This is the first time I’ve ever shared my altar. I’m just so happy that it finally feels… right.
First things first, the fox fur is from a friend who sources vintage furs and tans roadkill- this particular beauty is probably older than me. (He also made me the coyote bone jewellery. I’m a little disturbed at how well he knows me already) I love real fur, but I will always, ALWAYS make sure I know exactly where it’s come from and that the animal it’s from didn’t die for its fur.
The snake artwork is a limited run lino print created by my incredibly talented sister. I still can’t quite believe the way he looks as though he’s just about to slither out of the frame.
I commissioned my Loki doll from my friend Jo. He used to be an Ever After High doll, I think she did a gorgeous job. The silk shirt and leather trousers were hand-stitched by me. (He’s got a pair of tiny viking boots half-made too, and I’m embroidering him a cloak. It’s a devotional thing for me, so much love is going into that doll.)
It’s so nice to finally feel like he has a proper space in my home, that fits the way he feels to me.
Christina Escamilla Publishing is accepting submissions for a forthcoming anthology called Welcome to the Future—a collection of futuristic-themed stories where innovation and technology (like talking computers, flying cars, bionic body parts, etc.) enhance life or now mindlessly control much of society and how humans think. Stories can be emotionally joyful and amusing or dismal, gloomy, and hopeless.
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
yep, no problems here!