flower and birds

A combination of fandom nonsense, pretties, historical notes, and things that I find fascinating. I post sometimes about Homeland, Masters of Sex, Mad Men, Hannibal, and a handful of other shows. I've been in grad school for far too many years.



“What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can only read a few and those perhaps not accurately.”
—John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

masters of sex ✳ steinbeck 




Oh honey, that’s just how old houses are. They settle. They sometimes creak or groan, or quietly weep, or demand blood sacrifice in voices that sounds like the fluttering wings of a thousand moths. It’s just the house settling. For whatever it can get. Go back to sleep.

(via thedandybutch)

spook season ✳ q.it 


Listening to the timbre of the conversations at the Dane County Farmers Market, one of the largest in the country, you’d think the topic was vaccination or Gaza. “What exactly is in this scone?” “Are your emus happy? How much space do they have to roam free?” “When you say ‘flour’ on the label, what kind of flour is that?”

Yet food pantries remain full of the same canned pumpkin and expired boxed meals they always have. Obese people are shamed and told what to eat, while people deemed skinny enough to have an eating disorder are also shamed for not taking care of their “health.” There is a serious disconnect here that should tell anyone who’s paying attention that this is not about justice or health in any form––it is about vanity.

When asking the server how the animal being served was prepared, no one seems to wonder whether that server has basic health insurance or whether that server is affected by the fact that the restaurant industry has one of the highest rates of sexual harassment and lowest rates of pay. When waxing poetic about the “salt of the Earth” farmers from which they buy their unpasteurized milk, no one seems to worry that an estimated 10 percent of American farm workers are children. When pearl-clutching over the things we “don’t know” about GMOs, as Kavin pointed out, no one seems to be concerned about their presence in groceries found at Price Rite––only products sold at Whole Foods.

If you are not as concerned about the people handing you your food in the restaurant as you are about the pigs on the farm where it was grown, your approach is classist….If you start telling someone all about your new trendy diet or asking them about theirs without knowing if they have an eating disorder that may be triggered by your prattle, your approach is ableist. If you tsk-tsk at people who are overweight for what they are eating and claim you’re concerned about their health, yet you’re not actively campaigning to make healthy food more accessible and affordable, your approach is sickening and I don’t want you in my activism.

food ✳ white people ✳ things that are important ✳ q.it 



PSA: the Keira Knighley P&P is rubbish. You must get over it, Internet.

feynmanguy had to sit through this movie with me and dustintheink and our accompanying rage and fury and collective pearl-clutching when Bingley came into Jane’s bedroom at Netherfield. Sorry, dude.

and i normally do like joe wright's stuff ✳ but this ✳ nope ✳ can't do it ✳ jennifer ehle is elizabeth bennet ✳ the end ✳ q.it 


Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene


Take Me To Church E.P.

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Hozier - Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene

i watch the work of my kin bold and boyful
toying somewhere between love and abuse
calling to join them the wretched and joyful
shaking the wings of their terrible youths

(Source: softshinythings, via heisenbergsays)

hozier ✳ q.it 



Norman Rockwell
Girl Running with Wet Canvas, 1930

(via downlookingup)

gpoy ✳ q.it 



City Council meeting on Tuesday night in Ferguson. Part 7.

(via hippity-hoppity-brigade)





If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

Tagged by: kerdea

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

"The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats (NF), they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

INFJs indeed share a very unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain – INFJs will act with creativity, imagination, conviction and sensitivity not to create advantage, but to create balance. Egalitarianism and karma are very attractive ideas to INFJs, and they tend to believe that nothing would help the world so much as using love and compassion to soften the hearts of tyrants.”

 I’m rubbish at tagging but do the thing! Especially ragvinerust and dustintheink and feynmanguy!

(via kerdea)

forever an infj ✳ legit enough i guess ✳ even if it pairs harold crick and anthy himemiya