Jan. 23rd, 2017

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fraxinus:

I’ve started carrying a sharpie in my purse so I can do this on every one I see, fuck this movie I read the summary and it’s so much worse than I imagined

Yes. Do it. This should be a thing now. Let’s do this. XD
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butchcommunist:

I am also wary of placing the site of womanhood within the uterus but I guarantee you that “Your uterus is not revolutionary” is every bit as reactionary as what you clumsily attempt to combat with that statement. Women not being too ashamed to just talk about their bodies in public is, yes, pretty major- I hate the whole “x is revolutionary” trend but women should be able to talk about heavily stigmatized bodily functions and parts without arousing undue suspicion. I know grown women who hide their tampons from male roommates, I have had grown women tell me they weren’t sure what their cervix was and were too embarrassed to talk to their doctors about it, I have had grown women try to talk to me in PRIVATE about menstruation using code words because they were embarrassed to call a period a period. Women aren’t just making this shit up- there is a very real sense of shame many women carry in their bodies that is ingrained in us since birth and not having any empathy for that is fucked. None of that has to come at the expense of trans women and it makes sense to criticize weaponization of this reality against trans women. But these are cites of violence and cites of very real politicization of women’s right to healthcare access.
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baawri:

“And if day one [of Trump’s presidency] is any indication you are part of the largest group of angry people I’ve ever seen.”
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mercurialvixen:

“Umm, how can you be ‘semiaquatic’, you either are aquatic or you’re not. Don’t be greedy.”

“So, I get that you’re a monotreme and everything, but do you identify more as a rodent or a bird?”

“Ugh, why do you have to be such a special snowflake. Do you and like three other species need an entire order to describe yourselves that separates you from mammals that birth live young?”

“You needlessly complicate an artificially constructed system of classification. Why don’t you just lose the webbed feet and beak and egg laying ways and become a proper mammal.”

“Ha! You may look like you belong to class Aves, but I know for a fact that birds don’t have fur. You’re such a phony.”

“Why do you insist on appropriating beaks and webbed feet. Like, you admitted you weren’t a bird, stop incorporating them into your anatomy. All you’re doing is making birds look less legitimate as an order.”
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willygurl68:

The only sign I’ll take directions from
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epiphanyx7:

bloodqueenmsk:

Nazis are currently organizing and funding a bounty against the famous Nazi puncher. 

A BOUNTY

If anyone actually knows this guy’s identity, you keep it to your goddamn self because they are going to kill this man.

Remember to spread misinformation about the guy’s identity, to make it more difficult to identify potentially true information.

ex. His name is Sam Vimes and he’s the Captain of the Night Watch.
His name is Ted Cruz and he is the Zodiac Killer. His name is George W. Bush and he likes to paint.

Call in fake tips. Insist that our hero is, in fact, a black man. He’s wearing a hoodie, after all. Disseminate as much false information as you can.  And, if all else fails, if you can, (if you are white and male and have money for a lawyer and are otherwise able to deal with the legal trouble etc) then stand up and shout I AM SPARTACUS.

Fight the good fight. Punch more Nazis in the face. (If you are able.)
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me: sees two characters with 0% chance at happiness
brain: hoe don't do it
me: otp
brain: oh my god
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kochei0:

as someone with a messed up memory, i feel this dirty boi
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schnookumms:

son, im not sure how to say this, but, ur gay lmao
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animalpicsdaily:

can we just appreciate how cute this is
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animentality:

lemonoxide:

this article was written by a dog in disguise to get pet by ALL the humans

so?? he worked hard for his phD, I believe him
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mymodernmet:

Amazing $213 Cross-Country Train Ride Lets You See USA’s Most Beautiful Sights
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lunoki:

reverseracism:

reverseracism:

Truth.

I saw so many tweets celebrating that no one got arrested during The Women’s Marches and don’t get me wrong, I’m happy no one got physically attacked by the police and I’m ecstatic that no one is sitting in a jail cell…

but there is definitely a reason that crowds of over 2million unhappy people didn’t attract police violence.

This is relevant to Standing Rock and other Native water protecting movements. During the inauguration the Standing Rock water protectors were again violently assaulted by police.
The point is not to shame people who haven’t been assaulted by police, but to acknowledge and be aware that not all protests are treated equally, and its racial motivation is indisputable.
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LGBT Valentine’s Day Cards
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wilwheaton:

wilwheaton:

“You’re not going to be the worst, most incompetent president in the 21st century, George,” she said.

“Tell me about the rabbits, Michelle.”
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mahdialynn:

blessed International Punching Nazis Appreciation Day, everyone.
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beekeep:

pro-gay:

Anyway cars are homophobic, I can’t wait till they invent teleportation, the only true pro-lgbt means of transport

Lets Getaround By Teleporting
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4gifs:

A Somali Red cheats at a cat show by getting cozy with the judge

i love that the judge can’t resist giving this fluffo a smooch, thats exactly what i would do if i was a cat technician
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izumooo:

Are you really gonna tell me yoi deserves best animation of the year on crunchyroll bc it had like 4 scenes with hyper shiny lips when there’s a twitter with hundreds of screenshots like this

(( before I start this rant, I want you all to know that I appreciate this as a joke but I need to get this off my chest ))

Okay you know what *cracks knuckles*

I AM SICK OF THIS ARGUMENT THAT SO AND SO ANIMATION IS BAD BECAUSE OF THESE KIND OF SCREEN CAPS.

I’m an animation student. I’m not great at it yet, but I know the principals of it well. These are usually either smears or squash and stretch. (combined with distance from the ‘camera’/viewer obscuring details)

Smears:

Smears are single frames in an animation that create the sensation of extremely fast movement. And guess what, IT HAPPENS IRL TOO. It’s called motion blur. 

Our eyes are essentially cameras for our brain. The rods and cones in our eyes fire off to take the picture, then take a couple mili-seconds (or whatever the scientifically accurate amount of time is) to reset. That’s why strobe lights produce the effect they do. That’s why movies - animated or not - work in frames. And smears are just replicating motion blurs. Do they look weird as hell- and in all honesty can be just as funny, yes, but they work. Because they are a single frame, which usually occurs within a 12 or 24 frame range over the course of a second. (( also, Yuri on Ice’s animation is significantly different in terms of frame rate from most Japanese animation, which uses less frames than western animation ))

Squash and Stretch:

Squash and Stretch is the idea that you can create visual impact by distorting a character/pose slightly - or drastically depending on the style - to create a sense of weight. Now, Yuri on Ice is obviously not ‘rubber house’ animation, so the squash and stretch is more subtle.

Fun fact: a perfectly rotoscoped movie will actually have really terrible animation. No one in animation is quite sure why it is, but if you perfectly copy movie frames, certain things like walks just don’t come out right and fall directly into the uncanny valley.

When used subtly, squash and stretch is what brings life into realistic animations. It can convey how difficult something is - squashing down to build up power before a jump, impact - a stretch before hitting something tricks our eyes into thinking the hit was stronger, and all things relating to weight. And as shown above, it’s crucial to getting realistic jaw and mouth movements.

So that’s why this frame argument is BS.

As to why Yuuri on Ice IS such incredible animation? ICE SKATING IS HARD AS SHIT TO GET RIGHT.

Let’s start with just the opening sequence. Ice skating takes a very different set of weight shifts to look correct, and most of the time, animation has relied on contextual clues to make sure the viewer gets that the characters are on ice. Now, we can see their skates in the opening, but there’s hardly ever a rink behind them until the final episode.

Compare this, contextually

Now, these do have very different styles of animation, but what I want you to look at is the way that Yurio comes into frame versus the way Linus moves across the bottom. Linus moves like a cutout just sliding along the backgroung, right? Where as Yurio, whose skates we can’t see mind you, is clearly pushing into the motion with his whole body, and then needs to use his whole body to transfer into the next motion. Even if you were just kind of puttering around on skates, anyone who has skated knows that you need some push to get moving.

Yuri on Ice manages to give us the feelings of weight and movement behind the characters that tell us, without snow or ice, or even really skates, that the movement is ice skating.

Let’s talk about frame rate too, shall we?

Japanese animation - specifically anime - usually runs at 12 frames per second. To get technical, you could call is 24 frames per second on 2s, meaning each image is held for two frames. And a good portion of the off ice animation is still done at this frame rate. This is by no means a bad thing, as Japanese animators have a distinctive style of squash and stretch that can add the feeling of smoothness and flow missing due to the frame rate.

Yuri on Ice runs at 24 frames on ones for ice skating scenes, if I’m not mistaken. But it does run at a higher frame rate regardless. That’s why this…

…looks so much more fluid than this.

AND THAT’S FUCKING HARD TO DO. That’s why episode 6, where each new skater got to show off nearly a full routine, is weaker on animation quality. Because they had to draw so much more to fill the same amount of time, and deadlines are a thing.

I could rant forever about this…

Also, anyone who gets butt hurt about how few frames there are to complete spins A) has never had to animate something that technically difficult, B) doesn’t realize that the less frames between two poses, the faster the movement is, and ice skaters spin FAST.

TLDR: Single frames look weird because of animation equivalents of motion blur and needing to exaggerate subtleties for them to read properly. And Yuri on Ice tackled a huge frame rate related challenge in the same time span as other animation teams not facing that challenge.

YOU CANNOT JUDGE AN ANIMATION BY LUCKY TIMES SCREENCAPS OF SMEARS

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vlada-artblog:

Faces challenge 7/50
20 minutes each, trying to figure out economy of line and thinking about structures quicker!
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reverendharlemheat:

DC locals fucking with inauguration tourists was easily one of the best things to happen this weekend
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nanuq:

my nayme is goat
and on the grownde
gud minerales
can not be fouwnde

but up the cliffe
with hoofes I crawle
i clime up hiye

i lik the wall
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breakthecitysky:

“I understand there’s been some confusion online as to whether it’s ever right to punch a Nazi in the face.  There is a compelling argument that all speech is equal and we should trust to the discourse to reveal these ideas for what they are and confidently expect them to be denounced and crushed out by the mechanisms of democracy and freedom.

All I can tell you is, from my perspective as an old English socialist and cultural liberal who is probably way to the woolly left from most of you and actually has a medal for services to free speech – yes, it is always correct to punch Nazis. They lost the right to not be punched in the face when they started spouting genocidal ideologies that in living memory killed millions upon millions of people. And anyone who stands up and respectfully applauds their perfect right to say these things should probably also be punched, because they are clearly surplus to human requirements. Nazis do not need a hug. Nazis do not need to be indulged. Their world doesn’t get better until you’ve been removed from it. Your false equivalences mean nothing. Their agenda is always, always, extermination. Nazis need a punch in the face.

(And the argument that such assaults allow Nazis to get more attention doesn’t work so well when they were already going live on a national television network, because this is where we are now. This is how normalised their presence in our culture is.)

Glad we got that cleared up.”

- Warren Ellis, in his latest issue of Orbital Operations, to which you can, and should, subscribe.

SEE A NAZI
SMACK A NAZI

Punch a Nazi

Make Captain America proud
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wilwheaton:

danismm:

the American Dream 

“Morning, Jim! Off to work, I see?”
“I sure am, Bill! Delivering the milk?”
“Well, I’m definitely not here to fuck Jane, you can be sure of that!”
“What?”
“What?”
*fin*
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frogyell:

my names macbeth
and wen its nite
or wen the moon
is shiyning brite
and to their sleep
the men do cling
i stay up late

i stab the king
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nishayy:

I’ve been using fashion magazines laying around my house for inspiration lately
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altonbrown:

Sometimes I get concerned for him.

@altonbrown are you aware of how dangerous and well-trained he actually is? Alton Brown is a competition-level shooter with a large arsenal of rather expensive weapons, as well as a motorcycle and apparently a pilot’s license. 

If he really wanted to assassinate someone, he could fly to a foreign country by himself and pose as a local chef before eliminating the target.

I would pay to watch a movie of Alton Brown as a secret agent who uses a mixture of his culinary and scientific knowledge as well as firearms to eliminate evil people.
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Anon request: Candles + Forest Aesthetic

Photography by Matthew Bishop
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