Doug Jones appreciation.
oh, the woman’s body?
women have beautiful bodies that vary in all sizes and colors. each woman’s body tells a story of her trials and triumphs. from her scars to her stretchmarks.
i need everyone to stop sexualizing our bodies, stop slut shaming, stop calling us sluts and whores for being comfortable with our naked bodies, let women wear booty shorts and miniskirts (we aren’t asking for anything because of it). people love to fuck us, but they treat our bodies like taboos. the woman’s body is simple. it is society that creates such complication, not us. also, it is OUR choice to do whatever we want with OUR bodies.
FREE THE NIPPLE. ok i’m done.
Paranorman was the first stop-motion movie to have sculpted animation smears.
❧ new on balderdash! • • • chapter v, pages 77-81 • beginning of chapter v
Afia intended to journey from Bakunini to the closest port in the River Valley, which was located in an insignificant little town called Löffel. According to her grandmother, this journey up the Merle River would take a little over three weeks. While the port was not particularly far, her grandmother’s boat was not meant for anything other than the casual wandering of a Hermit Seer.
Life on the Merle was significantly quieter than home. Although Afia spent plenty of time on her own, the absence of distractions like plays, libraries, people-watching, and friendly visits with family made her journey very lonely. Grandma wasn’t much for conversation. Everything she said to Afia either turned into an anecdote or a sermon. While Afia relished hearing it all, it made for poor company.
At the very least, Afia had a lot of time to think.
❧ b !
Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.