I never wish I was dead, but I often wish I was someone else.

prettyarbitrary:

palaceofposey:

ALL those vampires were whiny babies.

Except Gabrielle.  She was like, “Imma go run in the woods and kill some shit.  See you bitches next century.  Dammit, why couldn’t I have been turned into a werewolf?”

I still kind of love this movie.  I read the book and liked it all right.  Then I read The Vampire Lestat and was 1000% done with Anne Rice.  Lestat is the whiniest bitch in the history of the world.

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

guo-jia:

stunningpicture:

After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.

THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN

(via malacophilous)

In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged
from the opium den, and I was walking down the
street with Sherlock Holmes. For two streets he shuffled
along with a bent back and an uncertain foot.
Then, glancing quickly round, he straightened himself
out and burst into a hearty fit of laughter.

“I suppose, Watson,” said he, “that you imagine
that I have added opium-smoking to cocaine injections,
and all the other little weaknesses on which
you have favoured me with your medical views.”

“I was certainly surprised to find you there.”

“But not more so than I to find you.”

“I came to find a friend.”

“And I to find an enemy.”

“An enemy?”

“Yes; one of my natural enemies, or, shall I say,
my natural prey. Briefly, Watson, I am in the midst
of a very remarkable inquiry, and I have hoped to
find a clue in the incoherent ramblings of these sots,
as I have done before now. Had I been recognised
in that den my life would not have been worth an
hour’s purchase; for I have used it before now for
my own purposes, and the rascally Lascar who runs
it has sworn to have vengeance upon me.”

-The Man With The Twisted Lip

I note this mostly because I’ve been seeing a lot of debate about Sherlock’s drug use in HLV over the last couple of days. Personally, I ascribe to the “using small amounts for a case” theory, and as much of a shipper as I am, don’t really buy the “but he was so desperately lonely he relapsed and started using again and the case is a convenient cover!” theory. I think my Canon background heavily influences my interpretation of that scene, because as soon as I saw Kate Whitney pop into the Watson’s living room I knew exactly where we were headed, and it tracked TWIS so beautifully from there with a little extra BAMF!John for spice. I just didn’t see anything more to it than that. Just my own personal thoughts, of course, and always it’s all open to interpretation anyway.

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I think the “he was so desperately lonely” thing was bullshit, mostly because I loathe the “oh poor lonely woobie” reading of Sign, it drives me nuts.  I think it was pretty clear that Sherlock was using drugs for the case, because he (foolishly, it turns out) thought he could trick CAM into believing that the drugs were his major weak point.  The issue I find there is that if Sherlock is, in fact, an addict (and the show hasn’t been clear on whether or not he is/was- my personal pov is yes, but I”ll not get into it here), “It was for a case!” is in fact the perfect excuse for him to get back into bad habits.  Even someone as frighteningly intelligent as Sherlock isn’t immune to the powers of self-delusion, and he could convince himself that it’s all in service of the case even if it’s ALSO in service of an addiction.  No wonder John was worried.

loolaa:

radiumcandy:

Am I the only one who sees ‘BAMF’ and thinks Nightcrawler every time?

Nope. I see it all the time too.

Yes!

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via lil-ith)

It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

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I will always reblog this. Always.

(via myherocomplex)

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

(via alamaris)

This is amazingly on-point.

(via madmaudlingoes)

Off I go

This defense lawyer told me on Thursday that he was in trial and didn’t expect to be done by today.  If he comes in to our case today and says he’s ready for trial, I may need some bail money cuz I might choke him out in front of God and the judge and everybody.

"We were bumped from two planes, and white passengers were put on those planes. We had to stay overnight in one city before we could catch a bus the rest of the trip to Daytona Beach. We came from California — and I knew what discrimination was — but it wasn’t a legislated thing like it was in the South. When I got to Jacksonville, I just walked into the white ladies’ restroom just to recover some of my dignity and my sense of myself because I was horrified by it." - Rachel Robinson [x]

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comicsalliance:

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Above: Jubilee photographed by Paul Hillier Photography
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BEST COSPLAY EVER (THIS WEEK) - 04.14.14

Compiled by Betty Felon

Above: Jubilee photographed by Paul Hillier Photography

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