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“As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” 
― Pablo Neruda

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2014 Kurt Hummel Big Bang 

Title: Signs of Things Unseen 

Author: marauder-in-warblerland

Betas: gluttonous-penguin and amongsoulsandshadows, my betas, my cheerleaders, and my comrades in arms.

Artist: gaazhagens

Word Count: 21400

Rating: eventual NC-17

Summary: It’s been four years since high school and Blaine’s resigned himself to being “too intense” for anyone who matters. That is, until he meets a young actor whose life has become a constant performance. Tomorrow, Kurt will fly to New York and Blaine will go back to class, but for fourteen hours, all of Columbus is their playground.

Warnings: Finn Hudson as a minor (if pivotal) character, background Samcedes, platonic Blam, light D/s and power play, I won’t list specific acts here, but I’m happy to do so for anyone who asks. My Columbus is intentionally fictional. All walking distances are made of words and fairy dust.

Notes: Thanks to @chiasmuslovesme for commenting on an early version of chapters one through three, as well as to orangegirl22wowbright, and foramomentonly for their writing motivation when the boys refused to color within the lines. 

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I’m still gonna finish that last art piece. Real life went a little weird.

I know a lot of people were happy to see Kurt displaying a sex drive for a minute, but don’t you think it’s dumb as mayonnaise for the writers to let him rub his ass all over Santa’s dick when most days he only barely gets to hug his fiance like a brother? Also, he was roofied and tied-up on the bed, and even though the ropes were tinsel, that doesn’t make it any less awful. Glee thinks sexual assault imagery is the funniest damn thing.

The Backlot 5x08 recap (x)

I´m going to, for the second time, ask everyone reblogging this to look up sympthoms of being roofied. Kurt wasn´t. Not trying to take anything else you feel about the episode awy from you, you get to have feelings, but it´s really not okay to perpetuate these lies Heather pulled out of her finger to highlight her point. It´s not true, okay? And it´s insulting Kurt as well as assault survivors.

(and before you ask, it´s insulting to Kurt because while he was saying yes, he was doing so consentually, and by taking that away from him, you´re taking his right to decide what he wants away, and guess who ended up doing that?)

Do. the. research. Please.

(via anothersillyromantic)

My cousin’s girlfriend was roofied this year. She literally stepped away for a second, thought her boys had her drink, they thought she did, and the next thing she literally was not in control of her body, her thoughts, or her autonomy. Luckily, the guys she was with recognised the symptoms, and got her home as quickly as they could. She looked - apparently - like she’d been hit by a truck the following day, and felt worse. She was drugged. It’s not a hangover. She was sweating, babbling, shaking, and physically not herself. 

The Kurt of this situation was not on the come down from being roofied. He wasn’t really on the come down from being drunk. He was buzzed when he took Cody to his room, but he was 100% in control of the situation, up until he wasn’t.

That does not diminish your reaction to what happened to him. The situation was gross. I don’t feel like it was played for a cheap laugh. You were supposed to be horrified, and shocked, and upset. Hopefully, you were all of those things, because having your autonomy stripped from you is terrifying, even if you were not physically violated, the threat that it could have happened is traumatic enough. (I have another story for that one, if you’re interested.) Kurt’s emotional trauma was more on an embarrassment level. 

Santana saying she felt like she did after she got roofied bears examination. Examination of sex and women (and sex and Glee in general) would be interesting.  

But stripping Kurt of sexual autonomy because one person in the loft said “roofied” isn’t cool either.

(via vampireisabitstrong)

(Source: diablodancer)

o-eheu:

direcartographies:

fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

Linguas amo

Moose - a badly enunciated version of Mooz. So the plural of Moose is Moozoog. 

(Source: agnesfieldforest)

huh?: lurkdusoleil: Brain zaps occurring. I took my medication, and talked...

lurkdusoleil:

lurkdusoleil:

Brain zaps occurring. I took my medication, and talked to the pharmacy and am assured that I will be able to get my prescription renewed on time, so I’m on the same dosage, didn’t miss it last night, or any night before, and…I’m getting brain zaps.

Has anyone ever experienced…

I’ll keep that in mind for the future. At the moment, I’m toward the end of my bottles, so I think it would’ve happened sooner? But in any case, thank you for the advice.

Most of the time you don’t notice a manufacturer change since it’s really small on the label, unless of course the shape of the pill is changed too.

lurkdusoleil:

Brain zaps occurring. I took my medication, and talked to the pharmacy and am assured that I will be able to get my prescription renewed on time, so I’m on the same dosage, didn’t miss it last night, or any night before, and…I’m getting brain zaps.

Has anyone ever experienced this without it being seratonin withdrawal?

Check to see if your meds manufacturer has changed.  Pharmacies sometimes change generic suppliers and the medicine may be the same for consistency/dosage/etc. but the stuff they use to build the pill may alter the way is is absorbed, how fast/slow or even if it’s absorbed completely.  I have to watch my daughter when they do that with her epilepsy meds.

HEY DARLINGS

kurt-skellington:

so although the twitter/tumblr silence during ‘the quarterback’ is a sweet idea, it would actually do more harm than good, and here’s a major reason why:

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, and Twitter today announced an exclusive multi-year agreement to create the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating” for the US market. Under this agreement, Nielsen and Twitter will deliver a syndicated-standard metric around the reach of the TV conversation on Twitter, slated for commercial availability at the start of the fall 2013 TV season.

[x]

shows depend not only on us tuning in to watch them during their original air times, but also on twitter trends. twitter is a huge media platform used internationally, and whenever we manage to get topics trending worldwide, companies see just how much interest there is in the show. and now with this new ratings program being used, whatever we tweet will greatly alter the ratings shows have.

if we go silent during ‘the quarterback’, the episode’s ratings will drop. they’ll plummet. if there’s no publicity being generated about it and there’s nobody speaking about it, it will receive a much lower ratings score than usual. and especially an episode like this, a goodbye and tribute to a major cast member, lowered ratings would be bad. very very bad.

so please, even though it’s a wonderful sentiment and our hearts are in the right place, don’t go out of your way to be silent about this episode. because it will do more harm than any good.

besides, cast and crew see our trends all the time. trending sweet topics will do much better than them perceiving a radio silence all across.

<3

(Source: mandytastypussy)

Social Experiment

foundmylacewings:

This probably won’t get far but I want to try to see how many queer people there are versus straight people on tumblr

please reblog this post (refrain from liking if you reblog because that will mess up the amount of notes) if you are:
Gay
Lesbian
Bisexual
Trans* (umbrella too!)
Queer
Asexual
Intersex
Pansexual

please reblog (refrain from both liking and reblogging) this post if you are straight: ally, don’t care, don’t support

runagainstawallwithdarrencriss:

cecilosklaine:

princewarblersteenagedream:

mmmcookies22:

princewarblersteenagedream:

OMG I think we’ll make it to 485,000

We’ve got 36 hours give or take left

I love this fandom

second time posting today

less than 3000 ago

let’s kick some ass

I’m crying we’re going to make it.

THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN I SAID TO MYSELF “OH, THERE YOU ARE. YOU’RE THE VIDEO THAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOREVER.”

OMG WE MADE IT!!!!!!! MAYBE TRY FOR 490,000 BEFORE GLEE STARTS TONIGHT?

(Source: deathtiel)

thebacklot:

Head of Barilla pasta says ‘We won’t include gays in our ads’

“I would never make a spot with a homosexual family. Not out of a lack of respect but because I don’t see it like they do. (My idea of) family is a classic family where the woman has a fundamental role,” said Guido Barilla, president of Barilla Pasta.

Not only does he manage to insult gay families, but he gets a pretty good potshot in there at women too.

“We have a different concept with regard to the gay family. For us, the concept of the sacred family remains a fundamental value of the company”.

Don’t gay people eat pasta?

“That’s fine if they like our pasta and our communication, they can eat them. Otherwise they can eat another pasta. You can’t always please everyone”.

Time to buy a different brand of pasta.

“As a father of multiple children, I believe it’s very hard to raise kids in a same-sex couple”.

I hope they don’t get their family values from dad.

What the fuck are you doing cutting up same-sex couples to raise your kids in anyways?? Of course it’s hard. How many kids you got stuffed in how many body cavities anyhow? You must have a garden of death in your cellar.

So my fundamental role as a woman now is to keep my money in my pocket and out of yours…and to keep my my kids from playing with your bloody, reeking of death, multiple children.

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gaazhagens:

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gaazhagens:

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4x01 and 5x01 parallels: two funerary//death&rebirth pieces heralding transformation for Kurt. A gold heart scarab* (with falcon wings and feet) and a silver lily embossed heart**?

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*I’m not 100% sure that’s what the brooch is after looking more closely, but after looking at a bajillion insect brooches, I can’t find anything else that fits that style of wing. Some scarab designs look rather bee-like, but those are not bee wings. Anyway, I think it’s upside down, with its little stubby feet poking out. So combined with the solar motif on the scarf, I’m still leaning toward scarab.

BUT, if anyone has a better idea or can actually identify that brooch, that would be super awesome. If it’s actually a fly or a bee or something else I’ll reboot the thinking and start over. :)

**I’m repeating myself, I know, but for completeness sake I’ll mention again, the heart shape originally represented not the human heart but the leaf of the water lily (another Egyptian symbol of Atum-Ra, as is the scarab), so we’ve got a double dose of lilies.

Fun fact? The scarab sometimes clasps a lily (the funerary sort, but in context it represents Upper Egypt) in one of his feet.

It could be a cicada

Oh, very good thought! I hadn’t actually thought about cicadas, but that could be it. The wings are still pinging my brain with scarab, but cicadas have very similar connotations: death, rebirth, transformation, and funerary (in ancient China), music, summer. There’s also something niggling me about cicadas in Plato’s dialogues, but I can’t recall right now. I would pay money for Kurt Hummel to own a cicada brooch.

The more that I think about it, wasn’t last year the year all the cicadas emerged? I wouldn’t put it past Glee to give a nod to the noisy things. 

Looking through vintage jewelry and compairing the two bug representations, they have the scarab wings pointing up or straight out and the cicada wings are pointing down or spread so the double wing shows. 

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mFX9jBG2ULuefJZCUMeorug.jpg

http://www.alexandramay.com/shop/images/33247/?240,240,440221565

Those are not dissimilar! I’d been mostly thinking of the sort with the wings folded and overlapping on the cicada’s back. At any rate, it’s an odd brooch. I feel like when Glee wraps up, they should open a costume and props museum. :)

(This past summer was apparently a 17 year cicada hatching, so IDK?)

Plato’s ‘Phaedrus’ is the thing you were trying to recall.

You have to read this piece on cultural entomology featuring the cicada in ancient Greek lore:

http://www.insects.org/ced3/cicada_ancgrcult.html

It talks about the cicada-man who falls in love with the dawn (hello sunshine suit?), Lily-like voices, Phaedrus, nymphs and ancient Greeks playing a poetic game of the dozens.

Read this too, the Hopi flute Kachina is the cicada, bringer of warmth, and not Kokopeli the trickster:

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3258089

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