Writer and narrative designer for TUG

Interests include platform shoes, eggs, balloons, dogs, scotch, burritos, fractals, holidays, cooking, Muppets, birthday cake, jellyfish, Mass Effect, feminism, and glitter.

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svartur-vindur:

look at aki, finally wearing a shirt again
i’m so proud

svartur-vindur:

look at aki, finally wearing a shirt again

i’m so proud

ukpuru:

blood—sport:

Important things from Igbohistory Instagram. European colonialism has, and still continues to dismantle the myriad of sophisticated social constructs upheld by so many African ethnicities, by presenting Africa as a unit by choosing to ignore the huge ocean of differences between ethnic groups, let alone countries.

Interesting fact: Many African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and states were referred to as ‘countries’ before the rise of colonial powers throughout Africa. They were okay as ‘countries’ when slaves and other goods were being traded. You’ll hear of the Ebo country, Benin Country, Whydah Country and so on when reading pre-1850 writing. If you label a kingdom or a state a ‘tribe’ this those what is described above but also implies there was no major or important political organisation. ‘Tribe’ made/makes indigenous African states and ethnic affiliations sound petty and unimportant. Imagine calling the Edo or Songhai people a tribe when their empires have wielded more power than most of the world ever has? But why would you call them countries when you’re trying to impose your own country on them?

vintageruminance:

Carrie Fisher as ‘Slave Leia’ - Return Of The Jedi (1983) - publicity beach shot 

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

doughtier:

thekaleidoscopediaries:

notpulpcovers:

Canada, eh?
morebadbookcovers:

wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
But wait….

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

HOLY MOLY.


i had to read this book in uni for my first year Canadian literature class. When we first heard of it we were like, “Oh the Bear’s a metaphor or some shit.” but then one kid read ahead, and was like, “Guys, no, she literally fucks the bear. She fucked a bear.” 

From the Amazon.com page:

AND THEN THE EDITORIAL REVIEW I’M CRYING

doughtier:

thekaleidoscopediaries:

notpulpcovers:

Canada, eh?

morebadbookcovers:

wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

image

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

image

It is a literal bear.

Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.

But wait….

image

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

HOLY MOLY.

i had to read this book in uni for my first year Canadian literature class. When we first heard of it we were like, “Oh the Bear’s a metaphor or some shit.” but then one kid read ahead, and was like, “Guys, no, she literally fucks the bear. She fucked a bear.” 

From the Amazon.com page:

AND THEN THE EDITORIAL REVIEW I’M CRYING

(Source: weirdbooksifind)

"The more than dreamin"

"The more than dreamin"

yungterra:

doornailsarejealous:

thatthingupyouranus:

I have found the holy grail of the internet

Why should I create anything ever again. The unattainable has already been reached.

fuck you khaoskid663

yungterra:

doornailsarejealous:

thatthingupyouranus:

I have found the holy grail of the internet

Why should I create anything ever again. The unattainable has already been reached.

fuck you khaoskid663

(Source: ilikethemaninthemirror)

knight-enchanter:

From Assistant Director of Design Aidan Scanlan’s Twitter, his human female Inquisitor. awesome pixie cuts confirmed :D

HAIRRRR

knight-enchanter:

From Assistant Director of Design Aidan Scanlan’s Twitter, his human female Inquisitor. awesome pixie cuts confirmed :D

HAIRRRR

ageofdragon:

Dragon Age Inquisition: Warrior and Rogue Backstories

The Warrior and Rogue backstories are the same for both classes.

Human

Willing or unwilling, you were sent to the Chantry’s conclave to assist relatives who sought to make peace between the templars and mages. It didn’t go well.

Elf

The clan wandered the northern Free Marches and had little need to interact with humans—until the clan’s Keeper sent you to the Chantry’s conclave as a spy. What happened there, she said, would impact only the Dalish but indeed all elves. She could not have known how right she was.

Dwarf

As part of the ruthless Cadash crime family, you spent your life on the streets of various Free Marcher city-states—until you were sent to the Chantry conclave as a spy and everything changed.

Qunari

Most recently the company was sent to the Chantry conclave as hired swords meant to keep the peace between mages and templars—a task that has gone horribly wrong.

Mage Backstories

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ageofdragon:

Dragon Age Inquisition: Mage Backstories

Human

Born to the Trevelyan noble family of Ostwick in the Free Marches, you were originally intended for a life of privilege—until magical abilities surfaced at a young age and you were forced into a life of confinement within Ostwick’s Circle of Magi.

Elf

You grew up in the wilderness, a member of the Lavellan Dalish clan and apprentice to its leader and guide, the Keeper.

Dwarf

No known dwarf, surface or otherwise, has managed to wield magic.

Qunari

You have earned a place within the Valo-kas mercenary company as its mage, possessing abilities that would have made you a pet slave among your own people, ignoring the fearful looks you receive from those around you.

Warrior and Rogue Backstories

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wrexcellent:

i didnt really feel like i “beat” mass effect 3 i felt like mas effect 3 beat me