Sunday, July 13, 2014

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

denisiotruitt:

princelesscomic:

lostthehat:

shuraiya:

beatonna:

lecinematheque:

Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please

THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE

The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away. 

I must see this

One if my favorite shorts…. So glad its back in rotation

Oooh, I didn’t realise you could watch the whole thing! I’ve only seen the trailer. 

fozmeadows:

asofterbucky:

she had curves in all the right places, and all the left places, also, and in places forgotten by time, and in places known only by dwarven scholars

and now, the weather

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
fandomsandfeminism:

The above panel is from the webcomic El Goonish Shive and I want to talk about it for a minute. 
El Goonish Shive is a….weird webcomic. I’ve been reading it since I was in high school. In all honesty, it started off pretty shitty. Bad art, not the best writing, but in the, damn, what, 7 years, I’ve been reading it, it’s really developed into a story that I like. (No, really, if you decide to read this, the first like…3 arcs are just…really hard to get through. It’s worth it overall though.) 
It’s a weird story. There’s aliens, and super science transformation guns, and body swapping antics, and gender “switching” antics, and evil plots, and card game tournaments, and romance, and humor, and it’s a very hard story to explain to people. Like, one of my favorite arcs involved one of the Protags, Elliot, accidentally getting a magical female twin clone named Ellen who then goes on to date Elliot’s ex-girlfriend. You just have to roll with it. 
The character with the pink hair up there is Tedd, and the brown haired girl is Grace, his (magic) girlfriend. 
Tedd has been a main character since the very beginning. He used to wear his hair long and had thick glasses because he worried he had kind of a girly face. He recently cut/dyed his hair because he decided to embrace his girly face though, which was cute. He’s builds super science stuff, and it was sort of a running gag for a long time that he enjoyed playing around with his transformation gun, making himself look like a hot chick sometimes, or an alien….or a hot alien chick. This has been a recurring gag for YEARS.
And then…well….this comic happened last week, and that running gag suddenly became so, so much more.
I keep coming back to this strip and staring at Tedd’s face, how defensive he is about enjoying being a girl sometimes, the shock he feels when there’s a word for it. There’s a word for what he is, and it doesn’t mean he’s broken or bizarre. There are other people out there like him, other people will understand why he feels this way. I remember the first time someone told me about the word “bisexual” and suddenly it was like this huge part of me made sense. 
Poor Tedd has been silently struggling with these feelings, still caught up in cissexist notions of gender and sex (notice the use of “opposite sex” in there.) And now he has a moment of revelation. He has a word for it now: Gender Fluid. I just want to hug him. 
I’m really excited to see how this will develop as the comic goes on. I’m excited to see this comic, which is so often just silly humor and magic stuff, developing even farther to give us more and more diversity with these characters. And I’m just excited that Tedd is figuring out who he is. 

fandomsandfeminism:

The above panel is from the webcomic El Goonish Shive and I want to talk about it for a minute. 

El Goonish Shive is a….weird webcomic. I’ve been reading it since I was in high school. In all honesty, it started off pretty shitty. Bad art, not the best writing, but in the, damn, what, 7 years, I’ve been reading it, it’s really developed into a story that I like. (No, really, if you decide to read this, the first like…3 arcs are just…really hard to get through. It’s worth it overall though.) 

It’s a weird story. There’s aliens, and super science transformation guns, and body swapping antics, and gender “switching” antics, and evil plots, and card game tournaments, and romance, and humor, and it’s a very hard story to explain to people. Like, one of my favorite arcs involved one of the Protags, Elliot, accidentally getting a magical female twin clone named Ellen who then goes on to date Elliot’s ex-girlfriend. You just have to roll with it. 

The character with the pink hair up there is Tedd, and the brown haired girl is Grace, his (magic) girlfriend. 

Tedd has been a main character since the very beginning. He used to wear his hair long and had thick glasses because he worried he had kind of a girly face. He recently cut/dyed his hair because he decided to embrace his girly face though, which was cute. He’s builds super science stuff, and it was sort of a running gag for a long time that he enjoyed playing around with his transformation gun, making himself look like a hot chick sometimes, or an alien….or a hot alien chick. This has been a recurring gag for YEARS.

And then…well….this comic happened last week, and that running gag suddenly became so, so much more.

I keep coming back to this strip and staring at Tedd’s face, how defensive he is about enjoying being a girl sometimes, the shock he feels when there’s a word for it. There’s a word for what he is, and it doesn’t mean he’s broken or bizarre. There are other people out there like him, other people will understand why he feels this way. I remember the first time someone told me about the word “bisexual” and suddenly it was like this huge part of me made sense. 

Poor Tedd has been silently struggling with these feelings, still caught up in cissexist notions of gender and sex (notice the use of “opposite sex” in there.) And now he has a moment of revelation. He has a word for it now: Gender Fluid. I just want to hug him. 

I’m really excited to see how this will develop as the comic goes on. I’m excited to see this comic, which is so often just silly humor and magic stuff, developing even farther to give us more and more diversity with these characters. And I’m just excited that Tedd is figuring out who he is. 

jtotheizzoe:

humanoidhistory:

On this day in 2013, astronaut Luca Parmitano took a space selfie to remember.

Space selfie game is the strongest selfie game.

jtotheizzoe:

humanoidhistory:

On this day in 2013, astronaut Luca Parmitano took a space selfie to remember.

Space selfie game is the strongest selfie game.

hodgman:

The broken patterns and sub symmetries of the pre-made case at Burnt Cove Market is more beautiful than any dumb folk art. This is sandwich quilting.

hodgman:

The broken patterns and sub symmetries of the pre-made case at Burnt Cove Market is more beautiful than any dumb folk art. This is sandwich quilting.

unbuttonedinawood:

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era
I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

i’ve got the permanent morbs


That ISN’T from the internet???

unbuttonedinawood:

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era

I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

i’ve got the permanent morbs

That ISN’T from the internet???

gameoflulz:

"Some people are worried that it’s not going to be finished, from what I read, I mean, there is the possibility, I don’t know if you want to talk about this…" (x)

I AM SO HAPPY THIS IS GIFS

jebsutton42:

adventureiwillalwaysseek:

orange is the new black solving world problems

This is a conversation I’ve had before

NO.

WE DO NOT HAVE A CLOACA.