September 19th, 2014

fighthehurricane:

you know what I do when I don’t like a character?

  • I don’t talk about them.
  • I don’t go into their tag.
  • If I see an edit of them, I ignore it.
  • I may even blacklist their name if the dislike is strong enough.

you know what I don’t do when I don’t like a character?

And celebrities. And opinions…

#ootd I went for “comfy sassy ninja”. Happy Friday everybody! Come see me tonight at East Meets West!! 😘 #misshellinboots #selfie #fulloutfit #goninjago

#ootd I went for “comfy sassy ninja”. Happy Friday everybody! Come see me tonight at East Meets West!! 😘 #misshellinboots #selfie #fulloutfit #goninjago

The A+ that is Vince McMahon’s walk

(Source: waybarrit, via incestuouslesbianponies)

professorfangirl:

theodoradove:

emmagrant01:

belleofbakerstreet:

the-consulting-introspective:

johnlockedness:

mallamun:

I’m sorry, but he is literally sitting behind a pile of green carnations with a swallow flying over his head.

Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by author Oscar Wilde, who often wore one on his lapel.
The green carnation indicated homosexual affiliations.
According to the rumours, gay sailors first started getting a swallow tattoo on the hand as a sign to other gay sailors that they were fair play.

I kinda wonder if the set designers and cinematographers are all of the opinion that they’re working on the gayest show that every gayed whereas Mofftiss (or at least Moffat) are writing John and Sherlock like they’re totally straight. That might explain all these odd set choices that scream “GAAAAYYYYS” to all of tumblr.

Okay, so the idea that Oscar Wilde sparked the “green carnations for homosexuality” thing is a myth. He wore one on his lapel for the opening of Lady Windemere’s Fan, his play, and asked his friends to, as well. When people asked what it meant, he replied: "Absolutely nothing, which is what people will never guess". Wilde was such a jerk about that kind of stuff. The idea that it meant “homosexual affections” at all was probably sparked by gossipmongers hunting for a new rumor to spread. Wilde was quite famously gay (as evidenced by his imprisonment for dalliances with Bosie Douglas), so why not assume the green carnation meant you were gay? Victorian flower language doesn’t have anything to say about green carnations. Why? Because they didn’t exist. Green carnations had to be dyed in those days. That being said, it’s quite possible that it was Wilde’s intent for that to be the meaning (the color green was identified with homosexuality as far back as ancient Rome and the carnation itself was a symbol of fascination or divine love). It could also have been Wilde’s Irish pride showing through since he lived and worked in England and, being the asshole he was, he wanted to push buttons. That color is a sign of Irish national pride and wearing it in Victorian England — particularly if you’re Irish — could get you killed. Oscar Wilde is just the person to push that boundary, isn’t he? That green carnation could go both ways for Wilde; for John and Sherlock? It’s hard to say, but the set design crew on this show really knows how to use colors (that bouquet almost matches the color sequence in the walls). It’s also probably important to note that the green carnations are not on their lapels, and Victorian flower language gave different meanings to the same flower depending on where it was displayed. So, even if they do mean homosexual love, it could only be if they were worn on the lapel.As for the swallows, well. They were old piratical tattoos, but not for gay pirates. They were tattoos earned to show off sailing experience (one legend suggests a pirate earned one for each 5000 nautical miles sailed). Swallows are also a symbol of love, care and affection of family and friends (perfect for a wedding, wouldn’t you agree?).
I promise I’m not trying to blow holes through anyone’s ship, I just have an extreme love of Oscar Wilde, flower language, and pirate tattoos (I’m completely serious on all points). On the point of the first, I get bothered when rumors are taken for fact about Wilde, so I have to jump in. On the middle item, flower language is fun and so complex. On the last, I have friends who are “professional pirates” (read: actors who portray pirates for a living and give historical talks about pirates in several eras).

^^Reblogging yet again for even more important comments. There’s legit subtext in the show, but this is not it, y’all.

Not weighing in on the Sherlock meta, but the green carnation *was* definitely associated with homosexuality in the Victorian era — if not through Wilde directly, then certainly via an 1894 satire on Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas titled The Green Carnation, published anonymously but written by an acquaintance of Wilde’s, Robert Hichens. The book enjoyed a wide readership, was discussed in well-known newspapers, and went into several printings (including publication in the U.S.) before being withdrawn at the time of Wilde’s trial. According to Stanley Weintraub’s introduction to a 1970 reprint of the novel, “the green carnation was a symbol of homosexuality in Paris, and worn there to deliberately advertise the fact.” Weintraub also quotes a letter to the editor published in the Pall Mall Gazette on October 2, 1894, in which Wilde claims credit for the flower while repudiating authorship of the book. (I suspect the green carnation may also owe something to Des Esseintes’s experiments with breeding flowers to look violently artificial in J.K. Huysmans’s 1884 ode to aesthetic decadence, A rebours, which Wilde implicitly references in The Picture of Dorian Gray.)
So whether or not green carnations have any significance in Sherlock, they were certainly associated with Wilde and Wilde’s soon-to-be-publicly-branded-queer aestheticism in the Victorian popular imagination.
(My edition: Hichens, Robert. The Green Carnation. Edited with an introduction by Stanley Weintraub. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970.)

I love this so much. Here’s the thing: people sometimes say that it’s rude to correct other people’s meta, or even comment critically. Someone once told me that using my academic background in comments was elitist and selfish and egotistical (their words). But if we don’t, then false ideas circulate, and every note gives them more currency. Please, friends, please chime in when you don’t agree: I love learning the things you know.

professorfangirl:

theodoradove:

emmagrant01:

belleofbakerstreet:

the-consulting-introspective:

johnlockedness:

mallamun:

I’m sorry, but he is literally sitting behind a pile of green carnations with a swallow flying over his head.

Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by author Oscar Wilde, who often wore one on his lapel.

The green carnation indicated homosexual affiliations.

According to the rumours, gay sailors first started getting a swallow tattoo on the hand as a sign to other gay sailors that they were fair play.

I kinda wonder if the set designers and cinematographers are all of the opinion that they’re working on the gayest show that every gayed whereas Mofftiss (or at least Moffat) are writing John and Sherlock like they’re totally straight. That might explain all these odd set choices that scream “GAAAAYYYYS” to all of tumblr.

Okay, so the idea that Oscar Wilde sparked the “green carnations for homosexuality” thing is a myth. He wore one on his lapel for the opening of Lady Windemere’s Fan, his play, and asked his friends to, as well. When people asked what it meant, he replied: "Absolutely nothing, which is what people will never guess". Wilde was such a jerk about that kind of stuff. The idea that it meant “homosexual affections” at all was probably sparked by gossipmongers hunting for a new rumor to spread. Wilde was quite famously gay (as evidenced by his imprisonment for dalliances with Bosie Douglas), so why not assume the green carnation meant you were gay? Victorian flower language doesn’t have anything to say about green carnations. Why? Because they didn’t exist. Green carnations had to be dyed in those days. That being said, it’s quite possible that it was Wilde’s intent for that to be the meaning (the color green was identified with homosexuality as far back as ancient Rome and the carnation itself was a symbol of fascination or divine love). It could also have been Wilde’s Irish pride showing through since he lived and worked in England and, being the asshole he was, he wanted to push buttons. That color is a sign of Irish national pride and wearing it in Victorian England — particularly if you’re Irish — could get you killed. Oscar Wilde is just the person to push that boundary, isn’t he? That green carnation could go both ways for Wilde; for John and Sherlock? It’s hard to say, but the set design crew on this show really knows how to use colors (that bouquet almost matches the color sequence in the walls). It’s also probably important to note that the green carnations are not on their lapels, and Victorian flower language gave different meanings to the same flower depending on where it was displayed. So, even if they do mean homosexual love, it could only be if they were worn on the lapel.

As for the swallows, well. They were old piratical tattoos, but not for gay pirates. They were tattoos earned to show off sailing experience (one legend suggests a pirate earned one for each 5000 nautical miles sailed). Swallows are also a symbol of love, care and affection of family and friends (perfect for a wedding, wouldn’t you agree?).

I promise I’m not trying to blow holes through anyone’s ship, I just have an extreme love of Oscar Wilde, flower language, and pirate tattoos (I’m completely serious on all points). On the point of the first, I get bothered when rumors are taken for fact about Wilde, so I have to jump in. On the middle item, flower language is fun and so complex. On the last, I have friends who are “professional pirates” (read: actors who portray pirates for a living and give historical talks about pirates in several eras).

^^Reblogging yet again for even more important comments. There’s legit subtext in the show, but this is not it, y’all.

Not weighing in on the Sherlock meta, but the green carnation *was* definitely associated with homosexuality in the Victorian era — if not through Wilde directly, then certainly via an 1894 satire on Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas titled The Green Carnation, published anonymously but written by an acquaintance of Wilde’s, Robert Hichens. The book enjoyed a wide readership, was discussed in well-known newspapers, and went into several printings (including publication in the U.S.) before being withdrawn at the time of Wilde’s trial. According to Stanley Weintraub’s introduction to a 1970 reprint of the novel, “the green carnation was a symbol of homosexuality in Paris, and worn there to deliberately advertise the fact.” Weintraub also quotes a letter to the editor published in the Pall Mall Gazette on October 2, 1894, in which Wilde claims credit for the flower while repudiating authorship of the book. (I suspect the green carnation may also owe something to Des Esseintes’s experiments with breeding flowers to look violently artificial in J.K. Huysmans’s 1884 ode to aesthetic decadence, A rebours, which Wilde implicitly references in The Picture of Dorian Gray.)

So whether or not green carnations have any significance in Sherlock, they were certainly associated with Wilde and Wilde’s soon-to-be-publicly-branded-queer aestheticism in the Victorian popular imagination.

(My edition: Hichens, Robert. The Green Carnation. Edited with an introduction by Stanley Weintraub. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970.)

I love this so much. Here’s the thing: people sometimes say that it’s rude to correct other people’s meta, or even comment critically. Someone once told me that using my academic background in comments was elitist and selfish and egotistical (their words). But if we don’t, then false ideas circulate, and every note gives them more currency. Please, friends, please chime in when you don’t agree: I love learning the things you know.

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insert-ideal-url-here:

digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is
the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it
where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?
Welsh language is RIDICULOUS
We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.
Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.
Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.
The other half of our words are just ridiculous.
Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.
You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.
D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK
AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD
1 is un
2 is dau
3 is fucking tri what are we irish?
4 is pedwar
5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs
6 is fucking chwech what the fuck
7 is saith
8 is wyth what the fuck
9 is naw
10 is deg
WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?
FUCKING UN DEG UN
IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE
20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN
21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE
And fucking colours man
fucking colours
Pink is just pinc
WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC
DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

insert-ideal-url-here:

digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is

the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it

where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?

Welsh language is RIDICULOUS

We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.

Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.

Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.

The other half of our words are just ridiculous.

Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.

You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.

D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK

AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD

1 is un

2 is dau

3 is fucking tri what are we irish?

4 is pedwar

5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs

6 is fucking chwech what the fuck

7 is saith

8 is wyth what the fuck

9 is naw

10 is deg

WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?

FUCKING UN DEG UN

IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE

20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN

21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE

And fucking colours man

fucking colours

Pink is just pinc

WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC

DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

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consultingsonic:

madblackgirl:

team 5’5 and under where ya at

they didn’t let us in they thought we were 12

(Source: blackfemalepresident, via morrigannfreeman)

September 18th, 2014

WRITE ME A LETTER (anonymous or not)

ollis-beard:

zerstorend:

askboxmemes:

Dear ______,


I ____ you. You have a nice ______. You make me _______. You 

should _______. Someday I will ______. You + me = ________. 

If I saw you now I’d __________. I want to ________ you. I 

would build a _______ just 

for you. If I could sing you any song it would be _________. 

We could __________ under the stars. 

Love, 
_______________ 

(P.S. ______________.)

Omfg if someone did this for me i think i’d die

please

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themoonphase:

Here’s Hyde to cleanse the negativity from your blog and dash.

themoonphase:

Here’s Hyde to cleanse the negativity from your blog and dash.

(via loopzoopmassagesyou)

"Depressed? Do something that makes you happy!"

ask-gallows-callibrator:

little-sound:

edrecoveryprobs:

image

I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS EXPLAINED BETTER THANK YOU SQUIDWARD

YEAH OKAY THIS IS REALLY REALLY TRUE LIKE SERIOUSLY 

(via yaoiornah)

"Tony, are you out right now?" "Yeah pepper what’s up?" "Oh thank god, the wire on my lucky bra I need you-" "Are you serious?!" "I can’t get away! Tony it’s 5 minutes." "…fine…" "Love you!"

"Tony, are you out right now?"
"Yeah pepper what’s up?"
"Oh thank god, the wire on my lucky bra I need you-"
"Are you serious?!"
"I can’t get away! Tony it’s 5 minutes."
"…fine…"
"Love you!"

(Source: morti-do, via yaoiornah)

At least 5 hours of studying ahead of me, and I’m sore af, at least my eyeliner’s on point. #selflove #carselfie #drivewayselfie #yesimflexing #dontjudgeme

At least 5 hours of studying ahead of me, and I’m sore af, at least my eyeliner’s on point. #selflove #carselfie #drivewayselfie #yesimflexing #dontjudgeme

mekkatwerk:

venticupofmeh:

Since everyone got a kick out of the barista texts posts, here’s part 2!

Part 1

OH MY GOD.

(via a-cumberbatch-of-cookies)

draelogor:

fuckingconversations:

teamfreekickass:

spiffypop:

housetohalf:

mysnarkasm:

When I grow up I want to be Ming-Na Wen.

She’s the voice of Mulan, as if she wasn’t amazing enough.

Girl is 50 years old.

FIFTY. YEARS. OLD.

fun fact: When you break things with your hands like that you have t break your fingers on purpose before so that they heal stronger. So basically this woman is so badass she broke her hands just to do this. 

You asshat, you’re making it sound like she snaps her fingers in half. 

Martial artists like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee (and yes, fucking Ming-Na Wen, that beautiful badass) will build up their bone strength by repeatedly (and fairly gently) striking sand, gravel, wood and steel - this creates tons of microfractures in their bones (smaller than even a hairline fracture) so the bones will heal over again and make the bones stronger and denser with increased deposits of calcium. 

This has to be done over long-ass periods of time, so the bones have time to heal, and none of the fractures expand into actual breaks. 

Oh, and she’s doing precise-ass kicks in HIGH HEELS. 

with all the force of a great typhoon

(Source: bucky-thevampireslayer, via raven-puffle)

grumpys:

i hate when you’re not in the same mood as your friend like when you want to slay your enemies and feast on their flesh and your friend wants to dance in a field of daisies and sing for the sake of singing like no stop that grab a pitchfork

(via iwouldliketobutteryourmuffin)

tltty:

you could give me a whole month to do homework and i still wouldn’t start it till the night before it’s due what’s wrong with me why do i do this to myself

(Source: hungarian, via iwouldliketobutteryourmuffin)