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Contact: jaquandor AT gmail DOT com



A pie in the face is a wonderful thing
A pie in the face is a wonderful thing
A pie in the face is a wonderful thing

 

Day 33: This pretty little beastie rode my car for a while. #100DaysOfHappiness #Insects

Day 33: This pretty little beastie rode my car for a while. #100DaysOfHappiness #Insects

punkrockandspider-man:

katewillaert:

Marvel Heroes Height Comparison Chart - Illustrated for HalloweenCostumes.com.

I always thought Storm was taller, but I guess it’s because she always wears heels? Though that doesn’t explain why the Thing often appears taller.
I thought it was interesting that the movie version of Rocket was much much shorter than the comics (he’s roughly the size of an actual raccoon), in comparison to Wolverine, who is much taller in the movies (Hugh Jackman is 6’2”).

Wow, it’s really weird to me that The Thing is so short.

I’m as tall as Spider Man, huzzah!

jedigrrrl asked
Prime numbers. Go!

Whoa! Stay tuned, then…might take a day or two (back to work, ugh!). Thanks!

thekingspawn4:


ASK ME! Fill that inbox!


1. Where are you from?
2. Has an anime ever made you cry?
3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
16. Inspiration behind your URL?
17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
40. How old are you?
41. How tall are you?
42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

thekingspawn4:

ASK ME! Fill that inbox!

1. Where are you from?
2. Has an anime ever made you cry?
3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
16. Inspiration behind your URL?
17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
40. How old are you?
41. How tall are you?
42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

thejenpagepage:

The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden cosplay!
Costume creation: Meescha Dare
Hair/Make Up/Photoshop Wizardry: Jen Page
Photography: Max Holechek
Amazing Novel Inspiration: Jim Butcher

Yet another series of books I need to get off my butt and read…I did read the first one, actually, and enjoyed it, so what’s taking me so long to get with the rest of ‘em? Harumph.

"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"

after-crisis:

When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

Deep dish pizza cross section. Oh yeah, babe. #Yum #pizza

Deep dish pizza cross section. Oh yeah, babe. #Yum #pizza

Day 32: Stuff like this is why I love science fiction. #100DaysOfHappiness #TheExpanse

Day 32: Stuff like this is why I love science fiction. #100DaysOfHappiness #TheExpanse

russellwalks:

Something I’ll have with me in San Diego.For an idea of what Star Trek’s meant to me over the years, click on the image.

russellwalks:

Something I’ll have with me in San Diego.
For an idea of what Star Trek’s meant to me over the years, click on the image.

literaryescapist:

So I realized that the only pictures I ever uploaded of my 1860 Complete Works of William Shakespeare were shitty cellphone pictures, so here: have some better quality ones. Marvel in the beauty that is these books.

They will be mine. Oh yes…they WILL be mine.