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Percy. Seventeen. Transmasculine genderqueer (he/him/his pronouns pls). Panromantic ace. Australian Nerdfighter. This blog used to be multi-fandom, but now it’s mostly Orphan Black. (I regret nothing). You should send me an ask or something.

Apr 15
demandaustralia:

One note = one vote in our heart. Like or reblog to vote! Go Australia!
The Fault in Our Stars is going national! Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and John Green will be traveling the United States and they will visit the 10 states with the most notes on the corresponding post. Want to make sure they remember that they have fans outside of USA? Demand the stars come to Australia! Just like and reblog this GIF, and spread the word: each note on Tumblr equals a higher chance this post gets seen. The post that has the most votes by April 25 will receive a visit from The Fault in Our Stars tour, but what if one of them happened to be for a different country? 
That’s the thing about Australia… It demands to be felt.

demandaustralia:

One note = one vote in our heart. Like or reblog to vote! Go Australia!

The Fault in Our Stars is going national! Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and John Green will be traveling the United States and they will visit the 10 states with the most notes on the corresponding post. Want to make sure they remember that they have fans outside of USA? Demand the stars come to Australia! Just like and reblog this GIF, and spread the word: each note on Tumblr equals a higher chance this post gets seen. The post that has the most votes by April 25 will receive a visit from The Fault in Our Stars tour, but what if one of them happened to be for a different country? 

That’s the thing about Australia… It demands to be felt.


queerbookclub:

[image description: a blue banner reading “queer books for ravenclaw” is surrounded by six book covers of the titles listed below]

This is the second of four recommended reading lists of queer and queer-ish books, organized by Hogwarts houses! Gryffindor can be found here. ENJOY.

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
This collection of short works on identity, community and authenticity covers a lot of territory - “passing” as related to gender, race, disability, work, nationality, sexuality, and more. Pick it up if you’re itching for more complex perspectives on social justice.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Besides being an absolute masterpiece of the comics format, Bechdel’s memoir about her cold and inscrutable father earns major Ravenclaw appeal with its highbrow literary allusions. If psychology is more your thing, try her other memoir, Are You My Mother?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This book tells the story of two Mexican-American teens - Ari, an angry loner, and Dante, a quirky intellectual - who form a transformative bond and ponder over poetry, philosophy and life’s many mysteries. I haven’t gotten my hands on this one yet, but I’ve been told it’s one of those rare transcendent young adult books, emotionally resonant and masterfully crafted.

Israel/Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman
This latest work from the prolific author and longtime activist chronicles her travels through Tel Aviv and the West Bank and her growing consciousness of the occupation of Palestine. Read it for a knowledgeable queer perspective on a divisive topic.

Adaptation by Malinda Lo
There’s not much on this list for science aficionados, but hopefully some science fiction will suit you. Did you know Malinda Lo did graduate work on The X-Files? This novel, the first in a forthcoming series, has flavors of the 90s TV show and should delight fans of Mulder and Scully, creepy conspiracies, and queer representation in sci-fi lit.

Transgender History by Susan Stryker
For the history buffs - this concise text on transgender people in America between the mid twentieth century and early twenty-first puts trans communities and movements in historical context and offers a compact but comprehensive chronicle of our stories.

(via msfire)


silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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(via cophinescockerspaniels)


Do you know how many nights I’ve spent twisting your English off my tongue? I do not take pride in your English. I want to stumble on my words. I want to speak with an accent so thick that it requires silence. I want you to struggle to understand me. Realize your English is not superior. Your English does not equate intelligence. Do not compliment me on how well I have accepted colonization. I do not want your pat on the back. I was forced to learn this language. I didn’t choose to. Your English disconnects me from my people. I am deaf to my own sacred language because of your English.

Your English has done nothing for me.

Bilphena Yahwon; "You Speak Good English" (via africaisdonesuffering)

(via theethird)


Apr 10

I am not offended by generalizations about white people or cis people.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.

Do you want to know why?

Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:

  1. I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
  2. I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
  3. It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.

That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.

(via freeoftime)



doctoratomic:

Orphan Black, foreshadowing

(via the-cracker-cupboard)


shadowstep-of-bast:

tomhiddllestop:

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IT’S INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND CAN FOR INSTANCE GENERATE TOPICS AND FIRST LINES, CONTAINS LOADS OF EXERCISES AND YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF WRITING TIPS.

BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU OH MY GODS I’VE NEEDED THIS

(via blakroq)


Apr 9

eugeniced:

ausphin:

1ocus:

The average person was a 1 in 18,000 chance of being murdered.

If the person is trans, that chance turns into 1 in 12 chance of being murdered.

Think about that for a moment. 

How disgusting is it, how disappointing is it,

how monstrous is it that being a trans person makes you more than 1000 times more likely to be killed

Seriously I can’t even string together enough words to represent how utterly abominable that is

1 in 8 for the brown girls


Apr 2

myarmsareridiculous:

Jill & Jack competition aka where women lead and men follow aka rad as fuck dancing

(via seestrameathead)


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