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coelasquid:

So what I gather Blacklist is a show about the most insufferable man on OKCupid.

coelasquid:

So what I gather Blacklist is a show about the most insufferable man on OKCupid.

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mmmagpie:

mmmagpie:

Storm #1 or "Why mmmagpie bitches about people fucking with the colors in comic panels"

Images on the left are original screenshots from the digital version of the comic. They’ve been cropped, and that’s it.  The images on the right belong to three users - links to the original posts are in the captions. 

Now…do you see what’s wrong with this picture? This is why I bitch about edits, and how they misrepresent the comics. Storm has pretty dark skin. If you hadn’t read the comics, and only seen the edits, you might be a bit taken aback by that fact. That’s a problem. In polite company, it’s generally agreed that lightening the skin of a person of color is a no-no. And, unfortunately, that’s what’s going on here.

I’m not claiming that these edits were made to lighten Storm’s skin. But they do lighten her skin. And that is something to take into consideration before posting an edit. Representation of women and minorities in comics is a huge issue, and it’s fucking amazing that Storm finally has her own solo title. It’s not amazing that her skin is being lightened because people seem to feel a need to add a #mine tag underneath somebody else’s artwork. 

Ugh, sorry, I know that whining won’t make a difference, but the most popular set I’ve seen still has Storm’s skin significantly lighter than it appears in the comics. She’s also inexplicably orange.

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These are part of set by clintbarttons (sorry, it won’t let me tag!). Once again, I don’t think that anybody is actually thinking “Wow, Storm’s skin is way too dark. I’ve gotta fix that!” but I do think that people should be aware that this is still a problem, even if they’re doing it unintentionally. 

I wouldn’t have added more to my original rant if I hand’t had several people tell me that they weren’t aware that Storm was particularly dark skinned. And I find that a bit alarming. All that the people I’ve spoken to have seen are edits on Tumblr where Storm’s skinned has been lightened. Because the sets that get popular are the ones where Storm’s skin has been fucked with. And THEN people who aren’t reading any books in which Storm appears aren’t even aware of her skin color. Which is pretty fucked up. White washing is never good. 

TL;DR Highlights: Tumblr is so fucked up that some people have never seen unedited (and therefore unlightened) panels of Storm. The implications of this are not good. 

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willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

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orpheelin:

Color palette Meme : Rollo with number 8
;D

orpheelin:

  • Color palette Meme : Rollo with number 8

;D

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coelasquid:

Sometimes I wonder if the other WWE guys feel insecure standing next to Roman Reigns.

#the most beautiful man in WWE #with the most soothing voice #and prettiest hair

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filthyamphibian:

I crack myself up.

filthyamphibian:

I crack myself up.

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"I’m sorry, I’m sorry you fell in love with me and I with you, I’m not a princess, not even a girl really. I’m just a duck. I just wanted to dance with you all so badly. I wanted to dance beautifully like the prince and you and everyone else. Now I’ve fallen in love with you and I don’t want to go back to being just a duck. But, I was never meant to be a girl for more than a night.”

"I’m sorry, I’m sorry you fell in love with me and I with you, I’m not a princess, not even a girl really. I’m just a duck. I just wanted to dance with you all so badly. I wanted to dance beautifully like the prince and you and everyone else. Now I’ve fallen in love with you and I don’t want to go back to being just a duck. But, I was never meant to be a girl for more than a night.”

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creamteasandjammydodgers:

danisnotofire:

look at these boots and tell me you dont immediately want to go adventuring in them holy shit i love these shoes so much

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A link so I could purchase these boots post-haste would be nice :(((((((

These are Steve Madden Bickett Boots

They seem to be hella sold out most everywhere tho

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"Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”"

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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arrestedwesteros:

Hello all! It’s already late July which means that tomorrow begins San Diego Comic-Con International.

A few related announcements:

I will be there! My sister shoomlah​ (who designed the Arrested Westeros shirts) and I will be wandering around the whole weekend. If you want to say HI, Claire will be on the following panels, which means I will be there as well! 

Female Heroes, Then and Now
Thursday, July 24 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Room 32AB

How to Be a Nerd For a Living: Career Paths Within Nerd Culture
Friday, July 25 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Room 4

Is It Steampunk?
Friday, July 25 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Room 29A

The Witty Women of Steampunk
Friday, July 25 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm | Room 24ABC

Secondly, if you come find me, I will have t-shirts to giveaway! I’m going to set aside a few shirts each day to giveaway if you find me.  If I don’t have your size on-hand, I’ll ship it to you free. I’ll also sell them through Square if that’s your fancy as well!

How to spot me in the crowd:

  • I will probably tweet my location from @arresteros
  • I’ll be either wearing the t-shirt, or a shirt that says I’M FAT LET’S PARTY (thanks seibei!)
  • I might be wearing a wolf hat (depending on how hot it is / how much I want to dress as the Red Wedding)

Finally, after I return from Comic Con, shirts will be on-sale again! I’ve had a lot of inquiries, so it was time for another run! Details are at arrestedwesteros.com/shop, and you can sign up for updates here.

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schaudwen:

Towel blocking is happening

(Yeah I did get a less washed out pic but you can see the lace pattern better in this one)

Thought I’d write some details.Can’t find the yarn, but it I think it was a sport weight yarn.I used size 6 needles, and I made the original pattern larger by knitting to 195 stitches, instead of stopping when I reached 151 before starting the  lace edge. Each lace pattern repeat requires 22 stitches to start, so I added 44 stitches total. (at least by my count -  this seemed to work out,)The total size when blocking is 50 inches by 25 inches.

schaudwen:

Towel blocking is happening

(Yeah I did get a less washed out pic but you can see the lace pattern better in this one)

Thought I’d write some details.

Can’t find the yarn, but it I think it was a sport weight yarn.

I used size 6 needles, and I made the original pattern larger by knitting to 195 stitches, instead of stopping when I reached 151 before starting the lace edge. Each lace pattern repeat requires 22 stitches to start, so I added 44 stitches total. (at least by my count - this seemed to work out,)

The total size when blocking is 50 inches by 25 inches.

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conradtao:

woobewoo:

conradtao:

this is one of the many reasons i love having a toy piano

WOW THIS IS REALLY COOL

let’s bring this back

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Towel blocking is happening

(Yeah I did get a less washed out pic but you can see the lace pattern better in this one)

Towel blocking is happening

(Yeah I did get a less washed out pic but you can see the lace pattern better in this one)

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nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

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lucasito replied to your photoset “My sister has a 9 week old pug/beagle/chihauhua puppy and I have a 4…”

Cutie! :D You know I share the knitting addiction… are you on Ravelry yet?

Babe, you are the one who GOT me on ravelry! I finished the shawlette by the way, and making a point NOT to look at any other patterns.. I’m already WOEFULLY underprepared for comic con because I kept knitting all day instead!

I made mine a little longer than what was called for in the original pattern tho

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