*serious voice* My name's Liz and I am a fangirl. I have lots of interests and the occasional hobby here and there. I feel I must warn you that I enjoy many shows/movies/books/things so this blog will have lots of things. But most importantly, my dogs :)

 

tristianmakhai:

tomokotohomiko:

livingwithdisability:

spoonie-living:

radically-disabled:

spoonie-living:

I have a really exciting Spoonie Living announcement for y’all! When I started on my 6-month medical leave from work, one of my goals was to create a zine for new spoonies, to help them hit the ground running as they begin their chronic illness experience. I’m calling it Chronically Badass, and it’s finally done!
Here’s what I cover inside:
Spoon theory
Getting answers
Working with doctors
Work & school
Friends & family
Reactions
Mental health
Coping strategies
Online communities
Mobility
It’s free for download right here (although you’re welcome to donate if you like), so be sure to check it out!
Please also reblog and spread the word so others can find and benefit from this zine.

Is there any way to get this without a credit card? I’d love to read it, but not sure how to get it without having a card.

Gosh, absolutely! If you set the amount to $0, the credit card thing will disappear—give it a shot :)

Just read this and loved it!

PLEASE READ THIS EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CHRONIC ILLNESS!!! It’s got a lot of great information and is a really great resource if you have a friend or loved one with a chronic illness and want to know more about what it’s like and what to do!

The greatest thing you can do for someone you know and love who suffers from a chronic illness is learn about it.  You would not believe the kind of difference it can make to us to have someone who understands even some of what we deal with day in, day out.  Especially for those of us who appear to get by without trouble.  Just because we look fine doesn’t mean we aren’t struggling, and having someone who kind of gets that?  It’s invaluable.  Especially if it means you become a safe place were we don’t have to pretend to be fine every damn second.

tristianmakhai:

tomokotohomiko:

livingwithdisability:

spoonie-living:

radically-disabled:

spoonie-living:

I have a really exciting Spoonie Living announcement for y’all! When I started on my 6-month medical leave from work, one of my goals was to create a zine for new spoonies, to help them hit the ground running as they begin their chronic illness experience. I’m calling it Chronically Badass, and it’s finally done!

Here’s what I cover inside:

  • Spoon theory
  • Getting answers
  • Working with doctors
  • Work & school
  • Friends & family
  • Reactions
  • Mental health
  • Coping strategies
  • Online communities
  • Mobility

It’s free for download right here (although you’re welcome to donate if you like), so be sure to check it out!

Please also reblog and spread the word so others can find and benefit from this zine.

Is there any way to get this without a credit card? I’d love to read it, but not sure how to get it without having a card.

Gosh, absolutely! If you set the amount to $0, the credit card thing will disappear—give it a shot :)

Just read this and loved it!

PLEASE READ THIS EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CHRONIC ILLNESS!!! It’s got a lot of great information and is a really great resource if you have a friend or loved one with a chronic illness and want to know more about what it’s like and what to do!

The greatest thing you can do for someone you know and love who suffers from a chronic illness is learn about it.  You would not believe the kind of difference it can make to us to have someone who understands even some of what we deal with day in, day out.  Especially for those of us who appear to get by without trouble.  Just because we look fine doesn’t mean we aren’t struggling, and having someone who kind of gets that?  It’s invaluable.  Especially if it means you become a safe place were we don’t have to pretend to be fine every damn second.

Anonymous asked
FLEURMIONE

auburnskies24:

  • Who would be the big spoon?

Fleur, mostly, because she is taller. For the first year of their relationship, Hermione wouldn’t even let Fleur touch her because she would scratch and claw in her sleep—and on more than one occasion, Fleur has woken with a black eye. They never really talk about it, not for a very long time, but Fleur thinks it has something to do with the incident at Malfoy’s Manor and the Cruciatus Curse. 

Slowly, Hermione learns to talk about it. She opens up to Fleur, lets her touch the slur that is permanently etched in her skin. After a while the nightmares don’t come as often, Hermione learns to focus on the sound of Fleur’s breathing instead of her nightmares. 

Hermione, sometimes, is the big spoon. Fleur has her demons too. And sometimes, it’s nice to be held. Also, when Fleur spoons Hermione, she usually ends up suffocating in Hermione’s curly hair. 

  • Who would wake up first?

Fleur wakes at ungodly hours. Hermione can wake up early but the lack of sleep will catch up to her and then she’ll take a 10 hr nap later in the week. 

  • Do they have nicknames for each other?

Fleur calls Hermione every affectionate term in French. Hermione sometimes puns with Fleur’s name. These include: flour, flower, fluorine, floor and etc. 

  • What happened when they met each other’s parents?

Hermione’s parents have always been kind of distant and they regard Hermione’s choice in a significant other in the way they regard her magical heritage—stay as far away as possible, know as little as possible, but support her all the same. Fleur does her best to learn all the muggle customs and get along with them.

Fleur’s family adores Hermione, especially Fleur’s dad who has always felt like the odd ball out of a family full of beautiful women. When Hermione visits at their French estate, they’ll spend hours in the family library together doing god knows what. 

  • How do they apologise after an argument?

Fleur is very straight forward. If she knows she’s wrong, she’ll say it even it hurts her pride. 

Hermione, and all they Gryffindor in her, has a harder time apologizing. She never really lets an argument go, but she’ll apologize by buying Fleur books, something important, cooking breakfast. Eventually, she’ll verbally apologize.

Once, they had an argument over the color of their drapery and 3 weeks later, Hermione wakes Fleur up in the middle of the night just to tell her “I’m sorry.”

Fleur smiles sleepily, kisses her wife and tells her it’s alright. 

  • What would they be like as parents?

Oh Jesus Christ. They have two children: Amelie and, later, a little boy named Luke. 

It was like the Triwizard Tournament all over again when Amelie’s Hogwarts Letter of Acceptance and Beauxbaton’s Invitation to The Academy arrived. The household was in war. They are very subtle too, making comments about how one school does something better. Later, when they realize that Amelie is taking this “Hogwarts or Beaxbaton” rivalry too seriously (she takes after Hermione), they sit her down and tell her they’ll love her no matter what school she chooses.

Amelie picks Hogwarts. Hermione gloats about it for the next two weeks in the bedroom, even mid-sex.

They’re very supportive, Hermione can be a little pushy and Fleur sometimes has to restrain her wife from becoming a tiger-mom. Both are fiercely proud of their little ones and very protective. Hermione helps with the homework but the kids, more often, come to Fleur for life advice—though not always.  

  • Who is the better cook?

Don’t ever let Hermione in the kitchen. She’ll burn water if that were possible. Eventually, Hermione gets better. Fleur still takes command of the kitchen. 

  • Who is more romantic?

Fleur is ridiculously cheesy romantic, straight from the French films, flowers for her girl, perfect gentle-woman. She dotes on Hermione. 

Hermione is a lot more reserved but shows it through actions more than words; it comes out in the way she makes sure Fleur has her cloths washed and ironed, sometimes she’s out on the market and she’ll buy a token for Fleur “because it reminded me of you.”

  • What sort of gifts do they get for each other?

Books. A ton of books. Sometimes they even forget who gave who a book and, once, for an anniversary, they gave each other the same book. Idiots. 

Hermione has a thing for trinkets, little accessories like scarves and hats, she buys those off the street markets she visits and brings them home for Fleur. 

  • Who gets jealous easiest?

They both get jealous. Fleur gets possessive. Hermione gets grumpy and will find a way to take revenge on the unsuspecting suitor later, somehow. 

  • Who gets more excited for events e.g.. Birthdays, Christmas?

Fleur, by ways of being a romantic. Hermione has a calendar for all those days and she never forgets. It’s important to her wife so it’s important to her.

  • Who is the most adventurous?

Fleur and Hermione both have an adventure streak. Before settling down to have children, they travel the world. Fleur does it for the adrenaline, Hermione does it because she is curious. They both have a love for finding something new and exploring the old crypts and temples.

  • Who is the most protective?

I think….Hermione. Because she was so close to losing her parents and she was bullied, she’s much more sensitive to making sure their kids are safe. Fleur is protective too, but silently, whereas Hermione is confrontational, Fleur is the type to stalk a death eater down the alleyway and stick her wand in his mouth if he ever dared to go near her family. 

  • What would they have been like as childhood sweethearts?

I have a headcanon where Fleur and Hermione grow up together without knowing each other’s magical capabilities. They meet during the summer in France and are best friends for many many years before Fleur appears at Hogwarts cloaked in the colors of Beauxbaton. 

  • *BONUS: Song to sum them up?*

Taylor Swift — Safe and Sound

Anonymous asked
omg i've been getting through POI, watched season 1 in like a week, and i just got up to 2x16, the episode where shaw is introduce and it. was. so. GOOD. this show sometimes i mean THIS SHOW. and ok ok i knew about shaw, and root but but but... COMPLETELY SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS, shaw poor thing i love her, anyway, sorry, sorry just needed to share these feels omg

tristianmakhai:

jetgirl78:

I feel you, anon but be prepared because IT GETS BETTER. Better than 2x16, you say. Better than season 2? Oh, yes, anon, so much better. This show is surprising in so many ways and sometimes I’m not sure how to articulate them all coherently. The show really hits its stride in season two and doesn’t stop building that momentum. What the show does really well is balancing the procedural “rescue of the week” stuff with mythos/world building stuff and I am heavily invested in this surveillance/Orwellian/Foucault panopticon prison world. The show asks all these questions about this world and rarely gives an answer because .. there is no real “right” answer. The line - if there is one - between right and wrong is ever shifting and this kind of nuance on a network TV show is a gift. I haven’t been this invested in a fictional world since maybe season 2 Alias (let’s hope it doesn’t, at some point, go the way of the latter seasons of Alias).

What is most surprising about the show (at least to me) is how every relationship on the show has real weight to it and all these relationships were built with every economic writing. It’s not like these characters sit around and talk about their feelings but we can see their relationships shift and strengthen as the series progresses. And perhaps, in the hands of lesser actors, these characters could appear to be flat because, certainly, a lot of these character connections/progressions happen almost subtextually. For a show that doesn’t always wear its heart on its sleeve, it is very emotionally engrossing. I care about all the characters individually and I adore the relationships they’ve created within this ad hoc family unit. Harold/John, John/Shaw, Root/Shaw, Harold/Root, Bear/Everyone … they are all layered and interesting.

Above all, the show hits upon one of my favorite storytelling tropes - overdone but damn is it effective when done right - a band of misfits who spent their long stretches of their life feeling alone and apart from the rest of the world, very much unconnected to “normal” ties (although Harold seems to suffer less from this than others… his disconnection/disaffection was more by choice) who have found a place and a purpose.

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This.  All of this.  Everything about this!

Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.

Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.

Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.