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Last.fm’s apparently switching to a new beta player? My main reaction is “WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY” since the new player != the old player and is no longer actually a radio player. The new player pulls musics from youtube. With video. Of usually unofficial songs and fan-covers rather than the song that I was EXPECTING to hear. All of it in lower quality than before.

Pandora’s still very limited in their non-English collection and — just— should last.fm persist with its new player — does anyone have any other recommendations for internet radio?

edddutton:

The development of a frog.

edddutton:

The development of a frog.

hellotailor:

little-yogi:

It’s a cute little thing though.

is this a pokemon

It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.

- Lemony Snicket (via jaredpadaleki)

(Source: runa-lovegood)

vulgarweed:

louiseallana:

kalelle:

photoptarmosis:

You can basically just assume, without even knowing what this thing is, that it is from Australia.

Fuck that shit this thing is a pokemon

But what is it??

Kangaroo rat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_rats

Native to western North America

(Source: rhollorskates)

iamthepureblindraven:

theumbrellaseller:

one thing I find hilarious is when Shakespeare quotes are used out of context

like, people are always saying “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” as if it’s all deep and meaningful when actually it comes from a prank letter in Twelfth Night

and “This above all: to thine own self be true” comes from Polonius in Hamlet wherein the joke is that he’s an old pompous dude giving a long and rambling speech full of contradictory pointless advice to his son

“Brevity is the soul of wit” is another joke, because again, it’s made by Polonius who will just not shut up

it’s “we are such stuff as dreams are made on not of “, as in, “such stuff as dreams are built on

“wherefore art thou, Romeo” doesn’t mean “where are you, Romeo” it means “why the fuck are you called Romeo, shit, I wanted to bang you but I can’t because you’re a goddamn Montague”

all these lines have acquired a kind of dignity in text that they never had in performance or are constantly misinterpreted

It’s not necessarily bad but it is kind of funny, sometimes.

 (x)

All true. Also though I didn’t like ROMEO AND JULIET, HAMLET is quite good and everyone should at least skim through TWELFTH NIGHT for Malvolio, because he’s hilarious, Jeeves and Wooster style (hint: he’s no Jeeves). 

Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.

-

Vladimir Nabokov, 1899-1977

Nabokov was born on this day in 1899, 115 years ago. The Russian-American author was a prolific writer and translator, and published novels in Russian, short story collections, plays, and poetry, as well as nine novels in English. Read more about his life and works on University Press Scholarship Online

(via oupacademic)

the-hero-of-ages:

Questions about the Armenian Genocide that I wish were frequently asked
1. What is the Armenian Genocide?
The Armenian Genocide was the systematic deportation and massacre of 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.
2. Why is April 24th the anniversary?
On April 24th, 1915, Turkish officials rounded up hundreds of Armenian community leaders and executed them. They would be the first of many Armenians to be murdered in the coming years.
3. I heard Armenians made this all up. How can we be so sure there actually was a genocide?
The evidence is so overwhelming to a point where the only historians to make claims that there was no genocide were found to have gotten huge research grants from the Turkish government. The Armenian Genocide is historical fact. This isn’t a debate.
4. What was “systematic” about the Genocide?
The Young Turks had a plan from the beginning and they executed that plan just as it was drawn up. First they drafted the Armenian male population between the ages of 20-45 into their army. Then they “requested” the Armenian population to turn their guns over to the government to help in the war effort.(The genocide took place during World War 1)  At this point, Armenian soldiers in the Turkish Army are deprived of their uniforms and arms. And then the events on April 24th, 1915 that I described earlier transpired. After that, the army began killing at will. Armenian homes had no means of defense. Mass deportations ended in mass graves.
5. Who or what are the Young Turks?
The Young Turks was a Turkish Nationalist Reform Party. It was led by Talaat Pasha, Enver Pasha, and Djemal Pasha. These three together were known as a dictatorial triumvirate.
6. Why won’t the United States recognize the genocide?
This may seem so small and so simple but it’s the truth… Army bases. The US doesn’t want to lose Turkey as an ally because they’d lose a critical/strategic safe zone in the middle east if they did. You could also argue they just don’t want to stir up trouble in a region of the world where more trouble doesn’t need stirring up.
This is just a quick little summary. If anyone has anymore questions regarding the Genocide please ask me! I will answer everything to the best of my knowledge!

the-hero-of-ages:

Questions about the Armenian Genocide that I wish were frequently asked

1. What is the Armenian Genocide?

The Armenian Genocide was the systematic deportation and massacre of 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.

2. Why is April 24th the anniversary?

On April 24th, 1915, Turkish officials rounded up hundreds of Armenian community leaders and executed them. They would be the first of many Armenians to be murdered in the coming years.

3. I heard Armenians made this all up. How can we be so sure there actually was a genocide?

The evidence is so overwhelming to a point where the only historians to make claims that there was no genocide were found to have gotten huge research grants from the Turkish government. The Armenian Genocide is historical fact. This isn’t a debate.

4. What was “systematic” about the Genocide?

The Young Turks had a plan from the beginning and they executed that plan just as it was drawn up. First they drafted the Armenian male population between the ages of 20-45 into their army. Then they “requested” the Armenian population to turn their guns over to the government to help in the war effort.(The genocide took place during World War 1)  At this point, Armenian soldiers in the Turkish Army are deprived of their uniforms and arms. And then the events on April 24th, 1915 that I described earlier transpired. After that, the army began killing at will. Armenian homes had no means of defense. Mass deportations ended in mass graves.

5. Who or what are the Young Turks?

The Young Turks was a Turkish Nationalist Reform Party. It was led by Talaat Pasha, Enver Pasha, and Djemal Pasha. These three together were known as a dictatorial triumvirate.

6. Why won’t the United States recognize the genocide?

This may seem so small and so simple but it’s the truth… Army bases. The US doesn’t want to lose Turkey as an ally because they’d lose a critical/strategic safe zone in the middle east if they did. You could also argue they just don’t want to stir up trouble in a region of the world where more trouble doesn’t need stirring up.

This is just a quick little summary. If anyone has anymore questions regarding the Genocide please ask me! I will answer everything to the best of my knowledge!

armenianhighland:

Սողոմոն ԹեհլերեանSoghomon TehlirianArmenian Genocide survivor who assasinated Talaat Pasha, the organizer of the Armenian Genocide. Soghomon was born in Erzurum, Western Armenia in 2 April and went to the Getronagan Armenian High School in Istanbul and later went to Germany to study engineering but had to return to his town when World War One started. He had a very unstable childhood as the Anti-Armenanism was at an all time high in the Ottoman Empire. When Tehlirian was twenty years old he and his family (except his father who was in a turkish prison) were deported by local Ottoman Police.
His mother, three sisters, two brothers, his sisters husband and their two year old child were forced to march for several hours. Tehlirian remembers hearing gunfire and seeing his mother immediately shot dead whilst his sisters were dragged away and raped whilst his brother was beheaded infront of him.Soghomon got hit in the head knocking him unconscious. Later waking up on on piles of corpses.He made his way to Tbilisi by escpaing where he joined the ARF (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) and later participated in General Andraniks voluntary military detachments.
In 1921 Tehlirian was in back in Germany continuing his studies when he spotted Talaat Pasha outside of his home, the main perpetrator of the Armenian Genocide. It was alreayd well known by then that Talat had changed name and location to flee the Armenian Operation Nemesis, that aimed to assasinate all those who orchestrated the Armenian Genocide. Tehlirian did not react and continued his life for some weeks untill he saw a dream. In that dream his mothers corpse came to him and said he is not her son anymore since he did not take revenge. After the dream Soghomon Tehlirian rented an apartment close to Pashas and closely observed Talaats everyday life. On 15th March, 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian called out Talaats name. The turkish demon reacted slightly but continued walking, A single bullet to the head killed Talaat Pasha and Tehlirian was arrested immediately by German Police."I do not consider myself guilty because my conscience is clear … I have killed a man. But I am not a murderer." - Soghomon Tehlirian Soghomon underwent a trial and was found "not guilty" due to his experiences during the Armenian Genocide and due to the horrifying actions of Talaat Pasha. Tehlirian later met and married Anahit Tatikian who was also a Genocide survivor from the same town that Tehlirian had spent his childhood in. He died in 1960 and now rests in the AraratCemetery in Fresno, California. On his grave is a golden eagle tearing apart a snake.

An amazing story….

armenianhighland:

Սողոմոն Թեհլերեան
Soghomon Tehlirian

Armenian Genocide survivor who assasinated Talaat Pasha, the 
organizer of the Armenian Genocide. 

Soghomon was born in Erzurum, Western Armenia in 2 April and went to the Getronagan Armenian High School in Istanbul and later went to Germany to study engineering but had to return to his town when World War One started. He had a very unstable childhood as the Anti-Armenanism was at an all time high in the Ottoman Empire. When Tehlirian was twenty years old he and his family (except his father who was in a turkish prison) were deported by local Ottoman Police.

His mother, three sisters, two brothers, his sisters husband and their two year old child were forced to march for several hours. Tehlirian remembers hearing gunfire and seeing his mother immediately shot dead whilst his sisters were dragged away and raped whilst his brother was beheaded infront of him.Soghomon got hit in the head knocking him unconscious. Later waking up on on piles of corpses.

He made his way to Tbilisi by escpaing where he joined the ARF (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) and later participated in General Andraniks voluntary military detachments.

In 1921 Tehlirian was in back in Germany continuing his studies when he spotted Talaat Pasha outside of his home, the main perpetrator of the Armenian Genocide. It was alreayd well known by then that Talat had changed name and location to flee the Armenian Operation Nemesis, that aimed to assasinate all those who orchestrated the Armenian Genocide. Tehlirian did not react and continued his life for some weeks untill he saw a dream. In that dream his mothers corpse came to him and said he is not her son anymore since he did not take revenge. After the dream Soghomon Tehlirian rented an apartment close to Pashas and closely observed Talaats everyday life. 

On 15th March, 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian called out Talaats name. The turkish demon reacted slightly but continued walking, A single bullet to the head killed Talaat Pasha and 
Tehlirian was arrested immediately by German Police.

"I do not consider myself guilty because my conscience is clear … I have killed a man. But I am not a murderer." - 
Soghomon Tehlirian 

Soghomon underwent a trial and was found "not guilty" due to his experiences during the Armenian Genocide and due to the horrifying actions of Talaat Pasha. Tehlirian later met and married Anahit Tatikian who was also a Genocide survivor from the same town that Tehlirian had spent his childhood in. He died in 1960 and now rests in the AraratCemetery in Fresno, California. On his grave is a golden eagle tearing apart a snake.

An amazing story….

Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!