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Doctor Who Series 4: The End of Time
Expect to find: BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Avengers, and Teen Wolf. Occasionally also Merlin, Supernatural, AtLA, Harry Potter, and whatever else catches my fancy. This blog is NSFW and full of spoilers, but those posts will be tagged accordingly.
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Robert Abbott with his newsboys.
In May 1905 he started publishing the Chicago Defender. The paper attacked racial injustice, particularly lynching in the south. The Defender did not use the words “Negro” or “black” in its pages. Instead, African Americans were referred to as “the Race” and black men and women as “Race men and Race women.” Many places in the south effectively banned the paper, especially when, during World War I, Abbott actively tried to convince southern blacks to migrate to the north. Abbott managed to get railroad porters to carry his papers south and he ran articles, editorials, cartoons -even train schedules and job listings to convince the Defender’s southern readers to come north. The “Great Northern Migration,” as it was called in the Defender, resulted in more than one million blacks migrating north, about 100,000 of them coming to Chicago. The Defender was passed from person to person, and read aloud in barbershops and churches. It is estimated that at its height each paper sold was read by four to five African Americans, putting its readership at over 500,000 people each week.
In the burgeoning economic times of the 1920s, with hundreds of new products and the growth of advertising, the Defender became an economic success and Abbott became one of the first African American millionaires.
Merlin AU - Penn Hall, School For Girls
Deep in the lush countryside is Penn Hall. Owned by the Pendragon family for generations, it was emptied during the war and fell into decrepitude until Igraine Pendragon took it upon herself to restore it and turn it into a school for girls of all ages and walks of life.
Elena has been going to Penn Hall since she was a little girl. She likes it well enough. It has been more of a home to her than her father’s house. She knows all its secrets, all its nooks and crannies, the sound the wind makes against the stone walls, the smell of the tapestries in winter—everything. People come and go every year—teachers, staff, students—but Elena stays. Nothing surprises her here. Her grades are decent, she doesn’t play sports more than she has to, preferring to burrow herself in her books and colours. It’s simple and predictable and safe.
Then Mithian, new English teacher and all-around perfect human being, comes into Elena’s life and everything—absolutely everything—changes. Mithian’s smart and beautiful and loves the pre-Raphaelites. She recites Christina Rossetti and smiles when Elena mouths along with her. She looks at Elena’s drawings like she sees something in them Elena hoped was hidden. They laugh over silly cartoons in the papers, and Mithian never tells on Elena when she finds her in the kitchen late at night, unable to sleep. Elena shows her where it’s safe to sneak out for a smoke, and Mithian doesn’t let go of her hand when they get caught in a storm. There’s a secret in Mithian’s eyes, an ache that shadows her smile sometimes, and Elena wants to figure it out.
It’s soft and lovely. It’s forbidden and absolutely, completely overwhelming. Elena’s not sure she can bring herself to care, though, not when Mithian is with her, not when she makes life at Penn Hall—Elena’s life—so unpredictable and wonderful.
Try to take my virginity.
I dare you.
if i know what line a character is going to say in a movie then i will say it with them and no one can stop me
i will say it 30 seconds before them
I will hit you both in the head with my shoe.
what do people do if they’re not obsessed with anything
i’m watching Extreme Couponing and i just saw a woman rack up a charge of over $1000 and then her coupon game was so fucking raw by the end of it the store owed her $8. what the fuck
“her coupon game was so fuckin raw” is basically the best string of words ever concocted
fuck who ever tells you procrastinators go nowhere i just finished a script that i was suppose to start 4 months ago in 2 hours
I have found the perfect gif representation of what internet arguments look like.