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Lol I don’t care if Eliza was saying that because she was tired or because she’s still doing PR or because she got gum stuck to her shoe. It was an incredibly shit thing to say, especially in light of everything that’s happened, and I honestly can’t come back from that. She is a gorgeous and supremely talented actress but I just can’t stan her anymore after that comment. It has seriously soured her for me forever. I’m not going to talk shit about her, disrespect her, or hate on her. I’m just going to stop talking about her because I don’t have time in my life for celebrities that can’t show a little bit of respect and sensitivity for their fans, who have always fought for them and defended them.

Periscope Party Anyone?

Alright ya’ll, Sarah is coming in just over 2 weeks - 2 WEEKS CAN YOU FREAKING BELIEVE IT - and of course we want to do a periscope party together!

However, I’ve never done a Periscope party, so I’d like to do a dry run before Sarah gets here because everything must be perfect for my wife. 

Would anyone be down for a Periscope party this week?? Lemme know whatcha think and we can make it happen! (Europeans help me out, your timezones screw with everything so I will accommodate for you lovelies) 

We’ll talk about whatever you guys want. Life, OUAT, Regina’s/Lana’s beauty, Operation Phoenix if anyone wants, fics you want to see written, really whatever floats your boats.

@ginaandrobbie @dee-thequeenbee @sassqueenregina @technicallypsychiccupcake @flyingbluebirds @storiesseldomtold @soligblomma @spiral-nebula @khaleesi-in-the-north @elsathegreat @evilregaler @evilregalsworldwide @ijustwantanevilqueen @idoltina @captain-saviours-heart @waltermills @the-not-so-evil-queen 

Just tagging some of the squad/some of my favourite people to chat with to get some feedback, but anyone can let me know if they think a periscope party is a good idea! I would love love love to hear from anyone! 

Emotional abuse

(Okay so I’m going to put this under read more. I wasn’t really going to talk about this but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, and I feel that it’s important for me to talk about it now. I know I’m probably going to get some Anon hate for it but I’m still going to talk about it. It probably won’t be in order but it will be long.)

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okay but gabe expressing his love for jack and it’s just so soft, it’s so affectionate and pure and he thinks jack is the most beautiful thing on this planet. it’s clear he just adores this man with all his heart and would go to hell and back for him, has been to hell and back. you know that every smile jack gives him is a blessing, that brightness in the golden boy’s eyes lights up his soul in a way no one else can.

and he says all of this with only a small touch and a loving smile

sanctuaryforascrivener  asked:

I... You did your thesis on Terry Pratchett? I never considered that to even be an option, oh my gods. Like it is not an exaggeration to say that this changed my life. Like, borderline religious revelation. I could go back to academia and /talk about Terry Pratchett./ Professionally. Oh my gods. I need to sit down. I need to buy the rest of his books and get started. There's so much to talk about. Oh my gods.

*gently pats your hand and offers you some tea*

Yes, you can. it was unheard of when I was at uni, and even now anything that has to do with comedy or elves tends to get sneered at by old professors wearing tweed (hilarious when you think about who Tolkien was) but you can most definitely devote your study to Discworld and Pratchett if you like. I would also recommend Diana Wynne Jones who I also wanted to work on—comparing her female based narrative to Pratchett’s witches and how women’s rage was not only accepted but seen as empowering, which was largely unheard of in fantasy at the time because angry women were usually just seen as vengeful harpies “wronged by a man”. Sadly that chapter had to be removed because it was too much of a tangent but ohhh gods I was bursting to talk about it.

My thesis hinged on the idea of fantasy in reality, and how the fantasy genre is just the continuation of mythology we used to use justify our reality (lightning is gods fighting, people drown in that river because of kelpies so don’t go near that river or horse shaped demons will eat you), ergo reality shapes fantasy as the things that we need in order to not be shitty humans, such as truth, justice and the knowledge that the sun will still come up in the morning no matter how awful the night. Campfire parables if you will, the things we tell ourselves when winter comes and there’s wolves howling at your door so you tell the children stories about spring because it’s that or freeze to death in despair.

Lord of the Rings wasn’t about glorious battles or the rightful place of Kings and honor or the nobility of elves as intellectual paradigms as I’ve seen so many academic papers talk about.

It was about the horrors of war, and how the actions of those in power will have ramifications for centuries to come—no matter how pretty or noble they are. It was about how not doing the right thing at the beginning, means your children will need to suffer to fix it. It was about the endurance of friendship and love despite the odds, it was about hope, and the pure basic need to believe in a better world, because why else do we do anything. Aragon and Frodo aren’t the heroes, Samwise is. He’s not naive as some people think. His character is not stupid. He knows what will happen if they fail. So that’s why he keeps going. And that’s why Samwise is the hero, the friend who carries you when you can no longer crawl. He’s the one who always truly believes there is some hope in this world, even as fire and ash burns around him. If not hope for him, then hope for others and that by facing what he does, they will not have to.

It’s why I get particularly irked when people praise dark and nitty gritty fantasy as being more “real” and somehow more acceptable and noteworthy, because you know, god knows we don’t have enough shitty things to deal with in real life as it is. Forgive me if I want my dragons to be capable of burning down an entire city but also falling in love and flying off to somewhere quiet where some prick in shiny armor can’t try to stick their underbelly with his sword just because that’s what Heroes™ do.

Pratchett wrote stories for the common man, he wrote about alcoholics being heroes and how just because they became heroes didn’t mean they stopped being human. Sam Vimes became on par with being legendary, but he still went to AA meetings every Thursday. Tiffany Aching—one of the most powerful witches of her time—still clips the toe nails of old men too sick to do it themselves because someone has to. Rincewind keeps getting picked up by fate and hurled towards destiny, and despite being a coward and chronically awful at intentional magic, is still able to save the day, usually out of sheer desperation and a well aimed blow with a sock filled with rocks. Because sometimes that’s all you have.

Desperation, a sense of duty and the need to believe in something better. Which is practically the basis of all religion.

Sorry, rambling again. But yes, yes you can do the thing. And I really hope you do <3

I Love You

There’s a lot of hate in the world right now. There always has been, but it seems to be running rampant right now, and I can’t tell if that’s because more people are paying attention to the news and more things are being reported or if it’s just a really terrible time for a lot of people right now. But either way, there are a lot of people that have to live with and are affected by this hate, and to you I want to say that I’m sorry and I love you.

Sorry’s don’t help, I know. “Keeping you in my thoughts” won’t help you deal with the loss of a loved one or the fear of being targeted because of your appearance. I’m not the easiest person to talk to, and I doubt there’s anything I’d be able to say to make you feel better if you did try to talk to me, but I’m here for you if you need me.

You’re strong. You’re beautiful/handsome/amazing. You matter. You can’t stop terrible people from doing terrible things, you may fear for your life based on decisions your government makes, and you may even have to fear celebrating with friends/family/your country because one person could decide to ruin it. But you can’t let that fear control you; you deserve all the happiness in the world and you shouldn’t let anyone keep you from achieving that. But please, stay safe, protect the people you love, and don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t worthy of the things you deserve, whether that be happiness, compassion, love, or respect.

I love you all~

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
—  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

I’m crying 😭😭 This guy is appologizing because of the recent uproar on the internet about his marriage. He even called for a pres conference just to make it clear that he was married and to appologize 😭😭 This man, really breaks my heart sometimes because of all the pressure he goes to, he even had to explain his private life which he doesn’t even talk about 😭😭

I now have a renewed respect for Kamoya Hiroshi . This man really makes me go crazy in manny different ways….

Argh.

So, I’m feeling pretty down about the job situation (lack thereof) and I’ve spent the majority of the morning listing all of the reasons why I am an awful person and why the current system in the West (that is, UK and US because that’s where I’ve lived) does this amazing thing where your first instinct is to hold YOURSELF completely accountable for the current economic depression and lack of jobs.  It is MY FAULT that there are not enough jobs.  It is MY FAILING as a human being to get a job, NOT the system’s.  I actually feel ill writing that, because I KNOW IT IS NOT TRUE.  I know this.  I currently live in a terribly economically depressed area and there is a serious shortage of government funding and jobs.  None of this is MY FAULT.  And YET!  I have an uncontrollable urge to blame myself for my apparent lack of what the hell ever.

*sighs*

I’m very tired.  And very sad.

But I’m implementing Seren’s Self Care and I’m off to Starbucks to have an outrageously priced Pumpkin Spiced Latte and to type up the scribblings that I’ve written over the last few days.  I quite like the Starbucks in town.  Hardly anyone is ever there and they play music that I kind of like.  I’m wearing an outfit that I’ve never worn before (old clothes, new combination) and I’m just going to go outside and breathe in the last day of September air.

I hope everyone has a good day and gets to see, do or have or EAT or DRINK something nice.  Good luck out there!