adriofthedead:

xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

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heinekenrana:

iamhayleyjane:

One year ago today I made money on my first gear commission, a set for the now deceased Brown Morning of Belarus. I even made him a mask.
I had…no idea what I was doing. Like, no idea! Even with 10 years in the costuming industry, tackling wrestling gear was a huge step for someone with no degree and only the hearsay of an woefully uncommunicative significant other to go on (then! He’s made leaps and bounds in the communication department. We had a couple screaming matches about gear in 2013.)
The boot covers didn’t fit, I had to fix them. The gauntlets were too big. I didn’t measure right.
I can’t tell you how great it felt to hand a new worker his first real set of gear and see the smile on his face. It was…amazing.
These days, I’m no longer dreading sitting down to my machine to work on a set of tights. I don’t cry over kickpads. I’ve learned so much in the past year, and I’m still learning so much with every set I make.
Since this set of gear, I’ve clothed the Osirian Portal, Ultramantis Black, Jervis Cottonbelly, _N_R_G, Nokken, an assassin of the Flood, Hania the Howling Huntress, Worker Ant, Equinox, Prakash Sabar, Stokely Hathaway, and my client list continues to grow. I have my first repeat client in Jervis Cottonbelly. I’m starting to develop an organic gear care line. I’ve…started a business.
It is hard for me to feel pride, but looking at all these people who have come to me to outfit them, the fans who have admired my work, I can only describe how I feel as proud.
I am Closet Champion!

You are a beautiful beautiful talented person and this makes me so very happy for you. Just the sense of pride in this post is amazing.

heinekenrana:

iamhayleyjane:

One year ago today I made money on my first gear commission, a set for the now deceased Brown Morning of Belarus. I even made him a mask.

I had…no idea what I was doing. Like, no idea! Even with 10 years in the costuming industry, tackling wrestling gear was a huge step for someone with no degree and only the hearsay of an woefully uncommunicative significant other to go on (then! He’s made leaps and bounds in the communication department. We had a couple screaming matches about gear in 2013.)

The boot covers didn’t fit, I had to fix them. The gauntlets were too big. I didn’t measure right.

I can’t tell you how great it felt to hand a new worker his first real set of gear and see the smile on his face. It was…amazing.

These days, I’m no longer dreading sitting down to my machine to work on a set of tights. I don’t cry over kickpads. I’ve learned so much in the past year, and I’m still learning so much with every set I make.

Since this set of gear, I’ve clothed the Osirian Portal, Ultramantis Black, Jervis Cottonbelly, _N_R_G, Nokken, an assassin of the Flood, Hania the Howling Huntress, Worker Ant, Equinox, Prakash Sabar, Stokely Hathaway, and my client list continues to grow. I have my first repeat client in Jervis Cottonbelly. I’m starting to develop an organic gear care line. I’ve…started a business.

It is hard for me to feel pride, but looking at all these people who have come to me to outfit them, the fans who have admired my work, I can only describe how I feel as proud.

I am Closet Champion!

You are a beautiful beautiful talented person and this makes me so very happy for you. Just the sense of pride in this post is amazing.

exaggeratedsimplicity:

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

heartbreakingly accurate

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(I’ve never done good things) (I’ve never done bad things) (I never did anything out of the blue) (Woah-oh)

bowiesongs:

automatic reblog

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halorvic:

Rude.

shabogangraffiti:

The police exist to protect property and the people who have it from the people who don’t.

Black people in America are disproportionately likely to be more poor and exploited.

The class hierarchy in America is inextricable from the racial hierarchy.

You do the fucking maths.

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rabbivole:

once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 
'protests turn violent'
'clashes with police'
'violence breaks out'
'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 
all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!
i’m really tired of it

rabbivole:

once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 

'protests turn violent'

'clashes with police'

'violence breaks out'

'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 

all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!

i’m really tired of it

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susanforemanbackstrom:

dooweeooh:

SYLVESTER CAREFUL

GOD HOW ADORKABLE….PERFECT CUTIE WOOBIE DOCTOR

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"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."

— Brian Lord.org  (via mymanic-and-i)

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magesmagesmages said: So I'm reading the notes on WicDiv you posted and I had a thought. We studied comics and graphic novels in high school and I was taught HOW to teach them as an English teacher, but it always depended on having the entire story arc (or the entire graphic novel) so we could examine themes and track the journey to a definite ending. How do you feel about people attempting to critique a comic BEFORE the ending is reached? It's almost a unique-to-comics problem, at least in print literature!

kierongillen:

It’s a tricky one, innit?

It’s unique in present printed stories, though historically not. If we’re talking 19th century novels, serialisation and even the author responding to what audience liked or didn’t was entirely how things were done. There’s a reason why Ellis gives “Read Dickens” as part of his three-part essay series on writing comics. They didn’t have fandom like we do now, but they had a period equivalent.

And obviously if we move away from printed stories, we hit TV, and the critique-as-you-go-along is very much part of the culture there. It’s obviously limited in all the ways you describe, but you can do something there…

In a real way, that a narrative is presented piecemeal means that you have to accept, allow and even encourage the readers to process it as it’s presented them. Yes, they can leap to their conclusions which is painful and messy, but that you’re showing the story the way you are means you have to accept that.

(And you can mitigate against it - cross-ref: WicDiv lampshading elements that are problematic as a nod to an attentive reader. You can argue about that as a tactic, of course - it is, on some level, arguably patronising the reader. There are no right answers. For us, we skew towards “We’d rather be upfront we’re writing about a thing than being a thing,” at least in something like WicDiv.) 

There are strengths to the chapter-by-chapter deep reading though - it’s a lot of fun to simply not know. It’s intellectually less stringent, of course, but riffing on what you see now is a giggle. In some ways, if you don’t get a thrill from following a narrative month from month and doing discussions about whats-it-all-about internally, single issues are probably a bad way to read a story.

(We’re interested in the difference between a live-story and a dead story, artistically. When the whole thing is done, in some ways, it is dead. If there’s a fandom around it, it’ll be about exploring that terrain or tracing the influence on yourself. However, now, it’s a live interaction. It’s like following a band when it’s still touring. Both can be a joy, but they are different things.)

Er… that went on longer than I was planning. And more rambly.

In short: go knock yourselves out.

wicdiv:

Jamie did a variant for Beachball comics for issue 3. 
(You can order it and all their variants online too, FYI.)

wicdiv:

Jamie did a variant for Beachball comics for issue 3. 

(You can order it and all their variants online too, FYI.)

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

littlebamflamb:

Sign the petition here to call for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland.
[x]

This is absolutely fucking terrifying and disgusting, I really hope this woman is able to seek justice after all she has been through. No one deserves this kind of treatment. No one. #RepealThe8th - Paige

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

littlebamflamb:

Sign the petition here to call for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland.

[x]

This is absolutely fucking terrifying and disgusting, I really hope this woman is able to seek justice after all she has been through. No one deserves this kind of treatment. No one. #RepealThe8th - Paige

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clacl:

taking a selfie thinking it looks good and then seeing it flipped

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