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Ask me anything   Submit   20something librarian who works for a bank (go figure) in midwestern america. mostly doctor who (classic/new/big finish), but you'll also find welcome to night vale, ashes to ashes, firefly, my mad fat diary, wonderfalls, my so-called life, corgis/kittens/other cute things, puns, politics (of the progressive variety), and whatever else appeals to me at the moment. but mostly doctor who and cute animals.

currently reading: tamora pierce's emelan books


bublog:

Hey Chicagoland, want to hang out with BUB?
On September 5th and 6th you have several chances to meet BUB, hang out with BUB, hold BUB, watch her host the Chicago CatVidFest, attend her BUB themed art show and help her raise thousands and thousands of dollars for animals in need in the process.
For tickets and details go to http://www.lilbub.com/appearances

bublog:

Hey Chicagoland, want to hang out with BUB?

On September 5th and 6th you have several chances to meet BUB, hang out with BUB, hold BUB, watch her host the Chicago CatVidFest, attend her BUB themed art show and help her raise thousands and thousands of dollars for animals in need in the process.

For tickets and details go to http://www.lilbub.com/appearances

— 4 hours ago with 203 notes
#sweet home chicago  #YES IW OULD LIKE TO PET BUB PLEASE 

baldelfmage:

why do fantasy worlds always have to include real world misogyny and sexism

(via supernatasha)

— 5 hours ago with 8173 notes

catsbeaversandducks:

Oliver the Dog and Arashi the Cat: the cutest best friends ever!

Photos by ©izumiechan - Via BuzzFeed

(via fuckyeahinterspeciesfriendships)

— 6 hours ago with 299614 notes
all eight of the Big Finish Unbound audios are on sale for $5, or $25 for all

aslanscompass:

keep temptation far from me, oh lord

If it helps at all, it’s a Big Finish for a Fiver offer, which means it’s not a time-sensitive sale.

— 19 hours ago with 3 notes

evillordzog:

perpugilliam:

brigwife:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

It gives me immense pleasure knowing that Outlander, a series about a time traveller who meets and falls in love with a hunky 18th century Scot named Jamie, is based on this: 

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yet the person who wrote it gets hella angry about fanfic…

far more than hella angry: she has likened it to selling one’s children into white slavery

holy disproportionate overreaction, batman

Links?

Absolutely! http://goo.gl/c2SMuL (Google cache because the actual source link redirects to the main page)

Text:

A good bit of my objection to fanfic (aside from the copyright issues—and I’m not sure how these apply when you take characters from one medium and implement them in another; particularly when one medium is TV, in which episodes may be written by a lot of different people) is that 99% of it is Just Awful, and it’s revolting to see your characters being made to do and say idiotic things, or be forced to enact simple-minded sex fantasies (which is what most fan-fic that comes to my unwilling attention is).  Like someone selling your children into white slavery.

(I also recognize that I accidentally misquoted it originally — it wasn’t her selling her own children into white slavery, it was someone else selling her children into white slavery. My error. Still a comparison that’s gross on so many levels.)

There’s also this interesting comparison:

6) But I just looove your characters! And isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

Weeeelll…let us just say that there’s a difference between someone dating red-haired men, and the same someone trying to seduce my husband.

and

But…imagine opening your daily mail and finding a letter detailing an explicit sexual encounter between, say, your twenty-one-year-old daughter and your forty-eight-year-old male neighbor—-written by the neighbor. At the bottom it says, “Fiction! Just my imagination. All cool, right?” This would perhaps prevent your calling the police, but I repeat…ick.

I wouldn’t like people writing sex fantasies for public consumption about me or members of my family—why would I be all right with them doing it to the intimate creations of my imagination and personality?

just…what.

— 21 hours ago with 267 notes

wyattsalazar:

the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as possible. until i came to the USA i didn’t know a single person who was pressured by their parents to leave the house because they’re “too old to stay there” or whatever. in puerto rico it is really common to stay with your parents until they and you are both stable enough that you can leave. whaddaya know, there are cultures that don’t place a stigma on being poor or wanting to care for your family or needing your family to care for you for some other reason.

(via biblioteknician)

— 1 day ago with 28069 notes

supernatasha:

dutchster:

i don’t even need to know the context of this drawing

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But if you’re curious, this is from Jean de La Fontaine’s poem “The Devil of Pope-Fig Island” where a farmer named Phil outsmarts a demon twice and the demon swears revenge on the farmer. Then this lovely lady, Perretta, promises to help the famer. 

So when the demon shows up, Perretta goes up to the demon and she’s basically like, “If you’re here to mess with Phil, you should think twice. That dude is super violent and he beats me and leaves me with gashes everywhere. Like this one!” and she lifts her skirt to show him what’s underneath, and the demon gasps and crosses himself and runs off because that nerd has never seen a vagina in his life. 

Poem here. Illustration by Charles Eisen.

— 1 day ago with 73039 notes

brigwife:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

It gives me immense pleasure knowing that Outlander, a series about a time traveller who meets and falls in love with a hunky 18th century Scot named Jamie, is based on this: 

image

yet the person who wrote it gets hella angry about fanfic…

far more than hella angry: she has likened it to selling one’s children into white slavery

holy disproportionate overreaction, batman

— 1 day ago with 267 notes