davekathugs:

miss-nerdgasmz:

thewittyauthoress:

stunningpicture:

A high school robotics team used a 3D printer to build a functional robotic hand they then gave to a 4-year-old born without fingers. “I’m going to paint the nails pink,” she said.

AUTOMAILLLLLL

Did you fucking say a HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM HOLY SHIT

For anyone who wants to read the story.

davekathugs:

miss-nerdgasmz:

thewittyauthoress:

stunningpicture:

A high school robotics team used a 3D printer to build a functional robotic hand they then gave to a 4-year-old born without fingers. “I’m going to paint the nails pink,” she said.

AUTOMAILLLLLL

Did you fucking say a HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM HOLY SHIT

For anyone who wants to read the story.

(via disabilityinkidlit)

riderphanomhive:

memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

I swear to god I tried to scroll.

riderphanomhive:

memeguy-com:

There is no good and evil there is only power

I swear to god I tried to scroll.

(via a-little-bi-furious)

pag-asaharibon:

Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her name changed her luck


Chloe Wang’s fortunes in Hollywood improved dramatically when she decided to change her surname.


She says within days of adopting her father’s given name — Bennet — as a family name, she landed her first big acting gig.


That was on the TV series Nashville, in a recurring role as record company assistant Hailey.


“I was having trouble booking things with my last name. I think it was hard for people to cast me as an ethnic, as an Asian American woman,” says Bennet in an interview with the Star. “But I still wanted to keep my dad’s name, and I wanted to respect him, so I used his first name.”


The Chicago-born Bennet became one of the breakout stars of the current TV season, playing computer hacker Skye on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the number one new series on Canadian television. Her role is also central to the first season, as the show has unveiled more of her origins each week leading up to a May 13 finale.


But her experience as an actress of colour — her father is ethnically Chinese and her mother is Caucasian — isn’t new. Actors and actresses have been changing their names since the dawn of the industry. After all, it’s arguable whether Bernard Schwartz would have made it in the movie business if he hadn’t changed his name to Tony Curtis. Closer to home, British Columbia-raised actress Meg Tilley (Bomb Girls) changed her name from Chan because of fears of racism growing up.


Still, things are shifting in the industry: two prime time series have women of colour in their leads — Kerry Washington in Scandal and Lucy Liu in Elementary.


In the Marvel production, Bennet shares air time with Ming-Na Wen (ER) who plays a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and the show is co-produced by Maurissa Tancharoen, who is of Thai ethnicity.


“It’s been great to be a part of a show which is groundbreaking in terms of being an American woman and being Asian on television because there’s people who don’t see a lot of that and I’m really proud of it,” says Bennet.


Marvel has had something of a reboot in the second half of the season after it didn’t live up to critical expectations. But it has remained popular, and among the top five most watched shows in Canada. The retooling meant the series is a little tougher-minded, and less obviously a production from ABC’s corporate parent Disney.


As the show heads into the finale, S.H.I.E.L. D is in disarray and arch enemy HYDRA has been resurrected.


Skye’s character and origins are also central to the theme of the show, as she is on a journey to discover who her parents really are. Born in a Chinese village in Hunan province, the entire village was killed defending her when she was an infant. She was subsequently sent to a series of orphanages and foster homes. Another key thematic thread in the show is finding out whether she may possess a super power. She is also the central love interest, playing off against agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) in a game of deception.


“The show is getting a little bit darker, it’s a little edgier and you’ll see that as we progress it will be crazy,” says Bennet. “Skye finds out a lot about her family coming up, or lack thereof. She doesn’t know where she’s from or if she’s human, or alien, if she has powers. She has no idea, so we’ll be seeing a lot of her finding that out.”


Growing up in Chicago, Bennet joined the Second City youth ensemble at age 12, studying improv.


Several years later she was signed by a music management company and moved to China, where she lived with her grandmother.


She lived in Shanghai for almost two years and released a debut single “Uh Oh” in Mandarin and in English.


“I studied Mandarin everyday. I really never spoke it before I went over there and I kind of became relatively fluent and I’ve actually lost pretty much all of it since then,” she says. “But it was an incredible experience.”


Her fan base has exploded exponentially from her music days.


“When we do go out, and we run into fans, it’s really great. I’m just as excited to see them and it’s really been a pretty incredible, fantastic ride into this Marvel universe.”

pag-asaharibon:

Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her name changed her luck

Chloe Wang’s fortunes in Hollywood improved dramatically when she decided to change her surname.

She says within days of adopting her father’s given name — Bennet — as a family name, she landed her first big acting gig.

That was on the TV series Nashville, in a recurring role as record company assistant Hailey.

“I was having trouble booking things with my last name. I think it was hard for people to cast me as an ethnic, as an Asian American woman,” says Bennet in an interview with the Star. “But I still wanted to keep my dad’s name, and I wanted to respect him, so I used his first name.”

The Chicago-born Bennet became one of the breakout stars of the current TV season, playing computer hacker Skye on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the number one new series on Canadian television. Her role is also central to the first season, as the show has unveiled more of her origins each week leading up to a May 13 finale.

But her experience as an actress of colour — her father is ethnically Chinese and her mother is Caucasian — isn’t new. Actors and actresses have been changing their names since the dawn of the industry. After all, it’s arguable whether Bernard Schwartz would have made it in the movie business if he hadn’t changed his name to Tony Curtis. Closer to home, British Columbia-raised actress Meg Tilley (Bomb Girls) changed her name from Chan because of fears of racism growing up.

Still, things are shifting in the industry: two prime time series have women of colour in their leads — Kerry Washington in Scandal and Lucy Liu in Elementary.

In the Marvel production, Bennet shares air time with Ming-Na Wen (ER) who plays a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and the show is co-produced by Maurissa Tancharoen, who is of Thai ethnicity.

“It’s been great to be a part of a show which is groundbreaking in terms of being an American woman and being Asian on television because there’s people who don’t see a lot of that and I’m really proud of it,” says Bennet.

Marvel has had something of a reboot in the second half of the season after it didn’t live up to critical expectations. But it has remained popular, and among the top five most watched shows in Canada. The retooling meant the series is a little tougher-minded, and less obviously a production from ABC’s corporate parent Disney.

As the show heads into the finale, S.H.I.E.L. D is in disarray and arch enemy HYDRA has been resurrected.

Skye’s character and origins are also central to the theme of the show, as she is on a journey to discover who her parents really are. Born in a Chinese village in Hunan province, the entire village was killed defending her when she was an infant. She was subsequently sent to a series of orphanages and foster homes. Another key thematic thread in the show is finding out whether she may possess a super power. She is also the central love interest, playing off against agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) in a game of deception.

“The show is getting a little bit darker, it’s a little edgier and you’ll see that as we progress it will be crazy,” says Bennet. “Skye finds out a lot about her family coming up, or lack thereof. She doesn’t know where she’s from or if she’s human, or alien, if she has powers. She has no idea, so we’ll be seeing a lot of her finding that out.”

Growing up in Chicago, Bennet joined the Second City youth ensemble at age 12, studying improv.

Several years later she was signed by a music management company and moved to China, where she lived with her grandmother.

She lived in Shanghai for almost two years and released a debut single “Uh Oh” in Mandarin and in English.

“I studied Mandarin everyday. I really never spoke it before I went over there and I kind of became relatively fluent and I’ve actually lost pretty much all of it since then,” she says. “But it was an incredible experience.”

Her fan base has exploded exponentially from her music days.

“When we do go out, and we run into fans, it’s really great. I’m just as excited to see them and it’s really been a pretty incredible, fantastic ride into this Marvel universe.”

(via staubundsterne)

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

blackfolksmakingcomics:

Of course we knew, and you’re right.

It’s the bane of advanced solicitations, Cap.  

Sam Wilson, casually breaking the fourth wall here as he reveals himself to be the new Captain America…

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF KYUBEY

He’s the devil.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF KYUBEY

He’s the devil.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

tamorapierce:

borderlineotaku:

whatalansays:

blackcaliente:

i guess you could call this
a moist owlet

…I’m so done with this site.

It’s such an aggressive and in your face water dance

I’m singin in the rain/Just singin in the rain/what a glorious feeling/I’m happy again

I need to have this gif on my blog :D

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

tamorapierce:

borderlineotaku:

whatalansays:

blackcaliente:

i guess you could call this

a moist owlet

…I’m so done with this site.

It’s such an aggressive and in your face water dance

I’m singin in the rain/Just singin in the rain/what a glorious feeling/I’m happy again

I need to have this gif on my blog :D

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

themetaisawesome:

crayonguy:

Bunny master post

For Sam and her Lexi-Bunny

Going to give gentle kitten-y kisses and pettings to the most lovely and amazing bun to ever live <3

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

blackphoenix77:

KNOCKOUT!

"I SLEEP NOW HUMAN"

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

blackphoenix77:

KNOCKOUT!

"I SLEEP NOW HUMAN"

dawnieofanewday:

micdotcom:

Ebola fear is turning into all-out racism

The American public’s reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that’s killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia
Call it “Ebola racism.” With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers. 
"People, once they know you are Liberian — people assume you have the virus in your body." | Follow micdotcom


And I’m not surprised

dawnieofanewday:

micdotcom:

Ebola fear is turning into all-out racism

The American public’s reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that’s killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia

Call it “Ebola racism.” With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers. 

"People, once they know you are Liberian — people assume you have the virus in your body." | Follow micdotcom

And I’m not surprised

(via lockedoutofhollywood)

harmfully-korine:

The IMDb board for Dear White People is exactly what I expected

(via lockedoutofhollywood)