26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)

 

Have an accident with some fabric paint?

Here’s how to get it out of fabric:

Take equal parts rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer and rub the affected area with a cotton swap or rag. Work it in there!

Let it set for five minutes.

Then spray it with hairspray and scrape the solidified stain off with a dull razor blade.

Try it! This combination saved my god tier Aradia jacket!

fawnvelveteen:

'Papillons et Chauves-souris', an enamel, moonstone and gold pocket watch by René Lalique, circa 1899-1900.

fawnvelveteen:

'Papillons et Chauves-souris', an enamel, moonstone and gold pocket watch by René Lalique, circa 1899-1900.

gaysciencedivision asked
friend you look really REALLY cute in that picture in target!!!!

Aww, thank you! (I EFFING LOVE SIPPY CUPS, particularly for booze use at cons)

nitaohoyo:

policymic:

What each state would be called if we honored our native roots

 The very geography of the U.S. reflects how mercilessly our government crushed the over 500 indigenous groups who’d built societies, civilizations and raised generations of families long before Europeans invaded.
The map above is a good illustration of where these tribes once prospered. It supposes how the “lower 48” might have looked if current state territories mirrored the pre-Columbian names of the indigenous groups who lived in the vicinity.
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this map’s names are entirely incomplete (there’s over 550+ federally recognized tribes, tons of state recognized tribes, and plenty of landless tribes…. there’s well over 600+ tribes in the US alone) and each area would most likely be called by the tribal names or names that the tribal people called those areas of land. In the texas/oklahoma area, the caddo, comanche, and a few others are missing from the map. In the Washington area, (i’m not even sure who that is listed there) but that ought to be listed as Coast Salish (which covers a crap load of tribal nations which include Duwaumish, Nisqually, Squaxin Island [which in and of itself is 7 or so bands of folks together], Lummi, Snoqualmi, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Skokomish, Snohomish, Quinalt, Quilute, etc).
Id like to see a map (for once) that actually lists every tribe on their traditional lands. I feel like if that was around and circulated that would def. give folks who still believe that this land (now known as the US) was pretty much empty pause cuz it would force them to get a small idea of how densely populated this place was (might def. make them realize that the genocide was and is real). 

nitaohoyo:

policymic:

What each state would be called if we honored our native roots

 The very geography of the U.S. reflects how mercilessly our government crushed the over 500 indigenous groups who’d built societies, civilizations and raised generations of families long before Europeans invaded.

The map above is a good illustration of where these tribes once prospered. It supposes how the “lower 48” might have looked if current state territories mirrored the pre-Columbian names of the indigenous groups who lived in the vicinity.

Read more | Follow policymic

this map’s names are entirely incomplete (there’s over 550+ federally recognized tribes, tons of state recognized tribes, and plenty of landless tribes…. there’s well over 600+ tribes in the US alone) and each area would most likely be called by the tribal names or names that the tribal people called those areas of land. 

In the texas/oklahoma area, the caddo, comanche, and a few others are missing from the map. In the Washington area, (i’m not even sure who that is listed there) but that ought to be listed as Coast Salish (which covers a crap load of tribal nations which include Duwaumish, Nisqually, Squaxin Island [which in and of itself is 7 or so bands of folks together], Lummi, Snoqualmi, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Skokomish, Snohomish, Quinalt, Quilute, etc).

Id like to see a map (for once) that actually lists every tribe on their traditional lands. I feel like if that was around and circulated that would def. give folks who still believe that this land (now known as the US) was pretty much empty pause cuz it would force them to get a small idea of how densely populated this place was (might def. make them realize that the genocide was and is real). 

lackadaisycats:

Full image here.

Response to a reader’s question I drew during downtime on my business trip…when I should have been sleeping. I ought to have left cactus friend at home.
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EDIT:  It occurs to me only about four people know what that last part is about.  Here’s a terrible semi-explanation.

Good news: Found the perfect faux fur at a local place for my Princess Yue commission, which means hardcore soft fabrication could begin.

Bad news: It's $48 a yard and way out of budget....

smashsurvey:

The fact that Coachella would choose ‘native aesthetics’ to co-opt and reproduce for the amusement of a largely white audience right on the doorstep of the Cabazon Indian Reservation just shows how little they consider NDN’s anything more than fiction or exotic history for the consumption of 20-something hipsters.