Seasoned Fan Woman

I am "old" but not dead. Writing, archaeology, and (clearly) "The Hobbit," Doctor Who (back from the days of Tom Baker), Dungeons and Dragons (the pen and paper version), Children in the Archaeological Record (toy marbles), Star Wars, all sorts of things are part of the mishmash that makes up my interests - you HAVE been warned. (Fandom - Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Loki/Tom Hiddleston, and a lot others)

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Lao Tzu  (via unmaiden)

And then there are my endings, to which Lao Tzu would cringe and walk away in abject denial.

(Source: recoverfromhate, via allthatandasideoftom)

postwhitesociety:

highvoodoopussypope:

cuppycakeermk:

this moment was so sad.

black girls are human beings

man i used to really not like her. tumblr showed me the way

I have to admit, I do not know who this performer is (forgive me, I’m old-ish, and out of step), but I applaud her pointed truth.  She’s right. And it’s not just black women who face this, it’s _all_ types of women.  The wonderful side of the internet is that we can find support, and support one another.  The down side of the internet, anonymous asshats who’re hellbent to make others miserable have the ability voice themselves.

(via kaelang12)

juliagazdag:

theguruburu:

odinsblog:

This is a very enlightening article and it can be read in it’s entirety here, but it should also be noted that for all the restrictions listed, things were worse and even more restrictive for Black and other non-White women. And, while hinted at, this cannot be emphasized enough: some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action were and are White women

History time! Get a little knowledge in your day.

"I don’t need feminism because all of this was so long ago no one even remembers" or something else facepalmy. 

(via its-the-end-of-the-line-cap)

thecraftychemist:

How to: a guide to making a pulse sensing pendant and a squishy kid-safe circuit board

Sylvia delivers some fantastic kid safe experiments on Youtube - and they’re a league ahead of the vinegar volcanoes we grew up with. As one commenter said:

Getting schooled by an eleven year-old scientist?

With over 1,5 million views on YouTube and her own dedicated website, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show” hasn’t gone un-recognised. At just eleven years-old, Sylvia has become an internet sensation: teaching viewers how to make things, such as an Arduino based Lilypad Heartbeat Pendant!

Pendant instructions

Squishy circuit board instructions

(via scientific-women)

And the Great Eye is ever watchful.

Suddenly I’m having a vision of   “One does not simply walk into the kitchen.  It’s a room guarded by more than just the dog.  There is a mother there that does not sleep.  And she is ever watchful…  of the cookie jar.”

(Source: thorinds, via billbalagirl)

druoxtheshredder:

"oh my god it’s finally empty."
"THE BED IS FINALLY MINE!!  YOU FOOLS ABANDONED THE MOST COMFORTABL-FUCK"

druoxtheshredder:

"oh my god it’s finally empty."

"THE BED IS FINALLY MINE!!  YOU FOOLS ABANDONED THE MOST COMFORTABL-FUCK"

(via dyannehs)