novaknight

douglasmurphy:

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police…

writingwithcolor

Anonymous asked:

Is it marginalizing to write a story about an insular early civilization that's one race? See, I don't think Westeros should be as white as it is 'cause it's the size of South America, hosts multiple climates and has transport. But my story follows an empire that stridently isolates itself after conflicting w/ globalizing neighbors. Kinda like the Inca if they'd survived the conquistadors. They're not white, but their race is still pretty awash w/ homogeneity. Reasonable or problematic?

thewritingcafe answered:

Homogeneous worlds being a problem is pretty much limited to worlds where the homogeneous population is made up of people who are the dominant power in our world. A world with hundreds of characters who are all white is a problem. An isolated empire of indigenous Americans is not.

You didn’t ask for it, but here are some tips for isolated empires anyway:

  • Homogeneity: On the topic of homogeneity, whether your empire is truly homogeneous (everyone is of the same ethnicity, religion, language, etc.) depends on its size. The larger your empire, the more diversity you’ll have. Two different ethnicities can look the same in terms of appearance, but they might have a different culture, language, or religion. This makes them different ethnicities. But culture, language, religion, etc. can also spread.
  • Resources: Again, this depends on how large your empire is as well as where it is. If your empire is isolated, trading will be difficult. It’s still possible if others know about this kingdom, but it’ll probably be heavily regulated and a rare occasion if your kingdom wants to remain private. An isolated empire is going to have limited resources and there are certain resources they’ll have to give up due to isolation.
  • Slow Change: Without cultural diffusion or migration, cultural change is going to be slow. If you write an isolated empire, you can get away with very little change in technology over hundreds or even thousands of years. The more resources and the more influence you have, the more change will come.
  • Knowledge: You said that your empire purposefully isolated itself from others. There’s some fear in there. Do the people of your kingdom know about outsiders? Are they shielded from the outside world? Are they taught to hate it? To ignore it? Are they taught nothing of it?
  • Security: An empire that has purposefully cut itself off from the rest of the world will probably have some type of security to keep away outsiders. Not only that, but you’ll need a strong force to fend off those who try to take over this empire.
  • Geographical Isolation: If your empire is physically isolated, it will be much easier to remain isolated and the security won’t need to be as strong because the natural world acts as a barrier already, whether it’s water, mountains, or something else.

Hey BTW followers, if you’re following me and you don’t yet follow writingwithcolor here’s an example of all the awesome breakdowns of representation and global thinking that you’re missing.

Especially useful for me writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, they do some great analysis of cultures and how they interact, how individuals of unspecified race tend to be automatically classified as white by the audience, and how to tactfully represent other races and cultures (here’s a hint: Do lots of reasearch!)

Anyways they’re great and I love them, go follow them if you wish.

rekkanator
saltwaterandink:

fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:




darkoverord:




dalehan:




pwnypony:





GUYS. GUYS.
GUYS.
HOLY FUCK.
GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE




Reblogging for the greater good.




I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.




oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP




Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

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I think I just heard the music of the spheres

saltwaterandink:

fernacular:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:

darkoverord:

dalehan:

pwnypony:

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GUYS. GUYS.

GUYS.

HOLY FUCK.

GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

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That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.

All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.

I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE

Reblogging for the greater good.

I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.

oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP

Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!

The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!

Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

:0

I think I just heard the music of the spheres

shiverdamnation

bananagirlworld16:

okay but why don’t more people talk about Night at the Museum like

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poc characters and people being portrayed by poc people

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this movie is so good

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and it has one of the funniest, best, most ridiculous friendships in movie history

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and you have Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt I mean

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and if all that didn’t convince you there’s also a t-Rex skeleton that plays fetch with one of its own ribs

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THIS MOVIE

shiverdamnation
shiverdamnation:

jamesaleks:

uberhaxorimmortal:

He thought he was invincible

here’s the link to the article

Look at that little shit’s face. Cry bitch, cry.

"Life doesn’t have a reset button."Yep. The father of the opposing gamer who was shot and injured by the police doesn’t get to heal up nice and clean like it never happened. The SWAT officer who shot him, thinking there was a legitimate murder/hostage scenario in the house, doesn’t get to wipe that from his memory.Not to count the money it cost the taxpayers and the essential fears embedded in the family being assaulted through this little jerks single phone call."Haha its so funny I’ll use the police to mess with this dude cause he pissed me off. They have to respond because it might be a legitimate threat, he’ll get his house busted in and he’ll be humiliated and he’ll learn not to mess with my kill streak.  People better know messing with me in game has real life consequences."Don’t like those real life consequences directed back at you, do you?

shiverdamnation:

jamesaleks:

uberhaxorimmortal:

He thought he was invincible

here’s the link to the article

Look at that little shit’s face. Cry bitch, cry.

"Life doesn’t have a reset button."

Yep. The father of the opposing gamer who was shot and injured by the police doesn’t get to heal up nice and clean like it never happened. The SWAT officer who shot him, thinking there was a legitimate murder/hostage scenario in the house, doesn’t get to wipe that from his memory.

Not to count the money it cost the taxpayers and the essential fears embedded in the family being assaulted through this little jerks single phone call.

"Haha its so funny I’ll use the police to mess with this dude cause he pissed me off. They have to respond because it might be a legitimate threat, he’ll get his house busted in and he’ll be humiliated and he’ll learn not to mess with my kill streak. People better know messing with me in game has real life consequences."

Don’t like those real life consequences directed back at you, do you?

novaknight

forestnymph0:

worclip:

This Too Shall Pass (2012) by Tomorrow Machine

Independent packaging project for perishable goods:

Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.

Smoothie package
Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

Rice Package
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

Oil package
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax no longer protects the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.

These are so rad.
rudeboimonster

pholotinshep:

mechanicbird:

eroticmirotic:

timemachineyeah:

 

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

Reblogging hard for that last comment.

I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.

GLORIOUS