Pride and Pen

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, and without all of the ridiculous, horrible, and awesome things that have happened to me I would not be the person I am today, and without what happens today I will not be the person I'm supposed to be tomorrow.
I'm sure that the world has great things in store for me, I just have to find them.

If one can call a place outside of both fiction and reality home, that's what I would call this. This is my home.

This blog is purely for me, it's my place to be as geeky as I want, be as hipster as I want, to just be me. This being said, I'm also generally a pretty nice person, and i'd love to chat with you.

"One way to get the most out of life is
to look upon it as an adventure."
- William Feather

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Ooooohhhh questions, I love questions! :)

Submitions I guess?
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I may not be a perfect person but at least I have never yelled at an employee in a store

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Review for 8x01! (Spoilers)



There and Back Again.

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Tagged: accurate heartland review is accuratepretty much everything I was thinkingheartland


in re-watching the first two episodes of ‘abc’s forever’, i realized that i really appreciate an intelligent protagonist that isn’t an egotistical asshole. (i know there’s more to it but for all the reasons i love moffat’s sherlock, the disconnect from humanity as a side-effect of his genius/ineptitude for social interaction for the benefit of laughs really gets old after a while) forever’s henry morgan has a well-balanced personality and although his assessments can come off a little sharp, they aren’t for the benefit of superiority. it’s probably unfair to compare forever with any of the recent sherlock endeavors, but even when house dominated the screens, there was this common thread that being smart meant being a jerk. and it’s refreshing to have a character on screen who’s abilities are awe-inspiring but who remains genuinely likeable. he’s just observant, which you would have to be after 200 years of observation.

plus, if we can talk about jo for a minute. detective jo martinez is a smart, emotionally wounded, capable new york cop that doesn’t back down from the threatening or the heartbreaking. i was ready for her to be an a-typical hardnose battleax but she proved me wrong; the woman has soft edges. and it’s ALSO refreshing!

oh and the theme of immortality. i cannot praise enough the simple beautiful way the writers treat immortality on this show. sure the pain and loss, but the way years of life define you, can turn you distrustful or wary or slightly genuis, but can give you the opportunity for life like you’ve never experienced before: the dynamic as evidenced between henry and abe over the years from father and son to friends/confidantes is just something that makes my heart smile and hurt all at the same time.

and i think that the Fan or Adam as he erroneously refers to himself is going to be an interesting mix. i am anticipating some great amount of good/evil thing going on here… like gandalf says: it’s what you do with the time that is given to you. although i imagine playing mind games is the greatest entertainment one can think of after 2,000 years.

*shrugs* anyway. this show is compelling and i hope more people give it a chance, because i want henry to be around forever (haha) and ioan gruffold is such a nice addition to my bland tv offerings with his perfect hair and that grin and the british accent and scarves :D

um… so, in conclusion, watch abc’s forever, ok guys? it’s amazing and i love it and i don’t want it to be cancelled because then i will cry.


So apparently feminism is a hate movement. I’m sorry I don’t remember any feminists going on any shooting sprees because they were rejected by men or sending death and rape threats to blogger who pointed out sexism in video games.

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destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman

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Every reader has her own set of commandments to follow. What are yours? #book #love


Every reader has her own set of commandments to follow. What are yours? #book #love

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It’s okay to live a life others don’t understand.
— Jenna Woginrich (via hopefisch)

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is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

Tagged: signal boost

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okay okay but hear me out: wizarding tattoos

tattoos of cats that wind around your ankles, birds that fly across your back when you move, a wand that moves when you move your own wand, a map on the back of your hand that shows your current location

the possibilities are endless

"cool you have a cat tattoo can i see it?"

"uh i think it’s sleeping on my ass right now. maybe later."

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How to suppress women’s writing in the age of social media




Inspired of course by  by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.
She never tweets and tumblrs so she must she think she is too good for her fans.
Her books don’t sell so she must be a failure.
Her books do sell so she must write for the money.
She writes too much of one series. A good writer would write books set in lots of different universes. 
She should write more of the same series because that is what I like. Hope she doesn’t think I will buy her new stuff.
She talks about and answers questions about her books, why won’t she leave her fandom alone? Why is she trying to impose her views on them?
She doesn’t answer questions from her fans or listen to what they say. She must not care about them.
She sells her work for money so she must just want money.
She posted her work for free so it doesn’t really belong to her.
I like her main female character so she must be a Mary Sue that the author based on herself.
I hate her main female character so she needs to learn how to write women.
I wrote her a nasty message and she didn’t answer so she is a coward.
I wrote her a nasty message and she did answer so she is a bully.
She contradicted me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she wouldn’t be so defensive.
She didn’t contradict me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she would have defended herself.
She wrote it but she tried too hard to be literary so I couldn’t get into it.
She wrote it and I really enjoyed it but because of the subject matter I know it’s trash, really.

This is so, so, so true. Unconscious bias bubbles up over and over, poisoning discourse. It’s enraging and it’s also really boring after a while. 

This is what it’s like to be an author now.

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