A multifandom and personal blog of a university student: Theatre. Books. Slytherin.
Sherlock Holmes. Crafting. Politics. Travel. And more. Tracking #fjordfish.
previously used the url heywatchusmoon and declouding
I find it really hilarious that people think asexual characters are boring because just about every single story that exists has sex or romance and there are barely any non-sexual stories at all.
Isn’t that a little boring, having the same thing happen over and over in every story?
to those of you in the fandom who are kind to others.
who are considerate of the fact that not everyone has the same opinion.
who understand that we each have the right to love whichever storylines and characters we want.
who treat other members of fandom with respect and care.
you are out there, you exist, and you are why there are still safe spaces in this fandom.
Our mission while at the orphanage was to build a library. Turns out that we, a group of highly educated private boarding school students were so bad at the most basic construction work that each night the men had to take down the structurally unsound bricks we had laid and rebuild the structure so that, when we woke up in the morning, we would be unaware of our failure…It would have been more cost effective, stimulative of the local economy, and efficient for the orphanage to take our money and hire locals to do the work, but there we were trying to build straight walls without a level…Now, 6 years later, I am much better at Spanish and am still highly involved with the camp programing, fundraising, and leadership. However, I have stopped attending having finally accepted that my presence is not the godsend I was coached by non-profits, documentaries, and service programs to believe it would be…Before you sign up for a volunteer trip anywhere in the world this summer, consider whether you possess the skill set necessary for that trip to be successful. If yes, awesome. If not, it might be a good idea to reconsider your trip. Sadly, taking part in international aid where you aren’t particularly helpful is not benign. It’s detrimental. It slows down positive growth and perpetuates the “white savior” complex that, for hundreds of years, has haunted both the countries we are trying to ‘save’ and our (more recently) own psyches. Be smart about traveling and strive to be informed and culturally aware. It’s only through an understanding of the problems communities are facing, and the continued development of skills within that community, that long-term solutions will be created.
because it doesn’t hit home for some people until a white person says it (even though poc have been saying this for ages and ages and until they’re blue in the face).
on days where the cloud cover is heavy colors in the trees pops so strong and i want to collect snapshots from between raindrops and tuck them inside my chest to remind myself of beautiful things when i hate things