ALL OF THE PEOPLE TALKING TO US ARE LADIES, I LOVE IT ALREADY


GOING TO LISTEN TO LAIKA AAHHHHHHHH SO EXCITE!!!


smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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Realized I haven’t posted art in a while, so here’s a quick doodle I did while I should probably be doing other things. Enjoy!

Realized I haven’t posted art in a while, so here’s a quick doodle I did while I should probably be doing other things. Enjoy!


theraccoonteur:

Some of you are aware of what has been going on lately, some not so much. I’ve decided on getting a therapy pet for emotional health reasons that I’d rather not go into a load of personal detail about.

Pets cost a lot of money, especially getting started with a new one so I’m opening up sketch commissions to raise the funds I’ll need for the adoption, food, harness/leash, litterbox, apartment fee, etc. 

I’m a full time art student, with a part-time job that can only offer enough hours for me to barely cover rent. This is why I plan to budget, save, and take on as many commissions as I can physically manage in order to be able to adequately care for a little friend without stressing myself out to pay for something meant to relieve stress.

Send me an ask or a note at my deviantart to commission. All commissions  and signal boosting is extremely appreciated! <3

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takua-hijacked-the-tardis:

figsnstripes:

Link to Homestuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

Sources: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

WHY DOES THIS ONLY HAVE TWELVE NOTES GUYS GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER AND GET ON THIS NOW

Yikes! No more shopping at Hot Topic for me! Or at least until they clean up their act!

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0chromat:

Mod and I’s comic trade in a nutshell.
I kind of imagine, OC/character interactions sort of like bringing your barbie doll over to play with your friends’s barbie doll or something. But being the painfully stereotypical male I am, of course I make them smash into each other.
(I will continue working on the other half of my comic hopefully tomorrow ;/)

AYY

0chromat:

Mod and I’s comic trade in a nutshell.

I kind of imagine, OC/character interactions sort of like bringing your barbie doll over to play with your friends’s barbie doll or something. But being the painfully stereotypical male I am, of course I make them smash into each other.

(I will continue working on the other half of my comic hopefully tomorrow ;/)

AYY


Just got back to dorm and realized I left one of my homework sketchbooks in my classroom….


Hrm. Microphone hunting is hard. I just want a desktop mic for voice practice (and potentially lets play with the sib) but I have no idea what to look for. Anyone got any tips? I’d like decent quality, but a $100 mic feels excessive at this point. And I’m pretty much a rookie at this, so any advice is appreciated ;u;


breedabettadragon:

wrenpuff:

thebluefloof:

draylin-rising:

I figured it was a good time to start spreading this around again. The eye colors that your first dragons and the dragons born in your nest will have depending on which flight you choose to join.

Reminder: Flight Rising is having an open registration on Monday! Your Flight determines your dragon and offspring eye color.
Hope to see y’all there - I’m in Lightning Flight before anyone asks (Skysealer #10257). My flight is full of SCIENCE and spreadsheets.

for those who want to join on Monday! :D(I am in Plague for those interested… it’s a supergood Flight, but I might be a bit biased)

The eyes are slightly different on spirals, remember everyone! But it’s still the very best way to tell the different colors! Gotta keep this linked for my friend who’s joining… she said magenta eyes were fine, but let’s see if she really thinks that. xD

breedabettadragon:

wrenpuff:

thebluefloof:

draylin-rising:

I figured it was a good time to start spreading this around again. The eye colors that your first dragons and the dragons born in your nest will have depending on which flight you choose to join.

Reminder: Flight Rising is having an open registration on Monday! Your Flight determines your dragon and offspring eye color.

Hope to see y’all there - I’m in Lightning Flight before anyone asks (Skysealer #10257). My flight is full of SCIENCE and spreadsheets.

for those who want to join on Monday! :D
(I am in Plague for those interested… it’s a supergood Flight, but I might be a bit biased)

The eyes are slightly different on spirals, remember everyone! But it’s still the very best way to tell the different colors! Gotta keep this linked for my friend who’s joining… she said magenta eyes were fine, but let’s see if she really thinks that. xD

(via muramani)