note-a-bear:

moniquill:

project-raw:

Enough said!

This ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ shit needs to be -BACKED-.
I am all for the encouragement of urban gardening, but pretty pictures and platitudes aren’t enough. You need to be out there handing out dirt and seeds and containers, you need to be getting out there and building wheelchair-accessible raised community gardens and building seed libraries and showing people how to hang tomato plants off fire escapes and commandeer city land - and even THEN you don’t say ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ you say ‘Hey, this is how to do it, if you want in.’
Telling people they can do it isn’t doing shit if you’re not actually showing them how and helping to make it possible.
Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE work on doing things to make it possible?
Maybe give people instructions on how to work with an/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.
We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘Grow food, not lawns!’
(Also we need to remember that some people will never be able to invest the money, time, and effort both physical and mental that it takes to have a garden, because they have personal care needs/care of others responsibilities/jobs/illnesses/physical disabilities/other shit to do/do not give a dull fuck about gardening and are perfectly happy with a patch of grass or even astroturf AND THAT IS OK TOO.)

^^^^^^^All dat

note-a-bear:

moniquill:

project-raw:

Enough said!

This ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ shit needs to be -BACKED-.

I am all for the encouragement of urban gardening, but pretty pictures and platitudes aren’t enough. You need to be out there handing out dirt and seeds and containers, you need to be getting out there and building wheelchair-accessible raised community gardens and building seed libraries and showing people how to hang tomato plants off fire escapes and commandeer city land - and even THEN you don’t say ‘YOU CAN DO IT!’ you say ‘Hey, this is how to do it, if you want in.’

Telling people they can do it isn’t doing shit if you’re not actually showing them how and helping to make it possible.

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE work on doing things to make it possible?

Maybe give people instructions on how to work with an/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.

We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘Grow food, not lawns!’

(Also we need to remember that some people will never be able to invest the money, time, and effort both physical and mental that it takes to have a garden, because they have personal care needs/care of others responsibilities/jobs/illnesses/physical disabilities/other shit to do/do not give a dull fuck about gardening and are perfectly happy with a patch of grass or even astroturf AND THAT IS OK TOO.)

^^^^^^^
All dat

♥ 7467 — 1 hour ago on 25 Jul 2014 — via teabooksandchocolate (source)
#reference  #food  

djmonn:

heytherewolfgirl:

1. Become awesome at Excel. (x)

2. Learn how to code. (x) (x)

3. Make a dynamic website. (x) (x) (x)

4. Learn to make a mobile game. (x) (x)

5. Start reading faster. (x)

6. Learn a language! (x)

7. Pickle your own vegetables. (

hey! codecademy is great! i highly suggest you try out python it’s a great beginners language and it’s very powerful. if you would like to get into web development look into HTML, CSS, and Javascript!

♥ 18116 — 2 hours ago on 25 Jul 2014 — via halfhouse (source)
miketooch:

notkingkong:

this gets funnier every year 

The year is 2042. Your daughter is awkwardly silent as she eats her dinner. “Something wrong sweetie?” She sighs and puts down her fork. “I was digging really deep in AO3 last night…Why didn’t you finish that coffee shop au?” It happened. Your past has come back to haunt you. Nay, it never truly left.

miketooch:

notkingkong:

this gets funnier every year 

The year is 2042. Your daughter is awkwardly silent as she eats her dinner. “Something wrong sweetie?” She sighs and puts down her fork. “I was digging really deep in AO3 last night…Why didn’t you finish that coffee shop au?” It happened. Your past has come back to haunt you. Nay, it never truly left.

♥ 257537 — 3 hours ago on 25 Jul 2014 — via belikebumblebee (source)
truebloodsims:

HEY TUMBLR!  Have you heard?
They’re giving away Sims 2 for FREE from now until July 31.
Totally legit copies of the whole game including ALL expansions and “stuff” packs. Just register the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS on Origin before July 31 and the game is yours to either download and install right away or save for later. More details at the official EA Games site and Gamespot.
ETA: You may have to edit the game’s “GraphicRules.sgr” file to make it display properly since the game is likely older than your PC. For help with that see kiri’s Graphics Card fixes thread at leefish.nl or these instructions at SimsVIP.com.

truebloodsims:

HEY TUMBLR!  Have you heard?

They’re giving away Sims 2 for FREE from now until July 31.

Totally legit copies of the whole game including ALL expansions and “stuff” packs. Just register the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS on Origin before July 31 and the game is yours to either download and install right away or save for later. More details at the official EA Games site and Gamespot.

ETA: You may have to edit the game’s “GraphicRules.sgr” file to make it display properly since the game is likely older than your PC. For help with that see kiri’s Graphics Card fixes thread at leefish.nl or these instructions at SimsVIP.com.

♥ 3964 — 19 hours ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via sleepieweenie (source)
#games  #sims 2  #with link  #gif  #sims  
awesomedigitalart:

Fidelia by Raironu

awesomedigitalart:

Fidelia by Raironu

♥ 423 — 22 hours ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via sleepieweenie (source)
sigmarue:

That one time I got to draw Mass Effect fanart at Wondercon on a Cintiq demo unit.
And that one time I only ever drew Mass Effect fanart because why not

sigmarue:

That one time I got to draw Mass Effect fanart at Wondercon on a Cintiq demo unit.

And that one time I only ever drew Mass Effect fanart because why not

♥ 105 — 22 hours ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via reyairia (source)
people are allowed to be unhappy about not being represented, AND they are also allowed to be unhappy about being represented poorly. this is not a contradiction, it is not hypocrisy. this is a consistent response to two distinct but related ways in which marginalized groups get the short end.
♥ 47 — 1 day ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via yawngoddessofdreams (source)

The people and friends that we have lost, or the dreams that have faded… Never forget them.

♥ 1612 — 1 day ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via obsessionisthenewblack (source)

thirstforsalt:

simplyringrose:

We don’t need European fairy tales retold with dark-skinned characters

We need non-European fairy tales being told

Race-bending isn’t the answer here

Realizing that there are children who have non-European heritages and cultures who need their own stories being given representation is the answer

This is basically what I wrote my college thesis on

♥ 52894 — 1 day ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via writingfail (source)

jtotheizzoe:

sci-universe:

Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Same.

♥ 13146 — 1 day ago on 23 Jul 2014 — via jtotheizzoe (source)