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Fun With Future!
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aeon-fux:

spermbanker:

date me to disappoint your parents

*black people in the audience laugh nervously* 

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Shaun King talks about the trauma of police brutality.

desidere:

cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

twinkleofafadingstar:

under-the-golden-willow:

yungfeminist:

STOP BODY SHAMING FAT WOMEN UNDER THE GUISE OF “CARING ABOUT THEIR HEALTH” 2K14

STOP BODY SHAMING THIN WOMEN UNDER THE GUISE OF “BEING FAT POSITIVE” 2K14

STOP ACTING LIKE FAT WOMEN AND SKINNY WOMEN ARE TREATED WITH EQUAL DEGREES OF OPPRESSION 2K14

rangerdudes:

New Ranger Dude, Yoshi Sudarso: Dino Charge Blue

This shit gets me every time xD

lacquerandcandy:

duragdaddy:

how i feel about my black jeans or black shirts.

Lmao this is still my favorite Vine

pheberoni Doesn’t she look like your Shep Zoey but real???

bianca-vousaime asked: Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend any books exploring the legacies of colonialism written by a Pinoy?

pinoy-culture:

anthologyz:

pag-asaharibon:

pinoy-culture:

To be honest I haven’t come across many books talking about colonialism in the Philippines that is written by a Filipin@ and not someone who is a white American.

There most likely are several but I haven’t heard of them. The only books I can think of at the top of my head is Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology by E.J.R. David which has some chapters dedicated to talking about the Spanish and American colonization and colonial mentality in general, and The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel.

If anyone else knows any good books to recommend feel free to comment.

Actually if anyone knows any good books in general about Filipin@ culture, history, & colonization, feel free to message me some suggestions. I plan to make a post as a reference with a list of books that fellow Filipin@’s in the diaspora can read up on as I know many are eager to read books written by and for Filipin@’s on those types of topics, not only as a source of decolonization but also on learning about ourselves as a people.

Here’s a few books that I mentioned in my Filipino literature tag.

One that I would highly recommend is E. San Juan Jr. (See: Carlos Bulosan, Filipino Writer-Activist: Between a Time of Terror and the Time of Revolution and his Academia.edu profile).

Other books that can be found on Arkipelago Books the Filipino Bookstore and/or Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

On pinoy-culture’s inquiry I would recommend checking out

Smithsonian Filipino American Heritage Book Resources 

University of the Philippines Press

Barbara Jane Reyes posts from her blog

some more off the top of my head:

  • creating masculinity in los angeles’s little manila: working-class filipinos and popular culture in the united states by linda espana-maram
  • the day the dancers stayed: performing in the filipino/american diaspora by theodore gonzalves
  • american tropics: articulating filipino america by allan isaac
  • beyond the nation: diasporic filipino literature and queer reading by martin joseph ponce
  • white love and other events in filipino history by vicente rafael
  • migrants for export: how the philippine state brokers labor to the world by robyn rodriguez
  • fantasy-production: sexual economies and other philippine consequences for the new world order by neferti tadiar
  • things fall away: philippine historical experience and the makings of globalization by neferti tadiar
  • positively no filipinos allowed: building communities and discourse ed. by antonio tiongson, ricardo gutierrez, and edgardo gutierrez
  • america’s experts: race and the fictions of sociology by cynthia tolentino

i would also direct you to the amazing digital project, centerforartandthought!

Oh this list is wonderful. For those of you interested in reading books written by fellow Filipin@s for fellow Filipin@s here is a good list for you to browse throug and add to your library.

mangoestho:

let’s not act like there wasn’t black ppl doing cultural appropriation at afro punk too. like as many pics as i seen of black girls wearing a nath or bindis or both with the tikka. like…

like we’ve been saying solidarity isn’t a one way street but let’s hold each other…

allisoninportland:

athickgirlscloset:

c0n3ja:

Angels

lord be a fence!!!

My favie 😍😍😍

Fuck I’m so hungry. Ugh.

walkingintochaos:

thisshitfunny:

thatdudeemu:

queerasfuck88:

Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

I been waiting for the daily show to come back so they could cover this

Jon rip them boys a new asshole 

See, Jon Stewart usually does a lot of satirical humour, but at this point, the writers are just like “fuck the comedy this shit is real” and I was so happy to see that they finally covered this, and it was really well done.

This little krogan had a krantt
This little krogan had none
This little krogan went to Urdnot
And this little krogan went “rawr rawr rawr!” all the way home!

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

This video was submitted by one of our followers who wished to remain anonymous and asked if we could post it. I could only get through a minute and a half of this white lady but I could see where this was going as soon as the video started.

TW: racism, cultural appropriation, etc.

-Eiljah

*squints*

strlightmuser:

egberts:

charleypollard:

no.

exempli gratia (for example)

and

id est (that is)

I didn’t take three years of Latin to deal with this.

FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE I THOUGH “I.E.” WAS IN EXAMPLE AND “E.G.” WAS SOME DUMB WAY OF SAYING “EGGSAMPLE” OR SOMETHING OH MY GOOOD

This changed my life