start ur day off right with hearty bowl of gina torres as cleopatra letting xena know she’s DTF.

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"What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly."

Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase by Laurie Penny (via cypress-tree)

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the worst thing ever is when you ship A+B and then that ship crumbles so utterly that you give up and you kinda start to ship A+C and then B comes back out of nowhere and you just end up confused and upset

And that’s where ship A+B+C comes in


fanfic is legit how i discovered polyamory

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(for some reason the existence lyric videos for music like this gives my fourteen-year-old self such satisfaction.) (probably the same part of my fourteen-year-old self whose journals were like 30% just writing out tori amos and joni mitchell song lyrics and another 20% closely analyzing them.) 





like I have seen discourse about dwarves not caring about gender roles

now let’s talk about elves

they are all pretty androgynous archers in flower crowns

they are all soft femme, they all have Elven Cheekbones

they are so confused by human gender roles

what do you mean the ones without beards aren’t allowed to ride into battle

if we did that NONE of us would ride into battle

Elves embrace femininity and treat it like the badass quality it is. Elves are awesome.

my elf gender headcanon is that all elves are genderfluid and they have like five genders, all of them nothing to do with physical sex, all of them with really strict gender roles and expectations.

Like, say you’re hanging out doing some reading in the library, and then you decide you wanna go hunting. Better change your gender representation first and trade your flowy heavy robes for leggings and a tunic.

It means a lot of planning out your day’s activities in order to minimize the necessity of going back to your rooms and getting changed a half-dozen times per day.

Wow, I think I just learned something about my adolescent self.

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worst relationship values ever


Lady called the blue boy, love,
She took him home
Made himself an idol, yes,
So he turned to stone
Like a pilgrim she travelled
Ta place her flowers
Before his granite grace
And she prayed aloud for love
To waken in his face
In his face, oh

Sometimes in the evening
He would read to her
Roll her in his arms
And give his seed to her
She would wake in the morning
Without him
And go to the window
And look out through the pane
But the statue in her garden
He always looked the same
He looked the same

Bring her boots of leather
And she will dance for him
Shyly from a feather fan
She’ll glance for him
Here he comes after midnight
To find her again
He will come a few times more
Till he finds a lady statue
Standing in a door
In her door, oh ?


jodie is having none of that douchetastic mansplaining masquerading as a pep talk. none of it.


oh wait no, i have to stop crying long enough to wanna punch cooper for deciding to dance in his own fucking ballet in the student workshop, straight-up (very hetero) depriving a student who needs a job from an audition to get one?!!!??!!!!!

but you know right after that is the “i wish that was me” scene. ugh maureen, you’re so crazy and i love you so much.


once the scene with emily and her mom happens, it’s just sob central from here until the end, guys.

"girls, you’ve got to know when it’s time to turn the page / when you’re only wet because of the rain"

"northern lad," my teen anthem

i don’t know why i didn’t realize i was totally fucking gay, y’all. because heteronormativity.