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A shout-out to one of my many favorite SPN men,  Jared Padalecki

Happy Birthday. I hope it’s a awesome one.  

(Please be aware, this is a lengthy appreciation post filled with tons of images. They are not in any set order and I don’t own any of them. Thanks.)

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How do I love Hugh? Let me count the ways:

#9  Poor Hugh is clearly distracted by Genevieve Lemaire (Smith).

So distracted he doesn’t even know what to say to Dorothy (with that suit in a “gorgeous shade of brown”) 

So distracted that, when they return to the station …

he pulls the doors in  … 

 while he’s checking Genevieve out … 

and just as DI Jack Robinson reaches them … 

closing them on Jack’s fingers. 

Jack’s response … 

… You might need me, Collins.

Hugh: Sorry Sir

(And even then he’s still distracted by Genevieve.)

You can’t blame Hugh though. Genevieve’s dress did have these little bits that… that sparkled on it when it… when it hit the light. And anyway, I seem to recall Dottie also getting kind of tongue-tied around Gwilym Evans in Ruddy Gore.

#8 Here

nanepaushatauntau  asked:

Re: "Ranger Stranger Danger". Since when is combat about lifting dead weight? Combat is all about carrying your own weight. Have the "Ranger' experts ever heard of the YPJ, the YPG or the Pesh? I'd stack up a YPJ team into any scenario experts could game up against any nation/state's mofos. Warriors are not gender specific, never were and never will be except in backward thinking minds. FTR: Rangers aren't a valid substitute the Army's mascot the Mule. And tampons are lighter than bullshit.

Tampons are indeed lighter than bullshit, not to mention a great deal more sanitary…and more effective at plugging bullet holes, too.

Creating visibility to discussions of this nature is important to counteracting the Good Old Boys Club attitude that is in its death throes but still clinging on where it can. I seem to recall this same argument being employed against the impending revocation of DADT.

Disappointingly, I think the comment about lifting dead weight is a derogatory reference to the scene in GI Jane. Here’s a real life scenario that’s evidence to the contrary, however:

16 JUN 2006: Pte Michelle Norris, British Army, saves the life of her sergeant by climbing out of a vehicle and pulling him from the turret of the Warrior Patrol Vehicle that they were in while under heavy gunfire. She is eventually awarded the Military Cross for her actions, and is the first woman to receive one. (Source.)

As for the whole “country being emotionally prepared to confront the death of females in combat action” argument…(the following list sourced here):

The Korean Conflict 

Ensign Constance R. Esposito, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Alice S. Giroux, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Calla C. Goodwin, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Constance A. Heege, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Margaret Grace Kennedy, Navy Nurse Corps Ensign Mary E. Lijegreen, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt. Wilma Ledbetter, Navy Nurse Corps
Ensign Eleanor Beste, Navy Nurse Corps
Ensign Marie Boatman, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Jeanne E. Clarke, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt.jg. Jane L. Eldridge, Navy Nurse Corps
Ensign Edna J. Rundell, Navy Nurse Corps
Lt. Wilma Ledbetter, Navy Nurse Corps, USS Benevolence Hospital Ship
Captain Vera M. Brown, Air Force Nurse Corps
Major Genevieve Smith, Army Nurse Corps.

US Army

2nd Lt. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba ~~~~~~ 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones
Lt. Drazba and Lt. Jones were assigned to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. They died in a helicopter crash near Saigon, February 18, 1966. Drazba was from Dunmore, PA., Jones from Allendale, SC. Both were 22 years old. 

Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander ~~~~~~ 1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski 
Capt. Alexander of Westwood, NJ and Lt. Orlowski of Detroit, MI died November 30, 1967. Alexander, stationed at the 85th Evac. and Orlowski, stationed at the 67th Evac., in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With them when their plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were two other nurses, Jerome E. Olmstead of Clintonville, WI and Kenneth R. Shoemaker, Jr. of Owensboro, KY. Alexander was 27, Orlowski 23. Both were posthumously awarded Bronze Stars.

2nd Lt. Pamela Dorothy Donovan
Lt. Donovan, from Allston, MA, became seriously ill and died on July 8, 1968. She was assigned to the 85th Evac. in Qui Nhon. She was 26 years old. 

1st Lt. Sharon Ann Lane
Lt. Lane died from shrapnel wounds when the 312th Evac. at Chu Lai was hit by rockets on June 8, 1969. From Canton, OH, she was a month short of her 26th birthday. She was posthumously awarded the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Bronze Star for Heroism. In 1970, the recovery room at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, where Lt. Lane had been assigned before going to Viet Nam, was dedicated in her honor. In 1973, Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH, where Lane had attended nursing school, erected a bronze statue of Lane. The names of 110 local servicemen killed in Vietnam are on the base of the statue.

Lt. Col. Annie Ruth Graham, Chief Nurse at 91st Evac. Hospital, 43d Med Group, 44th Medical Brigade, Tuy Hoa.
Lt. Col. Graham, from Efland, NC, suffered a stroke in August 1968 and was evacuated to Japan where she died four days later. A veteran of both World War II and Korea, she was 52.

U.S. Air Force

Capt. Mary Therese Klinker
Capt. Klinker, a flight nurse with the 10th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, temporarily assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines, was on the C-5A Galaxy which crashed on April 4 1975 outside Saigon while evacuating Vietnamese orphans. This is known as the Operation Babylift crash. From Lafayette, IN, she was 27. She was posthumously awarded the Airman’s Medal for Heroism and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Desert Storm

Major Marie T. Rossi was killed 1 March 1991 in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Storm. She was flying a CH-47D CHINOOK Cargo Helicopter when it crashed into an unlit Microwave Tower in bad weather. Major Rossi was 32 and a native of Oradell, NJ. 

US Army

PFC Pamela V. Gay, 19, Surrey, Virginia
PFC Cindy D.J. Bridges, 20, Trinity, Alabama
Private Dorothy Fails, Taylor, Arizona
Private Candace Daniel
Sergeant Tracey Brogdon, Bartow, Florida
2Lt Kathleen M. Sherry, 23, Tonawanda, NY
Specialist Cindy Beaudoin, 19, Plainfield, Conn. 
Specialist Christine Mayes, 22, Rochester Mills, Pa.
Specialist Beverly Clark, 23, Armagh, Pa. 
Specialist Adrienne L. Mitchell, 20, Moreno Valley, Calif. 
Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghani Dees, Valley Cottage NY 
Sergeant Cheryl LaBeau O'Brien, 24, Racine, Wisc.
Lt. Lorraine Lawton

AG1 Shirley Marie Cross

They gave their lives in the Pentagon attack:

Petty Officer Jamie Lynn Fallon, USN, 23
Specialist Chin Sun Pak, USA, 24
Staff Sergeant Maudlyn A. White, USA, 38
Lt Col Karen J. Wagner, USA, 40
Petty Officer Marsha Dianah Ratchford, USN, 34
Petty Officer Melissa Rose Barnes, USN, 27
Sergeant Tamara C. Thurman, USA, 25

In the event that those numbers are insufficient, or not “current” enough, because “combat and warfare tactics change and evolve” or something:

During a decade’s worth of conflict, more than 283,000 women were deployed to [Iraq and Afghanistan]. Hundreds of them served in harm’s way, according to casualty figures.   More than 800 female service members have been wounded in either Afghanistan or Iraq, and at least 139 have died from combat- and non-combat-related incidents. Of these, 110 died as a result of serving in Iraq, however the last thirteen have all died in Afghanistan. (Source.)

To be blunt, I’m uncertain what these men who are vocalizing resistance are afraid of. After all, a woman served as a Navy SEAL for the past twenty years, and deployed eleven times. I have yet to hear any negative comments from Kristin Beck’s comrades about the quality of her performance in the field, or the professionalism of either her behavior or their relationships with her. That she didn’t come out as transgender until after her retirement only shows how greatly in need of an overhaul the current physical requirements and restrictions truly are. Gender neutrality in physical standards, as well as hygiene and uniform standards, will pave the way for acceptance of transgender and genderqueer personnel serving openly in the military without fear of discrimination or adverse repercussions.

If someone wants to bear arms in defense of their Constitution, they should have the opportunity to prove their physical and psychological resilience to the task. Beyond that, nothing else should matter. Listening to the same arguments get reiterated again and again is on par with a toddler’s sob story when told that everyone can play on the monkey bars, not just their handpicked friends. It’s so old it’s beginning to chafe.

The genre of essays that tackles the eternal question of “to art or not to art” is a time honored one; it can also be a dangerous one if the essayist slides even somewhat towards self-pity. When done well, however, the question examines the various influences at work on the human heart and head and highlight just how at odds the two sometimes are. For your weekend reading, an essay from Elle“I’m For Sale” – by Genevieve Smith that asks the “to art or not to art” question well and sheds light on the ways we either decide – or refuse – to make sacrifices when it comes to doing what we love:

I recently asked my dad if he ever regretted not following those early ambitions. No, he told me. Even though he’d toyed with doing a more commercial craft like silversmithing or pottery, he realized how hard a life that would be, always having to scramble to keep the money coming. So instead, he found a career that drew on something else he cared about—helping others—and that would also, in later years, allow him to support a family and have enough time to be active in raising them. “I was never out to make a whole lot of money. My whole goal was balance,” he said.

On a more personal note, the writing life versus a salary, health insurance and 401K is the central quandary I’ve been stewing over for going on a decade now. I’ve pretty much given up on finding the answer, if it even exists. My own father was once aspiring painter as well. Like Smith’s, my dad, too, left his artistic ambitions behind to support a family and became an architect instead. Last night, though, he went to an art opening at a gallery in Richmond, Virginia, where a painting of his was hung on the wall, framed and everything. He sent me a picture as proof.

Painting by Wayne White


Meet Genevieve Smith

Genevieve Smith is a graduate student at UC Berkeley in the Masters of Development Practice program. She studies the economic and development implications of clean cookstove adoption. She is working with a team of engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide more efficient cookstoves to communities in the developing world.

By: QUEST Science.

Kat’s 400 Follower Celebration Winners!

Thanks to all those who participated in the 400 Follower Celebration: Tumblr Awards Edition! I’m super happy to announce the winners, as well as the fact I’ve already reached 500 followers!! Stay tuned the next couple days to find out what I’m doing for this AMAZING Tumblr Milestone! It will really be a fun time! 

Winners receive a follow, one promo, and a drabble

Runners-up receive a follow and one promo

Winners of the Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Mark Sheppard Award receive a follow, three promos, and a long oneshot. 

On to the Awards:

Jensen Ackles Award: best Jensen/Dean blog

Winner: @deanthomaswinchester ( nominated by @sleep-silent-angel ) 
Runner-Up: @deandoesthingstome 

Jared Padalecki Award: best Jared/Sam blog

Winner: @blushingsamgirl

Misha Collins Award: best/most original tags

Winner: @salvachester 
Runner-Up: @jessica-bones-winchester 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Award: Good Deed Award.

Winner: @jotink78

A little about what she wrote to me: “I bought her a shirt from the campaign without telling her and had it mailed it to her (…) I wanted to do something in memory of her brother that would help other people in his situation maybe make a different choice and keep fighting (…) I was just happy to give her the opportunity to talk about how she was doing and got a bonus when I found that we were able to reconnect as cousins.”   

Mark Sheppard Award: best original creation. 

Winner: @torn-and-frayed  READ “FREE” HERE 

This fic is absolutely AMAZING. 15/10 would recommend! This fic has EVERYTHING. Seriously, GO READ IT. 

Osric Chau Award: Up & Coming award. 

Winner: @jared-padaloveme 

Jim Beaver Award: Most helpful/friendliest blog.

TIED! Winners: @torn-and-frayed and @nichelle-my-belle 

Mark Pellegrino Award: best URL.

Winner: @sassysupernaturalsweetheart 
Runner-Up: @winchesterswoonathon 

Richard Speight Jr. Award: goofiest/best multi-purpose blog

Winner: @motleymoose 
Runner-Up: @anastasiarosez

Genevieve Cortese Award: best overall blog/easy to navigate

Winner: @kittenofdoomage 

Samantha Smith Award: best theme

Winner: @lovin-ackles
Runner-Up: @salvachester


Kim Rhodes Award: best hugs

Winner: @modern-day-hero 

Rob Benedict Award: God. Mother of All. I am not worthy of her love.

Winner: @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog 

Please give these Tumblrs some love! Go follow. Seriously, all of these people are amazing. Go Follow if you can, you won’t be disappointed!! 

Please read the awards carefully, a couple of you are in two spots! 

For the promos: First promos will be happening throughout the rest of August. For those who have three, the second and third will be spread throughout September.

For the drabbles/oneshots *please read carefully* You must send me an ask including which character or actor you’d like as well as a prompt. The prompt can be anything from “dad!dean” to “porcupine” to “Look, isn’t that one of your students?” You MUST include a prompt. For personal reasons, Cas and Misha are not options for the drabbles and oneshots.