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femslash feb is almost over and I hadn’t drawn the Ultimate Girlfriends yet what’s wrong with me
!! Woah guys! Pixelovely’s new tools are finally out, one for hands & feet, and one for faces!
There’s now 429 photos of hands & feet, and 314 photos of faces. Dang!!
This is super cool news and I certainly can’t wait to start using them haha
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
i’m honestly deeply ashamed because of the harshness of our world
Here are two delicious recipes that are mostly made from canned stuff:
Green Chicken Witch Brew:
Fry an onion. Brown some chunks of chicken; buy a large pack of chicken breasts and freeze most of them. Two will make enough stew for four people, easily.
Add 1 can of spinach (don’t drain it)
Add one can of sweetcorn (don’t drain it)
Add some chilli slices from a jar, or piquant peppers
Add a stock cube of any flavour
Fill the spinach can 3/4 of the way up. Swirl to rinse, pour into your pan.
Add any old cream you have in the fridge. If it’s sour that’s fine. Maybe you made scones last week! Scones are super, super easy and pretty cheap, ingredients-wise.
Shake a bit of salt in. Simmer until you’re just so hungry you cant take it. Eat. Yum.
You have some tomato puree left, because the small cans are cheaper than the tubes but they don’t keep as long.
Leave 1/3 of a packet of dried kidney beans to soak overnight. Boil them fast, simmer them, as per packet instructions.
Add 1 can sweetcorn (don’t drain)
Add 1 can tuna flakes (don’t drain)
Add the liquid left after you finish your jar of chillies
Add one stock cube, any flavour
Grind in some pepper (also do this on the green chicken). Simmer again. Ready? Eat it.
Good food that will give you nutrients etc, but not cost much, and will feel like “proper cooking” if you’re used to doing a lot of food prep but are tired!
Have them on potatoes or rice or in tortillas (flour + water + salt, mix to dough, make balls, roll flat, dry-fry until they look shop-bought)!
Now that C0DA is released, I hope more people will realize that Kirkbride’s works aren’t canon, especially since Bethesda isn’t backing any of it.
"But-but- Michael Kirkbride said in his Reddit post that canon doesn’t matter!" Not sure how that’s a valid argument. Please do yourself and everyone around you a favor and realize that canon is not a subjective term.
Kirkbride is just really not a good writer. He thinks he’s being clever, but really he’s just relying on vagueness and gimmick concepts. Subtlety? He’s never heard of it. Let’s look at an excerpt from KINMUNE, one of his non-canon works:
I’d probably take KINMUNE over your “canonical” explanations of “A Fire Rune spell will always do X amount of damage in X radius, triggered by X, Y, or Z”, or whatever dull, needlessly technical and categorizing thing you are advocating to.
I’d rather prefer fiction freeform and wild over silly restraints like “canon” and “non-canon” and picky details that don’t actually matter.
As Teatime Brutality said :
Some made-up stories are realer than other ones? Get away with you.
In a ideal world, every series’ canon would have died of embarassment after the first panel of Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Plus, its rather little-minded to obsess over text that is meant to add flavour and is otherwise completely easy to understand to most people who read this.
If you were just to refer KINMUNE as “robot”, that’d just be boring! Sure, its what it is, but its not at all interesting. You don’t write high-concept fiction by trenching everything in mundanity.
Imagine if Dune were to replace words like “Butlerian Jihad” with “robot wars”, “Kwisatz Haderach” with “messiah”, and “thinking machines” with “computers”.
That’s what they are, yes, but its also extremely lame. It has no life to them. It doesn’t give the world a sense of cultural history and context. When you refer computers or robots “thinking machines”, you get a sense that these are people with superstitions, with myths. When combined with the advanced technology present, now there’s a sense of history. This world has developed in a much different way than us, that doesn’t use computers. But how? Why? Well, lets talk about the Butlerian Jihad…
See? There’s now life, history. Now its interesting. Much better than just skimp out and say “oh, robots I guess”.
And I like how you imply switching the words “aurbical” and “ayleidoon” doesn’t matter, when both words have an actual meaning and history that is widely available. “Ayleidoon mining guilds”? Wait, so the Ayleids are back now? How? Or are these some kind of revivalist movement? “Aurbical hegemony”? There was a hegemony of sch a large-scale? Who are involved in it, why?
See, now there’s a completely different sets of questions, when you switch them. Do they payoff? I suppose not, but that’s because its at the end not important. What matters is the the story of KINMUNE ending up Ayrenn. These words communicate a world larger and stranger than what we know.
If you just reduced everything down to mundane nouns and categories because “gimmicks” are bad, Bionicle has demonstrated how terrible this practice is.
And incidentially, if we want to start arguing about “canon”, wouldn’t Ayrenn’s backstoy as offered in Online be much more offensive to canon and non-sensical than KINMUNE? Let alone the fact that TES has backed a substantial number of MK’s stuff.
Also, I should point out that you are advocating for rigid and arbitrary consistency and canon over a franchise that prides itself of having history and culture born from inconsistencies.