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Sept. 8 12:29 pm

justice4mikebrown:

thecutestofthecute:

"He was so tired that he had to be carried home"

thecutestofthecute:

"He was so tired that he had to be carried home"

(Source: reddit.com)

medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

foodffs:

Huckleberry Salmon Recipe

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

galactic-haze:

Her first day actually swimming! She was such a champ! Taking a break in the grass stuffs.

galactic-haze:

Her first day actually swimming! She was such a champ! Taking a break in the grass stuffs.

yeahponcho:

good toad.

socialjusticekoolaid:

On the one-month anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, his family gathered at the Ferguson Police Department to again demand justice for his murder. Where is Darren Wilson, and why has he still not been arrested? #farfromover #staywoke

pinebark:

hey so i run this site called forest ambassador
it posts three games a week that are free, short, and easy to get into
(it’s videogames for people who don’t like videogames)
the games i post are about stuff like: false police confessions, feeding ducks, urban zoning policy, being a pregnant mermaid, shaving your legs, capitalism, hugging cats
(things games aren’t usually about)
they’re also often by marginalized authors
oh, and you can browse all 150+ games i’ve posted so far by mood, too
it would mean a lot to me if you would reblog this post and check out the site!
oh, and one last thing: the site is currently my only steady source of income. so if you like the kind of things i’m doing with it and can afford to, consider subscribing, which gets you a monthly ezine called woodland secrets (you can learn more about that here)
thx!
~merritt

pinebark:

hey so i run this site called forest ambassador

it posts three games a week that are free, short, and easy to get into

(it’s videogames for people who don’t like videogames)

the games i post are about stuff like: false police confessions, feeding ducks, urban zoning policy, being a pregnant mermaid, shaving your legs, capitalism, hugging cats

(things games aren’t usually about)

they’re also often by marginalized authors

oh, and you can browse all 150+ games i’ve posted so far by mood, too

it would mean a lot to me if you would reblog this post and check out the site!

oh, and one last thing: the site is currently my only steady source of income. so if you like the kind of things i’m doing with it and can afford to, consider subscribing, which gets you a monthly ezine called woodland secrets (you can learn more about that here)

thx!

~merritt

Creating Space Within Games - An Interview With merritt kopas

watchtheswitch:

merritt kopas is a trans woman making meaningful, ground-breaking video games. She’s the creator of Lim, Hugpunx, and many more. merritt’s games are often autobiographical, often emotionally engaging, and always rad.

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merritt, hey! Let’s dive right in. You’ve written some very personal games, games that put your own experiences of queerness and trans womanhood in public view. I imagine that’s a terrifying decision to make. Why do you keep making it?

I keep doing this stuff because I have to. There’s this kind of patronizing narrative around trans people that’s like, trans people are So Brave. And like okay, I’m not brave and I’m definitely not putting parts of myself out there to educate or inspire cisgender people. I’m selfish, not brave. I want community and connections with other people who share my experiences and putting myself out there through my work has been a big way of doing that.

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