bythegods:

bythegods:

Hel

Ruler of the Germanic Netherworld, Hel was not a goddess to be trifled with; she was one mean ol’ lady. To be fair, I’d be angry too if Odin banished me to the smelly old netherworld (dubbed Helheim for its ruler). She was the daughter of the trickster god, Loki, and the frost giantess Angrboda. Those frost giants are always trouble, and don’t even get me started on Loki. 

Hel had the face and body of a living woman, but her thighs and legs were those of a decomposing corpse. Her brothers were Fenrir and Jormungandr, so it’s easy to see that horrifying evil ran in the family. Hel’s gloomy realm stood in stark contrast to Odin’s Valhalla in terms of afterlife, and indeed the Christians would later take Hel’s name for their realm of eternal damnation. 

Hel’s throne was known as the “Sick Bed,” as those who died from sickness and old age were the subjects of Hel. In Helheim itself, Hel held more power even than Odin, who had banished her there, and the Aesir appeal to her for aid in several stories from the Eddas. When you compare the endless feasting and merriment of Valhalla with the sickly eternity of Helheim, it’s no wonder being a warrior and dying in battle was so sought after by the Germanic tribes. 

giancarlovolpe:

A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

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afrofuturistaffair:

The Time Travel Convention was an exhibition that explored time travel as a practical activity – something that does not necessarily require a machine, an advanced degree, or any other privileges. Using afrofuturism and the speculative as lenses, the exhibition featured time travel devices and objects from creators who use tools such as memory, dreams, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, light, and music to craft their temporal devices.

In this temporal-spatial instance, AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips debuted her speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

More photos at: https://www.facebook.com/AfroFuturistAffair

Featuring Time Machines from:

MMGzPsychoAcoustics & Memory 
Black ShesusThe Pyramid of Shesus
R.PhillipsRecurrence Plot (RP)
Kameelah Janan RasheedNo Instructions of Assembly, Activation II
Alisha B. Wormsleythere are black people in the future
Mourl FerrymanThe Shadow and the Substance 2014
Melissa MooreAn Infinitygram: Diasporan Object Design For A New Future

Noni Red - everything begins within

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aljazeeraamerica:

Trapped in a nightmare

Starved bodies and emaciated faces are illuminated by rays of light filtering through the planks of the barn. The heat is stifling in this confined space where about a hundred Peuhl tribesmen are staying. Living in the Muslim community, tolerated but not assimilated, these nomadic cattle farmers are forgotten human beings in a landlocked enclave – an additional conflict in a city already beset by violence amid a humanitarian catastrophe.
In Boda, a mining town 200 km west of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, 14,000 Muslims are trapped in a perimeter that boils down to a single street lined by a few houses. Nicknamed “Boda the Beautiful,” the city has been surrounded since January 29, following the departure of ex-Seleka (Muslim) rebels, a group responsible for a coup in March 2013. Driven from Bangui in December by anti-Balaka (anti-machete) militiamen, they withdrew in the cover of darkness to Boda.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Trapped in a nightmare

Starved bodies and emaciated faces are illuminated by rays of light filtering through the planks of the barn. The heat is stifling in this confined space where about a hundred Peuhl tribesmen are staying. Living in the Muslim community, tolerated but not assimilated, these nomadic cattle farmers are forgotten human beings in a landlocked enclave – an additional conflict in a city already beset by violence amid a humanitarian catastrophe.

In Boda, a mining town 200 km west of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, 14,000 Muslims are trapped in a perimeter that boils down to a single street lined by a few houses. Nicknamed “Boda the Beautiful,” the city has been surrounded since January 29, following the departure of ex-Seleka (Muslim) rebels, a group responsible for a coup in March 2013. Driven from Bangui in December by anti-Balaka (anti-machete) militiamen, they withdrew in the cover of darkness to Boda.

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thedaddycomplex:

"The toddler reaches its purest, most toddlerian state during playtime."

Toddlerian.

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"Cuomo’s budget guarantees free space or rent money only for new or expanding charter schools, leaving 67 existing city charters in privately owned buildings to shell out thousands per month for rent."

67 charter schools are left out of Gov. Cuomo’s state budget, forcing them to spend thousands on rent

"Humans now are trained to scan for the most important bits of information and move on, like how we read online. But that’s not how you’re supposed to read Moby Dick, or Middlemarch. Longer sentences require concentration and attention, not a break to check Twitter every 45 seconds. The Internet, and how it has changed our reading habits, is making it difficult for people, particularly young people, to read classic works of literature because our brains are trained to bob and weave from one piece of writing to the next. And 600 pages is just so many pages, you know? Pagination is like, the worst thing to happen to my life, and without a “Read All” option? Melville definitely needed a UX developer."

The Internet Is Probably Ruining Your Life, Marriage - The Wire (via infoneer-pulse)

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