Why people pick on scienceRecently, right-wing conservatives jumped on what they thought was a juicy, hilarious story of government waste - that "$400,000 in tax money" went to "measuring duck penises."
Meanwhile, record numbers of people are choosing not to vaccinate their children, convinced that vaccines either do little to help or are even responsible for rising frequencies of autism.
You may have also noticed my back-and-forth with someone who actually believes that the whole of human industry and technology - which has changed our planet more severely than any natural process ever documented - has no noticeable impact on atmospheric conditions and climate as a whole.
What do all of these things have in common?
They're all symptoms of the same petty defiance disorder and gross misunderstanding of the scientific world.
The average person has positively no clue what the very word "science" truly even stands for, what "scientific community" refers to, how peer review works, how research is conducted, h
This is what Republicans actually believeI originally posted this to tumblr and it went over nicely, but as more and more developments piss me off I feel the need to expand it and put it someplace more permanent.This is what Republicans actually believe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you, even some of my best friends, disagree with most or all of the following list and still identify yourselves as "republicans" or "conservatives." I just have to ask why? Why keep clinging to labels so inexorably entrenched in discrimination, willful ignorance and outrageous displays of villainy straight out of a derivative cartoon? The majority of so-called "right wing" Americans, including virtually all of those with any political or social power, very vocally hold at least one of the following sentiments. I've included links to a few, in case you start to doubt that real people could ever actually say things like these:
-The poor become poor and remain poor most often by their own ineptitude. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/newt-gingrich-poor-children-are-as-lazy-as-their-welfare-grabbing-pare
Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.Why 'reality is liberal'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
Back from Holiday + Meet The Artist MemeHello liitle deerlings! Tammy is back from the vacation! Yup, my work starts again on Monday which is lame but I am happy to be home. I'll spend a relaxing evening tonight and tomorrow... OH GOD! I want to draw! I haven't draw anything serious in two weeks!Back from Holiday + Meet The Artist Meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Meanwhile, enjoy this meme that has been spreading on my inbox like a butter in sun.
Nickname: Tammy, Tama, TF. Those all are fine.
Height: 175cm / 5´9
Zodiac Sign: Cancer *pinch pinch*
Any Pets: A turtle, a lizard and a cat.
Favorite Thing About Yourself: The fact that this thing I do, can make so many people happy and inspire them.
Worst Habit: Not speaking my mind when I feel so. (I hate conflicts)
Fun Fact: I am hungry so I'll just write this so I can go to eat.
Identity, Sexuality & Personality
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Preference: Asexuel, so no thanks
Romantic Preference: Well hello ladies and gents.... :iconsuggestivejohnplz:
"Kinsey Scale" Score: What de f
Okey! Let's do this! TAMMYY FROOG!!Okey! Before I start this, I want to briefly thank you all for your answers in my previous journal.Okey! Let's do this! TAMMYY FROOG!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But now the main course! Got tagged by :iconsilkencat: so here are 80 random facts about yours truly!
1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
I just recently changed it and I already revealed the meaning behind the old one so let's talk about this one. Obviously after my persona *coughfursonacough* . I didn't want to use just the word monkey (plus, MonkeyFrog" was already taken) so I chose a monkey species. Tamarin sounded cute so I went with it. Frog, is frog.
2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
Pokemon, Nintendo in general... Uu! The Nightmare before chirstmas was a big thing back then but I don't draw fan art anymore. I still love it. Today, pokemon is still a big thing. I'd love to do more general Nintendo art again. I miss Ice climbers...
3. How many watchers do you have now?
Okay let's see... 27,621.... :iconpokerface3plz:
MY DA StoryYeeh, it is late but I got so touched all the mentions and started feeling nostalgic so I wanted to do this. Again, thank you ALL who mentioned me in their stories! I am so honored I've been part in so many peoples lives.MY DA Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But let's get this started!
It all started 7 years ago
I vaguely remember surfing this website when I was young. I was a bit internet shy so I never ever thought about submitting my own art! (and how happy I am about that because oh boy if you guys had to see my 13-14 stuff! HOHOH) No, I settled for browsing through other people's art and just showing my art and comics to my little cousin.
Eventually I started to feel that I might wanted to get more active in the internets. My first real internet account was my youtube account. At the time, I was a huge The Nightmare before christmas fan. I spent a lot of time looking for videos of it. And I can't exactly remember how I we met, but I met Sony-Shock through youtube. Ah! It was so amazing to find
Dollar Fighter #3 *Character Updates!*65! Ok, thats it!Dollar Fighter #3 *Character Updates!*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 over the limit I set, but seems cruel to turn away one person.
Payment details are as follows:
Please send $1 to my paypal address 'email@example.com' and send the payment as a 'gift' and attach a note saying who it is from (your deviantart name). The reason I ask a 'gift' because previously paypal didnt charge transactions if it is sent as a gift and I am hoping it hasnt changed, but then I havent done this for a year.
If you can also send me a note or message confirming you have sent your payment that would really help me out.
Any sponsors who wish to donate any money can do so now. If you are sponsoring someone already please inform me who you are sponsoring. I can also feature all sponsors in an upcoming journal so that people know how much is available incase they do not have access to paypal.
I'll sort out a dedicated journal to payment and confirmed fighters tomorrow.
Today....I am gonna watch Avengers. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwww yeh.
Its that ti
Known Stereotypes of commonly Drawn PokemonGiven how submissions as of late have been almost constantly rejected because they simply do not defy stereotypes at all, I believe I should attempt to assist members in explaining what does and does not belong in our group by listing some stereotypes that many commonly depicted pokemon exhibit and explaining (hopefully in better detail) how one might avoid submitting work that does not defy stereotypes. I suppose one could consider this a overdue part 2 to my previous entry "Gardevoir Overload" ( http://defy-pokestereotypes.deviantart.com/journal/Gardevoir-Overload-288300040 ) in which I discuss alternatives to simple gender stereotyping and I will attempt to explain how one might defy such stereotypes (even though it should be somewhat obvious, though I'm mostly doing this for our newcomers).Known Stereotypes of commonly Drawn Pokemon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Common Gardevoir Stereotypes:
-Almost all of them are depicted as female.
-If it's a male, it is probably homosexual.
-Laid back, peaceful, caring.
Lopunnies suffer similar stereotypes:
an open letter to my twelve year old selfone day you will cut all your hair off,an open letter to my twelve year old self1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
and hang up a map of the world in your
room and you will look at it on days
you think your life is going nowhere.
i hate to tell you this, but this isn’t
your worst year. it also isn’t your
one day you will cut all your hair off
and realize that some poems need to be read
out loud, to an audience, so you’ll take a hammer
and some nails and build yourself one
out of a girl whose veins look fragile but
whose bones are strong, a boy who isn’t as tall as
he thinks he is, but whose lifelines are the deepest
you’ve ever seen, and a girl whose eyes remind you of the
east coast shore.
one day you will cut all your hair off,
and learn that you can like pink
just as much as you like blue
and the world will not fall apart
along its fault lines. there are other flags
you can wave with pride that
one day you will cut all your hair off
and figure out how to forgive yourself,
figure out how to sta
Date a girl who drawsDate a girl who draws.Date a girl who draws3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You know the one. Her bag will be filled with discarded pencils and pens, scraps of paper with mindless doodles on them and blank books sticking out of her bag. She's the one who spends an hour trying to find the perfect sketchbook, only to pick up three more because she just couldn't help herself. She's the one hunched over in the coffee shop, rain or shine, the gears in her mind turning and turning while her hands move to catch up with every idea she has. She's the one who's too focused on what she's doing that her coffee's gotten cold and the people around her peek over her shoulder but she doesn't realise.
Compliment her drawings.
Ask to see more.
Turn the pages carefully, gently. Look at how hard she pressed the pencil into the page, the failed drawings, the successful ones. Look at the careful lines, the messy ones, the ones that give the drawings life. Linger on the pages you like but don't touch the drawings. Look at them carefully. Remember them.
lunarWhen I was six years old,lunar1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I decided I wanted to
eat the moon.
Mom with her pink frayed bathrobe
and tired eyes
told me to go to sleep,
that I had school in the morning.
Dad with his stacks of books
and prickly beard
told me that it was impossible,
the moon was too distant.
Well, guess what?
I ate the fuckin moon.
And it was delicious.
Bitches can't tell me shit,
I'll eat the fuckin moon if I want to.
the mechanisms of ocean waves When I was little, I loved sea foam.the mechanisms of ocean waves 1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Running forward to the shore, I would watch waves lap up at my feet and then recede, dragging the sand under my feet back with it. Sea foam would fringe the edges of these silky waves like lace, and I would grab at it, cup it in my hands. I would remember the origins of Aphrodite (born of sea foam, risen out of the ocean as the most beautiful goddess of all), and I would cradle it, hold it close to me, as if I could absorb it into my being.
By the time I brought the sea foam up to my face, it had leaked through my fingers, dissolved. Leaning down, I would cup it again and again and again, gathering fragile lace like a fine seamstress, hoping to maybe sew it onto the edges of myself, make myself some semblance of Aphrodite. Yet it crumbled, leaked through my fingers, leaving only the trace of salt behind.
Eventually I gave up on the sea foam. One cannot keep chasing after things that just barely exist.
My father told me never to plunge int
Family Guy + Rape Culture, Digital Animal AbuseIn my last journal I apparently touched a few people off by saying that I didn’t like rape jokes in Family Guy, and that I was upset that a digital mutant lizard was killed in the trailer for Mad Max. There were a number of people who didn’t find those things to be offensive and couldn’t seem to understand why I personally would get so upset. “Family Guy has ALWAYS had rape jokes” or “It’s not even a real animal” being the typical response. So let’s try to address this stuff...Family Guy + Rape Culture, Digital Animal Abuse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Family Guy and Rape Culture
Before we begin we need to set some definitions so that we’re all on the same page.
Rape culture is a phrase used to describe a culture in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender, sex, and sexuality. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, or
Mo (1,315w) The first time they met, Mo smiled. In her head, the girl knew that smile was one that the world would call “ugly”; however, she was still a child so her heart was bigger. Her heart smiled back.Mo (1,315w)1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a wintry Friday in February. Beth was almost thirteen—possibly the worst almost in a girl’s process of growing up, the almost of never catching a break from her own mirror and wishing her body would just make up its mind already. She poked at her soggy corn flakes and plucked at the itchy new strap of her bra. Wished her breasts were either big enough to actually make some shape, or small enough that she wouldn’t have to bother. Her parents lounged their way into a late morning with black coffee and yesterday’s crossword puzzles. This was a typical family snow day: nothing out of the ordinary was supposed to happen in t
Good FeelsI'm actually in one of those state of minds where I don't feel inadequate as an artist. Over the past week, I got a good slap in the face of just how much people appreciate and enjoy my work. For once, I don't feel like I need more followers or that I'm doing something wrong or that I need to push for a marketing ploy (I just need to push out a product or two).Good Feels2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And along with my burst of productivity lately (and subsequently, some decent income), I'm feeling so damn good.
I'm gonna keep rockin', and you should all do the same.