a little love story about mermaids and tattoos
from Rat Queens, vol 1: Sass and Sorcery
Anonymous said: The cutest girl I've ever met (dressed to a T in a Kitty Pryde costume) was at the Dame To Kill For party line and had your stories on her iPad at SDCC14. I've read Broken 2x now and hope to steal her for a date. If a girl recommend a guy to read awesome smut does that mean she's into him? Please answer as I only have 3 days before I leave for Montreal.
This may be my favorite anonymous comment ever.
I think your question can be boiled down to, can a fanfic rec be a form of flirting? It’s certainly possible. People have used literature to get in people’s pants for a long time. I used Pushkin and Yeats on my own partner, for instance, to some success. At the very least, a rec is an expression of trust — mainly trust that you won’t go, ewww, you read shit like that, you freak? So she at least thinks of you as a fellow fan who might even like some of the same things she does. And yes, it could very well be an invitation to talk to her more.
Here’s what I WOULDN’T recommend: asking her if she’d like to do some of the same stuff in that story. Here’s what I WOULD recommend: asking her what aspects of the story she liked best, and talking about it with her. Maybe over dinner, which you buy, and which is not a power bar while waiting in line. So if your question is, is there a way to discern if someone I like is interested in me too with no inherent risk to myself or my dignity, then the resounding answer to that, for all of humanity, is no. Sorry. Finding out someone really wants to bone you by overhearing them say it on your mansion’s intercom system is the sort of thing that only happens to Bruce Wayne. The rest of us have to take risks and stick our necks out there. Be brave, be bold, and most of all, be respectful.
And good luck.
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
(Source: , via amygaertner)
Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.”
Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets.
Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets.
When she started out, Veronika states,
“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.”
And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”
Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”
You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.
To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/
For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.
For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/
Important in so many ways.
This is amazing and wonderful.
You’re much stronger than you think you are
I’m never gonna pass off the chance to reblog this because hell, sometimes knowing that some one fictional will be there in times like there really does help.
This makes me love Superman even more.
I prefer Michael Straczynski take on a similar scene
Superman: A being capable of moving the heavens and Earth itself, will always take the time to let you just how important you really are
Can I have a dog please?
Ugh I should have done a dog shaming pic when Skout jumped out of the car on the freeway…
Omg the shower curtain dog looks so disappointed.
Dog shamings that are actually funny
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website here.<~~ please click :)
doesn’t cost you a cent, just a click.Please do it
costs you nothing!
God, one of the best things one person can reblog is this!
It’s weird cause I literally just went to this website (I have it saved to my bookmarks) and clicked the thing, then went to tumblr and this was at the top of my dashboard
The other sites on that network are really worthwhile, too.
Never let anyone tell you you’re too old to be a parent.
I am hoping this can be boosted, as we getting getting too close to desperate.
My mother has to very reluctantly rehome her cats in preparation for her moving into senior housing. We have found a home for one of them, but these two are proving weirdly difficult to place.
Their names are Ben and Jerry. They are about five years old, healthy and up to date with their shots. They are long-haired tabbies of indeterminate breed, although Maine Coon or Norwegian Forest Cat seems likely. They are lovey and sweet, love giving head butts, but not lap cats. They love nothing better than a good scritch, a sunny window, and a cardboard scratcher to kill and/or sleep on. They are pretty low key, and low maintenance except for long-haired cat grooming. I would love for them to go to a good home together, as they have never really been apart. They are currently located in north central Massachusetts. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please post this wherever you feel it will be seen. Thank you.
MA peeps! Can anyone help these adorable kittehs? I would take them, but my cat is a beast who hates all other animals. :(
if someone had told me Masters of Sex is just Lizzy Caplan getting laid all the time I’d have started watching WAY earlier.
Holy shit, this is girl!Eduardo, and let no one say different.
this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around
its a hard old life
I wish my cat was this calm when being brushed. She rolls around, purrs, yowls, tries to bite me and/or the brush, and then glares at me when I stop. WTF KITTEH.
wellofcromulence said: Can you give advice on how to unfuck a deflating ball pit?
- Duct tape up any holes. You can use the fun colored or patterned duct tape for added pizzazz.
- Clean everything with a 1:10 bleach:water solution. Ball pits are horribly unsanitary.
- Consider a structure with sturdy sides instead of an inflatable one. It’ll hold up much better.