Approach With Caution

Hello. I'm Sarah, a college student interested in feminism, art, literature, and LGBTQIA* politics. I'll be posting about some fandoms, as well. Feel free to say hi! (She/her/hers).

Selfies are under the tag "face tag," and my art blog is cyancues.tumblr.com.

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Approach With Caution

Hello. I'm Sarah, a college student interested in feminism, art, literature, and LGBTQIA* politics. I'll be posting about some fandoms, as well. Feel free to say hi! (She/her/hers).

Selfies are under the tag "face tag," and my art blog is cyancues.tumblr.com.

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anamorphosis-and-isolate:

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

anamorphosis-and-isolate:

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

from Spirited Away

(Source: yuinee)

delusioninabox:

Daily #595! Gets me every time.

delusioninabox:

Daily #595! Gets me every time.

rheill:


dailydot:

Assassin’s Creed fail reveals how sexist animation standards are failing real women,
This is the same gorgeously animated, acclaimed franchise that devotes an entire subset of game play to tree-climbing. Swinging from limb to limb high above the incredibly detailed world? High on the priority list of Assassin’s Creed features. Putting a single woman into an active role in the game? Nah.
Earlier this year, the lead animator of Frozen protested that Disney's 3-D animation software literally didn’t possess the ability to make women’s faces look distinguishable from one another.
This is the same studio that employed a visual effects team of over 40 people in order to design the unique properties of snowflakes. Literally, the women of Tangled and Frozen were less distinguishable to Disney animation software than a pile of snow.
The tangle of issues and layers of sexism that contribute to this situation is overwhelming, but at the core is the fundamentally flawed way women are portrayed in comics, animation, and gaming: a feedback loop of sexual objectification and industry complacence.  
When you perpetuate the idea, across various art-based mediums, that women in drawn art, comics, and animation must and should look and move with flowy, exaggerated gestures, graceful movements, and hips, chest, and ass thrust forward in order to pander to the male gaze at all times, then you make it easier, later on, to use your own sexist animation and art standards as an excuse for why you don’t have more women.
[READ MORE]
We take you on a visual walk-through of the gaming industry and animation culture’s resistance to making women look, act, and move like human beings.

Important and potent.

rheill:

dailydot:

Assassin’s Creed fail reveals how sexist animation standards are failing real women,

This is the same gorgeously animated, acclaimed franchise that devotes an entire subset of game play to tree-climbing. Swinging from limb to limb high above the incredibly detailed world? High on the priority list of Assassin’s Creed features. Putting a single woman into an active role in the game? Nah.

Earlier this year, the lead animator of Frozen protested that Disney's 3-D animation software literally didn’t possess the ability to make women’s faces look distinguishable from one another.

This is the same studio that employed a visual effects team of over 40 people in order to design the unique properties of snowflakes. Literally, the women of Tangled and Frozen were less distinguishable to Disney animation software than a pile of snow.

The tangle of issues and layers of sexism that contribute to this situation is overwhelming, but at the core is the fundamentally flawed way women are portrayed in comics, animation, and gaming: a feedback loop of sexual objectification and industry complacence.  

When you perpetuate the idea, across various art-based mediums, that women in drawn art, comics, and animation must and should look and move with flowy, exaggerated gestures, graceful movements, and hips, chest, and ass thrust forward in order to pander to the male gaze at all times, then you make it easier, later on, to use your own sexist animation and art standards as an excuse for why you don’t have more women.

[READ MORE]

We take you on a visual walk-through of the gaming industry and animation culture’s resistance to making women look, act, and move like human beings.

Important and potent.

justanotheridijiton:

barrel—rider:

Osric Chau, Ladies and gentlemen

unsatisfiedjudge:

what a wonderful feeling!

unsatisfiedjudge:

what a wonderful feeling!

occasionally-conscious:

+2 saturation on camera, no other edits

Canon Rebel T2i

monetizeyourcat:

the best part about the inevitable chaos caused by hussie posting the final homestuck update is going to be people who weren’t visibly homestucks coming out of the woodwork to talk about it. talking and acting as though we were homestucks all along. you wake up one morning and we all have fucking shipping grids. your phone rings and you pick up and your fucking grandma is going to talk to you about rosemary. welcome to hellstuck

lakewitch:

☆ pump up ☆ a mix for getting excited ☆ listen here! ☆ 

to jump around, to make yourself excited, to psych yourself up, to enhance your thrills, to get wild, to get yourself ready for a great time, to just pump up your emotions

01. fantasy // dye 02. boys of paradise // unicorn kid 03. japan air // anamanaguchi 04. i wanna get better // bleachers 05. dreams and disasters // owl city 06. love today // mika 07. the mother we share // chvrches 08. let’s run // le tigre 09. seventeen years // ratatat 10. kids // sleigh bells

☆ cool down☆ a mix for relaxing ☆ listen here! ☆ 

to relax, to unwind, to chill after a wild night out, to fall asleep to, to calm down, to release all your built up emotions, to just ease into a calm mood

01. akiko // caspian 02. rafting starlit everglades // baths 03. lilac // blue hawaii 04. waterway // geotic 05. fuzzy blue lights // owl city 06. climb to sakteng // imogen heap 07. stretch (you are alright) // tortoise 08. tacobel canon // ratatat 09. carry (instrumental) // tori amos 10. she does not brave the war // my brightest diamond

repecca:

landscape color studies

repecca:

landscape color studies