for west is where we all plan to boldly go some day

Hello, I'm Svenja. Things to be found here: Star Trek, MCU, Doctor Who, books, art, feminism, queer stuff, cats & cookies. And sometimes German things. 

a thomas nightingale fanmix - a mix of languages, decades and genres [listen]

irgendwo auf der welt - comedian harmonists // blue skies - maxine sullivan //  puttin’ on the ritz - fred astaire // drown in my own tears - ray charles // si tu n’etais pas là - fréhel // la nuit - les choristes // nessun dorma - luciano pavarotti // dance of the knights - prokofjew // turkish march - mozart // tempest - beethoven // fly - ludovico einaudi // the hill - markéta irglová // a sense of grey - moddi // sound of silence - simon & garfunkel // worried man - paolo nutini // how to safe a life - the fray // ghosts that we knew - mumford & sons // ain’t no grave - johnny cash

torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve in Only Lovers Left Alive [HQ]

meinesuppenschuessel:

bibliotheksbewohnerin:

meinesuppenschuessel:

Space-Core!

Thank you!!! I didn’t know who that was since I’ve never played portal but yes!! Excited about space!!

(Also van Gogh and the Doctor and so forth? wow wow I cannot handle such compliments)

You are really Bert though because he is calm but he has so many fun talents, plus he’s funny and helpful and a storyteller
I turn around and you have drawn a painting, and then written a story, and then sung a song!
I love Bert, he is a cool character, and my favourite song from that movie is probably “let’s go fly a kite” because I love kite-flying

I just need to reblog this again because you don’t know how much this is needed atm, words like that feel really really good, so thank you so much!!!

I’m a puppy in need of validation 80% of the time

what do I do for my foxglove summer countdown entry tomorrow aarrgh

I have too many ideas

do I write a new chapter for one of my fics

do I make a fanmix (I have already assembled a few songs)

do I make a graphic

halp

beyoncebeytwice:

im kind of concerned because im at my happiest when im alone in my room on the internet but hey what can you do

re: where are the other short stories: One of them is in the Special London Edition of Rivers of London (The Home Crowd Advantage) and the other in the special Waterstones Edition of Whispers Underground (The Domestic). Where to get them is mostly finding them somewhere or waiting for the anthology we might or might not get sometime. - deviantaccumulation

minazummers:

philomytha:

I was afraid of that! I was hoping I’d find that they were for sale as mini-ebooks, or that some public-spirited person had typed them up somewhere that I could find online. Ah well, it’s motivation to shop at Waterstones for my copy of Foxglove Summer, I guess.

Do you know if pre-ordering FS from Waterstones guarantees that you get a speicail edition? Becasue I am thinking about doing that. I don’t think I will be in London again until mid 2015. Mabe I should ask them?

That’s a shame, really, does anyone know what the short stories are about? I was thinking about going to london for a weekend in November, maybe I should start taking orders ;D

phosphorescentt:

can we please destroy this idea that a person has to talk to you every minute of every day to like you

texting all day is not natural

force communication all hours of the day is not natural

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judgeMohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them.

A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents.

There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.

This post is really important, but I really don’t approve of the comment about “focusing more on this”. As many have said: opression is no competition. Of course arranged marriages, especially involving children, are a horrible, horrible thing and we should do all we can aginst them. But that doesn’t mean that e.g. the death & rape threats Anita Sarkeesian has been getting aren’t something we should talk about.