Alex, she/hers, aromantic ace, 19, American in Scotland

I'm a second year student at the University of Edinburgh for English Literature.

This blog is unashamedly eclectic, so expect fandom things whatever grabs me at the moment. I also post a lot of social justice type posts.
I tag epilepsy warning (for fast or flashing gifs), arachnophobia, and common triggers in the form "x tw". Please ask me to tag anything you need to blacklist and I will absolutely do it without question. My askbox is always open.

I suffer from an advanced stage of dad humor. Prepare for puns.

21st September 2014

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beaumarbre:

best arthur and eames fics | #2 | i’ve got nothing to do today but smile (the only boy living in new york) by gyzym (food gif credit)

"Arthur wants to curl into him and never let go. Arthur wants to do this forever—Arthur wants to get to know every angle of his mouth, every plane of his body. Arthur wants to trace the lines of those tattoos with his tongue and he wants to mock every hideous pair of pajama pants and he wants to work behind the counter of the fucking shop, wants to wake up in the morning and go to bed at night for this, and this, and this.

But Arthur’s never been particularly good at taking what he wants.”

Tagged: guys this is the best fic ever writtenlikei have the podfic version ON MY PHONEit's so beautiful just do ityou dont have to know ANYTHING about inception to love it to piecesjustreadnowgif warninggifsetgod i love this fic

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20th September 2014

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damnitoba:

I swear I didn’t notice this the first time around

damnitoba:

I swear I didn’t notice this the first time around

Tagged: l o li really need to bring harry potter back into my lifeharry potter

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20th September 2014

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spookyscarykid said: I've always seen Hermione as Jewish, but after I saw a bunch of awesome black Hermione posts, I decided that she's probably a black Jew. I kinda go back and forth between mixed race (black father, Jewish mother who's probably either Sephardit or Mizrahit) and having two Ugandan Jews as her parents, but either way, BLACK JEWISH HERMIONE.

racebendingharrypotter:

The cultural implications become even more intricate.

ALSO wow

that is an awesome headcanon

Tagged: sometimes i forget there are people who don't think hermione is jewishharry potter

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18th September 2014

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

Tagged: ferguson

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18th September 2014

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Today in Solidarity: DC turns up and turns out again in support of #JusticeforMikeBrown

Tagged: fergusondcstay woke

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18th September 2014

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jacquez45:

thisiseverydayracism:

This.

oh.

o.O

Tagged: ferguson

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18th September 2014

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owning-my-truth:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

SHARE THIS!

Tagged: ferguson

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16th September 2014

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thesylverlining:

dave-youfool:

dylanthescientist:

princetanaka:

just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,

(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)

Just a city boy, shot by cops in south Detroit
"He coulda had a gun hiding anywhere"

Bullshit, racists,
Up and down the boulevard
Trash cops, assholes in the night
(it goes on and on and on and on)

Tagged: spot fucking onso glad bc last time i saw this post the city boy line was some bs mansplainingamericagun violence tw

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16th September 2014

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alltheladiesyouhate:

[flings self on ground dramatically] books

Tagged: it me

16th September 2014

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dirtybetanerd:

kedreeva:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

FUCKING IMPORTANT

When my family adopted our dog he was around three, had been in the one shelter he was at for year already, and had a host of allergies and congenital issues. He is the sweetest, quietest, most loving dog ever, and we’ve had him for over five years now. 

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