Whisk and Thicket
City wanderings and the politics of solitude
  • fuckyeahsouthasia:

    Two 15-year-old school boys have developed a device that will enable a shoe to charge a mobile phone while walking. Anand Gangadharan and Mohak Bhalla, both students of south Delhi’s Mount Carmel school, have invented a compact attachment, which, when attached to the heel of the shoe, will automatically act as a portable mobile charger.
    Named ‘Walkie Mobi Charger’, this gadget generates electricity up to six volts, as against five volts released through a plug point and ensures that the phone battery is charged at a faster pace. So if a plug-in charger takes half-an-hour to charge a phones up to 25%, the walking device will charge 40% of the battery in the same time………..
    The device functions on the principle of electromagnetic induction. The compression and relaxation caused by walking creates pressure on the sponge attached in the middle which produces electricity.Two LEDs, blue and red, indicate the supply of electricity and battery charging, respectively.The device is equipped to charge several models of phones. All one needs to do is connect the charger to the shoe while the phone rests in your pocket. “This is an effective way to utilise an alternate source of energy and is also a healthy way to decrease your electricity bills,” they said.

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  • duskgreen:

    urfriendlyneighborhoodatheist:

    itsstuckyinmyhead:

    Canadian Tumblr Post photoset #3

    Want to see more?

    Battle of the Countries photoset #4

    British photoset #2

    American photoset #1

    I wish I was canadian.

    Canada is pretty rad

    (via feedingonwind)

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  • merryweatherblue:

    I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

    So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

    Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

    So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

    (via mydrunkkitchen)

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    • GM: ...the necroleopard enclosure.
    • Rigger: I want one!
    • GM: Is there any horrible monster you won't try to put a bow on and take home?
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  • Miyavi, 

    AKA Hotface.

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  • kamikame-cosplay:

    Roarrrrr…original Totodile by Byndo Gehk seen at Otakon 2014 (Gif by me; source)

    ほんとうにかわいいだ!

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  • I almost just fell off my chair. This is now the show’s only true name.

    (Source: shitpeoplesayintf2, via hatake-hotties)

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  • idrawgood:

    solar-citrus:

    I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
    Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

    Love your art, love yourself!

    I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!

    (via hatake-hotties)

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  • Scenery of Ghibli

    (Source: nekokittyvampires, via hatake-hotties)

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  • daynapapaya:

    我的师父姜子牙 (Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms) (pt.2)

    Chinese animated feature coming in 2016

    Trailer - X

    (via hatake-hotties)

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  • "Oh god, if Thor and Loki actually propositioned me in real life, I would shit myself and die!"