do vampires just use their teeth to make a puncture wound and then suck, or are their fangs like a straw

i havent slept in three days

I’m pretty sure that they make a puncture wound and either suck around their teeth or draw their teeth out, before sucking.

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“Early in my freshman year, my dad asked me if there were lots of Latinos at school. I wanted to say, “Pa, I’m one of the only Latinos in most of my classes. The other brown faces I see mostly are the landscapers’. I think of you when I see them sweating in the morning sun. I remember you were a landscaper when you first came to Illinois in the 1950s. And look, Pa! Now I’m in college!” But I didn’t. I just said, “No, Pa. There’s a few Latinos, mostly Puerto Rican, few Mexicans. But all the landscapers are Mexican.” My dad responded, “¡Salúdelos, m’ijo!” So when I walked by the Mexican men landscaping each morning, I said, “Buenos días.” Recently, I realized what my dad really meant. I remembered learning the Mexican, or Latin American, tradition of greeting people when one enters a room. In my Mexican family, my parents taught me to be “bien educado” by greeting people who were in a room already when I entered. The tradition puts the responsibility of the person who arrives to greet those already there. If I didn’t follow the rule as a kid, my parents admonished me with a back handed slap on my back and the not-so-subtle hint: “¡Saluda!” I caught myself tapping my 8-year-old son’s back the other day when he didn’t greet one of our friends: “Adrian! ¡Saluda!” However, many of my white colleagues over the years followed a different tradition of ignorance. “Maleducados,” ol’ school Mexican grandmothers would call them. But this Mexican tradition is not about the greeting—it’s about the acknowledgment. Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them. When I thought back to the conversation between my dad and me in 1990, I realized that my dad was not ordering me to greet the Mexican landscapers with a “Good morning.” Instead, my father wanted me to acknowledge them, to always acknowledge people who work with their hands like he had done as a farm worker, a landscaper, a mechanic. My father with a 3rd grade education wanted me to work with my mind but never wanted me to think myself superior because I earned a college degree and others didn’t.”

Ray Salazar, Mexican etiquette some white people need to learn on dad’s 77th birthday. (via xicanaxingona)


(via ajuliettetlalli)

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Lets talk about Po for a minute.


This is Po from Kung Fu Panda.image

He is literally an overweightimage


Who works at a fast food restaurantimage

With the worst luckimage


And yet becomes


This badassimage

Dragon Warrior

Who still actsimage



Who still hates hikingimage

And stairsimage

He uses his fatimage

To his advantageimage

And doesn’t let image

His tragic pastimage

Define himimage

This has been a Po appreciation post.

I like these movies no matter what people tell me.

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Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

"Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a Letter from Harlem" in Esquire (July 1960); republished in Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son (1961)
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Sam Pepper is sorry 🙌

did i just witness someone shitting themselves

this is 27 seconds long and i couldn’t even watch the whole thing

This dude is a fucking piece of shit. And that’s insulting feces to a degree where I should be expecting a lawsuit and international protests.

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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i knew this guy in middle school who when asked about his future plans, even by school counselors or teachers would without fail always chant,


i wonder what he’s up to these days.


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there are different kind of artists, and depending on what goals you have as an artist you’ll get certain expectations or criterias in order to live up to that title.

From a concept artists’ POV, it is A LOT about design and having the skills to create new versions of anything from environments, buildings, interior to creatures, fashion, weapons and vehicles.

So it’s not surprising that the people who talks a lot about the importance of art studies and “comfort zones” etc are very often professional concept artists. If you wanna work in that field you gotta be good at anatomy and also know how to draw a lot of things AND also be able to create new designs based on your “visual library”.

Now let’s look at artists who make comics or illustrations; these are more about storytelling than designs - which in itself requires a certain skill. Art that evokes emotion or is personally relatable to the viewer can make a huge impact, even if the artwork isn’t that super unique design-wise.

Comics are such an interesting form of art since it doesn’t require you to draw good-looking stuff - as long as your drawings can tell a story. Rage comics, cyanide & happiness and xkcd is a good example of this.

Of course, a lot of us prefer to take the middle path and have a bit of both design and storytelling. And then there are those of us who go their own way and do stuff like abstract and surrealism etc.

But whatever we choose, we are all artists running the same long marathon together.

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