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Sep 17

laughingsquid:

The Dancing Traffic Light, A ‘Don’t Walk’ Light That Entertains Pedestrians by Putting on a Show

chotronette:

Dress by www.chotronette.com
Sep 17

chotronette:

Dress by www.chotronette.com

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medievalpoc:

penig replied to your post: “Hi, I am very impressed with your blog, and would like your input on something. I am running a Vampire game set in Hungary 1 year before the Mongolian invasion. I was wondering what other ethnicities would be present in the area?”:

To be fair here, part of the fun of historical RPGs and fantasy is to change as little as possible and watch the effect of the fantastic premise on the setting.

blackghostwaltz replied to your post: justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v…

I honestly think they’re asking a question relating to what PoC groups were living in the area at the time. Just because it has a supernatural element doesn’t mean it can’t have accuracy. As a writer, that’s one thing I strive for personally.

myirrelephantlife replied to your post: justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v…

I think they’re asking what sort of ethnicities were present in Hungary at that time. Not to be rude, but it’s a reasonable question and I’m not sure why you brushed it off. Vampires are fantasy, but the setting could still be historically accurate.

tranettew reblogged your post justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v… and added:

That’s unnecessary shade. The whole blog is about historically accurate representation of PoC in history and, ergo, it is not an excuse to be non-inclusive in media as there were PoC in Europe at different points in history. This ask is essentially what you’re trying to promote, I thought.

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Sep 17
Where imagination is capped out
Sep 17

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

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Sep 17

2brwngrls:

aquilastyle:

Muslimah weightlifter wins right to compete in modest clothing

Heavy lifting doesn’t unnerve Kulsoom Abdullah, who has helped to throw open the doors for Muslim women in the international weightlifting arena. 

*tears*

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medievalpoc:

If you are interested in having discussions about race and representation in fantasy media, analyzing and questioning our ideas about what “historical accuracy” means, and criticizing the way we use concepts about Medieval Europe to exclude people of color from enjoying historical play, in addition to learning about people of color in European art history, click here to follow the Medievalpoc tumblr.

Anyone who thinks it’s going “too far” to point out people who refuse to acknowledge the massive double standard in applying “historical accuracy” to fantasy settings only when it comes to including characters of color, go ahead and click here to unfollow the Medievalpoc tumblr.

For just the images, here’s the Flickr stream.

For static database without discussion, here’s the dot org website.

There’s also a Twitter. And a Facebook.

Just because you want a history lesson doesn’t mean you’re going to receive the lesson you were expecting. Pretending that history doesn’t affect the way we interact with each other today is not in keeping with what this whole thing is about.

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Sep 17
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate
Sep 17

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Sep 17

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kireinahana:

thirp:

I don’t know why but this looks to me like I’m on an operation table receiving surgery from cats

Nevermind this is it
Sep 17

kireinahana:

thirp:

I don’t know why but this looks to me like I’m on an operation table receiving surgery from cats

Nevermind this is it

(Source: catasters, via spookyhouse)

Sep 17

princessandtheprep:

This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media)  but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people. 

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