۞ Solar Cat!

♦ Justice and Art and all that Glitters ♦
I am also known as Prax or Meibatsu!

I am a Canadian living in Toronto~! After many years in academic pursuits, I still angst a lot about what I want to do with my life. It's pretty much come down to working stress-free low-level jobs to pay the bills and fund my dream of just making art and telling whatever stories I like.

I like art and humour and interesting stuff. Feel free to ask me anything or whatever!

If you want to see JUST my artwork and NOT my garbage posts, please follow:
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Posts I Like

white-anri:

kittyamaryllis:

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what if you’re just unfriendly! lol

I WAS ACTUALLY JUST REFLECTING ON THIS HAHHAA

i’ve realized i’m one of those people who probably won’t be friendly (or at…

For some reason, it makes me feel good to read something like this… makes me feel I’m not the only one lol…

I hope it does make you feel better! We’re all i this awkward boat together!

I know a lot of people feel out of place in school or the world because they don’t operate on the same wavelength as other people (for me, this means that I think most people are either really intimidating.. or boring. Maybe both. And I don’t have enough energy to care to meet them halfway??? lol)

But I hope people know that you don’t have to get along with everyone or be super good friends with a lot of people. It’s okay to have a smaller inner circle that is hard for people to get into and to have a lot of “superficial” or “shallow” friendships. Superficial friendships aren’t bad things and they serve important functions too! Having friends and acquaintances of all kinds is good to have.

I think what matters if you yourself are satisfied with those things. I used to wonder a lot more if I was a bad person or too snobby or had deep issues (I do have social anxiety, but even without that, I don’t think it would be much different LOL) or just doing friendships wrong. However, over the years it is more apparent that I was more worried about what others thought or I was trying to be more like other people who I thought were more successful at socializing. That stuff didn’t work for me or made me really uncomfortable and resentful, and I kind of realized I am pretty satisfied with the amount I have going on and I actually enjoy keeping myself distant from people for a while before getting to know them better and it’s not really a bad thing. It takes all kinds of people to make this world go round, after all~!

ursulavernon:

weirdlyshaped:

chiltonomics:

the-lost-time-lord:

viitypesofeverything:

tekeli-li-tekeli-li:

hoopxo:

qoax:

sociallubrication:

The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
Absolutely wow.

I’m going to cry

that is absolutely horrifying.

HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

Why am I finding out about this now??

"Foolish creature of the flesh. I am ancient. I am forever. I have seen Empires rise and fall. I have seen entire species wither to cinders. I have seen the depths and the cold and the abyss that lay beyond. You are no more a nuisance to me than plankton. You are so insignificant, and I am so exquisitely eternal that I am the closest thing you will have to a God."-What I imagine the jellyfish would say to a human

DON’T

GET ME STARTED

ON THESE MOTHERFUCKERS



I am so, so horrified by these.  I don’t know why I am sharing this incredibly off-topic thing on here, other than that I am hoping someone else shares my COMPLETE HORROR AHHHHH.  I usually think jellyfish are beautiful but AGGGH.

I think these are beautiful and wondrous and alien, but I can see why someone would find them disturbing.

ursulavernon:

weirdlyshaped:

chiltonomics:

the-lost-time-lord:

viitypesofeverything:

tekeli-li-tekeli-li:

hoopxo:

qoax:

sociallubrication:

The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.

Absolutely wow.

I’m going to cry

that is absolutely horrifying.

HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

Why am I finding out about this now??

"Foolish creature of the flesh. I am ancient. I am forever. I have seen Empires rise and fall. I have seen entire species wither to cinders. I have seen the depths and the cold and the abyss that lay beyond. You are no more a nuisance to me than plankton. You are so insignificant, and I am so exquisitely eternal that I am the closest thing you will have to a God."
-What I imagine the jellyfish would say to a human

DON’T

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GET ME STARTED

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ON THESE MOTHERFUCKERS

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I am so, so horrified by these. I don’t know why I am sharing this incredibly off-topic thing on here, other than that I am hoping someone else shares my COMPLETE HORROR AHHHHH. I usually think jellyfish are beautiful but AGGGH.

I think these are beautiful and wondrous and alien, but I can see why someone would find them disturbing.

(via aeorys)

sexworkinfo:

This is the same stuff I’ve said a lot in more posts than I can remember but I want to make a specific post about it since I get a lot of questions about these things and I want to add it to my resources page.

Prostitute is a Slur

Prostitute is a word that is used entirely to criminalize sex…

(via aeorys)

windy-castle:

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is this due to some of the friendship stuff I posted too? :D I often think on how lucky I am to have that depth of friendship with anyone. Or friends at all! Bless this awfully weird life. lol

no haha i actually didnt see that til just now! i started thinking about the friend thing cause on my dash someone reblogged stills from this movie that one of the friends i mentioned dragged me over to watch with her once. we used to go over to each other’s apartments every day after school and watch movies and either she’d make iranian food or i’d take her out for sushi. maybe these feelings of sadness are really just hunger lmao

Awww that’s so cuuute. ;_; I hope you’ve kept in contact!

IS THIS NOSTALGIA AND LOVE I FEEL
OR IS IT HUNGER

I have been hungry for 3+ hours now and keep wondering what these strange feelings of discomfort are until I remember I’m hungry so I shouldn’t talk.

kittyamaryllis:

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what if you’re just unfriendly! lol

I WAS ACTUALLY JUST REFLECTING ON THIS HAHHAA

i’ve realized i’m one of those people who probably won’t be friendly (or at least, will only be friendly for politeness’ sake) unless someone is friendly to me first bc i have a very limited number of Socialness Points to give out each day and i have to treasure them, but like if someone is TOOOO FRIENDLY too soon i’m like

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go away

I made like 1.5 friends in my 7 years of university career and I didn’t even dislike my program LOL. I don’t wanna say this like I’m particularly proud of it, but it is what it is. >_> That’s just how I played my cards.

I am also mostly “friendly” to be polite and respectful, but I will not really go out of my way to make (or keep!) friends and I actually shun most social contact and familiarity a lot of the time ..and yes.. I mentally hope people leave me alone and don’t talk to me! xD

My built-in ruleset from what I can figure so far is that it takes me about 2-3 years to really become friends with anyone. And 7+ to actually feel close. But I think there are exceptions! Sometimes you meet a kindred spirit and just really hit it off and feel comfortable with each other not “getting in your way” or being too clingy or tiring in energy levels and it’s really nice. :> So don’t lose hope about that!

But maybe you are also like me and can “go in for the kill”.. LOL Find someone you think is cool and you go in and initiate contact and it’ll be all on your own terms. xD

The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
 
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.

windy-castle:

i met the gunnerkrigg dude at spx and i picked up some coyote keychain and was like “whatsis” and he just gets all excited and goes “its a coyote keychain!!! have you ever read gunnerkrigg” and i was like”…….no but i…….. know of it……..”

and then we had a super awkward staredown. like not antagonistic or anything just kinda “well what do i say NOW”

We’re all precious treasures. LOL

Funnily enough, I HAVE read and am reading Gunnerkirgg Court! But this reminds me how I still need to read other things and I waft away at the obligation to go through hundreds of pages.. ;___;

proudgayconservative:

helioscentrifuge:

runtime-err0r:

itsvondell:

you can take one man’s trash to another man’s treasure but you can’t make it drink

Fun fact: the blending of idioms or cliches is called a malaphor.

My personal favorite is “We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.”

I looked it up b/c that was a very familiar idiom and how could it be wrong but then

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yeah wow that’s spot on perfect

That malaphor describes my life

(via kittyamaryllis)

callerina:

hisprincessinconverse:

danfreakindavis:

REMINDER: if you have a vagina and want to use Plan B as an emergency contraceptive, it loses effectiveness if you weigh more than 165 lbs (74.84 kg) and is completely ineffective for those that weight more than 176 lbs (79.83 kg) (x)

Whhhhat?
Excuse me.
Let me spread the shit out of this.

This is horrifying. And sadly true.

TAKING A DOUBLE DOSE IS NOT LIKELY TO WORK EITHER! (as I have read!)

The emergency contraceptive called ulipristal acetate, brand name Ella, is slightly more effective up until 194 lbs (88kg), but apparently the only really effective emergency contraceptive for heavier women is a copper IUD, and that requires some minor surgery to put in. :l

HAVE SAFE SEX PPL.. wrap it up!

(via kittyamaryllis)

Did you know that, no matter the evidence, if a jury feels a law is unjust, it is permitted to “nullify” the law rather than finding someone guilty? Basically, jury nullification is a jury’s way of saying, “By the letter of the law, the defendant is guilty, but we also disagree with that law, so we vote to not punish the accused.” Ultimately, the verdict serves as an acquittal.

Haven’t heard of jury nullification? Don’t feel bad; you’re far from alone. If anything, your unfamiliarity is by design. Generally, defense lawyers are not allowed to even mention jury nullification as a possibility during a trial because judges prefer juries to follow the general protocols rather than delivering independent verdicts.

Surprisingly, the Supreme Court has routinely agreed that judges have no obligation to inform juries about jury nullification. Paradoxically, jury nullification is permitted to exist as an option to all juries, yet this option cannot be discussed in most courtrooms.
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Jury nullification is undoubtedly feared because of its ability to upset the system. A jury that considers drug laws to be outrageous can nullify. A jury that is aware of the mass inequality in incarceration rates and believes a defendant was targeted via racial profiling can nullify. A jury that believes a harmless defendant is a victim of the prison industrial complex rather than a perpetrator can nullify. This counter-verdict exists so that citizens can right the wrongs inherent in our supposed “justice” system.

Of course, as the New York Times points out, jury nullification hasn’t always been used to “do good.” Historically, racist southern juries have nullified cases involving hate crimes and overly optimistic juries have nullified instances of police brutality, unwilling to fault police officers. However, if you agree that an informed jury can produce the correct verdict, nullification remains a valuable tool in the pursuit of justice.