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The Art Dragon

My personal blog. Art, art inspiration, philosophy, thought provocation, BDSM, kink, and other adult imagery. Anything I like and/or find inspiring, really. *WARNING: I also post and reblog gore and guro! If you are easily squicked, this is not the page for you!*
A small snippet about me, personally; I am 35 years old, pansexual with a fairly strong preference for women, polyamorous, and genderqueer. I am an eclectic witch and post related materials. I am also chubbeh, feminist, and proud. ^_^ I have a fairly low tolerance for the spread of false/misinformation and damaging/oppressive value systems. Otherwise, I am a free spirit and relatively easy going. :D

You can find my art blog with all of my personal artwork at You can also find my food blog with tons of great recipes, food information, food growing information, and homesteading/permaculture information over at








A new bioplastic made from the second-most abundant organic material on Earth may help to stop plastic pollution.

Chitosan, a form of chitin, is a polysaccharide found in the shells of shrimps and some insects. Chitin from shrimp shells is usually discarded or used in fertilisers, but researchers at the Wyss Institute have used a novel method to transform it into a bioplastic that is cheap and easy to make.

The chitosan bioplastic can be used to make 3D objects, such as plastic cups, cutlery and even diapers, using traditional casting or injection-moulding, explained the researchers in a news release. Best part: the material breaks down just a few weeks after being discarded, becoming a nutrient-rich fertiliser. [x]


Spotted Reed Frog, Hyperolius puncticulatus Amani, Tanzania.

photo by Arddu on Flickr.





I read this out loud to boyfriend and he just went “ohhhhhhhhh” 

CEOs all runnin around terrified of blue shells from the homeless




Swahili women with henna 

this idea of calling people ‘Swahili’ is inaccurate, I’ve been told. Swahili is a language, not an ethnicity or a cultural identity marker.

Waswahili is the correct term but saying “Swahili person” or “Swahili woman” is fine


This is Rosie.

A while back, a friend of mine came upon a dead opossum at the side of the road. It was a large female. On the ground beside her, were 9 crushed babies.

When he turned her over, there was single live baby in the mother’s pouch. She was so young, her eyes were not yet open.

He gave her to me. I began bottle feeding her. For the first month or so, she lived in a sock. 

Rosie was incredible. Curious, friendly and shockingly intelligent. I’d always been told that marsupials fell far short of the intelligence of placental mammals due to their smaller brains. Rosie made me question that. She had the entire floor plan figured out in a few runs, taught herself to open doors, and learned most things (including house training) in a few tries. She was very friendly, and was well behaved when I took her to school. 

Eventually, I was able to find a more permanent home at a sanctuary, where she lives today. She does well with visitors and I still get emails about her occasionally.  



excuse me.
But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.

Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.

Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.

"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."

Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?

If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.

What do you have to say about that?

And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.

When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.

That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.


This is important




Jewelry for fidgeters. Love it.


This is necessary for someone like me, who silently destroys napkins and beer bottle labels with my nervous hands during the most casual of friendly conversations. 




Jewelry for fidgeters. Love it.


This is necessary for someone like me, who silently destroys napkins and beer bottle labels with my nervous hands during the most casual of friendly conversations. 



Pride hair bows (x)

The text is difficult to read. So the first ribbon is the asexual pride flag colors. The second is the pansexual pride flag colors. The third is the transgender pride flag colors. The fourth is the genderqueer flag colors, and the fifth is the bisexual pride flag colors.

There’s nothing wrong with sex, people.




- Having sex every day. 
- Saving sex for your wedding night. 
- Never having sex.
- Having sex with different people.
- Having sex with one person.
- Having sex with a person of your same gender.
- Loving sex. 
- Hating sex. 
- Being loud. 
- Being quiet.

The only thing wrong with sex?

When it’s not consensual.

Because that’s not sex. That’s rape.

Reblogging again because this post is so important. 


…the older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad, when what they’ve actually become is knowledgeable and powerful and fucking furious.