Oh reckless a boy wonder so quiet nose broken

Oh you're standing there look tired as you're singing

And you're on fire, they're throwing punches

I'm Aden. I'm addicted to twitter, I'm 28, white, cis, heterosexual woman and I'm in the very early stages of trying to get an MLS. Very early. Things you'll see here? Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, comics with a Batman bias, book quotes, romance novels stuff, people I love looking at, and assorted chatter! I have a couple of sideblogs, but nothing amazingly important.
My sidebar image is a slightly altered piece of art by Dustin Nguyen. So few images that come through here are by me, and if they are, I'll let you know.

ryeou:

how to: 「rilakkuma donuts

phylavel:

exhibit 72936 of why the marvel vs dc argument is stupid: both let rob liefield draw actual comics for them that actual real life people bought


there are no winners here

veggrrrl:

dare-for-distances:

Thank you MTV for bringing acknowledgment to something that nobody els on the news will

they’ve been so on top of things lately like I remember seeing the yes all women hashtag all over mtv I am so thankful

shoujo-addict:

旅立ちの空

This is why you shouldn't click on the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

fabulouslyfreespirited:

If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies.
In what’s being called the biggest celebrity hacking incident in internet history, more than 100 female celebrities have had their private nude images stolen and published online. The bulk of the images posted have been officially confirmed as belonging to Jennifer Lawrence, but a complete list of victims’ names - including Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Brie Larson and Kirsten Dunst - has been subsequently published. (Link does not contain pictures, only names.)
The images were first uploaded by an anonymous member of the underground internet sewer known as 4chan and have since been enthusiastically shared across platforms like Reddit and Twitter. A representative for Lawrence has confirmed the images are real, condemning the theft of them as a “flagrant violation of privacy” and adding that “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.”
There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.
The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting.
That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.
1. This is not a ‘scandal’
It’s a crime, and we should be discussing it as such. Some media outlets are salaciously reporting it otherwise, as if the illegal violation of privacy involving intimate images is little more than subject for gossip. When associated with sex, the word ‘scandal’ has been typically interpreted as something that assigns responsibility to all parties involved, a consensual act unfortunately discovered and for which everyone owes an explanation or apology. Remember when private nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens (whose name also appears on the list of victims) were leaked online and Disney forced her to publicly apologise for her “lapse in judgment” and hoped she had “learned a valuable lesson”? Never mind that Hudgens was an adult and a victim of privacy violation - the ‘scandal’ was painted as something for which she owed her fans an apology. Which leads us to:
2. These women do not ‘only have themselves to blame’
While depressing, it’s sadly unsurprising to see some people arguing that Lawrence et al brought this on themselves. Part of living in a rape culture is the ongoing expectation that women are responsible for protecting themselves from abuse, and that means avoiding behaviour which might be later ‘exploited’ by the people who are conveniently never held to account for their actions. But women are entitled to consensually engage in their sexuality any way they see fit. If that involves taking nude self portraits for the enjoyment of themselves or consciously selected others, that’s their prerogative.
Victims of crime do not have an obligation to accept dual responsibility for that crime. Women who take nude photographs of themselves are not committing a criminal act, and they shouldn’t ‘expect’ to become victims to one, as actress Mary E. Winstead pointed out on Twitter. 
Sending a photograph of your breasts to one person isn’t consenting to having the whole world see those breasts, just as consenting to sex with one person isn’t the same as giving permission for everyone else to fu*k you. Victim blaming isn’t okay, even if it does give you a private thrill to humiliate the female victims of sexual exploitation.
3. It doesn’t matter that ‘damn, she looks good and should own it!’
Stealing and sharing the private photographs of women doesn’t become less of a crime just because you approve them for fapping activity. I’m sure many of the women on this list are confident of their sexual attractiveness. It doesn’t mean they don’t value their privacy or shouldn’t expect to enjoy the same rights to it as everyone else. It also doesn’t mean they want strangers sweating over their images. That line of thinking comes from the same school which instructs women to either ignore of welcome sexual harassment when it’s seemingly ‘positive’ in its sentiments.
None of these women are likely to give a shit that you think their bodies are ‘tight, damn’. Despite what society reinforces to us about the public ownership of women’s bodies, we are not entitled to co-opt and objectify them just because we think we can defend it as a compliment.
I will not be seeking out these images out and I urge everyone else to avoid doing the same. I hope that all the women who have been victimised here are being appropriately supported by the authorities and their network of friends. And I hope sincerely that more people take a stand against this kind of behaviour.
Because this incident aside, it strikes me as deeply ironic that we will vehemently protest a free Facebook messenger app because we’re outraged at reports that it can access our phone’s numbers, and yet turn around and excuse the serving up of women’s bodies for our own pleasure. Our appreciation is no less disgusting just because it’s accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping.

asieybarbie:

So, there are over 25,000 of ya’ll that follow me on Tumblr right now. Like…um, whoa?! That’s a whole lot of you awesome people. And that means it’s time for another follower giveaway!!!! As a big ol’ giant thank ya, I want to give out some fun goodies!

RULES:

  • Must be following this blog!
  • Like and/or reblog this post to enter. Two entries max please!

that’s all!

TWO Winners are going to win:

  • FREE ART: MAX TWO Free Character Bust AND/OR Chibi! Bust Examples: (x) (x) Chibi Example: (x)
  • FREE ITEMS: MAX OF THREE free items from my store! (x) (possibly some random extras included!)

Giveaway will be going on until next Monday, September 8, 2014 and end at 12 A.M. EST! Three winners will be picked randomly, announced/tagged through a post, and contacted via askbox. Be sure to have it enabled! If there is no response within three days, an alternative winner will be selected!

Also, if you are not comfortable with giving your address for the items, please let me know and someone else will be selected for it!

Thank you again everyone for your continued support! You guys deserve all the hugs T_T ♥

I’d like to counter that diversity in children’s media—and in young adult fantasy—is important because it’s for kids. Children and teens know that books aren’t real, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also internalizing the messages. When diverse peoples and cultures aren’t a part of these fantasy worlds, young readers are being repeatedly told that they can’t have adventures like the characters because they don’t look the part, that they are less important than imaginary creatures. They’re being repeatedly told that their exclusion is the norm.

from More Elves of Color! Why Diversity in YA Fantasy Matters by Lori M. Lee (via bookriot)

Please read the whole post. It’s important.

(via writingwithcolor)

     

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"I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses… I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death."

reidavidson:

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reidavidson:

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cenobitic-anchorite:

rowedowntheriver:

rowedowntheriver:

I put on The Secret of NIMH for my nephew and he’s more into it than expected. A+ Auntie Aden.

Spoke too soon, he’s so bored. F.

Wait till he gets to the bit with the Great Owl and the spider.  Lord knows I was traumatized.

Nope, he’s just totally turned off like right after that. Sad, but it happens I guess.