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this is an acurrate representation of how i tell a joke


this is an acurrate representation of how i tell a joke

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I FEEL SO ALIVE; when I first figured out that I’d need to redo so much of the novel, I was devastated; but after having a couple of days to do background processing functions or whatever it is that my brain is doing when I can feel it doing things; after that, I’ve reached the point of THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THIS NOVEL 100X MORE MAGICAL. SO MAGICAL. Which is maybe a bit funny-strange, given that also I’m covering some kind of serious topics, but at the same time I’m writing about people being stupidly in love and I’m With You to the End of the Line and also weird little teacups, so how serious can I get. I mean honestly. 

Also feel like throwing heck to the wind and posting a small excerpt of what I’ve just hacked out. 

Evan could have said that he got involved with office politics by accident, but that would have been a blatant lie. He would have been full of lies, a lying liar who lied, and there were no accidents in politics unless you truly were a country rube who stumbled in like the fresh and innocent face of Springtime herself, all covered in morning glories and sunshine. 

Evan was not quite sure where he had been going with that metaphor, but also it was kind of true that he was, literally, from the country.

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Has anyone written Cap2 and Mr. and Mrs. Smith fusion fic. Where Cap and Bucky are basically Mr. and Mr. Smith. Or Rogers. Or Barnes. Or Roger-Barnes/Barnes-Rogers. You know what I mean. 

help, I’ve been reading and bookmarking lazulisong ‘s CapAmerica cutie-patoot fics and I can’t get up

Or, this has been a CapAmerica fic rec post; I linked to the one I most recently read but you should, ah, check out the rest of them too. If you’re into that kind of thing. I like the xxxHoLic one. Also the one about cologne. Also the one where Bucky and Steve impromptu marry in a hospital. 



Romeo + Juliet (1996) Trivia: Shakespeare described Tybalt swordsmanship as “showy”. To transform this into flamboyant gunplay, John Leguizamo worked with choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell to create a flamenco-inspired style.

LMFAOOOOO I love this!

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In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.


Practising Taikka’s cute face (I keep frgetting she only has one hoop on her right ear…)




I will always love Steve’s “Well, this has taken an awkward turn, but I’m going to be nice about it” face. 

I’m sure Chris Evans didn’t have to dig very deep to find the motivation in this scene.

and it gets worse every year.




George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

I saw Associate Justice Stephen Breyer speak a few years back, and what to this day, struck me as completely insidious, was that even though he was not a judge on the court when Korematsu (Korematsu v. United States, the supreme court decision that upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans) was decided, being all of 8 years old, HE STILL INSISTED IT WASN’T WRONGLY DECIDED.

As if, the only problem with this decision was that Charles Fahy withheld information, so the error lay not with the courts, when, in a 6-3 decision, the courts decided the 5th amendment did not apply to Japanese-Americans, but with Fahy alone, and if the court’s information had been correct, that Japanese-Americans were possibly acting as spies, the ruling would have been justified. This is racist and disgusting, as was outlined in Frank Murphy’s dissent:

I dissent, therefore, from this legalization of racism. Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting, but it is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States. All residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new and distinct civilization of the United States. They must, accordingly, be treated at all times as the heirs of the American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

To this day, Korematsu has not been explicitly overturned.

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