Let’s take two girls with autism.
Trisha is an articulate and eloquent writer. She has autism, but that hasn’t kept her from presenting and preforming for large audiences. Her teachers have described her as introverted, bookish, gifted, and eager-to-please. She has multiple…
"I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."
You die from diarrhea because of dehydration. Sometimes kids have diarrhea that requires IV hydration, for instance, and there’s very little of that available in rural areas in the developing world. There are much better rehydration solutions than there used to be, but the only good solution is 1. better sanitation so toilets don’t flow into water that gets used for drinking, and 2. clean water.
When he was 2, my son had a diarrhea illness (campylobacter) that in the developing world could’ve proven fatal, but he was fine because he lives in the U.S. and we can go to CVS and buy Pedialyte, and if we couldn’t keep him hydrated, we would’ve taken him to the hospital. Bugs that cause childhood diarrhea are almost never fatal in the U.S., but more than half a million kids under five are going to die of diarrheal illnesses for want of clean waters, good toilets, and antibiotics that cost 20 cents per dose.
It’s infuriating. I saw a boy in Ethiopia who was extremely sick and possibly dying because of diarrhea, and it’s just so needless. He probably had rotavirus, and there’s a rotavirus vaccine, but it costs $2.50, which means many communities can’t provide it.
I am so angry about that boy’s needless suffering. I am so outraged about the needless deaths of millions of children every year. The progress in health outcomes in Ethiopia and many other countries in the developing world over the last 20 years is astounding. It’s unprecedented in human history. But we need to invest much more to get people in the developing world the basic resources they need to afford the 20-cent antibiotics and the $2.50 vaccines.
I LOVE ASTRID’S FACE. I JUST WANT TO STARE AT IT FOR 300 YEARS. SHE HAS SO MUCH EMOTION IN HER FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND SHE’S GORGEOUS
ALSO LOOK AT HER BOTTOM LIP IN THE FIRST GIF. SEE HOW HICCUPS FINGER IS PUSHING IT TO THE SIDE VERY SLIGHTLY?! SO. MUCH. FREAKING. DETAIL. I WANT. TO. SCREAM.
yes but look at the reflection in her eyes holy dreamworks
I always get a little annoyed when people say the best part of any animation is the reflections. In conventional hand drawn animation, reflections show the artists true skill fairly well, but in CGI, reflections are generally fairly easy. Using reflection mapping, all the animators have to do is load up a render of the already created environment onto the eye texture and the software will automatically apply it to the surface after it is given sets of parameters for reflectivity. This is far simpler and potentially better looking than creating a brand new texture from scratch.
Not saying that “Oh, dreamworks is lazy, they didn’t put any effort into reflections blah blah” I’m just saying there are far more interesting and more labor-intensive features to ogle at, smooth movement being the chief among these. Saying the reflections are the best part is kinda like saying the most impressive part of a song is the sampled audio.
tbh dress codes are fine as long as they are about looking professional and appropriate for a learning/working environment and not about ‘don’t distract the boys’ and slut-shaming, and as long as it’s enforced equally for all genders
it is the sexist attitude about it that needs to be changed, not the fact that there *is* such a thing as dress codes
Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It’s not easy but we enjoy every moment and eveny minute of #fatherhood . #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads
Okay I’m reblogging this again because I want to point out how beautiful this is and the sheer number of stereotypes it disproves. The stereotype that a gay couple cant be good parents. The stereotype that men know nothing about caring for girls’ hair. The stereotype that all gay men are feminine. The stereotype that black men abandon their children. The stereotype that people with a lot of tattoos aren’t caring. The stereotype that black people are too lazy to care about things like school- This picture is a beautiful thing and I love everything about it and it makes me regain confidence in the world we live in
Princeless – Book One: Save Yourself (2012)
Story: Jeremy Whitley , art: M. Goodwin
"And this one—-"
Protective clothing that actually protects is such a novel idea.
I featured the first three panels waaay back, but the broader context makes it even better!
OMG what a concept!!!
the chief has come home (x)
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW GOOD DREAMWORKS IS GETTING AT CGI BLINKING?! I have NEVER seen such a good blink- (No offense Disney all your blinking looks kind of flat still and I watched Elsa over and over to make sure) he opens his eye and it RIPPLES along the edge of the eye because of which muscle pulled upwards first IT’S SO PRETTY. AND THE EYE IN SHADOW DILATES MORE THAN THE ONE IN THE LIGHT…. (though technically both should have contracted first as he opened his eyes it still looks really good) the slight shifting in muscle movement while she’s drawing on his forehead- literally the program they are using to animate is spectacular and don’t even get me started on the mapping of the skin textures and freckles and each individual hair and the details of the eyes….
GOTHI’S NAILS ARE SPECTACULAR. THEY LOOK BRITTLE AND WORN LIKE NAILS SHOULD BE, AND HOW THE SURFACES INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER IS SO WELL DONE.
The paint even looks really fantastic, do you have any idea how great that is. Like fUCK as an amature 3D artist this is SO EXCITING. THey know how to get shit done and do it right. There’s no visible clipping, the hair gets pressed down when she moves her hand. UHG YES.
OKAY. OKAY. WHAT THE UNHOLY HELL. OH GOD I’M SO MAD. HANG ON LOOK, KEEP READING THIS AND I PROMISE I’LL BE MORE CALM.
In 2012, a 17-year-old boy named T.J. Lane killed three fellow classmates in a school shooting, and was sentenced to life in jail. But wait, that’s not the worst part. This kid pulled a few nasty stunts to really show how much of a pathetic monstrosity he is. In the courtroom during his trial, he took off his more formal clothing to reveal a white undershirt with the word “KILLER” crudely written on it. He was smiling and laughing while the case progressed through the day. And to top it off, when he was finally sentenced [to life in prison], he turned to the families of the victims he killed, and said, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. F—- all of you,” before flicking them off. As if this sick waste of human life couldn’t get any more disgusting.
AND NOW, FOR THE DAMN KICKER: This vile animal has somehow managed to fucking escape prison with a fellow inmate, and is currently on the run. I urge any and all of you to spread this info around and be fully aware of the tragedy this vermin has caused. He must be found and apprehended as soon as possible, and if I’ve made anyone more aware, I’ve helped this cause.
I WANT HIM OFF THE STREETS AND AWAY FROM EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW INFURIATED I AM. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OBSCENE LANGUAGE BUT I’M PISSED OFF AT THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THIS IS ONLY ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN.
he still breathing meanwhile Mike Brown is dead.
He is still breathing while thousands of innocent/unarmed/guiltless black people are deceased.