Life in Progress

Sep 14

khaoskomix:

http://www.discordcomics.com/minoritymonsters/03-captain-sashay/

Captain Sashay doesn’t need your mer-binary.

Finally got another one of these out! Took a long while designing this character and making them consistent through all the panels.

Which monster should come next? 

http://vote.pollcode.com/71293375

I approve.

Sep 14

warrenbuchholz:

Stop Victim Blaming campaign poster series.

Sep 13

18mr:

“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.

[x]

Sep 13

Anonymous said: I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.

dgaider:

Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.

Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.

If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.

Sep 12

ohgodwhatamidoing:

theassbuttofgondor:

thedivinedecadence:

shannananan:

karethdreams:

asongofwizardsandtimelords:

therothwoman:

changelingbychoice:

Misty Mountains Cold 100% speed up for anon

HELP I’M GONNA PEE MYSELF I CAN’T STOP LASUGHING OH GOD

That was weirdly beautiful.

the minions from despicable me have decided to retake their homeland

The picture was the last straw

OMG OMG I’m crying

I’M DYING OMFG

Cripes.

Sep 12

deadpool-scar-bro:

Tiny Hamster in a Tiny Playground

this kills the man

Sep 11

hatzigsut:

very chilling topic on twitter right now. 

i have my own reasons for #WhyIStayed, and looking through this hashtag, i can see so many women and men who were lost, just as i was.

i stayed because it was the first time i felt important to anyone. he “loved” me. when he said he would die if i left him, i thought it passionate. when he started showing up unannounced at my house, because my friends told him my brother’s friends were over, i thought the jealousy was endearing.

then he tried to kill himself when i left town for two days. he was convinced that i would find someone else, in a town where i knew no one. i came back home, and promised i would never leave.

the manipulation and emotional abuse became physical—but only once. he slammed me against a wall after i made a joke about dumping him once i started college. i hid the bruises from my family, for weeks. that was the moment i decided to get out, no matter what happened. for some people, it only takes one time. others need more than one. and some people never make it out alive.

it is not always easy to “just leave.” it is a blessing if you are able to leave, with no consequences.

Sometimes, if you ask the right question at the right time, you can see the warning signs everyone else saw a while ago.  That was the wake up call I needed, when her answer to “What do you expect from me” was “I want you to drop everything and come to me when I tell you I’m bored.”

Like I was a dog that she only wanted to bother with on her schedule, because god forbid I put something else before her (no matter what it was, studying, time with friends, sleeping at regular hours) or she’d make it into a fight about how I didn’t love her enough.  Because she thought it was funny to insult and demean me in front of her friends (but of course she never even wanted me to see mine, much less for them to speak to her).  Because she would talk about what we did in bed as if there was something wrong with me, as if I owed her something - and she’d do this even with an audience, as if that was remotely appropriate.

That’s why I left.  Why I stayed?  I was young and stupid and thought love meant staying even when it was hard, even when the other person MAKES it hard.  I thought I was in love.  I stayed because she would make me feel guilty for talking about the future, for thinking about the future, without imagining her in it first, until I almost couldn’t imagine it either.

Sep 11
frostfangs:

I saw this post by bi-privilege and I whole-heartedly agree with the notion that this is a preferable term or at least a good alternative to the LGTBQIAP+ acronym. No more people complaining about “how many letters are we gonna add”, no more groups getting forgotten because someone is too lazy to type out the entire acronym, and to me it has a more inclusive and equal feeling for all included groups.
Plus, as punkrockluna pointed out, MOGAI could also be used as an adjective replacing the word “queer”. Queer is being used by a lot of people within the community but we should not forget that it is also a slur and not everyone is comfortable with being labeled or even labeling themselves as such.
I would absolutely love it if we could make this a thing. 
(I really really hope I didn’t forget anyone in the little description, please tell me if I have)

frostfangs:

I saw this post by bi-privilege and I whole-heartedly agree with the notion that this is a preferable term or at least a good alternative to the LGTBQIAP+ acronym.

No more people complaining about “how many letters are we gonna add”, no more groups getting forgotten because someone is too lazy to type out the entire acronym, and to me it has a more inclusive and equal feeling for all included groups.

Plus, as punkrockluna pointed out, MOGAI could also be used as an adjective replacing the word “queer”. Queer is being used by a lot of people within the community but we should not forget that it is also a slur and not everyone is comfortable with being labeled or even labeling themselves as such.

I would absolutely love it if we could make this a thing. 

(I really really hope I didn’t forget anyone in the little description, please tell me if I have)

Sep 10

thehumanbutt:

congalineofdurin:

lifting-spirits:

mr-noodle-arms:

willycheesesteak:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - Dancing Groot

“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel

reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better

READ THE COMMENT

Vin Diesel is actually precious and we must protect him

oh my god

like i needed another reason to love Vin Diesel???

Sep 10
operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!

Tumblr search is unreliable at best, but here’s the full text of the poster if that helps (contact information omitted, you can read that for yourself)
Looking for Korean Adoptee/Orphan born on April 16, 1980
Never knew I was a twin until setting eyes on orphanage papers.  No other info about twin except that I have one.
So this nice lady is looking for her sibling, a 34 year old Korean adoptee/orphan, MALE OR FEMALE (the birth certificate, if it was like a US one, would have said “multiple birth” which isn’t exactly illuminating).  While US certificates, I believe, have different indicators if the twin/what have you was stillborn, this may not be the case in Korea.
Oh - and there is also a chance, though a small one, that her twin was not put up for adoption.  And, hate to say it, but those odds might be better if her twin is male.  Korea isn’t as bad as China as far as discarding female babies goes, but that doesn’t make it impossible (sounds harsh but if you only have resources for one kid, it does make sense to pick the one more likely to earn a higher wage and traditionally meant to take care of his parents; wives “join” their husband’s household, they don’t join their families together).  Even in the US we have that kind of sexism sometimes.

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!

I love a mystery!

Please share this photo!

Tumblr search is unreliable at best, but here’s the full text of the poster if that helps (contact information omitted, you can read that for yourself)

Looking for Korean Adoptee/Orphan born on April 16, 1980

Never knew I was a twin until setting eyes on orphanage papers.  No other info about twin except that I have one.

So this nice lady is looking for her sibling, a 34 year old Korean adoptee/orphan, MALE OR FEMALE (the birth certificate, if it was like a US one, would have said “multiple birth” which isn’t exactly illuminating).  While US certificates, I believe, have different indicators if the twin/what have you was stillborn, this may not be the case in Korea.

Oh - and there is also a chance, though a small one, that her twin was not put up for adoption.  And, hate to say it, but those odds might be better if her twin is male.  Korea isn’t as bad as China as far as discarding female babies goes, but that doesn’t make it impossible (sounds harsh but if you only have resources for one kid, it does make sense to pick the one more likely to earn a higher wage and traditionally meant to take care of his parents; wives “join” their husband’s household, they don’t join their families together).  Even in the US we have that kind of sexism sometimes.