Reference Spot

My references - some are of my own design - most aren't.
A storage space though it's nicer to say "a portfolio for inspiration."
For my original artwork hit up http://aislings-art.tumblr.com/

davediddlystrider:

thepatientlywaitingfox:


she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!


But guys, conventions though View high resolution

davediddlystrider:

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

But guys, conventions though

(Source: neverforget14, via venski)

nerdgeekdorkyes:

briandanielwolf:

vixyish:

xixsem:

I DID THIS IM VERY PROUD OF IT YOU KNOW WHY
BECAUSE
WAIT FOR IT
LORDE OF THE RINGS

But every day’s like
Gold ring, greybeard, trippin’ on the mushrooms
Blood-mad Nazgul trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care
We got to Rivendell across the stream

And everybody’s like
Mountains, dwarf mines, presents from the Elf Queen
Rowboats, rock paths, Gollum on a rope leash
We don’t care
Yeah we’re simply gonna walk in there

Cuz we’re going to Moooooordor
(Moooooordor)

Had to reblog this hah
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nerdgeekdorkyes:

briandanielwolf:

vixyish:

xixsem:

I DID THIS IM VERY PROUD OF IT YOU KNOW WHY

BECAUSE

WAIT FOR IT

LORDE OF THE RINGS

But every day’s like
Gold ring, greybeard, trippin’ on the mushrooms
Blood-mad Nazgul trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care
We got to Rivendell across the stream
And everybody’s like
Mountains, dwarf mines, presents from the Elf Queen
Rowboats, rock paths, Gollum on a rope leash
We don’t care
Yeah we’re simply gonna walk in there

Cuz we’re going to Moooooordor

(Moooooordor)

Had to reblog this hah

(via venski)

lindsaybottos:

didn’t want to answer this because I am in no way an authority on race and I don’t want to speak over any people of color. I’ll touch on it briefly so you guys can understand why its problematic, but if anyones interested in the topic, I’d encourage them to do more research
so to boil it down, white people using people of color as props and appropriating foreign cultures in this way is problematic because- it perpetuates a literal image of white people being the center of attention/ the protagonists, and therefore more important than people of color- it fetishizes races and cultures and reduces them down to a trendy fashion for consumption- it allows white people to “try on” a race or culture and get celebrated for being “trendy/cultured/quirky/unique” while people of color are being demonized and systematically oppressed for belonging to that same race or culture- basically, people of color aren’t “themes” or “fashions” and reducing them to that (and then presenting them as being in the background of white people) is harmful, disrespectful, and racist. if katy, avril, and gwen really wanted to ‘celebrate japanese culture’, they could have drawn attention to actual japanese artists instead of fetishizing and commodifying them View high resolution

lindsaybottos:

didn’t want to answer this because I am in no way an authority on race and I don’t want to speak over any people of color. I’ll touch on it briefly so you guys can understand why its problematic, but if anyones interested in the topic, I’d encourage them to do more research

so to boil it down, white people using people of color as props and appropriating foreign cultures in this way is problematic because
- it perpetuates a literal image of white people being the center of attention/ the protagonists, and therefore more important than people of color
- it fetishizes races and cultures and reduces them down to a trendy fashion for consumption
- it allows white people to “try on” a race or culture and get celebrated for being “trendy/cultured/quirky/unique” while people of color are being demonized and systematically oppressed for belonging to that same race or culture
- basically, people of color aren’t “themes” or “fashions” and reducing them to that (and then presenting them as being in the background of white people) is harmful, disrespectful, and racist. if katy, avril, and gwen really wanted to ‘celebrate japanese culture’, they could have drawn attention to actual japanese artists instead of fetishizing and commodifying them

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express. - Randall Munroe, XKCD

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historical-nonfiction:

Salvador Dali was an interesting person. Here are a few of the many reasons why
he believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, because his parents took five-year-old Dali to his brother’s grave and informed Dali he was
from a young age he had a bizarre habit of attacking without provocation, because (he claimed) pain and pleasure were the same thing
Dali once sold an expensive painting by claiming the paint was mixed with a million wasps’ venom
he was creepily obsessed with Hitler. Just go to the original source, I do not want to give details on this one
Dali had an open marriage, and by all accounts a loving and happy one, with his wife Gala

historical-nonfiction:

Salvador Dali was an interesting person. Here are a few of the many reasons why

  • he believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, because his parents took five-year-old Dali to his brother’s grave and informed Dali he was
  • from a young age he had a bizarre habit of attacking without provocation, because (he claimed) pain and pleasure were the same thing
  • Dali once sold an expensive painting by claiming the paint was mixed with a million wasps’ venom
  • he was creepily obsessed with Hitler. Just go to the original source, I do not want to give details on this one
  • Dali had an open marriage, and by all accounts a loving and happy one, with his wife Gala

(Source: listverse.com)

kaijunado:

pacific rim: a summer blockbuster in which empathy is more important than physical brawn, in which defending the lives of innocent civilians is more important than a demonstration of military might, in which a woman of color is given a complex arc and backstory, and in which a scientist with a disability helps save the world.

(via thefearsomejabberwock)

instagram:

Marking the 450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Birth

For more photos from the sites of William’s Shakespeare life, explore the Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Globe Theater and Shakespeare’s Grave location pages.

Every year at the end of April, a celebration of the life and works of the great playwright William Shakespeare takes place in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare was born there in 1564 and cultural celebrations in Stratford’s streets, with entertainers, street performers and traditional Morris dancers, go back hundreds of years.

From his plays to his sonnets, Shakespeare’s extensive works have produced a legacy of characters, ideas, histories and, of course, words—it is thought he contributed more than 2,000 to the English language. His plays are a staple on many school curriculums, and continue to be reinterpreted on stage, rewritten in fiction and retold on screen.

The man himself is still very much a mystery and few details exist about his private life. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway with whom he bore three children, before relocating to London to pursue his acting and writing career. He died at the age of 52 on April 23, 1616—a date which fell very near to his birthday in the same month (the exact date is unknown).

This year marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and, on Saturday, a special procession will take place in Stratford, ending with celebrants laying flowers on Shakespeare’s grave in the Holy Trinity Church. The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company will also host a full program of shows.

(via ahoybri)

221bitssmallerontheoutside:

Knife Blade

I’m a writer not a murderer

(Source: fangs-and-blood, via art-and-sterf)

chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:


Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Don’t just reblog, make sure to sign!

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