i drew a bunch of elves of color!!
This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.
I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.
They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.
In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.
Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
With electricity prices rising across the country at the fastest pace in years, the city of Burlington, Vt., looks well-prepared for the future.
On Monday, the largest city in Vermont announced that it now has 100% renewable energy — from biomass, wind, hydro — to meet the needs of its 42,000 residents.
wow… now if the rest of the world could follow maybe humanity won’t kill itself
HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I LIVE IN VERMONT THIS IS SO FUCKING BIG AND HUGE AND IMPORTANT EVERYBODY SHOULD COPY BURLINGTON IT’S SUCH A GREAT CITY WE SHOULD ALL HAVE A GIANT PARTY THERE
Anime Sharks are my favorite fucking thing in the world.
bi visibility day falls on the autumnal equinox this year and, as we all know, catching sight of an elusive bisexual on the equinox will ensure a bountiful harvest
one does not simply ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ into Mordor
if you ever try to befriend me and you expect to be in frequent contact with me i am so sorry. i do that with maybe two people and even then i often go days or weeks withouts saying anything before talking daily for a while.
the point is if we dont talk that doesnt mean i dont like u and think about u a lot im just terrible at maintaining close relationships
I feel like Ouran High School Host club is the one fandom that everyone’s in, but never talks about.
Why do we not talk about this?!
I went to karaoke with a bunch of teachers in Japan and someone put on Sakura Kiss & I knew all the lyrics and my Japanese coworker turned to me and whispered “Ah, so you’re a pervert too.”
birthday: December 26th
single or taken: Single as a pringle
height: 5’ 6”
eye color: Green
middle name: Kirsten
favorite color: Purple
lucky number: 8
hogwarts house: Ravenclaw
favorite fictional character: Aqua from Kingdom Hearts
favorite television show: Firefly
favorite season: Fall
describe yourself in a few words: Always tired or watching Say Yes to the Dress
future children’s names: Leif is gonna be one…
meaning of your name: Pearl
what do you plan to/do for a living: I want to be a materials engineer in the research and development of photovoltaics
starbucks order: Double chocolatey chip frap
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert
dawn or dusk
righty or lefty
coffee or tea
rain or shine
reading or writing
“ Howl! Calcifer! It’s me, Sophie! I know how to help you now! Find me in the future!”
"There you are. Sorry i’m late. I was looking everywhere for you!”
*interacts with people*
*has to take a four hour nap*