Just saw Peter, and we talked about how it may well be the last time we see each other for a year or more.
23 years old. Queer. New York. BA in Gender Studies. Germanophile, writer, reader (see my books here), feminist, runner, writer, lover, nerd. More about me :) In recovery from an eating disorder; living with PTSD. Trigger warnings always apply, please take gentle care. What's up, babycakes?
One of the most painful things is having been a huge part of two little boys’ lives from ages 9 months to nearly four and then not being allowed to see them or talk to them. I wonder if they even remember me.
embroidering handkerchiefs as thank-you-for-baptizing-me gifts for my pastors & watching Veggie Tales with my teddy bear and dog while sipping water out of my “die Sendung mit der Maus” water bottle, texting with my boyfriend, and wearing leggings + dog socks + a huge t-shirt of my uncle’s
this is me :)
Doctor Who Original 1963 Theme / BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Still the best theme in regards to how it was made, how it’s one of the first pieces of electronic music ever, and how it’s (basically) the same theme still, 50 years later.
oh this made me tear up. I LOVE YOU DOCTOR WHO
“The text is about a duck singing her chicks to sleep with dreams of how they’ll all fly off over the Danube.” - Peter
sleep well tumblrverse <3
"Are the vast majority of unpaid internships illegal? A raft of lawsuits brought by unpaid interns claiming minimum-wage violations against big media companies this year might answer the question. In the first settlement among these cases, Charlie Rose’s production company agreed to pay back wages of $110-per-week to nearly 200 former interns. The ethics of unpaid internships are as murky as the economics are clear. Hundreds of thousands of young (and not so young) Americans are willing to work for nothing in exchange for the experience to take part in the daily thrum of a company. And I trust you’ll conceal your shock to learn that some businesses will not refuse young workers at the price of $0.00 per hour."
Note: We pay our interns here at NPR! Apply now! — tanya b.
It was late, it was dark, and I was fairly distracted by listening to 80’s music because it’s ridiculously catchy.
Now, I rarely feel scared walking home in the dark. If that’s because I lack a self-preservation instinct or that I stubbornly chanted ‘strong independent woman’ to myself when I was 14, well, who knows?
Point is, I suddenly noticed a long shadow next to mine.
Surprised and unexpectedly terrified, I jump a little and turn around to see a buff guy walking close behind me. As my was simultaneously berating me for getting scared and planning exit routes, he simply stops, raises his hands and goes:
“I’m so sorry to scare you, I really didn’t mean to, excuse me.”
He then steps over to the other side of the road, gives me a quick smile, and keeps walking. I looked back a while later, only to see him crossing the road to step into a house on ‘my’ side.
So basically, this guy just stepped away and gave me space to make sure I felt safe, and waited long enough on the other side for me to have gotten far enough away not to be startled when he crossed again. It felt shockingly good to have a guy acknowledge that my fear response wasn’t ‘stupid’, because if he hadn’t I’d probably be bashing myself for the irrational fear that grabbed me.
I’m not saying that all guys should do this or anything. I’m not even sure what I’m trying to say. It’s just been a while since I saw a guy outside tumblr who didn’t act like because they weren’t rapists, they had nothing to do with the issues of rape culture. Of course, I have no idea who this guy is, maybe he doesn’t know or care about these issues. But he cared enough to make an effort, and to not dismiss my response or blame me for it. To me, that’s something.
this went exactly how i thought it wouldn’t, and that makes me happy.
Heads up to my feminist guy friends: this is what you should do.