I want to cry hearing these stories!!! Peter Pan, please never grow up and stay at Disneyworld forever, you are making a difference to everyone!!
I’m a dog mania .. so I just think , if Middle Earth is the world of dog. Everybody is dog .. it’s must sooo cute XD
This part is dogs of Durins and Bilbo :> , I wanna draw every dwarves into dog version (and Gandalf ,elf too lol ) they will come later~
I will call this series ‘Dwarf dog of Erebor’ ♥
Sock Dreams is a really cool place with really cute socks! I have bought three pairs of socks there, for a reasonable price, and they ARE SO GREAT!!!
I thought I should share the great socks and giveaway a $60 gift certificate to their site!
The rules are super simple:
- You may reblog this as much as you like!
- No sideblogs please, lets keep this fair.
- You do not have to be following me to win! Though, if you can tolerate my gobs of Homestuck, feel free to do so!
- Likes do count!!!
- Since this is an e-gift certificate, I will be needing your email address.
I will be using a random number generator to pick the winner, and they will be contacted via Tumblr ask box. Please have your ask open. If the first winner does not reply within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
The winner will be chosen on January 27th, 2013.
Good luck! ♥
just going to reblog every time it omes up on my dash.
this is the first giveaway i enter for the purpose of actually wanting to win it
OH MY JESUS I LOVE THIS SITE~~
When a person says, “What’s the point in even coming out as asexual, whose business is it that you don’t have sex,” I think that you aren’t considering the social implications of not desiring sex.
I get it, sometimes it gets obnoxious that people ship everything, I totally understand that. We all have a lot of feelings, I get it, this is tumblr, everyone is bursting with feelings all the time, but I wanna talk about love in Tolkien’s books (specifically the trilogy, because The Hobbit is a whole ‘nother thing that I am not emotionally prepared to talk about right now OR EVER).
Not everyone sits in bed at night thinking wistfully about Legolas and Gimli braiding their hair into their hair as a sign of affection
like I dobut the number of people who are all “lord of the rings is just about manly men being manly and occasionally falling in love with women!! god!! can’t bros just be BROS!!!” are blowing my mind right now, I genuinely do not believe we read the same books, also like what’s up with your restrictive gender norms?? Seriously:
Few things anymore actually make me want to cry. I’ve become desensitized to Settler racism nowadays. Not in the sense that it doesn’t hurt anymore, but in the sense that I physically and mentally do not have enough energy to feel *it* everytime I encounter anti-Native racism in Canada. This is because it’s almost a daily thing. I am not going to deny my white passing privilege, because I have it and I know the pain is a lot sharper for my darker skinned brothers and sisters.
But this, this right here? This hits a wound that is bigger than myself, it is the epitome if Settler racism, of anti-Native sentiment in Canada.
I know, I know, I can see the messages now: “But not ALL Settlers are like this!” “That’s racist to compare this man to ALL Settlers.”
You know what? This man feels safe enough to say this, because he lives in a society that will support him. He knows, that if he walks into Tim Hortons, he can say this to his fellow Canuck and they can nod in agreement about the “crazy Indian civil war.” But when I discuss Idle No More with my Native friends, I am always aware of who is around me, who is listening, am I going to start something? Is some white guy going to get angry? Am I going to get followed? If I speak up, will there be violence?
Settlers, allies, this is why sometimes Native people have a hard time trusting you… because of assholes that write shit like this.
This is an outright threat of violence, with the tough cowboy with his riffle standing guard over his women and land while the ‘savage’ Indians come with their spears.
This, this right here is why we need change.
that whole page made me angry, but not even a little shocked. white society thinks it’s hilarious to kill “indians” they always have. they have an entire movie genre to prove and encourage this mentality. they glorify the act of massacring us as a ~manly civil duty~
PS : this is why representing natives as “primitive” “savage” etc is a fucking problem, it makes it so easy for people to justify eagerly wanting to hunt us down.
reblogging again, bolded by me.
rarely are we ever represented as actual people and not props in the background of a violent movie.
One of the saddest things we can come across with any media is something we love - but has a massive problematic issue in the middle of it that slowly poisons it for us. The Parasol Protectorate is a series of books we love and adore for so many reasons. We love Lady Alexia Macon, she’s funny…
While I can agree that some to some of your points, I feel I have to step up and case some other points to counter them.
While I understand that yes, this can be stereotypical of gay characters that are written in “popular media”….
I LIKED the way these characters were. Lord Akeldama is my all time FAVORITE above the main cast, maybe because, oh, I have some of his eccentricities in my personality. I love him and his love for fashion. I didn’t connect the two, really. He LOVES fashion, on both men and women, and just also happens to be gay. So gay guys can’t like fashion now? Because it’s “mainstream” and “stereotypical”?
As for the romance bit…I haven’t finished reading Timeless yet, but I really LIKED what’s going on between the two characters (who I won’t name because I don’t know how to hide spoilers on tumblr). I was practically squealing and rolling on my bed and becoming fans.
It wasn’t because of the fact they were gay and bisexual that they were attracted to each other (though that face known probably helps), but look at their characters. The two can mesh together with the way their personalities were created.
I didn’t take the issue os Biffy and Lord Akeldama as “gay couples can’t fight for their relationship”, I took it more as, “shit we don’t want in life happens, and sadly it does, very unfairly. That people who do love each other wish they could beat the odds, but sometimes the shit is just so MAJOR that you have to LEARN TO LET GO, no matter how much it HURTS.” Trust me, I ship them just as hard as the other two, but I can understand how it just can’t work because of the un-expectant turns in life. I can see how Alexia’s reaction in Heartless was cold, but I don’t believe she would have told them to let go if it wasn’t the best choice for everyone, especially those involved. Lord Akeldama couldn’t help Biffy in that new stage of his life, he needed his pack, or he would die. Alexia only mentions the thing about him and Lyall getting together in the possible hope that Biffy might settle better, or the two can comfort each other in ways that perhaps the rest of the pack might not understand. THAT gets rebuffed from Channing, saying they’re both too much BETA- THAT is what I found more alarming than the fact the two get together. That Channing is insinuating that one has to dominant in the relationship. How come that wasn’t mentioned in the review?
Another thing….you should have really expected the ending for the two. It was said even in the early stages of their relationship what was bound to happen- This was NOT my Lady Macoons demand, this was Lady Kingairs demand, because of a choice Lyall had made in the past. He hid this truth from everyone for so long that it came to bite him in the butt, NOT because he was gay, but because of the DRASTIC CHOICE he made concerning the packs. If this hard lesson ended in flowers and rainbows like one of Lord Akeldama’s little dandies, I would have been a bit disappointed.
As for Madame Lefoux…I also like her the way she is. She likes dressing as a man but likes being feminine too- I don’t understand how that’s stereotypical? She’s not trying to constantly prove she’s better than the guys or anything like that, which is seen a lot more now. So what if she flirts? I like that she flirts, she’s attracted to Alexia in the same way Lord Macoon is- her body and her preternatural state, and she never leaves life dull.
I am to guess you mean Madame Lefoux’s love for Angelique, not Genevieve by the way….since that’s her real name…unless I haven’t read something in the book yet that has yet to happen concerning this.
I can see why the grief about this isn’t really discussed in the book. She’s not the main character, she is there to be a side character, but not only that….Genevieve is a woman who keeps ALL her deepest loyalties and secrets CLOSE. That was emphasized from the very beginning, and she was not about to relay that to the other characters. She didn’t trust them, and she still had a sore spot that Alexia exorcised Angelique without anyone else’s approval, so she never even got closure or a chance to say goodbye.
Then book 4 rolls around and we REALLY learn what happens with her son (which I won’t spoil here) and we see a peek into her unparalleled rage and how she chooses to deal with it.
One more side note: the Ivy and Tunstell thing. Her reaction to this is because she was a lady of standing brought up in Victorian England. How could her reaction be any different??? She’s an English lady!! I don’t see what you’re complaining about, it has nothing to do with interrupting her love life at all- if that were the case, she would NOT associate with Ivy EVER again after their marriage. But she does, because she still finds Ivy her best friend, and does accept that the couple are actually a good match for each other after all (that’s what I gathered). Plus, she has no soul, remember? She’s like a Vulcan- all about logic more than anything else. She’s thinking logics when it comes to these matches as she was brought up to be.
All in all in MY opinion- I felt that the LGBTQ characters were written fine, as they had OTHER qualities in their characters just as much as everyone else. They stood out, not necessarily just because of their sexual preference, but just how they interacted with one another, and they weren’t just that “gay-side-kick-with-no-story-development”. They had their own history, and their own ways that weren’t like the main characters. I felt it made it ever more rich.
I got an advanced reading copy at the Comic Con and i promised Gail id do some shameless promotion sooooo
Yeah, I’ll let you know how good it is
One of the reasons I wish I can attend Comic con TTATT I woulda DIED being able to get the advanced copy AND meet her in person, even only looking form afar.
Had to share this! It just came today! I am so excited!!! Can’t wait to read it!
HOW IS EVERYONE GETTING THESE ADVANCED COPIES?~?!?!?!?!?! *Goes into spasms*
Just finished reading the entire Parasol Protectorate series and….
;^; I am NOT content with the ending. Sure it was practical and all but DANG why can’t Gail Carriger end things nicer. There is always some major sacrafice made in the end of all her Alexia Tarabotti novles, someone…
OH NO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO DON’T TELL ME THE COUPLE BREAK UP NNOOO!! I’m in the middle of reading Timeless TAT NOT THOSE TWO!!!