THIS HAS GOTTEN REALLY OUT OF HAND

I’VE USED UP A QUARTER OF MY WORD COUNT AND I HAVEN’T EVEN FINISHED MY FIRST REAL PARAGRAPH 

@mayasownmenagerie said:What are your fave pieces he’s done?

The Arrival is my favourite Shaun Tan book. It’s just so beautiful and he has so much talent. 

Natural hair goals (@mandajesspanda)

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amemait:

frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

fira211AND ALSO:The thing was brightly lit and glowed. Usually these things, when they fell, stopped glowing quickly, sometimes with a flash. This one seemed larger than the others, and perhaps more sturdy.She poked at the strange device, and the screen changed, albeit slowly. She supposed it must usually work quite well on land.The screen flashed away from the stars she liked to look at, changing to a flashing. The device vibrated slightly, and she fancied that had she been above the waterline she might have heard a sound from it.Her human words were not well spoken, but she’d been taught to read a long time ago.'If you find this phone, please return it to Phoebe Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.''Phone' must be the name of the strange thing she held.Marla smiled, and swam upwards.If she hurried, she could catch the butt.
(the phone is still glowing, I’m going to assume it’s one of the really good LifeProof cases designed to survive yachting incidents.)

amemait:

frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

fira211

AND ALSO:
The thing was brightly lit and glowed. Usually these things, when they fell, stopped glowing quickly, sometimes with a flash. This one seemed larger than the others, and perhaps more sturdy.
She poked at the strange device, and the screen changed, albeit slowly. She supposed it must usually work quite well on land.
The screen flashed away from the stars she liked to look at, changing to a flashing. The device vibrated slightly, and she fancied that had she been above the waterline she might have heard a sound from it.
Her human words were not well spoken, but she’d been taught to read a long time ago.
'If you find this phone, please return it to Phoebe Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.'
'Phone' must be the name of the strange thing she held.
Marla smiled, and swam upwards.
If she hurried, she could catch the butt.

(the phone is still glowing, I’m going to assume it’s one of the really good LifeProof cases designed to survive yachting incidents.)

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tardistoaster:

raydelblau:

benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

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Simpson? The Iliad? Should he be depicted Greek epics?

Everything.

mayasownmenagerie said:what Homer?

Both Homer. All the Homer. 

BUT SHAUN TAN ILLUSTRATING HOMER

(Images from The ArrivalEricThe RabbitsThe Red Tree.)

BUT IMAGINE IF SHAUN TAN ILLUSTRATED HOMER

I’VE GOT AN INTRODUCTION

“If you’re a student in one of the black schools here and you get into a fight you’ll probably get arrested and charged with assault. We have kids here who are barred from voting before they’re even old enough to register.”

A black (male) protestor/resident of Ferguson, as quoted in Newsweek. 

Here is where the “talking-head”/op-ed bent of our media and culture has failed us. While they all want to bemoan the “12% voter turnout at the last election,” no one has the sense to ask about the structural forces that contribute to that low figure. Instead they (and I’m including Al Sharpton in this category) yell at black voters to do their part, or, when they’re being nice about it, try to get protestors to register to vote. But listen to those protestors who cannot vote. They’re telling us they never stood a chance.

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See also: It’s a privilege to throw out “Just go vote! Get your voice heard!” because everybody doesn’t get that.

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I’ve finished reading through my notes

WAIT I THINK I CAN GET IT INTO THE SUPERHERO PARAGRAPH. WITH A SNARKY COMMENT EVEN. 

I feel bad that I’m not talking about the white supremacism inherent in peplum films but I’ve really only got one source on it AND SO FEW WORDS and I really want to talk about superheroes and I’m not sure how to get white supremacism into this argument and dammit I’m just making so many excuses