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Hey, some of my followers are mutual friends with my sister.  Please don’t buy her that Spike shirt from TeeFury today because I already got it for her.  Also, don’t tell her.  :)

nobodyreallywantsus:

undaunted, a mix for the women in shakespeare’s plays  - download

01. mumford and sons - lover of the light (celia/rosalind) | 02. florence and the machine - all this and heaven too (beatrice) | 03. iron & wine - free until they cut me down (ophelia) | 04. city and colour - o’sister (cordelia/goneril/regan) | 05. anna calvi - i’ll  be your man (viola/olivia) | 06. cocorosie - werewolf (lavinia) | 07. florence and the machine - bird song (lady macbeth) | 08. beirut - cliquot (juliet) | 09. emily jane white - wild tigers i have known (lady percy, queen to king richard ii) | 10. the wooden sky - the wooden sky (desdemona) | 11. arcade fire - the well and the lighthouse (lady macbeth) | 12. saez - putains, vous m’aurez plus (from all the men whose hearts were eaten) | 13. natalie merchant - my skin

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gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

This is something I’ve wanted to articulate for years, but couldn’t think of a way to say it that wouldn’t sound gender-essentialist. But this thing gets it right, I think. It’s not “fangirls” vs “fanboys”, it’s minority/outsider groups vs. the insider groups.

Ooh, so I’m really sorry, guys, but I’m entering the season of SAD.  I’ve struggled with periodic depression since childhood, but since moving to St. Louis 10 years ago, I’ve had severe seasonal depression.  I’m taking meds for it, but it seems nothing is enough.  Because of certain Facebook friends, I tend to post more of my feelings here.  If that will bother you, I don’t mind if you unfollow.

Thank you for your understanding.

The worst thing about being an extrovert with depression is that you sometimes can’t even get the energy up to be the fun one and the conversation-starter.  And you get your energy off the social interaction you can’t seem to manage, which just sets you into a cycle of worsening depression.

jamesbuchananofthehousebarnes asked:

I AM ENTIRELY SURE THAT THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BLOG BY NOW DOO WEE OOO~ IS NOT SOMETHING OFFICIALLY BLOGS PUT AS THEIR ASK TITLE. EVERYTHING IS WRONG ABOUT THIS. WHY IS YOUR HEADER BBC AMERICA. I'M SO CONFUSED. YOU HAVE AWESOME TAGS. AND YOU LIKE TALK TO EVERYONE LIKE NOT-OFFICIAL-TV-SHOW-BLOGS.

doctorwho:

Doo wee ooo! (This is part 2 of 2 for anyone just joining us.)
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We spend lots of our time at the BBC Worldwide offices. They have cupboards full of tea, good wifi and lots of comfy places to sit. image

We especially like to sit near the BBC America TARDIS. Factoid: it’s the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith's original TARDIS. ( ゚o゚)imageHere we are hanging out with our friend, Herb Scannell, President, BBC Worldwide America. nbd.

WAIT.  The BBC Worldwide America president is the old president of Nickelodeon!

The reason I know this is that I was an avid Nickelodeon Magazine reader from 1995-2000.

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