Waking up is overrated booooo

dialmformichele:

I only just recently started listening to Welcome To Night Vale, and very immediately got super hooked. So I made some art.

dialmformichele:

I only just recently started listening to Welcome To Night Vale, and very immediately got super hooked. So I made some art.

I was gonna answer the email tonight but I’m so sleepy I might lie here and just contemplate it instead

I mean, I still don’t really know how to respond to the Rimbaud poem, which I know kind of at least understand in the barest sense but like

Gah it’s lovely, but how do I talk about racism in a time when it was a thing everyone did but??? Idk like of course it’s gross and wrong but how do I explain that I also know that everyone in that time and place held those attitudes and connotations and while that doesn’t excuse it it at least shows where it’s coming from…?

do I even bring it up at all

fuck of course I’m gonna

Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.

Holy shit guys. I just ate the most ridiculous meal in the history of meals and I am now in physical pain but I think it was worth it.

magicofstories:

I finally bought this today! Can’t wait to get started, let me know if you’ve read it and what you thought of it!

magicofstories:

I finally bought this today! Can’t wait to get started, let me know if you’ve read it and what you thought of it!

The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.
Anonymous (via suspend)

(Source: seventeenthave)

theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

Batfind by chochi

HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

(Source: asd-geek-stream)

hey! if you have time could you recommend some of your fave e/R fics? I've read all of yours and samyaza's and I just can't find anything else as good!! thank you :D by Anonymous

theladyragnell:

Haaaaa, anon, I love that you have to specify you’ve already read samy’s, I am the MOST PREDICTABLE.

Ummm, let’s see. How about sarah-yyy's Big Bang, posted just yesterday, which is called Correlation and which I enjoyed bunches? Or kiyala's Liberte, which everyone who likes dragons should read immediately if they have not yet already. I love myrmidryad's fics in general, but especially adored blooming for E/R and Underground Dreaming for WORLDBUILDING. Impact Damage and a Catalog of Restoration (or pretty much anything by sovinly) is definitely worth a read.

Luchia’s Gnomon is an incredible piece of work, but be sure you read the warnings. Everything idiopathicsmile has done so far is golden (and if you have the slightest interest in E/R/Combeferre, IN DEFIANCE OF ALL GEOMETRY, IN DEFIANCE OF ALL GEOMETRY FOREVER, and actually even if you don’t have the slightest interest, because I wasn’t interested and then I clicked on the fic because I was bored and I have legitimately read it a dozen times since then), but I have a special place in my heart for Lovesickness. sonhoedesrazao’s these things take time is a lovely, long, achey, slow-build read (though again, read warnings).

And if none of these are to your taste, there are so so many awesome fics in the fandom! You can go on AO3 and sort the ship tag by kudos, which is one of my favorite things to do when I want to read something but am not sure what, or you can wander over to the exr-cache, which is a wonderful and fairly exhaustive list of great fics in this fandom.

Happy reading!

I surprisingly have felt like a normal functioning human being all day!

Like, wow. Maybe the edge of something bigger and scarier under the surface, but like. Hey, all that lack of sleep actually hasn’t killed me?

HURRAH

combbefferre:

A Group Which Barely Missed Becoming Historic: Enjolras

"From the thoughtfulness of his gaze one might have supposed that in some previous existence he had lived through all the turmoil of the Revolution. He was familiar with every detail of that great event; he had it in his blood as though he had been there. His was a nature at once scholarly and warlike… He was both thinker and man of action, a soldier of democracy in the short term and at the same time a priest of the ideal rising above the contemporary movement."

combbefferre:

A Group Which Barely Missed Becoming Historic: Enjolras

"From the thoughtfulness of his gaze one might have supposed that in some previous existence he had lived through all the turmoil of the Revolution. He was familiar with every detail of that great event; he had it in his blood as though he had been there. His was a nature at once scholarly and warlike… He was both thinker and man of action, a soldier of democracy in the short term and at the same time a priest of the ideal rising above the contemporary movement."

joker-ace:

a random comic about that weird moment in dreams where u think u know a guy but then??? u dont??

johnbaldesorry:

johnbaldesorry:

clementineorange:

bad-mojo:

spybrarian:

erikawithac:

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

Yay! Feminist Anthropology time!

Prehistoric Cave Prints Show Most Early Artists Were Women

I added the emphasis in bold, but the “that” was already italicized in the article, and it’s probably my favorite part. I love this article, although I’m not a huge fan of the fact that it’s considered so incredibly shocking and radical to imagine that women possibly participated in society 40,000 years ago.

In other awesome feminist anthropology news: it is now somewhat accepted that the venus sculptures, rather than being depictions of female beauty by male artists, were self-portraits by women looking down at their own bodies. The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. 

See also: This quote by Sandy Toksvig

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. ‘This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar’ she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book The Women’s History of the World (recently republished as Who Cooked the Last Supper?) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering.

the willendorf sculpture and others like her were /the first selfies/ and its amazing

The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies.

I really, really love this sentence.

if someone missed the reference

28 days is the duration of the menstrual cycle (the lunar cycle is 29 days, so don’t get them confused)

i’m smiling so hard

Hannah!!!! This is the post I was talking about!!

ANYWHO THIS IS MY FAVORITE POST ON THIS ENTIRE WEBSITE

birdhero:

i wonder if magic is real, but only in a really mundane way.

when i was little i could almost inerringly switch back to disney channel right as the ads ended when i was channel surfing.

maybe youve never accidentally crushed a ladybug underfoot. maybe your microwave popcorn never burns. maybe you can spin around lots and lots of times before you get dizzy.

is that magic??

honestly im not sure if these are magic or just small, invisible skills. im not sure which i like better.

(Source: nilesymon)