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madamefaust:

bornbymidnight:

Some Hag-Knights I promised to scan!

The rough round one’s “Agda” and the Armored one’s “Dominia”, they’re bitter rivals.

If anyone know a story starring veteran warrior ladies let me know btw!

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I suddenly have the urge to see a film about a group of retired lady!knights getting together for one last hurrah to slay a dragon the service of their Queen.

Starring Helen Mirren (still at the old task training bright young things, she’s in charge of getting the gang together), Judi Dench (probably missing a limb, but she took up smithing and sculpting as retirement hobbies so she fashioned herself an incredible prosthesis and supplies all their weapons tech), and Penelope Wilton (who has Seen Things and is the most reluctant to rejoin the crew, but the best fighter of them all). Their first act would be to bust Sigourney Weaver out of prison, since she’s a loose canon, but always up for a brawl. She’s being held on suspicion of witchcraft, which she claims is a misunderstanding at a pub resulting from an upset lamp and several kegs of distilled beverages. It’s not her fault no one else ran as fast as she did - why would she have burned down the pub anyway? Their prices were very reasonable.

Nichelle Nichols would obviously be the queen and Octavia Spencer would be her warrior princess daughter who is doubtful about the wisdom of her mother’s plan, but quickly realizes that there’s life in the old girls yet.

Maggie Smith would be the village midwife who is actually a powerful witch, she’s decided to use her powers to lower the maternal/infant mortality rate in the kingdom, but she could put that on hold to slay a dragon.

Frances de la Tour would play the dragon.

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madamefaust:

constantlycold:

My theater burst out laughing when Balin did this… I don’t know whether to laugh or to be freaked out.

SOMEONE GIFFED THE LYING FACE. THAT FACE HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD AND TRIED TO CONVINCE UNCLE THROR THAT AMA AND ADA SAID IT WAS A-OKAY FOR HIM TO HAVE PUDDING BEFORE HE ATE SUPPER.
Uncle Thror was not fooled, but he gave him sweets anyway.

madamefaust:

constantlycold:

My theater burst out laughing when Balin did this… I don’t know whether to laugh or to be freaked out.

SOMEONE GIFFED THE LYING FACE. THAT FACE HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD AND TRIED TO CONVINCE UNCLE THROR THAT AMA AND ADA SAID IT WAS A-OKAY FOR HIM TO HAVE PUDDING BEFORE HE ATE SUPPER.

Uncle Thror was not fooled, but he gave him sweets anyway.

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teacup-warrior:

philipchircop:

ENGOLDENED

I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken.  Not a very common idea in western culture!

Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container  a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!

Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.  

And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.

Photos source | Kintsugi Japan

I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.

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Peter:
Not all werewolves are evil!
Sirius:
Some people are really werewolves! Get over it!
James:
- Hands out books to help educate people -
Snape:
So, is there any reason that you three are so interested in werewolves' rights?
Peter:
. . .
Sirius:
. . .
James:
. . .
Students:
. . .
Peter:
Why aren't YOU interested in werewolves' rights?
Sirius:
Here, educate yourself!
James:
- Throws a book at Snape's head -
Because let's face it, these three would constantly be animatedly activating for werewolves' rights while also trying to hide the fact that they have any association with a werewolf.

Filed under harry potter werewolf rights! marauders

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trekkiefeminist:

intergalacticexplorer:

What if TOS had 900% more central female characters?

(Since I don’t want to stretch your dashboards any more than I have already, I’ve written some thoughts about the characters and the process that went into making the graphics under the cut.)

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How awesome would this have been? I love how this makes us see that having the male-dominated crew we got in TOS wasn’t the only possibility. Often in media making we hear some creators feel they need a reason why a character should be a woman, a person of colour, LGBT, etc. This kind of graphic says the question should be: “Why not?”

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therothwoman:

shh-im-wondering:

seekingthespheres:

"What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one." -Sandra Cisneros, "Eleven"

Oh no this is super adorable

I finally stopped to take a closer look at this and oh my GOD this is amazing.

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