→ The Ferguson Syllabus
Sociologists for Justice have compiled a compelling and engaging list of readings that inform the socio-historical context of the events in Ferguson, MO.
A worthwhile read even if you think you already “get” white supremacy and antiblackness (we never know what holes exist in our understanding until we encounter them).
On my to-read list
Cause every time I’m slipping away from myself, you’re the one that moves me like nobody else.
» Day Two: Favorite Tweets
Are you ready to be strong?
The spark has been there since day #1. And we couldn’t be happier.
→ ‘Arrow’ season 3 promo shows Oliver and Felicity getting close | EW.com
Oliver and Felicity gave Arrow fans a tease last season when Oliver confessed he loved Felicity — and then later revealed it was all part of a…
You can reply to EW’s comment section via the link as well as favorite, retweet & reply to EW’s tweet here.
Entertainment Weekly. Always late to the party.
I didn’t think of the Sherlock Holmes analogy, not being in that fandom myself.
I figured GRRM just used one of his existing names rather than doing what I thought was…
Fools Rush In
OK SO, because I’m insane and also because compulsively shipping Destiel is like a fucking sickness, I’ve spent the past 47 days writing a 134,000 word AU fic, Fools Rush In, which is now complete in its entirety and up on AO3. The first chapter came courtesy of this prompt by @mishaandpie, which I posted to tumblr a while back, but the rest pretty much just happened, complete with cults, loan shark Crowley, FBI politicking and All The Angst And Smut Forever, No, Seriously, All Of It, I’m Not Even Kidding.
So, uh. You know. Go forth, my pretties, and justify my timewastiture by reading!
10/10, would recommend, will read again.
Warning: the author is not even in the general direction of screwing around when she says “All The Angst And Smut Forever”. There’s both. A lot of both.
(still not actually in the SPN fandom, but I will be here for fics like these)
Thank you so much! :D
(Plus and also, I have extra thrills at snaring any reader who isn’t actually in the Supernatural fandom. COME TO THE DARK SIDE, IT’S PRETTY DARK ACTUALLY BUT WE NEED THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.)
WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THE DOCTOR 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL:
Matt Smith will be 81.
David Tennant will be 92.
Christopher Eccleston, if he is still alive, will be 99.
And Paul McGann will be 104 and not have aged a day.
So that means we already know what 3 of the four will look like, then.
Why is he so beautiful?
Every time he laughs with this almost soundless laugh, I fall in love over and over again. And I shouldn’t.
Fourteen years ago, a Death Eater named Bellatrix Lestrange used the Cruciatus Curse on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I’m quite proud to be their son.
This hurts. A lot.
One of the scenes that I will never be able to forget from the book is the scene when they’re at the hospital and Neville’s mother comes and gives him the sweet wrapper. She’s been tortured to insanity, but some part of her, some tiny diamond hard fragment of who she was, smothered by the shattered remains of herself remembers her son enough to want to make him smile.
She gives him a present to make him smile, and you just know Neville took that sweet wrapper home with him and put it in a box with all the other random pieces of rubbish she has given to him over the past 14 years.
This is why Neville’s story makes me hurt much more than Harry. Neville’s parents are still there. He can still see them and touch them, but he can never and will never know what they think of him, of what he has become. But no matter what happens, he will do every damn thing he can to be a man they would be proud of. Even if he’s scared, he will be brave because they were.
Re: Neville will never know what they think of him: it’s interesting that Harry, for all he never knew his parents, interacts with them quite a lot for an orphan. Both the Priori Incantatem spell and the Resurrection Stone let Lily and James talk to Harry. They tell him how brave he is and how proud they are and how much they love him.
Neville gets a bubblegum wrapper.