Today these dork babies came in the mail <3<3<3<3 they are so adorable fffffffff ヾ(＠^▽^＠)ﾉ
Main Pairing: Rin/Nitori
Minor Pairings: Makoto/Haruka, Rei/Nagisa
Summary: Missing people, bodies in the city, spirit essence in the air—shit’s going down and Rin knows there’s a witch behind it. He’ll stop it, even if…
kitten wiggles ears while eating
i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life
Surplus Princess episode 2’s greatest moment so far
This is one of the best dramas I’ve ever watched so far
Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.
The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.
As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!
mystery? it’s not a nancy drew novel, it’s two people’s lives we are talking about, this is a tragedy.
as a twin who was adopted with my sister, i keep hearing more and more stories about adoptees finding out they’re twins (or even triplets - they thought they were only twins). most of these stories only come to my attention because they’re the lucky ones who have the “happy ending” that make them so appealing to the media (not in this case since this is a personal plea for info), but i think it is fucking appalling how adoption agencies can split up twins (or even siblings for that matter) and NOT EVEN FUCKING TELL THEM. why? DOUBLE THE PROFIT! i think it’s wrong to split them up but AT THE VERY LEAST they should have the knowledge of each other so they can maintain a relationship! adoption agencies - no fucking respect for the most basic of human bonds. profit over the best interest of children. fuck you, adoption agencies! to maggie, i hope you find your twin and i am sorry for all of the years you lost together.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
The Wonder Chef is the best character in Tales of Symphonia and I’ll fight you if you think otherwise.
I love this company already.
drew oikawa ^o^v