Sep. 2, 2014 @ 7:24 PM _
my class schedule is a mess and so is my face so imma go watch that sinbad show (im 2 years late i feel so bad)
Sep. 1, 2014 @ 10:39 PM _
Here’s my final for the Ladies of Literature zine project, organized by the wonderful Arielle Jovellanos. I chose Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus at age 19.
Mary was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, prominent feminist, and William Godwin, prominent anarchist. Quite a bit of those influences manifest in her works and letters, as she obsessively studied the works of both of her parents throughout her life.
Sep. 1, 2014 @ 9:41 PM _
the necromancer raises every last skeleton residing in the graveyard and shouts “HA-HA! THE RITUAL IS COMPLETE! AT LONG LAST, THE SOULS AND UNYIELDING BONES OF THE DEAD ARE MINE TO COMMAND!”
the skeletons, possessing no large intestines and thus being devoid of souls, are not bound to the necromancer’s will. as any good conjurer of the dead worth their hell-salt knows, the reason you conjure zombies and not skeletons is due to them possessing their vulnerable, soul-filled large intestines.
defeated, and irreversibly self-owned, the necromancer sulks back to their dank, awful cave, while the skeletons go on to become talented florists and gardeners, accomplished jazz musicians, and otherwise productive, successful and welcomed members of society
Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:50 PM _
Illustration & Art Wim Delvoye
Wim Delvoye is one of those nutty artists who literally creates everything in every medium. Literally. Sculptures, photography, installations, paintings, tattooing sedated pigs without PETA hunting for his head (from what we know), everything. Not to mention, his personal website is like SimCity meets Roller Coaster Tycoon
Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:22 PM _
Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.
Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.
When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.
Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them
But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right.