1. funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

    funkvibe:

    ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

    1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
    2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
    3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
    4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
    5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

    figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

  2. medievalpoc:

    1800s Week!

    Charles Cordier

    African Venus

    France (1851)

    Bronze, 39.5 cm.

    The Walters Museum:

    Cordier submitted a plaster cast of the bust of an African visitor to Paris to the Salon of 1848, and two years later he again entered it as a bronze (Walters 54.2664). A young African woman served as the model for this companion piece in 1851. Regarded as powerful expressions of nobility and dignity, these sculptures proved to be highly popular: casts were acquired by the Museum of National History in Paris and also by Queen Victoria. The Walters’ pair were cast by the Paris foundry Eck and Durand in 1852. These bronzes were esteemed by 19th-century viewers as expressions of human pride and dignity in the face of grave injustice.

    [mod note]

    One of the things I love most about this piece is that you get something new from almost every single angle.

    Photo credits: galeri.uludagsozluk.com, opacity (flickr), The Walters Museum.

    [previous submission on this work]

  3. Question I wake to in the morning and pass out with at night: “What’s my popularity with my fellow white people?”

    (Source: myordinarystuff)

  4. congalineofdurin:

    everybody-calmdown:

    congalineofdurin:

    had to shut a bitch down today

    And that’s how public shootings and school shootings and shit like that happen. I’m not saying that this dude is not creepy as fuck, but this is not the way to handle this! He didn’t say anything mean (on purpose), and when you shut him down like that how the fuck do you think he’s going to react? He must know he’s somewhat creepy, but when a complete stranger that he adores tells him so vividly how creepy he is, that must wreck his world. I’m just saying I wouldn’t be surprised if he bought a gun (legally, but that’s a different issue) and went in to the store he knows you fucking work at. Just be nice to people fuck.

    Alright, you know what? I don’t want to reblog this post. I want this post to die. And I have never once reblogged to reply to someone else’s comment on this post. But this one? This one I’m fucking gonna, because how. dare. you.

    Are you seriously one of those slimy, inhuman grease traps of a human being who blame VICTIMS OF SHOOTINGS FOR THE FUCKING SHOOTINGS

    Don’t you EVER come at me and try to tell me that I need to be responsible, personally responsible, for the mental satisfaction of the kind of monsters who would do something like that. Don’t you ever tell me I have to let myself be uncomfortable around people who LITERALLY STALK ME and put on a big smile and let them down gently because in your twisted little brain it is MY JOB TO KEEP THEM FROM KILLING PEOPLE

    H O W   F U C K I N G   D A R E   Y O U

    YOU are the problem. YOU are the kind of person who justifies that kind of senseless violence by saying WELL IF SHE HAD JUST GIVEN HIM A CHANCE

    IF SHE HAD JUST FUCKED HIM

    IF HE HAD JUST ‘GOTTEN SOME’

    HE WOULDN’T HAVE RAPED HER/SHOT THEM/DONE IT

    Are you fucking proud of that? Are you proud that that’s the tiny drop you choose to drop into society’s bucket? 

    I don’t care if it ‘wrecked his world’ when he was called out on his socially unacceptable, disgusting behavior. I don’t caaaaaaaare

    His actions are HIS actions. His actions are HIS fault

    the next time I see a tragedy like the elliot rodger shooting on the news, I’m gonna think of all the vile comments from people online that say it all could have been avoided if the people he threatened and menaced would just relinquish their bodies and their comfort and their personal space for him, and I’m gonna  s e e   y o u r   f a c e  and I hope you fucking know it.

    Don’t you ever talk to me. I am sick to my stomach over your fucking bullshit.

  5. ktierney:

    knowledgeequalsblackpower:

    dre3k:

    nowinexile:

    The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

    This shit is chilling and made me tear up.

    the shame of a nation!!!!!!!!!!!

    .

  6. lityousei:

    Hail Hydra

  7. everybodyilovedies:

    pampoovey:

    starborn-vagabond:

    trojanphoenix:

    The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:

    It’s flightless
    It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
    It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
    It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres

    *shuffles along a branch*

    *bounces along the floor*

    *humps the shit out of a man’s head*

    When I was a little girl and first read His Dark Materials I thought tigers were my spirit animal but I guess really it’s probably this fucking parrot.

    that is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen

    (Source: svartvitkatt)

  8. still terrifying

    (Source: khanandkittens)

  9. motleymakery:

DIY “Mortimer the Manta Ray”:
Free Crochet Pattern, from
Pops de Milk.

    motleymakery:

    DIY “Mortimer the Manta Ray”:

    Free Crochet Pattern, from

    Pops de Milk.

  10. danielstudges:

    A BIRD SHAT IN ASHLEY YOUNG’S MOUTH

    A PITCH INVADER STOLE A FREE KICK

    2 MISSED PENALTIES

    2 RED CARDS

    CAZORLA GOT SPRAYED IN THE FACE WITH VANISHING SPRAY

    AND IT’S STILL ONLY DAY ONE

  11. k1mkardashian:

    bile4:

    Go off

    where/what is this and how can i participate?

    (Source: archiemcphee)