I’ll just leave this here. (via Corgi-thulhu by ~AlizarinJen on deviantART)
this is the cutest fucking martial arts class demonstration I’ve ever seen
when she was running to him omg<333
Can’t stop watching.
I was informed by the Mansplaining Brigade tonight that “man” is not a gendered word in the English language.
Great, so your mother is a man then? Lesbianism is man-on-man love? Don’t you dare say “well obviously I only meant sometimes”. I’m not psychic; your use of “man” doesn’t come with a…
A lot of people are angry, upset, or worried about the “Boston Lockdown” as a sign that Freedom Is Over. One thing almost all of these people have in common is not having been in Boston at the time. I work in information security and I’m involved with the privacy scene; I understand there’s a …
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Not to be all “Merlin Mann” or anything, but, maybe somebody will find this useful.
I was recently asked to talk about how I think about the infamous Inbox Zero these days, and here’s what I said:
Men fear women will reject them, women fear they won’t be allowed to say no
Straight people fear being made uncomfortable by gays, gay people fear they won’t be allowed to love
Cisgendered people fear being fooled, transgendered people fear they won’t be allowed to be honest
The rich fear the…
The most common message I get: “Great drawings, must be the pen! What kind is it?” This is a bit rude and naive. No magic pen will replace decades of study and practice. These drawings were done with Crayolas from the dollar store on Crayola paper. (For the record, I might own every brush pen and regular pen in existence and I use them all, pentel might be my fav) It’s nice to have good tools, but you have to put the work in.
See also “Your camera takes great pictures!”
Jupiter embroidery - done! My own design, loosely based on a series of photos by NASA showing the Great Red Spot devouring nearby little spots :-) Chain stitch in cotton, silk and specialty threads.
Edit: because I’ve had so many queries, I’ve blogged about this piece, here: http://www.pardalote.net/makes/index.php/jupiter-embroidery
Today the news broke that the Ahmed Baba library in Timbuktu has been partly destroyed by retreating rebels.
This is a composite satellite image of part of central Mali. It’s 256 km (160 mi) wide, or about the distance between Seattle and Portland. Timbuktu is the mark just north of the…
I tweeted these forever ago, but the internet just noticed and I figure I should probably at least put them on my blog. I’m glad people are finding them useful.
Here they are, a mix of things learned from directors & coworkers at Pixar, listening to writers & directors talk about their craft, and…
We’re in an ice age now, as geologists see...
A garden in Chelyabinsk and walking
No Excuses in the New System
Amanda Palmer. I’m not sure why this woman needs a backlash. She writes smart songs, and does performance art. She’s...
Real Women Don't Desire Sex
I’ve always felt guilty for enjoying my pre operative state, as though I am some kind of falsely transgender male...
robertogreco asked: Are there any traditions and/or rituals that you practice or take part in?
Not many, beyond the cultural baseline.
As a child I had no patience for rituals. This is still my instinct. But I have softened now that I have to...