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Sep 2

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

- For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

Sep 2

glimmeringpersonality:

siderealscion:

mALEFISHIENT, MARK

ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.

(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)

This is literally everyday people at the theatre

Sep 2

Dinosaurs in media

papermonkeyism:

Hey, peeps! Feel like helping me with a little research for my thesis?

Tell me a few things about what you think of dinosaurs, and try not to let my way of drawing them influence your view (pretend you’ve never seen me draw dinosaurs, mkay?) I’m trying to look into how dinosaurs are portrayed in…

1. Dinosaurs are just cool. I’ve thought this since I was a little kid and don’t have any intention of stopping. I love trying to figure them out.
2. I’m not up on the exact definition, but I know they are certain types of non-crocodilian archosaur. Not all big prehistoric reptiles are dinosaurs. Birds are, though!
3. Microraptor is really, really cute! Really though I’m not sure if I have a strong favorite. Ones with feathers or feathery integument are automatically more interesting to me.
4. The Dinoverse books by Scott Ciencin, or James Gurney’s Dinotopia.
5. Big roaring scaly monsters that don’t act anything like real animals.

Sep 2

mcgrillzheadcanons:

Who wants to bet that Yuuya is so incredibly inclined to touching someone when talking to them that he can’t even go outside with someone without everybody around them thinking they’re dating

It’s even worse when Yuuya goes out with Sakuya, because he literally hangs off his brother

Sep 1
dailybirdbeast:

Aaaand I’m back! Kicking off the week with a little zebra finch griffin, in honor of my research species and my school’s very very new mascot.
I knew I would be busy but I still think I underestimated!!!

dailybirdbeast:

Aaaand I’m back! Kicking off the week with a little zebra finch griffin, in honor of my research species and my school’s very very new mascot.

I knew I would be busy but I still think I underestimated!!!

Sep 1

thers' a short story in the canon of the 1982 thing (called "the things" iirc) written from the thing's pov and its reaction to the humans is the same level of sheer visceral shocked disgusted horror that the humans react to it with. It was written by a third party for a writing contest and john carpenter liked it so much he made it canon

bogleech:

Oh yes. You would think a story from the Thing’s perspective and explaining almost everything about it would just demystify the whole movie and take away some of the horror, but THE THINGS is absolutely terrifying and enhances the movie for me. I had no idea Carpenter decided it should be canon, that’s wonderful.

Sep 1
renatagrieco:

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
September 1, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. Over three billion of these birds once lived in North America, darkening the sky for hours as they passed in huge flocks. Because of their habit of nesting in large colonies and 19th century advances in technology, they were wiped out within a 40 year period. Their incredible abundance led people to believe that no amount of hunting or killing could make much of an impact on their population, until it was too late.
I was always fascinated and saddened by the Passenger Pigeon and its story as a child. I usually don’t draw extinct birds for Bird Studies, but I just had to draw this one.
This site has some more information about them and seems like an interesting project: http://passengerpigeon.org/index.html

renatagrieco:

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

September 1, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. Over three billion of these birds once lived in North America, darkening the sky for hours as they passed in huge flocks. Because of their habit of nesting in large colonies and 19th century advances in technology, they were wiped out within a 40 year period. Their incredible abundance led people to believe that no amount of hunting or killing could make much of an impact on their population, until it was too late.

I was always fascinated and saddened by the Passenger Pigeon and its story as a child. I usually don’t draw extinct birds for Bird Studies, but I just had to draw this one.

This site has some more information about them and seems like an interesting project: http://passengerpigeon.org/index.html

Sep 1
fuckyeahdinoart:

The Gorge by Sketchy-raptor

fuckyeahdinoart:

The Gorge by Sketchy-raptor

Sep 1

apsaravis:

Commission; characters from the Dinoverse books.

Thanks again!

Sep 1
fuckyeahdinoart:

Micronaptor by Amaruuk

fuckyeahdinoart:

Micronaptor by Amaruuk

the-grand-high-blood:

petrichor-and-holy-water:

zooophagous:

holy shit cows are huge

And apparently very cuddly

I can verify cows are both and they lick like giant slobbery cats. 

(Source: extranioser)

grimchild:

Finished my Gyarados piece.  You can buy prints of it over here. You can read the full flavor text here.

bluedogeyes:

Planescape: Torment by denis48

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

One reason I love Plourr Ilo is that she’s generally drawn like that - even the panels emphasizing her breasts are showing her as powerful, dangerous, decisive.

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.

But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.

If he looked like this

I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”

Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.

A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

One reason I love Plourr Ilo is that she’s generally drawn like that - even the panels emphasizing her breasts are showing her as powerful, dangerous, decisive.

A bit of Plourr Ilo from “Star Wars: X-Wing: Family Ties”.