Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk
Merrows come from Scottish and Irish myth and are human from the waist up and fish from the waist down, and they collect souls of those drowned at sea. They are kind and benevolent, and are even capable of affection towards humans and inter-marriage. Most merrows are considered female, but some male exist, even though they are said to not be nearly as beautiful as the female ones.
For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last by Tovia Smith
David: The final design for Freddy was based on a pepperoni pizza. I was at a restaurant one night, and I was having pizza and I was just kind of deep in thought. I started playing around with the cheese, putting it around the pepperoni, and actually made Freddy’s face on the pizza.
David Miller on what inspired his makeup for Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
Hermes (Ἑρμῆς) → Hermes was known as Mercury ny the Romans, is the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade.
“I Hermes stand here at the crossroads by the wind beaten orchard, near the hoary grey coast; and I keep a resting place for weary men. And the cool stainless spring gushes out“.
"Be a man."
The mental effects of scarcity on the individual
“The stress of being poor is part of what traps people in poverty…"
Female Erasure in X-Men: Days of Future Past
by: Juan Barquin
[This essay features major spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past]
As if a portion of my review hadn’t already been scoffed at enough in the last couple of days — a fact I’m only sure of because of vaguely dismissive comments on Facebook and not a single person being willing to discuss just how immense the erasure of women was — it’s time I go deeper into the resounding sexism in place in X-Men: Days of Future Past. My review simply covered a minuscule portion of what left me uncomfortable while watching the film; specifically, how a film series could go from poorly writing its female characters to excluding them completely. Basically, for those of you who missed it in the film or are simply reading this despite my spoiler warnings, what Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg did with DoFP was erase every female mutant from the past, with one exception.
Every time I’ve brought up the stunning lack of women in DoFP, someone always brings up one name: Mystique. Oh, how I’d love to discuss Mystique’s role in DoFP. A role that means next to nothing outside of being the puppet that two immature men are fighting over. A puppet that doesn’t deserve agency unless a man tells her she’s free to have it. A puppet whose sole goal in a moment of independence is appropriated by a man more interested in his own personal agenda than her own well being. So this puppet, deserving of so much more than what she got, is exactly who we’ll start with.
Soldier playing his guitar - Vietnam 1971