In a past life, i was a koala

now i'm a sloth bear

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So Marvel decided to make Thor female. Which is cool. Except that they’re intending to appeal to women and girls… but their concept art for female Thor has boob armor, no shoulder/stomach mail, and… yeah. Fixed. :)

So Marvel decided to make Thor female. Which is cool. Except that they’re intending to appeal to women and girls… but their concept art for female Thor has boob armor, no shoulder/stomach mail, and… yeah. Fixed. :)

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36 Homemade Popsicle Recipes By Artsy Mama

1. Rainbow Pudding Pops by Sandy Toes and Popsicles
2. Raspberry Limeade Ice Pops
 by Poofy Cheeks
3. Orange Julius Popsicles
 by A Night Owl
4. Banana Split on a Stick
 by Damy Health
5. Mango Popsicles
 by Katy She Cooks
6. Root Beer Float Pops
 by Erin Cooks
7. Pineapple Coconut Cilantro Popsicles
 by Keep Your Diet Real
8. Blackberry and Lime Popsicles
 by Baked Bree
9. Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pudding Pops
 by Endless Simmer
10. Lemonade Stand Popsicles by Somewhere Splendid
11. Cereal and Milk Popsicles by The Little Foodie
12. Pomegranate Yogurt Pops by The Kitchn
13. Easy, Creamy, Lemon Dream Popsicles by Whipped
14. Fresh Fruit Popsicles by PopSugar
15. Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles by Pass the Sushi

16. Berry Yogurt Popsicles by SkinnyTaste
17. Peaches and Cream Popsicles by My Baking Addiction
18. Frozen Smoothie Pops
 by Culinary
19. Boston Cream Pie Popsicles by Something Swanky
20. Homemade Frozen Jello Pops
 by For the Love of Food
21. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles
 by Chocolate & Carrots
22. Sunshine Pops
 by Martha Stewart
23. Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles
 by ShowFood Chef
24. Lemonade & Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
 by Eat Good 4 Life
25. Honeydew Popsicles by Pass the Sushi
26. Watermelon Pops by Kraft
27. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popsicles by All Day I Dream About Food
28. Cookies and Cream Popsicles by Just Baked
29. Nutella Fudgesicles by Daily Waffle
30. Mango Orange Yogurt Popsicles by 6 Bittersweets
31. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles by Bakers Royale
32. Chocolate Cheesecake Ice Pops by Babble
33. Piña Colada Popsicles
 by Becoming Bettty
34. Double Rainbow Quick Pops
 by Zoku
35. Ice Pops
 by Bakerella
36. Samoa Popsicles
 My Baking Addiction

This has been sitting in my drafts box since I began this blog. Mainly because I started in August and Summer Hacks were kind of pointless heading into Winter. 

Delicious Recipes, and who doesn’t love popsicles. HAVE AT THEE

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You go Emma!  Watch this plus-size poel dancer show Simon Cowell how it’s done.

Look at Simon. He gave a thumbs up. You go girl! Simon gave you a thumbs up. The cranky jerk just gave you a thumbs up. You is bomb ass Bishhh!!! Yes yes you is!!!

Wow, I wish I could do that, jesus christ and what a hottie, like whoa!

Reminder that your worth, your health, and your happiness have nothing to do with some arbitrary number printed on a clothing tag.

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Dan Fessler is an artist and independent game developer currently working on Chasm. He writes about art, technology, and game dev. You can follow him on twitter@DanFessler
Building off from last post’s topic about Pixel Purism; how it’s more important where you arrived than how you got there. I wanted to share with you a method I’ve been developing with my environment work on Chasm for turning Photoshop into the most powerful pixel art tool using what I’m calling “HD index painting”. I’ve shown it to a number of people and each time the reception has been through the roof. If you’re unsure what index painting is, then I recommend you read the previous blog post as it defines it as well as several other terms that we will be expanding upon here.

If you remember from last time; Index painting involves using “dirty” tools (tools which lay multiple colors at once) within a pre-defined indexed palette. Photoshop doesn’t inherently allow for this behavior. If you index an image in Photoshop all of the “dirty” tools become locked or reduce their functionality to not be dirty. No more soft brushes, smudges, gradients, etc. The one way around this is to paint with dirty tools first, then index the image to either a generated palette or a pre-defined one (Kiwi has excellent tutorials on this method here). But with that method you never truly know what the end result is going to be until you index the image. A lot of what you thought would look nice when color-reduced ends up looking like a mess or gets lost entirely and requires you to spend lots of time cleaning up the image pixel-by-pixel. It’s a great way to get a head-start on a composition, but still cumbersome. But what if I told you there was a way to use soft brushes, smudges, gradients, and all your favorite dirty tools, but remain within an indexed palette? It’d blow your mind right? Well here’s how.

HD Index Painting


Why “HD?” The backbone of this method that makes all the magic happen is the concept of manipulating higher resolution data than the end result. Instead of painting directly with an indexed color palette, you’re always painting in HD which then procedurally gets mapped to the indexed palette. For every color ramp you define your source data is 8bit allowing for a possible 256 colors, with no limit on the number of ramps you define. Typically when dealing with pixel art you’d map that to 32 colors or less. What’s most important though is the indexing is non-destructive. All of the high resolution detail is retained allowing you to do things that no other index painting tool allows, essentially making this the most powerful “pure” pixel art tool in existence.

You can download the PSD used to create the following gifs HERE

So what can it do?:

Pixel-bush, AA-brush, Soft-brush

Procedural Dithering

Dither Sampling

Dither Patterns


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Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.

Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."


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[We] must teach our students not only to listen to stories, but to listen to them critically; asking themselves questions like “who is speaking?”, “who is being spoken for?”, “what larger narratives is this story supporting?”, and “what additional stories are being silenced by this one?” In a brilliant TED talk, the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks about the dangers inherent in a “singular story.” Although Adichie is speaking of singular narratives about Africa and Africans, the idea can be easily applied to other issues. Singular stories can ensnare us, make us so accustomed to one way of thinking that we can no longer imagine there are alternative narratives possible.
The Shame of Fat-Shaming,” Sayantani Dasgupta (via saathi1013)

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