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Oct 20, 2014 - 105473









Every time someone says “dragon” in How to Train Your Dragon


if you listen closely to my deep, inner mind this is what you’ll hear


I feel like this completes my blog

muh draggins

this audio file accurately describes the inside of my head at all times

dragons draggins dragons DRAGONS dragons DRAGGINS draggins 

Reblogging from myself because this has been my head for the past week or so. I think it’s safe to say I am well and truly hooked on Flight Rising. :B

Tags:self reblog, Flight Rising, dragons, it's official I am a dragon hoarder, hoarding dragons, that sounds like it should be the other way around,
Oct 16, 2014 - 167860


Dear followers,

Oct 14, 2014 - 20661


this video changed my life and is 100% proven to stop mean people so please watch  daily, it is very important.

Tags:cute, dogs, puppy therapy,
Oct 13, 2014 - 4

So, Flight Rising has a registration opening today. If any of you fine folks want to come play virtual dragons with me, my username’s the same as it is here — Liatai. :3

I’ll be tagging any of my Flight Rising stuff, so if you don’t want dragons popping up on your dashboard, you’ve been forewarned.

Here’s my current lair — I created Ceotha, the game gave me Earradris, and I found Sprout’s egg while I was out foraging. (Isn’t the little fuzzling adorable? X3)

Tags:Flight Rising virtual dragons
Oct 13, 2014 - 248581





(Source: niteowlworkshop)

Tags:Pokemon dogs cute puppy therapy d'aww
Oct 12, 2014 - 121054

A limerick:




Doesn’t look like a limerick to you? Try this:

A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared and not a bit more.


Tags:math wordplay math language This is so wicked cool
Oct 12, 2014 - 10028






a while ago i reblogged a paypal tutorial with some extra info / warnings in the comments, but the site updated so i figured i’d make my own tutorial with all that extra info added in

  •  if you’re new to paypal, “Send & Request” is at the top of the page - click that and then select “Pay for goods or services”
  • paypal says they will take a cut of the money when it gets to me but it’s only 2.9%, meaning anywhere from a couple of cents to a buck with the rates i usually charge. if you wanna be nice you can add that 2.9% in but i don’t expect people to and i don’t mind if you don’t
  • MAKE SURE YOU SELECT “NO ADDRESS NEEDED”. if you select the other options paypal will think i’m shipping you physical goods and expect me to cough up proof that i did - and they’ll flag me if i don’t!
  • as mentioned in the photoset, i need to be very careful about what people mention in the payment notes so that paypal doesn’t think i’m up to any fishy business and lock me down for it. all i need is for you to tell me who you are (tumblr / DA / FA account name etc) so i know who’s sending me what. if your blog name is then consider using a nickname.

Always good reminders if you’re unfamiliar with how paypal works, because it’s so damn handy! That said, pretty sure trying to slap on charges to cover that 2.9% afterwards is against paypal policy and as the seller of whatever you’re expected to cover it. Adjust your prices accordingly BEFORE taking commissions/etc to account for it.

I’m continuously frustrated by paypal’s policies and habit of locking accounts over innocuous things, using some nebulous and poorly-defined “moral standards” to basically say “I know person A paid person B some money, but neither one has access to those funds anymore and I guess by default we get to keep it oh gosh golly.” It should never be anybody’s business how I make my money.

But in the meantime, find a workaround.

Guys, there is a much simpler way to do this and that is through INVOICES.  With an invoice, you control what is said, what the settings of the transaction is and I don’t believe there is ANY way for a customer to leave a comment (correct me if I’m wrong).  You can also send a reminder if the invoice hasn’t been paid.

All that you need to send an invoice is your customer’s email, they don’t even need a Pay Pal account, just a credit card to pay.

Take control, use invoices!

Here is a tutorial. GO FORTH AND INVOICE.

That is very true. Invoices are the best way to do it. I always forget about invoices.

Tags:art reference commissions for future reference
Oct 11, 2014 - 38462




Even though I will never understand HOW he can make his brush do amazing things like that… THIS IS STILL STUPIDLY INSPIRATIONAL.


If you’re ever feeling discouraged about your art (or anything else really), just watch this video :)

Tags:art, music, note to self, if you're feeling like a bad artist look at this again,
Oct 09, 2014 - 1
 Anonymous: reblog for a positive message in your ask box: You create awesome art that makes me smile whenever i see it. If I were an aspiring artist you would be an inspiration!

Aww, thank you! :3

Oct 09, 2014 - 36


reblog for a positive message in your ask box n.n

Tags:you know what? sure why not? it's been kind of a downer week
Oct 07, 2014 - 6
 liatai: Thank you for the grammar post! I do have a question, though. My pets are female. If I was going to describe them in Gaelic, would I use, for example, "cat dhubh" or "cat dubh," since "cat" is masculine but the particular cat is female? Thanks for your time!


it would be cat dubh still; grammatical gender takes precedence over actual gender. I think you’d be fine using i as the pronoun, though.

in some cases there’s a male word and a female word (tarbh bull vs. cow, e.g.), but while cullach tomcat exists, there doesn’t seem to be a word for a female cat specifically.

(unrelated: for the longest time — literally years — I though cat was feminine, because I knew it wa feminine in Welsh, and that the plural was *caitean. neither of these is accurate. the plural of cat is cait.)

Reblogging for personal reference. Thank you again! I don’t have anyone to practice my Gaelic with at home, so I often annoy the pets by speaking Gaelic at them. :P Now I can compliment them in Gaelic, too!

Oct 06, 2014 - 2

I’m reaching an odd, but amusing point in my language learning.

I’m starting to be able to run through some simple practice conversations from memory in Gaelic — which is awesome! I feel great for having enough vocabulary memorized to run through some things easily! Almost on autopilot.

Which is where the odd/bad thing comes in. More than a few times I’ve found myself switching into another language when I’m supposed to be practicing my Gaelic. Usually Spanish, since I know that one best aside from my native English…

"Cò às a tha sibh? Soy de — dammit."

"Dè tha sibh ag iarraidh? Tha mi ag iarraidh cupa tì, con siùcar y — lo siento, le siùcar agus gun — ach, tha mi duilich, cupa tì le siùcar sin leche — oh TABARNAC. — Dangit, that’s Quebecois French, that’s not even close! XD”

I even caught myself signing "sorry" in ASL while I was trying to correct yet another "lo siento" into a "tha mi duilich!" XD

Is this kind of language mixing a common polyglot problem? Do any of you have funny stories or tips to share to help reduce it?

Tags:language learning Gàidhlig Scots Gaelic español polyglot problems I blame raocow for the amount of Quebecois profanity I'm familiar with one step closer to being able to apologize in many languages now I just need to be able to do it one at a time instead of three at once XD
Oct 05, 2014 - 11

So, I’ve been watching a video series called “Speaking our Language” to help me learn Scottish Gaelic. It’s been really helpful, though I was a bit uncertain when I noticed that the next episode’s topic was “ordering drinks.”

"Hum," I thought. "I’m not sure how helpful this episode is going to be for me… I mean, I don’t drink alcohol."

I fired it up anyway, and one of the first things I hear is “If you don’t fancy a drink, how about a cuppa? The Gaelic for ‘tea…’”

Needless to say, my thoughts on the applicability of the lesson turned around very quickly. :B

(Fun fact; the Scots Gaelic word for coffee is pronounced just like the word in English, but is spelled ‘cofaidh.’ Cool, huh?)

Tags:scots gaelic random musings language learning Gàidhlig fun fact languages tea tea as one of the first vocabulary words I may not be (very) Scottish by blood more Irish really but I feel I have found my people! drink ALL the tea!
Oct 04, 2014 - 1400


that moment in your writing where you just sigh because you know you’re about to google something totally odd and you’re like “s/o to the NSA i hope you get a kick outta this one”


Tags:yep this is me all the time writing research granted I don't even need to be writing for this to happen I'll just sometimes go I wonder how you make mozzarella cheese and hey presto an hour spent googling random things
Oct 04, 2014 - 98
Tags:yep this is me tea tea for all the things