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Classics and Star Trek. Also occasional kittens and feminist mini-rants. But mostly Classics and Star Trek.

Apr 20

I just typed out and then deleted a facebook comment because I couldn’t figure out how to make it sound right in English. 






What? Bisexual? She can’t be bisexual, you’re only bisexual if you’re actively fucking two people of two differing genders at the same exact time. The moment you stop fucking them you’re suddenly not bi anymore. It’s science.

I suppose that means we bi people exist in quantum superposition until someone observes us having sex.

Schrodinger’s Sexuality

i kind of feel like dating someone and going around saying your bi sounds like you’re saying you’re still on the dating scene and the gender you’re with is just a temporary thing. saying that could hurt the person you’re with. be careful. :/

Ah yes, the phenomenon of bisexuality means you are always on the prowl for additional people to fuck to maintain your quantum dual state and it is literally impossible to be monogamous or committed.

Thank you science side of tumblr

yeah fuck you. fuck that. say shit like that and wonder why we’re not busting down the doors every day to come out? fuck your noise. this is about us, about who we are, not about our partners—current or future-hypothetical. fuck your bullshit.

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“When I started Stargate, I got the part, I was SO thrilled to have this INCREDIBLE character, to be playing someone in the military. I had SO much respect, to be playing someone who’s so smart and so liberated and… I thought “Yes!” I had two weeks to move from Toronto to Vancouver. I flew out there, I had my first wardrobe fitting. And one of the things that was in… THE thing that was in the wardrobe room was a very low-cut tank top and a push-up bra…And I turned to the costume designer - whom I’ve worked with since, who’s wonderful - and I said “What… What is this?” And she said “Well.. they wanna see what you look like in it.” And I said “…but this… NOBODY in the military, no captain in the US airforce would wear this… while her male counterparts are wearing crewneck t-shirts and… I c… I can’t do it!” And she said “Well, they just wanna see what you look like and take a picture and…” I was like “…”. And I PANICKED because I thought, I had just been given this AMAZING opportunity - I didn’t know it would last 10 years but I knew it was gonna be a kick-ass show - and I was like… “I can’t do it…” And I started to cry and I said “You have to go upstairs and tell them I’m not doing it. And if it means that they recast the part then recast the part but you’ve cast a smart woman and you’ve cast somebody who has NEVER tried to get a job based on her looks or her body, I’ve always played strong, smart women, I… I can’t do it. So if they wanna recast the part I totally get it but I’m not playing THAT version of this character.” But I’m saying this while I’m blubbering because I’m suffering that I’ve just lost maybe the best job of my career… And so she said “Okay” and I said “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ve NEVER been difficult, I don’t… but I CAN’T do that!” So she went upstairs and she came back down and she said “Okay, no problem.” And I said “Okay, so what’s my costume?” And she said “Well…” And I said “Just… What are the guys wearing?” So she handed me a black T-Shirt and the BDUs, which is what my character would wear in the field with her male counterparts, and that’s where we went from there. But that to me was the defining moment of… And I STILL cry about it because I still remember that young woman on the verge of breaking into the… new something big, being petrified that she was gonna loose it, but… I knew that I couldn’t play the TNA version of Sam Carter.”

Amanda Tapping


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This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.

Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”


It’s so freaking cute.

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As we all know, my impending move to Ireland is giving me so much anxiety, I can barely even begin to express it anymore. And, yes, I know I’m moving east, but… I’ve always loved the Tolkien’s elves above all, and I just. This is really comforting to me right now. Maybe I can convince myself that I am going to the Grey Havens.


This scene pretty much summarizes why DS9 is, IMHO, the best Trek series. It took Roddenberry’s dream and flipped it on its head—which you may or may not like—but I adored it.

TNG presented a world where humanity had surpassed its ills. The Federation’s values made humans the good guys, compared to species like the Romulans and the Cardassians. Principles and ethics, are what set us apart. As Picard said, “The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth… It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based. And if you can’t find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth…you don’t deserve to wear that uniform!" It’s all very idealistic.

Honesty and ethics are what Starfleet is based on, yet Starfleet gives Sisko authorization to forge evidence in order to trick Romulus into joining the war. Because of our principles, humans always thought we were above our enemies — who had the Obsidian Order/Tal Shiar — only to find out we have our own version, Section 31. As Admiral Ross put it, "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges." In other words, we can stay clean as long as things are going our way. If not, we’ll think nothing of getting our hands dirty.

The underlying message of DS9 was, although we like to think—maybe even deceive ourselves into thinking that we’ve evolved, when the chips are down, we are just as ruthless as the cultures we purport to have progressed beyond. And, if you stop and look at our own culture, you will see how absolutely true that is.

We all like to think of ourselves as good, moral people. That’s the easy part. DS9 challenged us to question how good we really are.

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Apr 19

"These experiences were so meaningful to me that I don’t want you to soundbite them."


"These experiences were so meaningful to me that I don’t want you to soundbite them."


"I am Hugh”

This post is alive again… and now my feels are broken from seeing it.

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the world is incredible. there are girls in this world, and there are also dogs. you can put melted cheese on any type of potato.  sometimes flowers grow even when nobody is there to water them. right now on this same planet where we live there are people who are in love with each other kissing each other on the nose. emotions and colours are both things that exist. everything is so great

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Apr 18



Fucking Wesley the sass master, here.

Because there is never enough Princess Bride.  Ever.

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most emotionally damaging part of my childhood

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