What a Conundrum



Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.

Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.



I appreciate fancasts that add representation to works that previously had none, like the HP founders I just reblogged, but on the subject of HP fancasts I want to call into question something that I see OVERWHELMINGLY: Rowena Ravenclaw as East Asian. If you want to fancast that then do so, but question yourself: are you doing it because you have internalized the “smart pale Asian” stereotype? Does it make sense to you to make her East Asian because she is smart? Why do you attribute this quality to East Asian women above all other women of color?

On a similar note, why is your Helga Hufflepuff Black? Does the concept of a maternal, kindly caretaking Black woman similarly make sense to you? Why do you prioritize Black women as caretakers? Question yourself and examine your tacit beliefs to root out how you have internalized racism. Trace your logic. Patronizing stereotypes serve to constrain and police the behavior of women of color.

Idon’t think I’ve EVER seen a Hogwarts founders fancast that didn’t have Rowena Ravenclaw reimagined as light skinned East Asian with straight black hair, and I rarely see Helga Hufflepuffs that aren’t a cuddly-looking mammy stereotype. And I do want to see some Black Rowenas and East Asian Helgas.

This is really interesting and we should take it to heart for more than HP headcanons. Root out this kind of thing in your own original fic writing, too.


"Everyone in this town is going fucking crazy. I think it’s because of me and these goddam horns."

Classic Disney Movies



It’s days like this that I like to remember that the Irish government are ever proud of the Spire of Dublin.


It’s literally a 400 ft metal spike sticking out of the ground. It was supposed to be done for the new millennium but they didn’t start building it until 2002.

And it’s supposed to be self-cleaning but it doesn’t work and there’s no way to clean it.


not to mention it’s ‘unofficial name’

the erection at the intersection










This is the proper reaction.

" The prince fought valiantly.
He slayed the dragon.
The princess cried for days.
She loved that dragon."
The stories fairytales don’t tell (via caliginosity-)




checks grades

*bastille voice* how am i gonna be an optimist about this

well if you close your eyes

does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all 


If you plan to sell your book on, don’t make the ISBN or Library of Congress number publicly available beforehand. This enables other parties to file with Amazon before you do, in effect “claiming” your spot and preventing you from selling your own book until you can prove you are the owner, which takes several months.

The Publication department at my day job has been wrestling with a “sniper” like this. Thought this info might be helpful to comics & self-publishing types, too.


one time I had this dream that I logged on to amazon and my account had like negative four trillion dollars because i accidentally bought the city of Paris





Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

Best vaccination argument ever.



Here’s the sexuality section of the posters my GSA will be putting up around the school!

These posters are by no means exhaustive and I only put the bare basics of each sexuality on the poster. If there’s a glaring error in a definition or something please tell me so I can fix it before we put these up in real life!


I like these too


"Now buy a house!" (smbc-comics)


I get pumped around the end of August. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS RESTRAINT