Hair Across the Moon



Historical Dramas

I don’t understand the fervor behind Downton Abbey. The BBC puts out LOADS of brilliant historical dramas, and better ones than that. I just finished watching Lilies: brilliant acting and characters, brilliant writing and plot, and serious social/historical commentary. Lower class family in 1920s Liverpool, check it out:

Reblogged from blvcknvy
Many people are saying “I won’t be happy this Eid. Too many people are being killed in Gaza and Syria” I want to let you know that in Gaza they are getting ready for Eid themselves. They are currently shopping for clothes and sweets for tomorrow while bombs are falling. And I’m 100% sure it is the same in the beloved Syria and other places filled with oppression. This is very symbolic for us. Yes, many have been killed, but their spirit is not dead, and will not die. Yes, the oppressors may control their borders or other worldly matters, but the oppressors will never control their happiness, nor will they control your happiness. The Syrian and Palestinian people are strong people, and we have to trust that. I know it’s almost impossible to go through the day without thinking about it or feeling sad, and I don’t blame you. But for Eid, do me a favour, and try to stay happy.
Have a blessed Eid everyone. May we enter the next Eid with a free Palestine, and a free Syria. InshaAllah.
Mohammed Zeyara (via blvcknvy)

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Reblogged from myrddin-emrys
medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

Reblogged from giraffepoliceforce

giraffepoliceforce:

"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"

Jesus: Ah yes.

Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.

Jesus: What a shame.

We all know that Jesus was blond with a red beard. Come on, guys.

(via ididntwanttosaymagicdoor)

So, after many years of resistance I am finally reading Harry Potter. 

I’m a librarian, it seems to be part of the job description. Professional integrity and all that. 

Reblogged from medievalpoc
medievalpoc:

sourcedumal:

medievalpoc:

loverandsynner submitted to medievalpoc:

this was taken at the Museum of London, Docklands - it has a large section about London’s role in slavery, and how slavery contributed to modern racism. 

I think that a lot of museums are finally starting to try and take a more proactive stance on how they present their exhibits and information about them.
For more on this kind of arrangement, I high recommend taking a look at these submissions from xanthy-m on the Swedish Historical Museum:



Oh what was that about black ppl in England not being present?
Since BEFORE THE 1500s?
MEANING DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
So yall “historically accurate” fuckers can be quiet


[source: Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England c. 1375]

medievalpoc:

sourcedumal:

medievalpoc:

loverandsynner submitted to medievalpoc:

this was taken at the Museum of London, Docklands - it has a large section about London’s role in slavery, and how slavery contributed to modern racism. 

I think that a lot of museums are finally starting to try and take a more proactive stance on how they present their exhibits and information about them.

For more on this kind of arrangement, I high recommend taking a look at these submissions from xanthy-m on the Swedish Historical Museum:

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Oh what was that about black ppl in England not being present?

Since BEFORE THE 1500s?

MEANING DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD

So yall “historically accurate” fuckers can be quiet

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[source: Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England c. 1375]

Reblogged from kileyrae
I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda… I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. Malcolm X (via kileyrae)

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If you haven’t seen Belle what are you doing with your life?

Reblogged from dauntlesschristinas

all-good-usernames-are-taken:

WHAT A LITTLE SHIT

Every time!

(Source: dauntlesschristinas, via sariazbest)

Reblogged from infixe
10knotes:

thank you tiny cactus

I have so much confidence with tiny things tell me I can do things.

10knotes:

thank you tiny cactus

I have so much confidence with tiny things tell me I can do things.

(Source: infixe, via sebhar)