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Sorry I am not a quality blog. D:

Rather fandomy blog - lots of Avengers and cast, Stony (Superhusbands), a little Superfamily, Sherlock in many incarnations, the Hobbit/LOTR, a little Thorki (although I prefer them as brothers, really), a little Hetalia and more recently, oodles of Free! (aka the swimming anime).

My science stuff has moved to viirulentscience.tumblr.com. Come and rummage through my collection of interesting science titbits!

This blog also contains:
Occasional fits of political awareness, especially with regards to feminism, lgbtq rights and rape culture.

Pretty things. Funny things.

Occasional bouts of self-loathing. (But I try to forget those by the next morning.)

On occasion I may even burst into song ;D

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Still the cutest Avengers ever.

In light of the recent Cap 2 movie, this is looking very prescient.

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At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)

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Reblog for the last one

it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate

So basically you’re telling me this is the best fucking game ever created

This was actually a one time thing done with Japanese celebrities! And the game name roughly translates to “Candy  or Not Candy”. You can watch it here, though it’s untranslated. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the faces.

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I’m going back to the circus.

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Success, a short comic about following your dreams

(made in celebration of my Facebook page reaching 100K Likes)

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don’t romanticize basic rights 
it’s not attractive that a man is a feminist 
it’s not sexy that a man finally realizes the prejudice against women and how stupidly oppressed women are 
it’s common sense

So in other words you are saying that its not okay for someone to admire a man who supports their cause? So in other words you are saying that its not okay for someone to admire a man who supports their cause? Thats a lot like saying dont like a person who enjoy the same things as you do. To add that men arent suddenly “realizing” that women have been oppressed. I have spent my entire life knowing this, and ive always supported womens rights. If someone wants to admire someone for supporting a similar cause and if someone wants to make it romantic then let them do so. Im not saying praise all men who are feminists and neither am i saying that male feminists should get recognition. But if someone actually appreciates the fact that there are men on their side let them do so. You arent helping at all by attacking people on your side ( the women who find it to be romantic to know men actually support them, as well as the men who are doing the supporting. Its an insult to the men who have dedicated years time fighting other men’s beliefs) especially if you assume that men “suddenly start to realize” when you have people who have spent their childhood knowing and supporting. I understand that this post alone could get attacked, but it would probably be because i “dont understand” something. Tell me what i dont understand and i will try to learn from it but i swear if im told something along the lines of “You men just want recognition” i will simply point to this. I am only supporting womens rights, and those who admire men who do so, as they should have a right to do that. And i am always open to understanding your opinions so long as it makes sense and dosent outright insult me, as most of these posts seem to try to do.

"So in other words you are saying that its not okay for someone to admire a man who supports their cause?" I never said it’s not okay for someone to admire a man who supports feminism. Admiring is different from romanticizing. image

Look at male feminists with respect. But don’t praise them, don’t call them “sexy”. Look at ALL feminists with respect. It’s an admirable trait to be able to stand up for what is right in this world, but this admirable trait should not be romanticized because we are fighting for basic rights.

"To add that men arent suddenly “realizing” that women have been oppressed. I have spent my entire life knowing this, and ive always supported womens rights." 
Good for you. That’s great. Too bad every single man in the entire world isn’t just like you, you special snowflake you. 

"If someone wants to admire someone for supporting a similar cause and if someone wants to make it romantic then let them do so." 
They can admire someone for supporting feminism, but don’t make it romantic. Calling a man “sexy” for supporting feminism is a ridiculous notion because it’s handing a cookie to men for realizing the faults in the world while women are continued to be looked down on for being feminists. Suddenly when a man is a feminist, he’s “hot” but when a women is, she’s called a “butch” and assumed to be a lesbian. ("When a person or group does something to address the biases and imbalances in our culture, whether it be on a grand scale, in their own sphere of influence, or in themselves, this is a good thing. But doing so isn’t cause for celebration, congratulations, or a party. Why? Because it’s basic human decency. And people shouldn’t be over-praised for doing something they should have been doing in the first place. - Angry Black Woman, April 29th 2008, link)

"You arent helping at all by attacking people on your side ( the women who find it to be romantic to know men actually support them, as well as the men who are doing the supporting. Its an insult to the men who have dedicated years time fighting other men’s beliefs) especially if you assume that men “suddenly start to realize” when you have people who have spent their childhood knowing and supporting."
I am not attacking people. My post was not made with the intention of attacking people nor have I ever attacked any other. feminist on this notion.
Again, I’m glad you’re enlightened on the matter of feminism but one quick search around the internet will tell you straight up there are more goddamn men spitting nonsense than fighting for feminism. “Men who have dedicated years to fight other men’s beliefs” (show me some actual facts and statistics because I’d reaaaally like to see if this is legit or not) shouldn’t be insulted. Because they would know that being a feminist doesn’t make them “special” or anything of the sort and they would definitely know there’s more men fighting against feminism than for it. 

"I understand that this post alone could get attacked, but it would probably be because i “dont understand” something." 
Leave the passive aggressiveness at home buddy, no one wants to hear it. 

"Tell me what i dont understand and i will try to learn from it but i swear if im told something along the lines of “You men just want recognition” i will simply point to this. I am only supporting womens rights, and those who admire men who do so, as they should have a right to do that. And i am always open to understanding your opinions so long as it makes sense and dosent outright insult me, as most of these posts seem to try to do." 

Stop approaching discussions with this passive aggressive behavior of yours. It’s disheartening, ridiculous and makes me, and I’m sure a lot of people, roll my eyes. 
Lots of men who claim to be feminist want recognition. May I point you in the direction of Josh Macedo; “Though the fact that a few of these women were over 18 only makes him pedophile-esque, Josh’s diehard feminist persona has been shattered and people have begun to question whether or not it was a front for getting pussy all along.” (ED, 2013-2014), and Alex Day and Tom Milson  who have all used the praise and romanticized recognition they received from being an open “male feminist” to leech and destroy many young girls through abusive, pedophile-esque, manipulative ways.

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Photographed in Harrisonburg, VA on 02/17/14

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We can work to dismantle rape culture by examining our own beliefs and responses when someone we love discloses their experience with sexual violence. Check out Start By Believing for more on what you can do to support survivors.

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A few of my favorite activities.

i like how they put capitalism in fun letters

i rly need this framed on my wall

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