we are cancelling the apocalypse;

Lizzie, 18 yo Brit. I like tv shows, movies, and books.
I also like science, sports and theatre.

Currently listening to let's go hunting by theirins.

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So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.

God, what a Mary Sue.

I just described Batman.


Girls get the arms but not the swords. Bastards get the swords but not the arms. I did not make the rules, little sister.

Let’s examine a traditionally male-dominated role that is very well-respected, and well-paid, in many parts of the world — that of a doctor. In the UK, it is listed as one of the top ten lucrative careers, and the average annual income of a family doctor in the US is well into six figures. It also confers on you significant social status, and a common stereotype in Asian communities is of parents encouraging their children to become doctors.

One of my lecturers at university once presented us with this thought exercise: why are doctors so highly paid, and so well-respected? Our answers were predictable. Because they save lives, their skills are extremely important, and it takes years and years of education to become one. All sound, logical reasons. But these traits that doctors possess are universal. So why is it, she asked, that doctors in Russia are so lowly paid? Making less than £7,500 a year, it is one of the lowest paid professions in Russia, and poorly respected at that. Why is this?

The answer is crushingly, breathtakingly simple. In Russia, the majority of doctors are women. Here’s a quote from Carol Schmidt, a geriatric nurse practitioner who toured medical facilities in Moscow: “Their status and pay are more like our blue-collar workers, even though they require about the same amount of training as the American doctor… medical practice is stereotyped as a caring vocation ‘naturally suited‘ to women, [which puts it at] a second-class level in the Soviet psyche.”

What this illustrates perfectly is this — women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value.


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apparently ‘red lipstick’ is a trend men hate

and in other breaking news

absolutely no one gives a fuck

Another summer movie that succeeded by not pretending to be more than it was. And what it was was a saving the world movie where the ability that put humanity over the top was not our ability to survive at any cost, our intelligence, our breeding power, or our common cold virus, but rather our ability to form strong interpersonal relationships of all kinds: friend to friend, parent to child, lover to lover, and sibling to sibling (to sibling, even). Also it had a giant robot cutting a giant monster in half with a sword, in space. If you think Pacific Rim was a bad movie, you are not allowed in my house.
Pacific Rim, according to Mary Sue’s summer movie wrap-up (via beximilian)    

Only one of you can ascend to the throne.


tragedy strikes the enterprise

OKAY so some of you may not know but I go to boarding school! And it is the start of term tomorrow! And school blocks tumblr!

So I’m getting off tumblr now, and am not going to be back on until the 26th of May or something, which is half term. My queue will be posting, so this blog isn’t gonna die or anything. Just to let you know!


 New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stills - 1/?


 New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stills - 1/?



At a 4 hour concert you burn about 1600 calories. 

In a typical PE/Gym class you burn 375.

the choice is yours



do you ever think of how harry, ron and hermione could barely handle a horcrux at 17/18 when they were taking turns being close to it

and ginny tried her hardest to fight off a horcrux (and occasionally succeeded) - which she poured her heart and soul into - so that she wouldn’t hurt anyone

at age 11

and just wonder why???


hate ginny???