Love at First Bite

I'm a bit of a fangirl and a part-time creative person, and sometimes you just need a place to dump the stuff floating around in your head or on your hard drive. Mostly, my Facebook is for real life, my DeviantArt is for legit work and this thing is for everything else.
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Status: Complete
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes (pre-slash), John/Sarah (kinda …)
Rating: PG
Word count: 975
Warnings/contents: episode tag: s1e02, pre-slash, UST, Sarah’s POV, John has no idea how gay he is, neither does Sherlock, the boy’s being stupid (but we love them anyway)

It was the little things Sarah noticed.

(Or, some things even the world’s only consulting detective can’t see.)

Read it at AO3

I’m reviving my fandom blog, because I can’t stay away from my lovely fan communities. (… And fandom things keep creeping into my other blogs.)

raehimura:

I’m a graduate student at American University, and I’m working on a thesis paper about fanfiction. I would really appreciate it if you guys could take about 5 minutes to fill out a short survey. It’s completely anonymous, and the results will help me combat stereotypes about the fan community and paint a more accurate portrait of fans.

Here’s the link: Take the survey.

And if you’re excited about the project, you can help by reblogging this post. It’s especially helpful if you tag lesser known fandoms and try to share this survey more widely. I want as many people from as many corners of the fan world as possible!

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: Oh, if you would like to read the paper when it’s done in a couple months, just follow me and I’ll post a link to the finished product. (This is my secondary Tumblr, and it’s not very active right now, so no worries about spamming your wall.)

I’m a graduate student at American University, and I’m working on a thesis paper about fanfiction. I would really appreciate it if you guys could take about 5 minutes to fill out a short survey. It’s completely anonymous, and the results will help me combat stereotypes about the fan community and paint a more accurate portrait of fans.

Here’s the link: Take the survey.

And if you’re excited about the project, you can help by reblogging this post. It’s especially helpful if you tag lesser known fandoms and try to share this survey more widely. I want as many people from as many corners of the fan world as possible!

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: Oh, if you would like to read the paper when it’s done in a couple months, just follow me and I’ll post a link to the finished product. (This is my secondary Tumblr, and it’s not very active right now, so no worries about spamming your wall.)

katandadrieninatree:

raggedymind:

heidiblack:

carcinog3n3ticist:

WE NEED A FIGURE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE JUST ON ONE WEBSITE HAVE ANXIETY ISSUES AND THIS WOULD REALLY HELP US

Sincerely, CarcinoG3n3ticist and moshingtogospel

depression and anxiety.  Plus insomnia.  What a combo.

I’m manic depressive with anxiety. My mania does not help… at all.

There’s like 5 types of anxiety and I have four of them.  My girlfriend does also.  So we’re 2 people.

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nightmareloki:

redamancer:

cataquacks:

redamancer:

BAHAHAH people are shipping tony/suit from iron man 3 but almost all of the images are from where pepper saves tony and if that’s not a subtle way of erasing the presence of a woman and literally replacing her with an empty suit of armor because somehow that’s BETTER

you have a lot of thinking to do

you’re joking

there’s no way

this one’s tame there’s way worse but

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oh yes! so homo! two boy! important! white boy! kiss empty metal shell! because i can turn the empty metal shell into a metaphor for me and completely erase a woman’s presence in this film! thank god the armor doesn’t look like a hideous unshapely woman, and instead looks like a HOT SEXY MAN

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Not saying this isn’t motivating some people, but I know for a fact that it isn’t motivating ALL the fans doing this. When the trailers first came out, we didn’t know it was Pepper in the suit, and it was a pretty clear reference to the sentient armor arc, and the whole sexual tension with the suit thing, which is a favorite among some Tony fans. So I think this is just a continuation of that, since everyone got all excited about the possibility when the first trailers came out. At least, I know some fans for whom this is the motivation. 

You know how stubborn fans can be when they get off on a particular plot bunny.

Which doesn’t mean that people like your example post aren’t just being the worst kind of dumb. It just gives me hope to know it’s not ALL that.

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heatherannehogan:

afterelton:

Aww, the AFA is upset that “The Bible” is actually accurate and not hate propaganda. They have the sadz.

What I love about this “Sodom’s sin was homosexuality” thing is that the story, in context, is about some dudes who want to have sex with dudes, but the owner of the house where the dudes are staying goes, “No, don’t be ridiculous. I’ll send my virgin daughters outside; you can rape them instead.” And THAT was what God considered righteous. Handing out some kids for some gang-banging.
Think about the modern day implications of that: If you gave your kid up to be raped to appease your angry neighbors and you went to court and said, “Uh, but God was totally on board with that in Genesis,” everyone would think you were an insane person. So how can you go to court and say, “Gays shouldn’t get married because God was not on board with that in Genesis”? 
OT God would strike your ass down for wearing clothes made out of two different kinds of fabrics, or sitting on the couch while you’re on your period, or eating lobster, or — I mean, one time OT God literally killed some of his very own guys who reflexively reached out to stop the Arc of the Covenant from crashing to the ground. They didn’t want to drop God on his head, so God just smote them, like, “I SAID DON’T TOUCH IT!” 
Maybe, I dunno, times have changed? And we can’t legislate morality with a many-thousand-year-old book?

Not to take anything away from the above point, because I’m totally on board with that, but the worst part about this is that the story is NOT about homosexuality. It was about hospitality laws and their extreme, central importance to society at the times.
The angels appeared as desirable, vulnerable strangers. Travelers  Under the customs of the time, they were to be welcomed into one’s home and protected. They had no other resources in the area and, if you think about it, the only reason ANY travel was possible at the time was because these customs were taken so seriously.
But the people of the town had forgotten the importance of this law. These men were merely strangers, and they wanted to sport (whether or not it was about desire, it was certainly more so about power and control) of raping the travelers.
So, when Lot offers his daughters to the mob, it was not suppose to be just perfectly acceptable to God. It was to show just how seriously Lot took his oath to protect these men — an oath which he gave by taking them into his home and which was one of the most essential, society-strengthening customs of the time. The men of the city were ignoring this oath, but Lot was so devoted to keeping his promises that he would rather sacrifice his daughters than the men under his protection.
Obviously, this is still a horrible (and debatable) choice to have to make. But it is certainly not clearly a sociopathic thing to do. (Plus, since the strangers were supposed to be angels, God pretty knew the girls weren’t going to be harmed.)
All this to say, that is a much more compelling and important reading (about love and honor and universal brotherhood) than the one that says the story is all about how awful homosexuality is. Because if it says that, than God is merely condoning heterosexual rape over homosexual rape. Not so much an inspiring, benevolent message.

heatherannehogan:

afterelton:

Aww, the AFA is upset that “The Bible” is actually accurate and not hate propaganda. They have the sadz.

What I love about this “Sodom’s sin was homosexuality” thing is that the story, in context, is about some dudes who want to have sex with dudes, but the owner of the house where the dudes are staying goes, “No, don’t be ridiculous. I’ll send my virgin daughters outside; you can rape them instead.” And THAT was what God considered righteous. Handing out some kids for some gang-banging.

Think about the modern day implications of that: If you gave your kid up to be raped to appease your angry neighbors and you went to court and said, “Uh, but God was totally on board with that in Genesis,” everyone would think you were an insane person. So how can you go to court and say, “Gays shouldn’t get married because God was not on board with that in Genesis”?

OT God would strike your ass down for wearing clothes made out of two different kinds of fabrics, or sitting on the couch while you’re on your period, or eating lobster, or — I mean, one time OT God literally killed some of his very own guys who reflexively reached out to stop the Arc of the Covenant from crashing to the ground. They didn’t want to drop God on his head, so God just smote them, like, “I SAID DON’T TOUCH IT!”

Maybe, I dunno, times have changed? And we can’t legislate morality with a many-thousand-year-old book?

Not to take anything away from the above point, because I’m totally on board with that, but the worst part about this is that the story is NOT about homosexuality. It was about hospitality laws and their extreme, central importance to society at the times.

The angels appeared as desirable, vulnerable strangers. Travelers  Under the customs of the time, they were to be welcomed into one’s home and protected. They had no other resources in the area and, if you think about it, the only reason ANY travel was possible at the time was because these customs were taken so seriously.

But the people of the town had forgotten the importance of this law. These men were merely strangers, and they wanted to sport (whether or not it was about desire, it was certainly more so about power and control) of raping the travelers.

So, when Lot offers his daughters to the mob, it was not suppose to be just perfectly acceptable to God. It was to show just how seriously Lot took his oath to protect these men — an oath which he gave by taking them into his home and which was one of the most essential, society-strengthening customs of the time. The men of the city were ignoring this oath, but Lot was so devoted to keeping his promises that he would rather sacrifice his daughters than the men under his protection.

Obviously, this is still a horrible (and debatable) choice to have to make. But it is certainly not clearly a sociopathic thing to do. (Plus, since the strangers were supposed to be angels, God pretty knew the girls weren’t going to be harmed.)

All this to say, that is a much more compelling and important reading (about love and honor and universal brotherhood) than the one that says the story is all about how awful homosexuality is. Because if it says that, than God is merely condoning heterosexual rape over homosexual rape. Not so much an inspiring, benevolent message.

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g0uld-rush:

“Fuck you, fuck you very, very much…”

- Lily Allen

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nationofsluts:

  • If you think acknowledging that trans* individuals are directly affected by abortion as well as anti-choice legislation and stigma is ‘(cis)women erasing’ you are an asshole.
  • If you refuse to use inclusive language when discussing reproductive rights because ‘not a lot of…

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The day I let you convince me to put people over my ambitions.

All it did was give you the chance to hurt me, and now I’m left with nothing but ambition anyway.

… At least now I know I’ll be damn good at my career.

shotgunsandsage:

Happy Halloween from Shotguns and Sage. Follow us for exclusive content from Midnight Tour, the detective noir bromance featuring a witch cop and his formerly normal partner, and Road 23, the dark thriller about a rag-tag group of hunters who somehow come together to protect the world from things that go bump in the night.

shotgunsandsage:

Welcome to Shotguns and Sage, a project featuring two interconnected and interwoven series of novels in a universe where monsters are real, some cops are witches and hunters kill the things that go bump in the night so you don’t have to.

Though the characters and events of the novels are connected, they can be read together or separately, so you can decide which tone you prefer and how much of the plot you want to know. So check out:

Midnight Tour

What happens when a regular New York cop with a bad luck streak catches a fellow officer skipping out on tour… to exorcise a hellish fire creature from the girders of an abandoned warehouse? Instant bromance, of course!

Ride along for the Midnight Tour, a series of mystery-horror-supernatural cases that follow the adventures of Tyler Kincaide (witch) and Eli Leddman (assistant and confidante) in lushly updated detective noir fashion as they police the many beats of New York, casting, copping, connoitering and generally trying not to get themselves killed. If you enjoy a good comedy-of-errors and are bored with seeing selkies and succubi passed over in favor of the good ol’ VWW (vampire-werewolf-witch) trifecta, buckle in and don’t forget the take-out. Tyler and Eli are good cops and better bros, once the whole “magic is real” freak-out passes – and it always does.

Road 23

Or, if you prefer your action a little fiercer and your plots a little darker, try Road 23. This misfit group of hunters is charged with the same mission as their Yankee cop friends, but in the depths of an isolated Georgia swamp. It takes a little more violence and lot less playing by the rules – especially when the things they hunt look uncomfortably like their own teammates.

Adisa Williams may have come from a long, respected line of hunters, but her team certainly doesn’t look like the one she grew up with. Between James (a half-selkie with an unsettled past and some serious control problems), Conner (a shifter who left the pressures of his family to take down other creatures) and Danni (a sweet water witch who seems far too young for the life they lead), Adisa has gone far astray from the hunter traditions. And  the rules.

But this group of strays she has collected just might work.

Wanna find out more?

As we’re working on the first novels in each series, we’ll be releasing character profiles, comics, sample chapters and tons of extra content you’ll only be able to find online. So follow us for updates, or check out our website or DeviantArt for exclusive content. In honor of NaNoWriMo, this first month of November will be especially prolific, so now is the time to get involved and check out the world of Shotguns and Sage.

loveincolororg:

Mad love for all you bisexuals out there!<3

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napoleonbonerhard:

WHY ARE THESE TOTALLY AWESOME BOX SETS ON MY DASH?

Because, they’re free. Duh.

So yeah, GIVEAWAY! WOOHOO! I’m having a kickass, awesome, fantastic week (and I’m also terrible with keeping money) which is great for you because you can get this super sweet awesome stuff just by sitting in your bedroom. That’s right, all those hours of mindlessly scrolling have finally paid off.

So what the hell do we have here?

There are three separate prizes here

AVENGERS BLU-RAY BOX SET HOLY CHEESE NIPS

Yep, this baby represents my tumblr in the fullest way possible, so of course it would be the first prize available.

This shit costs $186 sweet captain kirk’s nipples that’s awesome

YEAH WELL WAIT FOR THIS

Harry Potter Ultimate Wizard’s Box Set

My love for Harry Potter will never die. Ever. AND IT HAD BETTER NOT FOR YOU, EITHER. If it seems like it’s dying down, little by little - well, I’m sure this box set will make it shit it’s pants with joy.

This baby costs $349 oooh child fan me, I’m gettin’ overwhelmed!

WHO ARE YOU? THE DOCTOR. DOCTOR WHO?

EXACTLY.

The complete Doctor Who series 1-4 box set, oh my lawd.

This includes many extremely beautiful people such as NINE, ROES MINUS DRUGS, TEN JESUS FUCK PERFECTION IS TEN, MARTHA JONES, DONNA FUCKING NOBLE, AND ALSO WILF.

This heartwrenching saga is $139 but it’s okay because I brought a banana to the party

WHAT DO ALL OF THESE HAVE IN COMMON? Why, rules of course:

  • Reblob as many times as you want idgaf
  • Likes don’t count DUH HAVE YOU DONE A GIVEAWAY BEFORE
  • You don’t have to be following me because you will probs unfollow afterwards, but it would be cool if you at least stopped by
  • No giveaway blogs, I mean jesus too much free stuff for paris hilton over here

I will be using a random number generator to figure out the three winners. MAKE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN SO THAT I CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU’VE WON. If you win, it will be a surprise which one you get ohohoho

DISCLAIMER: The Avengers and HP box sets will of course be pre-ordered, so it may be quite a while until you receive your winnings. On the other hand, whomever gets the Doctor Who set can liveblog it to make you both super jelly and impatient.

Oh, also:

*~DeAdLiNe*~ The deadline is September 1st to mark the beginning of Hogwarts’ term.

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jpbrammer:

My original intent for this article was to write a thoughtful analysis of the craziness that was Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. But nope. You will get none of that from me. Because I am frustrated, very frustrated, with how this all went down.

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