I could go for some rough sex and a large pizza.
One of my favorite things about my booty call guy is that we don’t talk unless we’re planning to meet up, but he never fails to look at my snapchat stories. And that just makes me laugh because the vast majority of them are me taking pictures of passages from LOTR so I can gleefully point out how gay everyone is for one another. Has that made him stop checking them out? Noooooooope. He may be a dick for a lot of reasons, but he gets points for that.
Be the coffee shop AU you want to see in the world
Ah yes, the flute
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT: Just Keep Swimming
Rosa here, and this week I thought I’d share some of the work that goes into my comic when I’m…not working on my comic.
For over two years now, I’ve been keeping records of all the time I spend drawing every day. It helps me to focus on the ‘long game’ rather than getting hung up on how things turn out from day to day. The results aren’t always as productive as the chart above, but for the past few days I’ve been keeping strict office hours and that’s working out pretty well so far.
Part of my new schedule is dedicating two hours a day to quick studies. This week, facial diversity„ colour landscapes, and siiighhh hands. Not all of these quick little bits and pieces are perfect (and boy, you should have seen the hands I left OFF that sheet), but practise sheets like these are much more about process than product.
Hopefully we’ll all get to see it pay off pretty soon!
This month on the Countershot blog: Pay no attention to that cartoonist behind the curtain!
yes Tyra I know exactly that feel
What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
this makes me so happy
is this frozen?
Don’t let them in
Don’t let them see
Be the old man you always have to be
"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".
Everyone's talking about Arianne being cut from the series, why is this a big deal?
Because if it is true, what they’ve done is taken a major POV chapter female character from the books and erased her and given her role to a male FOR LITERALLY NO REASON. WHAT IS THE REASON? WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? HOW DOES IT BENEFIT THE SHOW AND THE STORY TO TAKE AWAY ARIANNE’S STORY AND GIVE IT TO A DUDE? THERE IS NO REASON THERE’S NOT ONE REASON
and like if that wasn’t bad enough, so much of the point of bringing in Dorne and the Dornish characters is to show how differently they view and treat women within the medieval hell that is Westeros. It’s the only kingdom that doesn’t practice primogeniture and has a history of female rulers (for example, Doran and Oberyn’s mother, not their father, ruled in Dorne. BUT WHEN THEY THREW A THROWAWAY REFERENCE TO DORNE’S PREVIOUS RULER IN THE SHOW, THEY CHANGED IT TO A MAN LIKE LMAO WOW D&D DID WOULD IT REALLY FUCKING KILL YOU TO MENTION A RULING PRINCESS DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR BASIC ASS ON THE WAY OUT). The whole fucking kingdom was founded by a woman. It serves as a way to show that the misogyny is Westeros is not the norm, but a choice and that it’s not like that everywhere. It’s easy for the reader to be like ‘okay, this is a medieval-based world, of course women aren’t going to rule’, but Dorne just existing the way it does throws that completely out of the window and it’s REALLY IMPORTANT.
And like a concept so central to the asoiaf series is shining a light on how misogynistic the fantasy genre itself often is, how female characters are underdeveloped or token ‘sorceress’ villains or two-dimensional love interests. It shows through example how authors have the choice to write dynamic roles for women in a fantasy setting but just choose not to and blame it on the standard within their world? like YOU WROTE THIS WORLD. YOU INVENTED IT. YOU HAVE MADE UP THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THIS WORLD AND WILLINGLY CHOSEN TO NOT INCLUDE WOMEN IN THAT OR SHOW HOW THEY CAN STILL HAVE STORYLINES AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN A SETTING THAT SUFFOCATES THEM
And like by choosing FOR NO REASON (!!!!!!!!!!!!) to TAKE AWAY a female character like Arianne - who is sexual, who owns her sexuality, who uses it as a weapon, who was raised to rule, who is confident in her power, who is in cahoots with her girl gang cousins (who are all powerful in their own ways, who all identify their femininity differently and use it as a tool differently) to STAGE A COUP AND PUT A FEMALE ON A THRONE OF THE ENTIRE SEVEN KINGDOMS BY USING THE VERY LAWS OF DORNE THAT GIVE HER POWER is honestly just so fucking offensive. And stupid. And throwing one of the key tenets of the series back in its face probably because they’ve seen how ”’badass”’ people think Oberyn was and want another ”’badass”’ Dornish character just like him and of course that can’t be a woman!! No woman cool here!! Tough boy make show better!! Go jump off a cliff.