“Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.”

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postwhitesociety:

Fuck no

ALL  CITIZENS  MUST  REGISTER  BIOMETRICS  WITH  THE  NUTRITIONAL  AUTHORITY  UNDER  PENALTY  OF  RATION  FORFEITURE.

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musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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wolfwithafoxtail:

People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.

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afrogirlwonder:

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afrogirlwonder:

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afrogirlwonder:

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afrogirlwonder:

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afrogirlwonder:

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I’ve been waiting for someone to make this a gif

damn near 30 years ago and still relevant


If you won’t listen to Kadeem Hardison and Sinbad, then I don’t know WHO can help you.

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escott124 asked:

You should make a post about axolotls!

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endangereduglythings:

Totally!

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I learned about Axolotls from the “Strange Animals” edition of ZooBooks growing up, and it was only much later that I learned how sad their story is.

So, nearly 700 years ago, the Axolotl was comfortably in its niche. Instead of metamorphosing like most amhibians, it keeps its baby-like gills throughout adulthood. This way, it could avoid land-dwelling predators, staying in the large, predator-free Central Mexican lake system. Then, some folks saw a random act of predation on an island and decided to build their capital there. 

Nearly 200 years later, some other guys showed up, and decided they liked the place, and wanted to move in. So they tore the place down, and invited all their friends.

Here’s what the area looked like in 1519:

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Here’s what it looks like now:

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As Mexico City expanded, the lakes were drained… and drained… and drained. As their habitat shrunk, the Axolotls had nowhere to go, and are now Critically Endangered.

That isn’t to say they’re rare, though. They breed easily in captivity, and have the ability to grow back lost limbs, so they are found in aquariums and research facilities throughout the world. I’m not sure how helpful that is, because looking at the Extinct in the Wild list is really depressing.

But! People have started to use the Axolotl as a flagship species, and people are doing what they can to save this little babyface.

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futurediarist:

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If you get a note like this from this guy, ignore it. Delete it. If you ask what his daughter likes, he’ll try sending you a very suspicious folder with random art in it, as well as a virus.

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Please spread this around because someone who doesn’t know any better can really wind up getting screwed over. Thank you!

Rebloging for my artsy followers. :) Be safe guys!

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pastel-cutie:

I strongly encourage all of you to wear whatever the hell is going to make you feel good about yourself 

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