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In which I may have just fucked up real nice.

ashli-aaron-art:

David said, “make sure to save your RAW files directly on your external hard drive and save a JPG copy too.”

And so I temporarily forgot and straight up deleted what was on my SD card, saving only the JPG copies.  And now I’m trying to restore the deleted files from my SD card.  Fuckity fuck-cakes, yo.

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piratesandgreninjas:

It’s fucking SMILING

(Source: vine.co)

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scishow:

Why (and How) Do Bees Make Honey?

Quick Questions explains how some bees can transform flower nectar into the liquid gold that you use to sweeten your tea.

edwardspoonhands:

mydrunkkitchen:

TODAY ON #TUNESADY THESE SASSY DORKS SING FOR YOUR EAR PARTS!

I’M SO BAD!

edwardspoonhands:

mydrunkkitchen:

TODAY ON #TUNESADY THESE SASSY DORKS SING FOR YOUR EAR PARTS!

I’M SO BAD!

Homosexuality may finally be declassified as a mental illness

gaywrites:

The World Health Organization is considering a change that could help millions of people who are wrongfully told that they’re sick, simply because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

The WHO oversees the International Classification of Diseases, the most widely used diagnostic reference book in modern medicine, even more so than the DSM. Now, a WHO panel has recommended that a code describing five “homosexuality-related psychological disorders” be removed from the book.

The disorders include sexual maturation, which according to Science is “when uncertainty about sexual orientation makes a person depressed or anxious.” UCLA epidemiologist Susan Cochran told Underwood that this classification is rooted in Freudian theory and views “homosexuality” as merely an “immature” state of sexual development,  rather than it’s own orientation. But under the classification, a lesbian teenager could find herself labeled mentally ill, merely because she is “grappling with conflicting or confusing sexual desires.”

Cochran led the WHO panel that looked over decades of epidemiological and psychological studies on sexual orientation and mental health. Their report summary: “It is not justifiable from a clinical, public health or research perspective for a diagnostic classification to be based on sexual orientation.”

The group recommended that all sexual orientation classifications be eliminated from the ICD both because they “lack scientific basis or clinical utility,” but also because, as Cochran told Science, it’s a  ”human rights issue.”

The suggestion still faces several rounds of review and a vote by ministers of health from more than 170 countries. Other officials have noted that while they expect huge pushback from countries where homosexuality is still a crime, the harsh conditions faced by LGBT people in those countries proves that now’s the time to take this statement off the books for good. 

The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Want to read a short story that will make you feel like you might go insane? If so, this is one for you.  Read the whole thing and then read why she wrote it.  Both things were reading assignments in my literature class this week.

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And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can inspire. Apologize if necessary, resolve do better, and move on.

Let your fear drive you to do your homework. But no matter what, don’t ever let your fear stop you.

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Gene Luen Yang’s speech at the National Book Festival 2014 (via kceyagi)

(Source: elloellenoh, via weneeddiversebooks)

trillgamesh:

it’s like you’re my mirror

trillgamesh:

it’s like you’re my mirror

(Source: timberfakes, via hedbed)

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

mymodernmet:

Andrew Zo designed the Clifton engagement ring box, a unique product that not only conceals the ring in a slim, wallet-size container before the big proposal, but also unfolds to show the ring pirouetting like a blooming flower.

That box is fucking beautiful.

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ashli-aaron-art:

I spent part of today playing around with the video capabilities of my new camera.  The microphone is super sensitive in every way you wish it wasn’t… this was my fourth random video today and it shows how easily it picks up weird noises (like Kai’s shoe scratching her leg).  The video quality is great though, so there’s that.

Hey jocosejoni, it looks like this is what I’ll be working with.  Thoughts?

(via rubyetc)

Feeling accomplished

Today I have:

  • finalized my printmaking drawing
  • looked up the cost of the business cards I will purchase once the design is finished
  • downloaded Inkscape so I can work on said business card design
  • drafted up my concept and started putting it in Inkscape
  • started this week’s Literature homework
  • determined how to use the video function of my new camera
  • managed not to watch Downton Abbey all day long
  • stayed in my pj’s

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ashli-aaron-art:

Progress shots. My first intaglio print design is coming along quite nicely.

See that big ol’ triangle on the right side of the image?  The one that goes off the page so you can only see two sides of it?  Yeah, I got rid of that one.

I also finalized my overall composition today.  I’m going to start scratching it onto the plastic plate later today.  I’d take a progress shot but I started using 3 sheets of overlapping tracing paper to make my adjustments.

I'll steal your veggies.

Anonymous said: Do you need friends? Because I'm available!

rubyetc:

I have all the friends I need

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Ruby and I could be such friends in real life.  That sass.  My sass.  Plus art supplies.