COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS
Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples?
(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)
The Yoruba of western Africa.
We’ve been really digging into Yoruba culture in my Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion class… what a gorgeous, many-layered mythology.
I will never not reblog this set. It’s fucking beautiful.
You guys, Newsarama just posted this article about my upcoming Adventure Time graphic novel, with art by the amazing Zack Sterling!
I am so excited for you all to read this in Spring. It’s my first time as an author and I honestly couldn’t be more excited.
SO PROUD OF KATE aaaa
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oh that’s cool they made the bottles look melted into the gr-
I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS POST
oh honey no
The cap on the Coca-Cola bottle worries me.
According to the captions of the first Thor movie, the battle between the Jotuns and Asgardians take place in Norway, 965 AD. Around this time, Loki was born.
In Thor 2 the life expectancy was stated to be around 5,000. The average human life in developed countries from what I’ve gathered is approximately 82.
Therefore, in human years Loki is somewhere around 17.
#are you telling me loki is just going through his rebellious teenage emo stage
I seem to remember some interviews from 2011 where Branagh/the actors come right out and say “yeah, they may seem all grown up to us, but to Asgardian standards they’re still basically teenagers”. And it makes sense, because how else would Odin have been able to argue to Laufey that Thor was just a boy and his stupid mistakes shouldn’t be given the same weight as a grown man’s?
I love that someone did the actual math now though, ZOMG. :D
What I wanna know is how old are Thor, Sif, Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg?
^Ohohoh I’M GLAD YOU ASKED PREPARE FOR SOME LOGIC AND SHIT
We can assume Thor is roughly Loki’s age, but we know he’s the older brother. We can also assume he was young enough to not understand that Loki was adopted when Odin brought him to Asgard, so I’m going to say he’s about 18 to 21 in human terms, roughly 1058-1200 in Midgardian years.
We can also assume that Fandral, Volstagg, and Hogun are older than Thor, because in the original script (in a line which didn’t make it into the film) Volstagg mentions to Jane that it’s been about a thousand years since they were on Midgard, and asks her if she’s heard any stories about them. Therefore we can draw the conclusion that they were already mature/adult and doing cool shit in Norther Europe around the time Thor was born. Also, Volstagg has a family and children (and a sweet-ass beard), which marks him as much older than Thor. We can assume he’s in his prime, so I’ll put him down at about 2500 years old. Fandral I’ll put down as maybe twenty-five in human terms, or 1500 years old, and Hogun, who is a hard card to read (mostly because he only has three lines and nobody ever talks about him) I’ll assume is about 2000, if only because he shows signs of wanting to settle down in The Dark World (and his beard is hella bitchin)
Sif I’m going to put down as younger than the Warriors Three, mostly because Thor mentions having “proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known” implying he grew up with her, or might even be a little older than her. She also seems to be familiar with Loki’s personality in a way the others aren’t (“he’s always been jealous of Thor”) so she may have grown up with the pair of them. I’ll put her down as a little older than Loki but younger than Thor, so about 1050-1190.
And that, my friends, has been your nightly lecture on Asgardian aging. [mic drop]
not everyone who blogs about social justice issues is a social justice warrior! there are social justice clerics, social justice rogues, social justice rangers, and social justice wizards, among other classes. nobody’s going to get anywhere without diversity; if you go into any boss dungeon with a party consisting entirely of social justice warriors and expect to beat it then you are going to be sorely disappointed.
Elsa from Frozen: Snow Queen Gown Reference Photos
Progress on Elsa for the weekend!!! Pretty proud of my shoes. Now for hours and hours of sewing sequins….
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And so it begins…
I drafted this last night, along with the bodice, and cut it today. It ended up being a seven piece skirt pattern, not including the waistband. It will close with eight grommets up the back. It doesn’t look it, but it’s actually quite fitted at the hips.
The fabric itself is pretty impossible to explain, it’s silk, and feels like a mixture between chiffon and organza. It’s not glittery, but it has silver threads woven into it and it’s gorgeous! The whole thing is lined with a blue peachskin.
The ~actual~ fabric color is like the top three photos, a medium teal sort of color. For some reason it photographed an ice blue on the dress form.
I’m really excited to work on the bodice, but I need to take a trip to home depot before I can begin (don’t even ask, my plan is insane)
I woke up today and it was snowing…which was perfect inspiration and gave me the little push I needed to complete this!
This took a lot longer then I thought it would. It was slow to sew together, though it all went really smoothly. And the fabric is so delicate it had to be hemmed and topstitched by hand, which took around five hours.
As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a seven piece pattern drafted by me. The skirt is fully lined with peachskin, and the overskirt is a gorgeous silk - I’m not sure what material it is, but it feels like a mix between chiffon and organza with metallic threads running through it. It was an end cut found in NYC in the garment district, and a very lucky find!
So I went and saw Frozen last night.
Today I woke up, threw on Let It Go while I did my makeup and hair and this is what happened. I think I’ve decided on a cosplay for FanExpo 2014. *disclaimer* I did run this through photoshop to change my eye colour to blue, add back in the blush that my shitty phone camera washed out and widen my braid a bit… I need a lot more hair for Elsa. My eye makeup is much more purple in real life but it got washed out too and I didn’t feel like messing with my eyes.
That movie was friggin awesome, so cheesy in some parts and just so goooooood. My friends and I were literally smiling like idiots through the whole thing.
HOLY SHIT YOU LOOK AWESOME
D’aww, you’re a sweetie.
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made of pepper, curry, honey, biscuit, noodles, cheese, oregano or flour, these artworks are awesome. All have a special character or style. Let them entertain you to be creative with your surrounding. But don’t play with food, instead respect it!
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Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested. His attorney explained, “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.” Because, really, even despite her seeking help, her testimony, her bravery in setting up a webcam to film her father raping her, you really can’t believe what the girl says, can you?
Everyone “knows” this. Even children.
Three years ago, in fly-on-the-wall fashion of parent drivers everywhere, I listened while a 14-year-old girl in the back seat of my car described how angry she was that her parents had stopped allowing her to walk home alone just because a girl in her neighborhood “claimed she was raped.” When I asked her if there was any reason to think the girl’s story was not true, she said, “Girls lie about rape all the time.” She didn’t know the person, she just assumed she was lying…
No one says, “You can’t trust women,” but distrust them we do. College students surveyed revealed that they think up to 50% of their female peers lie when they accuse someone of rape, despite wide-scale evidence and multi-country studies that show the incident of false rape reports to be in the 2%-8% range, pretty much the same as false claims for other crimes. As late as 2003, people jokingly (wink, wink) referred to Philadelphia’s sex crimes unit as “the lying bitch unit.” If an 11-year-old girl told an adult that her father took out a Craigslist ad to find someone to beat and rape her while he watched, as recently actually occurred, what do you think the response would be? Would she need to provide a videotape after the fact?
It goes way beyond sexual assault as well. That’s just the most likely and obvious demonstration of “women are born to lie” myths. Women’s credibility is questioned in the workplace, in courts, by law enforcement, in doctors’ offices, and in our political system. People don’t trust women to be bosses, or pilots, or employees. Pakistan’s controversial Hudood Ordinance still requires a female rape victim to procure four male witnesses to her rape or risk prosecution for adultery. In August, a survey of managers in the United States revealed that they overwhelmingly distrust women who request flextime. It’s notable, of course, that women are trusted to be mothers—the largest pool of undervalued, unpaid, economically crucial labor.