Thursday, April 17, 2014

bombing:

[tries to crowd surf at a TED talk]

Where do I get an eccentric sugar daddy for office supplies. I’ll use you as a footrest and glare at you imperiously over some horn rimmed glasses for 3 hours straight just buy me this gallon drum of dry-erase paint.

Monday, April 14, 2014

staceythinx:

This might look like lace, but its actually lichen (a type of moss). Photos by  i n i m i n i .

souridealist:

We Didn’t Start the Fire - 50 Years of Fandom

[details here]

password to watch: fandom!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am neither Fiercynn nor Scribe - hence the link. I just felt it was entirely, entirely, completely necessary to share this with everyone, because this is one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen in my life. I just - fuck. I’m in tears as I type this, because this vid? Is not about a bunch of fandoms, it’s about what fandom is, it’s about a tradition that goes back a long, long time of people looking at stories and saying “here’s what I have to say about that,” and other people listening. Towards the end it gets into fandoms I know, fandoms I’m in or have been in, and that’s when I started crying, because - this is going to sound so ridiculous, but I can’t help it, because that was when I realized that I was part of it, this old often-problematic beautiful revolutionary thing. And then, the last few minutes, it gives us characters who tell stories in the stories (Becky Rosen!), it saysyes, you, this is your story too. It’s two-thirty in the morning, I’m crying, and I may not be coherent but I have absolutely no regrets. Watch this.

Kinematics turns any 3D shape into a foldable form for 3D printing.

Kinematics is a system for 4D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. Each component is rigid, but in aggregate they behave as a continuous fabric. Though made of many distinct pieces, these designs require no assembly. Instead the hinge mechanisms are 3D printed in-place and work straight out of the machine.

You can make and order (or print!) your own designs using the Kinematics app.

Friday, April 11, 2014

andromedalogic:

making fun of gullible teenagers who misuse social justice concepts is not social justice.

i do not care whether otherkin/fictives/etc people who, really, are merely describing unusual brain-states that i too might have latched onto as a younger person, are ‘oppressed’. probably not, i guess. but they sure are Weird. if i twisted it a little different i could call myself a scully fictive, or something. and the hatred of Weird is not only tied to ableism but is just mean in general.

so YEAH obvs somebody who is making privilege checklists about ‘human’ or ‘real’ privilege is Wrong, i.e. vastly misinterpreting what ‘privilege’ means, but may i remind you again that privilege is a hard concept and these people are reacting to alienation and ridicule and it’s not their fault that a warped, simplistic ‘social justice’ ideology is rampant on tumblr and incredibly easy to misuse.

like by all means try to correct people if you believe they would be receptive, but don’t make fun of someone for stuff that is just Weird. that makes you mean. if you’re going to object, at least object to the part that is wrong, the misuse of privilege/oppression rhetoric. it’s not wrong to believe you are a fictional character. I KNOW! SHOCKER. IT ACTUALLY DOESN’T HURT ANYONE, NOT INHERENTLY. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Monday, April 7, 2014

(Source: milokerrigan)

fer1972:

50 Styles of Suit by Zarnala