MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY, beingevil! Please accept my humble offerings of Agent of Asgard Loki.
[W]e live in a sexually liberal society, not a liberated one. A truly liberated society is one where sex is value-neutral and not having sex is just as acceptable as having a lot of it. The fact that asexuals are considered weird, sick, abnormal, mentally ill, repressed, etc is a bold indicator that we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a liberalized one.
The Thinking Asexual, “Women, Passion, and Celibacy | Introduction: Celibacy is Not Hereditary” (via cakewithcaroline)
From liliannabelle: Sexuality.
Ooh, you didn’t pick an easy one, did you? Considering I went on my first date in months last night, though, it’s oddly appropriate timing.
As most of you know, I tend to identify as either bisexual or biromantic asexual. I’ve been leaning more and more toward the latter recently, but there have still been some times when I’ve still felt that “bisexual” was the more accurate term. And then there are times when I’m not sure that’s even the best term to use since there have definitely been times when I’ve been attracted to people who don’t identify as either.
Cheesy as it may be, gender is basically the least important thing to me when it comes to who I’m attracted to. Personality, interests, even physical traits can play into it, but the gender(s) that someone does(n’t) identify really is near the end of the list for me. So while “bi” is usually the easiest way to explain it to people, it doesn’t quite encompass everything for me.
On the ace front, while I’m very much attracted to all sorts of people, sex just isn’t that big a deal for me. I mean, I don’t have a problem with it and if I’m involved with someone for whom it is a big deal then I can have sex. It just… isn’t a priority? Even remotely? I mean, for example, if someone were to tell me that they could arrange for me to win the lottery but I’d have to give up sex for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t even think twice before taking the money. ;-)
“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott
I’m pretty sure this is what Heaven looks like.
Alternate romances in Mass Effect 2.
In that lovely, awkward conversation with Mordin, femshep has some extra dialogue that never saw the light of day. It appears that at one point, Tali, Jack and Miranda were all romance options for femshep and some dialogue was recorded to that effect. Sadly this didn’t make it into the final game.
And broshep isn’t left out! He surprisingly has something to say about Garrus during this conversation.
16 seconds long.
the avengers | harry potter au
(disclaimer: that has nothing to do with Harry Potter himself)
Steve is a Muggleborn wizard who left the wizarding world after finishing his NEWTs in order to fulfill a promise to his family. Bruce is a professor in Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts with a monstrous secret. Natasha, a Ministry spy, has a past, and it’s not a pretty one. Clint is an Auror who finds himself neck-deep in trouble when he uncovers a conspiracy against the Ministry. Tony is a rich and eccentric tinkerer who finds himself drawn to dabbling in the Dark Arts. Thor and his brother Loki are both descendants of a noble pureblooded family. The uneasy truce between the brothers is broken when Thor discovers that Loki has returned to his Death Eater ways.
This is the CUTEST minion short I’ve ever seen. It made my whole week <3
From kuwdora: Gargoyles! Who is your favorite character and why should people watch this amazing animated show from the 90s?
People should watch it because it’s an amazing, smart show with awesome characters, brilliant plots, a wonderful cast, and Shakespeare written in a way that caused a generation of children grow up predisposed to love Shakespeare once they started studying it in school. And because I said so. So there. :-P
Seriously, though, there are so many reasons to love this show.
When I hear the screams of the crowd, I think it’s because I must look stunning. Then I notice something is rising up around me. Smoke. From fire. Not the flickery stuff I wore last year in the chariot, but something much more real that devours my dress. I begin to panic as the smoke thickens. Charred bits of black silk swirl in the air, and pearls clatter to the stage. Somehow I’m not afraid to stop because my flesh doesn’t seem to be burning and I know Cinna must be behind whatever is happening. So I keep spinning and spinning. For a split second I’m gasping, completely engulfed in the strange flames. Then all at once, the fire is gone. I slowly come to a stop, wondering if I’m naked and why Cinna has arranged to burn away my wedding dress. But I’m not naked. I’m in a dress of the exact same design of my wedding dress, only it’s the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that’s when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings. Because Cinna has turned me into a mockingjay.
cinna is the best part of this series
I believe Cinna knew this was his final act, because he couldn’t have believed that this would go unnoticed. And once Katniss was more finally made aware of the rebellion and where she stood as a part of it that Cinna’s sacrifice was what drove her on. He was the only ‘real’ person among all the capitol zombies and the only one who really saw Katniss for who she was and who he believed she could be. Cinna is, was, and will always be my favorite character.
It’s the expression on his face when he looks into the camera to take his bow, as it were, that you know that he knows, and that he intended this to be his great masterpiece/swan song/final act of defiance. And it was a both a political act and a final gesture of how much he believes in “the Mockingjay,” but he also always struck me as the one person who cared entirely about Katniss as a person, not a mascot. Just unconditional support and understanding, from their very first meeting. And I don’t know if he creates the Mockingjay dress because he wants to support her, or in spite of knowing this means he won’t be around to support her after this. Maybe a little bit of both, because I think the moment’s about her in a certain way and not about her in another. That’s why Cinna laying it all out right here is so powerful—it’s just this perfect storm of an artistic and emotional and political moment, how he wanted to be remembered as a person and an artist, and he went for it.
I accept no other versions of her, however historically inaccurate it is.
Queenie! I miss you, Queenie.
They’re you. They’re what you become if you destroy Gallifrey. The man who regrets and the man who forgets. The moment is me. You have to decide.
In summary, I’ve been fully naked… A lot.