nessimaki:

hi everyone!!! happy september lol ^^

im now taking commissions!! more info here and policy here. questions can go to my ask or email. more examples here or available on request. thank you so much for looking!!! reblogs are much appreciated >< 

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kyletwebster:

REBLOG for a chance to WIN! Time for another competition AND it’s time for a sale! Use the code: SEPTSALE at checkout when purchasing the Real Watercolors, Screentones, or Megapack from my Photoshop brush shop. 

THREE random Tumblr users who reblog this post will WIN ALL THREE of these amazing Photoshop brush sets. These are the same brushes used by artists at Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, Google, Marvel, and Rockstar Games. They were recently featured on WIRED.com and were also written about in Communication Arts, and they have become the industry standard for pros who draw and paint in Photoshop!

So, again - all three sets are on sale through Thursday, September 4th at KYLEBRUSH.com. Simply enter this code at checkout: SEPTSALE

And, please reblog this post for a chance to win all three sets for free. Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th.

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sidizenkane:

Quick tip for those who may not know, Kamala Khan’s first name is pronounced ‘Kam-La’ as opposed to ‘Ka-Ma-La’

Might not seem like a big deal, but she’s the first (and thus far only) South Asian superhero to have her own title, and the closest thing some of us have to representation in comics, so I really hope people get her name right :)

Anyway, can’t wait for issue #7!

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Cartoonists of Color Database

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Cartoonists of Color Database
Pre-Launch FAQ

What is a Cartoonist of Color?
Cartoonists of Color (COC) is a play off of the acronym “POC.” POC stands for “person of color.” A POC is anyone who identifies as non-Caucasian (non-white). In these forthcoming pages, you’ll find comics…

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Warning to anyone who uses deviantART! [PLEASE REBLOG]

futurediarist:

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If you get a note like this from this guy, ignore it. Delete it. If you ask what his daughter likes, he’ll try sending you a very suspicious folder with random art in it, as well as a virus.

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Please spread this around because someone who doesn’t know any better can really wind up getting screwed over. Thank you!

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"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

catalogofdevastation:

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

I think taking nudes is stupid regardless (unless you are doing it for artistic/monetary reasons), but that doesn’t excuse theft or perversion.

Also, maybe it’s because I take life drawing classes so I am desensitized, but I don’t find the human body inherently erotic just because it’s unclothed. I don’t understand the appeal of nudes.

I mean, yeah, if you don’t find the nude body to be sexually appealing then it makes sense that you think nudes are dumb, but I’m surprised that you can’t understand why they’re a thing? It’s splitting hairs, but while I don’ t think the nude body is INHERENTLY erotic, it’s still largely perceived that way, or at least held in a certain level of intrigue and appeal, usually sexual. As for why people take nudes…

People take nudes for plenty of reasons, a lot of them overlapping with the reasons we take photos of ourselves at all- it can be a fun and stimulating activity, a way of capturing a moment in time, and also a way of helping boost your own self-image. And that doesn’t begin to cover why we share them with others, which is a whole different dimension. Sharing something private with someone you care about is an enriching bonding experience, in the same way telling a secret or talking about your personal thoughts can be. It’s a big show of trust and (sometimes) affection to allow yourself to be in such a vulnerable position in the face of another. There doesn’t need to be a more substantial reason than that to take them.

Releasing someone’s nudes, much like releasing any other private information someone shared with you, is a disgusting breach of trust and respect. I really believe that the only reason that, in the case of nudes, we tend to hold the person who took the photographs in contempt comes down to bullshit respectability politics and (considering that 99.9% of the time it’s a lady’s nudes that get released and ridiculed) misogyny. That’s why I and plenty of others think that the advice of not taking nudes at all as a preventative measure is ridiculous and victim-blaming, along the same lines as all the other stuff quoted in the OP.

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This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.
- Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)
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"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

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historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

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