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Some solarpunk again! This time flowy like art nouveou often is. It is supposed to be a light jacket. (also thanks to everyone who liked or reblogged the last design! I am very happy people liked it :)!)


Some solarpunk again! This time flowy like art nouveou often is. It is supposed to be a light jacket.

(also thanks to everyone who liked or reblogged the last design! I am very happy people liked it :)!)


has this been done yet

A thing I want:
More research in solar tech, to make colored solar panels more efficient, then make them in smallish hexagonal rather than rectangular shapes, so that I can have a solar roof on my house that looks like the roof on the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. Throw in a couple of large skylights made of stained glass solar panels, and I will be the happiest person alive. 


Stills from the new Live Action film of Kiki’s Delivery Service (source)

Kiki’s Mother’s workshop is a dream! 

Anonymous asked: "why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance"




you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.


costume designs!!


The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.

Anonymous asked: "Are these solarpunk concepts open source? How would you feel about authors and directors taking the concept and running with it into mainstream media?"

Yes, very much open source. I want other people to take it and put their own spin on it. As many people as possible. 

All green — not solarpunk vs solarpunk
I just wanted to address some aesthetics which I guess separate solarpunk from generic green concepts. 

Something that always bothers be about ‘futuristic’ designs, whether green or not, is that the designs always seems to look sterile, smooth, textureless, cold, unwelcoming, and very very white

And the common concept cities! They are always so open and spread apart! And you know what that means? It is a city specifically designed with cars in mind. I think that doesn’t always register for a lot of people. Spread out cities = made for car culture, condensed cities = made for public transit, biking, walking, etc.

What I want for solarpunk — and for the future — is warmth! color! texture! craftsmanship!  And a very important feature is that I want it to be built first and foremost for streetcars and the like. Cars are useful and they can stick around, but in a condensed city people won’t need to rely on them as much. In modern American cities, many people need cars because of how cities are designed. 

I hope I am being clear on how solarpunk differs from common concepts of a green future! 

Edit: now that I think about it, it would be really cool to set up a story with two rivaling green cities, one that looks like the left and leans more toward capitalism, and one that looks like the right and leans more toward socialism. 

Art Nouveau Pavilionmodeling in Bryce and Animation Master, rendering in Bryce©2000, Harald Seiwert

Art Nouveau Pavilion
modeling in Bryce and Animation Master, rendering in Bryce
©2000, Harald Seiwert