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"The Wild Swans" by Kelley McMorris


Is it about the new X-men movie? /curious

How did you guess? /bitter

I’m reading the thread about it on my dash. I don’t know about the original comics but the justifications for the changes I’ve seen are weak.

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Some photos I took today

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A landmark decision by a judicial system not always known for its progressive decisions.

Great news, but the “a judicial system not always known for its progressive decisions” bit smacks of condescension. India has their problems, huge problems, but they are not somehow “lesser” than anywhere else.

I apologize for the condescending tone. It was not intentional. I’m an avid court-watcher who has been disappointed with some recent decisions from the Indian courts. Some of those decisions have been less than progressive, especially given the system’s past history of bold decision-making. *shrugs*

Thanks for your explanation :). It was my kneejerk reaction because the general air, at least in english speaking sphere that I have seen, is that every nation outside of north america and western europe is less developed. But I get the feeling of “finally” after a string of disappointing decisions.

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Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.

One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.


Other Folio Society books I have illustrated:

Goblin Market and Selected Poems - Christina Rosetti

Irish Myths and Legends - Lady Gregory

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Anne Hathaway


At the age of eighteen, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who I thought was the catwoman woman but I googled it and they were different people. But Shakespeare was still happy with her.

(via piratemoggy)

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