i-mean-iguess:

benedike:

What can we deduce from this photoshoot?

John is on grindr

We can deduce that Sherlock and John wear the same size from the waist up, they share clothes, and Sherlock is annoyed at the way his jacket falls lower and John and covers his backside.
Also that John needs to wear well-tailored suits more often, but we already knew that.

i-mean-iguess:

benedike:

What can we deduce from this photoshoot?

John is on grindr

We can deduce that Sherlock and John wear the same size from the waist up, they share clothes, and Sherlock is annoyed at the way his jacket falls lower and John and covers his backside.

Also that John needs to wear well-tailored suits more often, but we already knew that.

(via fuckyeahfightlock)

fuckyeahfightlock:

Forever reblog them bruised and bleeding.

!!!

fuckyeahfightlock:

Forever reblog them bruised and bleeding.

!!!

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lindentreeisle:

I decided bird has had enough settling-in time, and it was time to begin teachings and learnings.  In these photos, bird is demonstrating the lesson I learned, which is that you remove the food cup from the cage before trying to teach it anything.  Bird cannot talk, but is clearly conveying a message, and that message is: “Bitch, I don’t need your shit, I have all the crunchies right here.

I looked at my clock and was surprised to realize that I’d actually spent 30-35 minutes working with the bird, which is probably enough for a first lesson anyway.  Coming from a breeder where it was hand-raised for the past month, bird is extremely tame and used to being handled.  The trouble, if there is any, is that the baby doesn’t know how to step up yet, which means if you want it out of the cage, you have to grab.  So the past few times I’ve handled the bird have involved me grabbing as it tried to flutter away from me, and then it getting stuffed in boxes and having frightening adventures.  Naturally it is now a bit shy of my hands.  I want it to learn that hands are nice and bring good things.

I’ve learned that baby doesn’t try to escape, even when I open the big cage door, so I opened it and sat in front of the cage and spent a while talking to the bird, showing it my hands, and then offering a millet spray.  It was happy to go after the millet, so I used that as an excuse to get my hand within a couple inches.  I discovered that baby is fine with my hands as long as I don’t move too quickly or come from above like I’m going to grab.  It also tolerates being touched on the feet, belly, and cheeks to some extent, although I did get bit once and it seemed wary of these touches.  But baby was alert, happy, responding eagerly to the millet, so I decided what the hell and decided to start clicker training. 

The first step is just teaching association of the clicker and the treat anyway, so I started clicking whenever it went for a fresh bite of millet.  Guides warn you that birds are sometimes alarmed by the clicker, but this bird does not seem to care.  I held the clicker hidden and far away at first, but then I started holding the clicker in the treat hand.  Then again, saying “what the hell,” I decided to see if I could start touch training.  (It was really too early for this I think, because I probably haven’t given the bird enough chances to understand that the click means a treat is coming, but I got over-excited.)  So I started providing a stick (the butt end of a wooden paintbrush) and rewarding when the bird touched it.  After about 5 or 6 repetitions, bird was like, “Peace out” and jumped in the food bowl.  So, lesson over I guess.

I know it’s important in training for the animal to perceive the lesson as a game, but I didn’t realize how inherently fun I would find this.  :D  Yay bird friend!

Also I should officially announce: bird now has a name, and that name is Raz.  Tiny name for tiny bird.  (But with attitude, as prettyarbitrary pointed out.)  Is it short for something?  No.  Is just Raz.

(Future birb posts, of which there may well be a lot, will be tagged budgie and raz, if anyone gets sick of this and wants to block the posts.)

LINDEN HAS BIRB. <3

Why the hell did I need to put a grapefruit on my boyfriend’s penis in the first place, you ask? The answer, of course, as always, was: the Internet! Perhaps you’ve caught some of the recent media coverage of Auntie Angel, a Chicago-based YouTube sexpert and inventor of the “grapefruit blowjob,” a fellatio technique supposedly so pleasurable and thrilling, it can induce a heart attack.

I share because I love, dear friends.

I don’t know whether this is begging to be a smut prompt or a drunken experiment for a Saturday night in.  Not that I’ve got any dicks to stick a grapefruit on; but the prospect of getting to tell people about the time I stuck a grapefruit on somebody’s cock is almost enough to make me wish I did.

conductoroftardislight said: Sherlock has the biggest oral fetish, and sometimes when he's super stressed or concentrating really hard he'll suck John off/rim him. They're not really a couple, and Sherlock never asked permission, but John doesn't protest and secretly cherishes the extra wank fodder. It's what mates do, right?

This has lurked in my ask box for too long!  That would be so amazing.  And in fact, something close to this fic exists!

Suck, by atlinmerrick - After a bout of food poisoning, Sherlock sleep-BJs John.  For comfort.  Or something.

(Link found by @otterondeck.  Thank you for the spot, Otter!)

To prove that I really am working on Odalisque

When he reaches the archway into the main sitting room, he forgets to breathe.  They’re beautiful.  Circling each other like caged animals, the beautiful sweeps of their shoulders and backs carved from ice and shadow.

He watches them speaking, the sense of their words lost in the beauty of their voices rolling across his skin.  They look excited, cheeks flushed and chests heaving, eyes bright with gleeful malice, and the most important thing that strikes John is the concern that maybe he missed more than he’d thought.

Then Jim lunges right up into the hollow of personal space formed by the bow of Holmes’ arrogant head, and John’s crushed with a physical need to see Jim seize and drag Holmes down to his mouth.  He must make a noise, because the two of them turn in his direction. 

lecturerinrecentrunes:

I got Raffles three times so I drew three horrible MS Paint Raffleses. Incidentally, this is a pretty good summary of these stories.

archiaart:


John gasps as he’s filled with Sherlock’s grace.

For Belladonna_Q’s fic :)

OMG, that&#8217;s beautiful.  The white robe is perfect.
I can see the hint of John&#8217;s fang! &lt;3  So cute, and yet so angry.

archiaart:

John gasps as he’s filled with Sherlock’s grace.

For Belladonna_Q’s fic :)

OMG, that’s beautiful.  The white robe is perfect.

I can see the hint of John’s fang! <3  So cute, and yet so angry.

wassup-holmes:

miaokuancha:

shadesofmauve:

rainydaypaperback:

shadesofmauve:

songscloset:

nihilisme:

ittybittylittleworld:

punkasslouis:

I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell

I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up

Go here and just, don’t waste any more money okay?

While I entirely support following that link, I also suggest going to Abe Books or Book Depository or even eBay to see if there are inexpensive print versions of books you need. I haven’t paid full-price for any of my texts while I’m in school… because that would DOUBLE the cost of school.

I use the ISBN of the require books and search the cheap sites for them.

Good luck out there, guys!

Paging FenrisLorsrai! Come work your resource magic on this post!

I HAVE BEEN SUMMONED. (but I’ll post on my actual bookstore account)

Quick anddirty meta search for books: Addall. it’ll crawl 40+ book sites at once including ABE, ALibris, Amazon, Half in both domestic AND foreign versions.

Meta search #2! GetTextbooks.com which focuses specifically on textbooks. It omits some foreign sites that AddAll includes, BUT it also includes a whole bunch of rentals as well.  Renting is probably the most cost effective method overall.

NOW, HOW TO SEARCH!

First determine a few things:

  • Make sure you have the ISBN
  • IF IT IS A BUNDLE: Determine if you need a software key/CD/workbook/lab book or not.  Many times you do not.  Math classes increasingly NEED the software key, but more on that later
  • ASK THE PROFESSOR: If this is not the first edition of the book, can you use a previous edition?  One edition back is generally half the cost of current, two is generally about 1/8th the cost.  Generally you can get away with this if its material that doesn’t change rapidly. Your course on the Civil War, you can probably use two editions back. Your computer programming class on latest greatest language… you probably need newest edition.
  • FOR LITERATURE CLASSES: determine if you book is from before 1929. If it is, its in public domain, you can almost certain get a free copy online.  If they want a SPECIFIC copy for an essay bundled with book, see below.

Now, run your search by ISBN using the two metasearch sites.  Open them in separate tabs.  

gettextbooks shows you WITH the shipping, Addall does NOT show you the shipping.  keep this in mind when you’re comparing.  You’ll see a lot of duplication.  GetTextbooks will also show you SOME variants.

Now that you have those open, open two more tabs.  Run a second search on same two sites using the author and exact title you picked up from search #1.  This will show you all the international editions and weird bundles that don’t exactly match the ISBN of the bookstore

WHAT THE HELL IS AN INTERNATIONAL EDITION: its a paperback version of the US version with an angry notice on the cover saying “NOT FOR SALE OUTSIDE INDONESIA”. Its the same book, but way cheaper.  ignore the angry warning, the US Supreme Court has your back. NO, REALLY. Right of first sale, baby!  ignore the angry warning and you basically have same book, it just isn’t printed with ink made from student tears and unobtanium.

Now filter results based on whether you need any Extra materials or not. 

IF YOU DO NEED THE EXTRA MATERIALS: this is where it gets tricky. an intact bundle is generally the most expensive option or near top end of price curve.  If you NEED the other materials, you may be able to get them cheaper in pieces.  and you can buy mismatched pieces!

Say for example you need a math textbook, but need the software key for the math problem program.  The professor said you can use older book.  Buy a math book that one or more editions back and then buy the software key separately from the SOFTWARE manufacturer.  You’ll find the software keys on booksites all by themselves, but they’re generally way more expensive than buying the key direct from software manufacturer. and no shipping then!

NOW A WORD ON LITERATURE: sometimes profs want you to get a specific edition of something to read a specific essay in the book. You have about 50/50 odds that the essay is in the front of the book. IF IT IS, you may be able to read the essay on Amazon by going to that books page and clicking on the “look inside”.  They generally preview between 10-30 pages of books and that often means its the essay you needed, not the actually BODY of the book.  So you can look up the specific copy of Frankenstein on Amazon, read the essay, then download a free different version from Project Gutenberg.

FOR RECENT NONFICTION, make sure you have an up to date library card for your HOME library and the LOCAL city library where your college is.  Many have digital loans available, where you can check out the ebook for free and popular nonfiction is frequently available that way.

IF YOU CAN GET YOUR BOOKLIST BEFORE GOING TO SCHOOL: shop for the mundane things locally first.  There will be 50 people in CollegeTown looking for that book, you may be the only one in your home town.  supply and demand, if you found it in collegetown, it may be 10X price of your local bookstore.

and check you local library as well!  You may be able to check out some of those books from your local library and take them to school with you and renew them online one or more times, depending on how in demand they are.  There will be NO copies in CollegeTown library because there’s 50 people asking for it.  But your HOME town, you may be able to renew it twice since its low demand. Write on your calender when they’re due or need to be renewed.  Renew them OR tuck the whole pile into a Priority Mail flat rate box and send them home to your folks.  The cost of the priority box to send several library books home is probably way less than what you’d pay for them. (or if its stuff you know you need AFTER a break where you’ll be home, request a hold from school, pick up at home)

ONE LAST WORD BEFORE YOU BUY…

You determined you HAVE to buy a book and you’ve narrowed it down to a few choices of source.  Run a search for “coupon + Sitename” what looked like the lowest priced may not if you find a coupon for the 2nd or 3rd lowest priced option. Gettextbook will generate some automatically, but you may be able to find even better ones.

So make yourself some food, get a beverage, put on some tunes and compare prices!

and if you’re reached point of wanting to curl up in a ball and die, you can send us an ask with the ISBN for your book and answers to questions aobe (extra materials, previous edition, etc) and we’ll send you back an note with a link to the cheapest one we can find.  I do this for a living, send an ask and I’ll get it done usually within about 12 hours.

WHOOP WHOOP MASSIVE EXCELLENT RESOURCE ADVICE ABOVE!!!!

Reblogging with love for the compilers of this resource, and hope that this helps, to all you beautiful people in school.

CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR UNIVERSITY HAS AN OPEN LIBRARY SYSTEM.  My university had a library system where I could request a book from ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN THE STATE.  I ended up borrowing several of my textbooks from the library to use for the quarter, because of course our university’s copies were checked out but other schools still had the books… and usually nobody would request them, so I could just renew them, but even when I couldn’t, paying late fees was still cheaper than buying the book outright.

Be glad you don’t go to art school - just imagine spending an extra $600 on supplies …

(Source: harrywantsababy, via afrogeekgoddess)

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are you feeling the internet now?? :P

It’s kind of spongy, and looking a bit ticked off that I’m groping it.