I'm working to get a job in the local shipyard. I'm hoping to also get an apprenticeship in welding.
I just wanna live in a Bob Ross painting.
If you step far enough back from you’ll realize it’s a painting of his ‘fro.
I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.
Sara Eckel, This is Why You’re Still Single (It’s Not Why You Think) (via aprettypastiche)
Arrived just in time for #C2E2.
Sorry guys. These aren’t available for purchase online. Maybe ask fellow fans if they’re attending the con: JL8’s Official Subreddit
Tiny chubby Bruce Wayne is the best Batman. If you haven’t read this comic yet you need to read it right now to see where he makes this awful hilarious face.
"Your too fat."
"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"
"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"
"Cosplay to your size!"
"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"
"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."
"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."
"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."
To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:
I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3
Some of my favorites are here, you did an amazing job cosplaying them!
Aha! Look at this amazing lady doin’ whatever she wants.
After "Don't rape" and "Don't threaten rape" what's the best way for men to improve the lives of women and girls in geekdom?
Okay, look: “Don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” are pinpoint-specific parts of social compact, also known as “the bare minimum expectations for getting to be part of society.”
These are things that should be taken as a given. Don’t hold up ”don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” like they are gifts.
I mean, don’t do those things, and deter others from doing them, and talk about all of this, but, fuck, man.
The best way men can improve the lives of women and girls in geekdom is to do their damnedest to shift the balance of power. Geek dudes—especially white geek dudes—you have something the ladies do not: you have a platform from which to speak about issues of justice with relative impunity. Use it. Better yet, share it with or give it to someone who does not have that privilege.
Are you a pro on a panel that’s all white dudes? Give up your seat to a woman of color. Encourage other panelists to do the same. Straight-up refuse to be part of panels that do not work toward equal representation. Hold speaker and guest lists at cons to the same standard. And talk about what you are doing, and why.
If you are in a position that gives you hiring power, hire women—especially into positions where they will have power, not just low-level editorial and work-for-hire gigs. Actively seek and use the input of women, and go out of your way to make really damn sure they’re credited for those contributions.
Seek and vocally advocate for works by and about women, for female-friendly and generally diversity-friendly publishers, retailers, and fan communities. When someone does shit right, vote with your dollars and spread the word. When someone fucks up, call them out, and—if there’s any real potential for it and you’ve got the capacity—offer them impetus for and tools to change.
Buy girl books. Buy books with pink covers, and read them in public. Break down the box of geek masculinity, and live the geek culture you want to see and be part of. Subvert everything.
Meanwhile: Hold other men accountable. Don’t tell rape jokes. Call out bullshit.
And respect the anger of those of us who have been consistently marginalized. If you want to be an ally in this fight, recognize that the fight is not about you: sometimes solidarity means giving other people space to be frustrated and angry at a system from which you directly benefit, and sometimes that means that they will, by extension, be angry at you—and that this, along with everything else, means *that system* is your common enemy.
Speaking of systems: Educate yourself. Read How to Suppress Women’s Writing and call that shit out. Understand that in this fight, your voice is generally considered to mean more than mine. Fight that inequality as hard as you can—but meanwhile, while you’ve got that platform, use it.
I’ll just put this here.
I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.
women in trades are treated like such fucking shit.
NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH
Also not every woman has seen Flashdance. This is a career that I’m trying to break into because HOLY SHIT MONEY and I think it’s extremely interesting.
But yeah…it’s 2014 for godssakes. If the unions want more women in trades then they need to stop treating the trades like a fucking good-ol’-boys club.
I still love this breakdown from the Super Metroid strategy guide that makes the power suit look plausible: tinyurl.com/oqkdgqv Also I think one of the games mentioned suit liquefying her when in morph ball mode which is horrifying
I’ve seen this, and I love it.
Man, I just. I love old video game art so much.
She wa sa FUCKING BEAST and this is the only legit canon of her I will accept.
Fun fact: Samus Aran has been my brothers’ favorite character since forever.
All day, every day.
Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.
reblogging bc this seems really useful
If you worry about running afoul of your own iPad Joe (remember him?), this seems like a great tool to have around. I’m downloading it right now.
Reblagging ‘cause you never know.
On a side note, I’m really happy that someone developed an app like this but I’m also really irritated that there are still situations where this app is needed.