JAUNTIEST AND DAMN TRAITORS

Perfect angel of destruction and birddeath. #cat

Perfect angel of destruction and birddeath. #cat


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plz triple cross this with Gakuen Babysitters so i can die happy.
#babysittingmangasubgenre

plz triple cross this with Gakuen Babysitters so i can die happy.

#babysittingmangasubgenre

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wyethyates:

Sundrenchers Now Available for Download!
Hey all, my new minicomic, Sundrenchers, is available as a free PDF download from my site. Click through the image above to check it out! Hope you enjoy.

yesss

wyethyates:

Sundrenchers Now Available for Download!

Hey all, my new minicomic, Sundrenchers, is available as a free PDF download from my site. Click through the image above to check it out! Hope you enjoy.

yesss

ewww i just thought about how your eyes never actually stop seeing, if you close them, if you sleep, they’re still looking you’ve just learned/stop processing what they see. ughughughhhh

welp there goes tonight’s sleeping.

akibin:

"Hey San-x, do you know what would be really fucking Kawaii? A pen of RILAKKUMA SEWING HIS OWN SKINS TOGETHER" said no one ever

Said Ed Gein (reincarnated, 15, & lover of all things kawaii~)

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jasonviola:

Fear of Flowers Part 1

<3!

"fear of flowers" sums up pretty much how i feel about sunflowers i mean really

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This is almost the only thing on the livingroom walls. #spiritboard #dark #ouji #anhk #footshot

This is almost the only thing on the livingroom walls. #spiritboard #dark #ouji #anhk #footshot

France become first country in world to ban pro-Palestine demos

In what is viewed as an attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

France’s Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.

[…]

Youssef Boussoumah, of the Party of the Indigenous of the Republic (PIR) said: ‘France is criminalising any show of solidarity with the Palestinian people. 

‘This is an absolute outrage, it is a continuation of attempts to muzzle the Palestinian people and to get them and their supporters in France to surrender absolutely to Israel’s oppression.’

Sylvie Perrot, another pro-Palestine activist from Paris, said: ‘Fascist states stop people demonstrating against wars – it is beyond belief that French Socialists are following their example.’

Is there a source for this beyond the Daily Mail? (hah, I was just reading an article about how most of  the Daily Mail’s news is unfounded BS…) Anyway I can’t find similar articles on BBC or The Guardian, no mention on DemoNow! (just skimming the recent headlines and stories, I’ve been bad about watchingg), so I’m really dubious? I found this article (French) which seems to confirm, so I’d keep an eye on this??

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depressioncomix:

star-anise:

depressioncomix:

quidsquid:

depressioncomix:

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yes but let’s be real, we’re never going to “end” bullying, even with laws. there was already anti-bullying legislation in place in my state when i was in middle school, and yet all authority figures just stood by and watched, even after i had reported the people who bullied me.and the worst part is, victims are unlikely to actually report it, because the truth is reporting does absolutely nothing for the victim, and just further angers the bully. i’d thought it was bad before i’d reported it, but after that i was tortured to the point where i attempted suicide, repeatedly.all this “end bullying” stuff is just talk with no substance behind it, and it’s never going to get any substance behind it because it’s already been proven that the laws don’t fucking work.

Translation: “Because we can’t stop 100% of bullying, let’s give up and let the bullies run the earth.” 
I am very sorry about what happened to you, but just because we can’t stop all bullying doesn’t mean we can’t try to stop as much as we can.
What I do is try to highlight research, because the best anti-bullying programs are going to come out of solid research, and research will test their effectiveness and build better programs. Here is an example of said research. And mind you, this isn’t just about laws, this is building programs that try to prevent bullying in the first place, not merely punishing bullying. This is research to try to ascertain the causes, to figure out how to induce empathy is children, to find out what is effective and what is not.
Because even if we manage to spare just one child from bullying, isn’t it worthwhile doing? Especially to that child?
Because you know, I would want that.

I was doing my Master’s thesis on bullying until the topic triggered me back to my own childhood so badly I dropped out of that degree program.  Let me share something I know.
We haven’t quite found anti-bullying programs that stop bullying once it’s started, but we can reduce the harm bullying does.  Just a few small changes to classroom culture, like limiting children’s opportunities to exclude each other, or spending time talking about respectful communication, has visible changes.  Yeah, there’s still a hierarchy of popularity, but kids at the bottom of the ladder go from having no friends on average to having one or two.  And that’s enough to make or break a childhood.  (Sources: one two three four five)
But here’s the other thing.
There is one major factor that mediates the link between childhood bullying and adult mental illnesses (predominantly depression, aniety, and eating disorders).  It’s self-blame.
What really damages children isn’t precisely being bullied; it’s believing that they deserve to be bullied. If children don’t blame themselves for being victims, they are much more resilient and experience fewer long-term negative consequences.
(Sources: one two three four five)
Society blames children for their victimization by bullies all the time.  It says, “There is something about you that causes people to bully you.”  Common responses to bullied kids are things like: “Don’t give them a reaction.” (They’re bullying you because you get upset.)  “They’re just jealous.” (They’re bullying you because you do well.)  “Let’s teach you some social skills.”  (They’re bullying you because you act weird.)
If we can just change that one thing, we could prevent a lot of damage.  What bullied kids desperately need at the very least is a caring community that says: You are not alone.  It’s not your fault.  What they’re doing is not okay.

Sorry to reblog this strip again, but the immediately above reply is a really REALLY important reply. Especially when someone replied on the Facebook page that it takes two to tango when it comes to bullying ( https://m.facebook.com/depressioncomix/photos/a.289230341197523.70369.289226297864594/628624727258081 ).

I wish i could re-heart a post but i can&#8217;t so I guess i need to reblog it because that last reply. 
Also goes to show that victim-blaming starts way early. I&#8217;m somewhat dubious of &#8220;empathy building&#8221;, I mean, the same kids who sat in the same assemblies singing &#8220;RESPECT&#8221; and &#8220;Stop (In The name of Love)&#8221; and asked to think about times where other people made them feel bad &amp; told to not do it to others&#8230;yeah they still went on to be merciless weapons of psychological torture and harassment *shrug*&#8230;but what would have been real nice is for adults/mediators/administration to not respond with &#8220;just stop giving into them/giving them a reason&#8221; or &#8220;there&#8217;s obviously something wrong with you&#8221; or &#8220;don&#8217;t let them&#8221; or haha, yeah, &#8220;both of you are in trouble because ZERO TOLERANCE!&#8221;

depressioncomix:

star-anise:

depressioncomix:

quidsquid:

depressioncomix:

194

yes but let’s be real, we’re never going to “end” bullying, even with laws. there was already anti-bullying legislation in place in my state when i was in middle school, and yet all authority figures just stood by and watched, even after i had reported the people who bullied me.
and the worst part is, victims are unlikely to actually report it, because the truth is reporting does absolutely nothing for the victim, and just further angers the bully. i’d thought it was bad before i’d reported it, but after that i was tortured to the point where i attempted suicide, repeatedly.
all this “end bullying” stuff is just talk with no substance behind it, and it’s never going to get any substance behind it because it’s already been proven that the laws don’t fucking work.

Translation: “Because we can’t stop 100% of bullying, let’s give up and let the bullies run the earth.” 

I am very sorry about what happened to you, but just because we can’t stop all bullying doesn’t mean we can’t try to stop as much as we can.

What I do is try to highlight research, because the best anti-bullying programs are going to come out of solid research, and research will test their effectiveness and build better programs. Here is an example of said research. And mind you, this isn’t just about laws, this is building programs that try to prevent bullying in the first place, not merely punishing bullying. This is research to try to ascertain the causes, to figure out how to induce empathy is children, to find out what is effective and what is not.

Because even if we manage to spare just one child from bullying, isn’t it worthwhile doing? Especially to that child?

Because you know, I would want that.

I was doing my Master’s thesis on bullying until the topic triggered me back to my own childhood so badly I dropped out of that degree program.  Let me share something I know.

We haven’t quite found anti-bullying programs that stop bullying once it’s started, but we can reduce the harm bullying does.  Just a few small changes to classroom culture, like limiting children’s opportunities to exclude each other, or spending time talking about respectful communication, has visible changes.  Yeah, there’s still a hierarchy of popularity, but kids at the bottom of the ladder go from having no friends on average to having one or two.  And that’s enough to make or break a childhood.  (Sources: one two three four five)

But here’s the other thing.

There is one major factor that mediates the link between childhood bullying and adult mental illnesses (predominantly depression, aniety, and eating disorders).  It’s self-blame.

What really damages children isn’t precisely being bullied; it’s believing that they deserve to be bullied. If children don’t blame themselves for being victims, they are much more resilient and experience fewer long-term negative consequences.

(Sources: one two three four five)

Society blames children for their victimization by bullies all the time.  It says, “There is something about you that causes people to bully you.”  Common responses to bullied kids are things like: “Don’t give them a reaction.” (They’re bullying you because you get upset.)  “They’re just jealous.” (They’re bullying you because you do well.)  “Let’s teach you some social skills.”  (They’re bullying you because you act weird.)

If we can just change that one thing, we could prevent a lot of damage.  What bullied kids desperately need at the very least is a caring community that says: You are not alone.  It’s not your fault.  What they’re doing is not okay.

Sorry to reblog this strip again, but the immediately above reply is a really REALLY important reply. Especially when someone replied on the Facebook page that it takes two to tango when it comes to bullying ( https://m.facebook.com/depressioncomix/photos/a.289230341197523.70369.289226297864594/628624727258081 ).

I wish i could re-heart a post but i can’t so I guess i need to reblog it because that last reply.

Also goes to show that victim-blaming starts way early. I’m somewhat dubious of “empathy building”, I mean, the same kids who sat in the same assemblies singing “RESPECT” and “Stop (In The name of Love)” and asked to think about times where other people made them feel bad & told to not do it to others…yeah they still went on to be merciless weapons of psychological torture and harassment *shrug*…but what would have been real nice is for adults/mediators/administration to not respond with “just stop giving into them/giving them a reason” or “there’s obviously something wrong with you” or “don’t let them” or haha, yeah, “both of you are in trouble because ZERO TOLERANCE!”

akibin:

c0neb0ne:

abbywabbey:

Gone mad

It’s so utterly difficult to resist the Rilakkuma Cat series that will be released in October.

The plush toys of Rila and Korila in long cat bodies first caught my eye as they look so much like the long bodies of real cats!

The mini furry cat, tissue box and mat are soooo cute too!!!

Ahh.. Just when I thought I was done with Rilakkuma and the Shima Shima everyday collection.

e_e

*drops mic* fucking done ya gurl is OUT

I can’t handle this.

folkwitch.

folkwitch.

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I don not think i can handle how gay Free! is.

I blame all of you for making me choose my anime on popular opinion.

gaymanga:

tagagen:

My old friend sent me a vintage Japanese members-only homosexual magazine 薔薇 Bara (rose), issue 13 (July 1965). I could find some marvelous drawings of 大川辰次 Tatsuji Ôkawa and 船山三四 Sanshi Funayama on it.

More drawings of these Japanese master gay artists who I deeply respect are included the book what I wrote and compiled in 2003, 日本のゲイ・エロティック・アート vol.1(ゲイ雑誌創生期の作家たち) Gay Erotic Art in Japan vol.1 (Artists From the Time of the Birth of Gay Magazines). More detail about the book, please see this page.

The incredibly rare private circulation magazine Bara (薔薇), July 1965 
Photos by Gengoroh Tagame (
田亀源五郎)

Bara magazine was a successor to the “hentai zasshi" (perverse magazines) of the 1950s, and one of the forebears to the first mass-market gay magazine in Japan, 1971’s Barazoku (薔薇族), or “rose tribe.” It’s fascinating to see how Bara was so discreetly bound like an office file with no image on its cover. 

An aside about the history of the term “bara”: Literally meaning “rose,” bara once held power as a pejorative term used primarily by heterosexuals to slander homosexuals. These magazines of the ’60s and ’70s radically co-opted the term in their titles. “It was very shocking and sensational to publish something in the jargon of the hetero sort of nomenclature for gays, exactly like the word ‘pansy’ in English,” Gengoroh Tagame told us when Anne and I interviewed him in Tokyo. 

"Whereas gays probably don’t call each other ‘pansies’— it’s not a good thing— but to re-appropriate ‘bara’ was a big deal. But by the time I was getting bigger as an artist, that word was almost obsolete and we don’t use that word anymore. It was important for us to call ourselves ‘gays’ and ‘homosexual’ rather than ‘bara,’ which is just for hetero people to call us. Amongst ourselves, we don’t use that word, but people from outside will still use that word to call out gay people."

The Internet, as it tends to do, complicated matters. Just as the word was becoming obsolete in Japanese parlance in the early ’90s, “bara” found new life internationally through online message boards. “The organizers and the service providers and the people running these forums were straight, so they called the gay board the ‘bara’ board,” recalls Tagame. “A ‘bara’ chat room or a ‘bara’ board. The Internet conversations that were taking place about gay content were shaped by straight people, and then of course the Internet is how foreigners discovered our work. They saw that this whole section was called ‘bara,’ so that’s how I believe foreigners started to use and appropriate that word. And the word has come back to life, unfortunately, and I have to say personally, I’m sort of against it. I don’t call my own work ‘bara’ and I don’t like it being called ‘bara’ because it’s a very negative word that comes with bad connotations.”

The ever-shifting term means a variety of things to a variety of people these days, so I would say there’s no one right way to feel about “bara.” When we inquired with with the mangaka Kumada Poohsuke on the subject, he says he almost never hears the term used in Japan, but it doesn’t bother him if Americans use it. “Frankly, for Japanese people, if anything, you talk about ‘beefy’ manga or ‘big guys’ or ‘fat guy’ manga, or gay manga or homo manga—but not really ‘bara’ manga. On top of which: obviously my content is gay, but I don’t like to fix myself into [sexual] categories. You know, it’s not problematic really, it’s just that we don’t use the word. Americans can use it, and if it means something and immediately signifies something, that’s great. Keep using that word.” 

Over the past two decades, a plethora of new meanings have been ascribed to “bara” online, as it’s come to describe the masculine aesthetic styles and bigger body types frequently found in gay manga. It has been used in various places by various people to refer not only to gay manga, but all kinds of “2D” erotica, sometimes including BL, furry art, Western gay cartoons, video game fan art, and even occasionally photographic gay erotica.

In today’s “bara” communities, images of gay manga circulate alongside artwork from populist online communities like Pixiv, DeviantArt, and FurAffinity. Wikipedia has a page for “bara" with a definition pieced together from various concepts mostly relating to the term’s Western useage as a synonym for gay manga. I’d like to improve that Wikipedia page some day, but I don’t even know where to start. The point is, "bara" is a charged, complex term that eludes simple definition. While I appreciate the way "bara" has unified Western fans of Japanese gay art in recent years, after speaking to a number of the artists on this subject, I personally avoid it out of respect for the artists’ agency and freedom to self-identify.

See also: Is “Bara” Problematic?Tatsuji Okawa, Sanshi Funyama, Barazoku, Tagame’s Gay Erotic Art in Japan

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whatwepretend:

"Don’t Tell Me To Smile: A No-Nonsense Guide to Street Harassment"

-A zine by Arlene Barrow (whatwepretend) and Annie Barrow (malheureuseandmaladroite)

Reblog the SHIT out of this.

ive been repeatedly harassed by a bunch of different people in seattle this week, but  according to this tasers are legal here

I know so many people who can benefit from this.

Do you really have to register your pepper spray in NY/C?

google has literally destroyed any community usability youtube had for account holders, in some bizarre effort to force g+ on people and make yt look like fb.