refresh my broken mind

i have filled this void with things unreal

Posts tagged because

20,581 notes

(Source: gollumjuice, via leepacey)

Filed under so in the first book crichton kills him off but of course he was CRAZY POPULAR so when he wrote the lost world (which he wrote because they wanted to make a second film) he brought ian back to be the main character i'd like to think that if they'd followed the book faithfully everyone would've wanted a movie about sarah after the lost world came out because she's the fucking best in that book like not to hate on ian i love him but she is QUEEN of that book DAMN

16,098 notes

What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.

But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.

Laurie Penny [x] (via wearethemakersofmanners)

What Doctor Who and Sherlock offer us right now is a chance to see what modern fan fiction would look like if it was written by well-paid, well-respected middle-aged men with a big fat budget. That sort of fanfiction is usually referred to simply as fiction. Moffatt recently declared that Sherlock Holmes stories are fundamentally about “celebrating a clever man. Are they? I thought they were about the triumph of reason over superstition, the power of friendship, and derring-do. I have no more right to an opinion on this than Moffatt does - but no less, and nor does anyone else who loves the Sherlock stories, including whoever came up with the Watson Burger.

And that’s where the problem is. Moffat and Gatiss may write with one eye on their fanbase, but their ideal fanbase still looks a lot like them, which is what people of their demographic usually mean when they talk about writing for a “mainstream audience”. They write the sort of stories that would interest smart teenage boys who grew up in the 1970s and 1960s; stories about “clever men” in which women are dispensable love objects, figures of derision, or both. The pining, put-upon character of Molly Hooper inSherlock, one of the few characters with no easy equivalent in the original stories, is painful to watch as she mopes around after Holmes like a lovesick puppy. A lot of fanfic sets out to put that right, ensuring that Molly gets the boy, her own adventure, revenge, or all three.”

The dream-scenario in which Sherlock and Moriarty are actually lovers playing a trick on Watson and end up in a crafty rooftop clinch was so much fun that the people sitting either side of me as it aired had to hold me down lest I levitate off the sofa. The scene then cuts to a grumpy teenage member of a conspiracy club - a lovely cameo by Sharon Rooney - explaining that theSherlock elopes with his nemesis story is hardly less fanciful than anything anyone else has come up with. She’s dead right. Later in the series two men are stabbed with skewers but we’re supposed to believe they can’t feel it because their uniforms are too tight, and a train full of explosives at an abandoned underground station right under parliament somehow remains undetected until zero hour. All of these things are significantly less plausible than gay sex. I’m just saying.”

(via moffatno)

Filed under twotwoonebee time and relative dimensions sherlock spoilers i guess? also gonna file this under spook's myriad issues with steven moffat because yeah

22,073 notes

Female-assigned intersex kids’ vaginal canal size is also assessed by doctors, to ensure that it’s long enough to fit a penis inside of it. Doctors might surgically construct or re-construct vaginas, which can result in a host of health problems and necessitate multiple, multiple surgeries. This is especially the case since most intersex kids have these surgeries very young, and when their bodies grow into their adult forms, more surgeries are necessary to keep their vagina size in proportion. Non-surgical methods are also used to increase or maintain vaginal length by regularly using medical dildos to stretch the vagina over months and years. (It’s kind of like braces for your vagina, but much, much worse.) Just like there are no standards for how long a clitoris “can” be before it’s classified as a penis, there aren’t absolute standards as to how long a vagina is for it to be of “normal” length.

I had a dilation procedure performed for almost every exam I had with intersex doctors from the time I was 8 until I was 16, so that they could check how long my vagina was as I grew. I absolutely hated these procedures. I mean, imagine a man as old as your father or your grandfather, who you don’t know, inserting a medical dildo into you each time you saw him, knowing that you can’t question the doctor’s orders and just accept that you have to undergo these uncomfortable procedures for your health. Imagine a decade or so later, realizing that these procedures did nothing to track your health, and had everything to do with grown men feeling good about the fact that you could fuck some dude someday like a “normal girl”. That all those traumatizing procedures weren’t actually medically relevant at all, and it actually was within my right to refuse those examinations.

I didn’t know any of that at the time.

I also had no idea that I wouldn’t want to ultimately have the kind of sex they assumed I’d be having, adding yet another layer of this-was-totally-unnecessary/messed-up to my history.

Other kids shouldn’t have to go through this. Other adults shouldn’t have revelations some day far into the future that what was happening to them WASN’T okay, and their traumatic feelings ARE valid, and the whole system of how intersex people are conceptualized and “treated” IS entirely fucked.

And it’s gotta change. We’ve gotta change it.

—-Claudia at Autostraddle

I just read this article and was reminded once again how invisible the intersex community often is… we need to signal boost this shit to let people know that this kind of “medical treatment” is NOT okay.

(via bossybussy)

so fucking disgusting there aren’t even words for it.

(via bad-mojo)

when something qualifies as rape or sexual assault in any other context it should not become magically acceptable when doctors do it.  i don’t know why that’s such a difficult concept for people to understand.

(via rapeculturerealities)

(via cimness)

Filed under asdkjalskfjadkljgd god fuck okay tw: assault i guess because basically truth and beauty bombs god fucking i just i gotta go sit somewhere quiet for a minute sometimes shit is just so fucking horrifying why

134,109 notes

doyouwannabuildasnowman:

THE MIDDLE ONE OMG

(Source: broadcas-tme, via isaisanisa)

Filed under hey there hi there ho there hey have i ever mentioned that mulan and shang individually are my favourite disney leads and together they are like the most perfect relationship disney has ever portrayed because yeah all of those things also i mean i'm just saying she never got all WHY DIDN'T HE KISS ME because that is never the point of that movie i'm glad the creators understood that even if some fans apparently do not

8,965 notes

(Source: bloodtraitor, via izurenai)

Filed under gotta get back to hogwarts so can i just say just like mention in passing that i'm just SO UNREASONABLY DELIGHTED every time i think about this because i bet they enchanted it SPECIFICALLY to respond to snape exactly with this kind of shit i bet there's way more i bet if he'd kept trying they'd've kept snarking like I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T FIND THAT SO FUNNY?? but wow i really really do oh MARAUDERS you're so juvenile and douchebaggy and i love you so much what a bunch of assholes

2,661 notes

The Ponds won’t die.

All you need to do is watch Day of the Moon.

  • Remember little Melody’s room at the orphanage in 1969 
  • i.e. photo of Amy holding a baby Melody.
  • Little Melody regenerated in New York.
  • The Ponds’ last episode is set in New York, The Angels Take Manhattan.
  • Rory uses past tense in The God Complex.
  • In conclusion, the Ponds are moving to 1960s New York.
  • The Ponds get to raise Melody.
  • Happily ever after.
  • Okay, can we move on?

(Source: doctormaster, via bakerstreetassassins)

Filed under time and relative dimensions WOW I AM TAGGING THIS AS SPOILERS BECAUSE THAT'S JUST SOMEONE IS A GENIUS SO DW SPOILERS i don't even care about the stupid ponds that much like whatever but this is really good and cute and i hope to god it's true because it will restore some small bit of my faith in moffat's writing abilities LOOK HE MIGHT'VE ACTUALLY THOUGHT A THING THROUGH LIKE ALL THE WAY GOSH WOW

5,110 notes

homolupuserectus:

teen wolf meme || ten funny moments [4/10]

#why are you touching me #ARE YOU TOUCHING ME? #HE IS TOUCHING ME#OMG #WHAT TO DO #WHY IS HE TOUCHING ME #I AM THE ALPHA #KID HAVE RESPECT

(via stereksextape)

Filed under team woofs GOD BLESS THOSE ACCURATE TAGS bless them for not instead going in a 'omg liek he's touching me!!!' direction because that is really not what's happening there what's happening is ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS DID YOU JUST GRAB MY ARM I WILL TEAR IT OFF AND BEAT YOU WITH IT OKAY DO YOU REALIZE THAT DO YOU EVEN RECOGNIZE THAT I COULD ACTUALLY DO THAT YOU HAVE NO SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCTS GET YOUR FUCKING HAND OFF OF ME i love what their relationship is right now but fluffy and heart-filled it is not