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tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings


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eulaliavox:

aleph-abyssal:

magnetgirl:

ash-wednesday:

dasiavou:

spatscolombo:

I drafted the following ridiculous list of tags:

#I know this is #adorable #but I think I might be overreacting #because I don’t even know who the fiercest person in this picture is #and yet I am experiencing near-lethal happiness levels #who is this woman?! #I love her #mystery badass in a (p)leather skirt 

…before I learned that she’s Joan Winston, organizer of the first Trek conventions. According to Wikipedia, she “was able to secure Roddenberry’s attendance at the first convention, and she also arranged for tapes of 15 episodes, a blooper reel, and a truck of space memorabilia from NASA.”

WHAT

"A TRUCK OF SPACE MEMORABILIA"

THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHRASE I’VE EVER HEARD 

She seems so awesome and I am in love with her for being a badass sci-fi lady and also just really happy for her that after all that work she got to have a) this experience and b) a photograph of it. (And also c) A TRUCK OF SPACE MEMORABILIA)

wowee

Again, sneering fanboys - look how women were RUNNING THE FANDOM SHOW way before you were a sperm-heading-toward-an-egg.

Joan Winston! I read her book! I loved her book. This picture makes me incredibly happy.

HBIC

Sometimes I have trouble deciding where to post things. This is one I want to post in ALL THE PLACES BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING.

Relevant to my prior post. :]

(Source: thecountrydoctor)


What was it like to be a female Star Trek fan in the 1960s?

seiya234:

phene-thyla-mine:

I found these reddit posts that I thought gave great insight into what it was like for women in the 1960s who enjoyed Star Trek. Very eye-opening, in my opinion. I hadn’t realized the extent to which women enjoying science fiction was frowned upon….

My apple didn’t fall very far from my parents’ geek tree. Always grateful.

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dothefreddy:

achievement-hunter:

miggylol:

pumpkin spice candles soon

pumpkin lattes soon

pumpkin everything

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YOU WILL BOW TO YOUR PUMPKIN SPICE MASTERS

SOON.

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slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.



starsofsagittarius:

irreducibilitas:

Grimm and Other Folk Tales

by Cory Godbey


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Watch "Jodi Benson Recording "Part Of Your World" (Long …" on YouTube   

Watch and listen to Jodi Benson and Howard Ashman create and shape the sound of The Little Mermaid.


senpai-why-u-do-this:

listoflifehacks:

au8:

If you aren’t following ListOfLifeHacks

WHY
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if only there was a blog where i could find solutions to problems like this

Reblogging for future reference

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So, I’m playing the hell out of the Blackwell games. Just finished Convergence yesterday, and was stuck by the abundance of “Joe” names. Joey Mallone, of course; Joseph Mitchell, Joe Gould, and Josie Park. Josie might be a bit of a stretch, but the name Josie is often a nickname for Josephine!

So many Joeys.

I am such a nerd.

Also trying to finish Ni no Kuni. So close to the end. Also meed to finish Silent Hill and Heavy Rain. In due time.



I had Don’t go Chasing Waterfalls stuck in my head for a full day last week.



adddictedtokawaii:

The first system of gaming I’ve ever owned



enginkid88modern:

MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) - GRAYS IN YELLOW

I want to take a coin and scratch it and see what I’ve won.


http://optimuslump.tumblr.com/post/92939085157/backofthebookshelf-th3skinny-re-cover-ed

backofthebookshelf:

th3skinny:

re-cover-ed:

“Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.

The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster a support…

For real. Since I’ve been following blogs like Chubbybunnies, I feel like I have a better perspective and outlook on my body. It’s a long road, but seeing other people getting out there, enjoying life, doing and wearing what they want has been very inspiring. I’ve spent so much time beating up on myself for gaining weight, feeling depressed. I’ve thought things about myself that I would be horrified and very sad if someone else said those same things about themselves.

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drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

I want these!



candiedmoon:

Seal befriends woman sitting on the beach - Video

this is the cutest thing ever and I can’t handle it

(Source: sizvideos)


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