The Cave of Spleen





Rachel. 20. Irrationally maternal over angels.

Currently Watching:
Welcome To Night Vale
Once Upon A Time
Supernatural
Community
Hannibal
Game of Thrones
Agents of SHIELD

Other:
Revenge
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead
Orphan Black
The Vampire Diaries
Doctor Who
American Horror Story
Pretty Little Liars


Docked Ships

Holy Tags Batman




"And maybe it will be. But he’s so hungry, he’ll eat you all in one sitting, and you’ll be in his belly, and what will you do then?"
– Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente


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hotdamnsmith:

excuse me why are we not talking about this


posted 9 hours ago on 24/4/2014 - 694 notes - via | ©
alicexz:

JUST BECAUSE
Gosh this is a pretty flamboyant color scheme

alicexz:

JUST BECAUSE

Gosh this is a pretty flamboyant color scheme


posted 10 hours ago on 24/4/2014 - 15,661 notes - via | ©

notanotherteenwolfpodcast:

wolftraps:

Q: if you could say one thing to your character, what would it be?

Linden: Just ask her out already

AND THE CROWD GOES WILD 


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 565 notes - via | ©

"

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

"

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via lil-ith)

It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

(via geekdomme)

I will always reblog this. Always.

(via myherocomplex)

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

(via alamaris)


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 122,383 notes - via | ©

darkspawning:

I just looked up Bog Unicorn

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I swear I’d still love it


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 796 notes - via | ©

I, Lucifer

I, Lucifer


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 4,981 notes - via | ©

licensetocannibalize:

→ btvs/hannibal [1/?]

In which Buffy meets Hannibal, figures out he eats people and then decides to outpun him.

amazing


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 4,426 notes - via | ©

make me choose; (insurrectionists asked) team lads or team gents


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"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."
—Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)


posted 1 day ago on 23/4/2014 - 11,482 notes - via | ©
Has someone been singing out of key recently?

someone’s always singing out of key but you aren’t allowed to tell anyone that

he’s got a pretty sweet set up with that moody reputation


posted 2 days ago on 22/4/2014 -

a correction I’d like to make about love

all those annoying things you hate someone doing, like singing out of key, don’t suddenly become cute when a person you love does it

you just have a better reason to put up with it


posted 2 days ago on 22/4/2014 - 3 notes

donotchoosesidesyet:

there has never before been such a ‘that’s it that’s the show” gifset in the history of time


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sansaofhousestark:

fortinbras at the end of hamlet:

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