Intellect and Romance

Fannish, geeky, fantasist, fiberist

madlori:

Diana Gabaldon once compared people writing fanfic of her characters to the act of rape. Ew. She is vehemently antific.

Which is rich, since by her own admission, Outlander is self-insert Doctor Who fanfic.

fallingfromtheshelf:

professorfangirl:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

micdotcom:

College tuition has risen by 553% since 1984. One GIF shows just how harsh that is
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This is why anyone who went to college before the 1990s can shove their “Hey, I worked my way through school and graduated with no debt” talk…

This just makes me want to cry.

ONE year of my son’s university tuition is more than THREE times what my parents paid for their first house in the 1960’s. It’s absolute madness.

Community college is saving my son and I.  I’m just praying he can get a good job with an associate’s degree that will pay for his bachelor’s.

fallingfromtheshelf:

professorfangirl:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

micdotcom:

College tuition has risen by 553% since 1984. One GIF shows just how harsh that is

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This is why anyone who went to college before the 1990s can shove their “Hey, I worked my way through school and graduated with no debt” talk…

This just makes me want to cry.

ONE year of my son’s university tuition is more than THREE times what my parents paid for their first house in the 1960’s. It’s absolute madness.

Community college is saving my son and I.  I’m just praying he can get a good job with an associate’s degree that will pay for his bachelor’s.

Coming from a state champion baker:

docholligay:

If y’all use a decent box mix and use melted butter instead of vegetable oil, an extra egg, and milk instead of water, no one can tell the difference. I sure as hell can’t. 

Also, if you add a little almond extract to vanilla cake, or a little coffee to chocolate cake, it sends it through the roof. 

This concludes me attempting to be helpful. 

I need to remember this. Especially considering how long cake (doesn’t) lat in my house.

(via older-and-far-away)

The Last Amazon | The New Yorker

Superman débuted in 1938, Batman in 1939, Wonder Woman in 1941. She was created by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. A press release explained, “ ‘Wonder Woman’ was conceived by Dr. Marston to set up a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men” because “the only hope for civilization is the greater freedom, development and equality of women in all fields of human activity.” Marston put it this way: “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.”

(Source: dduane)

  • The entire plot of Lord of the Rings: "Put that thing back where it came from or so help me."
  • And if you aren't singing that when you read it, you're doing it WRONG.

Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails

npr:

Hi there

As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>

+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH  +++

However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a  large lump of ice    “-berg”

Cheers 

Kevin*

*We checked with Kevin before posting this.

Kevin Beesley

Europe Editor

NPR National Public Radio

Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote

boys-in-leather-straps:

OH MY FUCKING GOD I AM SCREAMING AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN WHY THE HELL WASN’T THIS SHOT?? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW COOL THIS WOULD’VE BEEN?? OR HOW MUCH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE THREE AVENGERS WOULD’VE EVOLVED, OR THE DEVELOPMENT THAT CLINT’S CHARACTER WOULD’VE HAD?? IMAGINE THE STRAIN IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NAT AND CLINT WHEN NAT HAD GONE HELPING CAP WHILE CLINT HAD TO HUNT THEM BOTH DOWN

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????????

sourcing this shit so you can see it for yourselves[x]

danverskate:

marvel studios is going through a moment where they could literally pick any character and make a successful movie if they wanted to. for fucks sake they made one about a team that not even most marvel comics fans really cared about, when no one was asking for a movie about them, a team that features a talking tree and a talking raccoon, and it had the fucking biggest box office of the year so far. stop giving me those weak ass excuses for the lack of female led movies