downtroddendeity:

I’d written this whole long thing that probably no one would care about about my headcanons for technology/mundane uses of magic in RH, but then my computer froze for no discernible reason and ate it. So rather than try to type the whole thing up again, I’m going to cut it down to the most interesting part: my theory that Alistel’s choice of technological emphasis is religious.

Specifically, the reason they put so much emphasis on giant robots and power armor instead of trying to develop something simpler that uses the same basic technologies (like tanks), is that Noah preached that it was their job to bring about a renaissance of imperial technology for the good of mankind. He said that the hegemony in Granorg had been deliberately suppressing that technology (which is… pretty much true) in order to subjugate the populace (slightly less true). Thus, there is a huge emphasis in Alistel R&D on recreating Imperial designs and technology, and, well, anybody who visits the Imperial Ruins can see those old thautomatons still stomping around. This prioritizing annoys Fennel to no end, because yes, all right, he likes thaumachines and all, but he has this great idea for a legion of robot spiders, and he doesn’t see why his creativity should be limited just because somebody else’s was six hundred years ago…

acetactician:

yooooooooo
ok but i gave up and pretended sumia asked like frederick or someone why did you ask chrom does he have any actual clothes


[ First image: Art of Sully adjusting a formal tuxedo-type outfit, presumably the kind Frederick wears under his armor, while Sumia gazes at her in barely-withheld fangirl squee.Second image: Doodle of an unimpressed Sully in Chrom’s asymmetrical atrocity of an outfit, saying “this is not hot”; blushy background Sumia says “I’m still kinda into it”. ]

acetactician:

yooooooooo

ok but i gave up and pretended sumia asked like frederick or someone why did you ask chrom does he have any actual clothes

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[ First image: Art of Sully adjusting a formal tuxedo-type outfit, presumably the kind Frederick wears under his armor, while Sumia gazes at her in barely-withheld fangirl squee.
Second image: Doodle of an unimpressed Sully in Chrom’s asymmetrical atrocity of an outfit, saying “this is not hot”; blushy background Sumia says “I’m still kinda into it”. ]

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[ Art of Zelos at various ages on backdrop of red-stained white. Baby Zelos crawls in a corner at the edge of the spreading red; child Zelos crouches in the red by adult Zelos’s side, staring wide-eyed at something while his older self just stares noncommittally down at his hands in his lap; teenage Zelos is sprawled on his side with his eyes closed in the background where the stain darkens. ]

[ Art of Zelos at various ages on backdrop of red-stained white. Baby Zelos crawls in a corner at the edge of the spreading red; child Zelos crouches in the red by adult Zelos’s side, staring wide-eyed at something while his older self just stares noncommittally down at his hands in his lap; teenage Zelos is sprawled on his side with his eyes closed in the background where the stain darkens. ]

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[ HIps-up art of Tifa and Samus, who have actual pronounced muscles! for once, both wearing short tops and low-cut pants (Tifa’s being her canon outfit). They both look relaxed and confident, Tifa smiling with her arms crossed loosely and Samus glancing up and behind her as she walks. ]

digivolvin:

muscle practice with my forever girls tifa and samus, who are (tragically) never drawn as buff as they should be. 

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[ Christian walking along, talking animatedly to young Cog, who follows along with a bright smile on his face; there’s a music note above Christian’s head and a heart above Cog’s. ]
chikuto:

The old incentive image, now that it has been changed again!
Few things make me happier than Christian helping a freshly orphaned Cog learn to smile again.

[ Christian walking along, talking animatedly to young Cog, who follows along with a bright smile on his face; there’s a music note above Christian’s head and a heart above Cog’s. ]

chikuto:

The old incentive image, now that it has been changed again!

Few things make me happier than Christian helping a freshly orphaned Cog learn to smile again.

surskitty:

ovinize:

Ah, just where I expected you would be, Flik.

[Image: Flik in his natural habitat: near the top of the castle surrounded by flying squirrels. 8)]

surskitty:

ovinize:

Ah, just where I expected you would be, Flik.

[Image: Flik in his natural habitat: near the top of the castle surrounded by flying squirrels. 8)]

Theme Tips!

downtroddendeity:

thefrogman:

Some of your blog themes are using ridiculously small font sizes. I often have to zoom to 200% to read things and usually that makes the elements on the page go bonkers. Your super important thoughts just aren’t worth that kind of trouble. 

Lets forget about old farts like me who have a slightly hard time seeing things—there are plenty of folks with vision related disabilities that could benefit from more reasonable font sizes.  

With that in mind, here are some theme tips from your pal, Froggie…

  • Pick a theme that allows you to have —at minimum— a 12pt font. 14pt would be my preferred size. That way, even if someone does need to zoom (Ctrl +/- on your keyboard) they won’t have to zoom quite as much—giving a better chance that the page will retain its design integrity. If you choose a font size of 6, I will hire a monkey to poop inside all your left socks. 
  • Make sure that your font color and background have decent contrast. Light text should be placed on a dark background, dark text on a light background. If you place white text on a super light gray background, I will send a very charming wombat to seduce your lover and snapchat you pictures of their erotic encounters. 
  • Text colors should probably be limited to black, white and gray. Sometimes dark colors with low color saturation are acceptable too. I know you really like neon purple, but some people might stab themselves in the eye. You are endangering their ocular health. You don’t want that kind of guilt hanging on your conscience.  
  • Make sure that your navigation is easy to find and big enough to see even at a glance. Sometimes I feel like I am hunting for Waldo just trying to find a damned “next page” button. It should be under your last post at the bottom of the page. It should have big letters, possibly with an enthusiastic arrow. If I have to scroll the top of your page and use a microscope to find your ‘next’ button… a surly aardvark will steal your tax forms, erase your real name, and replace it with Dildo Baggins. 
  • Make sure your ask, about me, and other buttons of importance are in a logical place and are easily readable. Typically at the top of your sidebar is a great spot.
  • Always double check to make sure your links work as intended. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen silly mistakes like htt://blahblah.tumlr.corn
  • Make sure any clutter on your page is worth it. Every element you put on your page has to be loaded. There are many with slower connections who may have to wait an annoyingly long time for sites to load. It’s possible that your supercool globe with all the flags of people visiting isn’t as necessary as you think. 
  • You might also put a link to your mobile site on your page so people with slow connections can just load the essentials. 
  • Endless scrolling is nice in theory, but it is often very unreliable. Especially when used with 50 to 100 pages. For people with older, slower computers it will crash constantly. And if you are like me, and require a lot of pageviews for business purposes, it can really mess up your site statistics. 
  • Consider avoiding posts with a great deal of blockquotes. Perhaps even edit the post and remove any parts that are irrelevant so that there are as few blockquotes as possible. If you do not, you risk blockquotes shooting off the side of your page and there is absolutely no way to discern what is being said. If you reblog something with 50 or more blockquotes, highly trained ninja raccoons will just judge you silently while twiddling their cute little thumbs. 
  • Lastly, if you have a music player on your blog, please disable autoplay.

I have recently signed a contract with a fire breathing dragon. If you still have autoplay on your blog at midnight, September 1, he will hunt you down. He will summon angry thermite fires from the depths of his bowels. He will look you dead in the eyes—his nostrils flaring with puffs of white hot fire so intense, your skin begins to peel. He will move in closer so you can feel his exhales on your shoulders. They will bead up with sweat with every passing breath.

And when you tell him you think “autoplay is actually pretty neat!”…

His eyes will glow orange, burning your retinas. A great grumble will churn in his stomach as he pushes the flames toward his esophagus. He will open his mouth wide and you will see the blaze gurgling in the back of his throat…

He will then sit you down in a comfy chair and give you a stern talking to about how autoplay sucks total balls. It sucks, like, at least 80 balls. On a 10 ball scale. 

^This is quality information right here. I’ve taken to Adblocking people’s autoplays, they bother me so much.

idonttakemycontactsout said: i appreciate your concern, but at my college we interact a great deal with autism speaks and support it. you shouldn't focus on what they're doing wrong, because none of it is terrible, but focus on what they are trying to do for people with all different levels of autism.

autisticfandomthings:

Things you apparently don’t consider terrible:

Posting a video of a mother talking about how she wanted to kill her child while that same child  was in the room listening. 

Supporting the eugenic abortion of autistic people.

Failing to condemn the murders of autistic children.

Supporting the Judge Rotenburg Center, which according the the UN, tortures autistic people.

It is terrible, only 3% of their budget goes towards services, there are no autistic people on their board, they literally support eugenics. They are doing absolutely nothing good. 

This is widely know withing the autistic community and they are pretty universally hated by autistic people. Because they are terrible. They only even bother pretending to care about little white boys.

http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/A$

Read that link. Read it.

And here is the resignation letter of the sole autistic person they had in an important (but still non board) position

http://jerobison.blogspot.ca/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html

Here’s a flyer by a major autism advocacy organisation on them

https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Autism_Speaks_Flyer.pdf

OR, if you still don’t give a fuck about what autistic people think or want, (which seems kind of obvious from the content of this ask) here are some links written by non autistic people.

Here’s a post from the CEO of one of the oldest charities in the US for intellectually and developmentally disabled people. 

http://blog.thearc.org/2013/11/16/open-letter-suzanne-wright-co-founder-autism-speaks/


Here’s a post from a major autism parenting magazine

http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-14-asd-options-living-independently/#.U_-CfPldWMM


And here are some other posts

http://smallbutkindamighty.com/2013/04/02/why-i-dont-support-autism-speaks-which-is-why-i-dont-light-it-up-blue/

http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/13/whats-wrong-with-autism-speaks/

If you continue to support them now you are in possession of this information, then it is clear that you are not an ally to autistic people, you don’t want to help us, and are probably just doing your charity work for “oh look at me, I’m a good person” points.

If you support autism speaks, you are not supporting autistic people, you are hurting us. And you are doing it knowingly and consciously.

Please spread this, not enough people know.

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cakeandrevolution:

I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

to catch a redditor

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