April 24, 2014
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littlemisspaintbrush:

I didn’t want to spam you so I compiled my “10 things to do in Japan” illustrations for Japan Lover Me (website | facebook) in one post! (*≧▽≦)

The lists were researched and listed by Kaila, Kaye, Ashley, and Carly! ♥

*I’ll edit this post when we add more lists! :3

*We’re also going to release a JapanLovin’ Traveller’s e-book soon! :3

[ Sticky: Again, sorry for the lack of posts lately. ;3; April turned out to be the busiest month for me this year.. yet. @A@ (Commissions are still closed, by the way! (except those who reserved long ago) I’ll update you guys soon~ ;-;) ]

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April 24, 2014
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shoomlah:

a bunch of the plein air sketches I was working on during my Utah trip! A week drawing rocks, getting mistaken for a ranger twice- pretty ideal.

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April 24, 2014
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handsometuesday:

Dr. Mary Walker ”believed that tight corsets along with voluminous skirts and petticoats were unsanitary and hampered her medical practice. So she didn’t wear them: first sporting bloomers, then, midway through the war, abandoning those for a male surgeon’s uniform. She didn’t attempt to pass as a man; she was an obviously female doctor wearing a male uniform…. She continued to wear men’s clothing throughout her long life (she lived until 1919) and continually advocated for rational dress reform for women.”

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April 23, 2014
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You couldn’t kill me if you tried for a hundred years.

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April 23, 2014
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lacigreen:

adorable graphic by Megan Gatts

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April 23, 2014
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hostduraravros:

positronmorbid:


ironychan:


greekceltic:


centaurcentral:


“A Centaur in Disguise” by Michelle Tolo


This is the most precious Centaur art I’ve ever seen.


What really makes it is the fact that the dude and the horse are both going “something here ain’t right…”


And I could see any hard core horse riding enthusiast going “What are you doing!?  That’s not how you ride!”


I guess he’s trying to blend in and not be the
centaur of attention

hostduraravros:

positronmorbid:

ironychan:

greekceltic:

centaurcentral:

“A Centaur in Disguise” by Michelle Tolo

This is the most precious Centaur art I’ve ever seen.

What really makes it is the fact that the dude and the horse are both going “something here ain’t right…”

And I could see any hard core horse riding enthusiast going “What are you doing!?  That’s not how you ride!”

I guess he’s trying to blend in and not be the

centaur of attention

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April 22, 2014
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April 22, 2014
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febricant:

this is a modern cinematic masterpiece

I will cage fight dissenters

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April 22, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s pocket surgical kit

Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.

She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.

Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.

Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.

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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

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betsycornwell:

grangerandherbooks:

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

So if you like:

Mermaids:

  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
  • The Siren by Kiers Cass
  • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

Ghosts:

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
  • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
  • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Ruined by Paula Morris

Necromancers:

  • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

Demons:

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
  • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Demonata by Darren Shan

Banshee:

  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
  • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Goblins:

  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones

Monsters:

  • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Dragons:

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
  • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson
  • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Centaur: 

  • Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne

Soul Colector:

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

Water horses:

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Pooka:

  • Other by Karen Kincy
  • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

Dracons/draki:

  • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa


Unicorns:

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 

Greek mythology:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

The Devil:

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Different creatures:

  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
  • The Changelings by Elle Casey
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
  • Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

Succubus:

  • Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

Egyptian mythology:

  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Chimaera:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Djinn:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Skin-walkers:

  • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Trickster gods and demons:

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

Original mythology:

  • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

Genies:

  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Selkies:

  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville

Reapers:

  • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Polynesian mythology:

  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Nightmare:

  • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett

I’m going to oh-so-unbiasedly add Tides to the selkie list. <3

Adding to the list:

Vodniks, vila, and other creatures from Slovak mythology:

  • Vodnik by Bryce Moore

Abenaki skinwalkers:

  • Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac

Mexican mythology (chupacapras, lechuzas, and nagual):

  • Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Selkies

  • The Folk Keeper by Frannie Billingsley

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April 21, 2014
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maudelynn:

Janis Joplin c.1966 by Herb Greene 
Details here 

maudelynn:

Janis Joplin c.1966 by Herb Greene 

Details here 

April 19, 2014
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championcoolbreeze:

obfuscatingdeity:

the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

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April 19, 2014
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photoencounters:

Happy Easter weekend peeps :-) GIF by Amber Maitrejean

photoencounters:

Happy Easter weekend peeps :-) GIF by Amber Maitrejean

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