i understand. you found paradise in tumblr. you had some good posts, you made a good blog, the blacklist protected you and the tags were plentiful. you didn’t need a friend like me. but now you come to me and you say “outofcontextarthur, they’re not monkeys, muffy was a hippo”. but you don’t ask with respect. you don’t offer friendship. you don’t even think to call me godfather. instead, you come into my blog on the day my daughter is to be married and y
imagine a modern Artemis, her clothes smudged with dirt and blood. Hair the color of deep earth, intertwined with bones and leaves. She isn’t pretty. She doesn’t have to be. She’s beautiful, terrifying, and doesn’t care what you think.
Imagine a modern Artemis who gave up her bow a century ago. She carries guns now. Two strapped to her side, another across her back. Her forests are various battlefields. She fights side by side with the female soldiers. War is her sister’s domain, but Athena doesn’t mind.
Imagine a modern Artemis running an animal shelter. She protects all sort of beasts. Her workers are all women that she found: abused, homeless, alone. She protects them now - she teaches them how to protect themselves. They call themselves the huntresses.
Imagine a modern Artemis walking in hand in hand with her brother. They walk through LGBT youth centers. They walk the streets in search of runaway youths. Artemis stops to talk to trans youths, young lesbians, and bisexual girls. “You are valid,” She says, “you are worthy.”
Imagine a modern Artemis, walking by the full moon’s light. She sees a man attempt to force himself on a young girl. She readies her gun and fires. It hits him in the stomach; he’ll die slowly. She smiles to herself as the girl escapes.
In the old days, Artemis used to hunt legendary beasts. Now She kills a different kind of monster.
The reason why people think anarchists only want to break shit and hurt people is because all anarchist movements outside of insurrectionary tactics have been sterilized of mentions of anarchism, or are completely ignored. Some of these include:
Anarchists had a huge part in the labor movement and continue to fight for workers rights to this day.
Anarchists have been heavily involved in anti-war movements.
Anarchists have been heavily involved in movements against racism.
Anarchists have been heavily involved in the fight for the liberation of women and LGBT people.
Anarchists do a fuckload of community service in associations like Food Not Bombs, where we use perfectly good produce and other food that would otherwise be wasted by supermarkets to make meals and feed the community for free.
Anarchists put on music and film festivals.
Anarchists run animal shelters and take part in animal liberation movements.
Anarchists run healthcare, daycare, and other workers collectives.
Anarchists have legal support and fundraising organizations which reach out to people who have been incarcerated by the state, providing means of contact and for people to write letters to prisoners.
But y’all don’t hear about that, because maybe people would actually agree with us if they knew what we were actually about.
Rebel wizards leaking open-source spellbooks for free to spellcasters that can’t afford to join the elite magic schools
I don’t know if there’s free press in Faerûn but there are bards that will spread catchy songs about asshole nobles trampling on half-orc rights
A gnome-run toy shop that sells kits for kids to learn to build their own cool, animate clockword toys
Wood Elves that grew up in a city and have never seen a tree in their lives, but are really good and blending into urban environments
Genasi tattoo artists: because not being born with kickass skin markings shouldn’t preclude you from getting some
Races with natural darkvision having the same eyeshine as nocturnal animals
Dragonborn and Kobolds speaking in gender-neutral Common because they have trouble spotting gender cues of the non-reptillian races
A network of druids, clerics, and diviners acting as an early warning system for storms, earthquakes, and floods days or weeks in advance
With humans able to intermingle with elves, orcs, dwarves, fiends, djinn, and the occasional kinky dragon, family trees and census paperwork must be a nightmare to sort through.
(’Please check any non-human ancestry within 1-5 generations:’ “YES”)
A wizard-tailor using mage hand to take measurements, mend to fix tears, and transmutation to change fabric colors and materials
Familiars serving as support and guide animals
Mage-heavy cities utilzing conjuration and transmutation to make post-scarcity societies
A troupe of Kenku performers using their natural sound mimcry to put on high-production plays, musicals, and puppet shows
Druid-run animal shelters
First day of class, a teacher terrifies some freshman by drawing a sword -but wait he’s…putting it on a pedestal up front? Oh, that’s Professor Eversharp Darkrender, a 1,200 year old sentient blade who has personally impaled three of the historical figures that will be covered in this course.