26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)



I was tagged by the fantastic wildninjapanda (I ended up just leaving alot of your answers because you know great minds think alike)

The Film Lover Challenge a.k.a. Couch Potato Challenge. List 15 movies that you love as fast as you can! Then tag 5 humans. Non-humans are okay too.

  1. Pacific Rim
  2. The Royal Tenenbaums
  3. Oh Brother Where Art Thou
  4. Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. Robocop
  7. Shaun of the dead/Hot Fuzz/Worlds End (I’m cheating and counting the cornetto trilogy together)
  8. Elf
  9. Clash of the Titans (original Harryhausen version)
  10. The Shining
  11. Dawn of the Dead (Romero’s original version)
  12. Young Frankenstein
  13. The Addams Family (1 and 2)
  14. Popeye
  15. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oh man I am missing alot but I think I got some of the top ones. Didn’t include any animated ones because that’s a whole separate thirty page list.

If you’ve already done this one sorry for retagging you but I’ll tag Zetarays, So-I-did-this-thing, Crowtoed, Patster223, Irishsparkleparty, Geniusbee and Glassvines

I promise I’m not co-dependent, Jamie’s post just reminded me that I was tagged….

1. The Quick and the Dead
2. O Brother Where Art Thou
3. Pacific Rim
4. Howl’s Moving Castle
5. Clue
6. The Last Unicorn
7. Departures
8. The Last of the Mohicans
9. Mulan
10. Hello, Dolly!
11. The Crow
12. Princess Mononoke
13. Shakespeare in Love
14. Glory
15. Delicatessen



So I tried reading Newmanessa fanfic to try and understand the appeal and… was I reading the wrong fics? Because all I saw was Newt getting sidelined as some infantalized, pet-like house-boy while Hermann and Vanessa do the ‘adult loving marriage’ schtic. Or Vanessa is seen as this mystical spice to Hermann and Newt’s relationship and at one point there is some eyebrow waggling from Newt and something akin to ‘that’s a helluva wife you got there’.

And I’m REAAAAAAALLY not comfortable with either.

I don’t even care if my coworker doesn’t get back to me with the time and place of the bake sale and it all goes bust. I JUST WANNA BAKE FUN SPOOPY SHIT

BTW startrekrenegades, may have figured out gluten-free pie crust….

Anonymous asked
i think ignoring the fact that hermann has a wife has to do with the fact that it's part of the book canon which many people dislike so much in general - in movie canon no such wife is mentioned. but if ppl just ignore hermann's marriage and ONLY hermann's marriage when it comes to book canon, then i do have a small problem myself because it seems to serve only the purpose of wanting to make hermann 100% gay and 'purely' in love with newt or something, nothing else.



i think until it’s stated in the next movie/upcoming tv show, we should sort of assume that’s canon.

i’m not saying we should write a bunch of angsty stories of hermann being like “but i’m married, oh, but i love him!” in a soap-opera-ish voice. she doesn’t  even have to be a character. just maybe a brief mention or something, like, hermann used to be married to this woman, but their marriage ended a while ago.

my main thing isn’t the book’s canon versus the movie canon or anything, more of the problem that bi/pan people are really not that common in fic much, somethin which really oughta be fixed, and newmann seems as good a place to start as any to me.

let me repeat myself: the book isn’t canon. there’s no “assumptions” here. it just factually does not hold any weight. if the book were canon we would be looking at a blond, physically able-bodied hermann, because that is how the book described him. read up on this kind of thing before you start talking like you know what you’re saying. headcanon hermann as bi all you want, but don’t do it because you feel obligated to from some trashy heteronormative fanfiction. 

We also would be looking at a Mako and Raleigh who kissed romantically and an entire branch of the Mori family that opted not to adopt Mako when her parents were killed- which, as was covered in a panel featuring a panelist of Japanese descent- is something just not done.

People are welcome to read, ascribe to, and even enjoy the novel and comic paracanon, by all means! Just don’t expect other folks to be dancing in the streets…

Participating in a charity bake sale and wondering which dishes I should make gluten-free or vegan. So gluten free folks- which would you be more inclined to buy: apple pie or orange-chocolate brownies?


let me just preface this by saying i don’t give out compliments that i don’t believe, and i hopped up on my shitty pc device to make this post despite the innumerable problems i have with it so DON’T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY. 

crowtoed is literally the best newt cosplayer. like when i look at them i think “that’s newt.” if you put cd and crowtoed in a room together so i could only pick one of them to be the perfect newt cosplayer i would say “cd, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

I… I’m gonna ask someone to engrave this shit on a memorial plaque and stick it with my ashes. Thank you.

Can a Tribe Sue for Copyright? The Maasai Want Royalties for Use of Their Name




"…estimates six companies have each made more than $100 million in annual sales during the last decade using the Maasai name. In 2003, Jaguar Land Rover sold limited-edition versions of its Freelander called Maasai and Maasai Mara. Louis Vuitton’s (MC:FP) 2012 spring-summer men’s collection included scarves and shirts inspired by the Maasai shuka. The shoe company Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) says on its website that the distinctive curved soles of its sneakers were inspired by “the wonderfully agile Masai [sic] people walking barefoot.” Bedding by Calvin Klein (PVH), shirts and trousers by Ralph Lauren (RL), and cushions by Diane von Furstenberg have all been sold using the tribe’s name. “Most of the value of the Maasai brand is not in the handicrafts the tribe produces,” Layton says. “It’s in the cultural value of an iconic brand.”

Pay them.


Fuck yeah, every tribe should do this!


In this episode we discuss what makes the universe of Pacific Rim so appealing to fanwork creators and ways in which people have and are continuing to explore and expand on it.

Featuring: drhermannhottlieb, geiszlerandgaila, irisbleufic and zetarays

Links to the fics and authors recommended in this episode can be found below the cut.

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I’m only three minutes in and grinning ear to ear.