The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

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Dark Night of the Soul - Philip Wesley

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Philip Wesley, Dark Night of the Soul

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Jan Davidsz de Heem. Detail from Vase of Flowers, 1660.

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Name: emma lee

Nicknames: patience (in woodwork class), terminator (in high school [it was affectionate i think {i do not resemble arnold schwarzenegger i promise}])

Birthday: 25th september
Gender: f
Sexuality: no thanks
Height:  162cm ish? so 5’ 4”
Time Zone: australian EST
What time and date is it there: August 30th 12:24pm
Average hours of sleep I get each night: i oversleep hugely, so about 10-11 hours usually
The last thing I Googled was:  eucalyptus dye
My most used phrase(s):  i don’t know / thanks / can i eat this
First word that comes to mind: entschuldigung (doing german lessons on duolingo whoop)
What I last said to a family member: wait

One place that makes me happy and why: hmmn i guess home in the right mood? we have a bit of land and being able to wander along the creek that runs through with our dogs, or sit up on the hill where you can see the whole valley, are pretty peace- & happy-inducing
How many blankets I sleep under: two at the moment
Favourite beverage(s): hot chocolate (the proper european stuff, should maybe post a recipe sometime), ginger beer
The last movie I watched in the cinema: ah i don’t go to the movies so often? it was probably the grand budapest hotel
Three things I can’t live without: contact lenses, music, a place to hide
Something I plan on to learn: all the languages, a martial art if i ever have the physical/emotional/psychological stability, watchmaking & clockmaking. i’d also like to go back to all the musical instruments anxiety/depression forced me to quit
A piece of advice for all my followers: i’m really not one to be dishing out advice, but you are all excellent n lovely. never be ashamed for being as you are
You all have to listen to this song: mmmaybe sincerely, jane; also just bought burn your fire for no witness & it’s great
My Blogs(s): this one, flickr

(thanks hwaemelec! all my absolute best wishes for the costochondritis to leave you alone soon :/)



Peacocks are rarely seen flying because that much majesty is hard to handle.

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Windows - Angel Olsen

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Angel Olsen - Windows

Get the fuck out of my face writing songs this good. 

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Leonid meteor shower off Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 1899;

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Nancy Liang

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time for haircut

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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming





Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

….You know, as a Literature student I find the way the commentary written for this absolutely hilarious. It uses hyperbolic language such as “whopping” to accentuate the figures in the article to make it appear that “adult female gamers” are a massive majority.

Then you look at the statistics. It may debunk stereotypes slightly, but having a margin of 1% is not “whopping” - it’s not even “great”. Especially when you consider than male gamers as a whole are still a majority (52%). This article also doesn’t give numbers, nor the size of the study pools. For all we know, they only had a pool of 1000 people which isn’t a proper scientific study when assessing a national census. It’s nice to see that female gamers are equalling out to male gamers, but let’s not arbitarily make this a war of the sexes. xD

The language in the article is not an “arbitrary war of the sexes.” There is a war of the sexes in gaming, but it’s one that male gamers (as a group) have been waging against women for quite some time, with harassment, death threats, rape threats.  (Please read this in particular. You’ll notice they were forced to disable comments. Can you guess why?) Gamers and game companies have been long claiming that women flat out don’t play games at all, and thus don’t count as gamers, are not part of the audience, don’t deserve input, don’t deserve safe gaming spaces, don’t deserve more games that are made with women in mind (or at the very least, games that have more playable women characters and less overall sexualized violence towards women). This has been going on for years. Women who speak out about sexism in games, again, receive rape and death threats. 

This study doesn’t prove women are a huge majority over men, but when women are completely dismissed in general, a 1% margin IS a huge deal. It shows numbers well high enough to counter the “girls don’t game” myth. It shows that adult women outnumber teenage males, so gaming companies can no longer act like teen males are the only demographic worth pursuing. When half the overall audience is women, even though male gamers have long insisted that women gamers don’t count at all, that’s huge. That’s a whopping great big huge deal. 

Reblogging for great article and great commentary. 

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N C Wyeth

'You shall have homes' (Illustration for McCalls)


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25K retweets and I’ve lost count of how many death threats. Keep reposting. #Ferguson #Racism #Progress

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