The State of my Dreams...

I'm Jazzie 20 UK

I post stuff about feminism, equality and justice and also cats

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  • Anonymous asked : You probably already know this is a possibility from your research, but a friend of mine was stuck choosing between Oregon and Washington, and she ended up moving right over the border into Washington so she doesn't have to pay income tax, and then she drives into Oregon to go shopping so she doesn't have to pay sales tax. She lives in Vancouver which is super close to Portland!


    We talked about Vancouver WA for that very reason! Seems pretty smart.

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  • neilnevins:



    Some things that should be acceptable by now:

    • Girls having sleepovers with boys.
    • Female nipples showing.
    • Marriage equality and equality in general.
    • Doing what you want with your body.
    • Wearing what you want,
    • Kinder eggs in America.

    For a second I thought you meant eggs should be nicer to people

    well they should anyway

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  • dreamlikekidrauhl:

    Worth an infinity of reblogs.

    One of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

    This is beautiful.


    I will never not reblog this.

    This is so sweet!


    skfiskodlaldskfkskskaksldlc awww

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  • dzolamboto:


    The tallest statue in the world, Ushiku Daibutsu.

    this always gives me chills


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  • chasingtrophywhitetails:

    Does anyone else reply to a text mentally but not physically then forgets to actually reply all together or is that just me

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  • geoffrmsy:


    tbh I don’t see the fuss about having waiters/waitresses not being happy and enthusiastic like I came here to eat I didn’t come here to be amused by employees as long as I’m getting my food and they’re not being blatantly rude I don’t see why y’all need to go on yelp to rank a restaurant 0/5 and have an outburst on why your waitress didn’t smile at you when she poured you water

    this is pretty fucking important

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  • tamahi:

    things ppl rly need to stop glorifying

    • not going outside
    • having social anxiety
    • being socially awkard
    • spending all of your time on the internet
    • not talking to people 
    • disliking people

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  • twostriptechnicolor:


    Nope. But the real story is better. Bolding mine:

    The late Ruth Thompson, a cell painter on “Snow White” who later became a multiplane scene planner, recalled: “We tried everything - airbrush, drybrush, even lipstick and rouge, which is perhaps the basis for the legend because we did, in fact, try it. But nothing worked.

    The airbrush was difficult to control on such a small area; drybrush was too harsh; lipstick and rouge unwieldy and messy. Everything proved to be impractical and all hope seemed lost to give Snow White her little bit of color when the idea of using a dye was proposed.

    Again Ms. Thompson: “Someone suggested a red dye because the blue day we added to give Donald Duck his distinctive sailor-blue never really could be washed off the cell without leaving a bluish stain where the paint had been applied.”

    Ever since the mid 30’s when color became the norm for all the cartoons, not just the “Silly Symphonies,” all paints and inks were made at the studio. During this period as well cells were routinely reused for economic reasons, thus the need to wash them off. Apparently Donald’s special blue color was made with a dye added to the usual powdered pigments. “So we tried that.” As the women gathered around in what must have seemed just another dead-end effort, all eyes became fixed on the red dot which soon became a small glow with no perceptible edge. The hushed silence soon gave way to sighs of relief. The method had finally been found. Now the application.

    Among the studio’s many inkers (an extremely demanding profession), was one young lady whose training and skill was unique: Helen Ogger. Just being an inker placed one within the elite confines of this most “holy of holies” area of the Nunnery, as the Ink and Paint Department was so called (Walt had strict and quite Victorian views that the sexes not mingle at the workplace, allowing no male personnel save the “gofer” boy and the paymaster “Mr.” Keener to enter this domain of mostly unmarried women ). But Helen was in addition a very fine cartoonist and one of the few women at Disney’s or anywhere else, who could animate.

    Such a seemingly insignificant detail (as the cheek colors) might be thought not worthy of special mention (she, as well as the other inkers and painters, was given no screen credit). But when one adds up the number of footage required to be tinted freehand on each individual cell, the hours suddenly turn into weeks and months. In fact, such a treatment was never attempted again on such a scale and even today, the publicity stills from “Snow White,” most of which do not have the added blush, bear witness to how that little touch of extra care adds to the vitality we see on the screen.

    The work was done on all close-ups, most medium shots, and even on some long shots. The Queen was also similarly tinted. Hundreds of hours were needed to complete this task, arduous, repetitive and, of course, hard on the eyes. Ultimately a handful of other girls were needed to assist Helen as the clocked ticked toward the deadline.

    Helen had to place several cells together on an animation board, one atop the other, just like in the process of animation, in order to get the ‘registration’ right (the spot of red just right in relation to the preceding and following ones) - all of this without any guide. She would work out her own extremes and then ‘animate’ the blush in inbetweens. Her work deserves admiration and gratitude and it is unfortunate that her contribution has remained unknown and her anonymity unaltered during her lifetime. She was paid, as were the rest of the Inkers, $18 a week, which included a half-day on Saturday and the many, many hours of unpaid overtime “Snow White” would require - all given unstintingly, (by everyone involved, it should be added), to a project whose joy in participating was its own reward.

    She eventually became head of Inking and Special Effects and even taught classes in animation at the studio. She left in 1941 (apparently part of the terrible strike that would leave the Disney Studio changed forever), taking her skills with her. She died in Glendale in February of 1980. Perhaps it is safe to say that her departure was critical to the abrupt demise of this now unique effect (it was also used, though on a much smaller scale in both “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”). None of the other inkers or painters were animators and it is this fact, not just the factor of economy nor the changing tastes, which surely must be considered a reason why such details were never attempted again. The golden age was over.

    The making of Snow White never ceases to fascinate me. And incidentally, that unpaid overtime was one of the causes of the 1941 strike.

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  • leeswank:







    The Font Conference.

    i need to know what comic sans would look like

    Watch the video.

    Oh my frickin shit

    wingdings is making me grow abs

    Lmao! This is great.


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  • batmanisagatewaydrug:

    Now that’s what I call justice 

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  • gustyflawless:


    tbh dress codes are fine as long as they are about looking professional and appropriate for a learning/working environment and not about ‘don’t distract the boys’ and slut-shaming, and as long as it’s enforced equally for all genders

    it is the sexist…

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  • tamorapierce:


    "Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.

    This is a very good point.

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  • athomewithmargaery:


    If y’all need proof of the power of a haircut and facial hair—-this is the same guy


    this is fucked up. this fucked me up.

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