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BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

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Johnson & Sir 56: “Quail Boxing”

Johnson & Sir 56: “Quail Boxing”

Sir is, of course, talking about this T-Rex vs. Shark match.

I got this idea when I still lived out in Arizona. There are thousands of quail out there, including a variety with a diddly-bop on their heads. I always wondered what it would be like if they used those diddly-boppers as fists when they fight each other.

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"A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it."

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jtoday:

You guys, there’s this game called pumpkin online that is currently raising funds via kickstarter. Let me explain to you why this is everything I’ve ever wanted in a video game

  • MMO similar to Harvest Moon or Farmville
  • Date cute NPCs of EITHER GENDER no matter WHAT GENDER YOU ARE
  • Play as a non-binary person !!!!
  • Play any race!!!!
  • There will even be an island in the world that revolves around spoon theory and features disabled NPCs!!

The kickstarter ends in 12 days and they barely have HALF of their goal. They need all the help we can give them to make this as awesome as possible!!!

So if you have any money, please donate -> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749023221/pumpkin-online-a-farming-dating-sim-mmoprg

Or signal boost this so we can make it happen!!

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fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I…

artsycloudypard:

kelcid:

artsycloudypard:

kelcid:

Here are some initial concepts of a new story I just came up with a couple of days ago. It’s a retelling of Swan Lake, where the princess (Rosetta) is a hunter and the swan is a prince. Still a work in progress. I’m thinking of sketching a few more ideas for Rosetta, though, because she seems too Frozen to me. What do you think?

First things first: oh my god yes give this to me RIGHT NOW. Role Reversals where girls are the heroes are my Achilles Heel OMFG.
Constructive critique time! I do think Rosetta leans a little too much on the Frozen side. Why not draw inspiration from some of the original costume designs from the original productions of the Swan Lake ballet? That could give you some good ideas. :D

First, YAY!
Second, I recently got into research. For one thing, the original story is tragic and has the main characters commit suicide at the end. WHAT?
However, I DID find out it’s a Russian ballet, so I’ll be dipping more into Russian culture and art here shortly. Once I get some sketches, I’ll be posting them.
Thanks lady!

Actually, with each production of Swan Lake, the ending varies from tragic to happily ever after! While the very first production did conclude with the protagonists committing suicide after Odette’s fate as a swan was sealed, their deaths prompted the other girls trapped by Rothbart’s spell to rebel and free themselves on their own. An army of women rising up against their male captor and claiming back their own lives is pretty wicked cool, if you ask me. :D
But back to what I was saying, here are some other examples of how the original ending has been changed throughout the years with various production companies:
In 1950, Konstantin Sergeyev staged a new Swan Lake for the Mariinsky Ballet (then the Kirov) after Petipa and Ivanov, but included some bits of Vaganova and Gorsky. Under the Soviet regime, the tragic ending was substituted for a happy one, so that in the Mariinsky and Bolshoi versions, Odette and Siegfried lived happily ever after.
In the version danced today by the Mariinsky Ballet, the ending is one of a “happily ever after” in which Siegfried fights Von Rothbart and tears off his wing, killing him. Odette is restored to human form and she and Siegfried are happily united. This version has often been used by Russian and Chinese ballet companies. A similar ending was used in The Swan Princess.
In a version which has an ending very close to the 1895 Mariinsky revival, danced by American Ballet Theatre in 2005, Siegfried’s mistaken pledge of fidelity to Odile consigns Odette to remain a swan forever. After realizing that her last moment of humanity is at hand, Odette commits suicide by throwing herself into the lake. The Prince does so as well. This act of sacrifice and love breaks Von Rothbart’s power, and he is destroyed. In the final tableau, the lovers are seen rising together to heaven in apotheosis.
In a version danced by New York City Ballet in 2006 (with choreography by Peter Martins after Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa, and George Balanchine), the Prince’s declaration that he wishes to marry Odile constitutes a betrayal that condemns Odette to remain a swan forever. Odette is called away into swan form, and Siegfried is left alone in grief as the curtain falls.
In a version danced by San Francisco Ballet in 2009, Siegfried and Odette throw themselves into the lake, as in the 1895 Mariinsky revival, and von Rothbart is destroyed. Two swans, implied to be the lovers, are then seen flying past the Moon.
In a version danced by National Ballet of Canada in 2010, Odette forgives Siegfried for his betrayal and the promise of reconciliation shines momentarily before Rothbart summons forth a violent storm. Rothbart and Siegfried struggle. When the storm subsides, Odette is left alone to mourn the dead Siegfried.
In the 1986 version Rudolf Nureyev choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet, Rothbart fights with Siegfried, who is overcome and dies, leaving Rothbart to take Odette triumphantly up to the heavens.
In the 2012 version performed at Blackpool Grand Theatre[17] by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia the Prince drags Rothbart into the lake and both drown. Odette is left as a swan.

Holy banana pants! That’s a lot to take in, but thank you so much!
Oh! And I was checking out some Russian folk and royal garbs, and sketched up a doodle last night.

I hope you’ll forgive the terrible image quality because I took the picture on my phone. D:
I still gotta’ do more research, but this is a start. I want to draw more dress variations and patterns, because Russian textile patterns are just gorgeous!
Back to the ballets, I really want to watch a performance of it now. I wonder if momtogo might know any productions of Swan Lake going on? (She and her daughter are really into ballet as well).
In the meantime I’ll try looking up what I can on YouTube.
Thanks so much Chloe! You rock!

artsycloudypard:

kelcid:

artsycloudypard:

kelcid:

Here are some initial concepts of a new story I just came up with a couple of days ago. It’s a retelling of Swan Lake, where the princess (Rosetta) is a hunter and the swan is a prince. Still a work in progress. I’m thinking of sketching a few more ideas for Rosetta, though, because she seems too Frozen to me. What do you think?

First things first: oh my god yes give this to me RIGHT NOW. Role Reversals where girls are the heroes are my Achilles Heel OMFG.

Constructive critique time! I do think Rosetta leans a little too much on the Frozen side. Why not draw inspiration from some of the original costume designs from the original productions of the Swan Lake ballet? That could give you some good ideas. :D

First, YAY!

Second, I recently got into research. For one thing, the original story is tragic and has the main characters commit suicide at the end. WHAT?

However, I DID find out it’s a Russian ballet, so I’ll be dipping more into Russian culture and art here shortly. Once I get some sketches, I’ll be posting them.

Thanks lady!

Actually, with each production of Swan Lake, the ending varies from tragic to happily ever after! While the very first production did conclude with the protagonists committing suicide after Odette’s fate as a swan was sealed, their deaths prompted the other girls trapped by Rothbart’s spell to rebel and free themselves on their own. An army of women rising up against their male captor and claiming back their own lives is pretty wicked cool, if you ask me. :D

But back to what I was saying, here are some other examples of how the original ending has been changed throughout the years with various production companies:

  • In 1950, Konstantin Sergeyev staged a new Swan Lake for the Mariinsky Ballet (then the Kirov) after Petipa and Ivanov, but included some bits of Vaganova and Gorsky. Under the Soviet regime, the tragic ending was substituted for a happy one, so that in the Mariinsky and Bolshoi versions, Odette and Siegfried lived happily ever after.
  • In the version danced today by the Mariinsky Ballet, the ending is one of a “happily ever after” in which Siegfried fights Von Rothbart and tears off his wing, killing him. Odette is restored to human form and she and Siegfried are happily united. This version has often been used by Russian and Chinese ballet companies. A similar ending was used in The Swan Princess.
  • In a version which has an ending very close to the 1895 Mariinsky revival, danced by American Ballet Theatre in 2005, Siegfried’s mistaken pledge of fidelity to Odile consigns Odette to remain a swan forever. After realizing that her last moment of humanity is at hand, Odette commits suicide by throwing herself into the lake. The Prince does so as well. This act of sacrifice and love breaks Von Rothbart’s power, and he is destroyed. In the final tableau, the lovers are seen rising together to heaven in apotheosis.
  • In a version danced by New York City Ballet in 2006 (with choreography by Peter Martins after Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa, and George Balanchine), the Prince’s declaration that he wishes to marry Odile constitutes a betrayal that condemns Odette to remain a swan forever. Odette is called away into swan form, and Siegfried is left alone in grief as the curtain falls.
  • In a version danced by San Francisco Ballet in 2009, Siegfried and Odette throw themselves into the lake, as in the 1895 Mariinsky revival, and von Rothbart is destroyed. Two swans, implied to be the lovers, are then seen flying past the Moon.
  • In a version danced by National Ballet of Canada in 2010, Odette forgives Siegfried for his betrayal and the promise of reconciliation shines momentarily before Rothbart summons forth a violent storm. Rothbart and Siegfried struggle. When the storm subsides, Odette is left alone to mourn the dead Siegfried.
  • In the 1986 version Rudolf Nureyev choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet, Rothbart fights with Siegfried, who is overcome and dies, leaving Rothbart to take Odette triumphantly up to the heavens.
  • In the 2012 version performed at Blackpool Grand Theatre[17] by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia the Prince drags Rothbart into the lake and both drown. Odette is left as a swan.

Holy banana pants! That’s a lot to take in, but thank you so much!

Oh! And I was checking out some Russian folk and royal garbs, and sketched up a doodle last night.

I hope you’ll forgive the terrible image quality because I took the picture on my phone. D:

I still gotta’ do more research, but this is a start. I want to draw more dress variations and patterns, because Russian textile patterns are just gorgeous!

Back to the ballets, I really want to watch a performance of it now. I wonder if momtogo might know any productions of Swan Lake going on? (She and her daughter are really into ballet as well).

In the meantime I’ll try looking up what I can on YouTube.

Thanks so much Chloe! You rock!

nobodyknowsmee:

 
dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

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