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November 06 2017





You know what? New rule.

If you force an introvert into a social gathering they don’t feel comfortable with/don’t want to go to you are responsible for their good time.

You have to include them in conversations or go sit with them when they have no one to talk to.

Because if you can’t do that, don’t make them come. Don’t force them in a situation where they feel alone and helpless and leave them floundering. 

“But it’s good for them to get out.” You’re not making me adapt. You’re not making me more social. You’re reinforcing every negative opinion I have on these gatherings and giving me the resolve to say ‘Fuck off’ the next time you try this.

I would also like to add to this rule. Do not trap them there. Make sure they have a way to get home without you or you are willing to take them home if they feel uncomfortable. Even if you do spend time with them and make sure they have a good time let them leave if they want. Social interaction even with people they know and like can be tiring and they can’t always keep up with extroverts.

Reblogging for important addition




Partner and I have been rewatching The Two Towers for the first time in a long time.

anyway, one thing that has always been weird for me is Eomer giving Hasufel and Arod to random strangers, just like that.  Just giving them away, two horses, to a trio of foreign travelers he just met and had suspected of being spies.

like.  what?  This is Rohan.  Horses are the thing you value above all else, I don’t care if their riders are dead, even if their riders don’t have actual heirs somewhere to whom ownership would pass (or Rohirric inheritance law works differently and ownership has somehow defaulted to their éored’s commander, IDK), you’re still a calvary force planning to see a lot more battle in the near future, chances are high you’re going to end up with horseless riders who’ll need them.

this time I actually processed the fact, though, that Eomer believes they’ve inadvertantly killed two innocents, prisoners of the orcs, the beloved companions of these travelers.

The horses aren’t a gift.  They’re weregild.

… OH

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he’s a nerd. he’s a fucking nerd. i’m gonna beat him up.

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A happy fat dragon !!


Dear thin people,


Let’s talk about what fat people mean when they say an article of clothing “fits”.

I acknowledge that who qualifies as “fat” or “thin” is often contextual. For the purposes of this discussion, I’m defining “fat” as someone my size or larger. I’m speaking from my own experience, and while it’s certainly debatable whether people smaller than me should be considered “fat” depending on how big they are, I think we could all agree that someone my size or larger is definitely in the “fat” category.

My size: 5'7" height, 300lbs weight, clothing size 20 to 24 depending on the brand. Bust 49", waist 47", hips 56"

I am clarifying this because I have noticed that thin people think I mean something very different by “can’t find clothes that fit”.

When I and other fat people say “I can’t find clothes that fit” we do NOT mean:

1. I can’t find clothes that fit snugly/loosely according to my preference.

2. I can’t find clothes in my preferred style/color.

What I and other fat people DO mean when we say “I can’t find clothes that fit me”:

1. I literally cannot cover my body with any item of clothing for sale in most mainstream clothing stores. The majority of department stores only carry up to a size 18 at most, but a good amount of them only carry clothing up to size 14. When something “doesn’t fit” I cannot button/zip/fasten it, I often can’t even pull any of the pants available over my knee, shirts won’t go over my head, no matter how I stretch, struggle, or “let out the seams”. It’s like trying to put an infant’s onesie on a 12 year old, there is no way it will work.

2. If I DO manage to find an item of clothing I can physically get over my body in a department store, it usually is so tight it causes me literal injury; if I wear it for longer than 20 minutes, it will leave welts, rashes, even cuts.

3. If I hit the jackpot and find an article of clothing that covers my body without causing injury, most times it is incredibly expensive (think $30 for a tshirt), low quality (fabric rips and fades after wearing it 3 times), ugly/inappropriate (horrible mumus in bright orange paisley, dated floral print with shoulder pads, unfitted to the point that pants will fall to the floor and necklines will shift slowly down past my navel) or all of the above.

So please, when fat people talk about their frustrations accessing clothes, don’t talk over them to complain about how hard it is for thin people to find clothes that “fit” them too. You’re not using the word in the same way.

November 05 2017

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Wits and wagers!



The erosion of Loki’s threat level from “time to conquer the earth” to “persistent nuisance” is a source of eternal delight to be, every film he grows closer and closer to his true and ultimate manifestation of ineffectual, annoying lil brother

November 04 2017

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From PASH! September 2017 Issue

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Mom made my dog this scarf-cape-sweater-thing.



my ultimate life hack? i like, never wear makeup except for occasions where i want to feel overly hot/professional. this way, people who see me everyday won’t be shocked when i don’t wear makeup, they will instead be shocked at how much hotter i can become. how much potential i don’t unlock for no reason other than laziness

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Dragonair Sway, My wave animation at Gobelins



Valkyrie is the shitty, sloppy disaster bisexual icon we’ve all been waiting for, I’m not kidding she is Perfection and by Perfection I mean what a disaster what a mess what a perfect fuckin hero give her a solo movie n o w

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your soul is a forest / billy + teddy (young avengers) / aud koch

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so i just googled the phrase “toeing out of his shoes” to make sure it was an actual thing

and the results were:


it’s all fanfiction

which reminds me that i’ve only ever seen the phrase “carding fingers through his hair” and people describing things like “he’s tall, all lean muscle and long fingers,” like that formula of “they’re ____, all ___ and ____” or whatever in fic

idk i just find it interesting that there are certain phrases that just sort of evolve in fandom and become prevalent in fic bc everyone reads each other’s works and then writes their own and certain phrases stick

i wish i knew more about linguistics so i could actually talk about it in an intelligent manner, but yeah i thought that was kinda cool

Ha! Love it!

One of my fave authors from ages ago used the phrase “a little helplessly” (like “he reached his arms out, a little helplessly”) in EVERY fic she wrote. She never pointed it out—there just came a point where I noticed it like an Easter egg. So I literally *just* wrote it into my in-progress fic this weekend as an homage only I would notice. <3

To me it’s still the quintessential “two dudes doing each other” phrase.

I think different fic communities develop different phrases too! You can (usually) date a mid 00s lj fic (or someone who came of age in that style) by the way questions are posed and answered in the narration, e.g. “And Patrick? Is not okay with this.” and by the way sex scenes are peppered with “and, yeah.” I remember one Frerard fic that did this so much that it became grating, but overall I loved the lj style because it sounded so much like how real people talk.

Another classic phrase: wondering how far down the _ goes. I’ve seen it mostly with freckles, but also with scars, tattoos, and on one memorable occasion, body glitter at a club. Often paired with the realization during sexy times that “yeah, the __ went all they way down.” I’ve seen this SO much in fic and never anywhere else

whoa, i remember reading lj fics with all of those phrases! i also remember a similar thing in teen wolf fics in particular - they often say “and derek was covered in dirt, which. fantastic.” like using “which” as a sentence-ender or at least like sprinkling it throughout the story in ways published books just don’t.


I love this. Though I don’t think of myself as fantastic writer, by any means, I know the way I write was shaped more by fanfiction and than actual novels. 

I think so much of it has to do with how fanfiction is written in a way that feels real. conversations carry in a way that doesn’t feel forced and is like actual interactions. Thoughts stop in the middle of sentences.

The coherency isn’t lost, it just marries itself to the reader in a different way. A way that shapes that reader/writer and I find that so beautiful. 


and it poses an intellectual question of whether the value we assign to fanfic conversational prose would translate at all to someone who reads predominantly contemporary literature. as writers who grew up on the internet find their way into publishing houses, what does this mean for the future of contemporary literature? how much bleed over will there be?

we’ve already seen this phenomenon begin with hot garbage like 50 shades, and the mainstream public took to its shitty overuse of conversational prose like it was a refreshing drink of water. what will this mean for more wide-reaching fiction?


@wasureneba @allthingslinguistic

I’m sure someone could start researching this even now, with writers like Rainbow Rowell and Naomi Novik who have roots in fandom. (If anyone does this project please tell me!) It would be interesting to compare, say, a corpus of a writer’s fanfic with their published fiction (and maybe with a body of their nonfiction, such as their tweets or emails), using the types of author-identification techniques that were used to determine that J.K. Rowling was Robert Galbraith.

One thing that we do know is that written English has gotten less formal over the past few centuries, and in particular that the word “the” has gotten much less frequent over time.

In an earlier discussion, Is French fanfic more like written or spoken French?, people mentioned that French fanfic is a bit more literary than one might expect (it generally uses the written-only tense called the passé simple, rather than the spoken-only tense called the passé composé). So it’s not clear to what extent the same would hold for English fic as well – is it just a couple phrases, like “toeing out of his shoes”? Are the google results influenced by the fact that most published books aren’t available in full text online? Or is there broader stuff going on? Sounds like a good thesis project for someone! 

See also: the gay fanfiction pronoun problem, ship names, and the rest of my fanguistics tag.

I volunteer as tribute (just kidding I do not)

Toeing out of one’s shoes may be a fanfic trend, but toeing them off is in the Oxford English Dictionary: 

[Image description: A screencap of the Oxford Dictionary’s web page for the word “toe.” The first definition for the verb “to toe” is [with object and usually with adverbial] push, touch, or kick with one’s toe: ‘he toed off his shoes and flexed his feet.’ ]

How it mutated from common usage “toed off” to fanfic usage “toed out” is a mystery that has been lost to time, but I felt like pointing out that it’s not something fanficcers invented out of whole cloth.

JRRT uses the “all ________ and ________” construction in LotR also.

November 03 2017



So many Discworld fans say things like “I relate most to Vimes” to “I see myself in Granny Weatherwax” but stop lying, every other Discworld fan I’ve met is clearly channelling Constable Visit the Infidel With Explanatory Pamphlets in their enthusiasm to whip out reading order charts and explain to strangers why they should convert to Omnianism read Discworld. 

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Happy Halloween!!
Eat lots of candy and stuff!!!

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discourse: what do you think of the new runza® logo?




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Join me and @akaiba on Kink a Day: No Shame November fun!

Basically we’re taking a kink a day and making something for it, drawing, drabble, anything goes! Anyone is welcome to join in! More the kinkier ;D

i’m still way behind on my dirty thirty challenge. /sigh. maybe some ficlets?

Hey… remember this?

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A bit of HELA fan art for your feeds! Made in Procreate.

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