Goodness, you've somehow got lost and wound up here. How did you manage that?

I'm a 24 year old female from New Zealand. I have many fluctuating interests, with art, horses and LOTR being the constants in my life. My official home on the internet is over at kotorigaro.deviantart.com, so if you would like to see some of my art please visit me there! :D

Current Obsessions (in no particular order):
- BBC Sherlock
- Supernatural
- YAY THE HOBBIT HAS ARRIVED YABOO
- Recently rekindled my love for North & South from a few years ago, which certainly didn't have anything to do with being reminded Richard Armitage exists. Nope.

Things I still love and stalk others' blogs for, but don't reblog much myself anymore:
- Hetalia
- Avengers
- Teen Wolf
- BBC Merlin series

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I prefer plot/character/theory discussion/meta to shipping, tbh & I do have a love-hate relationship with fandoms in general.
But ship stuff does find its way on here and rants aren't all that common. Frankly it's just pretty chill here.
Thanks for visiting!
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romy7:

Happy Lunar New Year!

Gorgeous animation!

Reminds me of Okami (which makes sense), and made for Louis Vuitton (which I could take it or leave it tbh), anyway…Happy Lunar New Year!

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tinnuriel:

bofurs:

Vogue Middle Earth // The Hobbit behind the scenes

forever reblog!

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qhuinn:

chasingshhadows:

There are a lot of problems facing social justice movements today, but this is the biggest one. Because it’s holding us back internally. People learn and read about social issues and oppression and abuse online and suddenly they think they know everything. And of course they’re angry - there’s a lot to be angry about. And yes, it’s a great, wonderful thing that they’re aware and are working to better themselves.

But omgosh, please just stop trying to teach it and spread it because you are doing it wrong. Lashing out and yelling out buzzwords and SJ jargon and calling people racist and sexist and writing people off with no compassion - these are literally the opposite of what we should be doing. Anyone who’s actually been trained in social justice, SJ communication, facilitation and dialogue sees that and gets embarrassed to be associated with that form of “social justice.” 

Because it’s not social justice. It’s not fighting racism and sexism and classism and homophobia. All it’s doing it’s turning people off, closing their minds further and making everyone who knows what they’re doing look bad. All it’s doing is spreading more hate, more negativity and generally making everyone feel like shit about themselves - except of course for the OP, who feels great about themselves for supposedly doing their part and helping the movement. 

But they’re not. All they’re helping is the oppressive structure holding everyone back.

I’ve been there. I’ve been pissed off and angry and lashing out at everyone and everything. And it bit me in the ass more times than I can tell you. So I stopped and I learned. I was trained in social justice education by the university that developed the most widely accepted program for social justice education. I have practical experience, both in my daily life and in dialogue, that proves that these methods are not only better, but the only ones that actually work

That showing compassion for agents and those who are uneducated gets you much farther than writing them off as hateful assholes and refusing to teach them in a way they can understand. That listening to where a person is coming from is far more important than listening to what they say. That we must all understand that most *people* are not maliciously racist/sexist/classist/ableist, but the society we were all raised in *is*

We are all trying to work within this structure set in place long before any of our great grandparents were born and we all have our own starting point on the journey

The other, possibly biggest and most widespread problem among the untrained crowd is the complete and total lack of understanding of teacher/learner. You do not know everything. You only know your own experiences. That’s it. In order to actually teach someone about social justice, you have to teach them about your own experiences. In order to do that, you must be willing to learn theirs, too. You must have compassion and empathy or you will get nowhere. This is literally the most important thing I ever learned and it’s the one that I see lacking the most in online SJ. 

Now this is specifically directed at fandoms (and more specifically the Teen Wolf fandom, which I call home) but this is a message for everyone. It pains me to see the field that I am so incredibly passionate about get dragged through the mud because people who consider themselves to be a part of it do such horrible things in such horrible ways. Online SJ has a bad name because it has earned it and I cannot tell you how much I hate that. Social justice is not only my work, but it is also my life. I will not stand any longer for people abusing it and using it to spread hate.

THIS.

OPEN LETTER TO EVERY FUCKING FANDOM ON TUMBLR/TWITTER, GODDAMMIT. GET A GRIP, FUCKING HELL.

     (x)

Oh god can I just reblog this once a week so EVERYONE gets to fucking read it?

Tumblr “social justice” is a fucking travesty that values self-righteous fury as an argument sufficient unto itself and devalues careful, measured reasoning as “coddling bigots.” That praises and rewards the shutting-down of communication. That teaches smug superiority and frowns on compassion and empathy. That took “lashing out in anger is an unproductive but somewhat excusable reaction to injustice, and is not a reason to dismiss a sound argument” and dragged it into the realm of “everyone subject to systematic oppression has an absolute right to lash out in anger to whatever extent they please, and no one else has the right to criticize their behavior or be hurt by it,” and thence into an echo chamber where performative displays of anger become the goal of communication.

I’m not pretending to sainthood here. Getting patted on the butt for a righteous smackdown is dangerously seductive, especially when you have a short temper on certain subjects. And the danger of this particular echo chamber is that it’s easy for normal, intelligent, well-meaning people to get sucked into it. But it’s not a healthy model of communication. Healthy models of communication (a) encourage empathy and reasoned dialogue and frown on incoherent rage explosions, and (b) treat anger, rudeness and cruelty as undesireable but sometimes excusable—in proportion to the provocation and the circumstances. Tumblr “social justice” rejects any notion of proportionate response and has its priorities in communication neatly reversed.

My friend who did actual work in social justice long long before the internet gets really embarrassed and disturbed by what gets called social justice around here sometimes.

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cumberbelle:

100% Mycroft’s thought process. 

See how Mycroft looks a Sherlock’s mouth? He thought he’d kiss John.

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  • Cananda: hey America do you want this perfectly innocent singer boy
  • America: aww sure he kinda sounds like a girl and his hair is funny but why not he can't do any harm
  • Canada: *laughs nervously* one two three no trade backs

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Jared and Jensen presenting at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (x)

I SWEAR TO GOD SPN FANDOM 

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE A GIF FOR THIS?!

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