but yuj

I feel so abandoned. 

We had hope. We thought we had things going for ourselves. We got so close we dared to dream what if what we want most becomes real

But then we were reminded that no, a Woman cannot be President.

But we were told, no, the queers can’t live happily ever after.

But we were told no, women can’t be heroes alone.

But we were told no, the queer romance can’t be as physical as the hetero one.

But we were told no, there can be only ONE queer storyline at a time.

But we are told no, those woman are bad.

We have been trained to be happy with small victories.  We have been beaten down whenever we get to close to what we deserve

I will not settle.  It’s characters that I need to give me hope, because the real world is just too fucking much right now.  If humans aren’t going to show us respect, we will demand it. 

Let’s be each other’s heroes. Please.

Lexa’s legacy

This song caused an emotional breakdown … Perfect match and perfect video. I cannot believe how badly we were teased, baited, used and when we weren’t needed anymore, tossed away. People say move on, this is just fiction! Yeah, maybe it is just fiction, but how many achievements of human kind were driven by fictions and ideas, stories and legends, heroes and villains? Would you say for all the great thinkers’ and artists’ works who started a revolution changing people’s mind and inspiring others, that they are just fiction? Would you say it for Voltaire, Da Vinci or Shakespeare? We need stories to have hope and the anchor for finding our inner strength that we are here, we exist, we are valid, we are equal, we have the same flesh and bones as anyone else. We are not secondary, disposable, less or the ones who should hide. Our gender, skin colour or sexual orientation  shouldn’t make us less (or more) as under the socially forced layers, we are all the same. 

Love has no gender requirements, love is love and love is needed by everyone. Talent is not skin colour, gender and sexual orientation dependent. Never let people belittle you, never let people handle you invisible. We are here, we are strong and we can change the world. That is what I saw and learnt during the last year.

Our Heda stays in our heart, and her legacy will drive us.

Ste yuj and always remember what we achieved, together, with camaraderie.

An open letter

Dear @the100writers, @kimshum, @aaronginsburg, and the rest of you,

I know what you’re thinking. “It’s been a year, most of them are probably over it by now, this is their final hurrah before they go on to other things.”

While I’m sure that’s true of some of us, however, I can assure you that the majority of us will never forget what you did. We will never forget what you took from us. And we will NEVER, ever forgive.

Our Heda tried to institute Jus drein nou jus daun, but that ended when you took her life. Shot her for no other reason than loving who she loved. In doing so you reminded us that as LGBTQ people, her life - and ours - meant nothing to you. Just like Lexa, we were nothing more than a vehicle for attracting viewers for your “groundbreaking storytelling.”

So thank you. Thank you for reminding us that we have so much more work to do. Thank you for reminding us that just like the Commander, our fight is never over.

Ste yuj, Clexakru. Our fight is just beginning.

Jus drein, jus daun.

preorders for 304am‘s CCS book Tomoyo’s Secret Diary have officially ended!! i feel very lucky to have been able to draw a lil smth for such a pretty book *_*;; ty yuj and thanks to everyone who checked it out! here’s my full entry of sakura’s space cadet outfit!!

Okay, gang, I know we’re not there yet but there’s no harm in being prepared - it’s time for… 

THE 100 SEASON FOUR DRINKING GAME!

- Every mention of “hope”
- Every mention of “survive”
- “I’m gonna get you out of here”
- “May we meet again” (finish your drink if it’s met with “We will”)
- “There has to be another way”
- “Get them to Medical”
- Every time Kane asks Abby/anyone else “are you alright?”
- Every time Monty and Jasper do The High Five
- “On the Ark…”
- “I had no choice”
- “Not enough time”
- “Not enough boats”
- “My sister, my responsibility”
- “Your fight is over/yu gonplei stei odon
- “Blood must have blood/jus drein jus daun
- “Stay strong/stei yuj
- “Get knocked down, get back up/ge smauk daun, gyon op nodotaim
- “Together”

Feel free to add to this as you please!

Popular Trigedasleng phrases

Yu gonplei ste odon - Your fight is over
Hodnes laik kwelnes - Love is weakness
Mebi oso na hit choda op nodotaim - May we meet again
Oso throu daun ogeda- We fight together
Ai nou fir raun - I am not afraid
Ste yuj - Be strong

Ge smak daun gyon op nodotaim - Get knocked down get back up

He leaned heavily against the metal rail, allowing his weight to settle while he forced his mind to clear. His eyes found the shattered glass chamber and he felt his heart sink.

Not for himself, but for his people. Now praimfaya would take them all.

He pulled his eyes away, choosing to scan the room instead. His eyes rolled over Clarke, her mother and the others of Skaikru, coming to rest on the one they called Raven.

She had taken a seat on a set of stairs opposite him, her injured leg stretched out before her.  One of her hands was absentmindedly scratching beneath the brace she always wore.  

Roan considered her carefully, his eyes tracing up the brace to her hip, admiring the slender curve of her waist, the strength of her arms, up to the sharp angles of face.

She was beautiful. It was something he could admit to himself. He’d noticed the first moment he’d met her. And despite her weakness, she was strong. There was fire in her eyes when she spoke and it commanded respect; even his.

He watched as she shifted, dropping her head into her hands for just a moment. It was frustration he sensed from her, not sadness or pain. She had not yet given up, this was only another setback.

As he watched she lifted her head, eyes skimming over the room and stopping directly on him. Their gazes met but he did not lower his eyes. She matched him, chin rising just the slightest bit, a small, stubborn challenge.

If the mood had been lighter, he might have let a smile slip at the sight. But the air was heavy with despair and he could feel it weigh hard on his thoughts.

Raven watched him, her eyes narrowing when he did not redirect his gaze. Finally she let out a small huff of annoyance and pulled herself to her feet, bending her leg awkwardly before testing her weight on it.

Pacing herself steadily, she moved into the next room and out of sight without a since glance back. Roan watched her go, his eyes analyzing her every move as he’d been trained to do. It was a skill of the warrior, used to evaluate the enemy and learn their weaknesses. He did it instinctively now, no doubt as his mother had intended when she’d first taught him.

Raven moved easily despite her handicap. Such an injury would have been a death sentence to any one of his own people and yet she did not allow it to stop her. She fought it every moment of her life. He could see it in the minute details of her expressions, the pain she tried to hide from everyone was not invisible to him.

And yet she persisted.

In his eyes, this made her as much a warrior as any one of his strongest guards and he couldn’t help admiring her. His eyes lingered on the doorway she had disappeared through. For the first time, he felt his heart ache for a member of Skaikru and he felt the loss the world would suffer if Raven was gone from it.

The feeling confused him and he gave his head a rough shake to clear it. He spared one last glance after her.

Ste yuj, gona.”  He said softly, before finally pulling his eyes away.

3

The name of someone you love can be heard under any condition.

My entry for the CCS fashion zine, Tomoyo’s Secret Diary! Preorders ended so I’m posting my full piece. I’m a huge tomosaku fan, and a fan of CCS’ outfits in general, so I was really happy to be able to draw them in their winter and summer school uniforms! 

I’ve also included a sneak peek at my entry for the Release! CCS fanzine. Preorders are still open with more information here

I’ll have both of these as prints for Anime Expo at table B100

Thank you to both Yuj and Jo for the invite and organizing these great projects!

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I will be at AX again this year! at the Artist Alley table K23-24 “Uchuu Summer” with Billies, Gabby  and Yuj

Come say hi (and buy lots too of course -cry-) I prepared a lot for this con, I will have my left over b/w zines, stickers, shirts, totes, buttons and more. Also very limited on spot ink commissions over the weekend!

SEE YOU THERE!!! tell your friends