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moonbeamsnmagick:

Beautiful!
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redskiesfire:

hangedwoman:

I love you, Tumblr. I mean, sometimes I’m not so fond of you because you eat all my time, but I can come here to complain about my mother-in-law and you don’t tell me I’m probably just overreacting or misunderstanding what she’s trying to do/say.

Goddamn, that woman is toxic.

*sings Brittney Spears song*

Holy shit! I heard that fucking song on the radio today! Weeeeeird.

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neil-gaiman:

somethingsomethingwittycomment:

Do you know how many times I’ve walked around bookstores, carrying this around, only to put it back on the shelf and leave? Even in London last summer, I badly wanted to buy it, to have a UK edition, and I carried it around a shop by the hotel, searched for it after some “Tex-Mex” in Notting Hill, but I still couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I’ve even checked it out a couple of times from the library, and actually read a couple of pages. But I wasn’t ready. Maybe now I am? THIS IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL THINGS, ISN’T IT?!

I’m afraid so.

Just thinking about the feelings this book gave me makes me a little upset. And not all of the feelings were bad (look at my posts under the tag). It’s just a lot of damn emotion.

neil-gaiman:

somethingsomethingwittycomment:

Do you know how many times I’ve walked around bookstores, carrying this around, only to put it back on the shelf and leave? Even in London last summer, I badly wanted to buy it, to have a UK edition, and I carried it around a shop by the hotel, searched for it after some “Tex-Mex” in Notting Hill, but I still couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I’ve even checked it out a couple of times from the library, and actually read a couple of pages. But I wasn’t ready. Maybe now I am? THIS IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL THINGS, ISN’T IT?!

I’m afraid so.

Just thinking about the feelings this book gave me makes me a little upset. And not all of the feelings were bad (look at my posts under the tag). It’s just a lot of damn emotion.

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mommy-queerest:

patches of my nipple (the nubbin) are turning grey o.o

When you say “nubbin,”do you mean an extraneous nipple? Isn’t grey usually a bad sign for living tissue?

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smaug-official:

lifeofawannabehobbit:

So someone I know does woodwork in his spare time… and he showed me this yesterday:

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It’s a map of Middle Earth. That he carved onto a table. Himself. In 60-ish hours (or, as he initially put it, “3 Harry Potter audiobooks”)

Just look at the detail…

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And the effort that went into this.

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Nerd level: Master and Commander.

He wood burned it, which is pretty darn hard and time consuming. Not to mention all the burns.. Good on him

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thranduil-the-elven-king:

cairistiona7:

Imagine if they re-released Captain America: The First Avenger as a black-and-white film…

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Except for the last scene….

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THAT WOULD BE PERFECT CAN WE PLEASE GET MARK RUFFALO TO SEE THIS BECAUSE HE WILL TALK FOR US PLEASE

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butterfliesonmywrists:

faeriviera:

jadedmalice:

CHARACTERS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE BUT SHOULD ACTUALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH: CHO CHANG
This is going to be the first of many posts dealing with characters who are written to be hated but actually deserve sympathy from the readers. Inspired by the 8 Fictional Girls You Were Supposed To Like But Who Actually Suck article.
First off is Cho Chang, who is arguably one of the most hated characters in the entire Harry Potter franchise, particularly in the books. And what for?
Well, in the film she’s kind of bland, her relationship with Harry seems pretty shallow and forced, and she doesn’t have a really huge part other than being forced into revealing the location of Dumbledore’s Army. At first her peers hate her for it, Harry apparently breaks up with her for it, but even when it’s revealed that she was forced into telling Umbridge after taking Veritaserum (a powerful truth serum that is used in interrogations), nobody makes an effort to apologize to her for ostracizing her. Harry doesn’t go out of his way to apologize, tell her that he’s sorry, or do anything in regards to her mend her broken heart and hurt feelings. It honestly makes you wonder why they even revealed that she was given Veritaserum to begin with. So Harry wouldn’t hate her when we see her again in Deathly Hallows Part 2? If anything, I think Cho would have every reason in the world to not forgive Harry for knowing that she didn’t tell on purpose and STILL not doing anything (on screen at least) to mend their friendship.
In the book however, this character’s only crime is that she literally has a lot of emotions and expresses them in a way that annoys the main protagonist.
Now let’s think about this for a minute. What happened to this girl to make her “cry over boys more than she speaks,” as Rachel Rostad put it in her video?
She was about fifteen or sixteen years old when her boyfriend was murdered.
If we are going by the film version, she is literally there, front row, dead center, WHEN HARRY ARRIVES WITH HER BOYFRIEND’S DEAD FUCKING BODY.
Not only was he murdered, he was murdered by a wizard so evil and so feared that people can’t even speak his name out loud. Which means there’s going to be a whole lot of shit that’s probably going to go down very soon that may result in more death and more pain.
SHE DIDN’T GET OVER HER BOYFRIEND’S MURDER OVER THE SPAN OF ONE SUMMER.
In addition to not getting over the murder of someone who was probably her first love, she gets ridiculed and teased for it by people like Pansy Parkinson.
She tries to connect with the only person who might understand just what sort of pain she went through. She wants to talk to him about it. She wants to heal and thinks that maybe he could help her do it, and what happens? He starts talking about another girl. On a date with her.
She has the audacity to be angry about this, even jealous, and somehow this is annoying and stupid and unreasonable even though she is a young girl whose boyfriend was murdered, who clearly isn’t getting the care and support that she needs from her friends or from a the guy who apparently has a crush on her, and her emotions overwhelm her.
AND WHAT’S MORE, HE MOCKS HER FOR CRYING.
I believe i also heard somewhere that Cho Chang’s character was specifically created in contrast to Ginny’s to show that Ginny is the better match for Harry because of how much stronger and tougher she is and how she has a better grip on her emotions. Which quite frankly, that infuriates me to no end. Maybe Cho is annoying because of her jealous outbursts, but that does not make her feelings invalid or unimportant because she chooses to cry about everything that had happened, wants to express herself and talk about those feelings to someone she thought she could trust, and then just gets shot down for them. And what’s worse is that the fandom genuinely hates her for being distraught and traumatized over the very recent death of her boyfriend.
All things considered, Harry and Cho could’ve easily been a very deep, complex couple. They could’ve helped each other heal and learned how to love, or at the very least (in the film version) ended on better terms. I’m actually really sad that it didn’t go that way. Even so, I don’t think there is any reason in the world for this character to be as hated as she was.

….I’ll fully admit, I have brushed Cho/Harry off as a pairing my whole life, but suddenly the idea of these two PTSD ridden kids healing together…
But yeah, stop hating on my baby Cho.

One of the things that I find infuriating now that I’m older is that JK has this idea of how a girl should be (i.e: Hermione and Ginny) and anyone who doesn’t fit into that idea (ie: Cho, Lavender, Pansy) is automatically seen as a lesser person and character, both in the context of the books, and by JK herself. 
And JK still seen as a good feminist writer, despite the fact that she is doing what everyone else is: having one, singular idea of how girls should be.

I don’t remember hating Cho. She dated who she dated. That’s life. Not dating the protagonist shouldn’t make someone a villain.

butterfliesonmywrists:

faeriviera:

jadedmalice:

CHARACTERS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE BUT SHOULD ACTUALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH: CHO CHANG

This is going to be the first of many posts dealing with characters who are written to be hated but actually deserve sympathy from the readers. Inspired by the 8 Fictional Girls You Were Supposed To Like But Who Actually Suck article.

First off is Cho Chang, who is arguably one of the most hated characters in the entire Harry Potter franchise, particularly in the books. And what for?

Well, in the film she’s kind of bland, her relationship with Harry seems pretty shallow and forced, and she doesn’t have a really huge part other than being forced into revealing the location of Dumbledore’s Army. At first her peers hate her for it, Harry apparently breaks up with her for it, but even when it’s revealed that she was forced into telling Umbridge after taking Veritaserum (a powerful truth serum that is used in interrogations), nobody makes an effort to apologize to her for ostracizing her. Harry doesn’t go out of his way to apologize, tell her that he’s sorry, or do anything in regards to her mend her broken heart and hurt feelings. It honestly makes you wonder why they even revealed that she was given Veritaserum to begin with. So Harry wouldn’t hate her when we see her again in Deathly Hallows Part 2? If anything, I think Cho would have every reason in the world to not forgive Harry for knowing that she didn’t tell on purpose and STILL not doing anything (on screen at least) to mend their friendship.

In the book however, this character’s only crime is that she literally has a lot of emotions and expresses them in a way that annoys the main protagonist.

Now let’s think about this for a minute. What happened to this girl to make her “cry over boys more than she speaks,” as Rachel Rostad put it in her video?

  1. She was about fifteen or sixteen years old when her boyfriend was murdered.
  2. If we are going by the film version, she is literally there, front row, dead center, WHEN HARRY ARRIVES WITH HER BOYFRIEND’S DEAD FUCKING BODY.
  3. Not only was he murdered, he was murdered by a wizard so evil and so feared that people can’t even speak his name out loud. Which means there’s going to be a whole lot of shit that’s probably going to go down very soon that may result in more death and more pain.
  4. SHE DIDN’T GET OVER HER BOYFRIEND’S MURDER OVER THE SPAN OF ONE SUMMER.
  5. In addition to not getting over the murder of someone who was probably her first love, she gets ridiculed and teased for it by people like Pansy Parkinson.
  6. She tries to connect with the only person who might understand just what sort of pain she went through. She wants to talk to him about it. She wants to heal and thinks that maybe he could help her do it, and what happens? He starts talking about another girl. On a date with her.
  7. She has the audacity to be angry about this, even jealous, and somehow this is annoying and stupid and unreasonable even though she is a young girl whose boyfriend was murdered, who clearly isn’t getting the care and support that she needs from her friends or from a the guy who apparently has a crush on her, and her emotions overwhelm her.
  8. AND WHAT’S MORE, HE MOCKS HER FOR CRYING.

I believe i also heard somewhere that Cho Chang’s character was specifically created in contrast to Ginny’s to show that Ginny is the better match for Harry because of how much stronger and tougher she is and how she has a better grip on her emotions. Which quite frankly, that infuriates me to no end. Maybe Cho is annoying because of her jealous outbursts, but that does not make her feelings invalid or unimportant because she chooses to cry about everything that had happened, wants to express herself and talk about those feelings to someone she thought she could trust, and then just gets shot down for them. And what’s worse is that the fandom genuinely hates her for being distraught and traumatized over the very recent death of her boyfriend.

All things considered, Harry and Cho could’ve easily been a very deep, complex couple. They could’ve helped each other heal and learned how to love, or at the very least (in the film version) ended on better terms. I’m actually really sad that it didn’t go that way. Even so, I don’t think there is any reason in the world for this character to be as hated as she was.

….I’ll fully admit, I have brushed Cho/Harry off as a pairing my whole life, but suddenly the idea of these two PTSD ridden kids healing together…

But yeah, stop hating on my baby Cho.

One of the things that I find infuriating now that I’m older is that JK has this idea of how a girl should be (i.e: Hermione and Ginny) and anyone who doesn’t fit into that idea (ie: Cho, Lavender, Pansy) is automatically seen as a lesser person and character, both in the context of the books, and by JK herself.

And JK still seen as a good feminist writer, despite the fact that she is doing what everyone else is: having one, singular idea of how girls should be.

I don’t remember hating Cho. She dated who she dated. That’s life. Not dating the protagonist shouldn’t make someone a villain.

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pixalry:

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Prints available for sale at Society6.

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hangedwoman:

wyrdwulf:

hangedwoman:

kaynarune:

hangedwoman:

guthbrand:

hustleb0nes:

PS if you liked Beowulf, Grendel is a really really good book and it’s funny as fuck if you’re an educated reader

I actually did not care for “Grendel” but Beowulf is life.

I thought it was worth a read, though it’s not my favorite thing in the world.

Grendel, I mean. Beowulf is of course my favorite thing ever.

I’ve been trying to decide if I want to read Grendel or not. Reviews continue to be mixed…

I bought it because an old English teacher of mine gave it rave reviews. I personally thought the characterization of Grendel was kind of odd, but I thought the book was worth reading even if only to get a wider idea of how people view Beowulf.

I mean, the story was enjoyable, if not completely my thing. Though my recommendation will always be to get it from the library instead of buying it, because the author’s style is definitely not to everyone’s taste.

I feel like Grendel is going to appeal to a certain modern fandom taste that the Beowulf fandom perhaps has not exactly grown into. It’s definitely a very 20th century take on the story, which admittedly may appeal to some people but I wonder if it would actually appeal to most Beowulfians. I thought the original poem did a good enough job of representing Grendel as a sort of fallen anti-hero without modern tampering.

It does not appeal to me.  I feel like if I were to tell anyone to read Grendel I would first suggest they read Beowulf, in more than one translation before even touching this characterisation. I also think having knowledge of the basis(which sounds pretentious as fuck, I really have to say) of where the author came up with his characterisation of Grendel. I find the description of the book offputting enough.

Also the book is kind of pretentious and I would not equate pretention with being a learned reader.

Honestly, I feel like I’d need to read it again to give an accurate opinion. I only read it the once and that was ages ago.

So really I’d say listen to wyrdwulf over me.

I read Grendel during a rough section of college, and I’m pretty sure that I did not get as much out of it as I could. Will probably have to get a copy of it so I can read it again.
But first I need to finish House of Leaves because the longer it sits on the shelf, the creepier it is.

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tastefullyoffensive:

This is what happens when you don’t separate your colors and whites.[via]

my dryer is on fire. I better snap chat that shit

metrowolf:

tastefullyoffensive:

This is what happens when you don’t separate your colors and whites.

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my dryer is on fire. I better snap chat that shit

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kylathegreat:

💙💕🐖💕💙 #fatvanity

Holy shit! Kyla!!!!I saw some teenager wearing a sweatshirt with your tattoo on it (the infinite love tattoo) last week and it made me think of you and I smiled because you’re awesome!That is all.

kylathegreat:

💙💕🐖💕💙 #fatvanity

Holy shit! Kyla!!!!

I saw some teenager wearing a sweatshirt with your tattoo on it (the infinite love tattoo) last week and it made me think of you and I smiled because you’re awesome!

That is all.

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answersfromvanaheim:

Parents got mad at me for calling Chapters and letting them know that I looked at my receipt and saw that they didn’t actually charge me for one of my books.

Lady I talked to was just like “It was probably a computer error so don’t worry about it. Thanks for calling and letting us know!”

I don’t know why they’re mad I just didn’t want to get jumped for shoplifting next time I go to the store because of a computer error or whatever it was.

I try to make sure the local grocery doesn’t miss anything just because I don’t want some underpaid wage slave (union, but still underpaid for the crap they have to take daily) to lose their job because I forgot to put a 12 pack of soda on the belt. Human error is the usual cause of receipts being incorrect in my experience. No point in being a dick on top of it.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Clergy are arrested during the #MoralMonday protest at the Ferguson Police Department

Part Two

Part One

October 13th

Arrest Cornell West? You done did it now.

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paganroots:

Viking burial site, Lindholm Hoje, Denmark by Berthold Steinhilber

paganroots:

Viking burial site, Lindholm Hoje, Denmark by Berthold Steinhilber

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