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Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

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Cate Blanchett & Emily Blunt in Italy. 

using ladies in drag tag because even though they aren’t dressed as men, SUITS and that’s my tag

Cate Blanchett & Emily Blunt in Italy. 

using ladies in drag tag because even though they aren’t dressed as men, SUITS and that’s my tag

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I have put to rest my worries about accuracy in Captain America fic but now I’m fretting about accuracy in Les Mis fic (this is for more of the Monstrous Regiment AU)

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Are you as excited for autumn as I am? :)

NEW ITEMS FOR SALE

Hey everyone! I just reopened my etsy shop after a vacation and I added a few more autumnal items. If you’re thinking of buying a Halloween themed bow tie, please consider buying one from me. They’re SPOOKILY well made.

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Caught up on Korra again…

Korra and Asami need to have more adventures together! I’m kind of disappointed that Asami isn’t getting to fight much, though, due to the super-powered bending of this season’s enemies. But she’s definitely getting a chance to use her other skills and smarts. More of this! More of Asami and Korra having things to talk about!

As I said before, I’m very pleased with how Mako’s being written this season - how his detective skills are being played as, you know, skills he has from his police job rather than everyone around him simply being idiots. And while it doesn’t excuse the two previous seasons of shipping nonsense, Grandma Jin’s meeting Korra and Asami and asking him “Why don’t you date nice girls like these” was excellent payoff. Bolin needs to be put on a bus, though; there’s no longer any semblance of him doing anything related to the plot, and he’s fucking annoying.

a ha ha the airbender who is a huge geek about air nomad culture is named Otaku

Lin fighting Su was dumb, but I don’t care because this show always has excellent fight scenes and we hadn’t had a metal vs. metal fight scene yet. I’m not entirely content with how much the show seems to be explaining everything about Lin being due to Issues with her family (obviously we’ve known since season 1 that she was the daughter of Toph, who was the former police chief, but there’s a sense in this season that it’s all trying to live up to her mother and contrast with her sister, rather than her valuing or finding herself good at police work), but I did like seeing Su’s family, metal being used for art/dance, and so on.

This is the show’s third try (out of 3) at ideological villains, and I really hope they’re going to follow through this time (unlike season 1’s, who was revealed as an impostor, and season 2’s, who was obviously evil and out for power from the start regardless of his stated ideological motive). I do wonder how they’re going to follow through, though, if they do; one of the ways in which I think season 1 failed was in showing that there were actual disadvantages suffered by non-benders, but having their concerns invalidated by the fact of their leader being an impostor. Similarly, Zaheer’s points about tyrannical governments are kind of backed up by what we’ve seen in this season with the Earth Queen’s rule, so I hope the resolution doesn’t entail dropping the ball on that just because Zaheer is the bad guy.

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Christine de Pizan (1364- c. 1430)
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Christine de Pizan is one of the best known writers of the medieval period, yet if not for circumstances beyond her control she might never have picked up a pen.  The daughter of an Italian scientist at the court of Charles V of France, Christine was given a classical education before her marriage at the age of fifteen to a royal secretary named Etienne du Castel.  When she was 25, her beloved husband died in an epidemic.  As her father had already passed away, Christine found herself responsible for the care of not only herself and her two children, but also her mother and an orphaned niece.
Christine began writing love ballads that caught the attention of wealthy patrons who enjoyed both her poetry and the novelty of a female writer.  Christine wrote hundreds of poems, many on commission for specific nobles, and this work allowed her to support her family and clear the debts left after her husband’s death.
Christine’s most famous work, The Book of the City of Ladies (1405), is an impassioned defense of women.  It challenged misogyny by creating a symbolic city of righteous women.  The women profiled include historical figures such as Zenobia and Sappho, pagan goddesses such as Isis and Minerva, women from the Hebrew Bible such as Deborah and the unnamed Woman of Valor (Proverbs 31), and Christian saints such as the Virgin Mary and St. Lucy.  Christine’s book was a testimony to the accomplishments of women and argued for wider access to education for women. 
While The Book of the City of Ladies is primarily about female achievement, Christine also included an anti-rape message.  As a character in the book, Christine says “I am therefore troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest…”  Lady Rectitude, one of Christine’s guides in The Book of the City of Ladies, responds “Rest assured, dear friend, chaste ladies who live honestly take absolutely no pleasure in being raped. Indeed, rape is the greatest possible sorrow for them. Many upright women have demonstrated that this is true with their own credible examples…”
In 1418, Christine retired to a convent in Poissy.  At the convent she wrote one final poem which she dedicated to Joan of Arc.  It is the only known French language work about Joan of Arc written during Joan’s lifetime.

<3 Christine! Cute picture

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Christine de Pizan (1364- c. 1430)

Art by April Babcock (tumblr)

Christine de Pizan is one of the best known writers of the medieval period, yet if not for circumstances beyond her control she might never have picked up a pen.  The daughter of an Italian scientist at the court of Charles V of France, Christine was given a classical education before her marriage at the age of fifteen to a royal secretary named Etienne du Castel.  When she was 25, her beloved husband died in an epidemic.  As her father had already passed away, Christine found herself responsible for the care of not only herself and her two children, but also her mother and an orphaned niece.

Christine began writing love ballads that caught the attention of wealthy patrons who enjoyed both her poetry and the novelty of a female writer.  Christine wrote hundreds of poems, many on commission for specific nobles, and this work allowed her to support her family and clear the debts left after her husband’s death.

Christine’s most famous work, The Book of the City of Ladies (1405), is an impassioned defense of women.  It challenged misogyny by creating a symbolic city of righteous women.  The women profiled include historical figures such as Zenobia and Sappho, pagan goddesses such as Isis and Minerva, women from the Hebrew Bible such as Deborah and the unnamed Woman of Valor (Proverbs 31), and Christian saints such as the Virgin Mary and St. Lucy.  Christine’s book was a testimony to the accomplishments of women and argued for wider access to education for women. 

While The Book of the City of Ladies is primarily about female achievement, Christine also included an anti-rape message.  As a character in the book, Christine says “I am therefore troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest…”  Lady Rectitude, one of Christine’s guides in The Book of the City of Ladies, responds “Rest assured, dear friend, chaste ladies who live honestly take absolutely no pleasure in being raped. Indeed, rape is the greatest possible sorrow for them. Many upright women have demonstrated that this is true with their own credible examples…”

In 1418, Christine retired to a convent in Poissy.  At the convent she wrote one final poem which she dedicated to Joan of Arc.  It is the only known French language work about Joan of Arc written during Joan’s lifetime.

<3 Christine! Cute picture

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More irresistible owls here: http://ift.tt/JQ5da3 Photo source (http://ift.tt/1vHnpbL)

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i’m a huge fan of politically incorrect jokes. listen to this absolute classic: “abraham lincoln was never president”!

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