hey everyone do me a favor and go read sea star
Hey plz link me to your favorite pic crew or character maker thingies?
everything inside the hoop was done over the past like 2 weeks in little bits.
i was in a guild wars 2 mood and i drew my sylvari guardian who turned into a vinetooth during the first expansion
Made this passive aggressive design so you can tell people to "Fuck off" with your mask.
I also have it as a sticker and shirts if you like
I can't sleep but Listenbabushka
Imagine you're given a plant for your birthday. At first, your parents help you care for it because you are too small, but in the end everyone knows this plant belongs to you. And everyone else has their own special plant they tend to, and you have yours. Watering it becomes a steady routine, and as it grows you're excited to see what it looks like. Will it bloom? Will there be fruits? You have a vague idea of what your plant is going to grow into from the words of other people, who took care about their own plants. But your plant is completely unique! What will it be!
So you wait. And your plant doesn't bloom. Maybe it's the wrong soil, and you don't know where to repot it, maybe you are too busy with something else and forget to water it. Maybe it blooms after all... But you don't like the flowers at all. What are you going to do?
Maybe you can go around looking at everyone else's plants, wishing yours was like theirs, but knowing it can't happen because each plant is different. Sometimes you see dying plants and rush to water them. Sometimes the owner of the plant thanks you for that, sometimes the owner refuses to water their own plant and you struggle in vain to help it while no one tends to yours. Maybe you start to really hate how your plant looks, to the point you can't even look at it without being disgusted with it and with yourself, for being such a gardening failure.
And at some point you might even think "You know, there's literally no point in keeping this plant alive. What's so special about it, anyway? There's tons of better plants, and a lot of plants that look just the same; this plant hasn't inspired any great poems or art masterpieces, it's only looked at by a handful of people, and most of the time it's just sitting there on my windowsill doing nothing. I don't want to take care of it anymore! I might just get rid of it!"
And then you remember... What's the catch?
You can't just throw this plant away and get another one.
This is the special plant you were given for your birthday, it was born at the same day as you, brand new and unique. No one knew what it could grow into, not even you. And now? Well, you don't even know it now? Aren't you curious?
And in the end, this plant needs you ti take care of it simply because you are his owner. It's in your house every day, and other people have their own plants to tend to. In the end, you are responsible for this plant.
But you still hate it. So what do you do?
Well, you ask for help.
Someone can water your plant when you're too exhausted to. A plant specialist would give you advice on a kind of soil you want, and a plant doctor can help you change the shape of the blossoms you hate - or help you find beauty in them. Figuring out what's best for the plant may take time and resources - you might save up some money and buy a bigger pot for your plant, or even move to a sunnier location just to see it flourish. And then...
But wait, you say. That sounds like too much work, all for some stupid plant! I know it's mine and i'm responsible for it, but... What's so special about this plant, anyway?
Well, i say...
Don't you want to find out?babushka
3) the ending means that if you're curious you WILL find out what's special about this plant after you start caring properly for the plant and it blooms in its own special way. even if it might take ages
4) i needed this
It's exciting to hear about the new season/series.
I haven't seen it yet but I want to!
Please do not repost, trace/heavily reference, or use this character for your own rp purposes. Thank you so much!
Inuyasha |@RumikoTakahashi/ VIZ
maroon - do you have a plan for tomorrow?
I do actually. Imma be treating my signif to all sorts of nice things tomorrow. He's been down lately and well...any excuse to spoil my partner a little xP
navy blue - name a scientific concept you love.
idk about concepts, but have you heard about rocks? Cause rocks are awesome. Actually lets talk about tectonic drift cause that shits cool too.
white - what is your morning process?
wake up, play with cat, feed cat, have coffee, eat?, get dressed, make lunch, go to work.
I am not a glamorous person xD
Purple - did you ever pretend you were royalty when you were young?
I don't think so. Mostly I was playing 'tiger'
if there are any artists who are looking to start digital art or just looking for a new tablet in general, i don't think i could recommend huion enough, not only is it cheaper than wacom i think it functions better too like especially the wireless function, it works so much better than my intuos and doesn't cost $550+aud
colour-based ask memestabbsworth
red - what ignites a fire in your belly, gets your gears grinding?
orange - what's the best part about a sunset / sunrise?
yellow - do you know that you are loved, you magnificent little piece of the universe?
green - best thing about a picnic?
blue - do you know how to swim?
purple - did you ever pretend you were royalty when you were young?
teal - what part of mathematics is hard for you?
cream - have you ever made banana bread?
pink - what about valentines day do you love? what about valentines day do you hate?
black - name your favourite colour.
gray - do you feel a kinship with the crows?
white - what is your morning process?
brown - do you know how to tell anger from sadness?
lavender - do you have a label for yourself in the queer community?
lilac - describe a pleasant memory in overly-flowery prose writing.
amber - what do you think of being trapped in amber?
cerulean - would you rather go to the deepest depths of the sea, or go to the furthest part of the universe?
maroon - do you have a plan for tomorrow?
navy blue - name a scientific concept you love.
wow is firm linolium so much nicer to cut on >.> that super soft stuff was getting on my last nerve
I wrote a sentence in my novel draft this morning.
Yesterday I wrote two pages.
Progress is progress and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Pop Starr Charr
Charr character of mine, no name yet but she's fab!!
Good morning folx of the waterfall!
How is everyone today? Got anything interesting going on?
Here it's just a day off so spending time with my SO and cleaning lol.
Crowley of course
I just had to draw him at least once!
Hey, I wanna follow more people now that the new update is out and I'm on here more. Please boost and share your blogs for me to check out?
spring is around the corner. would anyone be interested in a "How To" on spring cleaning?
I really enjoy cleaning my home and I think I'm pretty good at it. advise would include...
how to prepare for a spring clean
how to decide what to keep or get rid of
what to clean first and last and in between
specific advice for different rooms
and advice if you have a pet
if this is something you'd like, feel free to like/comment or even reblog if you think others would find it useful too. if there is enough interest, I'll create it after the weekendnaiad
I would love all of this I'm so bad at encouraging myself to clean or knowing where to start '~'
I would also adore something like this!!
On January 23d, massive protests occurred in more than a hundred cities and towns of Russia. Thousands of people went in the streets, fully knowing that it's illegal, to protest Putin's regime and demand freedom for Alexey Navalny, where they were met with the police forces armed with rubber bats. Hundreds of people were arrested, despite the fact that the protests were overwhelmingly peaceful.
UPDATE: NAVALNY WAS SENTENCED TO 2,8 YEARS IN PRISON. Most politologists suggest he will be getting more and more prison time in the future based on other fabricated cases against him.
What are people angry about?
Putin has been president in Russia from the year 2000 to this day, with a brief break from 2008 to 2012, when he was Russia's Prime Minister and Dmitri Medvedev was president. The Constitution Amendments introduced in 2020 included the one which allows him to stay in power for two more presidential terms. Right now, Russia is filled with legal adults who haven't seen anyone except Putin in power for their entire lives, and a lot of them think it's time for a change**. Older generations, however, are skeptical about how someone else in power might bring a positive change to the country, since Putin is considered a "strong political figure", and the quality of life in Russia was significantly worse before Putin. That might partially explain why Putin manages to get the majority of the votes with every election, however, Kremlin critics present many cases of falsification on said elections, and the elections often aren't viewed as "fair" by foreign observers.
Russian people have many other issues with the current government:
The reason for the protest was connected to the issues Russian people are facing in general, but are also linked to Alexey Navalny's arrest. Protesters demand the government to free him.
Who is Alexey Navalny?
Alexey Navalny is a Russian oppositioner, politician (tried to run for Moscow mayor and for President, both times unsuccessfully), and one of the most vocal critics of Putin and his party. On his youtube channel, Alexey and his team are publishing their own investigations about corruption among politicians and the government, which included a film about former president Dimitry Medvedev (mentioned earlier) which has allegedly lowered his rating of approval and lead to him not applying for the second presidency.
Why is Navalny in prison?
For more detailed information on the topic, I would suggest this video (in English) and also this video (in Russian). To put it shortly, after Navalny was poisoned in August 2020 by what foreign experts agree was a nerve agent called Novichok (lit. "newbie" ), which would link the poisoning to Russian secret forces, he was transported to Germany for emergency treatment. While being treated there, he was accused by the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of violation of his suspended jail sentence he faced back in for Yves Rocher case (European Human Rights Court has decided he was wrongfully convicted on this case by the way), because he didn't return to Russia in time. After Navalny recovered and returned to Russia, he was immediately arrested.
Now, let me be perfectly clear, I don't stand by Alexey Navalny's political program, because I haven't read it and didn't expect much of it. Not a lot of Russians can say that they stand by everything he says and does. But this entire situation obviously looks disturbing and incredibly unfair, to say the least, to most Russian people. It is seen as another example of Kremlin violently silencing its critics, that's why it has resonated with Russians. However, another thing that resonated even more, both in Russia and across the world, was the video about "Putin's palace".
What's Putin's palace?
Shortly after Navalny's arrival in Russia, his team has published a video titled "Palace for Putin - a story of the biggest bribe". It's 1.5 hours long, and it blew up on the internet both in Russia and outside Russia, currently having 80+ billion views on YouTube. This video is a documentary about a palace complex built near Gelendzhik, Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea, which has allegedly cost a hundred billion roubles ($1.35 billion) to build. The documentary claims this palace belongs to Vladimir Putin, despite, obviously, not being officially registered on him. The documentary also provides the plan of the palace and reconstruction of luxurious inner space, highlighting the details such as a toilet cleaner brush, which is worth 700 euros. Most Russians, struggling to survive on their minimum wage day by day, were understandably enraged by this luxury. At the end of the video, Navalny asked Russian citizens to protest on 23d of January and to "not be afraid".
So how did it go?
Here's a bunch of facts I've heard on the news and from people and cannot currently provide sources for:
A lot of people went to the streets, making the protest, according to sources which I can't find, the biggest protest in the last decade or so. For a lot of protesters, it was their first protest, but most likely not the last one. The protests weren't coordinated. Most people didn't have any slogans with them, but some carried toilet cleaner brushes. People in northern cities like Yakutsk have been protesting despite it being -50 C outside. In big cities, people have been arrested in batches, pretty randomly, not because of their specific actions or slogans. It's possible that some of the arrested people will face criminal charges and up to five years of prison time. However, in some cities, the arrest number was low. In Chita, the police people even refused to act against the protesters.
More information about the protest and police is most likely currently available on international news sources.
The new protest date was announced by Navalny's team, which is December 31st.
update: Lots of people were arrested on both protests. On 31st, the police was much more active and violent. People were also arrested at Feb. 2nd, as they got out of the house to go to the place where Navalny's trial was held. The prisons were full, so they held the arrested in the cars for 4+ hours. Human rights were violated these days.
Were you at the protest?
I will not share any information about me or anyone I know attending any protests. However, I am happy to inform you that my family and friends are safe.
How can I support Russian protesters?
ovd-info.org is an organization that provides relevant statistics on arrests and aims to get the lawyers to help all the arrested. OVD-info volunteers also have been passing food, water, and medicine to the arrested protesters, who have been held in the police stations for hours without food or water. You can donate to them here.This dude started making livestreams on his channel where he's accepting donations to help with the giant fines the arrested have recieved. The channel and the streams are only in Russian, tho.
RUSSIAN PROTEST MASTERPOST
EDIT: added proper links to the videos! Cool videos!