April 17, 2014

twofistin:

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Reblog for that statistic… once realized, it made so many things I’ve seen in life make sense.

So when I first saw this statistic, it made sense to me but the link was to an NPR report with no primary sources cited and I’m always loathe to let idiots have that ‘Well I don’t see any actual reports’ loophole, so I did some digging.

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Here is the report referenced in the npr bit. It extends specifically to the film industry and while it isn’t proof of the exact statement in the reblog, it is very very useful data not just on the industry but also in the portrayal of women in movies. The bad news? Women’s portrayals are actually getting /worse/.

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Not satisfied with this, I decided to do some further digging, and was surprised by a few other places where this specific statistic popped up. Turns out that women occupy about 18% of all seats in Congress.

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And as of 2012, the American Institute of Architects is only 17% female.

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Interesting stuff.

April 16, 2014
“Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.”

— Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

(via isaia)

April 15, 2014

cloudruler:

i tried to make myself an iced coffee slushie drink but was too lazy to get the blender out so i put ice in a plastic bag and hit it with the rolling pin

only HALF of it exploded on me

My friends, ladies and gentlemen.

April 15, 2014

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

(Source: circuitfry, via aspookywitch)

April 15, 2014

upallnightogetloki:

beardsmelting:

every time i see this i laugh so hard i’m in physical pain

Kermit is 10000000% done with Cookie Monster’s bullshit and I am crying.

I’m dying. I’m fucking dying.

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My time on this earth is growing short quickly in my will make sure I’ve stipulated that it was all spooky’s fault and I becqueath them my haunted house. What do you mean which house is the haunted house I’ve told you before it’s the one wh

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