So I just had an anxiety attack triggered by the fact that I forgot someone’s extension number? To be fair though, I did also just find out that I possibly have a job, and also that I need 5 fillings. Today has been something, all right
i’m waiting for someone to write epic meta on why the reason bucky is so popular with female fans is bc his storyline being about being stripped of agency and personal autonomy resonates particularly with female experiences
Pen Pal Pack Network
- So I love sending and receiving mail and I thought maybe other people would too! So I decided to create a group for people to make pen pal friendsRules:
- You don’t have to but it would be nice if you followed me
- Reblog this, you can like but it doesn’t really count
- Fill out this form
- Track the tag #PenPalPack
- Make a post introducing yourself and tag itLooking For
- Nice Teen Wolf/MultiFandom bloggers
- People who love sending and receiving mail!
- A couple people to help run this network with me, message me if interestedWhat you get out of it
- New friends!
- Mail that isn’t isn’t junk or bills! Something to look forward to!
- A care package from me when accepted
fandom: *screaming externally*
UMMMMM IS HE WHISPERING SOMETHING IN THAT BOTTOM GIF??????????
IS HE WHISPERING HER NAME?!?!
#i like that they’re both leaning in #also hope is totally right and they’re in the hospital #look at her body pressing into his #and her hand on his arm #and his hands on her face #and his eyes are shut and hers are shut #and she’s wearing her glasses #for some reason that’s really important to me
AND YOUR TAGS ARE DOING IT AGAIN, hon!!!
(Also, yes, whispering her name…PLEASE! Also, the glasses…YES!)
World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.
Reblogging this for three reasons:
1) It’s awesome and worth knowing
2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)
3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.
HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?
WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT!
Not surprising, but this is cool information!
#see this is where the ‘liam is the new jackson’ argument falls apart #i was worried that was what we were gonna get when the characters were announced #but liam is really nothing like jackson tbh #because jackson never felt bad about any of the shit he did #never tried to fix the damage he caused or bothered with guilt about the abuse he put people through #but liam actually cares about being better #about learning from his mistakes #working to control himself despite the diagnosed anger disorder AND the fact that he’s just been turned into a werewolf #that brett was a piece of shit isn’t liam’s fault #liam showed more depth of character in this moment than jackson did the whole time he was on the show basically (via)
#JESUS CLEANSE ME OF THIS MORTAL SIN#FUCKING HELLLLL#captain america#who WALKS like that??#like you are a quasi robot assassin you don’t need swagger#GET IT TOGETHER#can you imagine this likin walkin toward you#with those romanian sadboy bedroom eyes#FETCH THE SMELLING SALTS#i’ll even take the ratty ass hair i don’t care#he’s going for an aesthetic and i appreciate that#though like honestly if i don’t get a manbun situation from future movies….#…. marvel we need to talk (via apriki)
Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.
I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard
opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples
everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant
But all you ever see are men’s
My problem with fans who say that Sara, “the Canary,” needs to die to further progress Laurel’s arc as the “true Black Canary” has less to do with my disbelief that either one of them should be considered the “real” Black Canary and more to do with the fact that they think it is completely acceptable to kill off a canonically queer superhero to progress a straight girl’s story (and potentially her heterosexual relationship).
Canonically bisexual characters are hard to come by in any sort of media, but it’s rarer in media related to the comics. I know a lot of people don’t actually read the comics, but the Black Canary is one of those characters that, despite her long-time relationship with the Green Arrow, has often been read as queer, even by Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone. However, other than a line that was never printed, the comics have never actually gone out of their way to show her bisexuality.
And then comes Sara Lance, the Canary.
Say what you will about the way Arrow is going about Sara/Laurel/BC arc, but they took a character whose “straightness” has long been questioned and actually made her queer. And on top of that, they actually handled it well and made her a character who wasn’t defined or limited by her sexuality.
Sara Lance is a canonically queer character on the CW, a channel whose target audience is teenagers to twenty-something year olds. I love Arrow, but it isn’t some award-winning-critically-acclaimed show that will go down for its greatness. It’s a show for everyday people, and every day young people. And more of these people are cheering for her to be in her interracial, same-sex relationship than with the white male hero. Sara is a key example in proving that you can have diversity in your programs. That people will do more than accept it - they’ll embrace it.
And killing her off so that Laurel can be the “real” Black Canary sends the message that her existence was only there to develop Laurel. That queer characters can’t exist in their own right - they have to exist to fit into a larger heteronormative narrative. And there is nothing okay about that.
Furthermore, saying that Sara is only “the Canary” so Laurel can become “the Black canary” implies that Sara was never really this great hero to begin with. It takes away the victory that comes from finally giving fans tangible proof that she is bisexual and that’s okay. And I’m not just talking about proof that this one specific character is bisexual. I mean it gives us proof that it doesn’t have to limit her story or her relationship with the Green Arrow or her ability to do good and be a hero because being queer is not something that limits you.
We can spend all day arguing the “should haves” and “would haves” of the Sara/Laurel/BC arc, but, at the end of the day, it is what it is. What we have now is what there is and no amount of “this is what it should be” is going to change that. What we have is Sara Lance, the first canonically queer superhero in television and family.
And, if you ask me, that’s far more important than being “true” to the source material, because maybe it’s about time the source material take a hint.
Thor making a series of vines where he hands the other Avengers mjolnir casually like ‘hold this’ when they’re not paying attention and obviously they fall over and it’s hilarious
and he tries to do it to Steve and he’s like ‘hold this, Steve’ and without looking up from his paper Steve’s like ‘sure’ and takes it off if him, he just calmly holds it and continues to read
The rest of the vine is just Thor’s stunned and impressed expression