Leupagus

IT'S NOT A SWAN

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Chapter 9 is up! In which Mrs. Eredson talks a lot, with varying consequences.
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Captain Oakenshield was unflatteringly incurious as to why he was excused until the following Monday; the note she received in reply to hers read only:
Dear Miss Baggins,
I shall use the intervening time to dry out my boots. I suppose this doesn’t include a reprieve from services on Sunday or the dinner your friend is hosting on Friday?
—T.O.
She wrote back:
It most certainly doesn’t.

Chapter 9 is up! In which Mrs. Eredson talks a lot, with varying consequences.

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Captain Oakenshield was unflatteringly incurious as to why he was excused until the following Monday; the note she received in reply to hers read only:

Dear Miss Baggins,

I shall use the intervening time to dry out my boots. I suppose this doesn’t include a reprieve from services on Sunday or the dinner your friend is hosting on Friday?

—T.O.

She wrote back:

It most certainly doesn’t.

Filed under the hobbit fic bilbo/thorin female bilbo ficcage of interest THE HOBBIT MOTHERFUCKERS

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redmallee:

One of the fun bits of Miss Fisher’s murder mysteries is the diverse cast of characters that surrounds Phryne and watching them your mind starts wandering and pretty soon the characters are enjoying their own spin-off series in your mind. I mean not just the obvious ones like Dot & Hugh or Bert & Cec or Mr. Butler he who needs no other accomplice  and can manage everything including mixing his own cocktails and raising a toast to himself after catching the crim thank you. Like its no secret that my favourite guest appearances on Miss Fisher is not the splendid eye candy Miss Fisher consumes but “I only eat jam sandwiches” Beatrice (Andrea Demetriades) and “She looks after…everything really” Clara (Jane Harber)*. So I totally see them as a sleuthing duo, I mean just imagine Beatrice’s brains and Clara’s camera aka her mind going to work together and it would be INTERESTING. Plus you know Clara is going to be a totally calming influence and Beatrice is going to embark on a new improved diet of..I don’t know vegemite sandwiches? Though maybe it was marmite back then but you get the picture.

Just writing this Beatrice & Clara is totally happening in my mind. Except I can’t seem to ever put it on paper.

So kudos to everyone who writes fan fiction because seriously I COULD NEVER DO IT but if I did I don’t know if I would write Phrack Phiction (a hundred apologies, forgive, forgive).  Like I would probably write Dot and Hugh off on their honeymoon and it will be all On Chesil Beach but not like sad and all McEwanish because this is Miss Fisher.  They would solve a case, lose their virginity and for once that end iris shot will be Dot and Hugh bowling along some country road with a jaunty tune to accompany them, yeah? KAWAII!!!!!!!!

And for serious erotic fiction, I mean when Beatrice and Clara are solving cases Jack has to be there for sure OK. And seriously milksop Raymond is just NOT GOOD for Clara. And everyone may be mad for #phrack but I am right now composing erotic #claja scenes in my head and it’s really for the best that I can’t write fiction because just with that I would lose the goodwill of 99% of the fandom right?!

*still annoyed with MFMM for the lack of Beatrice and Clara pics.

I would absolutely read some Clara/Jack - they seemed to hit it off really well, and agreed that she can do way better than Raymond, who’s adorable but such a goddamn doof.

But on to the even more important thing - YES PLEASE to all the Clara and Beatrice detective agency shenanigans. I can totally see Beatrice getting a job at the university in Sydney and Clara ending up there because of *reasons* and they meet at a grocer’s or something reaching for the last jar of jam. And despite this inauspicious beginning they take a shine to each other and Beatrice says something like, “Well that is the type of jam that almost poisoned me, if it weren’t for Miss Fisher,” and Clara is like, “Miss Phryne Fisher???” and from then on they’re the best of friends and get a flat together where Clara makes sure Beatrice never leaves any of the kitchen implements on. I’m not sure how they’d start up their detective business, but obviously it would be amazing, and every once in a while Phryne (and Jack, natch) would come in to help them out.

Filed under PLEASE WRITE THIS along with yes some Clara/Jack shenanigans I can imagine him getting a BIG KICK out of Clara's memory by reminding her of a certain date and time and being like 'so what exactly were we doing at that time Clara?' BONING IS WHAT THEY WERE DOING I'm just thinking out loud and can you imagine how happy Phryne would be for them like yeah she'd be a little wistful but honestly she'd be so thilled that Jack found someone and that Clara found someone BETTER meess feeshah

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apfelgranate:

wehaveallgotknives:

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sidleyparkhermit:

avengersgonnaavenge:

 (via screechthemighty)

Damn right she’s building robots in there, she’s a cybernetics genius, she’s running Danger’s restoration program at age 22. If the stuff on her desk isn’t jaeger-related she’s probably making incredibly advanced little machines out of old spare parts just to like relax and unwind after a long day

I WANT THIS

# ok but mako? would go super hard at it   # can you imagine after pitfall their entire romance would blossom around raleigh presenting her with interesting spare parts   # they’d be sitting in her room together with mako tinkering at her desk and raleigh in bed reading   # and at some point mako gives a long frustrated sigh and raleigh immediately perks up   # what is it my sun-and-stars what aspect of your work is less than perfectly satisfying how can i help   # and mako just smiles a little and says oh it’s alright   # just that this could be improved so much if i had a thingy   # raleigh takes precisely 3.27 minutes to avoid suspicion before he sprints out of the room   # and runs down to where alison is now overseeing maintenance   # DO YOU HAVE A THINGY says raleigh   # no? says alison   # OK BUT CAN YOU GET ONE says raleigh   # yee-es says alison at length. but it’ll be hard. thingies don’t grow on trees you know   # WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR IT says raleigh   # alison smiles a slow feline smile   # earlier that evening newt had come down to maintenance with a bad case of mouth diarrhea and a distraught hermann in his wake   # for god’s sake hermann had begged. i will pay you anything just give him a thingy or i swear i will murder him.   # alison has seen the future   # it is bright and includes her running a thingy mafia

(Source: manueluv)

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Anonymous asked: Do you ever read/write dragon age fanfic or do you stick to playing the game?

I stick to the games and admiring the fanart, with occasional forays into the meta. I’m not much for writing in the world, as nifty as it is; I prefer playing the games and working out my scenarios that way.

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"I'll fucking cut you." Behind the scenes of the 1491s' segment on "The Daily Show"

rob-anybody:

whitepeoplemadatthings:

A great piece by one of the members of the 1491s who was a panelist on the recent Daily Show segment about the tension surrounding the name of the DC football team.

Read this, it’s important.

 I think back to O’Dell crying and trying desperately to get out of the room full of calm Natives. I thought she was crying because she was caught unawares and was afraid. But I realized that was her defense mechanism, and that by overly dramatizing her experience, she continued to trivialize ours. It was privilege in action. And as I realized these things, something else became incredibly clear: She knew she was wrong.”

(via ofgeography)

Filed under That quote is such an incredibly clear distillation of privilege and one you see all the time and I think it comes from the empowered group seeing even the *conversation* about racism (or sexism or what have you) being some kind of power grab by the oppressed group and thinking 'well all I need to do to get back my power is to claim oppression too and claim it more loudly and hysterically' it's this willfull blindness to the reality of what's being discussed in favor of what benefits them the most and you see it all the time

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Heads up for those interested in reading the books: the first book is $.99 on Kobo and B&N. I know you’re focused on the show (it’s so great!) but cheap option for limited audience! (I think US-specific?)

Awesome! I’m not a big fan of the books - tried them, they’re not for me - but for anybody interested this is good info!

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Recaps - Poll Question!

I mean not actually a poll, because can you even do polls on tumblr? Probs not. Anyway! In celebration of the 3rd season starting filming in October (alas, we’ll still have to wait until 2015 to actually see it), I was thinking of writing up some TWOP-style recaps of the episodes, for those who haven’t been able to watch it for whatever reasons or for those who just, like me, have SO MANY FEELINGS and want to read about other people’s SO MANY FEELINGS.

I’d probably link it from dreamwidth because haha trying to write something longform on tumblr NO and also, dreamwidth how I miss you. But anon commenting will be on so you don’t need an account or anything, plus we can always talk here.

Yes, no, maybe so? Anything in particular you’d like me to talk about in each recap? (Yes klu I promise we’ll discuss Jack’s thighs okay?)

Filed under meess feeshah I don't think you can really comprehend how many feelings I have

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suzilynn:

izzyandlouie:

suzilynn:

izzyandlouie:

2bbornot2bb:

I wish Phryne didn’t look so happy about Lin turning up … or Jack so sad.  Or was she throwing out a challenge?

I always thought that look she gave him was rubbing it in just a little too much. He does look so sad.  I like to think she would feel a little regret after his Antony & Cleopatra words at the end.

Maybe Phryne was just being realistic.  Previously in Raisins and Almonds Jack had announced himself unavailable when he said that though his wife was living with her sister, “a marriage is still a marriage”.  Phryne showed her respect for his feelings by replying “especially to a man of honor”; that doesn’t mean she should become celibate as well.

True - as we know Phryne sees Jack as ‘strictly business’.  I still stick by what I said about the look she gives Jack - does she expect him to be pleased that she’s got a man for the night - even if he didn’t care about her ( and I think she knows he does). Not necessary, Phryne!

I rewatched the scene and I see your point.  Leaving with Lin was one thing, but she could  have been kinder in her treatment of Jack.  The smug look was uncalled for especially as he had just expressed his concern for her.  Let;s face it, sometimes Phryne is not nice.

Yeah, this is the interpretation that totally baffles me. Because if I were Phryne, it would never occur to me to act as though Jack had some sort of claim on me, because he doesn’t (and has made it incredibly clear that he won’t). If I were Phryne, I would expect Jack to be pleased that I’d gotten a man for the night, because Jack is my friend and friends share your happiness with you.
Imagine that it was Mac walking along with Phryne instead of Jack; or Dot, or Bert and Cec. Phryne would behave in exactly the same way — “Bye friend! Talk to you later, look at this DELICIOUS GUY I’m going to dinner with!” — a pleased smile to indicate her excitement, and off she goes. But if it were Mac or Dot or Bert or Cec, would her behavior be called “rubbing it in” or “not necessary”? Of course not, because the idea that Phryne was trying to make a friend feel bad about her sexual conquests would be ludicrous. Why is it different with Jack, who has made his boundaries so clear?
Calling Phryne “smug” and “not nice” and hoping she feels regret, when all she’s done is treat Jack like a friend, is really puzzling.

suzilynn:

izzyandlouie:

suzilynn:

izzyandlouie:

2bbornot2bb:

I wish Phryne didn’t look so happy about Lin turning up … or Jack so sad.  Or was she throwing out a challenge?

I always thought that look she gave him was rubbing it in just a little too much. He does look so sad.  I like to think she would feel a little regret after his Antony & Cleopatra words at the end.

Maybe Phryne was just being realistic.  Previously in Raisins and Almonds Jack had announced himself unavailable when he said that though his wife was living with her sister, “a marriage is still a marriage”.  Phryne showed her respect for his feelings by replying “especially to a man of honor”; that doesn’t mean she should become celibate as well.

True - as we know Phryne sees Jack as ‘strictly business’.  I still stick by what I said about the look she gives Jack - does she expect him to be pleased that she’s got a man for the night - even if he didn’t care about her ( and I think she knows he does). Not necessary, Phryne!

I rewatched the scene and I see your point.  Leaving with Lin was one thing, but she could  have been kinder in her treatment of Jack.  The smug look was uncalled for especially as he had just expressed his concern for her.  Let;s face it, sometimes Phryne is not nice.

Yeah, this is the interpretation that totally baffles me. Because if I were Phryne, it would never occur to me to act as though Jack had some sort of claim on me, because he doesn’t (and has made it incredibly clear that he won’t). If I were Phryne, I would expect Jack to be pleased that I’d gotten a man for the night, because Jack is my friend and friends share your happiness with you.

Imagine that it was Mac walking along with Phryne instead of Jack; or Dot, or Bert and Cec. Phryne would behave in exactly the same way — “Bye friend! Talk to you later, look at this DELICIOUS GUY I’m going to dinner with!” — a pleased smile to indicate her excitement, and off she goes. But if it were Mac or Dot or Bert or Cec, would her behavior be called “rubbing it in” or “not necessary”? Of course not, because the idea that Phryne was trying to make a friend feel bad about her sexual conquests would be ludicrous. Why is it different with Jack, who has made his boundaries so clear?

Calling Phryne “smug” and “not nice” and hoping she feels regret, when all she’s done is treat Jack like a friend, is really puzzling.

Filed under meess feeshah Jack is a grown man who is responsible for his own emotions his feelings are not Phryne's responsibility HIS SEXUAL INTEREST IN HER DOES NOT MAKE HER OBLIGATED TO HIM IN ANY WAY and if there was a guy in my life who said I was being smug when I beamed at him as I walked away with a hot dude I'd stop being his friend immediately Jack would never ask Phryne to give up who she is why do people in fandom demand it?

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2bbornot2bb:

I wish Phryne didn’t look so happy about Lin turning up … or Jack so sad.  Or was she throwing out a challenge?

You know, I never interpreted this scene as Jack being sad. I mean, to be honest Jack usually looks kind of sad in one way or another - Nathan Page has the most intense resting woeface that I’ve ever seen - but he didn’t seem particularly miserable here. His attitude actually struck me as concerned - as far as Jack knows, Lin is just some strange dude who’s nebulously connected to a double murder investigation, who showed up right after an attempt on Phryne’s life. He’s not sad because Phryne likes Lin more, he’s worried that she’s not safe with Lin and is thinking more with her libido than with her head.
With that being said, I’m not sure how Phryne’s happiness at meeting up with Lin, or her desire to go off with him, can be interpreted as her “challenging” Jack. These are both people in their late 30’s/early 40’s (yeah I know canonically Phryne’s 29 but come on); they’re not kids. Phryne’s not going off with Lin in order to make Jack jealous, because Phryne’s a) not an asshole and b) not vying for Jack’s affections in any way. Which I think is an important thing that gets forgotten a lot of times. Phryne has no intention, at this point in the story, of having any kind of romantic or sexual relationship with Jack, nor he with her. So what would the challenge be, exactly?
"Ruddy Gore" happens in Episode 6 of the first season, while Jack is still very much a married man. In fact, in just the previous episode he talked about how "a marriage is still a marriage," and implying that he would never do what the married guy in that episode had done, ie have an affair. His divorce proceedings have not yet begun; at this point in the story he still has hope that he and Rosie might reconcile. Jack may be attracted to Phryne, and she to him, but he has very clearly marked himself as off-limits.
So for Phryne, there’s no challenge, there’s only a choice - that Phryne would prefer dinner with a hot guy she might get to bang over being escorted home by a guy she’ll never bang shouldn’t be a surprise. And while I’m sure Jack went home and had a fairly restless night trying not to imagine what might be going on at the Fisher residence, that’s not Phryne’s problem. Jack is, ultimately, the one responsible for his feelings, just as Phryne’s responsible for hers.

2bbornot2bb:

I wish Phryne didn’t look so happy about Lin turning up … or Jack so sad.  Or was she throwing out a challenge?

You know, I never interpreted this scene as Jack being sad. I mean, to be honest Jack usually looks kind of sad in one way or another - Nathan Page has the most intense resting woeface that I’ve ever seen - but he didn’t seem particularly miserable here. His attitude actually struck me as concerned - as far as Jack knows, Lin is just some strange dude who’s nebulously connected to a double murder investigation, who showed up right after an attempt on Phryne’s life. He’s not sad because Phryne likes Lin more, he’s worried that she’s not safe with Lin and is thinking more with her libido than with her head.

With that being said, I’m not sure how Phryne’s happiness at meeting up with Lin, or her desire to go off with him, can be interpreted as her “challenging” Jack. These are both people in their late 30’s/early 40’s (yeah I know canonically Phryne’s 29 but come on); they’re not kids. Phryne’s not going off with Lin in order to make Jack jealous, because Phryne’s a) not an asshole and b) not vying for Jack’s affections in any way. Which I think is an important thing that gets forgotten a lot of times. Phryne has no intention, at this point in the story, of having any kind of romantic or sexual relationship with Jack, nor he with her. So what would the challenge be, exactly?

"Ruddy Gore" happens in Episode 6 of the first season, while Jack is still very much a married man. In fact, in just the previous episode he talked about how "a marriage is still a marriage," and implying that he would never do what the married guy in that episode had done, ie have an affair. His divorce proceedings have not yet begun; at this point in the story he still has hope that he and Rosie might reconcile. Jack may be attracted to Phryne, and she to him, but he has very clearly marked himself as off-limits.

So for Phryne, there’s no challenge, there’s only a choice - that Phryne would prefer dinner with a hot guy she might get to bang over being escorted home by a guy she’ll never bang shouldn’t be a surprise. And while I’m sure Jack went home and had a fairly restless night trying not to imagine what might be going on at the Fisher residence, that’s not Phryne’s problem. Jack is, ultimately, the one responsible for his feelings, just as Phryne’s responsible for hers.

Filed under there's a lot of solicitude over Jack's feelings in this fandom and while I appreciate that Jack's suffering is beautiful and terrible as the dawn I'm never quite sure where the connection between Phryne's actions and Phryne's responsibility comes in they are friends and as such there are boundaries and limits to that and in fact one of the BEST THINGS about this show is that Jack's realization of his romantic feelings for Phryne comes in the same episode as his disclosure of those feelings none of this SECRETLY IN LOVE bullshit which I hate so much because it's so often written badly nope once Jack realizes his feelings he tells her LIKE A FRIEND SHOULD DO and Phryne tells him what her feelings are which is also what a friend should do and throughout the rest of the second season they navigate their friendship really amazingly well which I've already talked about at length but seriously it bears repeating Jack is never happier than he is in the second half of the second season when he's in love with his best friend who cares enormously for him and it's really great these tags got away from me I blame cheekbones meess feeshah

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redthepuppy:

leupagus:

spookyscarykid:

spookyscarykid:

alright so! yom kippur is quickly approaching and this is a psa to all my gentile followers to please tag your food posts,

because I, along with other Jewish people, will be fasting all day, and we’d like to not see food on our dashboards.
Thank you so much!

whoa this is getting notes and that’s great! but it’d be cool if it got a few more. I feel like this is something that gentiles and non-fasting Jewish people should keep in mind this holiday season.

Speaking as a Jew to the OP: this is a massively shitty thing to “psa” to non-Jews and I’m flabbergasted as to why you did it. Yom Kippur is a day of repentance, self-reflection, and affliction of the body — seeing food isn’t going to kill us. I mean, remember how a lot of people spend at least part of the run-up to the end of the fast preparing food for us to eat? Suck it up, dude; if your mom can deal with being in the kitchen for eight hours baking for your ass, you can handle some pictures of chocolate cake. Telling literally every non-Jew on tumblr of all places to tag their posts so that you can be more comfortable during YOM KIPPUR is so massively dumb that I don’t really understand how you’ve got the balls to do it.

And I emphasize: IT’S YOM KIPPUR. If you’re fucking around on tumblr on that day, you’re missing the whole fucking point.

Speaking to you as a non-practicing Jew:

  1. You’re a misogynist. You adhere way too much to binary gender roles. You assume everyone’s mother will be doing the cooking (not to mention assuming everyone has a mom).
  2. You’re classist. Not everyone can afford to eat regularly. I, and many others, haven’t always been able to afford three meals a day.
  3. You’re ableist. People with eating disorders who are fasting may need those tags fucking subsist. To be honest, you should tag food all the time in order to help people with eating disorders. Clearly you do not. *cough* That’s ableist *cough*
  4. OP is a Jew too, shitwad. Your elitism is disgusting. You don’t get to tell other people how to practice their religion, even you subscribe to the same one. Different branches of Judaism exist for a reason, and even if you’re part of the same branch, you don’t fucking get to condescend to them about how to be a ‘proper’ Jew.
  5. If someone wants to be on here during Yom Kippur, that’s their business. You can judge all you want, but that does not change anything.

From a personal standpoint, I will be fasting. Not because I feel the need to repent to a deity I do not believe in, but because my culture matters to me, and I fucking feel like it. Fuck you for saying I can’t have food posts tagged.

…or, okay, there’s this response too.

(Source: asstriferousscarykid)

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