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lazily-colored thing of tyzias
Soleil twins, drawn as soon as i saw them
dirk leaves his phone open for .053234 seconds. like lightning, roxy strikes
i wanna see his sweet kicks man
artwork for chapter 24 of calm/storm!
Once upon a time I drew this for a project that croaked and it’s been sitting in my files ever since. Witness my efforts of trying to draw Hussie, King of Diamonds, without turning things into a shitpost fest.
i like the new trolls
too many to tag :P
but I don’t think I uploaded these
Rosemary Month Day 26 - Derspit
A guy at a princess store in Disneyland was asking me if I related to Merida in any way and I was like
“I don’t know man. I’m more of an Elinor.”
And he busted out laughing.
What I love most about this movie is that shows that being a princess is not wearing a beautiful dress, marrying a prince and live happily ever after, but a job, a hard job with duties and responsibilities were a lot of people depend on you
being the Lady of a medieval estate was SUCH AN IMPORTANT FUCKING JOB AND SO FUCKING FULL OF HARD WORK WHICH MEDIEVAL MEN ACKNOWLEDGED TBH
(one problem with perception of medieval gender roles is that most of the people who were writing, especially those who were writing HISTORY, were CLERGYMEN who had never been married and lived in a weird situation cut off from the way the rest of the world worked and had like no actual life experience with the real world - and then popular culture’s idea of it has been heavily informed by VICTORIAN choices of who and what to translate and popularize)
upper class medieval women were expected to run and manage the entire estate that they got from their husband (or that they already had in their own right through inheritance or as their marriage portion), a job which was acknowledged as being way difficult and requiring a wife with strength and fortitude and business sense if you wanted to be a successful person
they were the HR managers of households that might have over a hundred people in, and tho a duchess or a queen would certainly not go to the store to do the household shopping, and she probably had a steward to assist her, it was ultimately her responsibility to know what things were needed for that household, to make sure that the appropriate people obtained those things, to oversee the use of the household materials, to make sure that EVERYTHING got done so that ALL those people could live and work smoothly. they wrote letters and managed the business of the estate and networked with other members of the nobility for both important game-of-thrones political reasons and for smaller more personal reasons like ‘that guy has a really nice deer chase, so if i send him some marmalade from our garden, he might send some venison back as a return gift”
even in lower class households mom managed everything and women were basically considered to be shrewder and have better heads for that particularly kind of business than men and choosing a wise wife was the best thing you could do for yourself as a man who intended to be successful
they were like hands-on CEOs and shit yo and don’t get me wrong society was sexist as fuck and they were limited as hell in what they could do and everything was classist beyond belief but no way was being a noblewoman just a matter of sitting up a tower looking pretty & the contributions that they made are so important
also, the ladies of castles were responsible for defense when their husband was away at war (which happened a lot), so while personally participating in battle was unusual (though not entirely unheard-of) they did often find themselves in strategic command. and in wartime they frequently functioned as a sort of de facto logistics officer.
oh, and has anyone mentioned diplomacy. because an arranged marriage is only the START of a princess’s diplomatic career. the alliance she forges with her marriage is one she’s responsible for maintaining her entire life. unless she decides to go ahead and take over the country; that’s been an option too from time to time. :D
suddenly i really want to see a disney movie about a princess AFTER the wedding — forging a political bond with her new husband, defending the castle, sending troops and supplies to make sure he comes home from the war, reading secret reports from her spies in the enemy’s court… *swoon*
And I’ve tried to touch on this with Merida, because ALL OF THIS? THIS is why Merida has absolutely ZERO desire to get married or (eventually) become Queen. Because it means her life - every second of her free time - going down the drain as she becomes more and more tangled up in running the castle AND the kingdom.
(This is also why Elinor’s such a freaking BAMF, she’s got this shit down, man.)
I also loved that this movie featured Merida realizing just what her mother was trying to teach her about commanding a room, and getting shit done. This movie was a mother-daughter movie with both sides conceding on certain points. Elinor realises she has been too focused on the big picture, and not her daughter’s actual valid problems with this future plan that has removed her agency, and Merida recognises her mother has been trying to teach her valuable life skills. The two of them learn how to talk to one another again, to treat each other like actual, flawed and multi-faceted people, and their relationship is stronger for it.
another crack avril lavigne lyricstuck but this time with xefdam and sadstuck
“Pick on someone your own size”
Rick’s Rant - Jason Kenney
Also a reminder that Jason Kenney is trying to get elected to Alberta’s legislature. On December 14th, he will run in a by-election in Calgary. So if you want to prevent him from getting elected and you live in Calgary, here’s some information:
Calgary-Lougheed byelection called for Dec. 14
Braid: NDP sets early byelection for riding Kenney needs to win
kanaya ft some…uh rainbow skin effect(?)
bros will be bros
***If you like, consider reblogging***
Dave is FINALLY done, feathers are the bane of my existence I swear to GOD, and I’m considering opening up a sideblog if this old fanfic of mine gains enough traction.
This Dave is from my fanfic I’m reworking called The Crow, based in the @realmenweartights‘ universe.
Very, very cool!!! And can I say, I am absolutely delighted to see someone actually giving a person a more realistic wingspan?? That has bugged me forever about a lot of the AUs out there, because it’s like why would you ignore the possible hijinks that would come from that? Bird people struggling to fit through doors, being incredibly clumsy as their wings knock into things, never being able to fit into an airplane toilet if their life depended on it, etc. In any case, happy to see this back again!