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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 thedrawingdragoness.tumblr.com You can also find my food blog with tons of great recipes, food information, food growing information, and homesteading/permaculture information over at thepaleodragon.tumblr.com

housebatbetta:

aquarium44:

Betta tank <3 by Oliver Knott

This is so good that I’m experiencing at least three of the seven deadly sins.

gaywrites:

A teenager comes out to his mom, and then his mom comes out to him. Supportive families for the win. (via Gay Star News)

The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

Anonymous

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

sixpenceee:

VAMPIRE BATS 
Unlike other bats who have lost the ability to move around on land, vampire bats can actually run on land. They use their forelimbs as a means of force. This ability evolved independently with the bat lineage. 
VIDEO

sixpenceee:

VAMPIRE BATS 

Unlike other bats who have lost the ability to move around on land, vampire bats can actually run on land. They use their forelimbs as a means of force. This ability evolved independently with the bat lineage. 

VIDEO

Some creatures by Jaemin Kim

I Adore this artist, but the link is no longer viable as (much to my chagrin) CGHub is gone.  >.> Is there an updated site for this artist’s work?

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I am a realist. I know that “evil” people aren’t the one ones who harass, sexually assault, have prejudices, make insensitive jokes, or perpetuate harmful stereotypes.

I need feminism because I am an optimist. I know that change is possible. I know that people are capable of love, resilience, & growth I know we can be better. We will be. 

I am a realist. I am an optimist. I am a feminist. And I am part of the change. 

pumpkinmcqueen:

thisisrapeculture:

postracialcomments:

quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!

This is the video from the stills posted!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater

Spread this around!!!

When the discussion of anti Black racism and police brutality comes up, this is why it’s deadly important to remember that Black women are immensely targeted, particularly with sexual violence, stalking and physical abuse.

Spread this like wildfire.

theroguefeminist:

darvinasafo:

The damage is already done though…

i REALLY doubt this will be the end of anti-blackness in israel

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

mysticmoonhigh:

rubee:

what the fuck how is he putting his arm through the cat and it doesn’t even care

You clearly don’t own a cat

cancersyndrome:

mockeryd:

trainerwetsuit:

mockeryd:

musical-crowbars:

joyfulldreams:

lorfinka:

Alfred!!

ALFRED LITERALLY JUST BEAT UP SUPERMAN

DONT FUCK WITH ALFRED

Kicked him so hard his shoe blew up.

What the hell just happened? Is this real life?

HOW THE FUCK WAS ALFRED ABLE TO BEAT SUPERMAN UP LIKE THAT AND CARRY BATMAN BRIDAL STYLE ISNT HE LIKE SUPER OLD OR SOMETHING

FOR REALS, SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS BECAUSE I AM CONFUSED.

I assume it’s kind of like when a mothers kid is trapped under a car and then she lifts it to get her kid.

But you know with punching out superman.

piss-hubbo:

virtualelf:

kawaiisugah:

mattbellamymuseofspace:

duod:

Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.

Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.

The question you have to ask yourself is this:

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.

That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this

  1. Corpses. death. disease. pallid features = sickness
  2. facial expressions not registering properly due to “distortion” [ie, the eyes being blocked out], and/or the fact that almost every animal that ever hunted us didn’t have visible sclera because it makes it easy to see what direction they’re looking in. you don’t know if it’s looking at you, nor with what expression it’s looking at you with [“the eyes have it”]
  3. sharp teeth like 99% of the time means “this thing will eat you”
  4. elongated faces I’m not 100% sure but it could either be, again, distorted facial features, animalistic features or even reptilian. General uncanny valley issues of “human but not quite”

idk what you guys are talking about but i p much find this hot