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Mar. 28th, 2015 09:59 pm
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"Every Argument About “Buffy” On The Internet, From 1998 Until Now". [The Toast]

Via Twitter: "We visit the brand-new Disney store for grown-up women in Tokyo’s Harajuku【Photos】".

A guest post by [ profile] justira at [community profile] ladybusiness: "Mockingjay Part 1 Misses Opportunities for Rich Metatextual Interplay with PTSD".


At, Kate Elliott wrote "Writing Women Characters as Human Beings". I've seen this linked by many people and finally got to its open tab, and it's fantastic.

Also at, an older post from Kameron Hurley: "I Love Writing Books, So I Need to Get Better at Writing Them".

Chuck Wendig addresses the question of "Should You Quit Writing?"

Social Justice

"Advice for Raising a Daughter". [The Toast/The Butter]

At Films For Action, "10 Words Every Girl Should Learn" is a fairly short read on how men's voices and experiences are prioritized, and it's full of supporting links from.a variety of sources, which I like.

Via Facebook: "Princess Shaming".


Via [personal profile] sovay, [ profile] batmansymbol's "Thus Spake Carly Rae", a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" narrated by Friedrich Nietzsche.

At The Toast, Mallory Ortberg is writing a series of fairy tale retellings called "Children's Stories Made Horrific". I had the obvious initial response when I saw she'd written one for "The Little Mermaid" ("'s not horrific enough?!"), but it's marvelous.

[personal profile] jimhines posted The Advice Checklist.

Via [personal profile] alisanne, "Beyond Potstickers: Around the World in Dumplings". (Ahhh, gorgeous photo of a Haam sui gok. One of my favorite, favorite things, and alas, nearly every menu in Halifax where they're offered translates their name completely differently. It's embarrassing that I haven't yet learned to recognize them by the hanzi so I can point when trying someplace new.)

Via [ profile] leahbobet, "In Favor of One's Time" is a lovely read. "I've been thinking about how sometimes there's this thing that happens. If you are a certain kind of person - maybe a decent observer of others, maybe a little too sensitive, a little in love with the unfolding of being in love - you can sometimes lose track of your own wanting. It's not your fault or anything, it just goes on. [...] If you give over too much room, the ideas that other people have about where you fit (into their lives, into the world) can start to rewire your own. I have, in the past, watched as men I thought I loved spoke to other women, ones who were beautiful and brilliant and interesting, and felt paralyzed by a panic that moved through me like poison but whose origins I would've at the time been hard-pressed to name. I've watched women on stages playing guitars and ached so hard to be them that my wanting could short out the room; I have watched women bend light and stop time with their bare hands and still somehow wasted myself wondering what the dude I was with was thinking about them, or what he thought I lacked in comparison. The mystery of your own enormous, incomplete desire can be as endless and crucial as dogs or smoking or night, but if you're not ready to face it head-on, sometimes you put other people in its path."

Via Facebook:

--"Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults".

--"Life Gets Awesome When You Opt Out".

--"How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need".

--How to make giant pancakes in a rice cooker.

--"31 Ways You Can Reorganize Your Life With Dollar Store Stuff".
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Posted a bit of oddball casefic for my h/c bingo square "tentacles" this afternoon.

Title: Another Day at the Office
Author: [personal profile] sholio
Word Count: 2100
Warnings: a little bit of monster-slime-related ick, but that's about it
Summary: There's a kraken attacking New York. Good thing the SSR is around. (Lucky them.) Takes place after Season One.

Posted to AO3, DW, and LJ.
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if steve has to die in civil war the only way i’ll accept it is if his death scene is gay and cliche af. he lies dying in bucky’s arms. bucky says something about how he can’t die he just got him back!! there’s some symbolic thing of steve giving bucky the shield as a prelude to buckycap. there’s forehead touching. seb stan does the thing where he cries while looking really hot and really gay. they either cut out all the sound or play some slow depressing music in the background. a montage of people looking sad follows. natasha beats up a punching bag. sam’s running shoes lay neglected in a corner. bucky drinks himself unconscious in a seedy bar. tony does the same but in his penthouse. everyone contemplates the meaning of the death and the universe.

i fucked up i’m sad now and I did not think this through well at all fuck me

That went very Soviet Russian toward the end. Needs more snow and poverty though.

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Here’s my first Winter Soldier bear, I call him Winter Bear.  I made him partly because I had a lot of feels after seeing CA:TWS, partly because I’d found really awesome metallic gray striped fabric that reminded me of the cybernetic arm, and partly because I needed someone to interact with Clint during my hosting month.   

Then I had a mighty need for a smaller version, which I’m naming bb!Winter Bear:


I also made Carol Danbears (so coined by Knitpool, and I’m still really peeved that’s a much better name than anything I could think of.  **shakes fist at Knitpool**).  


Winter Bear and Carol Danbears were adapted from Burda sewing pattern 7409, and then I shrank the Winter Bear pattern by 33% to get a pattern for bb!Winter Bear.

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Me: honestly im just so evil. so full of darkness. i feed off the souls of the living i strike fear into-
Friend: you sleep with a teddy bear
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From the preview at comicbookresources


Story by Al Ewing / Art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer

500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct - dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity.

Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos… or die trying!

You had me at 'Alan Davis' )
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if i ever become famous i’m going to create a fake account on twitter and tumblr and be part of my own fandom and i will be like bffs with my fans and we’ll fangirl over myself but they would have no idea it’s me

and then one day i would call them on skype and see the blood run out of their faces

i’m afraid of you

I kind of think this is what Mark Ruffalo is doing. He used to be MrRuff on Tumblr…

Gyo (A very smelly horror story)

Mar. 28th, 2015 04:26 pm
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Junji Ito. There’s really nothing more to say about the guy. He’s one of the most celebrated horror creators around with famous series like Uzumaki and Tomie and memorable short stories, like the Enigma of Amigara Fault. However, sometimes even the best of creators… can have an off day. Hence, I present to you Ito’s other popular short series, Gyo.

With the hardcover release of Gyo coming soon, let’s take a look at this manga, in particular, the first chapter. Our pages below are from the Editor’s Choice edition of the manga from all the way back in 2003 instead of the newer edition.

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Fuck outta here

black folks are multilingual. 

this idea that we cannot or are not eloquent for choosing to speak aave 

is racist as hell

And why people pretend like they can’t understand. nothing in that sentence was confusing at all.

Codeswitching is a critical life skill.


Mar. 28th, 2015 02:07 pm
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We have adopted two cats (the Seattle Humane Society said they were bonded), one of them a snugglebug who climbed all over me, and everyone else who came into the room while we were making up our mind and checking that I'm not seriously allergic to these cats.

More details, and I hope photos, later.
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wow the girl scouts are a much better and more progressive organisation than i thought

i find it hilarious that this is meant to be negative


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In my head, somewhere, there’s this muggleborn Ravenclaw at Hogwarts, who loves history. And she’s so excited about History of Magic, she reads all the books she can find, she looks for how it fits in with muggle history…

And then she gets to Hogwarts and realizes that wizards don’t care about history. At all. Class is taught by a ghost who doesn’t care about anything modern and seems surprised when he realizes students actually exist, no one cares if they fall asleep in class, everyone has been assigned the same essay topics every year for the last five hundred years. It’s all about rebellions and wars and treaties, and there’s no social history at all.

And her first couple years she just deals with it, because, hey, new fascinating world she’s learning all about, she can deal with one poorly taught class.

But what made me think about this was the title of Harry’s essay in third year. “Witch-Burning in the Fourteenth Century Was Completely Pointless - discuss.” Because look at that from the point of view of someone who knows something about the motives behind witch-hunts.

So that’s when she loses it and spends the whole summer researching and writing an essay on the historical effects of magical existence on muggles. How wizards let people scapegoat other muggles and especially women for things muggles wouldn’t believe in if there weren’t real wizards everywhere. How pureblood wizards were happy to screw up the lives of the muggles living near them and then avoided all consequences because hey, they had Flame-Freezing Charms if the worst happened, what did they care if someone else was caught and died horribly instead of them. How even today muggles were falsely diagnosed with mental illnesses because wizards weren’t careful enough with their Disillusionment Charms, or because wizards thought Memory Charms were the solution to everything no matter how they affected the victim.

And she hands it in at the start of the year and a week later she gets summoned to the Headmistress’s office.

And Professor McGonagall smiles at her and says “This is a bit unusual, but would you be interested in a TA position?”

Poem: "The Cold of the Winter"

Mar. 28th, 2015 01:00 pm
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, inspired by discussion with [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It's posted in barter for her demifiction and "Urgent Business," taking place shortly after and following up the consequences of the trot-line incident. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family. This is another triptych, so watch for the other two poems appearing later.

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When people say “it’s not classy for a lady to curse”



.~ Practically perfect in every FUCKING way ~.

Always reblog Julie Andrews.

Mary Poppins is cussing someone out without even speaking


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