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typette:

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
READ MORE

This is important.

"Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.”
it’s the greatest power that a person of privilege has: to call other people out when they do bullshitty things. CALL THEM OUT, BE BRAVE

typette:

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

"Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.

It’s on us.

How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.”

it’s the greatest power that a person of privilege has: to call other people out when they do bullshitty things. CALL THEM OUT, BE BRAVE

(via drawology)

joodlez:

I finished my Zelda fanbook today! I just have to have them put together in a PDF and then I can send it off for print! WAHOO!!! This is the last page I worked on. My fanbook has a bunch of tiny 1-3 page comics like this and some illustrations. I’ll be putting up pre-order info as soon as I settle on a printer, hopefully within this week?? *_*

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

joodlez:

I finished my Zelda fanbook today! I just have to have them put together in a PDF and then I can send it off for print! WAHOO!!! This is the last page I worked on. My fanbook has a bunch of tiny 1-3 page comics like this and some illustrations. I’ll be putting up pre-order info as soon as I settle on a printer, hopefully within this week?? *_*

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

Oh boy another venting post!

People get really fucking demanding and entitled when they can’t afford to be.

If you submitted within the deadline, you followed the rules and you hit “send” and it sent successfully: chances are I fucking got it. GFDI I know you really wanna know but we’re already giving our 150% sit your ass down, go back to your rp blog and wait for the results.

But hold on. This book was not even going to be available to the public anyway? What does it matter?

Real life is a lot of waiting without knowing. It’s harsh but true. Ask anyone who ever submitted a portfolio, applied for a job or anything similar. No one cares about your feelings in the real world of how much you want something.
I’ve been trying to remain open and communicate but damn some of these messages make me want to stab my eyeballs out.

Sincere Truth is: even if you find out your submission didn’t make it, there’s absolutely nothing that can be done. The pages have been designed, counted for and the artwork divided. There’s no extra space left.

But if I go ahead and say this, people will try and take a shit down my throat. And whine themselves into my psyche. No thanks. This is supposed to be a fun thing I planned and man, has my convictions been tested.

In WHAT scenario of me releasing a list of people who made it into the book- a book that was meant to be for fun and all that good stuff- would I not end up with the 268543662 messages of people crying and being angry at me because OMG I TOTALLY SUBMITTED IN ON TIME YOU RACIST, LESBIAN, CISCUM, DEMI-MOORE-BINARY-CHEETO! Or some bullshit like that.

Ah. That feels better.
No really… That felt good.

Ah~ now I can happily get back to work.

Apparently my dad has a new job as a debt collector.

Must be! All he calls me for is for money reasons.

If you decide to disown me, fucking mean it. I have the bank calling me, I don’t need you calling me too— i guess it’s nice knowing you’re still alive though.

Just dawned on me that the Spanish word for handcuffs is ‘esposas’.
It translates to the English for ‘wives’.

Kind of makes sense when the whole matrimony deal was an exchange in goods rather than what we’ve dressed it up to be. That’s kinda nasty.

Guess whose not marrying a man though? Woop woop!

Aaaahahaha. Yeah okay it’s 5am.

haleyscomett-art:

I FOUND IT

NO ONE BELIEVED ME WHEN I SAID I HEARD AN ICE CREAM TRUCK DROPIN BEATS DOWN THE STREET

NOW I HAVE A VID TO PROVE IT OMG I’M SO HAPPY I DIDN’T IMAGINE IT YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME

These are in Savannah.

I wish I was joking.

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lisavertudaches:

You will be okay <3Checkout my Facebook | Tumblr to follow all my illustration/animation happenings :)


Of course it’ll be okay. It just won’t be like you want it to be o  v  o

lisavertudaches:

You will be okay <3


Checkout my Facebook | Tumblr to follow all my illustration/animation happenings :)

Of course it’ll be okay. It just won’t be like you want it to be o v o

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cartoonpolitics:

 “Student loans are destroying the imagination of youth. If there’s a way of a society committing mass suicide, what better way than to take all the youngest, most energetic, creative, joyous people in your society and saddle them with, like $50,000 of debt so they have to be slaves? There goes your music. There goes your culture. There goes everything new that would pop out. And in a way, this is what’s happened to our society. We’re a society that has lost any ability to incorporate the interesting, creative and eccentric people.” ~David Graeber


LOL just 50k???Get on my level!

cartoonpolitics:

 “Student loans are destroying the imagination of youth. If there’s a way of a society committing mass suicide, what better way than to take all the youngest, most energetic, creative, joyous people in your society and saddle them with, like $50,000 of debt so they have to be slaves? There goes your music. There goes your culture. There goes everything new that would pop out. And in a way, this is what’s happened to our society. We’re a society that has lost any ability to incorporate the interesting, creative and eccentric people.” ~David Graeber

LOL just 50k???

Get on my level!

(via mochavalentino)