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“The Mihrab at Cordoba”
The mihrab (small room facing Mecca) in the Great Mosque of Cordoba ornamented with vegetal and arabesque patterns.
Carved out of various precious stones.
Made in 961 by Al-Hakam II at Cordoba in Al-Andalus, modern day Spain. Currently located in situ.

artofthedarkages:

The Mihrab at Cordoba

The mihrab (small room facing Mecca) in the Great Mosque of Cordoba ornamented with vegetal and arabesque patterns.

Carved out of various precious stones.

Made in 961 by Al-Hakam II at Cordoba in Al-Andalus, modern day Spain. Currently located in situ.

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gaulllimaufry:

feeling kin d a tired lately. , , 

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mcmannessillustration:

Third finished image in my thesis series of Notable (and badass) Women Throughout History. Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space!

mcmannessillustration:

Third finished image in my thesis series of Notable (and badass) Women Throughout History. Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space!

(via daekie)

Anonymous asked: what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

blackfangirlsunite:

katschy:

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.

THIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSS

Apparently u NEED to have a reason to be black or gay or trans or disabled(or a combination of this all) because these people do not exist without them. 

askbroodyelf:

Commission for Twinkiey

Wedding of Ariane Hawke and Merrill

——————————

Want to commission me? Go here.

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valentinemichaelsmith:

i call this one ‘the only time cosima will be taller than delphine’.

valentinemichaelsmith:

i call this one ‘the only time cosima will be taller than delphine’.

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Inside ORPHAN BLACK | The Real Cosima x

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i-effed-it-all-up:

i-effed-it-all-up:

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qukee:

HANNIBALIII

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tattrx:

NICK KEISER   
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania   
facebook.com/nickktattoo    
Instagram @deadmeat   
Email: nickeisertattoos@yahoo.com

artofthedarkages:

“The Mihrab at Cordoba”
The mihrab (small room facing Mecca) in the Great Mosque of Cordoba ornamented with vegetal and arabesque patterns.
Carved out of various precious stones.
Made in 961 by Al-Hakam II at Cordoba in Al-Andalus, modern day Spain. Currently located in situ.

artofthedarkages:

The Mihrab at Cordoba

The mihrab (small room facing Mecca) in the Great Mosque of Cordoba ornamented with vegetal and arabesque patterns.

Carved out of various precious stones.

Made in 961 by Al-Hakam II at Cordoba in Al-Andalus, modern day Spain. Currently located in situ.

(via phobs-heh)

gaulllimaufry:

feeling kin d a tired lately. , , 

(via girlsbydaylight)

mcmannessillustration:

Third finished image in my thesis series of Notable (and badass) Women Throughout History. Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space!

mcmannessillustration:

Third finished image in my thesis series of Notable (and badass) Women Throughout History. Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space!

(via daekie)

Anonymous asked: what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

blackfangirlsunite:

katschy:

blue-author:

I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.

THIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSS

Apparently u NEED to have a reason to be black or gay or trans or disabled(or a combination of this all) because these people do not exist without them. 

askbroodyelf:

Commission for Twinkiey

Wedding of Ariane Hawke and Merrill

——————————

Want to commission me? Go here.

(via lafemmedarla)

dweebitdorkit:

Inspired by {x}

dweebitdorkit:

Inspired by {x}

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valentinemichaelsmith:

i call this one ‘the only time cosima will be taller than delphine’.

valentinemichaelsmith:

i call this one ‘the only time cosima will be taller than delphine’.

(via i-effed-it-all-up)

Inside ORPHAN BLACK | The Real Cosima x

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(Source: nine38, via i-effed-it-all-up)

(Source: fennny, via i-effed-it-all-up)

i-effed-it-all-up:

i-effed-it-all-up:

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It starts the way every cliche starts.

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qukee:

HANNIBALIII

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About:

by rukafais by acrossthefloors

  1. about me

  2. all this beauty

  3. all this love

  4. be granted glory
  5. (princess tutu)
  6. burn my dread
  7. (persona 3)
  8. catch you catch me
  9. (cardcaptor sakura)
  10. curiouser and curiouser
  11. (alice's adventures in wonderland, alice through the looking-glass)
  12. darling

  13. dear my future
  14. (mawaru penguindrum)
  15. delicious

  16. draconic

  17. dress-up

  18. facing my true self
  19. (persona 4)
  20. fearfully and wonderfully made
  21. (orphan black)
  22. find me in the drift
  23. (pacific rim)
  24. grim fandango

  25. heads or tails
  26. (bioshock infinite)
  27. have a cup

  28. holy grail war
  29. (fate/zero, fate/stay night)
  30. idiot teenagers with a death wish
  31. (animorphs)
  32. make it a good story
  33. (dragon age 2)
  34. o happy dagger

  35. odds never in our favor
  36. (the hunger games)
  37. once upon a time

  38. okami

  39. orphic

  40. pathologic
  41. (Мор. Утопия, pathologic)
  42. puella magi
  43. (puella magi madoka magica, mahou shoujo madoka magica)
  44. revolutionary girl
  45. (shoujo kakumei utena, revolutionary girl utena)
  46. rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead

  47. see you space cowboy
  48. (cowboy bebop)
  49. set sail

  50. something eldritch

  51. take me away

  52. the brothers karamazov

  53. the facts were these
  54. (pushing daisies)
  55. tokimeki state
  56. (tokimeki memorial girl's side)
  57. unique in all the world
  58. (le petit prince, the little prince)
  59. wandering son
  60. (hourou musuko, wandering son, transient son)
  61. welcome to night vale

  62. what a piece of work is man
  63. (hamlet)
  64. who saw the dreams and knew the names
  65. (Тургор, turgor, the void)
  66. wind him up and watch him go
  67. (hannibal)
  68. words words words

  69. words words words and music

  70. you can create the future
  71. (super dangan ronpa 2)
  72. you must not lose hope
  73. (dangan ronpa)
  74. young bride's story
  75. (otoyomegatari, young bride's story, a bride's story)

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