e v a n

28th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Social Waste Product with 409 notes

rfmmsd:

Illustrator & Artist:

Antonio Caparo

"Companion Devices"

2012

"Those Who Came First"

"Telepathist"

2012

"Sublimation"

2013

"Certified Organic Astronaut"

2012

 The  "Astronaut Series"

"An attempt to create portraits of futuristic astronauts but adding a lot of bio-engineered stuff to their suits so they are no longer metal and rubber things but something entirely different, suits were things grow on top of them, synthetics more linked to nature and at the same time more alien."

Tagged: scifispacespacesuitwoman

Source: antoniocaparo.com

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from almanac of miscellany with 135,270 notes

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.  

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.  

Tagged: textjapangendersociology

Source: ultrafacts

27th August 2014

Photo reblogged from this isn't happiness. with 4,046 notes

nevver:

Time lapse, Panama Canal

nevver:

Time lapse, Panama Canal

Tagged: gifboatcanalpanama canal

26th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Benign Kingdom with 10 notes

benignkingdom:

An iteration of the Benign Kingdom logo! Becky made it blink. It doesn’t blink on the books though sorry.

benignkingdom:

An iteration of the Benign Kingdom logo! Becky made it blink. It doesn’t blink on the books though sorry.

25th August 2014

Video reblogged from Lil Summin' with 5,477 notes

aaaaaaaaa

Source: tearthatcherryout

24th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Neil Cicierega Tumblr. with 256,816 notes

neilcicierega:

yuridoka:

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

Okay i’ve said this before and i’ll say it again bc nobody else seems to have thought of this, how was there temporary internet in 1870 

I’ve got news for you buddy, the internet’s been around for a long, long time

my favorite part of this is the parenthetical &#8220;(pure coincidence)&#8221;

neilcicierega:

yuridoka:

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

Okay i’ve said this before and i’ll say it again bc nobody else seems to have thought of this, how was there temporary internet in 1870 

I’ve got news for you buddy, the internet’s been around for a long, long time

my favorite part of this is the parenthetical “(pure coincidence)”

Tagged: languagetext

23rd August 2014

Photoset reblogged from kate or die! with 7,302 notes

Suit Up, Ladies! Zoe Saldana (2011)

Tagged: womanclothingbwzoe saldana

Source: fuckthestraightline

23rd August 2014

Photoset reblogged from 70s sci-fi art with 553 notes

70sscifiart:

Lift off.

The images are chapter headings from a 1970 Ukranian children’s space book, but I think they work well in this order.

Tagged: drawingscifibwtechornamentspaceship

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Oxboxer:rexobxO with 96,624 notes

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:


One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

Tagged: sociologytext

Source: best-of-imgur

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from TOMORROW & BEYOND with 254 notes

Tagged: psychedeliareligiondrawingbw

19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Benign Kingdom with 8 notes

benignkingdom:

SDCC was a coupla weeks ago and we were there and here are some nice photos of our ~experience~! We did not take enough photos.

I was tabling with B9, and also with friends Zach and Tyler, and it was an enormous bewildering pop-culture experience as per usual. Thank you everyone for coming by!!!!

The next convention we’ll be at, in any sort of centralized capacity, is SPX in Bethesda, MD. A favorite of mine for sure!

sincerely

evan

18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Panels for People with 59,948 notes

theracismrepellent:

breadheadz:

Dear White America: Wilson had ZERO reason to murder Mike

Spread this like wildfire~Tae

theracismrepellent:

breadheadz:

Dear White America: Wilson had ZERO reason to murder Mike

Spread this like wildfire

~Tae

Source: breadheadz

18th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Machinery with 2,585 notes

In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

i love him

Tagged: jay smoothtextsociologyrace

Source: tropicanastasia

18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from emmajerk with 11 notes

emmajerk:

David Melvin

emmajerk:

David Melvin

Tagged: alienpsychedeliadavid melvin

17th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Hey I Like This Stuff with 13,424 notes

asylum-art:

shocking content !

Shen Shaomin’s Beautiful And Terrifying Bone Sculptures

Bones automatically insinuate death, and often are the only physical remnant that insinuates life once existed. Shen Shaomin‘s bone works are equal parts terrifying and fascinating, man-made memorials to human intervention on the planet. Creatures that never have been or should be are pieced together from human and animal skeletons. The bones are carved and relief-carved with text taken from several sources, including the Bible, the Koran, and various sources. Inscribed in English, Arabic, and Chinese, the texts serve as warnings to the two largest industrial nations in the world of the damage being caused to the planet.

Tagged: boneskeletonpsychedeliawritingsculpturereligionprojecth

Source: asylum-art