i have to go to new york city midweek after a math exam HA AHAHAHA HA HAHAH A HA AHA AHA
May 9th! :-)
April 26 here! See you guys at the Ottobar!
Well, I don’t know what thing you’re talking about, but thank you! You’re welcome to shoot me a message or e-mail if you’re interested in a commission. 8)
Hi there! I do have a store that has many of my items. :)
At some point I’ll get more options up but for now, you can just shoot me a message if you’re interested in anything that isn’t there. And thank you so much!
So this was the final for my Gesture class, in which we had to design a character. I opted for two characters because its easier for me to develop characters when I’m working with more than one.
I decided to go with a Norse and Turkish girl concept for two reasons. One being that I was already behind on the project and since I’ve already done research on Norse/Viking culture (and already have a folder full of reference), it would be easier on me and I would be able to focus more on researching for the Turkish girl. The second reason was I wanted to create two characters who contrasted. I wanted the different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles to clearly reflect in the two characters.
The story for these two characters was this:
In the late Medieval Era, a Turkish Nobleman has received a grave threat on his life, his wealth and his family. Paranoid of those around him and unable to trust those anyone, he seeks help from the outside. Due to their famed battle prowess and unwavering loyalty, he convinces and hires a group of Norse merchants to act as his temporary bodyguards until he feels the threat has passed. The youngest merchant, a young woman named Dagny, is put in charge of guarding the Nobleman’s only daughter, Alara. They have a rocky start, mainly due to the language barrier, as well as the vast differences in lifestyle. However, over the months, and even years, the two develop a strong friendship.
Unfortunately, due to time restraints and stress, I do not believe everything is 100% historically accurate (but it is historic fiction, so I think I’m allowed some leeway haha). I had originally wanted the story to take place in the 10th-12th century but hunting down Turkish clothing for that period was a nightmare and the earliest labeled designs I was able to get my hands on were 15th century. I gathered some other designs that I believe might have been earlier, however, I could not find a date for them.
If this was a project I planned to develop further, I would most certainly take the time to research MUCH more and smooth out some of the questionable details. However, I believe it served its purpose in terms of a character design project.
We also had to choose an artist whom are designs were inspired by and I chose Claire Hummel (aka Shoomlah), one of my favorite artists. If you haven’t checked out her stuff, I would recommend it.
Gorgeous character designs!
This is neat.
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Garon Wade and his husband Jamie were prepared for their son in 2012. They were not prepared for what strangers had to say.
- (Cab Driver in Florida directly after getting in) Where’s his mom? (Us) He doesn’t have a mom. (Long Awkward Silence)
- (Cashier at a Surf Shop, see’s just me and my little boy) Oh man, you were given Daddy duty today huh? (Me) It’s Daddy Duty everyday at my house bro. (Confused look)
- Do you think he’ll be more likely to grow up gay? (Me) No. But I’ll love him for whoever he is, so it doesn’t really matter does it?
- (Man on a plane next to me, completely out of nowhere) So did you leave his mom in DC or are you taking the baby to his mom in Florida? (Me) He doesn’t have a mom, he has two Dads. (Complete Silence)
- Are you guys going to tell him he’s adopted one day? (Us) Yea, but I’m pretty sure even if we didn’t, at some point he’d figure that one out right?
- You shouldn’t take babies on planes for the first many months because they get sick right away. (Us). He’s already been on 20 flights. (Silence)
- (Random Guy on the street) Where’s his mom? (Us) She didn’t want him, so I guess that makes us the next best thing.
- (Random Stranger at the grocery store) That baby’s so cute. Does your wife breastfeed? (Me). No he’s got two Dads so we give him formula. (Lady) What??
- (Another Random Lady at the grocery store). That baby is so young. You should NOT be out with him like this at the grocery store! (My husband) Oh I’m sorry are you a pediatrician? (Lady) Excuse me? (Husband) Are you a pediatrician? (Lady) Well, no. (Husband) Then I’m not that interested in what you have to say. My pediatrician said it’s fine to take him out. Have a good one.
- (Yet another Random Stranger) Where’s his mom? (Me) Where’s your mom?
"Where’s your mom?" omg
Hi there! By authentic I assume you mean period accurate, which I don’t worry so much about when I’m costuming. If you want something really period accurate it will probably cost a pretty penny. Are you looking for base clothes? Accessories? Armor? Jewelry? What time period/part of the world? Personally I’ve only ever seriously looked for Viking-age stuff. I buy linen tunics from this shop. Jerry does good work! And I’ve bought a Mjolnir from these guys, but they’re UK based so shipping’s costly. But they have a lot of cool reenactment stuff.
Maybe one of my watchers has more info they could add?
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?
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