Groo's Wanderings

bookoisseur:

themysciranqueen:

Steve Rude’s Wonder Woman <3

These are amazing. I had never seen Wonder Woman like this until perpetua tweeted. H/T my friend!

(via wilwheaton)

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Contents Under Pressure

iamuhura:

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Wow. Greg Rucka is super for reals not here for your sexist bullshit in nerd or geek communities. Also, something that stuck out to me was this passage:

"Portland Public Schools has a lottery system to get into its magnet programs. For two years, our daughter has been dreaming of attending one specific middle school, one that’s art focused. She’s been in a science-and-math magnet program, and she’s done very well there, mind, but the social aspect… it’s been grinding her down. She was looking to escape. She was looking to go to a place where, she imagined, she could be who she is and not suffer for it."

His daughter, thriving academically in the math and science program is looking to leave for an art program because the SOCIAL ASPECT (read: sexist microaggressions based on her gender) is wearing her down.

She’s 10.

And what’s devastating to me and so many others who will nod their heads while reading this post is that even if she overcomes this particular gauntlet and sticks with science and math? There’s going to be another one. And another one. And another one. All through high school, undergrad, graduate school, her first job, her entire career. Until she quits because she just can’t take another day of suffering to be simply who she is. Because there’s not enough support or resources or even people acknowledging that it is a *systemic* problem that needs to be addressed at every level.

How bad do things have to get?

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(Source: tinyfacts, via thefrogman)

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edwardspoonhands:

imsirius:

make me choose: Sarah or Alison or Cosima (for Isabel)

Would anyone choose Alison? Really? This is a RIDICULOUSLY COOL gifset though. If you aren’t watching this…watch it…it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

(via wilwheaton)

21 April 2014 reblog: imsirius


fuckyeahportland:

trailblazers:

Behind a franchise-playoff record 46 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, your Trail Blazers fought back from 13 down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Rockets 122-120 in overtime #RipCity

suck it, howard

fuckyeahportland:

trailblazers:

Behind a franchise-playoff record 46 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, your Trail Blazers fought back from 13 down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Rockets 122-120 in overtime #RipCity

suck it, howard

21 April 2014 reblog: trailblazers


themarysue:

flat-adverb:

lucillebruise:

stunningpicture:

Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.

I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.

Same.

themarysue:

flat-adverb:

lucillebruise:

stunningpicture:

Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.

I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.

Same.

(via wilwheaton)

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Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

— In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)

(via amandapalmer)

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meladoodle:

*prosecuting lawyer voice* i have only one question for the defendant… ‘guiltypersonsayswhat?’
“what?” 
haha owned you’re going to jail

(Source: meladoodle, via mydrunkkitchen)

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virginiagentlenerd:

ratherstayforever:

Tywin is not amused

They never should have friended Dad on fb.

virginiagentlenerd:

ratherstayforever:

Tywin is not amused

They never should have friended Dad on fb.

(via kellysue)

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