mercenary-tributary:

ayyyyyy come look at my fucked up OC

Amalgams are mobile platforms that consist of stacked colonies of microscopic entities informally known as demons, which are bonded parasitically to the body of a magician. A byproduct of magic use on or near significant quantities of standing water, demons spontaneously swarm puddles or lakes in the presence of magical energy. They crave and feed on magic, which also appears to have a cohesive effect on them: normally individualistic, single-cell-like demons will bond together while feeding and create larger and more intuitive beings.

While demons largely ignore normal humans (although ingestion of contaminated water may result in severe health problems), they will aggressively pursue magicians, who often avoid and fear water for this reason. Demons are highly parasitic in nature, and contact with bare skin will result in them burrowing into and anchoring themselves to the body of the magic user, where they will remain, feeding off their latent energy. While smaller sites of contamination on the limbs can be localized and easily removed, the same cannot be said for the unfortunate magician who falls into a teeming lake of demons.

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mailorderwife:

if your brand of feminism is that oppressive institutions can stay in place as long as a woman is in charge regardless of the less privileged women she exploits… maybe like try harder

harikondabolu:

DEAR STUDENTS: Use discount code “hari4students” on Bandcamp and get 20% off a digital version of my album. Offer ends Sept 30th.

Feel free to send this to every student you know who likes my work. 

Obviously, this is on the honor system, but if you consider yourself a “student of life” and are broke…feel free to use it. I WANT PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO THIS!!

neontrashmercutio:

lying in bed like “what was the point of Amelia Bedelia. What was I even supposed to learn from that book? Make sure you’re clear about what you want?? Ask clarifying questions when you’re confused about a task??? If you make really good lemon merengue pies everyone will love you even if you fuck everything up????”

"If you, like me, ever find yourself feeling guilty or ashamed about being a disabled student, doubting whether you really need or deserve accommodations, I encourage you to think back to the 504 protests. If you ever feel society tugging at you to “get by” without accommodations, “toughen up,” “suck it up,” “stick it out,” because “the whole world doesn’t cater to you,” remember that you are part of a community that has spent enough time living in an inaccessible world. If you feel tempted to do an ableist society’s work by torturing yourself for being disabled, remember that over a hundred protestors (and an infestation of crabs) stayed in a building for nearly a month without the comforts of home or any accommodations or accessible structures. Remember that all the discomfort and indignities they faced as protestors were so that you wouldn’t have to go through the same thing. You’re relieved of any duty to feel guilty or ashamed about being a disabled student."

Fighting Shame with History

Longmore Institute student assistant Katie offers a bit of advice, history, and humor to help her fellow disabled students fight back against the internalized ableism that crops up at the start of the semester.

(via longmoreinstituteondisability)

ART HISTORY MEME; 9 paintings:
Still Life with White Roses, Vincent van Gogh [4/9]

#art
Sept. 2 8:15 am

justice4mikebrown:

sweetteakisses:

Yellow Roses dress

here’s my  Easter dress made from the yellow roses fabric I got  earlier this month.  I wish I had a hat but for now a yellow rose will have to do. 

It turned out great for such a rushed job. it’s a great summer dress. I might wear this to Tyra’s graduation next month

* on the dresses to pack for Atlanta list*

cross-connect:

London based artist - Emma McNally took her degree in English and Philosophy and as an artist is self-taught, developing a subtle drawing style which fuels the complex mark-making of her large works in graphite on paper. She also works on a small scale, layering tissue paper and pouncing holes in the surface.

‘I like graphite’s materiality: its mess and dirt as well as its capacity to leave the cleanest, sharpest percussive marks and lines. I feel like I’m forging land formations when I use it, or scattering particles, or spiralling vortices of smoke and water,’ she writes. 

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Adoptive Parents, Repeat After Me

chinasgrace:

Adoptive parents do not know what it feels like to be an adoptee unless they are one themselves. 

Again: 

Adoptive parents do not know what it feels like to be an adoptee unless they are one themselves. 

And one more time for good measure: 

Adoptive parents do not know what it feels like to be an adoptee unless they are one themselves. 

imreadingcomics:

Saga #9 | Gwendolyn

Brian K. VaughanFiona Staples

imreadingcomics:

Saga #9 | Gwendolyn

Brian K. Vaughan
Fiona Staples

yagazieemezi:

AI Williams

Looks for Intimate Apparel LookBook, in collaboration with Marie Heffernan

"This is the most most heinous thing I’ve learned in my two years compiling Fatal Encounters. You know who dies in the most population-dense areas? Black men. You know who dies in the least population dense areas? Mentally ill men. It’s not to say there aren’t dangerous and desperate criminals killed across the line. But African-Americans and the mentally ill people make up a huge percentage of people killed by police."

What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

and especially men and women at the intersections of blackness or brownness and mental disability.

(via disabilityhistory)