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So! My name's Liz, a university student at a Canadian art school who takes the personification of a Forest Unicorn, also known as Forrycorn.
I'm a Canadian who has this obsession with tea, books, movies (Dreamworks and Disney, most animated movies, and a few live actions), cats, snakes, bats, colour, BBC shows, fall, and the quiet.
I am also a Catholic Christian who believes the saying, "Love one another as I love you."
I should mention that I tend to fangirl without warning XD

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Yoko Shimomura,
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix

strawberryalice:

This song has the power to both stop the beating of my heart, and restart it all at once. It’s like time becomes irrelevant and nothing else is important but this song.

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actualashiok:

the-time-goddess-of-221b:

dammit-jim-im-a-blog:

when you’re in trouble there are four options:

stay silent and get yelled at for ignoring your parent

apologize and get yelled at for sass (even when it was sincere)

defend yourself and get yelled at for talking back

answer any questions your parent asked you and get yelled at for sass (again even if it’s sincere)

like what am I supposed to do when I get yelled at for literally everything

cry

then get yelled at for crying

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thoughtnami:

rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

Cue the losing horns … 

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annile1:

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mitsumurata:

genmaonimusha:

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riGHT FUCKIN ON BC PLUTO WAS NOT IN FACT ACTUALLY RECLASSIFIED AS A PLANET GO LOOK IT UP YOU GULLIBLE FUCKING WALNUTS

pluto is a shit rock in the middle of space and its about the size of ten billion other shit…

stealthboy:

okay because false information gets passed around like wildfire on the internet i just want to say for anyone confused that pluto was not made a planet again. people can use all the false and misleading headlines they want, but all that happened was a debate at harvard. and after the speakers finished, they asked the audience to vote on what they thought. yes the audience had some scientists in it, but it also had a lot of teachers and members of the general public. it was absolutely NOT any sort of official decision, and nasa certainly hasn’t changed pluto’s classification

please don’t keep spreading lies about this

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kaijuborn:

Movies:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Corpse Bride
The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Monsters, Inc.
Monsters University
Beetlejuice
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Sleepy Hollow
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Dark Shadows
Casper
Under Wraps
Don’t Look Under the Bed
Mad Monster Party
The Worst Witch
Halloweentown
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Gremlins
Practical Magic
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Haunted Mansion
Little Vampire
Little Nicky
Coraline
Hotel Transylvania
Hocus Pocus
Shows and Halloween Specials:
Ruby Gloom
Phineas and Ferb: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
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Lilo & Stitch
American Dragon: Jake Long
Kim Possible
Danny Phantom
That’s So Raven
Unfabulous
Lizzie McGuire
The Proud Family
Hey Arnold!
Ned’s Declassified Scool Survival Guide
Zoey 101
Recipes:
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Mini Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecakes
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Spiderweb Cheesecake
Orange and Black Cupcakes
Spiderweb Tutorial for Cupcakes, Cookies, and Brownies
Butterbeer
Butterbeer Cupcakes
Cauldron Cakes
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ghost Maringues
Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops
No Bake Pumpkin Spice Cookie Balls
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
The Ultimate Halloween Spooktacular Roundup
Pumpkin Mousse
Orange Pumpkin Pancakes
Halloween Candy Buffet
DIY Halloween Candy
Candy Apples
Homemade Cotton Candy
25 Sweet and Salty Halloween Snacks
15 Easy Halloween Dessert Recipes
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
Monster Doll Cookies
Spooky Sweets for Halloween
Halloween Cuisine
Jello Worms
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Chocolate Spiders
Brain Cupcakes
Spiderweb Cupcakes
Pumpkin and Ginger Cheesecake
Honey Pumpkin Pie
Butternut Pumpkin Pies
Bloody Floats
Scaredy Crackers
Halloween Candy Made Easy
Popcorn Balls
64 Non-Candy Snack Ideas
Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies
Spooky Halloween Spirits
Ghoulishly Glowing Cupcakes
Frightful Fruit Kebabs
Poison Toffee Apples
Playlists:
Rocktober
Devil’s Swing
Come Little Children
Up After Midnight
Did You Hear That?
Manhunt
Billy! Where Are You, Billy? Is That You?
EVERYBODY SCREAM!
The Chills
Creepy Songs
Spooky Tunes
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Dance Around the Fire
Indie Horror
Noctuary
Carnival Cabaret
It’s too Quiet
Halloween Fanmix Vol. 1
Halloween Fanmix Vol. 2
Witches
Light the Torches
Thriller
Conversations with Ghosts
Bad Moon Rising
Decorations and Costumes:
DIY Pumpkin Candles
Indoors Halloween Decoration
30 DIY Decorations for Halloween
Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin
Decorating with Autumn Leaves
Cheap Halloween Decorations
Best Halloween Decorations
Halloween Crafts for Kids
Quick and Inexpensive Halloween Decorations
Last Minute Skeleton Costumes
Last Minute Wednesday Addams Costume
Silent Film Stars Costumes
Umbrella Bat Costume
Quick Costumes for Kids
60 Fall Decorating Ideas
Fancy Napkin Decor
11 Enchanting Halloween Decorating Ideas
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating
Haunting Homemade Halloween Decorations
DIY Halloween Decorations
Homemade Halloween Decorations
How to Make Styrofoam Tombstones
40 Easy to Make Halloween Decorations
Origami Bats
Spooky Jars
80s Makeup Tutorial
Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas
Sparkly Mermaid Makeup Tutorial
Lioness Makeup Tutorial
Corpse Paint Tutorial
Cartoon Lips
1920s Flapper Look
Easy Halloween Crafts
Spider Queen Makeup Tutorial
Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas) Makeup Tutorial
Skull Makeup Tutorial

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wet-monsoon:

"steven is sooo annoying, the show should have only been about the gems"

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Steven Quartz Universe is one of the best written child character in cartoons and I will fight you if you say otherwise. Like yeah he messes up and can be…

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Yuki Kajiura,
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story

lauriejuspeczyk:

'Something, everything is wrong'
Rebellion Story OST

Rebellion Story had a really lovely OST but I loved whenever this track in particular began playing. You may recognize the few notes played at the start of the track. Those notes repeated throughout the entire movie at certain scenes such as empty rooms or streets, or when the girls are all together and uncharacteristically happy. This tune stuck with me even after the movie was over, it really succeeded at making me uncomfortable, as if something felt very artificial.

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puukani:

The Waitressing Chronicles: Wherein Dani does not refill your soda 20 times just because she thinks it’s SO MUCH FUN.

Tonight was one of the worst kinds of nights you can have in the restaurant industry. It was a pretty busy Saturday night, the kitchen was running smoothly, my coworkers and I were coexisting peacefully, and 99% of my tables were awesome, and I really had fun serving them. (Yes, I did say ‘worst’. I’m getting to that part, hold on….).

Some of them were a little needy, but after you’ve served for a few years, you start developing a sort of spidy-sense about which guests are going to require 30 diet coke refills, 5 servings of chips and salsa and roughly 2 gallons of ranch before they even crack there menus open (seriously…I think some people have such an addiction to ranch, that if it isn’t constantly on their table, regardless of the presence of any other actual food, they start to develop anxiety. Some people need to carry around EPI pens in case of emergency….I carry around ranch dressing. You’re welcome), so I was prepared. Even my needy tables didn’t rattle me too much this evening.

Generally speaking, all of the components necessary for a pretty kick-ass shift were present and accounted for.

And then my tables started cashing out. 10%tip, 5% tip, no tip, no tip, 10%….20%, FINALLY! Oh…wait…they didn’t do their math correctly, that’s actually only a $2 tip. Wonderful.

My enthusiasm for my job and my shift plummeted rapidly and I was ready to stuff my hot towel in my apron and go home faster than the cheapskate at table 7 could say “Keep the Change” as he handed me $40 for his $38.64 tab.

Some people just genuinely don’t know any better, and I recognize that. Sometimes I’m a little off my game, and I fully own up to that as well. But tonight was not one of those nights. I was on point…and I’m good at what I do.

So let me deviate a little bit from my normal Chronicling to give something of a PSA on behalf of waitstaff everywhere.

80% of servers make under minimum wage. This is a fact. A miserable, lamentable fact. The hourly wages that our employers provide are essentially just so that the government has something to take as far as immediate taxes on our tip money, and we don’t get slammed with having to pay it all back at once in April. Our “paychecks”, therefore, are usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $30. If that. It’s a pretty crummy system, and believe me when I say that we’d probably rather be making a steady and reliable hourly wage instead of depending on tips, but unfortunately that’s not the society we live in.

So. Your tip. How much do you tip, and who gets it?

A lot of that depends on the restaurant you’re in. Look around you. Do you see hosts and hostesses? Is there a bartender? A busser? If any/all of these people are present, rest assured that your server does not get to keep all of their tips.

We “tip out” to all of the other support staff (busser, host, QA expo, bartender, etc.) at the end of every shift. The amount of money we tip out to these staff is determined, not by how much money we make, but by how much we’ve sold. For example, at Chilis, I tip out 3% of my total sales at the end of the night. (So if I sold $100 worth of food and drinks, my tip out would be $3. Last night, I had $1100 in sales, and had to leave behind $33).

What does this mean? This means, that if you don’t leave a tip, or only leave $1 or $2 (assuming your total tab wasn’t $10.) your server actually loses money on your table. We still have to pay taxes and tip out based on the amount of food YOU ordered, not to mention that you sat there, and took up one of my tables for 2 hours, which I could easily have flipped twice in that time had you not felt the need to camp out and then leave me $2 (I’M TALKING TO YOU, TABLE 36.)

It pretty much boils down to this: a 10% tip is the bare minimum. It means mediocre service, and relates a relatively neutral - bordering on negative message to your server about how they did their job.  15% indicates that you’re content and happy, and your server was proficient at taking care of you. 20% is excellent. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. That’s how we read your tips.

Also, you can basically write whatever you want in the tip line. If your total bill was $45.67, and you write in a $5,000 tip, and then write “$45.67” on the total line, and sign it…..guess how much I’m authorized to charge your card for? That’s right. $45.67. So please (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) double check your math when you’re totaling out your bill. I lost no less than $27 in tips last night simply because people couldn’t Math correctly.  Perhaps ranch dressing in excess has an adverse affect on people’s ability to do basic arithmetic. Or perhaps it’s a complication of margarita-induced brain freezes. Either way. It sucks. Please don’t suck.

Tipping is not optional, and it is not a privilege for the server. Back in the day, it probably was, but unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you sit down at a restaurant there is an unspoken understanding between you and your server. It’s their responsibility to make sure you have a stellar, enjoyable and relaxing meal, and it’s your responsibility to make sure they can afford to pay their rent. And before you start in on me (because I can hear the rumbling of offended restaurant goers from here, like distant thunder…calm yourselves, beasts!) about how entitled you are to not-tip, let me tell you now, honey child, I’ve heard every retort in the book.

"Your restaurant should pay you better, that’s not my fault" - Well. Yes. I agree. But they don’t. So it sucks for both of us. But until it’s announced that tipping is no longer needed in the service industry, the burden of determining my “paycheck”falls on you Trust me, I’m not happy about it either.

"You should just be happy that I left anything at all." - If your tip was in addition to the $10/hr my restaurant was paying me, you bet your left shoe I’d be happy for any little bit you wanted to throw my way. But they don’t. And I know you know that, faithful restaurant eater. So when you walk out, leaving me $3 after having waited on your family of 6’s $130 meal, I’m going to interpret that as a direct and intentional personal insult. You may have thought you were coming out on top by not leaving the appropriate $13-$26 that your bill merited, but really now you’re just a dick. And I can promise you that every server who was working that night will know about it. Good luck getting chipper service next time you try to come to our restaurant. We remember.

"Tips are dependent upon how well you do. That’s what TIPS means. ‘To Insure Proper Service." - I almost don’t even want to respond to this one, but unfortunately it’s a very popular notion. First off, lemme just lay it out there that if you believe this, you’re a dumbass. For multiple reasons. If that acronym was in fact true, they would be called “teps” (to…ENSURE….proper service. English, for the win!) and you would give them to be at the beginning on the meal. Because that’s what “to ensure proper service” implies. How comfortable would you be if you had to tip your server at the beginning of the meal, knowing full well that you had to sit there for the next 45 - 60 minutes facing the person you just handed $2 as you ask for 3 more sides of Barbeque sauce, a 5th coke and some ranch.(Just because of reasons. Everyone needs ranch. ) You’d probably be a little uncomfortable, wouldn’t you? You’d probably shell out a lot more were that the case, wouldn’t you? How great is it for you that you get to demand special ordered food and request exactly 45 napkins one at a time from your server and then immediately slip away into the night after leaving your server $1.63. You’re such a champ, a real stand-up type of person. I hope your kids leave legos in the hallway tonight, and you step on three of them as you stumble to the bathroom at 3am.

"Why don’t you just get a real job. You’re choosing this lifestyle" - Whoa buddy, whoa. Did you really just say that to me? Let’s rewind this a little bit. I’m on my feet, running, squatting, lifting trays, clearing dishes, entertaining table after table, pretending to love being regaled by the intricacies of your oh-so-fascinating life and reassuring you that your baby IS the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen for 6-10 hours a day. Usually, unless I have time to take a bathroom break (please note that I didn’t say “need” to take a bathroom break. If. I. Have. Time.) , the first time I get to sit down after walking through those doors and clocking in is when I get back in my car to go home at the end of the night. Someone please tell me how that’s not a “real” job? Or how it’s any less “real” than your 9-5 office job? I bet that desk chair does a real number on your lower back. Your office manager should really look into providing you with the lumbar support you deserve. Please, tell me more about it as I stand at your table side balancing 30lbs of dishes on one hand that you seem to be oblivious to, as you continue to complain about your cushy job.

   You have a valid point though, in that I did choose this job. For me, personally, I know that waiting tables is only temporary. The tips I earn go towards food, gas, insurance, cell phone, car payments, my gym membership, student loans, text books and other basic life-needs (shampoo is expensive ommgggg). I’m also trying to save up so I can afford to move to New York after I finish my Master’s Degree. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but not nearly as much as some of the other wonderful people I work with. Take, for example, the 20 year old single mother of 2 who was in the section next to mine last night. I’m not sure if she finished high school or not, but her kids are her life now. She started waiting tables at 16 so that she could afford to buy diapers and formula every night before she went home. Waiting tables isn’t just her “get me through school” job. It’s her career. It’s how she feeds her kids. So go ahead, leave her no tip on your $120 check, table 23. I hope that pasta you inhaled gives you heartburn. And she’s not the only one. Every single server in any restaurant you eat in is at your mercy to provide for themselves and their family. That is the responsibility you sign up for when you walk into a dine-in restaurant. It is an unfortunate part of American culture.

Don’t like it? Go to a drive-through. That’s what they’re there for. Better yet….stay home. Cook for yourself.

If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s completely true.

Thank you to those of you who are awesome. Awesome people and fun tables actually make this a pretty kickass job a lot of the time. Keep up the awesome. If you doubt your level of restaurant awesome, never fear! It’s totally something you can build up over time, kind of like distance running or heavy lifting. Baby steps. You’ll get there.

YES THIS THANK YOU

"If you can’t afford to tip YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT OUT" …. My head hurts from nodding agreement on every one of these points. I’m smiling and tensed just from reading this. I hate waiting tables … I do not plan for it to be a career it gets me by .. That is all gah some people make me angry when they judge my job

Sorry your paycheck sucks, but tipping isn’t mandatory. It *is* optional, and it makes you sound incredibly entitled to say otherwise.

Yeah how dare she expect to be compensated for her time and effort the way it’s understood she should be by a ubiquitous social contract AS WELL AS those handy dandy tipping guides almost all restaurants print out onto the bottom of their checks.

it’s embarassing that ao many ppl think paying people for their work is optional, like, good luck playing that out to it’s logical conclusion

Dude, my roommate has worked in the restaurant business, along with like half my family. I never give anything less than a 15% tip (unless our server was being super rude or something.) If the service was just mediocre I sill tip 15% AT LEAST. If I’m pleased with the service I tip 20%, and if I’m like “holy crap this is the best waiter/waitress I’ve ever had” I’ll leave a 25-30% tip (I usually only go out to eat at cheap places, so my meals never end up being more than about $12, lol. That’s why I can afford to tip that much.)

Tip your servers, guys. Please.

Haha and you KNOW if restaurants paid us they’d have to raise prices (profit margins are VERY thin) and the ‘well a tip is a PRIVILEGE I don’t have to’ crowd would raise hell over losing the lowered prices tip culture pays for.

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