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It’s not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
—— Chuck Palahniuk
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Does anyone else feel, like, a weird inhibition against starting new TV shows?  Like, there are shows I want to watch but when I think about sitting down to start it something in me goes “no you can’t just do that.”  What am i waiting for?  I feel like I need to prepare?  Brain:  You have to wait.  Me:  Wait for what???  Brain:  WAIT

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i showed my friend the sun bears from that post and he was like “what about moon bears” and there IS in fact a type of bear nicknamed the moon bear and fuckingh nothing could’ve prepared me for the images

large. wide. sit.

Opposite energy

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in which @jeynewesterling and i think of yet another au or where Rickard and Lyarra Stark meet an untimely end, and Steffon and Cassana Baratheon agree to foster a Daughter of the North

[…] Brandon, who she knows is not yet one-and-ten, stands about half a head shorter than her own Robert, awkward in a cloak that seems to be too big for his small frame, with deep shadows under his eyes. He’s tired, exhausted, perhaps, definitely, more than any boy should ever be at his age, but doing his very best to live up to expectations.

The wailing toddler must be none other than the youngest Stark, Benjen, who refuses to stop crying even though the nursemaid tries her best to appease. The little one moves away, further into his sister’s side—

Cassana might’ve gasped.

All three of them, dishevelled, with messy hair and rumpled clothes, screaming to the four winds how very desperately they needed a mother’s touch. All three of them sparking this desire to soothe, comfort, to mother them.

But the little girl… standing between her brothers, holding their hands, looking up at her with bright and curious eyes, eyes just a shade darker than that of her brothers. With rosy cheeks from the cold, dirt smudged on her chin, wild locks of hair falling every which way and making Cassana itch to run a brush through her hair. She doesn’t look tired or fearful. She looks perfect. Lovely, adorable, it is all she can do not to rush forth and sweep her up into her arms…

“Lord Stark,” Steffon’s voice cuts through her reverie, bringing her attention back to the matter at hand. “We thank you for your hospitality.”

We thank you for her, it’s her instinctive reply but it won’t do to say it, not yet, mayhaps never. We thank you for Lyanna.

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Maybe I’m biased because I make my own clothes, but skirts are better than trousers because you can put bigger pockets in skirts. With trousers, you’re limited to the size of your leg but with skirts you can just fill it up and people will just assume you’re wearing a petticoat until they hear the crunch of the Dorito bags.

Just once I’d like the see an historical heroine be asked if it bothers her that she has to wear skirts and have say, “Not really. I couldn’t fit this in a waistcoat.” and just pull out a loaf of bread or something and start eating it right in front of the baffled male lead.

It would work great in the 1700s with those removable pockets, you could fit a couple of Italian loaves in there.



Why were these taken from us

Short answer: sexist politics. 

Long answer:

One way to look at the transfiguration of women’s tied-on, capacious pockets of the mid-eighteenth century into the early nineteenth century’s tiny, hand-held reticule is to consider that this transformation occurred as the French Revolution, a time that violently challenged established notions of property, privacy, and propriety. Women’s pockets were private spaces they carried into the public with increasing freedom, and during a revolutionary time, this freedom was very, very frightening. The less women could carry, the less freedom they had. Take away pockets happily hidden under garments, and you limit women’s ability to navigate public spaces, to carry seditious (or merely amorous) writing, or to travel unaccompanied.

The whole article is FASCINATING–and it points out that pockets have been an aspect of feminism from the beginning.

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‘Jeyne is bright as well as beautiful. And kind as well. She has a gentle heart.’

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Wizard who got tired of fighting and casts fucked up unethical spells like “super brain hemorrhage” to end them faster

One time I did “Summon Water” inside a guys lungs and the GM allowed it because he had been playing for years and never seen anyone do that

Me “I can raise the temperature of a space by 5 degrees (Fahrenheit) per success”
DM “Okay.”
Me “And that’s 6 successes, so 30 degrees…”
DM “Okay…”
Me “And ‘inside the human body’ is a space, right?”
DM “…I don’t like where this is going.”
Me “So I’m going to raise the temperature inside his body 30 degrees.”
DM “Yeah, so he’s dead now. He was fine, and then went through all the stages of heat stroke in half a second before his body went ‘No thank you’ and just shut off to stop it from being so hot. Good job.”

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The aesthetic cat

for the people asking i got the lights in this site

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hey girl you single? no? would you like to be?

aggressive divorce attorney advertising campaign

you can do better babe, let’s make this happen

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Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.”

The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree.

“I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them.

this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled:

…she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.”

The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says.

Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu.

“I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.”


Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left.

“It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.”

The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.”

What a beautifully loving family.

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arya and sansa are equally (!!!!!) feminine in different ways tbh

sansa is the refined femininity of society - fancy dresses, pretty embroidery, floral perfumes, dainty desserts, slippers on polished floors, love stories, courtly intrigue, music and dancing, traditional marriage, smiling when you want to cry

arya is the wild femininity of the natural world - clothes you can run in, messy hair, moonglow, the taste and feel and sound of water, handpicked wildflowers,  hearth tales, wolves howling, barefeet in the earth, protecting and providing, forest lovin’, unbridled rage at mankind

sansa’s femininity is defined by social constructs that the man made world created. its materialistic and performative and restrictive. it harms all women. thats not to say women cant….enjoy certain aspects of it but the objective is female subjugation and that cannot be disregarded. arya can’t conform to these narrow expectations westeros society has for her but her story is still intensely feminine: the moon, water, she wolves, pack life, the very earth itself. all of her femininity is tied directly back to nature. (and the lower class tbh. peak femininity is a luxury of the elite. thats why women of the smallfolk arent considered “ladies”. its a classist concept yall.) arya’s femininity is what i, personally, consider the natural essence of girl/womanhood. which is free and wild rather than oppressive like the patriarchal version.   

(via @insomniarama)

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1900s french lace cape / black arches moth

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Ig: werenotreallystrangers

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