gabsygabs:

"In a lot of ways Piper was my Trojan Horse. You’re not going to go into a network and sell a show on really fascinating tales of black women, and Latina women, and old women and criminals. But if you take this white girl, this sort of fish out of water, and you follow her in, you can then expand your world and tell all of those other stories. But it’s a hard sell to just go in and try to sell those stories initially. The girl next door, the cool blonde, is a very easy access point, and it’s relatable for a lot of audiences and a lot of networks looking for a certain demographic. It’s useful."

Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black show creator

even the show writers know that piper isnt as interesting

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I’ve gotten to know the city councilmen pretty well because of my campaign. If you hear them talking about “that blonde pain in the ass” - that’s me.
Idril, The Silmarillion (via incorrecttolkienquotes)
We can stay up late, swappin’ manly stories, and in the morning, I’m makin’ waffles.
Tuor to Voronwe, the Silmarillion (via incorrecttolkienquotes)

littlemothership:

cranbarrier:

Welcome to Cardboard Box Office – our homemade creations of some of your favorite movie scenes built from some of our favorite domestic junk.

The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.

The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity. Enjoy!”

A+ parenting.

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givenclarity:

givenclarity:

These puns are getting out of hand.

(actually how I treat my favorite characters because my love is weird and toxic)

#I IMAGINED HIS BROTHERS DOING THIS MORE THAN FINGON  #YKNOW WHO I MEAN  #THE THREE C’S  #AND FINGON’S ALL STOP IT YOU GUYS HE’S HAD A REALLY TOUGH TIME OKAY  #HE ALREADY GOT A LOAD OF PUNS FROM ME  (via unionthesalmon)

oH MY GOD THAT BAIT AND SWITCH THO

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Write some new material Celegorm

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twinkleofafadingstar:

so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.

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salparadisewasright - The Fall of Fingolfin

salparadisewasright:

As requested by ayri-kai.

In which it is told of Dagor Bragollach, and the great defeat of the Noldor; and of the challenge of Fingolfin the High King to Morgoth, and their duel fought before the gates of Angband.

(I recorded a solid five pages of material for this, but then edited out most of the account of the Bragollach, to focus on Fingolfin and Morgoth.)

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salparadisewasright:

As requested by hedonistbyheart.

In which it is told how Maedhros son of Fëanor was prisoned on Thangorodrim by Melkor Morgoth; of the coming of the host of Fingolfin into Middle-earth at the uprising of the Sun; and of the great deed that Fingon son of Fingolfin dared in Morgoth’s despite for the rescue of Maedhros his friend.

From Chapter 13 of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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like-a-drum said: Okay so I'm a catholic and I'm prolife. But about your post about the "antis",I am truly sorry for that. I've prayed outside of a clinic before with my youth group but we do it after hours when no one is there and I've done it on the days when the clinic is open but when we stand outside of the clinics we stand in silence and pray. We don't yell or scream or judge people or attack them. I just wanted to let you know that not all of the "antis" do that.

stfufauxminists:

Look, I appreciate you taking the time to send me this message and what you were trying to say or do by doing so, and I hope you don’t take this the wrong way.

But I don’t really care if not all antis do what I encounter every weekend. Because enough of them do. And enough of them stay silent about it. And even if you are just standing outside the clinic praying - you do not need to be there.

You do not need to be anywhere around the clinic. You do not need to be at the clinic during operating hours ever. You do not need to be standing outside the clinic praying while people seek a medical procedure that has nothing to do with you. God is omnipresent, right? So he’ll probably hear your prayers from not an abortion clinic parking lot. And so your goals will still be met without having to unnerve people trying to access medical care if you don’t pray outside of an abortion clinic. God is great like that, right?

So if that’s the case, you have no business being there unless you hope in some way that your prayers or your presence will unnerve someone so much that they will not go into the clinic or will somehow be dissuaded from their decision - not for any reason that is actually relevant to their situation or that makes any changes to it, but simply because they were fearful, nervous, anxious, or simply wanted to freaking privacy (which all medical procedures and patients are entitled to).

So you know, it may not seem “that bad” to just go to an abortion clinic and pray or whatever, but I don’t care. You still don’t need to be there. It’s still pointless. It still doesn’t do anything to improve maternal health outcomes so that pregnant people who desperately want their pregnancies can carry them to term safely and deliver healthy babies. It still doesn’t do anything to end the poverty which leads pregnant people to seek abortions in the first place. It still doesn’t do anything to create universal childcare for pregnant people who can’t take care of multiple children.

The only thing it does do is continue to violate the privacy of my patients and make them uncomfortable as they walk into an already emotional (for many) and difficult situation. 

So again, I appreciate you apologizing for the more awful members of your movement, I really do, just don’t really care if what you describe doing instead is not “that bad”. None of it should be happening, because people should be able to access clinics without having to walk through crowds of people who can possibly identify them, etc. etc. etc.

theheirsofdurin:

Tauriel looking confused and mildly alarmed when people talk to her

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30 Days of Things You Freaking Love (about the Silmarillion) - Day 11 and Day 12!

11. Three lines you love

The first two come from the Of Maeglin chapter (which, by the way, isn’t it hilarious that even though he has a whole chapter named after him, and there’s plenty of recorded dialogue to be found there, Maeglin himself only has like one spoken line in the whole thing? Nine times out of ten people are shouting at him or at each other and it’s always “and Maeglin answered nothing” like no wonder you couldn’t get the girl Maeglin you’re awkward as fuck) BUT ANYWAY

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ourpresidents:


"Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of February 21-27, 1993, as "American Wine Appreciation Week."  I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

That’s right, it’s American Wine Appreciation Week!  Be sure to start off your weekend with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” y’all.
-from the Clinton Library

ourpresidents:

"Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of February 21-27, 1993, as "American Wine Appreciation Week."  I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

That’s right, it’s American Wine Appreciation Week!  Be sure to start off your weekend with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” y’all.

-from the Clinton Library

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