I find it really interesting that the historical men like Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon portrayed in Moffat Who are always three dimensional and treated respectfully, while the historical women like Elizabeth the First and Nefertiti, are always love sick idiots drooling over the Doctor.
It almost seems like Moffat cannot take women seriously, even if they ruled nations.
Funny how only two of those characters - Nixon and Elizabeth - were written by Moffat.
Funny how there’s not a huge difference in dimensions between those two characters.
Funny how you forgot about Mme de Pompadour.
And by funny I mean something else that begins with F.
On the experience of being a trans Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab.
Mahdia Lynn writes about the task of finding trans-inclusive space within Islamic communities, and about navigating disclosure within spaces of orthodoxy.
Trans folks who navigate religious communities, whether muslim or otherwise - does this article strike upon a familiar truth for you? Has your experience been different?
Would any of you be willing to beta read a Killian/Milah WIP?
It’s currently 20,000 words and only starting out, so while I can’t tell how long it will be, it will be long. I’ve decided to post it as a WIP so that at least the first chapters won’t be jossed before they’re even posted. It’s not particularly plotty, so it doesn’t matter if people forget the details between chapters. (Though I hope I can keep up a somewhat decent pace.)
For those of you who read my previous fic One Foot in Sea, I’m using the same interpretation of the Jolly Roger crew, but trying to fit things a little better into post season 3 canon.
Please note that this is a pretty big undertaking, so only say yes if you genuinely want to do it. Of course, it also helps if you’re in the minority of OUAT fans who don’t hate Milah, and you have a pretty good grasp of the English language.
For my regular beta readers seeing this, I love you dearly, and if you want to burden yourself with this mammoth I’m very grateful and please do say so. I just figured there might be someone caught up with the OUAT canon who wants to give it a shot.
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
13 out of 36…
I GOT 26! I’m shit at figuring out people’s emotions/body language! I’m so shocked by that that I’m actually crying! Oh my gosh!
32 of 36 this was really interesting
go to google translate. type a sentence in english and translate it to a language of your choice. translate it again to another language. translate it again. and again. and again. translate it 6 more times. then once more. translate it one final time back to english. what are you left with? something that’s completely different than the original.
or as we like to call it
This reminds me of the anecdote about a Russian translation of “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” that read “The vodka is excellent but the beef is no good.”
"Hey, look at this: got my spaceship, got my boys. My work here is done.”
So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?
"Do not come any closer"