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lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L. get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness.  Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0 This is one of the best things I have ever read. : lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L. get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness.  Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0 This is one of the best things I have ever read.
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simmerstesia: okay, so. for those who might not know me, hi! i’m sol, a fellow simmer and a digital artist based in brazil 💖 i won’t expose everything that’s making me feel not-so-well right now as some of it may be triggering for some folks. there’s so much contributing to this period being my mental health’s worse nightmare, but for sure the main reason is the covid-19 outbreak in my country.  brazil’s prognostic is not great: the situation is expected to get better in late september only. our (already weakened) economy is collapsing and people are losing their jobs. before the outbreak, i had a somehow stable income working as a freelance artist within my country, but right now all my jobs are gone. no one has money to spend with art. and to make it all worse i have snowball debts making me feel more anxious each day. that’s why i’m opening icon commissions here. i’d love to draw your sims/oc’s, and i think it could distract me from all of this. i’m trying to be gentle with myself and i find busts the most fun thing to draw. for now, i’ll only draw some quick ones like those 2.  if you want to see more of my work, check out my art blog @skktch or my main instagram account. i’m also setting up a second insta account for those of you who are non-portuguese speakers. if you want to follow me there, it would make my day for sure!! CONTACT INFO (and even more info because i forgot to put some important things in the images lmao) UNDER THE CUT Seguir leyendo: simmerstesia: okay, so. for those who might not know me, hi! i’m sol, a fellow simmer and a digital artist based in brazil 💖 i won’t expose everything that’s making me feel not-so-well right now as some of it may be triggering for some folks. there’s so much contributing to this period being my mental health’s worse nightmare, but for sure the main reason is the covid-19 outbreak in my country.  brazil’s prognostic is not great: the situation is expected to get better in late september only. our (already weakened) economy is collapsing and people are losing their jobs. before the outbreak, i had a somehow stable income working as a freelance artist within my country, but right now all my jobs are gone. no one has money to spend with art. and to make it all worse i have snowball debts making me feel more anxious each day. that’s why i’m opening icon commissions here. i’d love to draw your sims/oc’s, and i think it could distract me from all of this. i’m trying to be gentle with myself and i find busts the most fun thing to draw. for now, i’ll only draw some quick ones like those 2.  if you want to see more of my work, check out my art blog @skktch or my main instagram account. i’m also setting up a second insta account for those of you who are non-portuguese speakers. if you want to follow me there, it would make my day for sure!! CONTACT INFO (and even more info because i forgot to put some important things in the images lmao) UNDER THE CUT Seguir leyendo

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clebauchery: toastpotent: flarehunter76: fluffygif: Pomegranate world Pomegranate world why did it censor out something she said. what did she say. let her speak Okay so what she says (from what I can figure out, please correct me if I get something wrong) is basically: “Alright today we’re gonna teach everybody the Proper way to open a pomegranate. First you’re gonna make four cuts in a square on its ass, top and bottom, side to side, cut cut cut, and then take this piece of the skin off. Now you COULD not follow my instructions and cut it in half right down the middle; however, you’re gonna end up cutting into the fruit, sending juice flying all over the fuckin place and your girlfriend is gonna beat your *ss and leave you; SO, it’s better to follow my directions using the cut cut cut method. Then, in a star shape make more cuts and pull back the pieces, and presto there you have a beautiful pomegranate flower; tell me that isn’t the prettiest fucki-“ : clebauchery: toastpotent: flarehunter76: fluffygif: Pomegranate world Pomegranate world why did it censor out something she said. what did she say. let her speak Okay so what she says (from what I can figure out, please correct me if I get something wrong) is basically: “Alright today we’re gonna teach everybody the Proper way to open a pomegranate. First you’re gonna make four cuts in a square on its ass, top and bottom, side to side, cut cut cut, and then take this piece of the skin off. Now you COULD not follow my instructions and cut it in half right down the middle; however, you’re gonna end up cutting into the fruit, sending juice flying all over the fuckin place and your girlfriend is gonna beat your *ss and leave you; SO, it’s better to follow my directions using the cut cut cut method. Then, in a star shape make more cuts and pull back the pieces, and presto there you have a beautiful pomegranate flower; tell me that isn’t the prettiest fucki-“
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youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading: Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
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youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading : Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
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blackcrystalsrpg: We are a day or two (timezones lel) away from the new year. Where has this year gone? I just remember attending Katy Perry’s New Year concert last year like it was yesterday!! I want to thank everyone who have stuck with me on this long gamedev journey, and I apologize if I do not engage as much as I can online and for not being able to get the game out as quick as people are expecting. I appreciate your kindness and patience. This game is very special to me, and I hope when its out you guys feel the same way about it as I do. We are closing 2018 with 2350+ followers here and 450 on Twitter. Thank you all so very much and here’s to a new year filled with Crystals! So I am not normally one for writing progress reports and reflections and stuff like that, but I felt that I owe it to my followers to know where this project is currently at and where its headed in 2019, so I wrote a bunch of questions I feel people may be thinking, and answered them…. Here we go! (under the cut~!) Keep reading : HAPPY NEw YEAR 0 0 blackcrystalsrpg: We are a day or two (timezones lel) away from the new year. Where has this year gone? I just remember attending Katy Perry’s New Year concert last year like it was yesterday!! I want to thank everyone who have stuck with me on this long gamedev journey, and I apologize if I do not engage as much as I can online and for not being able to get the game out as quick as people are expecting. I appreciate your kindness and patience. This game is very special to me, and I hope when its out you guys feel the same way about it as I do. We are closing 2018 with 2350+ followers here and 450 on Twitter. Thank you all so very much and here’s to a new year filled with Crystals! So I am not normally one for writing progress reports and reflections and stuff like that, but I felt that I owe it to my followers to know where this project is currently at and where its headed in 2019, so I wrote a bunch of questions I feel people may be thinking, and answered them…. Here we go! (under the cut~!) Keep reading
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blackcrystalsrpg: We are a day or two (timezones lel) away from the new year. Where has this year gone? I just remember attending Katy Perry’s New Year concert last year like it was yesterday!! I want to thank everyone who have stuck with me on this long gamedev journey, and I apologize if I do not engage as much as I can online and for not being able to get the game out as quick as people are expecting. I appreciate your kindness and patience. This game is very special to me, and I hope when its out you guys feel the same way about it as I do. We are closing 2018 with 2350+ followers here and 450 on Twitter. Thank you all so very much and here’s to a new year filled with Crystals! So I am not normally one for writing progress reports and reflections and stuff like that, but I felt that I owe it to my followers to know where this project is currently at and where its headed in 2019, so I wrote a bunch of questions I feel people may be thinking, and answered them…. Here we go! (under the cut~!) Keep reading : HAPPY NEw YEAR 0 0 blackcrystalsrpg: We are a day or two (timezones lel) away from the new year. Where has this year gone? I just remember attending Katy Perry’s New Year concert last year like it was yesterday!! I want to thank everyone who have stuck with me on this long gamedev journey, and I apologize if I do not engage as much as I can online and for not being able to get the game out as quick as people are expecting. I appreciate your kindness and patience. This game is very special to me, and I hope when its out you guys feel the same way about it as I do. We are closing 2018 with 2350+ followers here and 450 on Twitter. Thank you all so very much and here’s to a new year filled with Crystals! So I am not normally one for writing progress reports and reflections and stuff like that, but I felt that I owe it to my followers to know where this project is currently at and where its headed in 2019, so I wrote a bunch of questions I feel people may be thinking, and answered them…. Here we go! (under the cut~!) Keep reading
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abd-illustrates: ABD-illustrates’ Character Art Commissions! (EDIT: updated my rates to suit my current art style - go ahead and check out the latest work in my DeviantArt gallery or on my ArtBlog if you want to get a better idea of the options available!) Want a custom artwork of your favorite character, your OC, your DnD party, or any other such super cool creation? Well you’re in the right place! Here’s the rundown: Make sure that I have slots available by quickly checking out the description of my blog Read the terms under the cut! Anything unclear after reading through the T’s C’s? Feel free to hit up my askbox with any queries! Once you’re ready, send a request my way via email! (Address listed after TC’s below) FULL TERMS AND CONTACT INFO UNDER THE CUT! Keep reading: ABD ILLUSTRATES character art commissions STY MORE EXAMPLES A ABD-ILLUSTRATES-ART TUMBLR.COM ABD ILLUSTRATES character art commissions MORE EXAMPLES A ABD-ILLUSTRATES-ART.TUMBLR.COM SLAT COLOR ABD ILLUSTRATES 51/1o ABD ILLUSTRATES character art commissions MORE EXAMPLES A ABD-ILLUSTRATES-ART.TUMBLR.COM CELL TONE&SHADIG ABD ILLUSTRATES character art commissions MORE EXAMPLES A ABD-ILLUSTRATES-ART.TUMBLR.COM DIGITAL PAINTING OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SINGLE-CHARACTER ARTWORKS! 09/o3 USTRATES ABD ILLUSTRATES character art commissions PRICING LINEWORK FLAT COLOR CELL TONE DIGITAL +BACKGROUND: [SKETCHY/CLEAN) -SHRDING PAIGBRSEICE USTESINILEFHCLU FRACTION APPLIES TO SINGLE CHARA BASE PRICE LISTED IN LEFT COLUMNS HEADSHOT: E15 $20) E25 $30 E40 $55 E50 $65) TORSO E20 $25 E30 ($40) E5O ($65 E6O $75) FULL BODY;E25 $30) £35 $45) E6O $75) E7O s90) [BUY 1 CHARACTER, GET NEXT 3 HALF PRICE I 1/2 PRICE DEAL APPLIES TO EVERY 3 ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS REQUESTED FOLLOWING THE FIRST IN A SINGLE COMMISSION. E.G: IN A 7-CHARACTER COMMISSION, THE 1ST CHARACTER IS FULL PRICE; THE 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH ARE EACH HALF PRICE-THE DEAL THEN REPEATS, MAKING THE 5TH FULL PRICE, THE 6TH & 7TH HALF PRICE, ETC"] Λ л [ IF SEEKING LARGER GROUP SHOTS [EG:060 PARTY ARTWORK), FURTHER DEALS MAY BE VIABLE DEPENDING ON DESIRED ART STYLE, COMPOSITION, ETC.) л ^ [ ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND COSTS LISTED ABOVE ARE GUIDELINES AND MAY VARY DEPENDING ON DESIRED COMPLEXITY/LEVEL OF DETAIL, ETC.] abd-illustrates: ABD-illustrates’ Character Art Commissions! (EDIT: updated my rates to suit my current art style - go ahead and check out the latest work in my DeviantArt gallery or on my ArtBlog if you want to get a better idea of the options available!) Want a custom artwork of your favorite character, your OC, your DnD party, or any other such super cool creation? Well you’re in the right place! Here’s the rundown: Make sure that I have slots available by quickly checking out the description of my blog Read the terms under the cut! Anything unclear after reading through the T’s C’s? Feel free to hit up my askbox with any queries! Once you’re ready, send a request my way via email! (Address listed after TC’s below) FULL TERMS AND CONTACT INFO UNDER THE CUT! Keep reading

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