Lupita Nyong’o photographed by steven pan for dujour magazine"my life changed about three weeks ago. that’s when my schedule went from nil to this […] lots of people come up and touch my back and want to give me a hug. At this point, it’s not too crazy. i let them hug me.”
Question: What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever given you
Peter/Sylvester: *mumbling* oh i dont know….
Audience member: “A GRANDDAUGHTER”
The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.
The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.
So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.
Clockwise from top: (1) Ameerega silverstonei; (2) Excidobates mysteriousus; (3) Phyllobates bicolor, (4) Phyllobates terribilis; (5) Dendrobates leucomelas; (6) Dendrobates tinctorius; (7) Dendrobates azureus; (8) Dendrobates auratus; (9) Phyllobates vittatus; (10) Ameerega cainarachi; (11) Ranitomeya imitator; (12) Oophaga granulifera; (13) Dendrobates pumilio; and (14) Epipedobates anthonyi.
Rootless Tree - Damien Rice
And if you hate me, then hate me so good
That you can let me out of this hell when you’re around
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
also, wednesday has been canceled due to scheduling errors.And now, the weather.
[waitin for the bus in the rain in the rain wait waitin for the bus in the rain]
The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
So much reblog.
Touts…as “Netflix For Books!”
…you mean…A LIBRARY?
This makes me sick.
Signal boosting this in the hopes that someone decides to join their local library instead of supporting selfish, money-grubbing companies with no regard for a community. Please join me, this is important for our future.
Imagine if we had no libraries, and this $150 a month was your only choice.
That’s where we’re headed. Support your local library, not greedy corporate monsters.
JOIN YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY, USE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY, THERE IS SO MUCH COOL SHIT IN LIBRARIES ours has an electric piano and language lessons and an art gallery and fucking cafe run by a pirate.
Benedict Cumberbatch ALS Ice Bucket Challenge(s)
Epic, just epic.
Et pour les Français qui voudraient s’informer sur la maladie de Charcot et donner des sous à une association nationale, voici un lien : ARSLA.
Literary Word Count Infographic: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/literary-word-count-infographic
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)
Spectacular colour into this arid Utah desert by Guy Tal
The Badlands region in the American West is famous (or infamous) for its arid and unforgiving landscape, which is decorated by sharp and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give birth to an extraordinary explosion of color and life in the form of beautiful wildflowers.