How To Build a Matchless Fire.
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When boys of the Shan tribe undergo the ritual “Poi Sang Long”, the focal point lies in, what in the Western world would be described as, “feminine values”. They are dressed up in bright colours and adorned with make-up. The aim is to mimic the young Prince Siddhartha before he became Lord Buddha. Even though the purpose of the ritual is to show that the boys are on their way to become mature and responsible men, it is loaded with aesthetic values and free from any physical trials. This is what sets it apart from other typical male rituals. By Ken Bamberg
Sleep Paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either falling asleep or waking up, temporarily experience the inability to move. Scientifically its the transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness).
I’ve known several people who have had sleep paralysis, who have even made characters who share the same trait. I’ve never suffered from it myself but I find the folklore around it fascinating, because no matter what nation of origin it always has to do with the visitation of a demon or vengeful spirit who either sits on, restrains, or strangles said victim. And so I drew my own little depiction of it, complete with a demon girl puking black stuff on a guy.
I dunno, sue me.
Fun Fact Of the Day #1 the myth of the succubus and incubus came out of the hallucinations people have when they experience sleep paralysis
Fun Fact Of The Day #2 this dude’s art is so fucking rad
Rory: I brought you some food. I wasn’t sure what you ate.
Alaya: [looks at it silently in disgust]
Rory: There was a girl. Your people took her. I just want to know if she’s safe. Why are you fighting us? We’re almost the same.
Alaya: You are so much less than us.
Rory: No, come on. Look at the two of us. Our body structure’s almost identical. Even our faces are pretty similar. It’s mostly the skin that’s different. See for yourself. Touch my face.
Rory: Can I touch your face?
Rory: I want to understand you. You’re our predecessors here. You’re our history. I want to know what it feels like. I’m not gonna harm you.
[delicately, he places his fingertips on Alaya’s forehead, running them across her features. Alaya is astonished]
Rory: What do your people believe? I mean, d’you have a God?
Alaya: [laughs violently; Rory jumps back] A deity is for simple-minded apes.
Rory: I should’ve put you in a room with my dad. He’d soon put you right on that.
Alaya: We see how you lives your lives, the beliefs you cling to, for comfort. And we laugh at you. Aren’t you confused now, ape? Doesn’t my existence disprove your ape religion?
Rory: People’s faiths aren’t that fragile.
Alaya: What do you believe, ape?
Rory: I never used to believe in anything except for the healing power of strong, sweet tea … But being with the Doctor, the wonders he’s shown us—it’s given me … faith … I can see why Amy kept waiting for him. Cos now I believe there are far greater things waiting in the universe than we can ever imagine.
Alaya: No. All that awaits you is death.
Rory: [defiantly] Then maybe I’ll find wonders beyond that, too.
Alaya: I pray you find out. Very soon.
- deleted scene from Cold Blood (The Doctor Who Companion: The Eleventh Doctor, Volume 2)
You didn’t think too deeply about this did you? Of course not. If you were prone to thinking deeply about things… you probably wouldn’t be a Feminist, now would you?
I’m screaming “THAT’S THE POINT THAT’S LITERALLY THE POINT YOU JUST MADE THE EXACT POINT” at my computer screen right now.
Your daily reminder that Wolverine is the fucking
Fixed it :D
Nah son. Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah son.
Wolverine is the fucking worst.
He’s wrong, to start with, She-Hulk didn’t get with Juggernaut, some version of her from the multiverse did. So you got this hairy little Canucklehead absorbing and spreading fuckshit rumors about the sex life of one of the (relatively) few high profile superwomen in his field of work.
Then you got the fact that, right or wrong, Logan is on that slut shaming bullshit. Hey, Wolvy, you don’t want to have a one night stand with Jen? Fine, your loss. Hey, Wolvy, you wanna put down Jen because the sex she may or may not be having lowers her value to you? Drink some bleach.
And since bullshit comes in threes, you also have the straight up hypocrisy of it all. This is goddamn Wolverine we’re talking about, who despite all odds has a list of sexual partners as long as his arm. If he didn’t have a healing factor, the last hundred and fifty years of freaky loving he’s gotten would have left him literally riddled with diseases. (Son had half a dozen kids he didn’t know existed, you can’t tell me Wolverine places a high value on safe sex, or even pulling out). Wolverine has literally less authority than anyone else in the Marvel Universe when it comes to judging people based on their sexual history.
But no, it’s all good, respectability based on your sexual history is a one way street. Get a lot of pussy? Player. Get a lot of dick? Skank.
She-Hulk sees y’all, and doesn’t think much of you.
“When you do it, everyone calls you a player. When I do it, they call me a skank. Isn’t that a double standard.”
She-Hulk #17, by Dan Slott and Rich Burchett.
You guys really cannot understand how hard I was grinning back when this comic came out. I had been watching dudes on message boards call Jen every name in the book because she had taken a few guys to bed with her over the course of her series (and the Juggernaut fiasco). I felt like Slott was addressing those fools directly. Honestly, my one complaint is that after this panel, the Helicarrier is attacked and they never really finish the discussion. I would have had no problem with the entire issue being a thinly veiled Fuck You to douchebros.
leggings? are you trying to trick me into thinking that i could be walking around as a fashion bot?
Things getting an abortion does not make you:
- A slut
- A whore
- A murderer
- A sinner
- A baby hater
Things getting an abortion does make you:
- Not pregnant
You’re also not obliged to feel sad, guilty, or lost after having an abortion.
getting an abortion does not make you :have nothing to do with your worth as a human being, or your reproductive rights:
Serious Business of the Day: Yahoo Buys Tumblr for $1.1 Billion
Oskar let me colour this, so I did this instead of working. Time to pull an all-nighter! D:
I’m probably being oversensitive but it squicks me out a bit how Yahoo is shown as a white lady who has “brought” and is forcibly holding a brown woman who doesn’t seem to be into it (her facial expression looks like fear and her arms look like they are pushing her away) by the throat. I don’t know if this was the intended message but it really creeps me out
The Prime Directive.
Here’s to cock-blocking the Prime Directive.
look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
reason no. 12326543742624743 why i wasn’t super outraged about the Merida redesign
every single POC princess is shoved to the end of the line. Mulan is basically unrecognizable.
He doesn’t look like he’s going to be gentle at all