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Featured Artist #21: Rubis Firenos

Rubis is a French artist who uses several techniques to create beautiful pictures of fantastic creatures. In addition to watercolor and ink, she also developed a technique called O-Ka-Fee based on painting with coffee.

More Rubis@: | deviantART | CfD |

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georgetakei:

From a fan. When you see it…
Source: Epic Parenting

Ratchet sees nothing wrong here.

georgetakei:

From a fan. When you see it…

Source: Epic Parenting

Ratchet sees nothing wrong here.

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white-aster said: AU meme yay! Um um...Megatron/Orion, space western! :D

ladykatana4544:

Notes: Wrote a thing, but I’m not sure it quite fits the prompt. But hey, I tried at least.

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Heeee!  :D  Rogue seekers!  And one wonders who Soundwave is off partnering up with….

Knock Out:  *totally rocks the cowboy hat*

Thank you!  :D

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ask-insecticon-bob:

Hello yes this is Bob. I have a thingy here, you can ask me things, I will draw you answers as good as I can.
You can ask me anything! I do tricks, you can ask me to do a trick but you need energon goodies because otherwise there is not much reason for me to do a trick.

Oh my goodness, Bob towing a drunk!alt-mode!Sunstreaker home is most adorable thing I didn’t know I needed.  :D

ask-insecticon-bob:

Hello yes this is Bob. I have a thingy here, you can ask me things, I will draw you answers as good as I can.

You can ask me anything! I do tricks, you can ask me to do a trick but you need energon goodies because otherwise there is not much reason for me to do a trick.

Oh my goodness, Bob towing a drunk!alt-mode!Sunstreaker home is most adorable thing I didn’t know I needed.  :D

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thegoddessinzerogravity said: my dog is this german shepard/chow chow mix so of course he's GIGANTIC but he likes to pretends he's still a puppy and can still get on the couch and cuddle when my family is on the couch too

thecutestofthecute:

That is the cutest thing omg. I just Iove huge dogs that think they’re tiny, that is the best thing ever. Here are some more pictures of big dogs that think they are lap dogs because the world needs more of that kinda cuteness!

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lizclimo:

martian’s best friend 

lizclimo:

martian’s best friend 

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doorsandsardines:

hire this man

doorsandsardines:

hire this man

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ilovecephalopods:

captainhanni:

i love planet earth and the fact that is an actual real creature

I may have reblogged this already. I dunno. I don’t care, look how cute it is!

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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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mrsroot:

Cordylus cataphractus

ITS A BABY DRAGON

baby no don’t eat your tail

fabulips:

pixieprincesslittle:

mrsroot:

Cordylus cataphractus

ITS A BABY DRAGON

baby no don’t eat your tail

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georgetakei:

If I had known some of these tips back in the day, it would have saved me much time and grief.

*am now imagining georgetakei in the above boots.*  *approves*

georgetakei:

If I had known some of these tips back in the day, it would have saved me much time and grief.

*am now imagining georgetakei in the above boots.*  *approves*

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herzspalter:

G1 Transformers Episode 1 Season 1: More than meets the Eye, Part 1

Two days ago, this blog reached 3000 amazing followers , which is more than I could’ve ever hoped for. There is no way I could thank all of you for your support and kind words, but I’ll try to anyway.

As a thank you, I will go through with a project I’ve been meaning to do for some time now, and I will recap every single G1 episode.

Not every episode is easy to make fun of, not every episode is pure gold like “A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court” or “Carnage in C-minor”, but every episode is magical in its own way, and even the genuinely good ones have a whole bunch of nonsense and silly lines in them. This is both a thank you to all of you, as well as an expression for my appreciation and love for this cartoon.

Season 1 is relatively tame and I will try my best to make the recaps of those episodes somewhat enjoyable, because Season 1 is actually not bad and things only really took a turn for the fantastical nonsense in Season 2 and onwards. I hope you’ll enjoy these comics, and I will still make short G1 comics like I’ve done so far.

This is for those who have seen the cartoon and aren’t sure if this show really exists (spoiler: it does) and for those who haven’t seen it and just want to have a very short version of it. I will leave out things on purpose so you can still watch the show and experience a whole bunch of strange dialogues and horrible evil plans that go nowhere without having everything spoiled here.

Thank you guys so much for these past 10 months, they’ve been amazing for me and I hope you’ll stay for some more!

(btw I apologize for all errors etc, I’ve been making this for 8 hours straight and I’m a bit exhausted now)

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(via A Stocking for a Kitten: Beautiful Vintage Children’s Book Illustrations of Domestic Life in Eastern Europe | Brain Pickings)
"While the story is decidedly heartwarming — there is entitlement and empathy and even ethics, alongside a large helping of grandmotherly love — it is Yaroslava’s striking art, shaped by her lifelong interest in Slavic folklore, that makes the book so captivating. It is also a gentle reminder that so much of human culture has historically taken place in the domestic sphere, where women make things in rooms, with selflessness, with passion, with quiet integrity."
 (thought that darthrose might like this!) Check out the cut for lovely pics from the book.

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"While the story is decidedly heartwarming — there is entitlement and empathy and even ethics, alongside a large helping of grandmotherly love — it is Yaroslava’s striking art, shaped by her lifelong interest in Slavic folklore, that makes the book so captivating. It is also a gentle reminder that so much of human culture has historically taken place in the domestic sphere, where women make things in rooms, with selflessness, with passion, with quiet integrity."


(thought that darthrose might like this!)
Check out the cut for lovely pics from the book.

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Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage

Really interesting thoughts about how history repeats itself.  I’ve thought of this before:  people aren’t more terrible now…we’re just confronted with them more often via this thing called the internet.

Some interesting quote:

“Anti-disco” sentiment was powerful enough to pack 50,000 people into Comiskey Park, to get them riled up enough to storm the field and start tearing it up, and to force police to be called and force the White Sox to forfeit the second game in their doubleheader. “Anti-disco” was a powerful enough force to make the White Sox think blowing up a box of disco records was a winning idea for a promotion in the first place, as much as they ended up regretting it.

How the hell did that happen? How on God’s green Earth could not liking a kind of music raise emotion to such a fever pitch? How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable? Were people just that messed up in 1979?

Well, you might ask the same question about how YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games could be important enough to threaten a school shooting.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter has heard more than enough about the “#GamerGate phenomenon.” I know I have. I’m not rehashing the story here—there are better sources for that. I’ve said my piece about angry video game fans’ endless abuse of people in games journalism and the games industry elsewhere.

I’m just interested in how history repeats itself.

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What exactly made so many people—let’s not be coy here, so many young white men—hate disco so much? An aversion to a steady dance backbeat? A dislike of orchestral instrumentation? What?

Did it really have nothing to do with the fact that disco was popularized as “black” music? (Rock music was originally “black” music too, of course, but in a post-Elvis era it sure didn’t look that way, Jimi Hendrix aside. And Hendrix was nine years dead in 1979.)

Did it have nothing to do with the embrace of disco by the gay community? Was it a coincidence that whenever anyone wanted to make disco artists the butt of a nasty joke their go-to example was The Village People and “YMCA”?

Did it have nothing to do with the fact that disco icons were frequently black women like Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross, who sang anthems of empowerment like “I Will Survive” and “I’m Coming Out” and seemed like the polar opposite of the aggressively macho white frontmen rock fans idolized?

And (bolding mine)

I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is.

And the myriad permutations this takes when it percolates down to the level of pop culture are fascinating.

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