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October 10 2017

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tabletop-miracles:

#sassmaster

RT @jaybeware: Just a reminder that Richard Spencer walks the streets, inciting genocide in this country & Joshua Williams is stil… https://t.co/UZcSpMFA6Z

RT @MsKellyMHayes: Seasonal reminder: https://t.co/YJPL6uK1jA

RT @ProPublica: Thread of the day. https://t.co/5V4h3zK8XV

RT @DocTaughtMe: All black ppl asked is for the cops not to kill us & if they did, that they be held accountable. That’s it. And America descended into chaos

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–s-a-r-a–:

Every fan every time

Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Avoid too much noise. Protect your time. Feed your inner life.
— Jane Kenyon, from A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem (via mrsclarkkent)
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texnessa:

mediamattersforamerica:

WOW. Watch these 3 minutes from Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen talking about what Trump doesn’t understand about the national anthem and the right to protest. Compare this to any right-wing media whining and that’s why this is one to remember.

Dale Hansen is a fucking treasure.  He admitted he was a childhood victim of sexual abuse in the hopes that it would encourage others to come forward and seek help. He has been an ardent supporter of scholar-athletes and of gay players in the NFL and of trans athletes.

“I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he is gay; I don’t understand his world. But I do understand that he is part of mine.”

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tredlocity:

tredlocity:

You can really tell when a cartoon is created by comedy people who don’t really care about cartoons.

I was actually talking about the art styles, and not the overall quality of the shows.

It’s not that these shows’ art styles are ugly, it’s that they’re bland. It feels like during the initial design phase the artists just did a cookie-cutter job because the creators were too busy with the writing to give them much direction. It could still be saved by good writing, storyboarding and animation (and this might be the case with Big Mouth, from what I heard) but it still looks underwhelming on a fundamental level, when it could have been better.

Also, there’s this sentiment going around recently that adult cartoons in general have bad art styles. While it’s true that having a niche audience makes it harder for more ambitious adult cartoons to flourish these days, I feel like some of these sentiments are misdirected towards shows that don’t deserve it. Sure, adult cartoons, especially sitcoms, usually have a more grounded approach, but that doesn’t mean they’re less inspired.

Like, when Mike Judge created King of the Hill, he had a very specific vision on what he wanted his cartoon to look like, right down to the characters’ body language. He wanted it to feel like a live-action show that just happens to be animated.

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Or like when Raphael Bob-Waksberg made Bojack Horseman, he insisted that Lisa Hanawalt be the production designer because he wanted the show to look like her art. She even had her own consistent rules about how they would anthropomorphize the animal characters.

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Or how Bob’s Burgers made their characters look endearing without making them conventionally cute or attractive, keeping in line with the show’s themes of loving yourself, imperfections and all.

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Or how the Smith family in Rick and Morty intentionally looks normal so that the aliens around them look even weirder, while also allowing them to subvert standard sitcom family archetypes.

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(also RnM has tons of fucking gorgeous art, let’s be honest)

Even if they don’t look like Disney, you can still tell when the creators care a lot about how their shows look. They chose the style that fits the tone they were going for. Don’t mistake grounded for bland.

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ladylike-foxes:

embyrr922:

cali-cocaine:

this is good

I’d just like to add, see how they behave when they’re angry/frustrated/exhausted, and if you see something that concerns you, wait until they’re calm, and then talk to them about it.

My husband used to yell when he got frustrated, but after I explained to him that I found it upsetting, he stopped yelling and started consciously working on asking for help before he got to that level of frustration.

When I’m upset over something, or just in a bad mood, I tend to withdraw. My husband explained to me that it makes him feel like I’m mad at him, so now when I need some space, I’ll tell him what I’m upset about, or that I’m in a bad mood for no particular reason, and I need to be alone for a little while.

See your friends and partners at their worst, but don’t assume that their worst is immutable. If someone loves and cares about you, they’ll try to accommodate you to the best of their ability.

^^^^
This is the best advice I’ve ever seen on this site, and it is so important. Communication is everything, and is 80% of the reason my husband and I have such a healthy, strong, and supportive relationship.

bijoey:

bijoey:

If your villainess playlist doesn’t have Ciara’s “Paint it Black” what is it even for????

Glourious

hipster:

when you’re kissing someone and you stop kissing them for a sec and smile and kiss again I can’t think of something more beautiful than that

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pichu-pii:

IT’S A BIG BOY

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goddamnshinyrock:

v-diggety:

did U GUYS KNOW, that the way stores get the balloons off of the ceiling is with ANOTHER balloon, w tape on the top??? and they just dont cut the string so it’s like super long and u gotta aim it right n reel it in. i just found that out today when i DID IT and it’s been the best working day of my life i had a blast blowing up balloons and fetching some off the ceiling. i had so much power? and NO ONE ELSE in my department likes that job so now it’s MY job when need be

omg so I work at a museum and one of our buildings has a) very high ceilings and b) a bizarrely sensitive alarm system that will go off if anything touches the ceiling. Because of this, helium balloons are considered public enemy #1 and are strictly forbidden from entering the museum. But just in case an illicit balloon is successfully smuggled in, the museum has acquired a fucking b.b. gun for the express purpose of shooting down rogue balloons.

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

yesstrongwomen:

Across the United States, there are 556 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations. Each one has it’s own unique history and culture. American education has not bothered to tell us that Native people lived in peace and effectively governed themselves before the Europeans came along. American education has not informed us that Native Americans have been slighted ever since, not even being recognized as citizens (despite the fact that they were here first) until the 20th century. 

But we don’t have to push these facts aside. We can stop celebrating a man that began a genocide and a terrible theft of land and culture, and start celebrating Indigenous Peoples for their rich history and their equal contributions to society.

To all Indigenous Peoples out there: we’re glad you’re here!

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We will stand with you in your continued battle to be recognized as legitimate human beings instead of the stereotypes perpetuated by Columbus and those that came after him.

plaidshirtjimkirk:

plaidshirtjimkirk:

@ ff writers who use common tropes in their stories: keep doing you ♡♡♡ I want to read my otp falling in love, accidentally kissing, getting fake married, pining, and etc a million times over. No one will tell the story in your voice, so it’s actually new every time. Don’t ever feel bad about exploring something in your own way.

The next time you see someone complaining about tropes and start feeling bad about yourself or your work… just look at the notes on this post and write whatever tf you want. <3

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thoodleoo:

i think one of my favorite things that we have from ancient greece and rome is the collection of military projectiles with amusing inscriptions. these were hurled at an enemy and frequently contained insults or crude humor so that the unfortunate recipient knew they were being laughed at. some of my particular favorites are:

  • DEXAI- catch!
  • LABE: take that!
  • L. ANTONI CALVI PERISTI- you’re done for, lucius antonius, you baldy
  • AISCRODORO- a nasty gift
  • PETO OCTAVIANI CULUM- i seek octavian’s ass
  • OCTAVI LAXE- octavian the limp-dicked
  • SOU- for you!
  • KUE- get pregnant with this!
  • TROGALION- here’s your dessert
  • and my personal favorite, PAPAI- ouch!

standupbard:

i don’t “follow” my favorite bands. i just get pleasantly surprised when i find out that they released an album 2 months ago.

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