1. gamefanatics:

Who knew a wedding photo could be so creepy [Fixed]

    gamefanatics:

    Who knew a wedding photo could be so creepy [Fixed]

  2. arabbara:

    R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit.

  3. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

    August 30th.

  4. jsadiqsfavpics:

    sonofdust:

    nolloresvato:

    wakeupslaves:

    Gandhi Spreads Racial Hatred of Africans

    Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently wrote diatribes against the black community. Of particular concern to him was any contact between Indians and Africans. The following series of quotes, which is but a small selection of his extensive writings on the topic, documents Gandhi’s intense hatred for equal treatment of blacks and Indians, whether in culture or under the law. Indeed, his efforts to improve the status of the Indian community in South Africa were primarily focused on ensuring Africans were treated worse than Indians. His goal, thus was greater social inequality rather than universal equality.

    All quotes taken from Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).

    Sept. 26, 1896: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir* whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.” — Vol. 1, p. 410

    Sept. 24, 1903: “We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256

    Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429

    Sept. 5, 1905: “The decision to open the school for all Coloured children is unjust to the Indian community, and is a departure from the assurance given… that the school will be reserved for Indian children only.” — Vol. 4, p. 402

    Sept. 2, 1907: “From these views expressed by a White we have a lesson to learn: We must encourage the Whites too. It is a short-sighted policy to employ, through sheer niggardliness, a Kaffir for washing work. If we keep in view the conditions in this country and patronize the Whites, whenever proper and necessary, then every such White will serve as an advertisement for the Indian trader.” — Vol. 6, p. 276

    Feb. 29, 1908: “The British rulers take us to be so lowly and ignorant that they assume that, like the Kaffirs who can be pleased with toys and pins, we can also be fobbed off with trinkets.” — Vol. 8, p. 167

    Mar. 7, 1908: “We were all prepared for hardships, but not quite for this experience. We could understand not being classed with the whites, but to be placed on the same level with the Natives seemed too much to put up with.” — Vol. 8, p. 198

    Mar. 7, 1908: “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised – the convicts even more so…. The reader can easily imagine the plight of the poor Indian thrown into such company!” — Vol. 8, p. 199

    Jan. 16, 1909: “I have, though, resolved in my mind on an agitation to ensure that Indian prisoners are not lodged with Kaffirs…. I observed with regret that some Indians were happy to sleep in the same room as the Kaffirs…. This is a matter of shame to us. We may entertain no aversion to Kaffirs, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is no common ground between them and us in the daily affairs of life.” — Vol. 9, p. 257

    Jan. 23, 1909: “I acquainted the Governor with what had happened and told him there was urgent need for separate lavatories for Indians. I also told him that Indian prisoners should never be lodged with Kaffirs. The Governor immediately issued an order for a lavatory for Indians to be sent on from the Central Gaol. Thus, from the next day the difficulty about lavatories disappeared.” — Vol. 9, p. 270

    June 5, 1909: “I received from General Smuts two books on religion, and I inferred from this that it was not under his orders that I had been subjected to hardships, but that it was the result of his negligence and that of others, as also a consequence of the fact that we are equated with the Kaffirs.” — Vol. 9, p. 355

    Dec. 2, 1910: “Some Indians do have contacts with Kaffir women. I think such contacts are fraught with grave danger. Indians would do well to avoid them altogether.” — Vol. 10, p. 414

    The term “Kaffir” is a pejorative South African term for black people which is equivalent to the ‘n’ word. Use of this term has been a criminal offense in South Africa since 1975. Despite always using it to describe black Africans, Gandhi was fully aware of the offensive nature of the word. This is demonstrated by Gandhi’s comment during a religious conflict in India, when he said: “If ‘Kaffir’ is a term of opprobrium, how much more so is Chandal?” [CWMG, Vol. 28, p. 62] “Chandal” is a racist term for low-caste Hindus.

    Up to a couple years ago all I heard was the “good” side of Gandhi.. Good to know though

    damn.

    Fuck him too

  5. How to be a good ally to Rromani people

    moon-crater:

    kinderfanger:

    tomeeklystay:

    chirikli:

    (Inpsired by this post)

    -Don’t say “Gypsy”. Or “Gypped”. No matter how it’s spelled.
    -Correct others who use the words.
    -Punch Holocaust deniers in the throat.
    -Avoid supporting businesses or musicians that use offensive terminology. Or at the very least, be aware of how damaging they are.
    -Don’t accept “historical accuracy” or “art” as excuses for people to be anti-Rromani.
    -Don’t perpetuate stereotypes.

    Thank you! Najis tuke!

    Useful alternative words.

    If you’re trying for an aesthetic: alternative, hippy, or pagan. 

    If you mean the horses: cob, irish cob, coloured cob. Probably not vanner? It’s almost always used with the slur. 

    If you mean cheated: duped, swindled and hustled all have a similar tone, and there are countless other synonyms. 

    Oh can I help? I love words

    Aesthetic: new age, mystical, fantasy, shabby chic, fairy, artsy-fartsy. Do NOT use Boho/Bohemian, bc Bohemia is a place that still exists.

    Synonyms for cheated: conned, swindled (seconding this one bc it is a great word), bilked, hoodwinked, bamboozled

    If you aren’t sure if a word is a slur, look it up here. Etymonline is an archive of the history of a lot of words in the English language, and has helped me a lot with determining which words are slurs and which aren’t.

    Also useful to replace phrases that contain the slur:

    If you mean a group of people who go from place to place with no set home: nomads, travelers, wanderers, migrants, vagabonds (careful, though: depending on context this can have criminal connotations)

    If you mean how a group of people in separate vehicles travel together: caravan, convoy, wagon train, procession

    If you mean an intricately carved/decorated horse drawn vehicle that belongs to the culture of the Rromani people: Vardo

    If you mean another kind of horse drawn vehicle: look at all these options to choose from

  6. sorrowsfall:

    halffinished:

    modmad:

    potentialforart:

    modmad:

    HEY MINIONS so at the risk of you unfollowing/me sounding like a crazy person I’m going to ask you to do something very unusual today. I am going to ask you to watch a Barbie movie. (That’s it, up there. The whole thing. No really it’s like official no need to pirate it or anything how easy is that.)

    WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT? Well okay so for one I am one of the two storyboard artists that worked on this (yes, two board artists, for a whole film, get that into your head I can hardly believe we managed it myself), but I am about to blow your mind with the more important detail that the other storyboarder was also the director and also the first female director that a Barbie film has had. Ever. Wow. I know. I knooooow.

    So, tumblr, this is why Barbie and the Secret Door is important; this is the first Barbie film directed by a woman. Watch it. There is a super great villain, super cute giant purple furry minions with English accents and very bright super colourful colours all over the place just wait until you get to the magical place I stg you need sunglasses. There are also a lot of songs which will get stuck in your head and aggressive jive dancing.

    I am not saying it is the best film, I am not saying that there aren’t other films that deserve your attention more, but there was a whole team of people behind this one gem of a lady trying our very best to make this film good, and you know what? I like it. There are many things that could be improved, yes, and there were decisions made by Mattel that we simply could not change whether we agreed with them or not, but that’s the case with every film, and this film saw a huge shift in the effort and direction of Barbie films. Tell Mattel what you want to see fixed, yes, but tell them that you want to see more of this; more women in control of pictures that are aimed towards young girls (because, let’s face it, these are). These films get translated into every language, they access a lot of people, these films can have influence. We need to be able to use this medium in a positive way, and we tried to, we really did try with this film. Barbie should be a positive icon for feminism; she has been before!

    So, yes, please check this out if you have the time, and give Mattel and Rainmaker the feedback that they need!

    I swear to god if you don’t love Romy and Nori, you are dead to me.

    fun fact which nobody must tell Mattel;

    I read the script and just pictured them as being a married couple so that’s how I treated the acting with them

    there I said it

    The villains were the best part of the movie.

    I’d rather watch a Barbie movie than a Disney movie any day.

  7. If you think “monosexism” is a problematic term because it groups people of various identities into one category, please also stop using the following terms

    bisexual-books:

    bidyke:

    • Sexism - and the word “men” - groups together white men with men of color, cis men with trans men, abled men with disabled men, etc. It means that a a queer trans man of color can oppress a white cishet woman.
    • Heterosexism - and the word “heterosexual” - groups together cis men, cis women and trans/nonbinary people, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means that heterosexual disabled working class women of color can oppress abled white middle class gay cis men.
    • Cissexism - and the word “cisgender” - groups together cis women with cis men, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means a cisgender lesbian woman of color can oppress a white trans man. (You know? I bet this is an argument that radscums actually use.)
    • Ableism - Okay you get the point
    • Classism - Or so I hope
    • Ageism - Because this is ridiculous
    • Etc.

    Why is this ridiculous?

    • Because this is not how intersectionality works
    • Each term represents one axis of oppression
    • No one term can take all axes into account
    • Nor should it, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to talk about the oppression of any specific group
    • No one axis of oppression trumps all others
    • To say that monosexism inherently and necessarily trumps all other axes is to derail the discussion
    • Is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a white bisexual cis man? Of course not.
    • But that is not the question
    • The question is: is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a black bisexual trans woman?
    • Take a look at some of our statistics, and then think about that.
    • Then take a look at how I, the person who wrote the monosexual privilege checklist, wrote, time after time, about how the list is meant to draw attention to straight people and away from gay and lesbian people.
    • Then take a look at my book, which includes the list, and is about intersectional bisexual politics, with chapters about how monosexism works at intersections between bisexuality and women (including trans women), men (including trans men), trans and nonbinary people, and people of color.
    • And was written by a bisexual genderqueer disabled person/woman of color.
    • FFS
    • Then after you acknowledge all that, maybe we can start having a discussion.

    [Note: I trust tumblr will ignore this post much like any other that I make about monosexism and monosexual privilege because I guess I’m making too much sense? But - just in case it gets around, know that I may not be following up, as per low spoons. Hate to my ask box will be deleted.]

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  8. nihileigh:

    When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

    Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

  9. Point-of-View: Second Person

    writing-questions-answered:

  10. fivebyfreakingfive:

    doc—rokstar:

    avatartagg:

    gallifrey-feels:

    ibelieveitsanime:

    songofspoilers:

    gildatheplant:

    I feel that anyone who believes Romeo & Juliet is about some kind of Great and Timeless Love TM* needs to see this.

    WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY IN MY SHAKESPEARE CLASS. 

    If you go and actually read what Romeo says to Benvolio in the first scene, you will realize that he is only upset because HE WANTED ROSALINE’S BODY AND SHE SAID NO AND SO ROMEO WAS MOPING AND PITCHING A FIT ABOUT IT. Then, the second he lays eyes on Juliet, he’s basically saying

    During the balcony scene, Romeo talks about how he scaled the wall of the garden to see Juliet. That is not romantic. That is disrespectful to her. This is a private area of the Capulet home, and Capulet built the wall around it to protect his daughter. This was a time when a woman’s virtue was the most important thing she owned. If Juliet was found with a man in this very private part of her home, everyone would think she was no longer a virgin, her reputation would be ruined, and it would be much harder, if not impossible, for her father to make a good marriage.

    Speaking of good marriages, Count Paris is seen as the bad guy because he “comes between” Romeo and Juliet. Capulet had arranged for Paris to marry Juliet in 2 years time, when she would be 16, in a time when most women were already married and mothers by the time they were Juliet’s age at (almost but not quite) 14. Most fathers would have already had their daughters married by now, but he wants to wait two more years AND PARIS IS OKAY WITH THAT. Not only that, but Paris is young (her father could have had her married to a 60 year old man), titled (he’s a fucking Count), wealthy (again, he’s a count, which means Juliet will have financial stability), and, from what we see of him, he is a very good guy. Capulet could have done a LOT worse in choosing his son-in-law.

    Finally, here’s something to consider: Juliet was 13, Romeo was 17. Their relationship lasted 3 days, defied their parents, and ended in the deaths of 6 people.

    If I ever hear you say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told, I will bitch slap you.

    That is all.

    THANK YOU! SOMEBODY FINALLY PUT IT IN WORDS FOR ME

    It wasn’t a romance. Shakespeare never wrote romances. It was a fucking tragedy you dumb cunts.

    Here’s the full video: x

    Reblogging for: It wasn’t a romance. Shakespeare never wrote romances. It was a fucking tragedy you dumb cunts.

  11. thepeoplesrecord:


“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” - Martin Luther King Jr. (1/15/1929 – 4/4/1968)

    thepeoplesrecord:

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. - Martin Luther King Jr. (1/15/1929 – 4/4/1968)

  12. The Relative Color and the Absolute Color

    colours-theory:

    Since the colors are never what they look like, It’s useful to understand the color in two ways : the RELATIVE color and the ABSOLUTE color.

    The Relative color is the color as it is seen, according to the perception of the eye and the translation from the brain to the mind.
    The Absolute color is the color as it is, in reality.

    This is part of the colors relationship, and the contrast of the colors.

    To be able to get the right relative color (meaning without any false notes), it’s crucial to know what its absolute color really is.
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    For example, the absolute color of grey is very often the relative complementary color of its surrounding color.
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    Depending of the kind of picture and depending of your color’s intentions (that is off special effect or narrative effect),
    using an absolute complementary (that is, for the previous e.g, a true blue) in direct contact to its surrounding colors may easily create
    a so much strong contrast that the mind will perceive it as a false note, then causing a global unbalance on all other colors in the image.

    E.g, here is the page 05 from “Detectives” vol.02 (Hanna/Sure/Lou, ©Delcourt editions)
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    The “grey” panels 05 and 09 have a cold vibration, almost blue, because they are in a direct relationship within a yellow hot tan.
    This two panels, in minority, are also secondary in the narration of the page.


    Using a true absolute blue would reverse this narrative order because the color contrast would became so much strong that they would became the primary focal point of the page.
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    Let us look a little closer at the 3rd strip.
    The mind read the left panel as cold, in a subtle blue. The shirts are read as white, and the bottles of champagne as greenish…
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    …but by isolating the absolute colors, in comparison with a Titanium white, none of this previously mentioned relatives colors exist in this picture.
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    …And if they were, the balance of the colors would be broken, and the falses notes would be made.
    Notice how the eye now read differently the picture, it can’t stop looking at those white shirts and then those bottles.
    It almost forget to look at the balloons and the characters. ( i’ll talk about the narration through the contrast of colors later, in another post)
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    It is the same for the values.
    A relative value defines itself compared with its surrounding values.
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    Let’s look back at our 3rd strip.
    Watch the contrast between the shirts, and the light jacket in the front, how they seem to be so much lighter in comparison with the other clothes.
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    When in reality, if we compare them to each other, the difference became a lot more subtle than it seemed to be.
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    This is a side effect of the relative color.
    The mind analyzes et translates a color based on its database stocked in its memory, trying to identify the color in the most simple and efficient way possible.
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    The shirt itself is light indeed, and white. But it’s simply its “name”. Its “classification”, its “identity” (see the flat step of my quick step by step).
    What we’ll ask in a store.

    In reality, this shirt is not white, and not much lighter than the light face of the grey jacket or the blue shirt.
    But for our mind, white means light. Lighter than everything.
    However, a white shirt in shadow is often darker than a back shirt in the light, whatever the mind is saying.

    So, compare, isolate, compare, isolate, compare, always.


    You can change your “mind database” with some practice.
    By using a paper sheet with holes to isolate outside colors. ( grey paper is best)
    Or by opening some pictures in a software and use the color-picker to learn what is going on with the color relationship.
    Testing yourself to find out the absolute color of your surrounding whenever you can.

    Then, colorisation will become much easier, and like a musician able to reproduce a song he heard a the first try,
    you’ll develop the Golden eye.

  13. "

    All that shit you’ve heard about human nature being selfish, self-centered, greedy, and generally willing to screw over our fellow being in order to get ahead? It’s just that: shit. Your average hypercorp exec may like to wax rhapsodic about their favorite animal and how they’re totally like that animal because they’re the biggest, baddest apex predator out there, willing to cut the throat of the guy next to them for a handful of credits.

    Well, that sociopathic crap isn’t how things really work. Humans exist as a species because we’re able to cooperate, to share, and to communicate information with each other that helps us all out. Put another way, the core of the hypercapitalist inner system is a certain pessimism that people are bastards, rotten to the core, and will sell you out given a chance. I don’t know about you, but this isn’t the kind of world I’d want to live in.

    Our view is a much more optimistic one: people will, given even half a chance, help each other out and do what they can for each other. This isn’t to say we live an idyllic life free of crime or want or hardship, but only that when these things happen we tend to aid each other, even when it’s not our problem, because we know that when it is our problem, those other people will step up to help us out.

    "
    Eclipse Phase, Rimward, page 154.

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