we are young and stupid and raised by wolves

(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 20-something years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)

 

fuckyeahdiomedes:

petrichoriousparalian:

leupagus:

shakespeareismyjam:

Othello Samira Wiley

DesdemonaSophie Turner

There are captions too, in case you wanted lines. Ugh, I love both of these ladies so much.

And bonus Iago:

Iago

I’D BE COOL WITH IT

SO FUCKING DOWN

OH MY FUCKING GOD YES

Our Sam, wishing he were a dragon

artemisandherdragons:

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knownasbelen:

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knownasbelen:

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artemisandherdragons:

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I’m currently re-reading Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series (currently on the fourth book; the ones after this will be new to me), which, oh my God, I love so so so much, if you have anything negative to say (especially about the books I haven’t read yet!) please stop reading and just scroll on down.

ANYWAY, this series hits SO MANY of my buttons (well-written historical fiction! awesome multi-dimensional female characters!), but the principal one is healthy, intensely protective and codependent relationships. (Might sound familiar, yes, apart from the healthy part.) I just want to roll around in her world of human/dragon bonding forever.

of course everything I encounter in life makes me think about how our Sam would feel about it, but this has more parallels than most, especially with how Temeraire has to learn all about the world and so much of it doesn’t make sense to him

and I can easily see Sam wishing that he were a dragon, because that would be useful (way more useful than being “unidentified”). and he knows Dean would look super-hot in a captain’s green coat and leathers. and he might ask Dean (while under the influence of painkillers) if he’s sure he didn’t win Sam in single combat, because that would be pretty badass. and sweet.

(is there anyone out there who can resist the idea of sleepy!Sam put to bed, but he goes: “Dean?”

"Yeah, Sammy?"

"Did you win me in single combat?"

"…No, Sam, I — filed a lot of papers, it was pretty boring and sucked balls."

*vaguely disappointed* “Oh. …But you would’ve, if you’d had the chance.”

"Oh, hell yes. That would’ve about a billion times easier.")

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You are a perfect person with excellent thinky-thoughts, and I would read the fuck out of this, I would read 10000 pages of sleepy!Sammy being put to bed and thinking Dean 

Also, I’m imagining a medieval AU of FC where Dean does literally win Sammy in single combat from the Director, who is a baron and head of a group of monster-hunters similar to the Knights Templar (the Director himself collects monsters and keeps them in a menagerie), and then they run around having fun adventures on the Impala, which is in fact a small dragon. I would pay you good money for that.

heeeee, I’m glad you like it too! 

and oh, man, the AU-of-AU possibilities. I was also thinking of him battling the Director, though not under those circumstances. and YES, I was also thinking that, if Sam actually said out loud that he wished he were a dragon so that Dean could be his ~captain~ and then Sam could fly him around — Dean would be like, dude, no, the Impala should be the dragon, it’s you and me on her back (‘cause I mean, seriously, Sam, do you really want to lose all the bedroom action? don’t really see that working out with you as a dragon)

note: Dean would never actually say the words “bedroom action” unless he were like, talking to a group of nuns, or trying to pass himself as a nun. This is why I defer to Brose on all Dean’s lines.

First of all, Lord Jonah Campbell hasn’t been in single-combat since his youth. Those who don’t know him well think of him as an old duffer who only rarely bestirs himself from his Unusual Amusements (more than one person has thought that involved some action in a bedroom, until it ‘twas explained he collects monsters) and doesn’t have the wit to know when he’s insulted a man. Dull as a board, say folks who don’t know him, but good an a battle field, best he stay there or with his chimaeras and two-headed dogs.

Those who know him (those who have fought beside him in a dozen wars both public and private and know a monster when they see one) keep their mouths shut and their thoughts to themselves.

Lord Campbell considers single-combat such a bother. Much easier just to have people killed (or their families, or their estate-crops).

Crusher Rosenstein on the other hand (he uses a mace without style, but with efficacy) would certainly fight a certain Winchester lad if a certain  monster were the prize…

Second of all, have either of you seen the pic of the boys flying through the night on a dragon/Impala? I swear I swear that that exists and that it went past my dash JUST YESTERDAY. However, I have NO idea if i would be able ti find it again…

oh my god I am SCREAMING at the idea of Dean going into single combat against CRUSHER over Sam. SCREAMING.

WHY DIDN’T WE WRITE THAT.

Talk about epic. Putting all our readers’ hearts in their throats. Not that they can doubt the outcome, but just the IDEA. And Sam certainly WATCHING them face off, knowing how Crusher uses that mace…knowing that there’s only two outcomes from this battle, one heaven, one hell…

and YES, I did see that fanart, I believe it’s in my queue with some relevant tags about my post at the top here :D

I mean we COULD write it. Probably not, like, a huge thing, but we could always use a miscellaneous AU and I wouldn’t mind writing a straight up mano a mano fight scene :P With Sam terrified and Lord Campbell somewhat miffed.

DO ITTTTTTTTTT

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DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER I WILL PODFIC IT TWELVE TIMES I WILL WORSHIP AT YOUR ALTER THRICE DAILY I NEED TERRIFIED SAM AND MIFFED DIRECTOR AND DEAN AND CRUSHER DUKING IT OUT I NEED ALL OF THIS

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AHHHH YES, EVERYTHING ALICE SAID

and only Brose can do this justice, seriously, there’s a reason she writes all our fight scenes and has written medieval AUs (quite outside of FC ‘verse) in the past

Jon was on point last night, and his opening segment with his correspondents screaming at him every time he mentioned Israel, was a really great model of the insane commentary going on right now

(I particularly liked Jordan screaming, “SELF-HATING JEW!”)

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

what she says is incredibly true AND she has great style

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

what she says is incredibly true AND she has great style

Our Sam, wishing he were a dragon

knownasbelen:

mysweetetc:

knownasbelen:

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artemisandherdragons:

mysweetetc:

I’m currently re-reading Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series (currently on the fourth book; the ones after this will be new to me), which, oh my God, I love so so so much, if you have anything negative to say (especially about the books I haven’t read yet!) please stop reading and just scroll on down.

ANYWAY, this series hits SO MANY of my buttons (well-written historical fiction! awesome multi-dimensional female characters!), but the principal one is healthy, intensely protective and codependent relationships. (Might sound familiar, yes, apart from the healthy part.) I just want to roll around in her world of human/dragon bonding forever.

of course everything I encounter in life makes me think about how our Sam would feel about it, but this has more parallels than most, especially with how Temeraire has to learn all about the world and so much of it doesn’t make sense to him

and I can easily see Sam wishing that he were a dragon, because that would be useful (way more useful than being “unidentified”). and he knows Dean would look super-hot in a captain’s green coat and leathers. and he might ask Dean (while under the influence of painkillers) if he’s sure he didn’t win Sam in single combat, because that would be pretty badass. and sweet.

(is there anyone out there who can resist the idea of sleepy!Sam put to bed, but he goes: “Dean?”

"Yeah, Sammy?"

"Did you win me in single combat?"

"…No, Sam, I — filed a lot of papers, it was pretty boring and sucked balls."

*vaguely disappointed* “Oh. …But you would’ve, if you’d had the chance.”

"Oh, hell yes. That would’ve about a billion times easier.")

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You are a perfect person with excellent thinky-thoughts, and I would read the fuck out of this, I would read 10000 pages of sleepy!Sammy being put to bed and thinking Dean 

Also, I’m imagining a medieval AU of FC where Dean does literally win Sammy in single combat from the Director, who is a baron and head of a group of monster-hunters similar to the Knights Templar (the Director himself collects monsters and keeps them in a menagerie), and then they run around having fun adventures on the Impala, which is in fact a small dragon. I would pay you good money for that.

heeeee, I’m glad you like it too! 

and oh, man, the AU-of-AU possibilities. I was also thinking of him battling the Director, though not under those circumstances. and YES, I was also thinking that, if Sam actually said out loud that he wished he were a dragon so that Dean could be his ~captain~ and then Sam could fly him around — Dean would be like, dude, no, the Impala should be the dragon, it’s you and me on her back (‘cause I mean, seriously, Sam, do you really want to lose all the bedroom action? don’t really see that working out with you as a dragon)

note: Dean would never actually say the words “bedroom action” unless he were like, talking to a group of nuns, or trying to pass himself as a nun. This is why I defer to Brose on all Dean’s lines.

First of all, Lord Jonah Campbell hasn’t been in single-combat since his youth. Those who don’t know him well think of him as an old duffer who only rarely bestirs himself from his Unusual Amusements (more than one person has thought that involved some action in a bedroom, until it ‘twas explained he collects monsters) and doesn’t have the wit to know when he’s insulted a man. Dull as a board, say folks who don’t know him, but good an a battle field, best he stay there or with his chimaeras and two-headed dogs.

Those who know him (those who have fought beside him in a dozen wars both public and private and know a monster when they see one) keep their mouths shut and their thoughts to themselves.

Lord Campbell considers single-combat such a bother. Much easier just to have people killed (or their families, or their estate-crops).

Crusher Rosenstein on the other hand (he uses a mace without style, but with efficacy) would certainly fight a certain Winchester lad if a certain  monster were the prize…

Second of all, have either of you seen the pic of the boys flying through the night on a dragon/Impala? I swear I swear that that exists and that it went past my dash JUST YESTERDAY. However, I have NO idea if i would be able ti find it again…

oh my god I am SCREAMING at the idea of Dean going into single combat against CRUSHER over Sam. SCREAMING.

WHY DIDN’T WE WRITE THAT.

Talk about epic. Putting all our readers’ hearts in their throats. Not that they can doubt the outcome, but just the IDEA. And Sam certainly WATCHING them face off, knowing how Crusher uses that mace…knowing that there’s only two outcomes from this battle, one heaven, one hell…

and YES, I did see that fanart, I believe it’s in my queue with some relevant tags about my post at the top here :D

I mean we COULD write it. Probably not, like, a huge thing, but we could always use a miscellaneous AU and I wouldn’t mind writing a straight up mano a mano fight scene :P With Sam terrified and Lord Campbell somewhat miffed.

DO ITTTTTTTTTT

the-outsiders-dishonor:

celestialdeth:

misterkevo:

theadventuresofpam:

Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family

Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?

In Year One Molly Weasley knit Harry a Weasley family sweater and made him homemade chocolate so he would have something to open on Christmas DON’T TOUCH ME

could I also just add that kids from abusive households tend to assume that yelling is directed at them and/or it heralds something bad for them so she’s making extra sure that he knows that this is not his fault and she’s not actually mad at him.

copperbadge:

modernmagdalene:

If you didn’t complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog then you shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman. 

Even if you did complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog you still shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman; it’s not like someone has to be turned into an animal before they’re allowed to be a woman as well. I mean, this is an easy one, there’s really no nuance, Not Complaining About Thor Being Female is a slam dunk. 

There are only two reasons to complain about this change. 

1. You really like the personality and character of Thor and you don’t want to see a different character filling the role.

2. Women being superheroes makes you uncomfortable. 

If you’re upset because of #1, I feel you. I like Steve Rogers a lot. But as with Steve Rogers, I’m actively supporting Sam Wilson in the role of Cap (if not Remender as the writer), because (well, mostly because I love Sam Wilson, but also because) I understand that as much as I like this character, representation in comics is more important than Steve Rogers in comics, and Steve would agree with me. In Thor’s case, we need more women in anchor character positions just to get up to equal numbers. So get over yourself, because I’m sure we’ll continue to see Male Thor in a variety of books and media. Sit down and remember you’re helping to work towards a better world through the simple expedient of keeping your mouth shut about Thor. 

If you think a woman being Thor somehow lessens it or excludes you or if it makes you feel strange and alienated, you’re a misogynist. No more talking from you, you’ve been talking for thousands of years. Take your discomfort out and treasure it; you are a silent martyr to a cause.

Emphasis on silent. No talking. You. No. Pst. No talking. No. No.

Sam gives the best smackdowns.

humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

Last Week Tonight — A+, John Oliver

Just watched last night’s Last Week Tonight.

I’m so, so moved that John dedicated the majority of the show to America’s prison conditions, and in particular how awful it is that prison rape is a punchline in pop culture. Even in freaking Sponge Bob.

Thank you, John.

radiophile asked
re: temeraire -- alas, no graphic novel! :( that was just really, really awesome fanart drawn by tumblr user pencilcat (who does a lot of amazing temeraire art, fyi!)

Ah! The #15 misled me. :)

pencilcat:

Tharkay in #15
I find this quote reflects Tharkay’s issues with upper-class society pretty well, which makes his snarky banter with Laurence (who is like the poster child of being a proper gentlemen) all the better.
 

AHHHHH I JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK AGAIN THE OTHER DAY (and am over halfway through the next one)
I DID NOT KNOW THE TEMERAIRE SERIES HAD BEEN MADE INTO GRAPHIC NOVELS
and, seriously, if Cassandra Clare got her book made into a movie, Naomi Novik seriously deserves hers, His Majesty’s Dragon is just so ready-made for it

pencilcat:

Tharkay in #15

I find this quote reflects Tharkay’s issues with upper-class society pretty well, which makes his snarky banter with Laurence (who is like the poster child of being a proper gentlemen) all the better.

 

AHHHHH I JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK AGAIN THE OTHER DAY (and am over halfway through the next one)

I DID NOT KNOW THE TEMERAIRE SERIES HAD BEEN MADE INTO GRAPHIC NOVELS

and, seriously, if Cassandra Clare got her book made into a movie, Naomi Novik seriously deserves hers, His Majesty’s Dragon is just so ready-made for it