lazyleezard:

Hazel for blueolympians before going to sleep. I hope you like it! 

boaillustration:

I loved Hazel in House of Hades and how she controlled the mist. So here’s a little stylistic experiment as a tribute to the battle.

doodleedoos:

Editorial illustration assignment!
the article was about ladies being excluded from gaming communities so obv. i was all about that

rockstarsushiman:

Yes I am an expert on Greek mythology I have read a Percy Jackson book

4 hours ago with 59,801 notes

loish:

manga-style art (i know this is a contested term, but i’ll risk generalizing for now) used to be one of my biggest influences when i was first starting out as an artist. today i suddenly got an impulse to see how i would approach the style with my current skillset, and this came out. it was so much fun! big credit for style reference goes to cushart on deviantart, one of my favorite artists. 

Tagged: #inspo

duckduckbooks:

jaffaarchfiend:

duckduckbooks:

*crawls into your lap* *grabs our face with both of my hands* *whispers* buy me books for my birthday

*whispers back* Which ones?

*screams* ALL OF THEM

6 hours ago with 3,584 notes

shiloheart:

Someone take this grumpy babu away from me (≖͞_≖̥)

Tagged: #ghost queue

47squids:

nico joins deviantart and posts “”“edgy”“” black-and-white photographs of graveyards and weird undead things. he builds a small but dedicated following who praise his photoshop abilities and/or ask how he made all those “cool skeleton props.” he signs all his messages with ~*King of Ghosts*~ at the bottom.  one time he gets a daily deviation and he brags about it for weeks. 

15 hours ago with 1 note

47squids:

in a universe where nothing is evil: percy briefly takes up surfing. it’s obnoxious and awful. he starts wearing one of those hemp necklaces with seashells on it. he briefly contemplates a tribal tat. the truth: percy can’t actually surf. he stands on the board and makes the water move. he never actually learned how to let the water do its thing— he just moves the currents and poses. it stops when a pod of dolphins steals his surfboard. camp is safe once again.

15 hours ago with 16 notes

sorry-ari:

It’s exactly what you think it is and you need to listen to it.

16 hours ago with 200,888 notes

accioromulus:

I’ve recently fallen in-love with this really, really wonderful modern AU wolfstar fic called Text Talk. If you’re at ALL interested in Remus/Sirius, please do yourself a favour and read it. You won’t regret it.

loish:

my latest illustration! an ode to my troubled love/hate relationship with clutter.

Tagged: #inspo

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.