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missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

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snazziest:

awwww-cute:

She looked perfectly into the camera

she looked perfectly into eternity u mean

snazziest:

awwww-cute:

She looked perfectly into the camera

she looked perfectly into eternity u mean

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findinghomeinabook:

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findinghomeinabook:

written-beast:

my special skill is being able to remove stickers off of books

I am so jealous of you rn I wish I could do that

Use a blow-dryer to heat up the sticker and it’ll come right off.

WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ON EARTH THANK YOU FRIEND

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POST I MAY EVER REBLOG!

And erasers take the sticky stuff off fairly well with no damage.

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katnissofdauntless:

Guys it’s really important during this whole ferguson protest that we as social media DO NOT back down until punishment is dealt to those racists. If we let this movement die, then the oppressors win. I’ve seen stuff like this before and the majority of people stop posting about it within a week. We can’t let that happen, this is too important. so keep reblogging and keep posting until these darn racists are punished for their awful inhumane actions. 

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“When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.”

Gail Simone, Wonder Woman: The Circle

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storming-fallen-angels:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN INDIANA AND SURROUNDING STATES
An Amber Alert was just issued for the abduction of the baby above, Delano Wilson. He was abducted at noon today(8/27) and is assumed to be with a White manm 25-30 years old, 5’6”-5’9”, meduim build, short brown hair with a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old, thin build, Long brown hair. They are assumed to be in a Blue Ford Tarus, older model 2000-2003 4 door.
Please spread the word so he can come home to his family. He was abducted around an  ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
HE IS IN EXTREME DANGER
If you know any information call 1-888-58AMBER
Full information can be found here

BOOOOOST!!!!!!!!!!!

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storming-fallen-angels:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN INDIANA AND SURROUNDING STATES

An Amber Alert was just issued for the abduction of the baby above, Delano Wilson. He was abducted at noon today(8/27) and is assumed to be with a White manm 25-30 years old, 5’6”-5’9”, meduim build, short brown hair with a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old, thin build, Long brown hair. They are assumed to be in a Blue Ford Tarus, older model 2000-2003 4 door.

Please spread the word so he can come home to his family. He was abducted around an  ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

HE IS IN EXTREME DANGER

If you know any information call 1-888-58AMBER

Full information can be found here

BOOOOOST!!!!!!!!!!!

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