Where there is random stuff
theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

Finally going to see “Captain America: Winter Soldier” tonight!

Just so you know spoilers are on the way. Don’t worry, I’ll tag ‘em ;)

not-so-avrg:

irontemple:

deepthoughtsdeepersquats:

omfg

The last of the meowbenders

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not-so-avrg:

irontemple:

deepthoughtsdeepersquats:

omfg

The last of the meowbenders

¿¡

Plato’s Stepchildren-Now We Understand the Journey to Gol

obsidianembrace:

The third season of TOS is the spirkiest of the bunch, and the fact that I never realised this—well, someone might have to take away my trekkie card.  

This is the episode wherein the triumvirate goes to a planet and is held hostage until Bones agrees to stay behind to become the aliens’ doctor.  Spock and Kirk are forced to do humiliating things and one of the first is Spock being compelled to nearly smash Jim’s face in with his boot, like so: 

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Spock’s attempt to resist is heartbreaking: 

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The aliens let him stop at the last minute and force him instead to laugh and cry while Jim does other humiliating things.  And then we cut to Spock, silent and trying to pull himself together in the aftermath as Jim wakes up: 

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At first the viewer simply assumes that Spock is trying to collect himself after being forced to show emotion so blatantly, something McCoy tried to tell the aliens would harm him.  But Spock finally speaks and when he does, his first order of business is to ask Jim if he’s hurt.  Once he learns that Jim isn’t, he goes on to comment on how humiliating the experience must have been for Jim.  So far, it’s all about Jim.  

And our lovely, dear captain tries to soothe him, reassure him that he’s fine.But then we finally get to the problem.  Why Spock is really so upset.  He asks if Jim is angry with the aliens, asks the doctor if he’s angry as well. And with their affirmations he admits he too is angry.  Very angry. 

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His words: Then you must release it, gentlemen, as I must master mine. I might have seriously injured you, Captain, even killed you. They have evoked such great hatred in me, I cannot allow it to go further. I must master it. I must control.

And then our gentle, peace-loving Vulcan proceeds to break a stone goblet with his bare hands. 

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Which, of course, makes this spirker’s heart ache and jump for joy.  Because we know what comes after this, we know Spock’s pain, his attempt to remove everything that Jim makes him feel.  We get to witness that later, witness that failure, and this season is the perfect lead-up to that fateful moment.  This is one of the reasons it’s so important to go to Gol, because Jim makes him feel.  

He admitted to feeling hatred, a hatred so great that he reacts with violence, and it’s not at all far-fetched to believe he is picturing the aliens’ heads when he is smashing that goblet. 

Reinforcing this, we got this little exchange just before: 

SPOCK: The humiliation must have been most difficult for you to bear. I can understand. 
MCCOY: The release of emotions, Mister Spock, is what keeps us healthy. Emotionally healthy, that is. 
SPOCK: That may be, Doctor. However, I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you. 
KIRK: Which just goes to prove that there’s no such thing as a perfect solution. 
SPOCK: So it would seem. 

The healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you. Who is he talking about here? Jim. Obviously. The release of the taboo emotions, the admittance to feelings he is not supposed to have.  He’s not ready for the impact his admission would have on Jim, the one closest to him, because he can’t be what Jim wants him to be.  Not yet. 

I like this for several reasons but mostly because his choice to go to Gol is not a selfish one, but one he chooses in the hopes of protecting his t’hy’la.  It doesn’t quite work out as planned, but it was a valiant effort, Spock.  

s4karuna:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."

ooooooooh i actually like this a LOT

#so many amazing men and women of colour portraying one character through the ages #why couldn’t we have this?

ontarom:

If a videogame developer ever tells you they “didn’t show the females of that alien species because they would look awkward”, what they’re really saying is “we’re stupid and sexist and can’t conceive of a female character without a pretty face, boobs and ass, please kick us in the groin, we deserve pain”

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is eight years old, she’s got pink cheeks that her grandmother calls chubby. She wants a second cookie but her aunt says “you’ll get huge if you keep eating.” She wants a dress and the woman in the changing room says “she’ll probably need a large in that.” She wants to have dessert and her waiter says “After all that dinner you just had? You must be really hungry!” and her parents laugh.

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is eleven and she is picked second-to-last in gym class. She watches a cartoon and sees that everyone who is annoying is drawn with a big wide body, all sweaty and panting. At night she dreams she is swelling like the ocean over seabeds. When she wakes up, she skips school.

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is thirteen and her friends are stick-thin ballerinas with valleys between their hipbones. She is instead developing the wide curves of her mother. She says she is thick but her friends argue that she’s “muscular” and for some reason this hurts worse than just admitting that she jiggles when she walks and she’ll never be a dancer. Eating seconds of anything feels like she’s breaking some unspoken rule. The word “indulgent” starts to go along with “food.”

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is fourteen and she has stopped drinking soda and juice because they bloat you. She always takes the stairs. She fidgets when she has to sit still. Whenever she goes out for ice cream, she leaves half at the bottom - but someone else always leaves more and she feels like she’s falling. She pretends to like salad more than she does. She feels eyes burrowing through her body while she eats lunch. Kate Moss tells her nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, but she just feels like she is wilting.

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is fifteen the first time her father says “you’re getting gaunt.” She rolls her eyes. She eats one meal a day but thinks she stays the same size. Every time she picks up a brownie she thinks of the people she sees on t.v. and every time she has cake, she thinks of the one million magazine articles on restricting calories. She used to have no idea a flat stomach was supposed to be beautiful until she saw advice on how to achieve it. She cuts back on everything. She controls. They tell her she’s getting too thin but she doesn’t believe it.

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is sixteen and tearing herself into shreds in order for a thigh gap big enough to hush the screams in her head. She doesn’t “indulge,” ever. She can’t go out with friends, they expect her to eat. She damns her sweet tooth directly to hell. It’s coffee for breakfast and tea for lunch and if there’s dance that evening, two cups of water and then maybe an apple. She lies all the time until she thinks the words will rot her teeth. She dreams about food when she sleeps. Her aunt begs her to eat anything, even just a small cookie. They say, “One bite won’t make you fat, will it, darling?”

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is seventeen and too sick to go to prom because she can’t stand up for very long. She thinks she wouldn’t look good in a dress anyway. Her nails are blue and not because they are painted. Her hair is too thin to do anything with. She’s tired all the time and always distracted. She once absently mentions the caloric value of grapes to the boy she is with and he looks at her like she’s gone insane and in that moment she realizes most people don’t have numbers constantly scrolling in their heads. She swallows hard and tries to figure out where it all went wrong, why more than a granola bar for a meal makes her feel sick, why she tastes disease and courts with death. She misses sleep. She misses being able to dream. She misses being herself instead of just being empty.

A FAT LITTLE GIRL
is twenty and writes poetry and is a healthy weight and still fights down the voices every single day. She puts food in her mouth and sometimes cries about it but more and more often feels good, feels balanced. Her cheeks are pink and they are chubby and soft and no longer growing slight fur. Her hair is long and it is beautiful. She still picks herself apart in the mirror, but she’s starting to get better about it. She wears the dress she likes even if it only fits her in a large and she doesn’t feel like a failure for it. She is falling in love with the fat on her hips.

She is eating out with friends and not worrying about finding the lowest calorie item on the menu when she hears a mother tell her four year old daughter “You can’t have ice cream, we just had dinner.
You don’t want to end up as a fat little girl.”

Why do we constantly do this to our children? /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)
Inception fic

nonesanestories:

The Source of Inspiration
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: Canon-Typical Violence, Mystery
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Summary: One morning at work Cobb gets a very odd phone call and an equally odd text. They trigger events that spiral out of control quickly - will reuniting with his former colleagues make things better or worse? And exactly who did he make an enemy out of this time?

Elfquest fics

nonesanestories:

Arrows and Plans
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: Mild violence
Pairings: none
Summary: Strongbow, Skywise and Rayek have to work together to prevent disaster.

Lightstep and Tam (WIP)
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: AU, Role Reversal, Tribe Switch
Pairings: Cutter/Leetah, others to come later
Summary: A forest fire set by humans forces the Wolfriders into the desert. They are led by Lightstep, blood of Ten Chiefs, and she is about to find more than she bargained for at the end of this flight.

Nightmares
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: Implied Abuse (canon), Weddings
Pairings: Shuna/Ikopek, Dart/Kimo
Summary: Shuna has nightmares.

Short gift stories I’ve written
Rating: not rated
Tags/Warnings: none yet
Pairings: Foxfur/Skywise, more to be added
Summary: Here’s a mixed collection of short stories and drabbles I’ve written for people over on the official ElfQuest forum.

What Aroree Found (WIP)
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: AU, Tribe Switch
Pairings: none (yet)
Summary: Two elves lost, one pregnant, unused to forests and the animals that dwell there…

Willowgreen’s Descent
Rating: Teen+
Tags/Warnings: Mental Illness
Pairings: Two-Spears/Willowgreen, Graywolf/Willowgreen
Summary: How does the madness of a healer begin?