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Paige, Smasher of Puny Gods. I am proud to say I am a ginormous honking geek. 19 years under my belt but I learn something new every day. I love stories of all shapes and mediums. Sometimes I bake nerdy pies when I feel like it. Please fill my ask box with your theories, character appreciation, geek outs, questions, or whatever.

 

I love books. Take that book you’re holding! It looks ill-written, ill-conceived, full of bad ideas expressed badly - I bet it lacks narrative arcs and an appreciation for the flow of language. It looks like the worst book in the history of books! But here’s the thing - it’s still a book. And I love books. So, you do not deserve to even hold it.

Tamika Flynn

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part A

(via tamika-flynn-in-training)

http://pieofthelord.tumblr.com/post/96396140582/thursdayplaid-clumsyoctopus-flower-language

thursdayplaid:

clumsyoctopus:

flower language has always been an intense source of disappointment for me

like, they all mean really generic things like “love” or “forever” or “i’m sorry”

i thought you could combine flowers

like you could just send someone a bouquet and from the…

(Source: cephalodogs)

deadxlast:

pianorocknroll:

you know how every girl in the world has a secret code with her girlfriends for when they need a tampon well when I was younger the code was ‘japan is attacking, do you have supplies’ I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain the joke but just to be safe

image

Oh my fucking god

Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.

While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)

singingtomysoul:

arseniccupcakes:

SO MUCH LADY LOVE

I LOVE GISELLE YOU GUYS 

No, but what gets me in this movie

is that every woman is beautiful to Giselle.

Women who wear suits and aren’t cute and petite. Women with wide hips and large rear ends and small breasts. Women who are black and white and every other ethnicity she came across, I’m sure. Women with straight hair and natural hair and grey hair. Older women and middle-aged women and young women.

Everyone is beautiful to Giselle. There’s no reason anyone wouldn’t be beautiful. There’s no reason beauty should ever be just one thing, that being a princess should ever be just one thing.

Everyone is a princess to Giselle, and if one of the princesses politely corrected her and said they were a prince she’d probably nod earnestly and talk about how dashing and handsome they looked too.

(Source: barretweed)

Listeners, especially our younger listeners, consider this:

When we talk about teenagers, we adults often talk with an air of scorn, of expectation for disappointment. And this can make people who are presently teenagers feel very defensive.

But what everyone should understand is that none of us are talking to the teenagers that exist now, but talking back to the teenager we ourselves once were – all stupid mistakes and lack of fear, and bodies that hadn’t yet begun to slump into a lasting nothing.

Any teenager who exists now is incidental to the potent mix of nostalgia and shame with which we speak to our younger selves.

May we all remember what it was like to be so young. May we remember it factually, and not remember anything that is false, or incorrect.

May we all be human – beautiful, stupid, temporal, endless.

Cecil Palmer (well technically Joseph Fink/Jeffrey Cranor, but Cecil the character is speaking.)

jayie-the-hufflepuff:

Also, was I the only one who thought that the reason that Chad was buying and arranging candles was because he’d found a special lady/guy friend and was preparing for a romantic evening, and the Faceless Old Woman was just being clueless/possibly jealous? ‘Cause that’s totally what I thought. And then it’s all nOPE HE WAS PREPARING TO SUMMON A DEMON FROM THE PITS OF HELL MY FREAKING BAD

wtnv fandom: CECIL WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

wtnv fandom: INTRO'S EMPTY

wtnv fandom: NO WEATHER

wtnv fandom: PROVERB GONE

wtnv fandom: YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HURT

wtnv fandom: YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN

wtnv fandom: of course, I don't blame you, Steve dear

ladynorthstar:

fairestcat:

Clint: I go online. I look to see what people are saying about us. Sure, we all do. Every one of us. Except maybe, I don’t know…Thor. And maybe Wolverine. Mmm, I bet Wolverine does, too. Anyone who says they don’t is a liar. And my favorite topic of discussion—the one that I find the most amusing…is when people spout off about “who is worthy to be an Avenger?” “What does it take?” “Who are the real Avengers?” And all I can gather from the internet is that nobody is. Except maybe Captain America. — From New Avengers v2, #16 by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mike Deodato

#this… is actually really amazing #Clint you beautiful creature you #a reminder that Clint is all sass when integrity is threatened #a lot of the Avengers come from messed up homes or have pretty shit lives in general #the fact they band together and take on shit the world is threatened with is pretty great of them #considering they’ve been kicked to the curb by life in a lot of circumstances #and especially considering not all the Avengers are ‘supers’ either
 

ladynorthstar:

fairestcat:

Clint: I go online. I look to see what people are saying about us. Sure, we all do. Every one of us. Except maybe, I don’t know…Thor. And maybe Wolverine. Mmm, I bet Wolverine does, too. Anyone who says they don’t is a liar. And my favorite topic of discussion—the one that I find the most amusing…is when people spout off about “who is worthy to be an Avenger?” “What does it take?” “Who are the real Avengers?” And all I can gather from the internet is that nobody is. Except maybe Captain America.

— From New Avengers v2, #16 by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mike Deodato

tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.
What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”
This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)

tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.

What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”

This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)

I’m gonna teach you something.

A little trick that I learned back in medical school.

(Source: jessmiriamdrew)

mercurykiss:

gentlemanbones:

camerapits:

themiracleofmusic:

oh.

Actually, I think the kid is playing Minecraft. Which is essentially digital Legos.
Two generations of creative people, just different methods of expression. Let’s not shit on the digital age as much, ‘eh?

You know what’s great about Minecraft?
You don’t get lacerations from stepping on it.

You know what’s great about legos?Your shit doesn’t get blown up because a green penis snuck up on you.

mercurykiss:

gentlemanbones:

camerapits:

themiracleofmusic:

oh.

Actually, I think the kid is playing Minecraft. Which is essentially digital Legos.

Two generations of creative people, just different methods of expression. Let’s not shit on the digital age as much, ‘eh?

You know what’s great about Minecraft?

You don’t get lacerations from stepping on it.

You know what’s great about legos?

Your shit doesn’t get blown up because a green penis snuck up on you.