Patron Saint of Mediocrities
I LOVE GAY VICTORIANS I WANT A WHOLE SERIES DAMMIT & IN ONE BOOK CAN THEY GO TO SEA, PLEASE

my sister

I tried to tell her she had essentially described Moby-Dick but she pointed out that Ishmael is not an aristocrat, so there’s that at least.

princess-sparklemullet:

ryeisenberg:

ryeisenberg:

  • It’s called Master of the Universe.
  • It was originally published on Fanfiction.net (aka where fanfiction goes to die).
  • E.L. James’ pen name was Snowqueens Icedragon because of course it was.
  • Snowqueens Icedragon does not use quotation marks. 
  • She does, however, make up expressions like "my very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba" and “I can almost hear his sphinx-like smile through the phone.”
  • They spend more time filling out sex-related paperwork than they do actually having sex.
  • This is my reaction to all of the sex scenes:
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  • Because the human body doesn’t work like that
  • This is my reaction to everything else:
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  • Because the english language doesn’t work like that.

The 50 Shades of Grey trailer just dropped, so here’s a link to the original Twilight fanfiction that the book is “based” off of, because if you’re gonna read the book before you see the movie you might as well read it in its original format. 

Oh my god it has those banner photoshop graphics we all spent at least a week thinking were really cool and a sign of a quality fic

Casual reminder of how much E. L. James hates the Twilight fandom.

this is not helpful at all, but I am probably gonna call them gay victorians 5ever.
Gay Victorians 5ever is the fifth book in the Now is the Time for Gay Victorians series.

someday i am going to have to come up with a real title for Now is the Time for Gay Victorians

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Film History You Should Know

WINGS (1927, Academy Award Winning Film)

What is it about?

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman become fighter pilots in World War I.

Why is it important?

This film is the oldest surviving footage of a same-sex onscreen kiss and often believed to be the FIRST same-sex kiss on film. WINGS is an important addition to film and queer history with its honest portrayal of the bond and interaction between two men as watched by an audience via celluloid prior to the “macho - men are men” attitude which would go on to flood mentality and film a decade later.

my-ear-trumpet:

ladyattercop:

"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson

https://twitter.com/DigiVictorian/status/487610512830521344

my-ear-trumpet:

ladyattercop:

"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson

https://twitter.com/DigiVictorian/status/487610512830521344

sunday snippet

It was just like men of means, Aubrey mused bitterly, to set an appointment at a leisurely mid-afternoon hour when most working men would be… well, working. He would have to take half a day off to account for it. There was a moment of hope when he went to Mr. Jennings to request this that he might be denied and forced to send a regretful note of apologies, but for once Mr. Jennings failed him.

“It’s about time you had an afternoon off, Warren,” he said. “Take the train out to the country, get some air. Perhaps you might even eat something. Godspeed.”

Aubrey bit his tongue, thanked his boss, and returned to his books.

Tried to tell my sister about Lady Audley’s Secret today. She assumed the character’s name was Lady Oddly. I am now disappointed that this is not the case.

pigeonbits:

A couple panels I like from the minicomic about nonbinary gender I’m working on.  Still on track to hopefully have copies by SDCC!  (And in the meanwhile, all the pages are being posted to my patreon as I finish ‘em — up to 12 now!)

pigeonbits:

A couple panels I like from the minicomic about nonbinary gender I’m working on.  Still on track to hopefully have copies by SDCC!  (And in the meanwhile, all the pages are being posted to my patreon as I finish ‘em — up to 12 now!)

Can’t wait for the release of Fall Out Boy’s new track, “GINASFT (Gay Is Not A Synonym For Transgender)”!

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I should be able to research Victorian Manchester without running into random screeds about how the truest signifier of urban decay is the presence of non-white immigrants in a neighborhood that previously belonged to the (white) Victorian upper-middle class.

And before anyone chimes in with “but that’s just how things were back then!”, please note the article in question was written in 1962.

bigbardafree:

if someone ever tells you “but I don’t think of you as ______ I think of you as a person” what they are really saying is “I don’t consider _______ people”

howtocatchamonster:

#i wanna live in russell crowe’s village

emilyenrose:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

I think the sport of boxing was (is?) often referred to as a science! In the older sense of ‘something that requires expert knowledge’. So if she thrashed him in scientific fashion, it implies that she had some expert knowledge of how to punch people, possibly learned from someone with some formal training!