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galactic-black:

I know 100 isn’t exactly a giant number of followers on Tumblr, but I just wanted to say “thank you”  for helping me get even this far. With that said, here’s what I’d like to offer:
One FREE commission from myself, delivered in .PDF format for easy printing. Depending on what you want drawn, it’ll probably be either an 8.5” x 11” or 11” x 17” piece. As far as content goes, the only restriction I have is that it can’t be hateful content (racist, sexist, etc). Outside of that, go wild!
"How do I enter this lovely contest?" you may ask. Easy! Simply:
Reblog this post, and 
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You have until Friday, September 12 at 9PM EST to enter. At that time, I’ll choose a random reblog and check to make sure they’re a follower. If so, I’ll reach out immediately via Ask, and we’ll have a winner!
Again, thanks so much for the support y’all have given, and I look forward to many more giveaways as we hit bigger milestones!

galactic-black:

I know 100 isn’t exactly a giant number of followers on Tumblr, but I just wanted to say “thank you”  for helping me get even this far. With that said, here’s what I’d like to offer:

One FREE commission from myself, delivered in .PDF format for easy printing. Depending on what you want drawn, it’ll probably be either an 8.5” x 11” or 11” x 17” piece. As far as content goes, the only restriction I have is that it can’t be hateful content (racist, sexist, etc). Outside of that, go wild!

"How do I enter this lovely contest?" you may ask. Easy! Simply:

You have until Friday, September 12 at 9PM EST to enter. At that time, I’ll choose a random reblog and check to make sure they’re a follower. If so, I’ll reach out immediately via Ask, and we’ll have a winner!

Again, thanks so much for the support y’all have given, and I look forward to many more giveaways as we hit bigger milestones!

The world is full of interesting, challenging and useful mental problems—why devote your precious time to solving fake ones [like brain games]?

Why not use that time instead to learn Chinese, physics, computer programming, history, economics, calculus or millions of other engaging skills. Many of these have similar cognitive stresses that the brain games supposedly induce, plus the problem of transfer goes away since these subjects are actually useful…

Why pick a brain game when you can train your mind to do something useful and interesting instead?

Scott H Young

Someone called the cops on a teenager for giving away free books.

At—wait for it—a book giveaway event. […]

Two weeks ago, parents in the Idaho school district of Meridian successfully campaigned to remove Alexie’s novel from its 10th-grade reading curriculum and additional reading lists.

But the district’s local teens fought back, organizing a petition to have the book reinstated. In response, the local Boise bookseller Rediscovered Books crowdfunded a $3,400 campaign to buy copies of the book for each of the 350 students who signed the petition. 

That meant there were a lot of books to give away. Junior Mountain High School student Brady Kissel went to Kleiner Park in Meridian to distribute the books Wednesday evening. Kissel had arranged the giveaway with Rediscovered Books as part of a national book giveaway event called World Book Night.

And then, of course, irate parents ruined it by literally calling the cops to the scene. Boise news station KBOI reported that even the cops were baffled about why they’d been asked to police a book giveaway.

KBOI reported that police had been summoned by “someone concerned about teenagers picking up a copy of the book without having a parent’s permission.”