I just wanted to thank the whole Tumblr community for being absolutely great and while we do have our ups and downs, I still appreciate the enthusiasm and support that has lightened up my days! I’ve been seeing many giveaways recently and I thought I would just provide more chances.
I can’t provide all that much but I still want to give a chance!
FIRST PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- 2 3DS games of their choice! Can be released already or pre-ordered!
- A $25 gift card to any site they desire (Amazon, Thinkgeek, etc.)
SECOND PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- 1 3DS game of their choice!
- A $25 gift card to any site they desire!
- You can reblog and like! Though please only reblog once since Tumblr only counts it as once!
- Do not use a giveaway blog to reblog this. I will be checking.
- There will be two winners decided through a number randomiser.
- It is NOT necessary to follow me!
- This is an international giveaway! I will be buying the games from your closest Amazon store to make sure it is with your region.
- The giveaway deadline is at the 1st of July, 2013!
- Please make sure your inbox is open and be willing to give an address. If you don’t reply within 48 hours, the prize will go to someone else.
If you have anymore questions, send an ask to my inbox! Thank you and good luck!
That’s a cool fish!
It’s a pale chub.
The fish is sensitive about both it’s complexion and weight, jeez.
Some months ago, I asked a question to the social justice blog, This Is Thin Privilege, regarding my sleep apnea. That month, my doctor had advised me that I immediately needed to lose weight because it was harshly effecting my breathing and sleep apnea was something I dealt with every night. He also told me that my weight was contributing to a variety of other health problems, including my sore joints. I should note at this time I was eating large quantities of terrible food.
Then I discovered TITP, and felt some hope that my doctor was simply misinformed, and that there’s another reason for my health issues. TITP even told me that there isn’t any evidence to back up that weight is related to sleep apnea.
However, I received a lot of messages from people advising me to not listen to TITP, and to listen to my doctor. This was very hard to do, considering I wanted to hang on so much to what TITP told me.
But I did eventually go back my doctor, and he recommended a lap-band surgery because I was so big (I’m only 5’4, and I don’t even want to mention how big I was. But let’s just say I barely went out the house.) This was in February. It’s now June and I just want to say…
I feel better than ever. I’ve already lost a whopping 64 pounds already, and although I’m still big, I can run better, I can breathe better, and my already sleep apnea has disappeared. I’m also eating better (lots of vegetables) and I have more energy than I can ever remember having, and exercising more. I also feel full faster without having to eat so much.
I decided to type this post because TITP is giving potentially harmful information to its followers. If I listened to their advice, who knows what could have happened. One of the biggest things about the Body Positivity movement is that it gives hope to people like me, and instead of taking responsibility of our lives on ourselves, we’d rather place it on society instead. That’s why I find it so insulting when TITP compares their movement to racism, sexism, and homophobia. We fat people are given all the same rights as our thin counterparts. We are not facing oppression like blacks or gays have. Yeah, sometimes I have a hard time finding clothes or fitting into seats, but thats not the definition of oppression, and I cannot expect entire industries and the entire globe to bend over to my every whim just because I decided to lead my life in a certain way! Life doesn’t work that way! We have to grow up and be strong women, not stay on the computer all day and complain about the problems we face because of our personal choices!
It’s okay to feel fine about your body, but it is wrong to be body positive when you realize the body you have is contributing to your health problems, and you’re completely aware that can be changed.
I wanted to be a big believer in TITP, but going through more of that blog its entirely misleading. Doctors aren’t trying to body shame us when they want us to lose weight, they are doing their job. One of the mods of TITP doesn’t even believe there’s a such thing as healthy eating, which is really misleading! It’s even weirder than many of the problems they describe are experienced by thin people just as much as fat people.
I want everyone to be safe and think about what they are getting their selves into by following TITP. Those people are not doctors, they rely on shady studies on biased blogs as opposed to decades in medical research and science.
If I listened to TITP, I would still have sleep apnea.
The #postit wall has grown a bit. (at Microsoft Studio C)
I drew all of the good ones ;-)
Signs of a haggard art crew
I am responsible for… A lot of these.
(The PS4 one… nice try guys…)
I’m glad to see that even in a professional studio environment, the goofy post-it war still exists. Did these at school… haha.
For a show that’s often praised for its complex, empathetic treatments of female characters and gender relations, Game of Thrones has been unable to do the same for race
Women are inferior and suited to being property the series? Rape the series/ Empathetic treatments of female characters? Ahahahhahahah oh, no. no.
This is not YYH related, but I just felt like you guys need to be aware.
I received a call today from a blocked number, who claimed they were from Windows Security Center. The person on the phone - who had a very heavy accent - said that they had noticed that my computer had been downloading malicious content while I was browsing the internet (which how could they even fucking know in the first place). He then asked me to turn on my computer (which it already was, but that’s besides the point) and told me to click and hold the Windows key and the ‘R; key, which opens up the Run window. He then wanted me to enter the following: eventvwr (this stands for “event viewer” which lets you see info about hard/software, system problems, and security on your OS).
This is where I hung up.
Because, you see, what this asshole didn’t know is that my dad is and IT guy, so I know a few tricks. What he was trying to do was gain remote access to my computer, but do I look like a bitch? Don’t answer that.
Unfortunately, some people are - that’s why I’m making this post, so you don’t end up being anybody’s bitch. And it’s not like these assholes just sprang up yesterday; according to my extensive Google research (it wasn’t that extensive, I just like being dramatic) they’ve been around at least since 2009.
If you want to know what they sound like, click here for a YouTube video of an actual phone conversation between some dude and a would-be hacker (there is profanity).
Microsoft has confirmed that they are a hacker group, and have some preventative tips, though really - it’s 2013, y’all should already know. If you have been scammed or know someone who’s been scammed by these douche bags, click here or here.
Signal boost, or don’t. Don’t let me run your life; I just felt you should be aware.
A further note, my family owns a computer shop and has been called over a dozen times by a company like this. We WERE on their do-not-call list, with a penalty of 10,000 USD per phone call if we got called again. The company claimed to be from India. My dad has alerted the FBI and given them addresses and phone numbers, as well as property records, to several of their locations in the US. The worked out of everyday houses. We have tracked their IP and found that, in fact, they are based in GEORGIA. With this said, they are installing viruses on your computer, and charging you to fix the problem after.
If they tell you to install TeamViewer or ANYTHING ELSE, say you are, but DO NOT!! While TeamViewer is a reliable program, they cannot be allowed access to your machine. It will cost you 170 USD and they DO NOT bother to fix the problem in most cases!
Another thing to note is, they often claim they are from Microsoft or are EMPLOYED by Microsoft. This is COMPLETE BS. Microsoft does not employ other companies for their IT calls. They do it themselves. They have a special department for that!
One last thing, tell them about the fines they can face: between 3000 and 5700 USD per harassment phone call, 15000 USD for fraud, and 5000 per swear word used if they cuss you out! One company currently owes us 65000 for these calls. They are refusing to pay and currently are facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit for fraud.
These guys are dangerous. My computer was targeted once, and it is NOT FUN. Also, might want to to google “ransomware” and learn all about it sometime. This is becoming a huge issue now as well, and unlike most other forms of malware and other bad stuff, CANNOT be fixed. You will lose EVERYTHING to it and even if you pay the ransom you won’t get it back.
Safe Browsing to you!
Just on that “Microsoft doesn’t outsource” point… yes. They do. I worked at a call centre that handled Microsoft support- they handled software key support.
“snakes shouldnt be kept in captivity, in the wild they are kings of the jungle with miles of territory to roam’
i dont even
this is the first thing i thought of
AUGH HEADSHY omg