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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The Falcon encounters a falcon. A falcon is alarmed.

IDEK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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[M]any nations of the third world are described as ‘underdeveloped’. These less wealthy nations are generally those that suffered under colonialism and neo-colonialism. The ‘developed’ nations are those that exploited their resources and wealth. Therefore, rather than referring to these countries as ‘underdeveloped’, a more appropriate and meaningful designation might be ‘over exploited’. Again, transpose this term next time you read about the ‘underdeveloped nations’ and note the different meaning that results.
Robert B. Moore, “Racist Stereotyping in the English Language” (via wretchedoftheearth)

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D + Maria Hill’s beauteous not amused face

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JoanBell Fest 2014 day 5

fic: A Break, A Pause
prompts: moving day, windows, profiles
words: 724
summary: Marcus returns to the 11th Precinct, with some help. (takes place during/shortly after 2x13)
note: sort of vaguely fulfills Watson’s Woes prompt 5 (makes the music mute), if you define “music” as “watson’s voice” and “mute” as “awkward silence”

There had been the formal filing of his transfer paperwork; there had been the small goodbye function with his erstwhile colleagues from Demographics; and there had been the phone call to his mother to let her know that he was headed away from the “stop ‘n frisk” squad (as she so charmingly put it) and back to his old unit. Now all that’s left is for Marcus to actually make the move back to his desk at the precinct. 

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give me more about sam wilson

talk to me about how he spent three years unlearning hypervigilance only for it all to come roaring back in one afternoon

tell me about the dreams he has with riley falling, with nat falling, with steve falling, and he swoops to catch him but then steve turns into the winter soldier ripping his wings to shreds, rumlow down below beating the shit out of riley’s body, dead and riddled with bullet holes and still begging for mercy, God, please, Sam, please make him stop, tell me about the times he wakes up with the lurch of freefall in his gut

tell me about the nights he can’t sleep because he’s too busy checking the locks in his apartment over and over again, mechanically running through the same motions, because every time he’s just about to drift off there’s a jolt and the needle skips in his head and he has make another circuit of the room he just has to just one more and he’ll be safe, so he gives up and slumps down on his couch and texts natasha because she’s probably off somewhere halfway around the world and she won’t make anything of it like steve would

they chat for a while until she says im coming over and lo & behold, ten minutes later she’s climbing through his window, she’s pulling some fucking??? power tools ?? out of her purse, it’s three-thirty in the morning and she installs brand-new locks on all the points of entry and his bedroom door, and then she sits with him on the couch and runs her fingers over his head and murmurs pretty things to him in Russian until he dozes off

i thought you were in thailand, sam mumbles, mostly asleep. or norway or, like, mars, you didn’t have to,

yeah, nat smiles, i got back a couple hours ago. the jet lag from mars is a bitch, i’m not even tired, don’t worry

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"Traté de ahogar mis penas…. pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar" ― Frida Kahlo

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Never turn down a cup of tea when it’s offered, it’s impolite and that’s how wars start
Eighth doctor, Memory Lane (via captainnumbnut)

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Excuse me!?! Did Jenny (Mrs. BAMF) HIGH JACK the ambulance that picked her up? Who is driving if she is shooting out of the passenger side? She has a cut zip-tie on her wrist like she was tied up and got free. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!

These are the important questions,

not whatever the hell is going on with Bethany whisper and Headless.





ROG is very, very concerned.

at this point I almost feel sorry for him.


Yeah it was totally zionism, it’s not like the whole area was controlled entirely by britian and it’s totally not like it was a desolate outpost of the ottoman empire before that, nope those filthy J00Z have been occupying the area for billions of years.

this just in jews predate humanity


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The Wildmage

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You all know I love Jaimie Alexander, but the original concept art for MCU Sif featured her as played by a black actress (2, 3), I assume in keeping with the fact that she is (supposed to be) Heimdall’s sister, and I wish they’d kept that.




Happy Birthday, Neville! I hope you’re not thinking about how you were almost the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord. Because don’t think about that. Because it’s your birthday!

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Marvel took two Jewish-Romani characters and made them volunteer for experimentation by Nazi scientists

That’s it. There’s no justifying or excuses or story work arounds to be had. It doesn’t matter they aren’t Magneto’s children in the MCU. It doesn’t matter that they aren’t mutants. It doesn’t matter what reasons Agents of SHIELD or Cap 2 or Avengers 2 gives to try and distance Hydra from the Nazi party. It doesn’t matter what Pietro and Wanda Maximoff say or do in Age of Ultron.

Marvel made Jewish-Roman characters agree to be experimented on by Nazi scientists

That is an insult to every Jewish or Romani writer to ever work on a Marvel book, to every Jewish or Romani fan of comics who saw themselves in the Maximoffs, to every single survivor’s memory who walked away from the Holocaust to then have popular culture throw that narrative back at them and implicate the victim in the perpetrator’s scheme

I don’t even want to hear what excuses you or Marvel have to justify it

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Please tell me that this is lies :.(

no lies, both aaron and elizabeth confirmed they volunteered, and aaron also used the g slur to identify the maximoffs

i’m incoherent with anger TBH

Does anyone have a link? Because if this is true, then I’m going to start rolling over in my proverbial grave… and possibly send whoever came up with (and whoever approved) this travesty to a grave of their own.

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A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about



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