August 30, 2014

aud-works:

a.k.a. how the yule ball would have gone if i had written it

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August 30, 2014
An Open Letter to the Men Not Speaking Up About Harassment and Rape Threats

postcardsfromspace:

You are aware that when you don’t say anything, these fuckers think it’s confirmation that you’re secretly on their side, right?

Guess what? When you don’t speak up, when you don’t take steps you could take—they’re right.

I don’t care who you are: a fan, a creator, a publisher, a journalist—this is your town, too. We are your colleagues, your friends, your employees; the journalists you follow; the creators you publish; the people who buy your books. How dare you think you can stay above this? How dare you think you can close your eyes and walk away?

How dare you think this is not your problem? We are comics, too.

You think not threatening to rape people gives you a silver of moral high ground? That your silence affords you neutrality? You think your hands are clean because you’re not the one slinging mud?

For years and years and years, you’ve told men that comics (or video games or the Internet or or or) belong to them. That they are the only ones who matter. You’ve told it to them with content and advertising and sometimes you’ve just gone ahead and said it outright, and when women spoke up, you blew them off as malcontents and troublemakers. You know what those boys learned, comics? Exactly what you taught them.

Look. See how well they’ve learned. Read those rape threats as they pour in, and watch women who dare to stand up be pushed violently back to the margins. Aren’t you proud of yourselves?

You made this. This is on you.

Every response you don’t write, every time you take advantage of having the option to put on those blinders and go back to your work? This is on you.

Every day you don’t stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in solidarity and use every inch of the platform your privilege affords you? This is on you.

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August 30, 2014

thuggamane:

Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!

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August 30, 2014

vaporware-femme:

stimmyabby:

people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit

so they won’t lose their jobs

their relationships

so they won’t be abused or beaten

so they won’t be denied access or care

so they won’t be killed.

or they have internalised what society has told them for so long. what their peers have told them. what their loved ones have told them. i am not sick enough to warrant help. it’s not worth it. i don’t need help. if i need help, i am weak, and there is something wrong with me on the inside that makes me bad. that makes me less.

or they have tried to get help, and it’s failed. the people around them have been untrustworthy, the medical community has been untrustworthy, they don’t have insurance or the money to get proper care or continuing care, they need the job they have because they have to support their family. a lot of disabled people are poor. are homeless.

i don’t know a single human being who wishes that they had a crippling disability. but i know a whole lot of people who fear for their very lives to speak out about what’s disabling them.

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August 30, 2014

burdge:

gold and silver

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August 30, 2014

laughterkey:

zoomwitch:

number-one-mollusc-fan:

snerky:

incredible

holy shit

look at this

I don’t even know where to begin.

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August 30, 2014

davusignavus:

rudimentree:

davusignavus:

i liked the page for my school’s lgbt* center on facebook and my mom just sent me a message that said

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“now all of china knows you’re queer”

please deliver this reply to your mother:

image“perfect”
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she laughed so hard i think she exploded

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August 30, 2014
marvellyous:

Testing out some new photoshop techniques The weapons are based off the ones that me and my friend Kit use as our Larp characters. Collectively, we’ve nicknamed ourselves Murder Bros. and this is not the first time I’ve drawn anything related to them: 

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marvellyous:

Testing out some new photoshop techniques
The weapons are based off the ones that me and my friend Kit use as our Larp characters. Collectively, we’ve nicknamed ourselves Murder Bros. and this is not the first time I’ve drawn anything related to them:

Murder Bros Win

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August 30, 2014

jean-luc-gohard:

synecdoche:

I wrote about Kid Nation because it’s my favorite fucked up reality show featuring children slaughtering chickens and accidentally drinking bleach.

I forgot about this and holy shit.

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August 30, 2014

Anonymous said: What bothers me about Hogwart's paintings is that they're all realistc or medieval-ish and just makes me wonder what happens if a wizard paints some cubist nonsensical shit. Would it move? Would it talk? Would it ask you for the password, or would it tell you about the meanings of within? I guess we'll never know because Dumbledore is not a fan of modern art

neverhavingtogiveareason:

marvous:

maisiewilliams:

this is a solid question

Thinking about it, how would this affect comics and illustrated books? Does it only apply to paintings? What about sculptures?

How is their personality determined? They remember things and appear to have their own opinions, so are they technically people? Or maybe they’re just echoes of the artist whose thoughts and opinions are projected onto the painted figure? Perhaps the subject of the paitning uses something similar to a pensieve to implant some of their personality into the painting?

What if the painter only paints half of the figure, does the other half just magically appear, or does the other side simply not exist? Maybe the figure is animated while they’re painting it, so they can turn it around and paint the other side, like a 3D model? What happens if a figure from a painting travels to another portrait but their original portrait is destroyed beyond repair?

Also, I think I remember Ron being confused at the idea of art not moving, so either wizard paintings and art just naturally animate or it’s just the done thing for wizards to cast a spell after the image is complete, otherwise it’s not really art? Like, I can imagine that they have a very strict view on what art is and isn’t, because the wizarding world tends to ignore what goes on in the muggle world and are also quite backwards in terms of traditions, fashion and ideas, so I reckon their idea of what art is meant to be hasn’t progressed much as they haven’t had a cultural revolution like we did after the invention and popularity of the camera? Like I bet there are spells which accurately paint people or scenes quickly, but it could look better or worse depending on the skill of the wizard, so perhaps the camera wasn’t that revolutionary to them because they already had a way of accurately capturing portraits, it’s just the camera meant less effort?

SO MANY QUESTIONS

The paintings we see in the series are generally of people who actually lived, and their personality matches the real person, which is probably part of the enchantment.

We know it doesn’t just apply to paintings, as photos do it as well. There’s a potion which they use in developing the photos, which (I would guess) is probably mixed in with the paint for portraits. Photos, like portraits, behave like the person they’re of.

There’s also evidence in the series of some places/roles being enchanted so that a portrait immediately appears, but it’s likely that other paintings are painted from scratch, hence why Filch can repaint the Fat Lady’s portrait, fixing the damage done by Sirius Black.

In the films, we see a moving doodle which Draco drew of Harry, which behaves as Draco willed it to while drawing. I would imagine that, depending on the wizard or witch’s ability with this particular area of magic, this type of enchantment could affect comics or any other image of living or moving things. That would be the wizard’s choice, but I’ve always just assumed that wizard comics moved, though other print images we see elsewhere don’t talk, and a talking comic when you’re trying to read the article above would just be a nuisance really.

As for the idea of abstract or cubist art styles moving and speaking, we can presume that any could be made to move but only paintings that are of/are intended to be of human beings, merpeople, centaurs, or any other creature capable of speech would be able to speak. - The art, based on what has been shown, literally imitates life.

There are few aspects of the Harry Potter universe which I haven’t given long, complex periods of thought…