The Natiq Chronicle

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dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

poetrygirl22:

te-amo-corazon:

dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

dynastylnoire:

plightofthebrokenpussy:

dynastylnoire:

My fiance calls stuffing dressing and I’m just like


“Stuffing”


Southern niggas:

@artofnatiq

Y'all stuffingers are the one with the knives… people with dressing knew to bring a gun.

WHY WE BRINGING GUNS TO PLATES GIVING?!

bruh its definitely dressing😭

White people say stuffing. Dressing and stuffing are two different things, where are yall from?!

Deadass. See this?

This is stuffing. This is blasphemy. It is for the unwashed masses and should only be consumed during times of famine and the plague. Dressing, however, is different. If you dance like this while cooking

it will inevitably become dressing and all is right in the world. I hope this clears up the confusion for those who are misled (I’m sure it’s not their fault). @dynastylnoire

My momma don’t use no box stuffing! She makes it from scratch with a bread and corn bread base.

And she be dancing…not me…because I refuse to subject myself to the micromanagement that comes with helping black mom’s cook large meals.

@dynastylnoire Oh. So your family makes dressing. You should’ve said so. Lol.

Posted 2 weeks ago

poetrygirl22:

te-amo-corazon:

dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

dynastylnoire:

plightofthebrokenpussy:

dynastylnoire:

My fiance calls stuffing dressing and I’m just like


“Stuffing”


Southern niggas:

@artofnatiq

Y'all stuffingers are the one with the knives… people with dressing knew to bring a gun.

WHY WE BRINGING GUNS TO PLATES GIVING?!

bruh its definitely dressing😭

White people say stuffing. Dressing and stuffing are two different things, where are yall from?!

Deadass. See this?

This is stuffing. This is blasphemy. It is for the unwashed masses and should only be consumed during times of famine and the plague. Dressing, however, is different. If you dance like this while cooking

it will inevitably become dressing and all is right in the world. I hope this clears up the confusion for those who are misled (I’m sure it’s not their fault). @dynastylnoire

Posted 2 weeks ago

imjustjason:

ooweeshenadi:

onlyblackgirl:

dynastylnoire:

afronerdism:

dynastylnoire:

superpancakelover:

beautifulsdot:

theblkreginageorge:

caliphorniaqueen:

kingjaffejoffer:

black-geek-supremacy:

just-call-me-vendetta:

dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

dynastylnoire:

plightofthebrokenpussy:

dynastylnoire:

My fiance calls stuffing dressing and I’m just like


“Stuffing”


Southern niggas:

@artofnatiq

Y'all stuffingers are the one with the knives… people with dressing knew to bring a gun.

WHY WE BRINGING GUNS TO PLATES GIVING?!

Dressing is a side dish OUTSIDE the turkey. Stuffing goes in the turkey.

^^^^^^^^^^^^

We call it dressing. 

(all that shit is gross though 0/10 do not recommend)

It’s dressing and it’s bomb.

This will solve the dressing vs. stuffing debate. 🙂

Fuucckkkkkkk the knife gif 😂

Hopefully my future wife knows it’s dressing

I’m sorry I can’t hear you over the sound of the delicious stuffing


You put dressing on a salad, you stuff a turkey. I’m throwin hands at anyone who calls stuffing dressing

That’s what I’m saying!

Why would it be dressing if you stuff it inside something? Y’all probably call soda, “pop” too. Never make any sense.

I had this same argument with an old friend one time.. it’s dressing! .. y’all just weird. 😂

STUFFING❗ IT’S CALLED STUFFING❗

See? This is how you know. It’s dressing. I wouldn’t trust the words of Jedenna, or however you spell his light-skinned name…

Posted 2 weeks ago

dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

dynastylnoire:

plightofthebrokenpussy:

dynastylnoire:

My fiance calls stuffing dressing and I’m just like


“Stuffing”


Southern niggas:

@artofnatiq

Y'all stuffingers are the one with the knives… people with dressing knew to bring a gun.

WHY WE BRINGING GUNS TO PLATES GIVING?!

Platesgiving is serious business…

Posted 3 weeks ago

dynastylnoire:

plightofthebrokenpussy:

dynastylnoire:

My fiance calls stuffing dressing and I’m just like


“Stuffing”


Southern niggas:

@artofnatiq

Y'all stuffingers are the ones with the knives… people with dressing knew to bring a gun.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

bernie sanders voters be like

isiwashere:

stappls:

nierfenhimer:

soundlyawake:

phineaslightfoot:

hollowedskin:

phineaslightfoot:

hollowedskin:

queercatmermaid:

hollowedskin:

fullten:

ohmygil:

fullten:

mostlyjudson:

fullten:

mostlyjudson:

What 16 trillion dollar debt? I have no idea how my free stuff is going to appear. I just know I want it.

He’s raising taxes on the rich

He’s planning on stealing more from people… ok that makes sense. Just because *They* are rich doesn’t mean those people deserve to have more of their wealth stolen from them.

Yes because the wealthy billionaires that steal and undervalue labor, and companies that scapegoat paying taxes are really hurting

why even bring up the national debt if you don’t want people to pay taxes

I’m on the phone half asleep, but yeah, Thank you for real

I don’t think OP understands what rich people are.
Like
they literally won’t even notice the taxes. It will make no impact on the wealthy at all. You could take literally 50% of the income of the top 10% and they would have to make zero changes to their lifestyle.

Money to them is just a high score. They whinge when you take them down a bit but it makes literally no difference because they’re still winning the fucking game.

They do actually 100% deserve to have their money taken. People are starving to death because we think disability payments shouldn’t be enough to live on and minimum wage should be half of what you need to survive so yeah, I think millionaires and billionaires deserve to have a tiny fucking fraction of the money they could never spend in a fucking lifetime so I can fucking EAT AT ALL.

I also don’t think people understand actually how much a billion dollars is. Like. it’s such an enormous number.

We think of numbers that big like a set of stairs, a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, a hundred thousand, a million, ten million, a hundred million, a billion.

With each jump just being another step on the staircase and not realising HOW FUCKING HUGE each step is, and how vast the gap is between each of them.

Aside from the fact that even a million dollars is far more than you need, a billion is disgusting excess. There is no conceivable way one person could justify needing a billion dollars when you know HOW MUCH that is.

To put it in perspective:
a million seconds is 11 and a half days
a billion seconds is 31 years and 9 months.

Another example would be Warren Buffett:
He made $US12.7 billion in 2013. That was his yearly income, not his total worth. Just his income for 2013.

That’s $37 million per day;
$1.54 million per hour;  
$25,694 per minute 

How much do you get per hour? Is it enough to live on?
the minimum wage in america is $15,080 per year
That man makes more money per minute just for being alive, even in his sleep than most of you do in an entire year.  

also, just using seconds for reference again

15,080 seconds is just over 4 hours.
12.7 billion seconds is 402 years and 4 months.

Can someone please make a staircase graph with dollar amounts?

I have discalcula and have a hard time conceptualizing numbers.
I feel like that’s a great analogy and would help me.

Ok so I tried and the number differences broke the weird little graphing thing I was using.

so here we have one thousand (1,000) not showing
one million (1,000,000) at one pixel

and one billlion (100,000,000) is the big pilon there.

I added fifty million in to show because that graph goes in increments of 50 million.

So how much is 50 million compared to a million though, it’s only one pixel? 

so smol.
But still we’re trying to get down to a thousand, (which is ten hundred-dollar-bills.)

So what does a million look like compared to a thousand?

oh. We broke it again. It will only go in 50 thousands. 
So we got to look at how big 50k is compared to our wad of hunjies.

ok.


This is why i like using the seconds instead of graphs… 
But I won’t give up here. 

the reason it’s so so hard to process is because a BILLION is an enormous number. there comes a point with numbers where we can’t actually process them and its just like…a lot. And more than “a lot” is still “a lot”.

So we need visual representation. Lets use pennies (thanks megapenny)

Imagine a penny. Just one.

Ok, you get a thousand pennies a week, and you end up with 52 thousand in a year. If they were dollars that’s a nice paying wage.

with me?

now this is a thousand pennies. 

this is 50 thousand pennies (1 square foot solid of pennies! COOOOL)
It’s roughly how many pennies you would have in a year if you got a thousand pennies a week.


This is a million pennies

And this is a billion pennies

(Which is 5 schoolbuss sized blocks of solid pennies.)

that is so many.

.


The problem with numbers is that we see them written like this

1
100
1000
1000000
1000000000


And we kind of subconciously go “well… it’s only increasing a little at a time, like a staircase. When the progression is more like 

1.

10……….

100………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ……….


1000………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. 

And so on. which is not a staircase I want to climb because it starts off reasonable and then jumps to building size, then mountain size.


We ‘add a zero’ which is confusing because it’s timesing (x) not adding (+).

to make ten thousand dots, I would copy all the dots in my thousand pile, and paste them ten times. to make a hundred thousand, I would copy all the dots in my ten-thousand-dot pile and paste them ten times. thats what “times by ten” means. 

That’s what adding a zero is, it’s multiplying (x) the last number we had by ten. (i also say timesing: as in copy and pasting it ten times)
try it with a word document and see how many pages it takes to get you a billion dots, and how many it takes for 15 thousand (minimum wage anual)

hopefully this was at least somewhat useful.

Anyway, the point is that if we imagine them as dollar coins, and one square block is established as good enough to live by a year, there’s no reason one individual deserves 5 bus-worths.

Omg this is excellent!
Thank you so much, that does really help!
The pennies in particular

Check out this awesome visual representation of how messed up our society is, everyone!

I literally was about to google a visual representation of this and then THERE IT WAS IN THE POST

Seriously. It’s time for people to wake the fuck up. I’m sick of the godsdamned wilful blindness.

We had this conversation in my sociology class.

If you dont understand the wealth distribution in america, here you go

This is what OP and America thinks it is


What it actually is. Evaluate your life. Evaluate your income. This is why we need to take from the 1%

The 1% makes so much money its off the grid. 

If you stack the 1% money next to eachother it would be like this

That 0% is your college students and people working fast food. Its below the poverty line. So taxing the 1% wont do shit to him.

This post got so incredibly awesome I’m almost glad OP posted it in the first place-almost

Posted 3 weeks ago

dynastylnoire:

okprofessor:

dynastylnoire:

buttcheekpalmkang:

dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

dynastylnoire:

Bae got me watching One Punch Man

I have been yelling in laugher for most of the episode. I feel like I’ve missed on so much

@dynastylnoire binge watched her first complete anime in one day (One Punch Man). I feel she should get a new title (like in gaming). What should her title be? Does she get new stats?

This is one of the best shows I’ve watched in the past few years. Y’all need to watch My Hero Academia next.

Omg he literally was saying we should do the same thing last night

This is relationship bliss. XD.

We alright


Agreed. A family that animes together stays together

Posted 4 weeks ago

dynastylnoire:

Bae got me watching One Punch Man

I have been yelling in laugher for most of the episode. I feel like I’ve missed on so much

@dynastylnoire binge watched her first complete anime in one day (One Punch Man). I feel she should get a new title (like in gaming). What should her title be? Does she get new stats?

Posted 4 weeks ago

The soundtrack of my day... message to a friend

December 7, 2011

Good morning ( ^_^)/

You ever have a moment of profound clarity in the midst of a hard situation that makes you feel like things just might be ok?

Today started off pretty rough. You ever have one of those days where it seems like the universe itself is trying to make you late to work? A bunch of little things kept happening that took up moments of my time that I couldn’t seem to make up. Things like, the cup of water I set on the table is knocked over by my sister bumping the table as she passes by, and the stream of water just happens to drip right into the shoe I was getting ready to put on my foot. Or like when I reached into my pocket to grab my keys to lock my door, and the key ring just happens to snag a loose thread in my pocket. My entire pocket was pulled out and all of the contents of my pocket spilled to the ground. While scooping up everything, the bus shows up at the corner, 5 minutes early, so that I just barely have time to dash the almost 2 blocks to the bus stop. *sigh*

 

Did I mention that it was raining, too? I was running in the rain like my life depended on it, holding my jacket, my tie, my scarf, an umbrella, the new book by Christopher Paolini, “Inheritance”, and some of the spilled contents of my pocket in one arm, and trying to stuff some, now soaking wet, dollar bills into my pocket. Wet money does NOT feel good in your pocket, believe you me. *sigh*

 

That was how my morning began.

 

So, as I put on my tie, tie pin, watch, scarf, etc, that I didn’t have time to put on at home, under the not-so-indiscreet observation of the other bus riders, I made a silent little prayer to myself…

 

“Please don’t let my entire day be like this.”

 

So, I finally arrived at my destination; the bus stop at the corner of 9th and Liberty Ave in downtown. Feeling proud of myself for stepping off of the bus without tripping and harming myself or others, I walked the 9 or 10 steps to the corner to wait my turn to cross the street at the crosswalk. I was determined to ease my frayed nerves. I crossed the street holding my umbrella and my book, while digging out my smokes. When I was safely across the street, I quickly ducked under the nearest storefront awning. Now out of the rain, and still trying to find my smokes, I feel the I-pod Nano that I always seem to have on my person. I absently pulled out the tiny, screenless MP3 player, stuck the earphones into my ears, flipped the switch on the bottom to the ‘on’ position, and pressed play. At first, there was no sound, but that’s to be expected. Songs don’t always start immediately. I finally found my smokes and pressed one to my lips. The music start just as I found my lighter and was about to spark the flame. It was the piano solo, “Solitudes”, played by Hashimoto Ichiko. One of my favorites.

 

I swear that the first notes sparked one of the most surreal moments I’ve ever experienced in life.

 

In those first chords, it seemed like the world around me slowed to the same legato tempo as Hashimoto Sensei’s improv.  The sights and sounds of the city seemed to come to life all of a sudden. The flame from my lighter seemed to caress the tip of my cigarette, the hiss of the paper seeming to take on a greater significance than was ever intended. I saw a pigeon take flight in slow motion and marveled at the way the raindrops seemed to gently explode into tiny upside-down worlds as they touched the tips of its wing feathers. I saw a man in the passenger seat of a car, yelling at the woman driving. However, with the world under the influence of my music, he appeared to be enjoying a long and relaxing yawn. A saw a beautiful Asian business woman struggling with her hoop earring while appearing to glide across the street. Though my mind know what was really happening, it seemed she was simply trying to more clearly hear the tune from my I-pod.

 

All around me, the world seemed to bloom to life. The bricks of the building were as red as the sweetest cherry, the cloud-filled sky seemed bluer than indigo to me… all of existence seem saturated with rain-soaked color, more vivid than reality. I had a moment when I thought…

 

“Wow. The city is so beautiful.”

 

And then the last chord was played. And the world snapped back into place. Time began again. And all was well in the world.

Natiq...

 

Grace in Roses - 10/08/11

October 8, 2011
I just finished my latest traditional commission. It was a 36 x 48 acrylic on canvas. It was for a good friend of mine, Jeff Levis. He'd requested a painting of his wife, but he didn't just want it to be a copy of a photo.I worked on it and though it took a bit of time, I was please with the results, and he and his wife loved it. It was a lot of fun working on it. Here is a picture of it. I took the picture with my cell, so it's not the greatest. I'll post better pictures soon.



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Griots - 02/27/2011

June 26, 2011
This is a cover design I recently completed for this amazing compilation of Sword and Soul Fantasy short stories. I worked on this under the guidance of Milton Davis, an amazing author and a man who I view as a strong mentor, and Charles Saunders, also an amazing author who I constantly had to battle with feeling star-struck in his presence, even though it was online. Please visit them here: 
Milton Davis:
 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1793499636
Charles Saunders : http://www.facebook....
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Sista Soul Project - 07/07/2010

June 26, 2011
Here is some work for a talented singer from Denver, CO. She is known as Sista Soul. I had fun working on this project and I wish her the best. For those who would like to check out her work, here is a link: http://www.facebook.com/DenverSistaSoul 

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Opening Night at the Shadow Lounge - 03/19/2010

June 26, 2011


I had my first exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks to everyone who came out to support!!!



Ben was a huge support. ^_^

 

 This picture is blurry. Jen has been a huge support, also.



Another blurry picture. Gretchen has been a powerhouse in my corner. So a huge Thank You to her. ^_^


 

My sister, Latoya, and my daughter, Nasim.



My brother, Thomas, and his son Tsion.



Thanks Sarai! You're really goofy sometimes, but I appreciate it.



Had lots of prints available.



I was painting live at the show.



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