October 21, 2014
elizabethplaid:

This is exactly what I do, but it’s also to keep the cats out of my stuff.

elizabethplaid:

This is exactly what I do, but it’s also to keep the cats out of my stuff.

(Source: rampantpenguin)

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October 21, 2014
heyepiphora:

My biggest sex toy giveaway of the year has ARRIVED. I’ve rounded up 37 prizes (52 if you count all the lube) and assembled them into 18 swanky prize packs. Like, this is some high-end shit, people.
Enter here — giveaway runs through November 10th, 2014!

heyepiphora:

My biggest sex toy giveaway of the year has ARRIVED. I’ve rounded up 37 prizes (52 if you count all the lube) and assembled them into 18 swanky prize packs. Like, this is some high-end shit, people.

Enter here — giveaway runs through November 10th, 2014!

October 21, 2014

I understand Grant Ward’s a touchy subject.

I’m closing the book on my thoughts about him now.

I swear, if I start getting hate because of my thoughts….

October 21, 2014
http://sailorzeo.tumblr.com/post/100591496767/something-popped-into-my-head-the-other-day-and

wanderingrookie:

sailorzeo:

starshinehp:

sailorzeo:

Something popped into my head the other day, and given how Agents of SHIELD’s been going, it legitimately worried me.

Season 1, the writers kept trying to draw parallels between Ward and Romanoff. The pilot episode had the line “the best scores since Romanoff.” Garret said Ward’s double-agent…

Hmmm… Why would Ward getting a storyline similar to Natasha worry you? You seem to like her storyline and find it well executed, so why would you be against someone making a “different choice” with Ward? Not that it even needs to be done, Nat had a hit out on her and was an active enemy to SHIELD, while Ward is collaborating with them by now. He’s much less of an enemy than she was. In that sense, and considering his backstory, his motivations and his actual behavior, of course he is getting his redemption. Was there even doubt about that?

If you worry that the story will be too similar, think that we haven’t seen Natasha’s story in MCU yet, so no comparisons are possible. And redemption stories in general are a dime a dozen, specially in MCU. All characters have gone through one at some point - Tony as a weapons dealer and mass murderer, Natasha as an assassin of children, Thor as a warmonger and invader of worlds. Is redemption “unoriginal”? I don’t know. Maybe to some? Is it the most basic, the most visceral of storytelling techniques, and something that never fails to hook the audience and make it feel in love with the complexity of the character who undergoes the destruction of his original worldview and is forced to build himself another one?

Hell to the yes.

Why am I worried?  Because AoS has been developing a habit of enhancing the males by diminishing the females.  Hand killed to advance Ward’s story.  Hartley killed to advance Hunter’s story.  

It’s still possible that Ward is LYING.  He claims he wasn’t loyal to Hydra, just to Garrett.  He’s still manipulating, only sharing info so he can see Skye.  (Telling Fitz about Donnie Gill being Hydra-brainwashed MAY have been because he felt guilty…but could just as easily have been because oh, Fitz was killing him and he wanted to save his own skin)

I just want, if they’re going to redeem Ward, that it’s not easy.  That they don’t do it in such a way that TPTB can say, “There, see, you got your redemption story, now you don’t need a Black Widow movie,” when that’s, AFAIK, NOT the reason people want a Black Widow movie. 

I would much rather see Ward go through a false redemption this season and rise next season as a true villain (through manipulation and half-truths, not by killing off Skye/Simmons/May…but maybe killing off Bakshi).  I think Brett Dalton can handle it.  I would LOVE to see him as a tactical threat, outmaneuvering, a chessmaster.  Give him an impressive moustache, a gleam in his eye, and a knowing smirk.  

Or have him pull off the double-cross false redemption, get instilled as Whitehall’s right-hand-man, and have subtle hints throughout the season that this?  This is how he plans to redeem himself.  Be as good a Hydra agent as he was a SHIELD agent, all the while anonymously leaking small yet vital bits of Hydra intel, then double-cross Hydra at a key moment.  Skye can witness it, Skye can vouch for him, but she’s not the cause of his redemption.  

Make Grant Ward be the cause of his own redemption, if it happens, or have him OWN being Nazi Scum (aka Hydra).  

When you have to resort to calling Ward “Nazi Scum” despite knowing that this is canonically incorrect, I hope you know you negate your ENTIRE argument.

If they intended on making Ward “a villain”, he would have taken over for Garrett. That would have been the perfect moment to have him turn completely on Coulson to extract revenge for killing Garrett. It would have even made things personal for him and it would have made him a sympathetic villain. Instead, they put him in a cell and have him atoning for his sins by giving Coulson the info he needs to defeat the real bad guys of the story.

How are people still in denial that Ward is already embarking on his redemption arc? Do you even know what a redemption arc is supposed to look like?

I’m not calling him Nazi Scum as of now.  I’m saying I want to see him as Hydra, which started as a Nazi science unit, and I want to see him own it, because I think Brett Dalton would be FABULOUS as a full-blown, large-and-in-charge, villain.  

I know what a redemption arc is supposed to look like.  I just don’t like the easy redemption route.  I want to see him earn his redemption, and not at the cost of another hero character.  

Story-telling-wise, I prefer a slow build, a slow burn, and a reveal that makes you say “Ohhhhh…..crap, that makes sense.”  I wouldn’t mind having Ward as a character that you never really know whose side he’s on, whether or not you can trust him this week.  Even now, he’s not exactly trustworthy.  He’s in a cell, and he will say whatever he needs, however it needs to be said, to get what he wants, whether it’s facetime with Skye or getting Fitz to turn the O2 back on.

I’m walking away from this topic now.  We’re never going to agree on this.  I was voicing my opinions and concerns for the season; yours differ, and that’s great.  My opinions don’t make yours less valid, and vice-versa.  We’re different people, with different hopes for the show, and that’s great!  

October 21, 2014
http://sailorzeo.tumblr.com/post/100591496767/something-popped-into-my-head-the-other-day-and

starshinehp:

sailorzeo:

Something popped into my head the other day, and given how Agents of SHIELD’s been going, it legitimately worried me.

Season 1, the writers kept trying to draw parallels between Ward and Romanoff. The pilot episode had the line “the best scores since Romanoff.” Garret said Ward’s double-agent…

Hmmm… Why would Ward getting a storyline similar to Natasha worry you? You seem to like her storyline and find it well executed, so why would you be against someone making a “different choice” with Ward? Not that it even needs to be done, Nat had a hit out on her and was an active enemy to SHIELD, while Ward is collaborating with them by now. He’s much less of an enemy than she was. In that sense, and considering his backstory, his motivations and his actual behavior, of course he is getting his redemption. Was there even doubt about that?

If you worry that the story will be too similar, think that we haven’t seen Natasha’s story in MCU yet, so no comparisons are possible. And redemption stories in general are a dime a dozen, specially in MCU. All characters have gone through one at some point - Tony as a weapons dealer and mass murderer, Natasha as an assassin of children, Thor as a warmonger and invader of worlds. Is redemption “unoriginal”? I don’t know. Maybe to some? Is it the most basic, the most visceral of storytelling techniques, and something that never fails to hook the audience and make it feel in love with the complexity of the character who undergoes the destruction of his original worldview and is forced to build himself another one?

Hell to the yes.

Why am I worried?  Because AoS has been developing a habit of enhancing the males by diminishing the females.  Hand killed to advance Ward’s story.  Hartley killed to advance Hunter’s story.  

It’s still possible that Ward is LYING.  He claims he wasn’t loyal to Hydra, just to Garrett.  He’s still manipulating, only sharing info so he can see Skye.  (Telling Fitz about Donnie Gill being Hydra-brainwashed MAY have been because he felt guilty…but could just as easily have been because oh, Fitz was killing him and he wanted to save his own skin)

I just want, if they’re going to redeem Ward, that it’s not easy.  That they don’t do it in such a way that TPTB can say, “There, see, you got your redemption story, now you don’t need a Black Widow movie,” when that’s, AFAIK, NOT the reason people want a Black Widow movie. 

I would much rather see Ward go through a false redemption this season and rise next season as a true villain (through manipulation and half-truths, not by killing off Skye/Simmons/May…but maybe killing off Bakshi).  I think Brett Dalton can handle it.  I would LOVE to see him as a tactical threat, outmaneuvering, a chessmaster.  Give him an impressive moustache, a gleam in his eye, and a knowing smirk.  

Or have him pull off the double-cross false redemption, get instilled as Whitehall’s right-hand-man, and have subtle hints throughout the season that this?  This is how he plans to redeem himself.  Be as good a Hydra agent as he was a SHIELD agent, all the while anonymously leaking small yet vital bits of Hydra intel, then double-cross Hydra at a key moment.  Skye can witness it, Skye can vouch for him, but she’s not the cause of his redemption.  

Make Grant Ward be the cause of his own redemption, if it happens, or have him OWN being Nazi Scum (aka Hydra).  

October 21, 2014
Thank you for staying alive today

(Source: molotowcocktease, via allthewaytonopetopia)

October 21, 2014

dollsahoy:

My parents let me play with whatever toys I wanted.  Some of my earliest toy adventures included pretending the Barbies were in the Hot Wheels cars making their getaway from Evil Queen Wonder Woman doll (the playscale Mego version, which had a seriously scary sculpt to me as a 5 year old, but who I wanted anyway because Wonder Woman was on TV and we all loved her) who ruled over them from her baby doll high chair dais (that baby doll high chair had been given to me by a relative who assumed I liked baby dolls just because I was a girl.  I never liked baby dolls.)

I used to hijack my little brother’s He-Man figures.  It always bothered me that Hordak and the Evil Horde, who were the main villians in She-Ra, were part of the He-Man toyline, not the She-Ra toyline.  I tended to stick to mostly “girl toys,” though I had Legos, and a silver Hot Wheels Corvette, and other building toys (Ringamajigs, Ji-Gan-Tix, ohh, the H-shaped toys, whose name I can’t remember (maybe Top Towers), and the red-and-white textured bricks that weren’t Lego and didn’t work with Lego bricks, but had…shingles? Possibly American Plastic Bricks or Auburn Flexible Bricks).  Brother had a large Rainbow Brite doll while I had lots of the smaller ones; we both got a My Little Pony for some holiday one year (our birthdays are one-right-after-the other, so it could have been birthday, could have been Christmas, heck, could even have been Easter), and he had the Huckleberry Pie Strawberry Shortcake doll, and 2 Ken-type dolls (one was a Wrangler fashion doll with an impressive mustache).  So I think my brother, until we moved to a neighborhood with lots of boys his age, had less gendering of his toys.

October 21, 2014

Some highlights from Big Lots’ “glitter collection" Halloween decorations.  Now 25% off.  Because everyone needs a metallic purple glass skull.  For reasons.

(they also have a white/silver glass skull with LEDs)

October 21, 2014

Something popped into my head the other day, and given how Agents of SHIELD’s been going, it legitimately worried me.

Season 1, the writers kept trying to draw parallels between Ward and Romanoff.  The pilot episode had the line “the best scores since Romanoff.”  Garret said Ward’s double-agent routine was so good, “not even Romanoff could have pulled it off.”  There were parallels drawn in not having an extraction plan.  

Now, we have Ward in custody.  We have a Ward who’s admitted he wasn’t brainwashed, he was “broken and made,” hearkening to Natasha and Clint’s, “Do you know what it’s like to be unmade?” “You know I do,” passage in the Avengers.  We have a Ward with “red in his ledger,” though not said in those words (thank goodness).  

I am afraid that they’re setting it up for someone to “make a different call,” regarding Ward.

I am afraid that they’re ripping away Natasha’s backstory and redemption arc, and giving it to Ward.

This post here also references it, but positively.  As in, the poster WANTS Grant Ward to get Natasha Romanoff’s redemption.  

I’m personally ambivalent as to whether or not Ward should be redeemed (primarily because I like Brett Dalton, but I won’t confuse the actor for the character).  At this point, I don’t have faith in the writers to make anything believable.  I don’t have faith in them creating a believable, original, non-fridging redemption arc (because seriously, the way they’ve been fridging female characters lately, I don’t have faith in May, Skye, or Simmons surviving the season).

tagging tehnakki because I like her thoughts and insights on Ward.

October 21, 2014

partybarackisinthehousetonight:

never let your printer know that you waited until the last minute to print something and you’re in a hurry. they can sense fear

(via dollsahoy)

October 21, 2014
viktormayrin:

*learns something new*
*isn’t a jackass about it*
*spreads it for his friends*

viktormayrin:

*learns something new*

*isn’t a jackass about it*

*spreads it for his friends*

(via spookymetalprincess)

October 21, 2014

(Source: staystrong-youarereadytoflyx, via spookymetalprincess)

October 21, 2014
practice-until-perfection:

elite-and-all-star-cheerleading:

aussie-cheer-beach:

on a dead floor and all jeeeeez

lord help me this is the most satisfying gif to watch


their timing though

practice-until-perfection:

elite-and-all-star-cheerleading:

aussie-cheer-beach:

on a dead floor and all jeeeeez

lord help me this is the most satisfying gif to watch

their timing though

(Source: switch-kick-double, via spookymetalprincess)

October 21, 2014
madnessinthemist:

sourcedumal:

fuckinginactivity:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

athenagray:

Tweet 1: I can see a lot of people either avoiding Plan B & ending up pregnant or attempting to take multiple doses & getting sick.
Tweet 2: anyone w a credit card (not everyone, I know) can/should use ella ella-rx.com they’ll ship it overnight $45
SIGNAL BOOST. Ella is another form of emergency contraception/the morning-after pill. It’s more effective than Plan B and can be taken up to FIVE DAYS after your mishap, rather than three days. Please spread this around; with all of the anti-choice legislation flying about and how difficult it can be for some people to get Plan B even OTC (like minors, people living in small towns, etc.), this might be the only way a lot of people can get their hands on the morning-after pill.

Boooooost

I’ve also read that Ella is more effective for plus size people.

This is important. Ella works for everyone. Plan B is not effective for people over 176 pounds. Protect yourself

Everyone?
Boosting the shit outta this.

madnessinthemist:

sourcedumal:

fuckinginactivity:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

athenagray:

Tweet 1: I can see a lot of people either avoiding Plan B & ending up pregnant or attempting to take multiple doses & getting sick.

Tweet 2: anyone w a credit card (not everyone, I know) can/should use ella ella-rx.com they’ll ship it overnight $45

SIGNAL BOOST. Ella is another form of emergency contraception/the morning-after pill. It’s more effective than Plan B and can be taken up to FIVE DAYS after your mishap, rather than three days. Please spread this around; with all of the anti-choice legislation flying about and how difficult it can be for some people to get Plan B even OTC (like minors, people living in small towns, etc.), this might be the only way a lot of people can get their hands on the morning-after pill.

Boooooost

I’ve also read that Ella is more effective for plus size people.

This is important. Ella works for everyone. Plan B is not effective for people over 176 pounds. Protect yourself

Everyone?

Boosting the shit outta this.

(via therealsourpatchninja)

October 21, 2014
You Know Nothing…

thisisthinprivilege:

Things You Know Nothing About By Looking At Someone’s Body Shape:

  • What their health is like
  • How much and what they eat
  • How much they exercise
  • How they feel about their body
  • How much they “respect” their body
  • How much “willpower” they have
  • How much weight they can lift
  • How soon they will die
  • Whether or not they are addicted to anything
  • Anything at all about them

If you think that you know any of these things by looking at someone, then you are a bigot and a horrible human being, and you can fuck right off.

-MG

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