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kelp-kelp  asked:

Where did you get your adenium obesum seeds? Are they easy to grow? How long did they take? Sorry, they're just so cute and I want them!

It’s so problem at all! I got them from UnusualSeeds on Etsy! Shipping takes a while since he’s located in Serbia. There’s an entire section of the store dedicated to Adenium seeds even!

And yes, they’re very cute and I love them. You also get more-or-less instant returns (besides the flowers which is another thing folks like them for) because unlike a lot of plants they’re really chubby right out of the seed. (As opposed to Baobabs/Adansonias where you have to wait years for them to them to develop a caudex.)

cultural differences for setting a fic in japan

(please note that i am a japanese american living/working in japan and not a japanese person raised in japan. my experiences are my own and other prefectures, etc. may be different.)Β 

Law/Adult Society

  • The age of majority is currently 20, although I believe as of 2022, it will be lowered to 18. Currently, people under the age of 20 cannot sign lease contracts for cars, apartments, etc. without parental permission.
    • The word β€œsign” is figurative here, because Japan uses seals on official documents, instead of Western-style signatures. People tend to have a few different types of seals, depending on the importance of the document.
    • All dates on government forms are in Japanese eras. 2018 was year 30 of the Heisei era and a new era will start when the emperor abdicates in April of this year.
  • As of 2016, the voting age in Japan is 18 (previously it was 20). You can also start learning to drive at age 18. However, the drinking age is 20, and you also have to be 20 to smoke or gamble.
  • Japanese convenience store and supermarket workers are frequently lax about checking IDs for alcohol and cigarette purchases, and underage smoking in particular is a large problem.

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If you’ve ever wanted to cross the Alps into Italy to surprise the Austrians, but just haven’t had the time, boy, have I got the PSD for you.

The first Versailles version of David’s Bonaparte Crossing the Alps, sans-Napoleon and background dancers, with the graceful steed, background, stirrup and reins all on their own layers, along with a rough lineart of ya boi’s pose. 

13.5x16″ at 300dpi so this shit’s big and print ready. Enjoy!

Just some advice bc the mail person reminded me. The same thing happened to me, so instead I got a PO box! If you have the ability to get one, I highly recommend! You’re the only one with the key, so your parents can’t take your mail! If you’re in uni, you could also try having your mail forwarded to your dorm! Please be safe everyone 💕

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Hey, I was wondering what resources you use to determine the ethnicity of celebrities? I have one I was wondering about but I’ve checked Wikipedia and celebbirthdays and can’t seem to find anything.

ethnicelebs.com is useful. usually googling “*celebrity name* ethnicity” is enough to search, ethnicelebs tends to show up on the first page. if not, ethnicelebs.com/celebfirstname-lastname is the formula they tend to be filed under. hope this helps!

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motherofkittens94  asked:

your headers are so pretty would you ever do a Theon one ? x

oh babe i’m so ridiculously sorry for taking so long to do these, i apologize. here you go, i hope you like them <3 if you want other colors/fonts/quotes/anything different feel free to ask me! i chose these colors bc of your icon :) please reblog/like if usingΒ 

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character template | 03 

this template is for filling out information about your character as well as character building! I left enough space for people who really like to get detailed, so fill that space to your hearts content! You can change the font size and type to your liking, as well as spacing if needed. Also, I would prefer that you leave the little cloud icon there - not necessary but I’d appreciate it! 

I used one of my very own ocs as an example and I hope this template is just as fun for you all. If you have suggestions for things you’d like to see on a template, feel free to let me know!

download here!

anonymous asked:

may i ask - i think i saw you in somepost say your medical records list your sex as indeterminate? is that on account of intersexness or nonbinaryness because if its the latter how does one get that to happen? sorry if this is too personal! please ignore if so!

It’s my nonbinaryness, and you just write to your GP and ask them to change it. I think there’s a letter template (UK) somewhere, please hold…

Yup, it’s at the bottom of this resources page on @mxactivist. :)

Pro-Tip

you can totally kiss tools like tarot cards, crystals, and candle containers (when candle is unlit of course) as a way of showing thanks and simple cleansing just make sure if they’re attached to any spirit or deity that they’re cool with it !

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Character template | 02 

everyone liked my other one so much and I just kinda thought to try making something neat so.. here. You can use it however you’d like - whether for ocs or just making aesthetics for characters or other personal use! The campfire icon is mostly for space so you can keep it or remove it, whatever you want! You can even change it, I don’t care really. 

(second one is just full of random pictures as an example.)

If you have any problems please let me know, I’ll be happy to help! And if you like this perhaps like/reblog it?

download here!

Jeremy they say.. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK. It’s time you ALL learn you’re not what you think you are like some who #PRETENDED those #LABELS around the REAL I was around. You’re actually just ASSOCIATED to #GOVERNMENT #EMPLOYEES using #ILLICIT #DRUGS for #ILLEGAL #HUMAN #EXPERIMENTS. They use those LABELS to give #COVER and EXPLANATION for #WEALTH #RESOURCES #POWER. They ONLY exist in areas the REAL doesn’t EXIST, or FAMILIES made DEALS to be the COVER in EXCHANGE for help hurting ALL other FAMILIES because they were so JEALOUS they were always LESS. Especially when they INSIST on INCLUDING ROT who doesn’t meet #AMICABLE #PARTICIPATORY #GUIDELINES. SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN #OREGON SHOULDN’T HAVE FOLLOWED ME TO #MONTANA. SHOULD HAVE DEFINITELY TAKEN A #PLANE, NOT THE #ROAD LIKE US #REDNECKS & #WHITE #TRASH. That’s what you called me right? FAT REDNECK ALCOHOLIC PIECE OF WHITE TRASH? Because I’m a #GAY #WHITE #CATHOLIC #GENTILE #MAN. How SICK are you to #PARTNER with ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTS in #EXCHANGE for their help DESTROYING EVERYONE who objected to your VARIOUS #BASTARDS with #BLOOD #DISEASE, especially your #UGLY #DAUGHTERS & #TRANNIES, your #HARLOT #FEMALES & #TRANNIES being included in what’s SUPPOSED to be #MENONLY. Because ALL they’ve done is DEMAND MEN, even GAY & MARRIED, SUFFER COVET OWN POSSESS FORNICATION ADULTERY RAPE SLAVERY DEADLY DISEASES CHILDREN ABUSED NEGLECTED ENDANGERED in DRUGS & SEXUAL IMMORALITY for SATAN. Any MEN who RESIST or REJECTS them gets PUNISHED, even MURDERED. For REJECTING the #STAIN & #SUFFERING from #JEZEBELSPIRIT in #SATAN DESPERATE for #SINS of #EVE. SHOULD HAVE LEFT ME ALONE. SHOULD HAVE REMAINED #MENONLY. SHOULD HAVE LEFT MY VIRGINITY ALONE. ❌💚🐉⚡⚡⚓☠️

HEADERS PACK NO. 5 - by jacksonperseus

  • as requested by anons: the good place headers
  • 56 headers, 500x280px
  • sized for mobile and dashboard themes - not recommened for full-screen default theme
  • feel free to modify as you please, just don’t claim it as your own
  • credit not needed but appreciated
  • send any requests or suggestions to my inbox!
  • find a sample under the cut; full pack on my headers’ page

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Character Form
NAME (nicknames/aliases) Basics Species: Age: Born: (date/location) Occupation: Gender & Sexuality Details: Physical Description Race: Height: Body type: Hair: Eyes: ...

So I think at some point I shared a character interview on here, but I can’t find it, and I’ve changed and updated my ridiculously in-depth character form several times since then. Characters are my jam, and I love working out all the tiny details that will never, ever actually fit into my novel, and if you do too, here’s the comprehensive sheet I created. Bonus: it’s rainbow coloured because each section is a different colour. 

And if there’s anything missing, please tell me, because I would love to add even more detail to this ridiculous thing.

Mindfulness in Practice and Performance

By Elizabeth Rosinbum

As an artist on stage and an educator in the practice room, I am constantly struck by the power of being mindful of the work that I’m doing. We are taught long before picking up our instrument about the power and necessity of constructive criticism to learn and improve. However, our practice usually falls into two categories: 1. bored repetition (autopilot), or 2. mental meltdown from our constructive critic yelling about all the things we miss. If we practice on autopilot mode and expect our inner critic to suddenly shut off during performance, then how on earth can we hope to be successful on stage!?

The key is to use our constructive criticism to inspire confident performance. If our goal is to make our musical performances intensely personal and communicate with the listener, we have to operate from a positive attitude (telling ourselves “yes I can”) instead of berating ourselves for mistakes and fearing a negative outcome (“no I can’t”).

To have a more positive mindset under pressure, we must practice with confidence and purpose. Confident performances come from successful repetitions in practice and from a positive outlook that focuses on the performance itself, not the result. Therefore, our self-talk and statement of intention before playing is paramount to a positive result. Instead of focusing on what you don’t want with vague descriptions like “I don’t want to mess up in measure 9,” focus on what you dowant “to blow faster air in measure 9 through the phrase.”

It may seem silly to spend time mentally preparing for performance when the work itself seems most important, but it is worth its weight in gold. Remember that all the work, including the mental focus necessary to play with confidence, is achieved in the practice room. Pay attention to the words you use in your self critique. Use positive language and practice with purpose, identifying precisely what you want to convey to the audience.

STUDENT CORNER: Private Lessons – The Key to Developing Skills on Your Instrument

By: Neal Postma

As a private lessons teacher, I am often asked why students need lessons. They have a band teacher, isn’t that enough? The short answer is, unfortunately, “no.“

First and foremost, band directors can have upwards of 100 students in a single class. It is impossible for each student to receive individual attention in this setting! A student can have issues with fingerings, embouchure, tonguing, etc. and the director may not even be aware of the issue until an individual assessment towards the end of the semester. Even if directors are aware of these issues in class, it may be more than they have time to address. Imagine you have a 50-piece ensemble. If you were to adjust every student’s embouchure, it would take an entire class period! Directors find a balance of individual work and ensuring that the entire ensemble stays on track.

Band directors, like most musicians, have one or two instruments that they play at a very high level. Music education degrees certainly include courses that cover all of the instruments, but you can only learn so much in a single semester. Working with someone that has truly mastered an instrument is entirely different and the insight they provide is very in-depth by comparison. Private teachers will be able to quickly listen and give feedback to assess specific issues with a student’s playing.

When taking private lessons, students can hear a professional on their instrument. Simply listening to a great musician will make them play better, they need the sound in their ear! Listening to recordings can certainly have some success, but there is a big difference to have somebody in the room regularly that is playing at a really high level!

Possibly the most important factor is simply the individual assignments and attention that a student will receive. Working with a private teacher on an instrument will give them regular feedback with an individualized plan on how they can push themselves to a higher level. Every student develops at a different speed and some skills come more naturally than others. An individual lesson gives the teacher the opportunity to dig in and encourage what a student does well and give very specific direction on how to work on areas for improvement.

Act Like a Pro: Rehearsal Etiquette 101

By: Kristin Thompson

When it comes to being a productive member of any ensemble, the best thing you can do to show your professionalism is comporting yourself like one. Act professionally and you will be treated as such!

The easiest way to do this? Two words: BE PREPARED! If you think about it, when everyone shows up to rehearsal ready to go, the music-making process is infinitely more satisfying, productive, and nuanced. For me, this is why I became a performer and my most memorable experiences have been with colleagues who respected everyone’s time by being prepared for rehearsals and ultimately performances.

Want to make your 2019 rehearsals your best to date? Check out these suggestions:

  1. Prior to the first rehearsal, take time to look over your part and work through any tricky sections. Mark instrument or tempo changes, listen to recordings, and learn all of your solos.
  2. On the day of rehearsal, make sure you have everything you need before leaving home. Music? Pencil? Reed container? Instrument stand? Water bottle? I always make a list the night before and pack as much as possible well in advance of leaving. This makes the hours leading up to a rehearsal much less stressful and puts me in a mental place to rehearse well.
  3. Plan your arrival time well in advance of when rehearsal starts. One piece of advice that has stuck with me since high school is “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.” Arriving early gives you the piece of mind to set up and get situated, find your best reed (or reeds if you’re doubling), and do some warming up.
  4. If you have rehearsal at the end of a long day, anticipate this by packing dinner or snacks to eat en route or once you arrive. This is a must-have for me; rehearsing “on empty” usually makes me grumpy and distracted.
  5. Do take time to get to know your colleagues! Networking is important as a musician, but beyond that, making music with friendly faces is so much more joyful than with strangers. Of course, save long conversations for breaks and pre/post rehearsal. Similarly, take a moment to introduce yourself to the conductor and personnel manager if this is your first time with this group.
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or for clarification as needed during rehearsal. This is especially true of the first rehearsal- there may be errors in your part that need to be fixed or intricacy between parts that warrants another run. Check quietly with stand partners or those around you if you have questions- often this leads to answers! If you found errors or have interpretation questions from your practicing, touch base with the music director prior to rehearsal or during a break.
  7. Maintain a positive attitude and champion the success of your colleagues and the group. Compliment solos and your favorite moments in the music as you deem appropriate. Genuine praise is always appreciated!