Noon:30
if you smoke, please take note

1. do not stand and smoke in a place where your smoke blows into other people’s faces

2. this is common courtesy

3. it is not that difficult to comprehend - you smell bad to non-smokers

4. you cannot smell yourself, i know this, but please know that you and your cigarette are giving me a headache, and probably other people that are standing in your chimney

5. i’m not even asking you to stop smoking, do whatever you want but please stop doing this thing

6. please

7. please

8. PLEASE

signed, a person with a very sensitive nose whose eyes are watering and who is nauseaous right now thanks to some inconsiderate people

Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back.. Just come back..

Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile)

More than 600 Palestinians are no longer with us in the space of 14 days, 25% of whom were children. May God bless the little darlings and may He grant their parents sabr. (via )

Yeah, "ace" is sort of an umbrella term used for what's sometimes called the "asexual spectrum," that being asexuals, grey-asexuals, demisexuals. All those groups are part of the ace community, and any person who identifies as one of those can call themselves ace, though I usually see asexual folk using it as shorthand, rather than the grey-as or demis
As a running joke, we argued about when we wanted to break up ‘officially’ but then she mentioned that she was already calling me her ex, so now you can bet your butt I’m not letting it go.
We’re still buds, but I want her to be able to go out and meet a person who can fill her emotional needs more appropriately. 
Also, she’s taking care of my cat, so…

As a running joke, we argued about when we wanted to break up ‘officially’ but then she mentioned that she was already calling me her ex, so now you can bet your butt I’m not letting it go.

We’re still buds, but I want her to be able to go out and meet a person who can fill her emotional needs more appropriately. 

Also, she’s taking care of my cat, so…

I'm ace and just wanted to add that sensual aces are a thing, too. Sensual and sexual aren't the same and only over lap a little in the grand scheme of things.
ahhh so i know you probs don wanna turn your blog into a sounding forum for this but i'm grey-ace and i just wanna point out that being ace can overarchingly be described as experiencing sexual attraction in a /different way/ than allosexuals, hence the branches like aesthetic attraction or sensual attraction/desire etc - like i describe it as very green but i know a lot of people describe it as red! it's all very cool and varied *U*

Hmmm, that’s interesting. I figured they were all kind of separate attractions? I suppose it depends on the person in terms of how much they overlap?

Adding in my side as an asexual o u o / Like all asexuals, I don't experience sexual attraction towards people. I can look at them and think they're pretty, but I will never think 'oh god, I want to see them naked'. That being said, I have and had sex with people before. It was pretty damn boring on my part, but it made my partner at the time happy so...

:3 yay input

Aces can like sex too, just not be sexually attracted to people. From personal experience: if I see a pic of a hot lady, I experience aesthetic attraction and just sit there looking at them. but i don’t want to bang them. i do want to bang my bf tho.

UwU That’s true, sorry it wasn’t accurate.

Hi, I read the little comic you made about how to survive as an aromantic and on the last box you wrote that aromantics aren't always asexual. I don't understand that. I never heard of the term aromantic before until I saw your comic thing toady, and I just wanna understand how this identity is. Thanks, c:

I suppose this requires a bit of backtracking just to make it easier to explain.

For a while, a lot of people described sexuality as an umbrella for all types of attraction - basically the full shebang. So, for example, if you were a girl and identified as a lesbian, it was presumed that you 

A. wanted to have sexual relations with another girl

B. wanted to go on sweet sweet romantic dates with a girl

C. wanted to touch the girl’s face and hair, etc…

D. have lots of conversations with a girl, spend intimate time together, etc…

Now, this lumping-together thing isn’t a BAD thing inherently. But we. as humans, are usually a lot more complicated. So putting it all together into one word didn’t work so well for people when they wanted to describe something specific about themselves.

Here’s where we come to the next distinction. It is now (somewhat) widely recognized that we have SEXUAL ATTRACTION - “I want to have sexual relations/I am sexually attracted to this person” and also ROMANTIC ATTRACTION - “I have a crush on this person, I want to go on dates with them, get married, etc…”

What’s the difference? Well, I suppose for some people, the two are so closely related, it’s kind of hard to think of one without the other. But maybe this will help - have you ever met a person who is just REALLY UNDENIABLY HOT and you would sex them in a heartbeat - but then they open their mouth and say something really stupid or insensitive and you kind of step back, like one steps back from a pair of awesome pants with an unexpected pricetag?

In this scenario, you have experienced SEXUAL ATTRACTION, but… really nothing else. You wouldn’t go out with this person if you don’t like what they’re going to say and do. But if you erase all else, you can’t deny they’re hot.

But of course, this example doesn’t mean someone is aromantic just because they don’t like one person or another. 

Asexuals (also called aces) don’t experience sexual attraction. BUT they can still fall in love with people. They just… might not want to have sex with those people. Because they don’t want to have sex. They don’t have that desire. 

Aromantics are the upside of that - some aromantics (including me) are sexual. I like sex. I desire sex. Buuuut I don’t want to be in a relationship with someone. I just like sex. I don’t like relationships, and I don’t like most romantic (and sensual) experiences. 

Hope that makes sense - and of course, if you are ace, or aro, and have similar experiences or want to fill in, send me an ask. I’ll publish it. :)

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

1hourfromsiberia:

Over the past week or so my keys have been gradually getting lighter and lighter. I think eventually, I’ll give my house key to my parents to keep as a spare, too.

But I’ve decided to keep my June Beetle keychain - he’ll go where I go, we’ll see some new things together. Maybe get new keys, and go on new adventures. :)

emifail:

saltbay:

explodinghye:

what’s happening to the pacific rim fanbase on twitter

hahajhkfs

BRINGIN THIS BACK

emifail:

best thing i’ve ever done while cosplaying newt is the time i got drunk and put on ashley’s bike helmet, tied my headphones to it, and ran around the con asking people to drift with me

when we got back to the hotel room i was drunk enough to drift with dee’s half-eaten chicken sandwich which involved stabbing the headphone jack into the chicken and listening intently

tranblogger:

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guys…

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"oh yeah you guys use celcius"