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Oct 1

dbvictoria:

How To Make Your Own Pair of Couture Pompadour 18th Century Shoes

Oct 1

violethuntress:

acafanmom:

On being a silent, moderate voice in the Sherlock fandom

emmagrant01:

It’s so freaking hard to talk about anything on Tumblr, isn’t it? It’s frustrating because those conversations were always one of my favorite parts of fandom. But in the last eight months, I’ve found myself staying silent in the face of the vigorous debates that rose in the aftermath of series 3….

I’m going to respond, at the risk of making it all academic and ruining it for everyone (<— this is a joke, intended to lighten the mood, which may or may not read as a joke to you, YMMV, with full acknowledgement that I have been very esoteric and all academicky in the past), with something that I’ve been playing with in my head.

Historically, we’ve thought of fandom as community/ies - virtual places where people share - enthusiasm, ideas, passion, interests, etc. Something they have in common, and it’s the commonality that binds them. In academic literature, it’s not uncommon to see fandom theorized as “imagined communities,” which is an idea borrowed from the political scientist Benedict Anderson (and, wow, his name just took on layers of added significance for me).

An imagined community, as used in fan studies, emphasizes the sense of collective belonging, of a shared vocabulary, values, language - interests - that exceeds face-to-face interactions. And there’s probably no fan that hasn’t felt that way when they’ve stumbled onto a group of people who are talking about something they love in ways that they’ve been thinking or feeling about it all along. I don’t think it’s wrong to think of fandom as imagined community, but what I do think is that, in thinking of fandom as community, we kind of favor the utopian side of communities (camaraderie, friendship, passion, a sense of being in something together, you and me against the rest of the world, etc.).

(so sorry about that last one, by the way)

(and that one too)

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Oct 1

poppet-prince:

charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH

Oct 1

geekgirlsmash:

ccharlesxavier:

firefly/character tropes-kaylee frye

All right, can I take a minute to talk about why Kaylee Frye is perfect? She’s an unkempt beauty that no one tries to dress up, she’s a tomboy with no regrets about her girly streak, she’s just “I love the floofy dress, I want the floofy dress, look at me being damned cute in my floofy dress,” her overalls have cute things like teddy bears, and she wears pink, and florals, and she’s the sweet, nice girl, who’s also sexual, she literally met Mal while having sex with someone, she spends the whole damned series trying to get laid, she comments that she masturbates (“Ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries”) and it’s no big deal, and is 100% supportive of Inara (“Have good sex!”)

She’s not pigeonholed into anything other than being really cheerful, and great with engines. 

(Source: dennisrynolds)

halorvic:

katzenkrieg:

halorvic:

"Persistence" is the name of the game

Pretty sure those tasks are in the wrong order.

Nah, he knows that focusing on the first will inevitably achieve the second.

halorvic:

katzenkrieg:

halorvic:

"Persistence" is the name of the game

Pretty sure those tasks are in the wrong order.

Nah, he knows that focusing on the first will inevitably achieve the second.

catsbeaversandducks:

Dead leaves and the dirty ground… Autumn is here!

Photos via Flickr (Please click on each photo for sources)

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

(via rosalarian)

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Baron Vaughn (x)

asylum-art:

The Ancient Art of Stone:Couple Creates Beautiful Rock Wall Art Installations

 Ancient Art of Stone | Facebook

Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl, a married artist duo based in Vancouver, create beautiful flowing wall installations out of rocks, pebbles, and other decorative elements.

I am passionate to give stone an articulated form. This involves finding the right stones – listening,” explains Kunert, who takes commissions through a website called Ancient Art Of Stone that he runs together with Zettl.

For those not planning major interior remodeling work any time soon, the couple also sells prints of smaller detailed and colorful work that they create specifically for this purpose. Due to their smaller size, these pieces can incorporate colorful stones and elements that just wouldn’t work in their larger installations. Take a look!

Via boredpanda

bisexualpiratequeen:

Having sex with someone is a privilege, not a right.

Sex is shared, not given or taken.

You aren’t owed access to anyone else’s body.

If someone shares their body and a sexual experience with you, you should be awed and respectful.