Primate Typings: The Tumblr

Touch typing would be easier with opposable thumbs

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Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

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My workflow for Comixology

monkeypipestudios:

This originally appeared as a blog posting here.
"Hero Code Theatre of War Prologue. A long title for a book which took me a long time to format and get right for Comixology Submit.

It got accepted today, but not after a lot of back and forth, to and fro, up and down.

The original art…

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The Cost for Women Working in Comics

divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate advances, joking at the expense of the fat girl, the not “hot” girl, picking up and carrying around the short girl, creepshotting the cosplayer, stalking the professional. 

You know, sexism. Violence. Attacks intended to create doubt and fear.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

CALL OUT OTHER GUYS. If women doing this for themselves really really worked, I wouldn’t have to be saying this. 
Start culling guys from your personal and professional circles that are bad citizens, that you have to apologize for.

CALL OUT MISOGYNY AND SEXISM. Intervene. Speak up. Vocally reject things like the “Big Cans” promotion at NYCC on your blogs, Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, right then and there when it happens.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH. We’ve been paying and paying. I’ve paid with my health, self-esteem, and sense of safety. Other women have paid more.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO FUCKING HIGH. 
Men, help us lower that cost so it’s the SAME AS YOURS: hard work.

(Please share the hell out of this>)

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flavorcountry:

kiranwearsscienceblues:

Do you want to pretend you’re on a starship? By more than just engine sounds?

Then do I have the YouTube channel for you!

I use white noise videos a lot lately to drown out my dad’s snoring, but oh my god this is the best.


YouTube user ender4lyfe has made a number of starship ambience white noise videos, but unlike other starship white noise videos, the sound is not just limited to the sound of the engine or warp core. They have included a multitude of other sound effects to make you really feel like you’re right there on the starship, including opening doors, button bloops, and even conversations among the crew in the background! In the Voyager Warp Core one (which is the one in the thumbnail), you can hear B’Elanna and Tom arguing quietly in the background, and in Ten Forward, you can hear Keiko talking about her day. 

Included in the channel are:

  • TOS USS Enterprise Bridge 
  • TNG USS Enterprise-D Bridge (+ extended version which is an hour long)
  • TNG Ten Forward 
  • TNG USS Enterprise-D Engineering Warp Core
  • TNG Cargo Bay 
  • VOY USS Voyager Bridge 
  • VOY USS Voyager Engineering Warp Core
  • DS9 Infirmary 
  • DS9 Quark’s Bar (Busy Night)
  • DS9 Quark’s Bar (Slow Night)
  • DS9 Station OPS

Go forth and let your imagination soar, fellow officers (or foreign dignitaries, civilians, crew families, etc.)!