Caterpocalypse

When I was a trainer all my Pokemons were Caterpies
And know I caterpummelled all the punks that tried to battle me.
I became a Pokemasterpillar faster than you’ve ever seen
Professor Oak’s got nothin on how quickly I devour leaves.

And when I died renowned, laid low by hungry Sarcophagidae
I saw a light and took her hand: a shining Catervalkyrie
who led me to Valhallapillar—such foliage and revelry
Got caterressurected when I gobbled up the world tree.

Now I’m cleaning house in the Malacosoma Major League
Slammin’ mothballs with my Baterpillar often, so these referees
all gripe and chaterpillar but won’t call nocaterpenalty.
They can’t touch the billion bodies of this swarming caterdiety.

—Zach “Hunk of Man-Candy” B., 2013.
Regarding: Caterpillar swarms (Malacosoma) whose main predator is a weird fly (Sarcophagidae)

Absent-minded half-finished sketch during D&D!

Absent-minded half-finished sketch during D&D!

orockthro:

clockworkgiraffe:

Spending the weekend with this demon lady who has bullied me into actually doing shit on tumblr besides stalking people. Everything that happens next, blame on her.

I am a demon lady. It is true. And you will thank me for it later. ;)

*screaming*
If you were in a band it’s pretty safe to say I would be a groupie.

orockthro:

clockworkgiraffe:

Spending the weekend with this demon lady who has bullied me into actually doing shit on tumblr besides stalking people. Everything that happens next, blame on her.

I am a demon lady. It is true. And you will thank me for it later. ;)

*screaming*

If you were in a band it’s pretty safe to say I would be a groupie.

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.

ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.

the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 

"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get

"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.

"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."

Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 

"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.

Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

  (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

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  • Name: Elise
  • Nickname: Walle
  • Birthday: Nov 10
  • Gender: Female
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Time zone: CST
  • What time and date is it there: August 27, 11:23PM
  • Average hours of sleep: 8.5, I’m a glutton
  • OTPs: i don’t have any at the forefront, but atm I’m rewatching Buffy, and loving Willow/Oz cuteness.
  • The last thing I Googled was: Potato Leek Soup recipe (Alton Brown’s is superior)
  • First word that comes to mind: Hamburger
  • What I last said to a family member: Email to my mom, “Well at least you get back to the ship!”
  • One place that makes me happy and why: Napping in the sun in my childhood front yard. warm fuzzy feelings inside and out.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: sheet and down comforter. year round. BRING THE HEAT.
  • Favorite beverage: All water all the time, mostly… but last happy hour I tried a spicy tequila mixed drink and it stole my heart.
  • The last movie i watched in the cinema was: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Three things I can’t live without: Checking my list of webcomics and visual novels daily, the great outdoors, and a stuffed animal for falling asleep.
  • Something I plan on learning: Some of these aren’t appropriate for public admission… after those, first on the list is parkour! There’s a boss parkour gym in my city.
  • A piece of advice for all my followers: Work hard play hard! I love giving in-depth advice about specific circumstances, but I’m balls at general platitudes.
  • My blog/s: sparrowsoup.blogspot.com
  • You have to listen to this song: Not so much a song as an old stand-up skit by a hilarious comedienne.
  • I tag: solomonsattic, ethnicallyambiguous
  • I was tagged by: villainsexuale

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

villainsexuale:

Realized I can finally share the cross stitch project I’ve been slaving over since it has been presented to the birthday girl. Wigglytuff is her favorite.

I didn’t realize you’d posted this! 
PEOPLE OF EARTH, THIS IS THE COOLEST THING.

villainsexuale:

Realized I can finally share the cross stitch project I’ve been slaving over since it has been presented to the birthday girl. Wigglytuff is her favorite.

I didn’t realize you’d posted this! 

PEOPLE OF EARTH, THIS IS THE COOLEST THING.

Back to the Future (1985)
Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull in the future? Why is everything so heavy?

(Source: bitcaoftheyear)

Old roomie came over for D&D, bringing some old sketches of mine that had been swept up in the move!

Old roomie came over for D&D, bringing some old sketches of mine that had been swept up in the move!