ragbag:

how to format various music titles
i’m writing an article about music for a certain lifestyle magazine to which i subscribed in undergrad but now only read while waiting in line at my favourite tattoo parlour. because the piece references all types of music (from glam rock to obscure sonatas), i figured that i would take some time to understand how to format various titles. never in a hundred trillion years did i think for a minute picosecond that the style for formatting different music pieces was this specific.
for the record: an opera is italicised, a popular song gets quotation marks, a classical piece that is not a tone poem nor short receives neither quotation marks nor italics.
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source: lauther’s complete punctuation thesaurus of the english language (1991).

ragbag:

how to format various music titles

i’m writing an article about music for a certain lifestyle magazine to which i subscribed in undergrad but now only read while waiting in line at my favourite tattoo parlour. because the piece references all types of music (from glam rock to obscure sonatas), i figured that i would take some time to understand how to format various titles. never in a hundred trillion years did i think for a minute picosecond that the style for formatting different music pieces was this specific.

for the record: an opera is italicised, a popular song gets quotation marks, a classical piece that is not a tone poem nor short receives neither quotation marks nor italics.

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source: lauther’s complete punctuation thesaurus of the english language (1991).

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onethingwell:

Chartwell is a font that makes clever use of OpenType ligatures to generate charts and graphs. Lovely.
Via Kottke.

onethingwell:

Chartwell is a font that makes clever use of OpenType ligatures to generate charts and graphs. Lovely.

Via Kottke.

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fuckyeahchubbyguys:

Chubby nerd. Proud. Never Ashamed.

chubby nerdy boys <3

fuckyeahchubbyguys:

Chubby nerd. Proud. Never Ashamed.

chubby nerdy boys <3

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transartorialism:

true story
from the 1985 silhouette

transartorialism:

true story

from the 1985 silhouette

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whereas puppy got into launch position in front of the bush and barked furiously

transartorialism:

“The real Puppy, the mascot for Puppy Linux, was a very tiny dog, a Chihuahua, but totally fearless. He didn’t seem to know that he was vulnerable because of his small size. Once when my sister was visiting my country property, she brought her Blue Heeler, a very solid middle-sized dog named Muti. We were out walking, and suddenly there was a substantial rustling of branches of a large bush, something was in or behind the bush. Muti took fright and ran back behind the legs of my sister, whereas Puppy got into launch position in front of the bush and barked furiously. It turned out to be my dad playing a trick on the dogs. Puppy used to chase kangaroos and other big wild animals. Anyway, Puppy Linux is like that, reckless, unshackled, in memory of the mascot.”

Barry Kauler, creator of Puppy Linux

brb crying

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costanoesrica:

Thanks for reminding me this exists.

wonderful!
although, &#8220;dr who and the daleks&#8221; is a bit redundant &#8230;

costanoesrica:

Thanks for reminding me this exists.

wonderful!

although, “dr who and the daleks” is a bit redundant …

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fuckyeahcutefood:

Book lover cupcakes!
Submitted by imperfectbutperfectlyme:  thanks!!

fuckyeahcutefood:

Book lover cupcakes!

Submitted by imperfectbutperfectlyme:  thanks!!

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colourswatchcactustheatre:

thedailywhat:

Nerdy Noms of the Day: Graphic designer Kim Neill usually thanks her clients with a freshly-baked batch of chocolate chip cookies. This year she decided to make something a bit more apropos: Pantone Chip Cookies!
Make your own.
[nag.]

Reblogged for awesome.

colourswatchcactustheatre:

thedailywhat:

Nerdy Noms of the Day: Graphic designer Kim Neill usually thanks her clients with a freshly-baked batch of chocolate chip cookies. This year she decided to make something a bit more apropos: Pantone Chip Cookies!

Make your own.

[nag.]

Reblogged for awesome.

(Source: thedailywhat)

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Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Bomer as Lestat and Louis?

exumbra:

[…] Plus, them making out will be hot.

i have never read much anne rice but i must reblog this semtiment for truth

from exumbra-deactivated20110715
Color + Design Blog / Indoor Desert by Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes by COLOURlovers :: COLOURlovers
loved these photos
if there&#8217;s another interactive fiction nerd in my readership (and it&#8217;s not entirely unlikely there is) these images really evoke shade for me

Color + Design Blog / Indoor Desert by Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes by COLOURlovers :: COLOURlovers

loved these photos

if there’s another interactive fiction nerd in my readership (and it’s not entirely unlikely there is) these images really evoke shade for me

Official declaration of appreciation for Martha Jones.

baccarati:

omg dont mess with my martha! shes awesome!

like

i also feel like i’m one of the few who fans who really likes donna, largely ‘cause she is so hard to like and also got kind of screwed by the storyline, y’know?

yay for non-perfect doctor’s-companions, yay for things not always turning out great

i mean i <3 martha but, srsly, she’s kind of a mary sue (she’s doctor! she’s a leader! she’s a freedom fighter!)

(Source: rollingsreliable)

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Sarah Mei&#160;» Disalienation: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora
this whole gender-on-diaspora has been lolworthy in that way that kind of makes you puke in your mouth a little bit
more info and ideas for less-shitty gender/sex fields on social networking sites here, related douchey transphobic grossness here
i think ideally i&#8217;d like the gender/sex option on a site to be - well, optional, of course, and also very much subject to privacy controls - and also to be tag-based rather than one single field 
so my gender/sex, if i decided it was something i wanted to share on a given site to certain given people, can be listed male and fag and queer and trans and kinda femme and kinda hipster and wannabe spoiled twinky schoolboy from new england circa 1967 and those wouldn&#8217;t get all clumped together but could rather function either independently or in tandem, depending on what i wanted out of the use of those terms
and also it&#8217;s be cool if i could control the privacy of each element, so maybe my more professional / less queer contacts could just not see any gender listing for me (at this point in my life it&#8217;d probably just be assumed i was a particularly p.c. or privacy-minded cis guy if i did this, which is fine by me) or just see the bit about me being male without the other equally-true-but-more-difficult-to-negociate-in-a-professionalish/non-queerish-context bits

Sarah Mei » Disalienation: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora

this whole gender-on-diaspora has been lolworthy in that way that kind of makes you puke in your mouth a little bit

more info and ideas for less-shitty gender/sex fields on social networking sites here, related douchey transphobic grossness here

i think ideally i’d like the gender/sex option on a site to be - well, optional, of course, and also very much subject to privacy controls - and also to be tag-based rather than one single field

so my gender/sex, if i decided it was something i wanted to share on a given site to certain given people, can be listed male and fag and queer and trans and kinda femme and kinda hipster and wannabe spoiled twinky schoolboy from new england circa 1967 and those wouldn’t get all clumped together but could rather function either independently or in tandem, depending on what i wanted out of the use of those terms

and also it’s be cool if i could control the privacy of each element, so maybe my more professional / less queer contacts could just not see any gender listing for me (at this point in my life it’d probably just be assumed i was a particularly p.c. or privacy-minded cis guy if i did this, which is fine by me) or just see the bit about me being male without the other equally-true-but-more-difficult-to-negociate-in-a-professionalish/non-queerish-context bits

My entire career has been a secret plan to get this job. I applied before but I got knocked back because the BBC wanted someone else. Also, I was seven. -

Steven Moffat, on ‘Doctor Who’ (via addictiontovisions)

your theory is right, mewmewfoucault

(via transartorialism)

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