my favorite tidbit about rome is that in the mid-1800s one of the popes didnt like the statues in rome having dicks so he ordered them knocked off. fast forward to the last decade or so and art historians in conjunction with the vatican are trying to erm. restore. the statues. but the dicks were just. kept in a box. so art historians are going around rome, with a box of dicks, trying to match them up to their owner.

kayla-bird asked: who's david yates and why don't we like him


i like the we in your question haha

david yates directed the last 4 Harry Potter movies. I don’t like him as a director I think he fucked up real bad with the last 4 Harry Potter movies.  I mean, “Ginny tying Harry’s shoes” bad. “Voldemort turning into butterflies” bad. Bad.

tagged → #THIS #hp stuff #queue

Captain America, drawn in PS.


Captain America, drawn in PS.

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Just so’s you know

I’m gonna be away til Monday. I’ll try and reply to any messages but liklihood is I won’t be able to til Monday, ok?

I have four items left in my queue and this will reblog at the end of that. Hope you all have a good weekend!

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I’m no great fan of Nicki Minaj’s music, but I do have a total impartial admiration for what she’s doing and would like to remind those uncontrollable parasitic dick-juggling internet comment section music snobs everywhere

that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a song called “Leck mich im Arsch”

It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Anonymous asked: ALERT!!!!!! Mythological entity ho! Have you heard of the crocotta?


tagged → #asks #Anonymous
"Stop praising mediocre white men for their sexist, boring works of fiction."
tagged → #quote #important #queue
tagged → #JO #language






Those tags. Perfect

But what I don’t get is why we don’t see more of this in fic. Because even knowing the circumstances, for Bucky to say something like that to Steve is straight up mean, and he knows it. He has to know how personally Steve took his perpetual failure to be noticed; Steve didn’t really make much of a secret of it. He knows that this is one of Steve’s insecurities, and he goes right for it, because he wants Steve to hurt as much as he’s hurting right now. For him, it’s not even about Peggy — it’s about the fact that for the first time, their roles have been reversed, and he hates it. He’s realising how tough it must have been for Steve to be treated the way he was, but instead of empathizing, instead of following Steve’s lead, he lashes out. He doesn’t accept his new role as the invisible one; he tries to put Steve back in his place.

And I think it’s really telling, too, that Steve doesn’t rise to it. Bucky’s being an asshole, but it’s probably not the first time. He recognises this meanness in Bucky and he turns it back on him. I imagine that Steve might even be parroting back to him something Bucky’s said to him before — “don’t take it so hard; maybe she’s got a friend.” If Bucky’s pushing against the new order of things, Steve’s pushing back. He’s not going to let Bucky put him back in his old place, because that’s not how things are anymore. And Bucky can either take it or leave it, but Steve’s just not going to take the bait, not anymore.

I kinda think that this is what Sebstan’s getting at when he says that you can see hints of the Winter Soldier even in TFA. It’s not just about his coldness or his ruthlessness; it’s about his hard edges, where he comes up against his own best friend and even his own better judgment. It’s moments like this where you can see that he’s not a good man, at least not the way Steve is. Neither one of them can just let things go, but the difference is that the fights Steve picks are with people who (at least in his own mind) deserve it, while the fights that Bucky picks are with people who don’t. Both of them are impulsive, but there’s a hard-edged cruelty to Bucky that makes him almost thoughtless — that if he just thought about what he was saying or doing, he might be more careful or even caring, but it’s only afterwards, when he has time to reflect, that any of this occurs to him.

So… all of this is to say that I don’t really buy the characterization of Bucky as someone who is avowedly and self-consciously protective of Steve. Bucky is mean to Steve, albeit not always in ways that he doesn’t deserve. (See also: when he calls out Steve for feeling like he has to prove something by enlisting.) Of course, he’s mean in ways that betray long years of friendship; he wouldn’t be able to get under Steve’s skin so well if he didn’t know him so well. But it’s clear that the long years of intimacy between them haven’t just wrought affection, but darker feelings as well: jealousy, resentment — and they go both ways.

Bucky may well protect Steve, but I don’t think it’s a conscious decision. If anything, it strikes me more as possessiveness than it does protectiveness. Steve is his friend, which means he’s Bucky’s to joke with, to scheme with, to boss around, to pick fights with, to be mean to. If he pulls Steve out of fights, it’s because if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, it’s going to be him. But if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, then they better also laugh with him and cry with him and drink with him and be with him, and no one’s going to do those things better than Bucky. So if Bucky’s protectiveness — possessiveness — whatever — comes from anywhere, it comes from a place of jealousy, because Steve makes him feel good about himself. He makes him feel good and strong and capable, and Bucky needs him around to keep doing that because Bucky doesn’t feel those things about himself on his own.

And Captain America already makes Bucky feel diminished.

And that’s where the Winter Soldier comes from. If you take away Steve, Bucky’s left with only the bad parts of himself in his own mind. The good parts are still there, but he just can’t see them. He becomes invisible inside his own head.

           (via pageleaf)

I am like 80% on board with this.

Also consider that none of this gets addressed before he falls

One of the first things Bucky could remember is being jealous and resentful towards Steve because he lost him to Captain America, was already losing his place in the world even before Hydra found him.

This is where most narratives would have the best friend turn bitter rival and betray his friends, only to have a change of heart just in time for a Heroic Sacrifice.

And here, he turns it into being the knife in the dark, because he knows he’s not a good guy, so use that on the enemy, use it to do something “good.” Be the guy who wields death in his hands, who takes out threats for the squad and for Steve, and get half of that old feeling of being strong and needed again.

ninnieamee this seems right up your street.



{Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse


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(Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

Thank you.

tagged → #ferguson #SIGNAL BOOST
Fifteen Things Which Make Me Happy

I was tagged by fullofstoryshapes

  1. My friends. Online and those I see in person. Knowing that I have such friends makes me incredibly happy.
  2. The dogs. My family’s two dogs. When miserable curling up with them is an instant cheerer.
  3. Good books.
  4. Good fanfic.
  5. Good meta. I add this because yes stories are excellent but I love love LOVE looking into them on different levels. Its fascinating.
  6. FIRE. I may be just a teensy bit of a pyromaniac. And I do mean teensy. Lighting candles or the woodstove calms me down when stressed but that’s about it. Fire is awesome though.
  7. Being able to write in peace.
  8. Access to the internet. This may be shallow but I do not care. The internet allows me to talk to a good portion of my friends. It allows me access to a ton of resources and pdfs and images for inspiration and people I can message about ideas, and question about canon, and yeah. Internet is something which makes me happy.
  9. Music. I can’t make music for shit but I like listening to it.
  10. The cooking of my mum and of my friend Ol. Also occasionally my cooking but only with regards to like three recipes.
  11. Sleeping. I like to sleep. I am not a morning person, I am a morning zombie. Do not disturb my sleep.
  12. History, Archaeology and evolution. It may not surprise people to hear I am studying archaeology at Uni.
  13. Ancient languages and how they interact and influence modern language. See the recent discussion between tobermoriansass violetlucidity and I over winged Roman dicks and the word fascinating.
  14. Gods and pantheons and mythology and folklore and legends and magical creatures and yes this may be why I like HP so much.
  15. Learning and being in a position to learn, both in an academic way, and just socially, culturally, about people, and their views and simply things which interest me. Learning. In all its forms.

I tag: waveringbriar, petrichorlore, everambling, revengeandrosewater, musketqueers (don’t worry sib, don’t bother if you don’t want to), ummm. hashtagpirateswag and I guess anyone who wants to do it?

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The Extrajudicial Execution of Michael Brown and Its Relationship to Lynching. Past Is Present.

While Black experiences with racism and anti-Blackness are used as analogies/metaphors and narratives to shape the experiences of non-Black people while erasing Black people’s experiences and humanity (as I discussed in White People Using Blackness and Anti-Black Racism Analogies For Their Experiences Is NOT Intersectionality), these experiences past and present are indicative of our lives, our history, our deaths. A reality. Not an anecdote to lead into something else. 

Michael Brown's execution and all of these extrajudicial executions are indicative of violence that never was truly “past” as it is always present. And it is a REALITY—not a metaphor—with a human cost in Black mental and physical health, in Black safety, in Black bodies. 

Below are the links mentioned in the tweets that I sent above: Black Women Were Lynched TooConsuming Black DeathFamily of Michael Brown, Teenager Shot to Death By Ferguson Police, Talks About His Life.

And look, I am disinterested in White supremacist sociopaths, anti-Black non-Black people of colour or unfortunately some Black people who have internalized racism and believe that the politics of respectability can protect us to now throw out the violent lie, derailment and misnomer (“Black on Black crime” is a misnomer and epistemic violence) that Black people “don’t care about intraracial crime.” This is a VIOLENT type of derailment and is dehumanization. When every race has intraracial crime yet only Black people are deemed to “not care” despite evidence to contrary and then civilian crime is juxtaposed to extrajudicial executions as modern lynchings and State violence? The false equalization is not solely epistemic violence; it is a direct attack on the mental health and well-being of Black people. Save it. (And notably, this derailment only addresses violence between cishet Black men; never a mention about any other Black people cared about or not.)

Black life is valuable in it of itself. Not solely as a trope for consumption with erasure and a demand that we feel gleeful about the erasure to prove “solidarity.” Anti-Blackness and misogynoir are not “progressive.” Michael Brown’s life MATTERED…FULL STOP.

Peace to every Black victim and family of this violence. (My own family is one of them, by the way.)

Peace to Michael Brown’s mother and his family.