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dancesamdance:

sonickid1234:

ckck:

Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

whoa!!

OMG

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in School!
Hey guys. I know you saw this post circulating around, but frankly it got too long and annoying to keep up with, so I’m making another post to update my situation.
Long story short: I’m a University student who just got accepted into a really good academic program and my father was responsible for paying off whatever tuition was left over after student loans. After finding out that I identified as something other than heterosexual, he was disgusted and refused to pay the rest of my tuition off. Put in simple terms, my father has stopped supporting me financially because I’m homosexual. More information about my school and my situation is at my gofundme here.
The amount that I owed was $2,000, and I was absolutely devastated upon the news. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and no one in my family, including my mother, can support me due to their financial obligations. Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.
Here’s the Update: So far I have received $600, thanks to the kind and generous people who have donated to me/commissioned me so far.It’s clearly progress but I still have a long way to go. UNFORTUNATELY,since my tuition is also past due, I also owed the university$600 more dollars since it was referred to collections.
So I still have $1800 to make. The deadline is the 16th of August. I have all of that to fork over within the next two weeks else my admission into the university will be terminated.
If you want to, I offer commissions here if you want artistic compensation. I would definitely prefer every donation to go from paypal from now on - do not use gofundme as I’ve lost $100+ doing this, they took away a huge chunk of money from me. Instead of donating to my gofundme, send any money you would like to offer to my paypal, yakfrosty@gmail.com.
Thank you so much!! Signal boosting is appreciated!! 

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in School!

Hey guys. I know you saw this post circulating around, but frankly it got too long and annoying to keep up with, so I’m making another post to update my situation.

Long story short: I’m a University student who just got accepted into a really good academic program and my father was responsible for paying off whatever tuition was left over after student loans. After finding out that I identified as something other than heterosexual, he was disgusted and refused to pay the rest of my tuition off. Put in simple terms, my father has stopped supporting me financially because I’m homosexual. More information about my school and my situation is at my gofundme here.

The amount that I owed was $2,000, and I was absolutely devastated upon the news. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and no one in my family, including my mother, can support me due to their financial obligations. Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.

Here’s the Update: So far I have received $600, thanks to the kind and generous people who have donated to me/commissioned me so far.It’s clearly progress but I still have a long way to go. UNFORTUNATELY,since my tuition is also past due, I also owed the university$600 more dollars since it was referred to collections.

So I still have $1800 to make. The deadline is the 16th of August. I have all of that to fork over within the next two weeks else my admission into the university will be terminated.

If you want to, I offer commissions here if you want artistic compensation. I would definitely prefer every donation to go from paypal from now on - do not use gofundme as I’ve lost $100+ doing this, they took away a huge chunk of money from me. Instead of donating to my gofundme, send any money you would like to offer to my paypal, yakfrosty@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!! Signal boosting is appreciated!! 

galaxyspeaking:

I saw rocketssurgery's awesome tattooed!Hiccup and my hand slipped (EDIT : torso looked a little weird so..changed it a little :) )

galaxyspeaking:

I saw rocketssurgery's awesome tattooed!Hiccup and my hand slipped (EDIT : torso looked a little weird so..changed it a little :) )

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

hudda-huddah:

sebthemagicdragon:

takanye:

echat:

all you girls out there had that stage where you played online dress up games dont even lie

what do you mean had

what do you mean girls

this sums everything upimage

pixelflutter:

pastabot:

why are dolls from the 1920’s-50’s always the ones that are haunted?? i wanna see a haunted anime love pillow

[/warbled demonic voice]IM NOT YOUR WAIFU, SHITLORRRDDD