[tbd: thinking of something clever.]

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

Apr 23


Teal’c telling a Jaffa joke in Seth.

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Apr 22




usually i try to stay out of ~tumblr politics~, but something has become disturbingly apparent to me when it comes to the issues the community of “social justice” individuals actually cares about.

no one is talking about vandalized anne frank books in japan, ukranian jews fearing for their lives, the belgian train where people took over the p.a. and told jews to get off at auschwitz, or the newly captured nazis in england and the public outcry over trying them.

the last one is especially disturbing, given that the news source has taken no steps to address the blatant antisemitism and they approved the messages to be posted on the article.

so why is tumblr so tacit about this?

i think it points to a deeply ingrained societal antisemitism, or a general lack of knowledge when it comes to the trials that comes with being jewish. while racism on a whole has been on the decline, antisemitism has been on the rise in the last decade.

there is a message, here, too. the message tells us that we are not worth defending, we are not worth as much as other oppressed groups, or that we somehow deserve the nasty comments and violence that we endure every day.

tumblr is a community that tries to be accepting and bring social issues to life, unless you’re jewish. we should just ‘get over it’ or stop talking about it, right?

The silence here has felt especially deafening in light of what’s happened in Missouri and Ukraine.

i wouldn’t go around saying racism on a whole has been on a decline (don’t put down one issue to raise another one) but the rise in antisemitism is definitely a thing, especially considering to gentiles israel = jews and since israel is doing bad shit, that correlates to an excuse of antisemitism all around the world

what i notice is that talk of genuine antisemitism tends to get silenced by non-jews by talking about israel and palestine in the same way that islamophobia is silenced by non-muslims with talk about “terrorism”

talk of antisemitism is also silenced on tumblr considering the fact that the stereotype of jews sees a largely white population despite the fact that, being both a religious and ethnic identity, jews are not restricted to a single racial identification and descrimination against jews has never been about race hence the existence of the word “antisemitism”

it is strictly a jewish-based -ism and it is just as damaging of an -ism as racism and sexism and it should not be ignored or dismissed.

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When I get excited about something my friend has no interest in.


When I get excited about something my friend has no interest in.

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Animals with their babies

this literally warms my fuckin =g heart

The horses

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  • Picard: Use your words
  • Janeway: Use your head
  • Kirk: Use your heart

Apr 21

okay so this scene is yeah whatever but this damn episode. just. fuck. gut punch. such a damn good episode.

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"Just lie there and be happy you’re still alive." Bones, why are you a doctor.

(To be fair: practical medicine is knowing ahead of time that the only way to keep Jim Kirk from getting up is to let him try it once and see how much it hurts.)

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As you probably know by now, Jadzia and I will be married here on the station in six days.

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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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