Like wheat that springeth green

Like wheat that springeth green


Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

I don’t know how comfortable I am calling myself a Christian anymore. That’s…

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there are too many pictures of mermaids in sexy poses and not enough of them drowning and eating men. whats up with that

yeah what’s up

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collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ziad ghanem f/w 2011-12

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Everyone has all these drastic stories of direct abuse to tell, but my experience is so much more subtle than that I find it hard to put it into writing. It’s not like anyone ever says anything nasty to me about my depression and anxiety. When I’ve told my supervisors and others they smiled and nodded like I was making empty conversation about the weather. They never engage with it. They never even really look me in the eye. I just want someone to go “oh that sounds hard”, or “is there anything we can do”, but they never do. They just smile and nod vacantly and I bottle it and move the conversation onto something that will enliven them. It’s like at those moments, I don’t exist. My mental illness doesn’t exist. It’s not a thing worthy of recognition in those spaces. I keep trying to come out but no-one will even let me. And I think I’d rather choose to be invisible than be made to be, you know? Like, I think I’d rather not tell anyone, than tell people and have them not hear me anyway.

I once told my former advisor that I basically had a post-comprehensive exam mental breakdown and I don’t think he said a damn thing in response.

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"But let’s go back to this: “It’s not for you to relate to!” Write that in the sky. And it’s true – often, as writers of color, to portray our stories in all their vibrant authenticity, all their difficult truth means we’re not writing for editors and agents, we’re writing past them. We’re writing for us, for each other. And it’s not just a question of characters of color, it’s not a numbers game. It’s about voice, about narrative flow. Because of who we are and what we’ve lived, our stories often contain implicit critiques of white supremacy, critiques that we know stand little chance of surviving the gauntlet of the majority white publishing industry. We see diverse futures, laden with the tangled past of oppression and we re-envision models of empowerment and survival. But only a few of us make it through. There is a filter and the filter is white culture."

Daniel José Older - "Diversity is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing"

Once again.


It doesn’t matter how many times we say this or how clear we make it. I give it a month on the outside before someone else in the SF&F community completely fails to get it in the most public of fashions.

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Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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Story of a dress - Lyrota - Persephone Dress

10/10 would wear as queen of elves

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how about an exorcist wtf




how about an exorcist wtf

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In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]

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Couture Outfit “The Crown Princess”

Lingerie is overrated. Corsets are overrated. But this is awesome.

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Surgical Anatomy (1856) by Joseph Maclise


Surgical Anatomy (1856) by Joseph Maclise

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