S. Ross Browne
Ummm…I am so VERY into this right now!
But Black people in period or fantasy settings totally makes the stories unreal.
Also holy shit I love these.
How come I don’t run across this stuff regularly?
Because of racism and the retroactive erasure of POC in Medieval Europe. Pretty much the same reason you almost never see these works of art either unless you’re already looking for them:
But it’s SOOOOOOOOOOO UNREALISTIC TO SEE BLACK PEOPLE IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE!!!!
Oh the last picture is the cutest.
On a more relevant note, this reminds me of when people are like ‘We can’t have POC in Lord of the Rings (or whatever) because it’s unrealistic.’
OH BUT HOBBITS AND ELVES AND MAGIC RINGS AND WIZARDS ARE FUCKING REAL, RIGHT?
the fuck am i suppose to do with this
i have honestly never laughed so hard in my entire life
Here is the thing I can’t stop thinking about with what’s happened here in Minnesota over the course of the past week: the display of support in the Twin Cities was staggering. The level of f*cks not given to those who might be offended by this acknowledgement of equal rights under the law was amazing.
But mostly, mostly. I think about a queer kid, riding in the back of her parents’ car seeing the city lit up like this. Maybe she hasn’t come out yet, maybe she’s been bullied, at home, at school, for being who she is. I can only imagine what seeing this would mean. And then I get teary and proud all over again.
Way to go, Minnesota. Who’s next?
Proud of you Minnesota!
Don’t forget we had the first lawful same-sex marriage in the United States! Jack Baker (under the name Pat Lyn McConnell) and Michael McConnell were given a marriage license is Blue Earth County in August of 1971. They were married by Methodist minister Reverend Roger Lynn on September 3rd, 1971.
September 3rd, 1971, people. That was the first same-sex marriage in the United States. 41 years and 8 months ago. And guess what? They’re still together. Forty one years.
Fuck all the arguments about how it ruins the sanctity of marriage. Fuck all of them.
I only came out very recently and the memory is still strong of being closeted and scared. I can truly say, this would have been everything to me at that time.