The worst thing about Tumblr mobile though is you’ll open it up and see something really interesting at the top of your dash
then the app refreshes itself and it’s gone forever.
I FUCKING HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
Thank you. With only Art Appreciation 101 to fall back on, I could still tell you that everything about that billboard was set up to make the boy the focal point.
have you never heard of “what’s dead should stay dead” smh don’t try messing with the balance of the universe just buy a Bugatti and forget about your grandpa
When someone reblogs an ancient post from your blog, one that wasn’t even tagged
tagged as: #yes,
Do you ever just smell an old perfume, or hear an old song, or pass an old hangout spot and kinda break inside for a couple minutes
Good Guy Burglar
no you don’t understand.
he fully knew that he’d be arrested for breaking and entering but he still reported this.
he know he’d go to jail, but he put human decency before his own freedom and called out this disgusting sexual perversion.
and if you don’t think that’s the tightest thing ever get out of my face.
Zeke doesn’t know what howling is.
ITS LIKE ALL THE OTHER DOGS ARE YEELING “ZEKE STOP YOURE EMBARRASSING US”
Friendly reminder that during the Commandos Era of the war, Bucky always carried a piece of Steve with him-
… on the left.
what do you mean you’re sick of life ruining parallels already, because I’ve got news for you: MARVEL DOESN’T CARE, I’m going to bed before I legitimately cry myself to sleep over Bucky wearing Steve’s wingdings,
Would you like me to make it hurt even more? The left arm is the one Bucky lost and had replaced with a weapon of total destruction so you’re welcome