A Neil Gaiman tweet prompts debate on Tumblr: what is the species of the hyperintelligent rodent publicist running Lin-Manuel Miranda's Twitter feed?
Found & Chosen is a blog from a collector of small toys, trinkets, charms, junk, baubles, whatnots, curios (and so on). Often arranged and presented as visually pleasing displays.
Le Projet Crocodiles (in French ; English version here) collects from Belgian and French readers true stories of (mostly) sexism, sexual harassment and sexual violence directed at women and turns them into comics where men are depicted as crocodiles. There is also a Brazilian version and a book. NSFW et TW for nearly everything. [more inside]
"Eating his stolen sandwiches in the stairwell, the grad student contemplates how his life has come to this." The Grad Student: A hollow head struggling to make it through a blocky world.
Wandering New York is a blog where amateur photographer Joseph Raskin posts new photos of various New York City neighborhoods every night.
“To be a witch is to be a woman with power in a world where women are often otherwise powerless.” [more inside]
The Disabled Life is a Tumblr by two Canadian sisters with comics that illustrate how everyday experiences impact people with a disability compared to their non-disabled counterparts. For example: they've heard them all before.
Cat is going to get booped on the nose [SLTumblr]
How Tumblr Users Transformed a Homophobic Post Into a Dystopian Science Fiction Lovefest [more inside]
Titan: Freefall, a one-shot superhero comic by Dan Tozek.
It's not quite replacing guns with dildos, but Guns replaced with Selfie Sticks is an enjoyable diversion on a Friday. See the Terminator posing for a motorcycle selfie, John Wayne getting the perfect selfie with a great cloud backdrop, or even Private Pyle taking a moment after prematurely finishing boot camp.
This is a beginner-level advice essay for people just getting started with building generators. It’s also for practiced experts who want a way to organize their knowledge. The advice is meant for any kind of generators: humorous twitterbots, fanciful art-making bots, level generators, planet builders, makers of music, architecture, poetry, and cocktails. (edit: it turned out to be 4000 words long, so enjoy the ride!) [more inside]
Comics artist Panic Volkushka imagines a present day scene [SLTumblr] between those Fox TV sons, Chris Griffin, Bobby Hill, and Bart Simpson (cw: discussion of abuse).
Five years after Radiohead's last album, myriad hints from the band marked May 1st -- Dawn Chorus Day -- as the date something big was gonna happen. The band ateased the web with rumours_of songs new and old, cryptic artwork, ominous mailers. But after years of waiting, nothing came... literally. Optimistic fans trying to pick up every last crumb_were left climbing up the walls_as they were shown how to disappear completely, with the band's official site and social media fading out
again, slowly dissolving little by little, one by one, before their very eyes.
It all came back Tuesday, as mysterious chirps and inkblots ushered in the sinister claymation music video for long-awaited track "Burn the Witch" [prev.], followed days later by an arresting P.T. Anderson-directed film for the somber elegy "Daydreaming."
While Radiohead's ninth album is not here now physically till June, it's available for download come 8th May_(today!) at 2 PM EDT on Radiohead.com.
It's gonna be a glorious day. [more inside]
Jewelry ad starring Gwyneth Paltrow, or the greatest and most enigmatic 2-minute horror suspense film of our time? Tumblr user rave sashayed thinks it's the latter. [more inside]
Everybody knows the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, but you probably don’t know about the Shit Pyramids of his father, King Sneferu.
Supper Mario Broth is a wonderfully obsessive blog devoted to all sorts of Super Mario Brothers minutia. Really, you are not prepared for this. Things like.... [more inside]
Everything you never suspected about the perils of raising a young Clark Kent. [SLTumblrFanfiction]
confirmshaming [via mefi projects, by danb] "when a site asks you to sign up for their thing and then the 'no thank you' link is some hot garbage." Submit your own screenshots right here.
First there was the tumblr, then there was the book, now there’s a Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book. It’s not a nominee, but in the meantime.
The modern adventures of the Solo family. Spoilers if you've been living under a rock since December.
"That feeling when you hit a million followers, make more money than your mom, push a diet pill scheme, lose your blog, and turn 16."
FIRST, there was the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator.
NOW? If you have Python installed, there is module cumberbatch.
NOW? If you have Python installed, there is module cumberbatch.
> pip install cumberbatch [...] >>> cumberbatch.full() 'Fragglerock Cabbagepatch' >>> cumberbatch.full() 'Bendandsnap Covergirl' >>> cumberbatch.full() 'Bakery Capncrunch'[more inside]
A short exploration of the history, present and future of the Internet's most animated image format, The Digital Materiality of GIFs.
Cult favorite punk cabaret duo Kiki & Herb released a Christmas album full of spiteful brio years ago that's been nearly imposssible to find since ...That is until Kenny Mellman (Herb) put the entire thing on soundcloud.
"Inside Tumblr's Teen Shoplifting Rings." A huge online community of anonymous high schoolers is raiding malls across America and then blogging about it. [more inside]
Women reacting to (and producing) harsh noise and sexy men of the synthesizer, two single-serving tumblrs from a WHPK dj (previously)
Gaming for Millennials: "Games such as Mass Effect allow a millennial to spend hours modelling my own face but prettier, something that has become important to me after years of Mad Men era advertising deriding my own self-image in order to have me buy their beauty products in a feeble attempt to feel better. Mass Effect also enables me to go out into a world of arseholes to battle some made-up concepts in order to gain made-up currency, something I imagine Wall Street executives braying over as they have a butler hold their dick at a urinal. What an outlandish idea! How could it be applicable to the real world."
Garfield minus Garfield Plus Lying Cat. (SLTumblr) In this remixed comic, Jon Arbuckle lives with a very different but equally dubious feline.
Hogwarts Nine Nine... Two great tastes that go surprisingly well together.
Eric "Bitty" Bittles was the 2010 Southern Junior Figure Skating Champion and played on a co-ed community hockey team in high school. Now he's a freshman at Samwell University and is on the men's hockey team. There's checking in college hockey. And Bitty is terrified of getting checked. So begins the cult-favorite web comic called Check, Please! [more inside]
Nihilisa Frank presents a pastel and neon utopia of pithy sayings to keep your despairing heart warm as you feel the weight of the universe crushing down upon you.
Germany’s famous unit of immortal soldiers pose with their heads in their hands, 1921. The Immortals, ordinary men resurrected from death by a process as yet unknown, served with honour in the First World War until they were liquidated (by being burned to death, the only way they could be killed) by the Weimar Republic in 1924. [more inside]
You're Not My Supervisor mixes Archer and Hannibal and makes me laugh. Perhaps it will do the same to you.
“Before the trip, Nigeria was a dim set of associations in my mind: my parent’s stories of their childhood, highlife cassette tapes, dated images from Google searches, negative news headlines, the taste of rice and stew. Going back gave me vivid experiences to call part of my life, to draw from when I talk about the country, my identity, what kinds of people I come from, and the roots of why I do what I do.”
you can't fuck osmosis jones. other things you can't fuck: ratigan, rats from secret of nimh, the alan rickman fish from help im a fish, the iron giant, the weed ghost from cartoon all stars to the rescue, mufasa's ghost, the horrible cgi dinosaurs from dinosaur, or many other cartoon things. The deets: on tumblr. on youtube (2m) (via @Monodi)
Kaycie D. is an animator and artist who grew up on Disney films and has used that inspiration to create her own anthropomorphized illustrations of the chemical elements.
Over on Tumblr, Jolly Good imagines an origin for Spider-Man more in keeping with modern times which the artist behind the all the things blog captures in a couple of key scenes.