Tales from the other side of the counter.

superradlover:

slimydad:

"women can be so stupid why would you stay with an abusive partner" lol idk dude. why dont kidnapping victims just leave their kidnapper. why do kids keep giving bullies their lunch money. why dont hostages just walk out of hostage situations idgi?

RIGHT that’s what i was…

mc-squidward:

davescape:

aimmyarrowshigh:

ginnabean:

urfbownd:

There should be a show just called “AU”

every single episode, a group of the same characters are in a different alternate universe with no explanation as to why.

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let us not forget

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these are also from the same show

Community is fucking great.

beltaguise:

asylum-art:

These Spiders Look Like They’re Covered In Mirrors

This isn’t a stained-glass sculpture or piece of delicate jewelry – it’s a real live spider. These spiders, called mirror or sequined spiders, are all members of several different species of the thwaitesia genus, which features spiders with reflective silvery patches on their abdomen.

The scales look like solid pieces of mirror glued to the spider’s back, but they can actually change size depending on how threatened the spider feels. The reflective scales are composed of reflective guanine, which these and other spiders use to give themselves color.

Not much information is available about these wonderful spiders, but the dazzling specimens in these photos were photographed primarily in Australia and Singapore.

Image credits: Nicky Bay

These are wizard pets and no one can tell me otherwise.

I want jewelry that looks like this.

helltothenaw:

paainfully:

I love the earthy colors in this outfit, but I didn’t really have anywhere to wear it so pictures will do.
Also the manager of the local sushi place was so impressed with my shitty japanese that he gave me his number, that made my day lol.

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I’m peeking my head out from behind the Homestuck again for a moment, because announcing things makes it seem like I’ll be held to them maybe?

No more Homestuck or wine till I finish at least one problem set tonight. I’m trying to do it w/out having bf block the website until I show him a completed assignment, but it helps to know that is a possibility.

Also, dang, today has been a day.

Augh, I haven’t been on Tumblr in a while, because I’ve been reading Homestuck instead. Anyway, I don’t want to post this on Facebook because of stupid drama reasons, but I’m super angry and mostly alone, so I’m venting my feelings to here.

Back when I got quit at my old, awful, stupid-butt job, I think I used my bf’s google+ account to give the store a bad review. I didn’t want to use my account, because I don’t have a replacement job yet, and I’d like the reference they claimed they’d give me. It was simple, and written from his point of view. It said “Some rude pretentious employees and bad to mediocre coffee. Not worth your time.” He only ever bought coffee there when I was working, and actually instead started buying tea there instead because even though he doesn’t like tea, he was more interested in getting a taste for tea than for drinking more of their coffee. Whatever.

Anyway, today some awful person (no picture or google+ page i could find) went to bf’s page, commented on an album that was pictures of our dog (though obviously I was in some of them), about how “it’s too bad you have to speak for someone else and not yourself… hint hint” and “what goes around comes around” and “you were never a customer here, ever”. Which… like WTF? I read that guy’s review, and I can’t tell if it’s a weird customer who feels really entitled to his coffee shop, and defending it against every bad review or he’s someone that works there being a super weirdo and creating fake accounts just to harass people personally. IDK man, it’s making me super pissed and I think there’s nothing I can do, but ARGH!!!!

Seriously, sometimes I can’t even stand to look at this cute little pup! #corgi, #Sassy #corgstagram

Seriously, sometimes I can’t even stand to look at this cute little pup! #corgi, #Sassy #corgstagram

agentwoshington:

agentwoshington:

ok but there was a bus filled with potatoes driving around my town today

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fuckyeahmathandsciencetattoos:

Tentacle and elements based in the geometry of a Nautilus shell and the golden ratio.  Tattoo by Ihearttattoo in Columbus, OH

fuckyeahmathandsciencetattoos:

Tentacle and elements based in the geometry of a Nautilus shell and the golden ratio.  Tattoo by Ihearttattoo in Columbus, OH

vampirefinch:

star-dustedd:

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Fucking Awesome

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!

1) Sustainable does not mean primitive

When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as most sustainable solutions proposed until now have fit that description. Earthships, however, offer all of the comforts of modern homes and more. I’ll let these pictures do the talking…

2) Free Food

Each Earthship is outfitted with one or two greenhouses that grow crops year-round, no matter the climate. This means you can feed yourself with only the plants growing inside of your house. You can also choose to build a fish pond and/or chicken coop into your Earthship for a constant source of meat and eggs.

3) Brilliant Water Recycling

Even the most arid of climates can provide enough water for daily use through only a rain-harvesting system. The entire roof of the Earthship funnels rain water to a cistern, which then pumps it to sinks and showers when required. That used ‘grey water’ is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. After being cleaned by the plants, the water is pumped up into the bathrooms for use in the toilets. After being flushed, the now ‘black water’ is pumped to the exterior garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

4) Warmth & Shelter

The most brilliant piece of engineering in the Earthship is their ability to sustain comfortable temperatures year round. Even in freezing cold or blistering hot climates, Earthships constantly hover around 70° Fahrenheight (22° Celsius).

This phenomenon results from the solar heat being absorbed and stored by ‘thermal mass’ — or tires filled with dirt, which make up the structure of the Earthship. The thermal mass acts as a heat sink, releasing or absorbing heat it when the interior cools and heats up, respectively.

The large greenhouse windows at the front of the house always face south to allow the sun to heat up the thermal mass throughout the daytime.

5) Energy

Solar panels on the roof and optional wind turbines provide the Earthship with all of the power it needs. As long as you’re not greedily chewing through electricity like a typical first-world human, you’ll never be short of power.

6) Freedom

With all of your basic needs provided for and NO bills each month, you’re free! You don’t have to work a job you hate just to survive. So you can focus your time on doing what you love, and bettering the world around you.

Imagine if the entire world was able to focus on doing extraordinary things instead of just making enough to get by. Imagine if even 10% of the world could do this. What would change?

7) Easy to build

At a recent Earthship conference in Toronto, Canada, a married couple in their forties shared about how they built a 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They had never built anything before in their lives and were able to build an Earthship with only the printed plans. They did not hire any help, nor did they use expensive equipment to make the job easier.

If one man and one woman can do this in 3 months, anyone can do it.

8) Cheap

Earthships are exorbitantly cheaper than conventional houses. The most basic Earthships cost as little as $7000 (The Simple Survival model) with the most glamorous models costing $70,000 and up, depending on how flashy you want to be with your decorating.

With these cost options, Earthships can fit the needs of everyone — from the least privileged to the most worldly.

9) Made of recycled materials

Much of the materials used to build Earthships are recycled. For starters, the structure is built with used tires filled with dirt.

If there’s one thing we’re not short of on Earth, it’s used tires! There are tire dumps like the one pictured here in every country in the world. There are even places that will pay you by the tire to take them away.

The walls (above the tires) are created by placing plastic and glass bottles in concrete. When the Earthship team was in Haiti after the earthquake, they employed local kids to both clean up the streets and provide all of the bottles required for building their Earthship. Plus, they look pretty sexy.

10) Think Different

The most powerful thing Earthships do is force people to think differently about how we live. If housing can be this awesome, and be beneficial to the environment, then what else can we change? What else can become more simple, cheaper and better at the same time?

It’s time for us to re-think much of what we consider normal.

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Think Earthships are cool? Me too. That’s why I’ve joined up with some people to create a community of Earthships and to make sustainable communities go mainstream! It’s something we call the Valhalla Movement.

Want to know more? Read more about it on ValhallaMovement.com, and like us on Facebook.

This originally appeared on: HighExistence

fucking incredible 

When we retire we’re gonna build one of these earthships on the side of some hill in Puerto Rico.

I want one so bad!