2. aka14kgold:


    Some updates on Tuesday afternoon’s shooting of a young black man in North St. Louis by police.

    Keep in mind, the knife he was holding was a butter knife, according to eye witnesses. 

    EACH officer fired six rounds. 

    Also, a knife is lethal at 21 ft. if you’re, like, a professional knife thrower. This is the biggest load of bullshit.

    (via thatshybutrudegirl)

  3. shatteredchrystal:






    "Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

    I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

    Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

    That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

    I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

    Or that smoke the police use either.

    It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

    Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

    I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
    I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
    Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
    I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
    That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

    (via kidkloud)


  4. Anonymous said: Why do black people put Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson pedestal? Tell me why black people still believe these two guys have their best interest when its been proven over and over again that they don't care about anybody interest but their own? Why haven't we shun them yet from the black community?



    Thanks for playing. 

    I answered your question. Now I hope you will answer my question about why you felt the need to pretend to be Black in order to bash Jesse Jackson. 

    White people are the only ones who still think Jesse and Al are popular with Black youth.


  5. anatomicalart:







    im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

    This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

    For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

    For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

    That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

    My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

    Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

    Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

    Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

    I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

    In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

    Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

    Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

        If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

      After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

    And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

    Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

    And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

    10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

    The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

    I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

    Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.

    Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
    You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
    Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

    (via baapi-makwa)

  6. neural-entropy:








    then and now




    I’m speechless…

    not a damn thing changed

    ^^ this is insane

    Heart stopped for a second there

    (via neovidar)

  7. masterofbirds:



    CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)

    As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“


    (via grohlnolabar)

  8. nosdrinker:


    Ferguson officer says, “I will fucking kill you” to man live streaming. When asked for his name he says, “It’s go fuck yourself”.

    this guy has been suspended indefinitely for anyone wondering https://mobile.twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/502197359150112769

    (via debauchedqueen)

  9. annoyign:


    (via emojustinyoung)


  10. hatewizard:


    I will not get boone as a companion i will not get boone as a companion i will not get boone as a companion


    I always ended up picking Boone and Ed-e. Especially once Ed-e get’s all the perks.

  11. I could stare at this all day

  12. coat:








    Don’t stereotype us and then complain if we stereotype you.

    actually this is the “my daddy pays for everything and ive never had a job GO Greek!” outfit. 

    The “My name is Preston, and I enjoy roofie-ing girls with my best buds and wearing matching sweaters” look

    The ” I’ve never been with a black girl before haha” look

    The “I’m drunk on somebody else’s PBR, when are you gonna play some Imagine Dragons, brah?” look

    The “My Best FRiend Is Black. I Forgot His Name and Don’t Invite Him to My Neighborhood Though” look

    LMFAO white boy crying at the top comment.

    The “I say nigga because Drake says nigga in his songs” look

    (via teddybearroosevelt)


  15. "Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food."