carve it into your soul, kid!!
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
You guys might recognize some of the thumbnails and a preview from a post awhile back… here’s the finished piece! :D
Done for the charity artbook Memorieal which recently gave us the go-ahead to upload the illustrations we did earlier this year. As a kid I had a flying/gliding bear species based off this stuffed animal (I named them “Pinky Bears” since I was an original precious snowflake). They were the mortal enemies of eagles, and they primarily ate fish — which they stored underground in burrows. Since that’s what bears do.
Is this one about to grab one or shake its fin? WE MAY NEVER KNOW.
Golden-tailed Gecko - Strophurus taenicauda
Also referred to as Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Strophurus taenicauda (Gekkonidae) is a rare and beautiful species which is only found in Australia, from the Darling Downs to the coastal regions of central and south-eastern Queensland. This gecko’s eyes are especially amazing.
Currently, the Golden-tailed Gecko is listed as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.
Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Arcadia Valley, Queensland, Australia (2013)
“A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, ‘I love you, Ashitaka. But I cannot forgive humans.’ Smiling, the boy should say, ‘That is fine. Live with me.’” ( — Hayao Miyazaki)
#ashitaka is probably my favorite canonical hero ever #(my other favorites i had to bring a lot of fanon along but ashitaka is solid as is) #this photoset really brings it home that all of the ‘intimate’ or ‘traditionally romantic[looking] moments of the film are moments of gentleness or compassion in the midst of ugly scenes #san puts her mouth on his to feed him when he is too weak from being shot #ashitaka pulls her face to his when she is literally being consumed by hatred and pulls her into an embrace when she herself has stabbed him #offers of love and safety and acceptance and provision in an ugly violent world #and i love that forgiveness was not required of her character arc because the wrongs that were committed could not be undone #it is so rare to have a story where someone is set free from a life of hatred and revenge BUT IS NOT FORCED TO FORGIVE #i don’t even have the words for how important that is #because forgiveness is not mandatory for healing no matter what some people say #let’s live together—not the ‘together’ of romance but the ‘let’s live’ as a decision not to let yourself end
Let’s just take a bit to thank the good lord of Cosplay for making this a reality
Ashley Mackenzie tackles complex questions about the relationship between mind and body, creating conceptual, illustrative works that stand at the cross-section of the philosophy of the mind and neuroscience. “As our knowledge of the brain becomes more comprehensive, it seems like the idea of the soul exists only in the gaps of our understanding,” Mackenzie writes on her website. Bodies melt like pools of liquid in these placid, sparsely-detailed illustrations as they visualize the inner workings of the mind.