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Lime & Ink

Twenty something Third Culture Kid, Biologist, dual citizen. I like science, art, spicy food and limes. Hallo! Please check my art out!
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bestof-etsy:

Adorable Handmade Jewelry with Real Plants Inside by Ural Nature

Married couple Mary and  Stanislav from Ural Mountains create unique designs using organic materials encapsulated in miniature glass sculptures. Inspired by the Russia’s Ural Mountains, each flower is handpicked and preserved under a layer of clear resin.

Using various wild materials, including leaves, moss, lichen, fern dandelion and tree bark, each piece is a piece of the wild forest. Ethically designed, all jewelry is constructed using real plants that have been carefully collected in a herbarium and preserved with non-toxic crystal resin. The woodsy tools add a touch of magic and rustic sensibility, which allow you to carry a piece of nature everywhere with you. You can find their entire collection in their Etsy shop.

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amazingspaceship:

draggle:

themirr:

I am not joking. I’m still shaking really fucking bad. I am so fucking terrified right now I can’t even…

I tried texting my uncle to see if he knew if someone could take me to an interview in a nearby town. This was the result. WARNING: emotionally manipulative language, religious extremism.

This is terrifying in so many ways. I don’t know what the fuck went wrong. This man is like a dad to me. ….Well, I do know what went wrong. He started attending a church that is notorious for its cult mentality. This is the result. I love my family. But I can’t live with them. I’m afraid of what they would do if they ever found out I was trans.

I’m backed into a corner. The lease is up next month. I have nowhere to go, and I’m not safe with them. These are highly manipulative people so out of touch with the outside world that they’ve retreated into a cult mentality. My gofundme for relocation costs is here

Please, if you know anyone at all in the Flagstaff, AZ area with a couch they’re willing to let me crash on in March, get in contact with me. I need to get out of this situation. I’m also going to be in contact with several charities who might be able to help with relocation, but it’s not a done deal. This situation just turned highly dangerous for me.

I know I have followers in Flagstaff!

BOOST

I have come to a horrible realization.

I keep getting bites. A lot of itchy bites in all sort of places, and most don’t react as badly as the ones I got on my hand, but sometimes I end up with the nape of my neck with two swollen balls the size of a dime.

I keep getting bites underneath my clothes, in areas a spider wouldn’t reach often, much less several in one night. A spider that bites my earlobe shouldn’t be able to bite my leg three times and two times between my boobs.

I moved to a different bed tonight in the hopes that I could sleep without more bites under the hypothesis that the insect dwelling in my room would not reach me… but the itching is driving me bad and I definitely have new bites.

I have fleas.

A la reputisima mierda.

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obviousplant:

The Valentine’s Day desperation is growing


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the-real-seebs:

faytmang:

purgatorialrecklessness:

thingsthatverbme:

bigirlsaregreat:

floating-giant-pandas:

bigirlsaregreat:

i wonder how long i can jokingly refer to myself as “bihomo” until someone who unironically uses bihet calls me problematic 

If I’m polyamorous and dating both a man and a woman do I get to call myself bibi?

there are now four distinct bi categories:

bihet - bi people in m/f relationships
bihomo - in f/f or m/m relationships
bibi - poly bi people dating people of different genders
all-bi-myself -single bi folks

so what’s bibibi?

Bibibi- when you and yr bi lovers are… ‘N SYNC with one another

*dying over the last one*

Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi is a popular anime about a character who is bisexual twice a week every other year, sharing an apartment with someone who is bisexual every other week twice a year.

numb3r5ev3n:

storyofthislife:

Wait for it… such a cutie..

@allronix “Jimmy is a golden retriever in human form.”

See above.

phoenixcollective:

polyglot-pal:

worldapprentice:

The only way to start speaking a language is to start speaking it badly

I will reblog this everytime becAUSE IT IS SO TRUE AND WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE . DONT BE AFRAID TO GO OUT THERE AND MAKE MISTAKES BBYS. AN INCORRECT VERB TENSE ISNT THE END OF THE WORLD

If only people would apply this to people who are learning English as a second language.

*starts doodling TFA characters while thinking about some meta*

“Something is wrong”

*makes a “Teenage Angst” playlist*

“Yes this is better”

sourcedumal:

samanticshift:

christinakelton:

luvtheheaven:

samanticshift:

samanticshift:

“i don’t judge people based on race, creed, color, or gender. i judge people based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.”

i hate to burst your pretentious little bubble, but linguistic prejudice is inextricably tied to racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, and ableism.


ETA: don’t send me angry messages about this…at all, preferably, but at least check the tag for this post before firing off an irate screed.

no one seems to be following the directive above, so here’s the version of this post i would like all you indignant folk to read.

no, i am not saying that people of color, women, poor people, disabled people, etc, “can’t learn proper english.” what i’m saying is that how we define “proper english” is itself rooted in bigotry. aave is not bad english, it’s a marginalized dialect which is just as useful, complex, and efficient as the english you’re taught in school. “like” as a filler word, valley girl speech, and uptalk don’t indicate vapidity, they’re common verbal patterns that serve a purpose. etc.

because the point of language is to communicate, and there are many ways to go about that. different communities have different needs; different people have different habits. so if you think of certain usages as fundamentally “wrong” or “bad,” if you think there’s a “pure” form of english to which everyone should aspire, then i challenge you to justify that view. i challenge you to explain why “like” makes people sound “stupid,” while “um” doesn’t raise the same alarms. explain the problemwith the habitual be. don’t appeal to popular opinion, don’t insist that it just sounds wrong. give a detailed explanation.

point being that the concept of “proper english” is culturally constructed, and carries cultural biases with it. those usages you consider wrong? they aren’t. they’re just different, and common to certain marginalized groups.

not to mention that many people who speak marginalized dialects are adept at code-switching, i.e. flipping between non-standard dialects and “standard english,” which makes them more literate than most of the people complaining about this post.

not to mention that most of the people complaining about this post do not speak/write english nearly as “perfectly” as they’d like to believe and would therefore benefit by taking my side.

not to mention that the claim i’m making in the OP is flat-out not that interesting. this is sociolinguistics 101. this is the first chapter of your intro to linguistics textbook. the only reason it sounds so outlandish is that we’ve been inundated with the idea that how people speak and write is a reflection of their worth. and that’s a joyless, elitist idea you need to abandon if you care about social justice or, frankly, the beauty of language.

and yes, this issue matters. if we perceive people as lesser on the basis of language, we treat them as lesser. and yes, it can have real ramifications–in employment (tossing resumes with “black-sounding names”), in the legal system (prejudice against rachel jeantel’s language in the trayvon martin trial), in education (marginalizing students due to prejudice against dialectical differences, language-related disabilities, etc), and…well, a lot.

no, this doesn’t mean that there’s never a reason to follow the conventions of “standard english.” different genres, situations, etc, have different conventions and that’s fine. what it does mean, however, is that this standard english you claim to love so much has limited usefulness, and that, while it may be better in certain situations, it is not inherently betteroverall. it also means that non-standard dialects can communicate complex ideas just as effectively as the english you were taught in school. and it means that, while it’s fine to have personal preferences regarding language (i have plenty myself), 1) it’s worth interrogating the source of your preferences, and 2) it’s never okay to judgepeople on the basis of their language use.

so spare me your self-righteous tirades, thanks.

Oh my gosh YES, this post got so much better.

this is sociolinguistics 101. this is the first chapter of your intro to linguistics textbook. 

and

and yes, this issue matters. if we perceive people as lesser on the basis of language, we treat them as lesser. and yes, it can have real ramifications

I don’t agree. The school system has abandoned minorities for far too long. To let these young people go into their adult lives without the ability to read, spell, or properly punctuate is a shame. To pat them on the head and say, “write how you want because you’re a minority” is telling them that you don’t care about their education or their capacity to learn. Furthermore you’re okay with that because they’re minorities? Have you no shame?

with all due respect, this is a terrible comment. truly terrible.

first of all, i went to great detail about how other dialects and usages, while perhaps not appropriate in every context, are valid, useful, and complex, so blathering on about how students just don’t know how to read, write, or spell completely misses the point. saying that certain usages are just wrong is a value judgment made overwhelmingly about language common to marginalized people (who are not necessarily minorities, but anyway). this is not a new or bold assertion. this is fundamental to the field of sociolinguistics, and i’ve never seen anyone present a compelling case in favor of linguistic prejudice. no one’s patting anyone on the head–we’re saying that grammar cops suffer from a basic misunderstanding of how language works. as i wrote in the very long post you don’t appear to have read, the point of language is communication, so if people are communicating effectively, language is functioning exactly as it’s meant to.

but what really gets me about this abysmal response is your assumption that linguistic descriptivism = not teaching grammar, spelling, or reading at all. that’s not even remotely the case–in fact, here’s a post i wrote about my success in bringing a descriptivist approach to the classroom. i’ve done this same kind of thing in one-on-one tutoring and have found it far more effective than any “this is wrong, this is right, grammar is set in stone” approach. teaching descriptivism leads to better writing, a deeper understanding of grammar, and fewer assholes.

in conclusion, please take your melodramatic “have you no shame?” bullshit as far away from me as possible.

Lmfaooo @ “have you no shame” like you actually give a flying shit about minorities. No honey. You want them to speak the corporate approved north American vernacular English. That’s what you really mean.

And most of the assholes who demand that minorities speak CANAVE are usually the ones who pull racist shit and say other non CANAVE languages are unintelligent

See: every white asshole “music critics” who claimed Rihanna was speaking “gibberish” when she sang “Work” when she was speaking Patois.

Its racist as hell because often Black languages are deemed “improper” and “gibberish” when we speak our tongues when these CANAVE demanders refuse to even consider the nuances of our language.

Not to mention the whole “speak proper english!” notion is colonialist as fuck because it’s often screamed at folks speaking their native tongue in the presence of monolingual Americans who demand that they have access to the conversation.

obstinate-nocturna:

crowepiphanies:

obstinate-nocturna:

rairii:

obstinate-nocturna:

Guess who just threw up in front of half a dozen customers and got sent home from work

At least I made it in the trash can.

Oh shit :( I knew they were unreasonably about working sick, but I’m still surprised. *hugs and pats*

Eh, this is on me, actually. I woke up sick, took meds, thought I was better and went to work despite still feeling kinda cruddy.

GIANT PILE OF HUGS. ALL THE HUGS, COME TO MY ARMS AND LET ME TELL YOU SWEET OTP NOTHINGS


Bringing blankets and tea and cute stories and lots of pictures of Equius

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smgoetter:

Remember this post about my WW AU where Link’s Grandma dons the hero’s clothes to save Link and Aryll? Well I wrote out a whole little comic to introduce the concept. 

I was thinking of having a whole little zine with this comic and some new drawings in time for DINK next month! So look forward to that in the future!


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feferi:

“im just saying,” i begin, emptying the box of cake mix into a bowl, “how do ninjas reconcile a culture of secrecy with the existence of the internet.”

“hold on,” you say, “it’s my birthday, no – you promised–”

i turn on the mixer, low speed. “naruto has a laptop,” i continue, unimpressed, scraping at the edges of the bowl. “how are you gonna be anbu if i can google you.”

“please,” you say, scrambling for the door. “please.” but it is too late, the door is gone, a log laying in its place, and i have not even yet begun to discuss computer-based genjutsu,

iopele:

theconcealedweapon:

just-shower-thoughts:

Due to the evolution of bacteria with respect to our bodies natural defense mechanisms, traveling forward in time could kill you, and traveling back in time could kill everyone.

I never thought about this but it makes perfect sense.

epidemiology fascinates me and this post is just so cool to me

I think that technically, traveling back in time could also kill you, since some strains and diseases dye out and thus human defenses shift. But while I’m a biologist, this is definitely not my specialty, so I could be wrong.

crowepiphanies:

Every time a new of these comes up, there’s a stirring in me to revive the angry disappointed in you google ask blog.

videodante:

if anyone’s super confused why lupe fiasco is being talked about in the context of street fighter tonight:

Lupe Fiasco, who is a rapper, was asked on twitter if he watched EVO (a really big fighting game tournament, probably the biggest really). He said yes, but only to study Daigo

Daigo is probably the world’s greatest Street Fighter player, or at least way way up there in terms of SF players. he’s really fucking good. He’s also signed to Mad Catz (the dudes who make controllers and stuff)’s professional gaming team 

so a dude from MadCatz responds to Lupe Fiasco on twitter asking if Lupe wants to fight Daigo on SF. Lupe is down for it (and even calls him Daigo-san lmao)

so then we get this poster

and Daigo-san gets cut a check and flies to the US to play against Lupe Fiasco. the best Street Fighter player in the world is playing against Lupe Fiasco, a dude who’s never entered a FGC tournament

naturally everyone’s expecting Lupe to get smashed, but HE FUCKING DOESN’T and manages to pull off a TIGHT 3-2 win over Daigo (here’s the full match)

to the surprise of everyone, including himself

and as a gesture of goodwill, he gives Daigo his one-of-a-kind jacket that he received from Konami

then he jumps on the commentator couch and almost kicks Mike Ross in the head

so that happened tonight

manicpixiedreamdragon:Nope

kaijutegu:

I’m at the zoo and a little girl is lovingly staring at a ground boa and whispering “hi sweetie pie” and telling it that she reads two books before bedtime is this what baby slytherins are like

obstinate-nocturna:

Guess who just threw up in front of half a dozen customers and got sent home from work

At least I made it in the trash can.

Oh shit :( I knew they were unreasonably about working sick, but I’m still surprised. *hugs and pats*

gizkasparadise:

  • one of the first (if not THE first) to break stormtrooper conditioning
  • is a stormtrooper who can actually hit things okay
  • he and rey have near exact introduction shots, he and rey also have parallelism in terms of a narrative arc AND IT WOULD BE COOL IF THEY BOTH GOT LIGHTSABERS 
  • the visual cue of all Force sensitives first appearing with masks on, and removing them due to an “awakening”
  • kylo ren senses fn-2187 during the assault on jakku, enough to remember his call sign later in the film
  • hearsthe screams of people on hosinian prime while on takodana, is the first person to notice that the Starkiller base is firing
  • his leaving prompts rey’s force vision
  • maz kanata gives finn,not han–who she knows and likely trusts, luke’s lightsaber
  • later maz kanata insists that finn has a weapon– if we’re going with eu lore, lightsabers are only able to be wielded by jedi
  • manages to handle his own against kylo ren for a while, including injuring kylo’s shoulder
  • this one’s a stretch but: at the end it looks like he’s wearing a white tunic, reminiscent of luke’s outfit in ANH
  • i would really, really like him to be