do people get tired of being so negative all the time like doesn’t that get exhausting
Turns out those irritating trailers were just Trojan Horses delivering a cute show with a queer female lead to all of us here on The Isle of Lesbos.
"Good news: The trailers are way more offensive and annoying than the show itself (especially this trailer, which I hate with the fury of a thousand suns). The story, which follows best friends Amy and Karma who take being mistaken for a lesbian couple at an ultra-liberal high school as a golden opportunity to improve their social standing, isn’t about two fake lesbians; it’s about one fake lesbian and one very confused best friend who is probably an actual lesbian. In fact, it’s the fake relationship that enables Amy’s gradual revelation of her own Sapphic leanings, and it happens in a way that a lot of queer women can relate to.”
i am so fucking sick of ur deep as fuck shit night vale ur fucking me up
People like to say that “Just following orders” is the most dangerous words uttered throughout history, but I think “Because it’s the law” is a really close second
it’s a metaphor
The best part is that the crab is the symbol for the zodiac sign Cancer, so in a way even the crab itself is a metaphor
The Fault in our (Lob)Stars
That awkward moment when you can’t tell whether he’s being serious or not.
His sense of humor comes out at the oddest times, bless his heart.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle named so many characters James.
James was his go to name like really he named Moriarty’s brother James.
Let me rephrase that, he named James Moriarty’s brother James Moriarty.
He really gave zero fucks
In The Man With The Twisted Lip, Mary called John ‘James’.
Are you fucking kidding me
ACD gave less fucks than you do
It’s always adorable when someone else figures out how very little Doyle cared about Sherlock Holmes.
Snakes drink milk, right? Whatever. Watson got married in … 1888. Or 1889. Or maybe 1887. Who cares. Mary Morstan was an orphan who spent a lot of time visiting her mother. Does Holmes laugh a) frequently b) infrequently c) only when he’s caught a criminal d) all of the above? Who cares, we’re on deadline and I’m broke. One story takes place both in the middle of summer and in October.
Does Holmes know about anything non-essential to his work? No. Does he know the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus and spend his free time deciphering medieval palimpsests? Yes. In Study in Scarlet he doesn’t know who Thomas Carlyle is and in the Sign of Four he quotes him.
And this still led to the first modern fandom and over a century of extremely devoted readers.
Some of the devotion is because it’s confusing - people have spent way too much time trying to come up with chronologies (summarized by the amazing spacefall here). Maybe universes with more flaws naturally attract more fans, because there’s more room for interpretation and addition and filling in the gaps. It seems to work for Star Trek and the X Files and Harry Pottter. (And Greek mythology, if we want to talk about non-modern fandoms)
It should be maddening, but it really isn’t - it feels like opportunity. I really love the contradiction here, both the tiny contradictions within canon that make everything more interesting, and the larger contradiction of a character disliked by his creator but so brilliantly drawn. It makes one feel as if the reason everything works so well regardless is due to some actual animating spirit from the characters themselves. Sherlock Holmes is certainly more real to most people now than anyone who was actually alive at the time.
Or possibly I’m a little overly spiritual from lack of sleep. But I find it wonderful for some reason that 100 years after Doyle gave us that utterly indifferent permission we’re still marrying him, murdering him, and doing anything we like to him.
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
The Week in #Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 4/11/14 http://wp.me/p2UB1X-1g0 @JamesScottBell #OUAT
queer fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal/dystopian books and graphic novels
I see Mango in the middle of the page and I am happy and proud. I’m also super curious about the rest of these books. I’ll have to check out the ones I didn’t already know about.
(For anyone who doesn’t already know, The Second Mango is getting a sequel this summer, Climbing the Date Palm. Now, With Even More Queer Characters!)
……WHATS SAD IS I HAVE SEVERAL GREAT GUYS I GAME WITH AND THEYA RE SWEETHEARTS AND NOT THE ASSHOLES WHO MAKE FUN OF FEMALE GAMERS
AND I ONCE DID THIS AND OMG I WAS LIKE COVERED WITH AMO AND I LAUGHED ALL
'AWW YEEEA MY MAN WHORES KNOW HOW TO KEEP MAMA HAPPY'
AND I SWEAR THEY LAUGHED SO MUCH ONE CHOKED ON A CIGARETTE LKSDHFLHK
At first I thought this was going to be one of those “gamer girl” posts about how “girls suck at video games lolzor” and I was like ugh, running out of ammo is a normal thing it doesn’t make you bad gamer and being a girl doesn’t make you a bad gamer. THEN I SAW THE REST OF THE GIF OMF
this whole post is full of cute omg