Italian sculptor Aron Demetz creates wood sculptures that appear distressed or scared. The process of working with wood is a fundamental part of his aesthetic: instead of presenting polished and perfected works, Demetz celebrates the wood’s textures and its transformation through various natural processes. In the 1st series, “The Tainted” we are especially intrigued by the contrast between the smoothly carved figures and the harshly treated surfaces. In the second, “Burning Man” his works emphasise the harmony and conflict that exist between humanity and nature.
Honestly Mark Ruffalo’s “Please have a little compassion. We are all learning” bullshit is a prime example of cis people demanding to be treated gently when faced with their own transmisogyny and cissexism.
Women are being murdered, and Ruffalo wants people to be ~nicer~ when they inform him of this fact like-
“Hay my guy, my fella, my dude, my bro :) not to piss on your parade, but you are actively complicit in a culture of violence, abuse, and murder against trans women :) You have blood on your hands :)”
Ruffalo talks about Bomer pouring his ~heart and soul~ into the role like that’s supposed to make us have sympathy with him, when in reality is just means that Bomer worked really hard to commit violence against trans women.
The inherent violence associated with casting a cis man to play a trans woman is not some new fangled discovery. Trans women have been speaking openly about this issue for ages.
This is the same discussion we have to have every single fucking time Hollywood decides to cast a cis man to play a trans woman in some Oscar Bait film.
There is no justification for casting a cis person to play a trans character, and there never has been.
The fact that Ruffalo and Bomer are ~still learning~ just fucking means that they didn’t bother to pay any attention to this issue until someone called them out directly.
TL:DR- Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer can fucking choke as far as I’m concerned.
Y’all need to NOT sleep on Nu’est’ comeback this time, a successful comeback could potentially mean an After School/ Orange Caramel comeback which we all need and Seventeen will get the chance to rest which they all need and maybe Pledis will finally give them the promotions they deserve.
So PLEASE watch the mv when it comes out, stream it, buy the album, do whatever you can! These are talented boys and deserve the recognition!!!
Behold the super-slimy awesomeness that is the Black Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria), the world’s largest species of sea slug, weighing up to 30 lbs and measuring over 3 feet long. Black Sea Hares come to shore to lay their eggs and are apparently even slimier to the touch than they look.
Watch as Coyote Peterson of the Brave Wilderness Channel and tide pool expert Aron Sanchez encounter a spectacular specimen of this colossal gastropod mollusk in a tide pools off the coast of the Pacific Ocean in San Pedro, CA: