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there are plenty of people down in the food court where i work coming from fan expo. there’s eight year old luke and leia just across from me.

sorting though my old newsprint pads and looking at the figure drawings right now, i’m getting nostalgic over those life drawing classes… i loved the feeling i got from breaking bodies down into simple lines and shapes and trying to give those conte or pencil marks the same character as the subject

i know this isn’t the best gesture drawing in the world but i just love the shapes in it and the attitude and i’m proud of past me

sorting though my old newsprint pads and looking at the figure drawings right now, i’m getting nostalgic over those life drawing classes… i loved the feeling i got from breaking bodies down into simple lines and shapes and trying to give those conte or pencil marks the same character as the subject

i know this isn’t the best gesture drawing in the world but i just love the shapes in it and the attitude and i’m proud of past me

i just found out today (via the terrible new radio at work) that this weekend is fan expo and i can’t go :(

i’m actually free on sunday and i would like to go, it’s just that i don’t think i know anyone who would go with me. i actually have the money for the ticket and everything! i really need to make some nerd friends…

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i was tagged by tentacle-love!

1. when i was younger, 13-17, i was a member of the royal canadian air cadets 104 starfighter sqd. i made it to the rank of sergeant and sort of specialised in survival tactics in my squadron

2. i used to be really into sewing and made a ton of stuffed animals of varying sizes, mostly by hand because i didn’t have regular access to a sewing machine (if you know me in person and ever want something patched up or hemmed, i might be able to help)

3. i used to vehemently hate femininity, and it wasn’t until i started identifying as non-binary that i became comfortable with it (12 year old me would be appalled at the regularity with which i wear skirts, but would probably appreciate the cool gender)

4. today at work i ate steak for the first time in what must be a decade and it wasn’t terrible

5. over the past two to three years my collection of clothing has easily doubled and i don’t know how i’m gonna fit it all in my new apartment, but fuck yeah go clothes!

i tag apollyptica, justme-androo, istandonsnowpiles, autisticnanako, burgundypoplartrees, theyarebreathing, autisticgarbage, not-hir-for-this, spockvibrates, kaprosuchus

play it slow i guess? D: IDK ;~;

yeah maybe…

i think mostly i like the idea of dating a cute girl but i don’t actually have any feelings for her beyond a platonic thing and “she’s cute”, so i don’t want to like “lead her on” or whatever?

i’m sure she’ll get tired of me fast though. she seems to go through date-friends quickly :/

for a long time i’ve identified as bi/panromantic but i honestly think i might be demiromantic after all. it’s been a long time since i’ve had romantic interest in anyone, literally not since i was a teenager and i also haven’t made any close friends since high school so there’s no one i feel safe enough with to feel anything toward.

i wish i could test this out somehow, i always want to know these things for certain. for now i’m pretty content with quoiromantic though, it represents my utter confusion well.

okay so wow there’s this cute and super pretty girl i work with who seems to have a crush on me? like, she kind of stares at me a lot and she’s always complimenting me (“you’re so strong!” because i lift the heavy things at work).

last night when she stayed behind to help me close she asked me what i looked like sans glasses so i took them off and she stared at me really hard after telling me i looked really good, and like kept intermittently staring for the rest of the shift.

now she’s been texting me and her latest text reads “i wanna cuddle :(” so like? what the fuck do i do? i think we’re going for drinks on friday and i don’t know how to fucking handle this. help me?

deather-child:

a detailed list of things i hate

  • hot weather
  • high temperatures
  • heat
  • warmer than average conditions

demigrump:

Protect nonbinary teens at all costs because literally everyone is constantly invalidating their identities or policing their gender and gender expression.

You go, nonbinary teens. Continue being majestic and wonderful and you in your gender journey.

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 
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the-hungry-panda:

strawberrygrave:

champagnewithpapi:

"I coulda dropped my croissant"

THIS IS LITERALLY MY FAVORITE VINE

HIS LITTLE SCREAM

onesmartblackboy:

julroses:

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

this is so fucking fucked up and disgusting look at this trash. HOW COULD ANYONE DENY THIS SHIT IS RACIALLY CHARGED? this is beyond disgusting. what a fucking dishonor

The Bundy comparison is interesting don’t get me wrong but did yall see the article they got for Darren Wilson? Yesterday on Aug. 24 nytimes.com published both an article about Mike Brown and one about Darren Wilson. Look at this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/us/darren-wilsons-unremarkable-past-offers-few-clues-into-ferguson-shooting.html

Officer Wilson, who is divorced, was born in Texas but has spent most of his years in these suburbs that surround St. Louis, records show. Family members, friends, colleagues and a lawyer have mostly refused to speak publicly about him, yet those who do paint a portrait of a well-mannered, relatively soft-spoken, even bland person who seemed, if anything, to seek out a low profile — perhaps, some suggested, a reaction to a turbulent youth in which his mother was repeatedly divorced, convicted of financial crimes and died of natural causes before he finished high school in 2004.

“He was a good kid but also a nondescript kid,” said Barney Brinkmann, who coached ice hockey at St. Charles West High School, where some who knew Officer Wilson say he narrowly got enough ice time his senior year to earn a varsity letter. A former next-door neighbor in the small city of Troy, an hour northwest of St. Louis, where Officer Wilson and his former wife lived for about a year, said he recalled Officer Wilson grilling outside from time to time and never causing trouble. And in Crestwood, southwest of St. Louis, where records show that Officer Wilson now lives with Barbara Spradling, a fellow police officer, neighbors said they rarely made much conversation.

It’s almost surprising how blatant it is. nytimes.com was able to reference an elementary school teacher to claim Darren Wilson was “a good kid” but they couldn’t find one to say the same for Mike Brown? Well then I guess there was no teachers to be found with good things to say about him then. Right?

Except wait, no, I just did. Right here in this article: 

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/08/michael-brown-remembered-as-little-kid-in-big-body-on-eve-of-funeral-106414.html

"My fondest memory of Mike is seeing a big kid coming in with a smile on his face, his headphones on and a big can of iced tea … and say, ‘Hey, Coach K, What’s going on? …. What do you need me to do this morning?’" recalls Charlie Kennedy, a Normandy High School health and physical education teacher. He says Brown was the kind of kid who’d hold court with "four or five kids around him, cutting up and having a good time."

Kennedy became acquainted with Brown while running a credit recovery program the young man was enrolled in that allowed him to catch up so he could graduate with his class. Brown, he says, could be led astray by kids who were bad influences but by spring, he became focused on getting his degree.

Kennedy also would bring in recording equipment Brown could use for rapping - he wanted to perform and learn a trade to help support himself. “His biggest goal was to be part of something,” the teacher adds. “He didn’t like not knowing where to fit in life. … He was kind-hearted, a little kid in a big body. He was intimidating looking, but I don’t think he ever was disrespectful to me.”

Brown loved music even as a young child. Ophelia Troupe, his art teacher for five years in elementary school, remembers a reserved, polite little boy - he’d always respond ‘yes ma’am’ or no ma’am.’ He kept to himself but lit up when she’d play her son’s beats in class as a reward if the students behaved.

"Michael was the one to say, "Be quiet so Ms. Troupe can play the beats,’" she recalls.

Troupe hadn’t seen Brown for several years until they crossed paths at his high school graduation. After the ceremony, they hugged and he told her he’d like to be a rapper and asked if her son would work with him.

The way language is being used to in those two nytimes to influence/shape conversations about Michael Brown’s and Darren Wilson’s characters isn’t even subtle. At face value one article suggests that one person had all sorts of issues, meanwhile the other person mostly didn’t any issues at all except for hey, he had a troubled childhood! Good for him for not following in his mother’s footsteps, clearly all he ever wanted to do was the right thing. Oh but Mike Brown, well… “he got into at least one scuffle with a neighbor.”

green-satan:

milkybabie:

I was in love with this boy once so I started to beat him up everyday but people thought we were rough housing bc boys can’t like each other and one day I was like “dude I like you a lot but I can’t cope with my feelings so I beat you up im sorry” and he was like “dude that’s really chill we can hold hands if you want??? Btw you have really good punches.” And that’s the story of how I had my first boyfriend

that was wild from start to finish

http://bessibels.tumblr.com/post/95799265322/celibatesprites-ppl-have-already-made-posts

celibatesprites:

ppl have already made posts about this, but we’re REALLY uncomfortable with the number of missing person posts going around that are like “this person has [x] Scary Mental Illness so they need to be found asap”

like do you know how many abusers (especially abusive parents)…

okay, that’s it, i’m going to bed i’ve been here for too long i’m getting dusty

good night