Hazy figures walk towards the viewer in John Wentz’s new series of oil paintings, their faces muddled as if conjured from some distant memory or last night’s dream. His solo show “Passages,” opening alongside Mike Davis’s “A Blind Man’s Journey” (see our recent studio visit with Davis here), is set to debut at San Francisco’s 111 Minna Galleryon October 3. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
Tumblr has taught me more about feminism, womens rights, rape culture, slut shaming, mental illness etc, more than school ever had. So don’t you dare tell me this website is a complete and utter waste of time
“When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his…
Don’t fuck with me
This is great. You were very mature and explicit, as well as helpful in the ways that you could be. I don’t think you could have handled this any better than you did. 4 for you, Glen Coco.
I wish I could have stood up for myself in this way when I was a teenager
Threatening suicide to get what you want isn’t “borderline” abusive, it is abusive.
Men who do this have a very high risk of murdering whomever they’re trying to guilt trip when the guilt trip eventually stops working.
ironically hes joked about killing me before
I could never of been that sure of myself and protective of my own health when I was 14. What you did is wonderful and you should be incredibly proud of yourself.
This is very important, everyone. Also, if your partner ever threatens to hurt themselves, either because they, “feel so bad that they made you upset,” or for any reason, that’s abuse. They’re trying to manipulate you into not saying you’re upset with their behavior. “I love them, and I don’t want them to be hurt because of me, so I shouldn’t speak up, even though they hurt my feelings.” That’s a perfect example of emotional manipulation and guilt tripping you. If they threaten that they may die- either from suicide or a, “broken heart,” if you leave them, that’s abuse. You shouldn’t have to live in fear of your partner hurting themself of killing themself just because you want out of a relationship. If they don’t respect your choices, or especially if they don’t respect you, leave them. It’s not your fault.
Fourteen year old me is in freakin’ AWE.
Always glad to see teens refusing to put up with bullshit. Stay safe, OP. If his behavior doesn’t stop and/or you feel threatened, please don’t hesitate to tell someone you trust (who’s in a position to help).
I Am a Bride
A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.
Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote…
Ok kids, listen up. I’m about to explain to you, to the best of my ability, why there are 40,000 people protesting in Tokyo’s Nagata-cho as I type this, why it matters, and why you should be talking about it, too.
What Started This Protest?
The short answer —> Japan’s…
everybody watch this
And the process thing.
I think I’ll leave this now and do something else…
I embarked on the Stanley Parable…..and what I got was…..was….I don’t even know……it was more than anything that I could have imagined……….it sure is something………………yeah…….welp, I guess that’s what I get for my curiosity…..Like halfway in the game the narrator just switches the game entirely to minecraft and then Portal, like legit Portal in the first level. HOW? WHY?!? Ok I’m done.
I promise hanging out in the broom closet for like ten minutes is totally worth it
In Mordin’s tag you see plenty of singing and dancing and “had to be me, someone else might have gotten it wrong” and being a Good Guy Hero but never enough of Mordin defending his work, disagreeing with Shepard (which is not something done lightly in the Mass Effect universe) and straight up shooting down her accusations as simply human reaction. But why not? It’s not something he does once and then realizes ~the error of his ways~. In fact he spends almost every conversation with Shepard up to the Suicide Mission (usually) calmly explaining to her that what he did with the Salarian Special Tasks Group was necessary, that modifying the genophage was not as harmful to the krogan as it was protecting them from the rest of the galaxy.
He tells her, here, that if he hadn’t done his job, the turians and the humans would have wiped the rampaging krogan completely out of existence in just a short period of time. He cannot admit, or refuses to see, that the salarians have just beat them to the punch; but slowly, painfully, a drawn out genocide. Standing over the body of an infertile female krogan, willing to risk everything to find a way to cure his genophage to save her people, is a wake up call - what’s worse?
He’s always got a way to explain to Shepard why her guilt trips won’t work, answers he’s clearly had years of sleepless nights (he lets it slip that while he still thinks what he did was right, he finds it hard to sleep some nights) to perfect and recite. And years in salarian lifespans? These guys barely live past 40 so you bet your ass he knows what it’s like to dwell on something for longer than he should, don’t believe a damn thing he says after getting Maelon’s data (or destroying it). He is nothing if not a master at hiding emotions and keeping himself in check because that is the salarian thing to do. This is just the first time it’s really obvious he can’t hide the strain in his voice. This scene is painful and IGNORED by fandom beyond the “find your gods, find someplace better” line and there’s so much characterization that it kills me inside to never find meta about it.
Mordin is deep and flawed and I feel like a lot of his non-cute moments are just completely overwritten in favor of his iconic lines and scenes. I love every single gifset of “Scientist Salarian” but I need more commentary on “I MADE A MISTAKE!” and how obvious it really was that Mordin needed Shepard to understand that he wasn’t a monster who succeeded at playing the hand of god.
More plz or else I’ll have to do it.