Prolific Variation... The Ramblings of
It is disgusting. We are told to love sex but never masturbate or fool around. To love our bodies but we have to be hairless, thin, have boobs, and to never wear make up to cover our flaws. We can like sports and watch them but we can’t play them unless they are toned down and pretty enough to be oggled at. We can be nerds but we can’t be TOO smart or we forget our place. We are told we need a prince charming and to seek him out by constantly changing ourselves and being perfect for him. We are given the message that outside beauty is what matters the most but if we have it and get successful it was because we have a pretty face. We are told we exaggerate and should just go with it when we complain of being objects and property. We are taught that being a woman is worthy of an insult… WE have to fear walking at night. WE have to go in a group if we need to use the bathroom in a strange place. WE have to be cautious of where we are and who we are with. That we are told to hush and get over it if we are assaulted because real life isn’t like the crime shows and it is harder to convict the assaulter. That female artists are degraded and yelled at in artist alleys. That you are judged just by how you wear a t-shirt.
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spankmethorin:

countrichmond:

countrichmond:

Dean O’Gorman: Forever being a little shit in Stephen Hunter’s vines

this will be an ongoing series that I am happy to follow

His face in the 4th gif. He’s so proud of himself

friendofsherlock:

mrfizzlessaysyourelying:

little-red-ridinghoodie:

aesthetic-dissonance:

one of my favourite posts on tumblr

Hey, I feel like Jared has had a lot of practice since then because he’s definitely improved.

Now I’m picturing Jensen giving him lessons. Oh GOD.

alythekitten:

First Hobbitcon inspired pic… because of:"Where are Dean and Aidan? Where are Dumb and Dumber?"***
…sorry guys <3

alythekitten:

First Hobbitcon inspired pic… because of:
"Where are Dean and Aidan? Where are Dumb and Dumber?"
***

…sorry guys <3

susu&#8212;chan:

Wohooooh, first sketch of Frerin finished. Now I need to work on the whole outfit. I thought it might be a good idea to give him the Durin-typical dark hair and blue eyes….and freckles because freckles are damn cute and he would look much younger than Thorin this way. What you cannot see on the picture is the very long braided ponytail he will have in the back..because I REALLY want all the hairporn, when I work on a wig next time. /DLet’s do not talk about the beard…it was really hard figuring out how I should make it look like. Finally the older concept art of Thorin inspired me to do a thick unbraided mustache for Frerin. And I personally believe this works out well enough, as Frerin should not have more beard than his older brother does. :3 

susu—chan:

Wohooooh, first sketch of Frerin finished. Now I need to work on the whole outfit. 

I thought it might be a good idea to give him the Durin-typical dark hair and blue eyes….and freckles because freckles are damn cute and he would look much younger than Thorin this way. What you cannot see on the picture is the very long braided ponytail he will have in the back..because I REALLY want all the hairporn, when I work on a wig next time. /D

Let’s do not talk about the beard…it was really hard figuring out how I should make it look like. Finally the older concept art of Thorin inspired me to do a thick unbraided mustache for Frerin. And I personally believe this works out well enough, as Frerin should not have more beard than his older brother does. :3 

almosthumanfans:

cheesecake12:

this thing is like 3 weeks overdue and i messed up at the top and the bottom center portion is full of mistakes too because i just gave up but yeah the assignment was to draw a landscape of some sort inside a portrait and i stupidly chose this view of the wall from almost human (with upped brightness) because i thought i was good enough and it turns out i wasn’t

It looks fantastic to us!

notamorningbird:

lillian-raven:

hungrylikethewolfie:

cure-krismoth:

pagangirl:

emegustart:

latining:

emegustart:

chenisthebestkitty:

emegustart:

This is supposed to happen the first time Persephone is back to the Underworld….so I went and made a sequel for a comic that hasn’t even happened yet. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey….

Did I regret anything? No. No I don’t. 

on deviantart

._.

He kidnapped her

Against her will

Thanks fo her father after her father raped her

She starved herself to get out of his place

twhere do people read romance into this, where??ßß1ßewkofp *flops over*

Thanks for continue to focus on the kidnapping part which is not the point of this myth. 

Life and Death, the balance between them and the changes they cause, and the origin and meaning of the seasons cycle, on the other hand, are the real points. 

Thanks for also persisting in the idea of Persephone as a passive figure. Kidnapped, raped, silenced, with no saying or power over anything (except for maybe starved herself because there are so many different versions of this myth that it’s difficult to keep track of them, did you know that apparently there is a version where she and Hades plot together?)

Thanks for also forgetting that she’s a goddess on her own and becomes Queen and Hades’ equal and actually they’re most stable marriages in the myths. 

Thank you, you’ve enriched this post by telling me things I already know but I don’t care about. (◡‿◡✿)

Reblogging for the bitchin’ commentary and also to add that if anyone wants to read the most current (and IMO accurate) studies on Greek mythology and women’s lives, Women in Greek Myth by Dr. Mary Lefkowitz is invaluable (and incredibly inexpensive for an academic book).

The confusion comes from “Zeus” which is almost a title for a supreme god (think of the way “Caesar” was used). So you have Heavenly Zeus and Infernal Zeus, and they are not the same god but rather the supreme ruler of the sky and underworld, respectively. Likewise Persephone became known as “Infernal Hera” and this naming scheme persisted well into the Roman Empire, where Pluto and Proserpina are referred to as “Infernal Juno” and “Jupiter of Dis” in Book 6 of the Aeneid as well as on many grave monuments and in spells.

Moreover, gods don’t need to eat. Persephone refusing to eat was her refusing to become a part of the Underworld, not her attempting to starve herself. The gods are defined as being deathless, and in Ancient Greek “deathless” is synonymous with “god”. (Cf. Theogony, Works and Days, any of the Homeric Hymns, etc.) The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is really clear about this. (HH 2 370-4, 393-403.)

The marriage of Persephone and Hades is actually the most loving and consensual union among the Olympian deities. Hades first offers a dowry designed specifically to please Persephone (HH 2 10-14.), then carries her off and keeps her as a guest of honour in his house. (HH 2 341-345) Persephone is referred to as αἰδοίῃ παρακοίτι - his reverent wife. “Reverent” here refers to a respect for one’s duty, and the similarity between the pronunciation of αἰδοῖος an “Hades” is deliberate and intended to show how well-matched they are. Persephone misses her mother, yes, but is not overly upset about her marriage to Hades. Even Anchises expresses more regret over his union with Aphrodite. (HH 5 185-190.) Finally, as a proper parent, Demeter is rewarded for giving up her daughter, and offers a gift to the other gods in turn. (HH 2 441-495.)

It is worth noting that Demeter is given a position of remarkable power in this myth and is in many ways treated as or better than a father would be. The focus of the hymn remains the relationship between mother and daughter, and emphasises that it is a bond that can endure even after a woman leaves to marry. More importantly, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter is an etiological myth for the Thesmophoria and the Eleusinian Mysteries, a woman-only festival and the most enduring mystery cult of the ancient world. HH 2 serves to anchor women firmly in religious and family life and sets some fairly idealised standards for husbands. Many issues arise when attempting to interpret this myth into a modern context, which is why it is so important to understand that the myth was created over three thousand years ago and is largely a historical document reflecting the mores of the time.

This is the last time I’m reblogging this strip. I edited the original post because I’m really tired of this discussion, but latining’s comment is just perfect and flawless and really educating and everyone interested in this myth should read it. 

THIS IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND IM SO GLAD THAT MY BOYFRIEND REBLOGGED IT FOR ME TO SEE AND TO READ THE COMMENTS OMFG

Also like to point out that Hades and Persephone were one of, if not the, most faithful divine couples in Greek mythology. 

Compare that to Zeus, who slept with anything that moved.

This comic is beautiful and adorable, and the commentary is (if you’ll pardon the pun) divine.  A++, FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL COUPLE, WOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AGAIN.

Beautiful commentary. God, I love mythology. 

gingerelfandpuppydwarf:

fidefortitude:

fidefortitude:

Everyone who reblogs this

EVERY SINGLE ONE

Will get a shitty 1 sentence fanfic in their inbox determined by your recent reblogs

So if you reblogged Kevin Tran and a dalek recently

YOU GET KEVIN/DALEK ROMCOM FANFIC

If you just posted some Sherlock and Hannibal

THEY HAVE A DANCE OFF MOTHAFUCKAS

Shitty fanfics, at your door, no questions asked.

Reblog away!

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When I say shitty fanfics

mean shitty fanfics motherfuckers

bring it

theroadleasttraveled:

7263 people
7263.
just cast a charm to grow the eyebrow back, damn

theroadleasttraveled:

7263 people

7263.

just cast a charm to grow the eyebrow back, damn

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.