"Rita’s Jacket was as red as the rising sun. She thumbed her nose at the lab coats who’d spent sleepless months refining the Jacket’s polymer paint to absorb every last radar wave possible. Her suit was gunmetal red—no, more than that, it glowed. In the dark it would catch the faintest light, smoldering crimson. Was she crazy?
—All You Need is Kill, pg 27. Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Quiet, friendly reminder that in the book Rita Vrataski enlists when she’s only 15, is 19 by the time the main plot starts, and is such a fearsome warrior that they literally had to create a medal of distinguished service specifically for her.
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Ads for Tanishq; by Suresh Natarajan; celebrating Afro-Indian culture in East Africa
needed this on my dash again
The bond between Valka and Cloudjumper is unbreakable
Fallen Arrows | An ode to Allison Argent. RIP.
01 (intro) / 02 sometimes in the morning I am pertrified and can’t move, awake but cannot open my eyes, and the weight is crushing down on my lungs, I know I can’t breathe / 03 I am a master hunter, I cured my skin, now nothing gets in / 04 you are the wolf and I am the moon / 05 je dois me rappeler sous cette lune toute blême que nous protégeons ceux qui ne peuvent pas se protéger eux-mêmes / 06 if they want him, then they’re gonna have to fight me / 07 I told you once there’s no such thing as fate, or was I really scared we were meant to fall this way / 08 excuse me for a while, while I’m wide-eyed and so damn caught in the middle / 09 “how darest you, child, defy your father?” - “you better let young Isaac go” / 10 (representing Allison’s final battle) / 11 will you still be around when they put me six feet underground? / 12 (outro)
Listen to it here.
Todd Lockwood's amazing animations of dragons in flight. The red dragon is conventional - if any dragon can be considered conventional - but the gold dragon with that extraordinary wing and helix-ripple, not at all…
I just spent ten minutes staring at these. Thank you Todd!
I love me some gold dragon wings
Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle