So, I don’t know if I’ve linked to this before, but at the moment on LEGO Ideas there is a project where a scientist has worked out a way to build a working microscope out of LEGO components, notably the working LEGO minifigure magnifying glass. It’s kind of amazing, and it needs 9,000 more supporters to reach the point where the LEGO group will consider developing it into an actual set.
So if you think this is as cool as I do, you should support it! All you need is a free account, and there’s no commitment to buy or anything; it’s not the kickstarter model, it’s just gauging interest.
These are some of the really nice photos by Eliza Mills, the photographer I partnered up with for a uni project. None of these three were actually used in the final thing, but I thought they were cool, especially the water guy, so here they are.
I’ve been dreaming a lot lately, or remembering them more regularly. They’ve mostly been really really normal, except they’re way better than my actual life right now. They’re this weird imaginary future point in my life where I’ve repaired friendships and gotten my shit together.
It mostly makes me want to sleep all the time. The dreams feel real while I’m in them, and a huge part of me just wants to stay. So I’ve been having trouble sleeping because I’m trying to do it too much. It’s fucked up.
if i ever misgender you or use slang (bro, man, gurl, dude) that makes you feel even slightly uncomfortable please tell me because your gender identity and comfort is more important than any word i may use to refer to you
I habitually use gendered slang like dude or guys, so call me out if it’s a thing pls I won’t be a jerk
An artistic representation of inter-cellular communication. The relative sizes and distances aren’t in any way accurate, but hey, it’s pretty.
Done for a uni project, on the topic of communication. I decided to go right down to the most basic level.
Lets make this happen.
Undercoating the baseboard so the MDF doesn’t warp
So on the train home from E’s today I spent about twenty minutes talking with a racist, drunken, threatening, volatile 30-something man to distract him from verbally assaulting these two POC peeps my age, and trying to get them to fight him.
He was awful. Kept talking about knifing people and how many drugs he got caught with and how him and his mates rob/kill all the people on trains and cover the cameras and get lots of money and get the addresses of the people they rob/kill so they can blackmail them into not going to the cops. I managed to keep him occupied by poking logical flaws in the shit he was saying so he kept having to come up with more an more elaborate boasts.
Turns out it’s really hard for people like that to escalate things if you just. keep. engaging. with them in a super calm way, regardless of how much you contradict them. It was probably important that I’m a white male, which his fucked up views forced him to consider as equal.
Fuck I’m drained. I’m really glad to find it still true that I hold together really really well under duress, and I only collapse in an emotional wreck after I’m out.
So glad I still had E & T’s chocolate in my bag.
4chan Raid - tips
I’ve recently seen that the scum from 4chan have started reblogging suicide prevention and self care posts with all the links changed to scare sites and nasty triggering stuff.
An easy way to avoid this is instead of clicking on links, select the text and paste it into your browser. That way it doesn’t matter what the link is connected to; you’re only using the facade.
Also, making posts with text links rather than proper formatted links means the 4chan-ers have nothing to hide their hate behind.
I hope everyone manages to stay safe through this.
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Feeling inexplicably flaaaaaaat. Anyone want to chat…?
Everyone, the spam isn’t over.
/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!
4chan confirmed for literal Shit
this is terrifying please take caution
if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.
write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.
then take it directly to the police.
they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.
if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.
someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.
once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.