Bones: I think I can work some magic on your missile.
#I JUST FUCKING REALIZED#think about it: Carol’s a woman#anatomically speaking#she doesn’t HAVE a missle#when kirk says ‘you’re not down there to flirt’#Bones says ‘okay’#’I won’t flirt’#’at least’#’not with Carol’#and then proceeds to start flirting with Jim instead#AND SULU FUCKING KNOWS IT#LOOK AT HIS FACE (via toboldlyhella)
I respect the solitary witches who blaze your own trails, walk your own paths, and listen to your own gods. It can be a lonely, yet rewarding, life. It is not for the faint of heart. From the solitary we can all learn self-reliance and how to listen to our intuition.
What is Heralds of Valdemar?
The Heralds of Valdemar is a thirty-one volume series broken up into trilogies, a few stand alone novels, a saga of four books, and a duology. It is a high fantasy series written by Mercedes Lackey and set in the world of Velgarth with most plot lines focusing on the country of Valdemar.
Valdemar is a small kingdom formed when the baron of a war mongering culture decided against his culture and broke away. He prayed to the universe for some sort of aid to protect the innocents that came with him and spirits in the form of silvery white horses, sentient brings with their own powers and gifts, appeared, and paired to those best able to protect and care for the people of this new kingdom. Written at different points in history, the stories of Valdemar’s history is item told in trilogy sets with a few exceptions to the rule. The books, while written before Young Adult, was a genre, often falls under this title with character driven plots centered around a rather dramatic coming of age story. [x]
Further excellent reasons to give this series a look:
rereading the heralds of valdemar series
canon gay characters
canon lesbian characters
canon polyamorous lesbian soulmates
canon asexual characters
cannon aromantic asexual characters
canon gender neutral characters
a diverse cast in spite of being set in a medieval fantasy world
sexually liberated characters
characters who choose celibacy and like it that way
all written by an author who listens to her readers and canonnizes fanon if its coherent with her universe WHY ISN’T TUMBLR ALL OVER THIS?(viavriskastompingtavsgiraffe)
Who Is Leading this Grand Adventure?
bibliophilicwitch and tieras are happy to bring to you the Heralds of Valdemar read along! We’ve both read the series before, but read most at least a decade or so ago. We’re incredibly excited to be rereading with others to fangirl over the stories and to be able to share a childhood favorite. We hope you choose to join us in this adventure!
How to Participate
Anyone is welcome to participate in the read along whether you are a new fan or an old fan, have read the whole series, a handful of the books, or nothing. Because of the length of the series, participants are encouraged to remember that since the series is broken up into more manageable trilogies and such that they can join the read along our leave whenever they wish to.
Will There Be Activities?
Absolutely! Participants can keep track of activities via the directory and can track the tags #heraldsreadalong to follow discussions and #heraldsphotochallenge. Activities will include an introductory survey, a mini photo challenge, discussion prompts, and more!
When Will Each Book Be Read?
in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.
Yeah but who made the pics?
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
Easily the most horrifying line of dialogue I’ve ever heard in an animated movie.
NO BUT THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN MOVIE LIKE THE MUSIC IS FUN AND SUPERB THE CHARACTERS WERE REAL PEOPLE EVEN THE ANTAGONISTS THE WOMEN WERE GREAT IT WAS ALL GREAT. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOURE JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, WHATEVER ELSE IT DOESNT MATTER ITS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE AND ITS LITERALLY ONLY 90 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS HERE JUST CLICK IT LITERALLY IT WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB GO WATCH.
also can we point out that none of the characters were white? like damn accurate depictions of Biblical characters
I reblog every time Prince of Egypt comes up because holy fuck this movie is so good.
We as medical providers are doing something very, very wrong when patients avoid coming to the doctor because they know how emotionally horrible they’re going to feel afterward. Why? Because we’re dismissing all their concerns with no explanation except “you’re fat.”…
I don’t bother with doctors for most things. Bunions hurt - lose weight, sore back - lose weight, come in with the flu - what are you doing to lose weight? ugh