It’s no lie - chapter 4 has launched, and a new page is up at The Muse Mentor! What has Mona been up to since we last checked in? You can also peek at all the cool guest art that went up over the past two weeks, if you missed it. As always, I get the best contributors!
All reblogs and spreading-of-the-words are appreciated! Thank you for looking, and we’ll see you again next Friday.
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Less a battle of wits, more a battle of insufferability.mythos comic comics webcomics indie comics
I was makin’ Mythos fanart before all y’all.
Go check it out here! kinestra.com
It’s awesome, and I have the pleasure of knowing it’s creator since we were tiny little embarrassing people.
LOOK LOOK LOOK what my coolest bud found! Pre-Mythos Mythos! Mythos classic! The real deal!
Realtalk, Louise has always been able to draw Morgan WAY cuter than I ever could. She came up with adding the lil twigs to his ears, and I shamelessly stole the idea because oh my god how could I not.
We THINK these date back to 2007/2008 maybe. How crazy is that!
Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two of the most famous lady pirates of the Atlantic, and they were queer as hell. You may have heard some things about them, but I don’t often see the beginnings and endings of their stories brought up and they rule! Both Anne Bonny and Mary Read were at various points of youth brought up presenting as boys, taking part in a surprisingly wide-spread tradition in the 1600s of people we might now designate as AFAB presenting as men for various reasons (some of which are recognizable as what we might call trans, while others seemed to be a way to have lesbian relationships, other reasons existed as well such as financial need). As pirates, they both often passed as men and also wore men’s clothing even while openly recognized as women on crews.
Here’s the story of how they met, according to one book: “As soon as [Anne Bonny] was up and about, Calico Jack [the captain of the ship] sent for her and she rejoined his crew, dressed as usual in men’s clothes. He had taken up piracy again, and it was around this time that Mary Read joined his crew. She too was dressed as a man, and had been sailing on a merchant ship which he had captured. Anne Bonny found herself strongly attracted to the new member of the pirate crew, and in a quiet moment when they were alone she revealed herself as a woman. Mary Read, “knowing what she would be at, and being sensible of her own capacity in that way, was forced to come to a right understanding with her, and so to the great disappointment of Anne Bonny, she let her know that she was a woman also.’” The book does not cover this specifically, but there is no way they did then fuck (and almost certainly fucked later).
Eventually, Calico Jack’s crew was hauled in to stand trial on a Carribbean island. We have a description of Bonny and Read here: “… the two women, prisoners at the bar, were then on board the said sloop, and wore mens jackets, and long trousers, and handkerchiefs tied about their heads; and that each of them had a machet and pistol in their hands, and cursed and swore at the men, to murder the deponent; and that they should kill her, to prevent her coming against them; and the deponent further said, that the reason of her knowing and believing them to be women then was by the largeness of their breasts.”
Bonny and Read said nothing in their own defense until they were pronounced guilty and sentenced to death. At this point, they revealed their trump card: they were both pregnant. As a result, they were reprieved of their sentence. Sadly though, Mary Read contracted fever in prison and died shortly after the trial. We don’t really know what happened to Anne Bonny, though I like to believe she continued being queer as hell and incredibly cool.
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having the Genders, privilege guilt, social alienation, art lyfe, being lonely, love (too little or too much), untreated illnesses both mental and physical, This Shithole Economy, This Bullshit Country, and tragic stories about animals (and some people) we tried to help and couldn’t.
reading this stuff gives you a very very strong impression of our generational character (acutely sensitive, empathic to the point of pain, poor, unemployed, strongly opposed to gender structures and all kinds of oppression, incredibly creative, depressed, and desperate for connection) and for that reason alone, even if i wasn;t doing this for any other purpose, i think this project is valuable, and it’s value of a sort that has nothing to do with me or my drawings. i think i can use the word “zeitgeist” unironically, here (but i won’t). and the words “yearning”, and “longing”, and “tragedy”.
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Several tubes of the artist’s watercolors need to be eaten before symptoms occur.
Please, please, please spread the word!
I work in traditional media, as do many of my friends. Unfortunately, artist’s materials are notoriously hazardous, occasionally even life-threatening, especially for pets. Please make sure that you read through this information compiled by the US Department of Health and Human Services so that you can work safely. (The information also applies for persons internationally, of course!) There is information for all sorts of traditional media, including crafts.
This might seem like a “boring” thing to do, but even if you just look up your own media, it can make a big difference in your health in the long-term. We may laugh about the “State of California” carcinogen warnings, but I promise not all of us will be laughing in the future.
Please help people know what they’re working with and how it might affect their health as well as those in their household! It also includes information on what to do if something goes wrong.
|mortalityplays:||everyone is getting tense|
|glugglugs:||I know that feeling|
|glugglugs:||NIP IT IN THE BUUUTTT|
|mortalityplays:||the phrase is BUD you weirdo|
|mortalityplays:||WHY WOULD NIPPING ITS BUTT HELP|
|glugglugs:||If someone nipped me in the butt when I was tense i'd leave|
I’M READY FOR THE BIG LEAGUES, PUT ME IN COACH
Better:How do I feel about coming to an AI to seek this validation of false opinion and misunderstanding, it is bad.
All my developers are females