telling-etienne:

misterloki:

itcamebynight:

misterloki:

This is a teaser for my new short comic, “Sing the Moon Down” which will start being posted online at the completion of “Stolen.” I have been working hard on it for the past two and a half months or so. “Stolen” should finish with updates at the beginning of October and “Sing the Moon Down” will pick up from there with weekly updates. 
“Sing the Moon Down” is a modern fantasy comic that follows the story of a shy and awkward female-to-male transgender witch who opens up a small town medicinal clinical and uses his skills to aid the local werewolf who wrestles with issues of self-identity.
Look out for this tale in the beginning of October! 

I’ve had the fortune of being able to see the progress of this and other comics by this artist and let me tell you, holy shit. There is nothing more that I could ask for in terms of representation that this comic does not give. Without giving the elements of the story away anymore than Misterloki did. It is the werewolf who is dealing with his own issues of identity, which parallel from what the main character has experienced via their own experiences and transition. I am passionate about trying to promote these kinds of stories because I seriously feel that this is what is lacking from main media sources. This is a feel good fantasy story that also has significant meaning. Misterloki creates these deeply fleshed out characters that are queer, people of color, and transgender. His stories really break away from the normative that so many are tired of seeing. In short, please check out the work of this artist because I genuinely feel it is something special and is wholly what I wish was shown in mainstream media. 

Thank you so much! I can’t even begin to describe how much your comments mean to me. I set out writing comics with a goal in mind. I want to make stories that I wish I had as a kid, with positive LGBT and racially diverse characters with fantasy twists thrown in. I have a pretty big comic line up with short comics written until June of next year, so I hope to continue producing short stories that LGBT identified people and allies alike can enjoy! 
I am pretty adamant about writing feel good comics with, in general, happy endings. There are enough tragic endings currently portrayed in media and I want to showcase a different point of view, one with positive, accepting and triumphant roles for LGBT characters. I also strive to create stories where the character’s LGBT identity is not the end-all-be-all of their story, where it is just one of many factors that make them who they are. I seek to try to challenge and diversify the roles that LGBT characters are given in my comics. 
Anyways, thank you to everyone who is reading my work so far and for giving me your support. 

yes all of the above.  Kez is really amazing and committed to bringing diverse representation to the comics he creates!  Not only does he cover a variety of queer identities, but also makes sure that there are POC represented as well.  None of it is tokenism.  It’s all legit.  I helped him do some research, AND have been lucky enough to read part of “Sing the Moon Down,” he’s going great places!

telling-etienne:

misterloki:

itcamebynight:

misterloki:

This is a teaser for my new short comic, “Sing the Moon Down” which will start being posted online at the completion of “Stolen.” I have been working hard on it for the past two and a half months or so. “Stolen” should finish with updates at the beginning of October and “Sing the Moon Down” will pick up from there with weekly updates. 

“Sing the Moon Down” is a modern fantasy comic that follows the story of a shy and awkward female-to-male transgender witch who opens up a small town medicinal clinical and uses his skills to aid the local werewolf who wrestles with issues of self-identity.

Look out for this tale in the beginning of October! 

I’ve had the fortune of being able to see the progress of this and other comics by this artist and let me tell you, holy shit. 

There is nothing more that I could ask for in terms of representation that this comic does not give. Without giving the elements of the story away anymore than Misterloki did. It is the werewolf who is dealing with his own issues of identity, which parallel from what the main character has experienced via their own experiences and transition. 

I am passionate about trying to promote these kinds of stories because I seriously feel that this is what is lacking from main media sources. This is a feel good fantasy story that also has significant meaning. Misterloki creates these deeply fleshed out characters that are queer, people of color, and transgender. His stories really break away from the normative that so many are tired of seeing. 

In short, please check out the work of this artist because I genuinely feel it is something special and is wholly what I wish was shown in mainstream media. 

Thank you so much! I can’t even begin to describe how much your comments mean to me. I set out writing comics with a goal in mind. I want to make stories that I wish I had as a kid, with positive LGBT and racially diverse characters with fantasy twists thrown in. I have a pretty big comic line up with short comics written until June of next year, so I hope to continue producing short stories that LGBT identified people and allies alike can enjoy! 

I am pretty adamant about writing feel good comics with, in general, happy endings. There are enough tragic endings currently portrayed in media and I want to showcase a different point of view, one with positive, accepting and triumphant roles for LGBT characters. I also strive to create stories where the character’s LGBT identity is not the end-all-be-all of their story, where it is just one of many factors that make them who they are. I seek to try to challenge and diversify the roles that LGBT characters are given in my comics. 

Anyways, thank you to everyone who is reading my work so far and for giving me your support. 

yes all of the above. Kez is really amazing and committed to bringing diverse representation to the comics he creates! Not only does he cover a variety of queer identities, but also makes sure that there are POC represented as well. None of it is tokenism. It’s all legit.

I helped him do some research, AND have been lucky enough to read part of “Sing the Moon Down,” he’s going great places!

coreomajoris:

rionsanura:

So a few days ago, adodecahedron asked me to do a thing. This is that thing. It has been approximately five years since I studied any Latin, formally or informally, and I didn’t bother any of my fellow Classics enthusiasts for this one (but keep an eye out, I’m doing another one), so there may be some mistakes, which, feel free to correct. But this is an approximate translation anyway, and a prose one, as it neither scans nor rhymes (in any scansion or rhyme scheme, let alone the original). So have fun, but do tell me if I’ve egregiously misdeclined or conjugated something, or used an inapplicable adverb, or anything.

Constantinopolis Byzantium erat
(Constantinople was Byzantium)
nunc Constantinopolis est et non Byzantium
(Now it is Constantinople and not Byzantium)
Byzantium diu absens fuit,
(Byzantium has been gone a long time)
deinde deliciae absegmen est per noctem lunae lucens, o
(Henceforth it is a mouthful of delight* on a night of a shining moon, oh)
cuncta puella in Byzantio, o, in Constantinopole habitat, o
(Every girl in Byzantium, oh, dwells in Constantinople, oh)
si assignātiōnem in Byzantiuo habes igitur, o
(Therefore if you have a tryst in Byzantium, oh)
manebit in Constantinopole
(She will be waiting in Constantinople)

etiam anticum Novum Eboracum olim Novae Amstelodami erat
(Nay, even ancient New Ebacorum** was once long ago New Amsterdam***)
causam illum verterunt non dicere possim
(The reason they changed it I could not say)
populus melius amat quemadmodum
(The people liked it better in that manner)

sic me ad Byzantium refers
(Thus, take me back to Byzantium)
Non potes ad Byzantium revertere
(You cannot return to Byzantium)
Byzantium diu absens fuit,
(Byzantium has been gone a long time)
Cur Byzantium convitium tam acceptat?
(Why did Byzantium submit to such abuse?)
negotium neminis nisi Comitem Orientis
(that is the business of no one but the Byzantine court official)

O! decano Byzantii et Constantinopolis
(doo doo doo I sing of the glory of Byzantium and Constantinople)
Citharam moderare!
(play that cithara!)

etiam anticum Novum Eboracum olim Novae Amstelodami erat
(Nay, even ancient New Ebacorum was once long ago New Amsterdam)
causam illum verterunt non dicere possim
(The reason they changed it I could not say)
populus melius amat quemadmodum
(The people liked it better in that manner)

Constantinopolis Byzantium erat
(Constantinople was Byzantium)
nunc Constantinopolis est et non Byzantium
(Now it is Constantinople and not Byzantium)
Byzantium diu absens fuit,
(Byzantium has been gone a long time)
Cur Byzantium convitium tam acceptat?
(Why did Byzantium submit to such abuse?)
negotium neminis nisi Comitem Orientis!
(that is the business of no one but the Byzantine court official!)


*The Turkish names for Turkish Delight (invented in the 1700s) are derived from an Arabic word luqma(t) and its plural luqūm meaning “morsel” and “mouthful” and the alternative Ottoman Turkish name, rahat-ul hulküm, was an Arabic formulation, rāḥat al-hulqūm, meaning “comfort of the throat”, which remains the name in formal Arabic. I have translated a Latin compromise between the Arabic origin and the current English name, considering that Romans would not have known this delicacy.

** Eboracum was a fort and city in Roman Britain that evolved into York.

***Amsterdam’s earliest bridges and dams were built after the Amstel floods of 1170 and 1173, and the earliest recorded use of the name “Aemstelredamme” is October 1275. I am using Amstelodami as Latinized by historians from 1670 on.

Bow down, y’all, bow down.

Wait your ghost tumblr problems include not being able to send asks??? Wow

This is true! As though my problems with feeling disconnected and isolated from everything weren’t bad enough, right? My broken Tumblr is just a beautiful metaphor for it all.

Anonymous

Surprise beautiful person! Once you get this, you must put it into at least 8 people’s asks (anonymously) who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing bad will happen, but it is nice to know that someone thinks you’re beautiful inside and out. Help spread Anon love, not hate.

Why thank you! However … I’m afraid I can’t. I mean, I really can’t; my Tumblr is broken, and any asks I leave, whether as myself or anonymously, won’t show up. So you can all pretend I would have sent this to you anyway!

Gay manga used to sell meat in Japan

bedsafely:

Pssst pretty much all my jewelry is furnished by ladysisyphus, you should message her if interested, it’s all gorgeous.

I’m getting back in the swing of making things again! But, uh, I seem to have misplaced my camera cord, so capturing them on film is a bit tough.

I wish I had a pretty model like bedsafely around all the time.