is about the sport being manipulated to satisfy the bigger feds. "No one is protected" is so not true from what I saw in live television. There were two skaters who were protected by their fed and were guaranteed a podium no matter what the others did as long as they stayed on their feet.

Lastly, the situation in Russia and S. Korea is way different. Figure skating in Russia is more popular and well supported. S. Korea on the other hand doesn’t even have proper ice rinks for figure skaters to train on. You can’t say that the other S. Korean figure skaters are not trying to surpass Yuna. Of course they are. But Yuna is just very tough to beat or even be on the same level as her. She has distanced herself not only technically but artistically. Russia has many talents I can attest to that and I am happy for them. But they have more support and better facilities than S. Koreans so you can’t really compare them. If Yuna had been Russian, she probably has her 2nd Olympic Gold by now or 4 World Titles probably more and without horrible injuries that forced her to take long breaks and retire early. 

"And a question…How can a royal who can’t keep her/his lieges calm be called a Queen/King?" Are you being serious tho? Again, this isn’t about Yuna and whether she got her gold or not. This issue is bigger than that. 

favabean05:

alljustletters:

andercas:

no matter how old I get

I will always be at least slightly convinced that I’m capable of hurting a stuffed animal’s feelings

Toy Story mentally fucked a generation of kids.

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mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

ufo-club:

cryo-genic:

glowist:

I’m making this post because people need to be aware of it in order for it to stop, and though it will take time and support from millions and millions of people, it NEEDS to stop.I spent a week at a place in Chiang Mai, Thailand called Elephant Nature Park and there I learned about the elephant culture in Thailand with details so vivid and so unimaginatively awful that made me sick to the stomach. Founded by a woman called Lek Chailert, ENP is a sanctuary for rescued elephants, as well as cats, dogs, and monkeys that were abandoned by their owners in the Thai floods a few years ago. The most impactful stories Lek told us were about the elephants.
As many of you probably know, Thailand is famous for its elephant culture. Tourists come from all over the world to ride them, to see them do tricks, to feed them, and to experience the wonderfully colorful and eccentric culture that Thailand has to offer. Many come utterly unaware of what actually goes into the entertainment they receive from the largest animals to walk the earth. So let me tell you.These animals are tortured. There is a process called forced breeding, where a female elephant is chained with her front legs together and her back legs wide apart so she has no means of escape. A group of bulls (male elephants) are released and commence to rape the female. This process occurs for months, even after she is impregnated, all the way up until she gives birth. It can be so physically straining that the female elephant might break her back, and so mentally traumatizing that, upon giving birth, she might kill her baby because she is so terrified for its future. Baby elephants are tortured so that they will be broken and moldable by their owners. They are taken away from their mothers far too early so that they can learn to paint pictures (elephant painting is a famous attraction for tourists in Thailand). The mahouts (elephant riders) use sharp hooks on the end of sticks to hit the elephants very hard on the sensitive skin behind and inside their ears, their neck, and their eyes. They use slingshots to shoot unwilling elephants directly into the eyeballs, more often than not with the result of blinding them. After this sort of treatment, a broken baby elephant no longer cries for its mother or nanny - it does not even recognize them. There is also a process called the Phajaan, which refers to the breaking of the elephants to do the mahouts’ bidding. One aspect of the Phajaan is the Crush. This is when a young elephant is chained into an extremely tight cage with his/her legs each to a post for days. It is constantly physically abused until its spirit is “crushed”, the will taken completely out of it, so that it can be under the mahouts’ control. Treatment as awful as this continues for the elephants’ entire life. They grow up forced to do manual labour. In a process called elephant logging, elephants must drag extremely heavy logs through forests up mountains. Lek told the story of an old elephant who had a mahout on his back and a chain around his chest with a large log attached. Deep gouge marks in his chest marked where the chain was cutting into his flesh, and he was screaming in pain but mahout continued to yell at him and hit him with the hook. Forced to continue, the chain dug even deeper into the elephant’s widening cut. There is also something in Thailand called elephant begging. Elephants are taken into large, scary, bustling cities and forced to beg for money from tourists. Many of them are hit by cars, and the city scene traumatizes them. They do not belong in cities. They do not belong at the disposal of humans. 
The processes described above are just examples of what Thai elephants endure for tourism. This is what they go through so that people can sit on top them and take pictures, laugh as they feed them bananas and watermelons, or watch as they very charmingly paint endearing pictures. The processes described show just how much they endure to entertain oblivious, or else unsympathetic, humans. Videos of these events can be found on Youtube, but I think I should warn you that they are absolutely blood curdling. 
I am writing about this because people NEED to be aware. I myself have ridden elephants due to my lack of education on these poor animals’ suffering, and after what I have since learned, the idea of it makes me want to throw up. I want people to understand that the elephant culture put on display for tourism has an awfully bloody background, and it SHOULD NOT be supported. I want people to understand what these elephants have suffered for humans’ enjoyment. I want people traveling to Thailand to know that they should not pay one single penny to support the elephant tourist industry. I want this information to be common knowledge, so that there is no more income for the elephants’ torturers. I want elephants to be free, as they should be.To learn more about Khun Lek, who is probably the most inspiring person I’ve ever had the honor of meeting, and the wonderful Elephant Nature Park, which changed my life, click here.
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:(

That’s so horrible. :-(

Knowledge is power. Make informed decisions.

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

ufo-club:

cryo-genic:

glowist:

I’m making this post because people need to be aware of it in order for it to stop, and though it will take time and support from millions and millions of people, it NEEDS to stop.

I spent a week at a place in Chiang Mai, Thailand called Elephant Nature Park and there I learned about the elephant culture in Thailand with details so vivid and so unimaginatively awful that made me sick to the stomach. Founded by a woman called Lek Chailert, ENP is a sanctuary for rescued elephants, as well as cats, dogs, and monkeys that were abandoned by their owners in the Thai floods a few years ago. The most impactful stories Lek told us were about the elephants.

As many of you probably know, Thailand is famous for its elephant culture. Tourists come from all over the world to ride them, to see them do tricks, to feed them, and to experience the wonderfully colorful and eccentric culture that Thailand has to offer. Many come utterly unaware of what actually goes into the entertainment they receive from the largest animals to walk the earth. So let me tell you.

These animals are tortured. 

There is a process called forced breeding, where a female elephant is chained with her front legs together and her back legs wide apart so she has no means of escape. A group of bulls (male elephants) are released and commence to rape the female. This process occurs for months, even after she is impregnated, all the way up until she gives birth. It can be so physically straining that the female elephant might break her back, and so mentally traumatizing that, upon giving birth, she might kill her baby because she is so terrified for its future. Baby elephants are tortured so that they will be broken and moldable by their owners. They are taken away from their mothers far too early so that they can learn to paint pictures (elephant painting is a famous attraction for tourists in Thailand). The mahouts (elephant riders) use sharp hooks on the end of sticks to hit the elephants very hard on the sensitive skin behind and inside their ears, their neck, and their eyes. They use slingshots to shoot unwilling elephants directly into the eyeballs, more often than not with the result of blinding them. After this sort of treatment, a broken baby elephant no longer cries for its mother or nanny - it does not even recognize them. There is also a process called the Phajaan, which refers to the breaking of the elephants to do the mahouts’ bidding. One aspect of the Phajaan is the Crush. This is when a young elephant is chained into an extremely tight cage with his/her legs each to a post for days. It is constantly physically abused until its spirit is “crushed”, the will taken completely out of it, so that it can be under the mahouts’ control. Treatment as awful as this continues for the elephants’ entire life. They grow up forced to do manual labour. In a process called elephant logging, elephants must drag extremely heavy logs through forests up mountains. Lek told the story of an old elephant who had a mahout on his back and a chain around his chest with a large log attached. Deep gouge marks in his chest marked where the chain was cutting into his flesh, and he was screaming in pain but mahout continued to yell at him and hit him with the hook. Forced to continue, the chain dug even deeper into the elephant’s widening cut. There is also something in Thailand called elephant begging. Elephants are taken into large, scary, bustling cities and forced to beg for money from tourists. Many of them are hit by cars, and the city scene traumatizes them. They do not belong in cities. They do not belong at the disposal of humans. 

The processes described above are just examples of what Thai elephants endure for tourism. This is what they go through so that people can sit on top them and take pictures, laugh as they feed them bananas and watermelons, or watch as they very charmingly paint endearing pictures. The processes described show just how much they endure to entertain oblivious, or else unsympathetic, humans. Videos of these events can be found on Youtube, but I think I should warn you that they are absolutely blood curdling. 

I am writing about this because people NEED to be aware. I myself have ridden elephants due to my lack of education on these poor animals’ suffering, and after what I have since learned, the idea of it makes me want to throw up. I want people to understand that the elephant culture put on display for tourism has an awfully bloody background, and it SHOULD NOT be supported. I want people to understand what these elephants have suffered for humans’ enjoyment. I want people traveling to Thailand to know that they should not pay one single penny to support the elephant tourist industry. I want this information to be common knowledge, so that there is no more income for the elephants’ torturers. I want elephants to be free, as they should be.

To learn more about Khun Lek, who is probably the most inspiring person I’ve ever had the honor of meeting, and the wonderful Elephant Nature Park, which changed my life, click here.

Photo credit

:(

That’s so horrible. :-(

Knowledge is power. Make informed decisions.