in the bitter watches of the night

I'm Swift, 27 year old trans guy. This blog is a multi-fandom/personal blog, mostly Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones at the moment, with some other odds and ends thrown in. Expect occasional Brad Dourif, Disney/Pixar, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or whatever else catches my fancy at the moment.

Formerly loathsomegargoyle. Url was given to someone else, so if you see a loathsomegargoyle that is no longer me.

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My personal khalasar:

jalan atthirari anni

qoy qoyi

glitterfickle:

I always thought that Jake’s flushing of yeerks was actually a good literary end to the war, (though obviously traumatic and terrifying) because the animorphs eventual involvement in the war really started when Elfangor refused to flush the helpless yeerks when Alloran ordered him to.  The first opportunity to flush them illustrates the naivety of  the young warrior that Elfangor was and how Jake started. Jake could never have guessed he would do that at the beginning of the war. He wouldn’t think himself capable. Elfangor at the time of his death, knew what terrible things he was now capable of. He knew how innocence could be destroyed and he knew that running from the enemy only delays the eventual violence.  Elfangor passed his fight, his legacy, on to the animorphs knowing they would have to commit heinous acts in order to win or even just survive. Jake, at the end of his fight, has lost that naivety and innocence. He has lost so much to the war, his bitterness makes him capable of killing prisoners of war.  The yeerk-flushing was a terrible perfect circle, showing how war and its atrocities span generations, and how evil is pernicious and infects both sides. It demonstrated the cost of winning the war: the loss of innocence, the loss of empathy, and the the loss of life. 

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glitterfickle:

Speaking of andalite sex. If all the vecols are forced to live separately, what if they all live in quarantined colonies? (Much like Hansen’s disease with humans.) What if they met and had  family units and unlike hansen’s disease some of the vecols must have genetic reasons for being vecols and they would pass it on to their offspring. (If they could have viable offspring of course) They would have to hide from the general public though, so they’d have to live underground or in compounds which would be really traumatic for a claustrophobic andalite. 

After hundreds generations of vecols interbreeding they might start to develop significantly different traits than non-vecol andalites. Maybe so much so that they are no longer claustrophobic, or can see in the dark, but also they would have lots of genetic ‘deformities’ that would become standard because everyone had them. New vecols would always be coming to the colony so they would not become overly interbred.  

Andalites that became vecols later in life would bring new knowledge and technology into the colonies and in their isolation they could develop their own. The biggest problem then, would be resources, but I have a hard time believing a vecol’s family would completely abandon them. A spare part here and there wouldn’t be missed. 

Before morphing, many vecols with superficial wounds would be in these colonies. Finding a way to change the body that excluded you from society would be a pretty intense motivator. So, my head cannon is that a Vecol invented morphing, to escape the quarantine and isolation. Unfortunately, to be accepted by the andalite public, they’d have to pretend they were never a vecol, or their studies wouldn’t be valuable.  Or perhaps the masses would wash away that they were ever really a vecol because they managed to regain their ‘full’ body. 

In any case, the most impressive feat of andalite technology would have been developed by a oppressed minority the general public refuses to acknowledge.

A lot of skeletons in their grassy closets. 

(disclaimer: obviously this all just me musing and this ableist behavior is really gross and not something I condone. It does however, have many interesting consequences leading to that special type of anifan suffering)

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WARNING FOR THOSE WITH OR RECOVERING FROM EATING DISORDERS, ESPECIALLY ONES WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE HABITS, WHO ARE THINKING OF DOWNLOADING THE IOS 8 UPDATE. PLEASE REBLOG.

nonbinaryparenting:

frilton:

The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.

The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”, which contains sections for calories consumed and calories burned. 

While this may be useful for those looking to monitor their fitness, it could be triggering and harmful to those suffering with or in recovery from eating disorders, especially in sufferers with obsessive compulsive tendencies they find it very hard to abstain from, such as calorie counting, body measuring and weighing.

Whilst of course the app cannot force you to use it, it cannot be deleted, so will be present within your apps and can be a source of feelings of temptation to record numbers and of guilt and judgement for not using the app.

If you personally feel you could not emotionally handle the presence of this app,  and it would be detrimental to your recovery, please do not download IOS8. I do not know if a new IOS can be avoided permanently (if anyone has any information on this please do add it to the post), but if it cannot then please use the time you have to prepare yourself for the app, and to reinforce reminders that you do not have to calorie count, you do not have to weigh yourself, you do not owe proof of exercise to anyone, person or app.

reblog this please - it is so incredibly shitty of apple to do this

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neil-gaiman:

Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek

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saeto15:

Aldrea’s family from the Hork-Bajir chronicles: mom (unnamed?), brother (Barafin) and father (Seerow).

saeto15:

Aldrea’s family from the Hork-Bajir chronicles: mom (unnamed?), brother (Barafin) and father (Seerow).

eyesopencaptain:

cloudwatchingangels:

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ratifythesilence:

bookworm221b:

mishawinsexster:

In which Elle Woods is smarter than Sam Winchester.

If we are going with the premise that Elle will be better than Sam at anything she puts her mind to because she is just that awesome, can you imagine how awesome at hunting, or at least research for hunting, she would be?

Just the thought of Sam’s pout upon meeting her makes me giggle.

I want this crossover at least 90% more than all the other crossovers.

We shall call it Supernaturally Blonde.

Supernaturally Blonde. Yes. I want it. Elle killing demons with a perky attitude.

YES.

OH MY GOD I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED THIS UNTIL NOW

I’M NOT EVEN IN THE SUPERNATURAL FANDOM ANYMORE AND I NEED THIS.

SHE’D SHOW UP TO A HUNT IN PINK KITTY HEELS AND RECITE THE LATIN FOR AN EXORCISM PERFECTLY AND HAVE A BEJEWLED SHOTGUN AND DEAN WOULD HAVE AN ANEURYSM

"You killed a tulpa by yourself?"
"What, like it’s hard?"

Yooo guys this show basically already exists it’s called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

M: This week, I discovered a terrible Earth disease called ‘loneliness’.

O: Do many people on Earth suffer from this illness?

M: Oh yes, sir. And how they suffer.

Calling For Prompts!

jstakidfrombrooklyn:

What: Prompts for 100-word drabbles.
Where: My Tumblr askbox or inbox.
When: Now until September 30, 11:59pm
Why: I’ve been trying to get back into creative writing and doing challenges that excite me about writing!
How: All you have to do is submit me a[ny] pairing from the fandoms and the ratings listed below. It does not matter if I do not ship a pairing, I will still write for you! You also do not have to be following me. I will post the requested drabbles both on my personal blog and on my AO3 account. You can ask me for multiple fics, but each person is limited to a total of five. 
Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU including Agents of SHIELD), X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Bomb Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Orphan Black, Sherlock Holmes (all renditions of it), Torchwood, The Hour (BBC miniseries), Suits, White Collar, Harry Potter, Bioshock Infinite, Skyfall, Kill Your Darlings, Dresden Files, Greek Mythology, Boondock Saints.
Ratings: GA (General Audiences), T+ (Teen and Up), M (Mature), E (Explicit)

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thesylverlining:

If you start to say you want “a return to traditional” the next words out of your mouth better be “animation in Disney movies.”

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