Iowan, 23 years old. Illustrator, assburger and unrepentant sensualist.
Art, geek culture, comics and animation, paganism, METAL, and disability rights.
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22nd September 2014

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stevesbuck:

captain america | crack!vid

this is literally the most perfect thing I have ever seen

Tagged: ah yes the grand and ancient fandom tradition of making silly video editsokay this is really funnyenjoy your endless Cap ships

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22nd September 2014

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22nd September 2014

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jatel0:

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http://forums.mvgroup.org
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no one coulda reblogged this a month ago when i spent 500

keoooooooo:

jatel0:

For The Masses:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec

http://textbooknova.com

http://en.bookfi.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://ebookee.org

http://www.manybooks.net

http://www.giuciao.com

http://www.feedurbrain.com

http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380

http://www.alleng.ru/ 

http://www.eknigu.com/ 

http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/

http://2020ok.com/

http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx

http://www.freeetextbooks.com/

http://onebigtorrent.org/

http://www.downeu.me/ebook/

http://forums.mvgroup.org

http://theaudiobookbay.com/

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no one coulda reblogged this a month ago when i spent 500

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22nd September 2014

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Fun fact: as far as I can tell (three parts into an English translation) the Kalevala makes no distinction at all between “singer” and “literal musical wizard.”

Vainamoinen very nearly kills a guy by singing at him, but he’s always just described as a “singer” or bard” like singing a song and drowning a dude in mud with your magic are the same type of action.

22nd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Warlords of Swimwear with 84,695 notes

panicrobot:

This man was our president for EIGHT YEARS. We are never gonna live this down

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22nd September 2014

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mullingayr:

I don’t understand why some people aren’t okay with sitting at home doing nothing like why do you need to be with your friends constantly don’t you ever want time to yourself jesus christ

Some people are extroverts, yo. My depression gets way worse if I don’t spend time with people.

Tagged: lately I just want to sleep all the timeI miss my friends

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22nd September 2014

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inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

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22nd September 2014

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legendaryspacecreature:

littlebluboxx:

silentauroriamthereal:

nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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22nd September 2014

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Depression Worksheet

roachpatrol:

Okay, here’s a good list to pass around. It took me several years to even think about looking up the symptoms of depression, and I think it would have done my good to just be presented with them when I was in my teens, but no one told me…. so, here they are. 

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
  • Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  • Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
  • Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
  • Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
  • Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
  • Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  • Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.

I’d like to add that in my experience, and from what I’ve heard from others, if the depression has been going on unnoticed for a long time, you won’t have noticed these ‘changes’, they’ll have snuck up on you and become an unremarkable part of your life…

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This list was covered in one of my classes in high school, and I remember noticing that I had some symptoms but the big ones for me didn’t ping because they were based on changes in behavior, assuming that one had just started to show symptoms recently.

I hadn’t lost energy or motivation, I’d never had much for as long as I could remember. I hadn’t lost or gained much weight, I’d had a poor appetite for years. Same with sleep patterns; I was always a night owl and a little bit sleep-deprived.

Tagged: this is what being the quiet one out of five kids does to youyou learn that your problems aren't worth looking into because you're not important

22nd September 2014

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sssscomic:

——>And here’s a link to the print drive page if the image linking didn’t work. Because I still don’t understand how to do anything properly on Tumblr, arggh!<——

That’s riiight!

SSSS is almost a year old and it’s book 1 time! I’m sure you all know how these webcomic crowdfunding campaigns work, but still: it’s basically a fancy, fun, month-long preorder for the book.

I’m really thankful if you guys help spreading the word! The reason I’ve been able to work on the comic full time this year is because my previous comic print drive did so well, and if enough folks get this book I should be able to keep on going and updating as frequently next year too. :3

Read “Stand Still. Stay Silent” over here.

THIS COMIC IS SUPER QUALITY OKAY YOU SHOULD READ IT AND CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE PRINT VERSION

Tagged: especially my norseaboo folks

22nd September 2014

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Click here to support Move to Oregon by Lesli Carter →

speedo-roleplays:

speedo-roleplays:

even if you can’t donate, signal boosting helps

im starting to freak out a little bit because my rent is being raised so that to pay rent i have to fork over an entire paycheck

so ill be living off of less than one paycheck per month [which is not a lot]

so if i could please get this passed around i would be so grateful

22nd September 2014

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trolldicks:

I bet one day tommy wiseau is going to just disappear off the planet and nobody will ever figure out where he went.

He had to go. His people needed him on his home planet.

Tagged: intergalactic man of mystery

21st September 2014

Photo reblogged from Legitimate troll boner with 19 notes

trolldicks:

Hello

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trolldicks:

Hello

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Tagged: HOW HAVE YOU BEEN THOUGH

21st September 2014

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Someone walks over to our step to say hello. She bends at the waist, looming over Brooke.

Brooke doesn’t look up. She doesn’t stop stripping her stick.

Dig. Pull. Dig. Pull.

Our visitor reaches out a hand and cups it below Brooke’s chin.

I freeze. Oh God.

She uses the hand to pull Brooke’s head up by the jaw.

A thin line of panic starts somewhere deep. I know that Brooke is going to scream. 5,4,3,2 …

She does scream, but not in the way that I expect.

“I HATE BEING TOUCHED!!” she shouts.

I am flabbergasted.

Words. Self-awareness. Communication. Self-advocacy.

I know the sentence will need to be reformatted. But I am drenched in pride.

I turn to Brooke. “Great job telling us how you feel, Brooke. Really great job.” I hope that my words send a message to both of them. I stand with my girl.

Our visitor is undaunted.

“I just want to see that beautiful face,” she says. “Lift up for me.”

I am stymied by etiquette. By deference to our host. By generational difference. By convention.

Brooke is not.

She lifts her head as instructed. And growls.

This has probably been posted before, but this knocks me for a loop - a blogger and her autistic daughter had the opportunity to meet Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks, and this is how one of the noisiest voice in the autism community treated her daughter.

What knocks me for a loop isn’t so much Wright’s awful behavior. It’s the unbelievable strength and self-advocacy that the blogger Jess’s daughter, Brooke, shows when someone violates her personal space. It’s her mother backing her up for making sure someone knows that they are not permitted to touch her unless she says it’s okay. Honestly, it’s heartening. I hope Wright felt real fucking uncomfortable. She should.

(via chantrykomori) YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! (via primadraggle)

Tagged: hot damnautism

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21st September 2014

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lushwig-fittgenstein:

konguloarkonan:

i would like to take the time to remind everyone that someone wrote a master’s thesis about medievalism in folk metal and used turisas as their index fossil
i would also like to point out the amazing footnote on this page


maybesomethingmedieval it occurs to me you’d find this quite funny

time to read the whole paper

lushwig-fittgenstein:

konguloarkonan:

i would like to take the time to remind everyone that someone wrote a master’s thesis about medievalism in folk metal and used turisas as their index fossil

i would also like to point out the amazing footnote on this page

maybesomethingmedieval it occurs to me you’d find this quite funny

time to read the whole paper

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