idislikecispeople:

something-nothing-andeverything:

blue-author:

actressesofcolor:

This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

Everybody in the comments are so disgusted…makes sense.

What is with cis people recently?!  And people wonder why I dislike cis people. smh.

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To my followers that never touch my ask box:

finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)
finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG
When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)
Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra
Bring:
A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!
Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

…because SCIENCE.
Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.
Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)

finalproblem:

THE REICHENBACH FALL ALCOHOL 100% OPTIONAL DRINKING GAME & WATCHALONG

When: Friday, April 18 at 8:30 pm US Eastern time (convert to your date/time)

Where: The Giant Chat of Sumatra

Bring:

  • A copy of BBC Sherlock episode The Reichenbach Fall.
  • A graduated cylinder, kitchen measuring cup, or other measury-type thing to drink from.
  • The beverage of your choice, which totally doesn’t have to be alcoholic. Water, soda, tea—whatever shakes your boat!

Ah, the fandom drinking game. A fun idea, but not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s hard to play with a large group. UNTIL NOW. Sherlock fans have been given an unprecedented opportunity to let everybody play and stay true to the show…

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…because SCIENCE.

Bring anything you’d like to drink, play the game, and at the end of the night we’ll science it up so hard and work out whether you’d have gotten a little tipsy or needed Lestrade to bail you out of jail if you’d actually been drinking alcohol.

Anyone who likes the show is invited, even if you’ve never been to a watchalong before. (And there’s also a “normal” Reichenbach watchalong on Wednesday the 16th if you’d rather do it that way. Or come to both! Both is good.)

(via sherlock)

veneratedd:

Someone please come and cuddle me. This is an emergency.

“bored so anonymously send me ur name and i’ll give u a song from my playlist that starts w the same letter :3”

bookshop:

In Defense of Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark must be one of the most hated characters in A Song of Ice and Fire. The vitriol levelled against her is often frightening in its intensity, surpassing that for actually horrific characters like Joffrey and Ramsey Bolton. Her crime? The unforgivable fact that she is a pre-teen girl.

As a massive fan of Sansa, even I must admit that she is difficult to like at first. She’s spoilt and a bit bratty. She fights with her fan-favorite sister and trusts characters who the reader knows are completely untrustworthy. She is hopelessly naive and lost in dreams of pretty princes and dashing knights. She acts, for all intents and purposes, like the eleven year old girl that she is. Most of us were pretty darn unbearable to older people at that age (and that’s fine, because they were also pretty unbearable to us). Robb and Jon, although older than Sansa, are similarly misguided and bratty, with Jon’s constant “poor me, I deserve so much more” attitude at the Wall, and Robb’s clumsy attempts at being the Lord of Winterfell. But these mistakes are only reprehensible to readers when they come from a girl, interested in girly things and making girly mistakes. Because viewers have been taught that “girly“ is automatically bad.

I love bad-ass, sword-wielding heroines as much as the next person (Arya and Brienne are two of my other favorite characters in anything ever), but the focus on this sort of female character — the oft-cited “strong female character” — seems to suggest that femininity is still bad, and that women can only be strong by adopting stereotypically male roles and attitudes. There’s nothing wrong with Arya declaring that being a Lady does not suit her and forging her own path, but saying that all female characters must take this attitude is as sexist and dismissive as saying that all female characters must be weak and take a backseat in events. Femininity is not bad, just as masculinity is not necessarily good.

Sansa plays an important role in the narrative, because she shows how societal expectations of women completely screw them over. She believes in everything that her parents and her septa have taught her. She believes in stories, and she believes that the greatest thing she can do is marry the prince (who will, of course, be chivalrous and honorable and handsome and kind) and have his children. She has spent her life in the cold castle of the North, dreaming of stories of tournaments and beauty in the south. Because people want her to be that way. That is how they think the ideal young woman should be. And it almost destroys her. Worse, it brings the reader’s hatred down on her, because even though women are told they are only “good” if they fit into this role, the role itself is seen as weak, manipulative, stupid and generally inferior. It is the Catch 22 of being a woman, both in Westeros and in our own world: no matter what you do, you are criticized, especially if you don’t act like Arya Stark and fight to become “one of the boys.” And so some “fans” of the series declare that they wish Sansa would get raped, a woman’s punishment for daring to act how she has been taught. For daring to act feminine, and making mistakes while doing so.

And all this hatred misses the fact that Sansa is one of the strongest individuals in the entire series. In a world where people drop like flies, in an abusive situation that would break so many people, Sansa survives. Sansa endures. She stays strong, and she never gives up.  As Brienne says to Catelyn, she has a “woman’s courage.” She learns how to play the game. She wears her courtesy for her armor, and she listens, and she adapts, and she keeps her cards close to her chest. She learns how to smile and curtsey and use her words to keep going long after other, older, more experienced players, including her father, are destroyed. But she will not kneel. She will not weaken. She remains strong, and she remains determined, because the North remembers, and her day will come. Her “woman’s courage” keeps her alive and in the game where characters like Arya would not last five minutes.

Most impressive of all, Sansa maintains one key part of her personality that others might dismiss as “weak” or “feminine”: her kindness. She manages to be brave and gentle and caring, despite the trauma she goes through. She shows love and affection to little Robert and to Tommen. She puts herself at risk to save Ser Dontos, using her words and her courtesy to trick Joffrey into doing as she desires. She cares for and calms the people of King’s Landing during the Battle of the Blackwater, despite the fact that she is so young and so inexperienced and few of them have ever done anything to help her. She knows that if she were Queen, she would make the people love her, because she cares about other people, even when her own life is torn apart.

Traditional femininity is not innately inferior. It has its own kind of strength and its own kind of power, and Sansa Stark demonstrates that better than any other character I’ve encountered. She is not fierce or rebellious. She is not ruthless or brutal. But she is strong. She is a survivor. And that should not be dismissed.

i love this essay so much and i’m really glad to have avoided the sansa hate thus far bc i love her and i think her character arc is amazing

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dearestjohn:

You gave me a forever within the numbered days

dearestjohn:

You gave me a forever within the numbered days

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utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.
utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.
utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.
utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.
utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.

utsuroichijo:

murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.

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