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.

8.27.2014

Tagged by the lovely kerdea!

1. What have you been up to today?
Dragged myself out of bed, fed cats, tutored, lent Orphan Black season 2 to my friendy Tiffa, wrote a bit. Talked to my papa on the phone, talked with a guy I’m going to help relocate to my area (he’s from Chile!). Wrote some more, almost-finished my current chapter. Skyped with ragvinerust! Hung out with kittens, read a tiny bit of Barker’s The Brontes, watched 2 episodes of Legend of Korra, and made peach cobbler with E. Now I’m talking to E and prepping for class tomorrow.

2. If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
Teleportation, definitely. I don’t even have to pause over that answer. I hate travel time unless it’s on a train, and I loathe driving and I’m not too fond of buses either. I would teleport myself and E all over the world and be back in time to sleep in my own bed.

3. What’s one thing not many people know about you?
Okay, here’s the thing: I am not impressive. I play a lot of stupid iPhone games (my current kick is Fruit Ninja, it also impresses the four year olds I babysit) and I love Auntie Anne’s pretzels beyond reason. The plain ones with salt and butter. GIVE THEM AT ME with a blue raspberry icee on the side.

Also I don’t like lunch. The meal, I mean. It’s indecisive.

4. What’s your favorite T.V. program?
My current favorite is Masters of Sex, which has me promptly in front of the TV at 8 pm on Sunday. Woe betide you if you keep me from it. My all-time favorite is probably Carnivalé. Parks & Rec and Community makes me giggle. I love lady-centric crime(ish) shows like The Inside, The Fall, Bletchley Circle, and The Hour. I think Hannibal is pretty great. 

I could go on for hours. I watch many TV.

5. If you were in charge of your own country what’s one thing you would change?
I have this fundamental life principle that nobody should be an asshole to anybody else when it comes to things like healthcare, food, work, race, gender, class, etc. DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE, COUNTRY.

6. Where do you see yourself in +ten years time?
Hopefully with a good tenure-track job, in a cozy house with E, a few books published, happy cats, a puppy and one or two small kidlets kicking around.

7. Who has been the most influential person in your life outside of your family?
E (dustintheink). My circle of witchy-literary-brilliant friends (kerdea, , henslegs). Writer-folks, including ragvinerust and others.

8. What’s your favorite accent?
Sorrynotsorry I’m an Anglophile. English/Scottish/Irish makes my toes curl.

9. What’s your favorite color?
roses & blues

10. What is your spiritual or religious background?
I was raised by ex-Mormons who eschewed the whole religion thing for the most part and was a baby agnostic/atheist. Went to Catholic school for a brief while and I still have this funny Catholic streak that pops up—there’s a lot that I find really appealing and comforting about Catholicism, but I cannot do the politics. I just can’t. I also have some theological quibbles, but I love the connections to Mary and the saints. I also have a strong pagan-ish element to my beliefs, and have been in a pagan group and a goddess circle; I fell out with the folks but I’ve kept a lot of that. I’ve always been drawn to rituals in particular. My beliefs are very scattershot but I hold them pretty close to me all the same. I tend to resent people who push their religion or lack thereof; to me it just seems like very bad manners. Basically I am the dreaded ‘spiritual-but-not-religious.’

11. What is your favorite quote?

“You must stay drunk on writing so that reality cannot destroy you.”

(Ray Bradbury)

I’m not tagging anyone because I’m lazy but if you haven’t done it yet, have at it! 

personal ✳ tag you're it 

8.24.2014

ivyblossom:

airspaniel:

drunkwario:

Anon hate from the late 1800’s.

What I love most about this is that this person was SO INCENSED at the recipient that they couldn’t even wait the days/weeks it would take for the mail to go through. No, they had to say “FUCK YOU” as soon as fucking possible and, AND, let the recipient that they were not done with the fuck you, nay, this was merely the first volley in what would undoubtably be a dressing down of Biblical proportions.

We need to make “strong letter to follow” happen.

(via prozacpark)

positively delightful things ✳ q.it 

8.24.2014

8.23.2014

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

the-4th-tree:

I never realised you could be in love with a shoe until I went on the Chie Mihara website. (x)

*is arrested for trying to put the shoes in her mouth*

(via midnightfeasting)

SHOES ✳ shoes i need on my feet ✳ curse my ww feet ✳ q.it 

8.22.2014

pivoslyakova:

Josephine Skriver in “Some Enchanted Evening” by Yelena Yemchuk | Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dec. 2012.

(via dollsome-does-tumblr)

victorian gholsts ✳ is a tag now 

8.22.2014

Bill and Virginia + hands

(Source: billlmasters)

i have some feels ✳ masters of sex ✳ nsfw ✳ q.it 

8.22.2014

imathers:

miss-kubelik:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.

When you report the page, you need the link to it as well; that’s here (so you can copy and paste the link without visiting it).

(via kerdea)

more helpful 

8.22.2014

riotsnotdiets:

queenbean03:

tfcj:

All I can say is…wow. Not a good feeling. 

Officer Darren Wilson’s gofundme has more money donated than Michael Brown’s memorial fund. White privilege at it’s finest. 

I don’t usually post about stuff like this, but please share this in hopes of more people donating to Michael Brown’s family. You can find the gofundme page: here.

SIGNAL BOOST THE HECK OUT OF THIS

So many more people have donated to Michael Brown’s memorial fund… but people who are committed to racial and social justice are also less likely to be rich, so.

(The average donation to MB memorial fund is $25 while the average donation to Darren Wilson is over $40.)

Edited to add: Darren Wilson fund is now up to $189k while Michael Brown’s memorial fund is at $146k.

(via ragvinerust)

this is some fucking bullshit ✳ i hate people ✳ white people: i mean you 

8.19.2014

Clémence Poésy photographed by Vittorio Zunino Celotto, August 2014

(Source: amarling, via heisenbergsays)

clemence poesy ✳ my bb ✳ q.it 

8.18.2014

fuckyeahmos:

-There’s Lillian-tha, with her crown and her chariot.

-Lillian-tha, there’s no Lillian-tha.

-Oh, you don’t know that myth? The warrior princess? Strong and brave? And so tall and beautiful that she struck some men dumb. Some men very dumb. But she knew who she was. And that is why she burned so brightly. You could always spot her in the sky.

BFFs

(Source: danyhaim)

this scene ✳ hello i would like some searing emotional pain with my sunday night tv ✳ is apparenty what i said ✳ masters of sex