Posted 13 hours ago

laina:

laina:

this guy was watching the vmas with me and now he’s educating himself how precious is that

he keeps asking me all these questions about aspects of feminism and he’s like “so basically it’s about letting women do what they want without being judged for it” and I was like yea and he was like “oh okay that’s so simple why isn’t everyone a feminist” it’s precious

Posted 15 hours ago

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

Posted 15 hours ago

"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

Posted 15 hours ago

is-it-hi-or-ehhhh:

neurosciencestuff:

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.

Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.

This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.

“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.

“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.

“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.

DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS???

TO DO THIS MEANS WE CAN FINALLY STITCH AXONS (LONG PART OF NEURON OR NERVE CELL THAT TRANSPORTS SIGNALS FROM JUNCTIONS BACK TO THE BRAIN) BACK TOGETHER

DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS? TO ALIGN THE DAMAGED AXONS BACK TOGETHER WAS IMPOSSIBLE 

WITH THIS BREAK THROUGH YOU COULD EVENTUALLY WORK UP TO GIVING THE ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AGAIN TO THOSE WHO CUT THEIR SPINAL CORD IN AN ACCIDENT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

THIS. IS. AMAZING.

Posted 15 hours ago

aryinspires:

cosplayingwhileblack:

intergalacticafro:

"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE

SUBMISSION

perfection *o*

Posted 15 hours ago
You know what. Just because thin people aren't always put down doesn't mean we don't have to put up with shit. Every single day I'm told " you need to eat more. You look disgustingly thin. No one wants a stick" when tbh I eat more then the average person but I can't put on weight. So fuck off about fat people being the only ones who ever get put down. Fuck. Off.
Anonymous asked

brichibi:

litahalford:

like I said in the post I made that you clearly chose to skim through, judgement doesn’t only extend to fat people. Skinny shaming exists, and its an incredibly demeaning and horrible thing and i’m sorry you have to experience it.

But like I also said in the post you chose not to read all the way, skinny shaming is NOT the same as fat shaming. Because fat shaming doesn’t JUST refer to telling someone they need to lose weight or judging their appearance. It also extends to every single media outlet telling you your ugly, ever magazine cover telling you to lose 5, 10, 20, 30, 100 lbs because it’s the only way you’ll matter. It’s every person looking at you strange when you try to buy clothes, it’s every single store you walk in to only carrying sizes 0-6 because “skinny” sizes are deemed average.

So no, fat people aren’t the only ones who are put down. But again, that’s not that I said. What i’m telling YOU is to learn the difference between skinny people being told they need to eat a sandwich and fat people being told they need to stop fucking existing for their weight.

Someone on my Facebook page made this same point when I shared an article that went into skinny shaming and fat shaming.  She said something about how she’s been both — skinny and fat — and how yes, skinny shaming exists.  She was called “string bean” and told all sorts of things. It’s true that skinny people are told to eat a sandwich, are called “skinny bitches” and told to gain some weight.  

But not too much because then you’d get fat.  Fat is always the major negative.    

And that’s the point she made, because when she was fat she was called things like “land whale.”  There’s a difference between “gain some weight” and “eat a bunch of cheeseburgers and die,” “ewww” “gross” “disgusting” “lazy” “good for nothing” and the assumptions made about fat people to the point of people assuming you just can’t, and don’t, do anything.  

Not to mention the whole “glorifying obesity” notion, you know, because when I go out and do anything it’s glorifying an unhealthy lifestyle because I’m fat.  I post pictures of my cosplay where I’m smiling and happy because I like the cosplay, but because I’m fat and smiling I’m promoting a lifestyle that’ll lead everyone to a gross, fatty death.  I mean just the other day I made a meme that got shared that essentially said to not let the negatives get you down, and someone responded with, “I agree but I hope it isn’t used as an excuse for fat people to be lazy.”  

And that’s the difference.

Skinny shaming is terrible.  Period.  However, there is a difference between “gain some weight” and “die fatty.”  By acknowledging that we’re not saying no one bashes skinny people, we’re just talking about the terrible facts in regards to fat shaming.  We’re not telling skinny people to not discuss their experiences, if anything, we want body shaming to not exist at all for anyone.  By talking about our experiences and the differences between them we’re showing how unfair this all is.  A fat person is told to be skinny, a skinny person is told to gain weight.  A fat person is told that skinny is the thing to be and yet we can see that skinny people get crap, too.  So the overall message in the bottle is to be happy with yourself, period, because you’re going to get crapped on no matter what.

So stop thinking that we’re against you somehow.  There’s a difference, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care. 

Posted 15 hours ago

hobbitdragon:

what bar do I go to in order to order a glass of this

(Source: coolator)

Posted 15 hours ago

katyanoctis:

Satsuki Kiryuin shoot - Otakon 2014

Photographer: Blue Shell Photography

Cosplay by: Angela Wang Cosplay

Wig styling and cosplayer: me!

I LOVE SATSUKI SO MUCH YOU GUYS HOLY SHIT. Unfortunately my eyebrow game left much to be desired this time around. Especially once I got hot outside and started perspiring >.> OH WELL I shall rectify that for future shoots. Walking around as her is so fun! I called people “pigs in human clothing” more than once XD

While we were shooting, another photographer was hanging out nearby. He directed some of these shots, as he’s actually practiced true swordsmanship, and helped me pose with the sword correctly. I have no idea who he was but he was awesome and I learned a lot :D Thanks dude!

For the day crowd :)

Posted 15 hours ago

katyanoctis:

Queen Elsa shoot - Otakon 2014

Photography: Blue Shell Photography

Cosplay made by: bloodykaiba

Wig styling and cosplayer: me!

OH MAN I CAN’T TELL YOU GUYS HOW MUCH FUN THIS SHOOT WAS. One of the hotels near the con center has this GORGEOUS lobby and staircase - so perfect for a shoot for a queen-to-be! 

For the day crowd :)

Posted 1 day ago

Satsuki Kiryuin shoot - Otakon 2014

Photographer: Blue Shell Photography

Cosplay by: Angela Wang Cosplay

Wig styling and cosplayer: me!

I LOVE SATSUKI SO MUCH YOU GUYS HOLY SHIT. Unfortunately my eyebrow game left much to be desired this time around. Especially once I got hot outside and started perspiring >.> OH WELL I shall rectify that for future shoots. Walking around as her is so fun! I called people “pigs in human clothing” more than once XD

While we were shooting, another photographer was hanging out nearby. He directed some of these shots, as he’s actually practiced true swordsmanship, and helped me pose with the sword correctly. I have no idea who he was but he was awesome and I learned a lot :D Thanks dude!

Posted 1 day ago

Queen Elsa shoot - Otakon 2014

Photography: Blue Shell Photography

Cosplay made by: bloodykaiba

Wig styling and cosplayer: me!

OH MAN I CAN’T TELL YOU GUYS HOW MUCH FUN THIS SHOOT WAS. One of the hotels near the con center has this GORGEOUS lobby and staircase - so perfect for a shoot for a queen-to-be! 

Posted 1 day ago

ammaasante:

Here is what is going on in Pakistan right now:

Posted 1 day ago

azntoo:

skindeap:

shakeitoffpickyourselfup:

aromaeus:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

I hear no lies.

yoooo

I did not think she would go there but then she did I literally screamed YAAAAAASSSSS BITCH DRAG THEM LIKE YOU’RE TRYNA WALK A CAT

oh shit

Posted 1 day ago

brichibi:

katyanoctis:

If martininamerica moves to the Bahamas, will he have to change his name to martininthebahamas?

The world surely ponders these things.

Naw let’s change it to tropicofmartin.

…okay I like that better XD

Posted 1 day ago

If martininamerica moves to the Bahamas, will he have to change his name to martininthebahamas?

The world surely ponders these things.