Tea, chocolate & books

...makes my world go around....
Slightly immature chocoholic with too many teapots and books all over. I indulge daily in scifi, fantasy & fanfic.
This blog contains Glee, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who and chocolate in heavy doses.

The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

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On a deeper level, our friendships mirror our internal life. As we gain a stronger sense of self, what used to matter no longer does, and we’re bound to outgrow certain friendships. Once you’re aware of that, without being cruel or feeling guilt-ridden, you can begin to let go of relationships that no longer nourish your most authentic self.

—Florence Falk (via evolvingessence)

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  • Lady on the bus next to me: Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?
  • Little boy: I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.
  • Lady: And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?
  • Boy: It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.
  • Lady: Do you want to be a Sith?
  • Boy: No! I am Obi-Wan!

Glee: stuck in high school vs. the college world I wanted to see them develop

lovejoybliss:

One of the main dramatic plot lines on Glee, when the originals were in high school, was the music competitions.

The story in NY could have continued that through music or theater. They could have given us rival a capella groups. They could have written the fierce cutthroat competition that happens when every student there was the star of their high school class, and they all want the lead in the NYADA plays and musicals. 

They started showing us this world with the Winter Showcase and Midnight Madness, but they kept the stories one shots. Shallow. Not a long story arc. Maybe this was shallow because they also wanted to show us Grease back at McKinley. I would have rather seen Kurt battling with Rachel’s psychophants for a spot in a play than the way they did it, splitting the action with Lima. When they gave us a Klaine fantasy in the Grease scene, I was over Klaine even though I had shipped it in the past. I was ready to move on.

By not letting Kurt move forward, they have not let the story move forward, and it’s the main reason I stopped watching.

Later, by letting Rachel jump forward into professional success too fast, not only was it unrealistic, but again they missed the oportunity to show us college life for performing artists. 

They got me interested in what this life would be like, and then they dropped it, and that’s when they lost me as a viewer. I was thoroughly invested in Kurt and Rachel’s life in NY, especially Kurt. I wanted to know what NYADA would be like for him: the failures, the hard work, the occcasional satisfying success. I loved the potential relationship they were creating with Adam Crawford and I was shipping it hard. I still am.

But they decided to yank us all back to Lima and Kurt’s past, when all Kurt ever wanted to do was move forward. He wanted to get out of Lima. He was “desperate” to get over Blaine. He told us in a voice over that we shouldn’t worry, because he wouldn’t be hooking up with Blaine again.

And then Klaine got engaged.

And I stopped watching Glee.

But I’m still here writing Kadam fic, and still loving the potential of the Glee college world in NY that the writers abandoned to go back to high school.

Because who wants to go backwards? We all want to move forward. We all want to hear that it gets better, and that maybe there is a sliver of hope for our dreams. Who wants to get stuck in the past? Who wants to watch a story about it?

Not me.

stonecoldstunning:

queer representation isnt queer representation if its some easter egg to be revealed by a creator so they could pat themselves on the back 

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So obviously I didn’t eat all the cookie dough… Peanut butter and white chocolate chip cookies. This and a pot of Earl Grey should help cheer up a sick choco.

So obviously I didn’t eat all the cookie dough… Peanut butter and white chocolate chip cookies. This and a pot of Earl Grey should help cheer up a sick choco.

the-goddamazon:

soulrevision:

ill-ary:

'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire

Yes!!!

Native women serving you that superb beadwork.

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On one hand, cookie dough is yummy. On the other hand, so’s the actual cookies.

*problem*

themidwifeisin:

The NuvaRing, brought to us by Molly, that lovely lady.  Can you believe she’s doing all of the AND finishing college a semester early right now?

A word of warning: Do NOT under ANY circumstances flush this down the toilet. There are enough hormones in one single ring to cause mutations in large amounts of fish.

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People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself.