Honestly the more I read about the Xbone and PS4, the more flabbergasted I become that anyone, let alone millions of people are buying them
$400-675 USD depending on where you live for a console with no backwards compatibility, whose only real tangible benefit compared to its predecessor is a slight graphical upgrade, that has like eight games on it, half of which are also available on PS3/360, and another of which is literally a $50-edition of Angry Birds: Star Wars, that’s bad enough
But then you have shit like a bunch of consoles being defective right out of the gate, Microsoft having developer menus in every Xbone that make it possible to permanently brick your console with just a few button presses, a console that can’t read discs if it’s standing vertically, as well as banning you from the Skype application if you swear in a private call, and I just
How much money do you have that you’re willingly spending it on these things
as much as i appreciate sarcasm as a form of humor it irritates the shit out of me when someone is obnoxious and incredibly obvious about it because
1) being obnoxious and obvious with your sarcasm saps any humor and/or persuasiveness out of what you say (i say persuasiveness because a lot of people use sarcasm as a way of furthering a point in their argument)
2) a good majority of the time a person will act like they’re on some sort of higher plane being because they “know what’s right” concerning the subject, so even if they are right their attitude makes me want someone to judo chop them in the fuckin’ throat
Gimme Gimme from “Together Breakfast” Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Aivi & Surasshu say:
Amethyst’s chase scene from Together Breakfast. We attempted an “eclectic sampling” style, only without using any samples. We put this together using our own original sounds, made lo-fi as if they were being sampled off 70’s funk records and fed through effect boxes.
reason #3490390 why I love this show
So someone was pondering over the hypothetical situation of Uncle Walt being alive to see Disney go from Jungle Book (the last film Walt oversaw) to Frozen WITHOUT having the inclusion of some kind of butterfly effect, meaning all of the films made after Walt died would have existed. Being an animation geek I had my own theories to share so here have a whole bunch of paragraphs about what-if scenarios only a huge fucking nerd would care about:
Had he lived longer Walt probably would’ve focused more on things like building up the amusement parks, delving more into live-action, and keeping up the Disney name as a business brand. He was already in that kind of mindset towards the tail end of his life, making less frequent trips to the animation studio to oversee things.Of course diverting his attention from the films did lead to 101 Dalmatians going into some more experimental territory visually, which of course made him absolutely hate the look of the film. Even though it ended up doing really well at the box office, helping the studio recover financially from Sleeping Beauty flopping at the box office, Walt despised how unlike live action the film was in terms of its visuals since he had spent so many years trying to establish the “Illusion of Life” philosophy the studio was lauded for. He was so furious with Ken Anderson, the head of visual development for the film, that he wouldn’t even talk to him for a whole year.After the whole 101 Dalmatians fiasco he was a little more attentive to what was happening in the studio. I think the animosity he had for Ken might have slightly contributed to his decision to green light Bill Peet’s adaptation of “The Sword in the Stone” over Marc Davis and Ken’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play “Chantecler.” Even with this drama, though, he still seemed more interested in branching out than sticking to animation. I imagine he would have still kept the feature film department of the animation studio around since there was still plenty of money to be made.I think having Walt to oversee the studio post-Jungle Book would have gotten some more life into more flaccid Disney films like Robin Hood and Aristocats. The next generation of Disney filmmakers, however, might have had to fight tooth and nail to do the slightly risque humor they wanted to do without Walt shooting them down. I can’t even imagine Walt giving the green light to stuff like Lilo & Stitch or having other studio’s characters in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Maybe he would have even had issues with guys like Richard Williams and Eric Goldberg wanting to incorporate more Warner Brothers/MGM influences into the animation.Regardless how he felt about eastern animation I imagine he would have reached out to Miyazaki to make some kind of deal. He was too sharp a businessman to overlook that window of opportunity.
when will america learn….
We won’t learn, because our education system sucks
Instead of treating kids like machines in a factory, being created into obedient workers. It looks like in Finland they’re treated like actual humans.
it’s also because all teachers there have masters’ degrees, and teaching is seen as a prestigious profession like medicine or law.
What’s actually wrong with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
What’s wrong with American schools is that they’re an outdated relic of the early 20th century, where the object was to train a child to have the mindset required to work in a factory job long hours of the day, as at the time that mandatory public school was instituted, that was the main expectation of children.
As the industrial age faded and the US entered the era of private sector jobs, the education system failed to reflect that change, and they’re still training us to have the mindset for an industrial job, not a job in today’s job market.
The problem with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
The problem with American schools is that they’re preparing us for jobs that no longer exist.
That bold text.. 😔
even if you don’t live in canada, you could have canadian followers, don’t you dare scroll past this.
The world’s most viewed TED Talk. In GIFs!
I just can’t reblog this enough. If I filled up my tumblr with just this it wouldn’t be enough. Most of all I wish I could tell my immediate family about this because they perpetuate me growing out of creativity -.-
If you haven’t seen this TED Talk, I highly recommend it.
One of the things I’ve really focused on as a parent is making sure my kids know that making lots of mistakes is the best way to learn something new. If you get something on the first try it might be exciting, but you haven’t really learned anything. This is definitely something I was not taught as a child, unfortunately, which made me averse to trying anything new out of a fear of failure. It’s taken me a long time to retrain my thoughts to not take errors as huge blows to my self-confidence.
My kids deserve better. All kids deserve better. ~JJ
Mistakes mean you are trying and that is never wrong.
This is hard for me to post but I feel like it is important.
I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on TV and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. But I remember the first time I realized women plucked their eyebrows. And wore concealer. And foundation. And powder. I felt like I had been lied to about what women look like. After modeling and realizing when photographers asked for no makeup, they really meant the photo on the right. I started realizing that the photo on the right was what was in skincare ads and posted by people claiming in the caption to be wearing no makeup some of the time. The photo on the right is the bare minimum of what we expect women to look like when they wake up in the morning.
Thought this would be of interest to some people, especially since the topic of how women’s faces in video games, comics, etc being depicted as smooth with no lines (even for facial expressions) has come up before. Also, how often women will be drawn with default eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc even if there should be no reason for them to wear it because they have been living in the wild, or they’re warrior women who have expressed no interest in it, or etc…
It’s part of how society constructs what women look like in people’s minds; that what is supposed to be something we put on to ‘enhance’ appearance end up being part of the default way women are expected to look. Even if the characters are supposed to be “plain” or “practical” in context, they’ll still be drawn as if they’re wearing some base amount of make up, because that’s how we’re conditioned to see women in our imaginations. And stuff like airbrushing, photoshop, and advertisers using made up faces to represent ‘no make up’ can skew how we perceive what the ‘normal’ or ‘average’ woman is supposed to look like.
Theseus: First Flight on Google Play: http://bit.ly/tfirstflightf
Draco The Savior: http://draco.bloodleafstudios.com/
This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.
Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.
This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!
However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.
These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…
This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.
In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.
Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.
I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.
And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.
Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.
REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT, REALLY REALLY FUCJING IMPORTANT