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Uterus Menstrual Cup Cozy Pattern 

anycornerofheaven:

Due to popular demand :) , I have written up a pattern for the uterus-shaped cozy I crocheted for my Lady Cup. This pattern will make a pouch that will fit all brands and sizes of cups, both with and without stems.

Here are some pictures of it completed (with large Lady Cup for comparison):

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Someone forgets I pay attention, sweetheart. As I've said a few times before, you're going to have to wait until July for anything further. If NZ does extradite Dotcom, they can do the same to me when and if the Feds ask. Too bad they've had to wait two and a half years, kike bitch. 

maureenjohnsonbooks:

melissaanelli:

I apologize for the language above, but it is left whole to show a rather ugly point.

So: My ask box is closed now.

And I’m doing something very, very, very rarely do, and my friends have been begging me to do about this whole thing since day one: meet it head on.

The above ask was sent in by my stalker. This is why my ask box remains closed.

Maybe it is time to show what stalking really is and does.

Imagine getting messages, the type of which make the above seem mild and sweet (add in sexual threats, death threats, and vows to be up to this forever), any time you have any ability for anyone to contact you.

Every day. At times multiple times a day, sometimes in a stream of messages that clog your inbox. 

And when you never once address that, they start contacting your friends, your sister, your parents. Your brother in law. Your infant nephew/godson.

Threatens them consistently. Sends them packages. Sends them postcards. Look sup their private info and parade it in front of them.

For 5.5 years.

Things that thus far haven’t helped: An arrest. An international warrant. International attention. Stays in mental health facilities. Nothing deters this behavior.

Stalking is one of the crimes that takes the victim out of the equation, because of how likely it is that being in it exacerbates the situation. And if we do nothing and let the world exist like this, we are enabling a kind of malice that could threaten the very positive and at times powerful ways we exchange ideas and connect to each other.

The Internet is the wild west, and at some point the cavalry’s gotta come in, here. 

The FBI has been amazing but are limited by a foreign nation’s wish to completely ignore a situation that has been proven many times over to exist. 

I can only be so defiant in private while balancing the need for my and my family’s safety.

You may think, “I’ve seen her at LeakyCons, she’s not affected by this at all!” Never make an assumption by the strength someone is able to project that they are unaffected. And never assume that someone who doesn’t give her life over to something negative completely - disappear from the internet, etc - doesn’t just as much peace and justice as those whose lives lose major functions because of this activity. There is sometimes a paternalistic rise in compassion that rises to meet the level to which a person has been affected. If we start judging that way, we forget that no matter the victim and no matter the effect, the crime is the same and it must be stopped.

So there you go. A glimpse into my life. 

If you wish to stand against stalking, please reblog; and as a bonus, please add your own thoughts about the necessity that a country’s law enforcement agency (in this case New Zealand’s) starts to take this seriously.

This may be the most important thing I ever reblog, and I really hope you take the time to read it. 

I’ve known Melissa throughout much of this and I’ve seen the hurt and damage it has caused. I’ve seen her get not one, but HUNDREDS of highly graphic and possibly viable rape and death threats from this stalker. The notes come into every part of Melissa’s life, pretty much every day. They are both electronic and physical. They go to her family. They threaten everything about her life.

The note you see above is NOTHING compared to some that have come in.

I also get notes from this stalker. As I post this, I set myself up to get more. I send them to the FBI, as I have been instructed. The case file grows.

This has gone on for five and a half years.

It’s hard to keep silent while someone goes through this. 

I hope that the stalker actually gets the medical treatment she so desperately needs. She is a danger to herself as much as anything else. I have gotten at least one letter from her that was a detailed suicide threat. She has also cut her own wrists and posted the picture online. She very, very much needs help. 

I hope Melissa gets justice. She needs her life back.

And I hope this helps pave a way for more victims of online stalking to get the help and protection they need.


fictionalcharactersknitting:

Google wants you to celebrate the winter solstice by knitting some unreasonably long gloves.

fictionalcharactersknitting:

Google wants you to celebrate the winter solstice by knitting some unreasonably long gloves.


21 Dec 2013 at 2243 / via: jacnoc2 / op: becca-morley
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arachnids8rip:

its-halloween-cas:

becca-morley:

you fucked up

My six pack has arrived due to laughter

It’s 3:30 am and I’m crying because I can’t stop laughing. 


If you know me IRL, please don’t tell anyone about this. I’m pretty nervous writing this here. It’s all new thoughts.

I’ve been adamantly anti-me-having-a-baby for a while now but I’m starting to change my mind. I wouldn’t mind raising a baby with my girlfriend and I really want to be pregnant. So we’re talking about it. There is a lot to think about. I don’t really know what I will do but I hear most parents don’t really know what they’re doing at first.

I don’t like kids because they’re annoying. But I hope any child of mine will not annoy me, and if we’re raising a kid in Louisiana we’ll have all our friends to help out.

I don’t know what I’ll do about school. School was always a negative experience for me but I don’t want to be a homeschooling mom.

I don’t know what I’ll do about money.  I don’t have a steady income and I don’t want the kind of job that would give me a steady income.

I don’t know what I’ll do about gender norms. I don’t want to call my child ‘they’ or any other gender-neutral term because they will be bullied and miserable. But I don’t want them to feel confined by gender roles.

I will continue to travel.  I will not let my child keep me from living my life.

My parents will be ecstatic to have a grandbaby. I won’t be able to tell them who the sperm donor is, even though I know who it will be. And when I am 40 I will have a grown child and be able to go on with my life.

This is scary and exciting and has been all I have been able to think about for the past couple of days.


21 Dec 2013 at 931 / via: the-dark-arts / op: mickeykayyy
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feedingmyobsessions:

themagicianthatneverfailed:

dr-kara:

heretherebdragons:

katbot:


“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”

I’m reblogging this again, to remind people that reblogged this earlier in the year with the “I’M GOING TO DO THIS” comments. Now, here it is. I’m reminding you. You said you would do this. Now join me and start this Tuesday.

I genuinely love this idea. I am going to do this. I will post pictures of my jar and everything. 

oh wow this is a beautiful idea

doing this

I had an idea to collect a dollar a day. So I’m going to wrap a dollar in a piece of paper that says one good thing every day and collect it in a jar. At the end of the year I’ll read all the notes and collect the money and donate it :) Giving back for all the good that has happened in the year. 

Gonna try to do this. Except I will probably use the $365 to buy myself a present because I am a bit selfish.

feedingmyobsessions:

themagicianthatneverfailed:

dr-kara:

heretherebdragons:

katbot:

“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”

I’m reblogging this again, to remind people that reblogged this earlier in the year with the “I’M GOING TO DO THIS” comments. Now, here it is. I’m reminding you. You said you would do this. Now join me and start this Tuesday.

I genuinely love this idea. I am going to do this. I will post pictures of my jar and everything. 

oh wow this is a beautiful idea

doing this

I had an idea to collect a dollar a day. So I’m going to wrap a dollar in a piece of paper that says one good thing every day and collect it in a jar. At the end of the year I’ll read all the notes and collect the money and donate it :) Giving back for all the good that has happened in the year. 

Gonna try to do this. Except I will probably use the $365 to buy myself a present because I am a bit selfish.

(Source: mickeykayyy)


zeroambit:

its like everyone i know is afraid of heights :/

its not a bad thing, for them. but i love heights, i fucking love them.

where are my baeddels who want to climb precarious towers that touch the sky and wind with me?

Come to Chicago again before I move. There is a place called the Sky Factory here. It is an old abandoned grain silo and you can climb up ridiculous ladders and steps that have been half-scrapped to the very top where there is an epic view of the Chicago skyline. The Transformers blew up one of the access points but if we look hard enough there is probably still a way up.


 

 


Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry 

jazzylittledrops:

So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts… 

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Dove is saying, “You’re not as ugly as you think,” when I think a better message would be, “The way you think you look isn’t ugly.” jazzylittledrops makes an excellent argument against the whole focus on beauty as well — but I think everyone is beautiful. I think our approaches are similar.


Am I the only one who gets really mad every time I remember that the US never abolished slavery? 

towardperpetualpeaceofmind:

For those who may not know what i’m talking about please see the text of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution:

Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Yep, right there in black and white. [Insert rant about the racism of the prison industrial complex]

I’d never actually heard the full text of the thirteenth amendment until I watched Lincoln. I was surprised to hear the words bolded above, but thought that surely that has changed in the past hundred-odd years. Apparently not.


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chain-of-prospit:

no you dont understand
these are two separate toys that we found at the thrift store today okay
and we found out that they fit like this and it was beautiful
and then we were going up to the cashier to get our things and realized they were still like that and were separating them so that we could each purchase the one we had found and
the cashier
looked
so confused and„, distressed and horrified omg
the look on his face was like we had taken his soul and run it through a blenderim
i tried to fix it omg i was just like
“……………………..he was just…. resting”
but i dont think anything can make up for the trauma we caused.

chain-of-prospit:

no you dont understand

these are two separate toys that we found at the thrift store today okay

and we found out that they fit like this and it was beautiful

and then we were going up to the cashier to get our things and realized they were still like that and were separating them so that we could each purchase the one we had found and

the cashier

looked

so confused and„, distressed and horrified omg

the look on his face was like we had taken his soul and run it through a blenderim

i tried to fix it omg i was just like

“……………………..he was just…. resting”

but i dont think anything can make up for the trauma we caused.


pinecounty:

necroluste:

J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.

Apparently people hated to go for walks with him because he would stop and look at every tree for like 20 minutes.

Sounds like my kinda walk.

pinecounty:

necroluste:

J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.

Apparently people hated to go for walks with him because he would stop and look at every tree for like 20 minutes.

Sounds like my kinda walk.

(Source: flying-dutchwoman)


ihititwithmyaxe:

mothernaturenetwork:

 Harry Potter wizarding genetics decoded



If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents (non-magical people)? And how can there be squibs (non-magical people born into wizarding lines)?
It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware.
In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.
“Magical ability could be explained by a single autosomal dominant gene if it is caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance,” Klenotiz explains.
What does this mean?
In school we learn the fundamentals of genetics by studying Gregory Mendel’s pea plant experiments and completing basic Punnett squares. Basically, we’re taught that whenever one copy of a gene linked to a dominant trait is present, then the offspring will exhibit that dominant trait, regardless of the other gene.
However, Non-Mendelian genes don’t follow this rule, which is the basis of Klenotiz’s argument. She says that the wizarding gene could be explained if it’s caused by a trinucleotide repeat, which is the repetition of three nucleotides — the building blocks of DNA — multiple times.
These repeats can be found in normal genes, but sometimes many more copies of this repeated code can appear in genes than is standard, causing a mutation. This kind of mutation is responsible for genetic diseases like Huntington’s Disease. Depending upon how many of these repeats occur in the genes, a person could exhibit no symptoms, could have a mild form of the disease or could have a severe form of it.
In her paper, Klenotiz argues that eggs with high levels of these repeats are more likely to be fertilized, a phenomenon known as transmission ratio distortion. She also suggests that the egg or sperm with high levels of repeats is less likely to be created or to survive in the wizarding womb.
This argument answers several questions about wizarding genetics:
How can a wizard be born to muggle parents?
Genetic mutations can randomly appear, meaning anyone could be born with the wizarding gene. However, there’s a better chance of magical offspring occurring if the parents are on the high side of the normal range for mutations.
How can a squib be born to wizard parents?
Although parents with these mutated magical genes would be likely to pass the gene on to their children, there’s still a possibility that any given offspring might not inherit the trinucleotide repeat.
How can varying degrees of magical ability be explained?
The more repeats a wizard inherits, the stronger the magical power he or she will have. If both wizarding parents are powerful wizards, it’s likely their offspring will also be powerful.
You can read Klenotiz’s full paper on wizarding genetics here.




Far and away one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever read. Love it.

I wonder what Jo thought about it?

ihititwithmyaxe:

mothernaturenetwork:

Harry Potter wizarding genetics decoded

If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents (non-magical people)? And how can there be squibs (non-magical people born into wizarding lines)?

It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware.

In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.

“Magical ability could be explained by a single autosomal dominant gene if it is caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance,” Klenotiz explains.

What does this mean?

In school we learn the fundamentals of genetics by studying Gregory Mendel’s pea plant experiments and completing basic Punnett squares. Basically, we’re taught that whenever one copy of a gene linked to a dominant trait is present, then the offspring will exhibit that dominant trait, regardless of the other gene.

However, Non-Mendelian genes don’t follow this rule, which is the basis of Klenotiz’s argument. She says that the wizarding gene could be explained if it’s caused by a trinucleotide repeat, which is the repetition of three nucleotides — the building blocks of DNA — multiple times.

These repeats can be found in normal genes, but sometimes many more copies of this repeated code can appear in genes than is standard, causing a mutation. This kind of mutation is responsible for genetic diseases like Huntington’s Disease. Depending upon how many of these repeats occur in the genes, a person could exhibit no symptoms, could have a mild form of the disease or could have a severe form of it.

In her paper, Klenotiz argues that eggs with high levels of these repeats are more likely to be fertilized, a phenomenon known as transmission ratio distortion. She also suggests that the egg or sperm with high levels of repeats is less likely to be created or to survive in the wizarding womb.

This argument answers several questions about wizarding genetics:

How can a wizard be born to muggle parents?

Genetic mutations can randomly appear, meaning anyone could be born with the wizarding gene. However, there’s a better chance of magical offspring occurring if the parents are on the high side of the normal range for mutations.

How can a squib be born to wizard parents?

Although parents with these mutated magical genes would be likely to pass the gene on to their children, there’s still a possibility that any given offspring might not inherit the trinucleotide repeat.

How can varying degrees of magical ability be explained?

The more repeats a wizard inherits, the stronger the magical power he or she will have. If both wizarding parents are powerful wizards, it’s likely their offspring will also be powerful.

You can read Klenotiz’s full paper on wizarding genetics here.

Far and away one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever read. Love it.

I wonder what Jo thought about it?


theofficialpokemonblog:

#38 Ninetales

theofficialpokemonblog:

#38 Ninetales