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I got irrationally excited when i found three tiny mushrooms growing around the base of my snake plant this morning. :D  It was like “Mother Nature hath favoured thee child, here be mushrooms, lol.” Here’s a drawing of the lovelies, along with my succulent/chili and ginger plant. ©geraldinesy 

I got irrationally excited when i found three tiny mushrooms growing around the base of my snake plant this morning. :D  It was like “Mother Nature hath favoured thee child, here be mushrooms, lol.” Here’s a drawing of the lovelies, along with my succulent/chili and ginger plant. ©geraldinesy 

Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.

— Susan Cain (via quotes-shape-us)

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battletendencies:

guys net neutrality is so important

since it just got repealed, cable companies now can charge extra for speed for site hosts, which means sites like netflix, youtube or really any site in the world have to pay extra in order to have the maximum speeds for customers

which means:

  1. small companies that might be doing rly great shit won’t be able to handle a lot of customers bc it might be too expensive to pay for higher speeds
  2. big sites like tumblr/twitter/facebook are going to have to pay extra money so you can get your content as fast as possible, and guess who’s going to have to bear that extra cost (hint: us)
  3. cable companies already have a monopoly over cable/telephone networks (there’s only like 3 major ones and comcast makes up for more than 50% of america’s cable rn, not good) but now they’re going to control internet speeds too, which means they can do whatever they want to the speeds of your favorite sites and you can’t even switch out since they have no competition
  4. if they don’t like the site for a political reason, they can increase prices to however high they want, therefore slowing the site down by so much that they can’t function anymore
  5. they say they’re making an “internet fast lane” but really what it means is that most sites (unless they got the $$$) are going to be on the slow lane by default

so please, sign this petition to let the government know you’re fucking pissed about this

(via thisisluzma)

Waiting 
Personal illustration. ©geraldinesy 2014

Waiting 

Personal illustration. ©geraldinesy 2014

it’s International Literacy Day today. :) hurrah!

it’s International Literacy Day today. :) hurrah!

She’s the Woman
An illustration about the coming-of-age story of a young girl. She freaked out on the morning of her first period. For Weekend magazine. ©geraldinesy 2014

She’s the Woman

An illustration about the coming-of-age story of a young girl. She freaked out on the morning of her first period. For Weekend magazine. ©geraldinesy 2014

How are the children?

An illustration for the paper about how children are affected by the war. ©geraldinesy 2014.

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

— Ira Glass (via spoilsofmatter)

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robinwdavey:

Sitting Is Killing You
A piece for TIME Magazine, commissioned by AD Alexander Ho.
Being desk-bound myself most days, I think (worry) about this topic a lot. Maybe that’s why I went a bit melodramatic with this?

i’m going to get a standing desk now.

robinwdavey:

Sitting Is Killing You

A piece for TIME Magazine, commissioned by AD Alexander Ho.

Being desk-bound myself most days, I think (worry) about this topic a lot. Maybe that’s why I went a bit melodramatic with this?

i’m going to get a standing desk now.

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