Instant Mercurial

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Hesitated to post this yesterday, but I figure it’s early enough in the morning that most people won’t notice. Guess this is for posterity…

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Signal boosting.  My cousin is missing.  The relatives are really upset and as far as I know he hasn’t been found yet, so if you see him or know any information please call. 


OMG!!! Help locs girl find her cousin. This is LEGIT. Please boost!

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Images from the American Indian College Fund’s “Have You Ever Seen a Real Indian?” print ad campaign (2001-2006).

this is awesome

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an endless list of magical things

girls made from stardust and moonshine

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Fangirl Challenge 1/10 TV Shows
Doctor Who

Fangirl Challenge 1/10 TV Shows

Doctor Who

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Oh, so we’re only going to put white women on currency. Because if they were latina, it’d only be worth 66 cents.


Colbert I still think you’re an asshole but that’s still funny. [Now cue continued cut of him breaking down the race-gender dollar ratios.]

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aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.



I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but


did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Oh my god. OH my GOD. If you even like moffat, just read this. WHAT A FUCKING ASS> I AM SO MAD

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

when is moffat gonna stop trying to suck his own dick

The thing about the trivia and typing tho. Boom.

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Kitten tongues!

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  • Erimem: Um... Peri? Is it a custom of this age for a man to place a hand on your bottom as a form of greeting?
  • Peri: Not really, no.
  • Peri: Erimem! Did you just break that guy's arm?
  • Erimem: ...Yeees.



hey everyone my teacher is trying to raise $10,000 to buy supplies for elementary schools in Ferguson here:

it’d be really nice if you guys could maybe reblog this and help spread it around, or donate if possible.

thank you.

Pls spread this it barely has $100 collected and yall know school supplies are EXPENSIVE and these kids do not need to be deprived of their right to basic education because people are starting to be forgetting about Ferguson, keep paying attention.

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Some snippets from all the truth being spoken in the #WhatIsBlackPrivilege hashtag on Twitter right now

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It has happened!

b. binaohan has collected some of her recent writing on logic and anti-oppression.

Click through to purchase the book for $3


So. This is my hastily thrown together collection of some of my writing on logic. Hastily because I’m kinda broke this month and my prescription bills are breaking the bank.1

Link to buy my book on logic

Or maybe grab the womanist musings posts

Or even my book of glee meta

For kind souls who just want to donate….

Help a girl out?

  1. I just started a new medication and have to refill another for the next three months. And I was maybe hoping that I’d get a full-time job this month, but that didn’t end up happening and I’ve definitely been let go from one of my part-time positions. 


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Bumble is the most majestic-looking cat

holy shit

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CORWYN: Can you give me your full name, please?
JAMIE: James Robert McCrimmon. Jamie.
CORWYN: Thank you. And your friend?
JAMIE: Er, the Doctor.
CORWYN: I can't put that down.
[notices JOHN SMITH & ASSOCIATES emblazoned on some equipment]
JAMIE: John Smith.
CORWYN: Really?
CORWYN: "Doctor John Smith".
JAMIE: Oh, there must be a lot of them about.
CORWYN: I dare say.

Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space - Episode Two (4 May, 1968)

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