captain america is not here to lead the country. i’m here to serve it. if i’m a captain, then i’m a soldier. not of any military branch, but of the people. years ago, in simpler times, this suit and shield were created as a symbol to help make america the land it’s supposed to be. | insp.

“A piece of advice if I may be allowed to give it, is that no philosophy, no creed, no God is worth more than the love that one human being may give and receive in their lifetime – this is what is meant by being ‘involved’.”

- Robert Cochrane
[as quoted from a letter in] The Reality of Things

Image Credit: Alex Grey

  • James noticed his disinterest in girls long before Sirius realised his friends had developed an interest in them to begin with. Coming from a very open minded home, James observed the fact and tucked it away for later.
  • The ridiculousness of James’ crush on Lily Evans in third year broke through Sirius’ obliviousness on the matter. He told James he didn’t get what the big deal with the Evans girl was and “so what if Dorcas told you she fancies Remus? It’s not like it’s his fault, stop being a dick to him about it”
  • While James, Peter and Remus spent fourth year tongue tied and making fools of themselves in front of girls, Sirius didn’t and ended up getting a reputation of being suave merely by being capable of coherent speech and having full control of his mental faculties around them. 
  • It hit Sirius like a sledgehammer one day when he realised he was acting like a complete idiot around Nate Roebuck.
  • He had wanted to think on what the fuck that was about for a few days, but ended up telling James a few hours later that he thought he had a crush on the Ravenclaw.
  • James was pretty indignant because “Seriously? you know if they beat Hufflepuff next week we won’t win the cup”
  • Sirius didn’t know what to say to that because surely this was pretty weird? 
  • James had just shrugged “Nah I figured guys might be your thing. Nate though? You could do better” “But I should like girls?” and James stared because surely Sirius didn’t think that was the only option?
  • But he did, so James ended up having a talk he really thought Sirius’ crazy parents should have covered along with the birds and the bees a long time ago
  • James teased him lightly about it since Sirius teased him about Evans, and that was how Peter and Remus found out in the dorm one night. It hadn’t occurred to Sirius that some people might have an issue with it due to James’ matter of fact explanation and acceptance and it didn’t at that point either. Peter had nodded like it had made perfect sense and grinned “my auntie Eileen’s gay. You know, the one that got caught trying to breed Hippogriffs with Thestrals -” which had lead to a discussion about auntie Eileen and all the incredible (if illegal) things she had done.
  • Remus hadn’t said anything, but he’d smiled warmly and Sirius missed him gazing curiously at him throughout Peter’s recount (James didn’t).
  • Nothing happened with Nate, and his first kiss came as somewhat of a surprise from Andrew from the year above him at the Gryffindor common room Halloween party (other than a couple of snogs, nothing really came of that either).
  • James noticed Remus’ ever more frequent stares and pink tinged cheeks long before Sirius did and spent a good few months winding him up about it. It amused him to no end to watch Sirius obliviously grow closer and closer to Remus who for some reason, despite all evidence to the contrary, was laboured under the belief that his crush was one sided. 
  • As ever, Sirius remained completely unaware until - having spent the past hour lounging on Remus’ bed while Remus made notes for an assignment and played with his hair - James had wiggled his eyebrows suggestively at him. And what James had suggestively implied for months now finally seemed to sink in.
  • “Fuck Prongs, I think I love Moony.” 
    “You might think you do, but I know you do, you prat.” 
    “You could have told me!” 
    “Literally everyone but you knows.”
    ”Sod off no they don’t.”
  • When Peter and James walked in on them snogging the next day Peter summoned confetti and activated some self blowing party blowers while James let fireworks off.
  • Finally, do you know how long we’ve been carrying these for this very occasion?” 
    “Thanks for the theatrics, you can leave now .” 
    “Wait Prongs prepared a speech.” 
    “Oh merlin, will you - James have you actually written one?”
    “You have no idea how happy I am for you -”
    “Is that parchment double sided?” 
    “James you’d better be joking.”
    “My deerest friends -” 
    “Was that a deer pun?”
    “Wormtail stop laughing, go away.” 
    “Take the overly dramatic twat with you.” 
    “Told you they wouldn’t let you read it.”
    “There are more puns I promise-”
    “Surely we’ve ruined the mood to an irreparable point now?”
    “Yes, thanks for that.”
    “No problem, I need to finish my Herbology homework.”
    “I’ll help if you like.”
    “Oi Padfoot, mum and dad sent a letter earlier for us.” 

Hello strangers! Sorry for my inactivity online. I’ve been feeling hectic with so many changes in my life to adjust to lately, and been furiously saving for a new home and various things to put in it, as well as beginning the process of creating a new studio to carve in. So carving has been less than easy at the moment. Jeffrey (as named by the wonderful folk in @tribalbodyart Edinburgh) has come up to Scotland with me and will be staying here as he has been rehomed and will be living his life looking glam in the tattoo studio. I’m so happy they like him because I like him lots and will miss him! But their wonderful shop is a much better home than my old shed :)
#roedeer #deerskull #roebuck #roebuckskull #skulls #bones #boneart #skull #skullart #bonecarving #boneartist #skullartist #filigree #unique #oddities #curio #osteology #taxidermy #art

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So, everything has felt horrible and hectic for me lately and I’ve struggled to function a lot of the time, but these things are sent to test us and we always come out stronger in the end (I hope!).
I’m taking some time out to get my head cleared and focus a bit more on myself and what makes me tick…
I’ve made a pretty good start on this little roe deer and hope he’ll be finished by next week. I’ll need to find something to mount him on and then he’s ready to go to a new home.
#roedeer #Roebuck #deerskull #BoneCarving #skullart #art #taxidermy #skull #skulls #bones #osteology #naturalhistory #biology #deer #roe #carving #carvedart #doberdor

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I really tend to like my last minute shoots lately. This one was planned, shot, edited, and printed in 6 hours. 

I was in a little bit of a rut, since because of unforeseen circumstances I needed to produce a shoot from scratch in just one afternoon for my Wednesday class. At around 3:30 PM I came to the kitchen of the dorm I’m an R.A. at (I swear, I don’t bite) and one of my lovely residents Dia Donnelly offered to model for me right away.  Liah Roebuck, who’s a fashion design major at AAU offered to style it. In under 30 minutes we put a few quick looks together and we cabbed over to the beach as we only had about an hour of light left. After getting a few shots, a park ranger pulled up in his car asking for my permit. Many times I’ve heard of my classmates pulling the “I’m an art student” card, so I didn’t hesitate to do the same. The ranger was kind enough not to fine me and I managed to steal a few shots before we all evacuated from that awesome place. I continued to shoot right Outside of the “national park” until right after sunset.

Man, was it fun. 

Let’s do it again!