25 4 / 2014

levitating-fox:

Stoic and his friend Viking Hot Dad

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25 4 / 2014

can-u-not-my-wayward-son:

peter parker’s job is literally selling his selfies to the daily bugle

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25 4 / 2014

riltmegoria:

Over-emotional Joffrey

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25 4 / 2014

lauren-draws-things:

Council of Elrond: Dwarf Story.

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25 4 / 2014

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24 4 / 2014

petitepasserine:

white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when

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24 4 / 2014

determamfidd:

flukeoffateart:

Three Mischief Makers by FlukeOfFate
Deleted the old post to put up this higher quality version.
Wee Thorin, Gimizh, and Frerin from Sansûkh by determamfidd
 Stayed up all night, because I was stubborn and wanted to finish it.


THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND AUGH HOLY CRAP ITTY FRERIN AND WEE THORIN AND GIMIZH THE DARLING TERROR OF MY HEART AUGH
Fluke you are amazing. They are amazing. Their faces…! I adore their clothes, and dear god their expressions are so perfect I might just keel over… Frerin’s gap-toothed grin! Gimizh’s sticky-outy plaits! WEE THORIN’S BADASS HAIR AW YISS. They are here and ready to get into masses of trouble!

determamfidd:

flukeoffateart:

Three Mischief Makers by FlukeOfFate

Deleted the old post to put up this higher quality version.

Wee Thorin, Gimizh, and Frerin from Sansûkh by determamfidd


Stayed up all night, because I was stubborn and wanted to finish it.

THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND AUGH HOLY CRAP ITTY FRERIN AND WEE THORIN AND GIMIZH THE DARLING TERROR OF MY HEART AUGH

Fluke you are amazing. They are amazing. Their faces…! I adore their clothes, and dear god their expressions are so perfect I might just keel over… Frerin’s gap-toothed grin! Gimizh’s sticky-outy plaits! WEE THORIN’S BADASS HAIR AW YISS. They are here and ready to get into masses of trouble!

24 4 / 2014

justplainsomething asked: Do you know of any ancient cultures outside of Roman and Greek (and not European obviously) with myths about humans becoming immortal? I'm trying to do character building for a story about immortals in the modern world and I want to have as much diversity as possible (aka NOT just Romans and Greeks), but I haven't found much yet and also don't want to bend other cultures' myths to fit my ideas, either. Anyway, I think your blog is great and thanks for the help.

medievalpoc:

ferenginar:

medievalpoc:

Immortality and the origin of death is one of the most popular topics of stories from around the world, actually. Often immortality is or can be conferred on average humans by eating or drinking a rare and special kind of food or beverage.

In the Islamic world you have the four immortals, including Khidir, the Green Man, who drank from the water of life and became immortal. Khidir’s tale shares some factors in common with the story of The Wandering Jew. You can read more about him and the other immortals here.

In China you have the Covert Eight Immortals:

whose power can be transferred to tools an used to destroy evil ro bestow life; as well as the Eight Immortal Scholars of Huainan, or the Eight Gentlemen, who aren’t deified or made supernatural in any way, as their “immortality” is a metaphor but I think that’s a fun play for fiction. As well as Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who famously spent much of his life searching for an elixir of immortality.

There are a fair amount of Native American tales that deal with this topic, too. The Boy Who Would Be Immortal is a Hočąk story, with analogues in Macmac, Menominee, and Potawotami, with their theme of fasting. If you plan to include immortals that blend with supernatural tales, Wendigo are certainly immortal (humans become Wendigo by breaking taboos or committing terrible crimes), as are Skin Walkers in Navajo legend.

In Vietnam, Hang Nga and Hau Nghe are made immortal by eating a special type of grass. Separate from this, you have the Vietnamese Four Immortals: the giant boy Thánh Gióng, mountain god Tản Viên Sơn Thánh,Chử Đồng Tử the marsh boy, and the princess Liễu Hạnh.

In both Hindu and Buddhist tales, the elixir of immortality is guarded jealously by the gods and Garuda, the mythological bird person, plays a very important role in these kind of stories in Southeast Asia.

Another linking theme is the Tree of Life, which many cultures have in common, from Yggdrasil to the Mesoamerican World Tree.

There’s a Yoruban tale about Oba Koso or Shango, who was forced to commit suicide by political intrigue but did not hang; The demigod Maui has many stories his quests involving immortality for himself and others in Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, and many other Pacific Islands.

Also keep in mind, even if you’re going to allow Greek or Roman immortals to dominate your story-not all Greek or Roman immortals were white people. A notable exception is Memnon, an African (Ethiopian and/or Sudanese) king, who was killed by Achilles and mourned so deeply by Eos, his mother, that Zeus was moved to grant him immortality.

I highly encourage anyone else to add their favorite stories about immortality to this post!!!

I can think of a Palestinian Jew who proved immortal in the folk literature of the time.

Isa, or Jesus, is included in the literature on the four Islamic Immortals above. You gotta click the links!

24 4 / 2014

dragoniza:

dragon skin/ appreciation/ beautiful animation.

Just colors, textures and sheens…OMG

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24 4 / 2014

theuppitynegras:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty


that is some hating ass bullshit

theuppitynegras:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

that is some hating ass bullshit

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23 4 / 2014

lacigreen:

adorable graphic by Megan Gatts

23 4 / 2014

manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

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23 4 / 2014

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista, via themarysue)

23 4 / 2014

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23 4 / 2014

angrydragon90:

coolgame:

tardistiles:

hyperactivesovietninja:

 

rejectnormality:

urbanoutcasters:

thewastedgeneration:

Oh, man. They’re advertising their glasses for men the way anything ever is advertised for women. I’m not sure whether to be aroused, annoyed, or pleased.

aroused, definitely.

annoyed, definitely.

pleased, definitely. 

god bless

This ad worked on me. I would definitely buy glasses from them.

angrydragon90 i don’t… i.. well then. 

I think I need new glasses.

Oh my. I’m aroused. I want all of those glasses (those men must be included)

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