My Own Little World

I use books to ignore the chaos around me

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if my professor skates over the fact that Sonnet 20 is literally Shakespeare saying “yo I’m super gay” I’m gonna be pissed

yeah I’m angry about bi erasure too. 

As a straight woman I feel the same way about erasure of GLBT people. Not intending to be offensive or anything so apologies if this is offensive but how do we know that Shakespeare’s sonnets in general are autobiographical? AFAIK that sonnet was dedicated to a man, but the feelings in the text may not be Shakespeare the poet’s but those of a persona, which doesn’t disprove or prove that he wasn’t or was gay. But then again, people in general don’t know all that much about Shakespeare’s personal feelings so anything people say is guesswork

Why would Shakespeare have invented a gay poetry writing persona when m/m activity was literally punishable by death?

I’m gonna go off on some wild guesswork here, but it’s almost like we know he was married to a woman and they had three children, but he addressed 126 stunningly lovely sonnets to men. It’s almost like we know the rest of his poems were addressed to a lady. It’s almost like Shakespeare’s works lend themselves to queer readings because he was queer and enjoyed playing with and subverting traditional notions of gender/ courtly love/ poetry. This is pretty radical, but maybe writers write about things because they want to express their lived experiences and desires. 

In conclusion, LOVE THAT BISEXUAL. 

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Yes hello I have a Maglor + harsh/non-gentle ocean imagery problem.

If there is ever going to be a Silmarillion animated series, I want it to end with dark waves crushing against even darker, barren cliffs, the sky growing heavy, spurts of foam and water mixing with the rain.

Maglor’s voice surpassing even the roar of the sea and singing the first, powerful notes of the Ñoldolantë.

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART

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THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

dragonlordoferebor:

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mindtriggers:

THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

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viria:

FINALLY GOD DAMMIT YES I DID IT and I am kind of so proud of myself, even though it didn’t turn out the way I wanted to and I didn’t include Yue, who I wanted to be here but who I was way too lazy and tired to draw.also background… I am awful at drawing backgrounds, and I can’t wait until I will finally improve enough to make my background look good enough.I wanted to draw Harry Potter-Avatar crossover for such a long time, and I have much more ideas with characters crossovers, but obviously I can’t draw it normally-_- But still, I am happy I finally did this one^^It just popped out in my head when I re-watched ATLA..also while getting ‘quite a few’ messages from people complaining about me not drawing Harry Potter as frequently as I used to..*sorry about that*So, now about houses.I honestly can’t see Zuko anywhere else but on Gryffindor. He quite reminds me of Sirius considering all his family mass, so he’s a true Gryffindor, not to mention he’s so hot headed:3Sokka, in my head, would definitely be on Ravenclaw, because even despite his dorky attitude (sometimes), I guess he’s actually the smartest in the group (when it comes to all those planning-map reading-strategy stuff), which, I guess, is quite Ravenclaw.Aang is Hufflepuff. I didn’t even doubt it a single minute, even though he’s brave enough to be in Gryffindor. He’s just.. Aang is Aang, a little weirdo<3I had quite a hard choice on Katara, because..well she’s smart enough for Ravenclaw, and brave and caring and has enough quialities for Gryffindor.. so I wasn’t sure and this choice was a little bit random. But still, I am all for Mighty Katara on Gryffindor:DToph.. I also had quite a problem with sorting her, but still.. she’s kind of royalty, she’s the Melon Lord.. so, Slytherin:3So is Azula whom I didn’t even think a minute. Azula is probably the TRUE Slytherin.mm Ty Lee is Hufflepuff but mostly because she loves pink,(no I am not serious here)  haha, I am not sure about it. But I like her being on Hufflepuff the most.Suki is Gryffindor. She’s the warrior, after all:3 idk idk I guess she would also fit on Ravenclaw with Sokka, but I went for Gryffindor.Mai….I wasn’t sure if I should have her on Slytherin or on Ravenclaw, but ended up in Slytherin.. and I am honestly not sure why, except for her not showing any emotion to random people, only for the chosen ones, like Zuzu<3Jet… oh Jet… this choice was kind of random, too.Also Appa… This Appa was to be made out of paper, Aang just playing with it using his magic, but I totally failed making him looking like he’s made out of paper. aanddd I forgot to colour Sokka’s boomerang. -____-anyway, I wrote a big clumsy terrible description, so now I will just leave it like this..Hope you’ll like it:3PS: 10 points to your house if you noticed Zuko’s To do list.10 more if you can read Ty Lee’s bubble and one more detail nearby. And another 10 points for Jet’s Fire Nation sucks badge.
 
PPS: you guys better click on high res and then open in the new tag because otherwise it’s so smaaallllllll 

viria:

FINALLY GOD DAMMIT YES 
I DID IT 
and I am kind of so proud of myself, even though it didn’t turn out the way I wanted to and I didn’t include Yue, who I wanted to be here but who I was way too lazy and tired to draw.

also background… I am awful at drawing backgrounds, and I can’t wait until I will finally improve enough to make my background look good enough.


I wanted to draw Harry Potter-Avatar crossover for such a long time, and I have much more ideas with characters crossovers, but obviously I can’t draw it normally-_- But still, I am happy I finally did this one^^
It just popped out in my head when I re-watched ATLA..also while getting ‘quite a few’ messages from people complaining about me not drawing Harry Potter as frequently as I used to..*sorry about that*

So, now about houses.
I honestly can’t see Zuko anywhere else but on Gryffindor. He quite reminds me of Sirius considering all his family mass, so he’s a true Gryffindor, not to mention he’s so hot headed:3
Sokka, in my head, would definitely be on Ravenclaw, because even despite his dorky attitude (sometimes), I guess he’s actually the smartest in the group (when it comes to all those planning-map reading-strategy stuff), which, I guess, is quite Ravenclaw.
Aang is Hufflepuff. I didn’t even doubt it a single minute, even though he’s brave enough to be in Gryffindor. He’s just.. Aang is Aang, a little weirdo<3
I had quite a hard choice on Katara, because..well she’s smart enough for Ravenclaw, and brave and caring and has enough quialities for Gryffindor.. so I wasn’t sure and this choice was a little bit random. But still, I am all for Mighty Katara on Gryffindor:D
Toph.. I also had quite a problem with sorting her, but still.. she’s kind of royalty, she’s the Melon Lord.. so, Slytherin:3
So is Azula whom I didn’t even think a minute. Azula is probably the TRUE Slytherin.
mm Ty Lee is Hufflepuff but mostly because she loves pink,(no I am not serious here)  haha, I am not sure about it. But I like her being on Hufflepuff the most.
Suki is Gryffindor. She’s the warrior, after all:3 idk idk I guess she would also fit on Ravenclaw with Sokka, but I went for Gryffindor.
Mai….I wasn’t sure if I should have her on Slytherin or on Ravenclaw, but ended up in Slytherin.. and I am honestly not sure why, except for her not showing any emotion to random people, only for the chosen ones, like Zuzu<3
Jet… oh Jet… this choice was kind of random, too.

Also Appa… This Appa was to be made out of paper, Aang just playing with it using his magic, but I totally failed making him looking like he’s made out of paper. aanddd I forgot to colour Sokka’s boomerang. -____-

anyway, I wrote a big clumsy terrible description, so now I will just leave it like this..Hope you’ll like it:3


PS: 10 points to your house if you noticed Zuko’s To do list.
10 more if you can read Ty Lee’s bubble and one more detail nearby. And another 10 points for Jet’s Fire Nation sucks badge.

 

PPS: you guys better click on high res and then open in the new tag because otherwise it’s so smaaallllllll 

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Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.










 This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW

i like her shoes

Of all the fucking things to comment

Okay, but wait, how was it determined they were sacrifices and not just people who froze in their sleep on the mountain? Was it their clothes? Were they found in a specific place that had indications of being a temple of some sort that would require human sacrifice? I genuinely want to know. These things are important.

omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog:

221bontheenterprise:

cheyennecc:

raspuma:

Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….
Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.

 This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW

i like her shoes

Of all the fucking things to comment

Okay, but wait, how was it determined they were sacrifices and not just people who froze in their sleep on the mountain? Was it their clothes? Were they found in a specific place that had indications of being a temple of some sort that would require human sacrifice? I genuinely want to know. These things are important.

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