I regret not continuing Shotokan a lot. Some other more personal stuff too.
Gosh that’s a lot
A: I can’t say I’m in love, but I do have some deep feelings for a certain someone
B: The last person I called was my bestfriend Luke, but the last person I texted was my Uncle Matt who never talks to anyone.
C: I’ve actually never been kissed!
D: Depends, I guess? Like, somedays its girls and others its guys. Right now though, women.
E: Just one on each one. Right now, at least.
F: You didn’t give me any options to choose from.
G: My mom.
H: Again, my mom.
I: I’m always jealous of Lukas, getting to stay in the same state, same area for so long like that. The most I’ve ever stayed anywhere was five years before we had to move again, across the country at that. Its stupid, I know.
K: Abigail Nichole, but I won’t tell you my surname.
L: Yeah, a younger brother named Mike.
M: I have, several times. But I can’t forgive every betrayal, that would be foolish of me.
N: I do my best to be loyal and be the sorta friend you can call on if you need someone or something, but my teasing can seem harsh to some who don’t know me well.
O: I like parts of it a lot, like certain teachers and whatnot, but I can’t help but long for Ventura High or Foothill.
P: All kinds! But I guess mostly alternative, rock, and swing/jazz/40s.
Q: A cast party thing for my school’s Vaudeville to convince my mother I wasn’t actually depressed and I can’t say when the next will be, I don’t go to those things a lot, too many loud noises, scents, and people.
R: A statuette of Bastet, a wooden Buddha, a cat from Kashmir, India, a scarf from Afghanistan, doll from Iran, jewelry from Iran, a small bell from Ukraine, a cake platter made of forties(was my great-grandmothers, she gave it to me), an aquamarine necklace that belonged to my great-grandmother, and a teddy bear from the early 1900s.
S: Still biting my nails, chewing on my lip
T: books, Lukas, my computer, singing, and APH Germany
U: it ranges from none to 50, depends on the day really.
V: To become a published author, fall passionately in love, travel the world
W: Edgar Allen Poe! He had a sad ending, but that man was brilliant!
X: Yeah, I can’t imagine any one who hasn’t though.
Y: No, I hate it here. I want to go back to Ventura, I want my home back.
Just saw this!
You’re the greatest, Jewlia! We’ve been friends for almost three years now, haven’t we?
Oh! I just saw this! Gosh, you’re such a beautiful person, don’t you know?
Deep Red - I’m in love with you.
Red - I love you.
Pink - I think you’re cute.
Blue - You’re amazing.
Rose - You’re pretty
Purple - You’re hot.
Plum - I would fuck you.
Violet - I would date you.
Aqua - I could stay on your blog for hours.
Lavender - You are my tumblr crush.
Orange - I want to get to know you.
Tangerine - We have a lot in common.
Amber - I wish you would notice me.
Cream - I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog
This is supposed to happen the first time Persephone is back to the Underworld….so I went and made a sequel for a comic that hasn’t even happened yet. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey….
Did I regret anything? No. No I don’t.
He kidnapped her
Against her will
Thanks fo her father after her father raped her
She starved herself to get out of his place
twhere do people read romance into this, where??ßß1ßewkofp *flops over*
Thanks for continue to focus on the kidnapping part which is not the point of this myth.
Life and Death, the balance between them and the changes they cause, and the origin and meaning of the seasons cycle, on the other hand, are the real points.
Thanks for also persisting in the idea of Persephone as a passive figure. Kidnapped, raped, silenced, with no saying or power over anything (except for maybe starved herself because there are so many different versions of this myth that it’s difficult to keep track of them, did you know that apparently there is a version where she and Hades plot together?)
Thanks for also forgetting that she’s a goddess on her own and becomes Queen and Hades’ equal and actually they’re most stable marriages in the myths.
Thank you, you’ve enriched this post by telling me things I already know but I don’t care about. (◡‿◡✿)
Reblogging for the bitchin’ commentary and also to add that if anyone wants to read the most current (and IMO accurate) studies on Greek mythology and women’s lives, Women in Greek Myth by Dr. Mary Lefkowitz is invaluable (and incredibly inexpensive for an academic book).
The confusion comes from “Zeus” which is almost a title for a supreme god (think of the way “Caesar” was used). So you have Heavenly Zeus and Infernal Zeus, and they are not the same god but rather the supreme ruler of the sky and underworld, respectively. Likewise Persephone became known as “Infernal Hera” and this naming scheme persisted well into the Roman Empire, where Pluto and Proserpina are referred to as “Infernal Juno” and “Jupiter of Dis” in Book 6 of the Aeneid as well as on many grave monuments and in spells.
Moreover, gods don’t need to eat. Persephone refusing to eat was her refusing to become a part of the Underworld, not her attempting to starve herself. The gods are defined as being deathless, and in Ancient Greek “deathless” is synonymous with “god”. (Cf. Theogony, Works and Days, any of the Homeric Hymns, etc.) The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is really clear about this. (HH 2 370-4, 393-403.)
The marriage of Persephone and Hades is actually the most loving and consensual union among the Olympian deities. Hades first offers a dowry designed specifically to please Persephone (HH 2 10-14.), then carries her off and keeps her as a guest of honour in his house. (HH 2 341-345) Persephone is referred to as αἰδοίῃ παρακοίτι - his reverent wife. “Reverent” here refers to a respect for one’s duty, and the similarity between the pronunciation of αἰδοῖος an “Hades” is deliberate and intended to show how well-matched they are. Persephone misses her mother, yes, but is not overly upset about her marriage to Hades. Even Anchises expresses more regret over his union with Aphrodite. (HH 5 185-190.) Finally, as a proper parent, Demeter is rewarded for giving up her daughter, and offers a gift to the other gods in turn. (HH 2 441-495.)
It is worth noting that Demeter is given a position of remarkable power in this myth and is in many ways treated as or better than a father would be. The focus of the hymn remains the relationship between mother and daughter, and emphasises that it is a bond that can endure even after a woman leaves to marry. More importantly, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter is an etiological myth for the Thesmophoria and the Eleusinian Mysteries, a woman-only festival and the most enduring mystery cult of the ancient world. HH 2 serves to anchor women firmly in religious and family life and sets some fairly idealised standards for husbands. Many issues arise when attempting to interpret this myth into a modern context, which is why it is so important to understand that the myth was created over three thousand years ago and is largely a historical document reflecting the mores of the time.
This is the last time I’m reblogging this strip. I edited the original post because I’m really tired of this discussion, but latining’s comment is just perfect and flawless and really educating and everyone interested in this myth should read it.
THIS IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND IM SO GLAD THAT MY BOYFRIEND REBLOGGED IT FOR ME TO SEE AND TO READ THE COMMENTS OMFG
Also like to point out that Hades and Persephone were one of, if not the, most faithful divine couples in Greek mythology.
Compare that to Zeus, who slept with anything that moved.
This comic is beautiful and adorable, and the commentary is (if you’ll pardon the pun) divine. A++, FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL COUPLE, WOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AGAIN.
#seriously people please stop trying to paint her as too dim to remember that eating would keep her there #she was a freaking GODDESS SHE KNEW THE RULES #also who the fuck eats SIX pomegranate seeds unless it’s to make a point? #no one that’s who #[/rant]
Beautiful commentary. God, I love mythology.
Not to mention earlier versions of the myth have her running away from home on purpose and going with him of her own accord, so it’s likely that it was later changed up to give her less agency, as often happens. Also his face in the last panel aaaaah
requested by goldflecksinblue who wished for fem ita and fem canada ;0
im sorry it took so long, and i HOPE you like !! ;7;)/’