aburningrose replied to your photo “Coming this thursday! Can you guess whats up? TMO! (awwww yus)”


WROOOONG-O! It was just a squid chair. Oh and some guy on a cloud with his squid friend. And me questioning ll of it. And for shits, the Library again. Because I wanna live in it and be one with it. ::nod:: Spoiler alert btw. Cause, this is what is now happening. Totally changing TMO to just have this. 

(Note: I won’t be doing this… I might… Maybe… Squid-chair is probably in.)



By Andrew Wheeler

Sometimes good people say dumb things, and in those times it falls to other good people to call them out. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actors Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield seem like good people and a sweet couple — they’ve been dating since 2011 — but in a recent kids’ Q&A to promote their upcoming movie, Garfield said a dumb, sexist thing. And co-star Stone coolly challenged him for it. You can watch the video right here.

Asked by an adorable English tyke, “How did Spider-Man get his costume?”, Garfield replies, “He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it. … It’s kind of a feminine thing to do, but he really made a very masculine costume.”

If Garfield had a spider-sense to warn him when he’s in trouble, this is when it should have tingled. To suggest that sewing is feminine is to imply that certain jobs are more appropriate for a woman than a man. To say Peter Parker made a masculine costume implies that he had to salvage his masculinity from the indignity of women’s work. This is some old fashioned thinking, to say the least.

Thankfully Emma Stone was on hand to challenge the idea that sewing is feminine, asking, “It’s feminine how?”


Anonymous: Wasn't Quetzalcoatl basically a godly feather boa?



sit your butt down quetzalcoatl was one of my favorite mythological deities when i was younger lets talk about this thing

its a mesoamerican god whose name translates to feathered serpent in several mayan languagues (most notably nahuatl) who originated from between 400-600 ce as a main figure in a religion known as cholula, although it didnt gain its name until a while later

in aztec culture it was credited with the creation of mankind, and as it had the power of flight, was a symbol for wind and represented the boundry between earth and sky. it was also the patron god of the priesthood, bringing knowledge to the devout (it symbolized other things as well, but the mythology changed as it was passed through different cultures)

it also had different forms, notably ehacatl, who was the aspect of quetzalcoatl that represented the wind


but of course, its more recognized appearance is




theres actually a lot of feathered serpents that appear throughout mesoamerican history, although not all of them are confirmed to be quetzalcoatl. its interesting to note that the first representations of the god are completely serpentine, and its only as the myth progresses that it gains human features and the ability to take an anthropomorphic form

quetzalcoatl is ALSO the name of a fake looking red and green bird with insanely long tail feathers


and quezalcoatlus is the name of a pterosaur with a ridiculous body and weird ass head


boop doop and now you know


Alright this is great but I’m going to add some stuff because it’s neat and you need to know it because this shit is interesting but also confusing as fuck I swear:

Náhuatl is not a Maya language, it was actually spoken by the people known as the Aztecs (Also known as the “Mexica”).

The Maya are more ancient and had their own separate language, they came to speak hundreds of dialects, the root is commonly just called “maya”, tho. 

The name of that bird is actually just “Quetzal”, from the náhuatl quetzalli, which can be translated to “covered in feathers” or “tail covered in feathers” (“cōātl” means “serpent”, hence quetzalcōātl’s name).

As you said there are several feathered serpents, Quetzalcoatl is an Aztec deity:


Kukulkán, for example, is a far more ancient deity, it’s also related to the wind, thunder and rain. “Kukulkán” is a maya deity (k’ukulk’an: k’u’uk’um"feather" and kaan "serpent"), it’s also present in olmec and toltec culture, and it might have been where Quetzalcoatl came from, it’s often depicted as a serpent with its mouth open with a person emerging from inside. Wtf but awesome.

Either way the feathered serpent seemed to be hugely important all through mesoamerican history and became very widespread, each deity has different attributes depending on where they are (water and rain vs the sun and so on), quetzalcoatl did become hugely important all over.

Bonus thing: This is one confusing but amazing thing about mesoamerican deities, if they represent water, for example, they are not just “god of rain” or something like that, they are “the very rain that touches the earth and is absorbed, and also underground water in caves and moisture”, they have incredibly specific attributes and there is not just a single deity per thing ever.

and finally the Quetzalcoatlus is amazing and one of my favorites ever, just look at this huge dork:


I want to ride it forever.

A god amongst hot sauces too. 

Got to meet such awesome artists! Noelle Stevenson signed Lumberjanes #1 for me and Terry Moore signed the 20th anniversary comic for SiP! So many prints and comics and artists! I suck with crowds but nerding out was so fun. I’ll be posting more con sketches later.

Got to meet such awesome artists! Noelle Stevenson signed Lumberjanes #1 for me and Terry Moore signed the 20th anniversary comic for SiP! So many prints and comics and artists! I suck with crowds but nerding out was so fun. I’ll be posting more con sketches later.


Haku Rediscovers the Camera

We took Haku out for a chance to check out the view, but he wound up more interested in the camera instead.

(Pardon the squeaky floors and incessant bird noises — these are the sorts of noises you habitually ignore until you hear them again in a video.)

I’m glad there was a hand for scale. If not I would have assumed he was this size.