Singeli's Silver Slippers

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captainbisexual:

it doesn’t matter how many “pretend to be dating” fics i read, i’m always fucking in it headfirst every time and i fall for that shit every time. i know the pattern i know the plot twists i know what’s gonna happen but every single fucking time i’m fucking on the edge of my seat wide-eyed whispering like “what’s gonna happen are they gonna fall in love” to myself like of course they are you fucking idiot this happens EVERY TIME but as soon as i see the description and it’s like “x person and x person pretend to do the dating” it’s eternal sunshine of the stupidest fucking mind over here

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Filed under gpoy yes please tropes tropes tropes

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Mightier than Estë is Nienna, sister of the Fëanturi; she dwells alone. She is acquainted with grief, and mourns for every wound that Arda has suffered in the marring of Melkor. So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope. Her halls are west of West, upon the borders of the world; and she comes seldom to the city of Valimar where all is glad. She goes rather to the halls of Mandos, which are near to her own; and all those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom. The windows of her house look outward from the walls of the world.

Mightier than Estë is Nienna, sister of the Fëanturi; she dwells alone. She is acquainted with grief, and mourns for every wound that Arda has suffered in the marring of Melkor. So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope. Her halls are west of West, upon the borders of the world; and she comes seldom to the city of Valimar where all is glad. She goes rather to the halls of Mandos, which are near to her own; and all those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom. The windows of her house look outward from the walls of the world.

(Source: witchofthekorcari, via melkorwashere)

Filed under nienna is such a beautiful concept hobbits & elves & dwarves oh my!

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mustangscullaaay:

what i love about the x files pilot is how upfront it is. it’s just like ‘yes, aliens. here are aliens. do you believe in the existence of extraterrestrials? because this show does. look, alien occurrences. also, these two nerd fbi agents are totally already flirting. scully speaks like a textbook, smirks disdainfully at anything outside her tolerance level for bullshit, and wears a lot of ill-advised 90s pantsuits. mulder eats a lot of sunflower seeds, doesn’t see daylight often enough, and enjoys porn and government conspiracies. scully is a skeptic and mulder is a believer. they debunk each other’s theories until they are blue in the face, and spend the rest of their time attempting to restrain from eyefucking. enjoy the story. remember: aliens.’

Filed under best summary of this show i have seen x files

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Protestant Steve Rogers v. Catholic Steve Rogers and why that matters

historicallyaccuratesteve:

[I’ve been sitting on this post for about three weeks, trying to decide if I wanted to make it or not. I’ve finally decided it’s time to put it out there, so.]

This essay was originally going to be added to this post [link to be added once it’s posted] about Steve’s dog-tags, but I apparently have a lot of feelings about this and it ended up being ridiculously long and sort of tangential to the original post, so I’m simply linking the two. I’ve divided the essay into three parts: church history, immigration history, and speculation.

Disclaimer: I was raised Protestant (in a non-denominational Stone-Campbell church), and I attended undergrad at a Protestant Christian liberal arts college (also Stone-Campbell). My undergraduate degree included church history, but I am definitely not an expert, so I’ve included lots of Wikipedia links to compensate. I am currently attending a Catholic university for my masters, but again, the focus has not been church history (although I have interviewed and transcribed interviews with Catholic priests from the Brooklyn Diocese as part of my classes). I know enough about church history to feel comfortable making this post, but not enough to go into further detail than what is laid out here. If I have made any egregious errors in regards to either branch’s history, please drop me a note so I can correct them.

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Filed under yes sorry marvel but my headcanon steve rogers was born and raised catholic depending on how i'm feeling about any given plot he may or may not be a catholic in good standing (read: sometimes steve clings to his faith; in other stories it's not really a major part of how he identifies himself) BUT given the disadvantages faced by irish catholics at the time and all the historical evidence cited in this fic and given the fact that there aren't very many explicitly catholic characters in fic my steve rogers is canonically catholic and marvel needs to sit down and do its research

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Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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Filed under history is my jam women being awesome homophobia tw

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DID YOU KNOW that the Smithsonian Institute offers free podcasts?

historicalagentcarter and historicallyaccuratesteve, I saw this today and thought of you!

Most of the Smithsonian museums and galleries seem to have them; here's the page for the podcasts from the American History Museum.

Of particular interest:

  • History Explorer: The Nisei Soldiers — In this podcast, hear from Nisei soldiers, their families, and those who worked to ensure their bravery was recognized.

  • History Explorer: Japanese American Internment and WWII Service — Curatorial assistant Noriko Sanefuji interviews Grant Ichikawa, a US veteran who enlisted after being relocated to a Japanese American internment camp with his family in 1942. Allowed to join the army after a need for interpreters, Mr. Ichikawa served proudly and in 2011, he and other veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.

  • History Explorer: Women’s Military HistoryRecently, the US Military officially opened combat positions to women.  In this episode of History Explorer, curators Bart Hacker and Margaret Vining discuss the roles that women have played in the military throughout history, their research, and this new policy.

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