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zorascreation:

greatwhitefork:
for zorascreation, who wanted someone to do a female version of Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Though I kept it Kingsley instead of Kandace
Just because I think Kingsley is a beautiful name for a woman!
Hope this counts as kickass, darlin!
…
**fun fact: we don’t actually learn what Kingsley’s wand is, so I went with pear wood.
The HP WIKI describes pear wands as “wands of splendid magical powers, which give of their best in the hands of the warm-hearted, the generous and the wise. Possessors of pear wands are, in the experience of the learned wandmaker Garrick Ollivander, usually popular and well-respected and he never knew of single instance where a pear wand has been discovered in the possession of a Dark witch or wizard.”
Sounds like Kingsley to me!
Also, the fur on her robes is lynx, which happens to be Kingsley’s patronus. Just cuz I love drawing fur trim…
…
Art © Lindsey Gabel and is not to be used, altered, or reproduced in any form without artist’s written permission

OMG SOMEBODY DID IT!!! <3 

zorascreation:

greatwhitefork:

for zorascreation, who wanted someone to do a female version of Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Though I kept it Kingsley instead of Kandace

Just because I think Kingsley is a beautiful name for a woman!

Hope this counts as kickass, darlin!

**fun fact: we don’t actually learn what Kingsley’s wand is, so I went with pear wood.

The HP WIKI describes pear wands as “wands of splendid magical powers, which give of their best in the hands of the warm-hearted, the generous and the wise. Possessors of pear wands are, in the experience of the learned wandmaker Garrick Ollivander, usually popular and well-respected and he never knew of single instance where a pear wand has been discovered in the possession of a Dark witch or wizard.”

Sounds like Kingsley to me!

Also, the fur on her robes is lynx, which happens to be Kingsley’s patronus. Just cuz I love drawing fur trim…

Art © Lindsey Gabel and is not to be used, altered, or reproduced in any form without artist’s written permission

OMG SOMEBODY DID IT!!! <3 

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edwardspoonhands:


honeyc0mb:
A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Photographer Unknown
^♥

I’ve always thought there should be a word for this, like “dendrophagy.” But dendrophagy is taken for when things eat trees…so what do we call it when trees eat things?

AWESOME.

edwardspoonhands:


honeyc0mb
:

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. 
Photographer Unknown

^♥

I’ve always thought there should be a word for this, like “dendrophagy.” But dendrophagy is taken for when things eat trees…so what do we call it when trees eat things?

AWESOME.

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geneticist:

Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. (via)

geneticist:

Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. (via)

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karnythia:

beleseth:

madgastronomer:

respawns:

delladilly:

you know those things that feminists and social revolutionaries who mostly consume fiction and analyze it to death (aka tumblr) are always wishing for
like gosh it would be fabulous if we had young adult fiction where all the main characters were of color
or where the most important relationship was between two women
or where no women were demonized or hated or belittled or unrealistic or scapegoats, where all women were treated with compassion and respect
or where the love interest actually genuinely respected and listened to the protagonist
or if fantasy used its freedom to investigate the shitty things that bind our world, colonialism and racism and misogyny and a thousand forms of structured oppression that we’re so deeply trenched in that it’s hard to see them properly
like ALL OF THOSE THINGS, if you told me that a book could give me ALL OF THOSE THINGS, I probably wouldn’t believe you, and if I did, I would be satisfied with it, I would be bloated by it, it would be all I would need or want
and I know I sound like an infomercial, but Cold Magic has all of that— AND MORE
it’s steampunk— genuinely steampunk the way steampunk was meant to be, reconstructing history from the ice age onwards to make you think about the way our history happened and how it formed the society that we assume is unavoidable and authentic and real
and this ice age went on longer, and the Roman Empire didn’t fall till the year 1000, and one of the principle arguments of the book, which takes place 800 years later, is that the Romans told lies
and plus there are sentient dinosaurs. 
REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-COLONIALIST FEMINIST THEORY
AND
SENTIENT
DINOSAURS
and the heroine is brave and rude and a little cocky, and she holds her secrets tight to her chest, and she thinks with her feet and keeps going
and she gets the dreamiest unlikeliest most besotted love interest you’ve ever met, who takes an absurd amount of pride in his clothing, about whom the line exists “He was still very much in love with me. He looked angry about it.”
and let me remind you that both of them (plus everyone else of importance!!!) are of color
and there is magic, and magic interacting with politics, and with it investigations into freedom/power/safety/oppression/obligation/choice, and also it is sexy
and there are plagues and ghouls and a beautifully drawn spirit world, actually the most complete world building I’ve seen since His Dark Materials or Harry Potter
and the talking heads of poets
and also kissing, and hilariousness, and thrilling action, it’s described in the blurb as an Afro-Celtic Roman icepunk, like DO I HAVE TO BEAT YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH THIS BOOK TO MAKE YOU READ IT
BECAUSE I WILL


this sounds like a dream come true

…purchased.

I Read it. Go read it. Go. Buy a second copy to lend to someone because it ain’t coming home.
And then go get the sequel and do the same thing.

People I have strict rules about buying series before they are done. Stop tempting me!

karnythia:

beleseth:

madgastronomer:

respawns:

delladilly:

you know those things that feminists and social revolutionaries who mostly consume fiction and analyze it to death (aka tumblr) are always wishing for

like gosh it would be fabulous if we had young adult fiction where all the main characters were of color

or where the most important relationship was between two women

or where no women were demonized or hated or belittled or unrealistic or scapegoats, where all women were treated with compassion and respect

or where the love interest actually genuinely respected and listened to the protagonist

or if fantasy used its freedom to investigate the shitty things that bind our world, colonialism and racism and misogyny and a thousand forms of structured oppression that we’re so deeply trenched in that it’s hard to see them properly

like ALL OF THOSE THINGS, if you told me that a book could give me ALL OF THOSE THINGS, I probably wouldn’t believe you, and if I did, I would be satisfied with it, I would be bloated by it, it would be all I would need or want

and I know I sound like an infomercial, but Cold Magic has all of that— AND MORE

it’s steampunk— genuinely steampunk the way steampunk was meant to be, reconstructing history from the ice age onwards to make you think about the way our history happened and how it formed the society that we assume is unavoidable and authentic and real

and this ice age went on longer, and the Roman Empire didn’t fall till the year 1000, and one of the principle arguments of the book, which takes place 800 years later, is that the Romans told lies

and plus there are sentient dinosaurs. 

REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-COLONIALIST FEMINIST THEORY

AND

SENTIENT

DINOSAURS

and the heroine is brave and rude and a little cocky, and she holds her secrets tight to her chest, and she thinks with her feet and keeps going

and she gets the dreamiest unlikeliest most besotted love interest you’ve ever met, who takes an absurd amount of pride in his clothing, about whom the line exists “He was still very much in love with me. He looked angry about it.”

and let me remind you that both of them (plus everyone else of importance!!!) are of color

and there is magic, and magic interacting with politics, and with it investigations into freedom/power/safety/oppression/obligation/choice, and also it is sexy

and there are plagues and ghouls and a beautifully drawn spirit world, actually the most complete world building I’ve seen since His Dark Materials or Harry Potter

and the talking heads of poets

and also kissing, and hilariousness, and thrilling action, it’s described in the blurb as an Afro-Celtic Roman icepunk, like DO I HAVE TO BEAT YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH THIS BOOK TO MAKE YOU READ IT

BECAUSE I WILL

this sounds like a dream come true

…purchased.

I Read it. Go read it. Go. Buy a second copy to lend to someone because it ain’t coming home.

And then go get the sequel and do the same thing.

People I have strict rules about buying series before they are done. Stop tempting me!

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carnivaloftherandom:

thedailywhat:

Tablet Cover of the Day: A Neverending Story-themed E-Reader cover from Etsy seller GrimcatProductions.

Have you always wanted to own a copy of The Neverending Story? Now you can! Modern digital book readers and tablets can holds thousands and thousands of books - truly a never-ending supply!

Hand-crafted from leather and suede, bound with filigree, and embellished with an AURYN. Luckdragon sold separately.
$58.95. Expected to ship out January 19th.
[geekcrafts.]

beautiful.

shhhhhhh just come to me.

carnivaloftherandom:

thedailywhat:

Tablet Cover of the Day: A Neverending Story-themed E-Reader cover from Etsy seller GrimcatProductions.

Have you always wanted to own a copy of The Neverending Story? Now you can! Modern digital book readers and tablets can holds thousands and thousands of books - truly a never-ending supply!

Hand-crafted from leather and suede, bound with filigree, and embellished with an AURYN. Luckdragon sold separately.

$58.95. Expected to ship out January 19th.

[geekcrafts.]

beautiful.

shhhhhhh just come to me.

(Source: thedailywhat)

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