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the term “SJW” doesn’t even hold weight anymore because it is literally something people call every minority that they come across that does something they dislike.
they don’t even need to seem angry either, you can just go like “my pronouns are they/them” and you are suddenly a social justice warrior.
Believe it or not, those aren’t half bad.
#5. Myth: Healthy Teeth Should be Gleaming White
You might think white teeth are attractive, but as far as being natural, they’re the dental equivalent of fake breasts. That’s right, the natural color of human teeth is yellow. Sure, staining them with coffee or cigarettes makes them darker, as does not brushing often enough, or doing meth. But the pinnacle of oral health doesn’t make your mouth look like George Clooney’s, either. In fact, your desperate, futile attempts to scrub your teeth white can actually damage them. Stiff toothbrushes are abrasive and weaken teeth by stripping off the outer layers. On top of that, “whitening” toothpaste brands are mostly bullshit. If you cough up the dough to get your teeth professionally whitened, they’ll bleach the enamel, which also damages them.
Its never really occurred to me before, but since sneezing is a totally involuntary muscle contraction, there’s probably a lot of collateral damage whenever Superman does it. I wonder how many times the Kent household had to be remodeled when he got colds as a kid.
Oh, you have no idea.
the really shitty thing about being told that youre smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you dont understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe youre not as smart as youve always been told
Now on TGWTG: A Quick Guide To Classic Who - Season 20 (The Fifth Doctor)
In Hagan’s look at this anniversary season, she finds echos of the future, big old snakes, more Moffat than one would expect, the Brig being back, enormous continuity hickups, the center of the universe, sailboats in space, bird hats, masterful historical inaccuracies, the most ill-fated of all companions, a fun multi-doctor story and more!
Hagan Cameos: The Omega Geek takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Oh yes, it happened this way around, as well. And The Omega certainly wasn’t far behind her beloved wife in terms of water resiliency !
As before, to find out more about what the Ice Bucket Challenge is and how to donate to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and relief, go to http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html
autistictheon said: thers' a short story in the canon of the 1982 thing (called "the things" iirc) written from the thing's pov and its reaction to the humans is the same level of sheer visceral shocked disgusted horror that the humans react to it with. It was written by a third party for a writing contest and john carpenter liked it so much he made it canon
Oh yes. You would think a story from the Thing’s perspective and explaining almost everything about it would just demystify the whole movie and take away some of the horror, but THE THINGS is absolutely terrifying and enhances the movie for me. I had no idea Carpenter decided it should be canon, that’s wonderful.
I just read the story. It is amazing and disturbing.
No one on earth will ever make me feel ashamed of reading children’s books.
Wow some peeps are really really incredulous that I “unironically” and “seriously” said diversity in entertainment is never a bad thing.
When has it been? When? Ever?
Don’t give me some cheap argument that some series “suffered from tokenism.” What you actually mean is that it had bad writing. The simple fact that characters are different races or sexes is not the problem and never has been.
No, give me just one case where a game, a movie, a book or a show where the presence of diversity is in itself a bad thing. Give me one instance of a video game being worse just because a character is dark skinned or is a lady and not because of some other failing.
I’ll give you all the time you need to think of one.
And I’ll turn into a dusty skeleton because you won’t ever be able to.
This reality is a bit harder to swallow: There are more white people in the US and Canada because the US and Canada were established using the systematic genocide of Native peoples, the theft of Native lands, and the labour of enslaved peoples in the past and immigrant peoples currently who were and are never meant to stay or survive.
And now you’re uncomfortable. Good.
When you accept and acknowledge that census figures reflect a long history of marginalization, it is preposterous to use these same figures as the benchmark to which you measure the inclusion of marginalized people.
Let me just say that while I was scrolling to see the great critiques for Milo Manara’s Spider Woman as soon as that cover was released, I saw this little number & for some reason I couldn’t help but redraw this..
Personally this cover was weak in many ways, and definitely this article as a response & redraw was PERFECT. The problem was in the way their body language was to convey conflict. There was no conflict. AT ALL.
First of all, Batgirl’s leg was wrapped around Scorpiana’s thigh (WHY?). This confused me because there was NOTHING in that image that would want Batgirl to STAY with Scorpiana (an electrified pincer-like attack & giant back-of-the-head stinger to the face are some things that should be avoided). Then there’s the “tugging of the hair..embrace?”! I thought the hair tugging is what made Batgirl wrap her leg around Scorpiana, maybe try to counteract the balance of being pulled in another direction..? Nope. The tension wasn’t pulling at her hair more than it was to disguise the fact that Scorpiana was pulling Batgirl IN.
And just putting it out there, these COMPLETELY different body languages (i.e. Batgirl pushing everything every which way AWAY from her only to WRAP HERSELF AROUND the villain..?!) make any sense?! Did their minds say “no” but their bodies say “yes”!?
Anyway..upon observing just these two details, it was clear to me that this was some awkward tango-esque fight scene. And in some digging (thanks Google), the artist’s intentions WERE to create a fight scene reminiscent of the tango (mainly because Scorpiana is an Argentinian villain & the most famous of Argentine dances is the tango)! While I applaud his efforts for trying to create a scene of conflict with a famous dance..the tango is a very sensual, sexy dance. His hint about using a move from the famous dance is more like a blunt object to the head, which ultimately dazes & confuses you into thinking that there was more of a sex vibe than a cultural one.
It’s difficult to incorporate something into an artwork without having your original intentions be skewed upon releasing it to the public because not EVERYONE has the same way of thinking. And honestly, I would have just thought that this was just another anatomically-incorrect-for-the-sake-of-hot-babe-action. Instead, I now see it as an anatomically-incorrect-for-the-sake-of-trying-to-be-subtly-cultural.
Speaking of anatomy, Batgirl’s spine is quite honestly thee thinnest, bendiest spine I have seen in a while. Why? It seems like the elasticity of her spine has made itself clear in her neck. Pushing her back & pushing her neck in opposite directions will surely sever that poor thing that is her skeletal structure. As well as her head that seems to be unaware it’s moving too far away. But for whatever reason, as structurally unsound her body looks, Batgirl lives. Believe me when I say my rendering of anatomy is NOT accurate, but if it LOOKS somewhat structurally sound then it can work. This cover didn’t have that stability.
In the redraw, I immediately discarded the fact that this was meant to be a tango scene (and while the tango is sexual, it also conveys a strong feeling of trust..I mean, look at how close & how fluid tango partners are with their movements. IT’S FREAKIN’ AWESOME, but that is NOT the feeling I wanted to convey between Batgirl & Scorpiana). I also tried NOT to have Batgirl’s body bend in an unnatural fashion.
I tried to create a scenario where the very details I noticed about the image that threw me off were to be justified. I had the Scorpiana threatening Batgirl off the ledge of a building by her hair (sorry for not drawing the buildings, maybe next time..), stinging her with her stinger or pincer-like thing or choke her. This would all justify why Batgirl would wrap her leg around Scorpiana’s thigh.
Is my redraw anatomically accurate? Nope. But at least Batgirl’s head isn’t poppin’ off any time soon, nor are the two going to dance while killing each other.
Thanks for all the work you did to explain what’s going on in the original, and finding out the intent of the artist! :) I had thought it looked like a dance too (as had another redrawer) but it’s good to know for sure.
And also thanks for going through your entire thought process as to why you drew your version the way you did, and what you thought it should convey thematically. I love seeing different people’s takes on pictures featured on this blog, and I especially enjoy reading people’s breakdowns of what the scene evoked for them and how they see it.
- Punch anyone who denies the Holocaust happened. Punch them right in the fucking face.
- Be sure to punch neo nazis especially hard
- actually talk about antisemitic violence cuz a lot of y’all aren’t doing that
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So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.
Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.
Here, have a petition.