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“Virtually Invisible - Exploring the non-binary”

We wanted to give a voice to non-binary, agender and genderqueer people since they so rarely get to tell their stories in the media.

We also made a documentary short with the interviews which will be online soon.

This project was part of an exhibition in Espoo.

Interviews with Elie Abraham, Kuisma Ilves, Kuura Reign and Broci.

Photographer Jenni Holma

Layout Annika Pepita and Eveliina Tarvainen

Typography Annika Pepita

Project team Alona Goldberg, Annika Pepita Miettinen, Eveliina Tarvainen, Jenni Holma and Wenna Zhang.

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The Goonies LEGO Dimensions Set Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed three new LEGO Dimensions expansion packs, including a Goonies Level Pack — that’s right, Goonies LEGO minifigs!

Each new LEGO Dimensions pack adds new characters, themed vehicles and Adventure Worlds, continuing to build out the physical and virtual LEGO Dimensions universe with even more content.

The pack includes a complete level of Goonies gameplay where “players can help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure.”

LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

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“My Paige…”

My gift for @zamii070, who I think is a very beautiful and strong person <3

I started this during the time she was still in the hospital (hence the attire), and I just finished it today.

I’m so happy to see that you’re feeling better, Paige! I don’t know you at all, but I do know that you’re an amazing artist and that there are a lot of people who care about you. I hope that you’ll appreciate this hug from Rose Quartz :)

Thank you for being so wonderful <3

@zamii070positivityproject

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SONIC UNIVERSE #82
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Evan Stanley
Variant Cover: T. Rex

ENTER THE FINAL FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! “The Silver Age” part four: The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming-even if you’re psychic! Featuring cover art by the “Silver Age” writer herself, Evan Stanley, plus a special “Movie Poster Variant” by the terrific T. Rex!
On Sale Date: 11/25 | 32-page, full color comic | $3.99 U.S

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at Universal Studios Japan news footage.

It shows what the Kyary XR attraction looks like and it also features another sample of Cosmetic Coaster

so my dash has been really empty lately and i figured i’d make a post. please like or reblog if you post any of the following and i’ll check out your blog

  • deadmau5
  • daft punk
  • edm in general
  • skrillmau5
  • madeon
  • dillon francis
  • zedd
  • porter robinson
  • knife party
  • shawn wasabi
  • ed banger
  • kavinsky
  • yeah edm in general tbh
  • steven universe
  • rooster teeth
  • achievement hunter

i have plenty of other stuff on my dash but yeah this stuff would be nice so like or reblog and i’ll check your blog out, yo

what the fuck is this. what the fuck is this. viruses do not exist in this “utopian” virtual universe. this was deliberate on the developers’ part. This is bio terrorism. first they commit the classist attrocity of making the best games “members only,” now this shit?? how are we allowing such corruption to take place 

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Cancer Glasses Detect Tiny Tumors

by Marsha Lewis, Inside Science

Some people need them to see, others just to read, but a new pair of high-tech glasses could save your life.

“This is what we call cancer glasses,” said Suman Mondal, a graduate student of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

During surgical procedures to remove cancerous cells, surgeons often have to rely on the naked eye to spot and remove cancerous tumors or other masses. Unfortunately, cancerous tissue can sometimes look an awful lot like healthy tissue. See a video on the glasses and learn more below.

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UNIVERSAL SHENANIGANS

sometimes I see stuff like character criticism and whatnot that just seems to totally forget or ignore the fact that conflict and drama are necessary parts of a narrative structure in order to make a work of fiction actually interesting. In real life we try to minimize these things, since they cause stress and are often not good for us (although conflict is pretty necessary at some points in everyone’s life). In real life, ideally things would progress slowly and calmly without the need for big dramatic events (not that it ever works out like that but that’s the goal). But in fiction its the opposite, conflict and drama are how plot and character development occurs and its necessary for moving things forward. If the work is well written, conflict and drama always mean they’re moving toward something (even if it doesn’t seem that way early on) because its how plot and character development progresses - with big, splashy, interesting to watch moments.

so arguments like “Steven shouldn’t have to deal with this stuff, he’s just a kid” or “[character] needs to deal their problems in a more healthy way” are kind of silly to me. I mean, they’re not wrong, per se, they just completely ignore the fact that we’re watching a work of fiction, not real life, and we need to allow things that would probably not be OK in real life in order for the story to actually be something worth watching.

Yes, Steven is a kid and in real life I would definitely not approve of him (or Connie) being involved in some of the things he does. However, he’s the protagonist, the show revolves around him and as such he needs to actually be involved in plot and character resolution. Both because if he isn’t we wouldn’t get to see it and because in a good story the protagonist is actually an active player rather than someone who just passively watches the story happen

and yes, characters like Pearl would certainly be better off channeling her problems in a healthier way, talking them out or not involving Steven in them. But where would the show be if that happened? If Steven wasn’t involved we wouldn’t see it, if it was a calm and rational way it wouldn’t be nearly as interesting or impactful, lacking the emotional weight that usually only comes from either living it yourself or seeing a dramatic conflict centered around it.

Watching 11 minutes of Steven safely practicing swordplay in a structured environment or Pearl calmly talking out her problems with a therapist would not be nearly as interesting as watching their storyline develop with big eventful conflicts and drama. And neither alternatives would be as memorable as what the show actually does. Fiction is hyperbole, its a more extreme version of real life in order create the emotional impact you’d usually require a distinctly personal connection for. Feelings and character development are invisible so you need to write it in a way that the audience will be able to see and feel it and for that you need conflict.