A Collection of Lovely Things
titaniumorb:

gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail. Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes. Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.

I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

Seriously, comics fans, watch some bloody athletics. It will change your brain.

titaniumorb:

gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.

I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

Seriously, comics fans, watch some bloody athletics. It will change your brain.

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11 hours ago
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em-chen:

" ‘…It’s more of a clafoutis.’

Frida could have laughed. She hadn’t heard that word in a long while. 

'Think of it as a sweet pancake,' Anika explained. 'It's French, and traditionally made with cherries.'

'I know what it is, Anika.'

'Do you now?'”

California, Chapter 13

I was inspired by this passage to finally bake a clafoutis. I’ve been meaning to try out this recipe and had an overabundance of both cherries and time this weekend. 

I’m not sure Anika actually knew what a clafoutis is or if she was intentionally being obtuse to test Frida. It’s definitely not what I would describe as a “sweet pancake” since it has such a thick, custard-y batter and baked flan-like texture. It was a simple recipe with common ingredients that would no doubt be extremely difficult to acquire in Frida’s reality. I felt a little guilty that I still had the luxury of baking a dessert like this when she ordinarily could not. Surprisingly, baked cherries taste no different than the cherries that come in canned pie filling (do not like…). Pretty sure that I’m going to avoid baking cherries from now on. However, it was very light dessert, despite it’s heavy appearance.

The clafoutis was an analogy for how I felt about the middle chapters of California. I was expecting something heavier, more menacing in these chapters, but was presented with a more day-in-the-life view of the settlers of the Land. Cal was definitely justified in his growing paranoia, especially with bits of Micah’s crazy popping up every so often like the unexpected taste of baked cherries for me in each bite. I also wondered if the reason why Anika didn’t have cherries was because of her/their fear of the color red, or if it was actually due to a lack of supply. 

The idea of the clafoutis and the flavors I was expecting of it was much like how the ideals and practices of the Plankers played out in the Land. A little lackluster, disappointing. It looked pretty, but didn’t have the substance I was looking for. To quote another reblogbookclubber: “While [the] seminar is a very powerful method of learning and dealing with texts, there is also the danger of only living in hypotheticals.” In theory, it sounds like it would be great! In practice, not so much. 

Although what do I know. My mom loved it. 

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1 day ago
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kellyangel:

Read the next comic here

Magical girl is not something you can retire from …. 

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1 day ago
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first-kiss-since-45:

vikadi:

set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

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1 day ago
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wrappedourloveinallthisfoil:

I need for this to be a real thing, not just a promotional thing (x)

wrappedourloveinallthisfoil:

I need for this to be a real thing, not just a promotional thing (x)

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3 days ago
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Many Ladies wear it this way

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3 days ago
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