A Wild Ninja Panda

This is a more personal line of Tumblr thought for Amanda Lien (alienfirst). Reblogs and random commentary ahoy.

Freelance game artist and illustrator, teacher, and is in the throes of comic making. Has relations with crime dramas and Pacific Rim.

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graynbow:

Do you ever fangirl so hard that you just…

embarrass yourself. Alone. In your room.

(via pornyshiptimes)

hetamushitama:

hellboyfriend:

heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr

there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way

i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience

like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again

Prof’s anecdote is the kind of thing that stops me from reblogging almost any “HAHA look how stupid the OP is” post I see on my dashboard. If said stupid OP post is largely harmless and I feel like the OP isn’t in jeopardy of being piled on by anon hate based on the content, I consider reblogging it, but otherwise I worry that I could potentially, indirectly cause something terrible to happen. That reblogged post links back to them directly. ”Well, they’re the one who said something stupid in the first place,” someone might say, but. I just…cannot hold young people responsible for Being Stupid In Public, not to mention it’s always felt like it just feeds into shaming culture. I don’t hold it against any of you individually if you reblog such posts, but personally that is where I stand, and I’ve been meaning to bring it up in some way or another for a while. I think it’s something worth considering.

I’m sorry if I’m overstepping any boundaries here, and I hope none of you take this as an attack. Please feel completely free to disagree with me, and regardless, use this wild and crazy website in the way you think is best.

A+ post, could not agree more. I’d like to include that no one should really do this to ANYONE regardless of age. I’ve seen far too many friends hurt because someone took something the wrong way, something was blown out of proportion, or just the typical tumblr culture took over and things were blown out of hand.

The message function is there for a reason, more people should us it.

greekamazon:

Drawing your friends is weird.  

Like, you have to pay more attention to their faces than usual, and you realize that they have features that are super great to draw and features that are super awful to draw and then you want to send them text messages like I LOVE YOUR EYEBROWS or FUCK YOUR BEARD.

The truest of words

hetamushitama:

tomofswindon:

Danae Mines has just become the first female firefighter to appear in FDNY’s Calendar of Heroes. A Bronx firefighter for 11 years, she was initially refused a place in the annual fundraising beefcake calendar.

“I wasn’t going to let anyone tell me I couldn’t do what I wanted to do,” Danae said. “I was determined. I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job.”

http://nydn.us/1sWVAal

Hells yeah

What’s really sad is that some of the firefighters she worked with were probably completely against this.

This is so awesome and all the ladies in the fire service deserve all the respect, because it is often so hard for them to get that. My mom and stepdad were in New York when, after 9/11, there were events celebrating those in the emergency response service. There were so many people that did not believe my mom was a firefighter even though she showed PROOF. They needed confirmation from my STEPDAD that she was who she said she was.

stuffman:

image

People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

(via priellan)

jollysnidge:

Take note fanfiction writers

Reblogging simply because I don’t see anything from Evolution ever and this delights me.

(via lacigreen)

itseasytoremember:

saving-planets-deducing-things:

this applies to all fandoms 

and if you say “not my fandom!!” you are that half

(via cvilbrandt)

Someone tell me it’s okay to delete all meme asks (written or drawn) I’ve ever gotten because I’ve kept them because I want to give people the answers/art because they took the time to send an ask, but just looking at them is stressing me out.

There’s too much to do and doing art for even those color meme things takes me 2-6 hours to do, averaging on 4 hours and I just CAN’T.