Animator Mama

rookiemag:

Making It Work

A roundtable discussion about art, commerce, and the pleasures and perils of turning your passion into a job.
Roundtable discussion by Monika, with Suzy X., Eleanor, Beth, Sandy, Esme, Emma D., Cynthia, and María Fernanda. Collage by Hattie.

rookiemag:

Making It Work

A roundtable discussion about art, commerce, and the pleasures and perils of turning your passion into a job.

Roundtable discussion by Monika, with Suzy X., Eleanor, Beth, Sandy, Esme, Emma D., Cynthia, and María Fernanda. Collage by Hattie.

nezua:

mayra-quijotesca:

trustisforfools:

mrspiritual:

musicalpandas:

gainingconfidencexo:

havocados:

emorenita:

why aren’t these being reblogged more often?i rather see these than “keys in hand”

Fatality

Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest? 

I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)

Step 1: Step back the moment he reaches for you.
Step 2: Duck!
Step 3: Head butt him in the chin. It’s very important that it is the chin and not the chest because it is much more uncomfortable and disorienting to have your teeth bang together especially if it cuts his tongue (which it will if it is in the way). More than likely height won’t matter. He will be leaning forward from the missed attempt at grabbing you.
Step 4: Knee him in the balls.
Step 5: When he doubles over, jab him on his back. I believe at the base of the neck just above the shoulder blades would be best. I’m not an expert, but this seems like the best place, imo.
Step 6: Don’t lose contact. Bring your other hand over and slam your hands against the sides of his heads as hard as possible. Right on the ears is the best place; it is extremely disorienting if done correctly. Then take his head and bring it down on your knee as you bring your knee up. It’s very important that you avoid the nose because if you knee his nose it will definitely break and more than likely the bones will stab his brain killing him, so aim for his mouth instead.
Step 7: Keep your knee up and bring your foot out to kick him over. Personally, I don’t like the image because it looks like she kicked him with her toes. You do not want to do that. Instead kick him with the ball or heel of your foot and put power behind it with a push.
Step 8: He is on the ground. You could probably stop here and he would get the picture, but if you really want to…Your leg is still in the air from the kick. With all your force slam the edge of your your heel on his side. It will be more effective if you lower your body first by bending at the knee of the leg your weight is on. Done right, you can break a rib or two.

reblogging again for that^

Reblogging for the steps in the image and the explanation in the comments. I don’t so much like the explanation on the image proper, but I appreciate the thought behind it (here, have a self-defense thing, it could save you) and so I’m passing it on.

The most important thing to remember is that it is training, or practicing, that prepares you for most things in life, especially combat—NOT remembering text info. Actually physically practice this so the muscles remember, if you want to feel prepared. Practice it over and over again until it becomes a response your body does automatically, or else you will just shrink or duck or backpedal when someone comes at you. Muscle memory is the only thing that will overcome a natural fear response. Reading it is NOT enough.
Ps- it’s not just “discomfort” if your chin gets punched or head butted, it’s a knockout. When the jaw gets pushed backward by a chin punch, it triggers an automatic physiological reaction, and shuts the brain off. Same with a hammerfist blow (top of the head gets pushed downward into spine) and a few other strikes.

nezua:

mayra-quijotesca:

trustisforfools:

mrspiritual:

musicalpandas:

gainingconfidencexo:

havocados:

emorenita:

why aren’t these being reblogged more often?
i rather see these than “keys in hand”

Fatality

Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest? 

I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)

Step 1: Step back the moment he reaches for you.

Step 2: Duck!

Step 3: Head butt him in the chin. It’s very important that it is the chin and not the chest because it is much more uncomfortable and disorienting to have your teeth bang together especially if it cuts his tongue (which it will if it is in the way). More than likely height won’t matter. He will be leaning forward from the missed attempt at grabbing you.

Step 4: Knee him in the balls.

Step 5: When he doubles over, jab him on his back. I believe at the base of the neck just above the shoulder blades would be best. I’m not an expert, but this seems like the best place, imo.

Step 6: Don’t lose contact. Bring your other hand over and slam your hands against the sides of his heads as hard as possible. Right on the ears is the best place; it is extremely disorienting if done correctly. Then take his head and bring it down on your knee as you bring your knee up. It’s very important that you avoid the nose because if you knee his nose it will definitely break and more than likely the bones will stab his brain killing him, so aim for his mouth instead.

Step 7: Keep your knee up and bring your foot out to kick him over. Personally, I don’t like the image because it looks like she kicked him with her toes. You do not want to do that. Instead kick him with the ball or heel of your foot and put power behind it with a push.

Step 8: He is on the ground. You could probably stop here and he would get the picture, but if you really want to…Your leg is still in the air from the kick. With all your force slam the edge of your your heel on his side. It will be more effective if you lower your body first by bending at the knee of the leg your weight is on. Done right, you can break a rib or two.

reblogging again for that^

Reblogging for the steps in the image and the explanation in the comments. I don’t so much like the explanation on the image proper, but I appreciate the thought behind it (here, have a self-defense thing, it could save you) and so I’m passing it on.

The most important thing to remember is that it is training, or practicing, that prepares you for most things in life, especially combat—NOT remembering text info. Actually physically practice this so the muscles remember, if you want to feel prepared. Practice it over and over again until it becomes a response your body does automatically, or else you will just shrink or duck or backpedal when someone comes at you. Muscle memory is the only thing that will overcome a natural fear response. Reading it is NOT enough.

Ps- it’s not just “discomfort” if your chin gets punched or head butted, it’s a knockout. When the jaw gets pushed backward by a chin punch, it triggers an automatic physiological reaction, and shuts the brain off. Same with a hammerfist blow (top of the head gets pushed downward into spine) and a few other strikes.

(Source: think4yaself, via seaoftinyflames)

lashyboyart:

Two Spirit Creation Story (Fall 2012)by John Jairo ValenciaInk on paper.explorations of queer place in the world.  how gender could look in the universe and how roles switch.  chaos, unity, formation, purpose.

lashyboyart:

Two Spirit Creation Story (Fall 2012)
by John Jairo Valencia
Ink on paper.

explorations of queer place in the world.  how gender could look in the universe and how roles switch.  chaos, unity, formation, purpose.

(via seaoftinyflames)

lexxdigs:

This is a design and concept I collaborated on with An Otherwise Co. for the Oakland Music Festival (OMF). I chose to humanize the Oakland music scene in a child around 2 years old, as this is year 2 of OMF. A higher force (the mother) guiding the senses. The water, the Bay, a cleansing source that draws sacred cultures and mystery (depth and intrigue). The shell represents the Ohlone people, native to the land that the festival will be taking place on.

AHO! (((We Are All Related)))

Phase 1 lineup announcement for the 2nd Annual Oakland Music Festival!

Antwon | Jesse Boykins III | Beats by ESTA. | DJ Sosupersam | Mara Hruby | J Boogie | PART TIME | Trill Team 6 | DJ Mind Motion | Chuy Gomez | Mr. E |Sweater Funk | Clear Conscience | Meat Market | HI SCORES | El Kool Kyle |Latin Soul Brothers | Queens D.Light + MORE TBA!

Limited discounted early bird tix available now:http://www.ticketfly.com/event/651559

September 27, 2014, 12:00pm-8:00pm
www.oaklandmusicfestival.com

Breathless for a moment. This is so beautiful! I deeply appreciate the breakdown of the meaning of the images. The language of art transcends, unites, clarifies…

(Source: certifiedfresh)

kudipeaches:

#grande_dre
@zellieimani
#HandsUp
#MikeBrown
#BlackLivesMatter
#RipMikeBrown
#StopLyingOnFerguson
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown



Police now forcing journalist and camera crews out of Ferguson. Still tear gassing protestors and aiming rifles and shot guns at people attempting to pass them and walk home.

- PEACHES

(via lyfestile)

'You've got to be crazy. It's too late to be sane, too late. You've got to go full tilt bozo cause you're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing.' -R. Williams (via frankocean)

(Source: jarredgastreich, via lyfestile)

freshrosemary:

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

I suggest following 21st ward alderman Antonio French’s Twitter account.

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow, via hey-goodbye)