Sep 17, 2014

tumblrfolk, we are so much more skilled than we think

elodieunderglass:

one thing I want to say today relates to my current job. (As you guys know, I’ve left off working in science labs to work an office job in sci comm. My role is kind of … nebulous and involves a lot of “oh, Elodie can help you with that, she does weird stuff. Train Elodie on that.”)

Because it’s…

So true! I got my job thanks to skills like that.

Sep 9, 2014
Ask me anything
ask.fm/futilityfiles (via heinousdealings)

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Sep 3, 2014

another attempt

Say that you don’t love me anymore
Show me out and slam the door

I’ll survive.
I’m accustomed to abandonment

But unless you want to break me
please don’t tell me I’m beautiful

You can say that you don’t care
that there wasn’t anything there

I’ll survive.
I’m accustomed to abandonment

But unless you want to break me
Please don’t tell me I’m beautiful

You can curse the day we met
Say I’m nothing but a regret

I’ll survive.
I’m accustomed to abandonment

But unless you want to break me
Please don’t tell me I’m beautiful

Call our love less than a fling
Pretend it wasn’t anything

I’ll survive.
I’m accustomed to abandonment

But unless you want to break me
Please don’t tell me I’m beautiful

Please let me crawl away whole
Don’t tell me I’m beautiful.

Aug 21, 2014

magusworkshop:

vampirerevenant:

jtalley1138:

diebrarian:

Tagged by silencewhippersnapper!

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag some friends and make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

In no particular order:

  • The Silmarillion—JRR Tolkien
  • Little Brother—Cory Doctorow
  • The Marble Faun—Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Portrait of a Lady—Henry James
  • Summers at Castle Auburn—Sharon Shinn
  • Lirael—Garth Nix
  • City of Dreaming Books—Walter Moers
  • This Is My Beloved—Walter Benton
  • Much Ado About Nothing—Shax
  • Melusine—Lynne Reid Banks

I’m tagging: thedezzie, wiseacrewhimsy, jtalley1138, rambozus, and meiyaru. Participation is voluntary.

Mine are:

  • Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
  • Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon - Spider Robinson (I’m positive my love of puns came from here)
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett
  • The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
  • The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft
  • All Star Superman (I’m counting it as a book dangit) - Grant Morrison
  • (FINE a book then) Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Tagging: virginiagentlenerd, rambozus, vampirerevenant, punblrthegreat and theniwokesoftly

  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, forever and always.
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • All of Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This is mostly going by how many times I’ve reread a book, along with how much of an impact it had when I read it.

And there are a ton of things that aren’t on here.

Pretty much all the people I know irl who are also friends on tumblr are tagged on here. I think I’ve only missed seeing grownupgeekgirl and foxempress. I will also tag Mr. magusworkshop to see what his answers would be.

Hrm…

  • Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by JRR Tolkien
  • Quest for Chameleon, by Piers Anthony
  • Dragonsdawn, by Ann McCafrey
  • A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Darkwalker on Moonshae, by Douglas Niles
  • American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  • Mort, by Terry Pratchet
  • A Wizard in Glass, by Stephan King
  • Mort d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

Lemme figure out how to do this tagging thing…

Uh, sobriquenning, and uh kadybat, and a couple of my mutuals - kissing-whiskey and cunafish

Oh, haha, I have some semi-famous bloggers following me back too so I’m gonna tag them BECAUSE THIS IS HOW YOU ANNOY FRIENDS! lacigreen and brutereason.

Oh, and the famous blogger I’m dating - heinastuff.

I think that’s enough people to find out books from.

Famous blogger, psssh.

  1. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  2. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  3. Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults edited by Donald R. Gallo
  4. Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  5. How I Became Stupid by Martin Page
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Whipping Girl by Julia Serrano
Aug 14, 2014
peechingtonmariejust:

From Twitter user @ndilettante. Please reblog, there is too much misinformation going around.
To add: 
6. The KKK is NOT in Ferguson. However it is confirmed they are raising funds to support the officer who killed Mike Brown.
7. It is, as of 8:15am CST, not confirmed who the police officer is, though a name has been released on Twitter.

peechingtonmariejust:

From Twitter user @ndilettante. Please reblog, there is too much misinformation going around.

To add: 

6. The KKK is NOT in Ferguson. However it is confirmed they are raising funds to support the officer who killed Mike Brown.

7. It is, as of 8:15am CST, not confirmed who the police officer is, though a name has been released on Twitter.

(via robinade)

Aug 12, 2014
White American critics of this country are not told to “go back to Europe” when they express discomfort, discontent, criticism, or even treasonous-sounding sentiments. Instead, they are told to “try” life in countries unrelated to their ethnicities — countries like, say, the ones from which my ancestors hailed or the ones from which I am assumed to originate. Curious, that. Almost as if the wish to see me “repatriated” has little to do with any legitimate response to my criticism and more to do with xenophobia and fear of the Other.
Why I Don’t Go Back to Where I Came From (via heinousdealings)
Aug 9, 2014

You Can Say Anything But That

There’s something about that moment

Your love’s gonna say goodbye

You somehow know it’s coming

But somehow, you feel surprised

When the words come tumbling out

Of that mouth you used to kiss

The mouth he’s using to dismiss you

Something about you

He decided to do without you

 

In your surprise, you ask why

He says it’s enough that he’s decided

You’re surprised again, though by then

He’s already done one thing to hurt you

What’s keeping the truth from you

Compared to keeping his love from you?

But you’re still surprised

 

You see the flash of those eyes

And you can’t understand why

You will never touch his hand again

But you keep it together

 

The one thing you do understand

The one thing that doesn’t surprise you

Is the one thing that gets a rise out of you

When that mouth that’s cutting you

Starts to say to you

 

“You’re so wonderful! You’re so great! I think you’re awesome.”

If that were true, why was that our last date?

“You’re so lovely! You’re so swell! I think you’re amazing.”

What he’s about to say really isn’t helping

 

You cut him off, tell him to spare you the pity

Because he can take his love away from you

And he can run and stay far from you

And he can leave and never say anything to you

And he can push you and hide from you

And none of that would break you, none of it

 

He could say anything, anything like that at all

And tears wouldn’t fall from your eyes

His love for you is what’s killing you.

You hardly need a reminder of what’s killing you.

Aug 5, 2014

Heinous Dealings

For reposts of my FreeThought Blog posts.

Aug 4, 2014
monobeartheater:

tyrelonmelon:

I’m this bunnies momma

ARE U KIDDIN ME ITS SMALLER THAN A PLAYING CARD ITS SO TINY AND CUTE WOW WOW WOWEEEE

NOT EVEN FAIR

monobeartheater:

tyrelonmelon:

I’m this bunnies momma

ARE U KIDDIN ME ITS SMALLER THAN A PLAYING CARD ITS SO TINY AND CUTE WOW WOW WOWEEEE

NOT EVEN FAIR

(via youneedacat)

Jul 30, 2014

how not to be a male feminist / male feminist ally

  1. Him: The only a term of endearment that I use towards strangers that I can think of is "beautiful" but I reserve that for people that I think need that compliment at that moment. Someone use clearly having a bad day or is clearly negative about themselves something like that and I'll just point out that I think they're beautiful if I find something of beauty in them So I don't just say it to say it, and I don't say it to hit on somebody. I point out that I think somebody is beautiful because it's an act of love towards a fellow human being and I believe in that sort of thing
  2. Me: Do you show such love to fellow male human beings?
  3. Him: Of course but I don't call many beautiful. Usually with a guy it's something a little bit different and I'll pay them a compliment about skill or a job they do. With man I think the word beautiful is a little different
  4. Me: why do you think that is?
  5. Him: I don't like being called beautiful. I am uncomfortable with being called beautiful but I have been called that
  6. Me: How do you know the women you call "beautiful" aren't just as uncomfortable as you are with it?
  7. Him: It's not really sexist to say a woman is a work of art and guys aren't
  8. Me: it is sexist. it's forgetting that the reason we see it that way is a sexist society obsessed with male desire for women. we don't consider female desire for men at all. How do you know that you finding them beautiful will make their day better? Especially given that most men who run around calling women beautiful are, 99% of the time, not doing it out of some kinds of selfless love for humanity. Just because you think something is an act of love doesn't mean that the other person sees it that way. We don't exist in a magic bubble based on our good intentions, we exist in context.
  9. Him: When I have done it ( not that often ), it has never been taken the wrong way
  10. Me: You can't really know that your compliment wasn't ever taken in the "wrong way". She might have smiled and thanked you politely because that's what women do. We're socialized to be polite especially when strange men approach us. If we aren't, we face the potential for escalation of the situation. I know I've smiled and walked away from a situation where a dude felt his appreciation of my looks was important for him to tell me where I've been angry afterwards, because my looks aren't the most important thing about me, least of all a man's approval of them.
  11. Him: Okay, so apparently I'm a sexist despite endeavoring everyday to lift up others and spread love and peace. Well this is a drag. So thank you
  12. Me: I didn't say you were a sexist. Please do not shove words in my mouth. One can be anti-sexist but have unexamined bits of sexism in thought and words and action. I'm being corrected every day myself and I openly post about it.
  13. Him: Strange part is I am a huge feminist, my first wife turned me into one.
  14. Me: Right! And part of being feminist is learning every day how little bits of societal brainwashed sexism are a part of all of us, and we can endeavor to do better. That's the only reason we're having this conversation. If you were a sexist, I wouldn't bother. Complimenting women for looks and men for action is one of those little things, or so I thought, rather than any kind of condemnation of you. My apologies if it came off that way.
  15. Him: I march at pro choice rallies and block the catholic protesters at clinics from harassing women going in, I was even recognized by a member of a former parish and ratted out to my priest, I guess I'm more of a human twitch a heart than a catholic though.
  16. Me: You don't need to prove yourself to me. This isn't about all those other worthy actions, or proving your worthiness as a person. I never called you a sexist. I thought part of being committed to equality and being a good feminist is to keep improving rather than doing something and then using it as proof you're a good feminist. In my view, it's a process. If you disagree, then I'm sorry I tried to have a discussion and wish you all the best.
  17. Him: The word beautiful is just that, it's a word. I think you are beautiful. You accepted my friend request, I glanced at your pictures and was able to get an idea of your background, how far you've come and what you stand for...You are a remarkable beautiful human being.
  18. Me: Okay, please stop trying to change the subject. Complimenting me will not change how I feel about this. I'm just asking that you maybe think about why you compliment women on looks and men on action.
  19. Him: you are being a little defensive and deadest on a position rather than listening to a unique perspective and motivation.
  20. Me: You're not as unique as you think in this, unfortunately. I am not defensive. I'm not the one trotting out my credentials and claiming someone called me something they most certainly did not.
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