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reasons to read girl genius

asukaskerian:

but first, some reasons not to read girl genius:

*the art gets kinda weird:
-the artist isn’t interested in super realistic body proportions but more in dynamic movement, which means sometimes you have weird perspective or lopsided limbs or two people who are supposed to be on the same plan but…

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william-from-england asked: what's homestuck?

theonemusicmaniac:

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Homestuck is a webcomic written by Andrew Hussie, featured on a website called MS Paint Adventures. It attracts many followers worldwide due to its video game themes, plot development, and lovable characters. Despite its sci-fi and fantasy nature, many people find Homestuck to be rather relatable.

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It is a story about four kids (John Egbert, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley) who all want to play a new video game called SBURB that just came out. Little do they know that not only will the game seal the fate of bringing the apocalypse to earth, but they will also be the heroes put in charge of saving their universe.

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In an alternate universe, twelve alien kids, who call their species “trolls”, experience the same fate as the kids whom you’ve already been introduced to. Finding evidence of success from the human kids’ session, the trolls seize opportunity to communicate with the kids in order for both sessions to save their universes.

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Without trying to give too much of the plot away in case you’re curious to read it, I will say there is a third universe involved. In this universe, the guardians from the kid’s universe are now the children in this universe, and the kids are the adults (basically a swap in age and family role). These kids will also be destined to play SBURB, and they will be destined to meet the kids you were first introduced to.

From an outsider’s perspective, Homestuck appears to be a long story with nothing but confusing wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey issues and the instabilty of all that is space, but if you come around to reading it and appreciate it for its video game-like structure and sarcastic humor, you’ll learn that Homestuck

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is about friendship

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is about family

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is a story about love

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Four kinds of love, to be exact

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Including themes of forrbidden love

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… and it’s about loss.

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It’s a story of self-doubt

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It is a story about reevaluating your life decisions

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and suffering the consequences of your decisions

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It’s about the fear of living in someone’s shadow

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It’s about gaining confidence so that you may someday fly

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It’s about helping everyone out no matter how people view your actions

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It is about recognizing the intelligence and beauty in the person whom you care most about, regardless of gender

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It’s a story of betrayal

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It’s about coping with apathy and bipolarity

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It’s about maintaining your strength while staying true to your heart

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It’s about self-esteem issues

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And it’s about acknowledging that, no matter where you’re from, everyone is equal.

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It’s is about how we, as people, must work as one despite our cultural upbringings and differences so that we can work together and make the most out of the life we are living.

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So we have to work together and stay positive

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No matter what trouble lies ahead

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… no seriously there’s a lot of trouble that lies ahead I am not even joking here

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i am not even fricken kidding man do u think i look like i am kidding 

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it gets INTENSE

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So whether you suffer from alcohol abuse or depression or any other personal problems, or if you ever feel like you are alone in this world

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Homestuck is an adventure.

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An adventure worth celebrating.

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So I invite you all to have a taste

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Of justice

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Of exciting news, and of course

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And constructed together, you have the incredible tale

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of a webcomic called

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If you would like to begin reading Homestuck, click here

To support the original artists/musicians, you can purchase Homestuck music here

If you’d rather watch the adventure instead of read it, Homestuck is featured on YouTube here

Thank you, and Happy Homestucking!

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Homestuck

Hetalia.

Naruto.

Korra.

The homestuck fandom has over 1.1 million ships please name me a fandom that has more

I may.

Naruto, haveing 858 characters, (supporting, main, villan, ect,) Has a total pairing combination of 14904014355327162476555290414328719424370128465209622513945548240847934453517987532148538153540680560000064734232283446435089427096149665602683207094084076919437568780781674533990674708553852908863094935934425681787866290855836589989534154069534260902769719177005700713150643170742912223567235767456946909998701714246561169357179794660009372216790712635927908803061483068757053443642328292140398525196245951616698273363942063983865442455468091814841853923197406628460446564578577231324887109364979694973483656067013970418278117444265651463246673600056740864376135532788898566484074712359391719819620226390006681808672718208241770714822933732439310720565548522984043584729897267752370521638075370533586310537591285401411978299062149197718011828543676493608251270910659455861816163839586663800739929111942602252170879317848639815066626069268423494994624712256656800764006924083618292789440318736919989956450388885100494577677227359046085594775826159464156994326712059008200411898532440682019645143888162872496534840053414360829011371341382197001749347773067125463151516101757270551449243805990219063787628122745386098779331417184953541411802153653313952394616555575130883772093666250057443240402551950849226868816714489789910496541429688574585166182747099742256471834589658552207637639962661377426983147653440082047963985381203919376287055656960042865075997942802285209992540074280690592325450547459912432340064404723474682537642453042155553062152161257609838041689124001588004584666505844064756521527467629412489118483447368895281965982832185962135332027885614216230737968557017497845060578576363400418280022372768490591414615098722832599773244521811771479227182744227498528022201217031852503426806952669973497170997422351792858644688160968923410100223999281164522777904218815486835571438106050182763260271202774859181019721314202128358815403704013678664490612692608908463548984227703422501687783158265176454931216194465026708087400038400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 And that’s not ENTIRELY accurate. Now, the number of pairings doesn’t make a series great, its the story itself that makes it great. However, if a shipping war were to break out between Homestuck and Naruto, if we went by the number of possible ships, Naruto would win. By a LANDSLIDE. 

There is 840 Homestuck characters, not including alternate timeline versions of characters, and tricksters, and many others, and that is only listing the characters who have a full wiki page. Not including selfcest, there are an infinite amount of ships, because you can not only ship them in love, but in Homestuck, you can ship them in moiraillegiance, kismesitude, and auspisticeship, which is OT3s. Naruto may have 18 extra characters, but we have four seperate ways we can ship each ship! And for auspisticising, each three of the characters involved can play the part of the auspistice! Homestuck has infinite ways to ship, and sorry, but would beat Naruto.

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i ship homestuck <3< naruto now

I just thought I’d point this out… The number of ships the Naruto fandom claims to have is absurd and clearly a gross miscalculation.

For the sake of my mind, we’re going to assume that in all cases the nature of consent and requisition does not play a factor in the ship, but rather if two characters are together in a certain kind of relationship then that is representative of  that ship as a statistic. We are also going to exclude 3-ways, and only acknowledge P as a variable represented by a number other than 2 when concerning an Auspistic relationship.

If we establish our variables to be {N = the number of characters in a fandom}, {P = the number of participants involved in a particular paring} and {S = the number of romantic ways to ship any characters}, then the formula for calculating the number of ships in a fandom ought to adhere to follows:

((N^P) - N)*S if we chose not to include self-cest (which in this case we will given that Naruto and Homestuck are both prone to some form of duplication shenanigan or another) making our final equation (N^P)S

(858^2)1 = 736,164  This number represents the total number of potential ships within the Naruto fandom where N = 858 and P = 2 and S = 1

Now when we look at Homestuck, the numbers stack up differently because we have to account for all four of the romantic quadrants. Because The Auspistic quadrant will have a different P value than the other three quadrants, it will be calculated separately.

(840^2)(Matespritship)+(840^2)(Moirailegance)+(840^2)(Kismesissitude)+((840^3)-(840*3))(Auspisticism) = 594,818,280

This gives Homestuck just over half a billion potential ships where as Naruto doesn’t even reach one million.

This doesn’t even begin to take into account ships involving quadrant vacillation  which would more than quadruple the number of ships in the Homestuck fandom.

Next time check your basic math before you post.

 

ouch

reblogging purely because this person went ahead and made a shipping equation and that is just awesome

Also, leprechaun ships.

(Source: the-amateur-detective)

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Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.

I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.

If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.

This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction.

K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via perugu—-annam)

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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.
2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.
3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date.
4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.”
6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.”
7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
9. The general concept of asking permission for things.
10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.
by Kate Bailey

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London Comic Con October 2013 

Hot fucking DAMN Assassins from all over the world and a shitton of different time periods?!

Rifle Assassin in the third gif could get it so hard.

NOW I WANNA DO A MEXICAN REVOLUTION ASSASSIN OMFG

COWBOY ASSASSIN THO

SOLDIER ASSASSIN THO

OK, can I say I love this not just because of the variation of time periods and the awesome shooting but because all of the assassin cosplayers are visually different

not only is there a good amount of women in there, but also everybody has a lot of bodily variation and different silhouettes, they’re cosplayers, REAL PEOPLE dressing up rather than video game people or specifically-cast models or actors picked to look a certain way, so we get so much more of an organic variety. 

And it doesn’t matter if ANYONE thinks they don’t look ‘right’, when you’re shot this way, when you work it, when you’re confident, you can be of any body type and you will always look awesome.

goal: join these people one day with my own cosplay

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