Qiu Jin (1875-1907)

Qiu Jin, the “Chinese Joan of Arc”, was a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin spoke out against oppressive practices such as footbinding and demanded equal opportunities for women. She attempted an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today.

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Lucy for the oc meme if you're still doing it :)

oc profiles meme!

*facepalms @ me* I apparently really suck at remembering to fill in my placeholders before clicking post because I get too excited about clicking “post,” this is the second time that’s happened

  • Full Name: Lucia Raven Murphy.
    • Lucy is one of my kids who got stuck having a Significant Name in universe, because unfortunately for her, her parents liked significant names. (Not quite as much as Sebastian’s entire family, but… it’s kinda hard to top them without getting into, “James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna” territory.)
    • Anyway. Lucy’s parents picked, “Lucia” for Saint Lucia of Syracuse, one of the early Christian female martyrs who went, “Mmm, pass” at the non-Christian dude she was betrothed to because of Jesus reasons and wound up getting killed for it, who is traditionally invoked against blindness and eye disease, but also against, “spiritual blindness” because the Catholic Church loves playing on concepts like that — one of the things I remember from Sunday school basically went, “Saint Lucy lost her sight but it gave her better insight into spiritual matters because of Jesus.”
    • One of Saint Lucia’s other claims to fame is that Dante invoked her throughout the Divine Comedy, and she was one of the saints in Heaven whom Beatrice went to in search of help to go save Dante’s self-insert from himself. This reference was 500% intentional, on the part of Lucy’s Mom.
    • And the in-universe significance of, “Raven” is that it was one of her Grandmothers’ middle names, but the meta significance is that I meant to use Mystique’s given name as a placeholder until I found a different middle name for Lucy, but then I really liked how, “Lucia Raven Murphy” rolled off the tongue and had to make up an in-character reason for it because Lucy’s parents were big on significantly significant names.
    • They named her big brother Damian Alexander Murphy, after one of his grandfathers (Grandpa Alex is one of Damian’s least favorite family members) and the Saint Damian of the brother pair, Saints Cosmas and Damian, the Holy Unmercernaries, who are traditionally invoked by physicians, pharmacists, surgeons, apothecaries, and veterinarians, and for protection against pestilence and plague.
    • Damian has still not lived down the fact that he got the, “we want our kid to go to medical school” name, but Lucy is the one who actually wanted that, herself. (Not that she wound up going down the med school track, but she did consider it very seriously and for a couple years before deciding that she liked the sound of public health advocacy better.)

  • Gender and Sexuality: Cis girl. // Lesbian.

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

  • Species/Race & Ethnicity: Human (mutant). // White, and if you ask her, she will claim to have no idea what her background is beyond, “I don’t know? White?”
    • She does this specifically because it annoys her parents and the one uncle who happens to be a priest. Lucy knows damn well that her family is mostly Irish.

  • Birthplace and Birthdate: November 21st, 1992. // Baltimore, MD.

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Are the people who keep invading the Reylo corner of the fandom to remind us all what TERRIBLE FEMINISTS we are really so dense, they have no concept whatsoever of what dark!shipping is? That Foe Yaying is practically as old as literature itself, and it’s entirely possible to frame it as the twisted, effed-up dynamic that it truly is? That not all dark!shippers choose to objectify female characters as Love Martyrs?

Or, do they just get off so much on policing the Star Wars fandom of all places with their hive-minded Call-Out Culture bullshit, they’ve lost all ability to exercise independent thought?

Hieronymus Bosch Online

Bosch has a new website: boschproject.org

Scholars are studying Bosch’s {weird and amazing} work in minute detail to understand and conserve it. The conservation is being supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Panel Paintings Initiative. On the site you can explore hi-res views of the artwork alongside X-ray and infrared views.

St. Anthony in Meditation (left); The Crucified Female Martyr (center); Monk Leading a Soldier (right), Jheronimus (Hieronymus) Bosch. Venice, Gallerie dell’Accademia            

*knocks on your door*

Good morning, friend! I’m here today to share the good news of our Lord and Savior, Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry & Rachel Dodson, available in comic shops and on digital platforms today, March 4th, 2015.

*jams her shoulder between your door and the doorframe*

I’ll only take a moment, I promise! Let me ask you something: do you find the lack of female leads in SW literature to be a bit exhausting? Do you enjoy complicated female friendships? Do you like watching ladies pull a fast one on their male counterparts and supervisors? Don’t you think it’s cool when new girl characters are angry that their female mentor has been martyred and they want to help make things right?

*follows you into your house, and makes herself a mimosa in your kitchen*

Here are some of the goodies you’ll find in Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry & Rachel Dodson, available in comic shops and on digital platforms today, March 4th, 2015:

- Proof that humans other than white males were present at the Yavin IV medal ceremony
- The re-canonization of Queen Breha’s name and civic role as an educator
- Leia making Dodonna’s life miserable
- Leia making Luke and Wedge’s day really bad
- Absolutely no romance!!!!!
- Leia being as reckless as her biological father
- Leia hugging another woman
- Leia and that woman talking about another woman together

*steals a robe from your closet and puts it on, strolls into your backyard with her mimosa in hand, and starts throwing a frisbee for your dog as you dial 911*

This comic is so important because along with being Marvel’s first Star Wars comic about a woman, it sets up very interesting plot points that we could see continued in The Force Awakens and post-ROTJ literature. It covers the themes of loss, trauma, and how to constructively deal with grief in a way that benefits others.

*speaks a little louder, since the sounds of police sirens are now filling your street*

Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry & Rachel Dodson, available in comic shops and on digital platforms today, March 4th, 2015, has already done 200,000 pre-orders. Using our wallets, we can show Marvel how badly we want this title to continue on – because as of right now, it’s only slated for 5 issues. It deserves so many more. Leia deserves more. The ladies of Star Wars deserve more. We deserve more.

*gets handcuffed by two large officers and thrown into the back of a police car*

That’s Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry & Rachel Dodson, available in comic shops and on digital platforms today, March 4th, 2015! Make sure to pick up a copy for yourself and another for a loved one!