whiskeydaisy

Maps, art, hockey RPF, Avengers, & Sherlock, among other things. Almost always AU. RL stuff at selfcareforwriters. Older fic on AO3 under Catrinella.

heaveninawildflower:

October calendar page (1910) with an illustration of a Hooded Crow by Theodorus van Hoytema ( 1863–1917).

Image and text courtesy MFA Boston. 

(via shinysherlock)

'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does.

Sadiqa Thornton (via maddierose)

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seananmcguire:

ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

And it never goes away.  It never, never goes away.

I grew up with immense food uncertainty.  I did all these things, and I did most of them with two much smaller sisters.  I resented them for getting to eat before I did when I was nine and they were two and three, because I was old enough to understand hunger, and they weren’t.  I hated my mother for years because we never had anything to eat, and it took until well into my adulthood to realize that she had hated herself, too.

I start asking people what they want to do about dinner starting around nine in the morning when at a convention or other vacation spot.  I need to know.  Even if the plan is just “oh, food court” or “oh, we have those leftovers,” I need someone who is not me, someone who is less wrecked over their relationship with food, to promise me that I am still allowed to eat.

It never goes away.

Childhood hunger is never satiated.

I have never been in straits quite that dire, but…there was an odd stretch of my childhood when we had very limited food. My mother was very depressed and working unspeakably long hours. Sometimes when she came home, it was easier just to let her sleep than to nag her about food. When I had exhausted cooking everything I knew how to cook (it wasn’t much) I wouldn’t eat. (I imagine she didn’t either.) We had very little money for groceries anyway. There was food in the pantry, since it was my grandmother’s house, and she’d stocked it, but it was like twenty bottles of bulk bbq sauce and expired cans of crushed tomato and stuff. I didn’t know how to turn that into food. Possibly there was no way. Some nights—this was back when you could get tacos for 39 cents at Taco Bell—we would take a dollar and eat and then she would go back to sleep.

The nadir of this came during one summer, when I didn’t have school lunches to fall back on, and so I would frequently go a day or two without eating. I didn’t really feel like I was being starved, because it was a thing I was choosing to do, to help out. I think I believed on some level that if I bothered my mother, she would find a way to fix it, I just didn’t want to bother her because she was so tired.

We got food stamps a little while after that, and it was…I can’t really explain what that was like. We couldn’t believe we were being allowed to have this much food and that it was okay. Mom cried a bit, I think. That whole summer was like we were in this weird little bubble and it wasn’t as good as other people’s bubbles, but it was suddenly so much better in there.

Anyway, TL;DR, anybody who says food stamps are for lazy people, you can unfollow me now and kindly fuck yourself on the way out.

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kingsleyyy:

this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

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sixpenceee:

Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it turns. It turns the rocky slopes into a hot, toxic environment. (Article) 

(via marginaliana)

wastingyourgum:

RIP Lynda Bellingham - a wonderful, funny, brave woman who was a Queen, not only to the Robin Hood fandom, but to everyone who admired her courage and enjoyed her work in countless projects from Loose Women to All Creatures Great and Small and who will perhaps be most remembered as arguably another “mother of the nation” in the long running OXO adverts…

wastingyourgum:

RIP Lynda Bellingham - a wonderful, funny, brave woman who was a Queen, not only to the Robin Hood fandom, but to everyone who admired her courage and enjoyed her work in countless projects from Loose Women to All Creatures Great and Small and who will perhaps be most remembered as arguably another “mother of the nation” in the long running OXO adverts…

actionables:

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IT’S THEM AS BA

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loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

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darning-socks:

wouldn’t a mating call be simpler

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aprillikesthings:

goodolmoon:

rider-waite:

aconnormanning:

thecutestofthecute:

Please watch this video of a corgi on carousel and never be sad again.

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO

the world is a beautiful place after all

meatball

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