She Lies Shattered

The random and immediate musings of GlassCannon

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Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.


(Source: ageofdesiderata, via mindfangs)

Filed under q OITNB I think it's selling the OITNB audience short to say that we collectively ignore it I don't know how anyone could watch that show and not see how amazing these women are Vee was evil but she was a genius and an empire builder on par with any male character Oz or The Wire ever produced Poussey's background episode was in German more than half the time it's not like they were being subtle about it Taystee is a straight up prodigy and I feel like part of her storyline will always be about how severely the system has failed what might be one of the best math minds of her generation I mean imagine that imagine that Taystee is 'the brightest witch of her age' like they said about Hermione -- only she doesn't get to go to school go listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about all the systematic ways society tried to keep him away from math and science and come back and tell me that part of the point of Taystee's character ISN'T the criminal ways we're failing her and not only failing Taystee but failing every little girl like her every prodigy with the wrong skin color or the wrong gender or the wrong religion who we keep out of math and science all those brilliant minds going to waste the genius of OITNB is that it humanizes these stories for us they aren't just 'inmates' anymore they're representative of real stories and real people and I don't know how anyone could watch this show and not get that

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I’m impressed by Penny’s argument

can the show just be the three of them

the show should be just the three of them

I honestly think the show with these three would be amazing

(Source: riddlemetom, via 50-shades-of-fuck-you)

Filed under q if this show was just these three and none of the rest of the cast and they could keep Penny from saying too many idiotic things per episode I would watch the hell out of that it'd certainly be an improvement Big Bang Theory

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I have my Trillian wig on its wig head on the wig head stand attached to my desk just to my left when I’m at the keyboard, and I keep seeing it out of the corner of my eye and jumping out of my skin.

Filed under stop being so creepy Trillian you're wigging me out it touched my arm while I was looking at the screen and I just about screamed home alone and medicated with a DISEMBODIED HEAD ATTACHED TO THE DESK NEXT TO MY ELBOW I need to buy brunette bobby pins tomorrow that's why it's still on my desk no point in putting it away just for the night also I have a very good cat who won't do anything horrible to it over night my costumes cosplay HHGTTG cospaly

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PSA about invisible disabilities and public transportation



I write this PSA because it’s something that needs to be said: not all disabilities are visible, which means that sometimes, people with disabilities look perfectly healthy on the outside. “Invisible disabilities" actually count for 96% of all disabilities. This seems kind of mind-blowing if you don’t have experience with invisible disabilities, either personal or from a loved one. This is because we are taught from a young age that all people with disabilities use canes, wheelchairs, and other mobility devices to assist them in their daily activities.

While there certainly is a significant population of people around the world who use mobility devices (go you, you badasses with personalized wheels and canes!), there is an even larger population who don’t. This is due to many reasons, but one of the biggest, I believe, is shame. People, without the knowledge of invisible disabilities, can accidentally or intentionally shame you for using a mobility device when you look quite healthy on the outside. When I’m having a particularly low-energy, high-pain day due to the invisible disabilities fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, I have someone push me in a wheelchair. Because I’m lucky enough to have (decent) functioning in my limbs, when I get on and off of public transportation, to save time and space for other passengers (let alone deal with inaccessible transport options, such as stations that don’t have elevators or gaps small enough between the train and the platform to realistically have a wheelchair cross), I stand up, fold up my wheelchair, and have a friend take it on for me. The looks I get as I do this range from “what the hell is a healthy person doing in a wheelchair?” to “I just saw God for the first time” because the person doesn’t understand that not everyone who uses a wheelchair has no use of their legs. I write this PSA not to have your pity, but your understanding. It’s awkward to be misunderstood and even shamed for doing what’s right for me on a day when I feel sicker than usual. 

Some basic tips for people with invisible disabilities:

  • You have the right to ask someone to give up their seat for you.
    Approach someone who looks healthier than you (try not to ask someone with a mobility device or who looks sick/exhausted/overwhelmed to move, as there will be other people to ask - we have to bond together here!) and say something to the effect of, “Hi, I have a chronic pain disorder, may I take your seat?” Show gratitude, whether in words or facial expressions, to people who move for you. Some people will be jerks and not move right away. That’s okay. You have the opportunity to educate them about the fact that they are lucky not to understand you completely, but you do need the seat more than they do. This is a hard thing to do because it requires immense courage, but you will get better with practice. I promise.
  • You have the right to ask for any assistance you need from people who work for the transportation authority. They may give you the side-eye at first, and ask you some silly question like, “is the assistance for your grandparent?” But hold out for hope because their job is to help you. I promise.
  • You have the right to ask for help from anyone who passes you if you are alone and carrying bags that are too heavy for you to carry without pain. They have the right to say no, but keep asking others. Your hopes will get answered. I promise.
  • You have the right to get frustrated if people don’t understand you, believe you, or give you respect. While we would always love to be kind educators to the world, bringing to the public the crucial enlightenment that we have had to learn through immense pain and fatigue of the body, we are human. You are allowed to get mad. You are allowed to be upset. You are allowed to be frustrated. You are allowed to complain. But know that others will hear your message more if you are able to realize that they are just human as well. They don’t know what you go through on a daily basis and that makes them incredibly lucky, but still uneducated, and this is a chance to make one more person in the world knowledgable of invisible disabilities. It’s okay if you can’t reach them; all you can do is try your best. Their comments and responses have nothing to do with you and everything to do with their past experiences and knowledge, so let them slide off your back. I know that this is so much easier said than done, but it gets easier with practice. I promise.
  • Always remember this: you are worthy of respect and others’ belief, but your worth as a person does not come from others, from being able-bodied, or being believed. Your worth comes from being a human being. You are worthy simply because you are you. I promise.

Some basic tips for able-bodied people (click “able-bodied” if you want a definition):

  • Understand that you are privileged in ways you can’t fully comprehend until you see the perspective of someone who is not as lucky as you.
  • Understand that people use wheelchairs for different reasons and try not to look shocked or disgusted if someone stands up after using one. Chances are 99.9999% that they’re not faking it just so they can sit down. Trust me, it’s not that glamorous or enviable.
  • Certain seats on public transportation say “priority seats for people with disabilities/children/who are pregnant,” so try to occupy a different seat if you can, just in case someone with an invisible disability hasn’t yet gathered up the immense courage necessary to look into a stranger’s eyes and say “hi, I need this seat because (x, y, z).” This is the same reason for which you should not block an otherwise open seat with your bags or take up more than one seat by stretching out unnecessarily.
  • Give up your seat when asked, unless you are having a truly horrible health day, too.
  • Give the right of way to someone using a mobility device or who looks like they are having trouble walking or moving.
  • Assume the best of others. Always remember this: everyone is trying their best. Their best is different from yours, but that does not invalidate it. 

TL;DR: Some days, people with invisible disabilities feel well enough to go without any special accommodations. For example, some days, I can hike!


Some days, however, are days when I need extra assistance because I have low energy and high pain. And that’s okay too. I’m still a person who deserves respect on those days. Not all disabilities are visible, but that doesn’t mean we deserve to feel invisible when we ask for help. Please read if you are a person with an invisible disability who struggles to ask for the help you need or if you are an able-bodied person who doesn’t want to be in the dark about this issue.image

(via chronicallyalive)

Filed under q yes this invisible illness invisible disability invisible disabilities account for 96% of all disabilities! we outnumber those with visible signs of disability more than NINETEEN TO ONE so truly genuinely you should only expect every TWENTIETH person you see using disabled accommodations to be visibly disabled the other 19 will have invisible disabilities actually disabled spoonie chronic illness chronic pain chronic fatigue at this point my cane dislocates the bones in my hand if I try to use it to take weight off dislocating hips and knees and a wheelchair would similarly dislocate my hips after awhile and probably my elbows and shoulders as well if I tried to propel myself so even on really really bad days I can't necessarily use mobility aids because my entire body is a giant Catch 22 meanwhile I look perfectly healthy and 5-10 years younger than I am that's what invisible illness is like folks

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We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 


We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

(Source: cartoonpolitics, via garlandsevergreen)

Filed under q it's at times like these that I am reminded that a full 20% of AMERICAN ADULTS either answered 'unsure' or 'flat' when asked IS THE EARTH ROUND? no SERIOUSLY that's a real statistic so any time less than 20% of American adults oppose something or disbelieve something I just shrug and figure that it's those some idiots who aren't sure if the Earth is round or not of course the problem with all of that is that it's the backwards idiots who make all our laws once again we're going to legistlate ourselves into a literal second Dark Ages all because some people are too stupid to understand the separation between Church and State or simple things like 2+2= A SHITTON OF CARBON EMISSIONS IN OUR ATMOSPHERE politics and you can't even talk about wanting all those hateful willfully-ignorant assholes to go away and die without it quickly getting into eugenics territory I don't want to kill everyone below a certain IQ or kill everyone who disagrees with me or anything but it does seem like if we could just agree on some base rules as humans -- such as -- THE EARTH IS ROUND THE RULES OF YOUR RELIGION DO NOT APPLY TO ME I AM THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON EVERYTHING DONE TO OR WITH MY BODY SCIENCE IS A REAL THING AND ITS ENTIRE POINT IS TO FIND OUT TRUE THINGS -- then maybe just maybe we might be able to make some progress and live together happily on this planet so it's possible I'm in favor of eugenics for everyone who can't get on board with my four basic points above but that's the least misanthropic stance I can take in the face of such willful stupidity

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Young Peter Pan by Chad Suter


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(Reading a post on my dash)

Person 1: I gained weight & I know it’s not a big deal & I shouldn’t feel bad about it but I still kinda if do :(

Person 2: Don’t feel bad! You are beautiful at any weight!

(Me: Yes good, perfect. You should love your body no matter what!)

Person 2: Because you can be healthy at any weight & health is what really matters!

(Me: wait wtf?!?)

Placing emphasis on health like this, that you can love your body because it is healthy, creates the implication that health is something everyone “should” strive for, and to do otherwise, or to exist in an “unhealthy” state, is somehow wrong. Assigning worth to health is just as fucked up as linking it to thinness. Health is NOT a moral imperative. NO ONE has the right to demand or expect healthiness in someone else, whether because they are ill or because of their life choices. ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES, and what someone else does with THEIR body is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

Filed under q YES THIS MOTHERFUCKING THIS ALL YOU HEALTHIST ABLEIST ASSHOLES NEED TO GET THE FUCKING HELL OFF MY FUCKING DASH ALL BODES ARE GOOD BODIES *A*L*L* BODIES YOU FUCKING ABLEIST ASSHATS NOT JUST HEALTHY BODIES *A*L*L* *B*O*D*I*E*S yes even your stupid ignorant hateful ableist ass is a good body health is not a moral imperative health does not make you a better person health does not make you a worthwhile person and a lack of health doesn't make you a worthless person stop letting your own FEAR of incurable illness be a reason to tell other PEOPLE they are worthless! healthism ableism actually disabled chronic illness spoonie

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Is it possible to be a fan of a fandom?

Reblog every time

I love this so much

I’m not even in this fandom

I made a tumblr to reblog this gif.  Life complete.



And the award for best cosplay ever goes to


(Source: hansolus, via trulysophisticat)

Filed under q lol see this? this is cosplay this is how you cosplay you make screen-accurate costumes and then you run around being idiots and having way too much fun that's it that's the whole deal perfect cosplay is perfect cosplay costuming conventions

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Hannibal is a gothic horror show about control, perception, abuse, mental illness and disability, the institution of psychiatry, and vengeance, frequently featuring terrifying scenes of violence and gore

and the fandom is comprised of teenage girls bedecking everyone in flowers and making cheesy puns

is this the actual reverse of the brony fandom

(via jezunya)

Filed under q lol I suppose we are though I would debate the TEENAGED bit of that the show isn't on until 10pm for a reason personally I don't know any Hannibal fans under the age of 25 I think the majority of us are grown-ass adults who just find flower crowns to be the perfect balance to the beauty and horror of this show Hannibal Fannibals

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Moffat: In the whole 60-story canon, [Arthur Conan Doyle] allows one moment of genuine affection between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. You always know it’s there … there’s one moment in The Three Garridebs—“You’ve hurt my Watson”—and that’s it. I think arguably (and we would argue quite strongly) that under the surface … the detective stories are merely the surface. It’s the story of the greatest friendship ever.

But because it’s a male friendship, it is simply never talked about. They don’t sit down and say, “Well, I think we’ll become friends now, how do you feel about me?” Never. They never do that.

Gatiss: They don’t need to.

Moffat: No… But I find that the joy in writing this, is writing that friendship.

It’s subtext, but it really is right at the top layer of the subtext. It’s just about these two men and the fact they adore each other.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

Sherlock DVD Commentary, A Study in Pink (11:45 mark) [x]

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*Gets up on a table, does the can-can and throws confetti* SUBTEEEEEXT

(via don-gately)

It’s about these two men and the fact that they adore each other.

Whenever we doubt, just remember that’s the show that’s being written here. This friendship, this love, these two, forever. 

(via anigrrrl2)

(via sherkhanlock)

Filed under q all the (idiotic) Moffat hate aside I don't think anyone who truly understands who Mark Gatiss is as a writer and an actor and an artist could possibly think he'd write a 'queer-baiting' version of Sherlock Holmes I mean COME THE FUCK ON they're taking their time about it and the time between seasons makes it feel like they're taking a LONG time but they're building an argument for a modern version of these characters where it is just OBVIOUS that they are in love that they are each other's first priority that it is the most important relationship either of them will ever have I'm curious to see what they do with the physicality question once it comes up if they will end up playing Sherlock as asexual or demi-sexual but I have absolutely NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER in my mind that they will eventually be canon in one way or another BBC Sherlock Mark Gatiss Steven Moffat (FYI I'm doing some Moffat-hate unfollowing in the run up to the new DW season so if I follow you and you vocally hate on Moffat expect an unfollow shortly nothing personal just not the sort of thing I need on my dash)

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#midnight is a fucking tERRIFYING EPISODE okay

(Source: infernalcup, via sherkhanlock)

Filed under q omfg I love this episode but it is TERRIFYING not the least of which because it ISN'T the sort of danger the Doctor usually goes up against and he CAN'T use any of his normal tricks it's also one of the very very few RTD episodes that makes it into my favorites since I generally think he can't write his way out of a paper bag Doctor Who Midnight