Even dogs love puppy attacks. :D

Even dogs love puppy attacks. :D

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Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s


Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

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NYU Shanghai, to be exact. I’m at that point in my life where I just have to discover my lost culture. I just need to. And I can’t stop thinking about how unique this university is and how it could give me that connection that I’ve been looking for.

They took it…

Everyone has the right to know who they are.


Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

Down with Republicans. Enough.


Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

Down with Republicans. Enough.

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Princeless – Book One: Save Yourself (2012)

Story: Jeremy Whitley , art: M. Goodwin

Avaliable at comixology / amazon

"And this one—-"


Protective clothing that actually protects is such a novel idea.

I featured the first three panels waaay back, but the broader context makes it even better!


What is this fantastic thing I’ve not heard of before? Women warriors being warriors instead of just women parading around in chain mail bikinis?! *faints*

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Don’t stick with a bad therapist!

Okay sports fans,

I just had an adoptee tell me her therapist talks more about herself than she does her. (Did that make sense? You know what I mean.) I’m all for giving someone a chance, but if you’ve been consistently seeing a therapist for a while and you don’t feel like you’ve made any progress, it’s time for a change. Maybe you talk to your therapist and tell them you don’t feel like you’ve made progress, maybe you find a new therapist, but don’t just keep doing the same old thing. That’s not helping you. Take an active interest in your own health. :)

YFN Crypt





For anyone not familiar with how modern country sounds, these girls are calling out ACTUAL songs like making blatant references to ACTUAL lyrics from other songs on the radio.


One of the reasons I stopped listening to country was, when I was a kid, the radio was full of songs by women and songs that talked about women like they were actual people.

Now so many of the songs dont give women a personality, just describe things about them like their legs, their lips, how they look in your truck. Its just SO much objectification.

My sister just showed me this and its ADSFHASDFKLLKFH she even said she heard it on the radio im so happy

"I aint your tan legged juliet" IM SCREECHING

I might be in love please send help

This makes me almost like country music!

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From the Columbia disorientation guide (x)

With the Emma Sulkowicz story going viral, everybody knows about the Columbia administration’s inaction in the face of sexual assault. What not everybody knows is that my school strictly enforces that students must take a swim test in order to graduate. This is a collage/poem about the backwards priorities of our Ivy League institution. 

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thelittleblueisland said: I accidentally unfollowed you!!! I was so confused as to why you weren't on my dash!!! :( but I found you again!!!!! :D

Thank you!!! <3

Just so you guys know, I cry when someone leaves…But, now you’re back and I’m all:

Why I need feminism: I’ve never seen so many people in one place supporting domestic violence.


Just like grammar used to make

I laughed way too hard at this.


Just like grammar used to make

I laughed way too hard at this.

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Hey you guys! Here’s a new giveaway for ya!

The new Firefly inspired design, Shiny, has just gone on sale at Aplentee, and to bring home this awesome tee, all you have to do is follow the Aplentee tumblr blog and like/reblog this post right here! Winner will be up on Tuesday.

If you don’t want to wait to pick up this great design, you can purchase the shirt at APLENTEE before the contest ends!

Also, they’ve reduced the price of several of the previously featured Firefly-inspired designs, so check them all out HERE.

Use the following coupon code and you will get $1/€1/£1 off your purchase: FYJOSSWHED

Best of luck!

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It’s about time for another Aplentee giveaway…so…

This week you have 2 chances of winning one of these Shiny t-shirts by entering here on tumblr and over on Facebook.

To enter on tumblr all you have to do is:

Follow our Aplentee tumblr blog and reblog this post.

Each reblog of this post counts as an entry. 

You can reblog more than once, but please be sensible and don’t spam!

If you want ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN then we also have a competition running on Facebook this week. Check out the details here.

No restriction on where you live - we will happily ship anywhere in the world.

These giveaways both end at 6pm GMT on Monday September 15th, at which point we will randomly draw the winners.

Can’t wait and just have to have this t-shirt? You can get it now for just £11/€13/$15 over at Aplentee.com with free worldwide shipping if you buy any 3 t-shirts from us. We have also reduced the price of 3 of our previous Firefly inspired tees - see them all here.

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Good luck!

Blahahaha, Firefly! :D





I <3 William Shatner on Twitter

I love how they respond to him, as if he is actually a captain, even more.

Nasa confirmed for huge fucking nerds


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