October 20th, 2014

Post Apocalyptic Disney Princesses at Torucon 2014 

This is just a few of the amazing girls we had in our group!

Jasmine - Batbunny Cosplay
Merida - Studio Eevia
Pocahontas - Eirin
Aurora - Timeforlemontea
Snow White - Blitzhellion Cosplay
Mulan - Ramona
Ariel - Starbit Cosplay
Elsa - Santatory

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charminglyantiquated:

a morbid little comic about banshees

beautiful

I love this comic. Stunning. 

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fappuclno:

when you and ya bestfriend say something at the exact same time
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October 19th, 2014
luvivane:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Octopus: HUMAN
HUMAN
WHERE ARE WE GOING TODAY?
WHERE SHALL WE EXPLORE? :D

I WANT ONE

luvivane:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

Octopus: HUMAN

HUMAN

WHERE ARE WE GOING TODAY?

WHERE SHALL WE EXPLORE? :D

I WANT ONE

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calitrophywife:

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thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

My brother is looking into this. So happy

One reason why I got my degree in Germany. No debt once you’re done. :)

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mypandemonium:

Some Nevermind concept art.

Back it on Kickstarter and reblog to spread the word!

Nevermind is a biofeedback horror game that monitors how stressed or scared you are. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game becomes harder. If you’re able to calm yourself in the face of terror, the game will be more forgiving.

One exciting facet of Nevermind is its potential to serve as a full-fledged therapeutic tool for those who struggle with challenges - mild or severe - relating to stress, anxiety, PTSD, or other similar conditions.

If you can learn to control your anxiety within the disturbing realm of Nevermind, just imagine what you can do when it comes to those inevitable stressful moments in the real world.

ATTENTION TUMBLR GAMERS!

mypandemonium:

NEVERMIND KICKSTARTER IS BACK UP AND RUNNING!!!

mypandemonium:

Imagine if Amnesia or Slender came with a heart rate monitor. Imagine every time something creepy happened it would get worse because your heart began to beat faster and the game recognized you were scared.

Nevermind does just that!

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Nevermind is a biofeedback-enhanced horror adventure game that takes you into the dark and twisted world within the subconscious minds of trauma victims.

As you explore surreal labyrinths and solve the puzzles of the mind, a biofeedback sensor monitors how scared or stressed you become with each passing moment. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game will become harder. If you’re able to calm yourself in the face of terror, the game will be more forgiving.

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Nevermind is - at its core - an adventure game (in the spirit of classic games like Myst), where you must explore strange worlds and solve puzzles to unlock the terrifying mystery that lurks within each patient’s inner psyche.

In Nevermind, you are a Neuroprober - a unique physician who, through the use of cutting-edge technology, is able to venture into the minds of psychological trauma victims for whom traditional treatment methods have proved ineffective.

As such, each “level” in Nevermind takes place within the surreal subconscious of one of these victims. Your goal is to explore the often dark and twisted world within, solving abstract puzzles as you recover fragments of memories (represented by photographs) surrounding the traumatic event. You must then determine which photographs depict true memories, and which ones are false or made up (often an occurrence in trauma victims).

Traumatic experiences, especially those left untreated, take their toll in countless ways, often triggering other serious problems as the victim’s subconscious desperately tries to cope. As a result, the patient’s mind doesn’t take kindly to those who attempt to peel back these layers, often prompting it to lash out at the player in terrifying, unexpected ways.

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Nevermind’s goal is to create an unforgettable gameplay experience that also teaches players how to be more aware of their internal responses to stressful situations. If you can learn to control your anxiety within the disturbing realm of Nevermind, just imagine what you can do when it comes to those inevitable stressful moments in the real world…

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One exciting facet of Nevermind is its potential to serve as a full-fledged therapeutic tool for those who suffer from issues - mild or severe - relating to stress, anxiety, PTSD, or other similar conditions. Although informal testing results have been promising thus far, we are excited to be in discussion as we speak with researchers who are eager to explore Nevermind’s potential impact via rigorous clinical trials. 

As a prime example of our passion to create “games that give back”, one of our long-term goals is to craft a health-centric version of Nevermind specifically targeted to help actual patients develop tools to manage and ultimately overcome their conditions.

Watch a video explaining the therapeutic nature of the game here.

Watch a play through of the first beta level here: Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

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If you think this sounds the least bit interesting, this game needs your HELP! Please consider donating on Kickstarter to help get this game going.

You can get all sorts of cool stuff just by donating, like a Nevermind T-shirt! Your name in the game (and in the credits!) A hardcover art book! A copy of the soundtrack! And much more :D

Even better, Nevermind has been pre-approved by Valve to be released on Steam to everyone who supports it!!

So please go donateThis project will only be funded if at least $250,000 is pledged by Fri, Mar 7 2014 and it needs all the help it can get!!!

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Reblogging my original post with some updated things:

Here is the new kickstarter page. They are looking to raise at least $75,000 by November 3, 2015. (A much more achievable goal than the previous kickstarter.)

TWO new levels of the game are available!

Pledge incentives are still pretty much the same; hardcover art book, t-shirt, soundtrack, original art, etc. PLUS all backers get their name in the game!

The one incentive they are not supplying anymore is the heart rate monitor. This is because they would like to move away from having you to purchase an additional piece of hardware to play the game. They are looking to bring Nevermind to systems such as Oculus Rift and Xbox One. AND they have already signed on with Intel and Intel’s RealSense 3d camera!

No hardware? No problem!

Although the biofeedback element takes Nevermind to the next level, you can always play Nevermind without ANY biofeedback hardware and still have a great time. In the absence of hardware technology, we use secondary responsive cues (such as camera and player movement) to emulate the biofeedback experience.

And as always, donate if you can, reblog always to spread the word.

He was kind of a nerd before he became Spider-Man, but he was a smart nerd.” - Stan Lee on Peter Parker

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thesylverlining:

beezeeart:

I’m really stretching the last of this galaxy fabric for all its worth :) I was able to use some scraps for the years and I was super frugal about cutting those wings out. I also gave this little bat a gem on its chest because I thought it should be extra special :D

This is a one of a kind bat available on Etsy.

WeehHHHHEHHHH ;A;

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October 18th, 2014

skyerana:

fandom-revolution:

tumblr’s reaction to pluto being voted a planet

Remember though, this was a public opinions poll and has no bearing on the actual science of whether or not Pluto is a planet. It still isn’t one by scientific standards. All this proves is that people are stubborn and refuse to accept the modern scientific theory because it doesn’t suit their own headcannon.

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ir-dr:

Day 1133  - 14 January  2014

I was talking to someone recently about how google keeps track of your searches and

.//projectTiGER

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