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Ace of Blue Heart

Me, basically.

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Oct 21 '14

Anonymous asked:

could you maybe explain the drag queen thing i dont get it im sorry



drag queens often perform incredibly catty misogynistic stereotypes of womanhood and use a huge amount of misogynistic slurs and transmisogynistic slurs. it’s also incredibly common for drag circles to excuse or actively engage in racism, see Shirley Q Liquor, who wears actual blackface onstage (which RuPaul defended publicly and insisted wasn’t racist). and when RuPaul’s Drag Race was called out by the trans community for frequently using transmisogynistic slurs and then designing a game on the show where the goal was literally to “clock” trans women, the drag community rose to defend him, and he got away with a weak-ass fauxpology. additonally, drag is a performance, so the performers can shed womanhood (particularly the dangerous territory of DMAB womanhood) at will, and do not actually experience misogyny or transmisogyny in any real way. drag culture also often blurs the lines between drag and non-cis genders as a way of excusing transmisogyny, which perpetuates attitudes in queer communities that non-cis genders are performative and therefore to be judged on how “well” they are performed. this often makes cis queer spaces very uncomfortable for trans people; people will openly clock you and comment on your ability to “pass”. I have no problem with drag as a gender expression, or with DMAB people who express femininity, but I have a huge fucking problem with drag culture.


Oct 21 '14


The Tiffany Aching books are so important. 

They’re about a girl, in a professional hierarchy created by women, growing into her own power, and growing as a person. At the end of each book, her good work is validated by the most powerful witches. For Tiffany’s success, she’s rewarded in an almost Mary-Sue like fashion (and I use that term in the most positive way). Granny Weatherwax bows to her. Granny Weatherwax takes off her hat to her. This lifts Tiffany’s spirits and reassures her that she’s on the right track, and it’s treated as SO IMPORTANT, and, like — how many other books do that? 

The prizes at the end of the story — Tiffany becomes a better person, she protects people, she gains the respect of her superiors (who are also women). 

Can you imagine that in another novel? The joyful moment of heartwarming, the cherry on ice cream sundae of the adventure, the heroine’s crowning glory, is that some old women bow to her in respect. 

The books are so positive towards women, it’s unreal. Sure, the witches don’t always get along (they’re witches, they’ll always argue), and Tiffany has to deal with some petty one-up-man-ship, but it’s so fucking mature, how it’s handled. Tiffany winds up helping her enemy, Annagramma, who slowly learns to become a decent human being, and is revealed to have her own problems. She also becomes friends with the woman her childhood crush marries, even though they were initially antagonistic towards each other. It would have been SO EASY for these women to be one-note villains, the “bitches” for Tiffany to triumph over, but they’re not, and that’s fantastic. Pratchett does not go for the low-hanging fruit, and tear other women down to build Tiffany up. 

I once had the incredible privilege to speak to Terry Pratchett in person at the Edinburgh Fringe. I thanked him for the Tiffany Aching novels, which had helped me and my husband bond during our year of long distance. And I asked him how he, as a male author, was able to write such well-rounded women. 

"Well, my mother was a woman," he said, and the audience laughed, but basically he said that his life had been filled with just as many interesting women as interesting men, and it felt natural to reflect that in his novels. 

The Tiffany Aching series is a gift for girls. It’s a gift for just about anyone who reads them, but girls in particular NEED stories like this, stories about a world of women helping and challenging each other. Stories where they get to be powerful. 

Oct 21 '14



Worldstar Australia!!!!! Ohh shiiit!!!! #Worldstar

hold up aint nobody told me they can use their tails as third legs


Oct 20 '14

Boiled artichoke is very tasty but it does rather stick in your teeth.

Oct 20 '14








Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.


No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.

so what you are saying is S.H.E.I.L.D. has a super shitty costume division….

Nope, Nick Fury totally did this on purpose.

There’s no knowing what kind of condition Steve’s in, or what kind of person he really is, after decades of nostalgia blur the reality and the long years in the ice (after a plane crash and a shitload of radiation) do their work. (Pre-crash Steve is in lots of files, I’m sure. Nick Fury does not trust files.) So Fury instructs his people to build a stage, and makes sure that the right people put up some of the wrong cues.

Maybe the real Steve’s a dick, or just an above-average jock; maybe he had a knack for hanging out with real talent. Maybe he hit his head too hard on the landing and he’s not gonna be Captain anymore. On the flipside, if he really is smart, then putting him in a standard, modern hospital room and telling him the truth is going to have him clamming up and refusing to believe a goddamn thing he hears for a really long time.

The real question here is, how long it does it take for the man, the myth, the legend to notice? What does he do about it? How long does he wait to get his bearings, confirm his suspicions, and gather information before attempting busting out?

Turns out the answer’s about forty-five seconds.

#STEVE YOU RECKLESS FUCK#’we need a plan’ my ass#how about ‘break everything until I’m outside and then figure shit out from there’#A+ steve you win (tags via bluandorange)

Cackling over all the excellent meta

Oct 20 '14
Oct 20 '14
"Helsinki! How could you not have fun in Helsinki? Is like half helter skelter and half twinkly!"
Arthur Shappey, Helsinki, Cabin Pressure (via cabinpressurequotesftw)
Oct 19 '14

Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline


Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline

Oct 18 '14


I just got some of the best news possible at this point in time - the flatmate I’ve been complaining about is moving out at the beginning of November!

sorry about the rudeness but I AM SO HAPPY!!!

Oct 18 '14


A review of the last few days in Australian politics

So what kind of picture does this paint? It’s a bit like a summation of the Liberal party since they’ve been in power. They’re taking away our freedoms, first healthcare and education, now speech. They’re continuing their racially backed campaign against foreigners, be they asylum seekers or Islamic people. They’re proving they don’t care about indigenous Australians and women’s rights and that they definitely don’t care about climate issues.

This last week or so in Australian politics proves that this government have an agenda of xenophobia and anti-reason, of dangerous neoconservatism. It proves, quite terrifyingly, that it’s working. 

Oct 17 '14
Send me your snoooow *gross SoCal sobbing!*
I would if I could…
Oct 17 '14
ayyyyyyyy snoooooooow. as long as there’s snow for christmas. i just want it now mostly because then maybe the ticks would finally die and i wouldn’t have to keep plucking them from our cats
Ah, fair enough. I just don’t want it to get cold (and after a couple of days, inevitably, slushy) quite yet.
Oct 17 '14

The Vodafone Mayfly ad - never fails to cheer me up.

The common mayfly has a life expectancy of just one day. But is he miserable about it? Not one bit. He fills his day with the things he loves. He soars, he sweeps, he savours every moment. Maybe there is a lesson in this for us longer living creatures. Just think, if we embrace life like the mayfly, what a life that would be!

Oct 16 '14
In Helsinki. I gave the weather a stern talking to and it stopped within five minutes, thankfully.
Oct 16 '14

It’s - it’s snowing?!!!