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normanbuckley:

This existential 5-year-old wants time to stop.  And who doesn’t relate to this at one time or another in their lives?

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Harry Potter tumblr style // inspired by (x)

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thewebcomicsreview:

In today’s Order of the Stick, Rich Burlew introduces his first openly gay character (by his own definition; he said in the forums that the previous ones don’t count), introduced his first biracial character, apologized for Haley using sexist language and promised not to ever do it again, and (as the punchline) apologized for Haley’s original costume.

I think it’s probably too soon for the “OMG OotS is turning into Sinfest” panic in the forums, as I doubt this is going to be a trend, but I found this line by Rich Burlew disconcerting.

Sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to stop waiting for the moment to be right, or the situation to arise organically, or whatever euphemism you want to put on the idea of maintaining the status quo because it’s easier, and just do it. If it’s “forced” now, that’s only because I failed to include any obviously gay characters for 900+ strips and that is so completely uncool that I need to fix it NOW, not later. If that produces some rough edges, well, I guess we’ll all just have to put on our adult pants and learn to live with that one solitary flaw in this otherwise pristine work of art* for the sake of inclusion.

I don’t like the idea that you should tell a story badly on purpose if it better fits your political aims, which is what Rich is getting at. If you’ve been writing a comic so long that your political beliefs have changed and you want to change the comic to fit them in, you’ve been writing the comic too long. End it, and then start a new comic. It’ll be better for your message, too. 

Bold mine. I think Burlew’s point is that he’s not telling the story badly on purpose for political aims, that it appears jarring based on the readers’ expectations. Because really, if she’d taken Roy down there for a spare pair of armor and remarked “It ain’t mine. My ex left it in my closet when we split. He was broad-shouldered like you,” would it have been thought of as an inorganic way to introduce the fact that she’d had an ex-boyfriend? Not really. There is something a little awkward about “she was curvy like you” vs. “she was your size,” but if that’s all it takes to make this whole interaction ham-handed …

If someone’s actual political beliefs change in a big way and their webcomic, which rests on a lot of their beliefs, necessarily changes with it - like Tatsuya Ishida, to pick a name totally at random - then yes, they should probably start over. But someone being generally liberal, then realizing that they could have done something better and might as well acknowledge that now is really not such a huge issue that requires a fresh start. I wouldn’t even call this an “apology” so much as a semi-fourth-wall-breaking self-referential joke (which Burlew has always been a fan of). The comic isn’t changed, it just has a biracial lesbian minor character now and Haley isn’t going to call her opponents bitches. These are not strongly related to the core of the comic.

It’s not at all like a slightly tasteless strip-a-day comic with lots of T&A jokes suddenly having a major character become an androgynous second-wave-ish activist who never interacts with the other main character anymore. To pick examples totally at random again.

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A CHAT
  • Jonathan: I can't believe all this vampire business has been exposing our innocent minds to sex!
  • Mina: Indeed! Who ever heard of such a thing?
  • Jonathan: Oh, who are we kidding? We're Victorians!
  • [They go back to reading flagellation erotica]
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xero—sky:

I realized today that somebody gave me a $25 Hobby Lobby giftcard for Christmas. 

I’m conflicted.

On the one hand, I don’t want them to have gotten the $25 for free.

On the other, I really don’t want to shop there.

On the mythical third hand, I need some paints.

On the fourth hand, although that I know it certainly is not the employees fault that they work for corporate douchebags, I don’t want to look like the Supreme Court ruling didn’t piss me the fuck off.

My conclusion here is that there is literally nothing I can’t make into a melodramatic conundrum that’s all about me.

What about using it online so nobody can see you doing it?

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Eleventh Birthdays-verse snippet

ninnieamee:

itmeansapricot:

ninnieamee:

In which Voldemort won, but Sirius never went to Azkaban and so he had no choice but to become a history teacher. Yes. A history teacher. To be fair, a really angry history teacher.

And I make fun of coffeeshop AUs.

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So happy I just found this. (Chocolatepot in case you couldn’t guess.)

Hi! I’m glad you found it. Nice to see you on tumblr. :D 

Fair warning: this is just a draft. I am, however, significantly nicer to Sirius in it than I ever have been before. Which is not a high bar. I’m sorry. I’m working on it. You really haven’t seen the last of him in the Real Hounds ‘verse, and in the end hopefully he will look like a more well-rounded person.

It’s okay! While I am personally a huge Sirius fan my standards for what strikes me as nice treatment from others have been beaten down very low. I just love your writing and your universes and so it was a treat to read about one of my favorite characters in your hands.

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burdge:

victims of the 90’s

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Eleventh Birthdays-verse snippet

ninnieamee:

In which Voldemort won, but Sirius never went to Azkaban and so he had no choice but to become a history teacher. Yes. A history teacher. To be fair, a really angry history teacher.

And I make fun of coffeeshop AUs.

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So happy I just found this. (Chocolatepot in case you couldn’t guess.)

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Steve and Bucky share an apartment. They are poor, so poor. The temperature is mentioned at least once (either too hot or too cold). The fact that they live in Queer Brooklyn and know queerness exists is mentioned. Some extra with an Irish or Italian name or veeeery occasionally a Jewish name is mentioned in passing. No other groups lived in New York in this time. It is a fact. If the person has an accent and just came over and only Steve in all of New York is ever kind to them, even better. If Steve gets beat up trying to defend them from Racists, even better than that. Steve gets beat up in an alley defending at least one marginalized person. Steve is also listed as defending women in bars. Bucky does not work in underpaid alley and bar defense. Bucky works by the docks. Underpaid. But always by the docks. Forever the docks. Brooklyn is 99% docks. Bucky works for Steve. Steve was and/or is sick. Steve is so incredibly good despite his sickness. Bucky cannot take his goodness. They say at least one movie catchphrase: ‘pal’, or ‘to the end of the line,’ but probably ‘punk.’ Punk. Punk. Punk. This is a queer phrase, did you know? Bucky maybe dates a girl or seven; who she is and whether they in fact know anyone else in the world is irrelevant. She is maybe a lesbian anyway which we all saw coming because this is Queer Brooklyn. Steve perhaps pines for Bucky but mostly Steve is Good. Bucky thinks about how he is going to afford the rent with all this Depression and also Steve’s sickness.

Porn.

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We are somehow collectively able to laugh at references to the fact that four percent of prisoners reported being sexually victimized in the past year. One in twenty-five! Now, that might not sound like a lot, but think of it like this: if every time you bought two dozen donuts, one of them had been raped, you’d be pretty upset. And those are pastries. Prisoners are people.

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dancingtothelight:

I don’t know the source for this otherwise I’d give it

this is where I found it

but this is the most amazing solution to the biggest Harry Potter mystery

original source thanks to a lovely individual

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thebluths:

Top 10 Arrested Development Characters [As Voted by My Followers]

Honorable Mention: Lucille Austero

That’s one call per day, isn’t it? Gee, I should think he’d want to save that for his lawyer.

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Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

archaeologicalnews:

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In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood.

At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today’s street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship.

Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What’s more, the ship was perhaps made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, according to the study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research. Read more.

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its-sorcery:

things would have been so much better if the Harry Potter costume designers cared about historical accuracy

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