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star-rice(he/him)
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Time ago

So, I know how much Tumblr has memed the shit out of Cruella at this point so I wasn't sure quite how bad it was gonna be but uhhhh

Holy lord it's bad. Like, idk who decided this should be how it flows and how it should be executed, but oof. It's so badly written though.

I can say tho, Tumblr did not tell me lies about this movie. If you ever had a question about how anything is the way it is it's because they just want it to happen. It's worse than a super out there crack fic with the premise of making Cruella relatable and cool.


star-rice(he/him)
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Time ago

I will never fucking get over how quiet my goddamn computer is. Like, I turn it on and expect a large whirr, but all my fans are both designed to be very quiet and (unlike my past fans) can be controlled not to spin at max volume so if it doesn't need the air flow, it'll just chill out.

Fucking wild.


star-rice(he/him)
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Apologies for the spam :')


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star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.


star-rice

This is sort of the first iteration of the build. Neither the final CPU or fans had come in yet, but i was eager to get this puppy up and running and figured swapping those things out would be easy later.

All the 92mm noctua fans had to be put aside, much to my dismay. Noctua fans, while being less than appealing in their signature brown and flesh color scheme really do make up for it in sound and performance. They could be baby puke green and liver pink and I'd still covet them. But my case doesnt have slots for 92mm fans, so alas, away they go, off to be used in my room mates franken computer thats canabalized my previous conputers mother board.


star-rice

Also, after remebering that plugging in the power cable to the mother board is a wee bit important, the dude powers on and all the fans spin. Speaking of fans, the temporary ones im using came off an old PC that didnt work anymore. They've since been returned to the now working, previously caput tower.

Pay no mind to the cable spaghetti around the power supply unit. I had figured, given the particular cable management challenges with this case, I would definately need an extension kit, but didnt want to order it just in case it wasnt necessary.


star-rice

So, after taking a day trip, I returned shome to find the beautiful be quiet! fans and Scythe Fuma 2 cpu cooler finally delivered. Time for some upgrades!

Here's a shot of the beautiful Ryzen 7 CPU after removing the old small form factor CPU cooler and cleaning the thermal paste off (serial number blurred out). At this point I'd already installed two be quiet! fans. One on the front panel for intake and the back fan you can see in the pic. Note that this back fan doesnt make it to the final build, you'll see why later.


star-rice

Here we are with the CPU cooler installed. Insert meme about using the perfect amount of thermal paste here.


star-rice

However, notice something about it's placement? More specifically how fuck huge it is and its proximity to the rear wall of the case? Yeah. Me too.

I probably spent half an hour trying to fit that fucker in there while keeping the back exhaust in tact. It just wasnt happening. If I wanted to keep the CPU cooler, I'd have to sacrifice it.

Which, while being unfortunate gives me pause for a minute because it means theres an imperfect pathway around my only exhaust vent. I've puzzled over it for a bit. Airflow is very important and now I'm trusting the two fans on the CPU cooler to do all the work of removing heat feom the case. And neither of them are flush with the case meaning i cant garuntee all the air their pushing is actually making it out.

The more I ponder it the more I consider returning the PSU and going for something a little less fuck huge. The only reason I'm not is because the cooler itself is overkill (honestly that fact itself is a proponent for returning it) and its not like I'm gonna be overclocking this hoe. But it is definately something Im still contemplating and am not sold on yet. I know the most correct option is to return the CPU cooler and get another one. But I have a couple other fish to fry before I want to do that (mostly irl time obligations).

CPU cooler debate aside, I realized i was more than free to install the fancy aRGB lighting kit I splurged on and wow did it kick my ass with how bright and pretty it was.

My PCs gay and so am I. Happy Pride Month!



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.


star-rice

This is sort of the first iteration of the build. Neither the final CPU or fans had come in yet, but i was eager to get this puppy up and running and figured swapping those things out would be easy later.

All the 92mm noctua fans had to be put aside, much to my dismay. Noctua fans, while being less than appealing in their signature brown and flesh color scheme really do make up for it in sound and performance. They could be baby puke green and liver pink and I'd still covet them. But my case doesnt have slots for 92mm fans, so alas, away they go, off to be used in my room mates franken computer thats canabalized my previous conputers mother board.


star-rice

Also, after remebering that plugging in the power cable to the mother board is a wee bit important, the dude powers on and all the fans spin. Speaking of fans, the temporary ones im using came off an old PC that didnt work anymore. They've since been returned to the now working, previously caput tower.

Pay no mind to the cable spaghetti around the power supply unit. I had figured, given the particular cable management challenges with this case, I would definately need an extension kit, but didnt want to order it just in case it wasnt necessary.


star-rice

So, after taking a day trip, I returned shome to find the beautiful be quiet! fans and Scythe Fuma 2 cpu cooler finally delivered. Time for some upgrades!

Here's a shot of the beautiful Ryzen 7 CPU after removing the old small form factor CPU cooler and cleaning the thermal paste off (serial number blurred out). At this point I'd already installed two be quiet! fans. One on the front panel for intake and the back fan you can see in the pic. Note that this back fan doesnt make it to the final build, you'll see why later.


star-rice

Here we are with the CPU cooler installed. Insert meme about using the perfect amount of thermal paste here.



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.


star-rice

This is sort of the first iteration of the build. Neither the final CPU or fans had come in yet, but i was eager to get this puppy up and running and figured swapping those things out would be easy later.

All the 92mm noctua fans had to be put aside, much to my dismay. Noctua fans, while being less than appealing in their signature brown and flesh color scheme really do make up for it in sound and performance. They could be baby puke green and liver pink and I'd still covet them. But my case doesnt have slots for 92mm fans, so alas, away they go, off to be used in my room mates franken computer thats canabalized my previous conputers mother board.


star-rice

Also, after remebering that plugging in the power cable to the mother board is a wee bit important, the dude powers on and all the fans spin. Speaking of fans, the temporary ones im using came off an old PC that didnt work anymore. They've since been returned to the now working, previously caput tower.

Pay no mind to the cable spaghetti around the power supply unit. I had figured, given the particular cable management challenges with this case, I would definately need an extension kit, but didnt want to order it just in case it wasnt necessary.


star-rice

So, after taking a day trip, I returned shome to find the beautiful be quiet! fans and Scythe Fuma 2 cpu cooler finally delivered. Time for some upgrades!

Here's a shot of the beautiful Ryzen 7 CPU after removing the old small form factor CPU cooler and cleaning the thermal paste off (serial number blurred out). At this point I'd already installed two be quiet! fans. One on the front panel for intake and the back fan you can see in the pic. Note that this back fan doesnt make it to the final build, you'll see why later.



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.


star-rice

This is sort of the first iteration of the build. Neither the final CPU or fans had come in yet, but i was eager to get this puppy up and running and figured swapping those things out would be easy later.

All the 92mm noctua fans had to be put aside, much to my dismay. Noctua fans, while being less than appealing in their signature brown and flesh color scheme really do make up for it in sound and performance. They could be baby puke green and liver pink and I'd still covet them. But my case doesnt have slots for 92mm fans, so alas, away they go, off to be used in my room mates franken computer thats canabalized my previous conputers mother board.


star-rice

Also, after remebering that plugging in the power cable to the mother board is a wee bit important, the dude powers on and all the fans spin. Speaking of fans, the temporary ones im using came off an old PC that didnt work anymore. They've since been returned to the now working, previously caput tower.

Pay no mind to the cable spaghetti around the power supply unit. I had figured, given the particular cable management challenges with this case, I would definately need an extension kit, but didnt want to order it just in case it wasnt necessary.



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.


star-rice

This is sort of the first iteration of the build. Neither the final CPU or fans had come in yet, but i was eager to get this puppy up and running and figured swapping those things out would be easy later.

All the 92mm noctua fans had to be put aside, much to my dismay. Noctua fans, while being less than appealing in their signature brown and flesh color scheme really do make up for it in sound and performance. They could be baby puke green and liver pink and I'd still covet them. But my case doesnt have slots for 92mm fans, so alas, away they go, off to be used in my room mates franken computer thats canabalized my previous conputers mother board.



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.


star-rice

So, ive already shown off the exterior of the case (over here) but here's the inside with exactly zero parts installed.



star-rice(he/him)
star-rice(he/him)
Time ago
star-rice

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.

star-rice

But alas, he was destined for bigger things, so some disassembly had to happen.



star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

Lets see if i can begin detailing the computer bulding adventure incrementally. Should work for better readability anyway.

Let's start with the base PC I bought. This shoebox sized bad bitch is amazing all on its own. It literally fits in a shoebox (proof below) and is packed wall to wall with parts and was a wonder to see how everything was made to fit in such a small space. From the vertically mounted GPU and specially 3D printed shield around the CPU fan (to prevent recirculating hot air), I had fun just looking at this dude.


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star-rice(he/him)
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Time ago

Man, I keep wondering why I feel like ass and it may have everything to do with me only having eaten a salad and a handful of cheezits and only drank an insignificant amount of water and like, 2 glasses of tea since I woke up at 10am. It's coming up on 2am and I have a headache and want to go to bed, but I know that if I don't at least put some starches in me I'm gonna feel even worse in the morning. Hnnnnng, this is what I get for hyper focusing on PC all day.


star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

So, I already hated the idea of Microsoft Office 365. Like, its objectively bad instantly because its a subscription based service and, in the same way as I will never join Adobe in their pay to play hell, Microsoft can eat a whole dick about it. I guess its whatever because I was never gonna pay full price for any of their products literally ever. Never have, never will. But I'm super hacked off that Microsoft has completely destroyed any avenue for downloading and activating previous Office versions. Like, I have a key. A real key that I bought probably about 6 years ago (iirc) and I just cant move Office 2016 to my new PC because I can't find a download that isn't from some third party I don't trust.

Like at this point I might as well just torrent a cracked version of this bitch (and I just might). But for now I'm just mad because, while this probably happened a couple years ago, their insistence on connecting keys to accounts and running everything through their bullshit systems while also completely trashing and burning older versions of their software just to promote their bullshit subscription service is infuriating. Like what's next? We gonna have to pay a subscription for Windows 11? Never be allowed access to Windows 10 ever again. Fuck Keys, who needs 'em when access to world standard operating system is compulsory and locked behind a recurrent paywall.


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thedarklordgivenofucks(they/them)
Time ago

I'm from a country with nasty summers and can't stand seeing others suffering from extreme heat, so here goes nothing

42foxesontherun

some things might be centric to my country, but see the title. I'm Catherine and I want to help.

  1. stay hydrated. not going to say "drink water" because some people just don't like water. but drink something, please.
  2. air conditioning sounds good, until your electricity bills are up the roof. it's preferable to have an electric fan. R. sometimes does a thing where she puts an iced water bottle in front of the fan for extra refreshment.
  3. this one's a little impossible for me, but might be useful for you all: loose-fitting clothing. preferably light colored, and made of cotton or linen. polyester doesn't breathe and tight clothes keeps the heat close to the body.
  4. take two showers per day, or even more, if you need to.
  5. place a wet rag on your forehead.

if anyone can add more, please do.

babushka

i just splash some water on top of my head before i leave. no one outside cares your hair is wet trust me, but it prevents your head from sunstrokes. also it dries quickly. summer hats are cool too


coffee

In places with high humidity try to stay in the shade as much as possible, bring an umbrella with you everywhere if you have to

Also if you do end up drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated make sure to eat snacks too, you lose a Lot of salt when you sweat


thedarklordgivenofucks

Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen! SPF 30 or more!

Especially if you have fair skin like I do Keep That Sun Off Your Skin. Nothing dries you up like a bad sunburn does, not to mention the risk of skin cancer and all that

On that note, sunglasses. Won't really help you stay cool but it will save your eyes from damage.

Be wary of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

The signs of heat exhaustion include:

  • a headache
  • dizziness and confusion
  • loss of appetite and feeling sick
  • excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin
  • cramps in the arms, legs and stomach
  • fast breathing or pulse
  • a high temperature of 38C or above
  • being very thirsty

If someone has heat exhaustion, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Move them to a cool place.
  2. Get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly.
  3. Get them to drink plenty of water. Sports or rehydration drinks are OK.
  4. Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good, too.

Stay with them until they're better. If they don't recover after 30 minutes, call emergency services.

(Source for heat exaustion/stroke info)



star-rice(he/him)
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star-rice(he/him)
coffee(she/they)
Time ago

general question?

coffee

if any of yall stream whats the easiest streaming site youve used? since my comp can run it now i have the option of streaming what i draw so i wanted to check it out

star-rice

ngl, Twitch is kind of the end all be all of streaming right now. It's the best way to get passive exposure. Plus it really is just ubiquitous right now for most anything you'd be wanting to stream.



star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

Mkay~ so computer doesn't get here until tomorrow (and maybe the day after that if shipping goes screwy) but I wanted to show off my case before I start filling it with juicy juicy hardware.

So here is the case (feat. Megan):

Its super nice ;w; the panels pop off real easy (no thumb screws!) and you can remove every panel but the bottom and back of it. It also has a tempered glass window (hence the massive reflection) to show off the rgb strip I wanna put in it.

And here's one of the biggest reasons why I've been excited about this case, check out how much smaller it is compared the rig I've been hefting around:


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coffee(she/they)
Time ago
coffee

star-rice over here looking to make me cry bein so sweet..... ;//o//;

star-rice

Blue Calamina Bee 👀



star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

I am so ungodly excited for this PC. Like, other than being better and running 1 billion% smoother than my present rig, I'm excited to work on electronics again. It's a very specific type of puzzle for my brain and it's such an expensive hobby that it's almost always inaccessible to me. It's something I really enjoy and take pride in and I'm just so highly anxious and elated at the same time.


star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

Yesterday I got a knock on the door and when I answered it the man asked IF MY PARENTS WERE HOME. AND I HAD TO INFORM HIM THAT I AM IN FACT 25.


star-rice(he/him)
posted this
Time ago

Adventures in Computer Building quickly turned into Adventures in Computer Buying. As you may know, I've been looking heavily into building my own computer, and, I guess in a way I still am, but I found something incredible.

So, with the graphics card market the way it is, I was looking into all sorts of ways to help get my hands on one. I was planning to buy that first because honestly, if I can't get that, why are we buying stuff now? Well, I had made my way to a subreddit for buying and trading computer parts and came across a build a guy was selling. I was initially drawn to the fact that they were trading out of Texas (though, as it turns out they're way down south, so a local pick up was a no go) but the specs on this PC... I was confounded.

Like 85% of the parts in this bitch were the same or better than I was gonna use. Not even kidding. Same CPU and same range of GPU I was looking at, better fans, solid PSU, the CPU cooler is worse than I would get however thats exclusively because its in a very small form factor case which is understandable, speaking of the case its p much the size of a shoebox. Only 16gb of ram in it, but I can always upgrade that whenever. But the first thing that got me was that it featured the same motherboard I was gonna buy, of which, I had chosen that motherboard for several reasons and I knew I didn't need to research it at all to make sure it would work with the case I wanted and had already ordered.

But the second, and probably most important thing that struck me about this build was that it cost about 200 dollars cheaper than it would take to build myself (and thats using about MSRP gpu prices). My housemate said it best: "the universe build this computer for you". I have to agree. The ad was posted less than an hour ago, at the time of my finding it. I couldn't not hit this guy up about it. So I did.

I, of course, went in playing it safe. The guy wanted to use paypal which is standard and safe. All the important parts of the build are new (CPU, GPU, mobo). The package is being insured on shipping. Everything about the conversation I had with them wasn't even the tiniest bit sketchy. Dude even threw in extra cables and an antenna for me.

That is to say, I've officially bought a new computer and am waiting for it to come in. It's suppposed to get here on Tuesday and I cannot be more hyped for it. Depending on what time it gets here Tuesday, I'll have the whole rest of that day and Wednesday to transfer the guts to the new case (which got here yesterday and I'm also drooling over). I also have some RGB strips on order so I have a little bit of self-gratuitous bling to go shnaz it all up.

I do have some extra upgrades I'd like to do to it, but I wanna check out how it runs baseline out of the box. Obviously I'm gonna jump for 32gb of ram over the included 16gb. I run photoshop and while I'm bouncing with 16 rn, I know I can benefit from the extra leeway. The CPU cooler is probably something I'll replace. I'm not a fan of the cooler that comes with it (even though its a noctua ;w;) if only because its low profile and the way the fan is oriented I'm worried airflow will be way less than optimal. The case I'm using already threatens airflow quite a bit, so I'd like to minimize that as much as possible. The cooler I want has two fans on it (over the one on the cooler I'd be replacing) and they're pointed towards the back of the case instead of the side, which should help quite a bit. I'll already need to probably buy two more fans since I want to have two on the bottom side for more intake. I'll probably use the two included fans for this since they're slims (and noctua) and I was unsure if I'd be able to put full size 25mm fans in the space below the GPU. But we'll see!

Another sort of fun thing that ended up happening was I was contemplating, since this is a small form factor build, the mobo doesn't have a hell of a lot of USB on the back and I have quite a few dumb things I'd be plugging into this hoe, so I'd probably need a USB hub. And I was thinking about it, thankfully all the USBs are 3.0s so I wouldn't have speed issues (hopefully). I've had some issues with USB hubs before. But then I remembered, I have a fancy ass USB type C jack on the back. And it also just so happens that a long ass time ago when I was first screwing around with getting a USB hub, I had accidentally bought a hub that plugged up with USB C. And I had kept it, and for no good goddamn reason too. But now I'm super glad I did because fuck yeah, thats one less than I have to buy.


star-rice(he/him)
naiad(she/her or they/them)
Time ago

Pet Portraits and Studies

Some pet portraits/studies from photos! C:


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mier(Êl/they/them)
Time ago

my icon + pride edition!

other versions on Instagram

i've almost finished my persona design and i'm so happy OwO


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