can we please stop doing this to artists? if you like what they did and think it’s beautiful, respect them. don’t do this. it’s so obnoxious and rude and i hate seeing it because i’ve had people do this to me before and it’s a horrible feeling let’s just not do this to artists okay
*ALERT: 22 year old Sudanese model has been missing for almost 2 weeks.
- Full name Ataui Deng Hopkins (niece of Alek Wek)
- Lives on Essex Street on the Lower East Side (NY)
- Last seen on August 6th around midnight, exiting a night club in the vicinity of 251 West 48th Street in Manhattan (the location of two nightclubs, XVI Lounge and The Attic, The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at the latter, where she was attending an event for Major Model Management.)
- Police describes her as 6’1” - 110lbs - black hair - dark complexion - slim build
text: 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577
all calls are confidential
photo: kristiina wilson
i drew a bunch of elves of color!!
This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.
I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.
They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.
In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.
Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson?? (from Anonymous)
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
I decided that my circumstance was severe enough to start a gofundme campaign. Please take a moment to read my current situation.
I’m Ashley. I’m a 20 year old animation student in Atlanta Georgia. When I started college almost 4 years ago, I thought my time here would fly by easily. Unfortunately, during the winter break of my first year at SCAD, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The numbness in my feet and hands meant that I had to drop art classes and take lectures instead. I’ve accepted that I have to get through school at my own pace and that “graduating on time” doesn’t really have a meaning for me.
Since my diagnosis, I’ve lived in constant stress over bills. I have no health insurance. I do not come from a wealthy family. I’ve had trouble keeping any minimum wage job because of my health. My parents still receive my hospital bills from several years ago and they’ve been slowly paying them off and deferring my student loan payments.
Recently, I’ve experienced an attack similar to a heart attack. Considering my age and the fact that I haven’t had any sort of treatment for my MS in months, the doctors at the ER agreed it was more of a musculoskeletal problem than anything affecting my heart. Regardless, many tests were run on me during the countless hours I was at that hospital and I fear the bills that the trip to the ER have created.
My girlfriend and I are both unemployed and I am too weak and unable to provide any sort of work for money.
So I’m here asking for help.
Please consider helping me or sharing my story with your followers.
PLEASE REBLOG AND DONATE IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO.
I CANT T BELIEV
WHO THE FUCK IS GOING TO FUDN THIS
ALSO THEYRE USING THE FLEXIBLE FUNDING PROGRAM WHICH IS A BIG NONO
USUSALLY KICKSTARTERS HAVE A SET GOAL, IN THIS CASE 17 000$ AND IF THEY DONT REACH THIS GOAL AND ARENT ABLE TO FUND THE EVENT,THEN ALL THE MONEY WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE BACKERS WHO MADE A PLEDGE
BUT WITH FLEXFUNDING, THEY GET TO KEEP HOWEVER MUCH THEY MAKE, NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT IS
SO LETS SAY THAT THEY MIRACULOUSLY REACH ABOUT 15 000$
THEY COULD EASILY SAY ‘WELL ITS NOT 17 000$ SO WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO FUND DASHCON, SO IT’S OFF’
BUT THEY STILL GET TO KEEP THAT MONEY AND DO WHATEVER THEYD LIKE WITH IT
DO NOT FUND THIS
This is not us.
I repeat, THIS IS NOT US.
To quote the OP, DO NOT FUND THIS.
Running a funding campaign is not something we’re currently doing, nor do we intend to in the future. We don’t know who is responsible for that Indiegogo campaign, but we will be contacting them today in regards to the fraudulent nature of such a campaign, as it’s not connected to the advertised event in any way.
Furthermore, we have not disappeared. We’re simply taking the time to clean up the significant damage done a few weeks ago. There are a lot of changes being made, but those take time. In fact, this process is far more time consuming that any of our projected timelines would accommodate. However, these are things that must get done. So, we ask once again, please bear with us while we, the remaining staff, do what we can to fix an otherwise dismal situation.
That said, this sort of blatant fraud needed to be addressed and be addressed immediately. Apologies if anyone believed, even briefly, that this was connected to us in any way. Once again, THIS IS NOT US.
DO NOT FUND THIS.
Please signal boost so no one falls victim to this scam.
Thank you for your time.