Always speak politely to an enraged dragon

A hodge podge of reblogs with a political theme. But there will be other stuff as well.
Sep 21 '14

juspeczyks:

Remember limewire

Remember sometimes getting the song you were actually looking for and sometimes getting an mp3 of bill clinton saying that he didn’t have sexual relations with that woman instead

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Sep 16 '14

ahjareyn:

branaivanovic:

Harry Potter: Re-imagined 

-Harry Potter

-Ron Weasley

-Hermione Granger

I am legitimately okay with this and suddenly wish there were no movies in the first place so that more posts like this could exist. So that more people would look at the basic context clues IN the books and imagine things like this.

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Sep 16 '14

fearsomesymmetry:

this is my hand | my brightest diamond

this is my shape this is my form

this is my age this is my frame

this is my mind this is my voice

this is my heart

this is my choice

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Sep 14 '14

krewellayasmine:

huffingtonpost:

Hey, White America, You Need To Hear What These Ferguson Kids Have To Say

In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.

Watch the full video and see these kids explain how racism is still a huge part of even getting an interview for a job.

THIS IS THE SHIT

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Sep 14 '14

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A wicked fuck-ton of feline anatomy references.

[From various sources]

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Sep 14 '14

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Sep 6 '14

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Sep 5 '14

-teesa-:

9.2.14

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Sep 4 '14

thegirlwithgoldeyes:

imagine a vampire going “fuck it” and just taking some antihistamines before going to town on a plate of garlic bread

later on it’s wheeled into the ER with like a puffed up face and it just goes “I have been on this earth 10 thousand years but i have not lived until this day”

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Aug 31 '14
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

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Aug 30 '14

storyshots:

Drawing from films

Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.

The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.

Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.

Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.

What to look for:

  • Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
  • Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
  • Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
  • Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
  • Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
  • Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?

This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.


Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning. 

Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…

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Aug 30 '14

sleepisfornerds:

Reblog  before this is taken down.

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Aug 25 '14

fatfeistyandfashionable:

manhatingbabyeater:

atomic-glitter:

fandomsandfeminism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

This is still going on. Do not forget

Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!

These are dated August 24, 2014

Still happening, still going on, just because the media has decided the story is old doesn’t mean the residents of Ferguson are safe or protected. Do not forget Ferguson!

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Aug 25 '14
the-exercist:

Resistance Band Kickback

Set Up: Secure one end of a resistance band to a stable object and the other end to one foot or ankle. Facing the object, stand back about two feet or until you’ve created resistance in the band. Reach forward and grab the object with both hands.
Action: Shift your weight to one leg. Keeping a microbend in your standing leg, tighten your core and contract your glutes to slowly raise the working leg out behind you until it is approximately parallel to the ground. Hold at the top of the movement, then slowly lower down. Complete all reps on one side then switch legs.

the-exercist:

Resistance Band Kickback

Set Up: Secure one end of a resistance band to a stable object and the other end to one foot or ankle. Facing the object, stand back about two feet or until you’ve created resistance in the band. Reach forward and grab the object with both hands.
Action: Shift your weight to one leg. Keeping a microbend in your standing leg, tighten your core and contract your glutes to slowly raise the working leg out behind you until it is approximately parallel to the ground. Hold at the top of the movement, then slowly lower down. Complete all reps on one side then switch legs.

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Aug 25 '14

the-exercist:

Baked Cheesy Tomatoes from Kirbie Cravings:

  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pre-made marinara sauce

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Slice tops of tomatoes off, about 1/4 of the way down. Hollow out middle, removing all seeds. Add 1-2 heaping tbsp of marinara sauce into each tomato until it is close to reaching the brim. Add mozzarella on top.

2. Bake about 10 minutes on top oven shelf until cheese is melted and tomatoes are cooked but still firm. Turn heat to 375F and bake an additional 5 minutes, until cheese begins to bubble and brown. Eat immediately.

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