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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markdoesstuff:

cosplayingwhileblack:

intergalacticafro:

"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE

SUBMISSION

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enjol-ras:

Whenever I see “write one interesting fact about yourself” I immediately forget everything that I’ve done and seen ever

(via orangepopsicleish)

homogamer:

zerohitpoints:

GAMEMASTER TIP OF THE DAY

Truth… It’s even funnier when they go “I knew it!” And you think to yourself, “Of course, you gave me the idea.” 

(via knitmeapony)

pastelfalcon:

queerhawkeye:

  • hydra merchandising is not cool
  • death eater merchandising is not cool
  • the harry potter fandom embracing death eater imagery is not cool
  • the mcu cast and marvel staff embracing hydra imagery is not cool 

impressionable children who don’t know better are being sold the images and logos of fictional extremist hate movements that are very clear metaphors for real extremist hate movements as something innocent and attractive, and that is not cool

there’s nothing cool or ~edgy~ about stanning for extremist hate movement groups, fictional or otherwise

(via calamityeggplant)

Songwriters … are often plagued with the thing most often known as writer’s block. All writers are… I have found that the key to not being blocked is to not worry about it. Ever.

If you are sitting down and you feel that you want to write and nothing is coming, you get up and do something else. Then you come back again and try it again. But you do it in a relaxed manner. Trust that it will be there. If it ever was once and you’ve ever done it once, it will be back. It always comes back and the only thing that is a problem is when you get in your own way worrying about it.

Legendary songwriter Carole King – who gave us such classics as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “The Loco-Motion” and “You’ve Got a Friend”  – on inspiration vs. perspiration and how to overcome creative block. (via explore-blog)

(via singelisilverslippers)

booksandbabyanimals:

I love Daine.

(via fytortall)

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown’s body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours. Flowers and candles were scattered over the bloodstains on the pavement. Someone had affixed a stuffed animal to a streetlight pole a few yards away. Neighborhood residents and others were gathering, many of them upset and angry.

Soon, police vehicles reappeared, including from the St. Louis County Police Department, which had taken control of the investigation. Several officers emerged with dogs. What happened next, according to several sources, was emblematic of what has inflamed the city of Ferguson, Missouri, ever since the unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down: An officer on the street let the dog he was controlling urinate on the memorial site.

Oh… it gets worse.

(via gallifreyglo)

youdbedead:

The Best of 2013

┕ [1/4] groups/teams: Sherlock, Joan, and Marcus- Elementary

I have finally written a story where the heroine, in a moment of desperate peril, on a runaway horse, can legitimately find herself thinking “It’s a math problem. If a horse traveling at twenty-six miles an hour going west is intercepted by a horse traveling at twenty-nine miles an hour going northwest, will the point where their paths cross be before or after the first horse breaks its rider’s neck?”

I can die happy now. I have achieved my ultimate victory over story problems. My life is complete.

thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

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hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

(via madmaudlingoes)

super soldier au peggy/steve: peggy and steve uncovering the hydra conspiracy together
phosphorescent-naidheachd phosphorescent-naidheachd Said:

margaretpcarter:

idek with the worldbuilding on this I just wanted to get something out JUST IMAGINE THE SCENE ON THE BRIDGE WITH SAM EXCEPT PEGGY’S THERE AND ALSO A SUPERSOLDIER I’m sorry in advance

"You don’t have to come."

Peggy doesn’t even bother replying; her single raised eyebrow says exactly what she thinks of that suggestion. But Steve—dear Steve—has never been good at taking hints once he’s got an idea in his head. ”It’s just,” he presses on, “we’re destroying something you worked your whole life to create.”

"Something that was poisoned, rotten at the core from the start," she says sharply. "If anything, I ought to be first in line to bring it down." Steve ducks his head in apology, and her eyes soften again. She lays a hand over his and adds, "Besides that, I made a promise to you when you first vowed to destroy HYDRA, and I intend to keep it this time." His fingers circle hers, and Peggy knows he remembers the words, but says them again all the same. "You won’t be alone."

steverogersorbust:

For those of you asking, I was Indian Captain America! I got lots of sweet compliments and people taking pics—was very worth all the effort!

(via melifair)

hokeyfright:

YOU CAN NEVER SAVE YOUR GAME TOO MANY TIMES. ALWAYS BE SURE TO SAVE YOUR GAME OFTEN. SAVE YOUR GAME BEFORE DOING ANYTHING IMPORTANT. SAVE YOUR GAME AGAIN. THEN SAVE YOUR GAME.

(via dontworryiwoteitdown)

pappcave:

Been sketching Ichabod and Abbie hella lot today =u=

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