A royal decree from Alex hirsch.
It is disheartening, to watch people be so opposed to the idea that there should be more representation of different races in media. They cry “that’s political correctness bullshit!” and so on, and I’m stunned by this prevailing attitude. “We shouldn’t have to change anything!”…
The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin
I stumbled across this while looking for a book for my cousin’s new baby. I was so intrigued by the whole idea. On each left page there was words written in braille and then again in white text. It was the description of colors, according to how a blind child would experience. On the right there were raised etchings of what each page was describing. It’s so beautiful.
One page in particular that really caught my attention was the one describing the color red. It talked about how red is how it feels to bite into a ripe strawberry, or the stinging on your knee after you fall down. Blue was the feeling of sunshine on your face.
It’s just so astounding that someone managed this, as the idea of how to describe a color to someone who has no reference has always fascinated and baffled me.
This screams Kelly to me
So! I am the proud owner of a new display sword courtesy of my grandparents! %D Bit short, just three feet long, so it probably classifies as a shortsword. I’ve yet to be able to find any maker of it, as the only identifiers on it are that it’s stainless steel (boo!), made in China, and has the numbers HK468-320 on the box. Google search of these numbers just brings up defunct websites. :C Or websites that my firewall has said have been flagged as very harmful and full of viruses! The most I leeched from the google descriptions is that this is a Gate Keeper’s sword. The tassel definitely looks Chinese, which leads me to think it might be a short jian sword, but otherwise idk much about it. <:T Looks pretty neat though! And is definitely sharp! Probably just a general fantasy sword.
(The image, by the way, came from a forum where they were describing what weapons they would use in a zombie apocalypse. This was referred to only as a dirk. Hence my great disappointment of finding a picture of my sword, only to see there were no descriptors. :C)
The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut via Kami Garcia
Like, I don’t understand how Elves are the ~beautiful, near perfect~ race when Hobbits literally spend most of their time gossiping, eating, partying, giving gifts, drinking, and gossiping some more. I want to not be considered an adult until age 33 and go to other people’s birthday parties and get gifts and eat like seven meals a day.
World of the Ring by Jian Guo
Middle-Earth seems like it’s a pretty happening place: plenty of exotic locales to explore, elves handing out gifts, trees to ride when your footses ache, and treasure available only to those courageous enough to take it. If it ever existed in a Tolkien novel or note, then Jian has probably drawn it: his jaw-droppingly resplendent masterpieces tell just as enthralling a story as the novels they emulate… though in considerably fewer words. The lead image: “A Long Adventure with a Hobbit” is available in print form at Jian’s DeviantArt.
I was originally going to ink this all fancy, but then I got impatient. >:[ Anyway here’s some of my favorite cuties who are BFFs forever and a pair of goofballs. Skye being the instigator and Niko being her duckling who follows along snickering. Skye is endlessly endeared by Niko’s British accent and Niko is endlessly endeared by Skye’s ability to mimic voices.
Dwarven Children concepts by Daniel Falconer (DF) (his daughter is the girl in the first photo who consented only if she were made a dwarf princess) and Frank Victoria (FV) of WETA Workshop. From “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles.”
Alan Watts: What if money was no object? (x)
This is cool and inspiring and all but I’m reminded of that scene in Office Space where he’s like “not everyone can do what they love or there’d be no janitors” or something
“His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came.”
owns arguably the most valuable and powerful artifact in middle earth
uses it to avoid uncomfortable social interactions
this is why Bilbo is my hero
Are these things that actually exist?
How do I get these things?
I need dis.
I neeeeeeeeed dis.
I need this in my life like Cruller needs bacon.
All right, those of you following me for a bit know that this is not usual for me, but my boyfriend and I have hit a bit of an obstacle and we need some money - quickly. So I’m opening up for some posed bust commissions. Here is some basic information to be followed by the fine print!
- $15 per character
- Includes shot from chest up, posed as requested
- Fully colored and shaded
- Exciting circular/ovular background! (Ooooh. Ahhhh.)
- High-resolution images at roughly 8.5”x11” for printing
Now FINE PRINT that is not truthfully any smaller than the rest of this text, at all. “Posed as requested” can also mean if you are sending me an original character or something of the like, you can just give me a brief description of their personality and I’ll pose ‘em for you. The “per character” bit means you CAN give me multiple characters and I will pose them all together under the same guidelines, it will just be priced accordingly. Currently I only accept PayPal for payment. Sorry for any inconvenience! I also take the full payment up front before I begin any work. And as for REAL small print, I do reserve the right to refuse any content, yadda yadda.
If you are interested, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! We can talk details over there and I’ll let you know what I need for us to get started.
Since these are for an emergency, they are going to have a really quick turn-around time. I am suspending all personal work (comics, doodles, sketch cards, everything) until these are done - that means I will still be working on other commissions from private clients, but these are top priority and I should be clearing the entire queue within a week. Reblogs are always-always-always appreciated. I am opening a lot of slots for this (at least 10, but maybe more) so they may not fill up very quickly, and I would love to reach as many eager eyes as possible. Thank you in advance to anyone who passes this around or takes interest!
Man just DAY OF REBLOGS. But okay, I would love to get one of these, Amy! ;u; But uhh, I actually need to wait until tomorrow when I get paid to actually… pay for it, is that okay??