The Jedi Hobbit
The Nightmare by Fuseli (1781)

So on his Nightmare through the evening fog Flits the squab Fiend o’er fen, and lake, and bog; Seeks some love-wilder’d maid with sleep oppress’d, Alights, and grinning sits upon her breast.
— Erasmus Darwin

The Nightmare by Fuseli (1781)

So on his Nightmare through the evening fog
Flits the squab Fiend o’er fen, and lake, and bog;
Seeks some love-wilder’d maid with sleep oppress’d,
Alights, and grinning sits upon her breast.

— Erasmus Darwin

Happy 4th!
(Supergirl #32 cover art by Ant Lucia)

Happy 4th!

(Supergirl #32 cover art by Ant Lucia)

dcwomenkickingass:

Happy 4th of July America with Wonder Woman, a Feminist
Equality is a core, fundamental belief at the heart of the Declaration of Independence which was signed 228 years ago today. Yet equality seems to be a court ruling away for anyone who does not resemble those that signed out - white men.
This week saw the United States Supreme Court open the flood gates to vague religious “objections” trumping the rights of women who need perscribed drugs. 
Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote that ”The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield” due to the Hobby Lobby ruling.
She’s right. And that minefield will be filled with bloodied dead rights of women. And now we have seen this ruling quickly being used to enable employers to deny gays employment.
Which is why I love this portrait of Wonder Woman flying over the United States Capital. I can imagine that she’s flying to have a word with the non-female court justices who voted for the small-minded hypocrites of the Hobby Lobby. 
Of course, this won’t really happen.
Wonder Woman is, we know, a fictional creation. She and her likeness is owned by a large multinational corporation who can choose to do with her what they wish.
But you can’t have things both ways.
Wonder Woman is not just a “superhero” in the same way that Batman and Superman are. She is more than that and they know it. Her likeness is sold to hundreds of companies around the world to be emblazoned onto merchandise targeted and sold to women and girls bringing in invisible planes full of cash.
The reason they can do this and do do this is because Wonder Woman is viewed as a sign of female empowerment and equality. 
She is a symbol that says women are equal to men. 
She says that women can do what men can do.
She doesn’t Lean In, she breaks the door down and cracks the ceiling.
She is a feminist.
Denying this denies the DNA of the character.
Side-stepping this or attempting to not say “Feminist” communicates a lack of understanding of the character and suggest some concerning issues around a view of women.
This is not about one writer not saying one thing.
This is a larger issue of seeing the connection of feminism with Wonder Woman as a problem.
By not using and avoiding the word it supports the demonization of the word. It helps give life to the concept of things like “Femi-Nazi”
And people who own the character and reap the rewards of marketing that character as an embodiment of female power and equality of should realize the hypocrisy of this.
I don’t want to hear about a Wonder Woman is strong and beautiful and wise and loving and fierce without hearing the word feminist too.
I’ve heard and read some horrible things about women and the concept of feminism over the last few days both on my blog and on other sites. Not only about Wonder Woman issue but the Supreme Court’s ruling as well. 
What better way to communicate the positive aspects of feminism than to reinforce that the pop culture symbol of female empowerment is a feminist by having the executives of the company who own her simply state it.
I’ll be here waiting.

via

dcwomenkickingass:

Happy 4th of July America with Wonder Woman, a Feminist

Equality is a core, fundamental belief at the heart of the Declaration of Independence which was signed 228 years ago today. Yet equality seems to be a court ruling away for anyone who does not resemble those that signed out - white men.

This week saw the United States Supreme Court open the flood gates to vague religious “objections” trumping the rights of women who need perscribed drugs. 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote that ”The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield” due to the Hobby Lobby ruling.

She’s right. And that minefield will be filled with bloodied dead rights of women. And now we have seen this ruling quickly being used to enable employers to deny gays employment.

Which is why I love this portrait of Wonder Woman flying over the United States Capital. I can imagine that she’s flying to have a word with the non-female court justices who voted for the small-minded hypocrites of the Hobby Lobby. 

Of course, this won’t really happen.

Wonder Woman is, we know, a fictional creation. She and her likeness is owned by a large multinational corporation who can choose to do with her what they wish.

But you can’t have things both ways.

Wonder Woman is not just a “superhero” in the same way that Batman and Superman are. She is more than that and they know it. Her likeness is sold to hundreds of companies around the world to be emblazoned onto merchandise targeted and sold to women and girls bringing in invisible planes full of cash.

The reason they can do this and do do this is because Wonder Woman is viewed as a sign of female empowerment and equality. 

She is a symbol that says women are equal to men. 

She says that women can do what men can do.

She doesn’t Lean In, she breaks the door down and cracks the ceiling.

She is a feminist.

Denying this denies the DNA of the character.

Side-stepping this or attempting to not say “Feminist” communicates a lack of understanding of the character and suggest some concerning issues around a view of women.

This is not about one writer not saying one thing.

This is a larger issue of seeing the connection of feminism with Wonder Woman as a problem.

By not using and avoiding the word it supports the demonization of the word. It helps give life to the concept of things like “Femi-Nazi”

And people who own the character and reap the rewards of marketing that character as an embodiment of female power and equality of should realize the hypocrisy of this.

I don’t want to hear about a Wonder Woman is strong and beautiful and wise and loving and fierce without hearing the word feminist too.

I’ve heard and read some horrible things about women and the concept of feminism over the last few days both on my blog and on other sites. Not only about Wonder Woman issue but the Supreme Court’s ruling as well. 

What better way to communicate the positive aspects of feminism than to reinforce that the pop culture symbol of female empowerment is a feminist by having the executives of the company who own her simply state it.

I’ll be here waiting.

via

wildstaronline:

wildstaronline:

WildStar Tumblr Giveaway
Itching to get your mitts on some sweet new WildStar Swag? Well here’s your chance, Cupcake!
Simply Follow WildStar Online on Tumblr and Reblog this post to be entered into a random drawing. You could win t-shirts, phone cleaners, or even a Rowsdower plushie! If you can find a better three-fer for summertime communication device enthusiasts, win it! 
On top of these awesome prizes, we will also be randomly giving out WildStar Guest Passes to people that reblog this post. Whether you use it for yourself or give it to a friend, we just want to share the WildStar love! Because there’s no wrong way to love us…yet!  We’ll be giving out 10 passes for NA and 10 passes for EU, so put the “all me” back in “social media” and get to reblogging!
Follow and Reblog this post between now and July 3rd for your chance to win!
WildStar + Tumblr + Prizes = The Ultimate Combo!
Official Rules:
You must be following WildStar Online on Tumblr to participate.  Giveaway open until July 3rd.
You can reblog once per day, each day will be counted as a chance to win!
Likes count as 1 additional entry, but only if they accompany a reblog, all in accordance with universal affection protocols!
Open to NA and EU residents (we’ll get you next time, Antarctica!)
Winners will be chosen by random generator based on reblogs
Winners will be contacted via Tumblr messaging, so make sure your Ask Box is open (but just by playing WildStar, you’re already by definition a winner)!
Prizes include:
Wildstar T-shirts, Rowsdower Plushies, Rowsdower Phone Cleaners, and 7-Day Wildstar Guest Passes

Today’s your last chance to win, Cupcakes, as it’s the FINAL DAY OF THE CONTEST! Prize winners will be selected tonight. Reblog for your chance to win a Rowsdower plushie or Wildstar Tshirt!

wildstaronline:

wildstaronline:

WildStar Tumblr Giveaway

Itching to get your mitts on some sweet new WildStar Swag? Well here’s your chance, Cupcake!

Simply Follow WildStar Online on Tumblr and Reblog this post to be entered into a random drawing. You could win t-shirts, phone cleaners, or even a Rowsdower plushie! If you can find a better three-fer for summertime communication device enthusiasts, win it!

On top of these awesome prizes, we will also be randomly giving out WildStar Guest Passes to people that reblog this post. Whether you use it for yourself or give it to a friend, we just want to share the WildStar love! Because there’s no wrong way to love us…yet!  We’ll be giving out 10 passes for NA and 10 passes for EU, so put the “all me” back in “social media” and get to reblogging!

Follow and Reblog this post between now and July 3rd for your chance to win!

WildStar + Tumblr + Prizes = The Ultimate Combo!

Official Rules:

  1. You must be following WildStar Online on Tumblr to participate.  Giveaway open until July 3rd.
  2. You can reblog once per day, each day will be counted as a chance to win!
  3. Likes count as 1 additional entry, but only if they accompany a reblog, all in accordance with universal affection protocols!
  4. Open to NA and EU residents (we’ll get you next time, Antarctica!)
  5. Winners will be chosen by random generator based on reblogs
  6. Winners will be contacted via Tumblr messaging, so make sure your Ask Box is open (but just by playing WildStar, you’re already by definition a winner)!

Prizes include:

Wildstar T-shirts, Rowsdower Plushies, Rowsdower Phone Cleaners, and 7-Day Wildstar Guest Passes

Today’s your last chance to win, Cupcakes, as it’s the FINAL DAY OF THE CONTEST! Prize winners will be selected tonight. Reblog for your chance to win a Rowsdower plushie or Wildstar Tshirt!

Um this is me right now.

Um this is me right now.

King of Mirkwood by Candra
Love this Thranduil art.

King of Mirkwood by Candra

Love this Thranduil art.

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Lius Lasahido
Red Sonja 

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Lius Lasahido

Red Sonja 

I LOVE OBERYN

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Esteban Maroto
the valkyrie, 1977

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— Esteban Maroto

the valkyrie, 1977

realgirlsgaming:

Its Giveaway time again, Shadowrun themed!

I’m giving away a brand new copy of Shadowrun Returns. This includes a Game Disk (PC), Soundtrack, Anthology book, and a poster.

So for anyone who is interested, here are the rules:

Rules:
~Must be 18 or older to enter. By entering you certify that you are 18+. nt.
~Only One Like and One Reblog will count. That’s right, each person gets only two entries. I’m not a fan of the spam reblogging.
~No Giveaway accounts please.
~You do not need to follow to win, though followers will get a bonus prize.
~To receive the game you must give me your snail mail address.
~Will ship internationally.
~The contest will be over on  May 25 at 1pm PST.
~1 winner will be randomly selected.
~Please have your ask open as I will be contacting you via ask. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me back (privately and not anonymously) before I consider them out of the running and pick a new winner.
~My ask is open for questions about this giveaway. 

Thats it. Good luck! <3 RGG