Came for the squees, stayed for the analysis

Hi! I’m still figuring out this tumblr thing – technology and I have always had a love/hate relationship – but I love to chat and geek out with people; feel free to drop me a line.

What you’ll mainly see on this blog: fandom-related stuff (primarily fantasy, sci-fi, and procedural mystery), history, social justice/feminism, cute animals, and random things that I think are interesting.

Since learning (and unlearning) is a lifelong process, when I inevitably say something that is ignorant, offensive, and/or incorrect in any way, please feel free to call me out on it. I will always apologize and always do my best to not repeat my mistakes.

You can also find me on FF.N and AO3 as Phosphorescent, and on LJ as naidheachd.
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Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

loki-the-god-of-sarcasm:

missespeon:

sixstrategos:

sixstrategos:

sixstrategos:

this is what is going on in scotland right now.

dont ignore this.

there is NO coverage of the rioting on the news which is why its so important that you dont ignore this. 

please stay safe if you live in scotland. 

my partner actually went to the yes rally in george square a couple days ago and said the no guys were indeed doing nazi salutes

The unionists have set fire to the building housing The Herald. 

A 15 year old boy is dead. 

The riots continue. 

My friends have been trying to get out of Glasgow and have been attacked. 

Your voter status doesn’t matter to these people, they will attack for no reason. 

Gay SNP councillor Austin Sheridan has been subjected to an unprovoked attack simply because he is a gay man who voted yes.

Homes have been broken into.

There are riots on the streets even outside of Glasgow.

The BNP, UKIP, Britain First and The Orange Lodge are attacking peaceful protestors with flares.

LGBT people are being singled out by the above groups. 

DON’T LET THIS ABHORRENT SITUATION CONTINUE. 

DO NOT LET THIS BE HIDDEN.

PLEASE, DO WHAT YOU CAN. 

MY CITY AND COUNTRY IS UTTER CHAOS. 

I am just trying to stay safe, for now.

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  • me: I should go shower now
  • (five minutes later)
  • (another five minutes later)
  • (yet another five minutes later)
  • (more five minute intervals)
  • someone: (goes into the bathroom)
  • me: wow fuck you I was JUST about to go take a shower

metaphysical-technicality:

Just so we’re clear.

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glintglimmergleam, have you seen this?

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theladymonsters:

captain america: the winter soldier is actually a romantic comedy about bisexual retired airman sam wilson and the sudden parade of hot people barelling into his life

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bunmer:

A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

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get to know me | favorite movies [2/5→ the prince of egypt (1998)

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capnromanoff:

consider this: 

thor is always running into little kids who are thrilled to meet him - he doesn’t really understand the concept of signing autographs, but he starts carrying asgardian toys around in his pockets to give to kids he meets (much to shield’s chagrin - how are we supposed to keep alien tech under control when the god of thunder is giving out magnetic propulsion toys to five-year-olds?) 

but one day, he meets this girl who’s nine, maybe ten, and she runs up to him all misty-eyed and immediately asks him if he knows jane foster

and her mother’s embarrassed because “honey, that’s thor, aren’t you excited to see thor?” but the girl just explains that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up, and that jane foster is the astrophysicist (she pronounces the word carefully, as if she’s been practicing) who found out how the rainbow bridge worked - isn’t that so cool? she read about it in kids discover and they watched a documentary in school and dr. foster was in it and it made her think that maybe because she likes planets so much she could be a scientist, too 

and thor smiles broadly and tells her that wanting to be a scientist is a noble dream, and he says “if your mother would be willing, i could introduce you” 

and that’s how jane foster ends up with a tiny science geek in pigtails trailing around behind her in her lab, asking how everything works. jane can’t really comprehend the fact that a kid would want to meet her, but she likes explaining things and she looks at this girl and can’t help seeing herself. thor is just fucking delighted because to him the idea of jane being a child’s hero makes perfect sense, why wouldn’t it? she’s jane

and years later the girl grows up to be an astrophysicist or an astronaut or an aerospace engineer and she never forgets the time that dr. jane foster knelt down beside her and said, don’t let anybody stop you from chasing the stars, if that’s what you want 

jane foster inspiring girls in science, y/y 

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branaivanovic:

Harry Potter: Re-imagined 

-Ginny Weasley

-Neville Longbottom

-Luna Lovegood

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garret-spork:

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU’VE GOT PUNS, HON

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fashionsfromhistory:

"The Great Dress"

Early 20th Century

Fez, Morocco

Israel Museum

bident:

william shakespeare wrote a black italian lead but ofc there cant be any poc in frozen its in europe

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