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babushka -

hey i know this stuff doesn't work but if you wanna sign the petition ( against the russian anti trans law and spam the comments with "trans rights" you're more than welcome here

leparom -

it does work. sometimes. good luck!!!!!

waterfall -

vampires be like "i know a place" and then get you to invite them into your home

supermario -

So what's behind a Shy Guy's mask?

Currently, there is no canon answer. However, there are pieces of canon that can give us some ideas as to what a Shy Guy is, which makes it easier to take a guess as to what the deal is with a Shy Guy and their mask. (Continued below the cut.)

1. Shy Guys are (at least partly) organic.

Shy Guys are capable of gaining fat (see Gourmet Guy), and while the Great Enemy Homogenization (to borrow the naming from Weird Mario Enemies over on Tumblr) has left us with the standard Shy Guy, their body type, size and height has been shown to vary in the past, as seen by the enemy Stretch.

2. Shy Guys' robes are not part of their body.

This might seem like a weird fact to point out as it seems obvious it would be true, but you can never tell when talking about fictional creatures. We get this fact from a couple of lines in Paper Mario: Color Splash from some disgruntled Shy Guys after Paper Mario takes their washing machine. These lines mainly have to do with the Shy Guys being upset that the clothes they put in the machine are now gone (including apparently some jeans?).

3. Shy Guys potentially don't have a (fleshy) face.

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, during battle with a Shy Guy, they have the chance to say the line, "You messed up, fleshface!" ...which seems to indicate that a Shy Guy's face isn't fleshy. Another Shy Guy also literally tells Paper Mario that he would be a terrible Shy Guy because he has a face. However, these are single lines from single characters from a game that uses a lot of silly/funny/shocking humor in its dialogue. Also, these lines can be interpreted in different ways, with the "has a face" comment potentially just meaning that Paper Mario actually shows his face unlike Shy Guys.

4. Shy Guys (including variants) seem to have solid glowing eyes.

You would think you could see their eyes behind the mask if they glowed, but hey, video-game logic. There are some variants of Bandits (who are themselves variants of Shy Guys) where you can see their eyes behind their mask: Green Gloves, Sluggers and Zeus Guys. Their eyes are glowing white. Further proof lies with Ghost Guys, a type of Shy Guy ghost in Luigi's Mansion whose masks Luigi can take off with his vaccuum. When Luigi does this, two yellow, glowing eyes are revealed.

5. A Shy Guy's mask is capable of emoting.

This fact is potentially outdated since it doesn't really occur so much anymore, but it is worth pointing out. The most notable example of this is in Mario Strikers Charged (Football). Shy Guys are pretty expressive in this game, frowning, smiling and failing at looking intimidating. Also potentially worth pointing out, in Super Mario RPG, Shy Guys can "blink" and whenever they or a variant get dizzy, a blush can be seen on their mask.

6. A Shy Guy's mask can be taken off.

Again, an obvious statement, but worth noting. The most notable example is the cutscene when Shy Guy wins in Mario Power Tennis (the one where Luigi sees a Shy Guy without their mask).

7.(?) A Shy Guy has a special connection to their mask.

The question mark next to the number is meant to show that this is getting more into speculation than anything actually shown or said. Going back to the Ghost Guys mentioned before, there is a type of Ghost Guy whose mask is white and red split down the middle. This mask looks incredibly similar to another enemy called Phanto, which is a white-and-red mask that was first introduced in Super Mario Bros. 2, which is also the game Shy Guys make their first appearance in. What it seems to me is that a Phanto is yet another Shy Guy spirit among the other types (Ghoul Guys, Boo Guys, Ghost Guys, Phantom Guys...) that assumes the form of just the mask. If a Shy Guy spirit can just be the mask itself, that implies that there is a special connection between a Shy Guy and their mask.

So where does that leave us? At this point, it's all just theories and headcanons. Personally, based off of what I've been typing, it seems to me that a Shy Guy's face is quite literally their mask––not in the sense that they're born with it, but that they choose it and bond with it. Therefore, they don't have a (fleshy) face, they still possess the glowing eyes behind the mask, and yet they're still able to emote (at least in older games) and have the mask change and adapt with them (as seen with Gourmet Guy's mask). The mask still serves to hide what lies behind, however, and it's still something a Shy Guy doesn't want people to see––something they're "shy" about. Perhaps in the future we'll be given more information to work with and eventually figure out just what a Shy Guy exactly is.

difficulty in expression

autiestella -

wait stella so confuse, this is gif!!! it upload right when stella hit post but now look like just still png!!! what happen!!!

phantomflame03 -

It was a gif when I first saw it. It was a very cute animation. I don't know why it converted to somthing else. That is confusing

goropancakechi -

Sometimes you just need to put your face into a soft, warm, purring cat

phantomflame03 -

mood. and then my eyes get puffy and teary, because of my allergies

worth it

angelicaphelion -

So I'll try to go on Art Fight and I'll show up on the website and I'll go, "Can I get on the website now, please?" and they go, "No. Error 502." and I go "Okaaay!" and then I go to Waterfall, and then I go back to Art Fight and I go, "Any updates?" and they go "Yeah, we had a brief moment where posting was possible while you were on Waterfall because we hate you. Now take this stamp for your DeviantArt profile, go fetch!" and I go "Okaaay" and then I go over to the Art Fight Discord Help Channels, which is an oxymoron, and I go, "Can we have a working website this year?" and they go "No! In fact, we're gonna frame you for murder! And you're gonna go to jail for thirty years!" and I go "Why are you doing this to me?!" and they go, "Because we're Art Fight, and life is a fucking nightmare!"

angelicaphelion -

Art Fight just started! Time for the yearly countless error messages when loading a page <3

fallow -

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to J.K. Rowling’s Tweets on Gender Identity – The Trevor Project

By Daniel Radcliffe I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself, but that is […]

Daniel Radcliffe--8 June 2020

"I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself, but that is really not what this is about, nor is it what’s important right now. While Jo is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone who has been honored to work with and continues to contribute to The Trevor Project for the last decade, and just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment.

Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I. According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.

I am still learning how to be a better ally, so if you want to join me in learning more about transgender and nonbinary identities check out The Trevor Project’s Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth. It’s an introductory educational resource that covers a wide range of topics, including the differences between sex and gender, and shares best practices on how to support transgender and nonbinary people.

To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you. If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, nonbinary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred. And in my opinion nobody can touch that. It means to you what it means to you and I hope that these comments will not taint that too much.

Love always,

beefox -

ugh wish people stop using disability as joke

  • stop use incontinence as joke, like say wears diapers/wets pants

  • stop use seizures as joke, fake seizures flashing lights

  • stop use walkers + rollerstors as joke like angry old person joke

can add on if want

autiestella -
  • mocking stims (regulation! not trying annoy, just trying live!)

  • mocking confusion (just jerk move, disable or no)

  • mocking way we laugh (laugh is happy, no one deserve laugh mocked)

  • mocking way we move (not everyne motor skills good, can be hard put feet in right spots)

  • using ND/disability word as adjective/insult ( "she so bipolar", "going sch-zo/ps-cho" )

phantomflame03 -
  • Not believing limitations

  • Taking/joking about taking comfort items away

  • Mocking speech impairments/misspronunciations/"deaf voice"

beenary -

my deck LOVES being snarky and basically a little shit ESPECIALLY and specifically if the reading is for myself

phantomflame03 -

My friend gave me his because it was constantly back talking him and making his readings difficult. For me it definitely makes jokes, but it more or less behaves. I need to use it more often

phantomflame03 -

With as much as I hate horror movies I love horror characters/concepts

Ghosts? Possession? Werewolves? Vampires? Existential dread of knowing yourself?

Fantastic. Love that

Body horror? Jump scares? Suspense? Sexual violence? Gore?

No thank you

princeofdoom -

Putting my thoughts under a readmore because they got long.

Looking at early horror, I'm wondering if any of the bottom of the list outside maybe suspense IS necessary for horror, or if as a society we've become numb to horror without those elements.

I mean, it's a personal choice on my part but I view jump scares as cheap, and sexual violence certainly doesn't need to be thrown in at all. There are very few horror stories that involve sexual violence at all that I can say I've liked as an overall work, and none that I've thought were improved by it. So neither of those in my mind are good in horror let alone necessary or wanted.

I've also watched psychological horror that had little or no gore or body horror, and were very good. So outside of suspense as a buildup through the story, I don't think any of these are needed for horror to be effective.

That said, you also don't have to enjoy horror. Full stop. You can absolutely enjoy things that are found in horror as their own things, and not enjoy horror. Most of the things you mention at top could be in other genres without ANY actual horror elements included, or only vaguely aluded to. Fantasy is full of these things. Other speculative fiction certainly could be as well.

Maybe existential dread would be hard to include without things at least bending toward horror, but that might be another discussion.

babushka -

diy youtubers really be like "and today we are making a candleholder out of wood! #rustic #organic"

babushka -

they make candleholders of all sorts of inflammable materials now. there is a reason they used to be made of stone and metal, not plastic painted to look like it. at least some of the youtubers are decent enough to warn us to use electric candles, which are, in fact, pretty neat and i purchased like 10, but still.

fallow -

pbfAhahaha--i totally missed the fact that wood is flammable fjsldkgfhfk

babushka -

the thing is that this fact is dangerously easy to miss when the world is fool of wooden candleholders. what else is flammable? paint. what do we use to give our glass candleholder a #rustic #organic look? also paint. congratulations, you turned a functional candleholder into a flammable one

crownedwithwisteria -

OKAY BUT AS A CANDLE MAKER THIS IS A HUGE PET PEEVE OF MINE like. there are people out there that will think it's fine to burn actual open-flame candles on painted and wooden candle holders without stopping to think about stuff like burnability and assume it's fine just because they're called candle holders and that's dangerous as heck

another thing that's along the same lines is those youtube tutorials on how to make 'cute and/or quirky candles' by doing things like dusting/suspending on the top of your newly-made candle any number of absolutely unsafe very flammable objects. I have seen dried and/or pressed flowers. I have seen little plastic gears. I have seen powdered cinnamon. I have seen candles where people mix glitter throughout the whole dang thing. I've seen where someone mixed rainbow cake sprinkles in the wax.

for reference, those plastic gears and glitter? they will melt. you will be breathing melted plastic fumes. the flowers and the cinnamon will catch fire. I'm not familiar enough with rainbow cake sprinkles to know what they do when exposed to flame, but I'm familiar enough to say that fire is pretty much a guarenteed at this point.

there are many, many easy ways to make cool/interesting looking candles without courting the possibility of accidental fires. none of these particular methods are included in this list.

fungus -

how are crayons for candlemaking?

crownedwithwisteria -

really not great, because the pigment in crayons is capable of clogging your wick.

crayon pigments don't actually dissolve in wax, but they're deceptive in that they'll look like they colored the candle just fine when they're really just sitting around in the wax. and then you go to light it, and very shortly you have a candle with patchy coloring, giving off sooty smoke, and sometimes blocking out part of your candle's fragrance.

if you want to color your candles, it's better just to go ahead and buy some color blocks specifically made for candlemaking. they're cheap- barely a buck- so highly pigmented that you really barely need shavings to get a pastel color and not much more than that to get jewel tones, will actually melt into the wax and not clog your wick when burned, and keep your candle's color evenly toned throughout the whole burning process.

there are also liquid dyes, but these are more expensive so I never got any and so have no idea how they behave. I do know they can still be mixed and you only need a few drops to color a full pound of wax, and they're more reliable to keeping a consistant candle color because you're working in drops, not shavings. there's no visible (or invisible) trade-off in the quality of the finished candle, so it's really a personal preference thing!

80roxy08 -

Curious about the colors ; can food dye be used for candles? I'd also ask about alcohol ink, but I get the feeling that while it probably burns okay, it release stuff that better not be breathed in...

crownedwithwisteria -

nope, food dye is water based, so it won't mix with wax! the liquid colorants sold for candles can blend in because they're oil based- melted wax and oil mix together just fine, but water just beads up and refuses to mix in.

interestingly enough, alcohol ink is actually used sometimes to paint finished candles (only on the outside! and usually in pillar candle style), but candles that have gone through this have to be for decorative purposes and can't be burned- depending on what's in the colors used, the chemicals in the paint end up in the air and can cause nasty smells, catch on fire, or have other weird reactions that can be dangerous both to breathe in and just as a general fire hazard.

on the topic of general Do's and Don't's for different crafts, here's a fun one for candles: you never leave your wax unsupervised when melting because all waxes (soy, beeswax, paraffin, etc) have a different flashpoint- aka a certain temperature where the whole thing just catches violently on fire.

beeswax's flashpoint, by the way, is 400 °F (204.4 °C). it's melting point is only about 144 °F (62 °C), so you're not likely to accidently do this while working over your kitchen stove/a hot plate at home, but it's still something everyone who's interested into getting into candlemaking should be warned about. wax burns are no joke.

goropancakechi -

Knocks self out with a baseball bat in order to sleep


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naiad -

I've recently discovered that I really like putting a little honey in my tea

phantomflame03 -

Its a wonderful treat

So apparently you can't have multiple read mores in a single post.

Can't have a read more under a read more

birdysdoodles39 -

yo can someone please tell me how you add extra links in your bio? where you can make new pages and people make lists of their fandoms and stuff like that??

phantomflame03 -

Go to blog settings. Click the pages tab. Then you can add a new page. Everything you need to add it to your blog is there. Hope this helps

babushka -

hh waffles tastey

phantomflame03 -

This is the content I'm here for!

spaded-aces -

Today I learned that I share a birthday with Justin Briner aka Deku aka Hanako aka The Signless aka a million other characters from other stuff I'm not familiar with

That's rad as hell!!

phantomflame03 -

Hold on. That's my birthday too!

babushka -

guys i need like 6 followers till 300???

Caudal Bones of the Spinosaurus and What That Means

eddward -


The title makes this sound like an essay when it’s only two paragraphs.

I can’t make gifs and I also dont know how to credit people properly so I wont put images for now sorry

The Spinosaurus is an aquatic dinosaur first discovered 1912. For over a century, it’s anatomy has stumped paleontologists, and ideas about how it lived haved evolved over the years as we find out more about this strange creature.

In the past, it had been debated on how much water the Spinosaurus had in it’s daily life. Due to the lack of necessary bones to swim, it was theorized that the Spinosaurus lived life siniliar to a modern day bear, where it fed in water, but didn’t necessarily live in it. However, due to the discovery of the caudal (tail) bones, which would have formed a webbing or a solid propeller, it can be safely said that the Spinosaurus is the first dinosaur known to be fully aquatic. Its tail is highly efficient compared to non-aquatic dinosaurs, and even other parts of its skeleton hint towards its aquatic origins. Its facial structure resembles that of a crocodile, as it is adapted to eating fish, and how its bones are thick-walled, which helps it to stay underwater (for comparison, we are not thick-walled, so we naturally float to the surface once underwater).

Hopefully, with this discovery, we’ll soon be able to find indicators for other fully aquatic dinosaurs.

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staff -

Welcome to all our new users! We hope you'll enjoy it here.

Waterfall is a small site, still in development, but the site should be pretty stable. Over the last 15 months we've grown from a site built for a handful of friends by one guy, to a site of almost 30,000 users and 50,000 blogs, and a staff of one developer, three community mods, and an infrastructure engineer. Hopefully, that carries on and we can keep growing.

Behind the scenes, we're doing a full rewrite of the site's code to get a mobile app out to you guys, which is where all our development effort is currently focused, but please let us know of any site-breaking bugs regardless! For a rough how-to on how things work, check out the Support blog, where we've put a few tutorials until we can develop a proper one. As a quick note - emails are currently inconsistent and may not be delivered. Don't worry, no functionality is locked by not verifying for now until we figure out the cause.

For the artists among you, use the "artists on waterfall" tag to start getting your work out there, it's the one the community checks most often. And please remember - the "nsfw" tag is mandatory on stuff that qualifies, even if your blog is flagged adult only!

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to join the Discord where we'll do our best to get you straightened out!

phantomflame03 -

Anyone else having a bad mental health day?

phantomflame03 -

I took a nap today

thoughts: why adults ever engage very young kids' media?

autiestella -

well! since stella is adult & sometime watch shows for v young kids (like, 8 & below!), want say piece.

  • first most obvious: parent who screen for own young child. sometime just need be sure!
    ... but, course, this not only case, maybe nowdays not even most common. plus, stella def not parent!

  • media review/critique, esp of minority group! want be sure media present well, have involve from members of group, & help kids understand + accept. "just for kids" not mean should be bad, afterall!

  • nostalgic from own childhood! never is guarantee can go back old homes, or always be w same ppl. sometime media just easiest link ppl have for nostalgia. old books, old toys, old tv shows - by now they well grown up & out, but why not enjoy comfort?

  • sometime, hard process things. esp true if neurodivergent. know want pass time w SOME media, but be honest! can be hard track story arc, deal w triggers in media, or even just how media is present. on FLIPside, young kids' media got simple language, usually easy episodic stories, & good endings!

  • & finally: cause why not? sometime, unexpect things just... draw attention! maybe see this book have fun dinosaurs, this tv show have mermaid character, maybe just got too invest in silly story while babysit. if brings even lil bit happiness, why NOT?

course, adults need stay considerate if post abt any these medias, esp when shared social spaces in play. but still, point is, many reasons might happen! long as adults responsible, should not be "super weird" happenings

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creatorsguild -

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