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doingwell:

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted an owl, or a dozen.

Prints available! https://www.etsy.com/listing/196436995/owls-art-print-great-horned-owl?ref=listing-0

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skyturtlebotch:

I like the European style castle mixed with the Asian style buildings. Reminds me of some places in my setting that has a lot of cultural blending.

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lindblut:

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ponderpretties:

The Deer God is a breathtaking 3d pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills.”

You play as a stag, it has pretty music and everything is so so pretty.
This game is beautiful and you should pledge on its kickstarter- it has only a month remaining!

Correction - 7 Days. 5k from goal.

I want this to happen it looks SO good ahhh

This looks amazing.

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kisskicker:

Congratulations to WoW for updating their graphics, and changing the ugly old human models into HIGH DEFINITION UGLY MODELS. Jeeeeeeeesus.*

I am not ashamed to admit that when picking my MMO (gw2), I based 50% of my decision on Level of Character Prettiness (level: extreme), and 50% on the fact that thoughtsupnorth was playing it.

*and I mean, this is ugly without even getting into the giant nipple thing

I know right!?! I was so excited about the upgrade, thinking the humans would finally look good and NOPE. They even made the nightelf somehow a little bit worse, which is tragic in my book since they’re the best looking Alliance race IMO. Just-just WHAT WERE YOU THINKING BLIZZARD!?!?

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sparklinghero:

wonderlandtattoospdx:

Constellation map with floral wreath, by Kirsten Holliday

I love it **

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vega-ofthe-lyre:

New obsession: Coles Phillips. Here are some of my favourites of his magazine covers. Be lucky that I’m limited to 10 photos per post because there’d be a lot more. Holy crap, I love him.

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mrsasimov:

manicurs:

Janelle Monae at 2014 MET Gala

Queen.

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thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

I had no idea, now I want to read that book.

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tricksparrow:

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lawnegbert:

you have to drag it a bit past the line until its off the post and  the cursor gets sucked into the fucking shadow realm

WHAT THE FUCK

WHAT TRICKERY IS THIS!!!

THATS SO FREAKY

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