1. momopuff:

"On your left!"

    momopuff:

    "On your left!"

     
  2. shrewreadings:

    teapotsahoy:

    justaguywitharrows:

    enefadah:

    I’m gonna take a bit to gush about these books. My friend tumblr user savarend told me how great they were and once I finally picked them up I couldn’t put them down until I had finished the whole series. And they’re each around 600 pages long. I don’t normally go for series that huge but I was grateful there was so much more to read when I was neck-deep in the second book and staying up till 2 AM to read it.

    So. These books - amazingly vast world-building that gets in depth with the very different cultures of the world. A lot of great reflection on war and conquering and loyalty and family and love. You will fall in love with the characters. SO MUCH HAPPENS. I would definitely liken it to A Song of Ice and Fire, except I think these books are way better (and I spent a whole summer reading ASOIAF). For one thing, these books treat women a lot better. It’s overall more satisfying, and I got a lot more invested in ALL of the characters, instead of one or two favorites. I don’t mean to knock ASOIAF, I just wanted to give some comparison that might spark interest/give a reference point.

    BUT THERE’S MORE, you want queer characters? People in this world swing all the ways, sometimes favoring one gender over another, but whatever they favor it’s totally cool by the rest of the folks. And you get actual, named, main queer characters, queer romance, and queer sex.

    There’s also an asexual character! And someone I would argue is on the aromantic spectrum. (and imo, you can definitely read characters as trans but it’s not explicit)

    AND THEN. You also get POLYAMORY!! A LOT! Including people who are totally fine with having multiple partners, and people who have to struggle with jealousy! And those things are explored!

    PLUS, there’s a wide array of cultures, races, and skin tones in the world and among the main characters.

    It also deals magnificently with PTSD and I think it’s pretty clear that the main character is neurodivergent. And many characters with physical disabilities as well that get full storylines! I love it.

    Last thing, if pirates do it for you, there is such good pirate stuff and nautical stuff in general. It made me want to go work on a boat for the rest of my life. And learn to fight. There’s also magic. 

    Queer characters. Pirates. Polyamory. Magic. Politics. Battles. YEAH.

    READ THESE BOOKS IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT

    I would also rec these books, but an amazing thing about them is that there is MAGIC in them that makes it so NO ONE POOPS. POOPLESS MAGIC. NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT. READ IT. TALK ABOUT THE ELIMINATION OF ELIMINATION.


    Sherwood is also one of the most ceaselessly supportive, useful, honest and simultaneously honest critiquers I’ve ever met. Read her stuff, it’s awesome.

    This series is amazing and you should read it. If you’re tired of sexualized violence in your epic fantasy, this series (and the entire world it is set in) will be a refreshing reminder of what fantasy can be.

    Advance warning: some people find it very hard to handle the POV shifts within scenes. If you stick with it, though, not only may you get used to it, you might even end up seeing it as an advantage in a sprawling epic like this.

    (Source: transnormativity)

     
  3. villainyforbeginners:

    getting ready for battle xoxo

     
  4. 16:00

    Notes: 220377

    Reblogged from nonhoration

    Tags: #awesome#queue

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    nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

    nonhoration:

    earthlydreams:

    This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

    Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

    (Source: untouchmyhair)

     
  5. tomhannigers:

    tv shows don’t have to have any straight people in them like we could have lots of tv shows with literally zero straight people 

     
  6. knitmeapony:

    timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

    Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel by Meevers Desu Cosplay

    Photo by WeNeals Photography and Retouching

    OH MY GOD THIS IS PERFECT.

     
  7. steflovessamwilson:

    Sam comes out of the shower to spot Steve sitting in their living room, sketching quietly and an idea pops into his head. He doesn’t know if Steve’s seen Titanic or not, but he figures he’ll get one of those full-body blushes out of Steve and it’ll be worth it either way.

    So he goes back into the bedroom, hangs up the towel and puts back on his dog-tags. Steve doesn’t look up when Sam saunters into the living room, but he does when Sam flops down on the couch dramatically, wearing nothing but the chain around his neck and says, “Steve. Draw me like one of your French girls.”

    Of all the reactions he was expecting, he certainly couldn’t have predicted the startled look in Steve’s eyes, followed by all the blood promptly rushing from his face.

    Sam just stared for a minute, confused, before Steve finally stammered, “Who…How do you know about the French girls?”

     
  8. ktempest:

    dippydorable:

    escondig:

    The Supernatural Fandom, everybody

    see, that is devotion

    we don’t care if its illegal

    …I’m frightened and impressed in equal measure.

     
  9. plaidandredlipstick:

    the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS

     
  10. Black Widow (2014) Covers #1-10 by Phil Noto

    (Source: iwouldfookthat)