Adora - Self Portrait by J.R. Blackwell
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Traitor, terrorist, or true heir to the throne? Is Adora a lost Princess come home to save her people, or an alien opportunist seeking to exploit a resource-rich world?

In this memoir, Princess Adora speaks about her kidnapping, how she learned the truth about her identity, the revolution that changed our world and the bloody road to freedom.

As a child who attended public schools, I’ve watched hours of propaganda on our Queen of Power. But despite the clear evil and good dichotomy presented on the revolution, I’ve always held questions about the stories we’ve been told. Why do we accept the word of an off-worlder, who arrived as a general in an army set to conquer us? Was there really a twin sister to our King, or did he make a deal to secure the freedom of our planet from technologically adept outsider?

This memoir claims to answer these questions, detailing what the propaganda of our childhoods glossed over. Yet I still find myself left with questions. Why has so much blood been shed over Greyskull, a desolate castle on a desert scrap of land in our otherwise lush planet? If what Adora writes is true, we are told to accept the right to rule in a monarchy of magic users, who place themselves higher than the people on the basis of birth and magical ability.

For all we seen during the revolution, I still wonder if the magical abilities of our ruling class are innate, as they claim, or are some technology we do not yet understand, gifted from a far off star.

This book tells us that the revolution was a success - but the bigger question remains, have we traded life under one heel for another?

From last night: A light test that wasn’t quite right.

Photographers are only supposed to show their very best work, but I AM A REBEL.

Crafting gauntlets with foam. Starting with craft foam, I shaped, primed, painted and weathered two gauntlets for an upcoming photoshoot. Crafting gauntlets with foam. Starting with craft foam, I shaped, primed, painted and weathered two gauntlets for an upcoming photoshoot. Crafting gauntlets with foam. Starting with craft foam, I shaped, primed, painted and weathered two gauntlets for an upcoming photoshoot. Crafting gauntlets with foam. Starting with craft foam, I shaped, primed, painted and weathered two gauntlets for an upcoming photoshoot.

Crafting gauntlets with foam. Starting with craft foam, I shaped, primed, painted and weathered two gauntlets for an upcoming photoshoot.

Perserverance

photo by J.R. Blackwell

Covered Cafe

J.R. Blackwell

Lady Justice and Dr. Mercury

Photo by Rae Winters

Models: Bunny and J.R.

Wise Eye

Photography by J.R. Blackwell

Wave

Photography by J.R. Blackwell

This happened today:

bornofanatombomb:

Dude: Oh my God, Jared is your husband?
JR: Yep!
Dude: Oh, uh, well, please don’t take this the wrong way, but I always thought he was gay.
JR: Well, we are queer. Both of us are, actually.
Dude: it’s just… He dresses so well!
JR: Well, you weren’t completely off, as we are both queer.
Dude: what does he wear at home?
Other dude: I bet it’s a bow tie.
JR: He does wear bow ties.
Dude: So you’re really married.
JR: Yes.
Dude: I thought you were best friends.
JR: We are. (Queer, married, best friends)

Those curious about what I wear on a day-to-day basis can of course check out the “Today’s Style" tag on this blog, look to the gallery on Flickr, the one onFacebook, or go straight to source, my Instagram.