Saturday, September 13, 2014
subspacecommunication:

Here we go, have some really silly Garak/Bashir because I can neither write nor draw today it seems.
Garak is now a holo-novel villain, and he’s caught his doctor in distress. “Doctor in distress”, that’s definitely how that earth phrase goes, isn’t it?

May I draw your attention a moment to the absolutely perfect smug lizard mug Garak is rocking here.

subspacecommunication:

Here we go, have some really silly Garak/Bashir because I can neither write nor draw today it seems.

Garak is now a holo-novel villain, and he’s caught his doctor in distress. “Doctor in distress”, that’s definitely how that earth phrase goes, isn’t it?

May I draw your attention a moment to the absolutely perfect smug lizard mug Garak is rocking here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
isoleucian:

here is a picture of tove jansson wearing a flower crown
her official wikipedia article pic is a DIFFERENT picture of her wearing a flower crown, my god do i love tove jansson

isoleucian:

here is a picture of tove jansson wearing a flower crown

her official wikipedia article pic is a DIFFERENT picture of her wearing a flower crown, my god do i love tove jansson

selchieproductions:

This is one of the most poignant resistance songs ever made. Written by a poet in the Vilnius ghetto, who was executed in front of the cabaret that used to sing it, it is a call to arms against racism, nazism, fascism and genocide.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

jcatgrl:

theemperorsfeather:

helabarn:

trynottodrown:

themightyglamazon:

romanovan:

if anyone remembers the story that was making rounds a while back about a 19 year old discovering the solution to cleaning up the pacific garbage patch, that project launched a fundraider which now has 7 days to reach it’s goal.

crASHES THROUGH THE WALL BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEBODY NEEDED MONEY TO CLEAN THE OCEAN

I was wondering what happened to this. everyone help out if you can at least spread it, looks like he only needs 8% and there’s only 4 days!

4% away with 3 days left

And they have plans for a second phase that will help remove plastics from rivers and coastal areas before it gets farther into the ocean.

it needs just under seventy thousand dollars, if everybody who reblogged this post was able to donate a dollar, it would be fully funded.

Monday, September 8, 2014

zainmaliks:

loot at how cute my outfit was today 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

roachpatrol:

jellyfishdirigible:

roachpatrol:

tbh i find solarpunk kind of naive and self-congratulatory but at the same time it’s tremendously hopeful and also i’m super weak to art noveau aesthetic, so why not! i’m really interested in if this is going to go anywhere or just be one more quick little n-punk fad. 

Ok well, coming from decades of engagement, participation, and contact with holy crap just so many strains and permutations of punk and *-punk, anyone who thinks punk isn’t or can’t be optimistic and joyful is sadly misinformed. Even at its most nihilistic and bitter, punk is a refusal of despair-submission-conformity and a wish for something better than the bag of flaming shit you got handed in this life. And yeah, at times that’s expressed through destructive rage, if you got handed a life that is a bag of flaming shit then it’d be weird not to get angry about it ever. And yeah at times punk scenes and movements get shit so magnificently wrong you just sit there and go did you need a map to achieve this amount of fuck up or what. But at its root, punk is about knocking shit down and experimenting with the rubble to see if you can make better shit, which is intrinsically idealistic.

Even the wonderful steampunk scene I was part of (which granted I have since learned was REALLY unique and I was just damn lucky to be in the place I was at that time) was breaking apart the things other subcultures got wrong and making a better community, even in the absence of defined politics or the slightest interest in anything that looked like one.

Solarpunk interests me because it’s unashamed of its optimism and celebration of beauty, and that actually is kind of a revolutionary stance in a disgusting meathook dystopian present. When despair is the order of the day and people deliberately affect jaded cynicism, it’s radical to be hopeful. When death and horror assails us from every screen and paper, it’s radical to be innocent and enthusiastic. Surrounded by ugliness, beauty can be resistance—have you ever seen a dandelion growing out of a crack in the pavement?

Which leads me to another point. Even though the selection of Art Nouveau as a guiding point was ostensibly arbitrary, it’s interesting because Art Nouveau emphasised harmony with the natural world and advocated a whole-life approach, it was effectively an early lifestyler counterculture, and was itself a reaction against over-formal, rigid aesthetics and cultural structures that demarcated sharply between production and consumer, human and nature. It’s a no-brainer to extend that to tech. Solarpunk, instead of rejecting the smooth and inscrutable modern object (as Steampunk does), takes hold of it and demands it give up its secrets (as Cyberpunk does) and also be prettier (as Art Nouveau undoubtedly would), all the while infused with righteous equality and viridian environmentalism.

Finally, as a meta side-note, there’s an interesting continuation playing out, from apocaplytic, to post-apocalyptic, to regeneration, and I think Solarpunk may be a rare manifestation of the regeneration phase. See, when people or cultures are traumatised, their narratives and inner worlds become apocalyptic. Then, they become post-apocalyptic, as they struggle to survive in the scarred emotional landscape. But given time, the inner/emotional world never goes back to the way it was, but it can regrow and be good again, like Oo in Adventure Time. With Steampunk, I encountered a theme of recovering dignity and civility in the post-apoc wasteland, which signals the beginning of regeneration; Solarpunk strikes me as a natural progression, and it’s a point in the progression that is too seldom reached at a community scale, so I am fucking thrilled to see people are latching onto this idea and running with it.

I realise this is all far more academic than practical, but meh.

What wonderful commentary! Thanks for laying this out. And yeah, I think that’s one of the most delicious hooks of Art Nouveau, that desire for technology to be beautiful and harmonious, the rejection of separation between man and nature. It’s the perfect thing to enjoy a revival now.

Friday, September 5, 2014
therene:

In addition to acting, René frequently indulges his inner doodler. This is one of his drawings courtesy of renefiles.com.

therene:

In addition to acting, René frequently indulges his inner doodler. This is one of his drawings courtesy of renefiles.com.

Monday, September 1, 2014
wollipyos:

Where do YOU fall on the gender spectrum?

wollipyos:

Where do YOU fall on the gender spectrum?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Monday, August 25, 2014

cosplayingwhileblack:

intergalacticafro:

"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE

SUBMISSION

Here she is! She is real and here!!