Arsenic and Earl Grey

Assorted oddities and nothings from a world composed of nothings and oddities.

xxbellaxy:

I’ve never been so happy to have a bruise on my body. 
For a very long time I have avoided going on my dream birth control, the implant, in France because it costs $265. However thanks to Obama recognizing the importance of birth control, I was finally able to get one today free of charge. I need something progesterone only because I have a family history of blood clots. I need something permanent because I can’t trust myself to take a pill at the same exact time everyday. I need to stop my period for both medical and professional reasons. I want to avoid pregnancy at all costs. I was recently diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance that gives me PMS so bad that I’d pass out on the bathroom floor every month from vomiting so much. Whenever I see republican men with no medical background claiming that women only need the pill or that we don’t need birth control at all, I would like to remind you that I am a personal testament as to how that’s complete bullshit. Truth is, I feel so much safer now. I cannot begin to express what a giant sigh of relief this is, but every single woman in America should feel safe. My implant should not be a privilege, it should be a basic human right. Preventative health care is among the most important health care. It breaks my heart to know that so many women now will not have easy access to health care because the Supreme Court cares more about corporations than they do women. I understand that Americans and French have different views of freedom, but I truly do believe that the Supreme Court has absolutely limited the freedom of millions of women by letting them live in fear of their own bodies. I personally very much know what it’s like to feel betrayed and live in absolute fear of my body, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Every single woman deserves the right to autonomy, safety, and have freedom of choice with their health care. And I suggest you ‘like’ or reblog this post if you agree.

xxbellaxy:

I’ve never been so happy to have a bruise on my body. 

For a very long time I have avoided going on my dream birth control, the implant, in France because it costs $265. However thanks to Obama recognizing the importance of birth control, I was finally able to get one today free of charge. I need something progesterone only because I have a family history of blood clots. I need something permanent because I can’t trust myself to take a pill at the same exact time everyday. I need to stop my period for both medical and professional reasons. I want to avoid pregnancy at all costs. I was recently diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance that gives me PMS so bad that I’d pass out on the bathroom floor every month from vomiting so much. Whenever I see republican men with no medical background claiming that women only need the pill or that we don’t need birth control at all, I would like to remind you that I am a personal testament as to how that’s complete bullshit. Truth is, I feel so much safer now. 

I cannot begin to express what a giant sigh of relief this is, but every single woman in America should feel safe. My implant should not be a privilege, it should be a basic human right. Preventative health care is among the most important health care. It breaks my heart to know that so many women now will not have easy access to health care because the Supreme Court cares more about corporations than they do women. I understand that Americans and French have different views of freedom, but I truly do believe that the Supreme Court has absolutely limited the freedom of millions of women by letting them live in fear of their own bodies. I personally very much know what it’s like to feel betrayed and live in absolute fear of my body, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Every single woman deserves the right to autonomy, safety, and have freedom of choice with their health care. And I suggest you ‘like’ or reblog this post if you agree.

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I feel so lonely right now and have no idea why.

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

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I have worked too hard for too long to get here, and I am NOT going to jeopardize it for some garbage boy who got lucky! Got it?

(Source: snowwhties, via idontseeyoucrocheting)

elfuhbuh:

"And fuck you too, Raoul."

elfuhbuh:

"And fuck you too, Raoul."

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"The years roll by without you, Marni.
17 have come and gone.
I raised our Shilo with the best intentions.
But there is something I can’t tell her.
I am lost without you here!
I am only living out a lie!”

Part of activism, an integral part, is education. When a so called “activist” claims “it’s not my job to educate on this issue” what they’re saying is “I’d like the world to politely change in my favor without putting any real effort into changing it”. That’s not activism, it’s bitching, and all it’s doing is holding back whatever particular movement you’re supporting.

I hate it when a student asks a legit question because theyre confused and the teacher treats them like an idiot like no wonder students don’t want to ask questions

I’d say this functions as a pretty accurate metaphor for many social justice issues.

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DIFFINDO - A POST-HARRY POTTER ROLEPLAY   

jokingharley:

jokingharley:

Join my baby? We need new members!

"The year is 2021. Harry Potter was born 40 years ago, and the Battle of Hogwarts occurred more than 20 years ago. A new school year has started, with the children of the Golden Trio and the like attending. All seems well. Unfortunately, the Ministry has been keeping somethin hidden from the general public. A new Dark Leader is rising in the shadows, slowly rallying followers for an unknown reason. Simultaneously, halfbreeds are growing angry at the mistreatment and discrimination of their kind. Vampires, werewolves, part-veela, and those with special abilities, as well as many others, are rallying together, wanting equality. With three distinct sides, there’s no telling what will happen…"

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“Because, equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition.”

—   Joss Whedon (via perryface)

(Source: The Huffington Post, via perryface)

cutietaire:

drink with me

to days

gone by

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“Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.”

—   Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, Act I scene v)

(Source: dailyshakespeare, via dailyshakespeare)

songofages:

schazam:


Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

songofages:

schazam:

Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.

She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.

One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.

Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.

The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.

“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).

This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.

Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.

And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.

Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?

I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

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ircnpatriot:

as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question

does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat

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wendlatheradical:

me: PUT THAT SHOW BACK ON BROADWAY OR SO HELP ME

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