Dreams of Queens and Swans

frivolouswhim:

Recovery

11 days until the Queen’s return.

ao3feed-swanqueen:

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1DhQwDZ

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"Weeks of peace and quiet have once again been breached. Welcome to not-so-sleepy Storybrooke; home to colorful characters, mysteries, and apparently, thieves."

Set several months after the events of The…

14 days until the Queen’s return.

Days when I'm busy: *reads 200 pages of a book*
Days when I have nothing to do: *reads title of book*
absedarian:

lzclotho:

theswanqueens:

new favorite gif

Emma: Not everyone gets to see their parents fall in love, Henry. But.. you’re one.
Regina dips her head and laughs.


#never in my life have i wanted a ship to have stupid domestic bliss more than these idiots#even Myka and HG i always envisioned going on grand adventures#but i just want Emma and Regina doing dishes and bickering over how to fold the laundry#and making Henry’s lunch#and talking about maybe giving Henry a little brother or sister#i want Emma holding Regina’s hand when it turns out Regina can still have children#and Henry and Emma bickering over painting the nursery#and movie nights where Emma and Henry argue over who gets to put their head in Regina’s lap#and she rolls her eyes at both of them#and Emma tucking Henry in and Regina right there with her#and then when they go back to their bedroom Emma stops and takes Regina’s hand#and thanks her so softly for raising Henry#for giving him all the things Emma never had a kid#all the things she WANTED for her son but couldn’t give him#and yeah they’ve both made mistakes along the way#but their son is happy and healthy and he’s a GOOD kid#swan queen#swan mills family#I JUST NEED IT OKAY? (via racethewind10)

69shadesofgayy:

Is that a girl or a boy? And you smile because today maybe you might just pass. But then you see their eyes register no facial hair, no knot in your throat, no bulge in your pants. They say it again, louder, tauntingly. 

Is that a girl or a boy. This time they know the answer and they just want to see you squirm. 

And you do. 

And they snicker. 


“IT” performed by Kavindu “Kavi” Ade. 

There are no words for the emotions that this video causes. 

Lana Parrilla - Face Forward Gala (september 2014)
Them: I don't think kids should be exposed to gay relationships.
You: Why not?
Them: It's introducing children to sexuality! They're too young for that!
You: So when a prince and princess kiss in a Disney movie, are they introduced to sexuality? When the prince and the princess get married and have a child, is that introducing your child to sexuality?
Them: NO! But if they see a man and a man, or a woman and a woman together... they're going to start asking questions! Like how a man and a man can... you know, do anything together.
You: You think the only thing people think when they see a gay couple is "I wonder how they have sex"? Furthermore, you think a CHILD is going to even know what that means? When the prince and the princess kiss, does your 4 year old daughter ask, "mommy, how do people have intercourse"? No. She just sees two people in love. If you remember when you were a kid, you probably didn't think about sex every time you saw two people happy together.
Them: But it'll bring up all kinds of questions, it'll confuse my child!
You: Then be a fucking parent and explain it to your child. The only question that might be brought up is "mom, why don't you want gay people to be happy?". And when you don't have a good answer for that question, you can look your child in the eye and say "It's because I'm a bigot".
people: you just want everything to be gay
me: yes
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

generous-infatuation:

When the fanfic is better than the show…

There’s power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways, all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, hold hands, slap hands, bump hands. It comes from our very earliest memories, when we all come into the world blinded by light and color, deafened by riotous sound, flailing in a suddenly cavernous space without any way of orienting ourselves, shuddering with cold, emptied with hunger, and justifiably frightened and confused. And what changes that first horror, that original state of terror? The touch of another person’s hands. Hands that wrap us in warmth, that hold us close. Hands that guide us to shelter, to comfort, to food. Hands that hold and touch and reassure us through our very first crisis, and guide us into our very first shelter from pain. The first thing we ever learn is that the touch of someone else’s hand can ease pain and make things better. That’s power. That’s power so fundamental that most people never even realize it exists.
Jim Butcher, Skin Game (via wordsnquotes)