I spend no small amount of time looking at paintings unhappy women in Western art. Women pursued by undesirable men, women forced to listen to lute-players in an enclosed space, women trapped in a web of inescapable male conversation, women desperate for the release only death can bring them. So it brought me no end of joy to discover a portrait of what I believe to be perfect female happiness during a routine reconnaissance through Wikimedia Commons.
Let us pause and set aside a moment to take stock of just what makes this painting so supremely satisfying.
The woman is alone. Do you know how rare finding a moment’s peace has been for women throughout human history? If you spent the rest of your days alone in a cottage on a solitary Alp, it would not begin to make up for the years your foremothers spent having to listen to men as a profession. (You can tell that this woman is happy because there are no men in this picture.) A woman alone is a beautiful thing.
There is a small beast making itself pleasant to her. You may prefer dogs to cats but surely you can appreciate the pleasure of a small, contented animal leaning slightly against you as it perches on a red balcony.
Her bare shoulders slope elegantly downwards, much like a glacier does when it reaches the sea.
This woman is surrounded by food and fine linens. She is drinking her tea out of a saucer, which is the height of fanciness. She has set before her fruits, charmingly arranged, and panettone, with little pots of jam and cream and an assortment of hard rolls, to be selected and eaten at her leisure. This is a woman whose eyes nor stomach will go hungry today.
The woman is wearing an elaborate headwrap and a gown the color of self-satisfaction. She has dressed up for her own appreciation. She has the greatest dining companion in the world – herself.
The diving bell spider or water spider is the only species of spider known to live entirely under water. It is found in northern and central Europe and northern Asia. As with other spiders, it breathes air, which it traps in a bubble held by hairs on its abdomen and legs. Females build underwater “diving bell” webs which they fill with air and use for digesting prey, molting, mating and raising offspring. They live almost entirely within the bells, darting out to catch prey animals that touch the bell or the silk threads that anchor it. However, they have to surface occasionally to renew their personal air supplies and those of their webs. Males also build bells, but these are smaller and the males replenish their bells’ oxygen supply less often. The replenishment of air is unnecessary in well-oxygenated water, because the bell permits gas exchange with the surrounding water; there is net diffusion of oxygen into the bell and net diffusion of carbon dioxide out. This process is driven by differences in partial pressure.
Hello guys. Our boys was nominated on “Web Star: Male”, “Web Collaboration”, and I think and I hope, that we ALL want to their win. You need just vote here. You need registration and DON’T BE LAZY AND DO IT, Ty and Troye nominated in one category and if you think like: “omg, I love and Ty and Troye, and I don’t know what choose”, you can vote for Connor :D We can vote EVERYDAY, but only one time on a day, it’s okay, just do it. If Ty or Troye will not win, don’t worry, don’t be sad, but WE NEED WIN WITH THE BOYFRIEND TAG.
it’s my opinion, and I think we just need support Ty and Troye, dubai
So I’ve recently become an editor for the translation of this Japanese web novel! If you’re interested in this type of story please check it out. =)
It seems like I got reincarnated into the world of a Yandere Otome game.
Author:花木もみじ Translator: Firi Proof Reader: Midori Editor in Chief: technicolordiscode
Summary based on the web novel:
Lycoris, as a precocious child, suffers from a strange sense of deja vu. On the day her father told her about her fiancé, she realizes that said fiancé was actually a character from an otome game she once played in her previous life.
“I am the heroine’s rival from the game? And I get stabbed to death in the bad ending? What a joke”
In which the protagonist is determined to avoid the yanderes surrounding her.
I am currently Co-Directing a web series alongside a male Director
He and I get along great.
However, my Camera Operators and Camera Assistants completely ignore me. They roll their eyes when I ask them to do something and often,try to tell me how to do myjob. Yet, when my (male) Co-Director asks them to do the very same thing: no hesitation.
Here is the newest addition, a 2010 Scott Wysocki production. Unfortunately Scott no longer works with chondros, but just a few years ago he was working with and producing some of the most beautiful HY animals out there. This girl is just one example and came from his pairing an OS HY female (EB-04-18) with an incredible Hillary Web male (HW-06-04). I have never personally seen a chondro with a yellow as intense and saturated as on this girl. She makes the other yellows in my room look pale by comparison. Also, she is the ONLY high yellow animal in my collection that was a yellow neonate.
As a minor peace offering, if you haven’t already read it, check out “It Seems like I Got Reincarnated into the World of a Yandere Otome Game.” Ongoing translations from the web novel version can be found on Forgetful Dreamer’s Wordpress blog.
Basically, the female lead gets reincarnated into an otome game world where the male love interests are yanderes! Catch is, she’s in a villainess role. Naturally, due to knowledge from her past life, things begin to slightly deviate from the game’s original course…
What sets this series apart from other novels of similar themes is that the female lead is actually rather level-headed and mature.