This telling other PoC that hashtags and social media actions like #BrownandProud or #AsianInvasion are anti-black bothers me. I’ve seen folks calling these events co-opting, but I am wondering how broadening the narrative and base to dismantle white supremacy co-opts black struggle less other PoC are using black people’s labor. Our struggles manifest in different, however, and this is crucial, just as sinister ways. I haven’t supported folks using [insertgroup]livematter because that uses phrasing that was made distinctively for black people by black people, but replicating a tactic like using social media for visibility is hardly co-opting. And it’s not even a new tactic, it’s just gained popularity with newly strategized deployment. As I see it, the only way to consider it co-opting is if a person is concerned solely with their own people’s liberation, or if they expect their liberation to take precedence over another oppressed group’s struggle. And if either of those are the case, shit, we got a hard road ahead. 

But this has been indicative of a larger trend. I have also seen black people and so-called allies equating disagreement over this and other issues to anti-blackness, which in the current sociopolitical climate is an extremely effective mechanism to shutdown difficult discussions. It assumes that at all times other PoC should defer to black leadership about issues which effect brown and indigenous communities too, no matter how problematic that leadership can sometimes be. I have seen this on the ground in the movement, not just in social media, and non-black PoC are so scared to be equated as being as bad as white supremacists that they’re shamed into silence. There’s this assumption that non-black PoC gain power with closer proximity to whiteness, yet this assumption denies that non-black PoC simply CANNOT become white, and therefore will remain Otherized until white supremacy is dismantled. It also assumes non-black PoC all want incorporation into instead of liberation from white power structures, which is downright untrue. 

There’s just a lot of shit going on and I keep seeing this expectation that non-black PoC should defer judgement when, for example, the narrative around police terror being popularized centers around black men (and to a far lesser degree black women) when other folks, Native Americans, trans and disabled people, and brown Latinos are impacted significantly, and in some cases to a degree we haven’t begun to fully document (such as how many non-American brown Latinos are being killed on the border or as undocumented farm laborers). This expectation asks us non-black PoC to center dismantling anti-blackness at the direct expense of being concerned with our own liberation too. Seems to me this thinking somehow suggests that if we all just focus on dismantling anti-blackness, then white supremacy as a global system will crumble – and I think that’s just folly. i plan to flesh this out A LOT more in the near future, but this is a staring point. in time I hope to see more recognition of each others’ struggles, and without the assumption that with momentary windows into each others’ lives we can assume one or the other has it worse.  


The Ghetto Tarot

What is the Ghetto Tarot?

The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1919 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only material we were able to find or create locally. On several cards we used the artists art, that includes symbolism from the Voodoo religion to embody the important meaning of the cards original symbols.

While the cards were designed many years ago with the situations of the time when the world was very different, they resonate today with timeless symbols that can be applied to our busy modern world. And not just our modern, western world, but also to any other continent, country or culture, including the Haitian Ghetto. So here comes a temporary, provocative and vivid tarot deck!

get it here

character psd #01 ‘SHOTS!!’ by leilaniofrp

so the psd i used was a combination of pisces by enigmarpc​, 1793 by wasirauhpsds, and vintage by dnacoloring​. the shay png was from google, and the rest of them were from morrisonsrph​ grune and college life png packs. the font was taken and edited from vanessa by maliktrpt. all credit goes to them and if theyd like it to be removed, just message me. this should be used for a bar or club rp! do not replicate. do not take any of the pngs or psds and claim them as your own, either. download here!!


Man with Machine:
Great Minds Think Differently  

Although IBM Researchers are ambitious, Brad Becker claims that scientists don’t want Artificial Intelligence to be a replication of the challenging and mysterious wonder that is the human brain. As he said “nature’s done that just fine.” Instead, researchers hope that A.I. will offer humans a new set of skills, so when the two forces are working together, more is accomplished in a shorter amount of time. That’s what happened at the Baylor School of Medicine where IBM Watson sifted through 70,000 articles on a protein related to cancer. Now, doctors can closely examine a much narrower pool of information for a cure. Read more about how machines are supplementing doctors

I laugh when I see people going around declaring face-ups should never be copied or duplicated. Face-ups aren’t that different from make-up looks/designs. Human make-up looks are designed to the replicated. Make-up sellers put out tutorials on how to “get this look” So when you say some-one copied your face-up how can you tell they didn’t just copy the same make-up design you did.


i know the whole “he’s more handsome in person” thing is a kind of a tired out fanaccount but honestly no camera can capture the way the light hits his skin. I’ve never seen such beautiful skin in my life and the way the light reflected off of his cheekbones and in the creases of his nose and above his eyebrows were something that even video can’t replicate. and btw his skin is beautifully light brown so if you see shows and you think he’s bleaching his skin, it’s probably the lighting/editing because I thought he was really pale again but no his skin was definitely tan. 

The new lights can replicate weather patterns that would pass over a wild reef. Here’s some cloudy day and night settings as well as a lightning storm.
The tank has just settled back down from the move, so there’s not a lot of exciting coral or anything.

clownboss asked:

Any way I can get those VHS effects through purely digital means and simple tools? (i.e. Adobe tools like Photoshop and After Effects with plugins)

Unfortunately, the digital side of this is not my strong suit. The VHS glitch effects have been replicated (with varying degrees of success), but the actual feel of the thing is never going to be 100% satisfying.

That’s the thing: these glitch effects are 100% analog. When the colors bleed and the black and white images shoot all across the screen, it’s because of the signal between magnetic tape and a CRT monitor shooting photons at glass. It’s tough to pull that off digitally. For the most part, I would say let the digital glitches be digital, and the analog glitches be analog. The real fun, though, is finding a way to combine the two.

My advice, if you want to incorporate these effects into what you do, is to buy a small setup (you can get a cheap VCR most places, and a tiny CRT TV at just about any thrift store), and record a black screen that you glitch. From there, you can capture the “raw” effects, and screen them over other work in Photoshop and After Effects.

anonymous asked:

In a post you said that you have several students whom you "enjoy working with," and I just wanted to say that I really appreciate your use of words, because it implies that you respect your students as artists in their own right (which is also the impression that I get from the responses you give). I've met a lot of teachers who push their students around, with the belief that the better their students do, the better they themselves seem. So, thanks for not being one of those teachers!

This really means a lot to me, so thank you. I know exactly what you mean–teachers that try to just create mini versions of themselves and force students into boxes that perhaps don’t suit them… I really do try to help guide people on their personal journey, not just replicate my own, so it means so much that you said this. Thank you!

genos’ hair is so cute i wonder if he picks what it looks like or if its replicated after how his hair was when he was human or what. genos is just so cute. genos for sweetest purest cinnamon roll too good for this world

//Here’s a small group of tips when rping ya biscuits
Don’t change your oc to get the other oc to like them
Don’t do that
Do you know why?
Because that’s fucking stupid, your oc is supposed to have their /own/ personality. Don’t replicate the other oc’s personality just to get them to like your oc because you’re a pathetic little cruton who can’t handle having a FICTIONAL CHARACTER DISLIKE YOUR FICTIONAL CHARACTER and you have to have EVERY OC LIKE YOURS BECAUSE YOU’RE LIVING THROUGH YOUR OC
Don’t have your oc magically have an object or something that the other oc loves, like food or something, or a specific kind of flower. Especially if it’s the first time they’re interacting and there’s absolutely no way they could possibly know that.
“Oh, you just so happen to know my favorite meal which is a traditional dish of my culture despite you knowing nothing of said culture and I never told you what my favorite meal was? How did you manage that if I just met you not three hours ago and you’ve made this dish perfectly? There’s no way you could have researched that in the three hours because you’ve been doing nothing but talking to me and that dish is too complicated to replicate successfully the first try.”
Don’t godmod
Don’t godmod and then go off the wall when someone else is godmodding and then bash their oc despite it being their FIRST oc and wow wtf everyone starts off godmodding you don’t have to be an ass hat and make them feel bad by bashing them, how hard is it to just talk it out calmly and not have them practically leave tumblr because you hurt them so bad and they feel like they can’t rp anymore?
How fucking hard is that?
What’s that?
Not hard at all????
Don’t expect the other rper to always come up with the plot one hundred percent of the time
That’s why they’re called rp /partners/
It’s a partnership
Both of you must put in some effort
Don’t rp with “popular” people to promote yourself
Roleplay is supposed to be fun

The other day, after finishing my Chicago drawing, I had two Sakura Micron 005 pens, and one was running out. The store didn’t have any more Micron 005s, so I got three Artline 0.05s instead.

Today I went to get out my pens, and found that I now have *one* Sakura Micron and FOUR Artline 0.05s. Did the Artlines CONVERT one of my Sakura Microns, or did they EAT one, and then replicate another Artline? I am afraid. Please help me.

yoonmin au where Yoongi and Jimin got their paws on some really high grade dank shit and smoked it all in one night. However good the high was, it was ruined the moment they realized they ate Yoongi’s mother’s prize winning pie for the pie competition the next day. In a half coherent state, they had to try and replicate the perfect pie they so hungrily devoured 7 minutes ago. 


A fingerboard is a working replica (about 1:8 scaled) of a skateboard that a person “rides” by replicating skateboarding maneuvers with their hand. The device itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks. A fingerboard is commonly around 10 centimeters long, and can have a variety of widths going from 29 to 33mm (or more). Skateboarding tricks can be performed using fingers instead of feet. Tricks done on a fingerboard are inspired by tricks done on real skateboards. 

Although fingerboarding was a novelty within the skateboarding industry for years, as skateboarding reached enormous and widespread popularity in the late 90s and early 2000s, the people at toymaker Spin Master realized the potential for the toys, and specifically for products bearing the logos and branding of real skateboarding brands. 

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Gilles Vesco calls it the “new mobility”. It’s a vision of cities in which residents no longer rely on their cars but on public transport, shared cars and bikes and, above all, on real-time data on their smartphones. He anticipates a revolution which will transform not just transport but the cities themselves. “The goal is to rebalance the public space and create a city for people,” he says. “There will be less pollution, less noise, less stress; it will be a more walkable city.”

Vesco, the politician responsible for sustainable transport in Lyon, played a leading role in introducing the city’s Vélo’v bike-sharing scheme a decade ago. It has since been replicated in cities all over the world. Now, though, he is convinced that digital technology has changed the rules of the game, and will make possible the move away from cars that was unimaginable when Vélo’v launched in May 2005. “Digital information is the fuel of mobility,” he says. “Some transport sociologists say that information about mobility is 50% of mobility. The car will become an accessory to the smartphone.”