fuckyeahneopia:

Welp.
Not only is this the Bone Walking Staff, the item description is “Need an extra leg?”

fuckyeahneopia:

Welp.

Not only is this the Bone Walking Staff, the item description is “Need an extra leg?”

did-you-kno:

Organic farmer Tony Dighera has been experimenting with growing produce into plastic-molded shapes since 2010. He started with cube and heart-shaped watermelons, and this year he’s created pumpkins in the shape of Frankenstein’s monster, just in time for Halloween. Source

senor-cactuar:

the avengers?

how about the international justice league of super acquaintances

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thelovelyseas:

Limacina antarctica (Swimming sea snail) by Alexander Semenov

captionedkirby:

wow what a great prize

killbenedictcumberbatch:

halloweevee:

halloweevee:

Ok guys can we have a chat about coding?

Coding is when characteristics of certain people/groups are applied to entities in media, oftentimes nonhuman characters. This is often a sort of subtle allegory to make a point or present a counterpart in a fantasy setting. Sometimes it takes the form of “monster culture,” where these stereotypical characteristics are applied to villains to demonize certain groups (you see this a lot with villains who take on stereotypical traits of marginalized groups such as LGBT people, or Jewish people for example). Sometimes it’s simply allegory.

Let’s look at these images as examples. Garnet is an alien with brown skin, an afro, and voiced by black english singer Estelle. So, it’s clear to see she’s coded as a black woman in spite of being an alien. The picture next to that is from the PBS kids show Arthur, portraying two characters in Senegal. They’re clearly animals, but they’re also Senegalese, so it can be inferred they’re coded as black Africans. They are relatives of another character on the show, The Brain, who is a bear. But in the show, he has family in Africa, and celebrates kwanzaa. It can be inferred he’s black as well.

Then Sagwa. This is about a family of siamese cats who lives in China sometime around the era of the Qing dynasty (I believe). They work for a magistrate and make calligraphy with their tails. They’re cats, but are coded by their environment and characterization as being Chinese. 

And the list goes on (The Between the Lions lions being African, Rosita and Quetzal being Mexican, etc)

So there’s a problem when you see a character like Garnet and go “she’s not black, she’s a gem!” Sure, in a literal sense. But she’s clearly CODED as a black woman. 

This ALSO plays into why you can’t arbitrarily assign certain coding to certain things and not take context and connotations into account. 

I hope this made sense.

yeah but they don’t have to be mexicanthey could be cuban or spanish or brazilianpls don’t catagorize all of the hispanics to just mexican.”

an understadable issue but!! i say mexican specifically for a reason

quetzal is named after the Aztec deity quetzalcoatl and has been referred to as having mexican coding on other sites such as the show’s wikipedia page. and if memory serves the show’s two main human characters are also canonically mexican.

rosita is much more clear cut, specifically stated in sesame street canon to be a monster who comes from mexico. 

thank u for this

demi-friendo:

cerberusblack:

loliliberator:

gamer culture is truly worth preserving

big titteh statue mods

"There is an epidemic in the skyrim modding community"

cknd:

Adults complaining about the younger generation are really just saying their generation did a shitty job raising their kids.

enasnivolz:

jamesaleks:

you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games 

Oh hey. Its why I don’t like sharing my gamertag or playing with other people.

squidbiscuit:

Oh my fucking god I’m listening to some show in the back ground and I just heard “After the break, we’ll make contact with a disgruntled spirit.” and some paranormal investigator asked a ghost in all seriousness "Are you unhappy that they shot you in the face?" Then they cut to commercial.
The skeletons deserve to win the war.

spongepopculture:

"It grew louder—louder—louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!—no, no! They heard!—they suspected!—they knew!—they were making a mockery of my horror!"

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

lilboulder:

this is the most intense For Glory match I’ve ever played

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.