my mother has been murdered,
i really need help


I wanted to boost this with the note for skeptics that this looks completely legit:

This is what happened. It’s a pretty awful. Warning for domestic violence.

Here’s a pic uploaded by the news site showing her with her kids. Note the older girl’s appearance

Here’s what appears to be the full version of the first pic in the top news article, and a corrobating selfie from the day before, verifying that the blogger’s the same girl, that does not match anything on google images.

It’s exactly as OP says. Actually given the circumstances I think it’s even worse than OP let on here. I don’t usually reblog donate2charity posts but in this case it’s as horrible and as true as it says on the tin so yeah. Followers, please consider this one.

More character questions


Feel free to use however you want - askbox meme, questionnaire, whatever. Some of these questions courtesy of plaidyart, professormorriarty, tinyandloud, and abeiramar.

(I don’t claim things like this are the only or even the best way to develop characters - there’s a lot to be said for putting the list down and just writing them and seeing what happens - but I think they’re interesting, so.)

  1. What skills or abilities do they have outside of their major occupation? How much time and effort do they devote to cultivating these?

  2. How quickly can they pick up new skills? Do they prefer to learn by doing, or study the theory first?

  3. Are they willing to learn new things, generally? Do they try to keep their skills and information up to date? Do they not care? Do they think they already know everything they need?

  4. How persistent are they? When confronted with a difficult task, can they stick with it, or are they more likely to give up?

  5. When something goes wrong, who do they blame (e.g. circumstance, somebody else, a higher power, themself)? How easy or hard is it for them to get back up?

  6. How well do they take care of themself? Is it a priority? Are there areas they neglect?

  7. Can they cook? Do they have specialties or strong preferences? What is their attitude toward food?

  8. Could they fend for themselves in a strange environment? In the wilderness? In a town or country where they don’t know anyone? How well would they find their way around and meet basic needs?

  9. What constitutes luxury for them? What are their biggest indulgences, and how often do they treat themself?

  10. How is their fashion sense? How much time and care do they put into their personal style? Do they have a deep wardrobe, or dress mostly the same from day to day?

  11. How comfortable are they with violence?

  12. How readily do they believe what they’re told? Are they gullible? Skeptical? Do they only trust certain sources, or even just their own experience?

  13. How much do they speak? When they do, are they more likely to choose their words carefully or say the first thing that comes to mind?

  14. Are they honest? (Does it depend on the context?) How good are they at lying or at lying by omission?

  15. How readily do they emote? How much or how well do they think they express emotions?

  16. What are they insecure about?

  17. What are they afraid of? What do they find intimidating?

  18. How do they balance the various aspects of their life? Do they keep work (or school, or whatever else they do) and home life in their own compartments, or do things blur together (maybe they can’t leave work at the office, or one of their hobbies affects the way they look at everything else, or they also repurpose their high-powered battle magics for simple household tasks)?

  19. Do they prefer structure or spontaneity? Do they keep routines reliably or leave their options open? How well do they keep their commitments, or how well can they cope with sudden changes in circumstance?

  20. Do they like people, in general? Do they tend to believe people are good, bad, selfish, altruistic, neutral?

ask me questions about my bratty 8-year-old pirate ballerina Katie


petition for being awake before 10 to be illegal


When people ask how you’re doing at the end of the semester


Trying to get through the week


Well, here’s my finished thesis film! It’s called Sinner’s Road and it’s about the vidya games. I did all the stuff, and cool guy Kenzie Yango did the music.

I am more into the pre-production side of animation than the animation part, so I am super happy that I managed to finish it all by myself! I hope you guys all like it, because it was a lot of fun to make.

If you’re interested, I also had a production blog while making this!

Hi, I saw your answered ask where you mentioned you use oil for you hair. Could I ask what you use?



A mix I make up at home. What it consists of generally depends on the weather and my hair’s condition at the time. I make almost all my own beauty stuff (save makeup) and my hair does much better when I skip shampoo entirely and use more herbal stuff. It’s lighter, shinier, has more volume and bounce, and more importantly my hair curls properly. In fact, I don’t use shampoo or conditioner.

Generally speaking I use coconut oil, avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, and honey as a base and add on whatever from there. I tend to add chamomile, lemon, and rosemary to the mix because I’m a blonde but it’s not a requirement. Most often, my hair smells like coconut for a few days which isn’t something I mind. Some people add in scented water or a few drops of essential oils for a particular scent. I don’t usually bother.

As for how to do it… I wash my hair in cool water, then oil it (pretty much just the oil through my hair until soaked, let it sit for ten minutes or so (this might not be necessary if you have a lot of oil or do it often. If you’re using warmed oil treatments, wrap your hair), then wash it out as well as you can. It’ll still be oily so I recommend letting it dry and washing it again or skip that and just sleep with the hair wrapped. I tend to say fuck it, braid my hair loosely, and cover my pillows with older pillowcases. That’s partially because my hair is long and curly and putting it up or under a wrap is asking for it to become a big tangled mess worthy of housing birds. Brushing your hair with natural bristle brushes also help spread the oil out and get rid of excess oil (plus, it will spread the oil back on your hair as it fades). I oil my hair about once a month with the above recipe and typically I don’t need to do it more unless I mess about swimming in the ocean or pools. I will sometimes do herbal washes but that’s more for color consistency or magical purposes than anything else.

For people who want to try it out, there’s lots of recipes on the internet. Please double check the ingredients of the recipes and watch for sensitivities and allergens.

I rambled a bit, sorry about that.

I do this too and I have straight long hair. I have an all natural conditioner that is pretty much what Samantha described above from Burt’s bees too if I don’t want to make something. And on the back of my head where I sometimes can break out, I just put my hair in a bun and wash that part with tea tree oil Bonner’s magic soap. I doubt I could have grown my hair to near hip length if I had kept using shampoos and conditioners with harsh detergents and sealants in them.