I’ve made a huge mistake
my poor heart, make it stop please
What’s brilliant about the writing is that in that moment, that’s the first moment Brienne considers it, and it’s the horror that that might be true and what she might have to deal with. […] She moves away; she doesn’t do the formal exit. She just has to turn away. Even Brienne is incredibly aware of respectability and manners, as difficult as it is for her; she’s still a lady. But she doesn’t give a formal exit, she turns away. Then in her eye-line is Jaime. It’s, I think, really slapped her hard on one side of the face, and then the other even harder, as she runs off red-faced. “Oh, God!” - Gwendoline Christie
Favourite saved URL: this one, marmeenoir
The next film you’re planning to watch: I just downloaded The Physician.
The last movie you watched: Labor day
The book you’re currently reading: I’m about to finish A Dance with Dragons
Favourite male fictional characters: Det. Rust Cohle (True Detective), Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Jaime Lannister (A song of Ice and Fire)
Favourite female fictional characters: Anita Blake (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter), Buffy Summers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Elizabeth Bennett (Pride & Prejudice), Phryne Fisher (Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries)
The number of songs on your iPod: 443
That one song that’s been stuck in your head all week: the Chainsmokers remix ofSleep Alone by Two Door Cinema Club
The fictional character you identify with most: Ellen Ripley from Alien (I live in survival mode) and Amélie Poulain (introvert, kind of cute looking and weird)
Favourite word: retribution
The average person was a 1 in 18,000 chance of being murdered.
If the person is trans, that chance turns into 1 in 12 chance of being murdered.
Think about that for a moment.
How disgusting is it, how disappointing is it,
how monstrous is it that being a trans person makes you more than 1000 times more likely to be killed
Seriously I can’t even string together enough words to represent how utterly abominable that is
1 in 8 for the brown girls
Aerial view of one of the neighbourhoods in the burned down hills of Valparaiso, Chile.
It’s overwhelming to see all those volunteers travelling from all around Chile to help our brothers and sisters from Valparaiso. I wish I could be there, but I feel I’m not of much help when I can barely walk. I’ve tried to help with donations to several of my friends who were able to travel there as volunteers, and most of the people I know have tried to contribute too.
I think this disaster is even worse than the earthquakes (not worse than a tsunami though…probably equally awful). I lost my house in the 2010 earthquake, but still, I was able to save some of my stuff and neither my family or my pets suffered any damage. But with a fire you lose everything, no place to live, no clothes to keep you warm, not a bed to sleep on, and those are only objects. I can only imagine the pain of those who lost a loved one.
I talked to one of my cousins who lived in Las Cañas Hills. She said during the fire people were terrified, the air was unbreathable and the heat insufferable. She described it as all Hell set loose.
I feel I have to share this video because I’m fucking proud of the people of my country.
Our own land is constantly trying to makes us disappear from the map, but we strive, we endure every single blow and we always stand up and keep fighting. All these misfortunes don’t break out our spirits, or our kindness.
And that’s exactly what you see in this video. Unknown volunteers from all over the country, travelling to Valparaiso to offer some of their strength and their kindness to those who are suffering. I’m sure some of those people were the same who helped us out after the 2010 earthquake, and maybe some of them will also travel north to Iquique to help there too.