Leslie Helen

Drawings, Artwork, illusrations, and the like by me

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

—Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

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creativetime:

Mark your calendars! Nick Cave will be discussing his incredible new book, “Epitome,” with our chief curator Nato Thompson on September 10 at NYPL The New York Public Library. This monograph surveys Cave’s gorgeous, genre-defying Soundsuits, installations, and performance work—including his “HEARD•NY” with Creative Time last spring.

Best of all, it’s free! More info HERE.

Oh my gosh

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toffany:

little foxy quickie

Aaawweeeee!

toffany:

little foxy quickie

Aaawweeeee!

estheraarts:

Bus Stop People.
Warm up doodle today: Make random ink blobs; draw something to it.
It’s a bit like looking for shapes in clouds.



I need to do stuff like this

estheraarts:

Bus Stop People.

Warm up doodle today: Make random ink blobs; draw something to it.

It’s a bit like looking for shapes in clouds.

I need to do stuff like this

(Source: estheraarts.nl)

kyleferrin:

yamino:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

image

(This reminds me of Kate Beaton’s comic...)

I believe in my heart that the original illustrator was like “I will drop everything to draw this”

kyleferrin:

mymodernmet:

The Abyss Table is a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece comes with the hefty price tag of £5,800 (nearly $10,000).

Reading, thinking: “oh no this is going to cost a lot of money that I don’t ha — dang it I was right.”

Yes