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  • Question: how did you meet all the other awesome webcomic artists?
    i think it's really cool that you're all friends - zappablamma
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    beatonna:

    ryannorth:

    when you decide to become a webcartoonist we all appear in front of you - no matter where you are in the world - and welcome you to the club.  our friendship: mandatory.  

    your old life is forfeit and should no longer interest you.

    *poof* 

    YOU RANG

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*cough* drop of the hat *cough*

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johnskylar:

And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.

I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another.  I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it.  The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.

This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.  

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From the time I spent in NYC, I thought the people there were amazingly kind and accommodating.  Perhaps, I’m just used to moving at the same speed.

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"No one wants to be the person who is made fun of for caring too much about something, who treats in earnest a situation that everyone else considers absurd. Even in personal relationships, feeling too heavily invested while simultaneously understanding that the other person couldn’t be more detached is one of the most profound feelings of embarrassment we can experience. Because it isn’t simply the embarrassment of making a mistake or a poor choice, it’s a shame over the kind of human being you are and how you see the world around you. To be shamed for your sincerity is to be reminded that you are dependent on something which is not dependent on you — that you are, once again, vulnerable."

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this is magnificent.

this is magnificent.

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abrasion:

zenpencils:

ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

i think about this literally all the fucking time and it makes me angry. it makes me so angry because i seriously have zero useful and/or creative talents that make me stand out because i have been cramming my brain and head with facts that sometimes i don’t even have any use for, just to stay at the top of my class. the only thing i excel in is math and i can’t expand my mind in math.i can’t explore and discover new things in fucking math. it’s all done. the equations and numerals are already there for me to spit back out onto the page. i can’t draw, sing, dance, play an instrument. i have no creativity or imagination. i just mimic. and i am fucking angry because i want my childhood back. i want my old self back. i have grown up with the ability to do whatever the fuck anyone tells me to do. that’s it. nothing else. my creativity has been suppressed by school. all the essays and lab reports and homework. the endless nights of stress. i have been told by my peers, my teachers, my parents, my siblings — that school was a priority. i had to focus, focus, focus on school, nothing else. 

nobody told me it would shrink my brain and force me to conform to society. because of school, i have no interests in anything. i don’t have a passion for an art or a subject or a hobby that could have possibly helped my future. i’ve lost it all and i’ve lost the chance to discover what i am good at. i find everything mediocre because the definition of working for something has been lost to me. even if it’s for something i love, because the prospect of the word has lost its appeal to me. since day one, i’ve been working day and night for that A. i’ve been working all hours for the awards and certificates. i have been working my ass for something that i don’t even care for. so “working hard” is not something i want to start to find a new talent, or passion because i’m afraid that it will be a waste of time. and why would it be a waste of time, you ask? because i could be using that time to get educated. yes, that’s right. despite my complete hatred for the school’s education system, i have been programmed since childhood to believe that i need it. i need it to be successful, to thrive in this world and society. 

and now it’s too late. i’m almost graduating and i have no talents and nothing i love. so what am i supposed to have as a career choice? what am i going to major in? everyone’s asking me as if i know the answer. how am i supposed to know? i’m still just a kid. i’d rather die then live on to do something i hate for the rest of my life. but i can’t travel the world and expand my horizons without any money to spend. i can’t jump from major to major, trying to figure out what i like best. i only have one shot and everyone’s yelling at me to get it right. 

if there’s anything i wish, i wish i didn’t spend all my days trying to be top of my class. i would have been just fine as an average student. a mediocre student still goes on to be successful; they don’t rot in the sewers. i feel like it doesn’t even matter what place you’re at in your graduating class. you still have to work as hard as everyone else in the long run, and sure it MIGHT help you find a job later on, but then again, there has been times when it hasn’t. but now, i have to continue to be top of my class because that’s my what i’m known for and that. is. now. my. only. talent. 

i am “smart.” i know the information being taught. lucky me.

i have unknowingly been waiting for this post all my life because it is legitimately everything i’ve been thinking for so long

If you can’t find a way to be creative with math, you haven’t done enough of it.

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The Valkyrie. #tattoomock MT @michaelglass

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vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

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