howdy, my name is ash!
i am a caricature and airbrush artist, calligrapher, and comic maker.

i study history and i like monsters.
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Drew Bernstein, the brilliant founder of Lip Service was found dead yesterday. Some reports indicate that he died earlier today, but a close friend of his has stated that the information is false. The cause of death has not been released as of yet.

Bernstein was born in 1963. He founder Lip Service alongside Linda Judy-Pugh in 1984 inside their garages. Their first items were mere screen printed shirts and pants. Now, their products are in magazines and retail stores all over the world. if you’ve been to Hot Topic, you’ve seen Lip Service.


At the time of his death, Bernstein was highly connected and well liked by friends, associates, and loyal patrons of his company. His loss is a truly sad one. Lip Service is a hell of a legacy he’s left us.

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DDDD: NO!!!!

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But [X] is a social construct! By

This argument is fallacious because it requires us to assume that social constructs are bad. (via someofmybestfriendsarewhite)


*inner S&D alarms go off at this one*

The purpose behind using the above sentence in an argument is to be a counterargument against the notion that [X is an unchangeable law of life] or similar ideas, NOT to just argue that X is incorrect. It’s not an argument used against X alone - it’s an argument used alongside or to support other arguments against X. Generally, the idea is that X is bad because of [other arguments], and we only accept it as normal because [X is a construct].

The concept of a social construct isn’t “bad” in itself, and using the argument [X is a social construct] doesn’t imply that social constructs are “bad” either. It just states that it’s an existing idea that does not necessarily have to be blindly accepted and can be changed at will like any other social construct.

If someone uses [X is a social construct] alone as an argument against X, then yes, that is a fallacious argument. But chances are they are probably inferring to previously stated/known arguments that they assume you already heard/know (hence the debate), and they are adding it as an additional supporting argument because it’s a basic argument against the usual [X is tradition/X is natural/X is life/X is something we already do for ???reasons why is there a need to change it now] arguments.

I don’t know about y’all but I’m having the hardest time finding anything I want to post about other than the issues in Ferguson. Champion pachirisu is my sole remaining joy in the middle of these angry times.





TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

Someone from claimed the crowd was also throwing tear gas containers. Where the hell are regular people getting tear gas containers?

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Okay, guys, I have a question.

tl;dr backstory: My mother works on school buses that have disabled kids as passengers. Her employer gave them *very* little by way of training (except for first aid/CPR) and a couple of kids Mum sees every day sign.

She’s learned a couple signs, but she wants to learn more. She doesn’t have the money to pay for ASL classes out of pocket and her employer won’t provide them.

Are there any decent Internet resources for learning to sign? Or books, even?

Reblogged in case anyone has suggestions. Neither Rosetta nor Mango offer ASL.

There’s a good chunk of free internet resources! They have a range of styles, so depending on how she learns some might be more useful than others:

ASLU is probably the most popular/resource-heavy site. It’s got a lot of lessons and references but not a set “course” schedule so it might be hard to get started from just that. 

On the flipside, Expert Village on youtube has a good ASL starter course of videos. It doesn’t cover very much though, but it’s good for folks who like learning step-by-step. There’s a few other ASL courses on youtube that are really good too. 

Start ASL is a really good combination of the two, and has units and workbooks to work from and videos as well.

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the new york times just published an article on michael brown’s second autopsy 

wait, so not only were his arms up and all the bullets from a long-distance (as opposed to the “struggle with the officer”), but the bullet entered the -top- of his head because his head was bent down?

why, that sounds entirely like the pose someone who is completely surrendering and complying with the police would make.

and not someone struggling with the officer/running away from justice/whatever else BS story Ferguson PD has given us

I have like 2 illustration commissions, 1 caricature, and 2 calligraphy commissions and I want to do 0 of it

*lays on face in misery* let it stoppppp this digestive system needs to go back to normallllllll