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Today’s Queer *~Basically Canon~*  of the Day is: Melchior Gabor is pansexual and biromantic, Wendla Bergmann is a panromantic demisexual demigirl and Moritz Stiefel is a biromantic asexual trans guy. They were all in a polyamorous relationship.

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Soul Mates

“I don’t know how you are so familiar to me—or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place, some other existence.” 

― Lang Leav

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Greek Gold Stater of Pantikapaion (Cimmerian Bosporus)

This coin is from Pantikapaion (Panticapaeum, map) and was minted around 340-325 BC. It’s a gold stater with the bearded head of Pan facing left, wearing a wreath of ivy leaves. On the reverse, P-A-N is written along with a griffin standing left on a stalk of wheat with a spear in its mouth.

Starting out as a Greek trading post on the northern Black Sea coast settled by Milesian pioneers in the 7th century BC, Pantikapaion soon grew into a thriving city and home to the Spartocid kings, dynastic Greek rulers of the Bosporus. The city’s fabulous wealth is attested by its gold coins, which are typically larger than most Greek gold pieces and depict its patron god Pan. Here, Pan shown with a wild expression evoking his role in sowing discord and fear (hence the term “panic”) in enemy armies. While thought of as a mythological creature today, the griffin depicted on the reverse was very real to the Greeks of the Thracian hinterland, where it was thought to live.

How many times do we have to hear whitewashing defended with “Well the source material was full of racist stereotypes” so they cast a white person instead.

Hollywood is adapting old properties left and right and instead of reworking characters that are people of color and updating them to give them the respect that wasn’t granted to them decades ago they’re just not bothering with it at all. Like you’re literally saying “We don’t know how to write poc without being racist so we’re not going to try.”