Y’all spend a lot of time thinking about Harry Potter, don’t you?
sometimes Cracked is so weirdly on point
Caitlin and I are asked if we’re sisters all the time
It took me a second to get it because at first glance I thought Mywifejen was one of those Welsh names
He almost regrets bringing it up when Bucky comes at him several days later with a carefully compiled schematic for a fake automail leg. Almost.
"It’s a design exercise," Bucky tells him loftily, and Tony rolls his eyes and wonders why he didn’t see this coming sooner.
"It’s called cosplay, actually, and you’re way behind the curve on that one. Please tell me you haven’t bought convention tickets. You won’t like conventions, Barnes, trust me on that. Huge crowds, loud noise, lots of people running around with fake weapons…you’ll give yourself a nervous breakdown, and you know what Cap’s gonna -"
"Steve," says Bucky, "is going to be Alphonse."
(Tony’s not going to admit it that he’s actually pretty proud of how the results come out. It would have been a much faster project if Bucky hadn’t insisted on helping so much, but Tony very tactfully doesn’t say anything.)
so Tony is Winry
There is no good and evil there is only power
I swear to god I tried to scroll.
the caption is what did it for me
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Keziah Ravenshade, Witch of the Outlands, has sworn never to love again, but her predictable life is upended when she takes a dying stranger into her home.
Esdelot, the Golden Prince, can outfight or befriend anyone- except for the usurpers who tried to kill her with a poisoned blade. Finding the young royal delirious and on the verge of death, Keziah saves her life. But while Esdelot regains her health, betrayal comes from an unlikely source: her brother has taken the throne in her absence and declared himself king. As the two women travel to the capital city to stop a false ruler’s coronation, they form a friendship that seems poised to turn into something more. But Esdelot has promised herself in marriage to a woman she barely knows… and Keziah knows she’s fallen too deeply for a woman whose betrothed waits for her along with her throne. When an enemy from Keziah’s past resurfaces, a mere conflict of politics becomes something that threatens to upend the gods themselves. Will love win out?
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What people are saying about Kayla Bashe’s writing:
“Bluebell Hall is an awesome book. Seriously, it has EVERYTHING I LIKE. Magic. Boarding school story. Representation of marginalized groups. I love the writing style, and it has just the right amount of drama and calm moments.”
“At the very opening of [Bluebell Hall,] you are immediately introduced to a myriad of characters that you feel like you know almost instantly, along with a setting that comes alive before the first chapter is over.”
“Bashe continues to show off her taste for the macabre mixed with wit and dashing heroics, a combination that made Graveyard Sparrow a delightful read.”
Trigger warnings: mentions of emotional abuse, blood, fire. This book also contains a rad bisexual protagonist, trans and nonbinary characters, an ENTIRE CAST of QPOC, and a road trip.
Unapologetic story with a cast of characters from underrepresented groups… and a lady in a badass armor on the cover? Count me in!
Props to Klaudia D., who’s responsible for the artwork (and happens to be a fellow Polish art student, pozdrowienia!). Awesome job! :)
They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.
But it’s hard when the cover is so awesome.
Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
Today in Black people invented everything you hold near and dear…
There are a few old Betty Boop cartoons on YouTube where she’s actually animated as Black. I’m both incredibly proud & disgusted to finally have names of all of the Black women who shaped so much of American culture after all of these years of being ignored.
Apparently Helen Kane actually tried to take Paramount and Max Fleshier to court over “Boop Boop Be Doop” and of course the defense had to remind her that she stole it from Baby Esther. Awful.