Biking (in America)

I know this is out of nowhere, but I was just reminded of how weird it is to commute/travel on bike. I do, and I think I forget all the weird crap I have to go through just to get to work or the bank. There are laws and basic safety rules for both bike and car on the road, and I’m the only one who seems to know them (though that’s not so surprising, where are they going to hear them?) So I have to constantly compensate for their fear and hatred of me, even though I’m doing something healthy, enviro-friendly, and free.

I see other bikers sometimes, but they are at least 99% cyclists with full gear, obviously training. No one in this area considers a bike as transport. (Okay, I’m using hyperbole without data, I know, I’m being dramatic.) Cars veer into the middle of the road to avoid me even if I’m hugging the edge of the pavement trusting I won’t veer into the grass and fall. Some cars just slow down behind me, until I accept that they won’t pass until I make a full stop off the road. Honestly, I don’t know how often they understand the ‘left and right’ hand symbols, I keep being scared that they’re thinking I’m just giving them a ‘rock on’ fist bum when I turn right.

So in short, if you own a car and drive regularly: People above age 16 have to ride on the road. It is illegal to bike on sidewalks because you are a danger to pedestrians. We are technically vehicles, so we takes turns at 4-way stops exactly like a car. Please don’t honk or yell at us because we could be startled and veer into a car and die, which would suck. We follow all regular traffic laws, but we are on guard for risks, so we may stop if you’re pulling out of a street or driveway. 

And #1: If you are parked on a street, check for cyclists before opening your door! It’s our ichiban fear and we are not protected against it by America’s infrastructure. People die like this, and it’s hard to predict if a door will open or even if anyone is in a parked car.

part two of before-bed vague memory doodles of my 2am bike commute

part two of before-bed vague memory doodles of my 2am bike commute

Tags: art sketches

can’t-sleep-quick-draw

can’t-sleep-quick-draw

Tags: sketches art

dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
BE.

Wow.

dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.

THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

BE.

Wow.

(Quelle: agirlandhisplatypus, via despicableplankton)

Tags: jesus christ

kastiakbc:

gothiccharmschool:

skelepoison-spooks:

IT HAS BEGUN

THREAT LEVEL PUMPKIN

THIS LEVEL OF SPOOKY IS TOO INTENSE

(via princling)

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so goddamn cool

(via ohcorny)

My boyfriend seriously just told me to ‘Go watch Utena’. I live an ok life.

Tags: tim says

marinayoshi:

Edit: I forget that Tumblr is fucking stupid, so here’s a full view link to the grid.

This is WAAAY overdue and I’m so sorry to Mazz and Robo for holding it all up. I’m STILL not happy with my colours, but I swear to God I’ll go mad if I don’t just stop re-doing it over and over again. I feel so guilty, because so much of Robo’s beautiful line work gets lost /weeps

Anyway, here’s a switch collaboration I did with my Brit bros! The theme was ‘spooky’ and, wow, those two did such fantastic jobs on all areas of their work. Thank you for being so patient with me! You’re both saintly.

outrising:

Gay Movie Needs Your Help To Improve Honest LGBT Representation In Sci-Fi

A team of British filmmakers are aiming to produce a groundbreaking new science-fiction movie that not only stars two gay men in the lead roles, but hopes to pave the way for improved representation of LGBT characters in the film industry.

Credence follows a gay male couple preparing to sell their worldly possessions to fund their young daughter’s evacuation from Earth in the wake of violent storms predicted to decimate the planet. While they will likely save her life for the right price, they may need to sacrifice their own lives in the process… Read more and watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video.

(via engelen)

everydaylouie:

"will i ever make it?…"

(via despicableplankton)