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felitomkinson:

okay I think this covers the basics of the way I do my lineart, hopefully it’ll be helpful enough! if something’s unclear don’t be afraid to shoot me an ask about it.

enjoy and dON’T GIVE UP it might get really frustrating at times with all the control z-ing and re-drawing lines but the more you do it, the quicker it’ll get to get them right the first time around and the better you’ll become at it so yes, good luck friends.

Time to up my lineart game

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The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head. This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?

OK, now for the fun part: It’s easy, fast and fun to add female characters, in two simple steps. And I want to be clear I’m not talking about creating more movies with a female lead. If you do, God bless and thank you. Please consider me for that role.

Step 1: Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or construction foreman is a woman? What if the taxi driver or the scheming politician is a woman? What if both police officers that arrive on the scene are women — and it’s not a big deal?

Step 2: When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise. Maybe first ADs think women don’t gather, I don’t know.

And there you have it. You have just quickly and easily boosted the female presence in your project without changing a line of dialogue.

Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.

There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. We haven’t had a woman president yet, but we have on TV. (Full disclosure: One of them was me.) How can we fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal without quotas? Well, they can be half women instantly, onscreen. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. Hey, it would take me many years to become a real nuclear physicist, but I can play one tomorrow.

Here’s what I always say: If they can see it, they can be it.

- Geena Davis on gender equality in film and television [x] (via wesleywalesandersons)

This is also why I don’t like the whole argument of “fandom shouldn’t be held responsible for replicating misogynistic (or racist, or etc) narratives in the media we transform” (often rephrased as “well that’s how it is in the show/book/movie/etc, so…”)  

Because, frankly: why not?  What - or who - does it benefit to ignore our creative power, in transformative works spaces?  What’s the harm in trying to fail better than TPTB?  Is it really that difficult?

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kristen-guin:

Tweets: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, and #14 

The president of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, everyone. 

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rynvasnormandy:

GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS 
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves. 
This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example. 
I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.
At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s. 
You’ll help them take part of their life back. 

that’s cool

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE.  IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE.  THANKS.

This is fantastic news!

This is awesome! I love how technology makes it easier for people with disabilities be independent!

fandomsandconservativelogic:

positivebodyimageinspiration:

aww-tistic:

grrak:

rynvasnormandy:

GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS 

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves. 

This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example. 

I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.

At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s. 

You’ll help them take part of their life back. 

that’s cool

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE.  IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE.  THANKS.

This is fantastic news!

This is awesome! I love how technology makes it easier for people with disabilities be independent!

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absolute-tripper:

asylum-art:

Martín De Pasquale:Photography

this is fucking with my head woah

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plexaure:

WHY THE FUCK ISN’T THIS ALL OVER TUMBLR

THIS IS A KICKSTARTER FOR THE LAST BIT OF FUNDING FOR A SHOW ABOUT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE, WRITTEN & ACTED BY ACTUAL TRANS PEOPLE

THEY STILL HAVE $39,000 TO GO ATM BUT IF WE GET THIS FUNDED CAN YOU FUCKING IMAGINE

IT WOULD BE LIKE A SHOUT OUT TO THE WORLD LIKE “HELLO YES WE’RE QUEER AND WE’RE HERE AND WE WANT TO SEE OURSELVES IN MEDIA”

CMON GUYS

CMON

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pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013

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wikdsushi:

neilnevins:

nickholmes:

Cake by an awesome person. 

how old is that cake


Old enough to get good again.

wikdsushi:

neilnevins:

nickholmes:

Cake by an awesome person. 

how old is that cake

Old enough to get good again.

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vefanyar said: I could cry reading your answer on finishing things. Though I do tend to finish what I write (not always, but often), being disgusted by my writing (10+ years at it, no talent or voice to speak of) struck home... but it never would have occured to me to affirm that I'm producing crap instead of just forcing my way through a process I do enjoy but can't put on the page right and lately thought about giving up. I haven't tried it yet, but "liberating" doesn't even begin to cover this. Thank you.

dduane:

I’m very glad to be of assistance; think nothing of it.

But seriously, until relatively recently there’s been way too much weight put on the concept of producing overly polished early drafts, and it’s probably caused any number of people any amount of grief. (I would also be tempted to suggest that at least some of the angst has been associated with a concern that I’ve heard voiced by a number of beginning writers recently: that they hate showing anything to their betas that isn’t nearly perfect.)

The corrective for this problem is embodied in a buzzword-y phrase/term that’s gained a lot of traction recently: “draft zero*”. It’s unclear who coined the phrase, and I’m not going to spend a lot of time trying to track it down here. Especially since, as so often happens, there are now multiple definitions of what “draft zero” implies. Some of them invoke very, very loose and unstructured writing: others, writing that’s more structured.

For my purposes, “draft zero” implies the novel or screenplay or poem or song or whatever that you write to tell the story to yourself.

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