Crafty With a Chance of Crazy

Just your usual crafting college art major. I go to Harry Potter Club, play video games, fiddle with my Ocarinas, and craft, all in one day.
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urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

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Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

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visambros:

walkersinthelockers:

It’s October! You guys know what that means right?

You guys probably think you know what this is, but you really don’t. Watch it, you won’t regret it.

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mtakara:

New York Comic Con sketches


for commission, sketchbook or nycc sketch: mtakaraart@yahoo.com

ofchaosanddelusions:

bluedoctorsbelle:

So people can read the stories they’ve forgotten about…

First it was funny THEN IT WAS PAINFUL.

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Gregorian,
Masters of Chant Chapter V

yeidldeidlmotherfucker:

whimmy-bam:

reichenballs:

mrjackles:

the-bookmobile:

Gregorian monks singing “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT FUCKING NOW

Why is this a thing that exists?

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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

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"on the boooooolovarrrd of brooookennnn dreeeemmsss"

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pandavalkyrie:

Hey kids, if any of your conservative relatives try to blast Obama for being unamerican because he saluted a soldier with a cup of coffee in his hand:

  • He’s the commander in chief
  • protocol states he doesn’t have to salute back at all
  • in fact presidents didn’t salute pre-Reagan
  • it just wasn’t something they did! 
  • it’s purely for show now
  • image

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