I am a library paraprofessional with unabashed passion for literature, knitting, and clever wordplay.

Here you will find:
- Library advocacy
- DIY and craft projects
- Science fiction
- Gaming
- Adorable animal pictures
- Unapologetic feminism and intersectionality
- Recipes
- Other cool stuff

31st August 2014

Photo reblogged from some stuff and things. with 19,465 notes

wizzard890:

yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

share lists, photos, and the means of production

Creators of the world, unite!

wizzard890:

yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

share lists, photos, and the means of production

Creators of the world, unite!

Tagged: socialistappsfunny

Source: armisael

31st August 2014

Post reblogged from Wheel Around The World with 229,122 notes

damegreywulf:

trust:

i want a relationship but i want them to be like a friend to me, i dont want the relationship to be all about kissing, making out and sex i just wanna hang out with them, and go places, and just have fun wherever we go

This post is surreal because that is exactly how a healthy relationship should be yet we’re convinced this is a weird and unusual thing to ask of our partners.

Tagged: life with intrepidheroinehelpfulhelperishelpingrelationshipshealthy relationships

Source: trust

31st August 2014

Post reblogged from Wheel Around The World with 14,656 notes

Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”

micdotcom:

This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.

Tagged: rape culturecaliforniaaffirmative consentconsent

Source: micdotcom

31st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Fat, feminist, and furious with 145,057 notes

officialjeffgoldblum:

huffingtonpost:

Schooled  Larry King.

Watch the full interview here.

non-practicing bisexual

Tagged: bisexualitylarry kinganna paquinlife with intrepidheroine

Source: huffingtonpost

31st August 2014

Photo reblogged from A collection of vegan recipes with 302 notes

veganrecipecollection:

(via Herbed Cashew Cheese & Spicy Tomato Jam)

veganrecipecollection:

(via Herbed Cashew Cheese & Spicy Tomato Jam)

Tagged: veganrecipes

30th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The [G]nomadic Librarian with 316 notes

continuants:

itsnotlogicitsameanstoanend:

nprbooks:

How, how has it taken so long for me to discover the awesomeness that is the Piebrarian? Avid reader and baker Hanna posts literature-inspired pie recipes every other Friday, complete with spoiler-free synopses and analyses of how her recipes relate to the chosen book — like the Bennet Sisters Tea Tart pictured here. 

Chocolate ganache infused with lavender and earl grey in a lemon sweet pastry crust, inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The chocolate ganache filling has five ingredients, one for each of the Bennet sisters. Lydia, decadent and silly, is the chocolate. Kitty, barely there (but still important), is the vanilla. Jane, sweet and wholesome, is the lavender. Lizzy, strong and a little bitter, is the earl grey tea. And Mary, sensible and slightly bland, holds it all together as the cream.

You can even browse pie recipes by canon and author — are you in the mood for cult classics? Comedies of manners? Neil Gaiman?
Now, if you’ll pardon me, it’s a perfect weekend to bake some Princess Bride-inspired blackberry-peach pie.

And just because I can’t resist … WHEN COME BACK BRING PIE!!

— Petra

This is all that’s right in the world.

No, no it is not.
Because the OP is missing thepiebrary's Tumblr link.
NOW all is right.

continuants:

itsnotlogicitsameanstoanend:

nprbooks:

How, how has it taken so long for me to discover the awesomeness that is the Piebrarian? Avid reader and baker Hanna posts literature-inspired pie recipes every other Friday, complete with spoiler-free synopses and analyses of how her recipes relate to the chosen book — like the Bennet Sisters Tea Tart pictured here. 

Chocolate ganache infused with lavender and earl grey in a lemon sweet pastry crust, inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The chocolate ganache filling has five ingredients, one for each of the Bennet sisters. Lydia, decadent and silly, is the chocolate. Kitty, barely there (but still important), is the vanilla. Jane, sweet and wholesome, is the lavender. Lizzy, strong and a little bitter, is the earl grey tea. And Mary, sensible and slightly bland, holds it all together as the cream.

You can even browse pie recipes by canon and author — are you in the mood for cult classics? Comedies of manners? Neil Gaiman?

Now, if you’ll pardon me, it’s a perfect weekend to bake some Princess Bride-inspired blackberry-peach pie.

And just because I can’t resist … WHEN COME BACK BRING PIE!!

— Petra

This is all that’s right in the world.

No, no it is not.

Because the OP is missing thepiebrary's Tumblr link.

NOW all is right.

Tagged: piedessertpiebrary

Source: nprbooks

30th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Feminist Frequency with 2,285 notes

This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.
— Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

Tagged: feminist frequencyanita sarkeesianrape culturevideo gamesmisogyny

30th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from PC Sweeney with 221,948 notes

pandamans:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

this didn’t go where i expected to 

but it went everywhere i wanted it to 

amazing

Tagged: comic

Source: nateswinehart

30th August 2014

Post reblogged from Librarian Revolution with 79 notes

My favorite thing about dudes calling Anita Sarkeesian a “con artist”: While Feminist Frequency actually put out the Tropes Vs. Women In Videogames their kickstarter promised, the reactionary, kneejerk reaction kickstarter “Tropes Vs. Men” vanished without a trace after reaching its goal, actually scamming every stupid-ass bro who contributed to giving some shit dude 3000 dollars.

Tagged: anita sarkeesianfeminist frequencyMRAnonsensethis is why we can't have nice things

Source: maggotmaster

27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Vegan Food Is Real Food with 536 notes

alloftheveganfood:

Vegan Tofu Curry Round Up

Cauliflower & Tofu Curry

Coconut Curry Tofu with Green Apple, Mango & Peanuts

Thai Yellow Curry with Veggies, Cashews & Tofu

Massaman Avocado Curry with Baked Tofu

Thai Red Curry with Asparagus & Tofu

Tofu Mutter Masala (Tofu Peas Curry)

Vegan Curried Tofu & Lemon Rice

Curry with Tofu & Grilled Vegetables

Vegan Tofu Bell Pepper Curry

Tofu Shrimp Curry with Dill Rice

Tagged: curryveganrecipes

27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Mark Does Stuff with 80,937 notes

markdoesstuff:

malegayzes:

gelopanda:

fogo-av:

windadeptlives:

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

Dope as hell!! I want this costume!

I am so here for this!

!!!!

Marry me

I N C R E D I B L E

Tagged: spider-mancosplaysuperheroes

Source: nikolasdraperivey

27th August 2014

Link reblogged from where all stars fail to burn with 1,425 notes

Dear Gentlemen of Comics...Can We Talk? →

tessfowler:

Laying my sword down for a second. You’re safe here. I’m not going to hack you to pieces. For the moment, at least. (See? That’s a joke. I’m normal just like you. I make jokes too.) But I warn you, this is probably not something you want to hear. Don’t…

Tagged: comicsSexual Harassmentrape culture

Source: tessfowler

27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Lynch of Locke Lamora with 97,412 notes

scottlynch78:

zulidoodles:

[[I had to ok I watched this dang movie four times already]]

Day now 100% brighter.

Tagged: grootrocket raccoonartguardians of the galaxy

Source: zulidoodles

26th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Wheel Around The World with 1,079 notes

Oh, look, it’s Tobias!
— How pretty much anyone who grew up reading the Animorphs reacts to seeing a red-tailed hawk, no matter how old they are (via tobiahawk24)

Tagged: life with intrepidheroineaccurateanimorphs

Source: tobiahawk24

26th August 2014

Post reblogged from Wheel Around The World with 3,630 notes

septembriseur:

Wow, it’s so hard to understand why a woman-written comic about a female superhero who wears a sensible costume, writes fanfic, and stuffs her face with tasty gyros is so popular and trendy, while a cover for a forthcoming male-written book that portrays its female superhero as sexxily posing for porn sexxx in a suit that clings to every anatomical feature of her 22-inch waist and ass is widely derided. I mean, the thing is that it’s just really mysterious. It’s like how audiences say they’re interested in Black Panther and Ms. Marvel movies, when really what they want is even more white male superheroes. People are so confusing! 

Tagged: comicssuperheroescaptain marvelmarvelsexism

Source: septembriseur