IMPORTANT UPDATE: After having conversations with several interested artists, we’ve decided to relax the art submission guidelines AND extend the submission deadline to accommodate this change:
- We are now accepting black-and-white artwork and pencil artwork. We no longer require finished color artwork.
- To accommodate this change, the contest deadline has been extended by ONE WEEK, until 11:59 p.m. (EST), August 8, 2014.
We want this to be a fair, open, and collaborative process, so hopefully this will make it easier for artists to enter! Thanks to everyone who gave me helpful feedback.
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i dont think teen wolf has actualy ever topped this moment. it was kind of downhill after this crowning moment of genius
The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.
The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.
The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face.
Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.
so, the article clarifies that they’re not sure if the prop/set piece shown is for the sphinx or another statue, but even if not the sphinx, WHAT THE FUCK, SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK, THOSE FEATURES SHOULD NOT BE ON ANY EGYPTIAN SCULPTURE FROM THAT TIME.wtf
I find it so fucking hilarious, men think about famous women and female characters sexually all the time, they masturbate to the thought of Scarlett Johansson and Black Widow all the time, there is an entire genre of porn dedicated to spoofing movies like Star Wars and Harry Potter
but women write (sometimes novel length) pieces of fiction featuring their favourite characters who sometimes end up in sexual situations and it’s “weird” and “gross” and “odd”
and I’m just, I didn’t see your double standard there, would you mind just shoving it a bit further into my eye socket that’d be great
vaccines anti vaxxers hurt everyone
You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….
This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.
And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.
Have a lovely day, sugar.
Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.
Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.
Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.
There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.
So! Here we go!
Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.
And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.
And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.
You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.
These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.
And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.
Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????
Otis enjoyed being treated like royalty on my birthday last year.
If you want to give me a special birthday present, check out my comic, Corg Life. Click here!!
Welcome to Night Vale - Proverbs
And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
The Little Mermaid
THAT IS AWESOME GUYS!!! THANK YOU! *flails*
(srawr! Look how many people you have conquered! :DDD)
It makes me so happy when people I love get recognized for their lovely work. TT___TT
I know that Srawr SLAVED over this costume and she looks gorgeous! And Colleen always turns out absolutely gorgeous pictures! Really check both of these talented ladies out!!! :D
THIS WIG WINS THE WHOLE INTERNET.
"I’m curvy - I’m never going to be 5’ 11’ and 120 pounds. But I feel lucky to have what I’ve got." – Scarlett Johansson
it’s…i do really like scarlett johansson, and she is mad beautiful, and yes, it is in a way that deviates in a way from the hollywood norm…
but it just sort of reinforces how fucked our society is with how people, and especially women look. because every time sj or jl talk about how they don’t quite fit the hollywood standard, that’s true for them, they’ve gotten flack from that from the industry, and them talking about it is completely reasonable, and healthy for them, and their own way of trying to call out the bull.
but for the millions of girls out there who will never look like sj or jl or whomever, it’s like, ‘if they’re not good enough, not skinny enough, what the fuck am i?’
again, it’s hollywood and society that are fucked up, not any of the actresses who talk about their personal experiences. it’s just that due to all of the bullshit surrounding the topic, the intent of what are meant to be encouraging and reassuring words often gets really muddled by the time it reaches the ears of people who could use that encouragement, because they are already in a place where they think they’re not good enough.
I never knew having a corgi would involve so many severed fox heads.
This was last week’s Corg Life.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
— (via nativnuance)”
via Kim Katrin Crosby
Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013