nnooo you can’t have bicycle for your birthday, bicycle DOES NOT EXIST. you get homocycle or heterocycle.
shhh do not disturb the summer bloggers in their natural habitat
revenge of the summer bloggers
How about NO THIS IS NOT FUCKING OKAY
Get out of here with your “summer bloggers” bullshit and realise that taking pictures of people without their knowledge and consent is not only rude, it’s fucking disgusting and creepy! One of the girls in this photo has the right to feel uncomfortable and unsafe with the knowledge that somebody out there that she doesn’t even know took a picture of her and her friends (again, without their knowledge or consent) and then posted it onto a social blogging site where anyone can get a hold of it for the sole purpose of mocking them. Then, when a message gets left which rightfully asks what the fuck this shit is, you perpetuate the mentality that an innocent photo of teenage girls getting some goddamn food somehow makes them inferior to you.
What the fuck is wrong with you people when nobody points out that there’s a problem with this? This isn’t about “hipsters vs the rest of Tumblr!!!” at all, it’s about the fact that ridiculing other girls just for fitting the stereotypical “white girl summer bloggers” format that Tumblr seems to hate so much is grounds to take photos of them (DID I MENTION IT WAS WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT?) and make fun of them.
You’re no better than creepshots, and what you’re doing is demeaning and humiliating to these girls that don’t owe you a damn thing by looking or behaving in a way you don’t like that isn’t doing the slightest bit of harm.
Keep it classy, Tumblr.
what gets me is that they’re not even really doing anything, they’re just… sitting there eating??? “OLOL CHECK OUT THESE HIPSTERS TOTALLY ENJOYING THEIR MEAL IN A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE A BUNCH OF LAME HIPSTERS”
tumblr fucking baffles me
wtf. Why are you like this, people? they’re just young girls eating food. how is this hilarious or offensive to you? fuck. this is why i’m so protective of girls. i’ve been through this shit myself and I have a 6 year old daughter who will no doubt receive hostility for just fucking existing in a public space.
Ok friends, I could use some help… Signal boosts would be greatly appreciated.
I was planning on moving to Philadelphia on the 15th of next month, so I gave my bosses a month notice today of my intent to leave the company and move out of the state, their response was to fire me instead.
Upside of their pettiness is that I should be able to get unemployment while I move and look for work up there which will bolster my resources in addition to what I’ve managed to save up, downside is that it just shifted my plans by a month and I’m hoping to head up there as soon as I can.
At the moment I have no leads on a place to stay up there so unless I can find something, whether it’s a couch to crash on, a corner to unroll my sleeping bag in, or someone looking for a roommate at a place I can afford, I’ll be sleeping in my car.
I’m hoping that by putting this out there I can find a place to stay. For those who don’t know me whom this reaches, I’m 30, pansexual, agender (but well on the masculine end of the spectrum so societal male privilege still definitely applies to me, he or they pronouns are both fine), an intersectional anarchist and very passionate about anti-oppression. I strive to not be an asshole and to learn and apologize when I fuck up. I’m fairly quiet, I cook and clean, and I try to be respectful of those around me (unless they’re assholes or oppressive douchefucks in which case all bets are off). I’m the kind of person who will yell at the racist at the bar and try to always be there for my friends if they need something.
So yeah, any help would be appreciated even if it’s just a reblog to increase the chances of me finding a place to stay, hell even recommendations of relatively safe parking lots to park and crash for the night would be useful.
Oh, I also have a glorious beard if that helps sway anyone lol.
Oh man, all these people are playing Animal Crossing New Leaf and it’s their first Animal Crossing game ever and they’re totally missing out on some poignant story elements.
In each game you can talk to Sable every day and she’ll gradually open up to you and tell you more about her life.
When the Able Sisters were young their parents passed away. Mable was too young to understand the situation, and Labelle was older and frustrated and ran away to the big city leaving Sable to act as the sole parent to Mable. These events left Mable introverted and withdrawn. She works so hard because she had to take on the responsibility of raising Mable after their parents died and her big sister abandoned her.
In Animal Crossing City Folk, you can enter Gracie’s shop to buy high-end clothing and one of her employees is Labelle, the lost Able sister. Through a series of conversations with various characters you can trick Labelle into dropping her phoney proper accent and speaking in a more relaxed “country” accent. She opens up and talks about her past and her family. In New Leaf, Labelle has moved home. In the back of her shop you can see a newspaper clipping and a ribbon that used to be part of her old uniform.
If you consider that newspaper clipping compared to the backstory from the previous games it paints a sad picture. Labelle moved to the city to get away from her family but she fell on hard times and her family took her back. People who haven’t played the previous games don’t realize what a big deal it is to see those three sisters finally reunited in the same store!
In Wild World, Sable would get sad sometimes around January. If you talk to her consistently she’ll tell you this story about Tom Nook:
“Well, the first letter I got from him arrived at just around this time of year… The other day, before bed, I pulled that letter out… and just looked at it. Tee hee! It was adorable! Sure, the handwriting was a little messy, but… You could hear his determination in every word of that letter… Sweet, young Tom Nook… His call to arms, his ethos, was “Dreams before money!” He was so pure that people wondered if he’d survive this crazy old world. I did too. Every night before falling asleep, I would wish him… ‘Please keep Tom Nook’s pure spirit protected,” I’d whisper in the darkness. “Keep him safe from the apathy that breeds in the alleys of the big city…’
I don’t know why I’ve told you so much about Tom Nook and I… All those memories of our shared youth must bore you. Please forgive me.
[Tell Me More!]
…Ohh, OK, if you insist!
“The Tom Nook that left for the big city… He sent me letters quite frequently, actually. One day, I received a wooden box, not a letter. When I opened it, I was quite astonished!
Oh goodness, no! Are you kidding?! [NAME], I think you’ve been watching too many made-for-TV movies! …Ohh, I’m so sorry. Heh, I didn’t mean to snap. That just took me off guard.
No, inside the box, there was a pair of fancy, burnt-orange colored… scissors. Incredibly strong and sharp scissors! The finest scissors I’d ever laid eyes on. The enclosed letter said, “Happy birthday, Sable!” So…sweet… At the time, I was so busy that I’d even forgotten it was my birthday. To think Tom Nook had remembered it… I’m sure life was hard for Tom Nook in the city during that time… I know his job paid poorly, so for him to buy those scissors for me… When I think about it, it makes me so happy that I cry!
Oh really, [NAME]… You want to hear my memories again? I’m warning you, not all my memories are fond ones you know…
Well, we shared a lot of good times, Tom Nook and I. Before there was an observatory in dear old [TOWN NAME]… We used to climb up the roof when we wanted to look at the stars… Ohh, yes! We even made constellations together, I remember! I made one called the “Star Shirt.” Tom Nook’s looked like one of those old-time markets. He called it… “The Farmer’s Market Bargain Bin Constellation.” Ohh that takes me back…
Yes, it is… Shortly after that, Tom Nook moved to the big city… Yes, he left to chase his dreams… When he returned to [TOWN NAME], he came back a totally different soul… I still believe that… if he had just clung to those sweet memories like I do… he would have shaken off the heartsickness of those city years… Memories can be sad, but they can also save you…”
There seems to be a general theme in the Able Sisters storyline of the city representing running away. The implication is that the fast lifestyle of the city can make you sick with ennui and that taking it easy in a small town is the cure. The Animal Crossing series, as a whole, is about not running.
The literal act of “running” is the only thing that the game ‘punishes’ you for doing - you’ll destroy flowers, scare away fish and bugs, and gradually tear away the grass. But the game still gives you the option to run, because it’s about choosing to slow down and enjoy the journey. It’s not about beginnings or endings, it’s about the calmness between those events. It’s sort of like the video game version of the Japanese concept of ma. Animal Crossing is a really beautiful thing and I’m so happy it exists.
damn i know both of these stories and i never connected any of it to the running thing good job animal crossing
This is actually really interesting.
This is legitimately not jut about boobs,just watch it,youll learn something about modern cinema
A video about the straight male gaze in cinema (and video games), examples of it, and talking about how even when men are sexualized on screen, it’s still as active agents and not as a collection of body parts where the camera zooms in and cuts to various secondary sex characteristics. Not a new concept, but the video is still interesting, even as just food for thought.
I also think having it deconstructed visually like he does, helps one pay a little more attention to how the world around us is constructed via the media we consume, in even small subtle ways, like where the camera focuses, pans, and zooms in on, and the difference between cuts that show pieces of the body versus full face & body shots. (This is, of course, also applicable to stuff like comics, such as this Vampirella page where several panels are dedicated to her butt, or Ed Benes’ penchant for drawing “looking up at her butt” angles in panels with women in them.)
Sometimes it’s a conscious decision, and the artist wants to do it that way, or has been told to by higher ups, or it’s a goal of the company/marketing department, and sometimes, I think, it’s not necessarily conscious, but just how we’ve grown used to seeing scenes/panels with women constructed and having grown up with this media, we do it ourselves without thinking (i.e. “just what you do” as discussed in a previous post.)
As I said, just something to think about once you’re aware of it. :)
Via Escher Girls
Saying that people of color cannot show any visible blushing is a big fat myth that only proves how little people actually know about skin tones.
I have seen a lot of skin-tone palettes that includes dark skin, but it is very rarely put in use as examples. And many times I’ve found them to only appear monochrome, while darker skin tones are just as rich in tone variation as fair skin.
And just to be extra nice, I even added the basic colors I used in these two examples. A big protip is to start with the darkest tone as a base and then work to light tones. Use the highlights sparingly, they should not be large but more like small spots. Dark skin is more “reflective”, meaning small highlights pop out more than on lighter skin tones.
I made this set mainly for all the anime artists out there who probably would love to color more poc characters but don’t really know if it’d work out as kawaii as their usual stuff.
News flash: it’s drop-dead super kawaii in all skin tones<3
Please sign this petition concerning police brutality and government corruption in Brazil. The mass media is not reporting on any of this, today on June 16th radio stations’ signals were cut and replaced with the narration of soccer games simply because they were reporting on police brutality who locked protesters inside a park with children and women inside, gassed them and shot rubber bullets.
The Brazilian media is being censured. Websites that express the true situation by people who have been victims of police brutality are being taken down. The government is refusing to acknowledge any of this, and their president has not even made a statement about the situation.
Please don’t turn your back on these people. Don’t not care because they aren’t your people and its another country. This is HUMAN RIGHTS we are talking about. It is important; people need to stand up and take notice. If a video of Miley Cyrus twerking can get over 1,000 notes then I know we can get this to 1,000 & beyond. As human beings, brothers & sisters of the human race, we have an obligation to help others who are in distress. So sign the petition everyone, bring attention to the Brazilian government and help change Brazil.
This is really fucking misleading. This is not about the corruption of our government (if you think so, ding dong you’re fucking wrong). This was about the raises of the bus fare and this is the first fucking time the middle class has risen and witnessed the violence of our police, which is still a part of the ARMED FORCES, a violence that was always defended when used against the people in the favelas (ghettos, black and poor areas of the city), but now happened in the white central rich area. This used to be a protest of the people but in the end, the right-wing wave came and tried to appropriate the movement (and is succeeding).
This is not about the World Cup. This is about fair living and about the difference these cents in the bus ticket are making to the people (stories about workers missing meals to pay the difference of the fare).
And now suddenly people are trying to take down the government, they’re saying that all politicians are shit and that we’re living in a dictatorship when we ARE NOT. People don’t believe in the power of vote and some are even saying that the army should intervene in the goverment.
This is about the indignation of a white middle class who’s seen a Worker’s Party rise to power and seen the lower working class’s life being improved.
This movement only gained all this media because the goverment lost control of the police and the police repressed not only the protesters (which, until last protest were being called hoodlums (i’m not sure if i’m saying this right) and were being violently repressed) but also the journalists that were working! Suddenly, all the media started to side with us and thus the public opinion swayed, Now they’re trying to appropriate this movement for their own ends.
By god how I hate this fucking call to arms against the fucking World Cup.
I’m not fucking saying that the repression shouldn’t be fought, but yeah, it’s interesting that it has only gained this attention when white rich kids started to whine about it..
I’m not fucking saying that our goverment is the most saint, but this is always the first argument against the left party, and people tend to forget that the right was 3x times more corrupt than our current goverment.
I’m not fucking saying that the World Cup will be awesome, but given that our president has been booed by people who payed 400$ for the price of the fucking ticket, I think we may as well invite the fucking foreigners to our country and get some of the money back, SINCE IT’S ALL FUCKING GONE NOW ANYWAY. WE SHOULD MAKE OTHER AWARENESS PROTESTS IN RELATION TO WORLD CUP, AS, FOR INSTANCE, THE QUESTION OF THE SEXUAL TOURISM THAT HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED AT ALL SO FAR.
I’m just tired of people appropriating shit and nice people, whom I very much admire, and who don’t understand that the brazilian demography of tumblr is very white, very middle class and very privileged, is who’s trying to llluminate you in these matters.
It’s like if I asked how the fuck the US are doing TO A FUCKING REPUBLICAN. I bet they’d have a lot of shit to say too.
So there it is. I’m fucking done.
Reblogging commentary. Sorry folks for not looking into this deeper before I reblogged.
“People hate her, they really do. Did you know that to Yoko someone is a verb in America? It is something that boys say if they’re hanging out with you too much and they’re going to school or they have a band. It’s almost a myth that’s used to suppress women. Y’know, ‘You’re gonna Yoko me. You’re gonna destroy me.’ And this woman put up with racial inequality from Fleet Street, she put up with being accused of breaking up the best band in the world, she put up with people’s idea that she castrated this man and then, worst of all, she had her best friend, her husband, the person she lived for, die in her arms in front of a fortress that she’d hidden herself in for 20 years. And I just feel that the world media should apologize to her because she handled it with so much dignity.” Courtney Love about Yoko Ono, 1993
Don’t forget the reason Yoko was even at the studio with the Beatles and all that was because Lennon was a controlling abuser and forced her to be with him at all times to the extent that she wasn’t even allowed to use the bathroom without him coming.
Via Bitch, please.
Hazel Lee posing with a biplane, circa 1930s
Hazel Lee was one of the first Chinese American women to obtain a pilot’s license in America and the first to fly for the U.S. Military. Lee was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and flew during World War II.
I love reading about female pilots from the early twentieth century. There were so many restrictions placed on women during that time. That women like Hazel Lee were flying through the air completely free - doing what the guys were doing- is completely inspiring.
She needs to be in a Doctor Who episode.
From your keyboard to Moffat’s ear.