Love and Tolerate

I study psychology and Japanese. I do a lot of projects, mostly for conventions in the Seattle area like GeekGirlCon, EverfreeNW and Emerald City ComiCon. My guilty pleasures are Josei anime and manga, robots, glitter, yarn and snow. Not in that order. I am really interested in cross cultural psychology and minority issues within geek culture. This is just my space on tumblr but you can also find me at http://www.multicoloredglitterandrobots.com

womeninspace:

Mae Jemison with her suit tech Sharon Caples McDougle. The suit techs helped to fit astronaut pressure suits. On the ground they also took care of the suits and helped astronauts get ready for flight and training.
The text on the photo reads:

To Sharon,
It’s always wonderful to know that there is a person who has your best interest at heart. My dearest[?] thanks for keeping me safe - Definitely the best I could ask for.
Mae C Jemison
Besides we have too much fun together - Do it girl!

Read Sharons story on NASA JSC Oral History Project
Source: NASA JSC Oral History Project


This made my day.

womeninspace:

Mae Jemison with her suit tech Sharon Caples McDougle. The suit techs helped to fit astronaut pressure suits. On the ground they also took care of the suits and helped astronauts get ready for flight and training.

The text on the photo reads:

To Sharon,

It’s always wonderful to know that there is a person who has your best interest at heart. My dearest[?] thanks for keeping me safe - Definitely the best I could ask for.

Mae C Jemison

Besides we have too much fun together - Do it girl!

Read Sharons story on NASA JSC Oral History Project

Source: NASA JSC Oral History Project

This made my day.

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— 2 months ago with 846 notes

kimidori-rin:

Yuki, Haru, Natsuki, and Akira Papercrafts! :D

Templates from: http://niibi.blog24.fc2.com/

I do not own anything like the pictures and the apps used… :D

(Want Coco next :D)

There goes any plans to be productive today…

(Source: mechanizumu, via tsuritamathursdays)

— 2 months ago with 398 notes
#tsuritama  #cute  #paper craft 

tedtheodorelogan:

cyborgcap:

Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #28

If you’re not familiar with Ultimate Marve, that’s Miles Morales as Spider-Man instead of Peter Parker. This is him without the costume:

image

Kinda puts that interaction in a different light.

(via queerhawkeye)

— 3 months ago with 42814 notes
#race in comics  #spiderman 

variations-reversed:

an informative powerpoint by me

I really appreciate that someone went to the effort of voicing these concerns.

(Source: shooshpappery, via raikissu)

— 3 months ago with 26327 notes

medievalpoc:

heartsalchemy:

medievalpoc:

Peter Lely

Portrait of Elizabeth Murray

England (c. 1650)

Oil on canvas, 124 x 119 cm

[x] [x] [x] [x]

I think I have seen pictures of this before, in high school maybe, but I don’t remember there being a second person before. I seem to remember this image being cropped differently too, which is very disturbing because now that I see the entire painting, the way I remember it being cropped was very clearly and deliberately intended to remove the person holding the tray of flowers.

Since we’re throwing haymakers at the kyriarchy today, I think this is something that we should really be talking about too, because it happens

ALL. THE. TIME.

Level 1: People of Color from Medieval, Renaissance, and other Early Modern European works were often literally painted over in later decades or centuries.

For example: In this painting, Giulia de’Medici (the child) was painted over in the 19th century:

Level 2: It was very fashionable in a lot of 17th and 18th century paintings to have a Black servant featured in portraits of very important historical figures from European History.

Honestly? They’re practically ubiquitous. A lot of the very famous paintings you’ve seen of European and American historical figures have a Black servant in them that have been cropped out or painted over.

Those silly stock photos from your American History Professor’s Powerpoint?

Your Professor’s PowerPoint for “George Washington”:

The actual painting:

Your professor’s Powerpoint on Jean Chardin:

The actual painting:

PowerPoint on Maria Henriette Stuart (with some commentary about the Habsburg jaw):

Actual Painting:

But, because of whitewashed history curricula, teachers and professors continue to use the cropped images because they don’t want their lecture to get “derailed” by a discussion about race.

These images are also more commonly seen on stock photo sites, including ones for academic use.

I honestly can’t find anyone really writing about this, or even any analysis on how often the cropped photos are used.

The reason they are so easy to crop out is because of the the artistic conventions which reflect the power hierarchy:

Oil paintings of aristocratic families from this period make the point clearly. Artists routinely positioned black people on the edges or at the rear of their canvasses, from where they gaze wonderingly at their masters and mistresses. In order to reveal a ‘hierarchy of power relationships’, they were often placed next to dogs and other domestic animals, with whom they shared, according to the art critic and novelist David Dabydeen, ‘more or less the same status’. Their humanity effaced, they exist in these pictures as solitary mutes, aesthetic foils to their owners’ economic fortunes.

This is drastically oversimplified, but at least it addresses it directly.

If anyone knows more on any studies or statistical evidence on this tendency, feel free to add it.

"Educators continue to use the cropped versions of these photos because they don’t want their lecture to get derailed (due to) a discussion about race."

— 4 months ago with 32676 notes
#art history  #racism  #hidden history 

fjdesanto:

keikilanidraws:

FINALLY A SCANNER!! *laughs*

Back home now, where I can gather and scan all my archaia cyborg doodles from the holiday weekend into one post XD

Those horrible fuzzy photos of them were SO bad

@marcusto

So awesome!!!

— 4 months ago with 63 notes

bioluminescentprincess:

Giveaway time, wooOoohoo!

Le Prize: A collapsible 3/4” HDPE “Pretty in Pearl" hula hoop from dreamclub! <3 Custom size, up to 36” :)

(photos show hoop coiled down <3)

Le Rules: 

  • must be following bioluminescentprincess
  • don’t delete this text
  • only ships to the U.S.! (sorry >.<)
  • one reblog = one entry
  • reblog as many times as you’d like!
  • DON’T DELETE THIS TEXT
  • SRSLY don’t delete the text on this post ok you definitely won’t win if you do that

I’ll be choosing a random winner on December 11th- early enough for me to contact you, you to reply with an address for me to ship to, and for you to receive your new hoop friend all just in time for Christmas! :D

Good luck~! :* :* :* :* :*

Eeeeee!

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— 4 months ago with 9034 notes

kurtiswiebe:

Pictures from the fun signing at Taz Comics in Vancouver today.

I’m internet famous! Not really, but I met one of my favorite comic book writers and a fellow shop lady!

— 4 months ago with 83 notes
#rat queens  #nerd 
Diane →

theyearofelan:

As some of you know, I had a bit of an altercation today with a woman named Diane on an airplane.

I had a great time antagonizing her, reading your responses, and just generally trying to have fun with an irritating person. But I did have a point and I just want to put it out there.

I know I can…

Yup, this times 1000 percent.

— 4 months ago with 2921 notes
#be nice