televisonrulesthenation:

fancypancakes:

confused-companion:

whoever wrote this line needs to receive a medal

I will reblog this until my fingers bleed

Seth Myers wrote that line, that’s why he’s smiling.

televisonrulesthenation:

fancypancakes:

confused-companion:

whoever wrote this line needs to receive a medal

I will reblog this until my fingers bleed

Seth Myers wrote that line, that’s why he’s smiling.

huffingtonpost:

Are Nasty Comments Like These Keeping Women Out Of Science?

"It’s death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And with an accumulation of those experiences, women tend to walk with their feet."

Go here to read more infuriating stories about women in science. 

I am a woman scientist… and yes, I’ve met the occational male chauvinist. Heck, I had one for a boss for a few years… I had great pleasure in repeatedly rubbing his nose in the fact that he didn’t have a monopoly on neurons.

But beyond being a chauvinist, he was also a real asshole- to anyone he thought had less intelegence than he. Women of course automatically fit that description— but even men found themselves being treated badly. I dealt with it, ohh he pissed me off… but I dealt with it, and after I became the highest paid employee he had… I left him at a critical moment of my choosing.

Is it a “man’s world”? … perhaps…. but honestly, it has a hell of a lot more to do with how you prepare yourself and deal with it. I’ve never seen any woman who wasn’t mentally strong, fail. And sadly that’s what makes men tick…. I know women CEO’s … scientists.. successful and highly paid.. they are, in men’s world’s terms “ball busters” … and that’s just a fact.

I work as a scientist- I dont fucking wear heals and pretty blouses and slacks.. I wear friggin steel toed tennis shoes… and some ragged out tee shirt that I dont care about if I get grease on it.  Most of the time I dont even wear a lab coat! 

In short the one for sure thing I agree with in the post above is the use of the word infuriating .. because thats what I now believe most of these posts are designed to do: Infuriate.

corseque:

having to use your own art as reference cause you forgot how to draw

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queenmerbabe:

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….and “manholes” should make men feel real nervous, and women envious as hell too—- because you know… MAN-hole!!  uUAAHHhh!!. 
I can’t decide whether I find the apparent point of the above tweets comical …. or disturbing. 

queenmerbabe:

shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

….and “manholes” should make men feel real nervous, and women envious as hell too—- because you know… MAN-hole!!  uUAAHHhh!!.

I can’t decide whether I find the apparent point of the above tweets comical …. or disturbing. 

tastefullyoffensive:

Dogs Who Look Like Other Things [imgur]

Previously: Bears Doing Human Things

I often wish I could see what would happen to our culture relating to this apparent “battle of the sexes”… if every woman got a big ol’ weekly dose of testosterone.. and every man a weekly dose of estrogen.

I think part of living for both sexes should be to live two years as the opposite gender.  … then maybe both sides would STFU.

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…. ehh… but they probably wouldn’t.

Art/ writing reference masterpost: Birds

nopathfollowed:

http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idfeather.php

^ This is a collection of pictures of feathers of NA birds. Distinguishes between types of feathers and the sex of the bird they came from.

^Indexes of bird calls

^Bird skull indexes

(Note- all black and white illustrations below come from a cockatiel book,(I DID NOT DRAW THESE) and depending on the type of bird, this may vary.)

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The best way to understand a bird’s behavior/ looks is to see them in person.

  • Zoo
  • Farm
  • Pet store
  • Park / pond/ lake/ nature trail
  • Friend/ family member who owns one as a pet
  • Backyard
  • Nature center

If these are not an option, find an active live bird nest camera where you can see chick/ parent behavior. (You may not find one available during the off-season, ie when birds are not mating) There are some old links here- there may be a new live cam to watch every year.

Off season sites may have video highlights as well. (Youtube and Animal Planet are always valid options ;) )

********** If you have any helpful bird related reference materials, feel free to add them to this post!*************

This is my first ever reference masterpost, sorry if I fucked it up.

wannabeanimator:

The Ballad of Nessie (2011) | exploratory sketches - Andreas Deja

Each animator gets just a few scenes to animate, and the project is done. Nessie (under six minutes long) was animated by Ruben Aquino, Dale Baer, Randy Haycock, Mark Henn and myself.

Stevie Wermers-Skelton came up with film’s concept, and Kevin Deters joined her to co-direct.

We enjoyed working on simple, cartoony material again that was inspired by some of the Disney shorts from the 1950s. - Deja

Jet engines make great party favors! :P

Jet engines make great party favors! :P

“Scorching” : A type of practical joke among dragons in which one sneaks up behind an unsuspecting fellow dragon, and gives them a more litteral case of “the red ass”
"Backfire" or "Backflame": The resulting fire and potential explosion resulting from ignition of draconic flatus.

Scorching” : A type of practical joke among dragons in which one sneaks up behind an unsuspecting fellow dragon, and gives them a more litteral case of “the red ass”

"Backfire" or "Backflame": The resulting fire and potential explosion resulting from ignition of draconic flatus.