Shattered Junk
Sub blog of shattered-earth. so she can categorize things from her dashboard without intruding on her art blag. Also hidey hole from people she knows will disapprove lol.

Tag links are really just for her but whatever.

Inspiration: stuff that's inspirational or for reference that is not painted/drawn art.

Srs Stuff: All posts regarding real world issues DO NOT FOLLOW THIS BLOG IF YOU DO NOT CARE.

"There’s a push to make people ashamed of being offended by anything, as if it reflects on how delicate you are, as opposed to just having a sense of right and wrong. That’s the only way you wouldn’t be offended by things — if you had no sense of right and wrong."

Stupid Shit: Documents people being stupid, and possible subsequent smack down of those stupid people. May be cross tagged with srs stuff or funny stuff lol.

Additional Tags: Homestuck, Zelda, A:TLA, Legend of Korra, Gifs, Anime Styled Stuff, My Little Pony, Privilege, FEELS, Gaming, Quotes, Cats

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debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

VIVA LA PLUTO FUCK YOUUU

PLUTO!!!!!!!!!

YOU GO, PLUTO!!!!

LINK?

Okay this post keeps showing up on my dash so i just wanna say. Pluto is not a planet.

No one with any authority said it’s a planet.

Literally an AUDIENCE of people listening to a debate voted.

This is like popular vote of lay people about how they feelsies. It is not a planet, please don’t spread misinformation etc.

Continue praising sailor pluto tho.

comfemgem:

real anti SJ blog: Nazis aren’t that bad and trans people should be put through electropherapy

tumblr: [crickets]

fake SJ blog: eating sushi is cultural appropriation uwu

tumblr: Fucking SJWs worst thing on this site

+ Company claims Native American "Battle Headdress" not racist

okay this is a follow up on that last reblog but i just read the descriptions/copy on the customes and i’m crying cause omg it sounds like try hard 40 year olds trying to sound like 21 year olds

 This bad az fukk bomber babe get-up is bad with its cone-shaped propeller bra and dual strap detail. Featurin’ a high waisted skirt with cute details and a zip back ,yer bad az fukk.

NO ONE TALKS LIKE THIS NO ONE TYPES LIKE THIS HELP LOL

it’s seriously the saddest thing i almost feel bad for their out dated asses. but not because they’re clearly awful people. 

fullten:

tasiaateyourbaby:

fullten:

So, this morning I got an e-mail from dollskill, I usually ignore them since I stopped buying from them a while ago, because most of their clothes have already come apart, but the subject matter… the subject matter pissed me off because they do tend to use AAVE a lot. I clicked, and what do I see but this. White girls dressed up to be ‘ghetto’ and this isn’t the first time dollskill has done this, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I was angry that, yet again, ‘ghetto’ is being used by white people sell other white people, and that poc culture, as always has to be linked to being in jail. I wrote them the e-mail, yes, in anger, to which they replied with the following e-mail I attached. Using the word ‘colored’ and comparing brown and black people, to other skin tones that just don’t fucking exist. If you’ve thought about buying from dollskill, I don’t recommend it. They are racist, their clothes aren’t up to par especially considering the price, and they love poc culture, but are only willing to have, from what I can tell, one poc model, and none of them dark skinned. 

I’m so glad somebody else said this shit. Their website has always been very monotonous with the models. For them to try and say they are looking so hard for diversity is horse shit because they had plenty of women of color enter that “be a model” contest (including myself) and most of the finalists, were in fact, just like all the models they already have. If Dolls Kill really DOES have WoC in their office, I hope they see this & get real pissed at the obviously white lady who wrote this email. Damn.

I’ve noticed. Their ‘be a model’ contest always favors white women above all the other models, so they are clearly not looking. And I highly doubt they have WOC as their owners, I think she just means ‘14 flavors of vanilla’, where they think being Italian or irish is still an oppressed minority and consider them to be POC. 

No one under 30 calls people “colored” holy shitttt. Also bonus halloween war bonnet. I’m at home right now in SF and i sometimes forget SF is just straight up full of awful racist assholes as any other part of this damned country.

kaninchenzero:

punwitch:

punwitch:

Men dressing up as women to make a joke is always transmisogynist.

Robin Williams in Ms. Doubtfire: transmisogynist

The Wayans Brothers in White Chicks: transmisogynist

Any comedy show where a cis man plays a trans woman (like Transparent with Jeffery Tambour): double fucking transmisogynist

Shane Dawson: racist and transmisogynist (because he did blackface too)

A significant number of drag performances: FUCKING TRANSMISOGYNIST

Eat a dick I do not care what your excuse is you’re a fucking transmisogynist eat a goddamn dick

women animated characters voiced by cis men are transmisogynist

doctor girlfriend in venture brothers: transmisogynist

linda, tina, and gene belcher in bob’s burgers: transmisogynist

(Source: punlich)

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

"Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion and like every religion in the world, in depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is going to be violent. There are marauding Buddhist monks in Myanmar slaughtering women and children. Does Buddhism promote violence? Of course not. People are violent or peaceful, and that depends on their politics their social world, the way that they see your communities, the way they see themselves."
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Religious scholar Reza Aslan answers CNN’s question, “Does Islam promote violence?” (via upsettingshorts)


Question: Can someone link me to cases of organized groups who commit violence in the name of atheism?

(via howtonotsuckatgamedesign)

Not a link but I’m not sure what your goal was here anyway, just wanted to say there are plenty of abusive / verbally violent atheists that do what they do in the name of atheism. TheAmazingAthiest, Dawkins attacking feminism, fedora-types who wield their ~logical atheism~ to silence minorities (often libertarians). Atheist libertarians man, damn. Making us all look like shit. Pretty much any idea can be used to justify atrocities because humans are just shitty.. 

pippitypopadoo sent: Hi, I looked through the tags to see if there was anything about clothing but there wasn't, so I hope this hasn't been addressed before and that it's fine to direct my question to this blog: I would like to know how realistic it is to fight in heels, stilettos and such? A lot of stories, movies, etc. have been doing it for ages, but imo it just doesn't sound like a good idea. There seems to be a lot of challenge and danger to it

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

howtofightwrite:

High heels are like bikini battle armor. In the realm of fashion, they are helpful because of the way they draw the eye and shape the visual impression of the leg. High heels lengthen the leg, draw the eye up, and highlight the shape of the butt (and more). However, with long term use, they are very hard on the joints (ankles, knees, and hips) and can lead to long term damage.

I know there are people out there who will argue that catsuits, spandex, bikinis, and high heels are practical combat gear for women. Some of them are very well-meaning, some of them are women who buy into it. You’ve probably seen some of them on this site. They’re the ones who take the stock photographs of female martial artists doing (slightly awkward looking) high kicks in high heels as “YES GIRLY GIRLS CAN FIGHT TOO!”. Well, they certainly can but not in high heels. (I applaud the women who can do full extension sidekicks in high heels though! What flexibility! Much balance! Incredible skill! A woman who can do a high kick in high heels is a badass. It’s a testament to their mastery of their body though, not high heel combat viability.)

High heels tip the body forward, putting all the weight on the balls of the feet. If you’ve ever walked around in high heels, then you know finding your balance can be tricky (especially on slick surfaces) and running is mostly out. (You can, it’s just awkward.) The original design for high heels was 14th/15th riding boots when they were a men’s fashion choice. They were never designed for walking on land.

My personal problem with the emphasis on high heels and women’s fashion for female combat oriented characters is the emphasis on visual beauty over practicality and professionalism or any respect for the problems created by reality whatsoever

When it comes to clothing, how you dress your character does actually matter. If a creator or artist approaches their female character with the belief that women don’t fight anyway, so further sexualization of them through their clothing doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things then they are actively contributing to the dehumanization of that character and upholding that ideal that women fighting at all (much less on an even plane with men) is a fantasy. (The reality is women all over the world do fight, do take on dangerous jobs in various shapes, sizes, and personalities.)

Why? Because it prioritizes emphasis on their appearance to the outside observer over the concerns of the reality they are facing. Whoever put together their outfit was thinking primarily about how they’d be perceived not on practical choices of what they’d choose to wear for traipsing through a sewer. When I think about sewers, peep toe shoes, skinny jeans, and spaghetti straps don’t exactly come to mind first as preferred spelunking wear. Galoshes, raincoats, and pants that repel moisture, yeah. Clothes from the $5 bin I don’t mind throwing out after, sure. My Coach bag and (if I owned any) $400 Jimmy Choos? Hell, no.

A character doesn’t become more badass by ignoring the physical constraints and dangers of the world around them. They just look more stupid. The required level of suspension of disbelief is higher for these characters than their male counterparts.

Now, male artists do this for male characters too. The problem is, of course, that you can actually make a case for fighting in biker boots, a loose leather jacket, and jeans. That’s actually practical street combat wear. Leather jackets work as makeshift armor, they can absorb a fair amount of impact. Biker boots are thick, made of leather, protect the shins, and they’re designed to take impact. They armor the foot. Loose men’s jeans are practical, provide freedom of movement, and they’re durable against friction burns. They survive longer and they’re thicker than other kinds of pants. So, when Steven Stallone turns to the camera in a goofy 80s action movie and says “You don’t need to get fancy, lady.” He’s actually right. You don’t.

However, if you have Black Widow do the same in a catsuit, high heels, or even just skinny jeans, a tight fitting leather jacket, a very nice red satin shirt that exposes her breasts, and heavy makeup, it’s not exactly comparable in impact. (One of the nice things about The Winter Soldier was how practically they had her dressed when wearing civvies.) 1) Because she already is dressed fancy and 2) her clothing isn’t any more practical to the situation than the person she’s bitching out.

Plenty of Urban Fantasy protagonists, super heroines, and movie characters do this. I’m not picking on Black Widow, but she’s getting passed around a lot. Buffy did this all the time and it’s part of why I couldn’t take her seriously (especially in the early seasons). Going down into the sewers in a satin pink spaghetti strap, a mini skirt, and matching sandals. Why? Because she likes sacrificing $100 to $200 in clothing every day. Single parent home, pushing minimal income, constantly complaining about her allowance, while burning a metric shit ton on clothing every single week. How is she affording that? The answer is she’s not. The clothing just pops out of the snow, like daisies. The same can be said of the female protagonists on The Vampire Diaries.

On the other hand, I give Charmed a pass because they constantly acknowledge how hard demon fighting is on their clothing. They try to fix their clothes with magic, they have to come up with money to repair the manor, they have to buy new clothes, they think about trading in their old styles for more practical ones and decide against it. The daily rigor, the stress on their wallets, the general mundane realities of every day life are expressed in the choices and habits the characters make and maintain. If they have time before facing a given crisis, you’ll even see them go run to change. Their clothing isn’t practical, but the show at least acknowledges that and uses it to humanize their struggles with being women and demon hunting witches.

The big problem with style and fashion is they help contribute to the idea that women primarily exist in fiction (and in real life) to be looked at. They’re decorative first, even when they’re dangerous. If you remove that aspect, men and women will in fact complain.

Yes, both of them.

Women are presented with a cultural idealization of beauty day in and day out, the stereotypes we’re presented with become a part of what we expect to see and may even idealize in ourselves. Recognition of beauty, being admired, is presented as a goal all women (whether or not they can even achieve the standard)  should aspire to. Not appearing beautiful is presented as bad by media, unworthy, unable to be loved. Conform to be worthy. For many people, they want both. To fit the cultural ideal of female sexualization while simultaneously rejecting it. It’s wish fulfillment and there’s no shame in it, media has told you you’re entire life that this is what you should want to be.

It doesn’t exist, but you’ll see plenty of people try to make it so anyway like the girls I knew in gym who’d cake on makeup before going out to play basketball or run the mile.

Looks first.

To challenge the stereotypes, you have to recognize them and that may require changing how you see women in media. It’s insidious and, more importantly, not necessarily evil. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be wanted, to be beautiful, to be recognized. But how a character looks and what they wear should always, always come second to what they need to get their job done.

I try to beat this by thinking about the situation first, instead of character. I construct a character to deal with a situation. With this set up, practicality usually prevails.

I challenge you followers. When you think of a powerful woman, or a dangerous female, what do you think of first?

-Michi

Super comprehensive and informative (if lengthy) post regarding fighting in high heels. A MUST-READ FOR EVERYONE!

Let me just quote the most important paragraph of it (that relates to female hero costume design in general, not just the footwear):

"A character doesn’t become more badass by ignoring the physical constraints and dangers of the world around them. They just look more stupid. The required level of suspension of disbelief is higher for these characters than their male counterparts."

Finally someone found perfect words for the point that is my answer to all of Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo. Thank you so much, howtofightwrite!

~Ozzie

applepythons:

I like it when people in the hobby justify any shitty opinion they have just by stating they’ve been in the hobby “longer than you’ve been alive”

like congrats, you’re old

I still know my shit

bye

"I’ve been doing it wrong for longer than you’ve been alive"

Just sayin

➥ "I don’t have a problem with gay people I just don’t want them throwing it in my face"

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Uh…… you mean like this?

wow. let it be known that tumblr legitimately changed my opinion on something today.

I’m sorry but is there an advert about toilet paper in there. They are legitimately trying to sex up toilet paper.

And we all know that gay dudes should be the spokesman for TP, get it together advertisers!