- The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Chatbots
You will need to figure out what problem you are going to solve with your bot, choose which platform your bot will live on (Facebook, Slack, etc), set up a server to run your bot from, and choose which service you will use to build your bot.
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24 September 2016 @ 04:00 am
10 September 2016 @ 04:00 am
- The Biggest (And Best) Difference Between Millennials and My Generation
We came of age just as the very essence of communication was experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s given us a unique perspective that’s half analog old school and half digital new school. You Have Died of Dysentery If you can distinctly recall the excitement of walking into your weekly computer lab session and seeing a room full of Apple 2Es displaying the start screen of Oregon Trail, you’re a member of this nameless generation, my friend.
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- Sherlock Parody by The Hillywood Show®
The game is on! Sherlock’s mind palace becomes a musical extravaganza as he solves various crimes in this production by The Hillywood Show®. With the aid of John Watson, a big ass coat, and the science of deduction, this consulting detective is always one step ahead. You’ve never seen a high functioning sociopath like this before! By filming on some of the actual locations seen in BBC’s Sherlock, The Hillywood Show® brings Sherlockians a parody of intricate detail, like never before! Includes fan favorite moments from episodes such as, A Study in Pink, The Great Game, A Scandal in Belgravia, The Sign of Three and more! This parody is bloody awesome. Watch now if convenient. If inconvenient, watch anyway. - SH
- Solitary_Endeavor - Beg for Mercy (Twice)
Sherlock hasn’t left the flat in four days, the itch of impatience beneath his skin too great to allow him to suffer interaction with any human being who isn’t John. This is probably a mercy that goes both ways, as he’s driving even himself mad. Sherlock supposes there is a lesson to be learned here about having himself to blame, but of course he blames Mycroft.
- How to summon Kosumoth the Hungering
Hidden world boss Kosumoth the Hungering has eluded players since the launch of Legion, but dedicated Wowhead commenters have finally pieced together how to summon him.
03 September 2016 @ 05:00 am
- Today’s Vagenda
6:30 pm. Order artisanal pizza. Abduct the delivery guy upon his arrival; make him dance for you while you work on screenplay for an all-female Saving Private Ryan. 9:30 pm. Apply lavender oil to temples, crawl into bed. Snuggle under your hemp percale sheets; set your noise machine to “crickets+men crying.” Fall asleep censoring male speech online.
- New Blu-ray Featurettes For Duncan Jones' WARCRAFT
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released six cool featurettes along with a number of hi-def scenes from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Duncan Jones' Warcraft! Come take a look!
27 August 2016 @ 04:00 am
- Three things that need to happen before I defend men from Olympic sexism
On the remote chance that any of this supposed concern about male objectification is in good faith, I’m happy to address it. (Once.) I will go to the mat protesting about male objectification as soon as the following three criteria are met:
- 50 Down, 50 to Go? Myth Busting the Pay Gap Revisited
U.S. Department of Labor
20 August 2016 @ 04:00 am
- ART: surfacage - untitled comic
some guy: instinct just memes around uselessly, i hardly see any of their gyms me: holds ur face gently listen to me you little shit
- fw_feathers (mia826) - Whisper (your love onto my skin)
Khadgar didn’t expect Lothar to be vocal in bed. It wasn’t that he didn’t expect him to make a sound during sex; in fact Khadgar lived for every grunt and every moan he could pull out of Lothar’s lips. But what he didn’t expect was the heap of praises Lothar would shower him with every day.
13 August 2016 @ 04:00 am
- What Is Aquafaba?
Aquafaba is the thick liquid that results from soaking or cooking legumes, such as chickpeas, in water for an extended period of time. It’s the translucent viscous goop you probably rinse down the drain when you open a can of chickpeas. And, in vegan cooking circles, it’s become the silver bullet to making airy meringues and expert whiskey sours without any eggs.
- Historical Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today
"You! Yes you! Fanfic authors! You no longer have any excuse to flagrantly use agonizingly jarringly modern slang in your smutty fic set anytime after 1351! These timelines cover various sex acts, terms for genitalia, bodily fluids, contraception, and, of course, orgasm. Never again will you use a period-inappropriate word in your fic set in 1940! Or 1895! Or even 1500! Yay!" Hmm interesting
- eeyore9990 - The Wheels on the Bus
Derek volunteers to ride along with the students on the bus when his daughter's preschool class goes on a field trip to a local farm.
- ART: 666r18 - AlphaLothar & OmegaKhadgar
AlphaLothar & OmegaKhadgar pose reference
- Helen Joyce - To boldly go...
Without agents or publishers to convince, and with no money changing hands, fic offers a chance to peer into women’s desires, unmediated and unfiltered. What does it mean that so much of it is about erotic relationships between two men?
- kissingandcrying - Lovely Handles
The thing about Eggsy’s outbursts is that even when Harry’s showering alone and the boy isn’t anywhere in sight, even when he’s supposed to be at the office punching numbers and filling out paperwork, even when the bathroom door is closed and totally blocking wherever the noise is coming from, he can still hear them. He’s bloody haunted by them. Harry sighs and sticks his head under the running water while he waits for the inevitable knock on the bathroom door, but this time Eggsy must be extra irritated because the thing just flies open and Eggsy steps in. “Okay. So I’ve just weighed myself.”
- fw_feathers (mia826) - Love Like You'll Never Be Hurt
This is more than just his instincts. He knows this as fact. He’s been with a few Omega lovers in his time, some he courted and others who requested him. None have pulled at him like Khadgar has. None have given him the desire to pepper them with kisses til they laugh, to look into their eyes and tell them how beautiful they are, how wondrous, how lucky Lothar is to have them. None of them have been Khadgar.
- Jo (jmathieson) - Anything
“Clint,” he said quietly into the silence, “What do you want from me?” Clint looked up. His face twisted into a shadow of his usual cocky grin, but his voice was rough as he asked, “What can I have?”
- desert_neon (sproutgirl) - Bond Status
In an AU world in which people learn their soulmate's first name when it appears on their skin, what happens when Phil's mark is Clint's name, but Clint appears to be Unmarked?
- Ralkana - Camellias, Forsythias, Orange and Lavender Roses, and White Violets
It was just a regular day in Clint's shop, and a flirty encounter with a handsome customer. Now, how can Clint make sure it happens again?
- anonymous - The Veil of Madness
Humanity accidentally becomes the scary bogeymen of the universe.
06 August 2016 @ 04:00 am
- The Path to Prosperity Is Blue - The New York Times
This red-blue divergence is all the more striking because red states still receive much more in federal spending relative to the federal taxes their residents pay. In other words, blue states are generally outperforming red states even while heavily subsidizing them.
- rynnfox - Late Nights
Khadgar is trying to focus, but it's hard to focus when your lover insists on playing with your neck.
- StormWrynndKeep - Soulmates - first words verse
Anduin Lothar is born with the word ‘Finally’ curling down his bicep.
- SillyBlue - Shelter For The Lost And Loney Wolf
Dean's on a blind run through a forest he doesn't know. He's wounded and he feels like his escape might be the end of him. But then an unlikely person finds him and nurses him back to health.
- SillyBlue - Romantic Gestures to follow
“I could come back every evening for the next month, shortly before closing. Ask for a coffee and watch you close shop. We could have a romantic coffee shop love story.” “We could do that.” “Or I could just take you here and then do that later?”
- StormWrynndKeep - untitled
The mage – young and scruffy though he is – is also apparently a dominant. Fantastic. “Finally,” he says, bounding to his feet with nothing but the sure confidence of someone to whose will the world has always bent. “You-" Lothar knocks him over and slams him down on the table. Firstly, to check that he really is a mage, and to prevent him from being dangerous- -but mostly because Lothar has dealt with this shit his entire life and he has no patience for it.
- StormWrynndKeep - untitled
It’s not actually easy to smuggle away feathers that are longer than your arm. Khadgar mostly resorts to initiating grooming in places where he can just drop them on the floor and then come back and collect them after. His own room is a good place. It’s not like Lothar is ever going to volunteer to clean them up.
- StormWrynndKeep - untitled
“Deep breaths,” Lothar says. He rolls his shoulders and provides an example, even if it gives him a lung full of omega-scent. Instincts blare in his head, but they’re only instincts. Its instinct to flinch when someone swings a sword at you, and Lothar overrode that one years ago. This is no different. Want and can are two different things. Khadgar huffs but complies. His shallow, anxious breathing is forced into a deeper, steadier rhythm. He sneezes once and then almost instantly relaxes – goes boneless so fast that he practically collapses.
- fw_feathers (mia826) - Apparently Khadgar Has A Secret
“Uncle Lothar!” Varian’s face lights up as he nears. Adariall’s more restrained, but there’s a big smile on her face as she dips into a curtsy. Khadgar’s reaction is the biggest of them all. His spines flare, his great maw baring in a feral grin. “Lothar!” He raises his head over the children and bumps his snout against Lothar’s chest. It’s enough to make Lothar stagger. He rolls his eyes and obediently reaches over to scratch behind Khadgar’s eye ridge. The musical sound of Khadgar’s purr rings throughout the courtyard in response.
- Anonynmous - A Spark of Life
You scratch your cheek, embarrassment easing in as it had been your idea, having thought he would enjoy this since he always goes on and on about electric-type Pokemon being his favorite and being immune to their attacks after so much time of taking care of them. "It's fine. I should have known it was a weird idea."
- nicedragon - Care to Peter
Peter is highly needy while incapacitated.
- The Tomb of Sargeras - Part One: The Fate of Another
Gul’dan’s efforts to corrupt the Iron Horde on Draenor have ended in failure. The Burning Legion is giving him one last chance to redeem himself by finding the Tomb of Sargeras… but he is already growing tired of the demons’ tight leash.
- World of Warcraft: The Tomb of Sargeras
Audio drama on google play.
- raiining - Be Gentle With Me
Clint's not really into BDSM, but he is into Phil. It's taken him a while to get comfortable with the idea, but he is willing to try - maybe. Phil doesn't want to scare Clint away, but he does want to show him how good it can be to let himself surrender like that. He's decided their first scene will be easy, light, and completely non-sexual. He just hopes Clint will enjoy it as much as he knows he will. (A non-BDSM comfort-care fic)
30 July 2016 @ 04:00 am
- Overwatch's Story: Everything you need to know
While you don’t see much of Overwatch’s story in-game, this shooter has a veritable mountain of lore hidden away in all the profiles, character descriptions, news releases, cinematics, and everything else that’s been released thus far. We’re sure you’re asking how the heck am I supposed to keep track of all of this? That’s why we’ve been piecing it all together for you, from the beginning of the Omnic Crisis to the return of Ana.
23 July 2016 @ 04:00 am
- QueenHarleyQuinn - Stay
“Lothar, it’s really not that important.” Khadgar said. Lothar ruffled the mage’s hair, “It’s important to me, spell-chucker.” Lothar sneaks up on Khadgar while he's casting a spell and Khadgar accidentally hurts himself.
- Guides to every class and spec in patch 7.0
Don’t panic. We have guides for every class and spec to get you started.
16 July 2016 @ 04:00 am
- Music-Map - The Tourist Map of Music
Type a favourite music artist, see other artists you'll probably like.
- Akaiba - In Sickness and in Health
“I’m in bed!” Khadgar insisted with far more b’s after each word than there needed to be. He finished his defiant look with a truly revolting inhale through his blocked nose and then, and Khadgar had to be doing it on purpose, he swallowed. Lothar was half tempted to smack the book off Khadgar’s head for that. “You’re disgusting is what you are,” Lothar thrusted a soft linen handkerchief at the bedridden young man before setting the book down across the other side of the room. “Working isn’t resting, kid. No more.”
- dragormir - untitled
Khadgar isn't just a mage, he's actually a dragon.
- dragormir - untitled
Lothar discovers that Khadgar is hilarious when drunk.
- dragormir - untitled
Khadgar makes a pleased noise, and presses his nose against Lothar’s neck.
- Dragomir - Smol Mage and Manpain Lion
All the little LionTrust prompts I've been filling over on my tumblr.
- Tybir - I will not die today
A losing battle and the Khadgar has gone down. Lothar rushes to him in concern, but Khadgar is determined. He will not die today, even if it means revealing his true form.
- Tybir - Lick
Now that Stormwind knew of their resident dragon’s existence, Khadgar no longer felt a need to hide. Much to Lothar’s chagrin, Khadgar had apparently chosen one of the areas of the training ground to have a snooze in.
- failfandomanonwiki / Anti-Shippers
“Ship demographics and the same reason PETA doesn't throw paint on Hell's Angels wearing leather. Kylux shippers tend to be the older dyed in the wool slashers who take one look at the ship shaming and tell those sweet summer children to go fuck themselves in the ear with a lightsaber.” At this writing (mid-2016), for the last few years there has been a Tumblr-based phenomenon of fans bullying other fans for reading, writing, drawing fanart, or otherwise being fans of ships that allegedly "promote abuse," especially child sexual abuse. Here are some of the types of fic that have been targeted:
- mia826 - Apparently Bellies Are Important
Shrinking against the cliff face is Khadgar, his wings spread wide and his neck arched. Lothar’s seen that kind of behavior before. The royal birds would puff up their feathers in the same way when feeling threatened. An armored soldier tries to go near, holding her shield up in defense. Khadgar roars, lowering his head and raising the spines around his neck to full height. “Get back!” Lothar roars as well, leaving the circle of people watching and striding towards the woman. “Get back, you fools! You’re just scaring him even more!”
- ART: 666r18n - Liontrust pose reference
Oh... oh my.
- MirandaRoseOfSkywall (lostinmymindforever) - The Gift
They watched as the young man was led in, his head bowed towards the ground, his body covered in flimsy wisps of fabric. The chain attached to the young man’s collar glinted in the flickering candle light of the room. All were silent, save for the sounds of their breathing, as the young man was led to the large bed in the middle of the chamber, his handler removing the chain before walking back towards the doorway.
- Orcish - The Line of Kings
When the king is exhausted, Lothar is there to share the burden.
- StormWrynndKeep - Preening
“You still stare,” Garona said. It wasn’t - exactly - challenging. But neither had her first statement been, either, despite the words. “Look,” Khadgar said, apparently ignoring the repeated implication of desire. “I just wondered if you wanted a hand with your wings.” Lothar raised his head to look at him. That was… forward.