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rnirkwood asked:

so many of your cosplays have body makeup (and all of them look wonderful btw!!!) and it always looks uniform and clean and just great. what brand of paint do you use? and do you use sealant too?

Thanks! I use Mehron or Wolfe FX waterbased body paints and I always seal them with barrier spray. Please do not walk around with unsealed body paint, you will ruin other people’s clothing or furniture and get cosplay/body paint banned at hotels like some other inconsiderate people have done in the past.


There were three sorts of Dornishmen, the first King Daeron had observed. There were the salty Dornishmen who lived along the coasts, the sandy Dornishmen of the deserts and long river valleys, and the stony Dornishmen who made their fastnesses in the passes and heights of the Red Mountains. The salty Domishmen had the most Rhoynish blood, the stony Dornishmen the least.

All three one sorts seemed well represented in Doran’s retinue. The salty Dornishmen were lithe and dark white as fuck, with smooth olive pale ass skin and long black hair racist turbans streaming in the wind. The sandy Dornishmen were even darker whiter, their faces burned brown white by the hot Dornish sun. They wound long bright scarfs around their helms to ward off sunstroke. The stony Dornishmen were biggest and fairest (finally some more white people up in here), sons of the Andals and the First Men, brownhaired or blond, with faces that freckled or burned in the sun instead of browning.

The lords wore silk and satin robes with jeweled belts and flowing sleeves. Their armor was heavily enameled and inlaid with burnished copper, shining silver, and soft red gold. They came astride red horses and golden ones and a few as pale as snow, all slim and swift, with long necks and narrow beautiful heads. The fabled sand steeds of Dorne were smaller than proper warhorses and could not bear such weight of armor, but it was said that they could run for a day and night and another day, and never tire.

#i took some liberty and corrected the shitty book version to make it into the vastly superior david&dan version #thank you for your time #who needs representation anyways since we all can see how spanish/italian inspired dorne obviously is

(Source: stannisbaratheon)


Contemporary Art Week!

Leo and Diane Dillon

Various Illustrations

Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.

There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.

This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege









And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here:

My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is

It’s a shame that this happened.  Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.

I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.

that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.


White people need to chill.

Doesn’t this just prove her point? 

From her page:

Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.

cancerchild asked:

Speaking as a white girl living in a society that, for whatever reason, caters more to my race than yours, I would like to apologize on behalf of all the racist assholes in the world. You are beautiful and an amazing cosplayer. Don't let the jerks in the world tear you down. <3 :)

This ask was intended to be kind and so I am responding with equal kindness. If anyone reading my response thinks that I am being mean or unfair, take a deep breath and read it again.

The reason society caters to white people more than black people or any other people, is because white people designed it to be that way. ‘whatever reason’ is white supremacy. White people explicitly invented the idea of ‘race’ to dehumanize black people and turn us into cattle that require no compensation for being worked to death. ‘Race’ was created to maximize profits for white people. The idea of ‘race’ comes from greed and greed alone.

Thank you for the compliments, but all of the racist comments I may hear and all of the racist treatment I may receive on a regular basis are so much bigger than me as an individual. Racism today is still used to reinforce the differences in status and wealth between our people, to widen the gaps between poverty and self sufficiency. To imprison and murder the innocent and allow the guilty to roam free to victimize others.

The racist jerks in the world are not tearing me down. They are regurgitating the racist ideals that they have been taught by their fathers before them. They are trying to tear down black people as a whole, to build up white people as the sole owners of beauty, intelligence and creativity. Whenever it is implied that someone is accomplished or doing well in spite of being black, THAT is why. 

I appreciate the sentiment behind your words, but your apology is unnecessary. It is very kind of you to reach out to others when you feel that they have been treated unjustly, but you can do more by spreading positivity and signal boosting worthy causes than you are accomplishing by attempting to apologize on behalf of all the racist people in the world. Take care.

Jay Justice

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