Ok, really this is mostly Sherlock.
Also featuring Dr Who, Whedonverse, BSG, Harry Potter, Star Trek (TNG and reboot mostly), Supernatural, and a dash of feminism.
For The Masses:
Reblog to save a life.
Yep, I just saw “Listen.” And yes, I’m a casual viewer and not a die hard fan, so I’m not really that angry about the Tardis somehow making its way to Gallifrey or a million other plot holes that true fans seem to be upset about (I empathize, definitely, though).
Overall, I liked the episode. I was entertained. I liked the ambiguity and the creepiness. But something left me a bit hollow at the end, and I think I figured out what it was. Let’s say it together: Moffat’s casual sexism. More under the cut; don’t read if it’s not your thing.
Ugh, yes! I had a vague sense of dissatisfaction with Clara’s role in this episode, and you managed to put it into words.
(And DEAR GOD what is Moffat’s obsession with adults meeting their future lovers as children?? Like, for real.)
there’s also this incredibly disturbing trend i’ve seen where people believe that adhd’ers are required to aspire to “fix” themselves
that we are neurotypical with the addition of a little elbow grease
this is a lie borne of a desire to erase us and our behavior because we are not convenient enough
you are not required to aspire to be off meds. you are not required to aspire to act “normal”.
Like yeah if we’re being hurtful bc of impulses we need to learn not to be but fuck if I’m gonna stop being weird and flighty and loud and super obsessed with certain things
Once I had a date keep shushing me and that was our only date
I’m reblogging this again because I want to add that images like this are literally 100% the only reason I feel better about my body. Because when I’m having a shitty body image day, I look in the mirror and I remember that there are people who think bodies like mine are beautiful and lovely and sexy and I give myself permission to love myself even though my body is rarely reflected in mainstream media.
Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.
His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.
During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.
His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment.
Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/through
India’s Academy of Sorcery boasts an impressive display of flashy colours, from enchanted saris that shift colours sporadically throughout the day, to the lavishly painted exterior of the academy which is situated in a nondescript location along Ganges River. Due to the frightening rate at which the school’s ancient mango tree (jokingly nicknamed “Mammoth Mango Machine”) produces mangoes, students have to endure the perpetually evolving art of mango cuisine at least five days a week. Every year, to the students’ great enjoyment, classes are halted for Diwali to make time for various competitions that take place: firework flourishes and charms for upper-year students (bonus points if it doesn’t set any part of the school on fire), and lantern designing for lower-year students (use of animals, alive or dead, is forbidden).
well this is GENIUS.
- Smuts were known as lemons
- Yaoi Warnings ( Don’t Like, Don’t Read! )
- Character x Character instead of Character/Character
- Every Time We Touch videos, and the forgotten Listen To Your Heart videos
- Numa Numa
- Naruto Phase
- Bring Me To Life amv’s
- citrus and lime warnings
- when fanfiction.net still allowed porn
- when fanfiction.net still allowed original writing before the great fictionpress split
- when livejournal was invite-only
- cardcaptors a mystic adventure
- aim roleplay
- when everyone had their own little fansites on geocities, angelfire, and tripod
- character-bashing fic and anti-shrines
- fanfic MSTing
- save our sailors
- the word “bishies”
- AOL message boards
- tinny background MIDIs on every page
- "this page coded with notepad" and netscape buttons
- "this page best viewed at 800x600"
- "under construction" pages
- yahoo mailing lists
- fansubs only available on the subber’s IRC channel
- fansubs only available if you send $30 for a VHS tape
- no official release whatsoever for Japanese media
- fanworks, especially fic, of Western media, especially print media, considered illegal and met with C&Ds
- the gap between Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix
- The Sentinel/Highlander/X-Files crossovers
- "this is part of the [fandom/ship/etc] webring"
- printing fics out because it feels more permanent
Having to wait until late at night to get your fandom on because that’s the only time your parents wouldn’t give you grief for tying up the phone line.
- The signatures with pictures and moving gifs in every post on the forums.
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That photo there? Is CerebroSpinal Fluid collecting on my Shunt from brain to abdomen. Ventricles in my brain are collapsing around it, misshaping my brain. Giving me headaches, loss of memory, balance, and speech, anxiety, and more. The only way to fix the issue? LOTS O’ SURGERY. First a bolt in my brain tracking pressure a few days, then surgery where it’s obstructed. Fun!
So I have brain surgery (#7 in 5 years!) around 9/25, once cleared by vascular specialists. But I have to pay $800 by the THIS WEDNESDAY the 24th for existing bills so I can be admitted. I have $9 for the month, because of the costs so far. And there are still expenses for transportation, food, etc (even electric bill and basics for my new place!)
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like. a short list of ideas for hollywood:
- all-girl diamond heist operation
- all-girl detective drama
- all-girl mafia
- all-girl motorcycle club
- all-girl political conspiracy thriller
- all-girl drug empire wars
- all-girl superhero league
- all-girl deep sea diving team
- all-girl fuckin crayon factory i literally do not give a shit
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.
fight the good fight, boys