scdk-nsfw:

people need to stop saying “should” or “need” when giving people suggestions, and go for “could” instead.

It’s more polite, especially when your opinion was highly subjective to begin with. …

…and even then, your ‘improvements’ might still be taken as an offense to the artist’s vision:

Character doesn’t have breasts 4 times her head-size? “breasts need to be bigger”.
Hips not 2 times her shoulder-width? “You should give her wider hips”

Just…no. Make your own characters, break their aesthetics by giving them ridiculous bodyshapes. Go nuts. Just stop trying to make others change theirs to fit your fetish-level “preferences”.

thatonegirludontknow:

I did a study of this gorgeous individual! As soon as I saw those photos, I knew I wanted to draw her.
No lie, those curls were daunting. But it got to be a lot of fun once I pushed past the intimidation!! I had a blast with this painting. Thanks for the great ref, indikos. (:
(Full view if possible, please! Looks a lot better.)

thatonegirludontknow:

I did a study of this gorgeous individual! As soon as I saw those photos, I knew I wanted to draw her.

No lie, those curls were daunting. But it got to be a lot of fun once I pushed past the intimidation!! I had a blast with this painting. Thanks for the great ref, indikos. (:

(Full view if possible, please! Looks a lot better.)

odinsblog:

BLACK MAN SHUTS DOWN THE POLICE

YouTube is full of videos where young white men, often times armed, stand up to police and force the officers to back down. With African-Americans, however, the rules are often different and knowing your rights will get you Tasered or worse. One African-American man recorded an encounter with police where he avoided getting arrested or shοt while preserving his rights.

When cops knocked on his door looking for a fugitive, Avel Amarel was determined to record the incident and not allow officers to illegally enter his home, according to a video posted on TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

Police told Amarel that they wanted to search his home because of an incident that occurred in the parking lot, but Amarel told the officers that the person they were looking for was not inside his home and he wasn’t allowing police to enter without a warrant.

Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant,” he says.

Early in the encounter, an officer attempts to get Amarel to stop recording cell phone video, using the excuse that he didn’t know what the object was. Amarel informed the officer that the object in question was a cell phone and continued recording.

Throughout the video, Amarel refuses to let up, asking officers for three forms of identification. The officers never present any ID, but ask Amarel for ID, but he refuses. Amarel asks the officers whether he’s suspected of a crime and when the officers explain again about the fugitive, Amarel tells them that only he and his family are at the home.

When one officer asks for permission to search the home, Amarel tells him to come back with a warrant. Eventually the officers leave in frustration.

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(h/t blacklikemoi.com)

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durkin62:

wtfantisjws:

“We don’t need feminism because its major supporting statistics are parroted mindlessly with a blatant confirmation bias, and feminists overanalyze everything and refuse to accept that some things are pure coincidence.”

(via why-we-dont-need-feminism)

Major supporting statistics. You just said it, statistics do actually support it. You just aren’t trying to hear it because it’s not convenient for you, but when someone “mindlessly parrots” statistics that support what you believe, they’ll forever be your talking points.

"Overanalyzing everything" Um you do know there’s such a thing as implications, and that anything can have them, right?

-Jin

Its major supporting statistics. You forgot the key part, the statistics is chooses to use. I can find statistics supporting or opposing both sides of the same issue. Finding a number in your favor doesn’t make your beliefs fact, studies twist information, omit information, and just fucking lie. 

And you have to prove the implications before we accept that shit. 

nanuen:

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  

 

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hurpadootdoot:

romeoisadick:

inbox:

inbox:

in Canada they don’t pronounce Z as "zee"

they pronounce it as "zed" and that is crazy to me

it sounds like they made a typo when they invented it

They do that everywhere in the world that’s not America. We do that here in the UK too.
America is weird man.

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brikhouse-arts:

I’ve forgotten to make updates for the past few weeks, but we’ve bene updating as normal! Page 28 of our world is live on the katbox! 
http://ourworld.katbox.net/

brikhouse-arts:

I’ve forgotten to make updates for the past few weeks, but we’ve bene updating as normal! Page 28 of our world is live on the katbox! 

http://ourworld.katbox.net/

psdo:

lillivati:

hanbei-l-of-ransei:

psdo:

*shrug*

important for any artist

Like this is legitimately interesting and I’m not trying to make a point but honestly curious- why do artists apparently draw women as male torsos + breasts??0

because apart from amount of breast tissue, all humans have the same chest anatomy. If you ever have the opportunity to look at cadavers, without skin and fat we’re all basically identical.

psdo:

lillivati:

hanbei-l-of-ransei:

psdo:

*shrug*

important for any artist

Like this is legitimately interesting and I’m not trying to make a point but honestly curious- why do artists apparently draw women as male torsos + breasts??0

because apart from amount of breast tissue, all humans have the same chest anatomy. If you ever have the opportunity to look at cadavers, without skin and fat we’re all basically identical.

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mopinks:

tinycartridge:

Link, Isabelle, and more coming to Mario Kart 8 ⊟

What. Not sure if this reveal was accidental, but Nintendo UK’s official site posted listings for two upcoming downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8.

The Zelda pack, coming this November, includes:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles (is that a Blue Falcon from F-Zero?)
  • 8 Courses (including an F-Zero stage!)

The Animal Crossing pack isn’t due until May 2015:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses (an Animal Crossing stage, yay!)

Each pack is priced at £7.00 or the UK, or around $11.60. The listings note, “As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.”

BUY Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 7, upcoming games

dear LORD

YESSSS

Nintendo enters the DLC market with a very strong showing!

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