Hi. I'm 21, a writer and aspiring teacher from the Bay Area. Here you'll find fangirling, rambling, and assorted miscellanea.

My ever-expanding list of fandoms includes: Supernatural, Doctor Who (new and classic), The Avengers, The Hardy Boys, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Rat Patrol, Hogan's Heroes, The Monkees, The Whitest Kids U' Know, James Bond (books and movies), Starsky & Hutch, Dracula, Rooster Teeth, Welcome to Night Vale, The Expendables, and MST3K. Thank you kindly!

I was tagged by radarsteddybear. Thanks

RULES

Answer all the questions the person who tagged you wrote. Make 11 new ones and tag 11 people. Tell them actually that you tagged them.

1. What is the most obscure song on your iPod (or mp3 player or computer or whatever your music listening tool of choice is)? Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra “What Wouldn’t I Do for that Man?” a ’20s cover of a song written for a woman by a male vocalist for copyright reasons. Boss

2.If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you live in? The wizarding world.

3. If you could live in any era which era would you live in and what would you do there? Honestly, I really like it here and now. I mean, we’re living in probably the best time in human history, in terms of technology, quality of life, health, lack of violence. 

4.What is your earliest memory? At four, picking up my baby brother from the hospital and giving him a kiss. :)

5. What is your favorite memory? Probably graduating from the partial hospitalization program for my bipolar, basically being mentally healthy for the first time in my life.

6. If you could become an expert in one thing, what would that thing be? Accounting. It’s boring, but I just think it would make life so much easier.

7. What or who do you think about before you fall asleep? I listen to MST3K while I fall asleep, because my mind races too much otherwise.

8. What is one thing that makes you feel uncomfortable? Not knowing whether to help someone or if they’d rather be left alone. Like when someone’s crying in public.

9. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Oh, I’ve thought about this so much. Definitely teleportation, with the ability to carry something with me to a certain weight limit and while I’m concentrating on it, so I can carry other people with me (y’know, while I’m rescuing people from burning buildings), without bringing chunks of ground or the building itself with me.

10. If you could do one crazy thing without consequences, what would it be? I honestly don’t know. It would be cool to be able to donate a lung and kidney and other organs without medical drawbacks.

11.What is the craziest dream you ever had? I don’t remember my dreams well, which is a shame since what I remember of them is pretty crazy. I do recall one really extensive, terrifying zombie apocalypse dream.

1. What’s the story behind your username?

2. You can go back in time to any point in history, anywhere in the world, but only once and only for 30 minutes. Where and when do you go and what do you do?

3. Who was your first crush?

4. Would you rather fight a puma or an alligator? Give reasons.

5. What’s your favorite part of your physical appearance?

6. What’s your go-to song when you’re feeling down?

7. What’s your favorite book and why?

8. What figure from history do you most admire?

9. Where (figuratively) do you want to be in five years?

10. What are you optimistic about?

Tagged: barnes-and-noblet, a-tundra-toadstool, thisisaslongas, forthegothicheroine, professor-perfect31, allied-hero, cogito-ergo-dumb,  rexbosworth, kylebishop

"Heterophobia"? Seriously? You're starting to reblog things that keep invalidating opressed groups feelings. "Oh being angry at a group that benefits from your oppression wont stop your oppression" is basically ehat these messages say. They wouldn't be so angry if we didnt have such an awful system set up to shit all over people who dont fit a certain norm.

newvagabond:

You keep showing a huge misunderstanding about what these kinds of posts actually mean and I’m kinda disappointed now. Like when you said that comic criticizing the bad kinds of SJW’s was “discrediting movements” when in reality it was: 

Criticizing way a lot of kids around here go about movements precisely by showing that they shout to the heavens and proclaim themselves to be loving and anti-bullying and all about helping spread awareness think that it’s okay to unleash horrific judgmental bullying-sprees on people who aren’t affected by the things they are, just simply for not being gay, transgender, not fat, and for having light skin, etc.

THAT is what that post I reblogged was about. It’s not saying “you’re not allowed to feel anger towards the groups of people that oppressed you”, it’s saying “running around being deliberately and actively hateful and nasty and bullying towards these people BASED ONLY on their status AS a privileged member (being straight and white for example) is NOT HOW WE MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE.”

They’re not saying don’t be angry. We’re all angry. That’s why we’re fighting so hard. We have every right to be angry! I’m angry!

The point of posts like that is it’s NOT okay to OPPRESS RIGHT BACK. It isn’t. You can’t justify it. If you really think it’s okay to be nasty to people for any reason like that then whoa, huge red flag, nope, not okay. You are justifying the thing you’re trying to end.

And if we’re all fighting so hard to END oppression, end bullying, end hate—how in the hell can you actually justify being actively nasty towards these people with the sole intent of hurting them?

That’s like an immature movie villain: YOU HURT ME SO I’LL HURT YOU RIGHT BACK instead of actually trying to fix the system in place that ALLOWS PEOPLE TO HURT THEM by doing what they can to spread awareness and make a positive change. 

If someone is mean and nasty to me, it doesn’t make it okay for me to be mean and nasty back to them just because I’m angry. Sure, I might feel that deep inside and want to hurt them back but that doesn’t solve anything. Sure, I can be angry. I can stomp my foot, I can be sassy in my response, I can say they’re crapping their diaper, but I would NEVER, EVER BULLY them or be HATEFUL towards them.

That would solve jack fucking shit and would make me—guess what? An asshole.

My anger does not equal active hate and if you have an issue separating those two things then that’s a serious You Problem. It’s a problem a lot of kiddos around here don’t seem to understand! 

So many people have been nasty to me my whole life. I had my head literally held under water by my friends in true bullying fashion. I never did anything nasty back. All I did was tell adults and make them aware of the problem so that it would stop. Me pulling on their hair and forcing their heads underwater as well would be completely unjustifiable. No matter how awful they were to me.

I don’t like to make things public like this but this is a serious issue a lot of Bad SJW’s around here are not understanding, they keep justifying bullying in the name of justice and it makes no goddamn sense.

You cannot bully in the name of justice, you cannot oppress in the name of justice, that solves nothing and people who believe that are the exact reason these movements have a hard time being taken seriously. 

wyndamwesley:

savagedamsel:

  • liking a piece of media does not automatically mean you think it is perfect or agree with its creators
  • even if you are not openly critical of it
  • because you don’t HAVE to be openly critical of it
  • there is an enormous difference between being an apologist for something and wanting to dwell on the good parts of a thing you like because it makes you happy, please stop conflating these two things
  • not talking about the flaws of a thing does not mean you do not recognize the flaws of a thing
  • nobody has to apologize for liking what they like and nobody should be shamed for liking a thing
  • your fave is problematic too
  • also
  • you are not a better person than someone just because your favorite piece of media is less problematic than theirs
  • you aren’t

 

Also sometimes I think that a piece of media I like isn’t problematic, whether people disagree or not, and I’ll defend it. Just because someone, even a lot of people, think something is problematic, doesn’t make it so.

Top five novels

Thanks! The first one is my favorite (and obvious), and the others are in no particular order.

1. Dracula

2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3. Great Expectations

4. The Plague

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (just one to represent the whole series)

thedragoninmygarage:

"This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adherent to a simple set of rules. Test ideas by experiments and observations. Build on those ideas that pass the test. Reject the ones that fail. Follow the evidence wherever it leads, and question everything. Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos

thedragoninmygarage:

"This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adherent to a simple set of rules. Test ideas by experiments and observations. Build on those ideas that pass the test. Reject the ones that fail. Follow the evidence wherever it leads, and question everything. Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos

Friday, April 18, 2014

The section on domestic violence in my gen psych class demonstrates just how fully violence against men has been erased and minimized. I’m unsettled by the idea of all of my classmates leaving that class with the notion that male victims are a minority and usually to blame for their abuse.

theholyprepuce:

.. and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. - Matthew 27:52-53
According to the bible, there was a zombie invasion of a major Roman city, but strangely there is no other record of the event. 

theholyprepuce:

.. and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. - Matthew 27:52-53

According to the bible, there was a zombie invasion of a major Roman city, but strangely there is no other record of the event. 

valeriekeefe:

lilsucia:

Women make up 49.5% of the world

Do 2/3 of the labor

But only own 1% of the wealth

So ima need u to shut the fuck up if u think sexism doesn’t exist

Actually, not even The Atlantic wants a piece of that one.

US single women alone triple that figure.

http://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/getting-beyond-1/

Also, maybe you want to rethink repeating stats Robin Morgan made up, you know, considering she’s a raging transmisogynist.

And Harvard Business review finds American women controlling 51.3% of American wealth, which assuming that Canada, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are all misogynistic hellholes where women (and really, we mean ciswomen as your use of Morganite bullshit demonstrates) are barred from owning any and all property, that still leaves about 11% of the world’s wealth controlled by American women alone.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100865295

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Things that I love:

  • Feminism

Things that I hate:

  • Women being assholes to men for no other reason than that they’re male and calling it “feminism.”
  • Accepting unsupported facts and statistics unskeptically and calling it “feminism.”
  • Dictating how women should live their lives, when they’re not hurting anyone and calling it “feminism.”
  • Basically 90% of Tumblr “feminism.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So, I’ve realized I’m basically a 19th century temperance advocate without the racism or religion.

 
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