long calendar


I can post these now! These were my contributions to the TF fan calendar.

I am so so happy I got to work alongside a team of good beans, wonderful people who all did stunning artwork for this project, it was a lot of fun and exciting to do, and I hope everyone who got a calendar is happy with it, thank you all so much again for getting one! We greatly, greatly appreciate the support, it means a lot to all of us ;w;

Scenes From A Marriage: The Long Road Home, by Speranza
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapter: 1/17 (Dec 8, 2016)
Chapter 2/17 (Dec 9, 2016) (MOBILE/TEXT ONLY VERSION): art by Alby!
Chapter: 3/17 (Dec 10, 2016) : also featuring art by Alby!
Chapter: 4/17 (Dec 11, 2016)
Chapter: 5/17 (Dec 12, 2016)
Chapter: 6/17 (Dec 13, 2016)
Chapter:  7/17 (Dec 14, 2016)
Chapter 8/17 (Dec 15, 2016)
Chapter 9/17 (Dec 16, 2016)
Chapter 10/17 (Dec 17, 2016)
Chapter 11/17 (Dec 18, 2016)
Chapter 12/17 (Dec 19, 2016)
Chapter 13/17 (Dec 20, 2016)
Chapter 14/17 (Dec 21, 2016)
Chapter 15/17 (Dec 22, 2016)
Chapter 16/17 (Dec 23, 2016)
LAST CHAPTER: 17/17 (Dec 24, 2016)

Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers
Series: Part 10 of 4 Minute Window
Summary:  This is the 4 Minute Window Advent calendar for the 2016 holiday season. As with last year, my goal is to do a bit of story every day (knock wood) between the Immaculate Conception and Christmas. Explicit eventually, the rest as it comes. Feel free to send me your hopes and dreams and I’ll see what I can do. Hope you enjoy!

November 3, 1906: Alois Alzheimer presents a novel kind of early-onset dementia

110 years ago, on November 3, 1906, German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer reports for the first time before a congress in Tübingen about a novel kind of early-onset dementia accompanied with massive loss of cerebral matter, deposition of amyloid plaques and occureence of neurofibrillar tangles in the cortex.

In 1901, Alzheimer was introduced to a 51 year-old patient of the Frankfurt mental asylum called Auguste Deter.

She had been taken there by her husband after she had shown disastrous changes in her personality and had become unable to lead the household over the course of only one year. Alzheimer recorded the first interrogation with Auguste Deter as followed:

Alzheimer: „What is your name?“
Deter: „Auguste.“
Alzheimer: „Family name?“
Deter: „Auguste.“
Alzheimer: „What’s the name of your husband?“
Deter (hesitant): „I believe… Auguste.“
Alzheimer „Your husband?“
Deter: „Oh, I see.“
Alzheimer: „How old are you?“
Deter: „51.“
Alzheimer: „Where do you live?“
Deter: „Oh, you have been visiting us before.“
Alzheimer „Are you married?“
Deter: „Oh, I am so confused.“
Alzheimer: „Where are you here?“
Deter: „Here and everywhere, here and now, you must not take offense.“
Alzheimer: „Where are you here?“
Deter: „We will be going to live here.“
Alzheimer: „Where is your bed?“
Deter: „Where might it be?“
Alzheimer: „Write down number five.”
Deter: *writes down ‘a woman’*
Alzheimer: „Write down number eight.”
Deter (while writing down ‘Auguste’): „I have lost myself, so to speak.”

It was obvious that Auguste Deter was very well aware of her helplessness and very distressed about it, with her mood rapidly changing between anxiety, weepiness, mistrust and denial. Alzheimer became highly interested in this case as she was only 51 years old, much younger than most patients with dementia. He refused to give her away to another asylum, even after he had moved from Frankfurt to Munich, and even though she became aggressive against the other resident patients. In his notes, Alzheimer called her condition the “disease of forgetting”.

On April 9, 1906, Alzheimer was informed that Auguste Deter had died from a sepsis, untreatable in the days before antibiotics. In the final stages of her disease, she was unable to walk and bound to bed, where she developed decubitus, which became infected. Alzheimer had her brain sent to Munich and investigated it microscopically with the help of two Italian physicians, using state-of-the-art staining techniques. These investigations were the foundation of the characterization of Auguste Deter’s condition as a newly discovered disease. His initial talk in Tübingen, however, left the audience unimpressed, and he was sent away without further discussion, questions or comments. Two papers describing the condition and the associated pathological histology were published soon, and in 1910, Alzheimer’s boss, Emil Kraepelin referred to the syndrome as “Alzheimer’s disease” in a book chapter, a name that remained.

Alzheimer died in 1915 from complications of what probably was a streptococcus infection in 1912, causing heart, kidney, and rheumatic conditions. Due to his short life, he was never able to discuss his findings with a broad scientific community.

In the early 1990s, medical researchers began doubting whether Alzheimer’s observations matched with today’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Through lucky circumstances, Alzheimer’s notes and his original microscopic slides were found in 1997 in an extremely well-preserved state, so that all doubts could be removed.

Posting my WIP for the @voltroncalendar2017! I’m interested to know (especially from people planning on buying) what style you’d prefer me to colour this with?

I’ve kinda got two main styles going on at the moment: one where there’s more lineart that has a slightly like… refined sketchy vibe??? (1)

and the other is what I guess is basically lineless with some of the detail lined on afterwards (2)

I’ve been sitting on the sketch for AAAGES because i can’t decide which style i prefer for this (and also because I feel like my recent lineless works haven’t been very impressive…) so if anyone participating, buying or following me would like to vote or something, that would be great!

So who prefers 1 and who prefers 2?


elDLIVE calendar drawings by Amano!!

September 2015 / October 2015 / November 2015 / December 2015

January 2016 / February 2016 / March 2016 / April 2016 / May 2016

i have some beef with the term “chinese new year,” because it’s also a holiday celebrated in mongolia, north korea, south korea, tibet, vietnam, and among different ethnic groups including those residing in the himalayas. the term “lunar new year” is all-encompassing because it recognizes these other ethnicities, rather than sweeping different asians under the umbrella term “chinese,” which shouldn’t even be an umbrella term. also “the chinese new year” is othering and exotifying, as if chinese people are backwards for having new years on a different day. when most of everybody in the world, including asians, also celebrate the gregorian new year due to westernization and over time, many people celebrate “the lunar new year” more so as a festival rather than as an “actual” new year. not that that even matters, because time isn’t real and lunar calendars have historically been used in almost every culture long before the gregorian calendar came about. the reason the gregorian calendar is even a thing is because pope gregory xiii wanted to change the date for easter. 


How George Washington was born on both February 11th, 1731 and February 22nd, 1732,

One interesting quirk about George Washington is the fact that he had two birthdays. As shown on his family bible, his birthday is noted as being Feb.11th, 31/Feb 22nd 32. Of course Washington wasn’t born on two different days, but the explanation of this quirk is quite interesting. It all starts with how we measure time and organize our calendar.

A tropical year is the time it take for the Earth to rotate around the sun. Since ancient times mankind has developed methods to measure and track the tropical year, dividing the year into 365 days that are 24 hours long. This calendar system is simple, but there is one problem. A tropical year isn’t really 365 days long, it’s 365.25 days long, something the Ancient Greeks began to accurately measure. That extra .25 days may not seem like much, but as the years pass by this lost time can add up (with the calendar falling behind one day every four years), causing dramatic shifts in the calendar compared to the tropical year. Imagine celebrating Christmas sometime in summer because the calendar no longer aligns with the tropical year. The Ancient Romans were having that kind of problem when the Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar decided to do something about it on the year 45 BC. Called the Julian calendar, he reformed the old Roman calendar by adding an extra day to the calendar every four years. The extra day was called a leap day, and years which had a leap day were called leap years. 

The Julian calendar was adopted by the Roman Empire, and as a result was the common calendar used by Europeans long after the fall of Rome. The Julian calendar was a good idea, but there is one big problem. You see a year isn’t actually 365.25 days long, its actually around 365.242 days long. While the difference between the Julian calendar and the tropical isn’t much, over the centuries that extra time can add up, causing the calendar to progress forward when compared to the tropical year. For example, the Orthodox Christian Church still uses the Julian calendar, hence why Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas this year on January 7th.

To solve this problem, in 1552 Pope Gregory XIII commissioned the creation of the Gregorian calendar. The Catholic Church loved to keep precise track of their holy days, and the Julian calendar just wasn’t up to snuff because of the problem of it drifting forward compared to the tropical year. Thus Gregory XIII had some monks create a calendar which made up for the extra time created by the Julian calendar. This was done by eliminating 3 leap years every four centuries. Years that would be divisible by 4 would be leap years, except for years that are divisible by 100. Finally the Gregorian calendar set New Years on January 1st, before the Gregorian calendar most countries celebrated New Years on March 25th as part of the Feast of the Annunciation. 

The Gregorian calendar fixed the Julian calendar, but there was a problem, countries which were predominantly Protestant rejected the Gregorian calendar because it was a Catholic creation. Protestant nations also continued to have New Years on March 25th regardless of the fact that they weren’t celebrating a Catholic Feast Day. While Protestant countries thumbed their noses at the Gregorian calendar because of it’s Catholic origins, it would only be a matter of time before most European countries would be forced to adopt the Gregorian calendar, or face having really screwed up calendars. 

George Washington was born on February 11th, 1731, before the British Empire adopted the Julian Calendar. In 1752, the British Empire officially adopted the Gregorian Calendar. A few adjustments were made. First 11 days were removed from the month of September. People in Britain and her colonies went to bed on the night of Sept. 2nd, and woke up on the morning of Sept. 14th.

Second, New Years was moved from March 25th to January 1st. With the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, Washington chose to retroactively move his birthday from February 11th, 1731 to February 22nd, 1732. He moved his birthday ahead 11 days to make up for the 11 days lost when the calendar was switched, and moved his birth year to 1732 to make up for switching New Years to January 1st. His birthday according to the tropical year was the same, it still happened on the same day, Washington merely changed his birthday on the calendar to accurately represent his real age according to the tropical year. 

A Long December

The adventure seems to go on eternally
as the ocean endlessly kisses the shore 
dreams bought and sold we all grow old
then one day our forever will be no more

How we love to play in Springtime’s May
only to slumber after *A Long December 
and there’s not a damn thing we can do
save live in a way we’d like to remember

Our calendar marks the passage of time
leaving much missing or misunderstood
yet only one question needs an answer
did we love and live as well as we could

*A Long December - Counting Crows


2 days ago I realized that in 2 days I will have been posting fanart here for 2 years! Compared to the big big senpais that’s practically nothing, but a lot has happened :’) Plus, it’s great to be able to scroll through archive (however cringeworthy that experience was yesterday) and see some improvement and be sharing it here. This will sound like I’m leaving or something when I’m really not it’s just a little message thingy: thanks for an amazing 2 years! 사랑하자!