the stranger's always you

Cris. In my thirties. Queer, black, feminist. This blog is about Teen Wolf, grad school, boy bands, Marvel movies, and other shiny things. And sometimes I go on a rant about race and/or gender. Yes, I'm that kind of blogger.

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doctorscienceknowsfandom:

seananmcguire:

animatedamerican:

seananmcguire:

animatedamerican:

villainny:

Zoe and Wash, while deeply forever ridiculously in love, are not drift compatible.

Zoe and Mal are drift compatible.

Kaylee and Wash are drift compatible, and they have the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever been seen in the ‘verse - the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever to run away from a kaiju.

SECONDED

(also, the sudden thought of River Tam in a jaeger is rutting terrifying)

She hung from the ceiling, a perfect, motionless sculpture of a girl in the process of becoming a fruitbat.  Simon glanced up at her periodically, both checking that she was still present, and reassuring himself that the grind of the machines overhead would keep her from hearing what he had to say.  It wasn’t that he was keeping secrets from her; River knew everything about her condition, sometimes more than he did.  It was that she didn’t like being talked about, and he respected that.

"They weren’t trying to unlock psychic powers or anything like that, no matter what the rumors say," he said, his voice shaking slightly.  Kaylee shifted her weight from foot to foot, disturbed by that tremor in his words.  Simon Tam was the best K-scientist she’d ever worked with.  For him to sound scared…

"Those people, those monsters…" Simon paused to take a deep breath, relaxing a little at the taste of oil on his tongue.  Enough time spent with Kaylee had turned grime into perfume.  "They were trying to set up a neural bridge inside a single mind.  They wanted to do away with the need for drift compatibility, and privatize the Pilots.  Imagine being able to market Jaegers for domestic and commercial use, because you only needed one Pilot, and that Pilot was so doped and dependent that they could never leave you."

"That’s horrific," whispered Kaylee.  "They…they messed up her brain tryin’ to do something as can’t be done?"

"Oh, it can be done," said Simon grimly.  "They succeeded.

"My sister is in constant Drift with herself."

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YOU GET ME THE BEST PRESENTS <333

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

I hate that moment between “I will write fic to amuse a person” and that person responding because WHAT IF I WROTE IT WRONG.

I ENDORSE THIS HEADCANON IN CAPSLOCK. AND ALSO ANY NOVEL-LENGTH FIC THAT MIGHT RESULT.

violet in 404 “the benefactor”

(via latxcvi)

barbeauxbot:

shadowen:

Ok, friends, have a seat. I wanna school you on a thing.
Do you recognize this kickass lady, here? It’s ok if you don’t. That’s why we’re having this talk. This adorbs vision is none other than the freaking fabulous Maurissa Tancharoen, writer, producer, and fucking showrunner for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Y’all like Agents of SHIELD, right? Like all that snappy dialogue? Those great characters? Mo Tancharoen is who you should be thanking. Yeah, I know we’ve got the Whedon name slapped all over everything, and yeah that ups the numbers. But, y’all, Joss fucked off to go work on Avengers 2. This bonafide badass is who he left flying the quinjet.
Oh, did you see Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along Blog? Yeah, a lot of that was her, too. And Much Ado About Nothing? That eerie, gorgeous soundtrack? Also her. Were you one of those folks, like me, who thought Dollhouse was genius and really could have been something amazing? Guess who ran the show on that one. 
That’s right. 
Oh yeah, and she worked on the Avengers script, too. Also those Spartacus series on STARZ that apparently a lot of people liked. 
Basically, Mo Tancharoen is a goddess of geek media, and, y’know, Asian-American with Thai roots. So she is an extra hardcore WoC getting shit done.
So when you talk about AoS - the good and the bad, the writing, the story arcs, and all the other shit we flail about - there is no fucking reason to bring Joss into it unless you’re talking about how this glorious queen’s contributions are erased and overshadowed by this white dude.
Maurissa Tancharoen, friends. Now you know.

The more I learn about Whedon the more I’m sure that everything of his that I’ve actually liked was really made by a woman and he took all the credit for it.

barbeauxbot:

shadowen:

Ok, friends, have a seat. I wanna school you on a thing.

Do you recognize this kickass lady, here? It’s ok if you don’t. That’s why we’re having this talk. This adorbs vision is none other than the freaking fabulous Maurissa Tancharoen, writer, producer, and fucking showrunner for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Y’all like Agents of SHIELD, right? Like all that snappy dialogue? Those great characters? Mo Tancharoen is who you should be thanking. Yeah, I know we’ve got the Whedon name slapped all over everything, and yeah that ups the numbers. But, y’all, Joss fucked off to go work on Avengers 2. This bonafide badass is who he left flying the quinjet.

Oh, did you see Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along Blog? Yeah, a lot of that was her, too. And Much Ado About Nothing? That eerie, gorgeous soundtrack? Also her. Were you one of those folks, like me, who thought Dollhouse was genius and really could have been something amazing? Guess who ran the show on that one. 

That’s right. 

Oh yeah, and she worked on the Avengers script, too. Also those Spartacus series on STARZ that apparently a lot of people liked. 

Basically, Mo Tancharoen is a goddess of geek media, and, y’know, Asian-American with Thai roots. So she is an extra hardcore WoC getting shit done.

So when you talk about AoS - the good and the bad, the writing, the story arcs, and all the other shit we flail about - there is no fucking reason to bring Joss into it unless you’re talking about how this glorious queen’s contributions are erased and overshadowed by this white dude.

Maurissa Tancharoen, friends. Now you know.

The more I learn about Whedon the more I’m sure that everything of his that I’ve actually liked was really made by a woman and he took all the credit for it.

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sherlocksguardiancastiel:

heathyr:

sparkstilinski:

"I still don’t get how this guy has no mouth. I mean, how-how can he eat?"

the delivery of this line was perfect

I’m sorry, but the face he makes in the first gif before he starts talking is great. You can see the expression of “That’s what you’re focused on—Oh god, it’s hereditary" go across his face in all of three seconds before he snarks back.

(via shipsanddip)

couple-of-dumbasses:

coldsoymilk:

the last one tho

you sir are fucking amazing

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stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: “Tyrone (Live)” - Erykah Badu c. 1997

"See, every time you come around… you gotta bring Jim, James, Paul and Tyrone…"

Respect a diva when you see one. The sisters in the audience were seriously feelin’ this performance.

(via chanelleberlin)

gameandwatch:

this video literally changed my life

(via alittlewerewolfoven)

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

dailydot:

Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot

Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?

Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

The whitewashing is emphasized and underlined by the fact that this clearly *isn’t* an all-white Egypt. There are dark-skinned Egyptians, see! They have important jobs! … blowing trumpets (musical amirite?) and as literal spear-carriers.

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

sarahsaurus81:

If you could use one word to describre the following characters, what would it be?

shots fired

Schooled!

unreconstructedfangirl:

ILY, Agent Scully.

(via mostlygoesastray)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I don't have any grudge against you for what you ship or anything but it is a little creepy that you're a 30 something year old who has been married and is probably double the age of most people you're interacting with here. That'd be like a 20 year old going onto Club Penguin or some shit and giving out to the kids on there and telling them what to do. Um.
after-the-fair after-the-fair Said:

mostlygoesastray:

katiegeeks:

mamaliza:

hils79:

ratherbethedragon:

bassfanimation:

mallowfairy:

introspectivenavelgazer:

petratodd:

Ohhhh I see, you’re one of the people who think Tumblr is a special teenagers’ club, as opposed to a blogging platform frequented by people of all ages.

Most of the people I’m friendliest with here are in their twenties or thirties. Some in their forties and beyond. Fandom isn’t just for teens, though it is absolutely for them too. I do have some friends that are teenagers. One of the things that’s great about coming here is despite things like age and the fact we live in different countries, we still enjoy things together.

WHAT’S THAT YOU KIDS? GET OFF MY LAWN!

As if you stop your interests after you grow up. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna sharpen my swords.

There’s an age limit? SHIT! No one told me.

Dont you guys know?  Teens here think that as soon as you hit 20 yrs old you turn into a soulless pumpkin incapable of feelings or imagination!  

Fangirling before you were a twinkle in your parent’s eyes…LOL

I honestly don’t know how to process this.

People really think fandom is just for teenagers? 

Hilariously, when I got into fandom, 19 and bright-eyed, fandom was still seen as something for housewives, so I was always the youngest and so unsure of what i had to offer the community. The only time I’ve ever been the right age for a fandom is 2005. The plummeting age fangirls met up with my actual age for about 8 months in ‘05.

One of my long-term fandom friends is basically my parents’ age and has kids my age. Which is fine with me, because I was socialized to be friends with my parents friends my whole life anyway. But for real, basically EVERYBODY was older than me when I got into Buffy fandom as a wee little college freshman. The few of us on the Bronze who were teenagers were the babies and we KNEW IT. 

I’ve been in fandom for almost 20 years… why on earth would I ever give up a hobby I love just because people younger than me love it too?

Back in lotrips I did actually know a girl about my age who announced one day that since she’d just gotten engaged, she was done with fandom- she deleted her LJ and everything. Idk, I found it a little creepy and sad, myself.

halftheskymovement:

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. 

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

(via thebicker)

voyeurhour:

erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!

(via latxcvi)