shy-as-a-mouse ASKED:
Unfortunately, I don't have my headcanons up on my blog cuz I am too shy to do it. I've just managed to convince myself to actually write fics, so I'm still building up to writing about all the stuff I've thought of. My brain just wanted to do something simpler first. I really just love the idea of intersex hobbits, who don't get why men are so obsessed by gender, and are confused by what they even mean by gender. Idk, my brain is full of random crap, esp. about hobbits cuz they're so cute.

that’s so great!! i’m glad you’ve decided to go forward with it then. i hope you don’t mind that i publish these but i wanna save them on my blog (though feel free to tell me otherwise). hobbits are the cutest and best and most deserving of great gender hcs. now i wanna draw a bunch of hobbits (shocking)


170 carat opal with Contra luz color plays. Origin: Opal Butte, Oregon. Contra Luz opals describe precious opals where the play of colors is only visible when held up to the light.

170 carat opal with Contra luz color plays. Origin: Opal Butte, Oregon. Contra Luz opals describe precious opals where the play of colors is only visible when held up to the light.

shy-as-a-mouse ASKED:
Hello! Oh gosh, I'm so shy but I just wanted to tell you how much I love your hobbit stuff. Your character designs are taking over my headcanons (esp. Merry and Pip). It's so hard to see the actors as the characters now bc your drawings are so great. Also, that post about your hobbity headcanons is a lot like mine are and it made me so happy to see someone else who had the same ideas. Basically I just think you're super cool. Hope you have a lovely day!

whoaaaaa!! first of all that’s like a really rad miracle that we have similar hobbit headcanons! i hope you have something on your blog cause i am gonna check it later. if not you should def tell me about your thoughts and stuff if you like B)) i need more of those concerning middle-earth. and also, i love when my hobbits wheedle their way into people’s minds and block out the movie imagery (i love everybody in the lotr films but… it’s the best thing to happen when your character designs are suddenly there instead)

dwarvendinnerparty ASKED:
Gimli 14!

dwarvendinnerparty:

redbaroness:

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My favorite dwarf <33

still doing these! just sloooowwwly

Wow! I need to go through my tag more often!

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

"Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair." -

Melissa Harris-Perry

This is also referred to as The Just World Fallacy. If the world is “good and just,” then bad things must only happen to people who “deserved it or caused it.” Except the world is not good and just. And despite individual people choosing to be good and/or just, structures, institutions and systems remain corrupt overall. Primarily through the media is the idea that bad only happens to those who deserve suffering conveyed. Add this to the manifestations of oppression based on gender, race, class, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, size, etc. and things like rape culture for example, thrive. And even ideologies that appear “harmless” to some people like prosperity gospel, positivity culture, the law of attraction and American exceptionalism are based on ignoring systemic inequality and focusing on exceptional cases. They stand firm in this particular fallacy.

See, it requires quite a bit from a person to be willing to challenge the world as is. It is psychologically, emotionally and intellectually easier to victim blame. It also helps people protect their psyches from the thought that something bad could happen to them or worse, that they are the causes of those bad things happening to others.

Still…it’s unacceptable. Victim blaming = unacceptable. The right thing to do is listen and support victims/survivors of anything and the oppressed of any form of oppression and work to deconstruct the structures, institutions and systems that make it possible. On an individual level, it requires accountability.

(via gradientlair)

loish:

finished version of this WIP from last february! the same WIP that, after changing the colors/ideas a bunch of times, led to this piece, but i went back to the old version and started over. 

loish:

finished version of this WIP from last february! the same WIP that, after changing the colors/ideas a bunch of times, led to this piece, but i went back to the old version and started over. 

mudwerks:

blazepress:

A tornado full of tumbleweed that is on fire. It’s as if satan is making an entrance.

what we call a Dust Devil, flaming tumbleweeds optional…

mudwerks:

blazepress:

A tornado full of tumbleweed that is on fire. It’s as if satan is making an entrance.

what we call a Dust Devil, flaming tumbleweeds optional…

androdjinni:

smearedwithscreams:

(Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

Thank you.

Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.

i wonder if there’s any mountainous park i can get to by public transportation. do you how hard it is to find such a thing. you can get to a nearby city but getting to the actual park eighty miles away is another damn matter

areddhels:

Today in Middle-Earth: Bilbo fights off spiders (August 22nd, 2941 T.A.)

There was the usual dim grey light of the forest-day about him when he came to his senses. The spider lay dead beside him, and his sword-blade was stained black. Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath.

“I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.”