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7:15pm September 15, 2014

anomalously-written:

You know what I love? 
Names. 
You know what I love more than just names? 
Geographically accurate names.

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(Current popular names all over the world)

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The following information was found here

Names From The Ancient World

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Medieval European Names
Medieval English Names

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Anglo-Saxon/Old English Names

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CELTIC

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Modern English First Names

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Western European Names

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Eastern European Names

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Scandinavian Names

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Former Soviet Union Names

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African Names

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Northern Native American Names

Southern and Central Native American Names

  • Aztec [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars, Rulers]
  • Inca [Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Maya [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Amazonian [Names from tribes living in the rain forests]

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India

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Middle and Near Eastern 

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Pacific 

1:09pm September 14, 2014

ref i guess

moeite:

holy shit !!!!! ok time for me to recommend some cool (FREE) apps u might like (that actually work pretty good) !!

• Music Apps
Mix of Tron
Sketch a Tune

• Artsy Apps
Sketchbook Mobile (demo) *
Doodle Club
Pixel Art Editor
Pixelesque

• Anime Apps
Crunchyroll
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• Gif Makers
Camera Gif Creator

• Editors
Pixlr Express
Photo Editor (it’s literally called that)
Glitchr
Glitch!

*full version is like 2$

1:08pm September 14, 2014

Achievement Hunter PC Minecraft Usernames Masterlist

tumblorica:

Ok, so since the 1.8 update it’s now possible to wear player heads as well as have player heads with all the layers instead of just the base layer. You can spawn these heads in game using the command: /give @p minecraft:skull 1 3 {SkullOwner:namegoeshere}
(Note:Capital letters are important!)

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From left to right

Geoff: AHGeoff

Ryan: AHRyan

Jack: Jack_AH

Ray: AH_Brownman

Gavin: GavinoFree (Or you know just a creeper head)

Michael: AH_Michael

Lindsay: JonesLife

Kdin: AH_Kdin

Matt: AxialMatt

Jeremy: Jerem6401 (Not exactly sure about this one since I found it hard to find what Jeremy’s Minecraft skin actually looks like)

I don’t think Caleb and Kerry have shown up in any PC Minecraft Let’s Plays, but if they have let me know and I’ll add them to the list if their usernames are visible.

1:02pm September 14, 2014

FACE AND PERSONALITY

noxious-somnium:

It’s very important to have variety of face shapes and readings because they tell a lot about a person and their personality (or not I JUST LOVE THEM)

1:02pm September 14, 2014
falconsamwil asked: hey, i want to start watching all this roosterteeth stuff but i have no idea where to start, any suggestions??????

thewaywardqueen:

I mean it depends on what kind of things you prefer because they make a shit ton of stuff:

and like a billion other things- but hopefully this helps!x

12:58pm September 14, 2014
orange-spots asked: so i'm thinking about making the switch from my current diet to vegetarian and ultimately into vegan. I've always thought that the lack of meat wasnt the problem for me just the fact that I really come kinda blank in the brain if I try to think of a week's worth of meals that fit that. I know they're out there and I'm just wondering if you threw together a 30-50$ shopping list what you'd get and make with it? i know youve posted links to stuff which ive looked through but i was just curious.

endlesslyunamusing:

Oh yay Mary this is the best news!!! I’m sure that you’ll love your transition, once I got over the, “Man, guess I can’t eat that again..” phase (which was surprisingly short) I’ve never felt better, both about my impact on the world and in the physical sense!

I totally understand the struggle to come up with cheap meals that don’t include meat or dairy, but once you find out the staples that you enjoy eating, it’s really easy to switch.

The main ingredients that replace meat for me include dried products that I reconstitute over the weekend and use all throughout the week. Of course, you can use canned versions of them but I find that it really is so much cheaper and you get so much more food. Dried beans (white, kidney, mixed, whatever’s your favorite) and chickpeas are our go-tos. (I use the overnight soaking process, but I’ve found that if you boil the beans long enough it doesn’t really matter all that much.) I make a large batch, usually one or two packages of chickpeas or a mix of one box of white and one of kidney beans.

Lentils are also big players in our diet, but they don’t need to be pre-cooked, you just gotta make sure that whatever you’re adding it to (a simple soup, quick pasta sauce, whatever) has enough liquid in it since they suck up quite a bit. I add it to pre-made pasta sauces with a little veggie broth (which is just a veggie bouillon in water, just be mindful of the amount of salt since both can be pretty heavy handed.) I often add a handful of lentils to whatever is bubbling on the stove to add that extra “full-belly” feeling.

Once I have my large batch of either chickpeas or mixed beans, it’s relatively easy to whip up meals. We don’t buy much more produce than we did when we were eating meat, really, so it’s not too big of a hit on our wallet. We keep a steady amount of garlic and onions in the house, and carrots for snacking on, try to keep fresh tomato for sandwiches, and sometimes get cucumber or avocado. Staples of our pantry include pasta, a significant amount of crushed tomato for chilis and pasta sauces, coconut milk (I’m a curry fanatic), plain oatmeal in bulk, bread, and rice. We also keep a few bags of frozen potatoes on hand for whenever I’m feeling super lazy about what to eat with dinner.

When it is bean week I make a large batch of chili that feeds us for 2-3 days and a bean salad that also lasts us a long while. I don’t have an exact recipe that I follow for either since I’m more of a free-form cook that looks at recipes that are intriguing and whip them up on the fly. For the bean salad I rinse off the mixed beans, and then crush a clove of garlic into the bowl along with a few good glugs of olive oil, half of an onion finely minced (white or red, whatever), salt, and whatever spices inspire me that day; sometimes it’s curry and soy sauce, sometimes it’s dried basil, oregano and crushed red pepper. If there are tomatoes around when it’s time to eat it I add some on top (they don’t keep very well in the fridge) but that’s totally up to you. We eat it for lunch and as a side to sandwiches for dinner. It really fills us up and costs next to nothing. The chili is almost as easy! I crush up a lot of garlic, add a chopped onion and let them melt down, then add a couple of cans of crushed tomato, spices like cumin, cayenne, and smoked paprika, and add the beans. Easy peasy. Eat it alone or over rice or pasta for a more filling meal.

When I make a big batch of chickpeas I usually make a sort of chickpea ‘tuna salad’ that I’m working to improve the recipe of. Since we don’t get vegennaise (BOO) easily here I just use a combo of oil and spices to make it all combined. We don’t have a food processor (yet!) so I’ve been making everything with a stick blender. I blend the chickpeas until they look like this and then add olive oil, soy sauce, a ripped up piece of nori (for that seafood flavor, which is completely optional), a small diced onion, and some dried basil. This is really all about finding out what your palate loves best, you can add basically anything from your spice cabinet that tickles your fancy, from sriracha to coriander. I’ve also made hummus (which was not fun with my dinky stick blender ugh) with just garlic, oil, and lemon juice that lends itself to sandwiches and snacks perfectly. I’ve also been regularly making chana masala for dinner. I got a huge tub of ginger paste from our local produce market which makes it a lot easier and cheaper than buying, peeling, and grating fresh ginger all the time. It’s basically Indian chickpea chili! The version I linked includes a little coconut milk and I think that it makes a lovely addition and adds a cohesive creaminess to the dish, but it’s optional and there are TONS of different recipes for this dish that you can find.

Looking at this post now I see that I’ve gotten kind of long-winded, sorry about that.

For a beginner vegan shopping cart with a budget I would include:

  • Dried beans
  • Dried chickpeas
  • Dried lentils (I use red, they cook a little quicker than green, but whatever!)
  • rice / pasta
  • onions and garlic
  • cheap extra virgin olive oil, in Sweden I’ve found a blend of EVOO and sunflower oil that I love, cheap but still has that rich olive flavor
  • a loaf of good, dark, seedy bread
  • a good amount of crushed tomatoes
  • a can or two of coconut milk
  • natural peanut butter (we have PB&Js for breakfast often, so filling!)
  • bananas for adding to the PB&Js and having as a healthy snack
  • fresh tomatoes (for sandwiches and the bean salad if you enjoy them)
  • steel-cut rolled oats (just pop it in the mic with water for a few minutes and top with brown sugar or syrup or jam or whatever, and you’re set for a good 8 hours)
  • frozen potato wedges for a really quick side to anything
  • frozen peas (I add them to almost everything for some extra greenery) and other frozen veggies that you enjoy

That’s pretty much everything that is in our pantry right now and I’ve got enough food to last us a loooong time. I’m gonna link some vegan blogs that I like to frequent, some of them have more involved recipes with slightly expensive ingredients, but there are many that you can whip up cheaply and easily.

  • The Vegan Stoner (cheap and fast!)
  • Vegan Sandra (cheap and easy)
  • Vegan in the Freezer (cheap and easy and freezable!)
  • Vegan Richa (I find all of her recipes to be interesting and delicious looking!)
  • PostPunkKitchen (written by the queen of vegan cooking, Isa Chandra, who wrote some of the most popular vegan cookbooks out there, her writing is delightful as well)
  • MadeVegan (a lovely vegan food blog with great photography)
  • LunchBoxBunch (not the cheapest, but one of the most popular vegan blogs out there, I use it frequently for ideas)
  • Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes (a large selection of recipes!)
  • My Darling Vegan (beautiful and inspiring)
  • Oh She Glows (one of the most popular vegan food blogs out there at the moment, has a large selection and beautiful looking food)

If you have any questions about veganism or just want to chit chat about food please feel free to talk to me!

12:57pm September 14, 2014

 THE ONLINE TABLETOP: Preparing Your First Session | Gnome Stew - The Game Mastering Blog

tabletopresources:

"So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge: you’re going to GM your first online session.  Maybe you’re a little nervous, concerned about getting all the details right.  This article will give you some guidelines to help you make that first session start smoothly."

Follow the link for the full article which will cover what you’ll need, and steps to take to help ensure the DM and players are properly prepared!

Check out Tabletop Gaming Resources for more art, tips and tools for your game!

12:55pm September 14, 2014

9/11 Documentaries

buckybarnesss:

This is a short list of some of the 9/11 documentaries I’ve seen over the years.

Notes: Please be careful if you watch any of these documentaries as they do contain graphic footage

These links do change all the time due to copyright so if there are any broken or defunct links don’t hesitate to let me know. Many of these include dramatizations of events.

Witness to 9/11 (History Channel Interactive) 102 Minutes That Changed America

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

The 9/11 Tapes: The Story In the Air - Interactive Feature on the New York Times

9/11 : The Naudet Brother’s Documentary

RK Owens YouTube Channel Debunking the 9/11 Truther Movement

Snopes: 9/11 Rumors

The Man Who Knew Frontline documentary on John O’Neill who had been an FBI counter terrorism expert before becoming head of security on the World Trade Center in 2001.

Inside 9/11: Zero Hour 1/4 [this is a playlist]

Flight 175: As The World Watched

Zero Hour: The Last Hour of Flight 11

Inside the Twin Towers

9/11: A Tale of Two Towers

Lets Roll: The Story of Flight 93

9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor

Popular Mechanics 2005 Article Debunking 9/11 Myths

12:53pm September 14, 2014

 AniRef App Lets Animators Create and Analyze Reference Footage

12:53pm September 14, 2014

landdwweller:

Apparently it’s International Literacy Day so here! Have some resources for writing since I can’t find any good ones for reading comprehension!

Language Skills Handbook - Grammar & UsageGrammar Practice
Daily Grammar
Writing skills (I’d suggest scrolling down to Spelling & Grammar as well as Sentence Structure)
How to Write Emotion
How to Show (Not Tell)