fuckyeahpoetryslam:

With our finals competition just over the horizon we thought we’d let you all know that our finals will be judged by the number of likes a video gets on youtube and also by Judges! 

Let’s meet our first Judge SCOTT WOODS! 

Scott Woods is the author of We Over Here Now (2013, Brick Cave Books) and has published and edited work 
in a variety of publications. He has been featured multiple times in national press, including multiple appearances on
National Public Radio. He was the President of Poetry Slam Inc. and MCs the Writers’ Block Poetry Night, 
an open mic series in Columbus, Ohio . In April of 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 
24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested with six more annual 24-hour readings without repeating a single poem. 

 www.scottwoodswrites.net

We think Scott is pretty great and Hope that you do too!  Here he is performing his piece “Six in the Morning”.

fuckyeahpoetryslam:

Bunnies by wonderdave  

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americachavez:

in brushing up on some comics history, I have come across the phrase “once-dead once-living once-dead once-robot now alive again” and I think that sums up literally everything you need to know about superhero comics

DC, at least.

Marvel is a little less bullshit.

this was a post about a phrase pulled from the marvel wiki

LMAO

The only difference with things like this is that in DC there is an 80% chance that 40% of that statement is no longer in continuity since the reboot before the reboot. With Marvel some it just isn’t talked about until someone decides that it is. Continuity is magic in any universe!  

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Ursula (the sea witch from “The Little Mermaid”) has always been considered a villain, but after listening to this, I’m thinking she’s kiiiiiiind of a hero. To more people than you’d think.

Sure, Ariel had her itty-bitty seashell bikini, but Ursula “made back fat f*cking sexy.” And we need more of that kind of bravery in pop culture, if you ask me.

If you liked what Melissa had to say, you could Like her on Facebook or follow her on Tumblr. Share this with your friends by clicking the big blue buttons below. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. No pressure. (x)

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Ursula (the sea witch from “The Little Mermaid”) has always been considered a villain, but after listening to this, I’m thinking she’s kiiiiiiind of a hero. To more people than you’d think.

Sure, Ariel had her itty-bitty seashell bikini, but Ursula “made back fat f*cking sexy.” And we need more of that kind of bravery in pop culture, if you ask me.

If you liked what Melissa had to say, you could Like her on Facebook or follow her on Tumblr. Share this with your friends by clicking the big blue buttons below. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. No pressure. (x)

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emmafrosticle:

ok rogue

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flatbear:

Workin up some more prints, woop woop!

OTP to rule them all.

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diseonfire:

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scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them
in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

Despite being nerds MRAs are really bad at science.  

diseonfire:

thepfa:

nohetero:

scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them

in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

Despite being nerds MRAs are really bad at science.  

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comicsalliance:

Miyazaki Movies Get Mashed Up with Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Sailor Moon and More [Video]

Hayao Miyazaki, the cartoonist behind Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and director of films including Princess MononokePonyo, and Howl’s Moving Castle, has been pretty outspoken about his feelings about the popular trends in anime. He’s not a big fan.

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¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente?   (Where are my people?) is a Festival of Latino Poetry and Spoken Word! For three days writers of all Latino backgrounds are going to get together and recite poetry to the people of San Francisco as part of National Poetry Month. ¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente? -Is a celebration of the voice of the latino writer, a multigenerational, multicultural exchange between writers from all walks of life that seeks to answer that question, by gathering some of the top writers in the bay area.

Made possible by Galeria de la Raza’s REGEN Artist Fund, Galeria de la Raza is proud to present this event organized and curated by writer, performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez.

3 days in 3 different spaces, 22 writers, one city!

April 5th the show is at Books Inc. on Market street Free with suggested donation
April 12th Magnet on 18th Street Free with suggested donation
April 19th the final show will be at Galeria de la Raza in the Mission, Sliding scale 10 to 20 dollars.

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/dondeestamigente

Join our event invite on Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/events/713449205366448/

I can’t remember which class I heard it but I once heard a presentation that was so jarring at first and eventually became one of the most romantic stories I was ever told and one of the reasons why I take great offense to people who believe science is without romance or spirituality.

If I remember correctly the presentation started off with, ”What’s the most important thing in human biology? The ocean.”

Quite a hook. The lecturer went on to explain that early life was of course aquatic and once multicellularism arose eukaryotic life started evolving systems that were more and more complex. However at every stage chemical transport was still largely dependent on saltwater bathing the cells of the organism at all times. Additionally seawater is slightly alkaline so it acts as a buffer that maintains protein in a way that pure water cannot.

So how did we move to land and how could Homo sapiens have appeared? The evolution of circulatory systems and blood. You see, blood serves the purposes that the saltwater did when it came to supporting cellular transport and stability. The beautiful and romantic thing the lecturer suggested is that we carry our evolutionary history wherever we go.

The blood in your veins is your body’s remembrance of the sea from which we all came.

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fr33lance:

Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

fr33lance:

Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

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Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.
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Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

Let em know dad.

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I think the next time someone gets confused as to possibly why people were hoping Katniss would be portrayed as nonwhite, this quote above is why.

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And there will be people who still refuse to get it…..

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