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All the things I like or find interesting. I believe that every person deserves to be treated with respect regardless or their size, sex, gender, race or ability.

I also enjoy novels, graphic novels/comics, movies, throwbacks from the 80's and (1980 and 1880) fabulousness and many things nerdy.


Jul 23, 2014
@ 3:08 pm
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You can be a princess. You can be a queen. You can even be a goddess. You can be anything you want: to love your cosplay is to love yourself.

<3 Brichibi Cosplays

so awesome


Jul 23, 2014
@ 2:24 pm
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Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:

Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.

Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.

Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.

I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?

These designs are slick as hell, though.


Canadian money also smells like maple syrup. Which I did not necessarily believe was true until I had an opportunity to smell some and it was AMAZING. 

(Source: ickyfunk)


Jul 23, 2014
@ 1:40 pm
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Anonymous said: How can one begin a career writing and survive financially? I love story writing but not sure if I would be able to survive financially


Oh man, that is a good question and something that speaks to me on about a million levels.

Honestly, writing (and creative careers in general) are tough, not just because of finances, but because you have to sell yourself, your work, get people on board, and hope that they enjoy it.  You’re pretty much relying on what other people think.  Things don’t become big unless if people make them big, and you really have to put yourself out there, in front of people.  

An example my partner and I have talked about before is Firefly.  Firefly was one season.  Just one.  But fans today STILL talk about it and still hold onto the hope of a second season because they felt it was just that good.  If fans didn’t love it so much, it still wouldn’t be talked about, you know?  But that’s why this path is so difficult.  Fans can make or break you, in an instant really.  Which is why I get so irritated when someone is like, “Dur this isn’t a real job you know,” no, no it is, entertaining people is a job, a career, and its damn difficult.  You really are taking a risk in the hopes of someone not only liking your work enough to publish it, but that’s just the beginning, THEN you have to get your work out there and hope that its well received.

And it takes time.  It takes so much time.  It’s not something that happens overnight.  

I would say not to stress about finances, because if you stress about finances when it comes to this career then you’ll never even start, because you’re not going to make a ton of money right at the start.  So I would suggest be smart about it because you do need to take care of yourself (food, bills, rent, ect.)  I actually worked retail for a long time, the mistake I made was that I let that consume what I did and I pushed writing aside. Don’t do that.  Find time to write, in any way you want, whether its books or articles or even just blog posts.  I actually used to do anime and manga reviews, which kept me writing while I was working retail.  I also wrote fanfiction.  I wrote a LOT of fanfiction, but that still kept me writing and eventually fanfic turned into original ideas which turned into books.  

Also do NaNoWriMo.  That’s actually how all of the books I have out now came to be, I worked on them during NaNoWriMo and while I didn’t make the goal, it got all of my ideas going and my work went in the direction I wanted it to, and it was amazing.


Jul 23, 2014
@ 12:56 pm
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Gawd so relevant to my life.


Gawd so relevant to my life.

(Source: thatsambam, via fatty-delrey)


Jul 23, 2014
@ 12:30 pm
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YAY!!! I cannot believe it, but I have reached a phenomenal 50,000 followers (now 55,555)! That’s 49,500 more than I ever hoped to have, hehe, and to celebrate and say thank you for your unbelievable support, I want to give a little something back.

There will be three lucky winners who will each win one of these prizes…

The large Oh-Totoro (grey) plushie.

The medium Chu-Totoro (blue) plushie.

The small Chibi-Totoro (white) plushie.

All three of these plushies are genuine Japanese merchandise and feature the official “Approved by Studio Ghibli” sticker, so are very high quality! ^___^


1. You must be following oh-totoro
     - I will check this after making the draw and redraw if necessary.
2. You must reblog this post.
     - Each reblog counts as an entry. You may reblog once per day.
3. You must be willing to give me your postal address.
     - Well, this should be obvious.
4. A photo of each winner with their prize would be greatly appreciated so I can reblog it to oh-totoro, but this is not a requirement.


Thursday 31st July 2014 (and will be announced a week later)

I will contact the three winners on this date and give them 48 hours to respond to my Ask. If I don’t receive a response, I will nudge up those who have responded and redraw the lowest prize. This will also be the case if Asks are not enabled. Make sure your Asks are enabled!


Anybody can enter. I will post to any country. So don’t miss out!

Good luck! x

(via oh-totoro)


Jul 22, 2014
@ 8:36 pm

#bodylove4all giveaway of @thetinyhobo stuff! Yeee! Also this new nonprofit sounds amazing, can&#8217;t wait.

#bodylove4all giveaway of @thetinyhobo stuff! Yeee! Also this new nonprofit sounds amazing, can’t wait.


Jul 22, 2014
@ 8:12 pm
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Trying to get used to this bigger #ocarina practicing with #Totoro ! #ghibli


Jul 21, 2014
@ 8:59 pm
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Awwww yeah look at what the library had!! If you haven&#8217;t read it, check it out, it&#8217;s pretty awesome. #justread #SexCriminals #comics

Awwww yeah look at what the library had!! If you haven’t read it, check it out, it’s pretty awesome. #justread #SexCriminals #comics


Jul 20, 2014
@ 3:45 pm
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That time I got to touch some live #jellyfish (today!!) It&#8217;s hard to see because the one I&#8217;m touching is clear. They were so smooth and slimy. Such a cool experience! #MoonJelly  (at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI))

That time I got to touch some live #jellyfish (today!!) It’s hard to see because the one I’m touching is clear. They were so smooth and slimy. Such a cool experience! #MoonJelly (at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI))


Jul 20, 2014
@ 10:55 am
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I&#8217;m working up to 15 pieces of flair

I’m working up to 15 pieces of flair