NICE SHOES, DOOFUS.

Exploring new and interesting ways to make self-depreciation hilarious.

paperwaspnest:

vegan-vulcan:

rollership:

eduardo said: 

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Fucking Awesome

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!

1) Sustainable does not mean primitive

When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as most sustainable solutions proposed until now have fit that description. Earthships, however, offer all of the comforts of modern homes and more. I’ll let these pictures do the talking…

2) Free Food

Each Earthship is outfitted with one or two greenhouses that grow crops year-round, no matter the climate. This means you can feed yourself with only the plants growing inside of your house. You can also choose to build a fish pond and/or chicken coop into your Earthship for a constant source of meat and eggs.

3) Brilliant Water Recycling

Even the most arid of climates can provide enough water for daily use through only a rain-harvesting system. The entire roof of the Earthship funnels rain water to a cistern, which then pumps it to sinks and showers when required. That used ‘grey water’ is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. After being cleaned by the plants, the water is pumped up into the bathrooms for use in the toilets. After being flushed, the now ‘black water’ is pumped to the exterior garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

4) Warmth & Shelter

The most brilliant piece of engineering in the Earthship is their ability to sustain comfortable temperatures year round. Even in freezing cold or blistering hot climates, Earthships constantly hover around 70° Fahrenheight (22° Celsius).

This phenomenon results from the solar heat being absorbed and stored by ‘thermal mass’ — or tires filled with dirt, which make up the structure of the Earthship. The thermal mass acts as a heat sink, releasing or absorbing heat it when the interior cools and heats up, respectively.

The large greenhouse windows at the front of the house always face south to allow the sun to heat up the thermal mass throughout the daytime.

5) Energy

Solar panels on the roof and optional wind turbines provide the Earthship with all of the power it needs. As long as you’re not greedily chewing through electricity like a typical first-world human, you’ll never be short of power.

6) Freedom

With all of your basic needs provided for and NO bills each month, you’re free! You don’t have to work a job you hate just to survive. So you can focus your time on doing what you love, and bettering the world around you.

Imagine if the entire world was able to focus on doing extraordinary things instead of just making enough to get by. Imagine if even 10% of the world could do this. What would change?

7) Easy to build

At a recent Earthship conference in Toronto, Canada, a married couple in their forties shared about how they built a 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They had never built anything before in their lives and were able to build an Earthship with only the printed plans. They did not hire any help, nor did they use expensive equipment to make the job easier.

If one man and one woman can do this in 3 months, anyone can do it.

8) Cheap

Earthships are exorbitantly cheaper than conventional houses. The most basic Earthships cost as little as $7000 (The Simple Survival model) with the most glamorous models costing $70,000 and up, depending on how flashy you want to be with your decorating.

With these cost options, Earthships can fit the needs of everyone — from the least privileged to the most worldly.

9) Made of recycled materials

Much of the materials used to build Earthships are recycled. For starters, the structure is built with used tires filled with dirt.

If there’s one thing we’re not short of on Earth, it’s used tires! There are tire dumps like the one pictured here in every country in the world. There are even places that will pay you by the tire to take them away.

The walls (above the tires) are created by placing plastic and glass bottles in concrete. When the Earthship team was in Haiti after the earthquake, they employed local kids to both clean up the streets and provide all of the bottles required for building their Earthship. Plus, they look pretty sexy.

10) Think Different

The most powerful thing Earthships do is force people to think differently about how we live. If housing can be this awesome, and be beneficial to the environment, then what else can we change? What else can become more simple, cheaper and better at the same time?

It’s time for us to re-think much of what we consider normal.

ugh honestly this is my dream

I went from “huh neat” to seriously considering one rather quickly.

http://coelasquid.tumblr.com/post/91036543153/bea-im-not-going-to-reblog-your-post-because-i

coelasquid:

…… here is a story about the first TV show I ever worked on. Our art director was this sardonic Serbian dad who was super hard to please and sort of lovingly mocked us for any task we didn’t execute to the fullest extent of our abilities. I had this one job given to me to do these super heavy cross hatched like… burn and dodge style super hero colour cards. I worked hard to make them look good and twenty year old me was content with what I’d done, but when the art director saw them he just started laughing like “Ahahahaha! Is so bad! Good enough for TV but is so bad!” and he delightedly waved me away. And that was probably the single most freeing thing anyone has said to me, I just thought, huh, yeah, good enough for TV, room to improve but I stayed within budget and schedule and produced acceptable work. It’s that one piece of advice that’s gotten me through going-on five years of MGDMT, it would be so easy to get focused on massaging everything above and beyond and polishing it to make it my best work, but in that case with all the other things going on in my life it would update like seven times a year. I finish it on time, I’m not always happy with it, but even my worst strips manage to make someone out there reading a little happier. “Good enough for TV” You satisfactorily finished the task, now don’t dwell on punishing yourself over it and focus on moving forward because there’s no time in the budget for beating yourself up.

Keeping this here because relevant to personal issues with job performance.

Good enough for TV.  I could work with that.

gigidigi:

My entry for the WWHD fanart contest Nintendo’s running. Wind Waker is still my favorite Zelda game by far, so even though I was short on time, I had to enter.

God I loved Wind Waker.  I really need to finish the game I started a few months back.

gigidigi:

My entry for the WWHD fanart contest Nintendo’s running. Wind Waker is still my favorite Zelda game by far, so even though I was short on time, I had to enter.

God I loved Wind Waker.  I really need to finish the game I started a few months back.

guzusuru:

A Lullaby for Gods

I finally finished animating this monster of a project. It started as a manic method for procrastinating in the midst of finals (while also practicing animation), and I ended up learning so much from it. I hope you guys enjoy watching it. Thank you!

Done in Photoshop and After Effects.
FAQ

I can’t stop watching it.  So good.

(via pencilcat)

fancycake:

dasmeisterwerk:

inerdbriated:

I remember I went and tried this the night after I saw this video..cracked up sooooo fucking hard. We had to go about 80 but it finally worked.

Omg his scream lol

STILL fucking hilarious

8O

(Source: the-apathy-dance)

lexxercise:

lesbiaaans:

donutrabbit:

Here’s my 2nd year Calarts film!

OH MY GOSH, ACTUALLY THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN THE UNIVERSE WOW

What a beautiful piece of animation!

ADORBS.

(Source: vimeo.com)

coelasquid:

makanidotdot:

spark notes for j/e because idk

I can’t help but imagine Makani’s Edi as Emily Deschanel

Mass Effect humor.

secret-diary-of-an-fa:

mikalhvi:

illusoryacid:

oliviatheelf:

I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows! 

POOR DUCKS OMG.
I PROMISE TO NEVER EVER FEED YOU BREAD EVER.

Poor duckies! Apparently the ‘feeding encourages overpopulation’ one is iffy/not really a big deal, but the bread one is real! Poor things…

Okay. I only came back on Tumblr for five minutes before bed, but this is worth a signal boost.

I hate the horrific grammar, but I love ducks more.Keeping this in mind should it ever happen again

secret-diary-of-an-fa:

mikalhvi:

illusoryacid:

oliviatheelf:

I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows! 

POOR DUCKS OMG.

I PROMISE TO NEVER EVER FEED YOU BREAD EVER.

Poor duckies! Apparently the ‘feeding encourages overpopulation’ one is iffy/not really a big deal, but the bread one is real! Poor things…

Okay. I only came back on Tumblr for five minutes before bed, but this is worth a signal boost.

I hate the horrific grammar, but I love ducks more.

Keeping this in mind should it ever happen again

(via fancycake)