Burlesque performer and practical time traveler.

“If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.”

—   Dean Trippe (via t1mco)

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“Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’””


The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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when u accidentally click a link so u dont release the mouse and kind of slowly drag away from the link. threat avoided. citizens safe. for now.

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“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”

Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power.

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Me and my friend painted two portal murals at school.

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Okay so, the marauders map can see people even when they’re hidden underneath the cloak of invisibility, right?

Yet Death can’t find people hidden under that cloak…



Remus Lupin is a genius, Sirius Black doesn’t like rules, James Potter thinks he can do anything, and Peter brings them snacks and encourages their combined insane genius, that’s how.

Okay, I actually think there’s a really good answer to this.

We know from HP2 that the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t appear on the map, even though lots of other secret passages do, and we know from HP7 (most notably, anyway) that the Room of Requirement doesn’t appear on the map. Yet people under the invisibility cloak show up under their real names, as do polyjuiced people or animaguses in their animal forms. 

The difference between the latter (expected) edge cases and the former (actual) edge cases is that while the latter consist of relationships between what the map knows and people, the former consist of relationships between what the map knows and… Hogwarts.

The marauders aren’t smarter or more powerful than Death; they don’t have any special perceptive gifts that Death doesn’t have. What they did have was a magical castle founded by four of the greatest wizards who ever lived. I think the reason that the map knows so much, but hides a select few things, is that the map isn’t powered by those wizards—it’s powered by Hogwarts itself.

Think about this: the fish Lily made for Slughorn disintegrated when she died, but the map still works just fine even after all four Marauders are gone. Whatever made the map go, it wasn’t a charm any of them put on it. It was the borrowed wisdom of the place they lived in.

That’s one of the things that makes the map such a beautiful microcosm for the series, really: it’s proof that you don’t need to be stronger than Death to do amazing things, as Voldemort thought. On the contrary: it’s okay to ask for help from those who came before you and those who have more wisdom, courage, strength, or resources than you.

Because at Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it.

I don’t want to take away from this beautiful analysis, but I’m always surprised to learn that people take the story of the three brothers and the origins of the deathly hallows as being literal, rather than a mythologized fairy tale. I can’t really say that either of the other two artifacts displays the level of power that the story attributes to them, so I wouldn’t expect the cloak to actually hide the wearer from death, if death is even an incarnate being in-universe.

Yes. That post has been bugging me and I couldn’t figure out how to say it. (Though, i like the idea that hogwarts powers the map - that seems accurate)

The wand is clearly the most powerful, and the resurrection stone works, in a way - you bring forth a ghost of your loved ones, as their body cannot be made out of nothingness. 

I think the story of how these things came to be (death as a manifested being, for example) is fabricated, which would necessitate that the cloak was not actually death’s cloak. 

The existence of the objects, and their powers, seems accurate - a true invisibility cloak, a resurrection stone, and a wand. The tales themselves are folk tales, taking what was once solid common knowledge and twisting it to children’s stories and exaggeration. 

I sometimes like to imagine that they were not even related in origin, but are just three fairly unique artifacts that an elaborate mythology sprung up around.

Possibly—since we know that Harry Potter is a prophesized figure—at some point in the past, an oracle described the three objects as things that would be united by the master of death, and because the context for this would not be revealed for generations, people trying to make sense of it came up with this whole backstory explaining the relationship among the items and how they came to be, and incorporated death into it.

This puts me in mind of the other reason I don’t think the cloak can literally hide people from death, and that’s that the whole “master of death” thing was entirely symbolic. Why should the other similarly fantastical claims be more literal than that?


Preview of things to come - Adventure Time Lady Rainicorn Cupcakes! Partial inspirational credit goes to ZacBeers-DailyDraw (via DeviantArt) and Miss Cupquake. This is my version of these cupcakes and the corresponding apron is in the design stages! Happy Princess Day! (⌒▽⌒)☆


Preview of things to come - Adventure Time Lady Rainicorn Cupcakes! Partial inspirational credit goes to ZacBeers-DailyDraw (via DeviantArt) and Miss Cupquake. This is my version of these cupcakes and the corresponding apron is in the design stages! Happy Princess Day! (⌒▽⌒)☆


Emerald Cocktail Dresses

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I have never reblogged something so fast in my life

it’s exactly what you think it is

How old is this song even?

To my surprise, it actually WAS exactly what I thought it was.

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The Cheesecake Burlesque  Revue ~ Superheroes

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Many roleplay accounts are in need of fake tweets for various purposes. My personal favorite is called Simitator. Essentially, it allows you to create fake Facebook and Twitter posts for your character or whatever purpose you may need it for. 


The steps are easy and it’s not a difficult task to do. You just put your information in, like in the picture above, and should get a result similar to the photo below.



And this, my friends, is why you should ALWAYS take screencaps of tweets with a grain of salt.

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Tbh “transtrender” sounds like an app for keeping up with your favorite trans celebrities’ careers. Like, you set your Transtrender to alert you to Lea T’s upcoming photoshoots and interviews and to display what runways she and Carmen are walking. Transtrender tells you when Laverne Cox is nominated for an award. It links you to videos of her acceptance speeches. Is Janet Mock doing a book signing in your area? Find out with Transtrender!

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is a design based on one of Mucha’s illustrations!  I plan to complete a whole series of princess and mucha mashups.  You can get this as a print on Society6 or Redbubble, and as a shirt on RB and S6 currently (will add to Teepublic soon, after a nap!) .  Enjoy!

“I think it’s likely that many, even most Americans would only have sex with people they feel emotionally connected to. I think that’s a fair assessment. But it isn’t a description of demisexuality. Demisexuality is about desire and arousal, not just sex and who you do it with. It’s not merely that I’m only interested in having sex with people that I love, it’s also that I feel a complete absence of desire or sexual feelings toward everyone else. Ever. What makes me demisexual is that absence. What makes me demisexual is that I’ve only ever been sexually attracted to three people in my whole life. My partner is sexually attracted to that many people during particularly sexy bus rides. And you can tell me that most of the population is like me, but I just don’t think you’re right.”


Olivia Davis Defends Demisexuality — The Good Men Project

Six people, personally, because I’ve been in six total relationships counting my two current, but yeah.

Not done reading it, but so far this article is good.

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Speaking as a consexual person who is friends with demisexuals, this is exactly why they need this label. Because, yes, I am sexually attracted to three people during particularly sexy bus rides. I am sexually attracted to three people during particularly unsexy bus rides. I am sexually attracted to three people every single time I go out of my house, and sometimes I don’t even need to go out of my house, depending on who’s home and/or visiting at the time.



It’s a thing.

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Imma just get Tchy’s commentary over here.

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For fucking real.

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