Le harcèlement moral au sujet de mon apparence physique était une spécialité de ma mère. Dès mon enfance je fus convaincue d’être une immondice, une tache disgracieuse qu’elle avait la bonté de tolérer dans son sillage. Cependant, elle devait tâcher de rester discrète afin de ne pas passer pour un…
It’s a tough life,
often unpleasant, sometimes
downright awful, But it has what
we call its compensations.
Original by CatiProjectC
So this is a remake of a other drawing but then with three of my favorite dwarves and yeah my two sweet princes are there, with fili having a mini dragon of course for himself. The other favorite dwarf to me would me Nori which I added as well who’s sleeping with a thrusted money bag beside him. It’s based ona nother drawing I once made with three whitebeard pirates sleeping and yeah this was created in the process. It’s a colobration with a friend, when Is howed her the lines, she colored it with pencils. So colors are not mine but lineart is. It’s a lot older and I in first place had not thought about sharing it, but could in the end couldn’t stop myself from sharing. So with this. i hope you all like.
© Idea, lineart and original sketch: Iris de Wolf. Catiprojectc . Cati0vz
© colors: Fenja (flauvisch
© Characters: J.R.R. Tolkien
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Packing for a War Zone
For news gathering, Canon Vixia, Nikon D90, GoPro 2, Macbook Air, HyperDrive, collapsible, fold-flat tripod and assorted cables and other odds and ends (nothing top of the line, just reliable and functional.)
Personal maintenance, filter water bottle, some instant coffee packets and some anti-bacterial wipes, three-sets of quick-dry, insect repellant treated clothing (Robert Young Pelton, author of the World’s Most Dangerous Place says he’s going to take away my man-card for that.)
Kevlar helmet and Type IIIA body armor —required for military embeds but not particularly helpful or recommended when reporting in Afghan communities, unilaterally.
Image: Packing for Afghanistan, by Kevin Sites via Boing Boing. Select to embiggen.
“I am happy now,” Helen beamed. “I have time to eat, my children can go to school. And I can even work in my garden, take a shower and then come back for more water if I want! I am bathing so well.”
A few of the men chuckled to hear a woman talk about bathing. But all I noticed was Helen’s glowing face, the fresh flowers in her hair, and the lovely green dress she wore for special occasions. Touching her forearm, I replied, “Well, you look great.”
“Yes,” she paused. Placing both hands on my shoulders and smiling, she said, “Now, I am beautiful.”
Yes, it’s a bit cheesy, but I think it’s good to remember sometimes that the greatest benefits to economic, social or other progress are immaterial.
Arab societies, particularly those in turmoil, are regressing to what another French social theorist, Émile Durkheim, called “mechanistic solidarity.” This is social solidarity that evolves along lines of kinship and religion, underpinned by a sense of belonging to the same “homogenous” group. Durkheim contrasts this phenomenon with the more progressive “organic solidarity” that evolves in modern societies according to people’s professional and functional relationships.
In times of elevated risk, real or perceived, people begin to organize increasingly on the basis of homogenous identities. As a result, “mechanistic solidarity” grows stronger at the expense of “organic solidarity.” The trend is often accelerated by the loss of jobs, which often leads people to abandon their professional and functional identities in favor of identities based on ethnicity, kinship, or religion