yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission
Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”
Colors in PS CC
-Yale

yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission

Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”

Colors in PS CC

-Yale

"Why is femslash the smallest genre in the world of fanfiction? Why is femslash the most underrepresented relationship type by a sizeable margin? More importantly, why is it that almost all femslash writers are queer women? Male slash pairings are written by straight women, queer women, and even some men (I say “even” because men are rarer than a two dollar bill in the world of fanfiction) and they’re read by a mostly female audience. Femslash has a completely different ideology, because it’s almost exclusively written and consumed by the community it portrays. Unlike a straight girl writing about two boys having sex (and I guarantee that they’re two conventionally attractive white boys whose female love interests have been deemed either worthy of death or asexual by the fandom), femslash is written by those whose identities and personal narratives are reflected in the stories themselves. Maybe the writer of that erotic scene hasn’t had sex with a girl yet, but damn, she has thought about it a lot. That queer author writes two girls falling in love even if they’re straight in the original work because two girls falling in love means something to her and to so many people like her, and it’s important that she sees herself in a piece of media whose canon forgets she exists. One of the great frustrations of LGBTQ media is the fact that so little of our representations end up coming from LGBTQ-identified creators, and thus we see inaccurate portrayals with limited diversity. Femslash exists because we were sick of being told we didn’t exist, so we wrote ourselves into their stories."
- excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)

sciencetoastudent:

scalestails:

sciencetoastudent:

scalestails:

FERNS

FEEEEERNS

I want to live here!  Ferns are my favorite plant, put forests and ferns together like they were meant to be and I am one happy camper.  Where is this?  Ferns are my spirit brothers from the plant kingdom!

These were taken at a park in Rhode Island! This was the only spot I saw with so many ferns, but I’m sure there were more farther in the forest.

Just bury me there, k?

milokeen:

neutrois:

chromaluv:

Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
Boys are better at math than girls
Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 
Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list!

This book is amazing and you all better freaking read it because it WILL blow your mind.

milokeen:

neutrois:

chromaluv:

Let me talk to you about books.

Specifically, one book. This book.

This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

This book debunks such myths as:

  • Boys are better at math than girls
  • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
  • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
  • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
  • And many other such myths.

Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

  • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
  • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
  • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
  • Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list!

This book is amazing and you all better freaking read it because it WILL blow your mind.

utteranonymity:

Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

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→ So I broke down and started a GoFundMe. Help me not starve!

thetorturedoctor:

knockingonvalhallasdoor:

thetorturedoctor:

knockingonvalhallasdoor:

knockingonvalhallasdoor:

knockingonvalhallasdoor:

http://www.gofundme.com/c7oyb8

Gonna try not to spam this. But for those that don’t know, my girlfriend has Multiple Sclerosis and has been out of work for several months. Due to this, she has racked up some hefty medical bills, and we can’t even make the…

Please Signal boost the hell out of this!

This is my boo Dave (knockingonvalhallasdoor) trying a last ditch effort to get us some cash. I haven’t been able to work in about 4-6 months (I don’t recall the exact date but I’ve got it written down someplace) because my multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia have blown pretty out of control lately. Dave doesn’t have a job. I’m trying to go back to school, he’s already still in school, and basically everything is terrible.

Any little bit helps. And I don’t want to offend anyone by posting this. I’m just scared and on a lot of medications i am terrified of suddenly being forced into withdrawal over all at once. Anything helps, you guys, and thank you for reading.

Jenna added to this, and clarified some issues. I’ll try to only post this like 3 times a day during peak hours. I’m sorry if this is annoying any followers but I need goddamn help and I know you guys will do what you can to donate and spread the word.

I’m still hoping to reach enough people that can help us. The last few days have been really rough and I’ve honestly been selling my stuff for us to even eat. I’ve sold most of our dvd’s, about half the cd’s (I have hard copied of all the things I really like) and almost all of my bookshelf except my favorites. I’m really shook up about this and don’t want to have to do this, but I don’t see any other way. I’m literally sick over the books especially. :(

And then there’s going to be the fun of withdrawing from all of my medications all at once, which will probably land me in the hospital, which is gonna be even more awesome because another bill.

If you can help, in any way at all, even a couple dollars, I would be so grateful I can’t even begin to explain. I’ve never found myself in this situation and it’s really stressing out my already run down and painful body. I don’t want to drive any of you away from my blog or friendship or anything. It just sucks.

No writing today

Too busy with work and getting publishing stuff done. Electric Time is now available on Amazon and I just have one last check and the print version will be ready too. No links as I’m on my phone now.

I also got the proofreading changes into Child of Spring and almost cried on the last couple of pages. I am officially a sap. Child of Spring should be up by the weekend as well. :D

Got the feedback on my class cover and he liked it! Only a couple of little tweaks to recommend. That makes me happy especially since he said I have a good eye. 8D

I’ll try to remember to post it so everyone can see it.

One set of exercises but the hubby and I walked about a mile and a half to try to stretch his leg out. It’s been giving him fits.

No knitting either since I was in a food coma after dinner.

Tomorrow the goals are write (a lot!), exercises, knitting, pick blueberries and make chocolate chip cookies for the hubby. At least blueberry season should be winding down soon.

Now it’s bath and bed time so goodnight everyone.

foxboros:

"I know that John Peters entered through a door in the kitchen. I can see the door right now, Cecil. It is open, and beyond that door is sunlight…I can see sunlight and sand. I’m going through."

the-clockmakers-daughter:

awesomedigitalart:

Lumen by CoyoteMange

andatsea:

Light vein, life vein.

traceyavee:

smilingcuzithappened:

Native on Flickr.

her beadwork!»

traceyavee:

smilingcuzithappened:

Native on Flickr.

her beadwork!»