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Rhett and Link

Is it just me who when meeting a new guy instantly decides whether the guy is a Rhett or a Link? Even if he’s NOTHING like either of them? Its like there’s just two types of men in the world - Rhetts and Links.

You tall? Rhett. You got a majestic beard? Rhett. You a giant? Rhett. You got big eyes? Rhett. You got strong eyebrows? Rhett. You got blonde hair? Rhett(?). You look like you could protect me from the apocalypse? Rhett.

You wear glasses? Link. You got a stubble? Link. You got cute eyebrows? Link. You got dark hair? Link. You cry easily? Link. You a sexy dancer? Link. You complaint a lot but maybe you’re internally adorable? Link.

So I was planning on doing a DtoA Cockles photo op at HousCon in February but I chickened out at the last second. However, Pittsburgh is only a couple of hours drive for me so I faced me fears and did it. I’ll post the actual pic when I get the pdf from Chris but here’s a sneak peek while you wait.

I’ve talked a bit about how overwatch has thrown a lot of bad BL artists for a loop wrt body diversity but something that I think deserves its own post is how richly satisfying it is to see people who’ve obviously only ever drawn completely hairless prettymen 4ever try and draw facial hair. they’re so scared of making it too much and making the boys Ugly so they make it like five thin lines and they all look like pubescent 14 year olds trying to grow their shitty beards out. u don’t have 2 be scared just draw the hair

Today’s Illustrated Women in History is a written submission by Hollie Peck.

HATSHEPSUT was the longest reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty. Her reign lasted for nearly two decades from 1479 to 1458 BC.

Daughter to King Tuthmoses I and Queen Ahmose, she had two younger brothers who both died in their infancy, making her an heir.

She was married to Tuthmoses II, who was also her half-brother.

Having been unable to provide a male heir, her stepson was next in line for the throne. However he was a minor, so Hatshepsut took over the royal duties. She proclaimed herself pharaoh just 3 years later. After becoming an official leader she changed the spelling of her name to its male variation of Hatshepsu. Statues exist of Hatshepsut in both feminine and masculine forms, which symbolises gender equality.

She wore male clothing meant for a king, which included a false beard to assert her dominance and authority as it was unthinkable in those times for a woman to rule the empire. However, under her leadership, Egypt prospered and made great advances in politics, trade and architecture.

Upon her death, the stepson took up his rightful kingship.

Sources here, here, here, here, here and here.

If you would like to submit a biography of a woman in history to be illustrated and featured, please send me a message!

“if this was actually furthering his career, i’d understand, but at this point its having the opposite effect” This is so true. Any marketing expert would see how the duo Str8Darren+Ezmia is not working, while GayDarren+Chris works much better. Just compare the 2 Darren tshirt campaigns: the one after a CC riot (tweets exchange) sold perfectly fine, but the one after some beard stunts (Bali, Mermaid etc) never got the minimum tshirts sold. Its very clear that SHE doesn’t work for his career!


Hi Anon, thanks for your note, I just edited a bit.  I have no argument here.  I think we all agree, the Darren we love, the Darren we were introduced to, was exuberant and kind and funny and joyful. So much of this has been taken away.  The tricks have literally taken so much of his spirit.  So much so, that I often hate “straight” Darren (and I have said before, I think sometimes he does this intentionally).  And I think we also agree that the only way we are truly getting Darren back is when he is free and allowed to be himself. And with each passing day, it becomes more painful.  (honestly to follow up that display at the wedding with the advertising just bring even further embarrassment to all parties involved).  

While I think there was more to the t-shirts (the Not Alone campaign came with a hope that we would get music), the Mermaid t-shirt campaign just turned into a complete mess.  I think if he had just tried to sell it, it would have been better. And the Disney Webcast was a great introduction.  But sadly it had to be at the PR house (and just days later we had to have beard tweeting with the guitar and piano in the photo to remind us they “live together.”  Oh the happy threesome they must be).  And they pushed and pushed that the shirt meant that 15 year old Darren was in love with a teenage mermaid.  And it failed.

Again I say, the more you push it, the more you say it, the more it is in my face, the less genuine it is and the less I believe it.

I think its time to Free Daisy!  Put us all out of our misery.

anonymous asked:

do you ever just get really intimidated by the people that look like artists at art stores caus e ?? i always do is that weird ??? ? one time i saw a man with a beard and a striped scarf and other stuff i was like THAT IS ARTIS T RUN HE IWLL THINK YOU ARE TINY PERSON TRYIN TO BUY ART STUFF YOU DONT NEED CAUSE YOU CANT ART CAUSE YOU ARE CHILD??

whenever I go into Michaels there’s always cute old ladies buying yarn or other crafting things honestly, its not v crowded which is nice so I don’t get intimidated omg but I relate to this

anonymous asked:

So I just saw that interview where Danielle is being supportive of Liam and I gotta ask I Toni, out of all the beards, who did you tolerate?? And do you think Danielle is just telling the interviewer what they wanna hear about Liam?

Hi Anon,

Umm, none of them. 

I’m not some woman hater either. There’s a difference despite what some would have you believe, I don’t know what the women are individually like away from their bearding duties, nor do I care to know.

But the simple fact is that I don’t tolerate them at all, not when you get the lads looking as pissed off and half hearted as they have done over the years with each successive beard.

Well, assuming its Danielle actually taling rather than Simon Jones speaking for her, then its only a redo of a lot of comments I think she made around the time of the Brits which to my mind only serve there to make her ‘look good’.

And, we got beard promo last year around this time when Melissa and Danielle did this article in the media.   and I responded about it then too.  That was in the Daily Mail too so they’re the 'go to’ daily paper of choice for Beard promo.

Time changes people, perhaps its heals old wounds and maybe as you grow up you forget bad times and forgive but as for them being on good terms, I can only keep thinking of this on the day that payzer 2.0 was announced to the world.

anonymous asked:

So Anna, what do you think?? The relationship is real but they only staged the pap pics to reveal the relationship? Or is it all a stunt? I mean, she has been seen with him for some time now, but on the other end, the timing, the exclusive belonging to dan, the fact that it is Niall's turn in the public eye.... idk... what do you think?

I think its real as in they are dating/hooking up/hanging out, as usually happens with Niall, they used one of his stories with girls for PR. They wont get papped as much as real pr stunts, maybe now it’ll mainly be fan pics like Melissa did. And in a few weeks/2 months they’ll go quite again until we assume it’s over. I don’t think she is a beard nor a pr stunt, its just Niall’s girl being public for PR.

anonymous asked:

Yikes. I know Gerard always wanted to grow a beard so I feel sorry for saying this but he does not look good. It doesn't fit well with his facial features. I'm happy for him that he tried it but it's def not one of his best looks lol. Also happy belated birthday!!!!

beard what beard there is no beard i have idea what youre talking about the beard doesnt exist i refuse to acknowledge its existence (but yeah its gd ugly why does he do this to his beautiful face???? but whatever he will probably shave it off soon he was just proving to himself he could do it im proud of him but also maybe he was just lazy) also THANK YOU!!!

Mari Christmas! (*^∀゚)ъ

When gift boxes start falling from the sky, everyone thinks it’s a Christmas miracle. The scores of solid objects blasting through the roofs of their homes moments later remind them that just maybe, they should be worrying about the laws of gravity as well. Some choose to hide from the barrage in their homes, while others decide to scramble outside to seek shelter elsewhere.

Bad choice. The townspeople scream and dive out of the way as a pink helicopter swoops low to the ground. Eight children are nearly decapitated. They’re being comforted by their parents after this traumatizing experience as the helicopter slows its descent and hovers in place.

The door to the aircraft slams open to reveal Ohara Mari wearing a red Santa suit and obviously fake white beard. She takes in everyone’s terrified faces with interest. Then, Mari winks, forms a circle with her thumb and forefinger, and whispers, “It’s joke!

No one says a word. Perhaps they’re in shock over the whole situation. Mari doesn’t pay them any mind and says, “Ciao~” before closing the door. The helicopter begins to pick up height, and the bystanders shake themselves out of their stupor so that they can quickly back away before they’re blown off their feet by the resulting winds. Mari’s helicopter veers sharply right and takes off, nearly colliding with a power line. The crowd watches the helicopter slowly fade from sight in stunned silence.

Thousands of homes are destroyed. The entire town is laid to waste, and children weep at the loss of their image of Santa Claus.

But it’s okay, because Dia is money. Mari will drop off the bill for the damages at the Kurosawa estate in the morning.

She chuckles to herself as her helicopter flies off into the night. With this, Dia will definitely regret telling the Ohara heiress that Santa wasn’t real when they were first years.

stevebuchanan  asked:

date, marry, kill : bucky, billy bones, zero ?

oh my godddd, whyyyy would you do this to meee???? MY CHILDREEEEEENN. 

Date: Bucky
Marry: Zero 
Kill: Billy Bones (but only CAUSE we know how he dies- and I think me killing him would be a nicer way to die okay? I’d kill him with love)

send me anything you want!

anonymous asked:

Personally for me, IG bloggers who actually earned their following by themselves and hustled to get the deals they've earned, that's when I find it admirable when they work hard for it. I have no respect for Briana, Eleanor, or any beard using 1D fans for money because of their built in following,their public image is lies and ready made success from the boys busting their asses so that's the difference for me.Briana can try all she wants but she can never say she earned her money the honest way

well yeah…i think its about content - the makeup bloggers, the people putting out something fresh that people want to see. i may not like that eleanor got her fame via louis but at least she is offering up something - fashion.

briana is just a spectacle