So are we going to ignore that the sluttiest and whoreish (according to that survey) people lived in the same house in S1 and stayed with eachother for what is essentially 90% percent of the series and died together like-
This one took a while haha I'm not even going to start with how their story ended up in TROS cause I feel like it's useless reopening old wounds 😭😭 They shall nonetheless remain one of my favourite OTP of all time and the reason why I got back on the Star Wars /pain/ train. Hope you like it ;)
Shots from two recent evening hikes in the Phoenix Mountains, showing the gentle glow of an autumn sun on the fractured hills and valleys. The weather has been persistently pleasant, allowing longer treks into the higher terrain which is often too exposed during summer months. Other life business has prevented me from going out quite as often as I’d like, but I hope to have more photos to post soon!
Starting a series of Procreate portraits based on the 2021 reboot of this science fiction novel. I loved the first installment streaming on HBO and can't wait for the second installment and conclusion. I finally feel comfortable doing full-on portraits in Procreate.
I’m really going to need people to stop referring to deserts as lifeless uninhabitable empty spaces, its colonialist rhetoric that has aided in the destruction of native environments and removal and murder of Indigenous peoples.
It is the Orientalist trope that framed deserts as empty land for ‘cultivating’, and its native peoples - if bothered to be mentioned at all - lacked the knowledge to ‘make the land thrive’ until Colonizers arrived. It was also believed that deserts and droughts were the results of divine punishment for indigenous peoples ‘sinful ways’ which was embraced by colonial administrators and scientists in the 19th century (x). This is also where ‘being from a desert’ has been used as an insult.
The idea of ‘making the desert bloom’ is a type of greenwashing or green-sheen that tries to portray something as environmentally friendly without it being so, deserts and dry-lands are vastly important to the ecosystem - planting non-native trees within a desert environment cannot counteract deforestation in other areas of the world. Planting non-native trees and invasive species in desert environments causes ecological destruction often in the form of wildfires (x).
On top of this, you cannot separate land from people. So many of our desert cultures are entwined with the land, our ways of life and cultural heritage revolve around deserts - deserts are not shameful or lifeless or open for settler ‘cultivation’ or safe areas nuclear testing, they’re our home - as they have been for hundreds upon hundreds of years.