— Nelson Mandela, a South Africanpolitician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela went on to serve 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to the establishment of democracy in 1994. As President, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.
R.I.P Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013)
I did promise it would be happening! I was so worried I would never catch up, but I did! I did these all last night, so hold tight for some spam to get us up to date. 4 will probably go up tomorrow morning, depending on how fast I can bang it out today… wow, I’m so bad at daily challenges, but I do love them ^^;;
On the first day of Winterval, my true love gave to me… transformation fetishism, uuuuuuuuuuuu. This advent calendar will be all about various pretty-to-look-at kinks, and some not-nice-to-look-at ones, presented in a beautiful way. They all star the brats who live in my head. This is Dag. You’re welcome.
The tag for this will be mister lucian’s advent calendar.
Steve Pyke MBE (b. 1957) is a British photographer living in New York City. From 1981 to 1984, he worked for diverse publications including The Face and NME. Pyke has been a staff photographer at The New Yorker since 2004. (Wikipedia)
" Cyberpunks, a small subculture, influenced by the work of the author William Gibson and particularly the film Bladerunner, existed in London in the early 1990s. I became interested and photographed a series of about fifty portraits in my studio over a short period."
Inspired by the rich gold and black of Dolce and Gabbana’s A/W 2012 collection, I saw this fabric and knew it was meant to be. Just finished over Thanksgiving weekend, it’s been a great relief since I haven’t sewn anything this ambitious in a long time.
It’s done! I wonder what my next sewing project should be. I’m on a roll!
Gorgeous! The pleating with the paisley? (brocade? tapestry) fabric is just great. Impeccable taste as usual!
Exactly what it says on the tin but more safe for work than I'd like it to be.
The compulsive rebloggings and random thoughts of a sick queer feminist, filthy-minded, mid20s fandom nerd and seamstress in Chicago.
Body, sex work, asexual, queer, genderqueer, poly, dis/ability, chronic illness, etc etc friendly and rather vulgar.
Smut is Tums Spelled Backwards.
If you want my Harry Potter geekery, try Owls From Last Night
Also, I contribute valuable things to fandom