April202014

jedavu:

Amazing Face-Paintings Transform Models Into The 2D Works Of Famous Artists

by  Valeriya Kutsan

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mintchipleaf:

anondromeda:

sweetguts:

katlay:

Yes I am going to draw more of May and Molly from Pancakes. I have a mini-series in the works that is about how these two met. But before that gets underway, here is a peek at May’s family, and also a glimpse of Molly’s. 

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queer supers best supers: Y/Y

This series of comics is seriously one of my favorite things every time it comes around

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professorsugoi:

the-bored-cat:

What does kindness get you? This.

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laughfloor:

where’s the fucking rent

laughfloor:

where’s the fucking rent

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randomstupidchaos:

beckaford:

micahelizabeth:


“Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
Slurp the invisible soup.
Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.

THISTHISTHISTHIS

no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers

The only thing I disagree with is the invincibility one ‘cause if my kid said they were invincible, I’d fake shoot them again in disbelief and continue to be amazed as they shrug off my fake bullets and fake kill me.

One to add:
If they give you a present, accept it (provided it isn’t, you know, unsanitary. If they brought you cat poop a discussion needs to be had). I don’t care if it’s the eighteenth macaroni necklace you’ve gotten that week you take it and treasure it like it’s made of gold and pearls.
And a word of advice for this: if they give you flowers, sniff them. If you can’t, pretend to sniff them. I once had a little girl (about 2) give me a bouquet of golden rod. I have severe pollen allergies but she looked so hopeful so I pretended to sniff it and put it in a vase to decorate the outside table. But damnit, I made her feel good. So accept whatever it is they’re giving you and fake enjoy it if you have to.

randomstupidchaos:

beckaford:

micahelizabeth:

  • Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
  • Slurp the invisible soup.
  • Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
  • Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
  • Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
  • Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
  • Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
  • If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
  • Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
  • Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.

THISTHISTHISTHIS

no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers

The only thing I disagree with is the invincibility one ‘cause if my kid said they were invincible, I’d fake shoot them again in disbelief and continue to be amazed as they shrug off my fake bullets and fake kill me.

One to add:

If they give you a present, accept it (provided it isn’t, you know, unsanitary. If they brought you cat poop a discussion needs to be had). I don’t care if it’s the eighteenth macaroni necklace you’ve gotten that week you take it and treasure it like it’s made of gold and pearls.

And a word of advice for this: if they give you flowers, sniff them. If you can’t, pretend to sniff them. I once had a little girl (about 2) give me a bouquet of golden rod. I have severe pollen allergies but she looked so hopeful so I pretended to sniff it and put it in a vase to decorate the outside table. But damnit, I made her feel good. So accept whatever it is they’re giving you and fake enjoy it if you have to.

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“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also”
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

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THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

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 yo i like thisi would like to know more about thiswhere does one learn more about this seconded like whoa

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JESUS JUST GOT SO MUCH MORE BADASS REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME SOME WHITE CHRISTIAN TELLS YOU TO BE NICE “LIKE CHRIST” REMEMBER THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO BE LIKE THE MIDDLE EASTERN JEW WHO IS TELLING YOU TO BE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.

AGGRESSIVE 

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And that is why historical/cultural context is important, kids. 

(via itsanexperimentjohn)

As I have said many times, “Compassion first” is not synonymous with “you have to let people abuse you.”

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kirkstarfleet:

allforshipshipforall:

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Think Different. 

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Inspired by THIS

GifsNotMine

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nuncamais:

insanityisfree:

spirithealer118:

younger-than-the-soul:

satsekhem:

angrynerdyblogger:

strider-sister:

girlwithg0ldeyes:

draculah:

skarvika:

historicalbird:

j3fa:

lasiguanaba:

thirstrani:

no bro

you really don’t

not at fucking

all

stop

It appears absolutely no one realizes this character (assuming this story takes places during the time in which it was filmed) grew up during The Troubles of Northern Ireland.

You don’t if he’s Northern Irish. You don’t know if he’s Catholic. You don’t know if he grew up watching his people get murdered by Loyalist Protestants and British soldiers who carried heavy racial prejudice against Irish Catholics (hellooo, Bloody Sunday anyone?), who had for centuries been characterized as barbaric, racially inferior, lowly people who needed to be wiped out or converted. Attacks by the IRA, and therefore retaliation by the British, didn’t completely cease until 1998, I believe? This film came out in 2002.

You don’t know if he was an Irishman who grew up in England. Bomb attacks carried out by the IRA in England kindled misplaced aggression toward innocent Irish civilians living among the English population and Irish people were verbally and physically attacked and their businesses targeted. Perhaps similar to how ordinary Muslims bear the brunt of aggression after attacks by Muslim extremists…

You can still find yourself threatened and demeaned if you’re a Catholic in Northern Ireland or if you’re a Protestant in Ireland and some older dude in a pub in a smaller town straight up asks you if you’re Catholic or not and you’re afraid what’ll happen if you don’t lie about who you are.

You can still hear casual racism toward Irish people in everyday life and in publicly broadcast media in the UK.

You can still see and hear “Kill All Irish” and other pretty heavy anti-Irish sentiment among Loyalists in Northern Ireland who don’t consider themselves Irish at all.

Just because it now appears that the island of Ireland has been allowed to move on from war and their appearance and culture generally allows them to blend into and reap the benefits of the White European demographic doesn’t mean that this character does not have the background suitable to fully empathize with her. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t, we just don’t know his story.

But I guess you’ve never been demeaned as a Paddy or a Taig so you wouldn’t understand what it feels like, would you?

don’t worry dude it’s tumblr the mentality here is basically “if you’re lighter than a coconut you’re not allowed to have any feelings and your life is automatically perfect but that’s not racist at all bc your skin is lighter than someone else’s and that means it’s ok”

^^^^^^^^

not enough upward pointies in the world

plot twist: being Irish actually sucks, seriously

I normally don’t comment on posts like these but the ignorance of this makes me so fucking angry because absolutely no one in the world seems to give a shit about the Irish because we all just seem to be so happy and drunk all the time. Because they’re white, right? So obviously they have no idea what hardship means.

*bursts in* *breathes heavily* Did someone mention the Northern Irish Troubles

First of all, pretty much yes to everything about Ireland up there. Growing up in Northern Ireland, I saw the violence from all sides - my father is a British Protestant and my mother is a Catholic, so I basically couldn’t win because according to one side I was a dirty taig and according to the other I was a filthy hun. Luckily I managed to make friends with a mix of both Catholics and Protestants who all thought this attitude was just as stupid as I did, but between all of us, we saw our fair share of sectarian violence, and the Catholics, without a doubt, got it worse.

Irish Catholics were robbed of their country by Protestant invaders centuries ago. They fought and fought and eventually got the Irish Free State (now the Republic of Ireland), however, thanks to the deliberate plantation of Protestants to eradicate the Catholic majority in the North, it was left under British rule. Since then, Catholics have been murdered, arrested, terrorised, tortured and driven out of their houses just for being Irish Catholics. 

I moved from Northern Ireland in 2010 and to the day I left, the violence was not over. I couldn’t wear certain colours in certain areas because I would be beaten. I had fake names depending on where I was stopped, as attackers can determine what religion you are from your name alone (and this is a trick I learned, too, for defence). I can recite my rights if I’m arrested because if I was stopped in certain areas I could be, on the assumption I could be Catholic. I know the subtle sectarian geography of the city of Belfast because if I cross the road in the wrong place I’m in enemy territory. I have been chased by a group of forty people, throwing fireworks at me, because they assumed I was a Catholic. Police were parked on nearby streets and didn’t acknowledge the commotion. My friends and I walk past graffiti screamed “Kill All Taigs”. A fifteen year old boy who lived half an hour from me was beaten to death by a group of adults for being Catholic. For fifty years, people have been detained without trial, tortured, beaten and wrongly imprisoned just for being Catholic, because apparently, being Catholic means you must be in the IRA. 

Even now, I can’t escape it. I have a noticeable Northern Irish accent, which is stronger when I’m around people from there and is noticeable as a strong accent whenever I’m not in the country. At airports, I’m always the one stopped and frisked if they hear my accent. At ferry ports, it’s alway my car (which has Northern Irish registration plates) that’s “randomly selected” for a search. All of this just happened to me, a person who got off lightly.

If you think that Irish people haven’t faced oppression and abuse, you’re wrong. If you think that Northern Ireland is past its troubles, you’re wrong. It sickens me that this happens only a few hundred miles away from England and no one acknowledges it exists, because hey, they’re just some terrorist Catholics, right?

Contrary to popular belief, racism isn’t America centric. Just ask the Serbians and Croatians.

REBLOGGING FOR THE LAST ONE JFC THANK YOU.

This.  Also, for us Italians, Sicily: most of the Italian side of my family traces their roots to poor fishermen and the like there up until just before the World Wars.  For the past thousand years or so, when we haven’t been under imperialist rule by Rome, the Muslim empires, or Spain, we usually lived in fear of our own countrymen in the Mafia, which is still quietly in control of much of the region’s economy and politics today.

Yeah. It’s long. Doesn’t mean Tumblr doesn’t need to see it. Also:

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So Irish people were often treated with the same disdain as blacks. You’re the worst kind of person if this post can’t teach you that white =/= privileged.

THANK YOU.


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heterosexualhater:

 

be-blackstar:

This is how you handle getting your privileged called out. 

Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking)

Quick question: Why does everything have to turn into a discussion of privilege and oppression? No, seriously. Not everything on the planet needs a discussion on privilege. Do you know how quickly I’d piss off everyone if I said ‘says the straight boy to the lesbian girl’ whenever they were making a comment about their own problems? Not only is it highly selfish and egocentric its ridiculous. Why does one person have a suckier time in high school negate someone else (even a more privileged person) having a sucky time in high school? Perhaps this was warranted in the full discussion (I’m only going off of this clip) but all that needed to be said was “Yea, high sucked for me too”. It didn’t need to be turned into the ‘who had it worse’ olympics. Lots of people have shitty experiences. Some are worse than other but that doesn’t mean they aren’t all bad!

There are definitely times to make this point but in everyday conversation when someone isn’t actively or accidentally trying to shit on you is it really necessary? 

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can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

why is there a huge jug of oregano??? who the fuck puts oregano in brownies?????

can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

why is there a huge jug of oregano??? who the fuck puts oregano in brownies?????

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iwillbealoverofwords:

ten-and-donna:

masukunda:

devourthegalaxy:

sayingnotostatusquo:

alwayscastle17:

dauntless-nerdfighter:

THIS IS BRILLIANT ON SO MANY LEVELS

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

Excuse me, I think you’re forgetting a few people

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And last but not least…

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OH. MY. GOD.

IT GOT BETTER

sweet baby TARDIS take the PRNDL

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bunnysam:

trenchcoatstiel:

boondockeorla:

cumberbitch-in-a-tardis:

hiddlesasshat:

ifighttitanswitherenjaeger:

some-favourite-things:

stoned-levi:

heichou-bitches:

shingeki-no-helpme:

levihaichou:

darker than black huh

The Boondocks
that’s just fucking great

Madoka Magica
n o 

I ALSO ENDED UP WITH MADOKA, WE CAN SUFFER OUT TERRIBLE FATES TOGETHER.

FUCK I’M SNK, NOT GOOD NOT GOOD

KILL LA KILL UNLESS IM RYUKO I’M NOT GOING TO LIVE 

FUCK. TRUE BLOOD. that actually might not be too bad.

FRIENDS HELL YES THIS IS PERFECT

Well I’m female so I guess I’m dead in two episodes. Maybe I can make it to three if I don’t have sex with Sam Winchester. 

shit. Hannibal doesn’t sound very good. do i have to eat humans?!!? i’m very screwed

i just watched an episode of free! so i will have happy sex with hot swimmers? ok

Game of Thrones. Well, nice gory death for me…

bunnysam:

trenchcoatstiel:

boondockeorla:

cumberbitch-in-a-tardis:

hiddlesasshat:

ifighttitanswitherenjaeger:

some-favourite-things:

stoned-levi:

heichou-bitches:

shingeki-no-helpme:

levihaichou:

darker than black huh

The Boondocks

that’s just fucking great

Madoka Magica
n o

I ALSO ENDED UP WITH MADOKA, WE CAN SUFFER OUT TERRIBLE FATES TOGETHER.

FUCK I’M SNK, NOT GOOD NOT GOOD

KILL LA KILL UNLESS IM RYUKO I’M NOT GOING TO LIVE 

FUCK. TRUE BLOOD. that actually might not be too bad.

FRIENDS HELL YES THIS IS PERFECT

Well I’m female so I guess I’m dead in two episodes. Maybe I can make it to three if I don’t have sex with Sam Winchester. 

shit. Hannibal doesn’t sound very good. do i have to eat humans?!!? i’m very screwed

i just watched an episode of free! so i will have happy sex with hot swimmers? ok

Game of Thrones. Well, nice gory death for me…

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