Kotep whatever
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whismical:

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hard to read while scrolling asshole

whismical:

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hard to read while scrolling asshole

ami-angelwings:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.
Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

I agree with the idea that there can be exploration and contact between groups that doesn’t necessarily lead to violence, but at the same time, ‘doesn’t necessarily mean’ isn’t the same as ‘doesn’t happen’.  For instance, in the case of the ancient Egyptians, they defined their whole cultural identity around the fact that they were Egyptians, and everyone else wasn’t, and being Egyptian was good and orderly and right with the universe, and being un-Egyptian was bad and chaotic and meant you must be vanquished.
In seeking to separate the history of cultures from the history of warfare, we can’t forget that warfare does make up a significant part of many major cultures.  Just as the idea of non-European cultures as savages is false and an artificial construct made by historians and anthropologists who didn’t have the sort of broad view we have today, the idea of a noble savage—that non-European cultures are inherently superior by being less warlike or corrupt or generally more ‘innocent’—is also an artificial construct.
People are people, the whole world over.  The amazingly wonderful thing about people is that we’re smart.  Even pre-sedentary cultures were smart.  Maybe almost as smart as people today—after the development of abstract thought, humans basically had all the basic mental tools we have now available to them, from problem solving to imagination.  It shouldn’t be surprising that these ancient people knew how to build boats, or that they figured out how to farm—they were smart people.
But people are still people.  They disagree, and sometimes they fight about it.  This happens the whole world over, and it doesn’t make sense to say that warfare is some particular plague of the Europeans. If Europe had never come to have the prevalence it did on the global stage, maybe there never would have been an Age of Imperialism.  But exploitation and violence is an aspect of many cultures, and comes about for many different reasons.

ami-angelwings:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.

Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

I agree with the idea that there can be exploration and contact between groups that doesn’t necessarily lead to violence, but at the same time, ‘doesn’t necessarily mean’ isn’t the same as ‘doesn’t happen’.  For instance, in the case of the ancient Egyptians, they defined their whole cultural identity around the fact that they were Egyptians, and everyone else wasn’t, and being Egyptian was good and orderly and right with the universe, and being un-Egyptian was bad and chaotic and meant you must be vanquished.

In seeking to separate the history of cultures from the history of warfare, we can’t forget that warfare does make up a significant part of many major cultures.  Just as the idea of non-European cultures as savages is false and an artificial construct made by historians and anthropologists who didn’t have the sort of broad view we have today, the idea of a noble savage—that non-European cultures are inherently superior by being less warlike or corrupt or generally more ‘innocent’—is also an artificial construct.

People are people, the whole world over.  The amazingly wonderful thing about people is that we’re smart.  Even pre-sedentary cultures were smart.  Maybe almost as smart as people today—after the development of abstract thought, humans basically had all the basic mental tools we have now available to them, from problem solving to imagination.  It shouldn’t be surprising that these ancient people knew how to build boats, or that they figured out how to farm—they were smart people.

But people are still people.  They disagree, and sometimes they fight about it.  This happens the whole world over, and it doesn’t make sense to say that warfare is some particular plague of the Europeans. If Europe had never come to have the prevalence it did on the global stage, maybe there never would have been an Age of Imperialism.  But exploitation and violence is an aspect of many cultures, and comes about for many different reasons.

Irony is over and sincerity can begin anew.
Someone made Comic Sans MS into a good font.

Irony is over and sincerity can begin anew.

Someone made Comic Sans MS into a good font.

kotepcorp:

final fantasy x-3: kimahri returns

all about kimahri’s story

dress spheres still in the game

costumes all the same, it’s just kimahri wearing them

final fantasy x-3 HD

(doodled by rush colored by me)

circ stop being anime

circ stop being anime


final fantasy x-3: kimahri returns
all about kimahri’s story
dress spheres still in the game
costumes all the same, it’s just kimahri wearing them

final fantasy x-3: kimahri returns

all about kimahri’s story

dress spheres still in the game

costumes all the same, it’s just kimahri wearing them

BXBI

goreanmann:

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I first got into this bimbo-fetish via erotic fiction. Recently an author using the nom de plume of Kotep posted a story called BXBI to the the Erotic Mind-Control Story Archive. It’s really sexy in that the bimboification happens right before the character’s eyes, and it is rather unique in that it is completely consensual (at least for the girl).

Unfortunately the author has not shared their E-mail address. Which is fine I respect everyone’s right to privacy and anonymity. But if anyone knows who Kotep is, would you please pass along the message that I enjoyed the story and that I hope that He writes more.

Hey thanks, I’m glad you liked it!  I appreciate the feedback I get from everyone, even if it sometimes seems like I’m quiet and aloof.  (The truth is I’m shy.)

circutron:

Who needs oil, I ride the bus! - A cartoonist making a witty joke in 2014

Is the joke that they’re using both Comic Sans and Impact?

circutron:

Who needs oil, I ride the bus! - A cartoonist making a witty joke in 2014

Is the joke that they’re using both Comic Sans and Impact?

Check out BXBI by Kotep, among the recent additions at mcstories. Limerick also has a new one up. Happy days!
Anonymous

summerscaptions:

I did read BXBI, I thought it was amazing. I’m hoping there’s more coming!

I have not read the new Limerick yet, which should give you a sense of how ridiculously busy life has been lately. Normally a new Limerick story is no lower than #3 on the day’s to-do list. Maybe I’ll get to read it today! :)

Hey, just wanted to say that I’m glad you enjoyed it!  I love to hear that people like the things I write.