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coelasquid:

The last one made me laugh out loud for real

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: 1950’s vampire gal

Tagged: #blood

madamecuratrix:

lelaid:

Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2006

One of my favorite of all haute couture collections. Inspired by the French Revolution. John Galliano brilliantly interprets the blood, violence, and chaos of that time period in his designs.

Tagged: #insp #blood

junjouprince:

komaedas

wolflun:

二月-六月

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jgillustration:

So, Andrea recently did an awesome, awesome, AWESOME illustration based on a scene in Gene Wolfe’s incredible Book of the New Sun series, and I decided that I wanted to draw the scene that pretty much happens right after hers!  This is when the Undine, which is basically pretty/disgusting lady-Cthulu in the books, surfaces in front of the main character Sevarian, and starts to get crushed under her own weight.
I can’t emphasis how outstanding these books are!  They’re definitely the best things I think I’ve ever read.
I think I may turn this illustration into a postcard!

jgillustration:

So, Andrea recently did an awesome, awesome, AWESOME illustration based on a scene in Gene Wolfe’s incredible Book of the New Sun series, and I decided that I wanted to draw the scene that pretty much happens right after hers!  This is when the Undine, which is basically pretty/disgusting lady-Cthulu in the books, surfaces in front of the main character Sevarian, and starts to get crushed under her own weight.

I can’t emphasis how outstanding these books are!  They’re definitely the best things I think I’ve ever read.

I think I may turn this illustration into a postcard!

Tagged: #tenetke #blood

schwarbage:

disclair:

He sets the body on the ground and goes back, and returns with another, and another, and another. 

Old Bruce has had the same nightmare for decades, and it isn’t about his parent’s dying either.

I desperately hope Batfleck is going to be a post Jason Batman, because really Jason’s death defines the bat mythos far more than his parents dying ever did. This would make a great dream sequence for Dawn of Justice »

As I sat re-watching the Schumacher Batman films, I wept a little. Both because they are so bad, but also because that signaled the death of Robin within the franchise. As far as films go, we are probably going to have to suffice with Chris O’Donnell for a long time to come.

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Not that I mind much, he’s absolutely gorgeous in them.
[And I do like the nod that the Nolanverse eventually gave to Robin.]

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odinsraven55:

A Polar Bear on a whale carcass. A demonstration of the power and harshness of nature.

odinsraven55:

A Polar Bear on a whale carcass. A demonstration of the power and harshness of nature.

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skoptsy:

LOOK at these awesome adopts me and my best bud Queans made with me! She drew the ladies, and I drew the lads.

We’re auctioning them off over at FA, check them out!  
Only a few are still available, toss in a bid if you can. :”)

Not a member of FA? Send me an ask if you’d like to autobuy or bid!

Tagged: #eternal #blood

thepeoplesrecord:

Homophobia in Russia is taking a Kafkaesque turn
June 12, 2014

We all know things are bad for LGBT people in Russia, right?

 In fact, we have no idea. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Tatiana Vinnichenko, director of the Russian LGBT organization Rakurs, revealed how much most of us in the West don’t know about Russia’s anti-gay crackdown. And all of it is bad news.

First, official state prosecutions and persecution of LGBT organizations has morphed and intensified. Previously, LGBT organizations were pressured to register as “foreign agents”—spies, basically—but those registrations were subject to judicial review. The results were uneven: Some courts rubber-stamped the government’s positions, but others found a lack of evidence and ruled for the LGBT organizations.

Earlier this year, says Vinnichenko, the law was quietly changed. Now the government has the power to declare an organization a foreign agent as an administrative matter. In other words, what was once a matter of law, however imperfect, is now a matter of bureaucracy. With one fell swoop—and one that can come at any moment, without warning—a gay community center, or film festival, or support group can be branded a spy.

The St. Petersburg-based LGBT organization Coming Out has been immersed in Russia’s Kafkaesque bureaucracy for months, having endured four hearings to ascertain whether it is a foreign agent. But it has endured, thanks to the rule of law. Without that protection, Coming Out would have no recourse. And once one is labeled a foreign agent, even routine administrative errors can result in criminal prosecution.

“We are being boiled in a pot,” Vinnichenko said.

The foreign agents law and the “anti-propaganda law” are really just the tip of the anti-gay iceberg, however. The newest phase of Putin’s campaign has been, ironically, privatization.

According to Vinnichenko, Russian authorities are putting pressure on all kinds of institutions—banks, landlords, employers—not to do business with LGBT people and LGBT organizations. Because licenses are required for just about everything in Russia, this “pressure” is existential. Banks are being told, “Dump your LGBT customers, or we’ll shut you down,” she said.

Rakurs’s bank and landlord have come under similar pressure. Vinnichenko says all banks have been told that if they have any LGBT organizations as clients, they will lose their licenses; it’s just a matter of time until all of the organizations’ accounts are closed. And the local LGBT community center she runs, she says, is in danger of losing its lease and will have nowhere else to go. No one will rent to her.In Vinnichenko’s case, the threat is immediate and personal. A mother of two, she works for the Northern Federal University. Her employers have been pressured from above and have in turn demanded that she stop her advocacy work. “I am going on leave, because you cannot be fired while on leave, but as soon as I return, I expect to be fired,” she said. How she will replace her lost income, especially as she is publicly blacklisted, she has no idea.

This subcontracted homophobia has largely escaped the notice of the Western media so far. It is off the books, so to speak, propelled by threats and extortion rather than overt acts like legislation or prosecution. And it has plausible deniability. “Putin is asked about LGBT people whenever he goes abroad, and he just lies or says he doesn’t know,” said Vinnichenko. “But he knows the situation—he’s the homophobe in chief.”

Surprisingly, Vinnichenko—like other Russian LGBT activists I’ve spoken to—insists that Western pressure would be helpful, despite the obvious potential for backlash. “We’re going to lose anyway,” she said, with typically Russian fatalism. “The only question is whether anyone will know about it.”

What she has in mind is for the Russian businesses participating in the privatization of homophobia to be confronted overseas. She points to her own university, which frequently partners with other European and American universities. “The president should be picketed everywhere she goes,” Vinnichenko said. So, too, should the leaders of banks and other businesses.

And Vinnichenko is calling for the United States to follow Canada in providing expedited and “favored” review to LGBT applicants for asylum.

Including herself? I asked Vinnichenko what’s keeping her in Russia, and she replied: “Everyone I know. Not everyone can leave—there are people without enough money, without specialized skills, women with children. How can I leave them?”

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choodraws:

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