shit i find on tumblr

  1. Santa Writes Back

    whatsdifferentincanada:

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    In case you didn’t think Canada was adorable enough, Santa writes back to letters he receives from Canadian children. All you need to do is write a letter and address it “Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada” (seriously, not making this up) before December 17th and he will write back. While various world powers argue about who owns the North Pole, Canada stakes their claim in a super cute, old-fashioned way. This tradition dates back to 1982, and always the multicultural one, Santa will respond to his million-plus pieces of mail each year in the language they were written in. 

  2. sonatagreen:

    shitifindon:

    plain-dealing-villain:

    novas-grimoire:

    wikatiepedia:

    crimsoncamellianeko:

    forimuchdesiretospeakwithhim:

    wikatiepedia:

    from now on I’m going to convey sarcasm over the internet by typing like this

    oh wow look how sarcastic that looks

    that actually does look really sarcastic though. this is revolutionary

    DEAR GOD SOMEONE HAS INVENTED THE SARCASM FONT THIS IS A TIME FOR CELEBRATION

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    I would appreciate this more if I wasn’t used to shitifindon using that style to write Joker-voice. Because I just see “Why so serioussss?” and “Nnnot exactly…”

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    Joker voice emphasizes entire syllables. Sarcasm font italicizes individual letters.

    Joker voice most frequently emphasizes individual vowels, and sometimes also groups of vowels or entire syllables.

    (Source: wikatiepedia)

  3. tj-illustrates:

Monster Girl Monday! True Monster
Have you ever seen The Thing? Not the bad 2011 prequel, the older 1982 version with the disgusting practical effects. That’s what I imagine a true monster to be. Something that can blend in with humanity, but at the same time evolve and change into something that barely resembles a human at all. I’ll admit, all that body horror squicked me out real bad as a youngin, but you just have to recognize good nightmare fuel when it’s there.
Click here for more monster girls

    tj-illustrates:

    Monster Girl Monday! True Monster

    Have you ever seen The Thing? Not the bad 2011 prequel, the older 1982 version with the disgusting practical effects. That’s what I imagine a true monster to be. Something that can blend in with humanity, but at the same time evolve and change into something that barely resembles a human at all. I’ll admit, all that body horror squicked me out real bad as a youngin, but you just have to recognize good nightmare fuel when it’s there.

    Click here for more monster girls

  4. plain-dealing-villain:

    novas-grimoire:

    wikatiepedia:

    crimsoncamellianeko:

    forimuchdesiretospeakwithhim:

    wikatiepedia:

    from now on I’m going to convey sarcasm over the internet by typing like this

    oh wow look how sarcastic that looks

    that actually does look really sarcastic though. this is revolutionary

    DEAR GOD SOMEONE HAS INVENTED THE SARCASM FONT THIS IS A TIME FOR CELEBRATION

    image

    I would appreciate this more if I wasn’t used to shitifindon using that style to write Joker-voice. Because I just see “Why so serioussss?” and “Nnnot exactly…”

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    (Source: wikatiepedia)

  5. thank you, wonderful internet pixie <3

  6. awww poor you. :( *hugs you a big bunch of hugs*
    *sends kittens and puppies* *snuggles gently*

    the internet is so good to me today <3 <3 <3

  7. thank you, internet! you are a good and nice internet.

  8. hello internet i am very tired and cranky and sad today and i would like hugs

  9. lucyinthesoupwithcroutons:

    shitifindon:

    michaelblume:

    shitifindon:

    sararye:

    AND THAT IS HOW YOU USE AN EFFECTS PEDAL

    I was gaping the entire song this is insane

    music side of tumblr pls explain what the hell i just watched

    I’m assuming he was playing to a backing track he’d previously recorded? Though it sounded like it’s at least *possible* that he had some sort of smart recording/playback thing going on and was layering with himself “live”, so to speak, do people ever actually do that?

    It sounded a hell of a lot like the things he was playing kept repeating over and over again, but it’s hard to tell because I don’t know how music.

    (I think this may be my first time getting to represent the ‘X Side of Tumblr’ person in a post, wheeeeee. I will try not to mess it up)

    Ok so that thing down by his foot is called an effects pedal and it’s used to do a lot of different things in performances with electronic instruments (that’s why his violin has such a strange frame btw. It doesn’t need any chamber for sound resonance so it can have that cool kinda space age look).

    In this case it’s being used to record a few bars of music (I’m 99% certain it’s four bars. Either that or eight) where a basic motif is laid down and then loop it continuously so you can effectively accompany yourself.

    Once the motif is laid down and looping he can either play a non-repeating melody over it (the melody is generally the part that gets sung, or played with the right hand on a piano, so it tends to stand out), or add another layer of repeating music on top of the first motif, and so on so forth until he feels like finishing. Or he can alternate between those two things as he pleases!

    So ok! The reason he can combine all these different bits and not have it sound like a garbled mess is because all the different motifs and the melody stay in the same key and all play within the same chord at the same time.

    The song he’s playing, google reveals, is One Republic’s Secrets. A chord site also tells me what I already knew from the fact that this layering was possible - that the entire song repeats the same four chords in the same order for the entire song (in this case it says D, F#m, Bm, and G but that might not be reliable). And you would be shocked how many songs do that btw. Check out the Four Chord Song for a big load of examples, though by the look of those chords, Secrets deviates from the formula in a weird way. (If it was following the standard Four Chord Trick it’d go D G Bm A as far as I know.)

    This technique is usually used for layering vocal harmonies, but it’s pretty cool to see it done on a violin.

    For further examples see these a cappella covers of Teardrop by Massive Attack, Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, and this one of Wayfaring Stranger that uses the iPhone app Voice Jam instead of a loop pedal.

    I have seen so many beautiful explanations of this thing since I asked, and I love and appreciate them all, but this is the longest and very possibly the most awesome, thank you eimear :D :D :D

    (Source: mahaldaddy)

  10. bulbul-e-bismil:

    OH VAMPIRE LAKE

    TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

    (Source: gottsmote)