September202014
3PM
11AM
tamorapierce:

profeminist:

BEST NEWS EVER! (Ok, it’s up there).
Alison Bechdel awarded MacArthur genius grant 
Alison Bechdel, all time superhero, creator of lesbian comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For (which I’ve read and loved forever), The Bechdel Test, and the auto-biographical graphic novels Fun Home (need to read) and Are You My Mother? (read it, amazing), has been awarded a MACCARTHUR GENIUS GRANT FOR $625K! 
In her books she talks about how money issues have made her life hard. Even though she’s a legendary and popular cartoonist for decades, in modern times with print publications folding and gay publications combining, there have been fewer paying customers for her work. 
It really made me sad to read about a hero having trouble paying her bills, even while working! Seeing this news makes me smile ear to ear. ONE MILLION LIKES.

The recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation ”Genius Grant” — a no-strings attached, five-year, $625,000 award given to individuals who show “exceptional creativity in their work” — were announced Wednesday and among them was a true star: Alison Bechdel. 
Bechdel, 54, is a well-known cartoonist whose comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For" achieved cult status for its honest and hilarious representation of queer culture. She’s also an accomplished author — her 2006 graphic memoir appeared on the New York Times best-seller list and won an Eisner Award. 
"Bechdel is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form," the MacArthur Foundation wrote in choosing her.  

Story on Mic.com

Hurray for Bechdel!  Time to work without worrying about bills!

tamorapierce:

profeminist:

BEST NEWS EVER! (Ok, it’s up there).

Alison Bechdel awarded MacArthur genius grant 

Alison Bechdel, all time superhero, creator of lesbian comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For (which I’ve read and loved forever), The Bechdel Test, and the auto-biographical graphic novels Fun Home (need to read) and Are You My Mother? (read it, amazing), has been awarded a MACCARTHUR GENIUS GRANT FOR $625K! 

In her books she talks about how money issues have made her life hard. Even though she’s a legendary and popular cartoonist for decades, in modern times with print publications folding and gay publications combining, there have been fewer paying customers for her work. 

It really made me sad to read about a hero having trouble paying her bills, even while working! Seeing this news makes me smile ear to ear. ONE MILLION LIKES.

The recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation ”Genius Grant” — a no-strings attached, five-year, $625,000 award given to individuals who show “exceptional creativity in their work” — were announced Wednesday and among them was a true star: Alison Bechdel. 

Bechdel, 54, is a well-known cartoonist whose comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For" achieved cult status for its honest and hilarious representation of queer culture. She’s also an accomplished author — her 2006 graphic memoir appeared on the New York Times best-seller list and won an Eisner Award. 

"Bechdel is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form," the MacArthur Foundation wrote in choosing her.  

Story on Mic.com

Hurray for Bechdel!  Time to work without worrying about bills!

11AM

tonkinsexual:

I’d like to take a moment to bring to people’s attention what is happening in Scotland right now, more specifically Glasgow. I’m not sure many of you even realise that yesterday we had the chance to vote to be an independent country, and overall, the run up to voting day was fantastic! There was such passion and positivity from both Yes and No camps, but that is now a thing of the past as since the votes have been counted and a NO vote has won 55% to 45% YES. George square has been the hub for many YES gatherings over the past few weeks, and I live in Glasgow and I’ve walked through them, and it’s been a really great atmosphere, but these pictures show what replaces that today. Within 48 hours it has gone from a scene of positivity, to complete anarchy, and the BBC has covered virtually none of it! I ask that you please be aware of the discord going on in Glasgow and Scotland right now, and if you’re in Glasgow please stay at home and be safe, this is not how it should have ended.

(Source: marie-stuart, via orcasoup)

news 

10AM

innerbohemienne:

The Codex Gigas

The Codex Gigas (or ‘Giant Book”) is also known as “The Devil’s Bible.” A curious illustration of Lucifer gives the tome its nickname.

The 13th-century manuscript is thought to have been created solely by a Herman the Recluse, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice near Chrudim in Czech Republic. The calligraphy style is amazingly uniform throughout, believed to have taken 25 to 30 years  of work. There are no notable mistakes or omissions.  Pigment analysis revealed the ink to be consistent throughout. The book is enormous - it  measures 36.2” tall, 19.3” wide, and 8.6” thick; it weighs approximately 165 pounds. There are 310 vellum  leaves (620 pages).  The leaves are bound in a wooden folder covered with leather and ornate metal.

The manuscript is elaborately illuminated in red, blue, yellow, green and gold.  The entire document is written in Latin, and also contains Hebrew, Greek, and Slavic Cyrillic and Glagolitic alphabets. The first part of the text includes the Vulgate version of the Bible.  Between the Old and New Testaments are Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews and De bello iudaico, as well as Isidore of Seville's encyclopedia Etymologiae and medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus, Philaretus, and Constantinus.  Following a blank page, the New Testament commences.

Beginning the second part is a depiction of the devil.  Directly opposite is a full picture of the kingdom of heaven, juxtaposing the “good versus evil.”  The second half, following the picture of the devil, is Cosmas of Prague's Chronicle of Bohemia.  A list of brothers in the Podlažice monastery and a calendar with necrologium, magic formulae and other local records round out the codex.  Record entries end in the year 1229CE.

In 1648 at the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Swedish army invaded Prague and the Codex was stolen as plunder.  It is now held at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.  For more information, check out this short National Geographic documentary and/or flip through this digital copy.

( Wikipedia entry, et. al)

Several short National Geographic videos ~

One Helluva Book

Who Wrote The Devil’s Bible?

Super-human Scribe

The Devil’s Bible - Part 1.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video bleow)

The Devil’s Bible - Part 2.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video below)

** If you have the least amount of intellectual curiosity or interest in history, the short vids above will only whet your appetite: might as well grab a cold drink & some popcorn, then settle in to watch the whole thing ~

NatGeo : The Devil’s Bible - Full video  (44:58)

(Source: bhilluminated.wordpress.com, via peach-blossom-spring)

10AM

sosuperawesome:

Paper art by Morgana Wallace on Tumblr

(via frozencrafts)

art paper 

10AM
earthlynation:

Leucistic Hourglass Dolphin (by Med Gull)

earthlynation:

Leucistic Hourglass Dolphin (by Med Gull)

10AM

biscuity-boyle:

there’s unionist no thugs on the way to dundee. we’re having to takedown all our pro-independence stuff.

please please PLEASE spread this information. it is terrifying to live in scotland right now.

(via nikittypaprika)

9AM

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

(via ohwhatthehellsure)

9AM

randomfandomteacher:

southernish:

petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 

I have a friend in Glasgow who was a Yes campaigner and is legit afraid to leave her apartment today.

what the actual fuck is going on?

(via wolfwum)

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