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Bettie Page photographed by Bunny Yeager, 1954

if you guys haven’t seen that Bettie Page doc on Netflix, i highly recommend it. i knew very little about this pinup queen, and now that i’m aware of her talent, her bravery, her struggle, and her intelligence,  my appreciation for her has risen exponentially.

    Bettie Page photographed by Bunny Yeager, 1954

    if you guys haven’t seen that Bettie Page doc on Netflix, i highly recommend it. i knew very little about this pinup queen, and now that i’m aware of her talent, her bravery, her struggle, and her intelligence,  my appreciation for her has risen exponentially.

    (Source: vintagegal, via graveyardtramp)

    — 5 hours ago with 2657 notes
    "ask me"
    1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
    2. Are you outgoing or shy?
    3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
    4. Are you easy to get along with?
    5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
    6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
    7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
    8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
    9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
    10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
    11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
    12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
    13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
    14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
    15. What good thing happened this summer?
    16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
    17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
    18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
    19. Do you like bubble baths?
    20. Do you like your neighbors?
    21. What are you bad habits?
    22. Where would you like to travel?
    23. Do you have trust issues?
    24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
    25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
    26. What do you do when you wake up?
    27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
    28. Who are you most comfortable around?
    29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
    30. Do you ever want to get married?
    31. Is your hair long enough for a pony tail?
    32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
    33. Spell your name with your chin.
    34. Do you play sports? What sports?
    35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
    36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
    37. What do you say during awkward silences?
    38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
    39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
    40. What do you want to do after high school?
    41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
    42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean?
    43. Do you smile at strangers?
    44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
    45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
    46. What are you paranoid about?
    47. Have you ever been high?
    48. Have you ever been drunk?
    49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
    50. What was the color of the last hoodie you wore?
    51. Ever wished you were someone else?
    52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
    53. Favorite makeup brand?
    54. Favorite store?
    55. Favorite blog?
    56. Favorite color?
    57. Favorite food?
    58. Last thing you ate?
    59. First thing you ate this morning?
    60. Ever won a competition? For what?
    61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
    62. Been arrested? For what?
    63. Ever been in love?
    64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
    65. Are you hungry right now?
    66. Do you like your Tumblr friends more than your real friends?
    67. Facebook or Twitter?
    68. Twitter or Tumblr?
    69. Are you watching TV right now?
    70. Names of your best friends?
    71. Craving something? What?
    72. What color are your towels?
    72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
    73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
    74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
    75. Favorite animal?
    76. What color is your underwear?
    77. Chocolate or Vanilla?
    78. Favorite ice cream flavor?
    79. What color shirt are you wearing?
    80. What color pants?
    81. Favorite TV show?
    82. Favorite movie?
    83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
    84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
    85. Favorite character from Mean Girls?
    86. Favorite character from Finding Nemo?
    87. First person you talked to today?
    88. Last person you talked to today?
    89. Name a person you hate?
    90. Name a person you love?
    91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
    92. In a fight with someone?
    93. How many sweatpants do you have?
    94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
    95. Last movie you watched?
    96. Favorite actress?
    97. Favorite actor?
    98. Do you tan a lot?
    99. Have any pets?
    100. How are you feeling?
    101. Do you type fast?
    102. Do you regret anything from your past?
    103. Can you spell well?
    104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
    105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
    106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
    107. Have you ever been on a horse?
    108. What should you be doing?
    109. Is something irritating you right now?
    110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
    111. Do you have trust issues?
    112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
    113. What was your childhood nickname?
    114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
    115. Do you play the Wii?
    116. Are you listening to music right now?
    117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
    118. Do you like Chinese food?
    119. Favorite book?
    120. Are you afraid of the dark?
    121. Are you mean?
    122. Is cheating ever okay?
    123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
    124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
    125. Do you believe in true love?
    126. Are you currently bored?
    127. What makes you happy?
    128. Would you change your name?
    129. What your zodiac sign?
    130. Do you like subway?
    131. Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you; what do you do?
    132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
    133. Favorite lyrics right now?
    134. Can you count to one million?
    135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
    136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
    137. How tall are you?
    138. Curly or Straight hair?
    139. Brunette or Blonde?
    140. Summer or Winter?
    141. Night or Day?
    142. Favorite month?
    143. Are you a vegetarian?
    144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
    145. Tea or Coffee?
    146. Was today a good day?
    147. Mars or Snickers?
    148. What’s your favorite quote?
    149. Do you believe in ghosts?
    150. Get the closest book next to you. Open it to page 42; what’s the first line on that page? (via hinasuga)

    (Source: catscuddlingandyou, via b2rianls)

    — 22 hours ago with 1207054 notes
    this looks like the Victoria’s Secret in the Burbank Town Center

    this looks like the Victoria’s Secret in the Burbank Town Center

    (Source: shelikesitfrombehind, via el-lee-is-a-panda)

    — 22 hours ago with 2073 notes
    gayconcertdude:

In my opinion, this is one of the best concert shots I’ve ever taken.  The only shitty thing about those GA Pits is that sometimes, the artist will play almost an entire show with their back to you.  But sometimes, they’ll stand just still enough, and the light will hit them just right enough, for you to get a perfect ass shot.  Like Penthouse forum perfect.  Katy Perry, taken by me on the California Dreams tour in Vancouver.

    gayconcertdude:

    In my opinion, this is one of the best concert shots I’ve ever taken.  The only shitty thing about those GA Pits is that sometimes, the artist will play almost an entire show with their back to you.  But sometimes, they’ll stand just still enough, and the light will hit them just right enough, for you to get a perfect ass shot.  Like Penthouse forum perfect.  Katy Perry, taken by me on the California Dreams tour in Vancouver.

    (via katyperrys)

    — 1 day ago with 314 notes

    cellarspider:

    twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

    purrsianstuck:

    During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

    Mission fucking accomplished

    Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

    It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

    You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

    The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

    The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

    Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

    So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

    Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

    These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

    (via starsndrockets)

    — 2 days ago with 277229 notes
    Anonymous asked: 10, 38, 70, 89.


    Answer:

    10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?

    my dad and i were building a coffin (or rather, a shelf in the shape of a coffin) and he joked about how the ominous associations that the shape itself has would give an old lady a heart attack. this led to a discussion about death, and how our christian culture is so afraid of death and darkness, because it’s in the interest of our leaders that we live in fear. cultures throughout history have joked about and lived comfortably with the notion of death, and as a result,  lived more joyous, productive lives. i related the theory that reminding yourself of an imminent death is also reminding yourself of the temporary state of life, and how if you think you’ll live forever, you’ll keep procrastinating, whereas if you acknowledge that you’re on borrowed time, you’ll be in more of a rush to be productive. the conversation branched all over the place, and before we knew it, the project was done.

    38. Describe your dream girl/guy?

    tall, intelligent, with hair like golden strands of silk, and a smile like the light of sunrise. she’s sharp in every way it counts, but with curves like the side of a Shelby Cobra. but enough about Blake Lively
    i wouldn’t say i have a single dream girl or guy, because my tastes range, and i crave different things at different times, but having progressed through a rogue’s gallery of exes, i’ve come to find qualities which i do/don’t like.
    ultimately, i just find myself attracted to people who are well-spoken, are strong, independent, self-sufficient women, who have hobbies, interests, knowledge about things, people who are passionate, people who are positive, people who kiss like they’re about to cum, people who know and care about the world beyond themselves, people who know how to spell, make logical decisions, who appreciate little things we encounter while walking through stores, who will sing praises to the brilliance of a movie’s dialogue, and clandestinely criticize that one girl’s eyebrows with you
    also if they listen to Drake, or Tyga, or some shit like that, they probably don’t value intelligence, and i want nothing to do with them.

    70. Names of your best friends? 

    i have a lot of friends, and each one is the best for a different reason, still i find that there are some with whom i share a lot. personality-wise, i feel like Moby and Diego are like, extensions of myself. we have parallel thoughts and opinions even if our tastes differ. they’re also the ones i see most frequently. then there’s also those friends like Skyler, Lauren, Jonathan, and a few others, whom i don’t spend time with in real life, but we’re always sharing links and geeking out about stuff online.

    89. Name a person you hate?

    you know, turning a deaf-ear to the psuedo-celebrities in pop culture has really made me hate less people. the kardashians still take the cake for being everything i stand against, and also those shit rappers like YG that somehow have a following while being dumb as doorknobs 

    — 2 days ago with 3 notes
    iamthemonsterr asked: 35


    Answer:

    35. Would you rather live without TV or music?

    this one’s surprisingly difficult.
    i hate television. i haven’t really watched TV for years because it’s such a waste of time. you sit there mindlessly for hours on end, being flooded with advertisements, and getting sucked into these poor-quality reality show marathons that you watch for no reason other than the fact that they’re on, and you feel like that box owes you some sort of entertainment.
    however, i love TV shows. i love Mad Men, Game Of Thrones, and American Horror Story. these shows that take you away for 12 hours a year, cause you to build feelings and relationships with people that don’t exist, in worlds that aren’t our own, and then have you pacing in anticipation for more. i love getting excited for things, be it a package in the mail or a summer movie, and TV episodes happen with a greater regularity. that experience, the story, the writing, the emotional investment, that’s what i like about TV.
    however, it does require more effort than music. having a steady internet connection, finding a working link, closing popups, letting it buffer, looking up at the screen, it just takes more than plugging in the music player, and listening to stuff. music is portable, it’s accessible, and i can enjoy it while i draw or ride my bike. so i guess i’ll go with music.

    — 2 days ago
    arsetculture:

Illustration for NYT http://ift.tt/1kLflN8 @katiescottscott

    arsetculture:

    Illustration for NYT http://ift.tt/1kLflN8 @katiescottscott

    — 2 days ago with 16 notes

    acertainwayoflife:

    http://acertainwayoflife.tumblr.com/

    Leanna decker

    that third GIF is probably my favorite because
    man, i like her hips!

    — 2 days ago with 935 notes
    Attack on Titan : Mikasa
a few months ago, i remember two different people told me about this show “Attack On Titan” in the same week. they had great things to say, enough so to spark my curiosity, and lead me to a trailer. though it looked pretty interesting, i have yet to sit down and actually watch the series. it was very impressive visually, which is why i was excited to draw this. the character’s name is Mikasa, and she’s standing in front of a Titan, which are apparently these giant, naked monsters that eat people. i stuck to the basic anime style for this, but i made the muscles a tiny bit more detailed. keeping the shading clean allowed me to preserve the character design and overall look of the show, though i couldn’t help but make the face a little more realistic, as well as some of the textures. this was all done in pen and marker, with her jacket in color pencil

    Attack on Titan : Mikasa

    a few months ago, i remember two different people told me about this show “Attack On Titan” in the same week. they had great things to say, enough so to spark my curiosity, and lead me to a trailer. though it looked pretty interesting, i have yet to sit down and actually watch the series. it was very impressive visually, which is why i was excited to draw this. the character’s name is Mikasa, and she’s standing in front of a Titan, which are apparently these giant, naked monsters that eat people. i stuck to the basic anime style for this, but i made the muscles a tiny bit more detailed. keeping the shading clean allowed me to preserve the character design and overall look of the show, though i couldn’t help but make the face a little more realistic, as well as some of the textures. this was all done in pen and marker, with her jacket in color pencil

    — 2 days ago
    #me  #art  #attack on titan  #aot  #mikasa ackerman  #comic cover  #blank cover  #sketch cover  #sketch variant  #anime  #commission  #titan 
    i was just listening to these guys and thinking about how you can FEEL the frustration in “All I Can Do” and “Aneurysm”i know it sounds like a bad pun, given that their name is FELT, but part of what makes these gentlemen so outstanding as artists is the way their voices and lyrics convey so much emotion. and just force you to recall the sentiments they sing of.
on another note, is it just me, or does the background look like it could be somewhere in Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Echo Park? that house looks so familiar to me.

    i was just listening to these guys and thinking about how you can FEEL the frustration in “All I Can Do” and “Aneurysm”
    i know it sounds like a bad pun, given that their name is FELT, but part of what makes these gentlemen so outstanding as artists is the way their voices and lyrics convey so much emotion. and just force you to recall the sentiments they sing of.

    on another note, is it just me, or does the background look like it could be somewhere in Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Echo Park? that house looks so familiar to me.

    (via luciferford)

    — 2 days ago with 700 notes
    I was in need of some #typography practice, so I wrote out the last part of one of my favorite #TigerArmy songs, “Through the Darkness.” It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a good love song, and spine-tingling upright bass solos, and this song epitomizes that. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re longing for someone, or driving under a bright moon. I used sharpies and a pen for this one. #handLettering #psychobilly

    I was in need of some #typography practice, so I wrote out the last part of one of my favorite #TigerArmy songs, “Through the Darkness.” It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a good love song, and spine-tingling upright bass solos, and this song epitomizes that. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re longing for someone, or driving under a bright moon. I used sharpies and a pen for this one. #handLettering #psychobilly

    — 2 days ago with 5 notes
    #handlettering  #psychobilly  #typography  #tigerarmy  #hand lettering  #Tiger Army  #me  #art  #Nick 13