as someone who draws i highly appreciate the responses i get on my art, and its definitely flattering to have someone want to use my art as their icon or in their theme or for any other purpose. but PLEASE credit me for christs sake! i put time and effort into my drawings and its…
To those who look at pixiv a lot. Right now I strongly advise you to not look up the Madoka magica tag or anything related to madoka for a few days. There is a specific artist who is uploading in masses of extremely horrific images and cryptic and eerie illustrations followed by death threats and…
she has yet to publicly apologize for her plagiarism or even acknowledge it at all. whether or not she has returned with the intent of exercising any integrity this time around remains to be seen, but i’m not optimistic.
i really hate to post this sort of stuff on my blog again, but i feel like there needs to be a few things shed to light here:
1. she never apologized nor acknowledged the situation at all before she stopped posting on healingwind. instead she tried to play the victim (like she always does) and disappeared in a mad huff.
2. from what i’ve seen, there have been no refunds given for any of the commissions that were proven to be traced. in fact, it seems like she just completely ceased communications with them.
3. i have heard word of overlays already existing for her new stuff, but have yet to see much confirmation on that. still, it’s pretty discerning to see that there’s doubts of her artistic integrity so soon already.
sei has pulled this stunt so many times before, this is seriously nothing new for her. i have serious doubts that she’s ever willing to learn from her mistakes, especially considering how she’s swept her bullshit under the rug for the past however many years now.
If you live in North Texas (THAT’S YOU MY DALLAS PEOPLE), you are being advised to STAY INSIDE tonight and close your windows. Strong northern winds are blowing right now in Texas, and there are public safety concerns for fumes from the fertilizer plant….
I live between Fort Worth and Dallas. I had my windows open too, but not no more, thanks for the heads up. If you live in the area please do the same. The explosion loosed 300 of tons of anhydrous ammonia, and it’s a relatively potent poison.
This list is incomplete and I will edit with more as I find them. Feel free to edit with any links you may know of as well.
Hey guys. I know this is a bit different from our normal fare, but I think most of us can agree that we can cut into normal programming for this.
I’m currently compiling a list of links to help everyone keep up with the chaos going on right now. These are some of the most reliable sources I’ve been able to find, and most of these will give you up to the minute information on what’s going on. I know it’s not a lot, but we want to do our best to help keep everyone informed and safe.
From everyone here at the Tales of Answers penthouse, Boston is in our thoughts and prayers. And wherever you are, whoever you are, keep a calm head and stay safe.
I’ve made, like, two or three of these posts before. But here’s a new, shiny, updated one.
My name is Liam. I’m seventeen years old and I live in Texas with my parents, sister, and a corgi.
I need to leave, and I can’t do that without help. (I know, I know, why would I ever leave a corgi?)
I would like to leave on August 15, 2013. I’ll be packing my bags, hopping on a plane to Boston, and living with my friend in New Hampshire.
I’m transgender (genderqueer and male-presenting) and my dysphoria is getting increasingly severe. I came out to my parents a month ago, and now they’re using feminine pronouns and descriptors more than they ever have before. I’m not allowed to get a binder, even with my own money. I’m pretty sure at this point that they’re waving my assigned gender in my face on purpose.
My mother is emotionally and verbally abusive. She insults me, harasses me and makes jokes about my orientation, identity, intelligence, and mental illnesses. She’s manipulative, dramatic, and recently stole approximately twenty-five dollars from me while I was in a psychiatric unit. She has discounted my history of abuse on several occasions, and seems to find enjoyment in making sure I know that she “had it worse”. She throws tantrums nearly every day as of late. She refuses to get therapy although she admits to being depressed and angry.
I was sexually abused by my maternal grandparents at age three and possibly a bit into my fourth year. When I was ten, I was sexually and verbally abused by a Sunday School teacher, who returned when I was twelve and sent the girls my age to harass and threaten me when I didn’t show up at Church.
I have a lot of issues, but I’m fairly certain that if I were given a change of scenery, I’d be significantly more well-adjusted.
After I came out as male-identifying, my mother has increased in the frequency and severity with which she abuses me. Since coming home from the hospital, she has told me to leave the house five times because she doesn’t want me here.
I have a place to stay, and people to help me back onto my feet, it’s just getting there and supporting myself until I can get a job that needs to be dealt with. Even fifty frickin cents counts, honestly.
I’m getting desperate now, and am counting down the weeks until August comes.
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The Steubenville guilty verdict spawned nearly as much rape apology as the original news of the case did, highlighting the point — made by feminists like Zerlina Maxwell and Jaclyn Friedman — that America has a long way to go before it gets past blaming victims and sympathizing with rapists.
Below are the top 5 rape apologist reactions to the verdict.
Feministe’s Jill Filipovic tweeted that the judge in the case noted that the verdict is a lesson in “how you record things on social media that are so prevalent today. As she said, “Problem =/ the recording.”
3. Author/blogger Michael Crooke: “It’s just buyer’s remorse” Author/blogger Michael Crook, who additionally claims that “rape doesn’t exist,” won the race for most-likely-to-be-poorly-executed satire, at least until he took to his Twitter feed to demand that the survivor be “held accountable”, tell women that “skimpy clothing is pretty much implied consent” and encourage every woman to not “dress like a whore if you don’t want to be treated like one.”
1. Engineering is done with numbers. Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.
2. To design a spacecraft right takes an infinite amount of effort. This is why it’s a good idea to design them to operate when some things are wrong .
3. Design is an iterative process. The necessary number of iterations is one more than the number you have currently done. This is true at any point in time.
4. Your best design efforts will inevitably wind up being useless in the final design. Learn to live with the disappointment.
5. (Miller’s Law) Three points determine a curve.
6. (Mar’s Law) Everything is linear if plotted log-log with a fat magic marker.
7. At the start of any design effort, the person who most wants to be team leader is least likely to be capable of it.
8. In nature, the optimum is almost always in the middle somewhere. Distrust assertions that the optimum is at an extreme point.
9. Not having all the information you need is never a satisfactory excuse for not starting the analysis.
10. When in doubt, estimate. In an emergency, guess. But be sure to go back and clean up the mess when the real numbers come along.
11. Sometimes, the fastest way to get to the end is to throw everything out and start over.
12. There is never a single right solution. There are always multiple wrong ones, though.
13. Design is based on requirements. There’s no justification for designing something one bit “better” than the requirements dictate.
14. (Edison’s Law) “Better” is the enemy of “good”.
15. (Shea’s Law) The ability to improve a design occurs primarily at the interfaces. This is also the prime location for screwing it up.
16. The previous people who did a similar analysis did not have a direct pipeline to the wisdom of the ages. There is therefore no reason to believe their analysis over yours. There is especially no reason to present their analysis as yours.
17. The fact that an analysis appears in print has no relationship to the likelihood of its being correct.
18. Past experience is excellent for providing a reality check. Too much reality can doom an otherwise worthwhile design, though.
19. The odds are greatly against you being immensely smarter than everyone else in the field. If your analysis says your terminal velocity is twice the speed of light, you may have invented warp drive, but the chances are a lot better that you’ve screwed up.
20. A bad design with a good presentation is doomed eventually. A good design with a bad presentation is doomed immediately.
21. (Larrabee’s Law) Half of everything you hear in a classroom is crap. Education is figuring out which half is which.
22. When in doubt, document. (Documentation requirements will reach a maximum shortly after the termination of a program.)
23. The schedule you develop will seem like a complete work of fiction up until the time your customer fires you for not meeting it.
24. It’s called a “Work Breakdown Structure” because the Work remaining will grow until you have a Breakdown, unless you enforce some Structure on it.
25. (Bowden’s Law) Following a testing failure, it’s always possible to refine the analysis to show that you really had negative margins all along.
26. (Montemerlo’s Law) Don’t do nuthin’ dumb.
27. (Varsi’s Law) Schedules only move in one direction.
28. (Ranger’s Law) There ain’t no such thing as a free launch.
29. (von Tiesenhausen’s Law of Program Management) To get an accurate estimate of final program requirements, multiply the initial time estimates by pi, and slide the decimal point on the cost estimates one place to the right.
30. (von Tiesenhausen’s Law of Engineering Design) If you want to have a maximum effect on the design of a new engineering system, learn to draw. Engineers always wind up designing the vehicle to look like the initial artist’s concept.
31. (Mo’s Law of Evolutionary Development) You can’t get to the moon by climbing successively taller trees.
32. (Atkin’s Law of Demonstrations) When the hardware is working perfectly, the really important visitors don’t show up.
33. (Patton’s Law of Program Planning) A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.
34. (Roosevelt’s Law of Task Planning) Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
35. (de Saint-Exupery’s Law of Design) A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
36. Any run-of-the-mill engineer can design something which is elegant. A good engineer designs systems to be efficient. A great engineer designs them to be effective.
37. (Henshaw’s Law) One key to success in a mission is establishing clear lines of blame.
38. Capabilities drive requirements, regardless of what the systems engineering textbooks say.
39. The three keys to keeping a new manned space program affordable and on schedule:
1) No new launch vehicles.
2) No new launch vehicles.
3) Whatever you do, don’t decide to develop any new launch vehicles.
40. Space is a completely unforgiving environment. If you screw up the engineering, somebody dies (and there’s no partial credit because most of the analysis was right…)