a reminder to please please please let me know if i’ve been gross or something because forreal
the struggle to unlearn shit is real as fuck and i make mistakes
i’m not perfect and i still do gross shit and i’m working on being a better person and creating safe places for people
i see so many posts that are like “ahhh a friend of mine did something gross and i don’t know how to tell them” like if i’m ever that person please let me know
(Source: princxporkchop, via bearhatalice)
9:29 pm • 22 July 2014 • 65,512 notes
I drew this animation over the weekend on my iPad with a tiny amount of Photoshop touch-up before posting.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this and maybe I’ll clean it up even more to actual final art style!
6:19 pm • 21 July 2014 • 71 notes
"Why are you so rude to people who send you creepy tumblr asks?"
Because I want people to be afraid to send me creepy tumblr asks
5:28 pm • 19 July 2014 • 1,403 notes
Steve McQueen - Deadpan (1997)
Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen—now best known for his feature films, Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave—put himself in the line of fire in Deadpan (1997), a restaging of Buster Keaton’s falling house gag from Steamboat Bill Jr. McQueen does more than remake the stunt; his presence as a black man transforms the work into a commentary on race relations and the precariousness of the black experience.
—"Damage Control: How Artists Destroy to Create Art"
12:02 pm • 19 July 2014 • 2,672 notes
“In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:
“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).””
— Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)
(Source: sociolab, via darrylayo)
9:27 pm • 18 July 2014 • 4,611 notes
teantacles said: Yo David, I've always heard of 24 as being super racist republican power fantasy but I've seen you and the Riviera dudes talking it up before. Could you give me an elevator pitch on why it's worth watching?
At one point in the series, Bauer explains what he’s about. “I see fifteen people held hostage on a bus, and everything else goes out the window. I will do whatever it takes to save them—and I mean whatever it takes.”
He’s Batman, he’s James Bond, he’s the Punisher, he’s Dirty Harry, but his mandate is more pure and less reactionary than theirs: prevent the deaths of innocents at all costs. To accomplish his goals, he beheads child molesters, goes undercover in cartels, and murders a Bennetton ad of villains—it was never just brown faces—in exciting ways. He is semi-explicitly positioned as a monster, a vicious guard dog, and he only comes off the leash when we’re in danger. He sacrificed his adult life, relationships, and happiness in service to his cause.
The twist, what I think keeps it from being Ronald Reagan fanfic, is that Bauer himself is willing to do evil things in the name of good, but he’s also willing to pay the price for what he does. When his bosses offer to lie for him—twice—he angrily tells them to do their job and tell the truth. The show doesn’t call his bluff until very, very late, but it’s there and it feels real. He doesn’t want special treatment. He wants to do his dang job and prevent a variety of horrible disasters.
A brief scene, after Bauer shoots two people in order to gain access to a certain facility, that is Pure Jack:
Jack Bauer: I only grazed them, sir.
Person: How do you know, Jack?
Jack Bauer: Because I pulled the trigger.
Bauer is a demon, but a demon that is bound to protect innocent lives to his fullest capabilities. It’s more nuanced than a republican power fantasy, especially once it starts actively incorporating the biggest critiques of the show. It’s about seeing outrageous violence paired with a curious approach to morality.
Jack Bauer is as close as our fallen, awful country will ever come to Golgo 13.
and Chloe O’Brian is easily a top ten television character
1:12 pm • 18 July 2014 • 47 notes
• a transphobic woman is not a feminist
• a racist woman is not a feminist
• a homophobic woman is not a feminist
• exclusionary feminism is not feminism
12:59 pm • 18 July 2014 • 66,353 notes
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” - 1967
4:15 pm • 17 July 2014 • 23,220 notes