the-eldest-woman-on:

Double ISS Passage And A Fireball!  Taken by Constantine Emmanouilidi on August 6, 2013 @ Mt Voras, Northern Greece

the-eldest-woman-on:

Double ISS Passage And A Fireball!
Taken by Constantine Emmanouilidi on August 6, 2013 @ Mt Voras, Northern Greece

explodingbat:

katzenfabrik:

ianxcarlos:

Sounds like a good plan.

I think this is from Young Avengers? And the one with the good plan is America Chavez? I’ve not read any YA but if I were, theoretically, intrigued by all the awesome America Chavez scans I’ve seen on Tumblr into doing so, where would I start? (Are there any good TPBs? I prefer reading trades to collecting comics, probably out of residual girl-in-a-comic-shop fear, although I have access to an awesome comic shop these days and can suck it up if necessary.)

There are trades, the ones featuring America Chavez [which i’d been meaning to read actually, as tho i’m not into superheroes much they were written by Kieron Gillen, who used to write indie games journalism i liked] are:
Title of tradeMaterial collected Publication date ISBN
Young Avengers Vol. 1: Style > Substance Young Avengers Vol. 2 #1-5, Marvel Now! Point One #1 (Young Avengers story) September 2013 978-0785167082
Young Avengers Vol. 2: Alternative Cultures Young Avengers Vol. 2 #6-10 February 2014 978-0785167099
Young Avengers Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space Young Avengers Vol. 2 #11-15 April 2014 978-0785185307

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know!
I didn’t know Kieron Gillen used to write indie games journalism — I only know him from his comics work — but it does explain how my indie games journalist friend knows him in person. (Not tagging ‘cos I think she’s taking a tumblr break and it seems kind of rude to talk about her behind her back or summon her back with a notification.) (I just assumed that London was a vortex and everyone there knew everyone, which might also be the case.)

explodingbat:

katzenfabrik:

ianxcarlos:

Sounds like a good plan.

I think this is from Young Avengers? And the one with the good plan is America Chavez? I’ve not read any YA but if I were, theoretically, intrigued by all the awesome America Chavez scans I’ve seen on Tumblr into doing so, where would I start? (Are there any good TPBs? I prefer reading trades to collecting comics, probably out of residual girl-in-a-comic-shop fear, although I have access to an awesome comic shop these days and can suck it up if necessary.)

There are trades, the ones featuring America Chavez [which i’d been meaning to read actually, as tho i’m not into superheroes much they were written by Kieron Gillen, who used to write indie games journalism i liked] are:

Title of trade
Material collected
Publication date
ISBN

Young Avengers Vol. 1: Style > Substance
Young Avengers Vol. 2 #1-5, Marvel Now! Point One #1 (Young Avengers story)
September 2013 
978-0785167082

Young Avengers Vol. 2: Alternative Cultures
Young Avengers Vol. 2 #6-10 
February 2014 
978-0785167099

Young Avengers Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space
Young Avengers Vol. 2 #11-15 
April 2014 
978-0785185307

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know!

I didn’t know Kieron Gillen used to write indie games journalism — I only know him from his comics work — but it does explain how my indie games journalist friend knows him in person. (Not tagging ‘cos I think she’s taking a tumblr break and it seems kind of rude to talk about her behind her back or summon her back with a notification.) (I just assumed that London was a vortex and everyone there knew everyone, which might also be the case.)

zarkonnen:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source
Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Note that it is also possible to produce sugar from sugar beet, which is grown quite extensively in Europe. Not that that guarantees much better working conditions…

zarkonnen:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Note that it is also possible to produce sugar from sugar beet, which is grown quite extensively in Europe. Not that that guarantees much better working conditions…

birdrhetorics:

beatonna:

gailsimone:

I have been asking Kate Beaton to draw a Red Sonja cover for the monthly book since issue one. Since she hasn’t done a lot of covers, she was the ONLY female artist we asked who (reluctantly) turned us down.
I think she has agreed to do one if time permits, and she sent this on Twitter to hold us over and I just love it. Kate, you are awesome!

I picked up Red Sonja vol. 1 yesterday and read it cover to cover.  I hadn’t really read the comics when I drew this doodle, but it was a super fun (and violent and all the rest) read!  

i think my gender is “red sonja as drawn by kate beaton”

Gail Simone + Kate Beaton? Yes please!!!

birdrhetorics:

beatonna:

gailsimone:

I have been asking Kate Beaton to draw a Red Sonja cover for the monthly book since issue one. Since she hasn’t done a lot of covers, she was the ONLY female artist we asked who (reluctantly) turned us down.

I think she has agreed to do one if time permits, and she sent this on Twitter to hold us over and I just love it. Kate, you are awesome!

I picked up Red Sonja vol. 1 yesterday and read it cover to cover.  I hadn’t really read the comics when I drew this doodle, but it was a super fun (and violent and all the rest) read!  

i think my gender is “red sonja as drawn by kate beaton”

Gail Simone + Kate Beaton? Yes please!!!

engineer—cat:

misterlucian:

deerthing:

valvala:

pomegranasia:

spoopyartchallenge:

spoopyartchallenge:

What better way to celebrate Halloween then a 31 day ART CHALLENGE?

RULES: Art submissions can be most anything (stories, drawings, crafts, etc) as long as they pertain to one of the days words. See how creatively you can incorporate the words for each day!

Feel free to submit your writing/art to the Challenge’s main blog, spoopyartchallenge. It’s a great way to meet other artists and give your creations some exposure! Signal boosts always help!!

Five more days till the challenge starts. Are you ready?

corporalleviotaku

Yaaaas
OOOH

I might just. What do you think, tumblr hivemind?

Ooh I am tempted to do something with this. Maybe something crossstitchy or maybe something sciencey I can’t decide

Yes, that would be awesome! Science or cross-stitch or a mix’n’match. :)

I kiiinda wanna join in too, but I feel it might be brainally better if I don’t. But perhaps I will just write a haiku per day. That would be doable.

ianxcarlos:

Sounds like a good plan.

I think this is from Young Avengers? And the one with the good plan is America Chavez? I’ve not read any YA but if I were, theoretically, intrigued by all the awesome America Chavez scans I’ve seen on Tumblr into doing so, where would I start? (Are there any good TPBs? I prefer reading trades to collecting comics, probably out of residual girl-in-a-comic-shop fear, although I have access to an awesome comic shop these days and can suck it up if necessary.)

ianxcarlos:

Sounds like a good plan.

I think this is from Young Avengers? And the one with the good plan is America Chavez? I’ve not read any YA but if I were, theoretically, intrigued by all the awesome America Chavez scans I’ve seen on Tumblr into doing so, where would I start? (Are there any good TPBs? I prefer reading trades to collecting comics, probably out of residual girl-in-a-comic-shop fear, although I have access to an awesome comic shop these days and can suck it up if necessary.)

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Anonymous said: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.

thescienceofjohnlock:

linzeestyle:

euclase:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.

Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?

"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.

So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?

I would like every anon and non-anon who have sent me messages along the the lines of 'you're too old for tumblr, it's creepy' and 'when will you grow out of fandom?' to read this and remember it when they are in their 40s.

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dadfunkadelic:

no godsno masters

dadfunkadelic:

no gods
no masters

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stcelestine:

foundcarcosa:

the—antagonist:

Weston Coppola Cage (Eyes of Noctum)


I can barely believe that Cage and black metal meet in this world. Nicky makes everything possible.

This makes me very happy.

stcelestine:

foundcarcosa:

the—antagonist:

Weston Coppola Cage (Eyes of Noctum)

I can barely believe that Cage and black metal meet in this world. Nicky makes everything possible.

This makes me very happy.

qvarantine:

that why

qvarantine:

that why

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Fancy Old Buildings

medievalpoc:

warpedellipsis:

medievalpoc:

Maybe I’m searching wrong, but I can’t find anything about fancy old buildings built in Africa, like giant churches and state buildings plastered everywhere from Europe. I tried looking for specific countries but still nothing. Surely they’re not all destroyed?
Well, if you’re searching for “Africa”…then yeah, you’re probably searching wrong? I mean, I’ll act like stating the obvious isn’t necessary…? Because…?
image

This is so general, I don’t know quite how to answer you but I’ll do my best, I suppose.

You probably need to be much more specific. Basically you want the equivalent of European Medieval-y type castle buildings? They’re pretty much all over the place…
image

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Fasilides Palace in Ethiopia:

image

For fancy Christian churches with painted interiors, try searching “Copt” or “Coptic” (these are Zagwe dynasty, I believe):

image

Here’s Saint George’s Church in Addis Abeba:

image

And Bete Giorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia:

image

I mean, there’s no order to this, I’m just throwing stuff out there at random. If you want, there’s a Wikipedia page for World Heritage Sites in Africa here. There’s another Wikipedia page for Architecture of Africa here.

Yes! This is what I was looking for. A starting point. When I typed “fancy buildings” into google, it gave me lots of European and American stuff, the traditional sightseeing landmarks and a bunch of modern stuff. Ditto for “fancy old buildings”. Same with “fancy old European buildings.” It refused to give me anything besides the pyramids when I tried that with the African continent and specific African countries. I didn’t know anything more narrow to try beyond specifying countries. When I try it with the Americas, it refuses to give me anything that’s older than European settlers. Looking up specific destroyed cities was as far as I could get there. Asia and its countries have a lot of results, but I don’t know that history well enough to know what I’m looking at.

I’d have explained better in the ask, and included that obvious pyramids are obvious, but it didn’t have the space and I’d rather not create hassle by splitting it over several messages.

I’m glad to hear this was helpful. A search for “Architecture of _____” is going to give you better results than “old buildings” or “fancy old buildings”.

Also: as a lot of people in the notes for this post pointed out, the last image is an example of Rock-cut architecture. It’s carved out of the solid rock there, rather than being built. Like, literally excavated from the roof down.

The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest structure to have been built of earthen bricks, and was a great medieval center of learning. The  maintenance of the mosque’s exterior is actually part of an annual festival; it looks more or less the same as it did in 1910:

image

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There is so much to find out, and I’m glad to encourage people to do further research.

turbofanatic:

Superficially, members of both orders Airbus and Boeing are very similar, and can be difficult for beginner planewatchers to tell apart, a stunning example of convergent evolution.
Internally, however, their different ancestries are clear. Shown here is a 700 IDW of the 737 family, a common member of order Boeing. Pay particular attention to the spinal length, the most reliable way to tell apart the 700, 800, and 900 genera at a distance.

turbofanatic:

Superficially, members of both orders Airbus and Boeing are very similar, and can be difficult for beginner planewatchers to tell apart, a stunning example of convergent evolution.

Internally, however, their different ancestries are clear. Shown here is a 700 IDW of the 737 family, a common member of order Boeing. Pay particular attention to the spinal length, the most reliable way to tell apart the 700, 800, and 900 genera at a distance.

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