The story that we saw was you liked [Sharknado] and then if they could figure out a clever way for you to get killed, you would consider being in it x
a man is selling water at a convention. the man has had a good experience with the con-goers until he sees them: a horde of furries making a beeline for his humble stand. he picks up the cooler of water and runs. he catches a glance behind him, and sure enough, they are in hot fursuit
Depictions of Lesbianism by Henri Toulouse Lautrec
During his life, Lautrec spent a lot of time in Montmarte, the bohemian centre of 19th century Paris and home to artists, philosophers, writers, performers, and prostitutes. He spent a lot of time with the sex workers there, and discovered that many of them had intimate relationships with one another.
Lautrec’s depiction of lesbianism is particularly notable because it doesn’t fetishise sexual intimacy between women or present it as spectacle for the male gaze. Lautrec was trying to capture small, tender moments in the lives of the women he met, and he did so with humanity and sensitivity. In a world of constructed sexuality and fantasy, he finds the real relationships, and reveals to us the hidden lives of queer women in the 19th century.
Fin-de-siècle Paris was the capital of lesbianism. However, until the mid century, and despite the acknowledgment of male homosexuality, female homosexuality had been considered absurd. This scepticism was grounded in the fact that many nineteenth-century psychologists and medical professionals did not believe in female sexual impulse. Thus, when instances of lesbianism were reported in Alexandre Parent-Duchâtelet’s 1836 study of prostitution in Paris, lesbianism came to be understood as an activity associated with the Montmartre counterculture and, in particular, with prostitution. Indeed, deluxe houses of tolerance often functioned as specialty brothels that catered for a clientele with particular fetishes, such as tableaux vivants where ‘inmates, entirely naked, abandon themselves to homosexual practices on a large black velvet carpet or in rooms hung with black satin to bring out the whiteness of their bodies’. This was lesbianism as commercial spectacle, performed within a closed environment for male consumption.
Lesbianism in the public realm was a sexual preference that, while common, was negatively judged by French conservative society and for this reason was conducted with subtlety and partially obscured. In fact, many of the biggest stars of the Parisian circuses, dance halls and café-concerts were lesbian or bisexual, including Jane Avril and May Milton (whom, it is generally agreed, had a short-lived love affair), Sarah Bernhardt, Cha-u-ka-o and La Goulue. Whilst these Montmartre celebrities were depicted on multiple occasions by Lautrec, the artist chose to represent them as skilled professionals, never exploiting their sexual preference as the main focus of his compositions. So subtle was Lautrec in his treatment of these themes that art historians such as David Sweetman have gone so far as to argue that ‘It comes as something of a shock to realise that most of the women … were in fact lesbians and that quite a few were lovers. So many, in fact, that it is possible to argue that lesbianism is the hidden subtext of much of the art of Henri’s mature years.’
- from nga.gov.au
1. At the Moulin Rouge: The Women Dancing
2. In Bed
3. The Kiss
4. Two Friends
5. Les Deux Amies
This Fursona Generator is both amazing and genuinely terrifying.
It comes up with stuff like “black hamster. it is made of glass. it never blinks.” BUT THEN ALSO “fairy crab. it is a witch. it is always coated in glitter.”
candy pudu. it is a biologist specializing in marine invertebrates. it seems to be glitching.
Sounds about right.
"pastel goth bunny. it has a tattoo that says ‘yolo’. it has numerous piercings"
oh my god
ghostly deer. it never blinks. it enjoys performing occult rituals with friends.
this is exactly me
cyan jellyfish. it has ram horns. its eyes flash multiple colors rapidly.
giant seal. it has tentacles. it loves to wear nail polish but applies it messily.
OMG IT’S ME
zombie fox. it wears short shorts that say CLAM. its purse costs more than most people’s cars.
glossy black hammerhead shark. it glows softly and gently- evidence of a heavenly being. it loves gore.
leucistic peacock. it is a farmhand. it is always giving everyone a suspicious look.
piebald peacock. it has far too many teeth and they are all sharp. it always shivers even when it’s not cold.
silver bee. it can fire lasers from its eyes. it runs a jimmy carter fanblog.
"shimmering lilac alligator. its insides are glowing. it has tentacles."
It is my headcanon that there is a gun on the table in this scene because The Winter Soldier has been trained to arm any of his handlers who are not already armed while in his presence so that, if they so choose, they can put him down at any time.
Later, it takes Steve months to figure out why Bucky gives him a knife every time they’re in the same room.