when I find myself in times of trouble,
Uncle Iroh comes to me
speaking words of wisdom:
Sculptures by Cameron Stalheim. He is interested in fantasy, reality and the objectification that happens in between. His website & More of his art
Made that Vimes gif I was talking about. I should’ve in-betweened the cigar smoke loop better but I got other things to do today so here’s this as is. uvu
Play rainymood for a bit for the full effect, probably.
*tries not to cry*
*cries a lot because holy fuck vimes gif let me love you*
They say businesses should always listen to the conversations hapenning in social media between their consumers and this is one of those times for them to be listening
How to make comics
My first vine
America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.
That’s because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids, and that gap has only grown the past few decades. Indeed, economists Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane calculate that, between 1972 and 2006, high-income parents increased their spending on “enrichment activities” for their children by 151 percent in inflation-adjusted terms, compared to 57 percent for low-income parents.
But, of course, it’s not just a matter of dollars and cents. It’s also a matter of letters and words. Affluent parents talk to their kids three more hours a week on average than poor parents, which is critical during a child’s formative early years. That’s why, as Stanford professor Sean Reardon explains, “rich students are increasingly entering kindergarten much better prepared to succeed in school than middle-class students,” and they’re staying that way.
It’s an educational arms race that’s leaving many kids far, far behind.
It’s depressing, but not nearly so much as this:
Even poor kids who do everything right don’t do much better than rich kids who do everything wrong. Advantages and disadvantages, in other words, tend to perpetuate themselves. You can see that in the above chart, based on a new paper from Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill, presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s annual conference, which is underway.
Specifically, rich high school dropouts remain in the top about as much as poor college grads stay stuck in the bottom — 14 versus 16 percent, respectively. Not only that, but these low-income strivers are just as likely to end up in the bottom as these wealthy ne’er-do-wells. Some meritocracy.
What’s going on? Well, it’s all about glass floors and glass ceilings. Rich kids who can go work for the family business — and, in Canada at least, 70 percent of the sons of the top 1 percent do just that — or inherit the family estate don’t need a high school diploma to get ahead. It’s an extreme example of what economists call “opportunity hoarding.” That includes everything from legacy college admissions to unpaid internships that let affluent parents rig the game a little more in their children’s favor.
But even if they didn’t, low-income kids would still have a hard time getting ahead. That’s, in part, because they’re targets for diploma mills that load them up with debt, but not a lot of prospects. And even if they do get a good degree, at least when it comes to black families, they’re more likely to still live in impoverished neighborhoods that keep them disconnected from opportunities.
It’s not quite a heads-I-win, tails-you-lose game where rich kids get better educations, yet still get ahead even if they don’t—but it’s close enough. And if it keeps up, the American Dream will be just that.
Part 1 of my comic "My First Character", a D&D inspired story of friends rolling dice together for the first time.
Not gonna lie, this is the first comic project I’ve done since I was in high school, which is part of why it looks a little rough around the edges.
Part 2 will be up before the end of May. Lemme know what you think.
Unfortunately as far as I could find, part 2 has not been finished - however I think part one stands on it’s own a great example of what kind of aspects may make up a variety of actual female power/adventure fantasy rather than the extremely limited and rarely accurate variety pushed by popular media.
Sorry, mister self-proclaimed autism expert, stimming doesn’t always mean someone is stressed or uncomfortable. Stometimes I stim because I’m stressed. Sometimes I stim because I’m happy. Sometimes I stim because I like to stim.
70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.
I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.
I donated a bit this year and I hope those of you who can will consider doing the same. I spend at least a half hour on AO3 everyday and I wish I could give them more to keep it beautifully ad free.
I donated October last year, but sadly this year I am incredibly broke. But I will definitely donate again at another time when I have money again, because FANFIC! FOR FREE! WITH NO ADS! :D :D :D :D