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Solace Ames

I write mixed-orientation multicultural erotic romance. The shows I'm really into now are Elementary, Spartacus, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Luther. I'm a Japanese-American woman living in the South. I'm pretty easy-going about most things—please follow at will. I've seen Pacific Rim six times so far.
Sep 16 '14

I’m going to try Robin Thicke’s excuse next time I’m criticized for anything. “I was high. And anyway, Pharrell did it.”

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Sep 16 '14

I usually don’t spend any time reading celebrity news, but I’ve gone over this article a couple times now.

Robin Thicke Admits Drug Abuse, Lying to Media in Wild “Blurred Lines” Deposition (Exclusive)

As far as I can gather, first Robin Thicke said he ripped off Marvin Gaye, but then he claimed he was drunk and high when he said he ripped it off from Marvin Gaye, and that Pharrell Williams actually wrote all of “Blurred Lines”? But Pharrell felt sorry for him because he was a persecuted white guy so he got thrown a cowriting credit as a dog bone?

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Sep 16 '14

markdoesstuff:

fabulazerstokill:

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

addictinginfo:

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

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A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions…

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Sep 16 '14

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

absynthe—minded:

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

bluegone:

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

Okay, but
BUT
there really is no evolutionary reason that there would be dark skinned hobbits. Not that it fucking matters.
Dark skin is the result of adaptation over generations to conditions and climates that hobbits were just never exposed to. At least not shire hobbits.
It’s not a great point, but it’s a point.

It’s high fantasy with magic and dragons and a glowing eye. Tolkein himself later objected to a reading of middle earth as Nordic and the latent racism in his early work, but that aside, in work of fantasy in which biology has been largely thrown to the winds (dragons, goblins, trolls, orcs) there’s no reason to suppose evolution works the same way at all. Hobbits live in burrows and are good at camouflage, with hairy feet. Why should we suppose pasty skin goes along with that, when Gollum’s skin has been bleached by so many centuries underground? Why shouldn’t hobbits be brown? It would go with the rest of their colouring and camouflage abilities. Just because tolkein idealised a past he never lived and an England be never saw—one of brutal battles and invasions and NOT idyllic pastoralism—, doesn’t mean we need to read that into his work. Tolkein is dead! He’s not going to leave any hysterical Rice-ian amazon comments about misreading his fantasy.

The elves he specifically describes are white, in accordance with the latent racism and eurocentrism he later came to regret bc of the racist and “Nordic” readings people gave them, but that’s no reason to suppose in all the wealth of middle earth there couldn’t be brown hobbits.

And it’s no reason for Jackson, who added so many tawdry elements, to have chosen to interpret HOBBITS as white, except that he was adhering to a Eurocentric reading of a high fantasy novel in which there are also dragons, balrags, and floating, burning, orbs. Jackson chose to take tolkein’s latent racism and run with it, making it even worse.

And I repeat again: in a world in which evolution has allowed animals to breathe smoke and speak, which has allowed an evil sorcerer to become A BURNING EYE ATOP A MOUNTAIN, you’re seriously going to argue that evolution wouldn’t allow for some brown hobbits?

Also, fun fact, MOST HOBBITS WERE BROWN.

In the book, in-text, they are described as dark-haired and dark-skinned. Frodo is unusual because he’s paler than his cousins, and it’s actually worth a footnote in the history books when blonde kids are born one year.

Making Hobbits white makes about as much sense as making Gimli a delicate metrosexual.

Ok thanks! I haven’t read the books since third grade and I thought I remembered that but wasn’t sure enough to say it.

As someone who enjoyed the original books a lot…

They were really racist. I didn’t understand how racist they were until I got older. The movies had a chance to undo some of that, or at least tone it down, and they ended up making a version that was EVEN MORE RACIST THAN THE BOOKS. 

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Sep 16 '14

soyonscruels:

did anyone else see the edward snowden interview in the guardian about two days ago where he said that most of the NSA agents doing checks through people’s data are men aged 18-22 and that when they access photographs of attractive women naked they all send them to each other for reasons that are 100% not professional

like, if you have naked selfies on your phone, even if you have never sent them to anyone or moved them anywhere, these fucking mouthbreathers could be downloading them and sending them to all their friends

Here’s a media source with more text summary.

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Sep 16 '14

I just got emailed a request to join in a volunteer project. But they won’t tell me what it is. If I agree to volunteer, I’ll be evaluated by a panel. If I’m selected, I’ll be told the nature of the project, but then I’m “not allowed to back out”.

It’s probably a lot more prosaic than it sounds, but needless to say I won’t be volunteering.

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Sep 16 '14

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Sep 16 '14

maximumbuttitude:

LEGAL AGES TO KNOW

  • driving: age 16
  • smoking, sex: 18
  • drinking: 21
  • LSD: 24
  • run for senate: 30
  • super-LSD: 35
  • over the hill: 40
  • hyper-LSD: 70
  • dire mage: 95
  • lichdom: 140
  • act against god: 400
  • space cloud consciousness: 10000

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Sep 15 '14

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Sep 15 '14
raccooninthegirlslockerroom:

the most important behind the scenes photo of anything ever

raccooninthegirlslockerroom:

the most important behind the scenes photo of anything ever

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Sep 15 '14

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Sep 15 '14

theguilteaparty:

reindeerplaydate:

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kowka:

haraii:

christmas eve what about christmas adam

happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists

Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.

Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam

Christmas Adam: December 23rd. Comes before Christmas Eve and is generally unsatisfying.

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Sep 15 '14

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