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zylphide
posted this
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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

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


zylphide
posted this
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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.


zylphide
posted this
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i keep buying stamps with no one to send mail to F

i just like stamps 😒


zylphide
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someone: hey how's ur research going
me:


zylphide
posted this
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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


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???


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


zylphide
babushka(he/she, ΠΎΠ½/ΠΎΠ½Π°/)
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



zylphide
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


zylphide
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ikaii-chan asked:

(For the color ask meme) ʕ‒́α΄₯‒̀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‒́α΄₯‒̀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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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


zylphide
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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



zylphide
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 πŸŒ†

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
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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
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kvistwig asked:

2 for tha music meme α••( ᐛ )α•—

  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 πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒΎπŸ„


zylphide
naiad(she/her or they/them)
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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!



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