Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?
To be eligible for this giveaway you must:
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- Reblog this post between March 7, 2014 12:00PM PST and March 14, 2014 12:00PM PST
We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.
Tamara | San Jose State University Animation & Illustration
This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.
The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.
Doll With an Average Body Is Coming to Life
Do you like the idea of Barbie but hate that by even whispering her name you’re contributing to the perpetuation of superhuman, hyperheteronormative beauty standards that eternalize a culture of shame? Well, meet Lammily.
Lammily is the forthcoming plastic doll whose motto is, “Average is beautiful!” Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that is more often used to track the American obesity epidemic.
"Downley House by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects"
Aerial photo of Shanghai by Wei Gensheng
“Possibility number one: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture,” DeGeneres said. “Possibility number two: You’re all racists.”
The uncomfortable truth of DeGeneres’s joke is that the Oscars can be as much about what the overwhelmingly white film industry wants to say about itself as it is about the quality of the films themselves. The film industry is a place where the stories of people of color are still rarely told through narratives they themselves create.
Extraordinary words from the 12 Years a Slave actress: “It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.”