mysterious-shapes

stop drawing pearl with big boobs 2k16
stop drawing mystery girl skinny 2k16
stop drawing amethyst skinny 2k16
stop drawing the SU gang in a way that makes them more “physically appealing”

rebecca made it so that pearl was flatchested to show that not all women need to have boobs to be beautiful. she drew mystery girl and amethyst thick to show that not all women have to be stick thin. she drew her characters in a way that gives representation to so many different body shapes. stop trying to pretend that their bodies arent the way they really are.

Thursday was unofficially supernatural day at the farmers market. The late hours were convenient for the crepuscular crowd, and the tradition had spread from there. There were always humans there, of course, but the mix was at least half supernatural. Lynn fell in with college students with their backpacks and office workers just getting off work and old folks with their shopping baskets. There were constructs and changelings, shifters and weres and witches, supernaturals of all stripes. A good number weren’t bothering with glamours either.
Lynn felt the tension in his body easing, his gait softening to an easy prowl, and people gave him the space a big predator deserved. A pair of deer shifters, wide-eyed and slender, nervously tucked their fawn between them, away from Lynn. A young jackalope with the dusty scent of the desert clinging to her clothes looked right at him and grinned, buck-teeth and the sharp little horns on her forehead glinting, just daring him to make a try. Lynn knew better than to go after a creature that could manipulate luck itself, even if he had been on the hunt. No, he was a civilized cat with no inclination to hunt other sapients. The only things Lynn was hunting at the farmers market were already dead and neatly packaged for him.
—  TS Porter - “Cat and Ghost (working title)”
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Waited outside of Goodwill this morning on their super sale day to get a hold of this guy for $75.

As to the definition of “feminist,” I don’t know. I have loved and I love feminism because in America, in Italy, and in many other parts of the world, it managed to provoke complex thinking. I grew up with the idea that if I didn’t let myself be absorbed as much as possible into the world of eminently capable men, if I did not learn from their cultural excellence, if I did not pass brilliantly all the exams that world required of me, it would have been tantamount to not existing at all. Then I read books that exalted the female difference and my thinking was turned upside down. I realized that I had to do exactly the opposite: I had to start with myself and with my relationships with other women—this is another essential formula—if I really wanted to give myself a shape.
—  The Mysterious, Anonymous Author Elena Ferrante on the Conclusion of Her Neapolitan Novels | Vanity Fair

There is simply too much to quote in Elena Ferrante’s interview and profile in Vanity Fair done by the blazingly talented Elissa Schappell. I recommend reading it in full, a few times over.

The Lanzhou screw is a mysterious object discovered in recent years that seems to challenge mainstream archaeology and history. It was discovered in 2002, and has since then, generated great amount of attention among researchers. The most mysterious part of this object is that, within a piece of rock, a metal screw was discovered. The mysterious pear-shaped stone is about 6×8 cm and weighs around 466 grams. But it is not a common rock and the metal shaped screw inside just adds to the mystery of a rock, that according to researchers is around 300 million years old.

The mysterious black rock has geologists scratching their head. Tests have failed to show the exact composition of the mysterious rock, researchers that include geologists and physicists from the National Land Resources Bureau of Gansu Province, Colored Metal Survey Bureau of Gansu Province, the Institute of Geology and Minerals Research of China Academy, Lanzhou Branch, and the School of Resources and Environment of Lanzhou College, are unsure of the origin of the artifact and point out that at this time, all theories are possible.

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Plot: Noxtale

A sentient shroud made of darkness, a world with dragons that are not monsters, and a Sans that is tired of the stupid resets and disbelievers when he says that the dragons are being controlled.

Each and every reset, he tries to tell someone about it. The dragons, the resets, and the kid that goes on a good/bad adventure depending on their mood. It doesn’t help that the non-monster dragons were seen as predators that took away monsters. It doesn’t help that no one even remembers the resets in the first place. It also doesn’t help that they thought Sans was joking. 

It doesn’t help that the shroud of darkness scares the monsters away from its unnatural ‘soullessness’.

He knew the life of a prankster would bite him in the coccyx some day.

Cue an adventure with a missing brother, regretful monsters and a mysterious shape-shifting dragon.

Charlotte Branwell in her 20’s:

*takes care of four teenagers, which include a terminally ill boy, a mysterious shape-shifter, a moody drama queen, and a devilishly handsome boy who is supposedly a lunatic*

*keeps an eye on her brilliant but eccentric husband who sometimes sets himself on fire without even noticing*

*takes two boys under her wing after they lost their deranged father*

*runs the London Institute despite everyone saying she shouldn’t and cannot do it, and does a fine ass job of it*

*fights demons and all that crazy shit*

*is TOTALLY BADASS*

Me in my 20’s: *panics at the thought of asking the waiter for a glass of water*

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DAY 16, Entry "Old Man McGucket's Conspiracy Corner" ✂ - kinseis
"Yesterday, I was looking around, see, 
and I noticed a window in the Mystery Shack 
shaped like a big ol' triangle with an eyeball in it. 
Now I can't stop thinking about triangles. 
Portals, demons, nacho earrings, infinity pizza.  
I have a theory that roadside cones 
are trying to take over the world. Lousy shapes!"
“KOQYJVUPW KJLCPWY UK BILUYZ IPZYL WLCHUJE XCRRK ”

Arms out. Sway side to side. One arm up. Bend in. Shake.

A soft breeze ruffles her feathers.

Everything sharpens. A blur in the distance is a rocky, grass-topped cliff. Mysterious dark shapes in the water become shimmering fish, sunlight dancing off their scales.

Her talons flex, digging into soft grass underfoot. She could catch one. She could catch all of them.

She jumps - spreads her wings - soars.

Warm air, rising from the ocean below, lifts her. She turns the height into a swoop and goes down, down, down, rocketing toward the water. The wings flare up, the talons reach down. Something soft pierces against their power.

With a mighty flap she’s back up in the air, and she dares to look at her prize. The fish is enormous. It flails helplessly in the grip of her talons, scales flaking off as it wriggles.

There’s a basket by the front door of her lighthouse. The fish lands in it with a wet slap.

Yes, it would be much easier to go to the market to grab something for supper.

But there’s a certain thrill to catching her own.

So today I saw the designs for Mr. and Mrs. Pepper and I instantly fell in love, I just had to draw them. I especially love their hair. Also I haven’t done any sketch clean ups in a while so I thought I’d give it a try.

'Cave of forgotten dreams' may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption

Mysterious paintings in one of the world’s most famous caves could mark the oldest-known depiction of a volcanic eruption. Spray-shaped images in Chauvet cave in France were painted at around the same time as nearby volcanoes spewed lava high into the sky, reports a paper published this month in PLoS ONE.

Chauvet-Pont D'Arc cave, in southern France, is one of the world’s oldest and most impressive cave-art sites. Discovered in 1994 and popularized in the Werner Herzog documentary ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’, Chauvet contains hundreds of paintings that were made as early as 37,000 years ago.

Fearsome animals such as woolly rhinoceroses, cave lions and bears dominate Chauvet’s imagery. But one of its innermost galleries — named after a giant deer species, Megaloceros, that is depicted there — also contains a series of mysterious spray-shaped drawings, partly covered by the Megaloceros painting. Read more.

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YUICHI HIBI
PHOTOGRAPHS / untitled from the series ‘Imprint’, 1993-1999
The images convey enigmatic spaces, where dark environments are infiltrated by sudden, sensuous occurrences of light that transform ordinary objects into mysterious shapes.