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collababortion:

kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:

“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION

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1 week ago
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Twitter.

emilyvgordon:

Twitter is awesome. It’s given me a lot of fantastic things, put me in touch with people I would have never been able to interact with, and it regularly shows me pictures of kittens.

But here’s the thing I’m just recently coming to grips with: it’s kind of a misery vacuum. Two tiny things…

2 weeks ago
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axl99:

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign.

NOW THIS IS HOW CGI ANIME IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK AND ANIMATE LIKE.

There’s also a pretty awesome written interview [in japanese] with the devs on how they managed to achieve the look and nail the animation.

How they managed to get such sharp lines without the pixelly artifacting and achieving actual line-width with the atypical backface cull cellshade method [made famous by Jet Grind Radio] while culling extraneous shapes is just cool hackery stuff.

Boggles my mind that this was also done in Unreal Engine. They’re doing some great work with devs all around.

I dunno how well Guilty Gear’s methods would translate to tv animation as there’s so much prep work to be done.  At the very least, anime studios should pay damn good attention to the lighting shaders used the next time they stick in a CGI object outta the blue.

Good lord that’s good stuff!

2 months ago
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Creative people are confident in only one thing: their own doubt. I think there’s a huge lack of self-confidence in a creative person because, by nature, the definition of a creative person is someone who is trying to make something new. They know, if they are professional creatives, that the likelihood of doing that—making something new and significant—is hugely unlikely, so they build within that city of doubt. From doubt, they get to iterate and work extremely hard, hoping to find something new; it’s all about hope. I’ve never met anyone who is good at what they do creatively and is super-confident. Maybe they pretend to be confident in front of their agent or the media, but I’ve never been confident in that way.
A conversation with the inimitable John Maeda. Complement with Seth Godin on dancing with self-doubt and Anna Deavere Smith’s advice to artists on what self-esteem really means.  (via explore-blog)

(Source: explore-blog)

3 months ago
5,845 notes

sandandglass:

Jason Jones talks to a Russian woman protesting against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

(via glenmanalo)

7 months ago
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explore-blog:

xkcd, wry as ever, considers the oft-debated impact of texting on writing skills. The xkcd book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, is out today and a must-read. 

explore-blog:

xkcd, wry as ever, considers the oft-debated impact of texting on writing skills. The xkcd book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, is out today and a must-read. 

2 weeks ago
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ducktastic:

door:

thenintendard:

Nintendo Comic Peach > Any other Peach.

Bowser, you buckethead!

My favorite version of Princess Peach, when she was basically Sailor Jupiter.

(Source: firevideogamemaster92, via glenmanalo)

2 months ago
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Women Are Not Too Hard To Animate

axl99:

Spoken by an animator who worked on Mass Effect 1&2, Assassin’s Creed 3 and now some game at Naughty Dog.

He doesn’t go too much into specifics in the article either because of tech/expertise related NDA and or tech talk scares people in general but the principles are there!

2 months ago
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sarapocock:

I grew up within a strict religious dogma that taught me my body was a temple.  My body is not a temple.
I grew up in a culture that told me certain dress sizes dictate your physical attractiveness.  My body is not ugly.
In high school I was told that my breasts and how they looked in certain clothing was “a distraction.” My body, just because it exists, is not a distraction.
I belong to a gender that is treated as a prize for sexual conquest.  I am not a prize. I am not an object. My body DOES, however, exist for sex and pleasure and fulfillment: my own.

sarapocock:

I grew up within a strict religious dogma that taught me my body was a temple.  My body is not a temple.

I grew up in a culture that told me certain dress sizes dictate your physical attractiveness.  My body is not ugly.

In high school I was told that my breasts and how they looked in certain clothing was “a distraction.” My body, just because it exists, is not a distraction.

I belong to a gender that is treated as a prize for sexual conquest.  I am not a prize. I am not an object. My body DOES, however, exist for sex and pleasure and fulfillment: my own.

3 months ago
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ELLIOT ALFREDIUS

*Cough sputter* oh god these designs are so beautiful!

(Source: azertip, via tinyberseeerk)

7 months ago
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