Gonna be doing more of these, and the rest of these requests, but this was the first thing I could get to because of school, and I might continue to be slow until the weekend because we have two big projects due this week.
There’s some terms that these young trans people don’t want to hear.
Okaaay this is bullshit. If you don’t like transgendered, that’s perfectly fine, but please don’t make up bullshit prescriptivist rules about how English works to have some pearls to clutch over it. You know what kinds of terms also end in -ed? Dark-haired. Right-handed. Neither of these things were done to me, they just qualities I possess. Much like how I’m… transgendered.
I’ve heard told that some non-trans people use it in such a way as to imply being transgendered is something that was done to one. That sucks! But that also isn’t the only usage of it. Much like any other kinds of words that sound the same, you have to react based on context, and not just unilaterally prescribe that word construction as Bad and Wrong and get one people’s case for it with absolutely no eye or care for actual context.
This woman is actively fighting to make life better for all of us. I’ll take her opinion on the language over some tumblrite any day. Never mind her opinion summarizes to “You don’t like it, don’t use it, but it’s not wrong.”
Reblogging to share/save the links, since I’d like to check them out but my internet is being a butt about actually loading them rn. Thanks, Piper!
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
Murky (color) by Structor
They’re coming back
Did a request for a friend - god tier Damara / w \
At first I was like “let’s draw a simple sketch”
3 hours later “NO THIS MUST BE PERFECT”
Octo-bear take II.
Revisited this… “Shirokuma of the Sea”. Such a majestic beast deserved more than a quick pass. Well, I also just felt like drawing some of my favorite sea creatures. Although, I forgot to put the derpy box-fish. hmm.
Did you know that sharks will go into a sleep like state, or tonic immobility, when flipped upside down? Just learned that a few weeks ago. Wow. Some orca’s have actually learned to flip rays (shark cousins) and sharks so they eat ‘em proper. I put my pancake and eggs to sleep before I eat them too.
So there: in honor of Shark Week, that shark is not suffering or dead - just asleep.
The rest are having a tickle fight.