Oh come now, Samuel- I’m sure as my #1 loyalest fan, you can use some of your animation award grant money to fund a project you enjoy so much, right?
I mean to do otherwise would be extremely rude.
I mean, really, fella. The nerve. Not willing to even put up a few bucks for the effort, but instead insisting that an unspecific third-party do it. How entitled is that?
Look, I’ve found myself wanting to get a comic commission from another artist just recently. However, I’m much too poor to afford the price, so you know what I am doing that this guy isn’t? With the artist’s permission, I’m working on producing it myself. I’m going to work for it instead of sitting around begging for free stuff. I’ve barely started, and I feel like I’ve already enriched myself considerably.
Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
December 5, 2013
It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.
It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
There are still a number of questions to be answered, including why police didn’t first try to negotiate with man before entering his building.
"A part of the great thing of living in this country is that you can enter parliament and the only thing they ask you to do is to turn off your cellphone, so you don’t disturb the parliamentarians while they’re talking. We do not have armed guards following our prime minister or president. That’s a part of the great thing of living in a peaceful society. We do not want to change that. "
can you even imagine if the u.s. mourned people killed by police
like a real national outpouring
that moment of silence should last for years
The kind of gun culture I approve of.
This is so surreal to me I can’t even comprehend
seriously from a U.S perspective this is like reading really eerie satire. look what gun-culture has done to us
i hope the family of that man who was killed, is finding peace in the show of love from their neighbors and compatriots.
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
Super Yakuza Bros by Eduardo Vieira
"YAKUZA MARIO, the king of mushroom drug dealers, YAKUZA LUIGI, the prince of green mushrooms. The evil princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, and her demonic guard!!! Are the Yakuza Bros a match for them??? “Traditional, Ink & Red Pencil, 2013
oh no luigi is hot
She’s probably allow people to write their names on her tits (in washable pen) and then pose with them for a picture but not much else (time constraints)
She’s open to all charities (yes, ha ha) but she really looks out for kids so I can see a kids charity. And while I see no problem with raising money for breast cancer, I’d rather the charities took aim at ALL cancers, so she’d probably do that one as well.
"Sign my boobs! It’s for the children!"
One of her Gran’s was a full fledged stallion, or mare. horse something. Because im a dork with my own theories on furry evolution i like to think that someone is born with mostly primary traits, like that of a kangaroo, but may have very LIGHT bits of other species if thats part of the family bloodline. like some horse genes in her, she gets a bit larger in stature, a lovely mane of hair, maybe snorts when she laughs, big bust, and mare + kangaroo on those thighs and butt oh gosh o3o (also one other trait i wont mention out loud huuuhuhuh >:3)
cuz iuno, drawing a half and half horse/roo or deer/cat or stuff just, gets a bit odd to me? haha.
So, you’re sayings she is a…quarter-horse! HA HA HA HA…I’m going to sit by myself for a while.
lmao is that an anonymous mask on his head
Lol of course it is :P
Nah but for reals, it’s a pic from the million mask march in London.
It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.
Allergic reaction? :P
Spicy food isn’t actually hot. Its an oil that triggers the pain receptors but its harmless.
You can OD on capsaicin. It’s also can cause chemical burns.