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Haha oh god, just look at this freakshow. No wonder Tavros spent the rest of the game asleep and on Prospit. Vriska is one twisted mama-jamma.

Somebody on TV Tropes pointed out that Homestuck looks a lot gorier once you switch all the troll blood to red. One trip to Photoshop later, I discovered that they were quite right about that.

Lil Cal’s Stable Time Loop

The other day, I realized what went wrong in Davesprite’s timeline: he used Lil Cal to prototype his sprite.

We never got a clear explanation of where the Cal in Dream Dave’s room came from, but I’m guessing that Gamzee put it there with his chucklevoodoos, similar to how he put the clown doll in Dream John’s room. That Cal from the dream room went on to become the Cal who got sliced to bits on Dave’s roof, which Davesprite used as prototyping material. The problem is that the prototyping process completely consumes the object used to prototype; in Davesprite’s timeline, Cal was stuck inside the sprite, so he was never retrieved and repaired by Bro and never fell into Gamzee’s hands, and thus never inspired Gamzee to create Cal in the first place. Calsprite wasn’t just annoying — he was temporally impossible. That time paradox was what screwed Davesprite’s timeline.

Doc Scratch has consistent taste in marks.

[1-3][4][5-7][8]

HOMESTUCK KILL CHART

Lots of people make shipping charts, so for a change of pace, have a murder chart! I couldn’t fit everyone on there, so the lusii, the troll’s dreamselves, the army of Aradiabots, and the Felt are SOL. Also omitted all suicides (Tavrisprite, Dirk, Sollux) and act-of-god deaths (Nanna, Poppop).

Obviously Jack’s at the center of it all, being the stab-happy planet-exploding asshole that he is. I was kind of shocked to realize that Jack has never died — all four of his selves (Spades Slick, Bec Noir, Jack English, and Caliborn’s Jack) are still alive. I suspect Doc Scratch would object to being listed as the killer of Rose, Dave, and Liv because all he did was drop some very manipulative hints, but I’d advise him to shove his objections up his smug puppety ass. And I think Dave wins the prize for the widest variety of murderers, having been killed by 6 different people.

DAVE: i know you cant fly dude obviously i would just carry you or something 

KARKAT: I’D RATHER FUCKING DIE!!!!!!

Whoops too late. :D

Also, an exploitable version:

image

In actuality, fully two-thirds of all the vegetal foodstuffs now consumed by humanity were under cultivation in Native America — and nowhere else — at the moment Columbus first set foot on Hispaniola. An instructive, but by no means exhaustive list of these crops includes corn, potatoes [about 3,000 varieties], yams, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash [about 600 varieties], pumpkins, most varieties of beans, all varieties of pepper except black, amaranth, manioc (tapioca), mustard and a number of other greens, sunflowers, cassava, some types of rice, artichokes, avocados, okra, chayotes, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, hickory nuts, pecans, pineapples, bread fruit, passion fruit, many melons, persimmons, choke cherries, papayas, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, sassafras, vanilla, chocolate, and cocoa. In order to raise this proliferation of food items, American Indians had perfected elaborate and sophisticated agricultural technologies throughout the hemisphere long before the arrival of the first European. This included intricate and highly effective irrigation systems, ecologically integrated and highly effective planting methods such as milpa and comico, and the refinement of what amounted to botanical experimentation facilities, among other things.
The Stone Age Revisited by M. Annette Jaimes, quoted in Demography of Native North America by Lenore A. Stiffarm

PPG snoozes.

By mintchoco

Enjoying the puddles.

By mintchoco

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE IMAGE

This is a series of maps charting the shrinkage of Native American lands over time, from 1784 to the present day.  Made because I was having trouble visualizing the sheer scale of the land loss, and reading numbers like “blah blah million acres” wasn’t really doing it for me.  The gif is based on a collection of maps by Sam B. Hilliard of Louisiana State University.  You can see the original map here.

For those who do prefer dealing in numbers, here are some:

By 1881, Indian landholdings in the United States had plummeted to 156 million acres. By 1934, only about 50 million acres remained (an area the size of Idaho and Washington) as a result of the General Allotment Act* of 1887. During World War II, the government took 500,000 more acres for military use. Over one hundred tribes, bands, and Rancherias relinquished their lands under various acts of Congress during the termination era of the 1950s.

By 1955, the indigenous land base had shrunk to just 2.3 percent of its original size.

In the Courts of the Conqueror by Walter Echo-Hawk

* The General Allotment Act is also known as the Dawes Act.

Edit: Got rid of some of the fold lines and discoloration on the gif.  *is anal*

Edit 2: I can’t believe I didn’t think to mention this until now, but the “Present Day” map is actually from c. 1972. You can find a more recent map of Indian Reservations here, although as you can see, things haven’t changed much.

Edit 10/4/13: As you can see, the gif was deleted for… copyright violation, I assume? Since when does Tumblr care about copyright? Whatever, you can still see the gif by clicking the link up top.

Hoop skirts made of stars.  *___*

Read it here

Dr. Chris O’Sullivan, a psychologist at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, studied 24 incidents of gang rape. Two were committed by male students in residence halls, nine by athletes, and 13 by fraternities. The men involved seemed to think that what they were doing was okay, most often because they regarded the women as promiscuous.

In O’Sullivan’s sample, the women were distinguished in the rapists’ minds from the women they dated in terms of respectability. One man involved in a gang rape told O’Sullivan that what happened to the woman was “not rape” because she had dated two of the men involved previously and had hurt the men’s feelings by having sex with each of them.

Researchers have found that as a gang rape proceeds, that is, as each successive man takes his turn, the woman is viewed increasingly as a “whore” who deserves to be raped — even though, by their own words, the men do not consider what they are doing to be rape.

Among O’Sullivan’s sample, the men typically formed a tight male group. She said, “The men tend to have grown up together. They have gone off to college together and maintained childhood friendships through adolescence and young adulthood.”

She found that more traditional fraternities and more traditional men were more likely to commit gang rape. “They stand when women enter. They buy into rigid sex roles. They are likely to believe you treat good women nicely and you can do anything to bad women.”

Encyclopedia of Violence by Margaret DiCanio

Heroic Sacrifice versus Victim Blaming

Let me offer you a hypothetical:

A young man enlists in the military, is sent off to war, and is killed in the line of duty.

How do his countrymen usually react to such an event?

Do they cynically blow it off?  Do they blame him for his own death?  Do they say things like “Well what did he expect?  He knew the risks, but he went in there anyway, like an idiot.  He deserved it.”

No, not in my experience.  Instead, they usually cry a lot, hold a big funeral, talk about what a brave and heroic and noble guy he was, give him medals, maybe even erect a statue in memorial of him and his fallen comrades, and praise him for serving his country so valiantly.

Lara Logan was also serving her country.  Actually she was serving the whole world.  She and all the other reporters in Egypt played a vital role in keeping the rest of the world informed about the triumphs and atrocities of the Egyptian revolution.  Of course she knew the risks she faced, but rather than wringing her hands and hiding under the bed, she bravely risked her life and well-being in order to do what needed to be done.  She should be praised for her devotion to her craft and her willingness to help others.

So why are people still snidely pointing out her hair color or her level of physical attractiveness or what she was wearing?  Why are they still acting like it was her fault that she got raped?  Like the hypothetical soldier, she took great risks and made a great sacrifice in service to her country and the world, yet unlike the soldier, she’s been mocked, derided, and blamed for what she’s suffered.  Why the double standard?  Why is the soldier praised as “brave” while Logan gets labelled “stupid” and “naive”?  Are we as a culture really that fanatically devoted to blaming rape victims?

If that soldier was a hero for knowingly risking his safety because he believed it was the right thing to do, then so is Lara Logan.

Culture matters

Sometimes I hear people say that racism/sexism/etc in culture isn’t important or worth criticizing.  ”Oh it’s just a book,” they say.  ”It’s just a crappy TV show.”  ”It’s just a commercial.”

This argument always baffles me.  It’s like if you put poison into a fish-tank and then say “Oh well I didn’t poison the fish, I just poisoned the water.”  The fish lives in the water, dumbass; it’s completely submerged in and surrounded by the water.  I’m pretty sure that poisoned water is going to affect the fish.

Similarly, we all live constantly immersed in this miasma of information that we call “culture.”  People are not born prejudiced.  We don’t emerge from the womb knowing that all black men are scary thugs, that all Latinas are spicy sexpots, that all Indians are violent savages, that all women are weepy and frail, that all gay men are depraved pedophiles, and that all people in wheelchairs are objects of pity.  We learn these things, usually starting at a very young age, and we often learn them from our culture — the books we read, the movies we watch, and the constant barrage of advertising that we don’t really pay attention to but which still manages to seep into our brains, and which shapes the way we think about the world, for better or for worse.

If you want to save the fish, you need to purify the water.

Pretty colors!

By 2449590

Haha oh god, just look at this freakshow. No wonder Tavros spent the rest of the game asleep and on Prospit. Vriska is one twisted mama-jamma.

Somebody on TV Tropes pointed out that Homestuck looks a lot gorier once you switch all the troll blood to red. One trip to Photoshop later, I discovered that they were quite right about that.

Lil Cal’s Stable Time Loop
The other day, I realized what went wrong in Davesprite’s timeline: he used Lil Cal to prototype his sprite.
We never got a clear explanation of where the Cal in Dream Dave’s room came from, but I’m guessing that Gamzee put it there with his chucklevoodoos, similar to how he put the clown doll in Dream John’s room. That Cal from the dream room went on to become the Cal who got sliced to bits on Dave’s roof, which Davesprite used as prototyping material. The problem is that the prototyping process completely consumes the object used to prototype; in Davesprite’s timeline, Cal was stuck inside the sprite, so he was never retrieved and repaired by Bro and never fell into Gamzee’s hands, and thus never inspired Gamzee to create Cal in the first place. Calsprite wasn’t just annoying — he was temporally impossible. That time paradox was what screwed Davesprite’s timeline.

Lil Cal’s Stable Time Loop

The other day, I realized what went wrong in Davesprite’s timeline: he used Lil Cal to prototype his sprite.

We never got a clear explanation of where the Cal in Dream Dave’s room came from, but I’m guessing that Gamzee put it there with his chucklevoodoos, similar to how he put the clown doll in Dream John’s room. That Cal from the dream room went on to become the Cal who got sliced to bits on Dave’s roof, which Davesprite used as prototyping material. The problem is that the prototyping process completely consumes the object used to prototype; in Davesprite’s timeline, Cal was stuck inside the sprite, so he was never retrieved and repaired by Bro and never fell into Gamzee’s hands, and thus never inspired Gamzee to create Cal in the first place. Calsprite wasn’t just annoying — he was temporally impossible. That time paradox was what screwed Davesprite’s timeline.

Doc Scratch has consistent taste in marks.

[1-3][4][5-7][8]

HOMESTUCK KILL CHART
Lots of people make shipping charts, so for a change of pace, have a murder chart! I couldn’t fit everyone on there, so the lusii, the troll’s dreamselves, the army of Aradiabots, and the Felt are SOL. Also omitted all suicides (Tavrisprite, Dirk, Sollux) and act-of-god deaths (Nanna, Poppop).
Obviously Jack’s at the center of it all, being the stab-happy planet-exploding asshole that he is. I was kind of shocked to realize that Jack has never died — all four of his selves (Spades Slick, Bec Noir, Jack English, and Caliborn’s Jack) are still alive. I suspect Doc Scratch would object to being listed as the killer of Rose, Dave, and Liv because all he did was drop some very manipulative hints, but I’d advise him to shove his objections up his smug puppety ass. And I think Dave wins the prize for the widest variety of murderers, having been killed by 6 different people.

HOMESTUCK KILL CHART

Lots of people make shipping charts, so for a change of pace, have a murder chart! I couldn’t fit everyone on there, so the lusii, the troll’s dreamselves, the army of Aradiabots, and the Felt are SOL. Also omitted all suicides (Tavrisprite, Dirk, Sollux) and act-of-god deaths (Nanna, Poppop).

Obviously Jack’s at the center of it all, being the stab-happy planet-exploding asshole that he is. I was kind of shocked to realize that Jack has never died — all four of his selves (Spades Slick, Bec Noir, Jack English, and Caliborn’s Jack) are still alive. I suspect Doc Scratch would object to being listed as the killer of Rose, Dave, and Liv because all he did was drop some very manipulative hints, but I’d advise him to shove his objections up his smug puppety ass. And I think Dave wins the prize for the widest variety of murderers, having been killed by 6 different people.

DAVE: i know you cant fly dude obviously i would just carry you or something 
KARKAT: I’D RATHER FUCKING DIE!!!!!!
Whoops too late. :D
Also, an exploitable version:

DAVE: i know you cant fly dude obviously i would just carry you or something 

KARKAT: I’D RATHER FUCKING DIE!!!!!!

Whoops too late. :D

Also, an exploitable version:

image

In actuality, fully two-thirds of all the vegetal foodstuffs now consumed by humanity were under cultivation in Native America — and nowhere else — at the moment Columbus first set foot on Hispaniola. An instructive, but by no means exhaustive list of these crops includes corn, potatoes [about 3,000 varieties], yams, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash [about 600 varieties], pumpkins, most varieties of beans, all varieties of pepper except black, amaranth, manioc (tapioca), mustard and a number of other greens, sunflowers, cassava, some types of rice, artichokes, avocados, okra, chayotes, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, hickory nuts, pecans, pineapples, bread fruit, passion fruit, many melons, persimmons, choke cherries, papayas, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, sassafras, vanilla, chocolate, and cocoa. In order to raise this proliferation of food items, American Indians had perfected elaborate and sophisticated agricultural technologies throughout the hemisphere long before the arrival of the first European. This included intricate and highly effective irrigation systems, ecologically integrated and highly effective planting methods such as milpa and comico, and the refinement of what amounted to botanical experimentation facilities, among other things.
The Stone Age Revisited by M. Annette Jaimes, quoted in Demography of Native North America by Lenore A. Stiffarm
PPG snoozes.
By mintchoco

PPG snoozes.

By mintchoco

Enjoying the puddles.
By mintchoco

Enjoying the puddles.

By mintchoco

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE IMAGE
This is a series of maps charting the shrinkage of Native American lands over time, from 1784 to the present day.  Made because I was having trouble visualizing the sheer scale of the land loss, and reading numbers like “blah blah million acres” wasn’t really doing it for me.  The gif is based on a collection of maps by Sam B. Hilliard of Louisiana State University.  You can see the original map here.
For those who do prefer dealing in numbers, here are some:





By 1881, Indian landholdings in the United States had plummeted to 156 million acres. By 1934, only about 50 million acres remained (an area the size of Idaho and Washington) as a result of the General Allotment Act* of 1887. During World War II, the government took 500,000 more acres for military use. Over one hundred tribes, bands, and Rancherias relinquished their lands under various acts of Congress during the termination era of the 1950s.
By 1955, the indigenous land base had shrunk to just 2.3 percent of its original size.





—In the Courts of the Conqueror by Walter Echo-Hawk
* The General Allotment Act is also known as the Dawes Act.
Edit: Got rid of some of the fold lines and discoloration on the gif.  *is anal*
Edit 2: I can’t believe I didn’t think to mention this until now, but the “Present Day” map is actually from c. 1972. You can find a more recent map of Indian Reservations here, although as you can see, things haven’t changed much.
Edit 10/4/13: As you can see, the gif was deleted for… copyright violation, I assume? Since when does Tumblr care about copyright? Whatever, you can still see the gif by clicking the link up top.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE IMAGE

This is a series of maps charting the shrinkage of Native American lands over time, from 1784 to the present day.  Made because I was having trouble visualizing the sheer scale of the land loss, and reading numbers like “blah blah million acres” wasn’t really doing it for me.  The gif is based on a collection of maps by Sam B. Hilliard of Louisiana State University.  You can see the original map here.

For those who do prefer dealing in numbers, here are some:

By 1881, Indian landholdings in the United States had plummeted to 156 million acres. By 1934, only about 50 million acres remained (an area the size of Idaho and Washington) as a result of the General Allotment Act* of 1887. During World War II, the government took 500,000 more acres for military use. Over one hundred tribes, bands, and Rancherias relinquished their lands under various acts of Congress during the termination era of the 1950s.

By 1955, the indigenous land base had shrunk to just 2.3 percent of its original size.

In the Courts of the Conqueror by Walter Echo-Hawk

* The General Allotment Act is also known as the Dawes Act.

Edit: Got rid of some of the fold lines and discoloration on the gif.  *is anal*

Edit 2: I can’t believe I didn’t think to mention this until now, but the “Present Day” map is actually from c. 1972. You can find a more recent map of Indian Reservations here, although as you can see, things haven’t changed much.

Edit 10/4/13: As you can see, the gif was deleted for… copyright violation, I assume? Since when does Tumblr care about copyright? Whatever, you can still see the gif by clicking the link up top.

Hoop skirts made of stars.  *___*
Read it here

Hoop skirts made of stars.  *___*

Read it here

Dr. Chris O’Sullivan, a psychologist at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, studied 24 incidents of gang rape. Two were committed by male students in residence halls, nine by athletes, and 13 by fraternities. The men involved seemed to think that what they were doing was okay, most often because they regarded the women as promiscuous.

In O’Sullivan’s sample, the women were distinguished in the rapists’ minds from the women they dated in terms of respectability. One man involved in a gang rape told O’Sullivan that what happened to the woman was “not rape” because she had dated two of the men involved previously and had hurt the men’s feelings by having sex with each of them.

Researchers have found that as a gang rape proceeds, that is, as each successive man takes his turn, the woman is viewed increasingly as a “whore” who deserves to be raped — even though, by their own words, the men do not consider what they are doing to be rape.

Among O’Sullivan’s sample, the men typically formed a tight male group. She said, “The men tend to have grown up together. They have gone off to college together and maintained childhood friendships through adolescence and young adulthood.”

She found that more traditional fraternities and more traditional men were more likely to commit gang rape. “They stand when women enter. They buy into rigid sex roles. They are likely to believe you treat good women nicely and you can do anything to bad women.”

Encyclopedia of Violence by Margaret DiCanio

Heroic Sacrifice versus Victim Blaming

Let me offer you a hypothetical:

A young man enlists in the military, is sent off to war, and is killed in the line of duty.

How do his countrymen usually react to such an event?

Do they cynically blow it off?  Do they blame him for his own death?  Do they say things like “Well what did he expect?  He knew the risks, but he went in there anyway, like an idiot.  He deserved it.”

No, not in my experience.  Instead, they usually cry a lot, hold a big funeral, talk about what a brave and heroic and noble guy he was, give him medals, maybe even erect a statue in memorial of him and his fallen comrades, and praise him for serving his country so valiantly.

Lara Logan was also serving her country.  Actually she was serving the whole world.  She and all the other reporters in Egypt played a vital role in keeping the rest of the world informed about the triumphs and atrocities of the Egyptian revolution.  Of course she knew the risks she faced, but rather than wringing her hands and hiding under the bed, she bravely risked her life and well-being in order to do what needed to be done.  She should be praised for her devotion to her craft and her willingness to help others.

So why are people still snidely pointing out her hair color or her level of physical attractiveness or what she was wearing?  Why are they still acting like it was her fault that she got raped?  Like the hypothetical soldier, she took great risks and made a great sacrifice in service to her country and the world, yet unlike the soldier, she’s been mocked, derided, and blamed for what she’s suffered.  Why the double standard?  Why is the soldier praised as “brave” while Logan gets labelled “stupid” and “naive”?  Are we as a culture really that fanatically devoted to blaming rape victims?

If that soldier was a hero for knowingly risking his safety because he believed it was the right thing to do, then so is Lara Logan.

Culture matters

Sometimes I hear people say that racism/sexism/etc in culture isn’t important or worth criticizing.  ”Oh it’s just a book,” they say.  ”It’s just a crappy TV show.”  ”It’s just a commercial.”

This argument always baffles me.  It’s like if you put poison into a fish-tank and then say “Oh well I didn’t poison the fish, I just poisoned the water.”  The fish lives in the water, dumbass; it’s completely submerged in and surrounded by the water.  I’m pretty sure that poisoned water is going to affect the fish.

Similarly, we all live constantly immersed in this miasma of information that we call “culture.”  People are not born prejudiced.  We don’t emerge from the womb knowing that all black men are scary thugs, that all Latinas are spicy sexpots, that all Indians are violent savages, that all women are weepy and frail, that all gay men are depraved pedophiles, and that all people in wheelchairs are objects of pity.  We learn these things, usually starting at a very young age, and we often learn them from our culture — the books we read, the movies we watch, and the constant barrage of advertising that we don’t really pay attention to but which still manages to seep into our brains, and which shapes the way we think about the world, for better or for worse.

If you want to save the fish, you need to purify the water.

Pretty colors!
By 2449590

Pretty colors!

By 2449590

"In actuality, fully two-thirds of all the vegetal foodstuffs now consumed by humanity were under cultivation in Native America — and nowhere else — at the moment Columbus first set foot on Hispaniola. An instructive, but by no means exhaustive list of these crops includes corn, potatoes [about 3,000 varieties], yams, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash [about 600 varieties], pumpkins, most varieties of beans, all varieties of pepper except black, amaranth, manioc (tapioca), mustard and a number of other greens, sunflowers, cassava, some types of rice, artichokes, avocados, okra, chayotes, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, hickory nuts, pecans, pineapples, bread fruit, passion fruit, many melons, persimmons, choke cherries, papayas, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, sassafras, vanilla, chocolate, and cocoa. In order to raise this proliferation of food items, American Indians had perfected elaborate and sophisticated agricultural technologies throughout the hemisphere long before the arrival of the first European. This included intricate and highly effective irrigation systems, ecologically integrated and highly effective planting methods such as milpa and comico, and the refinement of what amounted to botanical experimentation facilities, among other things."
"

Dr. Chris O’Sullivan, a psychologist at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, studied 24 incidents of gang rape. Two were committed by male students in residence halls, nine by athletes, and 13 by fraternities. The men involved seemed to think that what they were doing was okay, most often because they regarded the women as promiscuous.

In O’Sullivan’s sample, the women were distinguished in the rapists’ minds from the women they dated in terms of respectability. One man involved in a gang rape told O’Sullivan that what happened to the woman was “not rape” because she had dated two of the men involved previously and had hurt the men’s feelings by having sex with each of them.

Researchers have found that as a gang rape proceeds, that is, as each successive man takes his turn, the woman is viewed increasingly as a “whore” who deserves to be raped — even though, by their own words, the men do not consider what they are doing to be rape.

Among O’Sullivan’s sample, the men typically formed a tight male group. She said, “The men tend to have grown up together. They have gone off to college together and maintained childhood friendships through adolescence and young adulthood.”

She found that more traditional fraternities and more traditional men were more likely to commit gang rape. “They stand when women enter. They buy into rigid sex roles. They are likely to believe you treat good women nicely and you can do anything to bad women.”

"
Heroic Sacrifice versus Victim Blaming
Culture matters

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