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From Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #4 (1996) an Elseworlds

Post-reveal, I realized that the artist had been giving me clues all along. These are all shots of Batman before we know it’s Dick.

Look at all those butt shots. That is such a “we-are-drawing-Dick-Grayson” thing to do.

Plus, look at how elegantly Batman flies away on his rope. Very Dick Grayson.

I shoulda knowed : )

Time to reblog this sexy.

A Long Expected Happening

Jim’s mustache is twitching.

Dick is sure the commissioner is laughing at him.

He gives up on dignity for the night, in front of this man who knows them so well, who keeps their secrets and helps them protect Gotham.

He elbows Damian in the side, hard, where the boy is almost pressed against him. He’s been gone for almost a month, on a mission with his Teen Titans team, but that’s not why he’s being so clingy.

Damian reluctantly moves a few steps away from Dick, where the new disparity in their height is not quite so obvious.

Dick rolls his eyes behind the cowl. Really, it’s not like he hadn’t expected this to happen one day, but does his Robin really have to rub in the fact that he is finally taller than his Batman in front of everyone they meet this week?

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jackthevulture:

IM SCREAMIBG WITH LAUGHTER THESE GIRLS ARE MY HEROES

SHOTS FUCKING FIRED

For anyone not familiar with how modern country sounds, these girls are calling out ACTUAL songs like making blatant references to ACTUAL lyrics from other songs on the radio.

And its fucking FLAWLESS OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING.

One of the reasons I stopped listening to country was, when I was a kid, the radio was full of songs by women and songs that talked about women like they were actual people.

Now so many of the songs dont give women a personality, just describe things about them like their legs, their lips, how they look in your truck. Its just SO much objectification.

My sister just showed me this and its ADSFHASDFKLLKFH she even said she heard it on the radio im so happy

"I aint your tan legged juliet" IM SCREECHING

This is country music I would listen to.

Adorable! but do yourself a favour.. DO NOT read the youtube comments..

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bycrom:

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.

By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

Rachel Kahn’s By Crom! series isn’t only funny, though it is funny, it is also charming and comforting and challenging, panel by panel, in great ways. Get thee this comic.

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aidanturnerconfessions:

If you can show me a man that looks better than Richard Armitage in military uniform I will give you my first born

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I see your Tennant and raise you Hiddleston and Cumberbatch

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i see your hiddleston and cumberbatch and raise you ackles

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I acknowledge your Ackles and raise you Rogers

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BAM GERARD WAY

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Have a Sebastian Stan

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Those last tags, though.

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com         

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concepthuman:

the best part of this article is how archaeologists used to assume every corpse buried with a sword was male

I have been fucking saying this. Do you remember that time some puffed up dude came into my blog talking about how we don’t teach or learn about women in warfare and women as warriors in the same way we do men because “men are traditionally and instinctively fighters more often than women”?

That’s 100% Bullshit. Again, it is the result of men writing us out of our own history and then other men taking that “history” and using it to make assumptions like “these warrior remains are male” and taking years to figure out that they were wrong. Years.

fuckin SWEET

lmao its almost as if the muslim scholars and historians who literally described women among the viking warrior dead and how women accompanied the men when they went to Byzantium weren’t lying after all.

its almost as if a people with a prevalent cultural history of women being warriors and associating women with war and death in both the forms of valkyries, prominent figures like Freyja, cult heroes and other actual accounts of women being heavily involved in exploration (ie. Freydis the daughter of Erik the Red who lead a voyage to vinland and ended up picking up an axe and murdering her partners and cult figures like The Red Maiden), somehow got this idea from some kind of real life example after all

wow!

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part-ofthecult:

Hogwarts Founders
» Idris Elba // Lucy Liu // Hrithik Roshan // Angel Coulby

While I do love that whoever made this did a good job matching actors to characters, the one issue I have is that Hogwarts is in England and what founded several centuries ago. I’m not saying that there wouldn’t have been blacks or asians in England at the time, but it’s still a historical inaccuracy to depict them as anything other than white Englishmen, since the culture of England at the time wouldn’t have had room for blacks and asians as anything other than slaves or traders.

Please don’t take this as me being racist, this is just me with a debilitating and incurable need for historical accuracy.

So let’s see. The Sorting claims it’s origins about a thousand or so years ago in it’s song, which implies the 1000s. JK Rowling described them as “medieval," which is about 500 to 1500, again agreeing with our 1000 date. So let’s work with that. We’ve got a pretty decent timeline to work with here. 

There have been black people in Scotland since “classical times,” and black moors present in James IV’s royal court in the 1500s, plus there’s St. Deiniol in Wales in the 500s, implying black people were also in the religious court instead of all just slaves and servants. Therefore, could a strong and fearless future-Gryffindor have ancestry native to the Isles? Hmmm.

Hannibal of Carthage was definitely not white (at least not in the modern sense). As a matter of fact, many Mediterranean descended people are mixed with Central Asians, South Asians, and North Africans so… But anyway, in 1555, black men were learning to be interpreters in London to help with trading in the Ghanian region. Here’s a coat of arms with black people on it dated 1616. Also, literally how do you not know about Dido Elizabeth Belle, an aristocratic lady of Scotland from the 1700s???

The Romani migrated out what is now modern day India and Pakistan in about the 1000s, so add in that they’re wizards who can fly and all that jazz, they could’ve easily gotten there within a year or two and settled in Scotland once they learned white people weren’t treating them very kindly. There you go, that’s how a South Asian Slytherin made it to Scotland just in time to found Hogwarts.

Here’s desi people of color from the Indian subcontinent, called Lascars, who had been sailing in Europe from as early as the 1400s, possibly earlier, still fitting that there could’ve been wizards in the British Isles about a hundred or so years earlier. Art from the 1600s showing brown men in turbans. Here’s an Indian man who in the 1700s ran a successful restaurant in England and taught white people to shampoo their hair lol.

Japanese emissaries came to Europe as early as 1584 and observed there were already Chinese and Japanese slaves among the overwhelmingly black slaves, something blamed on Christianity, which was part of the reason why Japan vehemently became isolated from that point.

Also about East Asia, Mongolian Genghis Khan made it to about Poland-ish in the 1200s, so it’s not a far bet to say the Chinese (who were also conquered by Khan on his way to Europe) could’ve found their way to Scotland around that time or a few hundred years earlier. Along with a smart cookie who would go on to be the founder of Ravenclaw.

Native Americans, of course, have been present in Europe for a while. In the 1500s, Manteo and Wanchese arrived in London. There’s evidence the Vikings and Indigenous Americans were friendly long before when Columbus blah blah, and there’s even evidence of Native Americans in Holland that’s like 2000 years old. Could a kind and loyal future Hufflepuff be one of those mixed race indigenous American-Africans?

ALSO considering the fact that Binns (the history professor at Hogwarts) specifically stated that witches and wizards were being persecuted and Hogwarts was built out of sight of Muggle eyes, it’s completely possible that POC came to Scotland and built the castle happily for other magical humans to have a safe place. Since HP universe is a fantasy anyway, read these article while you’re at it.

So yeah, I understand your implication that you don’t want to be racist or anything like that (bc being called racist is ofc so much worse than actually being ignorant), but POC were not just traders and slaves in the British Isles, they were a fuckton of other things your history books aren’t telling you (or trying to intentionally steer you away from). So me having an all-brown cast for a location in a dominantly-white place I’m sure is irking the fuck out of you, and that makes me so glad to see you confronted with that “incurable” need for historical accuracy you have.

And check out this rad blog: Racebending Harry Potter.

how come the only time people mention the enslavement of black people in Europe is when they want to deny our presence in fantasy fiction?

And that’s what it really boils down to pretty much every time.

Because someone couldn’t deal with a single photoset with characters of color in a FANTASY setting. None of the “fact checking” is really necessary, because that isn’t really the issue. Fantasy fiction isn’t something that should be subject to “proof”, but when it comes to racial diversity, it invariably is every time.

It’s my hope that with Medievalpoc, this endless quibbling about what is and is not “historically accurate” can be done away with, and Toni Morrison’s quote here can become creative people of color’s realities:

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