He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed (via edwardspoonhands)
This is the correct face to make when being told you’re a heinous bitch.
Allison Janney is flaw free in this role
I’m pretty sure that 14-year-old me idolizing Kat Stratford while watching my 10 Things VHS every week was my sort of roundabout introduction to feminist thought, even if I didn’t actually start to learn about and commit to feminism until years later.
"There is only an infinitesimal chance that the plaque will ever be seen by a single extraterrestrial, but it will certainly be seen by billions of terrestrials. Its real function, therefore, is to appeal to and expand the human spirit,and to make contact with extraterrestrial intelligence a welcome expectation of mankind."
- B.M. Oliver, vice president of R&D for Hewlett-Packard, capturing the true essence behind the Voyager golden records.
Head over to Brain Pickings to read Maria’s wonderful summary of Carl Sagan’s Murmurs of Earth, the story behind the records. It’s got enough power to slingshot your curiosity well out into interstellar space. Best thing I’ve read all week.
when we talk about women in refrigerators it’s not always something super literal
i don’t imagine in writers room across the globe they’re all sitting there like “well we’re out of ideas let’s fridge another one” (but maybe they do i have no idea)
but what’s happening consciously or unconsciously writers are deciding that women are more valuable dead then alive. this goes way back. this is poe saying there’s nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman. this is a dozen pre raphaelite paintings of ophelia drowning because they found her suffering erotic. this is the first reaction to laura palmer’s body being found being, “she was so beautiful.”
fuck this. fuck this.
i’m sick of writers getting passes. fuck this. our strong women are taken from us. we don’t get survivors. we don’t get triumph. women get chopped into artistic little pieces for the male heroes to choke own because we’re more valuable this way. because this way you don’t have to worry about our hopes and fears and opinions because we’re dead and dead women tell no tales. they can’t speak out against injustice because men took their tongues. and they think it’s beautiful. death, the ultimate passivity, the ultimate waiting room, is the most beautiful thing of all. there’s nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman.
women matter. they matter when they are living. not listening to women while they’re still breathing is a failure and should not be regarded as anything else. it is a failure with very serious effects
#it’s a combination of this I think and the desire to see men punished #women are punishments the same way they are rewards #you love your hero? give him a beautiful girlfriend #you want to see him punished? or you want to see him in pain? or you need to motivate him towards your story? #take that woman away #kill her brutally and make it his fault #make him feel it #it’s because men are the Subject and women are the Object #men are the Self and woman are the Other #they don’t put themselves in a woman’s shoes because they are quite literally unable #they don’t see women as people or as fully realized characters so they are fully comfortable killing them off because it very much does not matter to them #maybe they feel a pang of sadness #but it’s the hero’s sadness they feel #they mourn his loss not her death #they feel empathy for his pain not her death #so much of the time she does not even rate consideration as a factor #and it’s fucking disgusting (via whoistorule)
…and then Neil deGrasse Tyson said NO EDGE and all i could think of was Hank Green.
But seriously if you didn’t watch Cosmos tonight, GET THEE TO COSMOS ASAP. IT IS A DELIGHT.
I Was Trying To Be Funny But It Came Out as Really Mean: A 5-part documentary starring me.
I Was Trying To Be Loving And Supportive But I Probably Overstepped My Boundaries And Came Off as Creepy: a feature-length film with two sequels and a TV series adaption.
I Was Trying To Tell You I Relate To Your Difficult Situation But It Probably Sounded Like I Was Making It All About Me: a novel saga with several side book adaptions and a movie.
the waiting that happens in the space between (24027 words) by saramir
Relationships: Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto
Summary:In which Zach and Chris spend years bantering and having pseudo-intellectual conversations, and somehow, somewhere along the line, their friendship becomes the relationship to which Zach compares all other relationships.
Insta rec! Adore this new pinto fic from what looks like a new to this fandom writer. This has all the stuff i adore in my pinto fic. Smart asshole versions of Chris and Zach, really well established friendship, years of pining, friends to lovers, real life references, hot smut! Just read and enjoy. :)
Eeeee thank you so much for reccing my fic! I feel so welcomed, dear fandom.