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kjjbeers asked:

Hi David! Another stargazer request: this one is for Skylah-Liana (sky-lah lee-ann-ah) She was admiring avatars with the sondiv and wanted hers done also! Thank you so much & have a great day! đź’š * ur the best*

dedalvs answered:

In case someone wants either of these names separately, you can chop this png up. Here’s Skylah-Liana:

Thanks for the ask!

dedalvs

Anonymous asked:

Dear David, I wanted to ask your for a favour for my niece. She's a big fan of yours (as am I!) and was devastated to hear that there won't be a second season of Star-Crossed ( "I wanted to see how cute Drake and Taylors child would be"). We both love the Sondiv script. Do you think you could write her name in Sondiv for her? Her name is Clea - a name that we rarely see anywhere else! It would make her wet British summer am sure if you could! Thanks in advance and for all the gifs too ;)

dedalvs answered:

Yeah, it’s a name I’ve never seen before, which means I have absolutely no idea how it’s pronounced. :) I assume it’s not like “clean” without the [n], so…KLEE-uh? Going to go with that. Here it is:

Thanks for the ask!

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dedalvs:

thescienceofjohnlock:

thenerdyindividual:

Look guys, I know the challenge is for a good cause but if you live in California please don’t do it! We’re in the middle of a serious drought and all the water that you use, counts! The water you use for the challenge including the ice, is contributing to this emergency level drought! If you really feel the need to do the challenge, change it so it won’t affect our water usage! Cram a shit ton of ice cream in your mouth if you have to but PLEASE stop doing the challenge if you live in California! Spread the word! Here are some links to educate yourself. A serious one: http://nationalreport.net/ice-bucket-challenge-contributing-california-drought/ A funny yet logical one:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcmOuww-D8

This is a damn good point. If you live in California maybe wait till the drought is over before you do it.

To add a little perspective here, bear in mind that NationalReport.net is a satirical site (like The Onion). That article, far from being serious, is making a joke comparing the supposed drought level from 2011 to a picture of the drought level now, and attributing the change entirely to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. That was obviously a joke—especially since we’ve known that the drought California is currently experiencing has been coming for quite some time. We’ve known since last winter we were going to have a drought this summer, because summer droughts are the direct result of Autumn/Winter rainfall. If we have a dry winter (which we did last year), we’re going to have a super dry summer. This year is a particularly bad one (like the one we had in the early 90s), but that’s how it goes sometimes. It’s something that comes with living in California—and living in a world that’s slowly getting warmer.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a highly visible use of water, so it seems like it must be an enormous waste, but, comparatively speaking, it’s not that bad. First of all, you can always use the water (e.g. stand over plants that need to be watered—doing so at night is best), or use used water (e.g. pool water). Second, there’s always a clever way to get out of it (Patrick Stewart’s video is one of my favorites). But finally, if we really wanted to save water, the following would make a MUCH bigger impact:
Water plants and lawns less, and water them at night.
Stop washing cars.
Take shorter—and fewer—showers.
Do less laundry, and use water-efficient washing machines.
Someone doing an ice bucket challenge once over asphalt—even with a particularly large bucket—is so much less of a waste of water than washing a car once. A single shower wastes gallons of water. Californians know this (or should). When asked to use less water, these are always the main areas of concern (see here and here on the California drought website, which also has other water saving tips).
So be cool. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is not destroying the state of California. And if you live here, regardless of the challenge, be sure to follow the state’s water saving tips—especially when it comes to landscaping, which is the biggest water waster. (Also, if no one washes their car, we’ll all have dirty cars, which will make me feel less shame about going anywhere in my car.)

dedalvs:

thescienceofjohnlock:

thenerdyindividual:

Look guys, I know the challenge is for a good cause but if you live in California please don’t do it! We’re in the middle of a serious drought and all the water that you use, counts! The water you use for the challenge including the ice, is contributing to this emergency level drought! If you really feel the need to do the challenge, change it so it won’t affect our water usage! Cram a shit ton of ice cream in your mouth if you have to but PLEASE stop doing the challenge if you live in California! Spread the word! Here are some links to educate yourself. A serious one: http://nationalreport.net/ice-bucket-challenge-contributing-california-drought/
A funny yet logical one:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcmOuww-D8

This is a damn good point. If you live in California maybe wait till the drought is over before you do it.

To add a little perspective here, bear in mind that NationalReport.net is a satirical site (like The Onion). That article, far from being serious, is making a joke comparing the supposed drought level from 2011 to a picture of the drought level now, and attributing the change entirely to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. That was obviously a joke—especially since we’ve known that the drought California is currently experiencing has been coming for quite some time. We’ve known since last winter we were going to have a drought this summer, because summer droughts are the direct result of Autumn/Winter rainfall. If we have a dry winter (which we did last year), we’re going to have a super dry summer. This year is a particularly bad one (like the one we had in the early 90s), but that’s how it goes sometimes. It’s something that comes with living in California—and living in a world that’s slowly getting warmer.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a highly visible use of water, so it seems like it must be an enormous waste, but, comparatively speaking, it’s not that bad. First of all, you can always use the water (e.g. stand over plants that need to be watered—doing so at night is best), or use used water (e.g. pool water). Second, there’s always a clever way to get out of it (Patrick Stewart’s video is one of my favorites). But finally, if we really wanted to save water, the following would make a MUCH bigger impact:

  • Water plants and lawns less, and water them at night.
  • Stop washing cars.
  • Take shorter—and fewer—showers.
  • Do less laundry, and use water-efficient washing machines.

Someone doing an ice bucket challenge once over asphalt—even with a particularly large bucket—is so much less of a waste of water than washing a car once. A single shower wastes gallons of water. Californians know this (or should). When asked to use less water, these are always the main areas of concern (see here and here on the California drought website, which also has other water saving tips).

So be cool. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is not destroying the state of California. And if you live here, regardless of the challenge, be sure to follow the state’s water saving tips—especially when it comes to landscaping, which is the biggest water waster. (Also, if no one washes their car, we’ll all have dirty cars, which will make me feel less shame about going anywhere in my car.)

dedalvs

kjjbeers asked:

Just me! Another request from another stargazer! This one is for Jeanne Mork. She would love the translation of her name in Sondiv. Asoluviv! đź’š

dedalvs answered:

Ages ago when the first came up on Twitter, I asked her to pretty please tell me how her first name was pronounced (i.e. whether it was Gene, or Gee-Ann). I still haven’t gotten a response. Now she gets what she gets, and it’s the Gene pronunciation. Hope it’s the right one!

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