i am looking forward to “elementary” but mostly i am looking forward to seeing what a fandom built largely upon spite will be like
some interesting fanfiction i’ll tell you what: “and then sherlock placed his lips upon joan’s, who was a woman and also lucy liu. and they kissed. with tongues. neither of them were benedict cumberbatch at all.”
“Over the past 25 years, Muslim majorities have elected five women as heads of state in the Muslim world (Tansu Ciller in Turkey, Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Hasina Wajed and Khaleda Zia in Bangladesh, and Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia). Notwithstanding our verbiage of female empowerment and liberation, we have yet to elect a single woman as president in the US. The Quran is the only sacred text that devotes an entire chapter to the rights of women. In fact, women in Europe could not inherit property independent of their husbands up until the 18th century. Islam over 1,400 years ago gave women the rights of inheritance, work, and hold public office. But the misperception of a Muslim woman that is veiled and oppressed guides our thinking.”—Dr. Ali M. Nizamuddin is a ISPU Fellow and an associate professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield. (via monkeyknifefight)
“I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young.”—Why Do Twentysomethings Always Feel So Old | Ryan O’Connell (via kstewarts)
aaaand of course AO3 is down. ARGH. ooh fic recs!!! *grabby hands* This does not let you off the hook though!!!
*nods nods* I will write Clint/Natasha fic eventually! I just have a backlog of other fics too. 1. River/Ninth Doctor ficathon piece, which I will hopefully finish by this weekend. 2. And then finish off my Young Justice Wally/Artemis fic (which will be nearly 50k by the end of it. *headdesk*) Aaaaannd then I’ll do my het big bang fics, which one is Hunger Games Peeta/Katniss fic (Mockingjay AU), and the Little Bang fic which is Natasha/Clint, finally.
J.K. Rowling has revealed that Lily was pregnant with her second child, when Voldemort killed her. Even worse, she had finally talked James into making peace with Snape, and even wanted to make him the child's godfather.
DAMN IT. My River/Nine fic is going to be delayed.
this week is going to kill me. I think I might have to delay posting my own River/Doctor Ficathon piece a few days, even though I am close to finishing it. I just don’t have the time to properly do that and edit, and get it to a beta, which sucks because the deadline is on the 30th. ARGH. I hate being late, especially to my OWN ficathon.