Butterfly's Wings


Chronically ill, autistic, bisexual, cis woman, mostly white, feminist, opinionated, academic, lefty scum.

This blog is a mixed bag of social justice, politics, cool science stuff, pretty pictures, fandoms (Star Trek, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Welcome to Night Vale, Sailor Moon, Avengers, A:TLA/Legend of Korra, My Little Pony, Doctor Who (especially classic Who), Pacific Rim, Game of Thrones, Almost Human, Elementary, Greco-Roman classics), literary quotes, geeky jokes, and pretty much anything else that amuses/interests me or otherwise catches my fancy. Note: Reblogged opinions may not necessarily be ones I agree with. I also reblog ones that I disagree with but still find interesting or thought-provoking.

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margaery-tyrell:

— black widow / Чёрная вдова / chernaya vdova / natalia alianovna romanova / natasha romanoff

Source: margaery-tyrell

Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.
— Heidi Pickett  (via thewastedgeneration)

Source: purplebuddhaproject

Source: happiestdisneyblogonearth

Source: look-whos-talking-now

guiselore:

lesbianathogwarts:

bashdoard:

fuckyeah-bill:

Promoing at the beach

Ancient Roman prostitutes did something similar, but usually they would have phalluses inscribed in their sandals. So, if you were ever in the mood, you could just look down and follow the dicks.

follow the yellow dick-road

I love history lessons on tumblr.

guiselore:

lesbianathogwarts:

bashdoard:

fuckyeah-bill:

Promoing at the beach

Ancient Roman prostitutes did something similar, but usually they would have phalluses inscribed in their sandals. So, if you were ever in the mood, you could just look down and follow the dicks.

follow the yellow dick-road

I love history lessons on tumblr.

Source: sve-sto-imam-nemamm

Source: featuringod

Source: recoveryisbeautiful

terriwindling:

From an article on fantasy literature for children by Lloyd Alexander (The Horn Book magazine, 1968):
"All art, by definition of the word, is fantasy in the largest sense. The most uncompromisingly (shall I say sordidly?) naturalistic novel is still a manipulation of reality. Fantasy, too, is a manipulation, a re-shaping of reality. There is no essential conflict or contradiction between literary realism and literary fantasy, no more than between science and humanism. Technical details aside, most of the things you can say about fantasy also apply to realism. I suppose you might define realism as fantasy pretending to be true; and fantasy as reality pretending to be a dream.
"Of course, for practical reasons — and librarians and teachers understand these better than anyone — we are obliged to catagorize and separate. Like it or not, we become specialists. The best we can do is make sure we are not nearsighted specialists. We can always keep in the back of our minds the idea that whatever our specialty, it is still an integral part of the whole. Literature for children is not quiet backwater, but a current of the mainstream."
More quotes about fantasy can be found here today, on Myth & Moor.

terriwindling:

From an article on fantasy literature for children by Lloyd Alexander (The Horn Book magazine, 1968):

"All art, by definition of the word, is fantasy in the largest sense. The most uncompromisingly (shall I say sordidly?) naturalistic novel is still a manipulation of reality. Fantasy, too, is a manipulation, a re-shaping of reality. There is no essential conflict or contradiction between literary realism and literary fantasy, no more than between science and humanism. Technical details aside, most of the things you can say about fantasy also apply to realism. I suppose you might define realism as fantasy pretending to be true; and fantasy as reality pretending to be a dream.

"Of course, for practical reasons — and librarians and teachers understand these better than anyone — we are obliged to catagorize and separate. Like it or not, we become specialists. The best we can do is make sure we are not nearsighted specialists. We can always keep in the back of our minds the idea that whatever our specialty, it is still an integral part of the whole. Literature for children is not quiet backwater, but a current of the mainstream."

More quotes about fantasy can be found here today, on Myth & Moor.

Source: terriwindling

youtubes5ever:

idealisthymnal:

aangnog:

probend:

PE is 5% exorcise and 95% embarrassment 

what kind of gym class do you have that exorcises their kids

image

I laughed so fucking hard jesus

mycroftrh:

silveth:

cardgamesonwhatnow:

holmes-sweet-holmes:

weirdnessloveandscifi:

holmes-sweet-holmes:

Two worlds, one family.

*makes sad squeaking noises*

Omg 42000 notes

I love how gimli’s actor is actually the tallest

He’s a lonely mountain of a man.

But the hobbits really are little.

Source: holmes-sweet-holmes

myghostinside:

shinichiwinchester:

lonely—mountain:

ridiculousinpiccadilly:

gallifrey-feels:

lizrrd-queen:

satanslittlebuttercup:

*nearby lesbian laughter*

*muffled asexual snickering*

*conflicted pansexual noises*

*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*

HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH


thank god for the pill

myghostinside:

shinichiwinchester:

lonely—mountain:

ridiculousinpiccadilly:

gallifrey-feels:

lizrrd-queen:

satanslittlebuttercup:

*nearby lesbian laughter*

*muffled asexual snickering*

*conflicted pansexual noises*

*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*

HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH

thank god for the pill

Source: satanslittlebuttercup

ginchycomics:

When called, they each came for different reasons.

Source: ginchycomics

ancientpeoples:

Glass jug 
10.2cm (4 inch.) high 
Roman, Late Imperial period, 4th century AD.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Glass jug 

10.2cm (4 inch.) high 

Roman, Late Imperial period, 4th century AD.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Source: ancientpeoples

sarahfromohio:

lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

#i just fact checked this statement#seems it checks out#especially with dyslexic children

Source: lavandulum

quietdharma:

From the “Chronic Fatigue/M.E - Increase awareness & understanding! ” Facebook page

quietdharma:

From the “Chronic Fatigue/M.E - Increase awareness & understanding! ” Facebook page

Source: quietdharma