'hey what's your otp'
i put my hands in my pockets casually, giving a nervous laugh. ‘w-what’s an otp’ i stutter. i take my hand out of my pocket to brush my hair back smoothly. a list falls out of the pocket. it begins to roll. it is going on seven blocks now. i begin to cry.
Hobbit texts part 4. Is there really something I can say by now?
things girls do that I love:
- offer their friends sips of their coffee drinks without being asked
- scratch each others back
- say things like “smell this lotion I bought this weekend”
- compliment each other’s eyebrows
- that thing when they agree with you and their eyes get really wide and they nod their head solemnly
- throw out each others gum wrappers or chip bags when they get up
You have to go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is, and you can’t be afraid. And you have to write the book that you can’t find in the bookstore, the book that you really want to read. And you have to write a book that you yourself would love to read, and a book you want to live in, you want to be in. It has to be.
… I think that helps to focus. When you say that to yourself, I’m writing the book I want to write, the book I can’t find, the book that hasn’t been done yet the way that I would like to do it. And of course, we always have to remember that the world doesn’t want someone who sounds just like somebody else, they want an original voice. The world is always crying for original voices.
reminder that if we’re in a mutual and you’re under the age of 18 and find it creepy or weird that i’m following you back as an adult then let me know and i’ll unfollow and it won’t need to be a big deal at all… like, please put your own safety and wellbeing first
Agreed. I’m 44, and I’m a teacher. And if my following you on Tumblr makes you uncomfortable, please send me a fanmail and I’ll unfollow you post-haste.
A blog should be safe space, no matter the platform, and it’s part of the reason I don’t generally send messages to folks; if you want to talk with me, it’s up to you to initiate contact. And likewise, if you want me to cease and desist, please ask, and know that I’ll bow out with nary a word of nastiness.
Same. You shouldn’t feel weird because some old dude is on tumblr
I agree. I want this place to be safe for all of you. I’m a teacher, a school librarian, and a member of online fandoms for twelve years. (I have never not been in a fandom, thank you Trekkie parents.) I want all of you to be comfortable and safe.
Amy Angelwings, The specter of “rape as punishment” behind the rape apologia around Steubenville (via seebster)
"What would be the consequences of her drinking too much as a girl without the rapists? How could you threaten women to behave in our society if there isn’t a threat of rape?" … i just keep reading these two lines over and over. there are things you think understand, but then the weight of it can just hit you when the wording is just right.
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY* Viggo Mortensen (10/20/1958)
"Be kind. It’s worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. If you allow yourself to be somewhat curious - and if you get into the habit of doing that - it’s the first step to being open minded and realizing that your points of view aren’t totally opposite."
A sneak peak at a deleted scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
IM SCREAMING INSIDE
asdfghjklasdfghjkl!!! Wow! I think it’s a pity that this scene was deleted. The whole Thorin and Thranduil scene we got in the move was not bad. But I would have loved it if it happened like this instead!
Deleted scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [x]
Imagine being magically transported to Middle Earth and meeting the Fellowship
Submitted by Anon
all you need to know about the star trek fandom is that one time i made a joke post about butt dialing on command consoles on starfleet spaceships cause jim kirk likes to sit on everything that isn’t a chair and it generated a massive reblog chain with folks seriously discussing the future technology of command consoles and outlining the scientific developments necessary to prevent butt dialing from happening