it's miles through the night // just over the dawn

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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Damask - Ishev

Ishev sits on the balcony and looks out over the Coruscant skyline. It is dawn and the sky is beginning to lighten. On Alderaan, dawn is prized as the moment between sleep and wake, despair and joy, apathy and passion. It is a sacred moment of liminality, of balance - the moment of reflection before committing to action.

 

On other worlds, now would be the time when the world begins to wake, changing from the stillness of the barely-inhabited night, to the lively world of the day. Something about the light of the dawn calls to life, brings the worms to the surface, compels the birds to sing, assists the predators in their hunt, and brings hope to wondering sentients. It is both biologically imperative and psychologically effective.

 

But this is Coruscant, a world that never sleeps. There is incessant movement as the speeders fly their paths as they carry sentients from place to place. He knows the Galactic Market has trade flowing, and the politicians in the Senate Tower continue to wheel and deal. For every two beings asleep, another is awake and performing their tasks, moving through the endless city like cells traveling through the blood. The night is never truly dark, as skyscrapers and thoroughfares have their lights on, steady beacons of light contrasted with the tiny pinpricks that dart from place to place as the night-dwellers go about their own business.

 

He thinks of the emotions the dawn should evoke, and wonders if its benefits can exist in a world that never ceases its motion. Is the dawn’s liminality only of worth when there is actually something to divide?

 

Dawn’s first light glints off of a tower below, and distracts him from his musings, reminding him to focus on what is here and now. Right now, he is watching the sky as a delicate, warm pink emerges from the grey. It shines on the buildings and softens their edges, blurring their imperfections, and making everything seem cleaner, somehow. Brighter. Coruscant at dawn reflects what the capital of the Republic should be - bright, shining, inviting.

 

He takes up his brush, and begins to paint.

updated my page with slightly longer descriptions of the Ebon Hawk babies. find it here if you want. hit me up if anyone sounds fun!

wufeisama:

Guild Wars 1 - The Catacombs (pre-Searing Ascalon)

Give me two fictional characters and I’ll tell you which I’d rather date.
ENFJ Traits - “The Givers”

myersbriggspersonalitytypes:

Positive Traits:

  • Driven to meet the needs of and help others – “people people”
  • Care deeply about others
  • Excellent communication skills and people skills
  • Highly perceptive into others’ thoughts and motives
  • Generous
  • Supportive, loving and encouraging
  • Motivational and inspirational
  • Tend to bring out the best in others
  • Warm, affectionate, affirming, and kind
  • Fun to be around, often lovable
  • Lively, energetic, dramatic
  • Optimistic
  • Happiest when serving others
  • Expressive and open
  • Great sense of humor
  • Typically able to move on after romantic relationship has ended
  • Seek lifelong relationships
  • Loyal and committed
  • Possess sharply defined value systems
  • Typically selfless
  • Tend to have a strong power over others – good at getting people to do what they want them to
  • Very externally-focused
  • Like to fill their lives with activities and other people – do not like being alone
  • Tendency to be chameleon-like in their interactions with others (can be positive and negative)
  • Usually straight-forward and honest
  • Often vivacious, exuding self-confidence
  • Multi-talented and good at doing anything they are interested in
  • Usually quite bright
  • Very organized
  • Gifted at understanding others
  • Is often the one who will say just what someone needed to hear
  • Like to be the center of attention
  • Excited about future possibilities, but gets bored and restless with the present
  • Highly personable
  • Dislike impersonal, logic-based reasoning (can be positive and negative)
  • Gifted at getting others to open up – have the ability to draw out even the most reserved of people
  • Trustworthy
  • Will put a lot of effort into creating and maintaining close relationships
  • Long for and seek out close, intimate relationships
  • Often charming
  • Creative

Negative Traits:

  • Can be smothering and over-protective
  • Can be controlling/manipulative
  • Often do not pay enough attention to their own needs – put others’ needs above their own
  • Often critical of ideas/opinions that don’t match their own
  • May be out-of-touch with what is socially appropriate
  • Highly sensitive to and avoidant of conflict – tendency to “sweep things under the rug”
  • Tend to blame themselves when things go wrong and not give themselves enough credit when things go right
  • Can be unbending and stubborn in some areas
  • Tendency to strongly dislike, fear and avoid being alone – may turn to dark, self-deprecating thoughts when by themselves
  • Tendency to be chameleon-like in their interactions with others (can be positive and negative)
  • Likely to sacrifice personal values if they come in conflict with serving another’s need
  • Prone to feeling lonely even when surrounded by others because of their tendency to conceal their true selves
  • Can be fussy – tendency to be “neat freaks”
  • Dislike impersonal, logic-based reasoning (can be positive and negative)
  • May be a worrier
  • Prone to being overly-sensitive, especially to criticism

kotorswtor:

catpella made me do a thing.
Imagining the blushing, stammering, and profuse apologizing that probably occurs every time she has to wear a leash/jesses to keep up appearances in public has kind of made my afternoon.
Scruffbucket Ranger!Ishev: Y/Very Y/SEND HALP?

kotorswtor:

catpella made me do a thing.

Imagining the blushing, stammering, and profuse apologizing that probably occurs every time she has to wear a leash/jesses to keep up appearances in public has kind of made my afternoon.

Scruffbucket Ranger!Ishev: Y/Very Y/SEND HALP?

terri104:

Arrrrrrrr!
Must post all of Irina Spalko’s lovely images of Janeway as a pirate!
Truly breathtaking work!
And not all due to the subject… ;-)
http://g672.deviantart.com
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

blaaahsome:

spenceromg:

bravedad:

i wonder how many people i’m in the “i’d be down if you asked” zone with

I WANT TO KNOW

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delightfulrot:

Use PayPal to make a purchase at Delightful Rot this weekend and save 20%!

just used this to place my first order and I’m excited!

delightfulrot:

Use PayPal to make a purchase at Delightful Rot this weekend and save 20%!

just used this to place my first order and I’m excited!

finally got that mewvorr yesterday!

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

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"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"
Wow.

catbountry:

ex-wife:

did-you-kno:

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"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"

Wow.

fuckyeahdragons:

parasaurolophus Sketches by Bueshang
bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.

bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.