I Can Lift a Car
a super mix of jumpy songs to make you wanna get out and do something
I Can Lift A Car Walk the Moon ✽ Harlem New Politics ✽ Best Day of My Life American Authors ✽ Guilty Pleasure Cobra Starship ✽ Oh No! Marina & The Diamonds ✽ Daylight Matt and Kim ✽ Hello Brooklyn All Time Low ✽ Holiday Vampire Weekend ✽ Wetsuit The Vaccines ✽ Stars (Hold On) Youngblood Hawke ✽ Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys ✽ Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop) Foster the People ✽ I Wanna Get Better Bleachers ✽ The Run and Go Twenty One Pilots ✽ That Green Gentleman Panic! At The Disco ✽ Waste Foster the People ✽ Tchaikovsky & Solitude Miniature Tigers ✽ Norgaard The Vaccines ✽ All the Pretty Girls Fun. ✽ What You Know Two Door Cinema Club ✽ Diane Young Vampire Weekend ✽ Ain’t It Fun Paramore ✽ Young Volcanoes Fall Out Boy ✽ While We Go Dancing White Rabbits ✽ Carried Away Passion Pit ✽ Starlight Tonight Alive ✽ Oceans The Format ✽ Believer American Authors ✽ White Sky Vampire Weekend ✽ Quesidilla Walk the Moon
ON BEHALF OF MY FRIEND I’M GETTING REALLY ANGRY THAT MISINFORMATION IS BEING SPREAD ABOUT PRINTING AND IT’S RUINING HER PRINTS AND FILES AND DKSJFKLSDJFKS
OK HERE’S THE RUNDOWN
1. SAVE YOUR FILES AS PNG OR PDF.
Do NOT use JPEG FOR THE LIFE OF YOU DON’T DO IT because…
This is the most useful thing I’ve ever reblogged.
i used to think when people said my cousin twice removed that their cousin must’ve did some fucked up shit to get kicked out of the family twice
nominee 1 of 6
like or reblog this post to vote sherlock for best fandom forever!
A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis has released a free cookbook for those living on $4/day.
SIG NAL BOO OO OO OOOST
oooooh this is so nice!
I believe it’s important to eat well, even when you’re strapped for cash. It’s good for your health and energy! This cookbook is full of delicious and healthy recipes, the ingredients of which are fairly inexpensive.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THIS WOMAN AS A FELLOW WARRIOR AND A FANTASTIC HUMAN BEING.
I had a disturbing exchange with a high school-aged person today that prompted this…
- Beer, wine, mead, and cider are fermented beverages.
- Mead is made from honey.
- Cider is made from apples.
- Beer is made from grains.
- Beer tastes like beer because…
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
13 out of 36…
Your score on this test was 31 out of 36.
32 out of 36
I don’t like eye contact much but being able to read people is a survival skill when you’re constantly in danger
30 out of 36
It kind of bothered me how all of the women had lots of make-up on and were doing this super-generic “smouldering” expression that, to me at least, didn’t convey any actual emotion, just “yeah that’s it baby pout sexily for the camera”. Would’ve preferred photos with some candid emotion in them instead of cover photos of actresses. After like the fifth photo of a lady with a smouldering stare in a row and being asked whether they were fantasizing or sarcastic I was getting pretty annoyed tbh
PWP: Playlist Without Plot | a mix for your OTP to bang to
For the Explicit rated fics and the kinkmemes, for discussing your dirty, freaky, kinks with your friends at 3 am on Skype, and for the extensive tags on AO3 that tell you you’re in for a wild ride.
First, Love - She Wants Revenge | Dirty Mind - 3OH!3 | Fer Sure - The Medic Droid | Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado | Rude Boy - Rihanna | Everyone Gets Laid - Outasight | Slow Jamz - Kanye West | Between the Sheets - The Isley Brothers | Pony - Ginuwine | Outside - The Weeknd | High for This (cover) - Ellie Goulding | Who is She? (Lesbian Lovers remix) - I Monster | Woman - Maroon 5 | Lose Yourself to Dance - Daft Punk | Hypnotize U - N.E.R.D. | My Love - Justin Timberlake | Me & U - Cassie | Body Party Mashup (Ciara vs Candy vs Mariah Carey vs Aaliyah) - Raheem D | Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Emma - Jane Austen Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
- How to come out to your family with sexuality (x) (x) (x)
- Coming out stories (videos) (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Am I asexual?
- Definitions and names of the genders
- How to come out as trans (x) (x)
- Transgender housing network
- Teaching elementary age kids about gender fluidity
- Questions to help you think about your gender identity
- Transgender Surgeons in the U.S.
- FTM Hormone Guide
- FTM Surgery Guide
- MTF Hormone Guide
- MTF Surgery Guide
- Susan’s Place Transgender Resources and Forums
- Laura’s Playground Transgender Resources
Why Delicious Needs the Sherlock Fandom
Why the Sherlock Fandom Needs Delicious
(Let me say first that I loved Delicious for many reasons which I’ll detail later in a full meta/review of the film.)
Please go download Delicious right now, and, even if you haven’t seen it, give it a positive (5 star) rating. I’ll explain why that high rating is important in a minute, but please go rate it now and then come back.
Now go watch the movie. (TW: Bulimia. It’s not an easy, light-hearted romp.) When you’re done, go back to iTunes or Amazon and review it with a generous spirit. Pretend you’re leaving comments on a fic writer’s first novel.
In other words I’m asking you to fangirl over this movie, to treat it like it was created by one of your fandom friends. (In essence, it was.) It needs likes and reblogs and comments and in the movie world that means iTunes and Amazon high ratings and thoughtful, constructive reviews.
Delicious is not a Hollywood blockbuster; it’s a micro-budget indie film starring Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper from Sherlock). It’s Tammy Riley-Smith’s first feature-length film. She wrote, directed, and co-produced it. That’s right. A woman made a movie starring a woman. This almost never happens. I’m not exaggerating.
Women comprised 6% of all directors working on the top 250 films of 2013. This represents a decrease of 3 percentage points from 2012 and 1998. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the films had no female directors.
11% of protagonists in the top 250 films are female. Let me repeat. Only a paltry 11 out of 100 protagonists in Hollywood blockbusters are female. So where are you going to see them (us)? Indie films, full stop.
So Delicious needs YOU, the amazing Sherlock fandom, to give it a boost so that a wide audience can even get the chance to see it and make up their own minds about the content. Delicious needs YOU to rate the film highly so people who might need a nudge think— “oh— hey other people think it’s worth my time to see this flick. I’ll buy or rent it.” Delicious needs you to actually pay for it and not ever even THINK of pirating it.
Do you like Molly Hooper, the role Louise Brealey, a staunch feminist and the star of Delicious, plays on Sherlock? Do you like Molly’s spirit? You weren’t supposed to. Molly Hooper was a DEVICE before she met Loo Brealey:
[The character] that surprised both Mark and I…the one that took us by surprise and sort of lept up was Molly Hooper played by Loo Brealey who was really a one shot deal in the pilot just a device to indicate that Sherlock Holmes has no real interest in women and is a pretty cold and deadly sort of character. She was played to utter perfection by Loo Brealey and instantly Mark and I were sitting at the monitors going we’ve got to get her back and she’s REALLY hugely developed as a character. She’s never a massive presence in the episode but because of Loo’s wonderful performance she’s really cut through and she’s a real audience favorite and she’s really the one character that’s ours. The others are all from the canon. Molly’s ours. We didn’t expect to introduce that character. It just worked so that’s not a favorite [character] but the one we didn’t expect to love so much.” -Steven Moffat (x)
No, Moff, Molly’s not yours or Mark’s. She’s Loo’s. Without Loo’s talent and spirit Molly Hooper would have been a mere blip, just like most other women in film and television.
Sherlock fandom, we owe Loo a HUGE thanks. You know what to do.
Not gonna endorse giving anything 5 stars sight unseen out of solidarity - but endorse everything else. How much money have you spent watching yet another perfectly fine movie without a single well-developed and interesting female character? Let alone a lead?
I respect reserving your rating until after you see it— I totally do. In theory we should only “endorse” what we’ve read, or seen ourselves. But I see this situation differently. Delicious is not getting a theater release so Amazon and iTunes ratings are IT. I see the whole Amazon/iTunes rating and review system not as a true indicator of the quality (whatever that means) of any film so much as they are votes— likes and reblogs if you will— that indicate that this film deserves you to stop scrolling and consider it. A micro-budget indie isn’t going to get the attention it deserves with, for example, a handful of stars and reviews.
The iTunes algorithm that determines if a film gets featured is the life-blood of a movie like this. Just a few ratings and reviews got Delicious trending on iTunes UK— that’s all it took b/c the great majority of low-budget films that make it to iTunes get hardly any attention. So I’m all in— a film starring a woman I respect, about a complex female character, written and directed by a woman— well that’s a rare thing that deserves attention. I want to know about it, to watch it even if, in the end, I think (to my personal taste) that it’s a 1 star film. (In this case I think Delicious deserves the high rating.)
Also getting it seen is the one way we can prove to all the assholes who said there is no audience for it b/c it’s a “woman’s film” wrong. It’s true. Distributors told the producers that nobody would go to see it. (That nobody cared b/c it starred a woman.) I’m serious.
So I respect what you’re saying, and, in an ideal world, I’d agree, but I think this case— at least for me— warrants a solidarity click on the 5th star.
I’m not allowed to purchase this in the US, but I’d like to signal boost for those who can.
It actually is available in the US on iTunes as of July 15, 2014!!! See link above.