College student. Overworked, underpaid, eternally hungry.
I like Legend of Korra, Tamora Pierce novels, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, and any other media where chicks kick ass and take names.
She wears short skirts I wear t-shirts and we’re both getting sent home from school because its distracting to boys apparently
okay this one made me laugh
I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.
For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:
I will add Carol Clover’s Men, Women, and Chain Saws here, although she’s concerned more with identification, monstrous-feminine as men’s horror, and the maternal aspects of possession tales (including a section on possession as oral penetration). Although both Creed and Clover are important feminist horror theorists who work in Psychoanalytical lenses, Barbara Creed talks more about transformation than Carol Clover does. And transformation is key to horror movies about how women are terrifying.
For variations on a theme, watch Ginger Snaps, Carrie, and Teeth together.
(Bonus: here is Kristeva’s Powers of Horror: an Essay on Abjection for free online)
I’m 90000% sure I wrote the text below this but it doesn’t link to (probably ff) anywhere. it’s important to keep sources in posts so that you don’t disorient authors about their own pasts,
KICKASS WOMEN IN HISTORY : [2/5] HUA MULAN
Hua Mulan was a legendary figure in Chinese history. She lived from 581 to 618 AD during the Sui Dynasty, though other records place her between 386 and 534 AD, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. While the dates may be disputed, her story is unequivocal. Mulan’s father was a soldier and raised her like a boy. She not only learned weaving and embroidery from her mother, but also practiced martial arts, equitation, archery, and fencing with her father. In her spare time she liked to read her father’s manuals on military strategy. When war broke out and the emperor was calling for soldiers, Mulan disguised herself as a man and went in her father’s place. She served for twelve long years, in that time she witnessed traumatic horrors, lost dear friends, and received numerous honours. After the war ended, the emperor wanted to award her an official position, but she declined and asked for a good horse instead as she wished to return home to her family. No other woman in Chinese history has inspired more admiration than Mulan, who is considered an embodiment of loyalty and filial piety.
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
I DIDN’T MEAN IT
mom… dad… im batman
I MADE THIS POST NEARLY A YEAR AGO CAN WE STOP
I love my skin!
i just burped so loud i shocked myself into silence
come and sit next to me and let’s talk about hardison/parker and how it’s one of the best and healthiest and most functional canon romances i have ever seen in my life
how about how hardison crushes on parker first and doesn’t like repress his feelings but also doesn’t act like parker is responsible for how he feels. how about how he never acts like being her friend and her teammate and her found family isn’t enough for him. how about the way he’s kind and supportive and doesn’t expect to be ~repaid~. how about that.
how about when parker knows she doesn’t want to be in a relationship she sets boundaries. how about when parker sets boundaries hardison respects them. how about the way hardison is patient without any expectation of a ~payoff~ but also doesn’t put his own life on hold. how about the way they keep getting closer!! and trusting each other more!! so playful!! respecting what the other is good at!!
how about how in the long way down job when parker breezes past hardison’s hug, instead of going for it again next time he interprets that to mean she doesn’t do hugs and does that goofy little shoulder-punch instead, just to tell her he’s there? how about how parker gives HARDISON a hug — adapts to him but not at her own expense — and lets herself be comforted? how about when parker’s like “you know this isn’t gonna be normal, right?” and hardison is all *___________*!! how about that!
how about their prom dance with parker still in her climbing harness!! how about them going on thieving vacations together!! how about parker watching e.t.!! HOW ABOUT HARDISON PUTTING A PARACHUTE IN PARKER’S BACKPACK. HOW ABOUT PARKER BEING HARDISON’S VOICE ON THE RADIO TO KEEP HIM FROM HYPERVENTILATING.
how about how hardison’s a geek and parker’s a weirdo and they love those things about each other!! how about nobody changing who they fundamentally are for another person!! how about hardison fretting about parker right after they’ve first started dating and parker is like LOL NOPE LET ME DO MY JOB. how about them rescuing each other all the time!! how about the way the narrative never makes parker ~tragic~ or ~broken~? how about the way hardison is the warm sweet gentle nurturing one? (how about how hardison is the heeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaart she howled into the night)
HOW ABOUT ALL THAT STUFF EH
Dr. James Weir and the rise of the Viragents,
Dr. James Weir Jr. was a naturalist and evolutionary scientist in the 19th century who followed the work of Charles Darwin. After studying animals and the origins of the human race, Dr. Weir quickly applied his evolutionary theories to modern society. According to Weir, civilized culture was de-evolving, breaking down and regressing ever closer to savagery and barbarism. To support his theory, he used as evidence the many workers strikes that were occurring around the turn of the century, which was common during the industrial revolution. According to his beliefs, such strikes were an example of the downfall of civilization because those of the lower class, who he considered less evolved and less intelligent, where seeking to overthrow the upper classes, those he considered more evolved and more intelligent.
Expounding further in his theories, Dr. Weir also cited the Women’s Suffrage (right to vote) movement as another example of humanity’s de-evolution. According to Weir in an essay penned in 1894, Women who were strong, independent, and self sufficient were a class of mentally disturbed and physically deformed women called “viragints”. Unlike “normal” women who knew their place in society, were subordinate to men, and lived a humble feminine lifestyle, viragints were a class of women who had de-evolved and regressed to a savage state. According to Weir, granting women the right to vote would only encourage more empowerment for women, thus regressing them further “ backward toward the state of her barbarian ancestors.”
Dr. Weir went even further writing that women’s rights, and most especially the right to vote would create whole generations of viragints, which would eventually lead to the collapse of civilization. Despite Dr. Weirs warnings, the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, making it illegal to deny the right to vote based on gender.