Who Wasn't There

🐙Writer, Collector of Antiquities, and Bibliophile.
🐙Co-Creator of FindChaos & ChaosLife comics.

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archaeologicalnews:

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archeologists in England.

"They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history," said Nick Daffern, a senior project…

breefolk:

Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

This is such an important thing to say, though. A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this. Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger. You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to. It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.

Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.

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anasaltukhaifi:

Umbrellas Street, Portugal.

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ianbrooks:

Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks

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Hey guys, time for a personal plug. Empty Sink Publishing has just released the April edition of their online magazine and I AM EXCITE that they have featured a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas that emerge in the Midwest called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun. 

Here’s some expert testimony from my friends who have already read this story and insist you do the same:

whowasntthere enthusiastically states: “A lovely piece of work from Ian that everyone should read. It has beautiful imagery and sci-fi overtones, even with the realistic subject material. I’m also not going to be annoyed by the loud buzzing this Summer, but rather happily (and sadly) imagining this story”

peterfalkscorpse warns: "Do yourself a favor and read this shit. Make a good decision for once in your life. Your father and I are very disappointed in the direction your life is taking, we just want what’s best for you"

hansma, who contributed the above artwork says: "I had a lot of fun getting to work with Ian on this illustration. I highly recommend you read his story because it is pretty brilliant"

armsbendback affectionately remarks: "Ian is my favourite and you should go and read this"

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Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan

aburningrose:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

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This article explains the solution perfectly and it’s sad how painfully obvious it is.

It’s all on the men in the comic industry, in any entertainment industry, to fix this sexist bullshit. It’s not the job of women to stop men from acting like sexist assholes, it’s the men’s job to point out other men who spout hate, abuse and rape threats and call them out on their bullshit.

This article pretty much does the job and makes the points the previous ones (by Janelle Asselin) tried to before they got lost in all of the author’s body-shaming and inherent transphobia. I’m glad someone got it right and I’m glad someone brought up the point that it’s not just on women to fix sexism. And sometimes, women need to fix sexism within themselves too, I might add. :/ 

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing
With the one I love
But my mind holds the key

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing
With the one I love
But my mind holds the key

I’m standing on a stage
Of fear and self-doubt
It’s a hollow play
But they’ll clap anyway

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key

I’m living in an age
That calls darkness light
Though my language is dead
Still the shapes fill my head

I’m living in an age
Whose name I don’t know
Though the fear keeps me moving
Still my heart beats so slow

My body is a cage that keeps me
From dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key
My body is a…

My body is a cage
We take what we’re given
Just because you’ve forgotten
That don’t mean you’re forgiven

I’m living in an age
That screams my name at night
But when I get to the doorway
There’s no one in sight

I’m living in an age
That laughs when I’m dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

You’re standing next to me
My mind holds the key

Set my spirit free
Set my spirit free
Set my body free
Set my body free

Set my spirit free
Set my body free

thesecretrose:

Flora

By Alphonse Mucha

Czech Art Nouveau artist.

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Asker vonaether Asks:
What's your favourite fact about the universe?
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

Honestly? That it will end.

And also that flamingoes exist. 

Asker parsionez Asks:
What is going to be your defining skill that makes you a legend during the inevitable zombie apocalypse?
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

Crying.

And also knowing to go to the pet food store instead of the grocery store, and knowing which pet foods are more nutritionally dense than others. A can of puppy food is more nutritionally dense and balanced for activity than a can of SPAM (Protein: 12 vs. 7, Fiber 1 vs. 0, Vitamins: Not There Vs. Oh There You Are!). Canned puppy food and canned puppy milk will keep you going for much longer, be more portable/longer-lasting and won’t have the sugar crash that sodas and candy bars (the usual zombie-apocalypse foods, wtf) will cause. On top of all of this, no one thinks to scavenge from the pet food stores (I have never once seen it in a film, TV show or comic), so you’ll be less likely to run into random people or zombies. Unless there are kitten zombies…