So I am not sure how many of you guys remember Cricket the young super hero I made up. I was imagining this conversation today and had to do something with it. Cricket is supposed to be deaf so I am not sure how this conversation is happening…. I like to think she has some sort og Google glass sort of rig in her goggles or something.

Cricket has adaptive insect powers. Meaning if she jumps off of a building she might sprout wings, grow super jumpy legs, or be able to survive the impact of hitting the ground. Its sorta a crapshoot over all. She ropes her best friend in to being her “side kick” with wikipedia ready to find out what exact sort of bug she has the powers of.

So I am not sure how many of you guys remember Cricket the young super hero I made up. I was imagining this conversation today and had to do something with it. Cricket is supposed to be deaf so I am not sure how this conversation is happening…. I like to think she has some sort og Google glass sort of rig in her goggles or something.

Cricket has adaptive insect powers. Meaning if she jumps off of a building she might sprout wings, grow super jumpy legs, or be able to survive the impact of hitting the ground. Its sorta a crapshoot over all. She ropes her best friend in to being her “side kick” with wikipedia ready to find out what exact sort of bug she has the powers of.

Guess what series is finally getting another part!

I was playing around with the fursona generator and it wanted me to do a snake so I started working with the line art then just about died when the muse struck to do another one of these.
Guesses for what culture  I am doing her in? and yes she will eventually get a top.

Guess what series is finally getting another part!

I was playing around with the fursona generator and it wanted me to do a snake so I started working with the line art then just about died when the muse struck to do another one of these.

Guesses for what culture  I am doing her in? and yes she will eventually get a top.

So ages ago I wanted to hop on the gryphon bandwagon so I created a circus gryphon by the name of Archie. He is a brown bear/budgie an adorable chubby mix. I only ever drew him once but he always had a place in my head cannon somewhere. Every time I tried to draw him though it just didn’t work, so here I go giving it the good ole try and he is so cute!!!! His species of gryphon can only really fly when they are young. they are born with over sized already feathered wings. (like how baby bears climb trees these guys fly around) they quickly grow in to their wings then out of them again as their body mass grows. Some adults are known to have hilariously small wings.

So ages ago I wanted to hop on the gryphon bandwagon so I created a circus gryphon by the name of Archie. He is a brown bear/budgie an adorable chubby mix. I only ever drew him once but he always had a place in my head cannon somewhere. Every time I tried to draw him though it just didn’t work, so here I go giving it the good ole try and he is so cute!!!!

His species of gryphon can only really fly when they are young. they are born with over sized already feathered wings. (like how baby bears climb trees these guys fly around) they quickly grow in to their wings then out of them again as their body mass grows. Some adults are known to have hilariously small wings.

ayellowbirds:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

Reblogging again for the excellent deconstruction and commentary.


I honestly didn’t see the girl at first

ayellowbirds:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

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Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

Reblogging again for the excellent deconstruction and commentary.

I honestly didn’t see the girl at first

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Anonymous: How long did it take for you to get your ring? I know your fiancé ordered it, but was it a long process? Congrats btw! :-)

The website says no more than 2 months but it took them a little longer.