secondlina:

New Namesake page!
Sad heroes, plucky witches.
Read the beginning.

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Namesake’s updates never fails to cheer me up =)

secondlina:

New Namesake page!

Sad heroes, plucky witches.

Read the beginning.

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Namesake’s updates never fails to cheer me up =)

secondlina:

I commissioned Mildred to draw pretty pretty costumes for my Sparkgobbler characters. I’ve been re-poking this story lately. It’s still so dear to me. I’m thinking of starting up on it soon, depending on how busy I am. 

Sparkgobbler is a retelling of Cinderella with evil shadows, headless horsemen, a girl who floats and a boy who eats light. Adventure and pretty balls await.

samhawke:

Having taken a couple of days to settle in with the (bit skittish) cats, it’s now time to clean this place!

I’m the scariest kind of witch - the kind that cleans. :3

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(It’s not really that bad  xD ).

secondlina:

secondlina:

I had a lot of fun drawing Last month’s Patreon paper. Pretty girls and shiny shiny fairies. Here’s a sliver of the wallpaper for you guys!

Evening reblog!!

secondlina:

secondlina:

I had a lot of fun drawing Last month’s Patreon paper. Pretty girls and shiny shiny fairies. Here’s a sliver of the wallpaper for you guys!

Evening reblog!!

savvyliterate:

The official Keep Calm poster of Oz.

savvyliterate:

The official Keep Calm poster of Oz.

http://schmergo.tumblr.com/post/91677943261/i-want-a-movie-about-a-kid-who-just-so-happens-to

schmergo:

I want a movie about a kid who just so happens to be born a Classic Gothic Hero, but in modern day. His name would be like Byron Dangerfield or something.

Whenever he has EMOTIONS, there are claps of thunder and lightning. Every time he leans against a piece of furniture, it turns out to open a…

jedavu:

Amusing “Cartoon Bombing” Cleverly Interacts With Surroundings

For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store freezers, on the ledge of buildings, and even in the bathroom.

eamo2747 said: I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

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Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

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They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

Okay, mind blown.

mouth-two-mouth:

smooth. 

mouth-two-mouth:

smooth. 

briannaroye:

afropunk was a blast to shoot.

photos by Brianna Roye