The Ramblings of a Mad Brit

Favorite OC ship? from Anonymous

Woah unexpected anonymous question out of nowhere.

But hm. Favourite OC ship…I’m gonna be honest, I don’t think I really have one? I don’t really do much shipping, after all. Sorry to disappoint!


alicexz:

The “get these fucking prints out of my sight” giveaway

So, I have an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer
I use it for the high-quality 13”x19” Limited Ed. prints in my official shop but recently it has been out to make my head explode by casually putting a random ink splotch on otherwise perfect prints
I am seething with rage!!!!! because it only happens randomly so I don’t know what’s wrong and also I use very expensive paper and ink SO EACH TINY SPLATTER costs me a fuckload
I don’t want to throw out the prints because they look fine otherwise but I also can’t look at them any longer cause THEY ARE FAILURES AND MAKE ME SO ANGRY!!!!
People who follow me on Twitter can attest to my total meltdown and tantrum because of this
They’ve suggested that I sell them as discounted Artist’s Proofs or something but INSTEAD I am going to do a giveaway
Next Saturday, March 16th, I will pick one or two losers winners to receive these prints free of charge. They normally cost $80-$95, and I don’t sell some of these pieces anywhere else, so I figure if anyone wants ‘em and doesn’t mind the imperfections…
The prints are 13”x19” and will be signed and dated and marked “PROOF.” I’ll ship anywhere.
I don’t fucking care how many times you reblog
But try and reblog at least once because the goal is that maybe someone who sees this post is a Printer Whisperer and can tell me why the fuck my printer is being such a douchebag
I don’t fucking care if you’re following me
Get these fuckiNG FAILURES out of my sight!!!!11

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alicexz:

The “get these fucking prints out of my sight” giveaway

  • So, I have an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer
  • I use it for the high-quality 13”x19” Limited Ed. prints in my official shop but recently it has been out to make my head explode by casually putting a random ink splotch on otherwise perfect prints
  • I am seething with rage!!!!! because it only happens randomly so I don’t know what’s wrong and also I use very expensive paper and ink SO EACH TINY SPLATTER costs me a fuckload
  • I don’t want to throw out the prints because they look fine otherwise but I also can’t look at them any longer cause THEY ARE FAILURES AND MAKE ME SO ANGRY!!!!
  • People who follow me on Twitter can attest to my total meltdown and tantrum because of this
  • They’ve suggested that I sell them as discounted Artist’s Proofs or something but INSTEAD I am going to do a giveaway
  • Next Saturday, March 16th, I will pick one or two losers winners to receive these prints free of charge. They normally cost $80-$95, and I don’t sell some of these pieces anywhere else, so I figure if anyone wants ‘em and doesn’t mind the imperfections…
  • The prints are 13”x19” and will be signed and dated and marked “PROOF.” I’ll ship anywhere.
  • I don’t fucking care how many times you reblog
  • But try and reblog at least once because the goal is that maybe someone who sees this post is a Printer Whisperer and can tell me why the fuck my printer is being such a douchebag
  • I don’t fucking care if you’re following me
  • Get these fuckiNG FAILURES out of my sight!!!!11

colonelcheru:

azulezircon:

crisisdragonfly:

cliffrose-acetone:

robbazkingofsweden:

So basically this guy that I go to school with had to do a video about this academy called the CTE Academy, which is ridiculously far from our own and takes up three class periods, with you only earning one credit. He was told to make a video to promote this academy.
He made this.

This was about 823742 times better than I thought it would be

This is literally the best thing I’ve seen

Dear god, I’m crying.

this is the best video ever.

(Source: orarewedancy)


shubbabang:

thepun-pun1:

thatsonofamitch:

periluna:

burrenbari:

fadeintocase:

helioscentrifuge:

Hey. Don’t just scroll past. Come back and watch this. You need it more than you know.

holy shit.

the time out of your day to watch this will not be wasted, I assure you.

Okay seriously, yall need to watch this. 

I’m reblogging this again because you gotta fucking watch it okay.

Oh my god

Holy shit this needs to be watched

Fuck that was intense


blackoutballad:

well shit it’s happening again
maybe 2 weeks ago i had hit 10,000 followers [that’s crazy, y’all are crazy] and i’m still sorta reeling from the fact that so many people like what i do so here’s my custom letterman giveaway as another gesture of appreciation 8)
you may have noticed i added some new options hehe. new in town is the dreamer and alpha kid lettermans!
the jacket details are the same as the previous giveaway:
- it’s cotton!- they are available in sizes: unisex S - XL     - [black-sleeved jackets available in women’s S - XL as well]- you are able to swap symbols on the upper right sleeve [only if you want it!] but the symbol on the breast cannot be changed     - e.g. maybe you want hella jeff on the dirk design instead of the heart who knows- ONLY AVAILABLE IN FEATURED COLORS! 
CONDITIONS:
only ONE like and ONE reblog per person
please do not use sideblogs for extra chances! 
you don’t have to be following me but it would be nice :> though if the winner is a follower of mine, i /might/ throw in some extra stuff! 
i will handle shipping costs [internat’l is cool]
have inbox and/or submission box open so i can contact you! and you should probably be comfortable with giving me your address 
giveaway will end march 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. PST. there will be ONE winner that will be generated via number randomizer and announced as soon as possible
the winner has 24 hours to contact me or i will have to select a new one
A WARNING OR TWO: i learned my lesson last time when it took 3 whole days to load the entire list [if anyone has a faster method of loading notes, please let me know!] so as a precaution, i will announce the winner a couple of days after the giveaway ends. like before, i will order the jacket base once the winner responds and will proceed to customize it when it arrives. thereafter, it will be shipped to the winner, which will also take time depending on your location. 
if you have any questions, please refer to my FAQ or the FAQ from the previous giveaway first :)
thank you for sticking with me and making being in the homestuck fandom a fun experience!
good luck and have an extravagant day!
blackoutballad:

well shit it’s happening again
maybe 2 weeks ago i had hit 10,000 followers [that’s crazy, y’all are crazy] and i’m still sorta reeling from the fact that so many people like what i do so here’s my custom letterman giveaway as another gesture of appreciation 8)
you may have noticed i added some new options hehe. new in town is the dreamer and alpha kid lettermans!
the jacket details are the same as the previous giveaway:
- it’s cotton!- they are available in sizes: unisex S - XL     - [black-sleeved jackets available in women’s S - XL as well]- you are able to swap symbols on the upper right sleeve [only if you want it!] but the symbol on the breast cannot be changed     - e.g. maybe you want hella jeff on the dirk design instead of the heart who knows- ONLY AVAILABLE IN FEATURED COLORS! 
CONDITIONS:
only ONE like and ONE reblog per person
please do not use sideblogs for extra chances! 
you don’t have to be following me but it would be nice :> though if the winner is a follower of mine, i /might/ throw in some extra stuff! 
i will handle shipping costs [internat’l is cool]
have inbox and/or submission box open so i can contact you! and you should probably be comfortable with giving me your address 
giveaway will end march 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. PST. there will be ONE winner that will be generated via number randomizer and announced as soon as possible
the winner has 24 hours to contact me or i will have to select a new one
A WARNING OR TWO: i learned my lesson last time when it took 3 whole days to load the entire list [if anyone has a faster method of loading notes, please let me know!] so as a precaution, i will announce the winner a couple of days after the giveaway ends. like before, i will order the jacket base once the winner responds and will proceed to customize it when it arrives. thereafter, it will be shipped to the winner, which will also take time depending on your location. 
if you have any questions, please refer to my FAQ or the FAQ from the previous giveaway first :)
thank you for sticking with me and making being in the homestuck fandom a fun experience!
good luck and have an extravagant day!
blackoutballad:

well shit it’s happening again
maybe 2 weeks ago i had hit 10,000 followers [that’s crazy, y’all are crazy] and i’m still sorta reeling from the fact that so many people like what i do so here’s my custom letterman giveaway as another gesture of appreciation 8)
you may have noticed i added some new options hehe. new in town is the dreamer and alpha kid lettermans!
the jacket details are the same as the previous giveaway:
- it’s cotton!- they are available in sizes: unisex S - XL     - [black-sleeved jackets available in women’s S - XL as well]- you are able to swap symbols on the upper right sleeve [only if you want it!] but the symbol on the breast cannot be changed     - e.g. maybe you want hella jeff on the dirk design instead of the heart who knows- ONLY AVAILABLE IN FEATURED COLORS! 
CONDITIONS:
only ONE like and ONE reblog per person
please do not use sideblogs for extra chances! 
you don’t have to be following me but it would be nice :> though if the winner is a follower of mine, i /might/ throw in some extra stuff! 
i will handle shipping costs [internat’l is cool]
have inbox and/or submission box open so i can contact you! and you should probably be comfortable with giving me your address 
giveaway will end march 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. PST. there will be ONE winner that will be generated via number randomizer and announced as soon as possible
the winner has 24 hours to contact me or i will have to select a new one
A WARNING OR TWO: i learned my lesson last time when it took 3 whole days to load the entire list [if anyone has a faster method of loading notes, please let me know!] so as a precaution, i will announce the winner a couple of days after the giveaway ends. like before, i will order the jacket base once the winner responds and will proceed to customize it when it arrives. thereafter, it will be shipped to the winner, which will also take time depending on your location. 
if you have any questions, please refer to my FAQ or the FAQ from the previous giveaway first :)
thank you for sticking with me and making being in the homestuck fandom a fun experience!
good luck and have an extravagant day!

blackoutballad:

well shit it’s happening again

maybe 2 weeks ago i had hit 10,000 followers [that’s crazy, y’all are crazy] and i’m still sorta reeling from the fact that so many people like what i do so here’s my custom letterman giveaway as another gesture of appreciation 8)

you may have noticed i added some new options hehe. new in town is the dreamer and alpha kid lettermans!

the jacket details are the same as the previous giveaway:

- it’s cotton!
- they are available in sizes: unisex S - XL
     - [black-sleeved jackets available in women’s S - XL as well]
- you are able to swap symbols on the upper right sleeve [only if you want it!] but the symbol on the breast cannot be changed
     - e.g. maybe you want hella jeff on the dirk design instead of the heart who knows
- ONLY AVAILABLE IN FEATURED COLORS! 

CONDITIONS:

  • only ONE like and ONE reblog per person
  • please do not use sideblogs for extra chances! 
  • you don’t have to be following me but it would be nice :> though if the winner is a follower of mine, i /might/ throw in some extra stuff! 
  • i will handle shipping costs [internat’l is cool]
  • have inbox and/or submission box open so i can contact you! and you should probably be comfortable with giving me your address 
  • giveaway will end march 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. PST. there will be ONE winner that will be generated via number randomizer and announced as soon as possible
  • the winner has 24 hours to contact me or i will have to select a new one

A WARNING OR TWO: i learned my lesson last time when it took 3 whole days to load the entire list [if anyone has a faster method of loading notes, please let me know!] so as a precaution, i will announce the winner a couple of days after the giveaway ends. like before, i will order the jacket base once the winner responds and will proceed to customize it when it arrives. thereafter, it will be shipped to the winner, which will also take time depending on your location. 

if you have any questions, please refer to my FAQ or the FAQ from the previous giveaway first :)

thank you for sticking with me and making being in the homestuck fandom a fun experience!

good luck and have an extravagant day!


maderr:

30secondstocalifornia:

Can we just observe when he says “communicate their feelings and just enjoy each other’s company” what we see is people just staring on their phones. No one is interacting with another person.
Aren’t we mindless zombies already?

I’m seriously tired of the message ‘technology has made us all zombies and we don’t talk to each other anymore’. Yes, there are serious problems. Yes, there is a large amount of room for improvement.
But you know what I did before technology? You know what I did before I had a phone? 
Nothing. When I was in school I brought novels with me every day and I read them. I didn’t talk. I managed to make a few friends and only had fun with them because they forced me to do things that I hated. I don’t like parties and clubs and other stuff, every single bit of that was hell for me, because I like quiet and suck at conversation and places like that were nothing but balls of stress to me. 
If not for technology, I would still be a miserable pile of constant anxiety, afraid to break out of a routine for fear I’d do/say something wrong and stupid. I never talked or socialized and when I did muster up the nerve to speak it was always awkward or too blunt. I became known as a cold-hearted bitch who was mean to everyone, even though what I mostly did was go home and cry and call myself stupid.
Computers changed all of that for me, showed me for the first time that there were people like me. The better tech got, the more I opened up. But I still was pretty alone when not around people I knew, because I’m not a talker, not really. 
Chatting online - chat rooms, emails, lj comms, fanfiction, all of that taught me how to be social. All of that helped me be braver, made me more willing to talk to people anywhere, everywhere. It’s less overwhelming to me now to have to go into a strange room and talk to people. I don’t go deer in the headlights now when someone randomly starts talking to me. 
My phone also helps when I’m being harassed. Back when I didn’t have a phone, if the nutjobs on the bus or in the airport started harassing me, I had no choice but to endure it until it was over or try to say something or just leave and risk whatever the fuck happened next. Now? I always have my phone. I can always call and say ‘talk to me so this person leaves me alone’. I can text someone to come rescue me at the bar. I can fucking call for help at the drop of a dime if I have to. Airports are no longer a terrifying place where I will be stuck for hours with no one to talk to unless I want to risk an uncomfortable, even dangerous, situation.
Technology made me more aware of the problems and challenges that other people face. It showed me a broader world. It’s made me more patient with people, it’s made me more determined to remember that you never know what someone is going through.
If not for technology, I never would have been brave enough to try writing. I doubt I’d be an author right now. I certainly never would have met this crazy chick who was living in Vermont and was just as miserable as me. I never would have emailed her every morning and night and texted all through work and wound up with my best friend and current roommate slash business partner. 
So don’t fucking tell me that technology is turning us into zombies that don’t communicate.
And people don’t just enjoy each other? that’s such bullshit. I was at a concert just a couple days ago. The radio was playing while they waited for the show to start, and Gangnam Style came on. The entire fucking building exploded with people dancing and cheering and laughing and having a good time together for no reason more than we were all amused as fuck that song came on the radio.
I see that kind of thing happen all the time. We’ll randomly be talking about something on someone’s phone at a restaurant and the waiter will chip in because he recognizes it. I’ve shot the shit with so many people over something that was happening on someone’s phone. People I may not have talked to otherwise.
Technology is quite literally one of the main reasons I live a brighter, louder, happier life than I would have otherwise. Like goddamn hell am I a zombie.
maderr:

30secondstocalifornia:

Can we just observe when he says “communicate their feelings and just enjoy each other’s company” what we see is people just staring on their phones. No one is interacting with another person.
Aren’t we mindless zombies already?

I’m seriously tired of the message ‘technology has made us all zombies and we don’t talk to each other anymore’. Yes, there are serious problems. Yes, there is a large amount of room for improvement.
But you know what I did before technology? You know what I did before I had a phone? 
Nothing. When I was in school I brought novels with me every day and I read them. I didn’t talk. I managed to make a few friends and only had fun with them because they forced me to do things that I hated. I don’t like parties and clubs and other stuff, every single bit of that was hell for me, because I like quiet and suck at conversation and places like that were nothing but balls of stress to me. 
If not for technology, I would still be a miserable pile of constant anxiety, afraid to break out of a routine for fear I’d do/say something wrong and stupid. I never talked or socialized and when I did muster up the nerve to speak it was always awkward or too blunt. I became known as a cold-hearted bitch who was mean to everyone, even though what I mostly did was go home and cry and call myself stupid.
Computers changed all of that for me, showed me for the first time that there were people like me. The better tech got, the more I opened up. But I still was pretty alone when not around people I knew, because I’m not a talker, not really. 
Chatting online - chat rooms, emails, lj comms, fanfiction, all of that taught me how to be social. All of that helped me be braver, made me more willing to talk to people anywhere, everywhere. It’s less overwhelming to me now to have to go into a strange room and talk to people. I don’t go deer in the headlights now when someone randomly starts talking to me. 
My phone also helps when I’m being harassed. Back when I didn’t have a phone, if the nutjobs on the bus or in the airport started harassing me, I had no choice but to endure it until it was over or try to say something or just leave and risk whatever the fuck happened next. Now? I always have my phone. I can always call and say ‘talk to me so this person leaves me alone’. I can text someone to come rescue me at the bar. I can fucking call for help at the drop of a dime if I have to. Airports are no longer a terrifying place where I will be stuck for hours with no one to talk to unless I want to risk an uncomfortable, even dangerous, situation.
Technology made me more aware of the problems and challenges that other people face. It showed me a broader world. It’s made me more patient with people, it’s made me more determined to remember that you never know what someone is going through.
If not for technology, I never would have been brave enough to try writing. I doubt I’d be an author right now. I certainly never would have met this crazy chick who was living in Vermont and was just as miserable as me. I never would have emailed her every morning and night and texted all through work and wound up with my best friend and current roommate slash business partner. 
So don’t fucking tell me that technology is turning us into zombies that don’t communicate.
And people don’t just enjoy each other? that’s such bullshit. I was at a concert just a couple days ago. The radio was playing while they waited for the show to start, and Gangnam Style came on. The entire fucking building exploded with people dancing and cheering and laughing and having a good time together for no reason more than we were all amused as fuck that song came on the radio.
I see that kind of thing happen all the time. We’ll randomly be talking about something on someone’s phone at a restaurant and the waiter will chip in because he recognizes it. I’ve shot the shit with so many people over something that was happening on someone’s phone. People I may not have talked to otherwise.
Technology is quite literally one of the main reasons I live a brighter, louder, happier life than I would have otherwise. Like goddamn hell am I a zombie.

maderr:

30secondstocalifornia:

Can we just observe when he says “communicate their feelings and just enjoy each other’s company” what we see is people just staring on their phones. No one is interacting with another person.

Aren’t we mindless zombies already?

I’m seriously tired of the message ‘technology has made us all zombies and we don’t talk to each other anymore’. Yes, there are serious problems. Yes, there is a large amount of room for improvement.

But you know what I did before technology? You know what I did before I had a phone? 

Nothing. When I was in school I brought novels with me every day and I read them. I didn’t talk. I managed to make a few friends and only had fun with them because they forced me to do things that I hated. I don’t like parties and clubs and other stuff, every single bit of that was hell for me, because I like quiet and suck at conversation and places like that were nothing but balls of stress to me. 

If not for technology, I would still be a miserable pile of constant anxiety, afraid to break out of a routine for fear I’d do/say something wrong and stupid. I never talked or socialized and when I did muster up the nerve to speak it was always awkward or too blunt. I became known as a cold-hearted bitch who was mean to everyone, even though what I mostly did was go home and cry and call myself stupid.

Computers changed all of that for me, showed me for the first time that there were people like me. The better tech got, the more I opened up. But I still was pretty alone when not around people I knew, because I’m not a talker, not really. 

Chatting online - chat rooms, emails, lj comms, fanfiction, all of that taught me how to be social. All of that helped me be braver, made me more willing to talk to people anywhere, everywhere. It’s less overwhelming to me now to have to go into a strange room and talk to people. I don’t go deer in the headlights now when someone randomly starts talking to me. 

My phone also helps when I’m being harassed. Back when I didn’t have a phone, if the nutjobs on the bus or in the airport started harassing me, I had no choice but to endure it until it was over or try to say something or just leave and risk whatever the fuck happened next. Now? I always have my phone. I can always call and say ‘talk to me so this person leaves me alone’. I can text someone to come rescue me at the bar. I can fucking call for help at the drop of a dime if I have to. Airports are no longer a terrifying place where I will be stuck for hours with no one to talk to unless I want to risk an uncomfortable, even dangerous, situation.

Technology made me more aware of the problems and challenges that other people face. It showed me a broader world. It’s made me more patient with people, it’s made me more determined to remember that you never know what someone is going through.

If not for technology, I never would have been brave enough to try writing. I doubt I’d be an author right now. I certainly never would have met this crazy chick who was living in Vermont and was just as miserable as me. I never would have emailed her every morning and night and texted all through work and wound up with my best friend and current roommate slash business partner. 

So don’t fucking tell me that technology is turning us into zombies that don’t communicate.

And people don’t just enjoy each other? that’s such bullshit. I was at a concert just a couple days ago. The radio was playing while they waited for the show to start, and Gangnam Style came on. The entire fucking building exploded with people dancing and cheering and laughing and having a good time together for no reason more than we were all amused as fuck that song came on the radio.

I see that kind of thing happen all the time. We’ll randomly be talking about something on someone’s phone at a restaurant and the waiter will chip in because he recognizes it. I’ve shot the shit with so many people over something that was happening on someone’s phone. People I may not have talked to otherwise.

Technology is quite literally one of the main reasons I live a brighter, louder, happier life than I would have otherwise. Like goddamn hell am I a zombie.