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10 Photos from Ferguson that won’t make it to the mainstream media.

A community in unity.These photos are via Twitter from a Journalist named Ryan Schuessler (@RyanSchuessler1) who unlike some journalists/reporters, chooses to focus on the activities truly going on right now. He’s not focusing on how much of a “hell-hole” some of them are reporting it to supposedly be. But a community of people who are just seeking Justice For Michael BrownIf you can look at these photos and still buy into the mainsteam media’s game, or feel sorry for the police here in the slightest bit - you’re not paying attention.

The anger and actions of the people in Ferguson are justified. They’re citizens who are outraged by the corruption of the justice system and by the fact these police forces are allowed to gas them and shoot into crowds of innocent civilians, whenever they’re rallying in a peaceful protest that the media refuses to expose. They’ll try to turn it around on these people as often as possible.

For those of us who are, and have been paying attention to what’s going on - to the people of Ferguson, hat’s off to you for standing up. Know there are people who know the truth and aren’t listening to what news sources like CNN, FoxNews and NBC are distorting the information into.

DO NOT FALL INTO THE ILLUSIONS AND DISTORTIONS OF THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA ABOUT THE EVENTS IN FERGUSON. DO NOT FALL PREY TO THEIR GAME.

THESE PEOPLE ARE STANDING AGAINST A CORRUPT POLICE FORCE THAT GOT CAUGHT UP IN THEIR OWN LIES. DO NOT JUST FALL INTO THE STORIES OF TEAR GAS, RUBBER BULLETS, RIOTS, and LOOTERS. THERE ARE EVENTS GOING ON FROM PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WHO ARE STANDING FOR JUSTICE.

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STEVE AND BUCKY ARE STARTLED BY A FLOATING KNIFE

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BUCKY CATCHES THE KNIFE BEFORE IT STABS STEVE

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GOOD JOB BUCK

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awesome mix vol. 1: guardians of the galaxy OST (listen)

i. hooked on a feeling - blue swede // ii. go all the way - the raspberries // iii. spirit in the sky - norman greenbaum // ivmoonage daydream - david bowie // v. fooled around and fell in love - elvin bishop // vi. i’m not in love - 10cc // vii. i want you back - the jackson 5 // viii. come and get your love - redbone // ix. cherry bomb - the runaways // x. escape (the pina colada song) - rupert holmes // xi. o-o-h child - five stairsteps // xii. ain’t no mountain high enough - marvin gaye and tammi tarell 

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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

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This weekly feature was created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find out more here

This week’s topic is books you’re no longer sure you want to read. I recently gave away the books I knew I wasn’t going to read for certain. In my early teen years, I made a lot of bad decisions in the books I’d buy/read. I also gave away a lot of books that I wish I hadn’t. In other words, I was an idiot. There are a few books I’m hesitant to give away and that I would still like to read, but at the same time I’m not sure that I want to read them anytime soon. It’s a very complicated thing.

Feel free to share your own thoughts on these books. It would be a great help to hear more about them and if I should hold onto them a bit longer or finally let them go without regretting it.

1. Defiance and Reckoning by Lili St. Crow

A few years ago, I had some terrible book-buying habits. One of them was that I would buy ALL of the books in a series. I really liked Strange Angels and the two books after that were okay, but a bit meh. I’ve had the last two books in the series sat on my shelf for a while now, with no real intention of reading them. I don’t think I’m invested enough in the series to care too much anymore.

2. Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

I hate admitting that I’m wrong but yeah, I made a huge mistake when I bought this. It sounded cool and it was cheap but I’ve read a lot of negative reviews and the 50-ish pages I read weren’t too great. I hope to give it another go sometime, since I do find that sometimes I can like a book better if I give it another chance at a different time, but I’m not so excited for it anymore.

3. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

I love the movie. This is one of those books I’ve owned for at least 5 years - I still remember picking it up at a charity shop and being so excited that it was actually a book. Each time I try to read it, I struggle with it.

4. Tempest by Julie Cross

I remember buying this as soon as it came out. I loved the cover and the plot. I read about half of it, put it down with every intention of picking it up again and yeah, it’s not happened.

5. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

A lot of people love the Uglies series. I liked the first book, but I was never desperate to keep reading. The overall feeling I get whenever I try to read Pretties is ‘meh’. It is such a highly praised series that I do want to read it, especially since I love dystopia, but it’s not exactly high on my priorities.

6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Whenever I mention the fact that I haven’t read this book, I either get people telling me how much they love it or how much they hate it. I do enjoy reading classics and it is one that I do want to read. However, I don’t think I’m going to like it very much and I’m kind of scared.

7. Ink by Amanda Sun

I don’t actually own this book but it is on my wishlist. The concept sounds really cool, but my impression from people’s reviews is that it isn’t so great. Obviously I could have a different opinion too but a lot of my friends on Goodreads who I have a lot of books in common with didn’t like it that much, so I am wary.

8. Changeless by Gail Carriger

I liked Soulless. It took me a while to get into it but it was unique, and steampunk is awesome. I’ve had the sequel for a few years and I’ve not read it yet. I want to but it’s been so long now that I’m not sure I’m too bothered anymore.

9. The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Selection was okay. America really annoyed me but it was a quick read that I didn’t have to put too much thought into. I bought The Elite because a lot of people told me it was a lot better. The only problem is I have zero motivation to actually read it, because if I read The Elite then I should read The One. I’ve seen a lot of people read the trilogy when they were a bit meh about the first book but I have so many books that I genuinely want to read so I am pushing this one back a lot.

10. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Another one I don’t actually own yet, but it’s been on my wishlist for a while now. I’ve heard good things, I’ve heard bad things. All I really know about it is it’s fantasy and there’s magic involved. I just don’t know.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts on these books, as well as the books you’re hesitant about reading

I read Pretties before I read Uglies so it was kinda interesting (since both Tally and me didn’t know what was going on) and I quite enjoyed all 4 books, but that was when I was 13.
I started re-reading Pretties recently and I never noticed how flat Tally is in the first part of the book - it does get better. It’s all part of the story.

we’re making my mum watch all the marvel movies so she can watch and understand avengers and then ca tws
yesterday, we watched thor, and today she told me that they found a good actor for loki since he already looks kind of mean
I have to find her some pictures of tom hiddleston.

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Music Tag!
You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes, whatever it is you listen to music on and then write down the first 20 songs that come up. Tag up to 10 people that you want to do it too. One rule: NO SKIPPING! tagged by thepottercurse

  1. Blinding - Florence and the Machine
  2. Freedom Fighters - Two Steps from Hell
  3. Kine - Abney Park
  4. Liebe - Wise Guys
  5. Battle - Steve Jablonsky
  6. The Change Cage - Abney Park
  7. Pride of the Dwarves - Jamie Christopherson
  8. Icarus - Two Steps from Hell
  9. SkyWorld - Two Steps from Hell
  10. Broken Crown - Mumford & Sons
  11. Before the Dive - St. Lucia
  12. Rox in the Box - The Decemberist
  13. Winterspell - Two Steps from Hell
  14. Seconds of Summer - Seconds of Summer (that’s what the file says)
  15. All’s Hell that Ends Well - Two Steps from Hell
  16. Gold - Sir Sly
  17. Down & Out
  18. Set fire to the third bar tf. martha wainwright
  19. Short Hair - Jerry Goldsmith
  20. Chasing the Sun - The Wanted

My music is like 96% Fanmixes and Two Steps from Hell.
currently mostly listening to
winter smoulder (great puns and great songs)
the ghost king
bucky’s ipod
clint’s ipod (my mum saw the name/cover on my phone and was like who the hell is clint?? no I (sadly) don’t know hawkeye, mum)
clint barton you beautiful disaster
and Two Steps from Hell’s SkyWorld album.

Tagging:

iwannafscottfitzgerald - tamithebibliotaph - cheesemelody

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HOW NOT TO DRAW ARCHERY: AN ART TUTORIAL.

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DISCLAIMER: I was going to make this “how to draw archery”, but that would probably have taken the rest of my life. This is all stuff I’ve learned from practicing archery in the past, and the tips I’ve given should translate to many, if not all styles of archery. If you take issue with any of the information given here please contact me, as I’m aware I’m not an expert!

Okay, I’ve seen too many bad drawings of archery online. Most of the time I can overlook it, but I’ve made this guide to address drawings where a) the character would hurt/maim themselves if they shot like that, or b) if you tried to shoot like that, the arrow would just make a sad trajectory to the ground, the aerodynamic equivalent of a “WAH-WAH” on a trumpet.

With this in mind:

POINT ONE: WHY IS YOUR ARM LIKE THAT

If successful archery is about one thing, it is about consistency - being able to make your body take exactly the same stance over and over and over again. Your body is a key part of the weapon, and just as you wouldn’t want a gun that had components that wobbled and shifted, you don’t want your body to.

With this in mind, characters shooting, particularly at full draw (this is when the arm pulling the string is stretched all the way back), should have the arm that is holding the bow straight. Not locked - I’ll get into that - but straight. A straight arm is easy to replicate - a bent arm could be at a different angle each time. Simple as that.

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POINT TWO: DON’T SHOOT YOUR TIT OFF

See this diagram

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the dotted line is the path the string will take. The string is extremely tight - it has to be for the bow to work. It will therefore move extremely fast. Do you want any part of your body to be in the way of that.

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if you have any part of your body (elbows and breasts/pectoral muscles tend to be the worst offenders) in the line of the string, they will get hit. And this will hurt. A LOT. Google “archery bruise” to see how. Yikes. Furthermore, if your arm or chest gets in the way, it’ll knock the arrow off course, and in addition to having sliced your nipple off you’ll have missed your shot too. So KEEP STUFF OUT OF THE PATH OF THE STRING.

side note: this is where the myth of amazons chopping their boobs off came from. Also, why archers sometimes wear chest-guards - this looks like a one-cupped unisex bra. Stylish. Also why archers often wear protective gear called a bracer. This goes on the tender inside of the arm and wrist that might get clipped by the string, not the outside that is nowhere near it.

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POINT THREE: WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FINGERS STOP THAT

Okay I keep seeing this

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Having the fingers clasping the arrow like this makes it highly likely that the pressure from them will send the arrow off-course.

Many modern bows have an arrow rest so you needn’t rest the arrow on your hand at all. If that isn’t the case, it works better to rest the arrow on the first knuckle of the index finger (where it meets the hand). If it’s just being used as a platform, the finger shouldn’t be able to exert enough pressure to make the shot go all over the place. Also you won’t end up shredding your fingers with the fletchings.

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Talking of that…

POINT FOUR: DON’T SLICE YOUR FINGERS OFF

remember what I said earlier about how incredibly taut bowstrings are

imagine pulling that back with your soft fleshy fingers

it is basically like cheesewire through…soft fleshy fingers.

Use protection. Illustrated below are the tab and archery glove, or just go to google or something, stop the madness.

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POINT FIVE: PHYSICS DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT

A strung bow is taut. The body of the bow is pulled by the (very tight) string, making a D shape. An unstrung bow will be straighter.

The tension in the string means a string should always be a straight line. If the bow is drawn, it’s two straight lines. 

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If there is any curve in the string, the arrow will probably fall limply to the floor.

ALSO. When the string is drawn back, it exerts more pressure on the bow, creating that really exaggerated curve. This is where the power comes from. (I think. I am not physics). Basically, if you’re drawing a character at full draw, the string should be straight and the bow should be curved. If the opposite is true something very wrong has happened and you should be sad.

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OKAY! I hope this has been helpful, if you have any questions or concerns let me know. And if in doubt, doctor google will help you - look at olympic or professional archers, and see how they’re standing and how their bows behave.

GOOD LUCK DRAWING!

Very important!

As a note, number one can sometimes be correct if you don’t have an armguard, but you only bend it just enough that the string won’t his your arm and give you rope-burn. And you really shouldn’t be shooting without safety gear, anyway.

Since archery shows up an inordinate amount on this blog, I thought this tutorial was relevant and people might find it useful. :)