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22/10/14 @ 06:33am
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star trek
mckirk

Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy

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@ 04:22am
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feminism

enemy-stand:

ahlazers:

you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games 

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queen-of-fallen-angels:

kvotheunkvothe:

castiel-rosebluetardis:

reservoir-fantasy:

It was Hermione.

"But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material…” - Ch23 | THE YULE BALL

Wasn’t her dress pink?

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@ 07:26pm
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doctor who

10th + “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”

emilianadarling:

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 

Remember how we were just recently getting all excited about the fact that Transformative Works and Cultures exists and is so awesome? Just like Archive of Our Own, the TWC journal is a project that is funded and spear-headed by the Organization for Transformative Works. 

Please consider donating to the OTW October membership drive to help keep initiatives like this alive!

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@ 05:08pm
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attack on titan
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"The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD" Wow. I had no idea. How do you raise the rest of the money if this fundraiser is only $70K?
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transformativeworks:

The OTW holds fundraisers in April and October of each year but we also accept (and receive!) donations year-round. In addition, the OTW maintains a reserve from donations that were not spent in previous years that we can tap into for expenses that we may not have raised the money for yet. The reserve is particularly important in paying for costs due to rapid growth which may cause spending spikes during the year.

So while it’s important to reach particular amounts during each membership drive, it’s also important to build up the reserve for future emergencies, since doing fundraising takes time and planning and we may have expenses that can’t wait for the next drive.

For anyone wondering about how much money the OTW needs every year to function and where it all comes from!

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@ 02:51pm
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agents of SHIELD

piiib:

Good night, Bucky.

transformativeworks:

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Our volunteers save fandom countless salary hours but everyone needs to do their part – make a donation today!

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he-fucked-a-tiger:

whyndancer:

whedonesque:

he-fucked-a-tiger:

was this show even real

Yes and it was glorious.

Tumblr has finally convinced me that I do in fact need to watch Buffy in full and not just the memory of the random episode or two I caught when it was airing. I’ve made it half way through season 2 so far. So much glorious snark.

glad i could help

felixandria:

why do my warm up sketches always turn into 6 hour projects