posting pictures from the past

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It’s been a while since I posted about Black Roses, so I wanted to give an update!  To start, yes, the comic will still be happening. There have been several reasons for delays.  First of those reasons is simply work and major life changes getting in the way.  The second is the story itself has been going through some very rough iterations.  It was in a place where I wasn’t even sure I enjoyed it, so rather than try to tell a story I wasn’t proud of, I’ve taken a few steps back and Black Roses is going through some intensive reconstruction.  The idea itself is still mostly the same.  It’s still set in the twenties and still focuses on a mob family.  The characters from the cast pictures I’ve posted in the past are still all present and accounted for, it’s just some of them now have larger roles, one had a name change, and others are still a little up in the air.  That said, the images in this post will be chapter covers and the characters on them are set and will not be changing in any significant way.  These were  a lot of fun to do and I hope you enjoy them, and keep an eye out for more updates on Black Roses!


*Edit:  Oops, accidentally posted the wrong cover for Fio.  Fixed it.

I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING

The Peridot who tweeted back in October was at least twenty episodes ahead of us

And besides the edited picture from The New Crystal Gems and her Pumpkin camera roll, the pictures she posts are from the bathroom.

Also note that she says “past and future” in her toilet meep morp.

They spoiled that Peridot went back to living in the bathroom and we didn’t even know!

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sleepy sleepy sleepy

when i think about you… 💖💝❤️

@adreamingsongbird this is highkey the gayest thing ive ever done in my life

Archeology in a hundred years

What do you guys think Archeology will be like in a hundred or a thousand years? I personally like to think that archeologists don’t only just dig holes in the ground to find things from ancient times but also “dig” in the depths of the internet to find posts, memes, pictures, fanarts, etc. from the past. But what will they think if they see those memes and all our tumblr posts and our fanarts and fanfiction? Will they, when they see a smutty fanart of a gay pairing, be like the archeologists today and say: „Oh no these guys in this drawing are definitly not gay! They are totally not having sex. It’s a drawing of two bros having a platonic hug to show their fondness of each other… naked… cuz that’s what people did in the early 21. century… #nohomo!“ and what will theythink of all these memes? Will they think they had some kind of religious meaning? And will they believe that all these fanfictions are old documents of things that actually happened? Will they think that doitsuism was an actual Religion, and that Brendon Urie was the Anti-Christ for the people that believed in said religion?

Passing as Christian temporarily for safety in historical Bavaria

I’m planning a historical fantasy novel whose protagonist is a young Ashkenazi Jew living in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps in 1590. I myself am not Jewish. Judaism was banned in the Bavarian Duchy, but he and his mother live with a permit on the property of a relatively tolerant local nobleman. When she dies, he senses that the atmosphere of tolerance is wearing thin in the surrounding villages, and decides to leave Bavaria for a territory where Jews have freedom to practice, probably Furth or Venice. But to get to the borders, he has to pretend to be Christian for his own personal safety. In the process, he gets conscripted into the bankrupt Duke’s alchemical program and forced to work in Munich. He prepares his own food and has no interest in pretending, but given the region’s history of violence against Jews, especially in the 1300s, what are your thoughts on the “passing” he would have to do to survive until he gets out? Do you have any suggestions?  

“…decides to leave Bavaria for a territory where Jews have freedom to practice, probably Furth" 

You’re right about Fürth being a center of Jewishness in pre-Shoah Germany, but was it not always Bavarian? That caught my eye because my folks are literally from there and if I were on a different computer I might be trying to find pictures to paste into the post from my trip there in 2007. 

Anyway, moving on –

“what are your thoughts on the “passing” he would have to do to survive until he gets out? Do you have any suggestions?”

Well, as Rose Lerner pointed out in her excellent Jewish Regency romance True Pretenses, he wouldn’t be able to have sex. Sorry for my bluntness! Other than that, as long as he was reasonably familiar with various tidbits about Christianity and was willing to go through the motions as much as was normal for the locals, he could probably fake it. I think Bavaria is Catholic so maybe this means taking communion illictly; Catholics have a bunch of little rituals in their services just like we do so he’d have to learn them all to not stand out in church, I guess.

I’m not terribly familiar with this period in history so I can’t give anything specific. But yeah, if you were planing on giving him any partners watch out, because that’s a big way he could get outed unless they keep things PG.

I’m also not sure if there were way to be a gentile atheist/non-churchgoer and not attract attention, at this time period; that may also be worth looking into.

–Shira

The term “atheist” was newly attested in the 16th century, first in France and then in English text in 1566.  Not sure about Germany but if it was around, it was a new word.  Plus, it didn’t really mean a nonbeliever at the time, but more like a libertine or a hedonist (presumably because only a godless person would behave in such a way).  Having a fear, if not a love, of God was broadly considered to be a precondition to being a good person, so professing a disbelief in God would not be a good way to avoid notice.  Nonetheless, the area in question was in a lot of religious flux at the time, and the advent of the printing press, which put vernacular Bibles in the hands of everyday people, allowed your average Joachim to develop his own opinions on religion, which may or may not have jived particularly with the huge numbers of different reformist sects and Catholic movements that were springing up (many of the well-known Catholic orders date from the Counter-Reformation).  It was expected that an everyday person would be a part of a congregation, but if the character is traveling, he’s not likely to be missed.

From reading about the history, I think it would be fine line to walk, between professing a Christian belief without being too specific.  He’d probably want to avoid preachers, reformists in particular.  They all had strong opinions.  Remember that Luther basically declared Huldrych Zwingli Dead to Him after they had a minor disagreement about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

–Mod Nikhil

that time we made a wedding dress in two days

SO

If you saw me at all this weekend (or have seen some of my posts) you’ll know that I was dead on my feet the whole time. Why? This beast.

(The dress, not the model! XD Shot by Jim Donnelly Photo) 

MegaWatt Cosplay got married (as Wonder Woman, to Deadpool) at Awesome Con DC on Saturday. It was amazing - but we had to do hella work to get there.

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2:11 PM - 10 Nov 2017

Yesterday my diet consisted mostly of VICKS drops, Ryukakusan Direct, and occasionally Nodonuru Spray (lol) These are Ryukakusan throat lozenges 😂
I’m sure my dry throat is going to get better soon 💓

I love the terrible Tumblr app because it has a habit of fucking up gifs on posts and replacing it with still pictures from other posts ive scrolled past.

Golden Example:

This app sucks

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“Of course we’ll have soup, roast and ice cream!”

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ ♥♥♥

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The first official Forest of the Dead Friday post for tardis-ten

anonymous asked:

(Continue) I can't confront her because I don't have her as a friend on social media but my sister has been telling me and showing me what she posts. I don't want to cause division in the church but I'm really bothered by her conduct and how she still posts things from the past.. even if my husband has a picture with her and a group of friends...

Trust me when I tell you that this woman is NOT your friend or a true Christian.  If she was a true Christian she would not be going after your husband or putting his pictures on her page. That is inappropriate and not something a woman of God would ever do.  I would simply tell her that you will pray for her but if she continues to stalk your husband you are going to file charges against her. If someone did that to me I would go on social media I would contact facebook as my husband and say that she put an unauthorized picture of me on her page and is stalking me.  Facebook will remove the picture and she could be removed from Facebook for stalking your husband. 

She needs Jesus and I would let her pastor know what she is doing.  Marriage is sacred and all Christians should help the married couple stay together.  The Bible says “What God has joined together let no man put asunder”  that means they are not to be doing what this young lady is doing.  She probably is very immature and won’t understand this until she finds her own man to marry. 

I would pray for her and if she asks you to do things with her I would decline.  I would ask the Lord to help you to learn to love her and that He changes her heart. Because what she is doing right now is NOT Biblical or Christian.  I hope that this helps you dear one.  God bless you!!!  Maranatha!!!  :):)

dan had some trouble sleeping, so phil grabbed his laptop and snuggled with him under the duvet, with an arm draped around his waist. phil scrolled past many posts; from memes and aesthetic pictures to phan posts, where they both looked at eachother and giggled lightly, interlacing their fingers. “if you still can’t sleep i can get up to make you some hot chocolate or something,” phil said, but his boyfriend was already asleep, with both of his arms around phil’s waist and his head rested on his shoulder, with the warmest smile formed on his lips. he kissed them quickly and tucked him in bed, clasping him in his arms, “goodnight, angel.”