I can honestly say this was one of my favourite DW episodes, ever.

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fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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Infinite List of Awesome Movies:

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

 I don’t care! I don’t care about the show. We have each other. And that’s all that matters.

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lesserjoke:

It’s finally December. Good Omens fans gather expectantly around their radios and streaming devices. The audio begins to play. There is no radio drama. The whole thing is just a Best of Queen album.

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lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

Great breakdown of both Spider-Woman covers by Kanthara from Less Tits n’ Ass, More Kickin’ Ass (which I strongly recommend as a follow for people who like redlines/redraws/fixes). :D

tbh what were they expecting when they hired him, milo manara is literally the human embodiment of that WHORES WHORES WHORES comic, and for that extra special creepy touch he always draws all female characters with the exact same face so they’re all 100% interchangeable fuck units.

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captcreate:

odditymall:

The Leatherdos is a hair clip that doubles as a multi-tool that combines 5 different tools in a tiny hair clip: screw-drivers, a wrench, a trolley coin, a ruler, and a cutting edge.

—->http://odditymall.com/leatherdos-is-a-hair-clip-multi-tool

This some of that James Bond shit.

Swiss Army Hairclip

I really could have used this back in my engineering days

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huffpostarts:

In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

means more trees which is good

uses less electricity which is good (for both tax reasons and also just because  reasons)

pretties everything up

just generally all good stuff

glowy trees 2k15 plz

i love this way more than is healthy for me

like i’m sort of jittering in place with excitement and am going to wear myself out long before the science actually happens

WHOOOOOA O_O

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themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

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nomalez:

[Français/French] La banalisation de la culture du viol même chez les collectionneurs geeks.
Je suis inscrit dans quelques groupes de discussions sur Facebook qui sont consacrés aux fans et aux collections de figurines de collections tel que Hot Toys, Medicom, Sideshow,etc. De temps en temps on poste des photos mettant en scène ces figurines dans les meilleurs poses possibles. Cela va à la pose iconique de super-héros, en passant par des poses drôles,etc.Hier, un mec a posté cette photo. Comme vous pouvez le voir, il y a rien d’iconique ou de drole dans cette photo. Cette image met en scène “Black Widow” qui est retenu sur une table par le Joker et sur le point de se faire violer à tour de rôle par des super-héros qui attendent patiemment leur tour. Beaucoup ont trouvé que cette image était “drôle”, “excellente”, “bien imaginé”, etc. Heureusement, d’autre personnes ont désapprouvé cette image en disant qu’elle n’avait rien à faire sur un endroit dédié aux collectionneurs. Que des enfants pouvaient voir cette image, et que surtout il y avait rien de drôle. Le mec qui a posté cette photo a ensuite retorqué “je ne pensais pas que la communauté des collectionneurs pouvaient aussi être coincé!”Je tiens à dire qu’on est pas coincé, mais on ne peut pas accepté tout et n’importe quoi sous le prétexte de l’humour. Il faut être vraiment malsain pour penser à mettre en scène un viol avec des jouets de collections!
C’est très important, je veux dire aux gens de ne jamais laissé ce genre de comportement déviant se banaliser sur internet.
[English/Anglais] The trivialization of “rape culture” even among geeks collectors.
I enrolled in some discussion groups on Facebook that are devoted to fans and collectors of action figures such as Hot Toys, Medicom, Sideshow, etc. From time to time we post pictures featuring these figurines in the best poses. This goes to the iconic superhero pose, to funny poses, etc..Yesterday a guy posted this picture. As you can see, there is nothing iconic or funny in this picture. This photo depicts “Black Widow” which is held on a table by the Joker and about to be raped in turn by superheroes patienment waiting their turn. Many have found that this image was “funny”, “excellent”, “good thought”, etc. Fortunately, other people have disapproved this picture saying that it had nothing to do on a place dedicated to collectors. That children could see this picture, and that there was nothing particularly funny. The guy who posted this image then retorted “I do not think the community of collectors could be as little open-minded!”I want to say that we are open-minded, but we cannot accept anything and everything under the pretext of humor. You have to be really unhealthy to think about staging a rape with collectibles action figures !
It’s very important, I want to tell people to never let this kind of deviant behavior to become commonplace on the internet.

Links: Personal / World-Society / Hot Toys / Action Figures  .

nomalez:

[Français/French] La banalisation de la culture du viol même chez les collectionneurs geeks.

Je suis inscrit dans quelques groupes de discussions sur Facebook qui sont consacrés aux fans et aux collections de figurines de collections tel que Hot Toys, Medicom, Sideshow,etc. De temps en temps on poste des photos mettant en scène ces figurines dans les meilleurs poses possibles. Cela va à la pose iconique de super-héros, en passant par des poses drôles,etc.
Hier, un mec a posté cette photo. Comme vous pouvez le voir, il y a rien d’iconique ou de drole dans cette photo. Cette image met en scène “Black Widow” qui est retenu sur une table par le Joker et sur le point de se faire violer à tour de rôle par des super-héros qui attendent patiemment leur tour. Beaucoup ont trouvé que cette image était “drôle”, “excellente”, “bien imaginé”, etc. Heureusement, d’autre personnes ont désapprouvé cette image en disant qu’elle n’avait rien à faire sur un endroit dédié aux collectionneurs. Que des enfants pouvaient voir cette image, et que surtout il y avait rien de drôle. Le mec qui a posté cette photo a ensuite retorqué “je ne pensais pas que la communauté des collectionneurs pouvaient aussi être coincé!”
Je tiens à dire qu’on est pas coincé, mais on ne peut pas accepté tout et n’importe quoi sous le prétexte de l’humour. Il faut être vraiment malsain pour penser à mettre en scène un viol avec des jouets de collections!

C’est très important, je veux dire aux gens de ne jamais laissé ce genre de comportement déviant se banaliser sur internet.

[English/Anglais] The trivialization of “rape culture” even among geeks collectors.

I enrolled in some discussion groups on Facebook that are devoted to fans and collectors of action figures such as Hot Toys, Medicom, Sideshow, etc. From time to time we post pictures featuring these figurines in the best poses. This goes to the iconic superhero pose, to funny poses, etc..
Yesterday a guy posted this picture. As you can see, there is nothing iconic or funny in this picture. This photo depicts “Black Widow” which is held on a table by the Joker and about to be raped in turn by superheroes patienment waiting their turn. Many have found that this image was “funny”, “excellent”, “good thought”, etc. Fortunately, other people have disapproved this picture saying that it had nothing to do on a place dedicated to collectors. That children could see this picture, and that there was nothing particularly funny. The guy who posted this image then retorted “I do not think the community of collectors could be as little open-minded!”
I want to say that we are open-minded, but we cannot accept anything and everything under the pretext of humor. You have to be really unhealthy to think about staging a rape with collectibles action figures !

It’s very important, I want to tell people to never let this kind of deviant behavior to become commonplace on the internet.