Art by Northwest (AxNW)

findingschmomo:

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

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*ahem*
AFK Tavern in Everett, Wash.

They have DnD, video games, computers, card and board games, and drink names such as “Lon Lon Milk”, “Klingon Bloodwine”, and “Miskatonic Martini”.

lostateminor:

>A stunning, crowdsourced revival of the ‘See America’ tourism postersYou might’ve seen an original ‘See America’ in the wild at some point in your life – you know, those awe-inspiring, wanderlust-inducing posters of America’s most treasured natural and man-made beauties. The original vintage posters were created in the mid-1930′s in response to the Great Depression, with the Works Progress Administration and its Federal Arts project joining together to provide artwork for public buildings while helping struggling artists at the same time. 
The project created some stunning iconic artworks, with a large collection of the posters now on display in the Library of Congress.
The original See America poster from 1938 that inspired the project
Over 75 years later, the See America Project by the Creative Action Network (CAN) is bringing it all back, creating a brand new collection for a new generation. 
Back in the 30′s, the government commissioned a handful of posters for only the most famous national parks, but CAN reckon there’s plenty more that are deserving of beautiful artwork. So, teaming up with sponsors, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), they’ve invited artists from all 50 US states to submit artwork depicting their favourite park or natural landscape.
What has resulted is an ongoing, completely refreshing collection of pieces to celebrate America’s national parks and other treasured sites, using a variety of new mix of digital techniques, but all vaguely reminiscent of the original 1940′s style. Exhibits are being planned across the country, with all the designs permanently available for sale as posters, tote bags and more, with 40% of the proceeds going directly to the artists involved.
Check out some of our favourites below.
Interested in submitting your own artwork? Find out more here.

lostateminor:

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A stunning, crowdsourced revival of the ‘See America’ tourism posters

You might’ve seen an original ‘See America’ in the wild at some point in your life – you know, those awe-inspiring, wanderlust-inducing posters of America’s most treasured natural and man-made beauties. The original vintage posters were created in the mid-1930′s in response to the Great Depression, with the Works Progress Administration and its Federal Arts project joining together to provide artwork for public buildings while helping struggling artists at the same time.

The project created some stunning iconic artworks, with a large collection of the posters now on display in the Library of Congress.

The original See America poster from 1938 that inspired the project

The original See America poster from 1938 that inspired the project

Over 75 years later, the See America Project by the Creative Action Network (CAN) is bringing it all back, creating a brand new collection for a new generation.

Back in the 30′s, the government commissioned a handful of posters for only the most famous national parks, but CAN reckon there’s plenty more that are deserving of beautiful artwork. So, teaming up with sponsors, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), they’ve invited artists from all 50 US states to submit artwork depicting their favourite park or natural landscape.

What has resulted is an ongoing, completely refreshing collection of pieces to celebrate America’s national parks and other treasured sites, using a variety of new mix of digital techniques, but all vaguely reminiscent of the original 1940′s style. Exhibits are being planned across the country, with all the designs permanently available for sale as posters, tote bags and more, with 40% of the proceeds going directly to the artists involved.

Check out some of our favourites below.

Interested in submitting your own artwork? Find out more here.

at the wtnv panel on thursday july 24, will you guys be selling posters? i wanted to get one signed at the autograph booth but wasn't sure if i would be able to buy one in san diego or if i should bring one from home. thanks!!

topatoco:

We will have an EXCLUSIVE WTNV poster sold throughout the whole weekend (and at the panel)!

Here’s a picture of the poster chilling on some boxes too, just so you get an idea of how big this gorgeous print is!

We will have so much more merch being sold at both the panel and at the TopatoCo booth (#1229!), so look out for a post detailing that soon as well. Hope this answered to all of your needs.

It’s so beautiful!

anonymousmisfit:

ouivey:

leath—hedger:

strikeblr:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

raynrvzjr:

voldemortshideousnipple:

sixpenceee:

PREHISTORIC SHARK: MEGALODON

Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived 1.5 million years ago and as you can probably tell from the above pictures it was HUGE, here are some few facts

  • It’s teeth were over 7 inches long
  • It’s bite can deliver from 10.2-18.6 tons of force, enough to crush a prehistoric whale’s skull like a grape
  • It feasted on prehistoric whales, dolphins, squids, fish, and even giant turtles 
  • It’s fossils have been found all over the world
  • No one knows why it went extinct

SOURCE

because those motherfuckers were scary as fuck and god said no that’s why

my friend’s really into sharks and she told me that she was watching a documentary that said they might not actually be extinct

^^^^ WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENTARY

It was on the discovery channel. Basically the thought is that because so much of the ocean is undiscovered, we really don’t know if these sharks died out. Also, they’ve found megalodon fossils that were much younger than scientists believe should exist.

Nope nope nope nope

I have one of their big ass chompers.its bigger than my hand.
These were one of my favorite prehistoric animals when I was a kid.

*facepalm*
That was a terrible “mockumentary”. Discovery Channel did everything in its power to market it as reality, and the disclaimer of the truth was at the very end, in small font, very quickly. It was a fine mockumentary, but it should have been advertised as such. Way too much misinformation going around because of Discovery Channel wanting to really cash in on Shark Week.

Megalodon was a badass shark, but it is definitely extinct.
(Unless of course Steve Alten’s work is fact).

thefuzzletor:

Inspirational pokemon photos.

z41f0n:

A silly doodle comic i’ve been doing the past few nights when i should have been doing actual work. Starring me and my bro Andrimnir. More to come soon… Maybe.

jellybeez:

siderealsandman:

castielscheesecake:

ay-dougie:

voting against gay marriage is like ordering a piece of cake at a restaurant and having a complete stranger be like “waiter, cancel that cake”

"waiter cancel that cake it’s ruining my cake and i don’t know how to explain it to my children"

"my dietbook said I can’t have cake so throw that guy’s cake away too."

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hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.
Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )
smartereveryday:

fishingboatproceeds:

sopheos:

the fault in our realtors

This is the John Green who owns johngreen.com. For many years, I wanted (desperately) to be the first person to come up when you searched “John Green” on google*, and John Green the Realtor was in my way. Plus, I narrowly missed the window to own johngreen.com, and I always resented John Green the Realtor.
(But really it was my fault: I told Hank in the late 90s that I didn’t want my own domain name because it was a waste of money and that I’d rather him build me a web site for my college “comedy writing” using a subdomain of his web site about Mars Exploration. “People don’t type URLs,” I told him. “They click them. So it doesn’t matter what your web site is called.” Other brilliant Internet predictions from me include, “Lonelygirl15 is definitely real,” “There will never be an Internet audience for widescreen video,” “MySpace is cooler than Facebook,” and “I don’t understand what a tumblr even is; it’s like a blog, but I already have a blog; why would I need a new blog?”)
Anyway, I know that some people on tumblr feel like I apologize too much, but I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to John Green the Realtor, who has done a great job with johngreen.com and seems by all accounts to be an excellent choice for your real estate needs in Southwestern Tennessee and northern Mississippi. 
* I am deeply embarrassed of this ambition, but anyway this was in the days before google personalized search, when there was but one Internet for all of us.

I know how John feels.  I narrowly missed smartereveryday.com several years ago and felt pretty bad about it.  For several years there was a publishing company being run from the site.  I sent an email in 2012 to the email address on the whois information asking if the person who owned it would ever consider allowing me to use it.  I heard nothing but silence.  Two years later, the man who owned smartereveryday.com (Jimmy Smart) watched some Smarter Every Day episodes and decided that the videos I was making were worthy of such a great URL.  Jimmy contacted me and transferred the URL to me.  He told me that he was looking forward to watching the videos with his son when he’s old enough.  He also game me the facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay This was such a reassuring feeling, and I’m indebted to Mr. Smart and his family for his self sacrifice and trust.  A similar story can be said about this Tumblr.  A young lady named Christina going to college in Florida had SmarterEveryDay.tumblr.com.  When I politely asked her if I could have it she said yes!  Her tumblr is active so this was quite a big sacrifice.  She moved her blog to http://intelligenceispowerful.tumblr.com/  if you’d like to check it out.  I’m very grateful for both of these individual’s giving attitude.  

smartereveryday:

fishingboatproceeds:

sopheos:

the fault in our realtors

This is the John Green who owns johngreen.com. For many years, I wanted (desperately) to be the first person to come up when you searched “John Green” on google*, and John Green the Realtor was in my way. Plus, I narrowly missed the window to own johngreen.com, and I always resented John Green the Realtor.

(But really it was my fault: I told Hank in the late 90s that I didn’t want my own domain name because it was a waste of money and that I’d rather him build me a web site for my college “comedy writing” using a subdomain of his web site about Mars Exploration. “People don’t type URLs,” I told him. “They click them. So it doesn’t matter what your web site is called.” Other brilliant Internet predictions from me include, “Lonelygirl15 is definitely real,” “There will never be an Internet audience for widescreen video,” “MySpace is cooler than Facebook,” and “I don’t understand what a tumblr even is; it’s like a blog, but I already have a blog; why would I need a new blog?”)

Anyway, I know that some people on tumblr feel like I apologize too much, but I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to John Green the Realtor, who has done a great job with johngreen.com and seems by all accounts to be an excellent choice for your real estate needs in Southwestern Tennessee and northern Mississippi. 


* I am deeply embarrassed of this ambition, but anyway this was in the days before google personalized search, when there was but one Internet for all of us.

I know how John feels.  I narrowly missed smartereveryday.com several years ago and felt pretty bad about it.  For several years there was a publishing company being run from the site.  I sent an email in 2012 to the email address on the whois information asking if the person who owned it would ever consider allowing me to use it.  I heard nothing but silence.  Two years later, the man who owned smartereveryday.com (Jimmy Smart) watched some Smarter Every Day episodes and decided that the videos I was making were worthy of such a great URL.  Jimmy contacted me and transferred the URL to me.  He told me that he was looking forward to watching the videos with his son when he’s old enough.  He also game me the facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay This was such a reassuring feeling, and I’m indebted to Mr. Smart and his family for his self sacrifice and trust.  A similar story can be said about this Tumblr.  A young lady named Christina going to college in Florida had SmarterEveryDay.tumblr.com.  When I politely asked her if I could have it she said yes!  Her tumblr is active so this was quite a big sacrifice.  She moved her blog to http://intelligenceispowerful.tumblr.com/  if you’d like to check it out.  I’m very grateful for both of these individual’s giving attitude.