cyspixels:

Dear Nintendo & KOEI Tecmo,

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we get a Wind Waker Ganondorf skin for Hyrule Warriors sometime in the future? He uses two swords and everything! I would like that a whole bunch. 

Love,

Matt

PS: Toon Link (Wind Waker Link) would be nice too. <3

I whole heartedly double this request.

I will buy a wiiU EXCLUSIVELY FOR THIS GAME.
FOR REALS.
And a television. Since I do not have one 8I

abby-howard:

So this week’s Junior Scientist Power Hour is part I of a series about a course I took in University where we got to go dig up dinosaurs in Saskatchewan! It is highly educational, go read it.

And these are all the students who took the course with me! Nine women, two gay fellows, and one gender non-specific person. Dinosaurs and the sciences as a whole are NOT GENDER SPECIFIC. And yet so often we see the sciences marketed towards boys and men!! It’s so dumb!

And of the chicks on this course, I also think it’s important to note how different we all look. There are a LOT of ways that bodies are shaped, and any group of nine women is going to have a broad range of these shapes, and all of them are hot in their own way. But in media, and especially in character design, we so often see the range of female body shapes being limited to boob size and “the one that wears glasses.”

Be a little more creative, creators. Look at the women in the world around you, instead of the very narrow perception of women the media presents you with, or the one body type you have been taught is “sexually appealing.” Women can be passionate scientists and be chubby and still be hot.

Abby Howard has such a great way of cartooning. LOVE THE CARICATURES OF THE BODY TYPES <3 It’s something I gotta practice more of myself.

mikeysknobbyknees:

belindapendragon:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

I see White folks still scared about being the minority here in the States, that they gotta erase all folks of color from the damn history books.

If I had not taken APUSH and AP World History I would not know half of the horrors that America has committed.

I would not know that Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of the colonization movement, or that the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t NEARLY what people seem to think it was.

I would not know that America was so afraid of Communism that it purposefully overthrew DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leaders of countries in order to assure that no communist or socialist policies were put into place that ENDANGERED AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.

I would not know that Republicans used to be “liberal” and that Democrats used to be the white supremacy party.

I would not understand the extent of the build up to the Civil War, and the argument over slavery that existed from the time of the country’s founding.

I would not know that coup d’etats in Guatamala, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and so many other countries were the product of American espionage.

I would not know who W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, or Marcus Garvey were or how diverse and divided the civil rights and abolitionists movements were.

I would not know that Americans at the time of the American Revolution were the best fed, best dressed, best housed, least taxed people on the planet and they still found reason complain.

wouldn’t know that socialist policies enforced by F.D.R. helped to bring this country out of the great depression, and I wouldn’t understand the relationship between the U.S. and communism.

wouldn’t know that Andrew Jackson completely ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Indian Removal Act, thus marching thousands of Native Americans to their death.

Yes, I wouldn’t know all the awful things about this country that people try to brush under the rug, and I would probably be in a blissful and ignorant bubble, enjoying life as a middle class white kid.

But I also wouldn’t see how far we’ve come, and how much farther we have to go, and everything we need to change about this country to make it better and to fix our mistakes.

AP United States History is so important, because theres so little between us and what’s happened in the past, and if we can’t educate kids on what the past is, then don’t expect them to learn any lessons from it.  If we can’t understand where we come from then we have no idea where we can and will go. 

erikamoen:

erikamoen:

erikamoen:

I’m down to my last few boxes of my DAR! books and will be discontinuing online sales of it Sept 30th— next week!

If you wanna buy a copy, better get on it!

As seen online at DarComic.com, DAR! chronicles the six year long autobiographical story of Erika Moen, a lost 20-year-old lesbian artist-wannabe in college who falls in love with a boy in England and the evolution that her sexual identity undergoes before winding up marrying him as a queer 26-year-old full-time cartoonist. Along the way there are many vignettes about sex, farts, the queer community, the Brits, vibrators and figuring out sexual identity.

I drew a bunch of brand new comics and content that are only in the books, so if you already read everything on my site then there’s still something new in there for ya too ;)

Five! More! Days!

Two days leeeeeeft.

♫ It’s the fi-nal count-down! Do-de-do-doo! Do-de-doo-de-doooooooooo! ♪

solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!