INTERNET I LOVE YOUUU
wow!! i love the shapes here, so graceful :)
I’M SO SORRYYYYYY THERE HAS BEEN INTERNET MALFUNCTIOOOON IN MY STUDIO AND HOME
Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia has been erupting on and off since September, and this past Saturday erupted once again resulting 14 deaths. Let’s hope for the safety and recovery of locals in Sinabung.
Photo: S Aditya/Reuters
Call for Submissions- The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia -
THE SEA IS OURS is an anthology of Southeast Asian steampunk. We are looking for steampunk stories that are set in Southeast Asia (SEA), or secondary worlds that evoke Southeast Asia, with Southeast Asian protagonists, in any of the countries that make up the region: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We are seeking historically and technologically-innovative stories.
Steampunk, for the purposes of this anthology, is defined as an aesthetic that combines technofantasy, anachronism, retro-futurism, an alternate history/world, and the evocation of an incipient industrial revolution. How does the steampunk aesthetic look, feel, sound, smell, or taste like in these regions? What kind of technologies would grow in resource-rich SEAsia? What do our historical figures, our Parameswaras, Trung sisters, Lapu-Lapus, do in such a world?
Submissions are encouraged to explore various levels and kinds of technologies, not just steam technology. Locals myths can also find their way into these stories; what does the mix of technology and fantasy look like in such worlds? We welcome exploration of all kinds of stories: from the extraordinary to the everyday. What changes does accelerated technology create for the local landscape and societies? If historical events are given a steampunk twist, how do their outcomes change, or stay the same?
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE JUNE 30, 2014.
We will contact all submitters within four weeks of submissions closing.GENERAL GUIDELINES:
- •Stories should have a visible development arc, even if they are somewhat experimental.
- •Stories should be in English, but we take a broad view of English, which includes dialect, accents, local slang, and non-English words that express nuances that standard English can’t.
- •Characters should be embedded in their settings. We should not be able to transplant the specifics of their story easily, even if they are based on common science fiction/fantasy archetypes.
- •Local takes on actual historical events are highly encouraged, although not necessary in alternate world settings. Mention in your submission email the specific event you are referencing.
- •Stories featuring queer characters, characters with disabilities, non-normative relationships, and other such non-mainstream narratives are welcome.
Click through for full submission guidelines!!!
ETA: So apparently no one saw fit to mention to me that Indonesia was missing from the list and I had to find out through some wayward middleman tweeting that folks were feeling left out
So I’m editing and re-bageling for ALL THE INDONESIANS!
And if folks could keep reblogging this as a LINK and not convert it to text because it makes following reblogging kind of wonky, that’d be much appreciated
INDONESIAN FOLLOWERS. THIS IS GON’ BE AWESOME
Call for Submissions- The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia
THE SEA IS OURS is an anthology of Southeast Asian steampunk. We are looking for steampunk stories that are set in Southeast Asia (SEA), or…
I watch too much makeover shows.
This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.
Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so
If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.
hey real talk for a second
the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS
and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.
If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.
I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN
Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.
Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or older. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.
Signal boost because this is the first I’ve heard of one that can be signed outside of the U.S. pleasepleaseplease do the thing.
Honestly I’ve been watching this petition since I signed it (around 80k sigs to go) and have been astonished at how slowly people have moved to sign it.
If you value your internet experience at all, it would do you well to make your voice heard and do something about it. Signing this petition isn’t the only thing, but it’s one step you could take.