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zylphide
mier(él/they/them)
Time ago

the waterfall dot social experience.


zylphide
posted this
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got a vaccine just in time to teach undergrads in-person after spring break!!

but like.... why didn't the uni cancel spring break??? like y'all know the students ain't gonna listen to that "we're HIGHLY DISCOURAGING you from traveling" shit right???


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digital art of two front-on, colored full-bodies featuring my oc sydney. left: sydney wearing a knee-length black dress with a very corporate, militaristic style. right: sydney wearing a crop top, tight pants, and knee high boots with an oversized coat; except for the coat, all the clothes are black with gold circuit accents semi-inspired by a beehive.digital art of two front-on, colored full-bodies featuring my oc lucrece. left: lucrece wearing an oversized dark olive jacket with a skull pin and a french fry pin, a maroon shirt that says  digital art of a 3/4 facing colored full-body featuring my oc valentin. his arms and legs have been replaced by dark grey cybernetics with red-orange accents. his torso and face are still skin-like, but show signs of having implants beneath them. he's wearing a black leotard with red-orange circuit accents and appears to be holding on to silhouette of a sniper rifle.

cyberpunk2077 is a clown game made by a clown company but damn if i don't love the aesthetics and the world mike pondsmith made

so u know... i'll just make my own cyberpunk ignoring what happens in the game


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posted this
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welp time to put like 3 watermarks on my art just in case


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babushka(he/she, он/она/)
Time ago

OK Very Important Announcement

babushka

I am now a proud owner of

this.

The question is. How do I care for them? Especially in this cold winter. This thing doesn't have any holes on the bottom, so I'm concerned about that too. I recall people on waterfall being mostly good with plants so I'm asking YOU.

babushka

night reblog


zylphide

it's plant science time!!

the fact that there's no holes on the bottom is concerning - succulents do not like having waterlogged roots because they grow in desert, so they are very prone to having root rot. you may wish to put them in a different container with drainage holes (or somehow make a hole in it but idk if that's feasible lmao). if you repot them, make sure the soil you're using has rocks (like perlite) mixed in to improve drainage. also if that's Real Moss in there, take it out as it'll retain water

assuming you have them in a pot/tin can/literally whatever with a hole for drainage, i would recommend watering them once a week at the very maximum. terracotta pots dry out much faster than non-porous pots like plastic or metal, so you can water succulents in those a bit more often. just make sure that the soil in the pot is completely dry, or you risk getting root rot. since you live in a colder climate, you may not need to water them often (like... once a month maybe?). succulents are good at surviving dry conditions, not so much wet ones.

speaking of water, this is gonna sound counterintuitive, but whenever you water, you need to make sure the soil is completely wet. this mimics a desert environment, where there are long stretches of no rain, followed by heavy rains that soak the soil, and then back to no rain. watering them a little each time every day or so keeps the roots wet constantly, which again, risks root rot.

since succulents are from the desert, they like lots and lots of sun. keep them in a north or south-facing window where they can get a lot of light. they won't die without a lot of light, but they'll etiolate (stretch), and become very leggy, like this:

they are not very happy in this state, even if it looks like they're growing a lot. but sometimes it's unavoidable. like i have my plants under a grow light for 12 hours a day and some of the lil fuckers still do this so kdjafksdjf

most succulents can tolerate temps down to ~50F/10C, then they either die or go dormant. below freezing temps will kill them very fast. if you can keep em away from drafty areas, they should be fine.

uhhh i can't think of anything else right now, so let me know if you have any more questions



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posted this
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image of two petri plates of fungi; left is dollar spot, right is brown patch, both are a tannish color
image of a petri plate with the brown patch fungi and bacteria p3aw, the bacteria is eating the fungus
image of a petri plate with the dollar spot fungi and bacteria p3aw, the bacteria is inhibiting the fungus

fungi: just chillin

bacteria: so u have chosen death


zylphide
posted this
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how do you respectfully remind your friends that they're using the wrong pronouns for you because i feel like i'm gonna end up sounding passive aggressive dflsk;fld


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ikaii-chan asked:

(For the color ask meme) ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

orange - what's the best part about a sunset / sunrise?

yellow - do you know that you are loved, you magnificent little piece of the universe?

orange:

the colors!! i love it when it gets like rly red, but the pinks and the yellows and light blues are also really pretty

yellow:


zylphide
posted this
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ikaii-chan asked:

(For the Music Ask meme)

1 and 10 ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

1. Favorite intro song?

idek what counts as an intro song, but of all the songs that i Know are intro songs, i really like Intro: Singularity

10. Do you work to any music?

i usually put on some vaporwave/cyberpunk style music at low volume, stuff like Future Club or Black Pearl


zylphide
posted this
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a photo of a black and white stove with a sign taped to the overn door saying

if u use this stove for food the science police will arrest you


zylphide
posted this
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digital art of an oc but only showing the lower half of their face. they're facing to the right in a 3/4 portrait. the main subjects of the image are the lips, which are light up by warm yellow high and shaded with light pinks and light purples. there are strands of brown hair visible off to the side, but they're not prominent

drew something and hated 90% of it so here's the 10% i didn't hate


zylphide
posted this
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i can't believe gamestonk man went up in front of congress and said "i am not a cat" and "i like the stock"

absolute memer legend


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lovecubus asked:

cerulean - would you rather go to the deepest depths of the sea, or go to the furthest part of the universe?

100% safely of course and you can bring whatever you want

yeet me into space pls

i wanna meet aliens and also see a black hole and maybe look at those planets that rain diamonds or whatever


zylphide
posted this
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it keeps snowing, this is the THIRD WEEK where there's been snow on thursday/friday

yameroooooo


zylphide
zylphide
Time ago
beenary asked:

for the music asks: 3, 4, 5, 14

zylphide

What's a song you've had on loop recently?

i've been on a huge cyberpunk trip lately so i've been listening to Patient Zero's Empty Halls, as well as the rest of her album Transgressor (check her out, she's a trans musician making cyberpunk music)

What's something you've been listening to for years?

kpop sdkfjskldfj

Favourite video game soundtrack?

hands down the okami soundtrack

Is there a song that pumps you up? What is it?

uhh idk, it really depends on my mood. for the current Cyberpunk Mood it's Daniel Deluxe's Instruments of Retribution

zylphide

beenary commented on this post:
LMAOOOO i have so many of daniel deluxes songs in my spotify already. i shake your hand. meanwhile empty halls was cool!!!! i dont usually listen to cyberpunk thats got much vocals but i dig it and i love learning abt trans musicians to support.

bee 🤝 me

cyberpunk music



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posted this
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An Anonymous user asked:

ask meme: CERULEAN!

cerulean - would you rather go to the deepest depths of the sea, or go to the furthest part of the universe?

i've played too much mass effect, so the answer is obviously space


zylphide
posted this
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beenary asked:

and for the color asks: orange, teal, gray

orange - what's the best part about a sunset / sunrise?

all the pretty colors! love that blend of blues, pinks, yellows, and oranges 🌆

teal - what part of mathematics is hard for you?

most of it lmao

although i guess in terms of classes, i had the worst time with calc 2 in undergrad because the professor was a clown and calc 2 is nothing like calc 1

gray - do you feel a kinship with the crows?

caw CAW


zylphide
posted this
Time ago
beenary asked:

for the music asks: 3, 4, 5, 14

What's a song you've had on loop recently?

i've been on a huge cyberpunk trip lately so i've been listening to Patient Zero's Empty Halls, as well as the rest of her album Transgressor (check her out, she's a trans musician making cyberpunk music)

What's something you've been listening to for years?

kpop sdkfjskldfj

Favourite video game soundtrack?

hands down the okami soundtrack

Is there a song that pumps you up? What is it?

uhh idk, it really depends on my mood. for the current Cyberpunk Mood it's Daniel Deluxe's Instruments of Retribution


zylphide
posted this
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kvistwig asked:

2 for tha music meme ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

  1. Eiko Shimamiya - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
  2. Purity Ring - dust hym
  3. BLACKPINK - As If It's Your Last

tbh my spotify is a huge mess of video game soundtracks, kpop, jpop, lofi, and indie music


zylphide
posted this
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naiad asked:

green - best thing about a picnic?

just the being outdoors part tbh

normally i'm just a very indoorsy person, but i love going out to state parks/national parks and just taking in the sights without having to worry about emails or schoolwork. having a picnic is like the miniature version of that and it's great!! just sit there, eat some food, look at some nature 🌳🌲🌾🍄


zylphide
naiad(she/her or they/them)
Time ago

colour-based ask meme

misermachine

red - what ignites a fire in your belly, gets your gears grinding?
orange - what's the best part about a sunset / sunrise?
yellow - do you know that you are loved, you magnificent little piece of the universe?
green - best thing about a picnic?
blue - do you know how to swim?
purple - did you ever pretend you were royalty when you were young?
teal - what part of mathematics is hard for you?
cream - have you ever made banana bread?
pink - what about valentines day do you love? what about valentines day do you hate?
black - name your favourite colour.
gray - do you feel a kinship with the crows?
white - what is your morning process?
brown - do you know how to tell anger from sadness?
lavender - do you have a label for yourself in the queer community?
lilac - describe a pleasant memory in overly-flowery prose writing.
amber - what do you think of being trapped in amber?
cerulean - would you rather go to the deepest depths of the sea, or go to the furthest part of the universe?
maroon - do you have a plan for tomorrow?
navy blue - name a scientific concept you love.


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naiad(she/her or they/them)
Time ago

Some Music Asks

kvistwig
  1. Favourite intro song?
  2. Put your playlist on shuffle and post the first three songs that comes up!
  3. What's a song you've had on loop recently?
  4. What's something you've been listening to for years?
  5. Favourite video game soundtrack?
  6. Favourite movie soundtrack?
  7. Favourite show soundtrack?
  8. Have you ever made music?
  9. What's a song you can come back to after a long day?
  10. Do you work to any music?
  11. Free space! Post whatever song you want to!
  12. Favourite genre of music?
  13. Do you like any obscure genres of music?
  14. Is there a song that pumps you up? What is it?
  15. Favourite outtro song?

zylphide
naiad(she/her or they/them)
Time ago
naiad

I feel like art would be easier if I had a set "style" instead of just doing my best to copy screenshots and stuff? But honestly I have zero idea what I would want my style to even look like?? I see so many different kinds of art and every single one of them is soo cool and how do you just pick something???

zylphide

honestly it's like highkey impossible to really have a set style when you're first starting out, and it's always a continuing process. some people tell me that i have a style and i go "oh shit really??"

and kinda to repeat what others have been saying, a lot of times a style is just a collection of things that you like from other artists. like i got really inspired by this one webcomic where the artist drew the bottom eyelashes prominently and bam! now i do it all the time. but of course my art doesn't look like theirs, even if i did copy the way they drew their eyelashes. same if someone decided to say, copy the way i draw eyes.

really, a "style" is just a huge collection of "how do you draw this thing?" smooshed together, and you can swap things out as you find new ways of doing things or as you decide to experiment. try a lot of different things and maybe you'll find something you really like!



zylphide
posted this
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digital art piece featuring a 3/4 bust of an oc (valentin) on a light gray background. val has long black hair, fair skin, freckles, and grey eyes. he's looking at the viewer and his hair is flowing to the left.

higher res version of the drawing of my oc val for the waterfall art meme


zylphide
posted this
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damn these undergrads really be tryna argue with me for regrades and points back for assignments that are literally worth like less than 1% of the grade huh


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