Magpie Arts


I'm mixed media artist, dog rescuer and writer.
sodelightfully:

Cumbercupcakes: Ben in Kuala Lumpur :D

sodelightfully:

Cumbercupcakes: Ben in Kuala Lumpur :D

Tagged: cumbercupcakesbenedict cumberbatchcupcakes

It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.

Douglas Adams

this quote was literally in my sociology book 

(via marinashutup)

Tagged: douglas adams

Source: marinashutup

And yet fanfiction is an inherently transformative work which, by its very nature, strives to address or change some flaw that exists in canon, even if that flaw is “why isn’t there more of this thing?!” Fanfiction has addressed the lack of gay men by making straight characters gay; it’s addressed countless cultural misappropriations with wildly varying AUs; it’s addressed canon plot holes and timeline issues with fix-it fics and crossovers. Fanfic is the show your show could be like, if only you dared to dream.

But for all its transformative nature, fanfiction and fandom still suffer from a real dearth of femslash. Beyond the simple fact that very few girls exist in canon materials, the societal emphasis on the male gaze seems to have affected fanficcers’ creativity to such an extent that even in our own fantasies, we cannot give women a fair shake. Just as the answer to “Why is there so much slash?” cannot be boiled down to “ Well, straight girls are horny”, the answer to “Why isn’t there any femslash?” cannot be boiled down to “Well, straight girls don’t care.” The bias against female characters and female pleasure is an ingrained, institutionalized problem which won’t go away on its own.

— Conclusion of Lady Geek Girl and Friends’s fascinating article on femslash and fandom (do give it a read if you’re interested!)

Tagged: femslashfanfiction

Source: damnspacepirate

atlinmerrick:

Fic:  Limb From Limb (Complete) 
There’s a spot very near 221B that John knows Sherlock loves. It’s where Baker Street meets Marylebone Road and John’s pretty sure Sherlock loves it because it’s…
…well it’s a lot like Sherlock’s brain.
  ~ Read more: AO3 | LJ | FF

atlinmerrick:

Fic: Limb From Limb (Complete)

There’s a spot very near 221B that John knows Sherlock loves. It’s where Baker Street meets Marylebone Road and John’s pretty sure Sherlock loves it because it’s…

…well it’s a lot like Sherlock’s brain.

  ~ Read more: AO3 | LJ | FF

Tagged: limb from limbatlinmerricksherlock bbcjohnlockfanfic

kropotkink:

My attitude towards politics and society is constantly “angry but unsurprised”

Tagged: politicssociety

Source: kropotkink

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover its employees’ birth control on company insurance plans. In fact, they’re so outraged about women having access to birth control that they’ve taken the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
 
I cannot believe that we live in a world where we would even consider letting some big corporation deny the women who work for it access to the basic medical tests, treatments or prescriptions that they need based on vague moral objections.
 
But here’s the scary thing: With the judges we’ve got on the Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby might actually win.

"Three well-respected legal scholars examined almost 20,000 Supreme Court cases from the last 65 years. They found that the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top 10 most pro-corporate justices in more than half a century."

Elizabeth Warren, everyone. I can’t wait for someone who is as awesome as Senator Warren to run here in California, so we can get rid of the reprehensible corporatist Dianne Feinstein.

(via wilwheaton)

Tagged: Hobby Lobbywill wheaton

quickhits:

SCOTUS basically rules that rights covered by 2nd Amendment are limited.
Ruling was unanimous.

quickhits:

SCOTUS basically rules that rights covered by 2nd Amendment are limited.

Ruling was unanimous.

Tagged: domestic violencegun control

Source: thinkprogress.org

Sometimes your readers teach you things. →

madlori:

When I started posting “Lifetime Achievement,” I was more than a little apprehensive. After such a long wait, would it be worth it? Would anyone care? Would everyone be disappointed?

I was also nervous about the story itself. Was it even any good? I was conscious that it was a different…

Tagged: madlori

Tagged: corgidogcute

Source: thatnutcray

hedwig-dordt:

shredsandpatches:

I’m pretty convinced that Mark Gatiss’ Olivier nomination is like 90% on account of this scene.

#and he deserved it (shredsandpatches)

Fuck. Yes.

Tagged: mark gatiss

Source: fuckingoropher