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Eclectic as hell, often confused, painting and writing for fiction to make experiences believable. Writer with a book in publication soon, Etsy shop, etc.

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    interstitialarts:

ellenkushner:

medievalpoc:

interstitialarts:

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

For those of you who’ve asked how you can support Medievalpoc:
 Become a Medievalpoc Patron!
Medievalpoc is a collection of art, history, and academic resources accessible to anyone. Ph.D. candidates, history educators, fantasy authors, fans of historical media and cultural studies, as well as those who are just interested in learning something different have found new and exciting information at Medievalpoc. These artworks and documentation are readily available on multiple social media platforms, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Medievalpoc.org. The goal of Medievalpoc is not to hoard information, but to share it as widely as possible and incite discussion in social as well as activist and educational communities.
Patronage will provide the opportunity to not only bring Medievalpoc to a wider audience online, but the ability to travel for appearances at academic and literary conventions, speak at functions, and facilitate activist work in face-to-face environments. Patronage means more access to databases, art collections, and academic resources for the creation of Medievalpoc. In addition, your patronage can pave the way for exciting new projects across various media, like print, film, and interactive online content—projects Patrons can see in the making.I look forward to forging a new era of Patron and Creator with my readers in my goal of bringing Art and History to life in a new way-a History in which we can see ourselves.

I have added several new Creator Goals to the Patreon page, and I’m very excited about them! I’ve also added several posts with links, media and other exclusive content for Medievalpoc Patrons, and asked for feedback on some important projects and topics!
Thank you to all my amazing Patrons for making these things possible!

Interstitial … or not?
We’ve been discussing this “backstage” here at IAF.  What do you think?

Heh…you probably didn’t mean me, but I think that this is a fascinating framing for Medievalpoc. There’s definitely a gap I’m trying to fill, and it’s partly a gap in research as well as a a gap between academic disciplines on this topic…but most importantly, I’m trying to fill the gap between the academic work on these images and the people who are affected by them.
Whether it’s people in history/SCA/Renfaire/Fantasy fandoms, educators looking to enhance their teaching materials, people having the same old arguments on Facebook, or the people who just can’t help but read the comments, I’m trying to close the gap between these folks and the information they’ve known has to be there, but lack the accessibility tools to find it.
The feeling that these works are inherently anachronistic jars some people when they see them, but there is no denying the fact that they exist, despite assumptions about European History that we’ve been encouraged to make.  The immediate visual impact of a “familiar” style, but with an “unfamiliar” subject, is IMHO what makes this project interstitial, challenging boundaries of what’s considered the “genre” of European Art History.

Well, of course we mean you!
Thanks for the thoughtful response - and for challenging boundaries, blurring categories and stepping over the lines. 
There is, in fact, a whole Academic side to the Interstitial Arts Foundation - ranging from Comparative Media Studies professor Henry Jenkins’ “On the Pleasures of Not Belonging" and Heinz Insu Fenkl’s Towards a Theory of the Interstitial [Version 1.0]: The Interstitial DMZ to our INTERFICTIONS ZERO journal online, which includes pieces by Carlos Hernandez on “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo” and Sofia Samatar on “Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre.”
Welcome to the loosely-organized club!

Well, of course we mean you!
Thanks for the thoughtful response - and for challenging boundaries, blurring categories and stepping over the lines. 
There is, in fact, a whole Academic side to the Interstitial Arts Foundation - ranging from Comparative Media Studies professor Henry Jenkins’ “On the Pleasures of Not Belonging" and Heinz Insu Fenkl’s Towards a Theory of the Interstitial [Version 1.0]: The Interstitial DMZ to our INTERFICTIONS ZERO journal online, which includes pieces by Carlos Hernandez on “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo” and Sofia Samatar on “Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre.”
Welcome to the loosely-organized club!


I once wrote a rather frustrated email to Terri Windling about the total lack of diversity in fantasy stories due to the mythology that POC don’t ‘fit’ fantasy settings, let alone POC authors such as myself ever getting a look in. I thanked her for her work on publishing writing from people round the world who brought various cultures to fantasy writing. I never expected a reply I actually received a impassioned response from her on the subject.  Made my year!Medieval POC amazes me, as an artist, writer, and multicultural person who was taught directly and subconsciously that only white people had a history of myth and storytelling. But POC aren’t a new race of people only just discovered in the 1800s. We’ve been around a while, and there are stories the world has yet to hear, stories yet to be told. Tell on, teach on, and listen.

    interstitialarts:

    ellenkushner:

    medievalpoc:

    interstitialarts:

    medievalpoc:

    medievalpoc:

    For those of you who’ve asked how you can support Medievalpoc:

    Become a Medievalpoc Patron!

    Medievalpoc is a collection of art, history, and academic resources accessible to anyone. Ph.D. candidates, history educators, fantasy authors, fans of historical media and cultural studies, as well as those who are just interested in learning something different have found new and exciting information at Medievalpoc. These artworks and documentation are readily available on multiple social media platforms, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Medievalpoc.org. The goal of Medievalpoc is not to hoard information, but to share it as widely as possible and incite discussion in social as well as activist and educational communities.

    Patronage will provide the opportunity to not only bring Medievalpoc to a wider audience online, but the ability to travel for appearances at academic and literary conventions, speak at functions, and facilitate activist work in face-to-face environments. Patronage means more access to databases, art collections, and academic resources for the creation of Medievalpoc. In addition, your patronage can pave the way for exciting new projects across various media, like print, film, and interactive online content—projects Patrons can see in the making.

    I look forward to forging a new era of Patron and Creator with my readers in my goal of bringing Art and History to life in a new way-a History in which we can see ourselves.

    I have added several new Creator Goals to the Patreon page, and I’m very excited about them! I’ve also added several posts with links, media and other exclusive content for Medievalpoc Patrons, and asked for feedback on some important projects and topics!

    Thank you to all my amazing Patrons for making these things possible!

    Interstitial … or not?

    We’ve been discussing this “backstage” here at IAF.  What do you think?

    Heh…you probably didn’t mean me, but I think that this is a fascinating framing for Medievalpoc. There’s definitely a gap I’m trying to fill, and it’s partly a gap in research as well as a a gap between academic disciplines on this topic…but most importantly, I’m trying to fill the gap between the academic work on these images and the people who are affected by them.

    Whether it’s people in history/SCA/Renfaire/Fantasy fandoms, educators looking to enhance their teaching materials, people having the same old arguments on Facebook, or the people who just can’t help but read the comments, I’m trying to close the gap between these folks and the information they’ve known has to be there, but lack the accessibility tools to find it.

    The feeling that these works are inherently anachronistic jars some people when they see them, but there is no denying the fact that they exist, despite assumptions about European History that we’ve been encouraged to make.  The immediate visual impact of a “familiar” style, but with an “unfamiliar” subject, is IMHO what makes this project interstitial, challenging boundaries of what’s considered the “genre” of European Art History.

    Well, of course we mean you!

    Thanks for the thoughtful response - and for challenging boundaries, blurring categories and stepping over the lines. 

    There is, in fact, a whole Academic side to the Interstitial Arts Foundation - ranging from Comparative Media Studies professor Henry Jenkins’ “On the Pleasures of Not Belonging" and Heinz Insu Fenkl’s Towards a Theory of the Interstitial [Version 1.0]: The Interstitial DMZ to our INTERFICTIONS ZERO journal online, which includes pieces by Carlos Hernandez on “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo” and Sofia Samatar on “Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre.”

    Welcome to the loosely-organized club!

    Well, of course we mean you!

    Thanks for the thoughtful response - and for challenging boundaries, blurring categories and stepping over the lines. 

    There is, in fact, a whole Academic side to the Interstitial Arts Foundation - ranging from Comparative Media Studies professor Henry Jenkins’ “On the Pleasures of Not Belonging" and Heinz Insu Fenkl’s Towards a Theory of the Interstitial [Version 1.0]: The Interstitial DMZ to our INTERFICTIONS ZERO journal online, which includes pieces by Carlos Hernandez on “Oscar Wao: Murdering Machismo” and Sofia Samatar on “Ibrahim al-Koni and the Question of Genre.”

    Welcome to the loosely-organized club!

    I once wrote a rather frustrated email to Terri Windling about the total lack of diversity in fantasy stories due to the mythology that POC don’t ‘fit’ fantasy settings, let alone POC authors such as myself ever getting a look in. I thanked her for her work on publishing writing from people round the world who brought various cultures to fantasy writing. I never expected a reply I actually received a impassioned response from her on the subject. Made my year!

    Medieval POC amazes me, as an artist, writer, and multicultural person who was taught directly and subconsciously that only white people had a history of myth and storytelling. But POC aren’t a new race of people only just discovered in the 1800s. We’ve been around a while, and there are stories the world has yet to hear, stories yet to be told.

    Tell on, teach on, and listen.

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    I have just bought two indoor plant wall systems for my house. I might be squeeing a bit. If I can’t garden outside, I will garden inside.

    Plant all the things!

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    Trusty cast iron skillet doing its duty and baking barley bannock bread for Lammas offerings.

    Trusty cast iron skillet doing its duty and baking barley bannock bread for Lammas offerings.

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    Season Change

      Summer holiday for son began a week ago. I have been mostly in my house for the past two months due to allergies to the sun. However I go out in the evening to water and tend my plants, check on the Henz and plan some ideas for offering in my shop. At the…

    Season Change was originally published on Sindr-Works

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    rootworkn:

    Internet white surpremacists are like sewer rats. They group together with other sewer rats and feast on shit and filth in the deepest dregs of the Internet, because they know that’s where they are safe

    Expose them to the light of day and they scatter

    The reason why white…

    And this is true of everything. Somehow “freedom of speech” has turned people into milktoast. But Freedom of Speech isn’t a get out of jail card. The concept of Freedom of Speech was -never- about giving people the right to incite hatred or bigotry toward anyone and never deal with repercussions. Freedom of Speech is about having the right to -speak up about corruption against government bodies-. End of. Not about being a prat to fellow human beings.

    There is also such a thing as Responsibility of a Speech, and Integrity of Speech. If you are going to say something, you better have the conviction to take the backlash for it, because if you are going to champion your skewed view of speech-freedoms, complaining when others call you on it is a direct attempt to erase their own freedom. That isn’t ” political correctness gone mad”, honey, that is your own bullshit right back at you.

    We need to stop thinking Tolerance means we have to live and let live to the point we allow bigoted people to not only have a vocal presence, but to allow them to spread their poison to our children and grandchildren. That isn’t ‘tolerance’; that is the form of passive cowardice. I’m not sure if it stems from a skewed sense of liberalism or from a place of privilege which has never had to deal with any form of hatred before in its life, but indifference in the face of bigotry is abetting it. It’s endorsing it.

    And that needs to stop. Everywhere. In all things.

    Set am example, heathens, FFS. I can’t imagine our ancestors tolerating this crap. So why are we?

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    Plays: 36,947

    lloottrr:

    The Edge of Night

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Absolutely impressed with his voice, I was stunned when he started singing in the LoTR films. Beautiful rich tone.

    Notes: 10,362 notes

    Reblogged from: thewyrdwain

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    jamaicanamazon:

Black Excellence.


Has not even blipped on radar in UK.  For  Reasons.

    jamaicanamazon:

    Black Excellence.

    Has not even blipped on radar in UK. For Reasons.

    (Source: lawdgevus)

    Notes: 16,640 notes

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    mrsnerdynerdnerd:

    I was teaching at a Summer School this summer and one of my students told me he did not feel British, because he didn’t look British. He was black. That broke my heart a little. So I started questioning the kids on British history, and oh they fit in it and all the kids…

    This. A thousand of this, as a woman in England with a multiracial son. We need more THIS.

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    "Where you plant a rose, a thistle cannot grow…"- The Secret Garden.

    i have been an amateur gardener for years, growing my own fruits, vegetables, and caring for livestock. I have used plants to teach my autistic son many lessons about life; compassion, responsibility, cause and effect, and joy as something you can r for grows and rewards in turn. I sell produce from my garden, make incense from the trees I grow in my small grove, sell cuttings and gift eggs to friends and neighbours. As I have an autoimmune illness and several other chronic illnesses which make working from home my only option, my home and garden is more than just something to look nice; it’s income and allows me to stay relatively independent.

    Late last year my illness took a turn for the worse, and my energy levels plummeted. I spent most of the winter housebound, and this year I developed a sun allergy, which means my gardening has greatly diminished. But the worst thing has been the pile up of clutter; if I was more able, I would have hauled excess items to recycling, but I am unable to do so. The charities won’t pick up items as I am too rural, and I have no family members or friends capable of manual labour. My garden, my sanctuary, is turning into a bit of a tip, and it breaks my heart.

    I’ve done what I can over the years for others. And, while it wounds my pride a bit, I am taking the opportunity to allow the universe to give back a bit when I need it. My plan is to hire some rubbish removers to remove the rubbish in my outbuildings - recycling everything possible - and then to remove the sheds. The hope is to clear enough space for me to place a polytunnel in the lower garden level which will afford me some protection from UV light (not all, but a bit - the plants need it after all) so I can be more protected and still keep working. Any additional funding will go toward the polytunnel and to removal of the decking, which is starting to rot and become very treacherous, and install something safer for myself and for my son to walk around on.

    thank you very much for your support!

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    Sigh-inducing moment. So much clutter has piled up over the past year due to being too ill to take stuff to the skip and once-a-fortnight bin pickups I am going to have to spend well over £1,000 getting it all removed. No wonder the homes of elderly people are often crammed floor to ceiling, it’s an exhausting task only the more able tend to be capable of dealing with. “Just Freecycle” still requires me yo be able to catalogue, photograph, write a blurb, communicate with strangers and allow them into my house -and sometimes strangers aren’t Good People. Bleh. I wish more charities performed this kind of work for recycling centres.

    *braces self to get quotes and weep at prices*

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