magidthomasina:

and now I might actually be doing okay after discovering that the DWJ conference is going to have a book den:

If you’d like to unwind and read, you might like to curl up in the Book Den, which has cushions, artwork, and a selection of great children’s books. Feel free to take some more time in the exhibition galleries as well.”

!!!

copperbadge:

ellidfics:

copperbadge:

Uh. Grubhub? Are you doing okay? Are you like, feeling all right? Getting enough sleep?
I’m worried about you, Grubhub. 

What is a “Grubhub,” and should I be worried about it attacking my house?

If Grubhub ever comes to you, lay flowers before it, and welcome it with kisses on the mouth. Like, their marketing is weird, but their existence is amazing.
Grubhub is the best thing to happen to the socially anxious since the advent of email. It’s a website that works with local delivery services to provide you with online ordering access to restaurants which deliver but don’t have the means or skills to put up an online ordering widget themselves.
If you live in most major cities, and many suburbs, in the United States, you can go to GrubHub, enter your address, and view a list of restaurants that deliver to you. If like me you live in the deep urbs and have 400 restaurants that deliver to you, you can filter them by type of food, whether they offer coupons, rating, distance, and several other factors. You can also search for specific food items if you’re craving, IDK, soy gyros or whatever. You can add notes to every item you order, and notes for the delivery driver. You can pay by credit card, paypal, or cash.
I have literally not had to use a telephone to order food delivery in almost a decade, thanks to GrubHub.

oh look, an American version of just-eat.ca AKA my favourite website in existence. for anyone who doesn’t know about these sites—they’re great. they really really are.

copperbadge:

ellidfics:

copperbadge:

Uh. Grubhub? Are you doing okay? Are you like, feeling all right? Getting enough sleep?

I’m worried about you, Grubhub. 

What is a “Grubhub,” and should I be worried about it attacking my house?

If Grubhub ever comes to you, lay flowers before it, and welcome it with kisses on the mouth. Like, their marketing is weird, but their existence is amazing.

Grubhub is the best thing to happen to the socially anxious since the advent of email. It’s a website that works with local delivery services to provide you with online ordering access to restaurants which deliver but don’t have the means or skills to put up an online ordering widget themselves.

If you live in most major cities, and many suburbs, in the United States, you can go to GrubHub, enter your address, and view a list of restaurants that deliver to you. If like me you live in the deep urbs and have 400 restaurants that deliver to you, you can filter them by type of food, whether they offer coupons, rating, distance, and several other factors. You can also search for specific food items if you’re craving, IDK, soy gyros or whatever. You can add notes to every item you order, and notes for the delivery driver. You can pay by credit card, paypal, or cash.

I have literally not had to use a telephone to order food delivery in almost a decade, thanks to GrubHub.

oh look, an American version of just-eat.ca AKA my favourite website in existence. for anyone who doesn’t know about these sites—they’re great. they really really are.

Come 2015, viewers will be able to channel-surf their way over to the reality show Sex Box. And yes, the show is exactly what it sounds like: People having sex. In a box. On television. Remember when the drunk antics of the Real World kids seemed scandalous? Or when the drunk antics of the overly tanned women of the Housewives franchise seemed racy? The concept of Sex Box is so basely repugnant it makes both shows seem positively quaint.

‘Sex Box’ is officially rock bottom for reality TV

It’s exactly what it sounds like. 

(via micdotcom)

a-singer-of-songs:

desidere:

cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

THIS IS SO PERFECT WHEN CAN I LIVE HERE

medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.