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anonymous asked:

How many people do you guys follow on tumblr/ what does your dash look like?? Like is is mostly cosplay stuff or aesthetic (or nsfw o.o)

We following almost 2k blogs. 

We do have some aesthetic, and some cosplay, and some hentai / nsfw stuff yeah. But its far outweighed by the number of Star Wars blogs we follows. Also lots of cars. Sheila’s super into cars, so there a lot of drag/drift/engine blogs. XD

 But its pretty varied! We love our dash! 




(This theory revolves around both the silhouette image above from the Stevenbomb 6 trailer as well as the supposed information that the new Gems are in fact Aquamarine and Topaz.)

I’m sure lots of fans are speculating what these new Gems look like, and here is my take based off of the silhouettes. I imagine Aquamarine’s gem is on her back, because she uses water wings, much like Lapis Lazuli, and we know her wings come from the gem on her back.

As for Topaz, there’s no real proof of where hers is, so I went with her chest. I also depicted her wearing a helmet, because if you look at her silhouette in the trailer, her head is squarish with a lack of the wild Quartz hair. That, and Gems don’t have ears, so those bumps on the side of her head have to be something else. She could just have a helmet like hair style, but if she’s a Quartz soldier, and her shadow looks like one, she’s gotta have the hair that all other Quartzes have. Therefore, I wager that she must be wearing a helmet.

I know Topaz could very easily be under Yellow Diamond’s court, due to her being a soldier and the Ruby Squad were some of Yellow Diamond’s rubies, who very likely snitched on the Crystal Gems. Given the conversation between Yellow and Blue Diamond in “That Will Be All”, I am guessing that the two Diamonds are working together, so Aquamarine is probably one of Blue Diamond’s Gems, given that many blue and diplomatic Gems serve Blue Diamond, while Topaz most likely serves under Yellow Diamond, being a Quartz soldier and a yellow Gem. However, Topaz is also said to be Aquamarine’s body guard, so she could very easily also be under Blue Diamond’s court, because it wouldn’t make sense for a Gem of one court to be the bodyguard of a Gem of a different court. As far as we know, Gems under different courts probably don’t interact with each other (and most likely if they do it is always hostile). But who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see the week of May 8th!


Originally, I colored Topaz with a blue diamond on her uniform and helmet, assuming she is one of Blue Diamond’s soldiers rather than Yellow’s. We really don’t know which Diamond she serves at this point, but it’s safe to say it’s one or the other.


magnus playing with his rings

I really do believe that at least part of the problem of people distrusting science has to do with how we as scientists portray ourselves.

We have actively created a system where we derive authority from being seen as better/smarter/more competent than everyone else and then when people ask why they should trust us we respond with a very condescending version of ‘because SCIENCE IS FACT’ or something along those lines.

Like, consider how that would feel from the outside? Here are a small group of people who you have never met/interacted with who sequester themselves in impenetrable ~elite institutions that you can’t access and don’t feel party to who then tell you that what they say is fact because they’re smarter and better educated than you. And if you ever try to question them (no matter how reasonable your objections may be/seem to you) they condescendingly pat you on the head and say something like ‘don’t worry we know better. you can’t possibly understand what we do.’

Why the hell would you trust them? 

No one likes being told that they’re not smart enough to understand something, and no one likes feeling excluded from something they’ve essentially been asked to accept sight unseen. 

I don’t really have a solution to this, except some vague notion about working harder to portray scientists as people working a job, rather than geniuses who are above it all. 

And like trying harder to understand where people are coming from when they question science. And remembering that being better educated than most doesn’t make us smarter than most. It just makes us better trained in certain types of thinking.

I just think we need to keep in mind what we are asking of people. Which is to put a whole hell of a lot of faith in us.

anonymous asked:

There's been a image shared throughout the internet for years now titled "Cartoons Then Vs. Cartoons Now". It compares various faces from Hanna Barbera and Warner Bros era cartoons to "CalArts" cartoons (Steven Universe, SVTFOE, Gravity Falls, Clarence, etc), and it implies CalArts style is two circles for a head and big eyes and that all cartoons now are like that, compared to more diverse and artistically wholesome styles of the "old days".

Okay, this is the image we’re referring to:

I hadn’t seen this meme before. Very interesting! I could see the point they’re trying to make, but only on the surface. Once you deconstruct it you realize it’s silly…

Caveat: I graduated from Calarts, and I worked on two of these shows, so it’s pretty likely I have a bias toward defending the “cartoons now” stance. So there you go. But I had lunch with my peers today and we discussed this very topic, and we come from both Calarts and non-Calarts backgrounds. And we all agreed this meme was just…annoying. Here were some of our points:

First of all, I’m construing that the people who made this meme are arguing that cartoons today look too similar. Is this the same thing as the “calarts style?” If it is, then their “argument” is off to a bad start. Two of these current shows were created by people who didn’t attend Calarts. (Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball) And the two that DID had the same character designer contribute to the designs for a time (Phil Rynda). 

Secondly, it’s comparing 80+ years of cartoons vs. cartoons from 2011-2015; just 4 years. Pick any 4 years since the beginning of animation as a storytelling medium and my hypothesis is that they, too, followed a somewhat recognizable trend in style and quality, right? Although I still feel like each of these shows is stylistically very unique and stands on its own. 

Thirdly, if this is what people are calling the “calarts style” then it is choosing to ignore the other 99% of animation that comes out of that school. Every year there are new innovative styles of storytelling and character animation that push the envelope–and not just from that school, from ANY animation school! So no, there is no “calarts style,” not in my book, and to me it’s kinda disrespectful or ignorant to assume that there would be. 

It would be fun to pull this apart even more, but I think I’ve put in my two cents worth… I would tell the people who complain about a “calarts style” to just go make your own cartoons if you don’t like what’s out there. 

Thanks for the fun topic! 

(P.S. that dipper is off-model)


The family that pranks together stays together. Also I’m pretty sure Ezra is just glad that Sabine has stopped pranking him in favor of a new crewmember. Also welcome, Specter 7! Also I SPENT ALL DAY MAKING THIS STUPID COMIC HELP


after the law that the romanian government passed 3 days ago (which as i said in my last post, would effectively make corruption legal (if under 45k euros, good joke) and would pardon everyone who previously got arrested for it) , thousands upon thousands of people went out in the streets to protest, making this the largest protest romania’s had since the 1989 revolution

it hasnt even been 30 years, i really hope we can stop it here and now

Okay you know what I know we were all so worried about biphobia or slut shaming or what have you but honestly I thought they handled that incredibly well? It makes perfect sense for them to be a little bit anxious about that disparity, and especially for Alec I can imagine there’s a lot of insecurity there and I think if they hadn’t touched on that it would have been almost unrealistic? And Alec didn’t have a bad reaction, he got scared. And Magnus also was surprised by Alec’s lack of experience, you know? Which I feel like puts them both in an equally wrong footed position and made that awkwardness totally understandable. And they resolved it right away and agreed to put in the effort necessary to understand and be with each other like bless this show for giving us the malec we deserve

  • Jack: Gabe? You okay?
  • Gabe after pulling 4 all-nighters in a row and is currently on his 23th up of coffee: in case you haven’t noticed…., i’m weird. i’m a Weirdo. i don’t “Fit. In”, and i DON’T………. Wanna fit in. have you ever seen me without this Sstupid hat on? that’sWeird

365 days of ryan ross; day 39 (oh my god look at jon)

ok but i really want a reincarnated lovers plot. and i don’t mean just like “oh muse a and and muse b were lovers in a past life!!!” altho those are great too i mean like………they’ve had SO MANY LIVES TOGETHER, ok, they consistently find each other, sometimes they get together, sometimes they don’t, it usually ends in death, right, but wouldn’t it be cool if we had a main verse that we rped in (probably modern times) where muse a and muse b were drawn to each other because of all this and had to figure out why but WHILE WE WERE DOING THAT……..we’d consistently have other threads going where we explored their past lives. so like we’d have two or more threads going at once – one where we explored their current lives, let them get close and figure each other out, and another where we explored their past lives as royalty or outlaws or pirates or peasants or WHATEVER. (and in those secondary threads we could explore their lives but also their DEATHS IMAGINE IT!!!!) and occasionally in the main plot thread they’d have flashes of memories or dreams from the secondary plot threads. i mean COME ON JUST IMAGINE IT!!!!!

This plot has been taken !!   I’ll be less likely to develop this now, unless you have a very unique spin :)