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Sketchy Behavior | Hellen Jo 

Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.  

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YO THEY CALL COOKIES COOKIES BECAUSE WAY BACK IN THE 1600’S THE ENGLISH AND DUTCH CAME TO THE COLONIES LIKE “YO CHECK THESE TASTY TREATS OUT” AND THE ENGLISH CALLED THEM BISCUITS BUT THE DUTCH CALLED THEM KOEKJES AND ONCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR HAPPENED AMERICA WAS LIKE “FUCK ENGLAND AND THEIR BISCUITS” AND THEY AMERICANIZED KOEKJE TO COOKIE (OR COOKEY)

WE CALL THEM COOKIES BECAUSE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, NOT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY ARE MADE

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Name: Ani
Age: 14
Country: USA 

hi! My name is Ani (Ah-Nee) and I’m really passionate about physics, computer science, electronics, architecture, and European history. I love DIY and journaling. I love learning and I’m hella cuirious and hella bi. I also love music and sketching buildings and structures. I’m a fan of Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and PJO. I tolerate all viewpoints as long as they are reasonable and not violating anyone’s rights. I wanna attend MIT and become a scientist. Currently learning how to hack. I also enjoy conspiracies and scary things. I also write sometimes and read a lot. Memes are good.

Preferences: none

Can someone link me to any articles about scientific research behind gender identity/ sexuality?
(What in our biology affects these things/ what is different in individuals that creates different gender identities and sexualities)

daguerreotype:

noun | da·guerre·o·type | dəˈɡerəˌtīp

An early photographic process invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in 1839 employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapor. The image is formed when the light-sensitive plate is exposed to light through a camera lens. A daguerreotype was a unique, direct positive image that could not produce copies.


Art History Glossary: A helpful list of art and architecture terms to support curious rookies.

Hey guys, do you mind if I ask you something unrelated to languages? I’m studying for an exam and I would like to ask my American followers a question. Could you please share with me what impressions you have about presidents Nixon, Carter and Reagan? With this I mean both what you personally think and what the Americans at large think about them. It’s not actually related to the exam I have to take, it’s more of a personal curiosity. Thank you in advance!

LGBT History Month - Lesbian Fiction

  • Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, by Jenette Winterson
  • Trumpet, by Jackie Kay
  • Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters
  • The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall
  • Curious Wine, by Katherine V. Forest
  • The Black and White of It, by Ann Allen Shockley
  • The Girl on the Stairs, by Louise Welsh
  • Kissing the Witch, by Emma Donoghue
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“She was a real scholar of history—just curious about history, and obsessively read history—and understood how important it is who writes the history. And she knew it was up to her to define her husband’s legacy because he could no longer do that, and it had to be done quickly because there were dozens of other people ready to jump in and publish the first book about him, and she needed to be there to control it—and she did brilliantly.”

Time is a River: Chapter 01 

Summary:

 When history professor Lance McClain stumbles across a mysterious object, he has no idea it will lead him and his friends to a time ship crashed in the year 2016.  But with this amazing discovery comes a dire message from the two future refugees onboard: Lance and his friends must become paladins, protectors of time itself.  Now, they must struggle to preserve history all while preventing the rise of an immortal despot, bent on destroying everything in his path to conquer the future, including the paladins themselves.

Excerpt:

The stranger’s hand shot out, grabbing Lance’s shoulder.  It didn’t seem like much force was being exerted, but the man’s grip on his shoulder was unnaturally strong.  Lance tried to wiggle out of its grasp, to no avail.

“Give. Me. The bayard.”

The hold on Lance’s shoulder tightened briefly and he let out a yelp of pain.  Lance felt fairly certain he was bruised down to the bone now.  He looked up and stiffened in fear, because, yep, the man’s eyes had definitely turned gold.  

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