lorpus the porpoise

im pretty queer, i like art a lot and doges and trying to be a better person. i have a pretty extensive 1920s tag and a special blog for all of the stupid dog pictures i reblog at lauralovesdoges. trigger warning for sexual assault posts on here (that encompasses CSA, DV, etc)



so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.

a) This is such a fantastic story that I wouldn’t care if it were made up, except that

b) upon further research, it does appear to be true

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In 1306 an Ethiopian delegation came to Europe to seek an alliance with the “King of the Spains” against the Moslems. King Anfós IV of Aragon considered arranging a double marriage with the Negus of Ethiopia in 1428. And the Portuguese sent Pedro de Corvilhao to Ethiopia in 1487 on a similar mission.

Meanwhile the actual living experience of blacks in Europe appeared to be marked by smooth integration into European society, with the role of lower-class blacks determined very much by that of their masters or employers. The 140,000 slaves imported into Europe from Africa between 1450 and 1505 were a welcome new labor force in the wake of the Bubonic Plague.

On the whole, the blacks in Christian Iberia were not limited to servile roles; but they were also not influential as a group. The new slave population in Portugal worked in agriculture and fishing. Free blacks living in Loulé and Lagos in the southern edge of Portugal owned houses and worked as day laborers, midwives, bakers, and servants. Most were domestic servants, laborers (including those on ships and river craft), and petty tradesmen.

Some free blacks, especially women, became innkeepers. Blacks in Spain served as stevedores, factory workers, farm laborers, footmen, coachmen, and butlers. Male and female domestics apparently lived well compared to other lower-class people. Slaves could work in all the crafts, but could not join the guilds.

A few Africans active in the Americas during the early Iberian expansion were among returnees to Portugal and Spain from America and Africa from the 16th to the 18th centuries. These included free mulatto students, clerics, free and slave household servants, sailors, and some who attained gentlemen’s status. The use of many black women slaves as domestics and concubines led to mulatto offspring who received favored treatment, and in some instances, attained middle-class and even aristocratic status.

Problems in Studying the Role of Blacks in Europe by Allison Blakeley via Historians.org, American Historical Association (via medievalpoc)




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The 2006 film “Black Sheep” featured weresheep. Yes. Really. #MonsterSuitMonday 

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Imagine Danny DeVito taking care of your kids. He is Nanny DeVito.

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the afterlife isnt all its hyped up to be

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So who’s seen the latest Space Dandy episode yet? I’ll have you know, I ship it! xD I also want to make all of Scarlet’s outfits from that episode  And… I may have a red umbrella just begging to be used~! 

I had an awesome time working with some new photographers at Otakon! Kenshin Photography does awesome work, look forward to seeing more pictures from him soon!

And thank you loves so so so so much for the 550+ followers! It was a wonderful surprise to see this morning 

Scarlet Cosplay Made and Worn by Me
Photo by Kenshin Photography 
Taken at Otakon 2014

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me to this day


me to this day

Asker goodglrl Asks:
Can you please post a picture of you and your boyfriend together? (:
lorpus lorpus Said: