medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.
This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above? 

No.
Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?
Who is Sharbat Gula?

medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.

This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above?

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No.

Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?

Who is Sharbat Gula?

magical-unicorn-idina-menzel:

I love and seriously respect that Idina realizes that she’s tweeting to young, impressionable girls that really will believe her when she tells them they are beautiful!

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thehappysorceress:

Wonder Woman by SDCC 2014 by Terry Dodson

thehappysorceress:

Wonder Woman by SDCC 2014 by Terry Dodson

Headcanon Wednesday: Meredith’s assistant

This is something I wrote after watching my GF encounter Elsa in DAII last night and getting freaked out. 

Trigger Warning. This concerns abuse of mages, tranquility as a punishment, and someone losing their free will. I think it could be upsetting for some folks (I wrote it because it was upsetting for me).  

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Yeah. But I’m worried that they’ll do a shitty job and not market it, and then it’ll tank, and everyone will point at it and scream about how women can’t sell action movies. AGAIN.
Too true, of course. The old canard keeps getting nails in its coffin and even some studio execs seem to have the right talking points down now, but you’re right, it’s too early to get complacent :(

sinvraal said: Now if only they could make a good *movie*…

'struth.

But at least the odds of a good movie about a super-powered woman have gone from nil to low…

magesmagesmages:

sounds-simple-right:

badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
badscienceshenanigans
Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?


Well, let’s see. 

To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful. 

HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.

Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage. 

And the GH-325 project was born

To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.

*Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up. 

Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case. 

Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw. 

So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.

Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair. 

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THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.

:O

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armalis:


"Why are this many people following me? I should write them things."

When I switched over to this blog a little over a year ago, I didn’t anticipate ever breaking 100 followers, not to mention 200. So I think it’s time to show a little appreciation for those who showed up and stuck around.
What’s in the gift pile:
(1) FIRST PRIZE: 3,000-5,000 word fic
(2) SECOND PRIZES: 1,000-3,000 word fic
(4) THIRD PRIZES: 500-1,000 word fic
(UNLIMITED) PARTICIPATION PRIZES: under-500 word fic; reblogging this post wins you this one automatically, one per person (see below)
Rules:
Must be following me. First/Second/Third prizes are for current followers only, since this is to thank them for hanging around. The Participant Prize is for everyone, but you have to be following me.
Give me a prompt. I will not write rape/dubcon, explicit torture, explicit smut, or incest. Just about everything else is fair game.
First/Second/Third place winners are limited to ships from this rather lengthy list. These are ships I know I can write well, which means you’ll get a good fic in something resembling a timely fashion. If you win and want a ship not on that list, we can talk about it.
Participant Prizes: as long as it’s a fandom I know something about, go for it. Stick the ship/prompt in the tags of the reblogso I know what to write for you. If I have questions, I’ll hit up your inbox.
How to enter:
Reblogs only. You can reblog this post as much as you want, but it’ll only count once.
Have your askbox open. Winners will be determined either by a random number generator, or whether my cat meows when he hears your URL. I haven’t decided yet.
Giveaway ends 29 August 2014, at 11:59pm Eastern time. Winners will be chosen that weekend and notified on September 1st.
Unsure what you’re getting into? Here’s my AO3, and here’s my tumblr writing tag.
Questions? Ask away. Have fun!

armalis:

"Why are this many people following me? I should write them things."

When I switched over to this blog a little over a year ago, I didn’t anticipate ever breaking 100 followers, not to mention 200. So I think it’s time to show a little appreciation for those who showed up and stuck around.

What’s in the gift pile:

  • (1) FIRST PRIZE: 3,000-5,000 word fic
  • (2) SECOND PRIZES: 1,000-3,000 word fic
  • (4) THIRD PRIZES: 500-1,000 word fic
  • (UNLIMITED) PARTICIPATION PRIZES: under-500 word fic; reblogging this post wins you this one automatically, one per person (see below)

Rules:

  • Must be following me. First/Second/Third prizes are for current followers only, since this is to thank them for hanging around. The Participant Prize is for everyone, but you have to be following me.
  • Give me a prompt. I will not write rape/dubcon, explicit torture, explicit smut, or incest. Just about everything else is fair game.
  • First/Second/Third place winners are limited to ships from this rather lengthy list. These are ships I know I can write well, which means you’ll get a good fic in something resembling a timely fashion. If you win and want a ship not on that list, we can talk about it.
  • Participant Prizes: as long as it’s a fandom I know something about, go for it. Stick the ship/prompt in the tags of the reblogso I know what to write for you. If I have questions, I’ll hit up your inbox.

How to enter:

  • Reblogs only. You can reblog this post as much as you want, but it’ll only count once.
  • Have your askbox open. Winners will be determined either by a random number generator, or whether my cat meows when he hears your URL. I haven’t decided yet.
  • Giveaway ends 29 August 2014, at 11:59pm Eastern time. Winners will be chosen that weekend and notified on September 1st.

Unsure what you’re getting into? Here’s my AO3, and here’s my tumblr writing tag.

Questions? Ask away. Have fun!

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