awkward, out of breath
time to run away from computer screen before migraine actually hits

I swear at some point my sinuses will get better & I will not be constantly borderline-migraine. Anyway off I go for now

Experimental imp babies! They’re all ripple primary / shimmer secondary / underbelly tertiary, and up in the auction house for a 30k buyout.

aqua/swamp/rust egglayer

seafoam/avocado/sand seeedbearer

aqua/sunshine/red egglayer

Tumblr price 25k or any adult dragon or 5 day old hatchling in trade! Crossroads to Sheshan#17783

Newbie note: the above paragraph translates to: if you set up a crossroads trade with me instead of buying through the auction house, I charge less. Either 25k treasure instead of 30k, or even cheaper - you can find an adult dragon or a 5 day old hatchling (it tells you the age when you scroll over) in the auction house for normally 10k treasure or less. So if you do that work for me, I’ll take the dragon in trade, and it’s cheaper for you & easier for me.

Of course if someone buys the dragon through the auction house first, then you’re out of luck. But that doesn’t often happen! And if you let me know here and I’m around I’ll take the baby off the auction house for you.

These babies are left over from yesterday! All up for 30k in the auction house because I’m out of it and can’t figure out prices.

Maroon speckle / pink shimmer / gold crackle skychicken seedbearer baby

Obsidian ripple / obsidian shimmer / banana crackle snappersquash egg-bearer baby

Obsidian ripple/ obsidian shimmer / emerald smoke ridgey seed-bearer baby with matchy eyes

Tumblr price 25k or any adult dragon or 5 day old hatchling in trade! Crossroads to Sheshan#17783

Newbie note: the above paragraph translates to: if you set up a crossroads trade with me instead of buying through the auction house, I charge less. Either 25k treasure instead of 30k, or even cheaper - you can find an adult dragon or a 5 day old hatchling (it tells you the age when you scroll over) in the auction house for normally 10k treasure or less. So if you do that work for me, I’ll take the dragon in trade, and it’s cheaper for you & easier for me.

Of course if someone buys the dragon through the auction house first, then you’re out of luck. But that doesn’t often happen!

Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.

Sometimes the Birds, at Random by Sonya Taaffe

After the Mistress of the Copper Mountain by Rose Lemberg

Cape Evans by Michele Bannister

Proserpina, Going Deeper by Jack Hollis Marr

The Crane Wife by Brittany Warman

Myrrha by Mari Ness

Last Letters by Sonya Taaffe

sorry for the weird vagueblog, but if anyone claims that I’m a lurker supporting them in email about something, please err on the side of disbelieving it?

I’m not really sure what’s going on but apparently I’m being mentioned as a personal contact (& supporter?), in private, by at least one person who has never been in personal contact with me at all (I checked my email logs). The only contact I know I’ve had with this person is through the Stone Telling editorial account, about submissions.

I may be completely confused and misunderstanding something innocent, but frankly this is creeping me out.

I'm doing research on medieval India; I've already looked through your "India" tag, but I was wondering if you knew of any places where I could find more information. Thank you!

medievalpoc:

shwetanarayan:

medievalpoc:

Well, your first problem is that this is a blog about Europe, so you probably want to look for books, articles, or artwork that’s from India.

South Asian Art and Culture (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval Indian History (Bharatadesam.com)

The Art of the Mughals Before 1600 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval History (KnowIndia.gov)

History of Medieval India: From 1000 A.D. to 1707 A.D. by Radhey Shyam Chaurasia

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century by Upinder Singh

The Making of Early Medieval India by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

Your second problem is, you haven’t specified why you’re doing the research/to what purpose, so it’s hard to say what resources would be useful to you even if you HAD asked a source who deals with India specifically rather than Europe.

India is big. Medieval India was never actually India, it was a lot of different states. The closest relevant time that it came to being conquered by one empire was in the 1690s, which are not medieval.

^ Yep. Thank you for taking second (and third) problem, it’s a bit of a busy morning for me.

The first problem sums up why it shouldn’t be your responsibility to take the rest anyway :)

I love the resources you post, but this is treating you like a resource faucet not a human being.

I'm doing research on medieval India; I've already looked through your "India" tag, but I was wondering if you knew of any places where I could find more information. Thank you!

medievalpoc:

Well, your first problem is that this is a blog about Europe, so you probably want to look for books, articles, or artwork that’s from India.

South Asian Art and Culture (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval Indian History (Bharatadesam.com)

The Art of the Mughals Before 1600 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval History (KnowIndia.gov)

History of Medieval India: From 1000 A.D. to 1707 A.D. by Radhey Shyam Chaurasia

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century by Upinder Singh

The Making of Early Medieval India by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

Your second problem is, you haven’t specified why you’re doing the research/to what purpose, so it’s hard to say what resources would be useful to you even if you HAD asked a source who deals with India specifically rather than Europe.

India is big. Medieval India was never actually India, it was a lot of different states. The closest relevant time that it came to being conquered by one empire was in the 1690s, which are not medieval.

cypheroftyr:

karnythia:

medievalpoc:

femfreq:

Last month I was invited to speak at the XOXO conference & festival in Portland. I used the opportunity to talk about two forms of harassment that are commonly used to try and silence and discredit women but are not as easily identifiable as misogynist harassment: conspiracy theories and impersonation. (Note: trigger warning early on for examples of rape and death threats)

Dear Readers,

I am aware that there are some people who do not seem to like me or my blog very much. You might know that I’ve had to deal with overt threats and some pretty nasty business with being harassed online in the last year or so. While that’s bad enough, please don’t send me links to online content that involves long and drawn out conspiracy theories about me.

If you need to understand the “what” and “why” of things like that, if you see them, just watch this video from about 9:00 on. If this looks familiar:

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^ That’s because it’s the same old song and dance that happens when any woman, but especially a woman of color, engages in cultural criticism.

I am aware that there obsessive and disturbing bits of flotsam floating around how I am 1. lying about my racial identity; 2. fooling, manipulating or brainwashing people; 3. doing it all for that sweet, sweet blogging cash.

It might as well be a bingo card at this point.

If you don’t have the wherewithal to watch the video, here are two highlights:

14:25:

"For these detractors, it’s easier to believe that I am a skin-bleaching, mind-controlling, video game-hating scam artist involved in a masterful long con, than it is to believe that the tide is turning in gaming, and that larger numbers of developers and fans are challenging the sexist status quo and embracing the ideas expressed in my work and the work of many other women doing the same work in cultural criticism.”

15:30:

"What I’ve described to you today is not unique to me and my experience. Every day, many women voicing their opinions online deal with a similar flood of slander and defamation designed to undermine their careers, their credibility, their resolve, and their confidence.”

^^ No one is interested in doing anything about online harassment. Everything from the recent ————- debacle, to attacks on professionals like Anita Sarkeesian and/or women of color struggling to survive academia take pretty much the same exact form. And if you can’t keep in mind that people can literally say anything they want to about anyone for no reason with no consequences, then I guess I don’t know what to tell you.

Also relevant is the portion where she discusses how certain targeted misinformation is repeated over and over across social media platforms as accepted facts, and then more layers are piled on until you end up with a monstrous thing straight out of the sketchier tabloids.

In the words of Amanda Hess:

But making quick and sick threats has become so easy that many say the abuse has proliferated to the point of meaninglessness, and that expressing alarm is foolish.

[…]

So women who are harassed online are expected to either get over ourselves or feel flattered in response to the threats made against us. We have the choice to keep quiet or respond “gleefully.”

So I will leave you all with this screencap of the FAQ:

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Don’t, however, send me links to 10k-word count manifestos about how I am a secret Nazi medical experimenter. Thank you for reading, and have a nice day.

I’ve gone numb to the harassment. I block, mute, whatever & keep it moving. No one needs to tell any of us that people hate us for existing. We already know.

^^^^ Bolded for emphasis.

essaymarking:

luv how homophones only become a “problem” when one of them is a non-standard usage

#BANK? lol do you mean you are going to the shore of the river or the place where money lives lol #speak clearly!!! language should be logical!!!

uh huhLOL WHAT IS CONTEXT????

see also: “what do you mean axe is an intransitive verb and cannot actually be confused with any pronunciation of ask because grammar, don’t you know grammar only counts when I’m making fun of less-privileged dialects”