so many races

don’t disappoint phil lester by electing donald trump just don’t

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FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS REINA // ten of my favorite photos of Frida Kahlo. Her birthday is July 6, 1907

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favorite looks: katya zamolodchikova 2/?

The world is kinder to pretty women and that’s always going to sting.

Another quick character concept of Chiara. I am thinking of changing her name spelling to “Chyara” mainly because I want her name to be pronounced as CHI-YA-RAH not the Italian pronunciation. So I am going to discuss that with Lopi . Aside from that she is getting pretty close to her final form after months of working on her. I was always sure about this outfit but never 100% on her face and hair. I think we will go with a cool skin tone and hair colour. Since we have so many options with our races being from another planet we have so much more creative liberty. She’s still not completely finished as the Dren race will actually have more hair (like a mane) around their shoulders and necks. So I might add some of that in later. Either way I’m glad we are finally making some progress!

The absolute best way to learn how to write characters who are different from you

Write them. Do your research first, but write them in a test story, perhaps, or a short one, or something that isn’t a big project. Whether it be someone who’s nonbinary, who’s autistic, who’s been abused, any of the things outside of your experience can typically be portrayed well.

BUT.

Big but. 

Long before publishing or finalizing or what have you, have people of this group read it. Find people who are likely more in touch with the idea, such as people who are/have the thing, or who work with it in some capacity or so on

And LISTEN to what they have to say.

You don’t have to like their criticism. They can be flat out wrong about some of it. But, if they tell you that, in their experience, dyslexia isn’t like that (or any other example) or that it felt really hurtful to them personally, then take it into account and change if it’s necessary.

If you’re willing to listen, then it’s not that hard. If you’re willing to make mistakes and blunders and be corrected for them, then it’s not that hard. 

Seriously. Seek them out on the internet. You’ll find people. Hell, even post it as a fanfic to feel out your understanding of the thing. 

Keep trying and keep developing as a writer, and you’ll get there, and be thankful you opened yourself up to criticism.

The Virgo is quick witted, clever, adept with words,
and wicked swift with analysis. The individual directs a lot of energy through the mind, like she can wander through valleys of symbols and
language to escape to a place where only her thoughts exist. This can be
maddening or magic, and a conscious Virgo will be a writer
for the divine, a messenger of the highest power. It’s like she is the flowery scribe
that flitters by God’s side, writing down his every ideal
and sketching his purest and perfect imagination, in perfect detail. Hermes transported souls to the underworld, so he had the ability to fly into every realm of consciousness.
In the same way Virgos can slip between their thoughts and travel
to unconscious lagoons and meet rapturous states of ideas and wander. And the Virgo is a very curious person, many Virgos had their
heads stuck in a book for much of the childhood. Rhythmic and refined is the
mental orientation with Virgo, and so many thoughts race through
that crystal mind. She could be a teacher, and make an especially good copy writer. She could be a journalist, secretary, editor, novelist, or an academic. When the
Virgo wears Hermes’s golden helmet, she can achieve
any educational feat, sometimes, it’s only her crippling self doubt and critique
that creates barriers in her mental ambitions. There may be acuity with numbers or calculations or graphs or maps. The Virgo is a restless person. Mercury relates to mental capacities and also governs the nervous system. So plenty of nervous tension filters through the Virgo brain. And the Virgo must ensure the information that is circulating is correct and detailed.
Lower
evolved Virgos can become gossips and create rumors. But the Virgo in a
higher state of consciousness tends to be quite direct and very pressured
to present only flawless and perfected aloe nectars of information.
She writes articles with ink fresh from heaven in perfect, sculptured calligraphy.

-Cherry

[art: Ina puede Enakei]

cbr.com
Grevioux Explores Themyscira Pre-Wonder Woman in "Odyssey of the Amazons"

CBR: As a black man with, I must add, an incredibly powerful voice both literally and figuratively, does it give you any additional pleasure – or pressure – that Hessia is a powerful black woman?

Not necessarily. I think that there are going to be black characters in the book, but there are also Samoan Amazons. We see Aztec Amazons. We see Amazons from Persia and Germania. There are Slavic Amazons, and Asian Amazons. East Indian Amazons. Punjabi Amazons. African Amazons. So my thing was to show that my Themyscira is populated by so many women from different races. They had to come from somewhere. And if you look at the mythological origins of the Amazons, some of them have them coming from the Middle East, places like Turkey, so when you start looking at things like that the fact that there is a black Amazon leader, sure, I guess because I am a black man, there is some cultural connective tissue there but that’s not the story that I’m telling. It’s not about her blackness. It’s about her Amazon-ness. That is the feature that is most important.

What led me to that question was the fact that I am an 80s kid and I grew up on the George Pérez version of Wonder Woman and there were not too many – if any – Amazons of color in that version so the idea of the Amazons, at least the ones living in the DC Universe, has changed quite drastically over the past 30 years.

You’re right and that’s exactly what I wanted to build into this story. We’ve always lived in a culturally diverse world but it hasn’t always been reflected in our media. Now, they are allowing it and good that DC saw the potential in that and commissioned this miniseries.

The Odyssey of the Amazons debuts January 25. [Comixology link]

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Dear Bryce,

A year has passed since I first saw your precious face. Oh, how’ve you grown since that October afternoon. I still remember storming out the door and speeding down the highway to get to the hospital. So many thoughts raced through my mind that morning. How big you would be? What your hair would look like? Would you be a ladies man like your dad? I’ve never felt a combination of fear and joy like I felt that day. Why fear? Because of society. You were born during a time where race issues were beginning to resurface and I was scared that the world may not accept you.

I got to the hospital just as the sun was starting to peak over the trees. I ran inside and I could hear your mother moaning and growling like an animal in captivity! I remember going in the room and standing in the corner. I was afraid of your mother at that time. A few hours passed and it was time for you to make your mark on this earth. Your mother pushed six times and you were here.

Our sweet boy. Our soon to be King. You were here. I couldn’t believe it. I remember your mother panicking because she couldn’t hear you crying. I remember her asking frantically “why isn’t he crying. why can’t I hear him”. Then boom, that cry that we would grow to love could be heard down the halls of the hospital. I remember hugging your mothers head and kissing her on the forehead. You were a big one! I felt like there was a WWE announcer saying “WEIGHING 9 POUNDS AND 5 OUNCES WITH A HEIGHT OF 21 AND A HALF INCHES BRYYYYYYYYCEEEEEEE ANTHONYYYYYY MARRRRRTINNNNN”. Hope you said it in that announcer voice when you read that.

The first night, I was the happiest person in the world. Holding you in my arms made my heart melt. I remember you looking at me and scrunching up your eyebrows and looking like a grumpy old man. You looked as if you hated the world but then again, you were your fathers child. After a couples of nights in the hospital, the doctors determined that you were ready to go out and face the world! We couldn’t get you away from the hospital any quicker. We sped straight to sonic to get your mom some cheese tots. I know right? But you didn’t care. It was your first Halloween and you were happy as our little Frankenstein.

We were on our own now. Your mother and I were parents. There was no pause button or help desk we could call. Your presence made us change the way we look at life but it was a much needed change.

A part of me feels bad that both of your parents are photographers because you’re going to have a camera in your face for the rest of your life. But is that really a bad thing? People all over the world tell me how much they love you you’ve never even met them and may never meet them. All because of photography.

I plan to give you the universe and then some but it saddens me that you won’t be able to feel the love that my mother would have given you. She would have loved the brown right off your skin! I remember how happy she was when your cousin Christian was born. Being a grandmother was her gift and even though she’s not physically here, I know she’s looking out for you and making sure I take care of you.

All we want is to watch you succeed. I can’t protect you from the mistakes you’ll make in life but I can vow to be there to help you chart out a plan to avoid the next one. I don’t want to see you trip and fall but I know it’s the only way you’ll know what to avoid the next time.

One last thing. You were born during a very difficult time. Race is an issue right now. I wish I could explain why but I can’t. There’s a lot of black vs. white occurring. People are gonna say that you’re different because of the color of your skin. Listen to me closely Bryce, you’re not. And if you understand that, it actually gives you a one up. Skin is only skin. It doesn’t define your character. You may encounter some situations that will test your patience but just remember that some are ignorant to the fact race doesn’t matter.

You have a gift. The same gift my mother had. The same gift I have. You have a smile that can change the world. Never forget how important that gift is and never be afraid to smile during the darkest times to brighten your way.

I’ll always love you more than sharks love blood, baby boy 💙.

the Virgo is a very curious person, many Virgos had their heads stuck in a book for much of childhood. Rhythmic and refined is the inherent mental orientation with Virgo. and so many thoughts race through that crystal mind. Virgo could be a teacher, or make an especially good copy writer. They could be a journalist, secretary, editor, novelist, or an academic. When the Virgo wears Hermes’s golden helmet, they can achieve any educational feat

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“That’s a poor match, Sean Kendrick,“ says a voice at my elbow. It’s the other sister from Fathom & Sons, and she follows my gaze to Puck. "Neither of you are a housewife.”
I don’t look away from Puck. I think you assume too much, Dory Maud.”
“You leave nothing to assumption,” Dory Maud says. “You swallow her with your eyes. I’m surprised there’s any of her left for the rest of us to see.”