phlegmatic | ravenclaw | INTJ

❝ Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexaustable source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. ❞

♛ lucy liu is queen ♛

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reading: the death cure

watching: elementary

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brownpeopleproblems:

white bigot, after days of floating in the endless sea, washes up on the shore of a secluded island.

natives surround the body and try to resurrect the man in hopes of uncovering his story.

the bigot barely opens his eyes and coughs multiple times. he is weak and on the verge of death. he manages to let out a small whisper as his departing words of goodbye -

"go back to your own country you fucking immigrants"

oh my gods   



dw   martha jones   



somedaysigetitright:

kingofbastille:

The amount of questions Bastille asks in thier songs really stresses me out

are you gonna age with grace? do you like the person you’ve become? can you fill the silence? how am i gonna be an optimist? how am i gonna get myself home?

like idk dan you figure it out

band stuff   ohmygosh I sang all of those lines in my head   text   



official-news:

easternstatic:

official-news:

So, time for an actual fact: 

Studies have shown that if the school week was shortened students’ health would improve by 90% and they’d do better on big test. 

I really want help spreading this to school boards, school is on of the main reasons students are sad and stressed. 

can someone source this cause no one will buy it if the only proof is a tumblr post.

Happy

education   



tv:merlin   merlin   



M.O.D. has a favour to ask.

fairysharkmother:

fairysharkmother:

 His family loves to watch the TV show Ellen. He was wondering if he could get on the show to spread his and your stories!

 If we’ve helped you, and you would like to help us and have a little time, could you please click here?

That is a link to tell Ellen about an act of kindness. M.O.D.’s family is struggling a little bit. His dearest wishes are to go to university and someday be able to buy a house for his family that they can own. They aren’t in the worst of situations, but they aren’t in the best situation either. M.O.D. remembers some days where he had to go with his little sister to sell girl scout cookies so that they could have money to buy food.

 If you can’t, M.O.D. would love it if you boosted this signal. Sorry for clogging up your dash, and thank you in advance.

Momma wants to add to this:

 Some babies were confused about the layout of the form. You need to upload a photo, and you can either submit a screenshot of the blog or Momma’s avatar here:
image

Fill out your name, and write about how M.O.D. and Momma helped you in the bottom! Thank you, babies!

signal boost   



landscapelifescape:

Angara River, Siberia, Russia

 CHO HYUNG JAE 

read when sad   other   



markovnikoving:

please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns
"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language
also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!
(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)

markovnikoving:

please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns

"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language

also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!

(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)

linguistics   



If you guys ever need advice, a safe space or a place to vent and talk, fairysharkmother is a great blog to go to. They cover subjects from confusion with gender identity to how to make new friends to how to deal with acne- anything. You can talk on anon if you like and answers are always polite, kind and encouraging.

read when sad   advice   just thought you guys might be able to make use of this   the blog is really an amazing resource   



dw   amy pond   



"What we have is not a war against fakery, it is a war against that which displays itself as fakery; we’re all supposed to be pretending that we’re naturally wide-eyed and soft-skinned and blushing and blemish-free. Women are expected to be photorealist portraits of femininity, not expressionist canvasses; lies are tolerated only in so far as they are told convincingly. But when we start being too overt about the fabricated status of natural femininity, there’s a lurking danger that we might start to question their absurdity, or realise that we can invent altogether new images in radical moulds."
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In defence of fake beauty - Features - The F-Word (via literatebitch)

This is why I have to wear a bra, but can’t let my bra straps show.

Which, of all the things I could complain about, is pretty minor, but it bugs me every single day.  Because everyone expects to see pert, nippleless, perfectly round boobs, but as soon as anyone sees evidence that they aren’t natural, they get offended.

They’re not offended at my bra straps.  They’re offended that I’m reminding them that boobs aren’t supposed to look like this.  They’re offended that I’m not participating in the public fiction.  They’re don’t realize that’s what they’re offended over, but they are.

We hem women in with this idea that make-up should have a ‘natural look’ and panty lines should remain hidden and hairdos should take an hour but look ‘effortless’ and we do it all because if we make it look easy, then we make it look like it’s our ‘natural place.’  If we make it look like what a woman is supposed to be, then society can tell us to stay there, that we have to stay there, because it’s the essence of womanness.

But showing that it takes effort means everyone around you is confronted with the reality that you’re a real person. 

feminism   beauty standards   



queertactics:

I have this headcanon that little queer kids at Hogwarts went to Remus when he was a professor because he ping’d the gaydar and they told him if they were being bullied and he made sure it got taken care of

I have this headcanon that he’d end up getting taps on his door at odd hours of the night because some kid got a howler from their parents and he made tea and let them cry about it somewhere safe where they knew they wouldn’t be judged

I have this headcanon that Professor Lupin was the teacher/adult-figure we all needed in our lives and that students sent him letters that summer he was sacked telling him how much he meant to them

I have a lot of headcanons involving Remus Lupin and yeah some of them are too hopeful but Harry Potter was my rock as a kid and it kept me going and I’ll be damned if I can’t imagine that happy things happen to people who deserve them

now I'm almost crying damn   hp   headcanons   rayne you are awesome for tagging me in this   thank you