- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
August 29, 1842: The Treaty of Nanking was signed, marking the end of the First Opium War between the UK and China.
I really appreciate the precision of the publisher’s location on the front cover of the map: “(Four Doors from Trafalgar Square) Next door to the post office”
Map: Wyld, James. A map to illustrate the war in China; compiled from surveys & sketches by British officers and other information. London: J. Wyld, 1857
James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
Introduction: For those of you who don’t know me, my name is AJ. I’m 25 and have a really great job that doesn’t pay nearly enough money for the expense of the city I live in (Portland, OR, USA). Two years ago my mother was in extreme financial straits and I sold a bunch of her books online for her through Tumblr and y’all raised almost $200 for her because you’re awesome like that, so this time I need to try to do the same for myself.
The background info: I recently moved out of a bad housing situation (a housemate I did not choose moved into the house and his girlfriend started coming around and it turns out she’s a racist homophobic jerk) and moved into an apartment with a friend that is really great but more expensive. Another friend was supposed to move into the basement, but she reneged (I don’t blame her…there aren’t any electric sockets down there). In spite of this, I’m able to make my bills just fine…provided there are no unexpected huge expenses until I get my extra paycheck in October.
Cue my car breaking down.
Plus my laptop has been on the fritz for something like six months now and I thought it was doing okay with the move into the new house but as I’m typing this I can’t even see the screen…it has completely whited out.
So that’s $500 for the car (an absolute need) and probably about $200-300 for the laptop. The laptop is less important (I’ve been fighting with it for six months so another month or so won’t hurt me).
Edit: so as I was literally writing this post I set my computer aside and when I came back the computer screen was completely white and there was no way of resurrecting it. The cost isn’t as bad as I was expecting (slightly less than $200 but it is impossible to put it off any longer and now I’m looking at a $650 Visa bill).
What I’m doing: I’m a bookseller by trade so that’s what I’mma do! As much as I hate to part with my books, they aren’t an absolute necessity like my car is. Yes, I know you can find pretty much any of these books on Amazon for a penny but…well, that’s not the point. I’ve been reasonable in the pricing and of course I’m willing to cut deals for those of you who want multiple books.
I am willing to ship overseas but only if you pay the full cost. The first booksale, the one for my mother, I shipped three books to Australia and I only charged the person $10 but it ended up costing over $20, and I cannot afford to do that again.
What else I’m selling: My original fiction! Yup that’s really me. That’s my graduate school thesis: a collection of inter-connected short stories. I’m selling electronic copies (.pdf) for $7 each. If you want just the short story “Falling into Darkness” which is about a puppy and is easily the best story in the whole collection, I’m selling it by itself for $3.
I may also do fiction commissions (I can’t really promise fanfiction commissions since that would be running into copyright issues, but I can do short stories) for a reasonable price. We can discuss that on an individual basis.
If you need any more information please feel free to message me. If you can only signal boost, that would also be super helpful. Thank you all so so so much.
Honestly I should probably just tag Enterprise as Star Trek: All Hail Hoshi Sato
EMPRESS HOSHI IS MY EVERYTHING
I’M GOING TO DIE AND IT’LL BE WONDERFUL
100% agree like i was so busy focusing on hoshi and t’pol and hoshi and travis and hoshi and phlox AND NOW THERE IS THIS NEW WORLD OF HOSHI AND TRIP i’m very happy with these developments
ignoring that whole thing of me almost being near the end of the series
I THINK MY HEART JUST EXPLODED WITH LOVE FOR HOSHI AND TRIP
LOOK AT THESE CONFUSED BABIES
CONFUSED SICK BABIES
WHY ARE YOU SIDEWAYS YOU ADORABLE LITTLE ASSHOLE???
I CAN’T HANDLE YOU AND YOUR FACE AND THE FACT THAT YOU GOT KICKED OUT OF STARFLEET FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING AND BREAKING SOMEONE’S ARM IS JUST THE BEST THING HOSHI TINY CUTE LINGUISTIC BOX OF SURPRISES
I JUST WANT ANOTHER PICTURE OF YOU SIDEWAYS IDK HELP
this scene gives me LIFE LOOK AT THEIR FACES
and i’m ignoring the sad parts shh no go away just let me bask in this friendship
I was tagged by emilyvanw: “Make a list of 15 things that make you happy!”
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Warnings: Minor Character Death, Discussion of Death
Characters: Beverly Crusher, Alyssa Ogawa, Sito Jaxa
Collection: Star Trek Friendshipfest
Beverly comforts Alyssa after Sito’s death.
FAVOURITE TV CHARACTERS ›› Jo Lupo (Eureka)
“Good afternoon! My name is Jo Lupo and I’ll be saving your ass today!”
okay what’s that term for the thing your brain does when it sees a word it doesn’t recognize and just goes NOPE NOT A WORD BYE??? i know i read about it somewhere but googling just leads to like… methods on speed reading and skipping sight words
in any case brain
if you learned antidisestablishmentarianism you can learn basic baby italian shut up
Lantern slides showing movie theater etiquette and announcements, circa 1912.
Excellent podcast etiquette for today as well, IOHO. Please, applaud with hands only as you listen to our latest.
Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue
I been waiting for the daily show to come back so they could cover this
Jon rip them boys a new asshole