Where in the hell did Howard get a tiger suit…?
Where in the hell did Howard get a tiger suit…?
the 1909 play Beauty and the Beast: Fantasy in Two Acts by Fernand Noziere, the very first published version of the story where the Beauty is disappointed when the Beast transforms into a human at the end. (via mylittlepocketwitch)
When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious.
"You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!"
what’s the nicest possible way to tell a loved one that the house they share with their other loved one is fucking disgusting?
Anonymous said: dunno if youve ever noted this before but michigan farmers markets take foodstamps now and depending on the area are WAAY cheaper than any grocery store
i’ve heard about this, but i bet lots of followers would be grateful to know this info!
Lots of farmers markets take food stamps these days! Some will even double your money if you use food stamps. One near me has a deal where $1 of your SNAP benefits will get you $2 worth of produce. I’ve heard of other markets doing similar things, too, so it’s worth an ask!
I know there’s at least one market in the Seattle area (Ballard!) that does the $2 for $1 thing. Or at least they used to.
What researchers discovered was surprising: Those who are described as ‘agreeable, conscientious personalities’ are more likely to follow orders and deliver electric shocks that they believe can harm innocent people, while ‘more contrarian, less agreeable personalities’ are more likely to refuse to hurt others.
The study also found that people holding left-wing political views were less willing to hurt others. One particular group held steady and refused destructive orders: ‘women who had previously participated in rebellious political activism such as strikes or occupying a factory.’
u dont fucken say
haha hoho I am not surprised in the least that people who prioritise niceness are more likely to be morally bankrupt
In other news: sky blue, water wet. More findings to follow.
Okay, I lied. I’m actually re-reading Bruce Coville’s Alien Ate My Homework. Mostly because I wanted to find this particular exchange between a human and an alien that in hindsight was my first exposure to preferred pronouns:
"Oh, I wasn’t an only child. I had several siblings. Just no brothers or sisters."
"Wait a minute. Siblings are people who have the same parents as you do. So you have to have brothers or sisters."
"Brothers are male, correct?"
"And sisters are female?"
When I nodded again, Tar Gibbons spread his arms, leaned that long neck forward, blinked at me, and said, “Then I don’t have any.”
"Well, that just doesn’t make sense!" I was started to get a little angry because I thought he was teasing me.
"They have to be one or the other!"
"Oh, don’t be silly. I am neither male nor female. I’m a farfel."
"Is that more like a boy or more like a girl?"
"Actually, it’s more like a pippik than anything."
I turned to Madame Pong, but she just spread her hands. ”I don’t think you want to get into a discussion of biology as it is practiced on Tar Gibbons’s planet.”
"Okay," I said. "Just tell me what pronoun to use when I talking about him. Her. Uh, it. I mean…see what I mean?"
"It will do just fine," said Tar Gibbons.
"What will do just fine?"
“It will,” he repeated.
“It. Refer to me as an it.”
"That seems pretty rude," I said nervously.
"Not as rude as calling me a he or a she," it said.
I sighed and turned back to my volcano. I would have to think about this for a while.
Seriously. Reasons why Bruce Coville is a fantastic human being: 1) Asking for preferred pronouns in 1993. In a kids book. 2) In that same book, had a Kirk/Spock expy pair that get shipped so hard. 3) Contributed to a YA anthology of gay and lesbian short stories. In 1994. 4) Had a character with a gay uncle (which was a plot point but not the whole plot) in 1997. In a kids’ book. 5) In 2010, openly acknowledged the homoerotic undertones between two characters with an in-text “No they’re not - not that there’s anything wrong with that.” In a kids book.
Allies. Doing it right.
More interesting info on Bruce Coville. One small correction - he is bisexual so he’s not an ally. More like queer people doing it right for ourselves. Even 20+ years ago in kids books.
And I had no idea he was bisexual. Sweet. Adding him to my list of surprise bi/pan people.
Anonymous said: Are you really going to start describing this blog as "feminist foodie"? Because I don't want to be judgmental or anything, but I always automatically want to stop associating with people who use that word to describe themselves. They're usually just pretentious and snobby and act like they're better than anyone who doesn't agree with them. Please, please. Don't call yourself a foodie. (Kidding, obviously.)
i see what you did there, anon <3
I hope you meet someone who wants to experience you and not just see you by their eyes. Someone who doesn’t only want to have sex with you but moves their fingers over your body like trying to find a city on a world map and mark their favourite destinations. Someone who wants to experience you like a masterpiece. whenever we observe a masterpiece we get the urge to touch it and most of the time we do, involuntarily, because it’s so perfect that we not only want to see it with our eyes and forget it’s details later on because I read somewhere that every time you recall a memory your brain edits it bit by bit so we long to experience it so that each part which contributes to it’s perfection stays with us afterall how scary it would be to forget how perfect you felt. So I hope someone experiences you like a summer breeze stroking your hair, like the warmth of bonfire on a chilly winter night, like the taste of that traditional homemade dish by a mother for her children who’s taste forever lingers in their mouth. I hope you find someone who justifies in treating you like the perfect art you are.The most beautiful submission ever sent to me (via seyttan)
can I just say
for the most part, I don’t have one set physical headcanon for Night Vale characters because I’ve seen so many awesome ones from different artists
but I am 100% behind chubby/fat Carlos
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Sainsbury’s. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.
Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Sainsbury’s…
Dear Mrs. Harris,
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are “documented by our video
1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-
3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official
voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to reserve a bag of Maltesers.
6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION - WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.
7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department - to which twenty children obliged.
8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began
crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’
Emergency Medics were called.
9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly
humming the ’ Mission Impossible’ theme.
11. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.
12. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed
through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’
13. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’
14. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where the fitting room was.
And last, but not least:
15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited
awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’
One of the Staff passed out.
OMFG I AM SCREAMING.
“Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.”
Is this woman’s husband Misha Collins?
OMG THIS IS GREAT
I spent way too long in the service/retail industry to see this dude as anything but an asshole. If, in fact, this is a real which I highly fucking doubt.
Please don’t fuck with people doing shitty service jobs.
Totally with you on this one. I don’t think a shop ban is enough, I think he deserves to be sued, personally.
It’s fake/urban legend and has been circulated in various forms for almost a decade. Honestly, the fact that people find things like this so funny speaks to how little consideration tends to be given to retail employees.
And the whole thing reeks of sexism, too. Not only for the whole “lol women love to shop and men hate it amirite?” stereotype. But also because like, god forbid a woman ask her husband who has retired and is literally doing nothing to help her out with the shopping. That is apparently such an unreasonable request that it would warrant resorting to illegal and destructive behavior toward people who did nothing to you.
Yeah, this entire list is comprised from a “Fun Things to Do at Wal-Mart” email forward that was circling around a decade or so back. I thought it was funny at the time, but that’s because I figured all those things were so ridiculous no one would ever do them. By now I’ve worked in retail and read enough horror stories to know that yes, people will do every single one of these things and worse.