Cauldrons on a hot plate burner.
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Anonymous said: Did you see that snake that's friends with a frog? Apparently they were raised together and now they are buddies c:
Grown in captivity together, the pair display no signs of aggression or fear, comfortable with their encounters high up in the leafy branches.
"I was worried the python may swallow this beautiful frog," said Fahmi Bhs, the 39-year-old photo enthusiast from Jakarta. "But then a keeper told me that this particular snake doesn’t eat frogs at all and it did seem almost undisturbed by its presence. The python occasionally sniffed around the frog but then it just let the creature do whatever he needed to do."
The frog’s behaviour was all the more remarkable as rodents, reptiles and other small living things tend to make up the diet of the green tree python.
This is really cute!!!
Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION
I wish I could say I can’t believe men would say such dumb shit.
Literally, go fuck yourselves. Bye.
what this is telling us is that men still don’t know what rape is, or are pretending not to, despite being told repeatedly, slowly, and in small words. words like “no”.
Liked for the sharp commentary, reblogged for the horrifying PSA.
Aaaahhhh everything still has me SUPER BEHIND on my comic page, and I can’t muster up the motivation…I want to get at least 2, 1 and a half panels inked…I only have 30 minutes til I have to get ready for work…
It’s time to flush your stereotypes down the drain.
Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.
….You know, as a Literature student I find the way the commentary written for this absolutely hilarious. It uses hyperbolic language such as “whopping” to accentuate the figures in the article to make it appear that “adult female gamers” are a massive majority.
Then you look at the statistics. It may debunk stereotypes slightly, but having a margin of 1% is not “whopping” - it’s not even “great”. Especially when you consider than male gamers as a whole are still a majority (52%). This article also doesn’t give numbers, nor the size of the study pools. For all we know, they only had a pool of 1000 people which isn’t a proper scientific study when assessing a national census. It’s nice to see that female gamers are equalling out to male gamers, but let’s not arbitarily make this a war of the sexes. xD
The language in the article is not an “arbitrary war of the sexes.” There is a war of the sexes in gaming, but it’s one that male gamers (as a group) have been waging against women for quite some time, with harassment, death threats, rape threats. (Please read this in particular. You’ll notice they were forced to disable comments. Can you guess why?) Gamers and game companies have been long claiming that women flat out don’t play games at all, and thus don’t count as gamers, are not part of the audience, don’t deserve input, don’t deserve safe gaming spaces, don’t deserve more games that are made with women in mind (or at the very least, games that have more playable women characters and less overall sexualized violence towards women). This has been going on for years. Women who speak out about sexism in games, again, receive rape and death threats.
This study doesn’t prove women are a huge majority over men, but when women are completely dismissed in general, a 1% margin IS a huge deal. It shows numbers well high enough to counter the “girls don’t game” myth. It shows that adult women outnumber teenage males, so gaming companies can no longer act like teen males are the only demographic worth pursuing. When half the overall audience is women, even though male gamers have long insisted that women gamers don’t count at all, that’s huge. That’s a whopping great big huge deal.
Let us also not underestimate the fact that women over 18 had to survive the sneers, scoffs, and derision of teenage boys in order to be an adult female gamer, in some cases. (I know that I did. Being a girl in an arcade or game store was not much different from being a girl in some comic shops… or on a convention floor… or anywhere in the sci-fi/geek/etc. community. Sometimes you are an anomaly, an object of harassment, unwanted, or all three.)
I am all about girls getting even that 1% lead, ANYWHERE in these communities, because it’s 1% closer to not having to “hang in there” and endure being told that we don’t belong someplace in order to continue enjoying… well. What we enjoy.
SavageLucy42 tagged me! I am bad at tagging people and ten is a lot but default policy of if you have wanted to do this and are seeing it from me you should do it is in effect!
Rules: Answer the questions and tag at least 10 people
Name: Nancy Kay
Nickname: Kayzig (online handle), Nance (hateable need by people to shorten a two syllable name), Nancers (needless non-shortening nickname)
Sexuality: Heterosexual but non-practicing
Height: I am PRETTY SURE it’s under 5’4” but I haven’t been measured since I was 12 - I was 5’2” then so definitely ain’t grown much.
Time Zone: California East Bay
What time and date is it there:
Average hours of sleep: 7-8
OTP’s: Garrus X Tali, Baird X Sam, Rude X Tifa, Krieg X Maya
First word to come to mind: slurpee
Last thing I said to my family: Okay, love you! (not counting the family I house with I guess?)
One place that makes me happy and why: my bedroom, because I can sit on my bed and relax and play games or go on my computer and regardless my kitty usually wants to sit with me~
How many blankets do I sleep under: 1 or 2 depending on if it’s cold or warm, zero if it’s super hot
Favourite beverage: Sprite or Lemonade
Update! In which we’re at a dead end, unless..?!
H&J is a member of Countershot Press.
I’m mega excited for what’s following this setup you guys.
I am going out for a one-day demi-vacation to visit with my family, so here are some gratuitous sketchy pin-ups to remember me by.
PLATINUM BLACK UPDATE!
Night time rebleb, I’m not used to posting art at a time other than 3AM and for once the Australians didn’t get dibs on something I posted.
Platinum Black is really good, the new pages are really good, and I hope you are reading it. It’s one of my favorites, atm! (Also, check out those full backgrounds and emilykcomicsmith's beauteous coloring. Dreamy sigh.)
|Me:||*spent a while before her closing-shift at work learning about Five Nights At Freddy's*|
|Work:||*the warehouse has some lights that aren't working so it's dark and eerie*|
|Closing time:||*time to turn all the lights out*|
|Me:||weeehhhh *flicks out the three main light switches for the warehouse / stock room before stepping out towards the store floor*|
|One of the light switches:||*turns back on, illuminating everywhere but where the switches are*|
|Co-Workers:||*all up front*|
|Me:||*internally screams and power-walks to more well-lit area*|
cafiffle replied to your post:Gonna sketch and doodle/warm-up for an hour, then…
MANCALENDAR>8U LIIIIIIIIIIINE AAAAAART
Gonna sketch and doodle/warm-up for an hour, then try and hit the last bit of inks and maybe start color flats for MANCALENDAR.