July 29, 2014

rhube:

archiemcphee:

This awesome arboreal dwelling is the Living the High Life Tree House created by Blue Forest, a British tree house design and construction firm. It’s a luxury family-sized complex featuring two separate tree houses, one for kids and one for their parents. The elevated dwellings are connected by a network of rope bridges which also lead to an adventure play area and an assault course, the latter of which is also accessible via an 80-yard zip line.

It may look rustic, but this is a top-of-the-line tree house. The kids’ house features three medieval towers, and inside one of them a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a secret game room containing a plasma TV and video game console. Meanwhile the grown-ups’ treehouse features a conical thatched roof and interior walls made of hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. Inside there’s a kitchen (complete with plenty of wine storage), bathroom, and a large open living area for treetop entertaining. The complex also features accommodations for guests of the family.

Head over to the Blue Forest website to check out more of their amazing custom-built tree houses.

[via designboom]

*strokes screen*

MIGHTY NEED.

July 28, 2014

pholotinshep:

mechanicbird:

eroticmirotic:

timemachineyeah:

 

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

Reblogging hard for that last comment.

I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m dang proud.

GLORIOUS

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July 27, 2014
nevver:

die Bibliothek

nevver:

die Bibliothek

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July 27, 2014
roachpatrol:

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

do you ever just sit and think about how utterly beautiful and absurd dinosaurs must have looked

roachpatrol:

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

do you ever just sit and think about how utterly beautiful and absurd dinosaurs must have looked

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July 27, 2014

ihaventfinishedyet:

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July 27, 2014

fionabearclaw:

hand-embroidered intergalactic thief rat!

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July 27, 2014

Anonymous said: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

rhube:

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

When I saw the trailer for this movie I was bothered by the stupid premise (‘we only use 10% of our brain’ NO, WE DON’T), by the racist setting, and, yes, by the expectation that I should see this and be grateful because it had a woman lead.

The guy friend I was at the cinema with, when I commented that the premise was annoying, said that ‘Yes, but it’s the first proper superhero film with a female lead’ and I… it’s not? That’s a problematic idea in itself?*

http://images.wikia.com/wonderwoman/images/5/58/WonderWomanLyndaCarter.jpg

OK, TV movie, but I don’t think we should forget her.

http://www.moviefancentral.com/images/pictures/review74591/elektra.jpg?1329327284

Don’t have to like the film to concede it exists.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ukVelBaAfcQ/UUo4znpT-3I/AAAAAAAAAAg/wJLmfNiLcS8/s1600/Halle-Berry-Catwoman-3.jpeg

Ditto.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Ultraviolet_poster.jpg

Yeah, it’s also a vampire movie, but I don’t know that that rules it out.

Same.

So successful it had a franchise.

And again.

Don’t frigging tell me Buffy isn’t a superhero, and don’t frigging tell me this doesn’t count just because the TV series was better.

I feel like talk of what makes a ‘proper’ superhero film only gets applied because we’re looking to exclude something - namely: women’s contributions to the genre. And I refuse to regard Lucy as the ‘first’ ‘proper’ superhero film with a female lead, not just because it ignores the others, but because it then puts the weight back on this single movie to stand for us.

This has a two-fold effect. Firstly, it presses us to ignore, or put up with, the film’s problematic areas: the violation of the female lead; the fact that her powers are *given* to her by men, rather than innate; the racism; the stupid bloody premise. Secondly: even as women are persuaded to ignore these things, they can simultaneously be used to condemn all female led superhero films, because this film has been set up to stand for all.

So, look, I haven’t seen Lucy. It looked like a dumb premise and I was concerned by the racism. People will say that I ought to see it. But reports of it come back saying it is problematic for both women and race. And… no.

WE DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT WHATEVER YOU GIVE US AS GOOD ENOUGH. AND WE DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT YOUR DEFINITIONS TO SAY WHAT ‘COUNTS’ AND DEFINE WHAT WE CAN ADD TO OUR HISTORY.

*I should say that this guy is a stand-up dude, it just illustrates how insideous this shit is, even for allies.

July 27, 2014
kellysue:

comic-conpics:

@Fuckyeahruthietuesdays @carasanstumblr & tehnakki at the Carol Corps Meetup. Comic-Con International 2014.

LOOK AT YOU!!!

kellysue:

comic-conpics:

@Fuckyeahruthietuesdays @carasanstumblr & tehnakki at the Carol Corps Meetup. Comic-Con International 2014.

LOOK AT YOU!!!

July 27, 2014

misandry-mermaid:

Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.

But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.

Or even the words “teen dad”.

It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.

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July 27, 2014

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