Knitting, crochet, anime, attractive men, and whatever else strikes my fancy.





 i will reblog this as many times as it takes me to stop finding this funny

(Source: yousaytheydontcare)




heres ur reminder to not support omocat and their artwork/products because they profit from the normalization of a term associated with #child pornography (which puts plenty of children in danger), and when confronted…

Huh. I have some really uncomfortable mixed feelings about shota and loli stuff, both the sexual and romantic kind. I feel like pedophilia and behaviours that encourage it are wrong, naturally. But I also feel that biologically speaking an attraction to persons who have attained secondary sexual characteristics but are not what our society considers ‘adults’ is natural, and art reflecting this attraction isn’t inherently wrong, it’s just acting it out that is wrong.(and plenty of shota and loli stuff is of teens, not actual kids) And that’s also not the case in all societies, though it is in mine. And I am left wondering, is it wrong to have art that fulfills a fantasy that’s ‘wrong’ if you’re not planning on doing it in real life? If we took away all art about the fantasy would a person with such leanings begin acting out their frustration? I feel like it’s a complex issue and I’m always left wondering what to think or do. Because I like the artist, I like that ‘prettyboy’ comic, and even if they’ve done something distasteful, do I have to stop looking at art I like because of that?

Nobody’s perfect and everyone does problematic things, so for this issue and others like it, I’m personally going to keep looking at what makes me happy, and if I felt like patronizing the artist I would do so unless they had committed a crime. I feel like the focus needs to be on the larger culture that normalizes the sexualization of young people, not attacking people who are affected by that culture. It wouldn’t make the artist change anyway, so why not focus instead on the cultural changes we need to make to our attitudes to sex, consent, and what is considered attractive, rather than attacking artists who won’t learn from the experience anyway, or guilting people who just want to look at pretty pictures.

Just my thoughts, but if you disagree you are probably right to do so. I have no truly strong feelings one way or the other, because I’m still working through the fact that seeing an older shota doesn’t bother me but even an older loli does. Internal prejudices and whatnot.



Avengers Assemble #11

written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
art by Stefano Caselli

these are some of the greatest panels in Marvel history



Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.


I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 





i will reblog this every time

I worked with a lady that came into work one day with no hair. No one mentioned it, no one talked about it. She was wearing a bandana so we all knew she was bald.

But I have ADD, and not so great control of my impulsiveness. Finally, near the end of the night I asked. “So… can I ask, what happened to your hairs?”

She smiled and hugged me. I was the only person with the cajones to ask. “My best friend is pregnant, already has a 4 yr old, and was diagnosed with cancer, and her boyfriend left her because it was too much. So I’ve been helping her out, being supportive. And I promised her if she started losing her hair I would shave my head too.”

“Last night she called me, crying because her hair was falling out in clumps. I told her I’d be there in 10 minutes. She shaved me first, then I her.”

It’s the most supportive thing she could think to do.

I just started crying.

Love it 👆



they’re very proud

I really want to talk about what’s going on in the first panel.




Cutest Guardian of the Galaxy

still completely blown away by how amazingly well done this little guy is—they gave him an incredibly expressive face without anthropomorphicising it one bit. he doesn’t have a shorter snout or bigger eyes or a more rounded forehead or anything, he looks exactly like a raccoon. but you can see every little irritated or devious or sad thought he has.

just… amazing. i want that animation team to win some fucking awards. 


oh boy. somehow this was conceived amidst a mad panic of realization that my portfolio has zero anything related to visdev or animation, lolz. 

anyhoo, this is my take on the good ol’ american play “Our Town.” it’s the story of Ami Wu, a Taiwan aborigines who embarks on a journey into the afterlife to recover a lost heirloom. Ami = Emily Webb (except not a mom). 


and here it is.

my 24 hour comic

took 22 hours. and then a little longer for some edits but. I’ve still got another hour till my 24 is officially up, and I’m definitely gonna be snoozing.

For having no planning except a selkie design and a rough concept of the girl, I think I did alright. I definitely pushed my self to try new things and, I’m happy about that. there are some things I’d like to tweak but… NOPE! IM DONE!

I also learned how much I can get done when I don’t distract myself so much. have to figure out how to rein that in haha.

also, if you’re curious about the title! fun fact time thanks to wikipedia (so it may or may not be true)

Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures found in FaroeseIcelandic,[1] Irish,[2] and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal)

okay. sleep time.