I told Canna that we were going to re-write chapter two of Maria to include a device that spontaneously robs everyone of their voices so that they spend the rest of the comic making faces and waving their hands to communicate and she’s laughing at me but I am so serious about this
I watched Man of Steel a while back with the family and tbh wasn’t very impressed and don’t remember much but what I DO remember is General Zod insisting that he was created to protect Krypton and was essentially incapable of pursuing any goal other than keep Krypton safe and I ALSO remember wondering why that basic drive hadn’t translated into keep Kal-El safe the red hot second Kal-El was all that was left of Krypton. I mean really. I would have enjoyed watching that. I would enjoy reading fanfiction of that too but I looked and it doesn’t seem like anyone’s written it yet.
(Yes this is me at 11.45 p.m. complaining that no one else has written my idea for fanfiction.)
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4: Let them know you have tagged them.
Who is your favourite director? (movies, TV, plays, etc.) The only directors whose names I can reliably remember off the top of my head are Hayao Miyazaki and Joss Whedon so I’m gonna go with them.
What is your favourite children’s book? Corduroy!
As a child, what was the thing you hated to eat most? Broccoli maybe?
Do you still hate it? No, I talked myself into liking it when I was eleven or so.
Who is your favourite protagonist? Oh, that’s a tough one! Most of my favourite characters are sidekicks and/or villains, so no one came to mind immediately. Lee Kang To from Bridal Mask actually fits my favourite character profile to a T and I liked him pretty well once I stopped hating him, so maybe him?
What is your favourite story? (book, movie, show, etc.) Can’t choose.
What fandom do you laugh at most often? Homestucks? Definitely Homestucks. I hear a lot of bad things about them (I mean us) but all of the Homestucks I know are just kind of hilarious and/or intelligent. Some of the best fanfic I’ve ever read is for Homestuck! Also some of the funniest.
What villain do you think is best written/played? Like … ever? Uhhhh … I tend to really like Yoo Seung Ho’s villains. I pick Harry Borrison! He’s got that really cool veneer covering a lot of rage thing going. Also he’s a manipulative little creep and I love it.
What book do you just want to throw across the room? Rainsong by Phyllis A. Whitney, which I just finished reading yestreday (over a year ago), and The Winter People, by the same. Her books are usually okay (well, two out of four so far) but they’re pretty formulaic, which is beginning to be irritating, and in Rainsong she so carefully made character A super suspicious that it was rather too obvious that character B was the one who done it. Then in The Winter People everyone acted as if they had mental blindfolds on,and the heroine was annoying. Also, there were more interesting exchanges between her and a teenaged boy than there were between her and the actual love interest (said boy’s father). Although at least the father didn’t try to kill her. So.
Where do you like to go to be alone? There isn’t anywhere in particular. With this many people in the house if I wanted to be actually alone I would have to rent a cabin in the woods somewhere.
When did you join tumblr? I don’t actually remember but I got a third-birthday email from Tumblr recently so it must have been three years.
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.
Arizona State University’s Barrett the Honors College has been home to professors who sexually harass and sexually abuse students for 15 years; the administration knows and has not only failed to protect students, but has also actively discouraged students from reporting these crimes by denying the existence of rape culture, recommending students recant their reports, and even retaliating against students who pursue justice.
This cannot be allowed to happen. Private and internal investigations have clearly failed, so the public must hold ASU and Barrett accountable for their unacceptable actions. Reblog on tumblr and spread bit.ly/fireasupredators on all your social media.
For more information, read the petition description and visit Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault’s wordpress
Parents are now the primary mode of transportation for teenagers, who are far less likely to walk to school or take the bus than any previous generation. And because most parents work, teens’ mobility and ability to get together casually with friends has been severely limited. Even sneaking out is futile, because there’s nowhere to go. Curfew, trespassing and loitering laws have restricted teens’ presence in public spaces. And even if one teen has been allowed out independently and has the means to do something fun, it’s unlikely her friends will be able to join her.
Given the array of restrictions teens face, it’s not surprising that they have embraced technology with such enthusiasm. The need to hang out, socialize, gossip and flirt hasn’t diminished, even if kids’ ability to get together has….
The irony of our increasing cultural desire to protect kids is that our efforts may be harming them. In an effort to limit the dangers they encounter, we’re not allowing them to develop skills to navigate risk. In our attempts to protect them from harmful people, we’re not allowing them to learn to understand, let alone negotiate, public life. It is not possible to produce an informed citizenry if we do not first let people engage in public.
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was was Sirius but it was Wormtail Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that B*tch Umbridge Harry Potter and the year it actually did turn out to be Snape Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along.
the box-full-of-stuff next to Canna’s bed was making this really alarming crinkley noise every minute or so, so I went and got her and made her sit down next to it and listen and OF COURSE there’s no more noises. I bet it’s doing this to spite me.