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multifandom. reblogger of fanfiction. falls too easily in love with fictional characters.

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2021-01-20 00:24:01

    You’re going to receive GOOD NEWS this week.




    I don’t think I’ve reblogged this yet this week, but I did see it earlier today, and I got a new job! 

    And I went in assuming that it would just be a volunteer job, but I’m getting paid $15 an hour! 



    I came into work and bumped into my boss and she said that she was looking for me because she wanted to let me know about my raise. This shit worked in an hour omg


    i fuckin need some good news right about now so pile it on


    I reblogged this on my lunch break and two hours later got a message from SALM that his abusive boss is leaving




    man I want some good news


    I’ve realised that what I miss about fantasy is it being truly escapist. I miss it depicting places where I would actually want to go.

    Every dang kid I knew waited for their Hogwarts acceptance letter. Reading the books and seeing it on screen gave you this warm, fuzzy feeling and a feeling of longing, even when they were in danger and fighting monsters and evil wizards, you want to be there.

    You want to go to Middle Earth, see hobbits and elves and dwarves and run through this land of incredible beauty, mysticism and magic.

    You want to be in the TARDIS, seeing the universe.

    The more recent trend of fantasy is this gritty, dark realism and places where you would just never want to go. I don’t want to go to Westeros. I don’t want to be in The Hunger Games, I don’t particularly want to be in The Witcher universe. I’m living in the world of Black Mirror and I hate it.

    Fantasy used to say “hey our world kinda sucks but here’s a cooler one”, but now it says “hey our world kinda sucks, but here’s an even worse one.”

    That isn’t to say that the above are bad. They’re not. 

    But I miss beautiful, escapist fantasy that gives me a break. That takes me somewhere magical, somewhere otherworldly and gives me messages of hope and optimism in the face of darkness. I really, really miss that.


    As a great man once said, “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory”. If I want to live in a world full of injustice and suffering, I can just watch the news.


    “I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls? The world outside has not become less real because the prisoner cannot see it”

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    “[M]y friend Professor Tolkien asked me the very simple question, ‘What class of men would you expect to be most preoccupied with, and most hostile to, the idea of escape?’ and gave the obvious answer: jailers.”

    Quoted byC. S. Lewis. "On Science Fiction"


    Just because it’s “escapism” doesn’t mean you’re not running to something.


    “The direction of escape is toward freedom.”

    - Ursula K. Le Guin


    Bringing this back.


    for all of u who dont understand or want to understand what an asexual person is


    Raising asexual awareness every reblog


    I’m so glad I found this, I’ve had many questions about asexuality and this answered them. Time to inform some ignorant assholes.




    4. If the car pulls up to you run in the opposite direction.

    5. Walk with your keys in your hands and keep a key between each finger

    6. If they put you in the trunk kick out the headlights

    7. If you get lost find a woman with a child. Never ask a man for help (this one was drilled)


    That scream fire piece of advice is literally life saving


    8. Watch your shadows and reflections, especially if someone is walking behind you. A split second notice is better than none and will help you.


    Yes this last one really saves lives y'all I do it all the time


    girls have to learn to view the world like international intelligence agents just to be safe walking down the street. smh.


    guys pls pls pls reblog and girls pls pls pls be safe out there. terrifying and so sad that we have to worry about this on a daily basis


    (I’m an enby, but, frankly, this is helpful for anyone.)


    - always tell someone where youre at and an approx time when youll be back


    Add text replacement words in your phone if possible. Something short and memorable that you can send quickly to people in moments of emergencies.



    I f ing hate that we need to reblog this, people suck, but this will save lives.



    Being female fucking sucks but yes this shit is important for everyone


    I’m a guy and it’s absolutely horrible that women have to live in fear like this


    Poland has the same problem. Trade schools became ‘shameful’ and fell out of favor. Now, good luck finding a good electrician.


    So I wanna provide some clarity. The issue isn’t just “no one’s promoting trade schools” it’s also no one was/is hiring.

    My sister learned a few trades in high school and was telling me how a professional basically told them that the people in those jobs stay in those jobs for decades, but they’re getting older so now’s a good time to enter the field.

    So basically, the reason trade schools stopped being promoted was because those jobs were already filled. And because those jobs were filled it was tough for any young person to get into them so of course, people stopped going to trade schools. But now, a bunch of older workers are gonna retire, but there aren’t enough people to replace them so if you’re young and academia isn’t for you, now is a great time to go to a trade school.


    “it’s just a parking lot”

    exactly. there’s nothing there. not a statue. not a plaque. nothing.


    [drives over hitler’s death site]


    Bloody amazing.

    And you know what’s right next to it?

    That’s right, the Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden, which translates to the Memorial for the murdered jews.

    So if you wanna go have a look at the monument commemorating the victims of Hitler’s regime, you can park your car right on the spot he died and walk there.

    Makes ya think, doesn’t it?


    Germany: *has a literal parking lot over Hitler’s death site and has the memorial for the murdered Jews right next to it*

    America: *has statues and museums dedicated to people who believed slavery was so amazing and good they decided to make their own country and murder anyone who disagreed*


    Women, the streets near the car park are named after:

    Gertrud Kolmar - German Jewish poet murdered in Auschwitz

    Hannah Arendt - famous German Jewish philosopher and author, her works on totalitarianism, authority and the nature of power, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933

    Cora Berliner - German Jewish economist and social scientist murdered in Trostinets extermination camp


    reblog this forever 


    It’s funny too cause people argue that you “can’t erase history” and that’s true. You can, however; choose how you commemorate it.


    so I got into grad school today with my shitty 2.8 gpa and the moral of the story is reblog those good luck posts for the love of god


    okay so i just got my dream job??? a week after applying to it?? and now i’m thinking….maybe this is the good luck post


    …..not even six hours later i got an offer of a well paying full time long-term job with free room and board in queens in nyc, allowing me independence and a way to escape an abusive situation and an unhealthy environment

    likes charge reblogs cast, folks, this is the good luck post


    hoooooh buddy i am hurtin for some luck