Work has now asked me 3 times (for different things) to come in this weekend. I’m sorry, the conflict I had months ago when you first asked me is still there. The thing is, I could do this most recent thing since it would probably take less than an hour and it wouldn’t conflict with anything major, but I’m not sure I want to accommodate them.
- 2 hours ago
When I was in high school and uni I was taught to write papers that analyze text. I was taught to develop a thesis, and support it with arguments from the text.
Never was I ever taught that I needed to include “hedge” to stipulate that the arguments supporting my these are only my interpretation and that they could be wrong, and that my entire thesis could be wrong.
Because that’s the point of a thesis. It is inherently a declaration of what the arguer sees in the text and is then supported by arguments.
When writing such papers I was taught to look not only to the text itself, but also to other texts that discuss the text, or discuss objective data relevant to the text (such as historical documents or information about a specific topic that appears within the text a lot.)
In the subjective subsequent texts regarding the initial text, I didn’t encounter critical readings of the text that contained “hedge” clauses stipulating that the arguer only believes their thesis to be true, or hopes their thesis to be true; but even as a student I recognized that these arguments from academics supporting their individual thesis were intended to be engaged with, argued against, dismantled, doubted. And I did so when I cited their papers within my own.
I don’t know if this is a new trend in academia, to include “hedge” clauses in ones arguments; perhpas it is since TJLC has taken a lot of flack lately for not including them. But I highly doubt that is the case.
So I will continue to posit my theses and supporting arguments with hedging them, without stipulating they are my opinion/belief/hope. Not because I am certain, but because that is how I have always been taught to present my textual criticism.
And that’s all TJLC is: A thesis regarding the trajectory of an incomplete text supported by citation to the text itself.
I am also highly likely to partake in hyperbole regarding my hopes for future canon Johnlock because it is good to have fun sometimes as well. And I’ll probably tag that tjlc, too.
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- 8 hours ago
Found the Mirodoll pics and the reason I haven’t posted them anywhere already. Since the mirodoll is blindingly white and my Luts is NS a lot of the pics have a burning white spot instead of detail of the doll. I’m too busy right now to try and work on getting new pics or editing the ones I have, sorry.
- 11 hours ago
Mirodoll is having a 35% off sale right now!!!
MSDs bodies are $58!!
SD bodies start at $91!!
SD17 bodies start at $104!!
Worried about resin match? Mirodoll will match any resin color! Worried about bad joints? Mirodoll bodies are all double jointed! Mirodoll is awesome and you should go take advantage of this great sale!!!
Anyone who’s looking for a doll body should check this out.
There may be a little joint retooling if you want better mobility, but the bodies and resin are really nice. I have an older Thunder body.
…and I see they’re available in fantasy skin colors, too. No no no, I’ve been resisting getting another 60cm BJD, because I sold all of them that I have had…
They ship nicely, too. Two pillows.
You’re not helping *grin*
…but…I could sew 60cm clothes again…maybe? If the body proportions are in the general range of average female 60cm BJD sizes…
And I don’t like any of their heads so that would set me up for finding a headsculpt I really like, instead of settling for one.
Mirodoll will also has casting services. I haven’t looked into pricing since I’m pretty happy where I’m at, but if you’re looking for a casting service, this might be an option.
I got their 60 cm boy body last time he was on sale because I wanted a project doll body that wouldn’t break the bank or kill me if I completely mess it up. I really wasn’t expecting too much knowing how much I paid, but I was pleasantly surprised when he arrived.
The joints are a bit boxy, but seem to function beautifully. His sculpting is gorgeous and he’s got a good resin feel. I got white because I plant to dye the doll after modding’s done and it is brilliantly spectacularly white. Also, he came in this cute sleeping bag thing. I took comparison pictures of him with my Luts boy, I’ll see if I can find those and throw some up.
- 11 hours ago
I have finished the doll’s outfit and am working on his staging, so at the very least I have something to enter at this point. I’ll try to take pics tomorrow, but won’t post them until sometime next week because of the whole competition thing.
- 20 hours ago
But! But but but!
Sam DOES follow, just not right away. Sam lives a long, prosperous, ridiculously happy life in Hobbiton with Rosie, with whom he has many children. He was mayor of Hobbiton SEVEN times until he retired at age 96, oversaw the establishment of the Shire as its own independent land, and was personally given the Star of the Dunedain by King Elessar as a gesture of friendship and love. But when Rosie passed away on Mid-Year’s day, Sam rode out from Bag End on September 22nd for the last time and finally followed Frodo to Valinor as the third and last Ringbearer to do so at the grand old age of 104.
He did exactly as Frodo asked him to. He was whole, and happy, and he enjoyed and did more than he could have ever imagined when he was a humble gardener listening in for tales of the Elves. And when he had lived out his life in peace and absolute happiness he earned his reward and followed Frodo home.
DON’T TOUCH ME OH MY ERU.
#he also pitched in on the red book#so lotr has all these kings and elves and all these lofty-ass people with humongous genealogic trees#but sam gamgee was right up there along with them#and his dad planted potatos#so you can go on a barge to heaven along with kickass elves to hang out with angels#even if your ancestry is entirely comprised of potato farmers#and the elves better listen to your spiel on the wonders of potatos#because you had the ring and freely handed it out#and those fuckers would have never been able to do that much#there’s no overstating how much of an amazing being sam gamgee was#thinking about it kinda makes me tear up even
Samwise Gamgee: Best character in the whole goddamn LoTR continuum.
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- 1 day ago
the real question is
does this running gear belong to steve rogers or bucky barnes ??
Plot twist: it’s Coulson’s
Plot twist of the plot twist: It’s Tony’s
DOES IT GO WITH BOOBS? I WANT ONE
Guys… This is clearly Sam Wilson’s
One day all the Avengers show up to train together and they’re all wearing these.
Steve takes one look, turns around, and walks out.
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- 1 day ago