Yeah, I mostly just queue neat or interesting things anymore.


My girlfriend comes back from London in THREE DAYS

Last book of the series, the lady knight main character is noticed by a master of a different fighting style and wonders instantly if it’s because he’s interested in wooing her. Also, she’s right, that is mostly why.

Then she consistently continues wondering why he picked her instead of someone more feminine, even while she’s proving his match in a sword fight, as though femininity is the only possible social currency she could potentially have at her disposal.

Also, at one point one of the other characters lists all the men she “belongs” to, with the slight excuse that she doesn’t actually have female relatives and has only been in contact with and liked two or three other women in the three novels so far.

I really want some female noblewoman to sweep in wearing trousers and everyone be like, “But you haven’t earned the right to wear those, like the lady knight has by proving herself as good as men,” and she just replies, “With all due respect, they’re fucking clothes. If you had to earn clothes, more people would end up naked.”




silly silly little comic

Ladies, gentlemen, and other gentlepeople: my girlfriend’s ‘silly little comic’

Oh my fucking gods this is perfect


Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.

The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.

While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.

Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.

This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.

Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.

Johanna de Silentio  

Needed this.

(via justgoodvibes)

(Source: quotecatalog)

At least the author cut off the dialogue before the bad guy actually called her a whore, which I’m sure would have inspired no real discussion either among the characters or in the narrative.

So now he’s dead, and she gets to spend the epilogue and basically all of the next novel feeling guilty for everything she’s ever done, which only very bland arguments are made against by her friends.

Problem with reading girl adventure stores that I liked when I was younger: no one stops the duel to the death when the guy blatantly cheats using magic, but as soon as the other party gets her binder cut through and admits to being a girl disguised as a boy in order to earn her place of a night of the realm, people are all “STOP, EVERYTHING MUST STOP NOW, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR YOURSELF?”

Which might have been inescapable, given it’s been built up for nearly two entire novels that (rapidly) span seven years, but no one calls them out on it.

"I also wanted Clea and me to get married to promote the movie. But she wouldn’t do it." [x]

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