Monsters' Queen


I think one of the saddest things about Sirius dying before the end of the second war is that he never got to find out how his brother died. Sirius died hating his brother, unaware that Regulus’ last act was one of rebellion against the cause Sirius had spent his life fighting, unaware that Regulus had done something that ought to have made his big brother proud.


I’m laughing so hard because Artemis is a Greek goddess of, among other things, maidenhood and archery.  She is literally an aro/ace arrow ace.

rounding out the strilonde quartet: roxy?


roxy’s typing style is really, really difficult to get right. like ofc one thing that people forget is that she only really does the typo thing when she’s drunk, so if you’re writing her with lots of typos, she is drunk. otherwise she sounds a lot more like dave. like dave, she tends to chase down and exhaust every stray thought she has. she’s a little more sexually suggestive than dave. she uses chatspeak but inconsistently? so often i end up going back and adding in chatspeak strategically to make the whole thing sound more roxy-like. i prefer writing sober roxy if only because the typos are actually pretty difficult to figure out. like a lot of the time in canon they’re actually pretty clever so when i do write drunk roxy i have to put a lot of thought into it.

roxy’s complicated because she’s basically ruled by two conflicting desires: to put her friends first, and to get what she wants. roxy would really like to be selfless and accommodating in everything, but she’s very emotional and she can’t really reign it in so she ends up trying to manipulate people to get what she wants. i think of her as dirk lite? except that dirk’s manipulation is very deliberate and i think roxy explains away her manipulation to herself as being in everyone’s best interests. so like the key example is her blowing up jane’s computer to try and get her to not play sburb, and then when she confessed about it, guilt-tripping jane into thinking that she was being a bad friend by not just listening to roxy in the first place. roxy doesn’t want to play sburb so she comes up with a way not to play, and then when she changes her mind, she twists the story so that she’s not at fault. that’s very classic roxy.

she’s in love with dirk and knows he doesn’t feel the same, but she WANTS him to, so she keeps pressing him even though logically she knows it won’t do anything. she likes jake but she wants to be a good friend so she tells herself she’s putting jane first by pressuring jane to confess to jake, when really that’s something jane’s not comfortable with. she wants to be a good friend but she can’t help putting her own desires first. and the alcohol clearly exacerbates that.

that’s why her friendship with calliope is my favorite, because she doesn’t want anything from calliope. so she’s actually an amazing friend to calliope, really validating and supportive and sweet. that’s like the best version of roxy.

Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time.
 - JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)
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)


Dominance Behavior in Canids

I didn’t really even WANT to make a post about this.

The alpha-beta-omega model of wolf packs is dead in scientific literature, hammered into the ground, so to speak, and it’s been dead for over ten years. So why am I still hearing about it on TV and reading about it in articles? Why are popular dog trainers that encourage you to “be the alpha” still taken seriously?

I think the unfortunate truth is that the idea that there are strong and ferocious leaders in wolf packs and that you, too, can take on that role with your dog is just somehow appealing to people. Almost romantic, in the older sense of the word. And because of this, it makes money. It sells werewolf media. It sells dog training classes. Educational science channels that have no business promoting this false ideology keep it on board because it gets people watching.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty fed up with the whole thing.

Okay, let’s talk about dominance, particularly what the word even means, because popular media does a terrible job of explaining it.

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Fic idea where a lonely person sells their soul to Satan to be their friend. And Satan just rolls with it until he realizes at the time of their death he genuinely likes them.

Since he can’t renege on the contract he takes them to Hell and puts them in a high position of power. Demons hardened by millenia of torture now have to answer to a shy, self-conscious, quiet, depressed, lonely person who has unintentionally become Satan’s #1




what the heckies does “:3c” means