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zylphide
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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me as an undergrad: i don't think the TAs should be so harsh when grading

me as a TA: the harshest grader in all of history, subtracting points all over the place because no one is reading the instructions and no one seems to understand anything


zylphide
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pinned post babey

hi, i'm celeste, a graduate student and hobbyist artist. i like drawing my ocs and almost nothing else lmao

all follows/reblogs come from @shiny-rayquaza, i post photography rarely on @syrcidia

quick links:
toyhou.se (oc repository)
flight rising (dragons!)
ko-fi


zylphide
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i can't find my old pinned post i guess i'll have to make a new one rip


zylphide
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🦀 wf 1.0 is here!!! 🦀


zylphide
zylphide
Time ago
zylphide

me weeks ago: im not gonna draw until i finish this paper

paper: still not finished

zylphide

it is now the spring semester and the paper is still only like 55% done dkjfalkdf



marpleblarp

does anyone have any allotment/ vegetable planting advice they can give me? I have a small patch in my garden (~6m2) by a fence with ~6-8 hours of full sun in the summer and it is a clay soil. Ive been adding some mulch to rot in over winter and I want to grow potatoes, onions, tomatoes, brassicas and some other stuff and want to know how best to make use of the small amount of space to get a good and healthy yield

zylphide

this got kinda long i'm sorry, i'm a plant biologist jksdfsd

clay soil is dense and needs to be aerated somehow to introduce air into the soil and improve drainage. mulching might be enough, but i would look into it some more to make sure.

certain plants HATE being planted next to each other, for a variety of reasons. either they produce compounds that another plant can't tolerate, or they attract similar/the same pests and you'll get a horrible infestation that hurts both plants. (look up companion planting and maybe allelopathic plants if you want more details)

recommendations for the plants you've listed:

  • planting tomatoes next to onions
  • do NOT plant potatoes and tomatoes together, they're both Solanaceae and attract the same pests
  • planting brassicas next to onions or potatoes
  • some brassicas do not do well with other brassicas (ex: cabbage hates broccoli and cauliflower, lettuce hates broccoli), look up more details depending on which brassicas you're interested in
  • some brassicas do not do well with tomatoes (ex: kohlrabi)

since your available space is not that big, i'm not sure you can follow all the reccomendations and still plant all the crops that you want. you can definitely try, but i'm not sure if you can space antagonistic plants far enough apart to avoid the adverse effects.

each plant has its own reccommended spacing between rows. bigger plants will generally need more space.

to grow potatoes, you probably want to grow them "upwards." idk how to properly explain it, but the potato part of a potato plant is actually a modified stem, so what you want to do to get more potatoes out of the plant is to plant the initial tuber into the ground. after that, as the plant grows taller, you need to add more soil around the stem. you can use something like a canvas bag with holes cut into it to keep the soil in place (the holes are to check the tuber growth status/harvest the tubers). this vertical farming helps to maintain empty space for other plants.

highly reccomend any kind of tomato cage for tomatoes to grow on, which may take up some extra space depending on the type of cage you buy.


marpleblarp

oh wow!! thank you so much!!! This is so so helpful to me. Ive been mulching to try and improve the structure as much as possible through earthworms and mycelial systems. Ive had a lot of issues where tiling the soil hasnt been effective as it compacts easily after heavy rain so im hoping the improved organic content and healthier bioshere could help out, or at least help with moisture retention in hot weather.

Thank you so much for the tips for which plants to put together. Ive attached my current garden plan that I made a few days ago and it appears to match up quite well with what youve suggested mostly by accident ahaha.
It was mostly designed around plant growing season length and how much sun they need/ how heat tolerant they are. I know potatoes and such prefer cooler conditions so keeping them at the back I think could help protect them from any hot spells in the summer.

I plan to grow broccoli and brussel sprouts next to each other although this is subject to change - im thinking of netting it to avoid cabbage butterfly issues.

Im hoping to companion plant tomatoes with carrots as ive heard carrots can improve tomato yields. Im not expecting any edible carrots with my soil but it could be cool to try.

Id really love to know what you think of what ive planned so far and how I can improve :)

OOh ive heard about potato bags!! We tried some in ground potatoes with some hilling and some potatoes in grow bags and the floor potatoes did a lot better - I think they just had more access to nutrients and space. Honestly im a little embrarrassed that I just now know what a tomato cage is. We got given some tomato plants last summer and abused them a lot to the point that they mostly trailed on the ground in bushes so that will be so so helpful this summer :D

Again, thank you so much for all your help and going in to detail - I appreciate it so much

P.S - does anyone have any tips for diverting slugs? I dont really have the heart to murder them all but they are a real pain when smaller plants are establishing and this garden gives them a lot of hiding spots


zylphide

not sure if i'd recommend planting broccoli with broussel sprouts. they need the same nutrients, which means theyr'e in competition with each other.

so looking at your plan, the main problem i see is the peas/beans near the onion. onions stunt the growth of peas/beans, so you would need to make some changes. i would reccomend swapping the cucmbers and the onions - onions are good companions for leeks, and cucumbers are good companions for peas/beans. peas/beans also hate leeks so there's that. plus you can use the tomato cages to help the cucumbers grow.

rhubarb is.... scary....

not because it's hard to take care of, but because sometimes they become Too Strong and you can't get rid of it.... also it grows h u g e so i'm not sure the small space you set up is enough for more than like... 1 plant. (people have forced rhubarb to grow in the dark and it grows so fast it makes like popping noises and i don't like that)

tomatoes also don't like hot temperatures (they're in the same family as potatoes), they like temps around 70F (21C), and while they won't die at higher temps, their growth will stall.

other than that everything else looks good

no clue on how to get rid of slugs though rip



marpleblarp

does anyone have any allotment/ vegetable planting advice they can give me? I have a small patch in my garden (~6m2) by a fence with ~6-8 hours of full sun in the summer and it is a clay soil. Ive been adding some mulch to rot in over winter and I want to grow potatoes, onions, tomatoes, brassicas and some other stuff and want to know how best to make use of the small amount of space to get a good and healthy yield

zylphide

this got kinda long i'm sorry, i'm a plant biologist jksdfsd

clay soil is dense and needs to be aerated somehow to introduce air into the soil and improve drainage. mulching might be enough, but i would look into it some more to make sure.

certain plants HATE being planted next to each other, for a variety of reasons. either they produce compounds that another plant can't tolerate, or they attract similar/the same pests and you'll get a horrible infestation that hurts both plants. (look up companion planting and maybe allelopathic plants if you want more details)

recommendations for the plants you've listed:

  • planting tomatoes next to onions
  • do NOT plant potatoes and tomatoes together, they're both Solanaceae and attract the same pests
  • planting brassicas next to onions or potatoes
  • some brassicas do not do well with other brassicas (ex: cabbage hates broccoli and cauliflower, lettuce hates broccoli), look up more details depending on which brassicas you're interested in
  • some brassicas do not do well with tomatoes (ex: kohlrabi)

since your available space is not that big, i'm not sure you can follow all the reccomendations and still plant all the crops that you want. you can definitely try, but i'm not sure if you can space antagonistic plants far enough apart to avoid the adverse effects.

each plant has its own reccommended spacing between rows. bigger plants will generally need more space.

to grow potatoes, you probably want to grow them "upwards." idk how to properly explain it, but the potato part of a potato plant is actually a modified stem, so what you want to do to get more potatoes out of the plant is to plant the initial tuber into the ground. after that, as the plant grows taller, you need to add more soil around the stem. you can use something like a canvas bag with holes cut into it to keep the soil in place (the holes are to check the tuber growth status/harvest the tubers). this vertical farming helps to maintain empty space for other plants.

highly reccomend any kind of tomato cage for tomatoes to grow on, which may take up some extra space depending on the type of cage you buy.



zylphide
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any gals wanna be pals 😢


zylphide
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An Anonymous user asked:

i swear to god i need a commission from you in this lifetime, i keep going like 'where's that person i follow with their name starting with Zy their art gives me life'

also your dragons on FR!! so many and so pretties * ^ *

aw, thank you! ;;w;;

right now i'm a bit swamped with work (yay for review papers and teaching undergraduates) but i can definitely let you know when comms open again

(i do love my FR dragons, i spent way too much treasure acquiring them)


zylphide
posted this
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question: how in-depth should i go when describing a piece of art for the image id/caption?

like as someone who isn't hard of seeing, i don't know what descriptions are useful/superfluous. do i just go ham describing what my oc looks like??? can i turn on the scientific part of my brain and go "background: tannish color, main focus: oc, oc description: blah blah, oc clothing: blah blah"???


zylphide
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im a stamp collector now


zylphide
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