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meanwhile, the goths in tropical climates have a single tear roll down their face…XD

Which is TOTALLY goth :D

to what degree of happiness is this?

Pretty happy. More than seven of happy. There’s all Halloween stuff in the shops, the weather is nice for picnics, it’s about to be trees doing orange, there’s brambles, it’s cool enough to wear spicy/woody fragrances without smelling like a builder’s crack, kittens are getting lanky and skittish, there’s omens on the wind, yew berries soon, cryptogoth fall collections, halloween-themed food objects, spoopy, creppy, skeletons.

"Happy as a goth in September" should be a thing people say

Cat photo. Who needs a reason, really.

Cat photo. Who needs a reason, really.

some-awkward-peacock:

ebooknothings:

Salutations Publr friends and fiends,

We often receive printer samples of books that end up collecting dust on shelves. These are blank, perfect bound books that inspire and intimidate, but I still love them. I’m not sure if anyone else has the same fascination and love of blank books I do, but if you do – I HAVE GOOD NEWS! I’m giving away these three beautiful bound blanks books.

There are three books, pictured above:

- 9”x10” Hard Cover, text gloss interior pages (aprox. 80 – 120 pages)

-  9.5” x 7.5” Paperback, text gloss interior pages (aprox. 75 – 100 pages)

 -  5.25” x 4.25” paperback, matte interior pages (aprox. 150 – 200 pages)

Rules are simple:

You must like books. Any form. I’d love to hear about the books you love, your love of books, or books in general!

Reblogs are your entry!

Reblogs count up to 3 times!

No giveaway blogs please, but sharing is caring!

Three winners: The first person chosen gets to pick which one they want, I will number two their preference of the remaining and the third person gets left overs!

You must have an open ask box so I can request your information and be willing to share an address with me where I can ship.

I’ll be running this through October 14th – because Tuesdays need more spice to them.

Let the games begin!

These are awesome! My bf says he would write/draw in them, but I don’t think I’d let him. They’re just so perfect and pristine. 

time for another circus post

I’ve been figuring out some juggling tricks and flourishes, all on my own thanks to this [How To Learn Juggling Tricks video] by (the hilarious and excellent) Coach Bob. That plus some [slo-mo juggling videos] is pretty much all you need to step up your juggling game. Here’s [a video about different juggling balls] and [another one] and a video tutorial on [DIY Russian-style juggling balls]. Here’s a different [how to juggle clubs] video that I haven’t posted before. This one has some mechanical stuff that [Coach Bob’s clubs video] missed, and misses some he included, so together they work out pretty well. Here’s a TEDx talk [The evolution of juggling: Jay Gilligan at TEDxHelsinki]. This guy lost me a bit when he says juggling is a “new art” in a way that implies he thinks it’s only existed for like 30-40 years, because that’s just so spectacularly wrong, but he nevertheless puts on a good performance, which is actually what this is, and it’s interesting to see a juggling performance in the style of a lecture/presentation.

So anyway, now I’ve achieved a basic competency in juggling and poi, I’m picking up the next thing.

CONTACT JUGGLING.

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Hell yes. So sex.

Here’s a bunch of [contact juggling tutorials (playlist)], that start out really good but then skips a bunch and goes straight to some advanced stuff, pretty incomplete, but what’s there is useful in its way. I’ve found that practicing the [elevator] has helped me improve ball control for air juggling, so that’s awesome. Also, you know that thing where you balance a thing on your elbow and then flip your arm round and catch it? Very good for ball control. 

Here’s a few [more contact juggling tutorials (playlist)] and a couple [more (playlist)]. Here’s some [beginners resources]. Here’s a video on [choosing a contact juggling ball] and while I disagree emphatically with his comment that tennis balls are fine for air juggling (NO. TENNIS BALLS ARE GOOD FOR TENNIS AND FETCH AND NO SINGLE OTHER THING), it’s pretty sound stuff. Last time I tried to learn contact juggling, I got a recommendation to use a street or field hockey ball, which is a bit shit, as it turns out (the video doesn’t mention hockey balls but when you get a sense of the sizes and weights and textures he’s talking you about, you start to realise no, hockey balls are not fitting the bill AT ALL), so don’t do that unless I guess by some confluence of bizarre and unusual events you must. Here’s another, more wide-ranging video about [different types of contact juggling balls], which also doesn’t mention how hockey balls are not great. So I went on [HoP] and they have the [Sil-X for pretty reasonable] and also an [own-brand contact juggling ball for even cheaper], so I bought both. I’ll let you know how they compare. If you want one (or both) for yourself remember you can use my referral code Kali7 for a discount.

Health-wise, since I like to include that sort of thing, multiball contact juggling is good for preventing arthritis in the hands, but does carry a risk of RSI—which is why I’m starting out with single ball, because I already have some RSI wrist pain bullshit from my shitty grownup job and I don’t want to do anything that might make it worse. That’s also why I’ve been on handstand hiatus, because it was hurting like a son of a fuck, and that’s not right, it shouldn’t do that.

Still, I’ve handed in my notice and if I take it easy for a bit I should recover soon and be able to get back to handstands and making the sequels to [Tower].

Angry Pollen Cat.
I wanted to do something that combined that late 90’s-early 2000’s angry scratchy line thing with my soft fluffy pollen thing, and everyone needs more cute things being rude.
This will probably end up in Stickerland when I do the things it needs done before it can be that.

Angry Pollen Cat.

I wanted to do something that combined that late 90’s-early 2000’s angry scratchy line thing with my soft fluffy pollen thing, and everyone needs more cute things being rude.

This will probably end up in Stickerland when I do the things it needs done before it can be that.

Sep 9
Take a guess as to where I live…

So you live in Sabah? Awesome :D In KK or…? I knew you lived in Malaysia but like that could mean a lot of places.

Sep 9
Wait wait wait wait you were in Sabah, Borneo?!?!

yeah like… 6 or 8 years ago, doing a biodiversity assay for uni in Danum Valley, such an amazing place, I’d love to go back. And now, every time my friends and I play the “if I had unlimited money…” game, I’m always like “take all my friends to the night market in KK for fried bananas” ^_^

Sep 8
So earlier today my adorable housemate advised that obnoxious noises outside the window are infinitely less annoying if you headcanon that it’s a bird making the noise. Not necessarily as a song either, like the bird might’ve stolen a jackhammer and be chasing a rogue ice-cream truck driven by a different, more villainous bird. Or whatever. And this alarm started going off like an hour ago and I was like FFS and then I thought “Birb!” and immediately had this mental image of a bird I saw in Sabah, that was being perfectly spherical and had angry little eyebrows (we did identify it but I can’t remember what it was, some kind of swift maybe), and I imagined it making this intense loud noise til its angry little birb face went red, and I laughed. For a while, and then I was annoyed again. It was a really loud alarm and it just went on and on, and then it stopped, and then it started again. It’s finally stopped now, hopefully for real. So I present the Dun-Breasted Car Alarm Bird of Ireland (no relation to the Perfectly Spherical Eyebrow Bird of Borneo). As a territorial and defensive display, the Dun-Breasted Car Alarm Bird puffs up and makes a loud, repetitive *weeooweeoo* call, until either the threat is driven away by sheer annoyance, or the bird explodes.

So earlier today my adorable housemate advised that obnoxious noises outside the window are infinitely less annoying if you headcanon that it’s a bird making the noise. Not necessarily as a song either, like the bird might’ve stolen a jackhammer and be chasing a rogue ice-cream truck driven by a different, more villainous bird. Or whatever. And this alarm started going off like an hour ago and I was like FFS and then I thought “Birb!” and immediately had this mental image of a bird I saw in Sabah, that was being perfectly spherical and had angry little eyebrows (we did identify it but I can’t remember what it was, some kind of swift maybe), and I imagined it making this intense loud noise til its angry little birb face went red, and I laughed. For a while, and then I was annoyed again. It was a really loud alarm and it just went on and on, and then it stopped, and then it started again. It’s finally stopped now, hopefully for real. So I present the Dun-Breasted Car Alarm Bird of Ireland (no relation to the Perfectly Spherical Eyebrow Bird of Borneo). As a territorial and defensive display, the Dun-Breasted Car Alarm Bird puffs up and makes a loud, repetitive *weeooweeoo* call, until either the threat is driven away by sheer annoyance, or the bird explodes.