May. 29th, 2017

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have some soundtrack playlists. (download links available upon request!! i know 8tracks sucks lately.)

[’it’s all echo’ link HERE]

[’seething with light’ link HERE]

[‘silent and carnivorous’ link HERE]

[‘we are all trembling things’ link HERE]

[‘moon mix’ link HERE]

[‘the red planet’ link HERE]

[‘yet to bloom’ link HERE]

reblog 2 save the life of someone who likes soundtracks
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Animorphs: Jake Berenson

Oh, a leader walks with force
Oh, a leader joins the ranks when he can, when he canBut he always carries a stick
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This is for all the unsung fic writers; the ones who don’t make the must-read lists, the ones who don’t get recced, the ones who don’t get hundreds of kudos, the rarepair writers out on the peripheries of fandom, the ones who toil away quietly for the handful of people who read and love them. You matter - you’re a writer too, and don’t you ever forget it. :)
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If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.

Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.

I will reblog this every single time I see it.

OK, so I have lots of thinky thoughts on this and I’ve seen this post enough that I really need to express them. I’m sorry in advance for my long-winded rambling.

First of all, I agree with this sentiment 100%. No one should shame anyone for ANY of their life choices, unless those choices are cruel and/or harmful to others. One of my best friends got married a few years back, and asked me to be a bridesmaid. I happily accepted. We’ve been friends for 20 years, and so she absolutely KNOWS my opinions and thoughts on a range of gender issues. My friend had a super-traditional wedding and took her husband’s last name. I imagine if she’d cared about my opinion on that matter, she would have asked for it. She didn’t, so I didn’t offer it. I’ve never offered it, and don’t imagine I ever will. What matters is that her husband is a lovely guy and they are absolutely equals as partners and parents.

I have another friend who cannot WAIT to be a stay-at-home mom. We’ve been friends for almost 10 years, and this has always been her dream. She adores the domestic arts and is good at them. She’s also great with kids. Her fiance makes enough money for them to live (modestly but comfortably) on one income, and she just told me they’re going to try for a pregnancy soon. I am so freaking excited for her—she’s going to get to do her dream job! What could be better than that?

So, yes. On an individual basis, we support each other and don’t try and impose the way that we want to live on others. That is a matter of basic good will and respect. But! Yes, there is a but. But this whole concept of “choice feminism” has a really dark side that I don’t think is talked about nearly enough. There is a reason why the practice of a woman automatically taking her husband’s last name bothers me as a general practice. There is a reason why the assumption that if one parent in a heterosexual pairing is going to stay home with the kids, it should be the mom. These opinions don’t exist in a vacuum, and on more than one occasion, I have felt pressured to abandon any and all critical thinking on social issues because choice.  

Personally, I think it is really fucked up that a woman taking her husband’s last name is still the default in this culture. That a man choosing to do the same would be considered bizarre at best and a proof that he was whipped at worst. That when women choose to keep their last names, their children often automatically get their husband’s last name anyway, making many women feel like their only choice is between being part of their own family or an outsider in it. That not automatically giving kids their father’s name is very rarely considered. That when a woman hyphenates, their husband often does not. That “it was really important to my husband” is considered a good enough reason for any and all of this. That men are never expected to make sacrifices for their relationships with women the way that women are expected to make sacrifices for their relationships with men. That we are all supposed to pretend that the convention of a woman surrendering her legal identity upon marriage has nothing to do with the fact that women are paid less, violated more, and generally considered less valuable and less human than men.

All I am really saying, I suppose, is that choice feminism should only, only only be about supporting individual human beings without being judgy jerks toward them. It should not be about shutting down the conversation on why certain practices have been—and continue to be— deeply disturbing. Because, unfortunately, I see that happening a lot. And that is nothing but a victory for a misogynistic system that seeks to silence us, confuse us, shut us down, and make us attack one another instead of looking at the real problem. I will never judge or criticize individuals for the choices that they make, even if I find them problematic. If, however, specific social issues and practices come up in conversation, I am sure as fuck going to continue to speak my mind.

That is my choice.

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middle earth meme: [2/5 elves] Ereinion Gil-galad, last High King of the Noldor

“Don’t you know!” said Strider. “Gil-galad was the last of the great Elf-kings. Gil-galad is Starlight in their tongue. He overthrew the Enemy, but he himself perished.”

@greenekangaroo @urloth
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why all the merdudes gotta have the cool ass shark fins? why can’t some merladies have cool sharkfins and the merdudes have some sparkly ass beautiful scales that you need metaphors about rainbows to describe

i wanna see a cute merlady with a fucking killer whale for half her body chatting up some cute merdude with a rainbowfish tail ok 

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Mother of fuck this didn’t post. Ahh. The first is the texting hotline. I see a post going around about a crisis line but it’s 1) very conservative based 2) doesn’t work on mobile and goes offline constantly.

This one, works extremely well. You can choose to be completely anonymous or tell them everything about you. You get a reply in less than ten minutes each time you send a response and as you can see they will text you a second time if you don’t reply to make sure you’re, yknow, not dead or something. They are trained and I SWEAR ON IT. It’s the best I’ve found because it’s directly a literal texting based crisis line.

Here’s the link:

Please get this one circulating as much as the other it’s more important and much better. Please. I’ve used it multiple times, as well. It DOES NOT MATTER what the reason you are texting in is. They will help as long and as best they can. I did it this morning and it was for a solid hour at a minimum.

Check the site out! The newest word to text them is “Connect”!
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The Department of Awesome Camouflage invites you all to play a round of “One of these things is not like the others…” courtesy of Bored Panda, who’ve assembled a seemingly endless list of photos each featuring something out of place that’s trying to blend in with varying degrees of success.

These are a few of our favorites. Click here to view them all.

Photos by/via bastardo122, goldenretrievers, pixel-freak, intelsa, anon120, and GallowBoob respectively.

[via Bored Panda]

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Whoever you are reading this,
I know I’m just some random miss.
But, I do not know who or where to turn to,
So here I am - and I’m asking you,
To take a moment just for me
To pray and hope my doctor will see
What is wrong and hear my plea.

I admit I’m scared to death,
Unsure of taking my next breath.
I am afraid I will not get better
Which is why I’m writing this letter.
This comes from my very soul,
My fears and concerns I can’t control.

It’s been six months of waiting
To see this doctor, it’s frustrating.
Today is the day I get some answers
Knowing there’s no cure for all cancers.
I am aware that I’m just some girl
But, here I am giving this request a whirl.

Maybe the specialist won’t find anything,
Or maybe I’ll finally understand everything.
I am not asking you to holler for help,
I just ask for even a little yelp.



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