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The last question is a reference to an episode of Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Because I’m a loser.

Oh man, I’m sad I missed that, haha.  I used to watch StTW religiously—I practically worshiped Melissa Joan Hart between that and Clarissa. 

Oh, another one!  Tagged by bruitist


1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones.
3. Tag 11 people and link them to the post
4. Actually tell them you tagged them

Where does your username come from?

This guy

How many bookshelves do you own?

Not enough

How do you organise things - alphabetically or incorrectly?

Incorrectly, I suppose.  When I try to organize anything I just kind of put stuff in a general area with other things vaguely related to each other. 

What work of fiction do you wish would be adapted into a film/TV series?

Does a song count?  I would LOVE to see Tweeter and the Monkey Man by the Traveling Wilburys made into a movie—there is SO MUCH potential in that story (although let’s be real Hollywood would fuck it up)

Which author have you read the most books by?

Probably JK Rowling (unsurprisingly)

What are Sunday afternoons for?

Tumblr—as are Saturday mornings, Thursday evenings, Tuesday midnights, Wednesday dusks, Monday middays and Friday dawns. 

Elementary or Sherlock?


What’s your favourite word?


What are your favourite pair of shoes/boots?

I used to have a pair of mid-calf boots that had pockets on the sides just big enough for some hidden spare cash on nights out, but unfortunately they have fallen apart (RIP).

You have a £10/$15 book token, what do you buy

Hm, well, offhand I can’t think of a book I’ve been meaning to buy, so I guess I’d have to have a look around the store a bit first.  Although I’d probably use it as an excuse to splurge and buy something that’s usually out of my price range. 

Have you ever made your own sausage?

Nope, I am a vegetarian—although even if I wasn’t, I probably still would not have. (Or is this is a euphemism I am unfamiliar with?)

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(don’t worry, I won’t be offended if any of you don’t want to do this)


  1. If you could have any type of animal as a pet, either currently living, extinct, or mythological, which would you choose?
  2. Favorite type of weather?
  3. If time travel were possible, would you travel to the past or the future?
  4. Unpopular opinion?
  5. Moments after it was proven that reincarnation is real and we live in a cyclical world of death and rebirth based on karma, you are hit by a bus and killed.  Honestly, what do you think your next life would be?
  6. Name one weird quirk you have.
  7. Favorite go-to curse word?
  8. Mango or papaya?
  9. Name one obsolete technology you wish were still relevant. 
  10. Favorite “fun fact”?
  11. What is the story behind how you got your name?

I’ve seen this phrase around and had a mighty need to embroider it.


What kind of magic spell to use to eviscerate my enemies and secure the realm?

Original static manip



First off, it’s an entire episode about prejudice and discrimination without the POC being the one to have to tell it.  Rather than always taking the role of the person who has to tell us why prejudice is bad, Cyborg gets to be the friend and confidante.  He gets to be the one to relate to Starfire’s problem.

Starfire is understandably upset about Val-Yor calling her a “troq”, but doesn’t want to burden her friends, especially during the course of an important mission.  Cyborg, however, soon stumbles onto the truth.  How absolutely powerful his line “So he’s been calling you a terrible name, and you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you.”  This speaks directly to the concept that marginalized people must always be on their best behavior, must always be working tirelessly against stereotypes and discrimination, and if they falter, if they get angry or upset or even just have a bad day, they will immediately be labeled as precisely the thing they are working against.  Of course he understands exactly what she’s feeling.

(What’s left out of this gif set is that he tells her he understands because he’s part robot, which speaks so much to Cyborg and how unique and treasured his relationship with Starfire is, and how much he probably values being not seen as an “other” human, but as a human in general.  Their relationship is so ridiculously amazing, that could take an entire other post, DON’T GET ME STARTED IT WOULD BE REALLY LONG BECAUSE I LOVE THEIR FRIENDSHIP.)

And Cyborg convinces Starfire to tell Robin about what Val-Yor’s been doing because he knows how much she means to him and that he would want to know, even though Starfire doesn’t want to burden him.  (And if you go back and watch the episode, listen to the way Scott Menville delivers the single line “What” when Robin does hear about it; it just perfectly captures the quiet anger and insult that he feels and UGH I COULD DO A WHOLE POST ON THE VOICE CAST DON’T ENCOURAGE ME.)  Robin of course immediately wants to defend Starfire, but being the incredible person that she is, she reminds him that their mission is more important than her feelings.  She knows that there are other things at stake and is determined to be a strong person and try to ignore blatant discrimination against her, to work with this guy even though he doesn’t respect her, because that’s what needs to be done.  He continues to try to ignore and marginalize her until she finally just tells him to shut the fuck up and let the big girls take care of the alien invasion.  Which she does, while saving his sorry ass.

AND THEN to their immense credit, the writers bring us back to Earth where Val-Yor is trying valiantly (or pathetically, take your pick) to save face and remarks that Starfire “must be one of the good ones.”  To which Starfire promptly replies that she is no better than any other Tamaranean just because she saved his worthless hide and that he better get out of there while she deigned to let him live.  He leaves and Starfire acknowledges that some people will never like you because they are bigoted and that that’s okay because there are other people who are not and they are the ones who truly matter.  When I first saw the episode, I was afraid they were gonna give Val-Yor a pass and have it all hugs and smiles, but they actually held him accountable and acknowledged that some things are more complicated and that sometimes people cannot be changed.  But you keep moving forward anyway.




A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. 2014

she was so beautiful last night



okayyy can everybody stop talking shit about ppl who give their dogs and cats all-vegan diets, i fed my cat all raw vegan food since he was a kitten and he lived a very happy four years :)


I have a strong suspicion OP was being sarcastic.


The thing is, all of that ice takes a long time to melt. As of April 10, 48 percent of the five lakes’ 90,000-plus square miles were still covered in ice, down from a high of 92.2 percent on March 6 (note that constituted the highest levels recorded since 1979, when ice covered 94.7 percent of the lakes). Last year, only 38.4 percent of the lakes froze over, while in 2012 just 12.9 percent did – part of a four-year stint of below-average iciness.

And as the Great Lakes slowly lose their historically large ice covers over the next few months, the domino effects could include lingering cold water, delayed seasonal shifts, and huge jumps in water levels.

Why It’s a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice


drunk me is the me i really want to be. confident, hilarious and, most importantly, drunk. 


(Modern teddy girls in Next magazine, 2010.)