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ikantenggelem:

Porn Burger - The Dark Arts of Hamburgery

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lariagwyn:

bjornwilde:

snoozingcat:

sometime I just think about how easy it would be to market superheroes toward little girls and I am filled with rage

like do these people not realize how fucking easy this shit would be

there’s the dazzler she’s like a popstar and a superhero do you know how many 4-12 year old girls would dig that shit

there’s the wasp and her superpowers are seriously like zapping jerks, flying, and being cuter than everybody else. also she’s a famous fashion designer. and she’s better than you. (like she shrinks and stuff too but mainly her power is being better than you)

she-hulk is like this nerdy chick with the power to get bigger and greener and be spontaneously tougher than everybody in the vicinity like I don’t even know a little girl who wouldn’t slit someone’s throat for the ability to be stronger than all the boys when they pissed her off

little girl likes magic? scarlet witch

little girl likes science? invisible woman

little girl likes spies? black widow

little girl likes aliens? karolina dean

little girl likes bionic arms? misty knight

little girl likes flying horses? wow. guess who has one of those? valkyrie. valkyrie does.

My point is that’s it’s so fucking easy so chop-chop, Marvel, get on it. Seriously, I went ten years of my life thinking superheroes were boys. That’s ten years of you not profiting off of my inability to refrain from buying even the crappiest merchandise you offer if it has a character I love on it. Little girls are an enormous market; they will buy all your shit if you just suggest to them that maybe they’d like to.

or you could just keep on not profiting when you could be making money selling literally any object that has enough space to plaster a female superhero’s face on it. that’s cool too.

And that’s just Marvel. DC has a lot of great women as well.

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BATMAN FANCASTING: requested by absentlyabbie


“I care nothing for what happens or how I am remembered after death. To prove myself the best in life… that is my passion.”

ming-na wen as sandra wu-san/lady shiva

Note: It was important that I cast an older actress for Lady Shiva because middle age women don’t often get a chance to show how physically capable they are. And I’m aware that Lady Shiva is a famous example of the Dragon Lady archetype so it was crucial that I cast other Asian actresses in an array of counter-examples so that the stereotype is balanced in this continuity.

BATMAN FANCASTING: requested by absentlyabbie

I care nothing for what happens or how I am remembered after death. To prove myself the best in life… that is my passion.”

ming-na wen as sandra wu-san/lady shiva

Note: It was important that I cast an older actress for Lady Shiva because middle age women don’t often get a chance to show how physically capable they are. And I’m aware that Lady Shiva is a famous example of the Dragon Lady archetype so it was crucial that I cast other Asian actresses in an array of counter-examples so that the stereotype is balanced in this continuity.

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sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

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beautiesofafrique:

AMINA QUEEN OF ZARIA

Amina (also Aminatu; d. 1610) was a Hausa Muslim Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north central Nigeria. She is the subject of many legends, but is widely believed by historians to have been a real ruler, though contemporary evidence about her is limited. There is controversy among scholars as to the date of her reign, one school placing her in the mid-15th century, and a second placing her reign in the mid to late 16th century. She was the daughter of Bakwa of Turunku. Their family’s wealth was derived from the trade of leather goods, cloth, kola, salt, horses and imported metals. 

When Bakwa died in 1566, the crown of Zazzua passed to Amina’s younger brother, Karama. Their sister, Zaria, fled the region and little is known about her. 

Although Bakwa’s reign was known for peace and prosperity, Amina chose to hone her military skills from the warriors of the Zazzau military. As a result, she emerged as leader of the Zazzua cavalry. Many accolades, great wealth, and increased power resulted from her numerous military achievements. 

When her brother Karama died after a ten-year rule, Amina had matured into a fierce warrior and had earned the respect of the Zazzau military and she assumed the reign of the kingdom. 

Amina led her first military charge a few months after assuming power. For the rest of her 34 year reign, she continued to fight and expand her kingdom to the greatest in history. The objective for initiating so many battles was to make neighbouring rulers her vassal and permit her traders safe passage. In this way, she boosted her kingdom’s wealth and power with gold, slaves, and new crops. Because her people were talented metal workers, Amina introduced metal armor, including iron helmets and chain mail, to her army. 

To her credit, she fortified each of her military camps with an earthen wall. Later, towns and villages sprung up within these protective barriers. The walls became known as Amina’s Walls and many of them remain in existence to this day. 

According to legend, Amina refused to marry and never bore children. Instead, she took a temporary husband from the legions of vanquished foes after every battle. After spending one night together, she would condemn him death in the morning in order to prevent him from ever speaking about his sexual encounter with the queen. 

Legend also decrees she died during a military campaign at Atagara near Bida in Nigeria. Her exploits earned her the moniker Amina, daughter of Nikatau, a woman as capable as a man. Her legendary escapades made her the model for the television series Xena Warrior Princess. Today, her memory represents the spirit and strength of womanhood. 

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(the book is £220 on Amazon)

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indreamsittouchesthebody:

thewaywardqueen:

eyeglance:

Your Body Is Beautiful And You Are A G o d d e s s 

i absolutely adore this but aren’t skinny girls in there? some girls have a high metabolism and they stay really skinny even if they eat a ton. are they not beautiful?

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probably because our entire society has conditioned us to believe that skinny girls are beautiful, and that bigger girls are not

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quigonejinn:

falulatonks:

Raleigh looking at Mako

#to fight monsters we created soulmates

#sometimes i think about mako’s reaction to this whole situation (the bilingual stubbly supportive golden retriever situation) and i laugh and laugh and laugh #because if anyone has mused on the many consequences on drift partnership it’s mako mori #being as it pretty much informs her ENTIRE LIFE #even if she didn’t want to be a pilot ‘more than anything’ it’s still the underlying relationship of every important person in her life #the good (tams and stacks) the bad (hansens v1.0) and the ugly (hansens v2.0) #all her friends are either part of a drift pairing or study drift pairing or work to facilitate drift pairings’ #safe to say she’s read up on the subject #and she KNOWS to pilot Danger she has to pair up #and she KNOWS if this unseen becket person is being brought in that he’s going to be her drift partner #and just considering all the possible styles of human that she’s prepared to accept in order to pilot #and this guy turns up? #it’s like the universe said ok mako we know we’ve given you a bad deal: the world kind of ended before you really got a chance to enjoy it #and then we took your parents #and then we gave your new dad a terminal illness #so yeah fair enough you’re heavy in the minus column #but here #WE GOT YOU A PRESENT #HE’S BRAVE AND TRUE AND LOVES YOU LIKE THE SUN MOON AND STARS TOGETHER #AND HE’S TALL AND WELL-SHAPED #AND HE’S A LITTLE BIT BROKEN BUT STILL GOOD #YEAH #STILL GOOD #(and oh. no. now i’ve created an AU where mako is stitch claiming her little broken stacker and raleigh family don’t look at me) #(oh noooooooooo) (via harrietvane)

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highgayden:

"A gargantuan figure blessed with the greatest lightness." My character grew up in the Court of Miracles, which is the 17th-century version of the modern-day ghetto. There were twelve in Paris and the one I grew up in was the biggest and the worst. I don’t know who my father is, my mother died when I was five, so then I basically had to fend for myself. Got into trouble here and there, I was a street thief, you know, a hustler of sorts. But also a romantic, someone who was in need of a family unit and love. The reason why the Musketeers regiment is so important for Porthos is that it is the only family he’s ever known. There’s an amazing amount of passion and pride for Porthos in being a musketeer. The Fleur De Lis that he wears on his shoulder guard means the world to him. That brotherhood. 

Fraternity, loyalty, equality - those things are very important to Porthos. 

I liken Porthos to a human hurricane - on the inside, the eye of the storm, you’ll find peace, serenity, beauty… cross him or those he loves, the Musketeers, and you will find yourself in a tempest of discomfort. “

- Howard Charles

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THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST: requested by kamalaskadoosh


“My name is Sela Allen… and I’m The Flash!”

seychelle gabriel as sela allen

Note: I’ve learned that all of Barry Allen’s descendants, save for Jenni Ognats, are white in the comics so I wanted to subvert that and cast a Latina actress for this future speedster. And even though it’s not canon in the comics, I’ve also made Sela a descendant of Cisco Ramon in this continuity.

THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST: requested by kamalaskadoosh

“My name is Sela Allen… and I’m The Flash!”

seychelle gabriel as sela allen

Note: I’ve learned that all of Barry Allen’s descendants, save for Jenni Ognats, are white in the comics so I wanted to subvert that and cast a Latina actress for this future speedster. And even though it’s not canon in the comics, I’ve also made Sela a descendant of Cisco Ramon in this continuity.