Dressed Up LIke dreams

let's dress up like dreams and pretend we're free....
"Varice met Daine’s eyes. “You must think I’m useless and silly. Maybe I am. I just like things pretty. Is that so bad, to want people to enjoy themselves? … And I like using my Gift for coing and baking. Great power hasn’t brought the mages I know happiness or peace of mind.”"

- Varice, from Tamora Pierce’s “Emperor Mage”

This is important. Daine didn’t like Varice before - but for what? Jealousy over Numair, of course, but also a disdain for her “silly” use of magic. But what’s thr harm in pretty things, cooking, and other traditionally feminine things? It’s something Daine had to re-learn, and it’s something most of us forget, too.

(via srrahmanning)

Yes. This speaks to the fact that misogyny exists in Tortall and its surrounding lands. Even Daine, who was raised believing women are just as capable as men, has to unlearn harmful attitudes she has towards women. This is a prime example of the unlearning of poisonous attitudes and behaviors and Daine handles it beautifully. She reflects for a moment, realizes (with the help of Zek) that she was in the wrong, and says “You needn’t explain yourself to me.” 

Me during my office hours earlier today for UMD Feminists! I’m excited to post in the blog I created for our club while I was there :)

Me during my office hours earlier today for UMD Feminists! I’m excited to post in the blog I created for our club while I was there :)

woah. roundtrip tickets to fl for $205.

Track Title: For Good

Artist: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

Album: Wicked (Workshop)

fiyerothatwinkyprince:

as requested by 

my-patronus-is-obamas-face:

iluvatardis:

polyamorousmisanthrope:

valkyriestrikeofthelashatterdome:

gotterdammerungs:

                             (x)

And then in the future, everything changes. He’s been through it all, of course-watched humanity rediscover the heavens above them, watched them begin to wonder what’s out there. He cheered with the rest of the world when they landed on the moon, cheered as if he’d found Isla de la Muerta all over again, because there was something new. New treasure, a new horizon. But then they stop going, stop exploring, and he goes back to riding tankers across the rising seas. So he’s surprised when one day he wakes up from a night with his bottle of rum (his truest companion), and hears that there’s colonies on Mars now, and they need ships to supply them. He spends the next decade crafting new identities, learning all he can to qualify for the job, and after several tries (and even more faked deaths-this immortality thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the age of the inerasable digital self) he gets it. The ships go nearly constantly now, the needs of the terraforming project creating an unbroken line of vessels from Mars to Earth and back again. “Show me that horizon,” he whispers to himself, his personal prayer of thanksgiving, each time they leave orbit, because the worlds, the stars are in motion and it’s never the same, with nearly three years for a round trip the ports are always different, even if they keep the old names. And finally one trip something goes wrong with the reactor, they’re too low on power and have to deploy the backups, and Jack (Lucky Jack, they call him, for he survives too many things he shouldn’t but science has yet to accept that maybe some things weren’t old wives’ tales after all) goes out for the spacewalk to bring up the solar panels. And as they rise, geometric patterns black against the sun’s glare, he’s struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu, because it’s all here-wind and sails, a ship beneath his feet and stars above his head, horizon in all directions. He wonders, for a moment, if the reason he’s still here is because the universe wanted a witness, to mourn the end of one age of exploration, and rejoice in the birth of the next.

Thank you for writing this. It made me cry, but oh I am so relieved to see the yearning for the stars.

That shouldn’t have given me as many feels as it did… 

'The world is still the same, just less in it'

so while my friends and i unfortunately didn’t make it to the club tonight, we still had a good time in my room so tonight wasn’t so bad after all

so while my friends and i unfortunately didn’t make it to the club tonight, we still had a good time in my room so tonight wasn’t so bad after all

photo set featuring my beautiful new poster and my cute leggings i debuted today! i got many compliments on my outfit, including from my lovely new roommate :)

today i saw Bill Nye speak at my school! among many other cool things, he said that he’s working with a major broadcasting network right now to produce a new TV show!

layonmacduff:

pixienightmaregoddess:

boldlyradicalising:

so my cousin made a fb status about having a horror movie marathon (he’s a dweeby little 14 year old just to put things into perspective) and he said friends are welcome to come over but not girls 

because

girls are afraid of seeing blood 

really son

really

think about that for a minute 

Boys think we’re so squeamish but they would faint if they ever had to change a tampon.

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Aug. 27 1:35 pm

justice4mikebrown: