sunshinedorkface:

I have Keratoconus which is a genetic condition that causes the cornea to turn cone shaped. It makes it hard to see, because bright lights form halo effects, obscuring the vision, and making it difficult to read, and in my case, draw. The day before my birthday, I went to a specialist, who gave me three options; Cross linking eye surgery, (which is still considered experimental in the United States, and not covered by insurance) Intact lenses (also not covered by insurance) or complete cornea transplants (Which is covered by insurance, but much riskier than the other two listed). 

Although there is some hope, since the Intacts is currently going through trial runs and studies for it to be approved by most insurances, I will learn by october, if I will be an acceptible participant for the study, and receive the intacts at either a reduced price, or not pay at all.

But, worse case scenerio, I will have to pay $5000-9000 per eye.

I cannot afford that, on my walmart salary. My family is barely skating by with what we have, and we still struggle every month to make ends meet. There is absolutely no way we would be able to pay for this surgery.

And, that really scares me. 

As an artist, and a writer, I depend so much on my eyes. Keratoconus is not curable, and will only worsten, if they go untreated. I NEED this surgery, but I can’t pay for it, with the few hundred bucks I get from putting up with walmart customers.

So, I turn to you, Tumblr. This is very hard for me to do, since I was raised to believe that if someone can work for their money, they very well should, and reserve the free help to the people who truly cannot help themselves. But, if you feel like you can, and want to donate, please feel free to send that money to my Paypal, at maryzolgarcia90@yahoo.com

If you want to help in another way, please spread my Commissioning Info or feel free to commission a piece of artwork from me directly by sending me an ask here, note me at my Dev.artor Email me your information at the same Email stated for my Paypal.

Simply re-blogging this really helps as well.

Thank you for taking your time for reading this out.

The Internet Slowdown is coming, and it's going to be huge.

fight4future:

Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

Deemo review

I don’t do reviews of things usually, or ever for that matter. However I loved this game so much that I felt obligated to share my experience with those of you that will read this. Deemo is a rhythm game so I’ll be breaking this review done into four sections: story, presentation, gameplay, and of course the music itself.

Story

The story is fairly simple, but strange enough to catch your interest. The story begins with a look into the life of a slender shadowy being named “Deemo” who lives in a castle with a piano and white masked and white cloaked figure who resigns in the castles library. Deemo is lonely, as a solace to this problem a girl (who by certain dialouge boxes I deduced is named Tress) falls through a window in the ceiling. After everything has been settled Tress and Deemo discover that a tree is growing out of the piano, and grows with each song played. The two then conclude that the only way for tress to get home is to keep playing to make the tree grow high enough so that tress can climb it and return home.

Presentation

The art style is fantastic, everything from the hub world to the art piece for each song is beautiful. Every art piece represents each song ideally. I wish I could say more about the art but there is very little I could say with out showing it.

Gameplay

Deemo, unlike a lot of rhythm games, is based soley on a piano. Deemo also diverges from lots of rhythm games by one simple modification to the gameplay. Instead of a circle that you have to tap, or a gauge, you have a very thin black line at the bottom of the screen. This may sound like the same in principle but is very different in actual execution. The fact that you have only that thin line makes the game much more challenging and skill based than lots of other rhythm games. The game also requires very percise execution, again brought on by the fact that you only have a thin black line. To some the amount of skill required to play Deemo may be a bit of a turn off, but it actually makes the game addictingly fun to the play.

The diffuculty is one of the main draws of this game, at least in my opinion. There are three diffuculty levels, obviously: easy, normal, and hard. Quick side note: normal is very diffucult just by itself, easy is already challenging. The interesting thing about the diffuculty selection is there are levels within the diffuculty selection. The levels going from 1-10. The one drawback I could see people not liking about this is that you can’t select the level within each diffuculty setting, but I never found this to be annoying. To add to all of this you can also select the speed at which the notes fall, which may make the song easier, but I’ll get into that later.

The game is as much about patience as it is accuracy, again brought on because of the thin black line. The patience required feels almost unnatural, but not in a bad way, just that you have to exhibit a lot self control and discipline to not compulsively hit notes early. This is where the speed adjustment may come in handy, if you don’t want to wait you can raise the pace so that it can feel more natural to you. The notes accuracy is judged by three colors, blue (missed), Green (good), Orange (Charming).

At the end of the song your completion percentage is based on the two things: how many Charming (perfect) hits you get, and your highest combo. No matter how many combos you have during the song your based on the highest combo you perform. Let me tell you from personal experience getting a perfect combo is incredibly satisfying, though have I yet to recieve an all charming song.

You may think that pouring all this focus and effort into performing the song correctly would make you put more concentration into hitting the notes rather than enjoying the music itself. I found this to not be true however, as you need to be in almost perfect caidance and rhythm with the song itself to perform it correctly. Almost like you’re a part of the song rather than composing it. When I said the game was addicting, not so much that the game is designed to be addicting, but because it’s genuinly fun.

There’s more to do in the game than just playing the songs. When you leave the collection books you can explore around the castle, and as you progress throungh the story rooms open up. If you decide to tap on certain things in these rooms you can atucally find more songs. It’s also worth mentioning that you recieve more songs for doing better in previous songs.

Finally before I move on from the gameplay I must make something very clear. It is virtually impossible to play this game with just your two index fingers (or thumbs, I played on the ipad). This game requires dexterity on at least four to six fingers to keep hitting notes in rhythm.

Music

Finally the core and main draw of the game. I thought that since it was a piano based game, and a look at the description describing it as influenced by many classical artists, that most of the music would be all classical. Not that there’s anything wrong with classical music, I just thought that it would be tiring after a while. I was very wrong to assume that about the game, the music is not only fantastic, but very, very diversed. You’re never bored with the songs, the genres range from: classical, rock, techno, edm, house, jazz, hip-hop, and many others (of which I can’t identify).

Final notes

While I give this game a lot of praise there are things I didn’t like about it. For starters the diffuclty spikes and curves are a bit overwhelming, but with enough practice you can over come them with moderate diffuculty. I also found that the extra song packs, while certainly not a bad deal, were a bit pricy. However if you plan on completing each song on each diffuculty you’ll most likely be satisfied with your purchase. My final dislike about the game, is that it is way too easy to finish it. I thought the tree height required to finish the story was too short and easy to reach (I’m not going to tell you that height as I do want you to have a genuine experience). While not being rewarded with tree growth doesn’t take away the fun of the game entirely, you do lose a bit of extra incentive to progress your skills further. Not all, just a bit. However it’s worth it to continue purely for the art and music alone. This game is absolutly beautiful and fun to play, I would reccomend it to anyone and everyone.

sigurrossgeller:

militantweasel:

proletarianprincess:

im really sorry if this are distressing to anyone but ive just had a fight with my dad, the first photo is immediately after he repeatedly punched me in the face and body, the second and third photos are ive managed to lock myself in a room. the second photo shows how he grabbed my jumper and tore it when he dragged me across the floor, the third photo shows the swelling in my nose and face 20 minutes after. my mother has taken all the money ive saved up from my jobs and i cannot afford a taxi to a friends. i need someone in the glasgow area who i trust to come and get me, i know this is so much to ask but i cant stay here any longer, please help me

Signal boost.

someone help Laura out

gdirtydime19:

haussofkm:

mockeryd:

Dog: I AM SORRY BABY HUMAN! DO NOT CRY ANYMORE! i SHALL BRING YOU MORE TOYS

The cutest thing ever.

awwwwwwww  :)

(Source: sizvideos)