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digital full-body art of a deity oc named yasha. yasha has tan skin, long platinum blonde hair, and with two dark, greyish-purple horns that curve upwards and backwards. instead of having legs, they have many tentacles that spiral around each other, staring at the hips. the tentacles are periwinkle where they meet the torso, changing to pink and then yellow. they glow softly at the very tips. they also have two sets of semi-transparent wings that fade from periwinkle at the edges to pink to a glowing yellow color near their body. another set of wing-like feathers with the same color scheme are attached to their ears. they're not wearing any clothes, but they have these gold bands with inscriptions around their neck and wrists. three diamond-shaped gems are embedded in their chest, with the middle one being the biggest and two at the sides being smaller but of the same size. their eyes are the same color as their wings, but the skin around their eyes has two vertical scar-like lines painted in the same color as their horns.digital full-body in a chibi style of an oc doing a shrug with their eyes closed while a wispy spirit looking thing emerges from their back. the oc has jaw-length light blue hair with two hair clips. they're wearing greyish-bluish metal armor with dark blue accents and light yellow sigils. the wispy spirit is yasha holding up both fists and grinning almost evilly. their fists have silver brass knuckles on them.

i was watching this anime on netflix and there was this evil pope man who, when questioned about his use of violence in spite of his faith, straight up busted out some brass knuckles and said "i'm not doing anything, it's god, he guides my fists"

it was honestly the funniest fucking thing so now i have an oc who's supposedly a pacifist because of their faith but beats up people with brass knuckles and says it's god's will

except it's literally god's will because they're getting possessed

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@3ye-kand1 commented on this post:
what anime was it
asking for a friend

it was yasuke on netflix but tbh.... it's.... not that good.... a 4/10 or 5/10 for me



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digital full-body art of a deity oc named yasha. yasha has tan skin, long platinum blonde hair, and with two dark, greyish-purple horns that curve upwards and backwards. instead of having legs, they have many tentacles that spiral around each other, staring at the hips. the tentacles are periwinkle where they meet the torso, changing to pink and then yellow. they glow softly at the very tips. they also have two sets of semi-transparent wings that fade from periwinkle at the edges to pink to a glowing yellow color near their body. another set of wing-like feathers with the same color scheme are attached to their ears. they're not wearing any clothes, but they have these gold bands with inscriptions around their neck and wrists. three diamond-shaped gems are embedded in their chest, with the middle one being the biggest and two at the sides being smaller but of the same size. their eyes are the same color as their wings, but the skin around their eyes has two vertical scar-like lines painted in the same color as their horns.digital full-body in a chibi style of an oc doing a shrug with their eyes closed while a wispy spirit looking thing emerges from their back. the oc has jaw-length light blue hair with two hair clips. they're wearing greyish-bluish metal armor with dark blue accents and light yellow sigils. the wispy spirit is yasha holding up both fists and grinning almost evilly. their fists have silver brass knuckles on them.

i was watching this anime on netflix and there was this evil pope man who, when questioned about his use of violence in spite of his faith, straight up busted out some brass knuckles and said "i'm not doing anything, it's god, he guides my fists"

it was honestly the funniest fucking thing so now i have an oc who's supposedly a pacifist because of their faith but beats up people with brass knuckles and says it's god's will

except it's literally god's will because they're getting possessed


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sideways photo of the golden thread tarot deck, which has a matte plastic background and metallic gold lettering/pictures. this photo shows off a few cards of the major arcana, namely the fool, the hierophant, and the empress
photo of the golden thread tarot deck, which has a matte plastic background and metallic gold lettering/pictures. this photo shows off quite a few cards of the major arcana, including the empress, strength, the hermit, the magician, the high priestess, and the chariot.

they're here owo


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finals are done

i'm free!!!


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photo of a pink bacterial streak on a petri plate
photo of two petri plates, one with a pink bacterial streak and one with a yellow-ish white-ish bacterial streak. both plates have fungus growing above the bacterial streaks

hehe bacterial transformation successful

i shoved a plasmid (a piece of circular DNA) inside my bacteria and forced it to express a red fluorescent protein (original color is on the right, the whitish color)


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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

bruh

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@naiad commented on this post:
Not that shipping isn't ridiculous but I've been using my local post office a lot and it seems like their minimum price for a "large envelope" is around $3-4 and then they add more onto the price up to a certain weight. So if they do anything extra like buy any kind of bubblewrap or cardboard wrapping + the price of the envelope I can see how it would actually be around that much? I think a lot of people take a cut on their item listing to list shipping as cheaper tbh Idk how ups or fexex price things though

i mean, like i don't mind having to pay extra to cover the costs of shipping, especially since this is an indie place, but human brains are Dumb and if i see "$53 free shipping" i'm like 😊 and if i see "$47 + $6.50 shipping" i'm like 😢

also it's just Weird because nail polish companies will also charge me ~$6 in shipping, but they're straight up shipping flammable materials in glass bottles. they also offer free shipping at ~$50-75, while this place is like "free shipping at $100 😊"



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zylphide
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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

bruh

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@idioticsilverware commented on this post:
i got my tarot cards for 20 dollars and they're so pretty.....

oh, there are definitely gorgeous sets for ~$20 (shoutouts to the modern witch tarot), but the one i want just happens to be $47 + $6.50 shipping rip

they're matte black with gold foil illustrations, made of recycled plastic so they're easier to shuffle/won't crease



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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

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photo of a haworthia cooperi with a flower stalk on a pinkish background. the flowers are small and white and in a trumpet or squid-like shape.
photo of a gastoria with a long, leaning flower stalk on some stone and brick steps. the flowers are orange-pinkish and shaped like a long pill. there's an agave and two other plants in the background.

some of my succulents started flowering :o


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digital fullbody art of an oc, vahrtiis. they're standing at a 3/4 view facing the right, with their left arm sticking out to the side and their right arm in front of their chest. the left hand is holding a black hole-like object and the right hand is holding their hair. they have 5 horns, two sets of 2 that grow backward and twist around each other in a spiral, and one in the middle sticking straight up. they're wearing black silk that's wrapped around their chest, waist, legs, and wrists. their hair is a purplish black their scales, their horns, the tip of their tail, and the inner-facing portions of their hair have galaxy patterns. unlike the other ferah-saar, they have 4 toes on one foot and 5 fingers on one hand.

one of the gods of myr'seros, who is obviously a space deity. they're usually holed up on a big mountain.


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zylphide
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more digimon model kits available for sale.... my wallet....

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more digimon model kits available for sale.... my wallet....


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photo of a double helix cloud at sunset, framed between two houses and hanging wires

helix cloud for good science luck 🧬


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zylphide
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college is a fucking scam lmao (in the USA at least)

i have students who got 50s on an open notebook exam where the average is an 80 and students who got 30s on a report with an average of 60 and the professor said she was going to pass them all, even when it's obvious from their assignments that they have 0 clue what's going on and don't care to actually understand

what's even the point then? why even make students go to class? just tell them to hand over $60,000 and give them the degree instead of letting up continuously fail upwards

it dilutes the value of degrees, especially for students who know their stuff and actually try in class. like that's why they say undergraduate degrees are worthless when it comes to getting a job, because employers know unqualified graduates are everywhere. now you have to waste even more money on a master's or a phd, which is more $$$ in the colleges' pockets and more time that students have to waste away in schools.

and when does a master's degree also become worthless? when will every student have to do a phd and stay in school from age 4 to age 28 just so employers won't throw their resumes in the trash?

education is fucked

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and like... what is this teaching the students? they're not stupid, they'll realize they won't have to do any work in order to succeed (and the TAs will be stuck wasting time grading them and giving them feedback that they won't take). they'll also think that they know what's going on, when in reality, they seriously don't and would be woefully unprepared for employment.

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@theonlytoner commented on this post:
I 100% agree with this and I'm from the UK. I struggled desperately with my undergrad (biochem) for many reasons; but I knew coming out with 2.2 was garbage. My parents born in the 50s even now still believe that a degree puts you in the top 1% of the population despite the fact I was basically unemployable as my grade was too low to get a graduate job. Just read that. We normally talk about low grades as barriers into subjects in high school not work. Ultimately it took me 6 years to get an entry level job in life sciences. I'm nearly 30 and I am so grateful to be a lab tech... and now I get 23 yo graduates with firsts coming into my lab treating me like garbage because I don't have a first and I'm 'not a real scientist' despite the fact I've been working in this profession for 3 and half years and can work circles around their lazy asses. Yes these kids are lazy, they have been spoon fed their degrees and are just the worst to work with. Education is a scam! sorry I needed to rant.

p r e a c h

i'm a phd student doing a TA for a molecular genetics course and half these kids should not have even passed freshman bio, and yet they're gonna graduate next year with a biotech degree? and they have the nerve to think they know anything compared to people who have been in the industry for years? fuck off lmao you don't even know how to properly use a pipette

and honestly scientists are people that do science. why are these clowns gatekeeping science??? like how would they feel if someone told them they weren't scientists because they didn't waste 6 years of their life on a phd



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college is a fucking scam lmao (in the USA at least)

i have students who got 50s on an open notebook exam where the average is an 80 and students who got 30s on a report with an average of 60 and the professor said she was going to pass them all, even when it's obvious from their assignments that they have 0 clue what's going on and don't care to actually understand

what's even the point then? why even make students go to class? just tell them to hand over $60,000 and give them the degree instead of letting up continuously fail upwards

it dilutes the value of degrees, especially for students who know their stuff and actually try in class. like that's why they say undergraduate degrees are worthless when it comes to getting a job, because employers know unqualified graduates are everywhere. now you have to waste even more money on a master's or a phd, which is more $$$ in the colleges' pockets and more time that students have to waste away in schools.

and when does a master's degree also become worthless? when will every student have to do a phd and stay in school from age 4 to age 28 just so employers won't throw their resumes in the trash?

education is fucked

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and like... what is this teaching the students? they're not stupid, they'll realize they won't have to do any work in order to succeed (and the TAs will be stuck wasting time grading them and giving them feedback that they won't take). they'll also think that they know what's going on, when in reality, they seriously don't and would be woefully unprepared for employment.


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i keep buying stamps with no one to send mail to F

i just like stamps 😢


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someone: hey how's ur research going
me:


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babushka(he/she, он/она/)
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i am SCARED for my succulents okay. they say you have to keep them out of the direct sunlight for a week after repotting and not water them after that one watering you did while repotting and I'm terrified. you know what happened to the succulent leaves that were supposed to give roots after being left to dry for a week? they DRIED, @star-rice. they're DEAD. they won't produce life anymore. also every tutorial just says "put them at a south facing window" AS IF I HAVE FOUR WINDOWS IN MY HOUSE EACH ONE FACING EACH DIRECTION. both of my windows are facing...whatever they're facing, north-west? too poor too mentally ill for plants, I guess. but they're so pretty it hurts

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@star-rice i am assuming the middle ones are dead. i splashed them with water because nothing works anyway


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those directions are uh very oddly specific and i don't think they're that good tbh

"south-facing window" sounds very specific, but obviously not everyone has a south-facing window. that usually means the window with the most light (south-facing windows tend to get the most amount of sunlight light for people living in the northern hemisphere). if a north-facing one is all you have, that's fine too.

the succulent leaves you're showing there look like aeonium kiwi (i think, based off the general shape and the red tinges around the leaves). they can hold some water in their leaves, but they're not like traditional desert succulents because they're from a more subtropical climate. their soil needs to be a bit moist instead of completely dry.

as for propagating leaves of succulents, it's a mixed bag depending on the species. the leaves you're showing off here are 90% goners (especially the yellow ones). i've actually never had any success propagating the leaves of aeoniums. i don't think it's possible for the leaves to grow roots for this particular genus - it usually has to have a bit of stem for it to grow roots.

plants can be wack and kind of picky, and it's really hard to get "good" care instructions unless you know the specific genus (not easy for people who aren't familiar with plants who get unlabelled plants at the store), and even then they can just Perish out of nowhere. please don't blame yourself! even i've had plenty of plants die on me after i did my best to take care of them and i would consider myself "good" at taking care of plants.

EDIT: actually they might be echeveria agavoides, not aeonium kiwi (aeoniums have serrated leaves and i don't think your succulents have those). for echeverias, i just take the entire leaf and shove it in some dry soil and water it every once in a while. i don't bother leaving it to dry for a week or whatever. sometimes the leaves grow roots after a while, but they also might just die. it's like a 80% death rate for me when it comes to leaves. i've had better chances (almost 100% survival rate) if propagating them by cutting off one of the heads instead.



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nobody asked but uh

as an lgbta+ asian, the amount of Bad lgbt rep in asian light novels (particularly mlm "bl" stories) and the amount of people defending that shit (like "fujoshis" aka straight girls fetishizing gay men) really upsets me. like why do all the authors try and shove noncon in there and why do people try to say it's ok??? (i know why, it's because none of them have ever met an lgbt+ person in their entire lives). like it gets me so worked up dalfbdks

confession: i used to run a "popular" tumblr blog where i translated this one mlm story, but i just had to stop because i couldn't handle the toxicity. some of it was my own fault because i mocked the fujoshis for being fuckin weirdos but like... ugh

i legitimately love historical chinese settings, but there's almost zero lgbt+ works in that setting that doesn't trip the Bad alarm. and i ain't gonna flip through mountains of garbage to find One Good Thing. like i have such a bad association with it because of these dang bl novels that i don't even wanna touch my own historical chinese au. ~be the change u wanna see in the world~ but also i don't want people to see my work and automatically associate it with That


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tfw ur using antibiotic resistance to make sure your experiment worked but as it turns out they've somehow evolved resistance naturally and ur results are fricked


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mier(él/they/them)
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the waterfall dot social experience.


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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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