When tree branches get in my way
Vine by: Logan Paul
How we manage to cram such genius in 6 seconds is beyond me. This is art.
He doesn’t remember where exactly they were in Leptis Magna, can’t remember the features or building or what direction they were facing. He just remembers Enjolras, turning back to smile at him against the backdrop of once-sacred battered columns and savage clouds that suddenly broke, and there was light around them, and suddenly Enjolras was incandescent. Light itself was in love with Enjolras in that moment, and Grantaire was helpless to do anything but follow its lead.
they are SO BAD at the secretly-dating thing, aren’t they
I mean, it’d be silly anyways because les Amis are so tight-knit you can’t actually hide anything from them but it doesn’t matter because they’re so ridiculously bad at it
that was also the cutest visual, thank you~
when will america learn….
We won’t learn, because our education system sucks
Instead of treating kids like machines in a factory, being created into obedient workers. It looks like in Finland they’re treated like actual humans.
it’s also because all teachers there have masters’ degrees, and teaching is seen as a prestigious profession like medicine or law.
What’s actually wrong with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
What’s wrong with American schools is that they’re an outdated relic of the early 20th century, where the object was to train a child to have the mindset required to work in a factory job long hours of the day, as at the time that mandatory public school was instituted, that was the main expectation of children.
As the industrial age faded and the US entered the era of private sector jobs, the education system failed to reflect that change, and they’re still training us to have the mindset for an industrial job, not a job in today’s job market.
The problem with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.
The problem with American schools is that they’re preparing us for jobs that no longer exist.
I keep seeing this reblogged as if that system were ever a good and positive thing for children. The American school system wasn’t designed to prepare young adults to enter the work force as free and independent agents. It was designed to indoctrinate children so that they would not complain about the dangerous, monotonous industrial work ahead of them. It was designed by factory owners with the express purpose of quelling working class revolt before it happened. It was designed to repress individual thinking and to increase dependence. Capitalists watched socialism rising up across the world and they designed American schools to ensure it would not happen here.
You want to know what kind of school you get when you apply that thinking to the modern workplace?
This is an example of a Rocketship school, charter schools that target “primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited.”
How do parents feel about their children being so excellently prepared for the current job market? See for yourself. These schools prey upon low-income communities, especially in areas with high Latin@/Hispanic populations. They’re becoming increasingly popular because they do exactly what the old industrial schools did: they create a workforce. After you’ve spent thirteen formative years of your life in a call center, after all, what more could you possibly want out of life?
Education, arts, independent thinking: those things are for rich children. Stop pretending that “being prepared for jobs” is a GOOD thing to do to CHILDREN.
I wanted to share this because I think a lot of people, both inside and outside of the United states, don’t really understand just how bad our education system is, or how it’s been worsening. I’ve literally had people say stuff along the lines of “where do you get these ideas about the education system” or “everyone knows [the content of medievalpoc] so therefore you don’t have a point” (which is super weird, I know, but they still say it).
The financial model and practices for charter schools like Rocketship honestly do not differ greatly from that of say, for-profit prisons. Basically, they’re like a machine with a funnel into which you put human beings in one end, and money comes out the other. What happens to the people is really just a kind of by-product.
It’s no accident that these "schools" target poor communities of color, or that the teachers they employ are often under-qualified.
I don’t know and cannot verify any of the statements in the original graphic above about Finnish schools. What and who I am here for are the people who have received or are in the process of receiving the kind of education described above in the United States. In this kind of environment, in which textbook producers are either willing to literally rewrite history in order to pander to political, social, and financial pressures or are forced to do so, any kind of art history education is viewed as optional, much less the kind of art you see here on medievalpoc, which is rarely seen even among graduate students.
Trying to make counternarratives available to the people disenfranchised by the system-approved dominant narratives (unless you can pay for, have access to, and understand a $200,000 college education, in which case medievalpoc’s topics are considered perfectly legitimate) is as good a description of my goal in curating this blog as any.
None of what I’m describing is a “conspiracy”, other than anything inherently conspiratorial about stating facts on the way things just are. This is my starting point, and this is why I am committed to making the material here as accessible-by anyone!-as possible.
Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza
I dunno, I’m most worried about “stairs”
I do homework the way guys fall in love with me - slowly, then not at all
Let’s Get Real About Concept Art by Anjin Anhut
We need to understand, that what is sold as concept art publicly rarely is representative of what concept artist actually have to do and how they do it. Concept art is not what you create and publish to hype already established visuals. Concept art is all the dirty work you have to do in order to establish the visuals to begin with.
…As long as we are creating designs for internal purposes – within the creative team – speed is more important than execution. Building a universe is a huge undertaking and incorporating the vision of everybody involved means producing huge volumes of designs – HUGE volumes – so that everybody can look at the same stuff, discuss it and eliminate ideas until only the strongest designs remain. It’s like mining – you have to eliminate rubble to get to the gold nuggets. This is the phase in which the most ideas get sorted out, so fleshing out an idea better not take too much time.
If you want to be a concept artist, get used to throwing a lot of work away. Concept art is a means to an end (exploration of a concept), not the end itself (game asset). Only the best stuff gets used, and to get there, you need to draw out many ideas. Much of what you see as “concept art” exists for promotional purposes and doesn’t reflect the game’s evolution.
Additionally, a LOT of shortcuts are used to save on time and this is not cheating. Overpainting 3D models, photographs, collage, pretty much anything is game as long as you can communicate the concept and make it very quickly. You should certainly know how to create beautiful illustrations from scratch, otherwise you won’t last too long, but that skill becomes one of many in your bag of tricks to churn out creative ideas for the team to build the game off of.
This is an essential read. I have had to explain this to a lot of people. Please read the whole article in the original link. Often when working professionals get asked how to get in the field or how to go about becoming a concept artist, you really have to first question what they perceive the job to be, which is in many cases what they do not envision it being. There has been so much hype and ‘false advertising’ to make being a concept artist a very desirable job, thinking that the job consists of mostly creating stunning, completed artworks ready to be printed on the next cover for a game magazine. This is not the case. Therefore, please read the article.
"Publishers and studios want to hype their release. Magazines and blogs want to generate views from the hype around the game. In order to fulfil these goals the art needs to represent the final key visuals of the game accurately, which means the art is either selected or created after the designs of the game have already been completely established and approved.Companies only release concept art when it is polished and final enough to represent the actual product. Nobody wants a design go viral, which is possibly later rejected and have customers imprint on a wrong key visual.
What gets released as concept art is actually promo art.”
My myth busting concept art article makes the rounds again. Always happy to see people get something out of it.
back the fuck up
There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.
did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out
all can see is this
That is a level 90 Hufflepuff move right there.
Did anyone actually draw clip art or was it just born when the universe was
i really fucking thought that was batman cosplay for a second w h a t t h e f u c k
I scrolled so fast I just thought it was a stupid batman cosplay too, but I scrolled up and died.
when I was studying Greek I would get frustrated and annoyed because often, at the beginning of a sentence or clause — or just scattered haphazardly throughout — there would be three or four “particles” with no specific meaning. the literal translation might be “so thus and”, but of course you couldn’t put that down. they were just placeholder words, colloquial linguistic padding.
now, of course, I realize that I start sentences with “okay but like”.
you can sing the praises of the Greeks all you want, but the fact is, Plato wrote with all the elegance and grace of an off-the-cuff tumblr post.
I like their relationship in the movie.
AAAAAAAAA you drew tony/bruce!!!! This is so cuuuuute!!!!!!!!!
NO FUCKING WAY
I NEED THIS FOR 2K!
I would have the most buff legs ever
I would actually buy this