The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

— Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms (via witchgrass)

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kristaferanka:

Ladies of X
Ladies in Red Carpet Dresses
This’ll be a print that ill have available at SDCC this year.
More info on that coming tomorrow and what not.
As suggested by Cricket, this was an idea I’ve wanted to do for YEARS. and she suggested it at the right time for me. 
I’ve also always loved the Women of DC piece Adam Hughes did years ago, so this is a thematic sister to that piece, coming from a huge fan of it.
I ALSO apologize if your fav lady didn’t make it on here, there are a couple that i’m saddened about for not being able to add (armor, surge, polaris, etc), but it came down to a time thing, so I decided to only go with characters that were particularly important in the current books.
Wanda Maximoff - Kitty Pryde - Rachel Summers - Jubilation Lee - Ororo Monroe - Anna Marie - Betsy Braddock - Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina - Emma Frost

kristaferanka:

Ladies of X

Ladies in Red Carpet Dresses

This’ll be a print that ill have available at SDCC this year.

More info on that coming tomorrow and what not.

As suggested by Cricket, this was an idea I’ve wanted to do for YEARS. and she suggested it at the right time for me. 

I’ve also always loved the Women of DC piece Adam Hughes did years ago, so this is a thematic sister to that piece, coming from a huge fan of it.

I ALSO apologize if your fav lady didn’t make it on here, there are a couple that i’m saddened about for not being able to add (armor, surge, polaris, etc), but it came down to a time thing, so I decided to only go with characters that were particularly important in the current books.

Wanda Maximoff - Kitty Pryde - Rachel Summers - Jubilation Lee - Ororo Monroe - Anna Marie - Betsy Braddock - Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina - Emma Frost

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moniquill:

midgetsonfire:

lizzzardt:

delusioninabox:

Daily #207. Effort is not something that can be measured by outcome, but only by your own heart. That, at least, is what I believe.

This was actually the beginning and end to a longer piece I had written, but I cut out the entire middle - which was my personal experiences with school and competitions - because it was too difficult to draw, and also too long.

yep, pretty much. 

Yeah this is it

I’ve never been able to put this into words

fucking THIS.

My favorite is when there are ten thousand directions that need attention, so you pick one and give it your all, and then the people around you inform you that YOU CHOSE THE WRONG ONE, EFFORT INVALID, WHY DIDN’T YOU DO THIS OTHER THING INSTEAD?!

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docshaner:

“This is Superman. He’s a lot like you. Crash-landed on Earth, didn’t know what he was doing… but he only uses his powers for good, never for evil. Remember that.”

docshaner:

“This is Superman. He’s a lot like you. Crash-landed on Earth, didn’t know what he was doing… but he only uses his powers for good, never for evil. Remember that.”

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My generation got a cheap college education when we were young, and we’re getting good retirement benefits now that we’re old. Pretty nice. But now we’re turning around and telling today’s twentysomethings that they should pay through the nose for college, keep paying taxes for our retirements, and oh by the way, when it comes time for you to retire your benefits are going to have to be cut. So sorry. And all this despite the fact that the country is richer than it was 50 years ago, and will be richer still 50 years from now.

But at least today’s kids don’t have to worry about being drafted. That’s something, I suppose.

Kevin Drum (via samuraifuckingfrog)

whoever this person is i love them

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killingisthesweetestthingthereis:

Once upon a time, there was a man who died…

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katewillaert:

→ Play The Interactive Version!

The nifty interactive version was coded by my friend @mentalguy. Or if you to print it out, download the PDF (page 1 / page 2).

The Modern Superhero Comic Event Picker was inspired by an episode of the 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast in which they joked about someone making a “grim n gritty wheel.” I decided to give it a shot, but it ended up transforming into a modern age gimmick generator — because what is grim n gritty now, other than another gimmick?

bard-core:

Scumbag Thief

This may or may not be my philosophy when I play my thief.

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iamdavidbrothers:

(via DC, WB Debut Superman 75th Anniversary Logo, Announce Zack Snyder Animated Short - Comic Book Resources)
Superman, the comics character, stands for Truth and Justice. Superman, the corporate icon, stands for the American Way.
Strangely, the first two are completely incompatible with the last one. Truth and Justice are obvious. Do right, live right, be right. The American Way, on the other hand, is to take, cheat, and then take more.
75 years strong.

iamdavidbrothers:

(via DC, WB Debut Superman 75th Anniversary Logo, Announce Zack Snyder Animated Short - Comic Book Resources)

Superman, the comics character, stands for Truth and Justice. Superman, the corporate icon, stands for the American Way.

Strangely, the first two are completely incompatible with the last one. Truth and Justice are obvious. Do right, live right, be right. The American Way, on the other hand, is to take, cheat, and then take more.

75 years strong.