This is the English word I want to get tattooed on my wrist. It means “to keep breathing even though the water rises all around you.” English is such a mystical exotic language. They can fit so much meaning into so small a word.
Kristen Stewart, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Blake Lively and a whole flurry of mediocre white actresses (who btw play the same roles OVER AND OVER) are always offered roles. Meanwhile, Oscar nominated/winning black actresses (who have won other awards prestigious as well) are struggling to remain relevant. Just because there are a lot of black led TV shows coming this fall, that doesn’t mean the struggle is over or lessening. Many of these actresses have had to move onto TV roles or do both because they haven’t been offered enough (or appropriate) roles.
why doesn’t hollywood have affirmative action
this is so rage inducing and this is why movies like “the help” piss me off so bad, not just because they’re gross as fuck but because the white “majority” supports them and feels all warm and fuzzy inside like they did something to end racism and then they feel like that allows them to shunt these powerful and skilled actors to the side just because they’re black
didn’t i JUST see some shit about this on scishow? it’s called moral self-licensing. basically people do one self-defined “good” thing and decide that means they’re allowed to then do a “bad” thing.
favorite colors with favorite drawing fuel ♛
Question: What do you do when your manga jumped the shark in its early chapters?
sorry it’s late— i underestimated the dry time of frisket :x
~portrait of the clockwork queen~
probably should have posted this here first :B
still having trouble getting deep skin tones in watercolor. i try to fix it in photoshop, but the darker i go the more the paper texture comes through. i guess it’s an issue of contrast? i’ll keep working on it.
aaaa another stationery set, a dream’s sky! Comes with 5 sheets + 5 envelopes + 5 stickers. I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while and finally got around to it!
We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."
State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
destroy media’s idea of asian girls being petite, pale-skinned waifs with bobbed hair and blunt bangs who are either the quiet fighter or a submissive giggly teen
destroy the fetishizing and infantilizing of asian girls
but at the same time appreciate asian girls who are like that, but appreciate them for themselves and not for some weird stereotypical fetish whatsit exoticism.
Allow Asian girls to be themselves at all costs.
The first word you see is your other-half’s zodiac sign!
It’s the one you are subconsciously attracted to the most.
Which zodiac sign did you see first?
Say No to CW’s Supernatual Poster Contest
Hey followers, the CW is currently holding a contest for posters.
What’s the prize for this contest? ”Winners will receive social notoriety.”
That sounds great, right?
Actually, it’s pretty shitty. The CW is taking advantage of its fans, most of whom are not professional artists, to get free artwork. They’re using the promise of exposure to lure you to make art for them instead of hiring and paying actual artists.
We call this spec work. READ MORE ABOUT WHY SPEC WORK IS BAD. Spec work demeans the value of art for everyone, especially artists who work for a living.
I know what some of you are thinking. “I’m a nobody in the art world. I need exposure. This is a great opportunity for me. Stop being such an elitist, Euclase. Everyone should have a chance to get their work seen.”
Yes. And after your work gets seen, do the jobs come rolling in? Maybe, if you’re lucky. But what will definitely happen is that The CW will keep doing this. And so will other companies who think it’s okay to take advantage of its fans. If the CW wants artists, they should hire artists or license artists, not make up a contest to get art for free.
You can enter this contest, and you might win exposure now, but you won’t get any jobs later on because there won’t be any. Because every art job out there will be a contest that pays in “social notoriety.”
Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.