kythera-of-anevern, thought of you both for subject matter and art style.
By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
This is weirdly inspiring.
that’s Matt Wagner, skottieyoung, tony moore, Matthew clarke and many others.
Hey, look, it’s our hallway.
Edited to add:
This is the wallpaper we used: http://www.grahambrown.com/us/product/52050/taylor-wood-frames
Want. If I had an office that was in its own room, I’d paper a wall with this and have all my artist friends come over and doodle in a frame. It would be a very inspiring wall of awesomeness.
So my husband Adam got me a new glass at MtlCC because of obvious reasons. The sticker unfortunately peeled and ripped after a dishwasher run so she lost her lower leg. Adam looked at this and declared my glass was now like the Land cover, and that it was fate that I got THAT glass.
See, this whole thing could have easily been resolved before even selling the toy by including at least four female characters in the box. That way up to 4 playing kids can choose between at least 8 characters.
I take issue with this a lot, as a geek mom raising boys. They play with girls as well as boys, and these kids need to be exposed to at least binary genders in their games so they don’t foster exclusion. I want my boys to grow up surrounded by “girls and boys can like the same stuff and that’s normal”, not “mom says girls keep getting excluded and she’s right but what can we do it’s the normal state of things so whatever who cares” which in the end does nothing but breed male privilege.
It infuriates me how the fixes would be simple and yet it’s a battle every time, from colour selection (ALL THE PINK TO ALL THE GIRLS boys don’t touch) to type of toy that’s gender-acceptable (god forbid a little boy wants an Easy-Bake oven) to how toys are advertised (“SUPERMEGA ACTION DUDE!!!” vs. “Hee hee whee girly bffs 4ever yay!”). I will keep hoping and fighting and adding my voice to those who want to see change.
Just a quick reminder that if you aren’t Scottish, could you please stop announcing which way the Independence Referendum should go or you hope it will go.
I don’t care how much you feel you’ll be affected - if you aren’t Scottish, it doesn’t affect you even remotely as…
My personal worry/annoyance is about the separatist movement here in Quebec that crashed and burned (mostly) during the last provincial election. It is clinging to the Scottish referendum with such a gleam in its eyes - heck, I know one of the members of Option Nationale even sent a propaganda video to the Scots to tell them to vote yes because Quebecers are soooo oppressed and abused here - that I worry about what they will do and say in the wake of the results. And you know what? SCOTLAND IS NOT QUEBEC. Stop acting like it is. Stop trying to tell the Scots what to do. And stop telling us we should do like the Scots. Butt out. Let them make their choice for them.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WOLVES AND RAVENS
Ravens and wolves form social attachments with each other and take huge advantage of each other.
Both animals eat meat. When wolves killed a prey, ravens eat from the left over cadaver and scavenge it. Also, ravens lead wolves to preys or cadavers. The ravens fly and the wolves follow. Ravens also alert wolves to dangers.
They also play with each other. For example the ravens dive at the wolves and then speed away or peck their tails to try to get the wolves to chase them, or wolf cubs chasing after teasing ravens.
Dr. L. David Mech wrote in ‘The Wolf: The Ecology and Behaviour of an Endangered Species’: “It appears that the wolf and the raven have reached an adjustment in their relationships such that each creature is rewarded in some way by the presence of the other and that each is fully aware of the other’s capabilities.”
Also very interesting: Bernd Heinrich wrote in ‘Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds’: “Ravens can be attracted to wolf howls. The wolves’ howls before they go on a hunt, and it is a signal that the birds learn to heed. Conversely, wolves may respond to certain raven vocalizations or behavior that indicate prey. The raven-wolf association may be close to a symbiosis that benefits the wolves and ravens alike. At a kill site, the birds are more suspicious and alert than wolves. The birds serve the wolves as extra eyes and ears.”
(Picture by Michael S. Nolan)
For some reason, this is stroking the storytelling part of my brain. I want to see more about this kind of relationship and may create something about it.
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