we are young and stupid and raised by wolves

(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 20-something years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)

 

alliebirdseed:

… and now line-art, after some shuffling and rearranging!

This image is going to be for a wrap-around cover, so certain characters (mainly the show’s mascot) needed to be on the right. I was a little worried it might flow weird, but I think it’s okay! Now I just have to figure out colors for everything. 

it’s almost 11 p.m.

some of them have been out there for nearly six hours

WTNV: September Monologues

emilysidhe:

mysweetetc:

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  • I guess it depends on when the Faceless Old Woman’s monologue was recorded, if it had any influence on Cecil’s change in format? Personally, I think that whatever Chad summoned will show itself in other ways over future eps — no one but the Faceless Old Woman (and now us) is aware of it yet
  • Also I’m hoping that next ep will be part two of the September Monologues — there’s so much they can do with this format
  • Right, no weather! For the first time ever! That’s a shocker. I blame Steve Carlsberg.
  • I imagine that those who try to do real good in the music industry might be annoyed by Michelle’s monologue — or else, if the satire is warranted, they might be mightily amused
  • True, I’m glad you and others pointed out that Steve’s not always right — both Cecil and Steve are biased in their views. But it was startling to me, because in our culture — when we see a dystopia like Night Vale, the hero is always the one fighting to unveil the real truth, especially about the secret government agencies, and the villains are those who try to suppress that truth.
  • But I think you’re right that people do know the name of that vague yet menacing government agency, they just know better than to say.
  • I really hope the conflict between Cecil and Steve (AND with Cecil’s sister brought into it) becomes a major part of this season’s plot!

bidonica:

this-slag:

thesassycat:

what if all the scenerios we make up in our head are actually real events happening in an alternative universe and we’re actually connecting with our alternate self’s mind

my alternate self is getting some serious dick 

does this mean that at least I’m getting laid in the psychosphere

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(Source: thesassycat)

also thank you everyone for the commiseration over my poor stolen bicycle

at least I found my fairly new and pricey helmet nearby, so I didn’t lose that too

tonight I organized and held a picnic for all my neighbors in my 20-unit apartment complex

it was/is a roaring success — I can still hear them talking and laughing out there

I managed two whole hours before I slipped away inside for a short nap, and then just visited them for shorter and shorter periods, until finally I returned to my apartment to make soup and then sit down in front of my computer

well done, me

I’ve read books. Don’t tell anyone, please. Don’t tell anyone I’ve read books. I have to maintain my position and the respect of my peers.

Steve Carlsberg - Welcome to Night Vale - Episode 53 - The September Monologues
(via acitizenofnightvale)

kutradio:

Meet Two African Women at UT With Ideas for Improving Access to Some Basic Needs
Florence Kamaitha was shocked to learn many African girls were missing school because they could not afford sanitary pads.
“It’s a very poor community and they use cloths to contain their flow and at the age at 9, 10 some of them are even having sex with the boys in the villages to get money to buy the towels,” Kamaitha says. “Towels in my country are really really expensive.”
Kamaitha started by getting her friends to donate sanitary pads – or towels – but says that, in the long-term, that model isn’t as sustainable or effective as starting a company to create cheaper options for girls.
Kamaitha has started an online fundraising campaign in her time at UT to get her company – called “Pad Heaven” – off the ground. It converts banana stems into fiber used to create the sanitary towels.
"In Kenya, we have 1.4 million tons of bananas every year. When the farmers harvest, it’s actually agricultural waste. So I am actually recycling that to make something great for the girls. And it’s very affordable – it will cost about 50 percent cheaper than what we have in the market."

kutradio:

Meet Two African Women at UT With Ideas for Improving Access to Some Basic Needs

Florence Kamaitha was shocked to learn many African girls were missing school because they could not afford sanitary pads.

“It’s a very poor community and they use cloths to contain their flow and at the age at 9, 10 some of them are even having sex with the boys in the villages to get money to buy the towels,” Kamaitha says. “Towels in my country are really really expensive.”

Kamaitha started by getting her friends to donate sanitary pads – or towels – but says that, in the long-term, that model isn’t as sustainable or effective as starting a company to create cheaper options for girls.

Kamaitha has started an online fundraising campaign in her time at UT to get her company – called “Pad Heaven” – off the ground. It converts banana stems into fiber used to create the sanitary towels.

"In Kenya, we have 1.4 million tons of bananas every year. When the farmers harvest, it’s actually agricultural waste. So I am actually recycling that to make something great for the girls. And it’s very affordable – it will cost about 50 percent cheaper than what we have in the market."

emilysidhe:

chess-ka:

Maybe one of the reasons Cecil is so awful about Steve on the radio (apart from, you know, HE REALLY DOESN’T LIKE STEVE), is that if he ensures that Steve is a laughing stock who no one will listen to, then maybe Janice won’t listen to him and start repeating his ideas, so then Janice will be safe from the Secret Police and the other forces in Night Vale that Steve runs afoul of.

I’m beginning to think that everyone in Night Vale actually already knows all the stuff Steve thinks of as secret (like exactly what the vague yet menacing government agency is) and for some reason Steve just can’t get it through his head that he’s not supposed to talk about it.

I think a lot of Cecil’s behavior towards Steve comes from a mix of frustration that Steve won’t stop trying to talk about forbidden things and genuine concern that Janice is going to take after his bad example.