Sunday, October 19, 2014
prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

belt:


I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.
Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

  1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
  2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
  3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
  4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
  5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
  6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
  7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
  8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
  9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
  10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

merrilly:

sjwarrior:

rachelbearenson:

so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”

just. imagine a planet called George

mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE

i had to fact check this and its fucking true

rn in the universe where that happened: “when George was discovered they wanted to name it URANUS”

reconguista:

fetalpile:

rasec-wizzlbang:

did-you-kno:

If a catastrophe caused the Internet to crash, there are 7 people in the world who have keycards that can reboot the system when all 7 keys are used together. Source

It’s getting to the point where technology is indistinguishable from magic."Oh, no, the MASSIVE INTANGIBLE LIBRARY OF INFORMATION which allows humans all over the planet to communicate and share information has ceased functioning! Call upon the seven sages whom hold the artifacts which will repair it!"

Dude its even better than that, they have to journey to a certain location in america to combine their codes into the Master Code which can revive the internet.

did fucking hideo kojima design this system

reconguista:

fetalpile:

rasec-wizzlbang:

did-you-kno:

If a catastrophe caused the Internet to crash, there are 7 people in the world who have keycards that can reboot the system when all 7 keys are used together. Source

It’s getting to the point where technology is indistinguishable from magic.
"Oh, no, the MASSIVE INTANGIBLE LIBRARY OF INFORMATION which allows humans all over the planet to communicate and share information has ceased functioning! Call upon the seven sages whom hold the artifacts which will repair it!"

Dude its even better than that, they have to journey to a certain location in america to combine their codes into the Master Code which can revive the internet.

did fucking hideo kojima design this system

fitzefitcher:

daggerpen:

monicalewinsky1996:

Trigger warning: Breakfast

Holy shit.

reasons why we don’t make fun of seemingly odd triggers

gingerhaze:

If you were wondering if the Lumberjanes #7 cover was a reference to something…yes it was!

If you need to see that to understand that he’s gay then all is lost for any kind of subtle storytelling.

Benedict on the interviewer’s question why we do not see Alan Turing having sex in the film. 

(x)

okay you know what, this is absolute bullshit

if that’s true then why do we have to have straight sex scenes in EVERY MOVIE EVER??? I know they’re straight and in love

no one ever says this about straight historical figured in movies

IT IS NOT BAD OR UNSUBTLE STORYTELLING TO HAVE GAY CHARACTERS WHO ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE

ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ALAN TURING FUCKING OTHER MEN IS LITERALLY THE BEGINNING OF HIS TROUBLES

NOT BECAUSE HE LOOKED AT THEM, NOT BECAUSE THEY EXCHANGED SUBTLE GLANCES, NOT BECAUSE IT “WASN’T RELEVANT TO THE PLOT” BECAUSE IT ABSOLUTELY IS

BECAUSE ALAN TURING HAD SEX WITH OTHER MEN, BECAUSE ALAN TURING LOVED OTHER MEN WITH HIS BODY, BECAUSE ALAN TURING FUCKED MEN

AND IT WAS ILLEGAL

AND THE GOVERNMENT FORCED HIM TO POISON HIS BODY AND DETERIORATE HIS MIND

AFTER HE SAVED ENGLAND’S ASS DURING WORLD WAR II WITH THE BOMBES AND ENIGMA. AND IS THE FATHER OF MODERN AI AND MODERN COMPUTER SCIENCE

AND HE WAS ALSO GAY

AND THESE THINGS ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER

HOW DARE ANYONE PULL A DUMBLEDORE ON ALAN TURING’S LIFE STORY AND SAY ANYTHING OTHERWISE WOULD BE “UNSUBTLE”

Maybe Hollywood should learn how to write gay characters without erasing part of them in the name of “subtlety”.

A movie about Alan Turing’s life cannot avoid discussing the fact that the reason he died young was because he committed the “crime” of having sex with a consenting partner of the same gender.

I will fucking cut someone my dislike for Benedict Cumberbatch has increased now to hatred. Alan Turing is one of my personal heroes. Bendydick Gofuckyourself does not deserve the honor of portraying him onscreen honestly. I already thought that before, but now I’m sure. Fuck this.

(via pinkhairedlesbianadventures)

What an asshole.

(Source: gosherlocked)

Call it, Captain.

(Source: butiknowcrazy)

klinki:

self diagnosing is so hard because everytime you’re like “maybe I am mentally ill” theres also a big part of you going “nah you’re probably just a naturally lazy/nasty/disgusting/useless person trying to find an excuse for your behavior” because of the institutionalized ableism that runs through everything

(Source: klinkingchains)

imreallycoolandfriendly:

If you tell a someone w boobs that they need to buy a shirt/dress that covers up their bra chances are you need to buy some pants to cover up your diaper because you are a massive whiny piss baby