jzumun:

for my first real splurge in Flight Rising, i bought these three adorable hatchlings to add to my clan.

The first one is a female skydancer, the middle one is a female imperial, and the last is a male ridgeback. I’m having trouble giving them names at the moment, so i’d thought i’d ask you guys too haha.

what would you recommend i name them?

The urging of my family to “just get on with it” and “seriously just pick names already so we can all talk about something else now” has led to me deciding the names for these three cuties!

The ridgeback is Saro, the skydancer is Duwa, and the imperial is Tulo.

That is, in english: one, two, and three.

pag-asaharibon:

Pinay transgender model in NY ‘to come out again’ in May 3 event

For transgender model Geena Rocero, 30, coming out appeared to have occurred in stages, one exhilarating episode at a time.

The first time was at age 15 when she won a beauty pageant in the Philippines, then at 19 when she underwent a gender reassignment surgery in Thailand. That surgery would pave the way for her to acquire a San Francisco driver’s license identifying her as Female with the name Geena spelled “with a double E” as in Geena Davis of the cult hit “Thelma and Louise.”

“I remember looking at my California driver’s license,” Geena told a recent TED Talks conference. “That was a powerful moment.”

With that personal revelation last month, Geena came out yet again. For the first time, her New York friends and colleagues, including her agent came to learn about her true gender identity. A model under contract with Next Model Management, Geena said she came out because she’d like to lend her voice “to help others live their truths.”

The Philippine-born Geena came to New York in 2005 to fulfill her dream of becoming a top model. She would later became a model for companies like Hanes, Target, Macy’s and Rimmel Cosmetics.

Although she came to an early realization at age 5 that she may be more ‘girl’ than ‘boy,’ it would be at age 15 when she joined her first beauty pageant on the goading of a woman who promised to take care of her registration fee and gowns. Geena won Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown in addition to placing 2nd runner-up among 40-plus candidates in a Philippine province.

She would join more beauty contests wherever they were held – in the back of a truck or at a pavement near the rice fields — and found herself enjoying all attention and to a certain extent the validation of a long-held dream.

It was when she achieved success as a model that she decided to open up about her true gender identity. The death of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman from Harlem who was beaten to death and whose alleged attacker did not face charges, moved Geena to advocate for transgender individuals who face constant threats of hate and violence.

“Our suicide rate is nine times higher than the general population,” she said. Hate, she declared, ended Nettles’s life.

On May 3, Geena will come out yet again before the Filipino American community. She is confirmed to speak at NextDayBetter’s Defining Breakthroughs series where she will introduce Gender Proud her advocacy group that is working toward a “more progressive” gender marker legislation. The series will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation at 601 W. 26th St #325.

CEO and co-founder Ryan Letada said NextDayBetter is a platform for exploring world-changing ideas that inspire and “move humanity forward.”

Additional content on Geena

(Source: bakubreath)

hmmm… Cobaltsky, Inkstare, and Pearlprance? (I tend to name dragons adjective-noun or noun-verb)

those are cool! My Progenitor is actually called Coalforger after a character in my probably-will-never-be-written fantasy story, and i do have a liking for that kind of name.

for my first real splurge in Flight Rising, i bought these three adorable hatchlings to add to my clan.

The first one is a female skydancer, the middle one is a female imperial, and the last is a male ridgeback. I’m having trouble giving them names at the moment, so i’d thought i’d ask you guys too haha.

what would you recommend i name them?

flightrising:

Information about lightning, should you choose to found a lightning clan.
Diety: The StormcatcherRegion: The Shifting ExpanseShrine: Tempest SpireThe lightning dragons of the Shifting Expanse are engineers. They prefer to be quick and intuitive, to better harness the power of the tempest under which they make their home. Of all the dragons, lightning dragons are the most ambitious, changing the world to adapt to them, rather then adapting to the world. The copper wire, tools, and reactors are their favored treasures. Flight Rising

flightrising:

Information about lightning, should you choose to found a lightning clan.

Diety: The Stormcatcher
Region: The Shifting Expanse
Shrine: Tempest Spire
The lightning dragons of the Shifting Expanse are engineers. They prefer to be quick and intuitive, to better harness the power of the tempest under which they make their home. Of all the dragons, lightning dragons are the most ambitious, changing the world to adapt to them, rather then adapting to the world. The copper wire, tools, and reactors are their favored treasures. 

Flight Rising

ARY’S NEW PLAYER GIVEAWAY!

arys-dragons:

That’s right, this is a giveaway ONLY for the new players of Flight Rising. (I WILL BE CHECKING!)

IF you are caught entering and you are NOT a new player I will ban you from all of my upcoming Giveaways.

Now that all that is out of the way..

Here are the prizes!

»FIRST PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE«

- 100,000 Treasure

- Female Skydancer - White Iridescent / White Shimmer / Navy Crackle

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- Familiar - Fungalhoof Qiriq

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»SECOND PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE«

- 50,000 Treasure

- Female - Imperial - Obsidian Tiger / Avocado Shimmer / Green Circuit

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- Familiar - Crimson Reef Snail

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»THIRD PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE«

- 25,000 Treasure

- Female - Skydancer - Obsidian Tiger / Brown Shimmer / Red Underbelly

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- Familiar - Basilisk

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»DA RULES«

- Reblog with your Username AND ID Number. (example: Arystana #30996)

- Likes do NOT count, you can like to keep track of the post tho!

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR NEW PLAYERS ONLY!

- You do not have to be following me (However I am a Flight Rising blog and I do frequent giveaways!)

- I will be using Random.org’s List Randomizer to pick the winners.

- This giveaway will end 4/18/14 @ 12:00pm Flight Rising Server time.

Good Luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

jzumun 61248

He considered his answer carefully. Finally, he said that there was nothing he would like more in the world than to see his mother and father again, but that he had no reason—and no evidence—to support the idea of an afterlife, so he couldn’t give in to the temptation.

'Why?'

Then he told me, very tenderly, that it can be dangerous to believe things just because you want them to be true. You can get tricked if you don’t question yourself and others, especially people in a position of authority. He told me that anything that’s truly real can stand up to scrutiny.

Sasha Sagan, describing a time she asked her father, Carl Sagan, about life after death

How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter | Popular Science

(via joshbyard)
What is a Lorn-Fluke, anyways? Fallen London has quite the bestiary.

The oldest of the Flukes, I think, and the most powerful. There are three of them, and they harbor one hell of a grudge against the Bazaar. They’re also possible related to Drownies somehow! There’s not really a lot about them on the whole, though; I think they’re planned as an adversarial force in Sunless Sea, and it’s likely we’ll learn more about them there.

fuse-fr:

wheee, I hit 50 followers quicker than expected but I promised a giveaway so! excuse the lazy graphics pls

First Place: a hatchling from my irishimgem maize/rose/rose and maize/pink/magenta pair. Will have light/ice or arcane eyes.

Second Place: a hatchling from my irishimbelly orange/blue/pink-white pair. Lightning or Fire eyes.

Third Place: a hatchling from my irishimgem/belly midnight/midnight/ice-maize pair. Ice eyes.

You don’t have to be following this blog, but it’d be mighty appreciated if you did.

Simply reblog with your user name and ID! Likes don’t count.

This ends on April 30th. Not interested in any one of the prizes? Just say so and I’ll make a note of it!

jzumun #61248