tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s


oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.


I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.


"When someone says ‘move on’, you take their hand and tell them ‘my choice.’"


I’ve been intensely discussing this with Timber and the fact is, this quote right here, this is the entire idea, the entire theme of Dragon Age 2 summed up.

From the very start when Cassandra throws her book at Varric and demands he tell her the story, how he agrees but he does it his way. It is his choice.

to the end when Anders puts his life in your hands, when it is his choice to do so and your choice on how to move forward.

The writers have said that DA2 is about individual choice and freedom vs the security as a whole. That by turning their pages when their ready, they affect the story as a whole.

The quote speaks on the fourth wall, the player making each of their choices when ready and how they want. They move forward how they want.

It speaks to Hawke, whose entire life is built on choices and moving forward from a past as they are ready. It is Hawke’s choices that affects their family, it’s their choices that affects their future in Kirkwall, and it is their choice on whether to hang onto the issue or move forward when all is reduced to darkness. It’s Hawke who choose whether to help their companions turn the pages of their books or ignore them and lose them.

It even speaks to each of the companions:

To Isabela who chooses whether she wants to build friendships and become a better person or linger in the life she had before. Who chooses when she wants to admit he love for Hawke and not before then.

To Merrill who chooses what is more important her clan or her history, whether she wants to linger in the past or move on in the future. Who chooses whether she wishes to leave behind who she is and start a new story with Hawke in Kirkwall.

To Fenris who has to choose whether he wishes to remain filled with hatred or look for a new perspective. Who makes his own decisions on how to express his freedom and who he trusts. Who has to decide if he wishes to let Hawke help him, to help him move on.

To Anders who is forced between staying a loud but ignored force or refusing to be ignored once more. Who has to decide just who and where he wants to be in his fight for mages. Who does not trust himself to turn the next page at the end of it all when he is wasting away and asks for Hawke’s help, because while he can’t trust himself he knows he can trust Hawke.

And to Varric who knows that a good story is paced well, where every flip of a page should be done with a good hook and hanging end. 

And Aveline who follows this thought from start to finish, who remembers the big man looking so small in the Hospice cot and whose hands shook in hers as they turned those pages together.

To all of them who turn page after page together, creating a story Varric is proud to tell and they were all proud to live. A story that needs to be told and told right, with every flip of the page being your choice.



The Aftershocks

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!













Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay

I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:

Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.

I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.

The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’

Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.

Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them. 

I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts. 

Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.

I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.

Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.

Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.

Matthew 8:5-13


In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.


reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^

Saving for later, in case parents ever bring this up or I need to come out again and “for good”.

Reblogging for the history most people want to ignore.

I believe a lot of rules in Leviticus are taken as “if you do this, GOD WILL HATE YOU” but they mean “don’t do this, it’s not safe.” Case in point: don’t eat your own bodily discharge (Leviticus 15:1) but that’s unsanitary as fuck. Don’t do a guy in the butt? Safe sex is a recent invention, and improper anal sex can result in rectal bleeding. Especially when the only lube available in the ancient Middle East is probably feces.

All I’m saying is, even though it’s interpreted as a “these are things god is disgusted by” list, I believe Leviticus is meant as a guide to basic sanitary hygiene in the ancient Middle East.



Petition to throw away the ridiculous “Spider-woman” mantles (Which was literally only used to fill a trademark/copyright). I propose that Marvel rename all the Spider women with codenames befitting their talents and personalities, as apposed to being known as the counter part to spiderman.

Petition for Jessica Drew to hold the Mantle of Scarlet Spider.

Petition for Marvel to put jessica in a costume that isn’t stupid. Whats with the weird triangles that seem to sit squeezed between her breasts. Thats not how catsuits work Marvel.