shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form; a water sprite, often a foreboding one.
Variations: German - Nix, Nixie, Nyx. Norwegian - Nøkk, Nøkken (plural).
Etymology: from Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa, related to Sanskrit nḗnēkti, Greek nízō (νίζω) and níptō (νίπτω), and Irish nigh’ - all meaning “to wash or be washed”.
Jack’s design (of many) for my Forest Guardian Jarida AU.
I like how he came out! Especially since he came out grumpy like I envisioned him in my head. This AU isn’t exactly a happy one in the beginning.
I was trying to destress with this. :D
Sorta worked. Lol.
Edit: Enlarged the picture so everyone can see him better. :]
"Cross Road"-Directed by Makoto Shinkai
Quick Merida doodle for that Forest Guardian AU idea I had last week. :]
I wanted to draw Jack in here somehow but apparently today was not my day for drawing males ahahaha. :[
I never even
How did they get away with that
I LOVE THIS
What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.
Thought provoking piece by Al Jazeera guest writer questions the limits of perpetual economic growth. What do you think?
“Aggressive growth is impossible ecologically and implausible economically. We need economic strategies at the local, state and national levels that prioritize community benefit over corporate gain, and which presume a need for local resiliency instead of depending on uncontrolled growth. We also need to develop new strategies to democratize wealth in the face of extreme inequality.
Like the programs developed in “the state and local laboratories of democracy” that led to the New Deal, numerous experiments percolating across the country in the “new economy” — building cooperative and community-owned businesses, developing locally focused supply chains at a municipal and regional level, building new forms for public ownership of essential services like banking and power generation — may just point the way.
The end of growth poses a long-term systemic challenge, and such explorations suggest that a new direction may be quietly being explored in the midst of economic and ecological degradation. It is a direction that is likely to accelerate as economic and social pain of the decaying economic system continues to force Americans to explore solutions that take us beyond the tired nostrums of the past.”
—Gar Alperovitz is a professor of political economy at the University of Maryland and a founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of “What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution.”
"You’re such a weird human. I’ve never seen one with such hair and eyes!"
I had another AU idea about Merida being a forest guardian and Jack being the unfortunate guy to stumble on her.
Clearly I need to apologize more often if it actually gets me a decent picture the night after. Seriously. First decent late night doodle in what feels like forever.
I tried to do sexy. I don’t know if it worked.
How’s it going Jarida fandom?
Sorry for the lack of posts everyone. It’s been busy in the real world. And I have nothing really worth uploading from late night stress doodling.
Hoping May is going to be a better month though.
And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.