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figsnstripes:

Link to Homestuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

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Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

oh so it wasn’t at all completely unreasonable of me to think they actually stole my wonderbolts hoodie concept. lol

My original art/post during first season run:

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hot topic’s hoodie:

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oh well, all the more reason I don’t buy shit there.

Please don’t allow Hot Topic to cash in on MSPA.

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cuteness-daily:

When someone randomly calls you cute and you just

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visuealist:

An eerie-looking (Lesser) Sooty Owl.

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anarchychibi:

crystalcaie:

My everydays life. (屮゜Д゜)屮

SO MEANING

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making plans with friends like

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starborn-vagaboo:

rhamphotheca:

Amazonian Treasure Trove Yields 15 New Bird Species

by Nadia Drake

The Amazon rainforest, a well-known epicenter of biodiversity, has offered up another trove of riches. The treasure takes the form of 15 newly described bird species. Some are tiny. One has a long, curved bill. Another is super fluffy. All live in the southern Amazon, most of them in an area known as the “arc of deforestation.”

It’s been 140 years since as many new Brazilian bird species were described at one time. In 1871, 40 new species were described by Austrian August von Pelzeln in Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens.

Discovered mostly within the last five years, in southern swaths of forest, many of the birds live near rivers. Eleven can only be found in Brazil; four of the species have also been seen in Peru and Bolivia. Most are Passeriformes, belonging to an order that includes ravens, sparrows, and finches.

They were spotted on various expeditions that included ornithologist Luis Silveira, of the University of São Paulo, and his students, as well as collaborators from three additional institutions. Together, they noticed that these strange new birds didn’t quite fit in…

(read more: Wired Science)         (photos: Vitor de Q. Piacentini)

MOAR BIRB

MOAR

BIRB

YAY

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janedoodles:

beardsmelting:

every time i see this i laugh so hard i’m in physical pain

Of COURSE IT’S AN ARNGE

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Still working on it, slowly but surely

Still working on it, slowly but surely

becausebirds:

The magical Tufted Coquette! This beautiful hummingbird can be found sipping nectar in South America.

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klaatu:

Interesting child abuse poster

A poster made by The Spanish organization ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk). They started a new street poster campaign that uses the process of lenticular printing to secretly send a message to abused children without alerting their abusers, even if they’re walking together. 

Anyone over 4’5” sees this view, with a caption: “Sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.”

Anyone shorter sees the beaten child version of the poster with another caption saying: “If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you.” 

I love this. This is brilliant.

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