where this was going as a photoset

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So I’ve been overwhelmed by the black panther comicon appearance and I’ve been dwelling on how revolutionary the black panther movie is going to be, what it’s going to mean to countless people when this movie comes out and how long we still have to go, So I decided to put this short photoset together to illustrate exactly how big of a deal it is and how it is bigger than one person.

it’s so bittersweet because when I was younger (especially growing up where I did, a black kid in Finland) I really wished I had more access to imagery and media that reflected who I was because it would have made my life radically different for the better and I wouldn’t be at 26 (STILL) doing damage control but on the flipside, I’m so in awe of all of the beautiful talent in 2016 that younger black kids are able to see and be inspired by.

I think I was like 4 years old when I conciously picked up race and color via watching Disney’s “Aladdin” and I noticed how Jafar, the evil royal guards etc the villains were more ethnic looking or a shade darker than the “good” characters.

it’s insidious because you’re seeing something but at age 4, you don’t have the comprehension skill or knowledge to break it down and see it for what it is (Colorism, Societal bias against black people which is rooted in centuries of white supremacist doctrine, society associates things that are dark/darker colors with evil, danger, ugliness, dirt etc) and reject it.

so you pick it up and see it on a surface level and you think to yourself “well darker must mean ugly, criminal and less human”…then what happens when you look at yourself in the mirror and find out that you are black?


  how is that going to impact how you see yourself?

and guess what? if a 4 year old black kid can pick that up and internalize that about him/her/themselves….then a white kid can sponge up the same language and imagery that dehumanizes black people too (subconciously/conciously)…what happens when when these people grow up? become teachers, doctors, law enforcement etc? what kind of impact is that going to have?

I’m going off on a tangent and that’s just one personal example but society does that on a global grand scale and it is largely unchecked.

but honestly though,look at the photoset and think about how many talented people out there that we love and respect….who would NOT have achieved the things they did if it wasn’t for another person before them inspiring them to reach their goals and acting as trail blazers when it seemed as though it was impossible….then think about the flipside and how many people, with all the potential in the world, never lived to become great because they were met with more images dehumanizing them than ones uplifting them…this is why the fight for HONEST representation is important and it continues.

argh, I didn’t plan on typing anything but I got in my feelings after watching this again

…anyway, here are some pictures to make you smile, the next gen gives me hope

and if none of that gets you going, here is a video of Michael Jackson surprising James Brown on stage and then thanking him for being his biggest influence (BET awards, 2003)

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“You know, I was proud when you took the name Nightwing. And now, a little part of me is kind of sad you gave it up. The great rebuilder, the catalyst of change, eternally reborn to start anew. But then, I think there’s a more appropriate name for that title now. Grayson.”

Storytelling Through Tarot

I’ve noticed that a lot of other witches also enjoy fiction and writing! Tarot itself tells a story, and you can do so much with using tarot to outline your story and characters! So here’s a 13 card spread that can be shortened down to six if you need to. The order in which you lay them really depends on if you’d rather do a six or thirteen card spread. 

1-6 are the main points of the story. 

  1. Beginning - What are things like at the beginning of the narrative? Where do your characters start?
  2. Climax of Act One - Something has drastically changed in your MC’s life. What is it? What do they need to do now?
  3. Midpoint: big twist! - Need a plot twist? Someone is hiding a secret? Things aren’t going as planned? This is where something unexpected happens.
  4. Climax of Act Two - It looks like the bad guy is winning, nothing is going right. What does the most intense part of your story look like?
  5. Wrap up - What loose ends need tied up?
  6. End - Where are things now at the end of the story?

Now, the other cards go in between those main six points. 

  1. Beginning
  2. Inciting Incident - What happens that shakes up the status quo?
  3. Second Thoughts - What’s your character thinking now with these events looming on the horizon?
  4. Climax of Act One
  5. Obstacle - No one said this journey was easy
  6. Obstacle - Yup, more things to keep your hero from meeting their goal
  7. Midpoint
  8. Obstacle - Getting frustrated? Good.
  9. Disaster - The “oh shit” moment
  10. Crisis - The “no no no no no this isn’t happening” moment
  11. Climax of Act Two
  12. Wrap up
  13. End

And there you go! Hope this helps!

We have similarities I can’t even really discuss. It’s almost eerie, she was born in a time when it was really hard to be Nina Simone - to be an honest artist. I live in a time where it’s actually quite easy for me to do that. I want to be healthy and stable and creatively honest because artists like her have allowed me to do that. I constantly think of her. I always talk to her and say ‘I’m going to do this out of service to you.'” - Michaela Coel On Nina Simone | Bust Magazine

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Blue Bearded Bird

  • World Beard Day: Dick Grayson (New Earth)
Today is World Beard Day (2 September) and normally I would let the day go by without a second thought, except that a nagging feeling told me that one of the Robins, Dick Grayson in particular, supported a beard for a very short time, but I couldn’t tell when or where. So, after an exhausted research of many hours I finally found him in the epilogue of the Nightwing/Huntress mini-series. So, to commemorate this day, I decided, like always, to make a photoset of this rarely seen bird.

Image Source:
  • Nightwing/Huntress #4 by Greg Land
Camera Shy (Part One)

AU. Jughead is an aspiring photographer. His final project requires him to shoot nude photos of someone who inspires him. With no one else to ask Jughead asks Betty. Insecure of her body Betty is quick to shoot the idea down, until Jughead reminds her that she owes him. - Bughead leading to eventual smut.

Read on AO3 here

A/N - I’m terrible with summaries but I hope you guys like this. This idea came to me a few days ago when the Cole photographer photoset was going around. Enjoy! 

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“My name is Kira Yoshikage. I can’t remember when or how I died. But one thing I can say is that I feel certain I will not go to heaven.”

Araki: [Dead Man’s Questions] is a work where I drew a character who longs for the peace of his heart even after death, and who continues to grow mentally. This character is the greatest adversary in ’JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4’: a dead murderer.

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All of my “To Play” D&D characters.  Some are specifically set aside for certain campaigns (Elian and Shaward are for two different campaigns with Gretchen, and Kesh is for whenever my friend Ryan runs a campaign) but the others are all up in the air for any campaigns I happen to find myself in.

My Character Page, where you can go and learn a little more about each of them, as well as find links to their character tags!

dola34 replied to your photoset :kymbawee Here’s a photo of my work chair where I…                            

   Every dog is adorable and her actions are even more adorable. Does she really hiccup in her sleep?    

HAHAHAHA saved this question until I managed to catch her but here ye go, my dog hiccuping in her sleep until i very rudely awaken her…

(sorry it’s so dark, she was sleeping on the ottoman beneath my desk which is where she goes when she doesn’t feel like being on my chair)

Here’s her where u can see her:

her ears, they flap…

I had a brother [Shane] who was 12 years older than me, and he was into The Cars, The Beatles, Morrissey, and The Cure. He was always watching U2’s Rattle and Hum and Morrissey videos. I would sneak into his room when he was at school. He had the coolest posters. Like The Cure from The Head on the Door, where their faces are painted. When my great-grandmother died, he didn’t go to the funeral. We were all in the car waiting for Shane and he never showed up. My mom went in the house and ripped every single poster on the wall in half because she knew that was the worst thing she could do to him. — Brandon Flowers

KnB Overdrive Stageplay DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

Before the play has even started, they’ve announced the release date for the DVD (and this time Blu-Ray too!) for November 24!

Depending where you preorder you can get some photo bonuses!

Those fortunate to go to the venue and preorder will get a special yukata photoset!

Now for those who can’t go to the play and/or are overseas:

Animate will get exclusive photos of Midorima&Takao, Aomine&Imayoshi, and Hanamiya. (I just checked and they have Last Game up for preorder on their international site including the bonuses so they should be getting this up eventually if you want the Animate bonus)

Those who wish to order from Amazon will get Kuroko&Kagami, Kise&Kasamatsu, and another version of Hanamiya. 

Other shops/sites that sell DVDs (like Amiami, CDJapan) will most likely be selling Overdrive too but there won’t be any exclusive preorder bonus.