Read the second one first.

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:32 am
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Hey ArtSnacker,

You may see the statement "This product contains cadmium" on both A and B tubes. Don't let this fool you! Regular cadmium paint tubes require this warning sentence (US only). We can assure you that one of these tubes is definitely cad-free.

The Liquitex Team



There's a little pamphlet in the box which explains what they're doing: For two colors, they are providing one tube each of their regular cadmium-pigmented acrylic and their new formula which does not use cadmium. If you read that first, then it makes sense and is perfectly un-alarming: They are challenging artists to compare them and try to guess which one is which.

Separately, however, they also added in a little card with the above text on it--to reassure me, I suppose--and if you read that first it looks instead like they just have no idea what they did with their cadmium and it comes off kind of scary if you haven't dug deep enough to find the pamphlet yet. A friend remarked that, really, they should have just put the contents of that card at the end of the pamphlet.

HPMOR chapter 87

Sep. 20th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Today's outburst of reading laughter was brought to me by this passage:

"That is not okay! You can’t do science with two people at once!"
"Er—"
"I mean, you can’t do science with two different people and not tell them about each other!"

http://www.hpmor.com/

(which of course won't make much sense unless you've read the 86 chapters before that part.)

And then I reflected that I could relate a lot more to that statement taken literally, than to that for which it might be interpreted as a metaphor.

So, you may have been wondering ...

Sep. 19th, 2017 01:12 pm
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... where some of our entries have gone, why we haven't been posting or replying much, and why we've been acting strangely in general. ^^;

Relationship and mental health stuff )

I hope you're all doing okay out there! Insofar as is possible, anyway, omg.

Also Alias drew this new avi awhile back, but I hadn't updated my DW yet. Oops!

dream quote

Sep. 16th, 2017 12:49 am
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I wrote down the following, after waking from a dream. It was something I had been thinking (or maybe telling someone) in the dream. I remember that at the time, after waking up, it only made half-sense, though in the dream it had seemed very significant and true, in a sad way. Now it makes even less sense.

"I feel like I'm living life from the outside in." (like I don't really have a life of my own.. just ~pretending/reacting...

blood tests

Sep. 16th, 2017 12:34 am
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So which is true?

How To Order Your Own Blood Tests : You do not need a doctor to order blood tests for you. Several Internet companies offer routine blood tests that you can order yourself.

Genova Diagnostics : Only healthcare providers licensed in their state may order laboratory testing.

Quest Diagnostics : Because of regulations in every state except Arizona, patients must have their doctor request lab tests. To get tested, you’ll need to contact your doctor and find out your options for getting a lab order through him or her.

LifeExtension.com : Life Extension/National Diagnostics, Inc. contracts with physicians who will order your tests, but will not diagnose or treat you. It is highly recommended that you show your physician or healthcare professional your blood test results.

I suppose that last one explains it. But how can I know if the results I would get from ordering a test myself from those online companies would be as reliable as the results if I had a doctor to order it for me?

Odd Squad

Sep. 12th, 2017 09:36 pm
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This PBS kid's show is entertaining and quite funny in some parts: Odd Squad

That website is good too; you can watch the episodes there, and it has other special features. Awww man, it even has a downloadable 2017 puppy calendar.

Dinosaurs?!

Sep. 11th, 2017 11:41 pm
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After Hurricane Harvey, I saw this funny video on Facebook of a dinosaur crossing a street:
https://www.facebook.com/smanby/videos/vb.756584058/10155822480429059/?type=2&theater

Today on the news, they showed a clip of what looked like the same dinosaur sweeping the street in Beaufort, SC after Irma passed through!

So I did some searches, and found all the following. What is going on with all the dinosaurs? Did I miss something?? Are people dressing up as dinosaurs this year, instead of clowns?

http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/golf/rbc-heritage-tournament/article144830739.html (2017/04/15)

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/17/mom-wears-dinosaur-costume/ (2017/04/17)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicole-wells-dinosaur-costume-scares-horses-palmetto-carriage-works/ (2017/05/19)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348646-protesters-wear-dinosaur-costumes-outside-the-white-house (2017/08/30)

https://www.yahoo.com/style/awesome-mom-wears-dinosaur-costume-send-daughter-off-kindergarten-203840661.html (2017/09/08)

Werewolf: the Reimagining

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:30 pm
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The old World of Darkness (and new Chronicles of Darkness) books often completely reinvented the mythical creatures you played as, and then smugly asserted that the folklore got it all wrong. So I was thinking, what if the folklore was the "secret truth" and the WoD/CoD versions were the folklore / pop culture understanding? What if ...

  • Werewolves show up in action movies as noble beasts who fight pollution on behalf of Gaia, but are actually monsters that humans turn into endangered animals who avoid humans whenever possible?

  • Kitsune are portrayed in dark urban fantasy as arrogant princelings, who serve their stern lord Inari and endanger the humans they romance. But She is actually a harmless rice goddess, and foxes who take human form place themselves in mortal danger by doing so, much like transgender humans?

  • Vampires are depicted in pop culture as rich bloodsucking seducers, who tempt mortals into a life of eternal debauchery. But what if they actually are exactly like that sparkle in sunlight?

Maybe not that last one ~

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