The girls go to a land of Indian food and fight a ghost chili in this month’s Eat Me. NSFW. Some pretty cool paintings in this one. And I gotta say, the other Filthy Figments stories going on right now are GORGEOUS. I’m so proud to be displayed next to these babes.
I am heading off on my 2 week tour of the midwest with my burlesque troupe. My internet access will be spotty, but I’m looking forward to an internet vacation. I’ll try to keep up with anything pressing, but don’t be too concerned if I’m not around much. I’m gonna have adventures! I love getting to meet some of you guys when I’m out and about around the country.
This is me, wanting that makeup/pizza shirt to add to my collection
I feel like… never before has everyone been so excited about a t-shirt I’m making. This definitely has to happen. How could I refuse that face?
A valid point! I think I might do that for the t-shirt version. I think I actually intended to do that from the start and got confused about things. I kinda like the word “dang” anyway.
Lady, if this was ever put on a t-shirt I’d wear the shit out of it. Especially while trolling Sephora holding a slice in my hand. Because I’m the exact same way.
I did kind of make this with the intention of it being a t-shirt design since I need to design some shirts so… anyone want one? Let me know in some kind of note or message or email or whatever and I’ll make it happen.
Edit: Also posters. I’m definitely making posters.
I’ve been wearing more makeup lately than I used to, and inevitably, I more often get to hear:
“Oh, you don’t need makeup. You’re beautiful without it!”
And I talk a lot of beauty and loving myself just how I am. Some people feel these two things are hypocritical, to love yourself and wear makeup. And okay, yes, let’s acknowledge that there are women who feel pressured to wear it despite not wanting to. This happens. But a lot of the time, women wear makeup for themselves. It’s fun! It’s expressive. It’s artistic. It’s not “necessary,” but neither is pizza.
I’m not trying to cover anything up the same way an artist isn’t putting paint on a canvas for the sake of covering the canvas.
(Edit: Also, I’m getting calls for people wanting t-shirts of this. If you feel the same, let me know. I would gladly print some of these.)
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
I agree with a lot of this assessment. When I saw the images in the campaign, it was without context and I thought it was an example of how witness testimony is unreliable when it comes to sketch artist representations (maybe still a valid point). But when I saw later it was about how women describe themselves as “uglier” than other people see them, I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe some of these women describing themselves weren’t being harsh on themselves, but describing wrinkles they actually had and just weren’t ashamed of them while people describing them are being more polite. Seeing some of the photos of the actual women, they look more or less right in between how they described themselves and how other people described them. I wouldn’t call their self descriptions ugly, and I think to do so… just reinforces the beauty standard.
People draw me a lot. I love it. It’s lots of fun. But some people draw me thinner than I am, they take away the moles, the creases and lines of my face, the length of my nose. And some of it is just a style that simplifies things, but I know some of it is fear of offending me by drawing me with what they see as negative qualities but what I see as part of my face. It makes me sad sometimes that people think they’re going to offend me by portraying me… looking how I actually look. Never be afraid to draw every single line in my face, every single roll of fat, small boobs, occasional double chin, moley moley moley skin, all of that stuff, because it’s gorgeous to me. I don’t need Dove telling me I’m being harsh on myself when I feel more free than I’ve ever felt.
Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.
|—||Patton Oswalt (on Facebook)|