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Above all shadows rides the Sun and Stars for ever dwell:

I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell
Jul 29 '14

freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

(Source: cornelia89)

Jul 29 '14

meditategravitate:

findchaos:

(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.

THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE

Jul 29 '14
chazzfox:

cijithegeek:

kyssthis16:

yeezysdisciple:

youngbertreynolds:

thempress:



Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

chazzfox:

cijithegeek:

kyssthis16:

yeezysdisciple:

youngbertreynolds:

thempress:

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Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

(Source: vandalslife)

Jul 29 '14

fuckyourwritinghabits:

emptymanuscript:

aetherial:

theinformationdump:

Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers

As described by Selnick’s article:

Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters.

This is something I have always encouraged people to consider when writing. If you can afford it, and you have one in your area - TAKE A BODY LANGUAGE CLASS.  It will open your eyes to a whole new world of subtleties you never knew existed. SO worth it as a “Real Life” skill and for all those times when you’re writing and you need your character to react nonverbally.

There is also, in addition to these others, the writer resource book: The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

This is how you show, not tell what your character is feeling.

Jul 29 '14

vegan-vulcan:

I’m really really really really really glad that a whole bunch of dudes accidentally gave us really detailed instruction manuals for how to repel misogynists

Jul 29 '14

azryal00:

Alyssa’s on a tear today!

Jul 29 '14
yakfrost:

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in University!
I always feel guilty coming to tumblr for help, but with the advice of a few close friends, I decided to make this post.

I’m a University student, recently accepted into a program that will benefit me greatly in the future for my career goals - I aim to be an early childhood educator for special needs students after growing up with an autistic younger brother.
However, my father cut me off financially because he is homophobic. He is unwilling to pay off the rest of my tuition for the last semester because I am attracted to the same sex. Even with financial aid from the state, unfortunately, I still owe my school about $2000.
I would need to pay the rest of this money before the end of August, otherwise my admission into the University will be terminated.
While I am able to pay $200 with my savings, the remaining amount still needs to be compensated. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and my mother cannot support me due to her own financial obligations to my other siblings who aren’t adults.
Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.
I also offer artistic compensation for certain donated amounts. My gofundme is here -  more information about my situation has been provided there in length. Along with this I am also offering commissions, so if you are interested, please contact me via the tumblr messaging system!
If you’d rather donate to me via paypal (which I highly prefer since gofundme does charge its fees) or some other convenience, that’s fine as well. My contact and paypal email is yakfrosty@gmail.com.


Wow guys, I’m in awe. collectively just in the first day I’ve raised $358 for my cause, and I’m in tears right now because i’m really, incredibly thankful to those few that contributed to this fund.
I really really appreciate everyone who has signal boosted so far and I am especially grateful to those that donated money - you all know who you are, and I’m indebted to you.
However, I still have a long way to go, and would appreciate any further signal boosting of my issue at hand. Thank you so much!

Update #2: 
Gofundme always charges processing fees (7.9% plus $.30 per donation) so that the site can make money, of course, so I added an extra hundred for the goal in case my goal is actually reached in the alotted time period I have left. I’m not trying to scam people out of an extra hundred dollars, in case you were wondering.
As far as money goes I’ve raised $406, including paypal money sent to me and the gofundme amount that I’ve already raised.
I’d like to thank everyone again for being so generous and helping me out in a time of need. Hopefully I will reach my goal in time!! 8)

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in University!

I always feel guilty coming to tumblr for help, but with the advice of a few close friends, I decided to make this post.

I’m a University student, recently accepted into a program that will benefit me greatly in the future for my career goals - I aim to be an early childhood educator for special needs students after growing up with an autistic younger brother.

However, my father cut me off financially because he is homophobic. He is unwilling to pay off the rest of my tuition for the last semester because I am attracted to the same sex. Even with financial aid from the state, unfortunately, I still owe my school about $2000.

I would need to pay the rest of this money before the end of August, otherwise my admission into the University will be terminated.

While I am able to pay $200 with my savings, the remaining amount still needs to be compensated. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and my mother cannot support me due to her own financial obligations to my other siblings who aren’t adults.

Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.

I also offer artistic compensation for certain donated amounts. My gofundme is here -  more information about my situation has been provided there in length. Along with this I am also offering commissions, so if you are interested, please contact me via the tumblr messaging system!

If you’d rather donate to me via paypal (which I highly prefer since gofundme does charge its fees) or some other convenience, that’s fine as well. My contact and paypal email is yakfrosty@gmail.com.

Wow guys, I’m in awe. collectively just in the first day I’ve raised $358 for my cause, and I’m in tears right now because i’m really, incredibly thankful to those few that contributed to this fund.

I really really appreciate everyone who has signal boosted so far and I am especially grateful to those that donated money - you all know who you are, and I’m indebted to you.

However, I still have a long way to go, and would appreciate any further signal boosting of my issue at hand. Thank you so much!

Update #2:

Gofundme always charges processing fees (7.9% plus $.30 per donation) so that the site can make money, of course, so I added an extra hundred for the goal in case my goal is actually reached in the alotted time period I have left. I’m not trying to scam people out of an extra hundred dollars, in case you were wondering.

As far as money goes I’ve raised $406, including paypal money sent to me and the gofundme amount that I’ve already raised.

I’d like to thank everyone again for being so generous and helping me out in a time of need. Hopefully I will reach my goal in time!! 8)

Jul 29 '14

lunarshinobi:

reallyfoxnews:

Fox News headlines v. real headlines, part 2425183. 

The brunette part is really important.

Fun fact, our hair color reveals our place in pansexual society. Blondes are our record keepers. The great librarians, they collect, analyze, store, and distribute information to the rest of us. They are blonde because they reflect the light of knowledge. Those with Black Hair are our inventors. They investigate, produce, and teach new technologies so that we may thrive in future times. Their hair is black because of their frequent dives into the void of the unknown. Brunettes are our ambassadors. They interact with people, plants, and animals, forging bonds that can protect us when we are threatened. Their hair is brown because of their deep connection to the earth.

And as for redheads.

You don’t want to know the purpose of the Red Heads. But may their hellfire consume our enemies.

Jul 29 '14

carry-on-my-wayward-ass-kicker:

the—fandom—has—claimed—me:

merlinsbearditsthedoctor:

basedgosh:

HELLO BOYS YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BE SAD IF THE GIRL YOU LIKE DOESNT LIKE YOU BACK
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CALL HER A WHORE/SLUT/PRUDE BITCH ETC AND THINK YOURE ENTITLED TO HER NETHER REGIONS

I started to read that in Crowley’s voice but as I got further on it slowly turned into Thor.

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(Source: basedgosh)

Jul 29 '14

fuckyeahthescarletwitch:

Female-lead action movies just don’t sell.