hey girl: you can use my shoulder as a rifle stand, as you’re the better shot of the two of us. (feminist mad max tumblr)
Everyday Sigils: A tumblr where you can commission magical sigils and symbols to deal with everyday trials, from the mundane to the sadly common.
"Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s."
Skylar is an experimental AI who 'learns' from the questions she is asked. The trouble is, she's on Tumblr, so she has mostly been learning about anime and bees. She's actually sort of obsessed with bees. [more inside]
Heartbreak, grief, the crushing reality of unrealized dreams, life's joyous moments, and coming to terms with it all. Just a Honeybucket, trying to get by: The Adventures of Honeybucket.
Slice your dominant hand all up with the shards of a wizard's amethyst. Classic 90s Scholastic paperbacks brought back to us by Neil Cicierega (previously). Contains cursing, nostalgia, ill wishing, Adolf Gruntpile, and disturbing cover art.
Shit People say to Women [film] Directors. Tumblr - Exactly as described. The first part of their About page states: SHIT PEOPLE SAY TO WOMEN DIRECTORS is an anonymous open blog for any female-identifying individual to submit personal accounts of absurd, offensive, threatening, or downright fucked-up “shit” people have said to you while working in the film business. [more inside]
MotiveWeight is a submission-based Tumblr dedicated to showing healthy weight loss before and afters. Among the submission rules are: You must be using healthy means to lose weight. Your picture will not be posted if you are underweight for your height. And you can't describe your before picture as ‘disgusting’.
Fruits of the Web is a blog that takes the often clunky and goofy world of scientific modeling out of context, reveling in the surreal effects of block men ironing, masks of points, and skeletons shoveling. Thankfully, they also tend to post source articles and videos so you can find out just why someone would make something like that. They also post other web ephemera, like strange Easter gifs and whatnot. Overall, just a nice little cornucopia of oddities. Occasionally slightly not work safe.
It is summer. The sun is shining. It is winter. The sun is shining. You aren’t certain, upon reflection, when the last time was that the sun was not shining. Tumblr's latest meme is Regional Gothic, in which the established Southern Gothic literary genre meets Welcome to Night Vale, and is applied to short, creepypasta-esque fiction of other regions, cities, and communities. The Meme Documentation tumblr provides an explanation and examples of the meme, more of which can also be found under the global regional gothic tag. [more inside]
What is this thing called? – a Tumblr site of odd devices with reader-submitted explanations.
Fictional user interfaces in film, TV and games. Kit FUI UI BAKA SciFi Interfaces VisualPunker: UI FakeUI Screens on screen [more inside]
Tales of Whoa: My attempt to document a lifetime of embarrassments and missteps. [via mefi projects]
Today, March 6, is Blackout Day, "a day where black people post, share, reblog, like, and distribute other photos of black people on social media. This includes Tumblr, Instagram, the petri dish known as Facebook, Vine, Twitter, and any other site that allows you to share photos." (FAQ, official master post)
The Lesbrary - "The humble quest to read everything lesbian: a lesbian book blog." Also see sidebar for links to other lesbian book blogs, websites, and online resources. [more inside]
Old Game Mags is a Tumblr that looks at the way game culture was disseminated before the widespread acceptance of the net: through specialty, hobbyist print magazines. It features snapshots from the past such as the obligatory fan art pages, covers, dev interviews, reviews, advertisements, and special features. The site has fairly regular updates, and features high quality scans.
Monster Pamphlets. Monsters for all your tabletop RPG needs. [slTumblr]
MB(ecket)TA: Samuel Beckett quotes on photos of Boston's snow. Frankly, a little too real right now.
Tumblr site Tober Ziegly mashes up Tumblr comments with stills from The West Wing to great effect.
"For many men, beauty, coolness, [and] desirability are gifts they alone can bestow upon women. They get baffled, even aggressive when you show you've known you possess those things all along." (BuzzFeed, trigger warning for hate speech) [more inside]
17 year old Leelah Alcorn died last weekend when she was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71; her suicide note (tw: suicide, transphobia) has been shared tens of thousands of times in the wake of her death, as part of her wish that her be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. "I want someone to look at that number and say “that’s fucked up” and fix it. Fix society. Please." [more inside]
in the iliad helen speaks the last lament for hector. the only man in troy who showed her kindness is slain—and now, helen says, πάντες δέ με πεφρίκασιν, all men shudder at me. she doesn't speak in the iliad again. homer isn’t cruel to helen; her story is cruel enough.[more inside]
Werner Herzog Inspirational Posters [SLTumblr] (brief but perfect)
Venture through the strange masquerade of Buffalo Bill Gates, but be warned: it is impossible to un-see the dreaded Putintin.
From the soon-to-be (and now actually) laid-off staff of Matt Taibbi's now-aborted magazine The Racket comes Racket Teen! Enjoy its collection of hip memes, hard-hitting cover stories, sexy freedom fighters, and deep investigative journalism, including the answer to the question that's been haunting us all: what really happened to Matt Taibbi?
Shanghai Tango - Whimsical illustrations.
How did the concept of the spiritual guide leap from Native American tradition to Internet irony? With the help of Tumblr, the Times, and Samuel L. Jackson. Your Spirit Animal: An Investigation
How the Internet Changed the World of Fashion: from seapunk and normcore to vaporwave and health goth.
And the Man Next to You... An oddly compelling tumblr with the tragic backstory of every character killed in the movie Under Siege
Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs For Feminism (YouTube; NSFW), FCKH8's new video campaign, has gone viral - attracting both praise & criticism. FCKH8's campaigns have sparked similar mixed reactions before. [more inside]
Drunk JCrew. Ever notice how drunk the models for J. Crew are? (Single link Tumblr)
"In my experience, the reminder that the sexual fantasy isn’t real, that the women who perform availability aren’t ACTUALLY available, that we aren’t ACTUALLY clamouring to be sexualized by men, that we control when the fantasy starts and stops, and that our performance is just that, a performance that requires compensation… well, some men find that hard to swallow." [more inside]