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drst: arrghigiveup: TiL (click to go to the thread, which probably has more interesting tidbits I missed). Bonus: These are my people. : Benjamin Molineaux @benmolineaux Kids today: "you mean the save' button represents some kind of physical storage disk? OMG" Me today: "you mean 'upper case' and 'lower case' refer to the physical cases where printers kept their letters? OMG" Upper Case ib @% % 2 Em E& ECE BCDEFG L MINO PQR TVW X Y Z fA 4 5 6 718 e b n m En Em y p w QdOds JEm t Space Quads Lower Case 3.15 Pair of printer's cases (drawn by Rudolph Rižicka for D.B. Updike's Printing Types). 19:24 13 Sep 19 Twitter Web App Marc Verstaen @verstaen Replying to @benmolineaux and @GlennF It has French roots. Case means box in old French. Upper boxes, lower boxes. Bas de case, haut de case. 12:26 14 Sep 19 Twitter for iPhone Starburst vacuum @miopapio 4d Replying to @benmolineaux and @MaryRobinette now i only need to understand where the words type and font come from, and i'm done 1 21 Don Mackie @mackie_don 4d Font has a common root with found as in foundry. Type cast from molten metal. Having seen them in action Linotype machines are among my favourite bits of machinery. A giant typewriter with a furnace and crucible of molten lead at the back. There's a romance here. Y PE:THE FIL M GIF Li 15 6 204 Jason Thorpe @thorpej 3d Font designers are still called foundries. 1 28 3d Mary Robinette Kowal@ Jaw drops 11 pfarq @pfarqeu 1d Also, "leading" isn't the amount of space that "leads" the type, it is the size of the lead (metal) strips used to create said space. 1 Henningham Family Press. Replying to @benmolineaux and @MargotAtwell 4d Point sizes are seemingly random between typefaces because they refer to the piece of lead the type was on which you can no longer see 15 1 Katrina@KatrinaTransfem 4d There are 72 points in an inch, and the point size refers to the total height of the character set 2i 1 2 24 Margot Atwell @MargotAt... 4d Wow, I never realized this. I love type history! 1 2 Moon-faced Assassin...4 Replying to @benmolineaux and @Kilalalaa Also, in a printing press, putting a bunch of common words or phrases together is accomplished by mounting them in a single plate of text called a "Stereotype." And the sound it makes when it's pressed to the page is "cliche." Swear to god. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clich%C3%.. ti 40 125 drst: arrghigiveup: TiL (click to go to the thread, which probably has more interesting tidbits I missed). Bonus: These are my people.

drst: arrghigiveup: TiL (click to go to the thread, which probably has more interesting tidbits I missed). Bonus: These are my people.

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26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed #funny #lol #memes #humor #tumblr: 26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed biggest-gaudiest-patronuses seduce me with ridiculous history facts chrownox Pineapples used to be so expensive that people would rent them for partys as prestige decoration biggest-gaudiest-patronuses that's the shit goldengaypotato Upwards of 90% of all giraffe sex is homosexual, with some males even developing intimate relationships that include fawning and cuddling with their necks. biggest-gaudiest-patronuses my first thought was "this can't possibly be based on fact" and then Giraffes Further information: Giraffe § Social life and breeding habits Male giraffes have been observed to engage in remarkably high frequen ci es of homosexual behavior. After aggressive "necking", it is common for two male giraffes to caress and court each other, leading up to mounting and climax. Such interactons between males have been found to be more frequent than heterosexual coup ling [79] In one study, up to 94% of observed mounting inciden ts took pla ce between two males. The proportion of same sex activities varied between 30 and 75%, and atany given time one in twenty males were engaged in non-combative necking behavior with another male. Only 1% of same-sex moun ting inciden ts occurred between females leol biggest-gaudiest-patronuses this has nothing to do with history unclefather Historically, giraffes are gay Source:biggest-gaudiest-patronuses #welp 47,652 notes Sarcasm Goal Click to see full list 26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed #funny #lol #memes #humor #tumblr
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kaylapocalypse:  ok  so i know what you’re thinking “oh i remember that scene i don’t need to click on the video to recall it”. But you should. Like… if you’re anywhere near your mid-twenties, chances are that you watched shrek (1) when you were a kid and maybe a few times again in your late teens, but your memory absolutely doesn’t do it justice. The comedic timing through this whole movie is insane. Also, the fact that the animation style is aging literally just adds to the hilarity instead of poorly dating it. The nuance of every gesture is so well done and specific.  I am literally convinced that this movie is a masterpiece and that will be historically relevant maybe 100 years from now as a perfect time capsule of our culture. This scene in particular illustrates it especially well; particularly for being only like 1 minute long. Highlights/Breakdown The timing in the way Robin says savior and the way he says beast.  the character solidifying disregard and disrespect of “Please! Monster!” Fiona’s sheer brute strength when she pokes him in the shoulder so hard it spins him around–strength that he disregards which is why hes surprised as hell when he gets his ass beat Just the entire french accent that isn’t even a good french accent at all. The accordion man in the tree, the prop bushes. that one of the prop bushes falls down to reveal that its a wood cut-out subtly in the background  Shrek and fiona watching with horror as he begins his song. Donkey never cracking his excited smile, fully immersed in the Lore™; which is actually part of a longer running joke through the film which is that occasionally when certain characters do things would be reacted to poorly irl, the surrounding characters react like you would if you saw that irl not like characters in a story. Like instead of getting drawn into the lore of their circumstances they just stand there, staring like “yikesssss” shrek’s exhaustion and impatience when the song goes into the “saucy little maid” bit.  “what hes basically saying is he likes to get paid.”  the chaos of that statement. combined with shrek and fiona having a eye contact conversation above the performance, exchanging “wtf” gestures.  When the song escalates into a dance fight, Shrek’s exhaustion turns into general mounting amusement like “wow is this really turning into a dance fight. wow hes really snapping in unison” which is additionally apart of the above long running joke Fiona interrupting robin with a kick. the fuckin sound his head makes when it hits the rock.  The fight after isn’t as dynamic timing wise, just a classic animated fight scene but that song though. *kisses fingers like a chef* Watching this does give me an appreciation for 2D animation though because say what you will but Cinderella has aged a lot better than Shrek in terms of visual quality.With 2D you get fairly consistent quality. With old 3D you get uncanny valley nightmares.: kaylapocalypse:  ok  so i know what you’re thinking “oh i remember that scene i don’t need to click on the video to recall it”. But you should. Like… if you’re anywhere near your mid-twenties, chances are that you watched shrek (1) when you were a kid and maybe a few times again in your late teens, but your memory absolutely doesn’t do it justice. The comedic timing through this whole movie is insane. Also, the fact that the animation style is aging literally just adds to the hilarity instead of poorly dating it. The nuance of every gesture is so well done and specific.  I am literally convinced that this movie is a masterpiece and that will be historically relevant maybe 100 years from now as a perfect time capsule of our culture. This scene in particular illustrates it especially well; particularly for being only like 1 minute long. Highlights/Breakdown The timing in the way Robin says savior and the way he says beast.  the character solidifying disregard and disrespect of “Please! Monster!” Fiona’s sheer brute strength when she pokes him in the shoulder so hard it spins him around–strength that he disregards which is why hes surprised as hell when he gets his ass beat Just the entire french accent that isn’t even a good french accent at all. The accordion man in the tree, the prop bushes. that one of the prop bushes falls down to reveal that its a wood cut-out subtly in the background  Shrek and fiona watching with horror as he begins his song. Donkey never cracking his excited smile, fully immersed in the Lore™; which is actually part of a longer running joke through the film which is that occasionally when certain characters do things would be reacted to poorly irl, the surrounding characters react like you would if you saw that irl not like characters in a story. Like instead of getting drawn into the lore of their circumstances they just stand there, staring like “yikesssss” shrek’s exhaustion and impatience when the song goes into the “saucy little maid” bit.  “what hes basically saying is he likes to get paid.”  the chaos of that statement. combined with shrek and fiona having a eye contact conversation above the performance, exchanging “wtf” gestures.  When the song escalates into a dance fight, Shrek’s exhaustion turns into general mounting amusement like “wow is this really turning into a dance fight. wow hes really snapping in unison” which is additionally apart of the above long running joke Fiona interrupting robin with a kick. the fuckin sound his head makes when it hits the rock.  The fight after isn’t as dynamic timing wise, just a classic animated fight scene but that song though. *kisses fingers like a chef* Watching this does give me an appreciation for 2D animation though because say what you will but Cinderella has aged a lot better than Shrek in terms of visual quality.With 2D you get fairly consistent quality. With old 3D you get uncanny valley nightmares.
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thetrashisstrongwiththisone: Someone pointed out that Kylo Ren is basically space Zuko. I started drawing parallels, fell down the trash chute, and here we are now. : ZUKO/KYLO REN Moody firebender/force user with daddy issues. His grandfather Sozin/Anakin started this whole mess when he betrayed his best friend in his quest for power. Burdened by his family legacy, he is conflicted and unsure of his path. Ends up with a face injury. IROH/LUKE Former teacher of Zuko/Kylo who was later betrayed by him. Sought to guide the next generation on a peaceful path. Lives as a reclusive hermit for years. Powerful bender/jedi. KATARA/REY Felt abandoned by father/family and forced to become self-reliant. Finds Aang/BB8 and gets roped into the conflict, but quickly becomes invested for the sake of hernew friends. Is interrogated by Zuko/Kylo at some point. Had creative hairstyle involving buns. Is a powerful bender/force-user but had no one to teach her. AANG/BB8 Is energetic and playful. Seemingly ordinary, but incredibly important. Is persued by the Fire Nation/ First Order, putting their friends in danger by association. Is found by Katara/Rey and quickly bonds with her. Rolls around on a ball. Is often the comedic relief. OZAI/SNOKE The leader of the Fire Nation/First Order. Ruthless in their persuit of power. Often shown in an intimidating throne room. SOKKA/FINN Not a bender/jedi, but trained in combat. Initially reluctant to help, but Katara/Rey convinces them to help. AZULA/HUX Ruthless and methodical. Eager to please Ozai/Snoke. Has a rivalry with Zuko/Kylo, sharing scenes with them in Ozai/Snoke's throne room Where the both try to win his favor. Is sent by Ozai/Snoke to retrieve Zuko/Kylo after he KAN LEGO screws up. SOZIN'S COMET/STARKILLER BASE The giant thing in space that Ozai/Snoke plans to use to wipe out his enemies. The protagonists are in a race against the clock to stop him from using it. GRANGRAN/HAN Helps the protagonists at the start of their journey and tells them that the avatar/the force is a real thing. Was around to see the conflict of the previous generation. Was not a bender/jedi, but | their close friend was. Sokka/Finn and Katara/Rey helplessly look on while Zuko/Kylo threatens/kills them. SUKI/POE 10 Capable leader of an elite team of fighters. Forms an immediate bond with Sokka/Finn that includes sharing their clothes. Is brave, even when captured and imprisoned before mounting a daring rescue with Sokka/Finn. thetrashisstrongwiththisone: Someone pointed out that Kylo Ren is basically space Zuko. I started drawing parallels, fell down the trash chute, and here we are now.

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What if we were the monsters?advice-animal.tumblr.com: Its funny how science fiction universes so offen treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even the weakest and dumbest I want to see a sci universe where we're actually considered one of the more hideous and territying species. How do we know our saliva and skin oils wouldn't be ultra-corrosive to most other sapient races? What if we actually have the strongest vocal chords and can paralyze or kil the inhabitants of other worlds just by screaming at them? What if most sentient life in the universe turns out to be vegetable-like and lives in fear of us rare "animar races who can move so quickly and chew shit up with our teeth? Like that old story "they're made of meat," only we're scarier. HOLY SHIT THEY EAT CAPSAICIN FOR FUN YOU GUYS I HEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN AIRPLANE A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN AFTER YOU SHOOT IT humans are a proud warior race with a pantheon of bloody gods: Ram-Bo, Schwarzenegger, etc. REMOVING A LIMB WILL NOT FATALLY INCAPACITATE HUMANS: ALWAYS DESTROY THE HEAD WARNING. HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT NIGHT BY TRACKING VIBRATIONS THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE WARNING HUMANS CAN REPRODUCE AT A RATE OF 1 PER SPACEYEAR. DESTROY INFESTATIONS IMMEDIATELY THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAW MUSCLES. HUMAN BITES CAN BE FATALLY INFECTIOUS EVEN TO OTHER HUMANS WARNING HUMANS CAN AND WILL USE IMPROVISED WEAPONS. SEE CLASSIFIED DATA LABELED J. CHAN HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM ALMOST EVERY ORIFICE ON THEIR BODY. DO NOT INHALE OH GOD THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR HANDLES OH GoD OH GOD More seriously, humans do have a number of advantages even among Terrestrial life. Our endurance. shock resistance, and abilty to recover trom injury is absurdiy high compared to almost any other animal. We offen use the phrase "healthy as a horse" to connote heartiness - but compared to a human, a horse is as fragile as spun glass There's mounting evidence that our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by following it at a walking pace, without sleep or rest, until it died of exhaustion: It's called pursuit predation. Basically, we're the Terminator. (The only other animal that can sort of keep up with us? Dogs. That's why we use them for hunting. And even then, It's only "sort of) Now extrapolate that to a galary in which most sapient Ite did not evolve from hyper-specialised pursut predators • Our strength and speed is nothing to write home about, but we don't need to overpower or outrun you We just need to outiast you - and by any other species' standards, we just plain don't get tired • Where a simple broken leg will cause most species to go into shock and die, we can recover from virtually any injury that's not immediately fatal. Even traumatic dismemberment isn't necessarily a career-ending injury for a human. • We heal from injuries with extreme rapidity. recovering in weeks from wounds that would take others months or years to heal. The results aren't pretty - humans have hyperactive scar tissue. among our other survival-oriented trats - but they're highly functional. • Speaking of scarring, look at our medical science. We developed surgery centuries before developing even the most rudimentary anesthetics or life support. In extermis, humans have been known to perform surgery on themselves - and survive. Thanks to our extreme heartiness, we regard as routine medical procedures what most other species would regard as inventive forms of murder. We even perform radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic reasons uhn in essence, we'd be Space Orcs I do hope you realize I'm going to be picking up this stufft and running with it right? Our jaws have too many TEETH in them so we developed a way to WELD METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES IN OUR JAW to restructure over the course of years to fit them back into shape, and then we continue to wear metal in out mouths to keep them in place We formed cohabitative relationships with tiny mammals and insects we keep at bay from bothering us by death, offen using ittle analouge traps. And by god, we will eat anything • We use borderline toxic peppers to season our food • We expose ourselves to potentially lethal solar radiation in the pursuit of darkening our skin • We risk heanng loss for the opportunity to see our favonte musicians live • We have a game where two people get into an enclosed area and hit each other until time runs outione of them pass out • We wilingly jump out of planes with only a fimsy piece of cioth to prevent us from splattering against the ground. • Our response to natural disasters is to just rebuild our buildings in the exact same places. • We climb mountains and risk freezing to death for bragging rights • We invented dogs. We took our one time predators and completely domesticated them • On a planet full of lions, tigers and bears, we managed to advance further and faster than any other species on the Planet Klingons and Krogan and Orcs ain't got shit on us can we talk about how pursuit predation is fucking territying It's one thing to face down a cheetah, which will slam into you at 60 mph and break your neck It's another thing to run very quickly to get away from a thing, only to have it just kind of show up to have it be intelligent enough to figure out where you are by the fur and feather you've left behind, your footprints and piss and shit, and then you think you've lost it and you bed down for the night but THERE IT IS WAITING WHEN YOU WAKE UP and you spit! againt but it keeps following you. atways in the corner of your eye. until you just die we are scary motherfuckers ok What if we were the monsters?advice-animal.tumblr.com
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