i never understand why non-white characters can’t just be described as fucking brown
they gotta be caramel, mocha, dark chocolatey, cocoa, whatever nonsense
can we start describing white characters with food terms too? “her milk-white arms.” “his light mayonaisse face.” “her hair was the color of dijon mustard.” yeah. sounds about right.
And now for something a little different!
Okay, I am a bit of a nail polish fiend, so when a local friend who makes her own amazing polish (which I wear all the time) said she was going to open an Etsy shop, I proposed she make me an official WTFBadRomanceCovers set. These are the results, based on lots of our recurring themes here and of course the most popular WTFBRC post of all time.
You can pick them up here, and Nail Tisane was nice enough to even gave me a promo code, WTFRC, so you can save 5% on them if you decide to pick them up! She’s selling them individually, as well as in sets that get you a little bit of a discount. (There may even be a secret bonus polish if you order the whole set.)
shocking content !
Shen Shaomin’s Beautiful And Terrifying Bone SculpturesBones automatically insinuate death, and often are the only physical remnant that insinuates life once existed. Shen Shaomin‘s bone works are equal parts terrifying and fascinating, man-made memorials to human intervention on the planet. Creatures that never have been or should be are pieced together from human and animal skeletons. The bones are carved and relief-carved with text taken from several sources, including the Bible, the Koran, and various sources. Inscribed in English, Arabic, and Chinese, the texts serve as warnings to the two largest industrial nations in the world of the damage being caused to the planet.
This is an illustration I did for the August 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The assignment was to show a scifi take on human aging in the future. I wanted to do something relatively positive, so I drew a lady whose life has been been prolonged through cybernetic enhancements and augmentation, so she gets to spend time with her great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Thanks to AD Michelle Mruk!
Q:Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like, we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”
The first time I ever got a little bit tipsy off half of a mix drink I felt the weird humming distance I get and I was like OH NO. NO ONE MUST KNOW. And I stood against a wall very quietly for five minutes until it passed.
And now I just drank a margarita (a STRONG one damn) in front of ten people I’m going to be spending the weekend with as we watch teens watch children to make sure everyone’s safe and I got tingly buzzed and I used the same fucking tactic except this time I was like I CANT WASTE THE SEVEN BUCKS I SPENT ON THE FUCKING MARGARITA KEEP DRINKING YOU WUSS and this is progress. Of a kind.
So prouda me for keeping quiet though. Like, quiet enough. I get kinda moosh-mouthed and chatty if I get too tipsy.
(Watch me show up tomorrow and everyone be like EYYYY WE KNEW YOU WERE HAVING TROUBLE FOCUSING FOR THE LAST TWENTY MINUTES LAST NIGHT AHAHAHA.)