Tormuse

This blog is a mix of feminism and social justice issues and stuff that I just find cute and funny. :) I like animals, art, science, and nerdy things and any combinations thereof.

I tend to be shy and insecure and I'm prone to depression and anxiety, so I try to keep my blog to happy subjects whenever possible to keep from upsetting myself or otherwise keep my mood from spiralling down. (I don't always succeed, but I try)

I am a white, heterosexual, able-bodied cis-male living in Toronto, Canada. I believe it's important for me to maintain an awareness of the privilege that these traits offer me and I invite anyone to call me out if I ever say or do anything problematic, because I want to help people whenever possible and would never want to make things worse, even inadvertently.

mrrandomneseianese:

Guys can we talk about how great reversed gifs are

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like we have the vacuums

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we have the dirty stuff

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we have the fixers

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we have the ceptioners

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and we have my favorite 

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like these are the greatest things in the world

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insidesanity:

FUCKING FINALLY

insidesanity:

FUCKING FINALLY

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rwbyrambler:

literally the entirety of cats in a single picture

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akirateku:

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

Argh, I seriously wish there was more on African Art movements in Art/Art History books. This monument was made back in 2006 for crying out loud! There’s so much that the art-historian in me is burning to say about this…But short story shorter, the movement known as African Renaissance is a relatively modern and multi-faceted concept, starting around the mid-20th century, even though more often than not it takes up such a small section of the so-called “Non-Western” classes at uni. Just the fact that we still treat the name of the class with such an Otherness mentality is so absurd and more than maddening, but there you have it folks. Sigh.

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do u ever miss a friend but u don’t want to tell them bc they’re probably doing perfectly fine without u and to them it probably doesn’t even matter and so u don’t want them to think ur annoying or needy

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trekkiefeminist:

skadoo3:

notavoyeur:

geek-selforum:

kncrowder88:

timeladyaerynjenkins:

How Does Your Favorite Star Trek Series Fare on the Bechdel Test?

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I posted a version of this once but …. I worship Captain Janeway and will forever point out that Voyager kicked ass on this test.

Boom, Muthafucka! You’ve been Janewayed!

JANEWAYED!!!

I helped compile some of the data for Jarah! It was so much fun studying the eps and horrifying when they didn’t pass…

Gaa! I love first of all that the project got made into an awesome graphic post, and second, that I can now use the phrase, “You’ve been Janewayed.”

There have been two small corrections since the Mary Sue article and graphs were published and unfortunately I haven’t had time to update the graphs yet. Luckily they don’t change the series’ relative positions.

So just posting here for accuracy’s sake: TOS is at 8.8% (I missed “By Any Other Name”, which passes) and Voyager is at 93.8% in Season 1 and 87.5% overall. Initially I had counted “Caretaker” as a fail when in fact it passes because Janeway talks to Kes about the tunnels going down to the Ocampa settlement.

Thanks again for sharing!

dutchster:

maybe the reason i can’t sleep is because there are enemies nearby

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camwyn:

spread-hope-inspire:

Saving dauphins is expected, but this guy saves a shark!!!
Thank you sir, for showing us there’s still some hope for humanity!

more amazing people«

I had a look at the original video and news articles about this. Apparently the man was fishing and accidentally hooked the great white shark, but cut it loose; then he realized the poor thing was beached. What you don’t see here is what’s possibly the most awesome part: he realized the shark still had his hook in its mouth and went to the effort of removing the hook.

From the mouth of a live, distressed great white shark.

Which he then got back into the water and set free.

His name’s Shane Cox, and he’s a pretty damn awesome Australian for that.

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the-real-seebs:

aerialsquid:

racieb:

thatfuhkinhippie:

Do not plug in pls

oh hi i upgraded ur ram

It’s getting rid of bugs.

There has been a tragic misunderstanding about what kind of web the ethernet port provides access to.

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doctorgrump:

doctorgrump:

i just think its really cute because on cybertron they dont say “i love you” they say

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which translates to “your spark is of pure light that brightens life and casts a shadow on fears” and i think that’s beautiful

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acidreign:

celestialblade:

trans-dyke:

chiparoo:

Hi hi hello! I wanted to show you a thing I made.

They’re Social Justice Class pins! I got them in the mail yesterday! I’m pretty excited about how they turned out.

Here’s the deal: these will debut at GeekGirlCon in Seattle, on October 11th & 12th. They will be on sale for $2 each, or $10 for the set, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. :D I’ve also gotten a number of requests to make them available online. That’s too be determined! I promise I am looking into it.

I really just made these for fun, though. They’re supposed to be a playful poke at the idea of a Social Justice Warrior. Because why be a Social Justice Warrior, when you can be a Social Justice Rogue? Or a Social Justice WIZARD?!

for the love of god, HOW IS THERE NO SOCIAL JUSTICE PALADIN???? I would buy it so hard SO HARD

Ranger forever <3

Rogues for me.

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