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hydrae:

where you been, cain?
where you been?
where’s your brother?
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HI LONG TIME NO ART??? i’ve been alternating between doing art for BBP or being super artblocked, and i’m only just getting through it fjhkjdsfds and my laptop kinda crashed and burned, so this is the first thing i’ve finished on my new computer \o/

i’ve been enjoying season 4 of teen wolf a whole lot and i wanted to get something done in time for the finale. the song that plays over the final scene of 4x11 is “cain” by cousin marnie and it really made me want to draw scott & stiles

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

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actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

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cassandrexx:


All right, for some reason I keep seeing this more and more often both on TV and in fanfic, so I’m gonna address it here before my head explodes.
PSA: You can’t inject a sedative into someone’s neck while they’re struggling, unless you’re willing to kill them.
Let me just repeat that. YOU CAN’T INJECT A SEDATIVE INTO SOMEONE’S NECK WHILE THEY’RE STRUGGLING, UNLESS YOU’RE WILLING TO KILL THEM.
You know the scene: the prisoner just got loose. Someone comes up with a giant syringe and stabs it right into their neck. They collapse to the floor, safely sedated.
IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT.
See the big blue vein up there? That’s the jugular vein, the one you’re presumably aiming for if you want to inject someone. See the big red vein right beside it, the one with the arrow pointing to it? That’s the carotid artery. Did you notice how it’s RIGHT BESIDE the jugular vein? If you hit that one by accident, the drug will go straight and undiluted to the brain, causing seizures or worse. Even worse, many sedatives cause arterial spasms or tissue destruction, which is going to cut off a significant portion of the blood flow to the brain and probably cause a stroke.
It’s possible to inject directly into the jugular vein, but you need patience, a lot of care, either an ultrasound or a lot of experience to find the right vein, the kind of setting where you can be very certain that no one’s going to jostle your hand, and ideally a blood gas analyser, to make really really sure you’ve got your cannula in the right vein before injecting anything.
Now, where CAN you safely inject someone in a crisis? The deltoid muscle’s a pretty safe bet. Ass and thigh muscles work too, in a pinch, although there’s still some small risk of catching an artery and causing hideous damage by accident. Seriously, if your goal isn’t to kill or severely injure the prisoner, you’d be hard-pressed to find any injection site on the body that would be worse than the neck.
NECK INJECTION: JUST SAY NO.
[image credit: Rob Swatski]

cassandrexx:

All right, for some reason I keep seeing this more and more often both on TV and in fanfic, so I’m gonna address it here before my head explodes.

PSA: You can’t inject a sedative into someone’s neck while they’re struggling, unless you’re willing to kill them.

Let me just repeat that. YOU CAN’T INJECT A SEDATIVE INTO SOMEONE’S NECK WHILE THEY’RE STRUGGLING, UNLESS YOU’RE WILLING TO KILL THEM.

You know the scene: the prisoner just got loose. Someone comes up with a giant syringe and stabs it right into their neck. They collapse to the floor, safely sedated.

IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT.

See the big blue vein up there? That’s the jugular vein, the one you’re presumably aiming for if you want to inject someone. See the big red vein right beside it, the one with the arrow pointing to it? That’s the carotid artery. Did you notice how it’s RIGHT BESIDE the jugular vein? If you hit that one by accident, the drug will go straight and undiluted to the brain, causing seizures or worse. Even worse, many sedatives cause arterial spasms or tissue destruction, which is going to cut off a significant portion of the blood flow to the brain and probably cause a stroke.

It’s possible to inject directly into the jugular vein, but you need patience, a lot of care, either an ultrasound or a lot of experience to find the right vein, the kind of setting where you can be very certain that no one’s going to jostle your hand, and ideally a blood gas analyser, to make really really sure you’ve got your cannula in the right vein before injecting anything.

Now, where CAN you safely inject someone in a crisis? The deltoid muscle’s a pretty safe bet. Ass and thigh muscles work too, in a pinch, although there’s still some small risk of catching an artery and causing hideous damage by accident. Seriously, if your goal isn’t to kill or severely injure the prisoner, you’d be hard-pressed to find any injection site on the body that would be worse than the neck.

NECK INJECTION: JUST SAY NO.

[image credit: Rob Swatski]

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Vividcon Premiere: Instantly, Welcome to Night Vale

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Vividcon Premiere: Instantly, Welcome to Night Vale

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Instantly
Cecil fell in love instantly.
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Audio: “Intro” by The XX, Welcome to Night Vale
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rapiddescent:

Common wisdom has it that Tumblr is filled mostly with people in their  teens and early twenties. I keep seeing people talk about being “older than the average” Tumblr user and naturally, that makes me curious to know, well, how old is the average Tumblr user, really? Fortunately, other people are interested in this, too, and have already done some surveys. This data comes from Google Doubleclick Ad Planner data that has been available to advertisers. It is from 2012, but it probably hasn’t changed significantly since then. This data came from the United States only, and the demographics may vary somewhat in other countries. 

Tumblr skews toward the younger end of the social media world, but the average age of Tumblr users is actually 34.6 years old. This is only a little bit younger than the average age for social media users as a whole (36.9). The youngest Tumblr users (0-24) are about 30% of total, while the next two groups (25-44) look like added together they’re a bit over 40%. Another website breaks down the same Ad Planner age data a bit differently and shows that people over 35 are 47% of Tumblr users. (13-17=8%; 18-34=45%). Compared to Facebook, where 66% of users are over 35, Tumblr definitely has a younger set of users. The average age, however, is still around going to be around 34 years old. No matter how you slice it,Tumblr is younger than most other social media sites, but not as young as you might think it is.

In terms of gender, the surveys only gathered data on male and female.Tumblr has 62% women, a fairly higher amount of women than Facebook (57%). but not nearly as much as Pinterest or Blogger.

So, while it’s fair to say that Tumblr is a more “youthful” site than most other social media sites, the idea that the “average” Tumblr user is in the youngest age group is incorrect.

I’m extremely curious about all this and this is my first inquiry into the topic. I haven’t even looked into the academic literature yet. So this is sort of a first look. I’ll definitely post about it when I find a properly designed, peer reviewed and published survey on the matter.

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