• scientist problems: correcting minute details in scifi fic that are just outrageously wrong

shadowblinder:

Stop condemning female characters for having the exact same traits that your favorite male characters have.

(via ellipsisthegreat)

bernieloverstuff:

HAH
rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”Nope.It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.That rich red is only one application too.Plus it smells great, lol.So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.

WELL THEN!

this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.

Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.

I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”

Nope.

It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.

That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.

So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.






WELL THEN!

this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

(via ellipsisthegreat)

lemmming:

it was a 2 second video

I had to click it

I had to know what could possibly happen in two short seconds

(Source: ajaxafterdark, via ellipsisthegreat)

life-with-kate-and-dogs:

Having a service dog isn’t for fun. It’s a needed part of my life because of my disability. 
Don’t pretend to have a disability just because you want to take your dog with you. It’s illegale and hurts those like me who truly need and benefit from a service dog.

life-with-kate-and-dogs:

Having a service dog isn’t for fun. It’s a needed part of my life because of my disability. 

Don’t pretend to have a disability just because you want to take your dog with you. It’s illegale and hurts those like me who truly need and benefit from a service dog.

(via ellipsisthegreat)

staceythinx:

The Lotus Building in Wujin, China by Studio 505 is as smart as it is beautiful.

Studio 505 on the energy efficiency of their design:

The project has been designed to minimize energy usage- with over 2500 geothermal piles driven through the base of the artificial lake, The entire lake water mass and ground beneath is utilized to pre-cool (summer) and pre-warm (winter) the air conditioning systems for both the lotus and the two storey building beneath the lake. The project is also mixed mode and naturally ventilated and utilizes evaporative cooling from the lake surface to drive a thermal chimney within the main flower pod.

(Source: Vice Magazine, via colloquial-vignettes)

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?
Do you see these two words?
They do not mean the same thing.
Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?

Do you see these two words?

They do not mean the same thing.

Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

(Source: bonedragonpit, via colloquial-vignettes)

lilysinthefall:


A UFO caught on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

get out

lilysinthefall:

A UFO caught on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

get out

(Source: asapscience, via colloquial-vignettes)

georgiaokweeffe:

Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you

(via colloquial-vignettes)

It’s nearly time 

(Source: photosetavenue, via colloquial-vignettes)

(Source: forassgard)

maghrabiyya:

yeh-hai-meri-kahaani:

Bharatanatyam

coolest dance ever

maghrabiyya:

yeh-hai-meri-kahaani:

Bharatanatyam

coolest dance ever

(via colloquial-vignettes)