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Apr 20

shipsanddip:

If you don’t think that what Derek Hale wants the most is a hot bath with a glass of red wine on the side and tightly knitted woollen socks and to find the book he’s been looking for is on sale and maybe a feral cat that hesitantly learns to like him and only him and peace and quiet on a sunday afternoon with the cat curled up against him while he’s reading the book

then let me tell you a thing

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anneagnes replied to your post: Vorkosigan Saga fic: Shelter and Solace

Have you read The Goblin Emperor yet? The author is Sarah Monette, listed as Katherine Addison.

I am waiting veeeery patiently to get to the top of the library waiting list for it! :)

Vorkosigan Saga fic: Shelter and Solace

Shelter and Solace (10432 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aral Vorkosigan/Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Characters: Aral Vorkosigan, Gregor Vorbarra, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Civil War, Childhood Trauma, Sad Kid, Refugees
Summary:

"We will go to Beta Colony. I have some family there, I think, and—a friend."

“A writer is a world trapped in a person.” — Victor Hugo (via thetrickyowl)

(Source: maxkirin, via ladyofthelog)

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

(via renenetest)

Apr 19

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Winter Soldier fic: Daylight Breaks

Daylight Breaks (638 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: James “Bucky” Barnes, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Amnesia, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Summary:

He knows two things without being told. There is a war. He is a soldier.

(Source: i-dream-of-men)

(Source: cinemactivity)

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“Yes, I wrote my daughter a letter. And that bastard that made me call him Father took pieces of it, that only Allison would know were from me, and used it to manipulate her, to turn her into something she was never supposed to be. I never wanted her to become me. And it got her killed. I will find that man, and I will kill him. Even if I have to come back from the grave.” —

- Eaddy Mays (as Victoria Argent)’s very powerful answer to the question of whether or not Victoria actually wrote the letter to Allison (via wolftraps)

OH MY GOD where is the fic where Victoria Argent actually does come back from the grave? I mean, fuck, it’s not like this canon makes logical sense anyway; why not have her suddenly magically reappear? (Remember how in SGA we could all just handwave all sorts of shit by saying “oh, those crazy Ancients?” Well, in this case we can say, “Whatever, it’s not like it’s worse than what Jeff Davis has already done.”)

(via riverlight82)

Apr 18

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nevver:

Philip Roth

nevver:

Philip Roth

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