why is it that everyone can be an asshole towards me and that’s perfectly fine but the minute i have had enough an act like an asshole its all of a sudden not okay
And continuing my adventures with my OTPs in Halloween setting, here’s Margo (kiahh's) and Vince (mine). It is the first picture where I draw them together, ofc I have five millions of troubles drawing Vince and I can’t make him look as I want but ehhh. Vince is the right hand of Rago’s father in gang and Margo is the leader of the other gang and they have really sweet, really sad relationship and nghhhhn age differenceeee
CockyBoys: Talk To Me (Colby Keller, Jett Black & Kevin Warhol)
Fun work? Is that even possible? What do you think?
This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!
Sun melting crayons time-lapse rainbow [video]
OH MY GOD
notice the one yellow-green crayon that’s too cool to melt
notice the red starts slow then BAM
just like a period
This is seriously the greatest thing ever. It has captured the essence of all three of these incarnations. Fantastic!
It’s a Sherlock thing.
I dig this for a couple of reasons.
First, it’s got great style.
Perhaps more interestingly though, is that it’s a very different tone as far as the direction of aggression. Most people know the Clash of the Titans version where she’s on the hunt for him once he shows up. But let’s face it, Medusa really gets the shaft from destiny overall. She starts out as a priestess in a temple who gets raped by Poseidon and gets cursed for it as if it was all her fault. The result is that she’s basically doomed to live without human contact for eternity. Then she’s hunted down specifically for her head by a demigod whose got all sorts of great toys and backing to get the job done and depicted as some sort of horrible monster for defending her turf from folks out to kill her.
There are some really interesting theories about regarding just what the whole ‘gorgon’ thing was really about from a historical perspective. It’s really quite a tragic tale about the rise of patriarchy and the purge of goddess-centric worshipers. There are also parallels to the Apollo versus Typhon story which is part of the same era. Harsh.
See, even the demystified stories from ancient times are fascinating!
Reblogging for commentary.
I wish there were more nuanced portrayals of Medusa than as just a scary, snake lady.
Not to mention all this shit went down while she was pregnant with twins, the Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor, as a result from the rape. Perseus would mount Pegasus, and use him and Medusa’s head to kill a sea monster, thus winning him a wife, Andromeda. Medusa was cursed by the very goddess she served, Athena, who also gave Perseus the mirrored shield he used to slay her. Raped, betrayed by her god, hunted down like a beast in her own home while she was pregnant, her own children stolen from her and used to glorify and aide her killers and betrayers. And she’s supposed to be the monster?
That’s how Greek men saw the myth. Greek women viewed it as Athena protecting Medusa by giving her the power to make any man who looked at her completely harmless. Her head was used as a symbol to mark women’s shelters in ancient Greece.
Friendly reminder to remember that women have their own vivid lives and cultures and that the stories which are preserved today come through a heavy filter of gender, race, and class biases.
every single person you know has something in their life and past that is probably worth collapsing to the ground in an uncontrollably sobbing heap over, so be nice to each other and tell good jokes