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"The roses said: You do not have to choose." -- Sunshine, Robin McKinley
Jul 23 '14

peterdwebb:

God gives enough strength for each day. Just like the manna in the wilderness, He supplies each day one at a time. Keep going back to Him for sustenance. Don’t feel like you have what it takes to get through next week? You probably don’t. But God will provide.

Jul 21 '14
An eighth doctor pallete thing that Maya requested FOREVER ago. So sorry. I kept looking at eight’s face and trying to reconcile it with the face I was drawing, because wow what an interesting, hard to draw face. I was going to do something TARDIS-y in the bg, but I still have Cap to draw so maybe later?

An eighth doctor pallete thing that Maya requested FOREVER ago. So sorry. I kept looking at eight’s face and trying to reconcile it with the face I was drawing, because wow what an interesting, hard to draw face. I was going to do something TARDIS-y in the bg, but I still have Cap to draw so maybe later?

Jul 21 '14

This week’s page is up! Uri is pretty bad at lying for someone with so much practice.

Jul 21 '14

fuckablenerdstuff:

dokugraphy:

the night between 20 and 21.07.2014 // transfusions by Nieidanine //Joa cosplayed by Cage//Photo by Doku//help and assistance by Seloria

here you go, the first part of last night’s transfusions shooting /)OvO/) it was really nice, hot, but nice, poor cage probably melted in her pullover and jacket, but no cosplay without some kind of pain I guess òAó!

for those who don’t know this amazing webcomic go and read it! It’s adorable and there’s even a fat cat

photos from yesterday evening/night! 
Doku is so fast! <3  Thank you dear, I like them very very much! <3 

Look at that gorgeous shot on the bottom right, daaaaamn.

Jul 21 '14
humansofnewyork:

“My younger sister died when I was seven. I remember my mom asking if I’d seen her, and we searched the whole house, and discovered her beneath some hurricane shutters. We think that she climbed up on them to play, and they fell down on her. My strongest memory from that day is these two young girls, holding open our front door when the paramedics arrived. I can see them clearly in my memory, but I don’t know who they are. I may have just invented them, but I like to think that they were angels.”

humansofnewyork:

“My younger sister died when I was seven. I remember my mom asking if I’d seen her, and we searched the whole house, and discovered her beneath some hurricane shutters. We think that she climbed up on them to play, and they fell down on her. My strongest memory from that day is these two young girls, holding open our front door when the paramedics arrived. I can see them clearly in my memory, but I don’t know who they are. I may have just invented them, but I like to think that they were angels.”

Jul 19 '14

(Source: trekgate)

Jul 15 '14
weneeddiversebooks:

Have you seen the awesome diverse cover for hannahmosk's next book, NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED? Brown girl front and center. Here's the blurb:

Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.
Everywhere she turns, someone feels she’s too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her ex-clique, thanks to a recent relationship with a boy; not tiny and white enough for ballet, her first passion; and not sick enough to look anorexic (partially thanks to recovery). Etta doesn’t fit anywhere— until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group. Both girls are auditioning for Brentwood, a prestigious New York theater academy that is so not Nebraska. Bianca seems like Etta’s salvation, but how can Etta be saved by a girl who needs saving herself? The latest powerful, original novel from Hannah Moskowitz is the story about living in and outside communities and stereotypes, and defining your own identity.


I have read this book and so should you.

weneeddiversebooks:

Have you seen the awesome diverse cover for hannahmosk's next book, NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED? Brown girl front and center. Here's the blurb:

Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.


Everywhere she turns, someone feels she’s too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her ex-clique, thanks to a recent relationship with a boy; not tiny and white enough for ballet, her first passion; and not sick enough to look anorexic (partially thanks to recovery). Etta doesn’t fit anywhere— until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group. Both girls are auditioning for Brentwood, a prestigious New York theater academy that is so not Nebraska. Bianca seems like Etta’s salvation, but how can Etta be saved by a girl who needs saving herself? 

The latest powerful, original novel from Hannah Moskowitz is the story about living in and outside communities and stereotypes, and defining your own identity.

I have read this book and so should you.

Jul 14 '14
Jul 11 '14
zusakbooks:

It can’t get any better. Thanks @se4realhinton and ESPECIALLY @HNRead, this kills me. THANK YOU.

zusakbooks:

It can’t get any better. Thanks @se4realhinton and ESPECIALLY @HNRead, this kills me. THANK YOU.

Jul 11 '14

frankenfossil asked:

I'm aware that if you're a white person trying to write a PoC character you should direct attention to actual voices from the background in question, and let them speak for themselves. I was wondering, since these voices are often not in the mainstream, whether there's some resource that might help find them to start with, esp. in comics? Since I don't actually know who to direct anybody to, and I want to. I guess I'm hoping for an easy answer that won't exist. I'm researching too, but... help?

diversitycrosscheck:

I’m also a writer with Oscar Moreau's webcomic Rep N Red, and the other folks I work with reblog a ton of great stuff about other comics plus diversity in media representation. I’m usually too busy doing technical work for DCC so I haven’t been able to help them with the posting, but I’ve seen the stuff they do find and it’s pretty great.

The following are regarding PoC characters, not necessarily creators:

This post was made in 2012, and I’m not entirely sure if all the links are still working, but I’d take a look at it anyway. It’s a list of comics that either star or include women of color. The OP has a key at the bottom, signifying comics where the WoC is a token minority, comes in later on, is nonhuman, or has problematic crap.

Dicebox has been around since 2003 but isn’t even halfway done ‘cos it has such a huge story arc. It’s a SF story and it stars a queer WoC and her wife; they’re frustrating and complex characters, very layered. It’s free to view online but I’d suggest buying a copy of Volume 1 from the creator. (Support artists, y’all!)

It’s difficult to weed out voices from the mass organism that is the Internet — in this case, creators of color. It’s usually easier to get search results for characters of color. PoC comic illustrators and writers are definitely out there but I haven’t been able to find a database collecting all minority voices into one convenient place.

That being said, here are a few PoC creators in the comics industry:

• Roy Boney Jr. (full blood Cherokee; Dead Eyes Open)
• Chen Wei Dong (owns the largest comics studio in China)
• Rosario Dawson (yup, you read that right — she created O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce)
• Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa (The 99 — it’s a team of superheroes based on Islamic culture & religion; 35 issues and a mini-crossover with the Justice League; it’s also an animated series)
• David F. Walker (The Army of Dr. Moreau)
• Dani Dixon (runs Tumble Creek Press, creator of the series 13)
• Gerimi Burleigh (Eye of the Gods, psychological thriller)
• Arnold Arre (famous Pinoy artist; The Mythology Class looks and sounds flippin’ amazing but it’s out of print — maybe they’ll do another print run if enough people clamor for it)

For PoC-centric voices outside of comics, here are a couple resources that discuss or revolve around the issue of race:

medievalpoc // racebending // authorsofcolor // diversityinfilmtv // diversityinya // fantasyofcolor // The Nerds of Color // Queer Women of Color