A random thought kinda about Blaine’s mom:

If Mary Kay salesperson is a ~rich socialite~ cliche in media, which apparently it is, in realms like this I bow to people who know more than me which is pretty much everyone -

Why the actual fuck would that be?  Like, it does not make any sense.  If you’re ~rich~ like that you don’t have to work, right, you’re not doing it for the money.  And yes there’s lots of types of work you might still want to pursue, because they’re important to you.  But selling things?  Selling cosmetics - which aren’t yours, which have a perfectly good customer base whether you sell them or not - (because starting something like BPAL would be an entirely different sort of endeavor, even if they’re both ~cosmetics~ technically, I do get the importance of art) - but this?  Really really really?  I’m just >___> what is this cliche, it makes no sense.

(Is it actually based in truth?  Because wtf.)

Hey guys. Thank you for all the really sweet messages it means so much to me. I got really overwhelmed and a lot of stuff started to get dredged up that I’ve been trying to keep tucked away. I got to snuggle with my bf and cry in his arms and he made me feel a lot better and I’m even really hungry now which is good because I haven’t eaten all day. I’m so sorry if I scared anyone I’m super embarrassed that I let it get that far. I didn’t hurt myself or anything even though I really wanted to. I’m ok though. 

I appreciate all your support and I’m loving the nice messages, please keep them coming if you can, but please make sure you are sending messages to the other blogs in need as well. ily guys keep up the good work. 

Series Word Count: 68,687

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

Rating: Explicit

Word Count: 26,995

“What about you, Barnes?” asks Dugan. The sound of his voice brings Bucky back to the present, dredges him out of memories of a beat-up little apartment with sunlight streaming in through the windows. “Got yourself a girl waiting for you back home?”

There’s an answer on the tip of his tongue, one that he’ll deliver with a cocky grin and a half-laugh and a little shake of his head. But Bucky is exhausted and hungry and so sore it hurts to move, and one of the guys in their platoon fucking died yesterday. His mouth tastes like iodine water and his feet hurt and none of it’s going to get better any time soon, and all at once Bucky misses Steve so badly he can barely see straight.

“Yeah,” Bucky declares abruptly, the word escaping from his mouth before he fully realizes what he’s saying. “Yeah, I do.”

Reconstruction Site

Rating: T

Word Count: 7,671

He is the Winter Soldier.

He is James Buchanan Barnes.

He’s not one and he’s not the other, and he’s not sure if that makes him anything worth saving.

[In which the Winter Soldier leads Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson on a wild goose chase through Eastern Europe so that he can learn more about the man who actually thinks he can be saved.

Amidst the Rubble (We Can Build a Better Us) or “Five Times During Bucky’s Recovery and One Time Everything Was Pretty Okay”

Rating: Mature

Word Count: 21,018

Steve wants to be a good friend, to be selfless and strong and endlessly patient. To be confident that he’s making the right choices, doing the right things. To be the person that Bucky needs him to be.

Mostly he just feels useless instead.

None of it is easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

Higher Ground

Rating: Explicit

Word Count: 13,003

“S’okay,” Bucky murmurs quietly, and Steve sucks in a sharp breath at the brush of Bucky’s lips against his ear, his breath hot against the side of Steve’s neck. There’s a hint of a grin in Bucky’s voice; amused affection and confidence and something heated beneath it all, a familiar tone from so long ago that makes Steve’s heart clench and his cock twitch helplessly in his jeans.

“S’okay, Stevie,” he says again, and Steve can feel the curl of Bucky’s lips against his throat when he smiles. His metal thumb is rubbing circles on Steve’s shoulder. “M’gonna take care of you.”

A year and a half after the events of The Winter Soldier, Steve’s been acting recklessly. Bucky deals with it as best he can.

Why is femslash the smallest genre in the world of fanfiction? Why is femslash the most underrepresented relationship type by a sizeable margin? More importantly, why is it that almost all femslash writers are queer women? Male slash pairings are written by straight women, queer women, and even some men (I say “even” because men are rarer than a two dollar bill in the world of fanfiction) and they’re read by a mostly female audience. Femslash has a completely different ideology, because it’s almost exclusively written and consumed by the community it portrays. Unlike a straight girl writing about two boys having sex (and I guarantee that they’re two conventionally attractive white boys whose female love interests have been deemed either worthy of death or asexual by the fandom), femslash is written by those whose identities and personal narratives are reflected in the stories themselves. Maybe the writer of that erotic scene hasn’t had sex with a girl yet, but damn, she has thought about it a lot. That queer author writes two girls falling in love even if they’re straight in the original work because two girls falling in love means something to her and to so many people like her, and it’s important that she sees herself in a piece of media whose canon forgets she exists. One of the great frustrations of LGBTQ media is the fact that so little of our representations end up coming from LGBTQ-identified creators, and thus we see inaccurate portrayals with limited diversity. Femslash exists because we were sick of being told we didn’t exist, so we wrote ourselves into their stories.
—  excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)

Um. I am appalled. I never seem to manage to catch the bad parts of what’s going on in this fandom (or I just follow the right people) but trust me, I am protect natasha (or anyone from the carmilla crew) at all costs squad.

Alexander White: One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.

The site where the dredging will take place is “just around the corner” of a beach that is used as the nesting grounds for endangered green and flat back sea turtles. Something that I didn’t know was that the flat back turtles nest solely in northern Australia and “have the smallest migratory range of any marine turtle”. This is crazy.

I don’t usually support Greenpeace, but they have created a petition against the plan. Please sign.


ALSO, updates and ways to help can be found on this website:

Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt wants bulldozers at Abbot Point in January, and they don’t want you to know about it. We only have until 5pm today to be heard. Don’t be silenced, let’s speak up now.

Hi all! This is of very late notice, I know, but we have until 5pm today to voice objection to Greg Hunt’s plans to allow pollution in the Great Barrier Reef. Not only is this place a World Heritage listed site and a refuge for 1500 species of fish, 411 hard corals and 134 species of sharks and rays; the Great Barrier Reef is of great importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Communities have fished and hunted its waters, and navigated between the islands of its coast for thousands and thousands of years. The ecological, cultural, historical and spiritual significance of this reef is unimaginable. Don’t let it be destroyed.

SYDNEY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world’s biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday. …

BREAKING NEWS - TAKE ACTION NOW! Link will also be on blog under petitions

Australian authorities have approved a project to dump dredged sediment in the Great Barrier Reef marine park as part of a project to create one of the world’s biggest coal ports.

About 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of dredged mud will be dumped within the marine park under the plan.

The already fragile reef will be gravely threatened by the dredging, which will occur over a 184-hectare (455-acre) area. Apart from the risk that the sediment will smother coral and seagrass, the increased shipping traffic will boost the risk of accidents, such as oil spills and collisions with delicate coral beds, environment groups argue.

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