blacksupervillain:

blacksupervillain:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

I understand the outrage here, but please pay attention to the details actually provided in the article. It tells one speculated side only.

This guy was NOT cosplaying.

"Moss said: "He was listening to his music, and maybe swinging his sword around to it at times. You don’t deserve to be killed for that. … A lot of people who went to Comic Con last week probably looked a little different, too, in their costumes. Do we want them gunned down when they are just trying to have a fun day?”

Comicon was only used as an example about making assumptions about people who are dressed oddly. the very next paragraph tells you why the family thinks he was wearing the sword.

"She said Hunt’s mother had been urging him to find a job, and they think he may have been headed to apply at a Panda Express restaurant near where he was shot.

“He may have worn it [the sword] thinking it was cool and would help. It’s just the sort of thing he would do,” adding he acted young for his age.”

This 22 year old man MIGHT have been going to a job interview. And his mental state as described by the family, shows that he thinks wearing a Samurai sword to an interview at a Chinese restaurant would help him get the job. That is not sane thinking.

We only know one side of the story. It’s pointless to speculate like this. For all we know, the man could have had the sword drawn and been approaching another officer or civilian with it, ignoring commands to drop the weapon, leaving the officer behind him with no choice but to shoot in order to protect whoever the guy was going at. It is ALL speculation until police release their reports. And that sword? Dull or not, it is still a weapon and is not a toy. You can break bones,and stab with it. it can kill someone just as easily as a bat or a knife can.

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moni158:

Girl and her dragon growing up and growing old together and stuff. ( I picture dragons having very long lives so it would suck making human friends OTL ) It started as just the first pic but then I wanted to draw the dragon after it hatched and then it just continued from then on…

I am sure its by no means an original concept so I’m gonna add mine to the pile of mythical creature friendships  :)

I’m having a horrible artblock so I’m just finishing up doodles I did at work over 4-5 months ago or something OTL

Omg. That hurt my heart and brought years!!!!

(via ladyknightoftherealm)

My Ravenclaw cardigan has been completed by https://www.etsy.com/shop/MizouBJD

I can’t wait to put the whole outfit and doll together! This will be for Maniah, my incoming Fairyland Chloe F60 Moe doll. I’ve got a bit of a wait lol!

Sigh. My left wrist is acting up. Carpal tunnel. It’s been a year since the surgery on my right hand. At the time, they told me that my left hand showed signs of it also, though it wasn’t that bad yet. But now I’m starting to get the pain and tingling starting up, just like it was in my right hand. It isn’t bad enough yet to wake me up at night, but I don’t know if I want to wait that long. I do my exercises but this is something I have fought for a long time. Unfortunately, it’s chosen to act up coming into holiday season. Makes it hard to schedule time off. But this is really the best time to do it since my deductible for the year is already met. Ugh. Choices. I hate making them.

ladymalchav:

nevercouldgetthehangofthursdays:

fangrrrling:

Because fat jokes are as awesome as rapey vampire jokes.

it’s not a fat joke he’s an actual elephant you idiot

Ganesha:

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from the show:

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srsly, one of the best sight gags they’ve ever done

even if you know nothing about Hinduism, how do you not remember this?

Hah. What a coincidence. I just finished this episode.

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poro-for-president:

worldofthecutestcuties:

Perfect timing

Such majestic creatures.

poro-for-president:

worldofthecutestcuties:

Perfect timing

Such majestic creatures.

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curvynerdywordy:

rosarund:

One of the best posts in existence.

Reblog every time. :)

As much as I love this sort of thing, a part of me is bitter about it. “Dang I’m cute” … Well yeah. The girl in the drawing is cute, but she’s missing details. At her size, she should have one or two rolls on her back, and her tummy would more than likely have a crease from trying to wear pants that are ill fitting because no one seems to be able to make properly fitting clothing for fat women. She should have rolls at her sides, rolls hanging out over the sides of her bra. The backs of her knees should be dimpled. She’s probably going to have varicose veins also from her weight, and if not now, then soon.

She has so many imperfections that should be shown, but aren’t. It is a flawed look at obesity in an attempt to make it look better. It isn’t accurate and it makes me bitter. I wonder how cute she would be if all the details were added in and she were drawn realistically.

(Source: inourfamilyportrait, via ladyknightoftherealm)

ravenclawslibrary:

bookworldau:

We’re all too familiar with this.

That is the single greatest moment of panic I’ve ever experienced.


I hate when this happens! I never want my books to end!

ravenclawslibrary:

bookworldau:

We’re all too familiar with this.

That is the single greatest moment of panic I’ve ever experienced.

I hate when this happens! I never want my books to end!

(Source: bookworldau, via syphokidd)

impling Asked:
Can i ask what you plan to charge for the monsters?

archiving-a-life:

impling:

nehirose:

i hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly!  but i figured it’s a good question that will probably get asked again, so it’s easier for me / other people if it’s somewhere easily referenced.

so far i’ve only got some of ‘em priced, i’m sort of winging it from there — the little ones, without fancy add-ons, i’m putting up for $10 (+$3 shipping, $5 international; i don’t actually know what they’ll end up costing to ship so that may get adjusted, but i figured it gave me some wiggle without making them too much more expensive).  they’re all around the four-five inch tall range, with little embroidery faces / outsides.

i figure i’ll go up and down from there, but use that as my baseline.  the biggest/fanciest one i have already made right now is 7” tall with 6” wingspan, a pretty button eye and a little necklace made out of trim.  between time + materials i was planning to list it at $25.  the next-biggest is 5”, with tiny stubby wings but no extra embellishments; i figured he’d be about $15.

(so basically: $10-$15 baseline, but up or down from there depending on size / materials / intricacy)

(also man i’ve never done this before i HOPE that’s reasonable?)

Okay, pricing. Before I ever actually priced anything, I did this thing where I talked to a very close friend who happens to be an engineer.  He made me a friggin’ excel workbook with bits and labels and figures and formulas. I still have it and to this day it’s what I use whenever I want to price something new.

(Artsy types are NOT KNOWN for really grasping what their work is worth. I’m hesitant to call myself an artsy type because I don’t make much lately and have a hard time seeing my work as anything other than an amateur playing around with toys.  Artsy types also have a tendency to look at their work and try to figure out what THEY would pay for it… which is never as much as someone who doesn’t have the skill would pay for it.  Of course the artist wouldn’t pay much for that work- they can go home and make it. To other people, that skill is nothing short of magic and worth actual money.)

The base key is materials+time.  figure out exactly how much money you have in materials (which is a BITCH when you are dealing with small bits of stuff that you buy in quantity. All those tiny books in my etsy store? strips of paper from the bigger books, maybe 18 inches of thread, a 1x2 inch scrap of leather, a few drops of glue, a jump ring I made myself, and 18-24 inches of chain that I buy by the yard. pricing those is a PAIN). Round up if there’s much doubt, add some markup for the fuel and/or time in acquiring them. (standard markup in businesses is like 30%.)

Then comes the time! What is your time worth? Never price your time below minimum wage. That is undercutting both you AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT SELLS THEIR STUFF.  People consistently charging next to nothing for their work means that the market expects really low prices for handmade things, no matter what they are, and badger crafters and artists to charge less.  Not something we want to perpetuate. The stuff I do that is pretty mindless I charge about 8 per hour, if it’s fiddly or annoying or a skill I’m really proud of I charge closer to 15 or 20.  I think the standard for people who make their living by crafting is about 30.

Time what you do. Time each step if possible, so if you skip a step because of whatever, you can take it out- or if something happens that increases one step of the process, you only have to re-time that one step. Add about 15% to the time because things do not always go smoothly.  They do that when figuring prices for just about anything in the business industry- it’s called PF&D.  Personnel fatigue and delay. 

once you’ve got the total time, you can calculate how much to charge for your labor and then add that to the materials cost and voila. base price! Fiddle with it from there based on the venue- add in Etsy seller fees and Paypal fees if you’re going that route, booth fee if you’re doing it at a craft fair, that kind of thing.  I like to round to the nearest dollar after that.

of course… I also tend to charge the same thing regardless of venue, because I am not trying to make a living at this and I don’t want to try to remember different prices.  I’m not charging less than minimum wage for my labor either way, so I don’t worry too much about it. 

(dear heavens, I sound like I know what I’m talking about)

Having bought a gorgeous notebook from impling and knowing my skills even at my most handy/creative/skilled - I still feel like I got it at a bargain.

Don’t underprice your art.

In my digital history class, there was a bit in the reading on design about getting an art student to help “for little or no fee as a chance to try out and improve their new skills” - my only note on that paragraph is a large, red, NO.  I will be addressing this in class on Tuesday.

Needles too small for the yarn I’m using… Realized it more than half way through the hat I’m knitting… Decided to continue anyway. My hands are so sore.

sandrayln:

eyes-of-storm:

Wow! must try this!! <3

That is… really neat.
However, I feel compelled to note: getting the stuff inside glow sticks on yourself is not a good idea, as people at the Renn Faire my college roommate worked at found out.  (Although to be fair - they just kind of covered themselves in it.  I’m sure small amounts would be fine…)

What happened to your friend? If I got any on me, I’d wash it off lol. I think it would be ok contained in a jar.

sandrayln:

eyes-of-storm:

Wow! must try this!! <3

That is… really neat.

However, I feel compelled to note: getting the stuff inside glow sticks on yourself is not a good idea, as people at the Renn Faire my college roommate worked at found out.  (Although to be fair - they just kind of covered themselves in it.  I’m sure small amounts would be fine…)

What happened to your friend? If I got any on me, I’d wash it off lol. I think it would be ok contained in a jar.

eyes-of-storm:

Wow! must try this!! &lt;3

eyes-of-storm:

Wow! must try this!! <3

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I’m awake right now, with nothing to do. Someone entertain me?

bjdconfessions:

From past confessions, apparently there is a single, cis, male mod on Den of Angels, and he’s good looking?! Who is this magnificent unicorn?

Image by Den of Angels