#first rule of the avatar fandom #ALWAYS REBLOG THAT’S ROUGH BUDDY
shut up Sokka
The Four Seasons + memorable song lyrics
Lyalya is 99% tail and 1% cat
Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, one of the smallest geckos in the planet. (x)
This is amazing. Look how small it is. It has a heart and a stomach and a brain. And it’s this small
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
So gorgeous and elegant
Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance
First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats
and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!!
Hers was definitely the most absorbing story in the documentary First Position, her early years in Sierra Leone, the shit she put up with from dance instructors, the shit she put up with from the parents of other girls she was dancing with growing up who would just say things like “Oh black girls can’t be ballerinas” to her mother as though it was a casual fact and not a horrifically racist and demotivational claim to make. What she’s gone through as a person with vitilago, both as a dancer and as a child in the orphanage where they said her pigmentation made her a “devil child”. And just how hard she works ON TOP of the energy she has to spend dealing with people who try to tear her down. In the documentary she trains so hard for the youth Grand Prix that she injures herself in such a way that dancing more before recuperating could potentially cause her permanent career-ending injury, but she does it anyway because she knows how important the scholarships offered to competitors are and wins one.
She’s a super amazing person, I’m so happy every time I hear other people bring her up.
A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.
According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center following the arrest that was filmed by several witnesses.
In the video, Eric can be seen telling police that he had not been selling cigarettes, repeatedly saying, ” I didn’t sell anything,” before insisting, “I’m minding my own business, please leave me alone.”
After a standoff, five officers tackled the 400-pound asthmatic Eric — with one placing him in a chokehold – and wrestled him to the ground as they attempted to put handcuffs on him.
As Eric lay on the ground, with one officer pushing his head into the pavement, he can be heard saying, “I can’t breath. I can’t breath,” over and over.
As the video ends, Eric appears to be unconscious as police clear onlookers while waiting awaiting paramedics.
According to his family, Eric, a married father with six children and two grandchildren, suffered from asthma.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Eric’s wife, Esaw, told reporters.
Police stated that Eric has been arrested multiple times for selling untaxed cigarettes, and records show he was due in court in October on three charges, including pot possession and selling untaxed cigarettes.
Witnesses at the scene claim Eric was breaking up a fight when police arrived, with Eric’s family stating that he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.
“They’re covering their asses; he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” Eric’s wife said.
Within hours after Eric’s arrest and death, residents in the area hung handwritten posters on telephone poles near the scene with phrases like “no justice, no peace” and “Another innocent black man has been killed by police brutality. The NYPD must be stopped!”
I think I’m posting this a bit late but ….I don’t care.
Well , this is the second part of this (???
Tuesday Tips - FOLDS
More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.
And here is a photoset of a Corgi with hiccups
Studio Salimbal's art topic “Philippine themed magical girl”
her theme is a combination of Sampaguita (national flower) and Pearls. with her whip resembling the look of both pearl necklaces and sampaguita garlands
“The Ninth Doctor was the worst.”
“Why was Christopher Eccleston even on the-
“Matt Smith will never be as good as David Tennant”
"Ew Twelve will be disgusting, Peter Capaldi’s far too old."
These are a few of the Jack Frost designs I did while working for a brief period on ROTG. There were several artists doing design work on him at the time, and of course he changed a little bit more before reaching the screen, but I think he was one of that movie’s most intriguing characters.