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Hey there dudes and dudettes! Just a quick update from the wide world, but it seems that TODAY will be the first time that humans will attempt a "soft" landing of a robot on a comet. Exciting spacy stuff, so if you want to watch some live coverage of history in the making you can check it out here:

www.bbc.com/news/live/science-…

Happy landing day!
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 So its no new news that many awesome and necessary species are in SERIOUS trouble right now. I'd like to bring attention right now to the plight of vultures, whose numbers are currently in steep decline due to dramatic habitat loss and a veterinary drug known as diclofenac. This drug, once ingested by scavenging birds like vultures and eagles, will kill them within 3 days! Needless to say this has led to ecological disaster in places like India, but there is a petition right now that could ban the drug on the EU market. I know that vultures aren't the prettiest or most popular of birds, but just remember that a world without vultures and scavengers like them is basically a world where we're all neck-deep in putrefied corpses. So support our scavenger today and sign the petition here!:

 www.change.org/p/janez-poto%C4…

Read more about diclofenac here: www.theguardian.com/environmen…
Sooooo....it seems that during this week, among other things, the independent game designer Zoe Quinn and the the cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian had to leave their homes because their addresses were posted online and people were threatening to rape and murder them. I know less about Quinn, but I have been following Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency for a couple years now and have found her videos, despite flaws, insightful and timely. She's become, nevertheless, an infamous case of the extent to which online harassment can go, with this most recent example being the cherry on top the shit sundae that this situation is. She's posted a lot of what people have said to her online, and it's really disturbing, gross stuff. Hell, I don't even think you would say a lot of the things that were messaged to her to someone who punched you in the face.

All this has left me depressed about the state of the gaming/online world as well as really, really, really confused as to WHAT precisely these women, and others like them, are doing that is seen as so terrible that they get harassed to a disgusting extent on what sounds like a constant basis. I've heard a variety of responses, from that people feel safe saying whatever they want to online due to the (increasingly-nonexistent) anonymity, or that this is all due to some fear that women being an bigger part of the game world, or even critiquing some elements of the game world, will do...something...that will forever alter all games everywhere, but really? Hacking people's personal information and threatening to RAPE and MURDER someone over THIS? Kinda seems like a inappropriate /bordering-on-the-psychopathic response.

I would like to know what exactly is the rationale for so many people spending so much of their time threatening bodily harm to women in the gaming community, because I really can't see any justification for this kind of behavior.

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www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/28/tro…

www.slate.com/articles/technol…

www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/607…

venturebeat.com/2014/08/27/cri…
Wolf Studies by Inkwerk
Wolf Studies
Title's pretty self-explanatory. Have to admit though, I was kinda shocked at how short wolf tails actually are, compared to how they're often drawn (X_X).
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Good nature and good nurture do ever join.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
Which as we can see doesn't rhyme.
Unless they used to pronounce "join" as "jine."

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Hey there dudes and dudettes! Just a quick update from the wide world, but it seems that TODAY will be the first time that humans will attempt a "soft" landing of a robot on a comet. Exciting spacy stuff, so if you want to watch some live coverage of history in the making you can check it out here:

www.bbc.com/news/live/science-…

Happy landing day!

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Thanks a lot for faving "Butterflies Tree"!
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Than you for the favorite!!
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Thank you for the fav of my White Tiger painting! :D
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Heya! Busy as a bee, but besides that I'm doing just fine. I'll probably post a journal about my various shenanigans soon. How about yourself?
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