Lisa, 23, feminist, jewish (and badly agnostic). To the best of my ability to determine, my sexual orientation is "sprung rhythm" and my gender expression is "fabulous badger". (She/her/hers pronouns are fine.)EMT, aspiring PA. Poetry, intersectional feminism, Pacific Rim, Night Vale, Circle of Magic, language, biology, and eclectic nerdery. Whovian blogging will resume when Moffat stops fucking everything up.If it involves dragons or iambic pentameter, you'll probably find it here.

 

WARNING: CURRENTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF AN X-FILES LIVEBLOG/FEELINGS SPIRAL. If you don't want X-Files spoilers and lots of Scully feelings, TURN BACK NOW.

30th September 2014

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some forest sprite doodles from today.

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30th September 2014

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My second tattoo a few days after getting it
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fuckyeahtattoos:

My second tattoo a few days after getting it

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30th September 2014

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aimalyn replied to your postI’m losing followers
You will never lose me. I may scroll past your scully posts, but my love for you is everlasting. And a little gay.
aw, only a little? ^_^ my love for you is vast, my dear, you are a truly stalwart soul to have endured all this x-files nattering.
p.s. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HANG OUT I’m sorry I dropped the ball on that, that was like six weeks ago, I am just terrible at organizing my life. I heart you <3

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30th September 2014

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did Arcadia happened yet or??? if it hasn’t that makes way less sense. idk maybe he’s having an intense <3 Mr. Dana Scully <3 notebook doodling day. lovesick weirdo.
no?? nothing called Arcadia has happened? DOES MULDER GET MARRIED IN AN EPISODE CALLED ARCADIA
don’t tell me, my heart can’t take it
no he’s definitely just being a lovesick weirdo, his briefcase contains 1 case file and 5 Lisa Frank notebooks full of heart doodles with ~*~Mr. Fox Scully~*~ in purple glitter gel pen and sketches of foxes looking into microscopes. today is a particularly lovestruck day so he’s wearing the fake plastic ring he got at one of those 25-cent supermarket toy dispensers and daydreaming about what it would be like to be married to Scully and cook her breakfast in the mornings and watch stupid History Channel documentaries with her in bed until she gets frustrated at the historical inaccuracies and makes him change it to something with lots of explosions.

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30th September 2014

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 (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

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30th September 2014

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ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

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30th September 2014

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~*omg they’re holding hands!!*~

and in addition to being cute, these two moments are actually, imho, the major pillars of the emotional underpinning of this entire arc

"Patient X" and "The Red and the Black" are all about Mulder having, in his peculiar Mulder way, a crisis of faith — a crisis that had its roots in "Gethsemane" and "Redux", when a Scully who was face-to-face with death convinced him that the extraterrestrials he’d been chasing were in fact an elaborate lie, used to cover up a sinister but entirely earthly military operation. So now Mulder doesn’t believe in aliens anymore.

It isn’t just that, though. Mulder is afraid to believe in aliens again. Mulder, who feared no speculation, who would scale any height of credulity, is hurt and afraid — look at his face when he listens to Cassandra’s prophetic litany. He’s closed his mind to the thing that used to drive him. He won’t believe in aliens even when Skinner insists aliens are the most likely explanation.

That didn’t come from Scully making a logical argument so convincing that Mulder had to give up his core belief. That didn’t come from a Dept of Defense employee throwing up a smokescreen of “You’ve seen what they want you to see!”

As far as I can figure, Mulder’s fear and anger are, at least in part, scars left by this line: “The man behind these lies gave me this disease to make you believe.”

Mulder’s belief in aliens wasn’t just a lie that wasted his time and emotion. It was, as far as he knows, a lie that as good as killed Scully. Every time he insisted that it couldn’t be aliens, what I kept seeing was the guilt and the grief and the fear that it might happen again if he dared to believe.

That guilt and grief made him the close-minded skeptic, refusing the evidence of his own and Scully’s experience. And that left Scully adrift, too; now that she’s having experiences she can’t remember or explain, now when she needs the power of Mulder’s belief that has never failed her, now he’s insisting that she’s wrong about what she thinks she saw. Scully is struggling for meaning in the unknown. Mulder can usually give a grand (if improbable) meaning to ANYTHING, but he’s closed off that part of himself out of fear.

It’s obvious that Scully is Mulder’s anchor, keeping him tethered to reality and the world of humans and logic and justice. These episodes make it obvious that Mulder is Scully’s anchor, too. He is her tie to the idea of something greater, some overarching meaning to the petty, gruesome injustices of the world, and she’s just as lost without him as he is without her.

Look what’s happening here, when they reach out for each other. Scully has been hypnotized back into a terrifying, inexplicable, alien experience that left her dehydrated in a hospital with burns on her face and no memory of the last 24 hours. She is here, reliving it, at Mulder’s suggestion, with the doctor that Mulder credits (or blames) with helping him find the memories of his sister’s abduction. She’s on Mulder’s ground here, looking for the meaning that Mulder is usually the first to give her. Instead Mulder takes her hand. He can’t be the voice of reason here, where his theories would actually be reasonable, but he won’t abandon her, either. All he can do is hold her hand, while he listens to her — the person he trusts most in the world — validate everything he’s afraid to believe.

In the second instance, it’s Scully who reaches for Mulder, to keep him tied to reality after he’s just had an up-close, undeniable encounter with three different beings of certain extraterrestrial origin. How much of that he remembers, and what it means, we don’t know yet. But I’ll be very surprised if this isn’t the moment that sets Mulder on the path back to belief — and it’s a step that Scully takes with him, as always. He’ll need her along the way.

As the skeptic, she needs his belief; as the believer, he needs her skepticism. Here they haven’t been able to get what they need from each other, but they both know that they can’t make it alone. After the layered lies and anguish of “Gethsemane”/”Redux” (and “Christmas Carol”/”Emily”), they are finding their way back to balance.

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30th September 2014

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this means that Krycek has been in love with Mulder this entire time, no one will ever convince me otherwise (which makes Krycek more relatable, if not more likeable).
it actually makes Krycek a much more tragic figure than he’s been up until now. it means that his puppy-worship of Mulder in the beginning wasn’t entirely feigned — that he did have a great deal of respect and admiration for this improbably attractive alien-hunting nerd. and Mulder’s wild grief over potentially losing Scully only brought out the most selfless and determined aspects of his personality, which are easy to fall in love with.
and Krycek could have become another member of the X-Files team — imagine the deep trust, proven and tried, that he and Mulder could have had if he’d helped Mulder get Scully back? maybe they wouldn’t have been involved romantically, but they could have been partners and friends.
but no
instead Krycek sold his soul, his career, and his chance at being with this man he might have loved for a shot at power
and when power betrayed him, as power inevitably does, he fled and went underground to broker a different sort of power, which will probably also betray him (and possibly has in this episode, tbh I’m not really sure what Krycek’s deal is right now and I’m not worrying too hard about figuring it out).
let’s be clear: he’s still a spineless, traitorous little weasel even if he is in love with Mulder. he’s a spineless, traitorous little weasel because he gave up Mulder and any genuine feeling he might have had for Mulder in the pursuit of glory for himself. that is the definition of spineless, traitorous weaseldom.
I still hate him.
I might actually hate him more now. (YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAALLL)
I do care about his character arc an infinitesimal bit more, which is not something any other episode has been able to accomplish.
he loved a noble thing, and sacrificed that love for power and blood.
in conclusion; fuck you, Krycek.
fuck.
you.
  • this means that Krycek has been in love with Mulder this entire time, no one will ever convince me otherwise (which makes Krycek more relatable, if not more likeable).
  • it actually makes Krycek a much more tragic figure than he’s been up until now. it means that his puppy-worship of Mulder in the beginning wasn’t entirely feigned — that he did have a great deal of respect and admiration for this improbably attractive alien-hunting nerd. and Mulder’s wild grief over potentially losing Scully only brought out the most selfless and determined aspects of his personality, which are easy to fall in love with.
  • and Krycek could have become another member of the X-Files team — imagine the deep trust, proven and tried, that he and Mulder could have had if he’d helped Mulder get Scully back? maybe they wouldn’t have been involved romantically, but they could have been partners and friends.
  • but no
  • instead Krycek sold his soul, his career, and his chance at being with this man he might have loved for a shot at power
  • and when power betrayed him, as power inevitably does, he fled and went underground to broker a different sort of power, which will probably also betray him (and possibly has in this episode, tbh I’m not really sure what Krycek’s deal is right now and I’m not worrying too hard about figuring it out).
  • let’s be clear: he’s still a spineless, traitorous little weasel even if he is in love with Mulder. he’s a spineless, traitorous little weasel because he gave up Mulder and any genuine feeling he might have had for Mulder in the pursuit of glory for himself. that is the definition of spineless, traitorous weaseldom.
  • I still hate him.
  • I might actually hate him more now. (YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAALLL)
  • I do care about his character arc an infinitesimal bit more, which is not something any other episode has been able to accomplish.
  • he loved a noble thing, and sacrificed that love for power and blood.
  • in conclusion; fuck you, Krycek.
  • fuck.
  • you.

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30th September 2014

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My anaconda will consider it

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30th September 2014

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John Oliver Expected To Catch Miss America In A Lie, But What He Found Was Kinda Worse

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30th September 2014

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Above us, only stars. Below us, only stars. To all sides, only stars. Inside us, only stars.
Welcome to Night Vale  (via petrichour)

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so my “Scully’s face in Small Potatoes” post just broke 450 notes, which is more than twice as many notes as anything else I’ve ever posted

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30th September 2014

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so I was watching Travelers and I’m gonna be honest, I wasn’t paying very much attention, it was like a monster of the week episode without any Mulder or Scully or Lone Gunmen or any particular reason for me to care. I don’t really give a shit about Papa Mulder, Dales is fine, whatever whatever Communism whatever

and then this happened



and now I would very much like someone to calmly explain to me why Mulder is wearing a plain gold band on the ring finger of his left hand

I’m not imagining that, right, that’s a wedding ring

did something happen in this episode to explain that and I missed it? Is it not a wedding ring? Is this a thing that he always does and I never noticed it before? Is it a government conspiracy?

This part, this modern-day-ish Mulder part, I had assumed was taking place before the X-Files proper, in the same vein as “Unusual Suspects”. What are we supposed to take from this? Was Mulder married once and nobody told me? Does this little bit actually take place in Fox Mulder’s future? I know he doesn’t marry Scully, that would be way too perfect and happy and I don’t think this show would do that. So what. the fuck. does it mean.

so I was watching Travelers and I’m gonna be honest, I wasn’t paying very much attention, it was like a monster of the week episode without any Mulder or Scully or Lone Gunmen or any particular reason for me to care. I don’t really give a shit about Papa Mulder, Dales is fine, whatever whatever Communism whatever

and then this happened

and now I would very much like someone to calmly explain to me why Mulder is wearing a plain gold band on the ring finger of his left hand

I’m not imagining that, right, that’s a wedding ring

did something happen in this episode to explain that and I missed it? Is it not a wedding ring? Is this a thing that he always does and I never noticed it before? Is it a government conspiracy?

This part, this modern-day-ish Mulder part, I had assumed was taking place before the X-Files proper, in the same vein as “Unusual Suspects”. What are we supposed to take from this? Was Mulder married once and nobody told me? Does this little bit actually take place in Fox Mulder’s future? I know he doesn’t marry Scully, that would be way too perfect and happy and I don’t think this show would do that. So what. the fuck. does it mean.

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29th September 2014

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dear x-files friends (x-friends?)

I have a very important question, YES-OR-NO ANSWERS ONLY, NO SPOILERS PLEASE:

Is there any scene, in any season, in this show, at all, where Mulder picks Scully up and carries her? I am asking for reasons. Reasons of science.

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