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victoriousvocabulary:

JACKALOPE

[noun]

a mythical animal of North American folklore (a so-called “fearsome critter”) described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant’s tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antalope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known asLepus temperamentalus.

It is possible that the tales of jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus, which causes the growth of horn- and antler-like tumors in various places on the rabbit’s head and body.

[Caitlin Hackett]

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Disabled characters are written into stories for one reason: the disability. Do most people actually believe real disabled people spend our days obsessing about being cured? Or rhapsodizing about killing ourselves? Here is the truth: Disabled people barely ever even think about our disabilities. When we do think about them, it’s usually because we are dealing with an oppressive, systemic problem, such as employment discrimination. Can’t there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because? Where the topic doesn’t ever come up? All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character, without the disability ever being mentioned. You know, just like real people.

The vast majority of writers who have used disabled characters in their work are not people with disabilities themselves. Because disabled people have been peripheral for centuries, we’ve been shut out of the artistic process since the beginning. As a result, the disabled characters we’re presented with usually fit one or more of the following stereotypes: Victim, Villain, Inspiration, Monster. And the disabled character’s storyline is generally resolved in one of a few ways: Cure, Death, Institutionalization.

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la-petite-squelette:

when you are under the word count for an essay

terpsikeraunos:

au in which the library of alexandria didn’t burn down

The Dark Side of the Goddess→  Yemaya as the Bringer of Hurricanes.

greenkneehighs:

Simon and Garfunkle-“April Come She Will”

"April, comes she will,
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain.
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again.”

thesassyblacknerd:

wifigirl2080:

huffingtonpost:

Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

Whoa dude this amazing

so rad

ppatroklos:

magic girls fallen stars

they are the cosmos come to rest in bodies of flesh and bone, with supernova eyes and black hole hearts, entire universes trapped inside. sometimes the stars leak through and worlds drip from their fingers like blood. they are careless destruction incarnate, all the secrets of space bound to earth in a form that can barely contain them, and even then not for long.

"The Europeans are not yet willing to acknowledge that the world did not wait in darkness for them to bring the light, and that the history of Africa was already old when Europe was born."
- John Henrik Clarke, Education for a New Reality in the African World (1994)

geekgirlsmash:

the-underwoodwriter:

ex0skeletal:

Anatomical Heart Jewelry by Krinna on deviantART

I need a lapel pin version of these. That way I can wear my heart on my sleeves.

She has an Etsy shop.

flerise:

merde il pleut (shit it’s raining) 

staceythinx:

Micrographs by Josefine Stenddy 

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