The name's Nat. I post and reblog mostly stuff about art, animation and video games. I give a shit about politics and justice, but I can't be arsed to talk about that on this blog.

 

returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

The crisis in Gaza is leading to anti-Semitic attacks on Jews worldwide

Molotov cocktails and mobs at synagogues. Assaults on city streets. Leaflets left on car windshields promising violence. Public hate speech and calls for eradication. Governments holding houses of worship hostage.
It’s not paranoia or exaggeration: Jews around the world are facing attacks as the crisis escalates in Gaza, where rocket fires, bombings, an Israeli ground invasion and hundreds of civilians deaths are daily realities. But the 17-year-old teenager who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed in Paris had nothing to do with that. She’s not an isolated case. This is what happens when some view diaspora Jews as an acceptable proxy for the Israeli state. 
No matter what your position is on the conflict, nothing justifies targeting people uninvolved in the fighting. To vent frustration about Israel on Jews, no matter where they live, conflates the two in dangerous ways.
To criticize Israel is one thing, and plenty of Jews there and abroad do that themselves; it’s another thing entirely to do so using anti-Semitic language and imagery, when that kind of speech has led to such terrible tragedies in the past. To no one’s credit, times of heightened tensions in the Middle East usually mean a huge uptick in expressions of anti-Semitism, written, verbal and physical.
From France to Turkey to the U.S. 


This is one of the most thorough breakdowns of recent antisemitism I’ve seen. Must read.

returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

The crisis in Gaza is leading to anti-Semitic attacks on Jews worldwide

Molotov cocktails and mobs at synagogues. Assaults on city streets. Leaflets left on car windshields promising violence. Public hate speech and calls for eradication. Governments holding houses of worship hostage.

It’s not paranoia or exaggeration: Jews around the world are facing attacks as the crisis escalates in Gaza, where rocket fires, bombings, an Israeli ground invasion and hundreds of civilians deaths are daily realities. But the 17-year-old teenager who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed in Paris had nothing to do with that. She’s not an isolated case. This is what happens when some view diaspora Jews as an acceptable proxy for the Israeli state. 

No matter what your position is on the conflict, nothing justifies targeting people uninvolved in the fighting. To vent frustration about Israel on Jews, no matter where they live, conflates the two in dangerous ways.

To criticize Israel is one thing, and plenty of Jews there and abroad do that themselves; it’s another thing entirely to do so using anti-Semitic language and imagery, when that kind of speech has led to such terrible tragedies in the past. To no one’s credit, times of heightened tensions in the Middle East usually mean a huge uptick in expressions of anti-Semitism, written, verbal and physical.

From France to Turkey to the U.S. 

This is one of the most thorough breakdowns of recent antisemitism I’ve seen. Must read.

gingercatsneeze:

billielurk:

A couple of months ago I was talking to the ineffably lovely gingercatsneeze about Dishonored and the characters turning into animals. Following that, she did up these lovely animations. They take my breath away.

Posted with permission of the artist.

<3

nietzschesghost:

faephobia:

alannah-sean:

Women against feminism? Really? Had it not been for feminism you wouldn’t be allowed to be voicing your “anti-feminist” opinion in the first place

Had it not been for feminism, the Duluth model wouldn’t exist (erasing and enabling female perpetrators of domestic violence and persecuting male victims), the tender years doctrine wouldn’t exist, there wouldn’t be definitions in laws and in institutions excluding rape by envelopment from the definition of rape leading to institutionalised inequalities and the continual erasure of female rapists and male victims, TERFs wouldn’t exist to push trans rights back further, and men’s shelters may actually have a smidgen more of a hope in hell at getting funding.

Stop cherry picking.

Seriously, the abusive ‘nice guy’ vibes thats coming off of feminists lately is getting really creepy.

"god I can’t believe you don’t appreciate all the nice things I’ve done for you, maybe I just need to put you back where I found you…"

Even better when it wasn’t them who did the nice things for you, it was their great grand pappy who’s been dead for 60 years or more.

fychallenges:

martheviehmann:

Self-portait as refrigerator.

Hej, this is Marthe writing. I’m giving a hint to my other blogs url, by drawing myself as an empty fridge. ;)The thing on my head(?) is my lovely dog as a toaster.

fychallenges:

martheviehmann:

Self-portait as refrigerator.

Hej, this is Marthe writing. 
I’m giving a hint to my other blogs url, by drawing myself as an empty fridge. ;)
The thing on my head(?) is my lovely dog as a toaster.

crypticink:

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

I want to try this!

Anonymous asked
You're amazing, don't let anyone else make you think otherwise.

? Thonk u

u too, anon

elmatpe:

Aerial Toll Houses Part 2

art by Maruhana-bachi on deviantArt

Aerial toll houses refers to a controversial teaching held by many Eastern Orthodox Saints and Eastern Orthodox Christians, about the immediate state of the soul after death. According to this doctrine, “following a person’s death the soul leaves the body, and is escorted to God by angels. During this journey the soul passes through an aerial realm, which is inhabited by demons. The soul encounters these demons at various points referred to as ‘toll-houses’ where the demons then attempt to accuse it of sin and, if possible, drag the soul into hell.” The Aerial toll house teaching is somewhat similar to ones found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Both teachings are concerned with the time period immediately after death and describe the being’s encounters with wrathful deities in various aerial realms.

There is a total of 20 toll houses but the artist has only represented 15 of them. Toll houses in this post:

  • Toll-house of remembering evil
  • Toll-house of murder
  • Toll-house of magic
  • Toll-house of lust
  • Toll-house of sodomy
  • Toll-house of heresy
  • Toll-house of unmercifulness

(Source: maruhana-bachi.deviantart.com)

Are you an ethical vegetarian?

be-their-sound:

be-their-sound:

I am looking for 5-10 vegetarians to help me with an article I am writing. I am trying to get the opinions of those in the animal business, vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. 

If you are willing to help me please email me at betheirsound@gmail.com. You can remain anonymous in the article if you’d like. I will send you some questions to answer (any of which you can decide to not answer) and a basic form to fill out. 

Your answers will not be edited. Feel free to send me an ask or email me if you have any questions. 

If you are an animal farmer/4H-er check out this post.

If you are vegan check out this post. Done!

If you are an omnivore check out this post. 

I need 9 vegetarians still! Please share. :)

riddlemehiddleston:


This came into work today. I shortlisted it and displayed it on my cafe counter.
The back said something like “He is into BDSM. (Batman, Dragons, Star Wars, and Magic the Gathering).”
The first paragraph starts like this:

“I growl with frustration at my reflection in the mirror. My hair is fifty shades of messed up. Why is it so kinky and out of control? I need to stop sleeping with it wet. As I brush my long brown hair, the girl in the mirror brown eyes too big for her, stares back at me. Wait… my eyes are blue! It dawns on me that I haven’t been looking in the mirror—I’ve been staring at a poster of Kirsten Stewart for the past five minutes. My own hair is fine.”


my own hair is fine
oh my god where can i buy this

riddlemehiddleston:

This came into work today. I shortlisted it and displayed it on my cafe counter.

The back said something like “He is into BDSM. (Batman, Dragons, Star Wars, and Magic the Gathering).”

The first paragraph starts like this:

“I growl with frustration at my reflection in the mirror. My hair is fifty shades of messed up. Why is it so kinky and out of control? I need to stop sleeping with it wet. As I brush my long brown hair, the girl in the mirror brown eyes too big for her, stares back at me. Wait… my eyes are blue! It dawns on me that I haven’t been looking in the mirror—I’ve been staring at a poster of Kirsten Stewart for the past five minutes. My own hair is fine.”

my own hair is fine

oh my god where can i buy this

(Source: m3lodigression)

tea-time-in-dawn:

sciencefriday:

National Moth Week co-founder Dave Moskowitz shared these beautiful photos with us. Tune in on Friday to hear Rutgers University moth expert Elena Tartaglia talk more about these fascinating creatures.

OMG BABIES

(Source: sciencefriday.com)

Damnnn, look at these fine-ass poses. This shit goes straight into my reference collection, and I am now incredibly rustled that the final game wasn’t as stylized.