Abstracted Charm
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Abstracted Charm
Sometimes I create but mostly I consume.
Also really like science puns and corny science jokes.
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During an academic counseling session with a high school student today, I quoted Harry Potter as part of my advice and I’m still very sad that no one noticed and that 14/15 year old kids don’t really ready Harry Potter anymore.

Teeny tiny linkspam on aromanticism

queenieofaces:

Someone asked for a teeny tiny linkspam on aromanticism, so here goes!  And by “here goes” I mean “I fell into a rabbit hole of links for like two and a half hours and emerged covered in mud and clutching this linkspam; I am so sorry; you probably did not care this much.”

Let’s start with the basics:

Let’s talk about (a)romantics by Intimacy Cartography

Aromanticism 101 by anagnori

An Aromantic Primer by The Thinking Asexual

anagnori on how to be a better ally to aromantic people

What’s being aromantic like?

Becoming Loveless by chekhovandowl

swankivy on how she figured out she was aromantic

anagnori comparing aromanticism to being in a musical

…And Then What? on The Asexuality Archive

Jo on Experiences of Loving

Aromantic people in relationships (or not!):

A comic about being an aromantic person with a girlfriend by chekhovandowl

I found the right person and I’m still aromantic by A Fine Line

Jo on being an aromantic in a partnered relationship

What I’ve Missed Out on Being Single by Asexuality Archive

swankivy on never being #1

I don’t understand dating, so I’m getting married by Sciatrix

Aromanticism in the larger context:

Why aromanticism matters for the entire asexual community by anagnori

This whole conversation on commitment (post links to the rest of the conversation) is really interesting

Alloromantics vs. aromantics: the great divide by me (here on The Asexual Agenda)

Why I no longer engage the “Are aces queer?” question by ace-muslim (here on The Asexual Agenda)

anagnori on internalizing anti-aromantic messages

Obligatory nudges toward wtfromanticism, greyromanticism, and demiromanticism, as there is a lot of overlap (one of the above pieces is written by a wtfromantic)

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

arminarlert:

reminder that if we’re in a mutual and you’re under the age of 18 and find it creepy or weird that i’m following you back as an adult then let me know and i’ll unfollow and it won’t need to be a big deal at all… like, please put your own safety and wellbeing first 

harmfully-korine:

The IMDb board for Dear White People is exactly what I expected

Rumple: *gets stabbed by a hook* ok
Rumple: *gets bitten by a mouse* fuck what the hell i think im dying

crimsonbladealex:

jimdoesntcarrey:

we’ve spent 7 weeks in a photoshop class at school and this is all my friend has to show for it

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Time well spent.

asapscience:

chroniclesofachemist:

cosmicocks:

seti-fan:

offendedfunyarinpa:

standbyfortitanfall:

losed:

A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN

You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL. 

Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.

I love crows. Bird behavior in general interests me and corvids especially have shown really high levels of intelligence.

There’s a video on youtube somewhere where a thirsty little crow is at an amusement park, and he finds some humans with a water bottle. He starts pecking at the cap and at first the people didn’t catch on, but he kept persisting, trying to get at the cap.

It took a little bit for the humans to get it but they unscrewed the cap for him, and filled it with water and he drank from it.

The crow was so used to seeing people drinking out of these magical liquid containers and he knew exactly where it came out of and was able to communicate what exactly he wanted.

Planet of the Crows

Crows = the best birds. 

harryfloorcorn:

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERVILLAIN NAME?

mxcleod:

youre-such-a-heavenly-view:

therothwoman:

helllabovee:

itsbr1ttanybitch:

EVERYTIME IT’S ON MY DASHBOARD I WATCH IT AND CRY BEST VIDEO

ITS BACK THANK YOU GOD

This video is a gift.

I want what she’s having.

I saw this post years ago, and it gets better every time.

That tweet about Angelina Jolie by Jared Padalecki was from two years ago. Still, it doesn’t invalidate what he said.

On the other hand, is anyone surprised? He’s a middle-upper class rich white boy from Texas, and has been all his life. I would be pleasantly surprised if he didn’t have racist and misogynistic opinions. I don’t think I’ve seen him apologize for the shit that he has said either (correct me if I’m wrong).

Plus, he’s so far below Angie’s level. He’s microscopic on her radar. 

lelaid:

Mary Katrantzou F/W 2013

Impressions from DW - Flatline

The sonic is now a magic wand (even more than before)

Clara is even more special! She’s ~chosen

Clara is smart and quick yet she’s not “good”?? What did she do except contemplate lying to give them all hope? What the fuck is with this ridiculous concept? 

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