Terrible Nerdery

The most terrible
fishstickmonkey:

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art


"Destroyer of Ignorance… With consort"I don’t know about y’all but I like my nerdy guys blue, sword-wielding, and apparently quite flexible.

fishstickmonkey:

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings

"Destroyer of Ignorance… With consort"

I don’t know about y’all but I like my nerdy guys blue, sword-wielding, and apparently quite flexible.

(via centuriespast)

Btw

Sorry things are slow right now, folks! I’ve been nose/grindstone on a manuscript so I can start querying (looking for a literary agent) again. The goal is to hit the trenches again before everyone else floods them with The Novel I Wrote On Summer Break, hence the quiet Artistic Front. Hopefully August will be better!

iseekum asked: Would you call yourself a feminist or an equal rights activist? Is there any reason you'd choose one over the other? I got into a debate with a friend and grew curious, since you're the most vocal feminist lady I follow. Also, hi!

gailsimone:

The whole problem with this kind of question is that to answer it, I have to accept a definition of feminism that I don’t agree with, that isn’t reality-based at all. 

This is what the passive aggressive types and the anti-feminists always want, they want you to acknowledge the warped, nonsensical viewpoint they have, because it validates them, it coddles them. It’s nothing I choose to take part in, I just think it’s goofy.

There are legitimate things in the history of feminism that are shameful, but those things are not what these people are complaining about. They are complaining about a minority opinion so minute as to barely exist at all. 

Men don’t like it when all men are judged by a minority of jerks, neither do women, neither do feminists. 

What the vast majority of feminists want is fair treatment and equal opportunity, but that is such a universally understandable goal that huge numbers of creeps have spend untold resources trying to make it about every other possible permutation. Responding at all might be a little more than such attempts deserve, but every once in a while, you have to clean the damn catbox or the stink gets unbearable.

Edited to add: I am not saying the questioner is one of those people, I am saying that is how is often phrased.

I wonder how often people ask MRAs why they don’t just call themselves equal rights activists.

Some bby Annies as I attempt to nail down her look for the short story.

Some bby Annies as I attempt to nail down her look for the short story.

Hand studies! Drawing anything else while on break at work makes me terribly self-conscious.

medievalpoc:

the-history-of-fighting:

Dahomey’s Warrior Women

Speaking of West Africa, the Dahomey Warrior Women involves a fascinating history that spans nearly 200 years. It was during this time that the elite squad of female warriors fought and died for the border rights and inter-tribal issues in the ancient kingdom of Dahomey.
These women, who outranked their male counterparts, were given far more privileges, including the ability to  come and go from the palaces as they pleased (unlike the men). They were so revered for their warrior prowess, The Smithsonian explains, that men were taught to keep their distance:
“Recruiting women into the Dahomean army was not especially difficult, despite the requirement to climb thorn hedges and risk life and limb in battle. Most West African women lived lives of forced drudgery. Gezo’s female troops lived in his compound and were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and slaves – as many as 50 to each warrior, according to the noted traveler Sir Richard Burton, who visited Dahomey in the 1860s. And “when amazons walked out of the palace,” notes Alpern, “they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, retire a certain distance, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.”
Yet as colonialist ambitions grew in the region, the Dahomey female warriors eventually grew sparse. Fierce combat missions to crush the independent kingdom eventually succeeded, and in the 1940s, it is said that the last of the female warriors died.
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I’ve posted about this incredible military force for 1800s Week previously, and you can read more about women warriors of color in this Masterpost. There’s also Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey by Stanley B. Alpern.

Holy wow.

medievalpoc:

the-history-of-fighting:

Dahomey’s Warrior Women

Speaking of West Africa, the Dahomey Warrior Women involves a fascinating history that spans nearly 200 years. It was during this time that the elite squad of female warriors fought and died for the border rights and inter-tribal issues in the ancient kingdom of Dahomey.

These women, who outranked their male counterparts, were given far more privileges, including the ability to  come and go from the palaces as they pleased (unlike the men). They were so revered for their warrior prowess, The Smithsonian explains, that men were taught to keep their distance:

“Recruiting women into the Dahomean army was not especially difficult, despite the requirement to climb thorn hedges and risk life and limb in battle. Most West African women lived lives of forced drudgery. Gezo’s female troops lived in his compound and were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and slaves – as many as 50 to each warrior, according to the noted traveler Sir Richard Burton, who visited Dahomey in the 1860s. And “when amazons walked out of the palace,” notes Alpern, “they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, retire a certain distance, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.”

Yet as colonialist ambitions grew in the region, the Dahomey female warriors eventually grew sparse. Fierce combat missions to crush the independent kingdom eventually succeeded, and in the 1940s, it is said that the last of the female warriors died.

www.care2.com

I’ve posted about this incredible military force for 1800s Week previously, and you can read more about women warriors of color in this Masterpost. There’s also Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey by Stanley B. Alpern.

Holy wow.

Drew new Thor at lunch because I am TOO EXCITED FOR THOR LADY.

Drew new Thor at lunch because I am TOO EXCITED FOR THOR LADY.

mcferocious:

I came into Subway with ten minutes to close.

Me: Sorry for showing up last minute, I hate being that guy.

Employee: That gal?

Me: … That guy.

Employee: *clearly thinks he’s clever* That gal? :D

Me: I’ll say what I like.

Employee: You can say what you want but it doesn’t change the facts. :)

Me: … Just make my damn sandwich. >|

Wow, what a shitbag. His “”“”“facts”“”” can kiss my ass.

smiling-grouch:

Yes. Yes. A ballpit makes everything better. Good job, Korra. You did it!LARGER VERSION HERE: http://38.media.tumblr.com/360271317f483e037f378952dbfc1aca/tumblr_n8sar65YD21rn6ad3o1_1280.jpg
(I’m totally rooting for Suyin’s dad to be Sokka. Probably won’t happen, but c’mon! It’d be awesome!)
Additional note: I’m sorry my handwriting’s atrocious. It’s pretty hilarious because I’ve done a couple jobs now that a few people have told me they’re jealous of my handwriting. IF ONLY THEY KNEW.
<a href=”http://38.media.tumblr.com/360271317f483e037f378952dbfc1aca/tumblr_n8sar65YD21rn6ad3o1_1280.jpg>LARGER VERSION HERE</a>

GUYS. CODINO DID THE THING.

smiling-grouch:

Yes. Yes. A ballpit makes everything better. Good job, Korra. You did it!

LARGER VERSION HERE: http://38.media.tumblr.com/360271317f483e037f378952dbfc1aca/tumblr_n8sar65YD21rn6ad3o1_1280.jpg

(I’m totally rooting for Suyin’s dad to be Sokka. Probably won’t happen, but c’mon! It’d be awesome!)

Additional note: I’m sorry my handwriting’s atrocious. It’s pretty hilarious because I’ve done a couple jobs now that a few people have told me they’re jealous of my handwriting. IF ONLY THEY KNEW.

<a href=”http://38.media.tumblr.com/360271317f483e037f378952dbfc1aca/tumblr_n8sar65YD21rn6ad3o1_1280.jpg>LARGER VERSION HERE</a>

GUYS. CODINO DID THE THING.