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Orisa PSA: Centaur Mom

Now that Orisa is finally revealed, let’s talk about some cool facts about our new favorite Centaur Mom!

Orisa is our first African hero from Numbani! Rejoice! Hailing from the fictional African city, Orisa’s primary directive is to protect the innocent. She is programmed with an adaptable and strong moral compass, meaning she will always do what is right and can update her own morals as needed.

Orisa’s ultimate ability, Supercharger, is based on a traditional Djembe, or African drum. Orisa can deploy this drum in battle, amplifying her team’s damage if they stay in range. 

These drums are key in most African musical activities, and encourage multi-person dancing and freedom of movement. Orisa’s body and drum are adorned with the zig-zag patterns common to many African textiles (like Bògòlanfini). Many of Orisa’s sprays feature her and her creator, Efi Oladele, playing these drums.

Orisa’s legendary skins, Dynastinae and Megasoma, are named and modeled after two different species of beetles. 

Dynastinae, also called the Rhinoceros beetle, is a common household pet in many parts of the world and is associated with strength, honor, and power.

Her second skin, Megasoma, is based on the Elephant beetle. This beetle is less common as a pet, but is nonetheless just as strong and powerful as it’s blue cousin.

The two protrusions on Orisa’s head are not horns, but tusks! African Elephants hold a special place in the ecosystem and culture of Africa, symbolizing power and honor, as well as having a very strong emphasis and protection and family. Elephants never forget!

Orisa’s mask-like face is based on a Baluba mask, a mask of the once-enormous Luba Kingdom in Africa! This specific type of mask represented the arts and creativity, and carvers in the Luba Kingdom had a high place in society.

Fun fact: Orisa is currently in the game right now on the live servers. Thing is, she’s smashed into a wall in Numbani Airport.

Orisa was the OR-15 unit that tried to engage Doomfist (or whoever crushed the airport) head-on, earning her a spot in the wall. Eli saw this and knew that this specific OR-15 had the capabilities to become something amazing if given a little TLC. Now, Orisa is back and better than ever! Get ready for centaur mom, she’ll be dropping onto the live servers in a few weeks, rebuilt and ready for action!

anonymous asked:

Hi cunt women are lesser animals,with usually smaller brains, less neurons, and less synapses. That's why women rely more on instinct and emotion, rather than logic or reason. That also explains women's relative lack of intellectual accomplishments or invention over the past 3,000 years (and more). Your gender's main contributions have been singing, giving birth, cooking and cleaning, Nearly everything women have accomplished is with help from men or from a group of men. Women deserve no rights

Hi dickhead I’m feeling petty this morning so I’m gonna eviscerate this swill part by part. It seems like the concept of basic science confuses you. I’ll start by citing this article for you and provide some choice quotes. It used a heavily peer-reviewed study and the methodology was completely sound (i read the whole goddamn original work and several of its external citations).

“On average, for example, men tend to have a larger amygdala, a region associated with emotion. Such differences are small and highly influenced by the environment, yet they have still been used to paint a binary picture of the human brain,“

“Depending on whether the researchers looked at gray matter, white matter, or the diffusion tensor imaging data, between 23% and 53% of brains contained a mix of regions that fell on the male-end and female-end of the spectrum. Very few of the brains—between 0% and 8%—contained all male or all female structures.” 

A list of early inventions by women (it includes elevated rail-lines, Kevlar, and the submarine telescope! the lack of patents taken out by women early on is actually because men made it illegal for a woman to hold a patent in her name until the early 1900s. those darn men, always inhibiting progress)

 A detailed list of several well-known contemporary female scholars

Here’s Wikipedia’s list of Muslim women who made significant intellectual achievements

A list of 30 Black women who made history

A detailed history of Asian women’s contributions

Notable Native American women from the past 350 years

Here’s TWO articles on the contributions of trans women in contemporary culture (the first one also includes nonbinary people, just a heads up. It seemed more relevant than many of the others tho)

You know what fuck you here’s 50 more women who did important shit

Wikipedia’s history of lesbian literature (which lists a lot of books and authors)

Tbh I do agree with you on the singing being a main contribution, just because women have nicer voices (in my opinion) and are much more likely to use their songwriting expertise to push activist and progressive agendas.

Maybe don’t come into my inbox with this shit when you don’t know what you’re talking about? Put away the 18th century medical book and take a chill pill.

Music, New Albums and Afropunk with @sza

To see more from SZA at Afropunk, follow @sza on Instagram.

SZA (@sza) grew up surrounded by music, but it wasn’t until her early 20s that she knew she wanted to be a musician. “My dad had a super wide range of eclectic tunes,” says the artist, who grew up in New Jersey. “Music was definitely in my house and around me, but never by me.” Fast forward a few years, and that’s all changed — SZA has just released her debut studio album, Ctrl, and is in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend to perform at Afropunk (@afropunk).

“Afropunk is the culmination of every strain of influence I’ve ever encountered in my life bottled into one huge expression,” SZA describes of the festival, which began in 2005 as a documentary about the African-American punk rock scene, and has since expanded internationally, celebrating black music, art and activism around the world. Though she’s attended and performed at Afropunk before, “I still have so much room to grow,” says SZA. “I’m excited to give people what they deserve on an emotional and sonic level.”

Not So Berry Legacy Challenge

Do you like the rainbow? Do you like the idea of playing with berry Sims but hate berry Sims? Do you want to mess around with aspects of the game you’ve never used before? Boy, do I have the challenge for you!

Welcome to the Not So Berry Legacy Challenge, a ten generation legacy with a focus on bright colors and new experiences.

Basic Rules:

  1. Each heir must represent the color of the generation (i.e. hair, makeup, clothing), but brightly colored skin is not necessary (these aren’t actually berry Sims, that’s the joke). Of course, this is optional but a big portion of the fun.
  2. The colors of the spouses don’t matter as they aren’t part of the challenge. Unless otherwise stated you can do whatever you please with them.
  3. Money cheats can be used, but not excessively. Suggestion: use freerealestate for your first home, but no cheats afterward.
  4. You may live wherever you please unless something is specified in the rules of a generation.
  5. Every generation is supposed to complete both the career and aspiration of the heir unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  6. Keep the lifespan on normal.
  7. If you play this challenge and want to share it with us, go ahead and post with #notsoberry so we can see!

My good friend @alwaysimming​ and I kind of created this challenge on accident, but I think it turned out pretty great. We wanted to make something that forced us to play with parts of the game we’ve never explored before. Hopefully you’ll have fun too. You can follow our gameplay on @mintiphresh​ and @lea-fey​ (pronounced “minty fresh” and “leafy”)!

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EXO IS OT9.

Okay so as we all know by now Zhang Yixing is not a part of EXO’s 4th full album The War.

Whether it was a conflict of schedules or mismanagement, the sad reality is that an EXO member is fully excluded from the comeback. Moreover, the fans weren’t given a proper explanation about the status of the situation and were mostly kept in the dark about the extent of his participation without any clear statement from SM entertainment about whether or not he will be a part of the album.
EXO is a group of 9 members and the fans are here for the 9 members. If members are excluded from full comebacks like this, it isn’t a situation fair to anyone - neither the members nor the fans. Hence, we cannot allow this treatment of the current situation to be digested like this. Many fans are discontent and disappointed, and we need to express it openly even as we await the upcoming comeback.
In short, Yixing is an EXO member. He should be in an EXO album. He, or any other member, cannot be excluded from any future comebacks like this - with vague statements as an excuse. EXO is 9 members, and having a Full only 8 member album should not erase the group’s identity as 9.
Therefore, in order to show our support for OT9 and appreciation for EXO LAY and not forget his complete absence from the comeback, we are announcing a Twitter project.

On 17th July 11-12 AM KST, the night before the release of the official MV, we will trend the hashtags:

#LAYthewar  

#kokoxing 

 "#이씽도사랑해" (We love Yixing too)

Please take part in the project by tweeting the above hashtags and tagging the official @weareoneEXO account with it. 

EXO is 9 and we are NOT leaving anyone out.

Hashtag cr: @thekaitomyxing  @kyx1994 

EDIT : Some of the people are misunderstanding the primary purpose of this project. (probably because of the strong wording of my original post).

ULTIMATELY,

Its a small meaningful project of support and nothing else.

1. Yixing is an EXO member that we still support and remember though he is not a part of this comeback.

2. We missed him in this comeback and felt his absence.

3. EXO is 9 members and we support all nine.

4. To cheer up and make yixing stans feel more included in the comeback.

5. This project is not = #noot9nocomeback or to cause fanwars.

This is not a petition, its just a twitter project to give an hour to Lay and the people who miss him..before exo comes out with a new album and enters a new era.

Small projects like these wont affect the comeback. Small projects like these don’t affect album sales, youtube views, album reviews, voting results, music show trophies, lay’s activities in china, THAAD, member’s popularities or daesangs. Small projects like these are to make people feel better. The hashtags are all about positivity and hence i request everyone to keep it positive and in control.

Also, I apologize for the unnecessary confusion the timing on the poster are causing to everyone. It is a one hour project- 17th July 11 pm kst to 18th July 12 am kst. Please be respectful and keep the hashtags positive and stick to the start and stop timing.

We chose this time since a lot of ppl will already be up at that time to possibly catch the full MV Teaser on July 18th 12 am Kst. We kept it short since by continuing it once the teaser drops we dont want to show disrespect towards the comeback (and it will be drowned in the hype anyways)
The official MV is on 6pm kst 18 July. So the twitter trends for the comeback will not be affected.