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Signaling Vs. Seeding

Hello everyone! I’ve been meaning to make this post for awhile since I don’t see a lot of distinction between these two things when queerness is discussed in the fandom. They’re sort of used interchangeably when they’re actually wildly different things with wildly different functions. As always, it’s an opinion based on my own experiences, so you’re welcome to take it or leave it, but I haven’t seen anything discussing this particular issue before and it’s something that really bothers me, as it’s harmful and often rooted in homophobia to misconstrue queer signaling as some type of public performance and I see it being done constantly in this fandom.

Also, I use the word “queer” freely in this post as an umbrella term to mean not straight. If that offends you, quit here.

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The Beast screamed inside Vimes. It screamed that no one would blame him for doing the hangman out of ten dollars and free breakfast. Yeah, and you could say a swift stab now was the merciful solution, because every hangman knew you could go the easy way or the hard way and there wasn’t one in the country that’d let something like Carcer go the easy way. The gods knew the man deserved it…

…but young Sam was watching him, across thirty years.

When we break down, it all breaks down. That’s just how it works. You can bend it, and if you make it hot enough you can bend it in a circle, but you can’t break it. When you break it, it all breaks down until there’s nothing unbroken. It starts here and now.

He lowered the sword.

—  Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

anonymous asked:

ACTUALLY the plural of "Platypus" would just be "Platypuses," as the "i" in words such as cactus/cacti is exclusive to words with latin roots, whereas the "pus" in "platypus" is of greek roots, meaning flat foot in greek. So technically the plural should be platypodes, as that is the greek plural for feet, but it has fallen out of disuse in recent times, leaving us with the much more simple Platypuses. The same goes for Octopi/Octopuses.

You’d think, me being a writer, I would know/pay attention to this shit. Oh well. Glad to know someone’s got me covered here.

As You Like It: Half Calf*, Full Audio

Hark, hear the audio of the 1967 National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, in which Jeremy starred as Orlando! This is with an all-male cast and I’ve posted a few pics and articles about it before.

Here is an obligatory visual aid to help with listening: Jeremy Brett in capris as Orlando and Ronald Pickup as Rosalind (who, btw, played Barrymore in Granada’s The Hound of the Baskervilles 20 years later).

*For another visual aid, see one thousand Jeremys.

Audio, Part One:

Audio, Part Two:

Mmm, here. You need another:

Love you all! ;)


#256 Combusken

Day 25 is Combusken! I had to have it sitting down because it can’t stand on its little chicken feet. I might look into getting some wire for some of these crochets so I can pose them and have them stand upright more easily!

anonymous asked:

Immy~ everytime I visit your blog I can't help but coo at your header! Jimin has such a prince-like vibes, posture and visual! Then I think about BST era and him looking like prince Eric, following those pics where he sits and stands like a fucking royalty and I end sobbing no end for too much feels

I must admit I frequently *heart eyes* at my header too. I was only gonna keep it for like a week but it grew on me ok. Also, Yessssss Jimin is quite the literal prince! The BST era was a gift cause bts looked like kings ok. Prince Jimin AU–lets go