knight of wang

ceruleancynic:

negativekarmaengine:

ceruleancynic:

negativekarmaengine replied to your post: if I have to read one more email that …

I’m sorry.Although I will admit to this being mine, I’d like to think it’s not that bad usually. Real life typing quirks are not so much fun.

Can you explain why you do it, though? I mean, is there an actual reason for the ellipses? I’m honestly curious. I see a lot of people doing this and I have never understood why. 

Switching to reblog to type more.

I’ve been doing it for 15+ years so I don’t entirely remember. But some of it was to show extended pauses or breaks in thought as well as a bit of emotion in how the text should be read. I know I started in on it when I did a lot of roleplaying in MUDs where my characters were some combination of shy or not forceful and easily distracted. 

I use it now to mostly show places where my thoughts don’t firmly end like a period would signify (which happens quite frequently). Sometimes its just a soft ending and sometimes its a trail off because I got distracted by a new/different idea. Also after doing it for so long I don’t even notice that I’m putting them in. I’m thinking very consciously about how I’m typing this message to avoid them. 

However, all that comes with the big disclaimer that I would never, ever use them out of place in a work or professional setting. It’s for chatting with friends and casual comments on the Internet. 

This is what I’m objecting to: 

"What I sent you was the proposal from last year and I did not make any changes at all…so yeah…the years have to change and all the placements have to change…which I have not worked on at all…I am going to try and get at it today….and yes, I see this as we will be funded…just not sure of the amount….and what I have to work on is the prospective placements…..it might be nice to have some new filler put in about where [program] is going….we have those new wheels and a new branding campaign…but honestly they don’t really care about that…they really just want the budget, the final report from this year and the new placements….and that is about it…"

That is all one sentence. The effect it gives is of someone leaning on the desk and looking at the ceiling, twirling a lock of hair or a phone cord round their finger, possibly chewing bubblegum, totally unable to make up their mind about what it is they want to say

I’m fine with using the enter key as punctuation in casual online chat (and it’s necessary when writing Dave’s pesterlogs) and I love me some ellipses used to indicate an actual pause or trailing off from one idea or moment to another. Starting a sentence with one is probably wrong as hell, but it works for me extremely effectively to indicate that a character is taken aback or has to think about what they’re going to say:

He blinked at her. “…In effect, yes, although it’s not quite that simple.”

The ellipsis is a wonderful thing. But it has a specific effect, and when it’s used as a sort of delimiter without actually acknowledging that effect, it makes me twitch.

when people use it the way your nasal cockroach recipient is using it, i take it as an indication that the writer is the type of coy, who-me asshole who never takes responsibility for their words. you can’t commit to punctuation, you pile all this emotional loading onto a topic that shouldn’t be emotional, you try to come across as shy and hesitant — that is SO manipulative.

it’s the same continuum as those posts that are like, “i may be just a poor little wee bunbun, but am i a terrible horrible no good very bad person for thinking [offensive opinion]? don’t get mad at me tho just be nice if you disagree or i’ll have to go cry in the bathtub! [cute emoji]”

of course, using it to roleplay a shy, hesitant person, like nke mentioned, is very effective and totally appropriate. and as cc illustrated, very handy for controlling the rhythm of written dialogue.

it’s just using it to avoid sounding definite, in an attempt to present yourself as too precious to be criticized, that steams me.

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

this is a very practical use of social media.

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

this is a very practical use of social media.

wtfevolution:

"Don’t touch this king crab."
"Sure, evolution."
"Seriously, don’t touch it."
"Yeah, okay, fine."
"I mean it this time."
"Yeah, I can see that."
"No, really. Don’t.”
"I think you’ve made your point."
Photo courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

wtfevolution:

"Don’t touch this king crab."

"Sure, evolution."

"Seriously, don’t touch it."

"Yeah, okay, fine."

"I mean it this time."

"Yeah, I can see that."

"No, really. Don’t.

"I think you’ve made your point."

Photo courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

andthatsterrible:

It’s really nice to know that professional superheroes experience the same day-to-day problems that I do.

andthatsterrible:

It’s really nice to know that professional superheroes experience the same day-to-day problems that I do.

fursasaida:

L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department

roachpatrol:

So in the middle of the night I had an interesting thought about magical worlds, and the trope where magical worlds gradually lose their magic as they age— for instance, Narnia, and Middle Earth. While I guess the mundane explanation is they’re parables about how Christians think everything sucks now, if you considered magic a certain way, it also explains the stories where a nonmagical world starts getting more magic—though a lot less of those get written for whatever reason. 

But so, consider a highly magical world as one under a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of spells and counter-spells enchantments and protections and rules and regulations, right? But then you have next door a low-pressure, unmagical world. No one’s got counter-spells there, no deep magic legalese to futz around with, no protective spirits to ward you off. The minute the boundary between those two worlds becomes porous, the magic would start draining through. 

Anyway it’s also possible to simply have magic that wears out, so that all the spells and gods and mermaids and whatever just kind grind each other into dust, but I like the drainage idea (theory?) too. Maybe both happen at once and are the reason high-magic worlds are so unstable and short-lived compared to low-magic ones. 

i always thought it was a metaphor for growing up.

amischiefofmice:

pukind:

I’m bad at pairing pictures because I like stuff like this over loveydovey.

note to self: finish this later. 

AAAAAAA LOOK AT THEIR LIL FACES OH MY GOD
the expressions
SO GOOD!!!
HIS LIL NUBS

NUUUUUBS

i like pairing pictures liek this cuz they sum up my realtionship way more than loveydovey ones do lol

jakeenglishfromstatefarm:

captcha knows whats up 

jakeenglishfromstatefarm:

captcha knows whats up 

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Office of Developmental Primary Care are pleased to release, “Our Lives, Our Health Care: Self Advocates Speaking Out About Our Experiences with the Medical System.” This document outlines the perspectives of people with I/DD on their interactions with the health care system and articles an agenda to reform the way health care services are delivered for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This report was compiled based on feedback from focus groups conducted by People First of Washington State, Green Mountain Self Advocates and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Boston. We thank them for their leadership and look forward to partnering with self-advocacy groups and allies across the country to advance health care access for people with I/DD.

We would also like to thank the Special Hope Foundation for its support of this report and for championing the right of people with disabilities to receive quality health care. With the support of Special Hope, ASAN has released a wide variety of policy briefs on health care access for people with I/DD over the course of the last year, such as our analysis of the Affordable Care Act’s impact on the I/DD community. ASAN is currently in the process of developing and disseminating detailed state policy toolkits for advocates wishing to impact systems change on health care service delivery for people with I/DD, such as our recently released Organ Transplantation and People with Disabilities: A Toolkit for State Advocates. To improve health care delivery, the Office of Developmental Primary Care has developed tools and resources for self advocates, caregivers, clinicians and clinical educators.


To further support this effort, please visit the Autistic Self Advocacy Network website at www.autisticadvocacy.org or the Office of Developmental Primary Care website at http://odpc.ucsf.eduwww.autisticadvocacy.org or the Office of Developmental Primary Care website at http://odpc.ucsf.edu.

Our Lives, Our Health Care: Self Advocates Speaking Out About Our Experiences with the Medical System

For some reason I thought it was important to know that you and jumpingjacktrash turned up in my dream last night- you were a very small but talking and sentient fish and you and he met on a train and it was love at first sight only you were a fish, so he was trying very hard to find you a box or something to fill with water and live in so you could be portable. Only then my brain got distracted by the thought of chocolate-covered potato crisps and I woke up. I'm sorry.
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the-real-seebs:

It’s cool, we ended up getting a swimming pool in our back yard.

<3

wifigirl2080:

bilt2tumble:

thegoddamazon:

beam-meh-up-scotty:

rolandalfred2nd:

Will: Carlton, carlton, I understand that you’re scared, man, but the world can be a scary place. Just got to learn to deal with it.

Carlton: Yeah, well, I found my way.

Will: That’s not you, man. that’s them.

^ i remember this episode i cried while watching this 

Me too. 😢

This episode had me in tears, man. Like, you really knew the characters were growing from this. I loved how it was comedy and still touched on issues that affected Black youth. We need more shows like this on television.

You gotta think, the whole concept of this show was Will growing up in a bad neighborhood where shit like this happened all the time, and Carlton grew up in a life of privilege and sheltered from this kind of life, and I think Will was crying because he came so close to seeing Carlton go down the wrong path and end up like some of his friends back in Philly.

Damnit, y’all… Damn.

But ya’ll be like Will can’t act.

mojigulas-aquarium:

amporacest is on the way to becoming my OTP…
btw…
dualscarampora-san!!
 Thank you for sending message.and yet, I’m sorry that I draw such a stuff again(•́⍛•̀; ≡ •́⍛•̀;) I will do. I’m sure to do that.  I want to respond to your gentleness.

wow, that&#8217;s gorgeous.

mojigulas-aquarium:

amporacest is on the way to becoming my OTP…

btw…

dualscarampora-san!!

Thank you for sending message.
and yet, I’m sorry that I draw such a stuff again(•́⍛•̀; ≡ •́⍛•̀;)
I will do. I’m sure to do that. 
I want to respond to your gentleness.

wow, that’s gorgeous.

bogleech:

s00005aa55yah:

let my people go

In this type of toad the dad toad stays with the babies and watches over them and if their puddle dries up too much he’ll dig as long as it takes to make them a path to more water.

i think this is from ‘life in cold blood’, which was a great series.

askcrossfirehurricane:

[just jotting down an idea in case i want to draw it for realsies later]

boys you can&#8217;t read it with your hands in the way like that
you&#8217;re not reading are you

askcrossfirehurricane:

[just jotting down an idea in case i want to draw it for realsies later]

boys you can’t read it with your hands in the way like that

you’re not reading are you

oh look more humanstuck vantas bros

miraculoustang:

reopening this putrid au with a shitty school drawingimageimage

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