1. When you play Skyrim, you need to keep watch for ingredients everywhere you go. Need those potions.

     
  2. rollingstone:

    Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: “We have a problem and we’re going to fix this.”

     

  3. "Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
    And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
    Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”."
     
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  5. For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.

    (Source: cybillshepherd, via twostriptechnicolor)

     

  6. Social Justice Warrior (and more) badges

    mostlysignssomeportents:

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    Sick of being called a social justice warrior? Correct the record with a pin declaring your Social Justice character class (Wizard/Ranger/Warrior/Cleric/Bard/Rogue).

    Read the rest…

    (via illuminatorium)

     
  7. I got in the machine currently hanging out in my dad’s backyard.

    Apparently, dancing while driving is discouraged.

     
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  9. walkerartcenter:

    For 75 years, the Walker Art Center has been examining the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. Questions like “what can art teach us?” and “when do you speak out?” and “what is your reality?” continue to shape and inspire us. 

    Dive in to our history as a multidisciplinary art center and find out what it means to be a safe place for unsafe ideas: www.walkerart.org/75

     
     
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  11. gravesandghouls:

    Betty Boop’s Halloween Party (1933)

    (via twostriptechnicolor)

     
  12. insteadofwatchingtv:

    How to Create Responsible Social Criticism

     
     
  13. Pace Prints President Dick Solomon with James Turrell at the Pace Editions printshop in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Swatches of color in water-based inks. The final version of each print used 14 colors. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Master Printer Yasu Shibata inks a woodblock by hand. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Water-based printing inks and the brushes used to ink the woodblocks. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Pace Editions printer Justin Israels uses an oversized roller to blend the oil-based background colors and ink the metal relief plate. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Master Printer Yasu Shibata printing Turrell’s "Suite from Aten Reign" using the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock process at the Pace Editions printshop. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Detail of a hand-carved wood printing block. Each print used 12 blocks and one metal plate. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    Woodblocks and progressive proofs of the prints at the Pace Editions printshop in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Pace Prints.
    "Suite from Aten Reign" on view at Pace Prints. ©James Turrell, photo courtesy Pace Prints.

    letmypeopleshow:

    See How James Turrell Translated his Guggenheim Light-Art Spectacle Into Three Luminous Ukiyo-e Woodcuts

    How do you make prints that convey the thingness of light?

    This was the challenge confronting James Turrell when he started a print series based on Aten Reign, his spectacular chromatic installation in the Guggenheim’s atrium last year.

    The result, a series of luminous Ukiyo-e prints, is now on view at Pace Prints on 57th Street.

    To make the prints, his first woodcuts, Turrell collaborated with master printer Yasu Shibata, with assistance from Justin Israels at the Pace Editions Ink Workshop. The process started with photographs, shot by Turrell as the colored ellipses of light in Aten Reign shifted with the time of day. Next he matched each color to a feeling, which the team conveyed using 14 colors, 12 woodblocks, and one metal plate. Six blocks and six proofs are part of the show, along with the three luminous woodcuts in Suite from Aten Reign.

    I love him so much.

     
  14. unexplained-events:

    Just the two of us

    Photographer Klaus Pichler takes pictures of Australian Cosplayers in their homes against the backdrop of their everyday lives. He says that the unknown identities and mundane activities give this project a very mysterious vibe.

    You can view more of his amazing projects HERE

    (via phillginder)

     
  15. I went to a massive fabric outlet warehouse this weekend. I saw many of the things.