October12014

lacartetreizieme:

thirteendevils:

The Haunted Dollhouse ~  Otterine’s Miniatures

Hazel.

Hazel.

Haaaaaaazelllllllllllllll

Oh yes I’ve seen this one (and her other AMAZING dollhouses). I have a link to her on my own blog! Her attention to detail and the humor of it is absolutely wonderful. LOVE her stuff.

(Source: maudelynn)

12AM
selfcallednowhere:

JOHN
YOUR HAIR

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selfcallednowhere:

JOHN

YOUR HAIR

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September302014
September292014

Holee molee I am cracking myself up with these Elves. Here’s Maedhros now:

And here are his mom and dad for comparison:

He actually looks like both of them. Okay, I’m doing these in Photoshop so it’s just a matter of overlaying the mother’s and father’s faces on top of each other and then redrawing something in-between, so it’s not like I’m getting a likeness out of my head, but still. For some reason I’m just finding it really funny.

September282014
7PM
gothiccharmschool:

doctorbleed:

New “Vampire: The Masquerade” sourcebook.

Whereas my reaction was "Is that baby Gerard Way? Is this fan art for a wacky ice cream shop AU?"
… I suspect I need coffee.

Just pointing out that ‘baby Gerard Way’ is redundant.

gothiccharmschool:

doctorbleed:

New “Vampire: The Masquerade” sourcebook.

Whereas my reaction was "Is that baby Gerard Way? Is this fan art for a wacky ice cream shop AU?"

… I suspect I need coffee.

Just pointing out that ‘baby Gerard Way’ is redundant.

1AM

thats-slightly-raven:

People who have a superiority complex based on their enjoyment of vintage music or books are some of the most annoying people in the world and if I ever hear you ridiculing someone just because they may not enjoy listening to the beatles whilst reading to kill a mockingbird and sipping a cup of hibiscus green tea i will literally come to your house and staple your nipples to your elbows 

I knew somebody who thought Sid Barrett was the coolest thing ever to the point where he was really into Robin Hitchcock because he kind of sounded like Sid Barrett. He just thought it was so cool and edgy or sad and hip or something that he went mad.

He also had a rant about the Derek and the Dominoes song Layla, which he hated with a passion because it was so popular and everyone thought it was so great.

Right, okay. Now most people don’t know this but there is a Persian tale of a boy who falls in love with a girl, but her parents won’t let them be together. He ends up wandering the desert singing songs so beautiful and piteous that the wild animals gather round to listen to him. The locals call him Majnun, which means Madman.

And the girl’s name? Layla.

Now that’s kind of obscure, sure; but what Jim Gordon did, who wrote the famous piano solo at the end, is a little more well known. He killed his mother after developing schizophrenia.

I mean for someone who worshipped madness and thought it was cool and edgy, seriously, could you ask for a better song?

What a pretentious wanker.

(via arse-moriendi)

September272014

Joe’s new Stickley cube chair all finished and up (with lots of pictures) at my fledgling miniatures blog, The House That Joe Built. Check it out!

6PM
September262014

SJ Is Andy’s New Fandom

delwynmarch:

hazelhaegtesse:

I guess I mostly agree with that, but I don’t know. I do still think that even in the social justice world outside of tumblr (i.e. where the “adults” are) we/they can be really slow to recognize abuse and/or call people out, but given how he purposefully skews things to a younger and less experienced audience I can’t say I’ve got a lot of faith he’ll get enough criticism. I know there are plenty of people on it already, so maybe it’s different, but I just can’t help but remember how a documented sociopath (HS) and narcissist who admitted attempting to murder his girlfriend once was defended and supported within feminism and by feminists (I mean, assuming anything that asshole says about himself is even remotely true). I’m sure he’s still supported within feminism by some people.

That’s… Ugh… Yeah, I see what you mean now =_=

And yeah, I have no doubts that if Andy gets into that world, he will get his own group of defenders, but frankly, I think that says more about the gullibility (if not downright stupidity) of some people in general, than about feminists in particular.

I’ve also seen grown people argue that narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness and we should all be more understanding of people who ‘suffer’ from it because it’s ableist not to be. So :/

*eye twitch*

Yes, NPD is a mental illness as far as I’m concerned. It’s very obvious that these people are not wired the same way as “normal” people. And I even tend to agree with the belief that they are utterly miserable inside and that’s why they want to make everyone else suffer too. But none of this changes the fact that they deliberately look for ways to hurt other people for their own pleasure. It’s not ableist to demand that Narcissists be held responsible for their own deliberate actions. If they didn’t know what they were doing, it would be one thing. But they DO know - in fact, it’s because they know that what they are doing is going to hurt someone else that they do it in the first place!

But heh, what am I hoping for =_= ? After all, I’ve been told all my life that I had to do everything I could to support my ~poor mother~ , even though 99% of all the problems she’s ever had, she’s directly brought on herself, and very often deliberately too. So yeah, why would I expect better than more woobifying of cruel abusers, and minimising or even ignoring of their victims’ trauma? Ugh…

I consider personality disorders to be mental conditions, I think, rather than mental illnesses (with the exception of borderline, which appears to be rather different than the others to the point where I don’t really understand why it’s considered a personality disorder, as it seems to be both somewhat induced by circumstance and somewhat responsive to treatment, unlike the others). My mother almost certainly has some form of NPD (with a touch of histrionic—such a lovely combination amirite?), and my father (again, almost certainly, as neither of them were ‘officially’ diagnosed) had what used to be called obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and I mean a really extreme case. I gather with the way they’ve rearranged the DSM-V what he had would now just be called hoarding disorder. With my father it really was all the way down and a fundamental part of his personality, to the point where I have no idea what the actual person of my father was like, despite having decades of experience with him; he really was entirely the personality disorder. As far as I can tell with him it was simply a fundamental brokenness in the brain.

But yeah, I certainly agree with you that even if it is a part of their fundamental nature they know full well what they are doing and choose to do it anyway. My father certainly knew that his actions (or inactions, more likely) were causing his family harm because we told him many many many times, but he in no way changed what he was doing, because he was more important, or right, or because we didn’t count for some reason. I have said before that I have no idea how my father perceived the rest of us. It’s like we were noisy shadows on the wall, or no more real to him than the people on television. I also don’t for a minute think the personality disorder made him miserable. He was quite happy to be a hoarder. My mother, the narcissist, I don’t know. She seems happy enough; even when she’s in some histrionic fit of catastrophizing anxiety there’s a smugness to it. She’s certainly a miserable excuse for a human being, but that’s not the same thing.

But back to the subject. I don’t know. I’d like to think that the social justice world, which is supposed to be on the side of victims of abuse, would recognize abusers in the community; but I’ve seen too many examples of people siding with the abuser, both because the abuser knows how to spin it to look like they are the persecuted one (which social justice sorts are sworn to defend), and because, just in general, this society is set up to excuse abuse, and social justice sorts aren’t immune to that sort of preconditioning, even (especially) when they think they are. I may be jaded, and cynical (and old) by now, though.

7PM

About NPD: A Tiny Example Of “Rewriting History”

delwynmarch:

luxshine:

delwynmarch:

So Andy first posted this: (trigger warning: dead baby)

http://andythanfiction.tumblr.com/post/98028476742/in-sociology-this-weeks-module-is-on-propaganda

Then apparently he got people angry at him for it, so he posted this:

http://andythanfiction.tumblr.com/post/98279038982/the-cradle-to-grave-poster

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I usually don’t comment on Andy’s shenanigans since there are a lot of people who are far better than me in showing what a piece of shit he is. However, in this there’s a point no one is making so…

If I had been his teacher? The poster would’ve been rejected not because it’s badly done propaganda, or because it’s not what the class required (As I can assume from what he says the teacher said, both here and in the latter post about ‘fixing’ things with the teacher), but because it’s blatant plagiarism.

Just see the poster from where he admits he took the baby’s photo:

http://www.adweek.com/files/adfreak/AdFreak%20new/Co-Sleep-1.jpg

and compare it to his “homework”

http://andythanfiction.tumblr.com/post/98028476742/in-sociology-this-weeks-module-is-on-propaganda

He basically took the exact same poster, the same composition and claimed it as his own (While missing important parts of both what makes propaganda convincing and marketing viable)

So… yeah, he didn’t trace it or claimed it was his own drawing, but, as claiming it as his work, he’s still plagiarizing someone else’s composition, i.e., someone else’s design.

I couldn’t, and still can’t, comment on this aspect, because I’m mostly ignorant about such issues as plagiarism and what is expected in college classes. But I’m always happy to reblog from people who do know better ;)

Hmmm, I don’t know. I went back and looked at all this, and yes, he just cut and pasted some pictures for his poster, but if it’s the sort of thing that’s just a rough sketch/idea I don’t see why that wouldn’t be fine if he credited the originals (I know, big IF), especially if it wasn’t for a proper art class. I have no idea about whether it’s propaganda and don’t have an opinion on what his teacher supposedly said because frankly I don’t believe a word out of the guy’s mouth and have zero reason to believe what his teacher said even happened. His account of what someone else said is so likely to be a lie that I think the safest course is to dismiss it out of hand.

That said, if by some chance (Saturn and Pluto aligning, stopped clock, it benefits him, &c) he’s telling something akin to the truth (if you squint) then it looks to me to have fulfilled the requirements of the assignment perfectly well, though I would still guess that the teacher not liking it is made-up and meant to show him as a poor persecuted woobie who’s just so much smarter than the teacher, as others have said.

But what’s actually getting me is how he’s quite clearly using it on his ‘personal blog’ to paint himself in a righteous social-justice light. That seems to me more important to him than whatever the assignment was (and frankly, the benefits to him in terms of attention and drama are so high that I tell you I wouldn’t be shocked at all to learn there was no such class/assignment in the first place), though he’s portraying it like posting it is just incidental and the reaction he got is such a shock homg. That reaction was the whole point, so that he could paint himself as obviously light-years more intelligent than the ‘experts’ and as someone who really understands what’s going on, and who is really really really outraged and feeling all the feels O so deeply because he cares so much about injustice (*sniff*), as well as Just Misunderstood O the humanity. The whole thing has that odd, slightly off over-dramatic affectation that I’ve come to recognize through the works of such lovely company as Melissa McEwan, who is always so outrageously affected by injustice to the point where she *blub* just *has no words*.

But yeah, I agree with the whole gaslighting and rewriting stuff. Pretty much the safest thing to assume as a default is that the guy is just lying.

7PM

SJ Is Andy’s New Fandom

delwynmarch:

hazelhaegtesse:

Oh wow this is really making my heart sink. There are plenty of manipulative assholes in various parts of the social justice movement and so many of them don’t get called out, because it’s really good cover. Feminism harbored that asshole Hugo Schwyzer for ages and had endless debates over him, none of which resulted in him being shunned (he did that himself, finally), and well Melissa McEwan is still at it and still defended. :(

I don’t think Andy could really ever get a good foothold within the SJ movement - but I do think that he could be extremely disruptive within it for as long as he sticks around.

* I don’t think he could ever get a real place within the SJ movement, simply because the amount of Not-Okay luggage he’s carrying is rather astounding. His gender essentialism, his misogyny, and his transphobia, are all well documented by now. I’m guessing that’s why he’s mainly sticking to racism for now: because that’s the one area where he hasn’t very publicly spouted horrendous bullshit yet (if we don’t count his Oirish phase). So that’s one axis he can hope to use to become a BNF in the SJ movement. If he tries feminism or LGBT rights or anything of the sort, there will be people to point out that his record on those topics is beyond shameful.

* But racism is going to be a difficult angle for him to manage, both because he doesn’t know much about it and he might not be willing to put in the effort to learn, and because he’s white. Add in his tendency to set himself up as the All-Knowing Sage, and thus to talk over everyone else, and it shouldn’t be long before he annoys the wrong person. Unfortunately, since he feeds on drama, this would be unlikely to deter him, and he would probably engage in his usual endless rounds of self-justifying, derailing and so on. Which is why I’m saying that even if he fails to establish himself as an authority within the SJ movement, he could still be very disruptive to it :/

Then again, he’s highly dangerous wherever he is and whatever he’s focusing on, so… =_=

I guess I mostly agree with that, but I don’t know. I do still think that even in the social justice world outside of tumblr (i.e. where the “adults” are) we/they can be really slow to recognize abuse and/or call people out, but given how he purposefully skews things to a younger and less experienced audience I can’t say I’ve got a lot of faith he’ll get enough criticism. I know there are plenty of people on it already, so maybe it’s different, but I just can’t help but remember how a documented sociopath (HS) and narcissist who admitted attempting to murder his girlfriend once was defended and supported within feminism and by feminists (I mean, assuming anything that asshole says about himself is even remotely true). I’m sure he’s still supported within feminism by some people. I’ve also seen grown people argue that narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness and we should all be more understanding of people who ‘suffer’ from it because it’s ableist not to be. So :/

6PM

SJ Is Andy’s New Fandom

delwynmarch:

captain-ameribun:

While not surprised, this did make me sigh.  He’s been attempting to break into the racism thing for awhile now.  He finally managed it.  

There’s hope, though ;)

Because the thing is: he uses the buzzwords and the rhetoric, but he doesn’t understand them. Because he has no compassion, no emotional empathy, and because he thinks himself to be above everyone else, he literally cannot understand the very roots of SJ. His SJ posts are not based on a true desire to fight for equality, or in real offended feelings on behalf of people suffering from discrimination. All of it is just an intellectual exercise for him: he learns the lingo, and he tries to play by the rules as they are explained. But because he doesn’t understand the heart of these rules, the emotional foundation they are based on, he keeps misapplying them. That’s how he ends up using his friends of colour to showcase himself as an Enlightened White Person, or why he sees nothing wrong with using the murder of an Asian American man to promote his fics (because the SJ rules he’s aware of say that Black people are off-limits, but don’t say anything about how to treat Asian people).

So yeah, there’s still hope that he’ll trip over his own feet badly enough that people will see him as the Fake SJW that he is.

Oh wow this is really making my heart sink. There are plenty of manipulative assholes in various parts of the social justice movement and so many of them don’t get called out, because it’s really good cover. Feminism harbored that asshole Hugo Schwyzer for ages and had endless debates over him, none of which resulted in him being shunned (he did that himself, finally), and well Melissa McEwan is still at it and still defended. :(

September252014

So I’ve been making this reproduction Stickley cube chair from measurements I found on the internet and I am SO FUCKING pleased with it. It’s glued together now and it’s taking all my will not to go mess with it anymore (it really should sit overnight). Here it is:

Oh, did I mention? It’s in one-sixth scale, because I’m making it for GI Joe. He wants a Craftsman-style bungalow, too. Also, it’s made of mat board.

10PM

fripperiesandfobs:

Coat, early 20th century

From Whitaker Auctions

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(via amortentiafashion)

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