1. sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

    clehmentine:

    Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

    Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

    There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

    According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

    According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

    Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

    The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

    Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

    It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

    And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

     
  2. uglyiscoming:

    Magical sword time for ugly 

     
  3. Been busy enjoying the heatwave; here’s a fiery Athena!

     
  4. For Sketch dailies!

     
  5. urdchama:

    escapekit:

    Jim Carrey’s advice

     “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

     

    Ooooohhh. “So often we make decisions out of fear disguised as practicality.”
    A bazillion times Yes! Being Practical got me nothing but heartache and suffering. Practicality is a great *tool,* but omg it is no way to live.

    This is my life right now, after years of ‘practicality’ I’ve finally taken the risk… and I finally feel like I’m actually LIVING for once!

     
     
  6. uglyiscoming:

    I’m now in the boarding stage for the Ugly trailer while my programming-savvy sister is currently setting up the blocking for the first level!
    For those of you who don’t know, this is planned to be a game for mobile. It’s a fully 2D animated platformer/sidescroller with rpg elements here and there.

    Since we’re on the topic of games, what is it that YOU look for in a good, fun mobile game? Something simple and cute? A story you can get lost in? Or something easy to pull yourself away from? Let’s talk about it!

    And be sure to follow our devblog HERE! Cheers!

     
  7. Since I’m working at home I’ve got some more free time to get back into drawing — and sketch dailies is the best new thing for it! A viking dad coming back from a long hard day of pillaging to meet his daughter, who’s met him halfway. “Go fetch your ma, would’je?” :)

     

  8. Daphne/Gramps Idle

    uglyiscoming:

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    Feels so good to animate again! Still a bit WIP but this is Daphne and Gramps default idle—and yes, this game will be 2D animated.

    If you wanna follow my progress of UGP then please follow uglyiscoming.tumblr.com !

     
  9. Some retro-ish styles of the sailormoon designs on Society6! I wanted a tote like this so I made some— free shipping when you click the link!

     
  10. Hey guys! Click the link to find out more!

    (Source: uglyiscoming)