more of Elizabeth Sherry’s Beauty and The Beast. This is one of my favourite illustrations because the emotion is so real!
"Is she [Zoe] really your friend?" Colton said
"I’d die for her," Iris said. "You have no idea how many times she’s saved my ass."
"I’m going to kill Vera [for hurting Zoe]," Iris said. "I swear, I am going to hurt her so bad."
BEAUTIES GETTING VIOLENT FOR THEIR LOVED ONES THO.
"Our friendship is built on you being the outcast who asks questions and me being the shallow girl who saves your ass."
Ugh I love that the ‘shallow’ people in Iris’ life aren’t *bad*.
There was this old story that a woman prophet had descended upon Earth centuries ago, to show humans the right path. A woman who was believed to have been a descendant of the Beasts. But humanity, in its denial of all good, refused to believe in her and hung her on a cross to die. Unknown to them, the woman had been killed and elevated back up to the Beasts to wash over the sins of humanity. And that’s why the Beasts take a girl in their Call, as a remembrance for humanity’s unkind actions for killing the lovely Lady Jesus.
Oh my gods.
So the last name of the Beauty in this is Beaumont and the mother’s first name was Gabrielle-Suzanne (as in Villenvue)
I SMELL SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THE STORY.
Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”
By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:
- The entire state of Rhode Island
- Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
- Pacific Islanders
Ylva Publishing is an upstart lesbian publisher, owner is a friend of mine, and she asked me to get the word out on her submission call for short fiction that’ll be featured in a lovely lesbian Christmas anthology this December. All the profits of this anthology will be given to LGBT charities:
Christmas is not a merry time for everyone, however. Some people have to spend it alone; some hate that time of the year and don’t celebrate it; and others don’t even have a home to spend Christmas in. Which is why we decided that all profits of this anthology will be donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust in the UK and the Ali Forney Center in New York City. Both organizations provide housing for homeless LGBT youth.
Short summary of the submission call: All stories must be about Christmas and have to feature at least one lesbian character. They can be romantic, humorous or lesbian erotica and should have a word count of 4000 - 8000 words. The deadline is July 31, 2014.
There’s a small payment for those who get published, but mostly this is meant for charity, an easy way of doing some good in the world. It’s a great, selfless charity project to run for such a small publisher, and it deserves all the kudos. However, it doesn’t just need kudos at this point, it needs writers. So go for it!
One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”
I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.
You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.
May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3