September 30, 2014

Tomorrow: Part 1 of getting my brain weirdness reevaluated. Should be useful, but filling out the pre-eval form that was 60%, “Here’s everything wrong with me and everything I struggle with and all the shitty things that have happened to me that are still affecting me today,” has made me feel kinda glum.

Ah well, [breaking eggs for omelet saying] and all that. Time for bed.

September 30, 2014

sonneillonv:

crowdog66:

solo-by-choice:

Two types of fic I’d love to see:

  1. Garak and O’Brien’s mutual dislike coming to a head for whatever reason, Bashir stuck in the middle
  2. Garak and O’Brien putting aside their mutual dislike momentarily and working together to help Bashir

I wrote something along the lines of #2.

"Strange Bedfellows" (1227 words, Garak/Bashir/O’Brien, rated R)

I know y’all didn’t ask, but you know what I’d like to see?

Remember that episode with the female Cardassian scientists and the one who thought O’Brien was flirting with her because he was arguing with her aggressively and that’s how Cardassians flirt?  And how O’Brien was completely clueless?

After I saw that episode the first time I kept waiting… waiting… for O’Brien to walk past the replimat at lunch one day and overhear:

"My dear doctor, while it’s always charming to hear your admittedly amateur opinions on the classics of Cardassian literature, I’m afraid I must take exception to your interpretation of Lang’s finale in the opera hall.  You really have no understanding of the Cardassian mind…."

… and just suddenly go oh holy shit.

And then he has to decide whether to tell Bashir how blatantly Garak’s been flirting with him since the day they met.  Because there is NO WAY O’Brien spends as much time around Julian as he does and didn’t notice Garak’s ‘conversation’ stylings after that incident.  No way.

(via moniquill)

September 30, 2014

Fate/Zero rewatch, happy healthy mutually murderous relationship feelings

September 30, 2014

Parks n’ Rec is the show that taught me that I don’t mostly hate romance in media for aromantic reasons*, I hate it because most romance in media sucks. The narrative will just say, “These characters have the hots for each other now!” and either neglect to build any fucking chemistry, or neglect the entire fucking character in favor of making their everything all about the lurve, which in turn makes any chemistry they flail at fall somewhat flat because love is something experienced between people, not weird hollow romancebots with little else to their name, I’m pretty sure.

I mean, it happened in Weeds for fuck’s sake, right before I started barely paying attention and about a season before I realized I didn’t care anymore and gave up on it. Main lady had gotten knocked up by the drug kingpin and told her family about it, and while her kids were angry at her for very organic-feeling and narratively relevant, “YOU’RE TEARING THIS FAMILY APART,” reasons, her brother-in-law was pissed because she’d slept with someone else. He called her a slut like eight times. That was love, apparently: ignoring someone’s negative effects on other things you care about (your nephews? your safety, up to and including your life expectancy? your continued ability to keep living peacefully in your home? or, hey, if you’re so in love: her??) in favor of insulting her like a petulant, misogynistic teenager. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but his character was weakened for it. He was reduced to the Petulant Misogynistic Teenager and In Love With Protag aspects of his personality and it felt shallow and boring. And that’s what happens all the fucking time when major love plots manifest in media. Boring boring boring.

Then Parks n’ Rec, a sitcom of all things, came along and was like, “Nah, they are and always will be people beyond each other,” and I will always appreciate that.

*I think aromantic reasons definitely play a part, since my particular manifestation of it does play into my lack of fundamental appreciation for romance, so shows can’t pull that shit with me where they say, “It’s (romantic) love,” and I’ll care about it just for it being (romantic) love’s sake, but I mean, that’s by no means an exclusively or universally aromantic trait.

September 30, 2014

[boots up the ole’ Netflix in the morning to find something to drag me fully into wakefulness, inhales sharply because season 6 of Parks n’ Rec has been added and why am I only noticing this today when I have to leave to do other things for five days that will probably not include watching Parks n’ Rec for practicality reasons]

…you know, it’s only 7:45 and I don’t have to leave until 10-10:30.

September 30, 2014
shmurdapunk:

pinkfastener:

rainbow-dash:

lackingalacrity:

Steal its Look : ‘Dashcon Ballpit’
Ballpit Dress - $17,000
Dark Blue Crocs - $1,785

This is going too far

STOP

#the best part of this meme#is how it’s turning into a greatest hits of memes#bringing all the old memes back#it’s like old timers day

shmurdapunk:

pinkfastener:

rainbow-dash:

lackingalacrity:

Steal its Look : ‘Dashcon Ballpit’

Ballpit Dress - $17,000

Dark Blue Crocs - $1,785

This is going too far

STOP

(via moniquill)

September 30, 2014

juniperpunk:

Halloween falls right in the middle of asexual awareness week.
So, like, I’m not saying asexuals are super awesome skeleton warriors, but let’s look at the facts here…

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September 29, 2014

(Source: clickthefrog, via mercy-misrule)

September 29, 2014

jackknifechelicerae:

If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.

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September 29, 2014

I’m at the episode (rewatch! Did I mention?) where she’s having creepy hallucinations of music and masked people, and there’s this one scene I forgot about where, in her fear and concern, she goes to Julian’s quarters in the middle of the night looking for comfort. And the first time I watched it, I was thinking, “Fuck, either this isn’t really Jadzia (clone, she’s been possessed, whatever), or they’re gonna have a Moment and kiss.” And then none of those things happened. Julian eases her mental state with the same sensitivity and appropriate lightheartedness that makes up his bedside manner, she confides some stuff and expresses appreciation for how kind he is, and he, in complete altruism, offers to let her stay the night in his spare bunk. It’s this soft, friendly, platonic affection, and while I totally understand folks whose romantic feelings interfere with their ability to relate platonically with people and so choose to tap out and keep their emotional distance, most media would have you believe that’s an unavoidable result in every single one-sided-love situation and it’s so nice to see an alternative.

I really like DS9.