Working on something in between assignments and a commission.
Working on something in between assignments and a commission.
The FIELD museum in Chicago has taken a note from Shedd Aquarium’s breakout move of letting the penguins roam the aquarium to explore and…
What this pandemic has taught me is that every museum in the country has this costume hiding in their basement and they are VERY excited to use it.
Boys will be boys
this is so cute
He doesnt even make out of the box before his buddy drags him out I love it
thats so wholesome fuck
This is easily the most wholesome thing I have seen all day, especially with “See you again” in the background 🥲❤️
this is so sweet and makes me so happy every single time.
Soft and wholesome
“Ballet embraces the soft, ethereal and majestic side to women, and yet we often don’t see the media portray black women in this light. My project aims to reveal that women of color possess these qualities. We too are capable of portraying the princess, fairy and swan.”
Aesha Ash’s prestigious career has included world class roles. Yet she’s now on to a different mission, with three big goals. She wishes to see ballet become more diverse. She hopes to inspire youth from rough areas to pursue their dreams. And she wants to show the world that tough environments can’t hold back talented people, especially those with ambition.
Aesha performed professionally for 13 years. She attended the legendary School of American Ballet; joined the New York City Ballet at age 18; and has danced solo and principal roles for companies like the Béjart Ballet in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. Now she’s focused on The Swan Dreams Project, in which she uses imagery to tackle stereotypes placed on black women. Aesha commissions photographers to snap her as a ballerina in her hometown of rugged Rochester, New York, and in Richmond, California, and then donates proceeds from photo sales to organizations helping advance inner city youth. She also donates images to organizations for their fundraisers and to people seeking more positive imagery for their children or groups.
The dancer points out that black women have always existed in ballet, yet few become principals, the highest tier of dancers. When Misty Copeland became the first black female principal with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre last summer, Aesha found the milestone a moment to celebrate, yet sad and troubling that in 2016, we’re still celebrating a first. She hopes The Swan Dreams project will give more dancers — and youths in general — the chance to be celebrated for their own talents.
Rochester has one of America’s highest crime rates. But Aesha hits the streets to prove that her hometown is more than violence and gangs. That’s where her Swan Dreams Project comes in. “My community saw that out of our environment came a ballerina, not just negativity — a little black girl from inner city Rochester actually went on to become a professional ballet dancer in a top-tiered company,” Aesha said in a one-on-one interview for this report. “Youth followed me on the street saying, ‘This is what we need. This lifts us up.’”
There is HOPE
this tweet fucking rules – it’s utterly incomprehensible on so many levels.
plant-based beer? is there meat-based beer? what the fuck is meat-based beer, chuck?
why is he thanking joe biden? is the senate majority leader not typically allowed to watch the oscars?
why is chuck sitting so close to the tv? and in what is that, a dining chair? who watches television like this?
That’s his computer chair
“Plant-based beer” was a dunk on former Trump advisor Larry Kudlow who was ranting on his Fox Business show about a potential future where Biden’s policies force people to stop eating meat. Actual quote, “OK, got that? No burgers on 4 July. No steaks on the barbecue … So get ready. You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag.”
So, Chuck Schumer does know that beer isn’t made from meat, but Larry Kudlow actually apparently did not. (source)
My new favorite cat sprite: cat that looks like mug cake.
renaissance in the 21st century
okay, found her
Extra moment of application for this guy
Im sorry, what is going on here?
I wanted my blog background to match the low-contrast classic color setting, because, well I just like having seamless color. So I used my skills from color matching/mixing paint and found the color code that most closely matches the “Tumblr Blue” color. It’s #36465d.
It’s more of a cool blue, landing closer on the green side of the spectrum. Neutral blue would be dead center, and warm blue would be closer to the purple.
It’s calming, but given that this color is now often associated with this platform and all its good and bad qualities, I think it’s safe to say that this shade of blue evokes more controversy than calm.
@ameanstoanendor Made a series called: What Died Didn’t Stay Dead, and I love reading the comments as much as I love reading the story… and I saw THAT one and I couldn’t resist so, here you go, hope you like it XD
YOU GUYS!!! SOMEONE MADE FAN ART FOR ONE OF MY FICS— LIFE GOAL ACHIEVED
This was one of my favorite comments that I’ve received on it too ahhhhhh
I am in literal tears of joy over this, thank you so much ohmygoodness
My oh my Rex 😂
Check this fic out, guys!
If I may offer some Blyla (actually these are kinda vent artworks and practice sketches so urh)
First time trynna draw these two
Second time – and I just can’t express how happy I am??? There’s something about drawing these two together that makes me happy?
I headcanon Bly as very playful tbh – it’s not that he can’t be serious, he’s just very cheerful ✨👌🏽
I love your art style. It’s so very cute and it warms up my heart.
Tea Time With Hawk ☕️🦅
The Bad Batch was… badly designed
If you like the Bad Batch & aren’t open to reading a critical look into their design, don’t read this.
So I’ve already written about The Clone Wars and the issues with Tup and Rex’s character designs. For me, these aren’t reasons enough for me to dislike their characters as a whole (although I refuse to draw Tup’s tattoo when I do draw him).
With the Bad Batch though… I really don’t like them. I don’t want to draw them. Their designs make me uncomfortable, and for two reasons other than just the designs themselves:
1. The Bad Batch was designed for the newest and latest season of TCW, meaning those involved in the creation and in the direction of the Star Wars Umiverse in general are aware of issues brought up in the last decade about POC representation and racism in Star Wars (I say this because it’s been widely talked about, especially after the sequel movies premiered).
2. These characters were introduced specifically as a backdoor pilot for their own series. If the reception to them hadn’t been as good, the Bad Batch series probably wouldn’t have been greenlighted (this is something done in Hollywood in general, not a specific Disney thing). The problem isn’t that they were created in mind to have a series about them, but that these clones have the most whitewashed appearance and were chosen to be the focus of a new series.
So, on to a closer look at exactly what I find issue with these characters.
Crosshair: why the fuck does the sharpshooter look like a white man (this is nothing against white men, but he is supposed to be the CLONE of a BROWN MAN). EVERYTHING about him is changed so drastically that it doesn’t even look like they used the base model of a clone for him.
Top photo is Crosshair. Bottom three are Fives, Jester, and Echo (after the Citadel, which I’ll get to).
Crosshair’s jaw structure is angular and his cheekbones more vertical and prominent. His hairline is more rigid, his hair is white, and with the painting details you can see it is mean to be straight. His nose is so much narrower it’s as if he had a nose job done. Even his lip shape is smaller, which is ridiculous seeing as the clones already have such thin lips. His eyebrows are thinner and less bold. All these are pbviously changed even when comparing to Echo, who is meant to be thin in malnourished in that picture.
Crosshair’s mutation goes further than being a great sharpshooter. They literally made him into a white man.
And then I wonder why he seems to be the most popular of the Bad Batch members in the fandom… sigh.
Tech: again, it looks as if they used a whole different base structure than the normal clones. So here we have his “desirable mutation” meaning he’s incredibly smart. He is shorter and less built than the other clones, his hair is lightened, his nose narrower, his jaw narrower and less square… the changes aren’t as drastic as with Crosshair, but he’s still changed to fit more Eurocentric features. Tech is also much shorter than all the other clones? Idk personally I found that strange and unnecessary cause it not only adds to “nerds are smaller” stereotypes, but more troubling, it subtly pushes the notion that the larger brown men are not as smart as the smaller whitewashed man.
Wrecker: I can’t even begin to describe how animalistic they make him seem in comparison to the previous two. While Crosshair and Tech’s mutations are more mental and refined and thus they are given Eurocentric features… Wrecker’s mutation focuses on brute strength and yet he retains the more typical clone features of the show. Yeah idk just look at the picture and the way he acts in the show. He’s better than the first two but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hunter: okay enhancing his senses is… fine. Honestly he’s the least problematic in my opinion. But like… they were not subtle in trying to make him like Rambo. His hair, his facial features, even the bandana. He’s not as whitewashed as Crosshair or Tech, but he is obviously modeled after Sylvester Stalone, who y’know is a white guy.
And then they have Echo elevated to the Bad Batch. @thatfunkyopossum made an art that pointed it out best, but there isn’t really an excuse for how much paler they made his skin. Yes brown skinned people can and do get darker or lighter based on seasons but like… we don’t just lose all our melanin and become completely white if we never get sunlight. I hope they give him some color back for this sequel 😅 [Edit 4/2021: LMAO HE GOT WORSE SOMEHOW]
So yeah. The Bad Batch makes me extremely uncomfortable as a whole, and you won’t see me creating stuff for them (I drew Hunter once for a friend but that’s the extent I’ll get involved with them). It’s fine if you do like them, like I’m not going to hate you or anything, but I did want to write this up because enough people were interested.
I am of course welcome to any discussion about it (both in agreement or disagreement) :) but if you start attacking anyone in reblogs I will not hesitate to block you. *Please check the notes if you want to see the discussion!*
Don’t you dare talk down to or about Generation Z. Don’t you dare.
We were forced to grow up so quickly.
Sure, we had childhood experiences like climbing a tree or having a sleepover. But we had our innocence ripped away from us like a band-aid protecting an open wound.
We tried to get that band-aid back, but by the time we did, it was too late.
Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes.
Sorry doesn’t give us back the hope we lost.
We use humor to cope with the trauma that is shoved down our throats when we were little. And it’s only growing. Our jokes, our memes, our vines, our Tik Toks? Those are coping mechanisms.
Have you noticed that anxiety, depression, and suicide stats have spiked in the past decade? Because I have. Now try and think, why might that be? Come on. You should be able to figure it out. I thought you were supposed to be the smart ones? Or was all that talk about you knowing best just that? Talk?
“This has all made you stronger.” With all due respect, I was a child. I didn’t need to be strong. I needed to be safe.
You have no right to talk about us as if we are weak, fragile, stupid little children. You have no right to act as if you are above us. You lost that right when you dumped all of your problems onto our developing shoulders. You lost that right when you were so incompetent that you couldn’t even try to shape a world where people can be safe.
You have dumped your mess on us. You have made it our problem. But the difference between you and us? The difference is that we care enough to do something about it.
If you are going to force us to pick up your slack, we’re going to take it and we’re going to make it our own. We’re going to use it to create the world we should’ve had.
We are fighting to survive. And we’re going to fucking do it. Either you change and join us, or you get left behind in the dust.
So don’t say “kids these days.” No. You don’t get to call us weak little children when your corrupt system stole our childhoods. We hardly got to be children.
And when you see us fighting oppression?
We’re trying to fix a broken world that we’ve lived with our whole lives. We’re trying to fix it so that generations after us won’t have to worry if they’ll survive to eighteen. So that they won’t have to be scared for a friend going home to an abusive household. So that they won’t have to worry about being kicked out when they tell their parents they’re LGBTQIA+. So that they won’t have to worry about being shot during school. So that they won’t have to worry about being killed for their skin color. So that they won’t have to wonder if climate change will be what kills them.
We were forced to grow up so quickly.
Did you honestly think that we would stay quiet?
Why is nobody talking about the Indianapolis shooting? Four of the victims were Sikh and the facility targeted was well known for its high Sikh population. The intent of the shooter has not been confirmed yet, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is heavily traumatising for the Punjabi and Sikh community. I hate that I’m finding out about this nearly 20 hours later. This is incredibly heartbreaking, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Articles explaining the situation:
🌸Just because children say yes doesn’t mean they consent🌸
🌸Looking at child porn does hurt the child🌸
🌸Sex can effect children in many negative ways, it is not harmless🌸
🌸Age is just a number but so is 911🌸
🌸R/pe is not enjoyable nor should people feel honored for getting r/ped 🌸
🌸Calling yourself a MAP doesn’t change the fact that you’re a fucking pedophile 🌸
🌸Pedos don’t belong in LGBTQ+ they belong in jail🌸
🌸You don’t have to touch a child to sexually harass one🌸
🌺🌸”Antis” are just normal people🌸 🌺
🌺You love your pet by petting them not by r/ping them🌺
🌺Animals can’t consent🌺
🌺Animals don’t enjoy sex🌺
🌺Animals can’t just “move on” after getting r/ped🌺
Looks like im not going to add these to my texts. Don’t want them thinking i support their sick ways
currently have thousands of people yelling at me on twitter because i said drinking water regularly is healthier than only drinking soda and coffee occasionally
the water haters have logged on
for the love of god please help me
oh my god please drink water holy shit
Im sorry I survive only on water most days. I don’t like sugary drinks and the only things i drink that aren’t water are coffee and A2 milk. And fruit smoothies when i can get them. But i drink water daily. I do not understand how anyone can not ever drink water. Wtf is wrong with you? Are you a criminal?! Stop drinking non water things for five seconds.