19. Queer cis lady, she/her. Chaotic good. Artist. Relativist. Paganist.
I am a writer. I also draw. I have strong feelings about spanish influenza, hooded figures, dead people and folk of the general deity persausion.
I have a beloved called Rob and a cat called Chekhov.
just make them really tall and broad or sharp and scary
She is super tall, and muscular. But she’s also very concerned with trying to emphasize her femininity. And she’s an angel, so she’s obliged to be attractive however she looks.
And because she’s a black woman (or, an angel who looks like one), I really super don’t want to oversexualize her.
And I still haven’t decided on her hair. Because I don’t want to double up on hairstyles between characters. Oya has natural hair, or possibly box braids with an undercut, haven’t quite decided yet but I’m learning towards natural. Jacque has dreadlocks. Zita has a mohawk-type-thing. She’s kind of a centaur so it’s kinda a half-way point between mohawk and mane. Meita wears a hijab so idk I’ll decide on her hair if she ever has cause to take it off, but it’s probably just straight, dark hair.
I haven’t decided on Sammy and Debas. I kinda like the idea of Captain Debas wearing his hair as if it was one of those poofy white english wigs, since he apparently dresses kinda like an admiral or smth.
and then… just… sammy. IDK man. I want to give her box braids, i wanna give her an undercut, i wanna give her a mohawk, i wanna give her natural hair, i wanna give her short hair. i want her her to be white, or blond, or black. and i am so torn between something super feminine and something super practical.
writing is hard, man
tryna make someone seem visually impressive without sexualizing them
let me die
Reblogged from djehevehd
Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.
Wow… What everyone has been thinking about “feminism”. How about you stop bitching and realize that no one gives a duck about your wounded ego. The artists of the world have done wonders in 60 years time.
why is feminism in quotes? where… ego? no one gives a fuck about this post with 94,000 notes? what??
how does this post invalidate the wonders of artists? why 60 years? that’s such an arbitrary number.
Reblogged from djehevehd
the idea of people having to be ‘useful’ is just so gross, like people do not exist to be used
having to produce something and have a use is a capitalist ideal and not an intrinsic part of humanity
just by being alive you are human and you are worth something and you can never be useless
There are over 7 billion of us. We can do without the bottom 10%. I know that sounds mean but you’re just dragging the rest of us down if you have noting to offer.
that. that is… that is so fucked up it’s hard not to enact godwin’s law here, man.
What do you mean by do without? Who do you mean by the bottom 10%? What are being dragged down from? Like that is so vague and weird and makes it seem like humanity exists for some sort of purpose? Like, a tangible, capitalist-pleasing purpose like our ultimate goal is to become a super race and take over the universe and anyone stopping us from doing that is dead weight. like it’s weird as well as fucked up.
fuck i just dont even know what to say
how can you think of an actual living human being as dead weight? a person with feelings, a person who appreciates beauty, a person with original thoughts and dreams? a person with actual emotions? a life? a conciousness?
as dead weight?
Asked by Anonymous
I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.
The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering?
I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?
Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.
The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”
In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.
Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.
Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.
Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), highly developed drainage system where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which lined the major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through. Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.It was made from bricks smoothened and joined together seamlessly. The expert masonry kept the sewer watertight. Drops at regular intervals acted like an automatic cleaning device.
Filters for solid waste.Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.
Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.
Reblogged from notbecauseofvictories
I think my least favorite question, of all the awful questions you have to answer during the application/interview process is “Tell me why you’re interested in working at [company].”
Because you have to make up some bullshit about how this fits into the overall trajectory of your career path and your hopes and dreams and five year plan and like
maybe I just need money
Actually this is a really good time to convince that company why you’ll be a loyal employee and not jump ship at the first opportunity.
So yeah it’s good if you can talk about your career path and five year plan, but it’s also good to talk about what that place has that other jobs don’t. Like, if there are jobs you haven’t applied for - what are they lacking that this job has? Security? Chance of promotion? Health insurance? Local business? Small business?
but yeah I totally feel you about the “I just need money thing”