Tafadhali

Ask me anything   \\Scholar, gentleman.\\

I realized I never shared my graduation gift for periru3 and that I was quite pleased with how it turned out, so I should! I made her a box set of classic queer cinema inspired by my favorite book on the subject, Screened Out by Richard Barrios. I designed each DVD case and highlighted a relevant passage from the book to add context.

— 18 hours ago with 1 note
#queer cinema  #screened out  #graphic design  #mine  #suddenly last summer  #the children's hour  #spartacus  #rebel without a cause  #the big combo  #gilda  #queen christina  #the gay divorcee  #wings  #madchen in uniform 
Still got 150 pages of Jonathan Strange left, though. I’m trying to be a good fantasy reader.

fursasaida:

tafadhali:

In the past 2 days I have read the first three Alanna books by Tamora Pierce and 100+ pages of Game of Thrones. I feel like my friends can finally stop being shocked and appalled by me.

(…if I were to keep on with Tamora Pierce once I’ve read Lioness Rampant, what should I read next? I’m looking at you, fursasaida and paradigmschiff.)

JUST KEEP GOING IN ORDER WITH THE TORTALL UNIVERSE!!!!!!! Next would be the The Immortals quartet, which starts with Wild Magic. They are very different! And frankly they’re better!! Like, the Alanna books are the first Tamora Pierce ever wrote, and they’re great, but it’s just ridiculous how much she improves over time. In so many ways. JUST DON’T STOP OKAY PLEASE I NEED TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU

THERE ARE MARKREADS REVIEWS OF ALL OF THEM TO KEEP YOU COMPANY IF THAT MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL

I KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE GUIDANCE FOR ME. I just kept looking at the library shelf and being like “There are so many series here, what even are they, what is their relationship to one another”

— 18 hours ago with 5 notes
#tamora pierce 
Still got 150 pages of Jonathan Strange left, though. I’m trying to be a good fantasy reader.

In the past 2 days I have read the first three Alanna books by Tamora Pierce and 100+ pages of Game of Thrones. I feel like my friends can finally stop being shocked and appalled by me.

(…if I were to keep on with Tamora Pierce once I’ve read Lioness Rampant, what should I read next? I’m looking at you, fursasaida and paradigmschiff.)

— 21 hours ago with 5 notes
#next up:  #catching up with Naomi Novik's books  #I think I'm two behind  #also I should probably finally read magic'sprice  #or I could do homework  #fantasy 

A Lord of the Rings character playlist

i would say i’m sorry but im not [x]

Okay I made it to Denethor and then I lost it

(Source: lordofthewolves, via themarysue)

— 1 day ago with 2372 notes
#also boromir  #also faramir  #all the Gondor family I guess  #lotr 

apsies:

cosbyykidd:

imsoshive:

It’s not fair for him to even be on the show. Who’s gonna beat him? Seriously?

Yeah he’s gonna win.

I can’t get enough of this.

No literally who could ever beat him when the only thing anyone wants to do ever is watch Carlton dance on TV

(via periru3)

— 1 day ago with 12501 notes
#amazing 

forceguardian:

lpfan9976:

croatoanhero:

Harley is a gift from God.

This is why Harley is like my all time favorite!

Why did they leave out the best part of this scene?;

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The character development of Harley is probably one of the better things DC has done with their characters.

(Source: breakourbones, via hellotailor)

— 3 days ago with 158459 notes
#everything about this gives me every feeling  #a very tiny one of those feelings is 'ugh i hate dinah x ollie i hate reminders it exists'  #but a much bigger part is how much i love these two characters 
theawkwardterrier:

The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

I find myself not at all surprised that I recognize the ice cream store in question

theawkwardterrier:

The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

I find myself not at all surprised that I recognize the ice cream store in question

(via i-swear-ur-heartless)

— 3 days ago with 60865 notes
#both because of my extensive knowledge of ice cream stores  #and because that tshirt isn't very surprising there 

marilynhanson:

there is a clear distinction between gof sirius and ootp sirius so let’s talk about it because it’s all i’ve thought about for days.

in gof, sirius lives in a fucking cave eating rats in order to be near harry during the triwizard tournament. this is a decision that puts sirius in danger — being so close to hogwarts with ministry officials prowling around could easily land him back in azkaban. but here’s the thing: sirius doesn’t choose to live in hogsmeade for a laugh, or for his own personal gratification. he did it to protect harry — in the cave scene, when the trio ask what he’s doing, the first thing he says is “fulfilling my duty as godfather.”

and he is. because throughout gof, sirius gives advice, guidance, and comfort to harry. he tells him not to take unnecessary risks, to stay safe, to focus on getting through the tournament alive. sirius chastises harry after he finds out that he went into the forest with krum, he offers sympathy when harry talks about the fight he has with ron, and also, he lived in a cave and survived on rats just to be close in case harry ran into danger.

consistently throughout gof, sirius is a comforting presence to harry. he is intelligent, protective, and even paternal. this is sirius black at his best.

and sirius black at his best stands in stark contrast to the man we see in ootp: angry, mercurial, moody. reckless. he constantly makes bad, impulsive decisions: seeing the kids off at king’s cross, popping into the gryffindor fire, picking fights with snape. in ootp, sirius causes harry more worry than he assuages — directly conflicting with his goal of fulfilling his duty. not to mention, his treatment of harry, which is in direct opposition to what he displayed in gof: now, he encourages harry, compares him to james, even guilts him — “you’re less like your father than i thought.” that’s a shitty, low thing to say to the boy you’ve sworn to protect.

and all of this is leading up to the crux of the matter: sirius’s obvious illness. he’s depressed, he shows signs of bipolar disorder, he has tendencies toward alcoholism. he’s likely dealing with some form of PTSD after twelve years in azkaban. these things are true of sirius no matter where he is, but in gof, he’s in a healthier state — ironically, given his living conditions.

the trigger for sirius’s behavior in ootp is grimmauld place. it’s imprisonment, it’s being locked up in a house that he loathed, one that he was almost definitely emotionally abused in. it’s being kept from having an active role in the order, it’s being goaded by snape, it’s being stuck and unable to help, all in a place that represents everything he spent his teenage years trying to escape.

hermione consistently points to sirius’s instability, says that she thinks he’s being unwise, and when harry takes it as an insult on his mental state — it isn’t an insult, it’s a correct observation — hermione says that he’s been lonely for a very long time. and she’s right. in ootp, we see the effects of all of this on sirius, and they’re invariably negative in the extreme.

it’s heartbreaking to see the contrast here, because in one book we see the best of sirius: loyal, selfless, protective, and loving. immediately following, we see the worst.

but even at his worst, even amid his own battles with illness coupled with the fucking infuriating things about sirius black, he protects harry. he goes to the ministry to fight because harry is in danger, and he dies protecting harry.

sirius was fucked up but even at his worst, he still fought for harry in the end because there was no way in hell the person he loves more than anything else could be in danger without him there to protect him. he lost his duel with bellatrix because he underestimated her, because he’s prone to losing himself in the thrill of the fight, because he couldn’t resist the temptation to goad someone he loathed.

but he went into the ministry that night to protect harry. he would have done it for james, sirius, remus, peter, or lily at twenty; he would have done it healthy in gof; and he did it as sick as he was in ootp.

in spite of everything that happened to him — and everything intrinsic to him, all the cruelty and grudges he clings to by nature — sirius is a good person.

because there is nothing sirius black would not sacrifice for a person he loves.

(via ailleurs-encore)

— 4 days ago with 3042 notes
#meta  #hp  #harry potter  #sirius black 

brandxspandex:

I think I’ll let these speak for themselves.

Magneto’s adorable tho

(via hellotailor)

— 5 days ago with 7276 notes
http://dudski.tumblr.com/post/97427322385/amazonpoodle-bookshop-amazonpoodle →

amazonpoodle:

bookshop:

amazonpoodle:

bookshop:

Confidence goals: Kanye West

Attitude goals: Rihanna

Money goals: Beyonce

Privilege goals: Darren Wilson

…so your goal is to rise to a place where you can spy a black kid, decide you don’t like the look of him, shoot…

Jaysus.

(Source: xoxwanderlustxox)

— 5 days ago with 101668 notes
#no seriously  #jesus h christ  #bookshop  #racism  #wtf 

bisexualcowgirl:

I love Jed Bartlet but imagine The West Wing where everything is the same but Abbey is president and Jed is just the dotty first husband full of inane facts

(via cacchieressa)

— 5 days ago with 832 notes