i am duckie, sometimes called caolan. i am 19. i am a georgetown uni student, and will hopefully remain so for the next 4 years. i am a poshingtonian. i am genderfluid. i prefer the pronouns "they," "them," "their," etc. i am pansexual, though also gray-asexual. i am an aspiring music douche and, ultimately, music therapist. i am a sex educator (which sometimes makes this blog NSFW). i am not particularly healthy in the head. i am an asshole. i am sorry. i am a social justice blogger. i am not sorry. i am genderfunkadelic. most importantly, i am a sexy lumberjack.

i try to comprehensively use content warnings, but if i miss anything or you'd like me to tag a certain type of post, please tell me and i will. i'd be real grateful if you would PLEASE tag trypophobia, body horror and images of damaged skin.

this, right here - this is my design.

 

yesterday i had a tilt-table test, which basically entails getting strapped to a table that starts horizontal and then tilts to an almost vertical position, where you then stay for about 45 minutes and doctors see what happens. 

my cardiologist described the table as “anthony hopkins-esque.” i was asymptomatic and bored so i spent the whole time pretending to be will graham in Mokozuke.

gender-dysphoria-blues:

Gods bless Laura Jane Grace

it’s actually a traditional japanese hot spring she’s talking about where tattoos are considered sacrilegious, so to speak, but i can empathize with her dilemma.

p.s. that would be called nudles.

maybe you can find a friend and canudle in the nude noodle bath.

(Source: ihatecispeople)

i just met the most jewish boy in the universe. i must marry him.

you have no idea how good it feels to hear you say that.
anyway, the test did nothing except rule out ist, so no diagnosis. worse still, no jew jokes.

you have no idea how good it feels to hear you say that.

anyway, the test did nothing except rule out ist, so no diagnosis. worse still, no jew jokes.

workman:

The common perception is that the great statues and buildings of ancient Greece and Rome were all pure unpainted stone or green tarnished bronze, but researchers have been arguing that this may not been what these classic monuments really looked like back in the era of their creation. That, in fact, these statues were quite alive and vibrant, full of color.

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity is a travelling exhibition of varying format and extent that has been shown in multiple cities worldwide. Its subject is ancient polychromy, i.e. the original, brightly painted, appearance of ancient sculpture and architecture. It features more than 20 full-size color reconstructions of Greek and Roman works, alongside 35 original statues and reliefs.

The color reconstructions are based on close examination of the originals and on scientific analysis of the scarce traces of paint remaining on them. Ultraviolet light, says Ebbinghaus, “brings out ‘paint ghosts,’ differences in the surface structure of the stone caused by different paints and by the weathering of the paints. It can often give you an idea of patterns, even if no pigments survive.” The paint on these reproductions of stone sculptures appears flat, lacking the depth of, say, oil. “We can identify the colorants—mostly minerals and some plants,” says Ebbinghaus, “but binding media are hard to identify. Egg has been used for the reconstructions. If the minerals were ground more finely, a different binding medium used, the paint polished or covered with a protective coating, the effect would be quite different.”

“We now assume that almost all Greek marble sculpture was painted,” she says. “These reconstructions can only be approximations,” but at least they dispel a popular misconception—that most statues of antiquity were plain old white. Plain would not be thought ideal until the Renaissance.

Researchers believe, particalurly Vinzenz Brinkmann who has been doing this research for the past 25 years, that artists used mineral and organic based colors and after centuries of deterioration any trace of pigment leftover when discovered, would have been taken off during any cleaning processes done before being put on display, washing the historical art clear of its true colors.

The findings of this research completley changes the commonly held modern ideas of the ancient world, and the way we view modern sculpture and art today, much of which was based on those classical Greek and Roman styles.

Sources: x x x x.

(Source: atlxolotl)

i find margot verger’s surname amusing because it sounds like “edger” and i bet she’d be one.

get it, margot. Get it.

axstv:

"The last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.”
Pretty sure this is in reference to those able to watch coachella weekend 2 on axstv. 

how cute, using a line about oppression for an event that promoted appropriation of a culture whose people are systematically oppressed.

axstv:

"The last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.”

Pretty sure this is in reference to those able to watch coachella weekend 2 on axstv

how cute, using a line about oppression for an event that promoted appropriation of a culture whose people are systematically oppressed.