Altie, french woman, artist as a hobby, physicist, feminist, idealist, geek, dreamer...

I mostly reblog art and fanart I love, and sometimes I post some art of my own, too.

And also feminism. And James McAvoy. For obvious reasons :)




i saw this back on my dash and said, out loud, “classic charles” and then remembered fanon isn’t real
it was bleak moment of my life

Looks like canon to me



i saw this back on my dash and said, out loud, “classic charles” and then remembered fanon isn’t real

it was bleak moment of my life

Looks like canon to me

(Source: debonairbear)


Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
Anonymous asked
what's your opinion on feminist frequency, her videos and all the shit that's going down right now?


I think Anita is a really strong and brave woman for being to stand up to so much abuse and intense loathing, and to keep doing what she does while dealing with constant threats and fear for her safety. I admire her immensely for that!

I like her videos and think she hits some really strong key points. I see people criticizing her videos for being very basic in their overview but I think that’s the point of them in the first place; they’re introductory explorations into sexism in video games for people who were not fully aware of the severity. They’re not in-depth and to criticize them for them is kind of a moot point because they’re not supposed to be.

As a woman in the games industry I honestly think it’s about time a woman also in the industry stood up to this kind of bullshit instead of quietly backing down into the corner, like women are taught to do. I’m not saying that it hasn’t happened before or anything, but Anita makes a BIG ruckus and gets attention, good and bad, and I think it’s really cool that she’s strong enough to do that and try and get the signal out that male-dominated ‘gaming culture’ needs to change.

Honestly, if somebody I knew criticized and insulted Anita on a personal level (calling her a liar, a thief, femnazi etc etc, I’m not including intelligent criticism of her videos here), I would definitely think less of them, and I’m saying that in the kindest way possible. I think how people respond to Fem Freq and Anita’s troubles is really telling of who they are as a person and how they view woman and gaming culture, as well as themselves in relation to it.


These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 




i spend so much time obsessing about this dude and what a babe he is and i really enjoy the reminder that, in fact, sometimes he ranges from average- to full-on weird-looking. 

It’s the magic of the McAvoy.

(via widgenstain)

I also saw a post recently where someone mentioned how he truly has one of those light-up-the-room smiles, but you only ever see that when he’s just being James McAvoy. And that’s totally true. You’ll never see a character of his smile as big and genuine.

He really gets performance and draws a distinct line between that and himself. So he must be just super confident, about what he can do with his face and body as an actor, and who he is as well.

And that probably is what allows him to do super weird photoshoots all the time.

Le sigh.

(Source: mcavoyclub)


Time for another compilation of bits from my Instagram (which you can find here).

This time around it’s all snippets from a comic I am working on. I am painfully aware that I don’t actually have much in the way of proper experience in drawing sequential work (or to be more accurate I have drawn a meagre 24 pages to date). In order to get a bit more practice in before I start work on an ongoing series this fall (more on that later), I’m taking a leaf out of the book of Becky Cloonan and drawing a mini-comic with a view to having it available to buy for those of you attending Thought Bubble this November.

You will be able to see that all my favorite tropes are covered - beards, boats, skeletons, the sea and it’s mysteries - and there will no doubt be more snippets posted between now and November.



Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths

That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all

These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man


Last of Us piece for fangamer + attract mode’s PAX show. Theme is love, the titl of this piece is “Things Riley left Behind”


Last of Us piece for fangamer + attract mode’s PAX show. Theme is love, the titl of this piece is “Things Riley left Behind”