isenn:

Casper was being really sweet today!
Note to self: Do not prematurely stop the head rubs. Bird will request you continue. 

please do not remove my caption

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dustydreamsanddirtyscars:

9x13 “The Purge” // 9x18 “Meta Fiction”

Finally figured out why the scene in 9x18 “Meta Fiction” when Sam hurries to Dean’s side felt so familiar. It’s because we’ve seen something very similar in 9x13 “The Purge”, when Dean calls Sam for help when he realizes he has been drugged.

In 9x18 Dean is unable to verbalize that he needs help, but it is written all over his face (gif 8 in particular), a silent cry for help. But that isn’t all. I think it particularly interesting to take into account that in 9x13 Dean was drugged, in a haze, on a high and coming down. I think somethign very similar could be said about what happened in 9x18 though on top of all that Dean has been craving the effects of the blade and tried substituting and re-creating those feelings with drinking heavily (9x17) or losing himself in his own darkness and violent side (9x18).

On top of that I find it very interesting that the setting is similar as well. I cannot tell for sure, but the place they were in 9x18 either didn’t have any windows or they were in the basement. Another parallel to Dean getting ~lost in the basement in 9x13. The basement, which was where Alonso - Dean’s dark mirror of the episode - spent most of his time.

The basement as a metaphor for the dark urges and monstrous side of humanity I find pretty compelling, because it also fits very well to my meta about the superego, the ego and the id in relation to the duality that lives within each and every one of us - the struggle between darkness and light - but also to Supernatural and heaven, earth and hell/purgatory as realms.

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pooperscoopin:

katsplanet:

whenever people say they dont like cats because they dont happily greet you at the door i give them the stinkiest eye

HELP

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blood-orange-submarine:

mecto-amorous:

sleepyshibe:

1 sqft of bun

Fun fact: a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.

1 sqft of fluffle

blood-orange-submarine:

mecto-amorous:

sleepyshibe:

1 sqft of bun

Fun fact: a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.

1 sqft of fluffle

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Anonymous asked: why is the bechdel test useless?

lisaquestions:

bartimaeass:

AW MAN I WAS HOPING SOMEONE WOULD ASK THIS OK HERE WE GO ESSAY TIME

(NOT UNDER A CUT BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THIS IS IMPORTANT)

I have a lot of problems with the Bechdel test, as you’ve probably noticed. It’s not like I think it’s pointless, per se — it was created for a good reason — I just think that it doesn’t really do anything.

First off, what is it even measuring? TVTropes cites it as, “a sort of litmus test for female presence in fictional media”. But what does that mean? Just because there are women in something, doesn’t mean that something has great female representation.

For example: Twilight. Twilight is terrible for representation. Its main message is (regardless of what Smeyer intended it to be), “you should change your entire personality, lifestyle, and group of friends just so that a Boy will come along and make your life better.” It romanticizes an abusive relationship, encourages young girls to not go to college so that they can be with their first boyfriend, and is basically just Really Bad All Around. 
But it passes the Bechdel testThere are at least ten named female characters (Bella, Jessica, Angela, Lauren, Renee, Alice, Jane, Esme, Rosalie, Victoria, and probably more that I don’t remember, because I only ever read the first two books with any degree of interest), many of whom interact separately with each other, and most of whom have at least one conversation about something other than boys! And yet, nobody can argue that Twilght is anything resembling a bastion of feminism or whatever. 

On the other hand, let’s talk about a great example of female representation in (hugely popular!!!!!) media.

This is Chell. Chell is the protagonist of Valve’s smash hit puzzle games, Portal and Portal 2.

If you don’t know that, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past seven years.

Now, Chell is a fantastic character: she’s (1) a woman, who (2) isn’t sexualized, (3) doesn’t have a love interest (unless you count her and GLaDOS’s creepy blackrom rivalry, but even that is not a standard heterosexual pairing), and (4), perhaps most importantly, isn’t white (if we’re going by her face model Alesia Glidwell, she’s Brazilian and Japanese). All of these things are really important, because both Portal games did incredibly well: the first Portal sold over four million copies, excluding Steam, while the second one became the top-selling video game in the country within its first week.

And yet, Portal does not pass the Bechdel test. The first one technically doesn’t even have two named female characters — Chell’s name is only given by the developers, never stated in-game — but, even saying that “well, we know her name at all, so it counts”, they do not have a conversation. About anything. Because (5) Chell is disabled — she’s mute.

So Chell is a fantastic, fantastic protagonist, for so many reasons, and in the first Portal game, 100% of the on-screen characters are female (Doug doesn’t count, as he’s never seen, and in fact his gender isn’t stated at all until the second game). Yet it doesn’t pass the Bechdel test! Neither does the second one, because again, Chell is mute — even though there are still more female characters than male ones (GLaDOS, Chell, and Caroline, vs. Wheatley and Cave Johnson. Spheres and turrets don’t count.)

So,

(1) Just because there are multiple-named-women-who-have-a-conversation-about-something-other-than-a-man, doesn’t mean that a work is particularly empowering for women, and in fact can be outright detracting (Twilight);

(2) Just because there aren’t multiple-named-women-who-have-a-conversation-about-something-other-than-a-man, doesn’t mean that a work is not extremely empowering for women (Portal);

and therefore (3) The Bechdel test is a flawed system that doesn’t actually serve to prove any valid point towards feminism or representation.

The end.

Basically the Bechdel test is a witty snipe at how women are frequently treated in film because of sexism, not a rule for identifying truly feminist and not sexist work.

It originated in a Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip, with the punchline being that the character who applied the test had only seen Alien.

robotsandfrippary:

typette:

3D sculpt turntables are also extremely valuable resources for helping you get better at drawing!! The way I do it, I always ALWAYS try to keep, in my mind, a physical 3D existing object that I, as I draw, am only describing. Yknow what I mean? physicality, and a sense of space, are paramount to me. Maybe not to you, but it’s nice to know the rules anyway. 

Don’t use Zbrush models you found on google as your core ref.

Shit man, look how poor the anatomy is on that Harley sculpt. Person can’t decide if they want cartoony or realistic.

Don’t trust other people’s interpretation of anatomy unless you know for damn sure the person is a master class sculptor.  Otherwise?  You’re internalizing their mistakes in proportion, anatomy, ect.  A LOT of these are idealized anatomy.  Don’t study that shit as your fundamentals. That’s something you study AFTER you get the fundamentals down.If you can, take a life drawing course.  If you can’t, find real ref for practicing.

http://www.livemodelbooks.com/products.aspx  this place sells 360 of actual human reference that hasn’t been photoshopped to hell and back and isn’t someone’s interpretation of “perfection.” 

If you want a model in front of you, I suggest http://www.anatomytools.com/ and their reference figures.  Their sculptor is a master sculptor.  Learn from the best. 

It’s okay to keep the zbrush stuff you like as a reference for what kind of look or style you’d like to achieve… but be sure you’re doing studies from REAL PEOPLE when you’re wanting to improve your skills. 

religiousdad:

bluemoon-martini:

stardustmote:

Pen caps that don’t fit on both ends of the pen.

image

WHAT KIND OF MOTH IS THAT 

an angry one

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mishasminions:

CAS, YOU YELLED “ASSBUTT” WHILE MICHAEL WAS TALKING TO LUCIFER, AND THEN YOU THREW A FUCKING BOTTLE OF HOLY FIRE AT HIM.

DID YOU SERIOUSLY THINK YOU WERE DOING IT “DISCREETLY” YOU LITTLE SHIT

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wapiti3:

Natural History of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Marine Life, Insects ; By Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 Bayer, Frederick M., Burndy Library, Godman, Frederick Du Cane, 1834-1919 Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Publication info Francofurti ad Moenum: Impensis haeredum Type: Meriani, MDCL-MDCLIII [1650-1653]
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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lapinboheme:

inner-loveandpeace:

thighclapper:

vegan-vulcan:

baebly:

this cow is prettier than me

Dude someone once told me I look like a cow and I was like “omg really? Have you seen cows? Because I have and they’re fucking gorgeous and adorable, so thanks”

Fun fact: “cow-eyed” was often used to describe Hera’s beauty since the Athenians considered cows faces so beautiful.

what a beautiful cow

bby

lapinboheme:

inner-loveandpeace:

thighclapper:

vegan-vulcan:

baebly:

this cow is prettier than me

Dude someone once told me I look like a cow and I was like “omg really? Have you seen cows? Because I have and they’re fucking gorgeous and adorable, so thanks”

Fun fact: “cow-eyed” was often used to describe Hera’s beauty since the Athenians considered cows faces so beautiful.

what a beautiful cow

bby

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ssjdebusk:

nerd-in-the-tardis:

(x)

I finally figured out what it is about this interview I enjoy. This is Misha Collins when he doesn’t really like you. His answers, yes he’s sick and jesus does he do his best but Larry King interrupts him, hasn’t seen the show, is kind of really weird about the threesome thing and calls him a weirdo. Like clearly Larry King didn’t really like him all that much and the feeling was mutual and as the interview went on Misha got more and more … uncooperative? To us, he would never respond that way. We know the story of West’s name, we know why they picked Anaximander as his middle name but Misha is done. He’s not in the mood and he doesn’t like the person he’s talking to so he says “I don’t know” 

It’s fascinating because we only ever see Misha around people he loves. Jensen, Jared, Richard, Matt and all of them, talking to fans, he’s animated, he shares and smiles and has a jovial communicative tone. Add him being sick into it and he is so amusingly done being judged by this man. 

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love-untiltheresnoloveleft:

in which I am castiel forever and always amen

love-untiltheresnoloveleft:

in which I am castiel forever and always amen

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robotmango:

everybody who comes at dean is like “you’re so desperate you want people to love you you don’t want to be alone” like

how are those even insults

"i know your secret shame, dean: you’re a living human with feelings ha ha you don’t want to live alone in a swamp like shrek you want to have friends wow who does that you’re pathetic i bet you want to hold hands and make somebody dinner" 

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