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fortune-telling or divination via a deck of cards.
Etymology: from French cartomancie, from carte, "card" (from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek khártēs, “paper, papyrus”) + -mancie (from Greek manteía, “divination”).
GOOD THING GONE BAD I
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Like the Dawn
The Oh Hellos
sometimes people on facebook annoy me
"oH my GEORGe"
"WHERE THE STEPHANIE IS MY SOCK"
"WHAT THE ESTEBAN JULIO RICARDO MONTOYA DE LA ROSA RAMIREZ IS WRONG WITH HER”
fever » a mix for death and regret.
"With artful precision, he pried open the younger man’s mouth until he could feel the hot surface of his tongue and the edge of teeth, let him taste the iron before streaking it down his lower lip and chin in a stripe.
The Devil and Death, the Knife and the Terror of Dunwall. They bask in the corruption of their heresy - the spill of blood and joining of flesh - without remorse.”
track listing » listen
a perfect circle - weak and powerless || iamx - nature of inviting || the bravery - hatefuck || how to destroy angels - parasite || marilyn manson - leave a scar || black keys - fever || cursive - we’re going to hell || puscifer - breathe || black keys - howlin’ for you || rome - accidents of gesture || shearwater - believing makes it easy || anna calvi - wolf like me
(original image credit to tiamartino)
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
If you’re following me you may have noticed that I’m not in a good financial situation right now. My family is only made of my brother, my parents and I, no one else, and we’ve been having troubles paying the bills because my brother lost his job last month, and my father got an accident earlier this year that doesn’t allow him to work anymore. I would have liked to earn some money this summer just like last year but my health has been a problem for a little while now so I won’t be able to. And unfortunately it’s not like we have savings, we’ve always been poor…
What’s different now is that the amount of difficulties we recently encountered are seriously making me consider abandoning my studies in cinema, abandoning the idea of having a diploma and getting into a prestigious private school just so I can find a precarious job, which is for me and my parents the worst case scenario.
This school I’m talking about is the only one affordable for me - because it’s the only one offering scholarships - and it’s basically my only hope for a decent job in the field I love. All the money I’ve ever earned has been saved to pay this school but we can’t save money anymore because we live with the bare minimum. And I’m going to admit it: I am terrified.
That’s why I’m asking for your help. Because if it continues like this I may as well have never studied anything, have never hoped for a career. Understand that I don’t want to make anyone donate more than they would be comfortable with, if you can’t afford donating it’s fine ! But maybe consider signal boosting ?
The smallest amount would be welcome, if enough of you donate 0,5$ or 1$ this could actually allow me to finish my studies and get a decent future. I have never asked for money before and I never thought I’d come to such an extremity. I’m thankful for anyone who would offer me some help. Thank you so much for just reading this.
You can donate here or via the donate button on my blog
Also an alternative to donations would be to commission me, I’m going to open commissions for my art in a month. If you’re in the fandom of any film or series I hope you’ll be interested, I love drawing for films or series and this would obviously be really helpful.
Thank you again.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
IT’S THE BEST THING TO COME BACK TO
I’m ashamed of myself because I know I should be better and I have no idea how to get there.
- I Don’t Know Where to Go From Here (#370: April 7, 2014)