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treasuring these things, pondering them in her heart

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his dark vows

Steph, 17, Aussie fandom weirdo

gondory:

haldir’s thoughts about the whole thing

to boldly go where no man has gone before.
to boldly go where no man has gone before.

meisterful:

drochfaol:

ryancrobert:

sexybritishllama:

no cough syrup

you are not ‘grape flavoured’

have you ever tasted a grape

you taste like death and the tears of small children

not fucking grape

wow what a surprise another cis-gendered white upper-middle class american male telling someone what they can and cannot identify as. why don’t you go fuck yourself

#i can no longer tell what is and isn’t a joke on tumblr any more

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fuckyeahsexeducation:

wocinsolidarity:

According to the ALA, the most frequently challenged books written by People of Color from 1990 - 1999 are (unfortunately they don’t have a PoC-specific list list for 2000 and onwards):

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Reason for challenges: racism, homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language, violence

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Reason for challenges: homosexuality, sexually explicit

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Reason for challenges: racism, offensive language, violence

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, violence

Native Son by Richard Wright
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language, violence

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language, occult/Satanism

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Reason for challenges: racism, sexually explicit, offensive language

Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Reason for challenges: sexually explicit, offensive language

2004 - 2014 Yearly Challenged/Banned Books lists can be found here

Special shout-out to:

The Bluest Eye, by Toni MorrisonThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; and Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya for being on the list of top ten books banned/challenged in 2013 for collectively having/being: offensive language, sexually explicit, violence, drugs/alcohol/smoking, racism, occult/Satanism, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group! [source here]

Happy reading! Any banned or challenged books by authors of color that you think we should check out?

Also, why don’t they just rename it Toni Morrison Week, amIright? 

A lot of the sex education books for teens and pre-teens and children are on this list, including some I’ve reviewed for FYSE. I’m super passionate about banned books because fiction is where we get a lot of our education, especially about sex and life.

castiel-knight-of-hell:

trenchcoatdestiel:

sconesandtea100:

He doesn’t seem to give a crap tho.

UGH NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

  1. It’s a Star Wars reference and they’re both super big nerds
  2. Charlie is a lesbian and she means she loves him like a brother
  3. Dean has said that she’s like the little sister he never wanted

to a geek, Dean’s reply is 1000x better than a simple “I love you too”. Especially in a situation like this where she was a bit hesitant to say it. Dean broke the tension while also showing how much he appreciates her and the geekdom she brings into his life

annmarcellino:

Not a fan of the hugging.

annmarcellino:

Not a fan of the hugging.

kaywinnetleetam:

On a Friday afternoon, after rejecting Firefly's original pilot “Serenity”, Fox executives instructed series creator Joss Whedon to submit a new pilot script on Monday morning or the show would not be picked up. Whedon and his co-executive producer Tim Minear locked themselves away for the weekend to write this script, adding “larger than life” supporting characters and making the episode more action-centric to please the network. This new pilot, directed by Whedon, later became the series' second episode. Firefly premiered with “The Train Job” on Fox on September 20, 2002, twelve years ago today.

the-sherlockian-potterhead-23:

djavjr:

smileyfacewinkwink:

One of my favorite scenes from The Great Gatsby (1949)

special effects just ain’t what they used to be

I just spat water everywhere.

the-sherlockian-potterhead-23:

djavjr:

smileyfacewinkwink:

One of my favorite scenes from The Great Gatsby (1949)

special effects just ain’t what they used to be

I just spat water everywhere.

haveahiddles:

sexualthorientation:

thescienceofjohnlock:

ima-mischief-causin-sherlockian:

brambles90:

I want these framed and in my house.


you forgot one

God yeah, you forgot the most important one.

SOMEONE PLEASE DO TOM HIDDLESTON.

the-king-himself did

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I have no idea why that is so effin sexy.

tonystarksanxieties:

kripke-is-my-king:

thevulcantimelord:

uuuhshiny:

doctorwhedonverse:

This was porn to me. 

this is porn

and then this happened

is that John Barrowman and James Marsters making out

… that is John Barrowman and James Marsers making out

(via pipdreams)


"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

twelve telling a joke to impress clara, clara watching and listening intently to him, twelve looking at clara after the punchline to see if she’s laughing, twelve smiling and feeling proud of himself when she does… could these two be ANY cuter???