Commas and Ampersands

(Sarah the Librarian)

Look at the sheer volume of flannel incorporated into this scene. Gaze upon the early 90s and despair.

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LIBRARIANS AT TRIVIA NIGHT

librarianproblems:

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smaugchiefestofcalamities:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

abiromanticbisexual:

tomhiddlesun:

somewhatdorky:

letsgeekoutfandomstyle:

celestialcow:

Jack and the Doctor.

John and David.

doing the Doctor Who theme tune.

(listen here)

This is the first time this has appeared on my dash, this is unaceptable, I want this everyday.

Can we make this an always reblog yes or yes.

im pretty sure that is the first and only time the host has ever smiled on the show

John Barrowman you are Jack Harkness. 

WHEN THE BBC IS AWESOME AT CASTING AKA ALWAYS

You could put John Barrowman next to a puppy, and I’d probably pick John Barrowman.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

The start of the school year in Ferguson was pushed back another week, to Aug. 25th. In the meantime, children are able to spend the day at the library or local churches. 

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shorelle:

clubjade:

“But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!”

"I get ribbed for that line because it was so whiny. And I remember at the time, I had to make it as juvenile as possible so that I can show how Luke matures later. So it should be embarrassing. It should be whiny and childish. But boy, has it come back to haunt me. I don’t think I ever got the chance to finally pick them up." - Mark Hamill


#i’ve argued that since forever, #'nah my favourite character is lu-', #'BUT POWER CONVERTERS', #YES, #THAT’S PART OF WHY I LIKE HIM, #THAT WHINY LITTLE KID MARCHES INTO A CRIME LORD’S PALACE AND WRECKS EVERYTHING, #AND SAVES HIS FATHER’S SOUL, #WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY (via anghraine)


Luke’s kid is just going to walk in with a pack of power converters sometime in the sequel trilogy. No one will ever comment on it.

shorelle:

clubjade:

But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!

"I get ribbed for that line because it was so whiny. And I remember at the time, I had to make it as juvenile as possible so that I can show how Luke matures later. So it should be embarrassing. It should be whiny and childish. But boy, has it come back to haunt me. I don’t think I ever got the chance to finally pick them up." - Mark Hamill

#i’ve argued that since forever, #'nah my favourite character is lu-', #'BUT POWER CONVERTERS', #YES, #THAT’S PART OF WHY I LIKE HIM, #THAT WHINY LITTLE KID MARCHES INTO A CRIME LORD’S PALACE AND WRECKS EVERYTHING, #AND SAVES HIS FATHER’S SOUL, #WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY (via anghraine)

Luke’s kid is just going to walk in with a pack of power converters sometime in the sequel trilogy. No one will ever comment on it.

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ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

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cloven:

30 DAY ITEM CHALLENGE + FOURTEEN + YOUR FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER
Okay literally the cruellest prompt, because I have so many. I opted for my favorite team, because my heart beats for the Abhorsen Trilogy. Sameth is absolutely precious, and Lireal is the most badass librarian ever.
eta: FRICKEN CRAP I got Sam’s surcoat wrong. Um, oops.

cloven:

30 DAY ITEM CHALLENGE + FOURTEEN + YOUR FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER

Okay literally the cruellest prompt, because I have so many. I opted for my favorite team, because my heart beats for the Abhorsen Trilogy. Sameth is absolutely precious, and Lireal is the most badass librarian ever.

eta: FRICKEN CRAP I got Sam’s surcoat wrong. Um, oops.

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bagelbrother:

someone was like hey do a flower beard thing and i was like okay

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“So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ‘modern miracle.’ But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.”

—   

Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)

funny how the most popular narrative about helen keller is a harmless little girl who learns to communicate and then the story ends for some reason gee i wonder why that is

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Gee. Why does the popular narrative end before she became a communist? So strange! And the Martin Luther King Jr. narrative does the same thing! What a coincidence!

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Also, that the narrative is generally about the abled teacher helping her and how amazing she was to be able to do it.  As the wikipedia article frames it: “The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.”  So even the story about Helen Keller is often not really about her.

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Helen Keller is a glaring example of it, but history’s dominant narratives are full of women whose stories are depoliticised and infantilised in order to make them more “inspirational”.  

A current example: when Malala Yousafzai is the brave little girl who just wanted to learn, she’s the world’s darling, but when she tells Obama that drone strikes are driving terrorism the cameras all turn off. 

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I believe that this BS would fall under “inspiration porn”, too.

I got her first book at a thrift store for 95 cents and figured “Hey, it’s short. I can read that.” because I read a few books about her in school, you know? Seemed sensible to read her own words.

Then I find out she was a communist!? :D :D :D :D :D She got more awesome by an order of magnitude.

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Hey, loves, I know HK’s narrative gets watered down and that makes you rightly mad, but can you not wash out Anne Sullivan’s while you’re trying to reclaim Keller’s?  Anne Sullivan was nearly blind and in constant pain from a trachoma infection in both eyes at the age of five.  She was not the guardian angel abled teacher come down to bring civilization to feral Helen.  She was a blind woman in chronic pain who received her education in spite of her blindness, graduated valedictorian, and went out to teach another blind girl and advocated for her continued education.

Anne’s political stances are less well-documented than Helen’s, but they weren’t dissimilar. 

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I gave a presentation on Helen Keller last month for a local group for low-vision people, and I was astounded by how much I just didn’t know until I was doing the research.

I highly recommend her writing, especially her collected articles. Because in addition to being a socialist and a suffragist and a pacifist and a unionist, she was a huge bucket of sass. For example, "How I Became a Socialist" contains a number of wry criticisms of people who turned on her for daring to voice unpopular opinions rather than being the meek, docile, grateful woman everyone expected her to be.

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