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baljitksingh:

I started this project by being inspired by Jamie C. Moore's work. She photographed her daughter who dressed up as five amazing women who made their mark in history. And so, I decided to do the same and make it around women of the arts. 

As much as we are surrounded by art in every aspect of our life, the arts I believe doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. From my personal experience at home, the idea of a career in the arts wasn’t a “real” job and was told it would get me nowhere…especially as a women. I wanted to help open up people’s minds and expand the term of what art is. Art isn’t just painting or photography but it can be everything from music to writing to performing. There are tons of unbelievable people in the arts but I chose these eight influential ladies who I feel can empower young girls everywhere.

- Baljit Singh

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lurea:

sentirlanada:

lostwiginity:

Interesting.

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Probably the best and most accessible explanation of the male gaze that I’ve come across.  

Male gaze= shots of women in a way that reinforces how straight males see sex objects

And that even though filmmakers are starting to include shots of men that objectify them—for the benefit of female/gay men—-that typical inclusion is significantly different than the way the male gaze is shot.

—the shirtless man is usually shot from farther away (not up close and intimate)

—the shot is static—not moving (panning) over the shirtless man

—that the man’s whole body is showing (not fragmented into parts)

—and the fact that the shot usually reinforces the man’s body strength, (which reinforces positive stereotypes for straight males as well)

And the fact that absolutely NONE of these apply to this shot of Cas!!

It’s up close—-the camera pans slowly over him—Cas is fragmented—and Cas is not showing any typical musculature or body strength that straight males would find reinforcing.

So completely coincidentally, SPN shot Cas in this scene according to all the conventions of introducing a female love interest….and defied all those same conventions for tossing in a male sop to female gaze.  

He’s just a nerdy looking dude in a coat and suit that is being shot as if he is the object of desire for the supposedly straight male who’s staring at him like he’s the last cookie on the plate.  

And Dean’s hungry.   

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sempaiko:

Once a week, every Monday, for 21 weeks… I will post a different “shade” of Castiel. ^_^ 

11/21 : Not!aDate Cas
You’re just shoved out, kicking and screaming into this human life, without any idea why any of it feels the way it feels, or why this confusion, which feels like it’s a hair’s breadth from terror or pain.”

Hope you all enjoy!

All the others: http://sempaiko.tumblr.com/tagged/21-shades-of-cas

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peashooter85:

The Disumbrationist School of Art,

In 1925 a Latin teacher and author named Paul Jordan Smith decided to challenge the norms of art critics after they had scornfully rejected his wife’s paintings.  His wife had taken up a hobby as an amateur painting, but made the mistake of submitting her work to professional art critics.  The critics tore her apart, sending her home crying.  After the incident, Smith thought about what made modern art great art, and concocted a weird scheme of revenge.

Taking his wife’s painting set, he quickly put together a painting he called “Exaltation”.  He purposely made the painting weird and bizarre while using the strangest themes and color schemes. After drawing a Pacific native woman holding a starfish, his friends commented that the starfish looked like a banana.  Thus Smith renamed the painting, “Exaltation, We Have No Bananas”. After taking the persona of a Russian artist named “ Pavel Jerdanowitch”, Smith showcased his painting in gallery’s all over New York City.  His painting received high praise, even from critics who likened his work to that of  famous artist Gauguin.   Paul, under the guise of Jerdanowitch, claimed that he had invented a new style of art called “The Disumbrationist School”.  He also claimed that the painting represented the breaking of the shackles of womanhood. The woman, he said, had just killed a missionary (if you look closely you can see the missionary’s skull sitting on a pole behind her). In addition, she had just taken a bite of a banana, even though women were forbidden to eat bananas on her island. She was waving the banana above her head to represent her new-found freedom.

The critics swallowed it all up, and before he knew it Jerdanovitch became a nationwide figure in the art world.  After receiving numerous more requests, Smith created more paintings, such as the painting below entitled “Adoration”.

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 and the ever popular “Gination”,

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Finally in 1927 Smith decided it was time to let the cat out of the bag.  He admitted that there was no “Pavel Jerdanovitch”, and that he had no training as artist, nor had he in fact ever painted before creating “Exhaltation”.  He was a fraud, and the critics had gulped up every bit of humbuggery that he shoved in front of them.  While Paul Jordan Smith was no artist, he certainly made one helluva con artist.

Since 2006 there has been held a yearly painting contest in memory of Paul Jordan-Smith and the disumbrationist school of arts: the “International Pavel Jerdanowitch Painting contest”.

(Source: museumofhoaxes.com, via destielhiseyesopened)

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petite-madame:

Purgatory: An amazing animated Supernatural video by volta1228

From the YT page: "What if there was a spin-off of "Supernatural" called "Purgatory" based on the storyline from season 8? Would you watch? Mock opening sequence for a pretend show, based on a storyline I can’t get enough of. ;)”

Leave the vidder some love HERE

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my-little-castiel:

dean-bangs-cas-in-the-impala:

bloody-men-with-blue-eyes:




Holy shit….

I don’t know what’s going on… but I like it

my-little-castiel:

dean-bangs-cas-in-the-impala:

bloody-men-with-blue-eyes:

Holy shit….

I don’t know what’s going on… but I like it

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workoutlivelove:

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rirygoesrawr:

cyanide-poisoning:

Men Experiencing Labor Pains

With their wives supporting them.

HAHAHHAHAHA TOO GOOD

I bet a kick in the balls would feel real good right about then.

“Men can handle anything”

“Women exaggerate everything”

And then they realized just how wrong they were

That was beautiful 

This is gold

omg i can’t stop laughing haha

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solluxey:

ghostgif:

anti-social-texting:

flamingos really piss me off like what the hell are they doing??????

lookin 4 tha party

single and ready to flamingle 

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cabinet-betteraves-crues:

Sketches on war by German painter Otto Dix

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sekahyyh:

cardsofclow:

decencybedamned:

HELLO FANFIC AUTHORS IT’S TIME FOR A VOCAB LESSON

  • wantonsexually immodest or promiscuous
  • wontona type of dumpling commonly found in Chinese cuisines

YOUR CHARACTERS SHOULD NOT BE MOANING LIKE A CHINESE DUMPLING OKAY THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT

either way, things are sure gonna get

steamy

GET OUT

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