14 10 / 2014

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

Woah…ten years…

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

Woah…ten years…

14 10 / 2014

"Still just sitting in a chair, with no head. There’s like a hole where my blood should be coming out."

Hank Green (via hankgreenoutofcontext)

14 10 / 2014

johnsfacewhen:

So I came back to my computer and my post for the day had 230 notes. French the llama! So, bonus image! Thanks to Hanklerfish Comics for the signal boost!
It’s Harry Potter week on John’s Face When! In honor of the Harry Potter Alliance’s Equality FTW fundraiser I will be posting Harry Potter themed posts all this week. Please go to their Indiegogo and donate or just spread the word.
Thanks! 

johnsfacewhen:

So I came back to my computer and my post for the day had 230 notes. French the llama! So, bonus image! Thanks to Hanklerfish Comics for the signal boost!

It’s Harry Potter week on John’s Face When! In honor of the Harry Potter Alliance’s Equality FTW fundraiser I will be posting Harry Potter themed posts all this week. Please go to their Indiegogo and donate or just spread the word.

Thanks! 

14 10 / 2014

Good Lord…I said it was fake and linked to the Snopes article talking about how this is not a thing and people are reblogging it like crazy and saying things like “Ugh, rich people and pretentious artists are so gross it makes me sick.”

THAT ART THING WAS NOT A REAL THING IT WAS MADE UP BY A RADIO SHOW THAT IS BASICALLY ‘THE ONION’ BUT ON THE RADIO IN CANADA OK NOW DID EVERYONE HEAR ME THIS TIME!

It is amazing to me though that fine art is so misunderstood and opaque and seemingly disconnected from reality that people think it’s possible to sell nothing for a million dollars. Especially when in fact art is deeply tied to and influenced by culture…it reflects and defines culture and is vibrant and wise and has depth and beauty. And it includes all of the stunning creations we reblog here on Tumblr all the time.

14 10 / 2014

Just in case anyone thought this was legit. This is fake and also made up and not real.
qrieves:

uoa:

tinysquids:

toxicwinner:

me

I fucking quit

i hate art

"where’s your homework"



Art is weird…it’s not /that/ weird. Learn more about it…with The Art Assignment.

Just in case anyone thought this was legitThis is fake and also made up and not real.

qrieves:

uoa:

tinysquids:

toxicwinner:

me

I fucking quit

i hate art

"where’s your homework"

Art is weird…it’s not /that/ weird. Learn more about it…with The Art Assignment.

(Source: thefakeoriginal, via tyleroakley)

13 10 / 2014

vondellswain:

Lately I haven’t been able to stop drawing great apes & fossil hominids. I draw them as one method of learning about them.
Here’s a little bit of me visually exploring probably the most culturally famous individual fossil hominid, an individual who lived about 3.2 million years ago on the land that is present-day Ethiopia, called “Lucy”, presumed female based on comparative pelvis physiology.
As part of the species afarensis in the group Australopithecus of the hominid family, “Lucy” was a close cousin of the family lines that all living humans descend from. Some earlier members of the group Australopithecus are ancestors of both “Lucy” and all humans. Lucy’s species, afarensis, is the closest relative of those common ancestors that we know of so far.
Lucy, the individual, was about 3 ft 7 in (1.1 m) tall, which seems very small to us but was not unusually short for members of the afarensis species. Generally speaking, members of the Australopithecus group had all the necessary hardware to walk upright, and probably did regularly.
More reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_afarensis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolution

Holy crap Vondell…can you make a comic about Lucy’s life? Because I would fund that Kicstarter…

vondellswain:

Lately I haven’t been able to stop drawing great apes & fossil hominids. I draw them as one method of learning about them.

Here’s a little bit of me visually exploring probably the most culturally famous individual fossil hominid, an individual who lived about 3.2 million years ago on the land that is present-day Ethiopia, called “Lucy”, presumed female based on comparative pelvis physiology.

As part of the species afarensis in the group Australopithecus of the hominid family, “Lucy” was a close cousin of the family lines that all living humans descend from. Some earlier members of the group Australopithecus are ancestors of both “Lucy” and all humans. Lucy’s species, afarensis, is the closest relative of those common ancestors that we know of so far.

Lucy, the individual, was about 3 ft 7 in (1.1 m) tall, which seems very small to us but was not unusually short for members of the afarensis species. Generally speaking, members of the Australopithecus group had all the necessary hardware to walk upright, and probably did regularly.

More reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_afarensis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolution

Holy crap Vondell…can you make a comic about Lucy’s life? Because I would fund that Kicstarter…

13 10 / 2014

My favorite Stanley Parable Ending yet.

13 10 / 2014

papertownsy:

Some things never change

13 10 / 2014

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youcoalition:


Big movements start with individuals. When many people make small changes in their personal lives, we create a place that’s safer and better for everyone. The Safer Community Pledge is a simple step people can take to stand up against sexual violence and harassment. We hope that this pledge encourages us to make small changes in our personal lives, and that it encourages us to continue discussing this critical issue.

You can take the pledge by sharing this post on your favorite social media site. By sharing, you’re committing to the following:

  • I pledge that I will always prioritize consent. I understand that consent is the presence of an enthusiastic yes rather than the absence of a no; and that consent cannot be given when someone is asleep or physically or mentally incapacitated.

  • I pledge that I will respect my partner’s wishes, and that I will not pressure or coerce them into doing anything that makes them uncomfortable.

  • I pledge to stand with survivors of sexual abuse or harassment by showing them compassion and respect.

  • I pledge to never blame the victim for any abuse they’ve experienced. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault.

  • I pledge to admit when I make mistakes, and to apologize for my actions. When someone tells me that I’ve said something sexist, victim-blaming, or otherwise offensive, I pledge to be open to their words.

  • I pledge to support conversations surrounding sexual abuse and harassment in a way that is respectful of my needs and the needs of those I am speaking with.

  • I pledge to create safer communities, both online and off.

After taking the pledge, we encourage all of you to let us know why you did so! We’ll be sharing responses publicly throughout the campaign. We hope this sparks discussion and shows how much support there is for positive change.

Join the discussion and join the movement! Pledge to make a safer community. 

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13 10 / 2014

aflowerlikerose:

Canvas painting of my Hank Green Typography quote I sketched up yesterday
“Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.”