blackfashion:

Gaye McDonald in The One Magazine
Photographed by Pieter Henket
Hair by Ben Skervin

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art-of-swords:

Paper Knife

  • Firm of Castellani
  • Designer: Possibly after a design by Michelangelo Caetani, Duke of Sermoneta (1804–1882)
  • Dated: circa 1863
  • Culture: Italian (Rome)
  • Medium: gold, enamel
  • Measurements: 10 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (26 x 7 cm)
  • Classification: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
  • Markings: [1] interlaced Cs (soldered twice on flat edge of crossguard); [2] interlaced Cs, a dot above and below, in filigree-bordered circle (applied disc on one side of angels’ support)

The knife features zigzag assay marks occurring on one voluted panel and one section of the grip. Most of the individual pieces are scratched with an “x” to indicate placement.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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fripperiesandfobs:

Lucile Ltd. evening dress, autumn 1916

From the Kyoto Costume Institute

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bergdorfgoodman:

Take a peek inside Atélier Swarovski’s Jeweled Garden designed by Matthew Campbell Laurenza: http://brgdf.co/YEEKkN

212 872 2518

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kirbysdreamzine:

by Louie Zong!

louiezong.com

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gryphynshadow:

littlemissbatterwitch:

clothoboorocracy:

stormybabe:

I have to say this is completely legit - someone tried to steal her handbag and she simply went “Fuck this- *suplex*”

My hero

someone teach me this pweeze-ooc

Ok Ladies, here’s the info on this move.

We are blessed with a low center of gravity. This means that when we get ahold of someone and tip over backward like that, it’s easy peasy for us to do. Especially on a guy. Think of it like a fulcum and lever: they’re the lever, we’re the fulcrum, and because their center of gravity is up in their chest, instead of in their pelvis, when we get down low and lean back, whupsy there they tip right over.

Now, here’s the real deal on that particular move. Check out how this gif end, with the guy’s head on the floor like that? How his torso seems straight up and down, his head and neck on the floor, all his body weight and the momentum of having been tossed over her shoulder?

Yeah, he’s pretty messed up from that. In the really real world, if you do that move correctly, toss your whole body into it, seriously oomph it up and give that mugger a throw, you can snap his neck.

All that said, here’s how you do it!

This is something you do fast, ladies. Move quickly and with assurance, and don’t worry about whether you’re strong enough to do it or not: you are. This is about physics, not muscle.

Get low, bend your knees and hips. Our strength is largly concentrated in our lower bodies, and when we put our knees and thighs into a move, we bring some of the largest muscles in the human body to bear. You’d be surprised what you can move with your legs.

When she got low on him, her right arm was around his waist, her shoulder roughly at or under his ass, her left arm wrapped around his left leg. Feet shoulder width apart for a nice stable base, big deep breath in, and lift just a bit while falling backwards. It doesn’t take much strength but it will really mess with the dude’s day. Landing on your head will at the very very least knock you silly for a minute.

Interestingly, we can use these same basic principles to ruin a guy’s day if he’s the one to grab us! Imagine, if you will, mugger dude runs up behind you and bear hugs you in preparation for dragging you into the alley. Scary, right? Yep.

If he lifts you too fast, and you find your feet off the ground, kick him in the shins, scrape your shoes down his legs, aim for the knees and his feet. Toss your head back and head butt him. Bite him. Squirm. Do what it takes to get your feet back on the ground.

Feet on the ground, grab his arms and hold on to them. Don’t let him get away, because this move, ladies, will put him down and out, and if he moves away he may go for a distance weapon, or start using his fists. Hold onto his arms and keep him in close.

Again, feet shoulder width apart. Use your booty and hips now, like you’re trying to hit his not-so-manly bits with your ass, get your hips back, bend your knees and flex your hips. If he’s shortish, you should at this point have picked him up and be balancing him on your back. If he’s tall, you’re now in position to put a crimp in his style in a big way.

Tuck your head to your chest and roll forward, just like you did when you were a kid. Flip yourself forward and let gravity do the rest. You will have your head tucked down, aiming to land on the upper back of one shoulder; he won’t. This means he’ll land on his face, with the full force of his own body weight behind it as well as any momentum you’ve built up. You may very well land on top of him too.

From here, get up, run like hell towards a light source while yelling “help, fire, call 911 (or whatever emergency services number exists in your country)”

Remember, ladies, with just a little understanding of comparative anatomy and physics, you too can put a man on the ground and seriously mess up his day. But then, that’s what he was planning to do to you, so fair’s fair.

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The trailer for Big Hero Six is cute and all, but when you look into the source material it’s just one of those instances of a white guy (or two white guys in this case) gathering all none of the information they know about Japan and making a comic about it. I mean, one of the members of the team is called “Wasabi-no-Ginger”.

Now, this comic first came out in the late 90s so hopefully it’s been steered in a better direction since then? And with any hope Disney is taking it to a better place too. But in any case I’m very :/ about the whole thing. 

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americachavez:

William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.

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a video of me watching sailor moon

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