No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
fun fact: “nolo” is latin for “do not want” so if someone says yolo you can say nolo and they’ll think its just a stupid comeback but in all actuality you’re speaking latin which is classy as shit so haha the jokes on them
and it means “(you’re) embarrassing” in finnish so it’s double joke on them
It’s not accidental at all that children’s films challenging sexism are ALWAYS set in the distant past and usually involve conflicts that are not relevant or particularly value challenging to today’s U.S. audience (corsets and otherwise constraining clothing, arranged marriages, etc). These plotlines often situate sexism as a problem the modern world has solved.
feministdisney.tumblr.com (via 360degreesasthecrowflies)
the quote is from this review
Have you guys checked out the Broken Telephone kickstarter yet?? I’m beyond excited to have been asked by Ryan Estrada to participate in this project. For as little as a dollar you can get all 18 issues! I’m doing one, and the rest will be drawn by such talents as Rachel Dukes, EA Denich, Elias Ericson and many many more! whaaat a good deal.
The story I’m illustrating is called “Exceptional Circumstances”, it takes place on an airplane and involves these three guys. I can honestly tell you I find the script hysterical and I’m just itching to get started.
If you can’t pledge, reblogs are HIGHLY appreciated. XOXO Carolyn Casey.
Hi guys. Time is running out- we’ve got 11 days to make just over 10,000 dollars. If we can’t hit that goal I don’t get to make a comic I’ve really been looking forward to making, so please, pretty please- if you can’t pledge, I’d love a juicy reblog. If you are able.
I’m probably going to reblog this every night until the kickstarter ends. I have many eggs in this basket. Reblog and receive my unending gratitude.
Happy Thursday! We are inching closer to our goal every moment.
4 days and a little over 3k to go!! WE CAN DO!!!
A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
Boys’ Night by Max Landis and AP Quatch
what the fuck this was so good
This is a really great comic, please read it.
THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD.
I already plugged this over at my art tumblr, but seriously, if you haven’t read this, it’s amazing. It’s like 28 pages and has more characterization and subtext and implied backstory than I can imagine cramming into a comic twice this length.
I read “Boys’ Night” about a month ago and still can’t stop thinking about it, especially the last 6 or so pages.
Mickey and co. need to be in the public domain now.
I don’t know what I thought this was going to be but whatever I thought I was wrong and I’m glad
George R. R. Martin everyone.
My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”
So thank you, Mr. Martin.
I like that he feeds his trees blood instead of water.