Monthly Archives: August 2013

If you look really closely you can tell its not a real moose


oh what a difference facial expression can make. before and after at its best. excuse the selfie spam…

Nissa is the best




I am SO, SO EXCITED to share my SVA thesis film at long last!!!!! This is what I spent most of the past year working on. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever made, and I still couldn’t have done it without the help and support of a bunch of really awesome people. I strongly recommend watching it in HD and I hope you like it a lot! 🙂


An absolutely GORGEOUS animation by an amazingly talented person I had the privilege to meet this year at SVA! Watch it now!!!



From Debbie Sterling’s TEDxPSU talk, “Inspiring the next generation of female engineers.” Sterling is the creator of GoldieBlox, a set of toys featuring Goldie, a female engineer who guides girls to develop problem-solving skills and build projects, introducing girls to the world of engineering through a tech-savvy female role model.

Watch Sterling’s entire talk below, and learn more about GoldieBlox at its website.

via tedx



so this one time a baby squirrel decided i was his new mom and

Best. Picture. Ever.

Reblogging thinking of mildlyannoyedrabbits

Response: “I Hate Strong Female Characters”


A post came out in the NewStatesmen today by Sophia McDougall called “I Hate Strong Female Characters.” A lot of you may have already seen it. It’s been shared by lots of people I know, I’ve seen links from several sources show up on my dash, and I RTed it myself earlier today.

I highly recommend you read it for yourself, but the gist of it is that Hollywood has taken the call for “more strong female characters” to mean that we literally want strong female characters. That THAT is the way to combat the stereotypical female characters that have always existed in Hollywood movies (i.e. damsel in distress, sexy eye candy, etc.) and provide appropriate representation for women in films and television (though this is much more a problem you see in movies than TV). Moreover, that the public also often misinterprets the idea of wanting “strong female characters” to mean this, and that male characters (protagonists in particular) are not held to this same intensely literal meaning when categorized as strong male characters. Male protagonists are allowed be a number of different, varying things, and strong in ways that may not always include or highlight physical (or mental or emotional) strength. And the post also brings up perhaps the worst offense of all, that female characters categorized as SFCs are often shown displaying excessive amounts of strength or physical aggression towards men in ways that would cause us as an audience to recoil if the roles were reversed and it was a man acting that way to a woman — the reason being that the audience assumes (or the people behind the film assume the audience assumes) the female character is “weak” until it is unequivocally proven otherwise, something the male characters don’t have to prove.

The article really covers everything, and I agree with it so very much, but this is something I’ve been thinking about incessantly for the past year or two, both in my writing and in watching things, so I’m gonna talk about it because it’s my tumblr and I want to.

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Excellent response to the ‘Strong Female Characters’ article I linked to a while past






“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)


  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:

These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.

Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Pretty much.

And that’s not all. 43% of college men will admit to using “coercive behavior” to have sex with a woman… which of course is also rape.

Rape culture trains sociopaths.

this is good to have. I always want these studies and I always have trouble finding them via google.

This is very informative and super interesting. These men obviously know that rape is wrong—if you use the word rape, they freak out, because they know rape is wrong. But the problem is, they don’t seem to know what rape IS…because what they’ve admitted to is definitely rape.

Reason #99895683 Feminism is still important. As a university student who lived with a bunch of girls in residence I first hand understand the importance of spreading this information.

If this happens to you please fin a friend, RA or trusted adult to help you report the crime and support you. I know this can be vary scary for multitude of reasons, including but not limited to the way society blames victims, not wanting to mess up someone’s life, feeling like you led the guy on etc. If you were harassed or assaulted, if you did not consent verbally, enthusiastically and physically, if you weren’t sober please try to accept that you were not at fault, that what happened to you was wrong. If you report what happened you may prevent the same thing from happening to other girls. It’s a brave and good thing to do.


schrödinger’s cat is ADLEIAVDE.

(sent to me by @amaiacrespo. if you know the original designer, tell me so I can credit them).