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ALLYDIA FICS TO BE ENJOYED BY YOU ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Below the cut is a fic rec list of 100% Allydia goodness. I know it’s been done before but this is updated (with the exception of some oldies but goodies) and I figured it might be a nice way to contribute to femslash February. Enjoy!

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

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memoirsofanedwardianadventuress:

everyworldneedslove:

I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.

She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)

And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.

This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.




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Happily Broken

nurturedwhims:

Allison had always liked being outdoors, the sun warm on her back as she studied and the air moving, new, even as the afternoon progressed. She liked that sometimes she missed the phone and that the hours could drift by, uncounted except for the lengthening shadows. She liked that the sun felt the same when it hit warm on bare skin no matter where you were in the world, no matter who you were with.

Allison liked to know she could look at the same moon each night, could know that somewhere across the world the sun was rising and that soon enough it would rise here too, a cycle she could take faith in, breathe with. It was easy sometimes to get through the days and ignore the deep aching within her. They had agreed to this. Agreed to this separate life.

Allison hated that agreement. But she wasn’t going to be the one to break.

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fr3aksh0ww:

NO.YOU’RE WRONG.DON’T TRY TO CORRECT ME YOU ILLITERATE MACHINE.

fr3aksh0ww:

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YOU’RE WRONG.
DON’T TRY TO CORRECT ME YOU ILLITERATE MACHINE.


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packmccall:

queerhawkeye:

stiles and allison getting the same black stripes as scott but allison gets them small around the finger that draws the bow’s string and stiles around the wrist of his writing hand (scott is the one that supports everyone’s weight in his arms, after all)

#derek gets two thick lines across his back beneath his triskele#to remind himself and the world that there’s such a thing as starting over#even if you can never quite managed to leave your past behind#kira gets two verticle stripes on either side of her spine#to remind herself that she’s strong but she doesn’t always need to be because she’s found someplace she fits in#she’s found support#and also because she’s coming to terms with the fact that she’ll live 900 years or more and she doesn’t ever want to forget them#erica gets them on her collarbone and refuses to do anything that goes all the way around because it’s restricting#and she can talk about how it draws attention to her chest but she wears it proudly when enemies come near#boyd gets one band around each of his forearms and tells no one about it but everyone smiles and is generally pleased#cora tattoos a circle within another circle on her shoulderblade and refuses to admit it has anything to do#with ‘mccall’s stupid tattoo’#but he still smiles when he sees it