He’s got to be some kind of ancient God of beauty because this is ridiculous.
i do not have to be kind
i do not have to ‘smile’ for you
i do not have to ‘be the bigger person’ and take the oppression
i will stand
i will scream
and i will take you down from the pedestal you chose to stand on
i am a person with feelings and thoughts and a life i want to live
is none of your business
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My eyes just had an orgasm
My only wish is that the fabric wasn’t marbled-print.
Seriously, universe, why can’t we get awesome versions of this that’d fit men too? Because, so help me, I need this or something much like it.
well, there’s another one.
How to wear a knife strapped to your thigh with a garter like a fucking lady while managing not to slice yourself open because you were fool enough to carry an unsheathed weapon next to a squishy part of your body that moves when you walk.
- Get a garter from somewhere; this one is a sock garter from Sock Dreams, which means it’s made to stay the fuck up there.
- Get a fucking sheath for those sharp, pointy things and put them in the sheath. There’ll be a velcro loop at the top so that they won’t slide out if you hold the sheath upside down.
- Put the garter through the loop at the top meant for whatever you’re using to attach it to yourself. Attach it to yourself, adjusting for ease of grabbing. You don’t want to put it on your inner thigh because that is awkward as hell to get out. The only way you’d be able to get it out in a timely manner is if you attached the sheath upside down, at which point you’d need two garters to keep the sheath from tilting inward toward your other thigh.
- Oh no, now the sheath is hanging loosely and is going to make a weird pattern against your clothing. Tuck that shit into your stockings if you’re wearing them, or use another garter if you’re not.
- Pull your pencil skirt back down over the knife sheath. Adjust accordingly due to tightness of skirt and shape of sheath. Make sure you can get at it as quick as you want.
- People look at you really strangely if this is the knife you pull out when you want to cut your apple up.
Artistic reconstructions of Mesopotamia
Gate of Ishtar, Babylon
Eridu processional boat of God Enki
Mari from above
Palace of Mari
Ur from above
Uruk, procession at Inanna temple
Uruk from above
No matter who you are, you fucking wave at a toddler saying “bye”
i love that’s its mostly teenage boys and dads saying bye back its so cute
Anonymous asked: Hi, I understood that the "independent black woman" trope was damaging, but not until I saw the collaborative post with Disneyforprincesses. So I have a question to ask. At the moment my fantasy novel (set in a completely different world with a completely different culture) has in it a woman with black skin. Though all my main characters are professional fighters, she is by far the toughest. I am scared to death of forwarding racism in my book, and now I don't know if what I'm doing is okay...
lol so if her skin literally black or is she what we would consider a Black person who’s skin is some range of brown? Anyhow…
- Tokenism: For starters, a good solution is to not make her your sole black female character in the entire book (that’d make her a token. And that’s not good.) so she’s not responsible for being your one rep for Black women. Cuz even if there’s that one Black character who kinda might fit the trope, you’ve got a variety of other Black girls with varying personality and persona who aren’t juicing up that mold.
- Know your shit: There’s a difference between a strong woman who happens to be Black and the strong independent black woman trope. Check out the links that’s all the post, which has been added on since the other night by the lovely jhenne-bean. Study what the traits are that make this trope.Then give her facades. Give her nuances. Motivations. Heart.
- The jist of the SBW: For the most part, the SBW trope takes away a Black woman’s need to be loved, cherished, cared for; she’s too busy doing all of the above that no one actually considers that she has needs to. So make sure she actually has people who love and care for her and isn’t the only one doing all the grunt work, saving everyone else, never being assisted or saved. It’s not about doing the reverse and damseling the character, but even then getting to be a damsel for once is not inherently regressive for Black women, as long as said woman has more agency than that and isn’t just the damsel.
- Give her femininity: While there’s no real definition of feminine, don’t erase her womanhood and make her this asexual, unfeeling, pain-absorbing bearing the grunt of everything, everyone. It bears repeating, but having someone(s) who love or give a whole good shit about her is a fine way to stretch out beyond the SBW trope.
- So overall: Let her have emotions: Let her cry. Let her hide her tears. Let her smile. Let her punch someone in the jaw. Let her fret over others. Let her be fretted over. Just let her be a woman with the range of emotions that go natural with her, who also happens to be a badass. Her strength -physical, emotional, or otherwise- shouldn’t be her one defining feature is what I’m saying. Let her be much more than that. When that’s done, she won’t be a trope.
W R I T I N G N O N B I N A R Y C H A R A C T E R S
In my opinion, this guide is long overdue. Many “how to play an LGBT+ character” guides are written by cishets based off of incorrect knowledge, poor research, and a general lack of understanding.
A lot of admins and roleplayers, as well as writers in general, have expressed interest in creating and playing nonbinary character but are either afraid of being offensive or are actually offensive. So, I will go through several sections not only on how to play these characters but about nonbinary people in real life.
This is a very personal subject and everyone experiences their own trans-ness differently. Also, full disclaimer, I’m very tired and very passionate and have NO filter so some of this might not make sense or might surprise you.
While this guide might seem very long, I feel like I’ve barely touched on a lot of the stuff I wanted to discuss. I encourage further research and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
*TW: Dysphoria, transphobia, racism, anatomy/genitals, violence, murder, suicide, mental illness*