Whoosh!

thesassylorax:

maidmarians:

And Littlefoot knew for certain that he was alone. 

                  (via benvoliotheorphan)

Bambi and Lion King immediately tried to distract children from the deaths of the parents. Bambi had the sweet little birds come flying in, and singers coming in to sing about them. Lion King, while they showed Simba running away, Scar ascending the throne, we can’t focus on that TOO much so let’s throw in a wacky, zany song by two new characters who sing about forgetting your worries! No, quick, jingle the shiny keys in the sad child’s face before they get too sad about the dead characters!

But Don Bluth and his team brought a movie that showed actual stages of grief with this little dinosaur and it is powerful to this day. 

WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?

Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.

Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.

…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.

llesim:

Invocation

llesim:

Invocation

coeykuhn:

Can’t stop won’t stop. Spooky train is on a roll! This time a speckly moon ghost! :D -COEY!___

coeykuhn:

Can’t stop won’t stop. Spooky train is on a roll! This time a speckly moon ghost! :D 
-COEY!
___

paperbeatsscissors:

some forest sprite doodles from today.

dinoduckqueen:

hawkules:

imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along

fuck

FUCK

FUCK

ca-tsuka:

Stills from for indie brazilian animated feature film O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World) directed by Ale Abreu.
Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rHgiSMiHhs

heysawbones:

biram-ba:

Some info on art commissions and such. I’m not going to get into details of how broke I am, let’s just say, pretty damn broke. So I could use some paid work. If you’re interested and/or want to ask details, reblog with a comment, send me an ask, or e-mail me at

biram.komiks@gmail.com

And now more details on the options available:

ILLUSTRATION, COVER ART - usually takes me between 5-20 hours depending on the level of details, and the research involved, so the prices will vary, but I generally try to keep them under $100 USD.

CHARACTER DESIGN - I’m most comfortable with designing/redesigning characters in sci-fi/fantasy/superhero settings, less with vehicles/environments

INTERIOR COMIC BOOK ART - I’m mostly interested in short projects (around 5 pages would be perfect), and comics can be pretty time-consuming, so my pricing will usually be close to $100 USD per page.

COLORING - depends on if it’s a single picture or a comic (where I need to keep colors consistent between pages), but it will be around half the price of an illustration/page.

Additionally:

WEBCOMIC GUEST ART - I’m generally interested, but I need to read your comic first (obviously). My main webcomic is Dhalmun: Age of Smoke.

FREE REQUESTS - it really depends on my day, doesn’t hurt to ask though.

mine associate is taking commissions. Look, seriously, this guy is for real. Check out that detail.

becausebirds:

I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

becausebirds:

I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.

Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

roachpatrol:

archiemcphee:

Grilled cheese sandwiches are awesome, but grilled cheese from heaven delivered via parachute? That’s super awesome! And that’s exactly what has just started happening in New York City thanks to an Australian pop-up restaurant called Jafflechutes. We aren’t kidding, grilled cheese sandwiches really are falling from the sky and we wish we were in NYC right now.

"Jaffle" is an Australian term for grilled or toasted sandwiches. In 2013 three guys in Melbourne who really love jaffles (Adam, David and Huw) successfully crowdfunded their concept for delivering tasty jaffles via parachute - Jafflechute! One year later they decided to tempt Americans with the same offer, grilled cheese sandwiches delivered from on high. Their second fundraising campaign was a success and the jaffles are now descending to meet their destiny in the hands (and bellies) of hungry New Yorkers.

The setup is simple: The Jafflechutes crew posts when they’ll be working. Payment is submitted via PayPal and a delivery/drop time selected. At the appointed time the customer stands on an ‘X’ marked on the sidewalk outside the designated location and awaits the arrival of their very own jaffle. Provided the wind isn’t too strong, a yummy grilled cheese sandwich that’s been carefully wrapped up with a tiny parachute attached is then dropped from a window overhead.

But don’t worry if the wind is up. If your jaffle happens to get stuck in a tree, Jafflechutes says you won’t have to chase after it, they’ll make you another.

Click here to watch Jafflechutes in action.

Visit the Jafflechutes website to learn more. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

[via The Telegraph, USA Today, Gawker and Jafflechutes]

THIS IS THE BEST BUSINESS MODEL I HAVE EVER SEEN

scheherazadesdiary:

laughterkey:

tehawesome:

"How do you like living alone, Henry?" I ask myself.
"I’ve got a better question," I reply. "What if all my hoodies sat at the dining room table like they were friends?"

#i live alone

are they drinking detergent

scheherazadesdiary:

laughterkey:

tehawesome:

"How do you like living alone, Henry?" I ask myself.

"I’ve got a better question," I reply. "What if all my hoodies sat at the dining room table like they were friends?"

are they drinking detergent

Okay I understand artists charging more than mass producers for items. But your prices are a little high. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Anonymous

beezeeart:

I’ve said this a hundred times. Other artists have said this. People who aren’t even artists but care about others being able to support themselves from their work have said this. This is my job where I make my full time living. My prices are the way they are for a reason. And even if it weren’t my full time job I am performing a specialized skill producing luxury goods that takes time, money, and years to perfect. I deserve to be compensated for that work even if the money doesn’t go to basic survival necessities.

My products may be out of your price range, which is okay. That just means you aren’t my target market. But that doesn’t mean they are overpriced. And that doesn’t make it okay to walk around telling others what they should charge. There are a hundred resources on why artists price the way they do out there, please read the following and take some time to educate yourself:

- This is a “simple” forumla for pricing.  It does not include any specifics and simply includes “expenses” as a lump category.

- A more in depth guide to pricing.

- Here is a post from Magweno which does a good job of summing up all the “hidden” costs in crafting. It also includes a discussion on whether the perceived value of art should be taken into consideration. It doesn’t even take into account sales, self employment, or income taxes. 15% of my income alone goes to self employment tax. 15-30% (depending on how much I made that year) will go to income tax.

- If you want to spend some money to learn, there is an entire book on ethical pricing.

- Another blog post from Mill Girl who writes further on what goes into pricing, arts and crafts as a luxury item, what you support when you purchase handmade, and who/what you harm when you devalue handmade.

- A tumblr post which highlights the pitfalls of people who undervalue art and their negative impact on the entire art community. This includes both artists undervaluing themselves and clients undervaluing artists.

- Here’s an article on pricing as a freelancer and industry standards. For the record I consider myself under the category “Someone with a few years of experience and a good portfolio: $50 - $85+/hr.” I can promise I am charging nowhere near $50 an hour, and close to $25 since I supplement my income with “passive income” from pattern sales.

And that is just a few of the resources out there available. I sincerely hope you will read them and stop spreading negative attitudes on pricing.