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It’s always hard to decide to buy or not a collection of stories (like “Doom of Camelot” and Mike Ashley’s books) so I decided to write a brief description of those stories. The descriptions may contain spoilers.
Camelot Chronicles, The (Mike Ashley)
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James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
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What would happen if there here were black time travelers lmfao
There would be SO many people I need to punch in the face
All the founding fathers
I’d take a shit on Ronald Reagan a couple times
Good lord it would be so much fun
I’d fuck Robert E. Lee’s ass up
King Leopold I’ll get fucked up
I’d smack the piss outta Susan B. Anthony
man that shit would be fun
Punch Margaret Thatcher in the boobs
Fade Margaret Sanger on sight
Pistol whip Christopher Columbus
I personally want to go back and tell the woman that accused Emmitt Till of whistling at her than she aint fucking fine all white i got my foot on her neck.
Yo if time travel was possible I’m heading straight back to 1491. Columbus & his homeys is getting domed, All the european monarchs’ castles are getting firebombed, I’m smuggling rifles to everyone on the west coast of Africa, & penicillin to everyone in the Americas.
Cut that shit off from jump
I’m pistol whipping all the crackers the bombed the church killing the four girls before they even make to the church.
Also stomping a mudhole into Byron De La Beckwith for killing Medgar Evers and walking around all smug and shit.
I would warn the Black Panthers about J Hoover’s ole bitch ass and plan operation Black Reign. Hoover can get these hands for Cointel Pro. I would do a drive by all through the south hitting every KKK member. I’d take a trip to Tulsa,OK and arm every Black person with bullet proof vest, machine guns, and letting know the government gone drop a bomb so they should get their affairs in order.
Imma take a picture of Cleopatra, the Spinx, and some random civilians on the streets of Cairo to prove to these racist whites that the ancient Egyptians were in fact, Black.
Imma take my self past Victorian Europe and take a couple selfies with the Black nobility and the ruling Moors as well.
You know what!?
Imma mosey on over to Jerusalem and take a couple selfies with Black Jesus while I’m at it.
So much retconning, so little time.
We need a Black time travel story, though.
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Day Thirteen: A book you have been ashamed to read
gabbiebii!!!!!!!!!! Gabbiebii I’m tagging you in this because it’s RELEVANT TO YOUR INTERESTS!
Tessa St. James thought as little of love as she did of the Arthurian legend—it was just a myth. But when an enchanted tome fell into the lovely teacher’s hands, Tessa found that she had to rethink her curriculum.
Suddenly in Merlin’s Camelot, Tessa learned that the legend was nothing like she remembered. Galahad the Chaste was everything but—the powerful knight was an expert lover—and not only wizards could weave powerful spells. Still, even in Galahad’s hard-muscled embrace, she felt unsure of this man who had seemed a myth. But soon the beautiful skeptic was on a quest as real as her heart, and the grail—and Galahad’s love—were within reach. All she had to do was…Believe.
Some of you, getting to this day in the meme, said that we shouldn’t feel shame about our books. I raise you this book. Because I, personally, will not read it until it is the last Arthurian book left on earth. Even then I will only read it in my room and never in public.
Still, even in Galahad’s hard-muscled embrace,
When I tought there could be nothing worse than that Galahad seduce female angel book…
omg but guys this alternate cover
A part of me DESIRES to read this. I’ve heard Mordred has a big role?
I find it sad that all it takes is the news that Mordred might maybe plan a large role…maybe…for me to completely reconsider my feelings toward this book.
And then I look at the bush and I start giggling again.
It’s the bush of modesty.
My toughts exactly XD as soon as I ‘ve seen that there’ s mordred
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After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”
She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important."
this is important. for a lot of low income folks on government benefits, marriage is against their financial self-interest. trying to put a dollar amount of the symbolic value of marriage is hard.
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I think it’s somewhat ironic that Jane Yolen once said in an interview that “Right now I feel Merlin is mine, just as Guinevere is [Marion Zimmer] Bradley’s,” because Yolen has written not one but three incredibly original takes on the legendary queen—the feisty tomboy who’s…
I read a lot of Yolen when I was younger, and I would agree that a lot of the literature I have read since strongly resembles her Merlin. But Bradley’s Guinevere is absolutely terrible, and most other Guinevere’s I’ve seen have had a least a *little* more nuance than hers. It’s sad that someone who could write Guinevere as well as Yolen thought that Bradley had had the most influence. I agree with fuckyeaharthuriana that a lot of modern Morgans, on the other hand, have been STRONGLY influenced by Bradley. And not just her characterization, but her role in the legends as Arthur’s lover / Mordred’s mother and as a priestess instead of witch/sorceress.
I heard *whispers* Morgana as Mordred’s mother
Sorry. In my family we joke that this is the magical formula to make me suddenly appear in a conversation and start protesting and getting out irritated incomprehensible sounds
Was Bradley the first to introduce this concept, does anyone know? Because of course Morgause traditionally has taken on this role, but a lot of people I know who have only a slight familiarity with the legendarium, when asked who Mordred’s mother is, will say Morgana. Doubtless it’s because of the popularity of Excalibur, which came out only 2 years after Mists. But I find the substitution somewhat more forgivable there as Morgause is eliminated. It’s weird to have her running about the world of Mists and only being Mordred’s foster-mother.
As far as I know Bradley was the first who wrote a novel with it. I am on cellphone so I can’ t check but I am listing the role in movies and books on fuckyeaharthuriana (in tags, should be ‘mordred’s mother’ or something).
But I’ ve read that actually the first appearance of Morgana as mordred’ s mother was in a poem of the beginning of 1800.
I have 30 followers? o.O How did that happen?
Again if you see any posts you like I recommend going to the source or the person I reblogged it from. They may have more analysis and posts instead of just reblogs
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Just for fun - Aladdin and Jasmine - color and black and white
I’ve been having a real blast learning to color digitally, So, in my spare time I decided to push myself a little further than the usual single character poses just for fun. So, for a super fun Friday post here are Aladdin, Jasmine and Abu in color and my original pencil drawing. Enjoy!
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