i actually have serious problems


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Fairy Tale Meme:

8 Heroes - [Rapunzel’s Prince]

A few years later it happened that a king’s son was riding through the forest. As he approached the tower he heard a song so beautiful that he stopped to listen. It was Rapunzel, who was passing the time by singing with her sweet voice. The prince wanted to climb up to her, and looked for a door in the tower, but none was to be found.

Do you know how I know I have a problem? Like, a serious actual problem?

What’s the first thing you see in this picture? Mark? Rob? The adorable little tourist with their camera?

Me? None of those things. My eyes instantly spied those Speight bow legs in black pants and THAT FUCKING LEATHER COAT. And his hand… I’m not okay right now.

Send help.

headcanon that Sirius wanted James and Lily to call their son, ’Prongs Junior’. obviously they went with ‘Harry James’, and Sirius was less than pleased. so when Harry was starting to talk, instead of helping Harry say his own name, Sirius taught him to call himself PJ. Lily didn’t talk to Sirius for days after she heard her son announce, “PJ hungry!”, James on the other hand thought it was hilarious. 

His name is Harry, Sirius!” Lily snapped, smacking Sirius over the head with a rolled up copy of the Daily Prophet.

“I thought it was Harry James.” Sirius smirked, dodging his attacker. James roared with laughter from the kitchen and Lily sighed in defeat.

“If he grows up thinking his name is actually ’Prongs Junior’, then you and I are going to have a serious problem, Black.”

“A Sirius problem?” Sirius asked with a raised eyebrow and another smirk, before receiving a sharp blow to the stomach from the redhead.

DEAR JESS AND SHERRI: One of your own has now engaged in serious illegal doxxing and “blackmail” to keep the ship afloat--it is time to cut ties with this person or risk being perceived as condoning this behavior

I know as a fact that an s-shipper who doxxed me in the past is still in Jess and Sherri’s inner circle. I believe this woman or another s-shipper working in conjunction with her has now attempted to blackmail me.

I don’t think that the s-shipper inner circle is blameless. I believe that everyone in it knows about the doxxing and possibly the blackmail and has directly or indirectly supported it by allowing the person or persons involved in it to remain in their inner circle and/ or by not completely cutting ties with them.

I recently received an anonymous submission that pretty much amounts to blackmail. To me it is bizarre that certain s-shippers feel so utterly in need of this fake ship that they would resort to blackmail to keep it afloat. 

I’m still not sure whether I am going to pursue legal action against the blackmailer. If I decide to give the authorities the timestamped blackmail anon submission, access to the Stats Counter data bank attached to my blog, and the blogger handle of the s-shipper whom I know has doxxed me, I believe it should be sufficient information for the authorities to apprehend the blackmailer and also hopefully put an end to that person’s illegal doxxing behavior. Anyway the blackmailer should be aware that what she is threatening could potentially be pursued both through criminal and civil procedures, especially if I should suffer any material harm as a result of her actions.

The funny thing is is that I was naturally going to be cutting back writing on my blog anyway. You see, this past year I have been actually very ill with some serious upper respiratory problems and I took a lot of sick leave as a result. Being sick at home and bored, the one thing I had the energy to do was read and write on my laptop, which is why I was able to write so much on my blog this past year. However, I spent much of the summer recuperating (I get a ridiculous amount of time off in the summer since I work at a university) and I am feeling much better now (although my respiratory problems are permanent and I do have to be careful not to push myself too hard). Now that I feel well enough to work full weeks again, I anticipate that I will be very busy this academic year and I really won’t have that much time to blog anyway.

It is ironic that at the point that I would naturally have been cutting back a whole lot on writing for my blog, is when one of the s-shippers chose to blackmail me.

I haven’t decided yet if I will stop blogging about the fandom all together.  I’d prefer to decide to stop discussing the fandom because I want to stop doing so, not because some bully pushes me to do so. I am going to take a few days to sort out what I want to do with my blog and whether I want to go to the authorities about this blackmail. In the meantime, I will blog about other aspects of Outlander, like the books and show, or other topics such as art and politics. I will also “like” and possibly comment on other NST posts if I am moved to do so.

So please listen up Jess and Sherri. That at least one of your inner circle (possibly with your blessings) felt she had to go to the lengths of doxxing and blackmailing me to stop me from countering your arguments about a silly celebrity ship says pretty awful things about who she is as a human being and who you are if you let her continue this behavior. And please don’t pretend you don’t know who this woman is. I know you know. This is extreme super-shipping at it’s worst. And it isn’t harmless “fun” anymore. You should all be ashamed of yourselves for letting this get so ugly and out of hand.

So Jess, Sherri and the other s-shipper leaders, it is time to “police” yourselves or admit that you are condoning this vile behavior. You know who she is. Demand she send me an apology and stop her doxxing and blackmailing behavior or out her to the community, kick her out of your inner circle, and/ or cut off all ties with her.

The choice is up to you and will tell the fandom a lot about who you really are as human beings.

10 Reasons Canadians are nicer than Americans... as viewed by an American

Look, I adore Canada. I’ve been there on a few occasions, and I’ve also been to a few other countries in order to truly calibrate what I’m about to prove. As an American, I’ll confess that we have a serious attitude problem. I actually have reverse culture shock for a week whenever I return home from a place like Japan (where kindness abounds).

All that said, Canada rules. The people are as nice as you hear they are, and I’ve got the list to prove it. I just spent five days in Alberta and British Columbia, and in just 120 hours, all of these things happened.

  1. Jasper, Alberta cops are called Peace Officers. No, I’m serious. They straight-up dropped “Police” and went with “Peace.” Just look at the picture above. Cute, right?
  2. I was told “Hello!” and “Welcome!” three times by airport greeters before reaching customs. In America, I dare you to whip your phone out after you’ve arrived back in the terminal from overseas. Double-dog dare you.
  3. Certain Canadian elevators only have an ‘Open Door’ button, not a 'Close Door’ button. Think about this. In America, we all secretly smash the 'Close Door’ button as soon as we get on, just praying that no one else hops on and delays our ascent for even a second. In Canada, elevators are built to chill, and to gleefully welcome that latecomer along for the ride.
  4. Retail and fast food employees greet you with a smile and actually care about your satisfaction. What a concept.
  5. At a coffee shop in Alberta, a gentleman cheerfully asked the barista if “that drink over there” was his. The barista looked over as she was preparing someone else’s drink, nodded in affirmation, and then received the following line from the customer: “Not to worry, no hurry!” That phrase has literally never been uttered by an American.
  6. Waitstaff say “Thank you!” when I thank them for bringing something I asked for. It’s like Thank You Inception.
  7. On SportsCenter (sorry, SportsCentre), they highlighted the lone Canadian in the U.S. Open and congratulated him for making it two rounds before getting cut… with a 10 over. In America, we’d probably throw shade at our countryman’s unborn child for such an abominable performance.
  8. Canadians actually wait for the 'Walk’ sign at crosswalks, even with no traffic in sight. It’s like they’re actually happy to abide by common road rules.
  9. Whilst lost in a foreign grocery, I asked an employee – one that was busy unpacking boxes and restocking shelves – where I could find prunes.  He then proceeded to tell me which aisle to search on, and then offered to walk me over and show me where prunes were. The last time I asked a grocery employee in America for advice, I a) came away with no concrete answer and b) felt eerily guilty for seemingly ruining their life.
  10. A Tim Hortons employee – crazed handling zillions of orders during the morning rush – stopped everything to go hunt in the back for a plastic fork that I requested, and then handed it to me with a smile. Go into Starbucks during the morning rush and ask for anything. Good luck.

In other news, I’ve been having these odd dreams whereby my passport has an awesome, iconic maple leaf on it…

(Thanks for being awesome, Canada!)

(And you too, America!)