July 30, 2014
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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naturally, ‘virile’ retains its original meaning

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July 30, 2014

slave2writing:

I think I’ll be okay if Swan Queen never happens, but I really need a scene of Regina and Henry being attacked by a villain, and then Emma barging in, eyes ablaze and sword drawn, her magic crackling in the air, launching herself at the villain and preparing to shout ‘stay away from my kid’ but accidentally shouting “Stay away from my family!”

And then everyone stutters to a stop including Emma because they’re all shocked by the implication.

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July 30, 2014

I think it wasn’t fair that in the dance party at the end of the season, only two of you got to be in it. So i’m calling a dance party right now. [x]

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July 30, 2014

sarah paulson switching the name cards so tatiana could sit next to her

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July 30, 2014

'Women Who Kick Ass' Panel at SDCC 2014 (x)

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July 30, 2014

propunks:

"…ultimately, she’s the most vulnerable of all of them, and that’s why she has the hardest exterior."

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July 29, 2014

Anonymous said: Oh btw, I love reading your tags. I find myself agreeing to about 90% of them and feeling the multitude of emotions you convey (elation/rage/adoration/disbelief and everything in between). Especially re: the OUAT fuckery re: Emma and Regina's canon relationship and the direction the show writers are taking. Geez, they (and H, that lil shit [meant mostly in an endearing matter, coz canon!Henry had been a brat]) are the core of that show, whichever angle/direction one looks at it. -X

Ahhh, tags are my favourite part about tumblr (also important for blacklists coz of people’s triggers and people’s dislikes etc etc) so I try my very best to always tag. Sometimes I’m lazy but most times I just spill whatever I’m feeling at the time ahah Glad you enjoy them!

Let’s not get into OUAT and its fuckery or I fear my blood pressure will rise too much for safe sleeping, ahem.

July 29, 2014

Anonymous said: For great stories, I'm willing to wait a lifetime. :) Yeah, I've read all of them already and I need more! *sobs* And yeah, I'm one of those unfortunate souls who doesn't have a tumbr yet *work is eating all my free time all the time :(* -X

Have you read all the SQ work from this blog? I’ve recc’ed some of their fics before, but all of their work is worth it. :)

I also love this fic very very passionately. It’s brilliant.

Uh, if you need to work hard for life in general, I don’t recomment tumblr, no. lol Lord knows I’ve wasted away precious hours of creativity stuck on this website. :P

July 29, 2014
argyle-s:

absedarian:

lzclotho:

theswanqueens:

new favorite gif

Emma: Not everyone gets to see their parents fall in love, Henry. But.. you’re one.
Regina dips her head and laughs.


#never in my life have i wanted a ship to have stupid domestic bliss more than these idiots#even Myka and HG i always envisioned going on grand adventures#but i just want Emma and Regina doing dishes and bickering over how to fold the laundry#and making Henry’s lunch#and talking about maybe giving Henry a little brother or sister#i want Emma holding Regina’s hand when it turns out Regina can still have children#and Henry and Emma bickering over painting the nursery#and movie nights where Emma and Henry argue over who gets to put their head in Regina’s lap#and she rolls her eyes at both of them#and Emma tucking Henry in and Regina right there with her#and then when they go back to their bedroom Emma stops and takes Regina’s hand#and thanks her so softly for raising Henry#for giving him all the things Emma never had a kid#all the things she WANTED for her son but couldn’t give him#and yeah they’ve both made mistakes along the way#but their son is happy and healthy and he’s a GOOD kid#swan queen#swan mills family#I JUST NEED IT OKAY? (via racethewind10)


This. Jesus, exactly this.

argyle-s:

absedarian:

lzclotho:

theswanqueens:

new favorite gif

Emma: Not everyone gets to see their parents fall in love, Henry. But.. you’re one.

Regina dips her head and laughs.

This. Jesus, exactly this.

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July 29, 2014

Tom Felton talks fan-fiction and fan-art

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July 29, 2014
durnesque-esque:

observingkatherine:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I was totally down with the change over already, but not knowing the backstory, this just convinced me so hard that Captain America needs to be a minority right now. 
Before, Marvel said, “This is what you want? Well fuck you, he isn’t going to help you.” 
Now Marvel is saying, “This is who you’re throwing under the bus? Who you’re tossing into prison like he doesn’t mean anything? Who you demonize regularly? Well fuck you, he’s going to save you anyway.”
And as far as the Thor thing, that whole, “If he be worthy part,” yeah, they’re giving the finger to the patriarchy right there saying, “Hey, women are worthy too.”
If these two things were spaced out, I might believe that they were just marketing ploy, but they come so close together at a time where this message is necessary, I can’t help but think that there are people at Marvel who get it and are going with it. 
I mean, if they were willing to fight Hitler during WWII, why not be willing to fight some of the evils of today? 

durnesque-esque:

observingkatherine:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I was totally down with the change over already, but not knowing the backstory, this just convinced me so hard that Captain America needs to be a minority right now. 

Before, Marvel said, “This is what you want? Well fuck you, he isn’t going to help you.” 

Now Marvel is saying, “This is who you’re throwing under the bus? Who you’re tossing into prison like he doesn’t mean anything? Who you demonize regularly? Well fuck you, he’s going to save you anyway.”

And as far as the Thor thing, that whole, “If he be worthy part,” yeah, they’re giving the finger to the patriarchy right there saying, “Hey, women are worthy too.”

If these two things were spaced out, I might believe that they were just marketing ploy, but they come so close together at a time where this message is necessary, I can’t help but think that there are people at Marvel who get it and are going with it. 

I mean, if they were willing to fight Hitler during WWII, why not be willing to fight some of the evils of today? 

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July 29, 2014

Anonymous said: Hello. Just want to drop by and say I love your blog and I'm also a fellow Cara/Kahlan and Swan Queen shipper. :) Oh, and thank you for the fic recs; I enjoyed reading some of the best of the best out there without sifting through everything all the time. (hint hint, are you gonna update it soon? ;)) Have a great day! :) -Xam

Hiii

Thank youuu, that is so nice! <3 Are you like I was two years ago, a tumblr user without a blog? eheh No worries about the fic recs, I like sharing the good stuff with my fellow Swen. :) Here’s to hoping you haven’t gone through them all because it’s gonna take a while until I finish SQ Fic Recs number 3. lol

And I think (I hope?) you’re referring to the SQ series that I’m writing when you talk about updating? I’m both happy and sad to announce that episode 2 will come out for the second SQBB. Bad news is you’ll have to wait until September 21st, but good news is you’ll have the complete story instead of just one chapter at a time? :3

July 29, 2014

Kahlan Amnell has the greatest hair of all time. It is known.

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July 29, 2014

booklandreeve:

What kills me about SwanQueen is I may never be able to write a love story that is stronger or more intricately tied into the plot or more founded on the emotional levels of the characters’ individual histories and they don’t even fucking want it to exist.

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July 29, 2014

fxntasia:

Disney Villains Week: Day 5 (Best/Funniest Villain Moment)

 Hades’ Freakout (Hercules)

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