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Hammer Of The Dogs

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A double-sized update today! It was too fun to draw, I had to give it its due.

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denismm
7 days ago
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Wow, panel three is fantastic.
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tedder
7 days ago
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By the hammer of Thor!
Uranus
sirshannon
7 days ago
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Worth it.

These Twin Names Match, But Aren't "Matchy-Matchy"

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Is naming twins different from naming any other two siblings? For some parents, the answer is no. They simply choose the two names they like best, in two nearly independent choices. For other parents, "twinness" defines the naming experience and they want to revel in it. They turn to thematic pairings like Hope and Faith or Jaylen and Jayden that mark their kids as a set.

Is there a middle ground? Can you acknowledge the special bond that twins share while letting each name stand alone? And can you do it with an eye toward style, so that each name can win the same parents' hearts?

For parents who seek that middle, here's a starter list of names with a meaningful connection and compatible styles, but independent spirits.

(While most of these names are traditionally gender-specific, some are unisex in usage. Rather than separating the lists by gender, I leave it to parents to decide how they'd like to use these names.)

Alice/Celia: This subtle anagram yields two charming classics with completely different sounds.

Beckett/Marlowe: Two playwrights representing two of the hottest contemporary name styles, double-t names and hidden-o names.

Zoe/Eve: These Greek and Hebrew "life" names look similar on paper, but not spoken aloud.

Orion/Lyra: These twins would share the night sky as constellations.

Matthias/Nathanael : Two apostle names that mean "gift of God"/"God has given." Both names balance a scholarly biblical flavor with simple, unassuming nicknames.

Rima/Amir : These mirror-image Arabic name make a smooth, trim pairing.

Laurel/Daphne : Daphne is the Greek form of Laurel. Both names are thoroughly familiar, but neither has ever been common.

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denismm
80 days ago
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As a twin, I fully approve of this post.
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Frankenstein

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"Wait, so in this version is Frankenstein also the doctor's name?" "No, he's just 'The Doctor'."
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denismm
123 days ago
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I say Frankenstein is short for Frankenstein-class Electric Flesh Golem so it's legit.
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rraszews
123 days ago
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I tend to think that insisting Frankenstein isn't the monster's name is committing exactly the same sin as Victor did by not acknowledging his familial responsibility for the life he'd created. Victor Frankenstein is the dad. Adam Frankenstein is the son. (It's not in the book, but Shelley referred to the creature as 'Adam' when talking about the book)
zippy72
123 days ago
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The monster took Frankenstein as his name in the book, IIRC...
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jad
123 days ago
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A wise person once said, "Knowledge is understanding that Frankenstein is not the monster. Wisdom is understanding that Frankenstein *is* the monster."
Rockville, MD
Tobiah
123 days ago
That's a great line!
jad
123 days ago
Found it: http://www.metafilter.com/150056/Childrens-Letters-to-Frankenstein#6067321
jasonh09
123 days ago
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A public service.
nanciejk
123 days ago
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Head canon accepted.

Signily: ASL Keyboard app Signily is a really neat keyboard app...

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Signily: ASL Keyboard app 

Signily is a really neat keyboard app that lets you type many common ASL signs as images or gifs, in both left and right hands, and in several skin tones. 

It’s currently for iOS, with Android support on the way, and they’re using gifs because Unicode does not support handshape characters beyond a few basic ones like thumbs-up and okay, let alone the moving images that are important for some signs. The gifs are a clever workaround for the moment, but hopefully later versions of Unicode will support a larger inventory of handshapes, which is also something the Signily developers are advocating for. More information and demonstrations of how it works on Signily’s website

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denismm
141 days ago
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ASL is its own language so this would let say things in ASL without having to translate or video yourself, I guess.
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cmlburnett
142 days ago
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I don't get it. The audience for this keyboard app is deaf people who can't read written languages like English? Seems like an app looking for a problem to solve. What am I missing???

Bra cup size in Japan by prefecture [550x600]

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Bra cup size in Japan by prefecture [550x600] submitted by adv_thr
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denismm
176 days ago
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Remember their sizes are one letter smaller than the US.
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DMack
176 days ago
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*prints out map*
Victoria, BC

Real Feather Chief Headdress

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Give your native american ensemble an authentic touch by topping it off with this real feather chief headdress. Handcrafted from the finest materials, it features genuine leather and real duck feathers for an amazing look.

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$99.99

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denismm
176 days ago
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Do they sell fake purple hearts too?
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