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jelee-:

i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on

celestiallatte:

I did a thing.

I like this thing.

lilly-white:

I’ll be glad when you’re dead, you rascal, you.

Here, have some Seph/Gen for the night. :3

Jedi: May the force be with you
Catholic Jedi: And also with you
"Stripped. Head shaved. Made to wear a dress. Questioned, questioned, questioned; called names, called names, called names. Imprisoned. They made a cage to keep her in. They put her in chains. Attempted rape, attempted rape, attempted rape. (“I tried several times, playing with her, to touch her breasts, trying to place my hands on her chest, which Jehanne would not suffer, but pushed me away with all her strength.”) Tried to jump out the window and die, at one point; it didn’t work; the charges against her therefore included “cowardice.” Joan of Arc, found guilty of cowardice. Abandoned by her friends, abandoned by her King. (Most noble Lord Dauphin, I am come and am sent to you from God to give succor to the kingdom and to you.) Made to fight the hopeless battle, arrow in the neck. The King made her submit to a stranger’s finger up her vagina, to prove she was a virgin, before he would talk to her. The men who took her to the King thought she was crazy and planned to put her in a ditch. The man who sent her to the King thought she ought to be sent back to her father and whipped. All of this, just because she stood up and said she was the girl, the very special girl, the girl who could save them all. And then they were going to burn her alive, and at that point, only at that point, she broke down. It wasn’t real, she was sorry, it wasn’t real, she was everything they said she was, she was evil, the mission was evil, the visions were evil, the visions lied, they told her she was going to be okay, God told her she was going to be okay, fuck God, fuck the most noble Lord Dauphin, fuck France, fuck everything, she didn’t want to be Joan of Arc any more.

That’s the worst thing, the thing so terrible that the official position of the Catholic church is that this was impossible and therefore never actually happened: Toward the end, it wasn’t that nobody believed Joan of Arc. It was that Joan of Arc didn’t believe herself."

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Running Towards The Gunshots: A Few Words About Joan of Arc (via gatheringbones)

A silver lining was given by a commenter named Laura:

Did you know that she recanted after she was arrested again? Before they took her to her execution, she defied them one last time, and reaffirmed that she did have visions, and that she was who she said she was. They raped her and burned her and called her evil, but they couldn’t take that away from her.

(via baskingsunflower)

"I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.s"

soloontherocks:

For those who don’t know him by name, Rick Riordan is the author of the wildly overrated Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as spinoff series about Egyptian and Roman deities, and an upcoming series about Norse deities.

Please note that in context (as you will be able to tell from the sources), this is not a case of “I didn’t know that was still a religion, I didn’t mean to be insulting.” He is well aware that polytheistic religions centering on the Norse, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Gods still exist as legitimate practices, and just doesn’t consider them worthy of the same concern or care that his beliefs are, because non-Christian religions are secondary to Christianity (see: his grand rant about how even the Greek Gods would admit that the Christian god is better than them; I believe it’s under his FAQ somewhere).

Sources in order are:

"More Greek God weirdness." x
"Weird article on Norse mythology." x
"Greek gods no longer illegal in Greece" x (he does not do a good job of explaining the backstory here that the post title refers to and I would be happy to explain the situation in Greece to anyone upon request)
"Mythology and censorship" x

Reposted for uncomfortablylongmelisma as per our earlier conversation.

jhenne-bean:

micdotcom:

This is the answer to Barbie you’ve waited for — from the company you’d least expect

Last year alone, Doc McStuffins items amassed $500 million in sales and, this year, the franchise could become the all-time best-selling doll based on an African-American character, according to industry experts who spoke with the New York Times.

Who makes this unlikely doll Follow micdotcom 

Why wouldn’t we expect a billion dollar company to jump on the latest cash cow and stake their claim to the profit?

(BUT YAY DOLL REPRESENTATION♥)

unfboy:

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

Now is that so hard to understand?

jhenne-bean:

inbetweenthelineart:

katthekonqueror:

Cartoon Network yanked Green Lantern and Young justice off the air with no advance warning or explanation. They were not put online.

It was several months before they brought the shows back to the air, and then they decided not to renew them. The fans had a letter campaign and petitions to change their minds and even offered to crowd fund the shows. Despite the fact that the show’s finales made it into the top three ratings slots, they were still cancelled. (I think Young Justice even beat Adventure Time.)

Do not put Cartoon Network on a pedestal because of this. They cancelled two superhero shows, one of which had an extremely diverse cast, for no apparent reason.

don’t forget they did the same to Beware the Batman, Sym-Bionic Titan, and Generator Rex. CN has done way fucking worse than Nickelodeon.

"For no apparent reason"

Ha haha hahahaha.