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I'm Donskoi. I like bugs, fashion, robots, and writing. See 'about' and 'tags' for more info.

sixpenceee:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Murray_Spear
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_reply
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_Laughter_Epidemic
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete-Encased_High_School_Girl_Murder_Case
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_Temple
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRSA
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731
  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Man
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary
  15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbly_Creek
  16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Spanish_Kitchen
  17. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bonnet_syndrome
  18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
  19. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markovian_parallax_denigrate
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toynbee_tiles
  21. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_hand_syndrome
  22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc
  23. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pykrete
  24. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capgras_delusion
  25. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywater
  26. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole-body_transplant
  27. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_transplant
  28. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._White
  29. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Demikhov
  30. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_rat
  31. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome
  32. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster_zona-free_ovum_test
  33. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_immortality
  34. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandre_Oram
  35. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina
  36. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellified_Man
  37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-75
  38. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk
  39. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_Curse
  40. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cure_for_Insomnia
  41. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pripyat%2C_Ukraine
  42. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_flying_saucer
  43. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tofts
  44. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanation
  45. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Goo
  46. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grinning_Man
  47. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawfordsville_monster
  48. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_Base
  49. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junko_Furuta
  50. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hermitage_%28Ontario%29
  51. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party
  52. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish
  53. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starchild_skull
  54. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil
  55. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Parsons
  56. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faces_of_belmez
  57. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Parker_Ray
  58. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_information_awareness
  59. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_panic
  60. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich
  61. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mahavishnu_Orchestra
  62. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Footprints
  63. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Thunderstorm%2C_Widecombe
  64. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bloop
  65. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_place_artifacts
  66. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman
  67. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowpeople
  68. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ararat_anomaly
  69. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory
  70. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
  71. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_big_cats
  72. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatman_%28cryptozoology%29
  73. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greys
  74. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope
  75. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_Project
  76. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Heeled_Jack
  77. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlman
  78. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomalous_phenomenon
  79. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_triangle
  80. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtoun_Bridge
  81. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon
  82. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupa_%28anomaly%29
  83. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverpilen
  84. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Dutchman%27s_Gold_Mine
  85. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara
  86. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Lick_Monster
  87. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_people
  88. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_tunnel_incident
  89. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project
  90. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moll_Dyer
  91. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belchen_Tunnel
  92. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scout_Lane
  93. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Footprints
  94. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Vault
  95. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_pass_accident
  96. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
  97. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borley_Rectory
  98. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapham_Wood_Mystery
  99. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_shift
  100. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moberly-Jourdain_incident
  101. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein
  102. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_%28unsolved_Thames_murder_case%29
  103. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F
  104. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer
  105. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_of_Glamis
  106. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ediacaran_biota
  107. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes
  108. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveland_Frog
  109. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_UFO_Incident
  110. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart
  111. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentich_Disappearance
  112. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Night_Stalker
  113. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dahlia
  114. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_Kroll
  115. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_K%C3%BCrten
  116. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais
  117. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Vacher
  118. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melonheads
  119. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper
  120. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish

The horror doesn’t stop here though. I have lots more masterposts:

masterpost of horror games

masterpost of creepy online games

masterpost of creepy websites

masterpost of gothic/horror novels (yes I link you to a PDF version of the entire book!)

masterpost to make you feel better (when all the horror is too much)

The following aren’t masterposts, but they have an abundance of information

Ways to contact the dead

Creepy meaning behind nursery rhymes

Creepiest glitch experiences

Creepy facts compilation

Compilation of horror pranks

Paranormal Science Resources

Map of monsters/ghosts/cryptids in the USA

Alien Abduction experiences

What Sexual Violence Looks Like

forgirlsraisedbywolves:

I realize what I’m opening myself up to here, but I think it’s important.

I was blown away by the rape scene on tonight’s Game of Thrones. I turned to my husband and said, “That doesn’t happen in the books. Jaime would never rape Cersei. She is 100% on board with the altar sex.”

But then I re-read the scene in A Storm of Swords and realized that the scene, at best, can be called a dubious consent situation.

Tonight was the second time Game of Thrones has translated a “dubious consent” situation from the books to undoubtedly rape on screen.

Is the show really that obsessed with sexual violence?

Or is it possible that the dubious consent situations are rape and always have been and that talking about gray areas when it comes to rape is almost always sketchy and at the expense of the victim and that by removing any question before sending the scene out to millions of viewers the show allows us to see these scenes for what they really are?

In the books, Cersei very clearly tells Jaime no first.

"No," she said weakly when his lips moved down her neck, "not here. The Septons…"

We do not get to see Cersei’s point of view. Perhaps in her mind, she wasn’t raped. Perhaps her understanding was completely one of I-want-to-but-I’m-scared-convince-me.

But it’s also true that assuming that Cersei felt that way is exactly what happens with rape all the time. She wanted it. She said no, but she didn’t mean it. She said no, but she just needed some convincing.

Cersei does give consent before any penetration happens.

"Hurry," she was whispering now, "quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him. “Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.”

Before that, Jaime lifted her up and had to push her legs apart. Before that, Cersei pounded on his chest. And then she consented.

Again, perhaps Cersei’s consent was genuine. But her consent didn’t matter to Jaime.

After she says no, Jaime completely ignores her.

"The Others can take the septons." He kissed her again, kissed her silent, kissed her until she moaned … She pounded on his chest with feeble fists, murmuring about the risk, the danger about their father, about the septons, about the wrath of gods. He never heard her.”

(Bolded by me.)

Had Cersei not changed her mind, had she continued to pound his chest and tell him no, would he have stopped? Would he have suddenly pulled away and accepted the fact that she was not consenting to what they were doing?

We don’t get to know that, because Cersei does end up consenting. She consents in a situation where she is physically incapable of defending herself and where her “nos” go unheard.

The scene is somewhat similar to Daenerys’ wedding night, besides the (hugely important) fact that Dany is 13.

Dany has no physical defense. She does consent, but only after openly crying. She’s been sold and knows sex is required of her. Dany consents, but her consent doesn’t matter. Dany was raped, despite the vast number of readers who insist she wasn’t.

Similarly, Cersei consents, but only after every indication has pointed toward the idea that her consent doesn’t matter.

A lot of the time, this is what rape looks like. It’s not often stranger danger, beating and battering. It can also very well involve rapists who aren’t aware they’re raping (because victims fight to death and never end up acquiescing to protect themselves, right?), who have been so conditioned to believe they have the right that they don’t ever wait for permission, who convince themselves that no means yes, or try harder, or who literally tune out protestations. I don’t believe Jaime would consider himself a rapist.

Re-reading the scene changed the way I view the scene in the show. I appreciate that Game of Thrones made it clear that Dany was a victim of rape. So many people argue that the showrunners are clearly obsessed with rape because of that slight change. It should be unquestionable that she was raped in the books. Unfortunately, rape culture makes it so that when she consented to Khal Drogo, many readers assumed it was well and good. She consented! How could it be rape when the slave child actually uttered the words “yes”?

But it was rape.

Cersei also consented. Unlike Dany, she isn’t 13, nor is she technically a slave (though she is still a woman in Westerosi society and frightfully devoid of power for being so utterly powerful). But how many times did she have to say no? How hard did she have to pound on Jaime’s chest?

He wasn’t listening to her. He didn’t care what she said. That is what rape looks like.

lackaday:

lizwuzthere:

jasonenright:

Windblade #1 - #4 covers by Sarah Stone (fayren)

I have the last one as my desktop background. Love it!

I can’t wait to own the heck out of all these covers~

These are some kick ass covers gahhh I want a poster of the third one

obsckure:

generalbri:

thewinterschnauzer:

illumiate:

Flamingo Dreaming

This…….This is a canadian goose. How could anyone ever mistake this for a flamingo?

omfg

I think it’s a reference to the pose, not to the actual animal. That pose is usually associated with flamingos. It’s a pretty clever title if you ask me. It’s kind of satirical. “Stop trying to act like a flamingo, goose. You are a goose. It’s just a silly dream.”

but that is how canadian geese sleep. It is literally what they do.

I don’t care if that photographer seriously mixed up a goose with a flamingo or it was some pretentious attempt at a title

flamingo dreaming

fucking flamingo dreaming

generalbri:

thewinterschnauzer:

illumiate:

Flamingo Dreaming

This…….This is a canadian goose. How could anyone ever mistake this for a flamingo?

omfg

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Apr 23 · 6 hours ago · 8 notes

haunted-by-waters:

relationship status: (drives through the night while 80s synthpop plays in the background)

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gokuma:

donskoi:

I put that babby seal gif on my blog as a header

2CUTE

UR CUTE

NO U

Title: Keep Quiet
Artist: The Protomen
Album: Act II: The Father of Death
Played: 59 times

steverattail:

Keep Quiet // The Protomen

I will not be told where to stand!
I will not be told what to say.
Not by man or machine,
Not by you, not by anyone tonight!
You’re gonna have to do better than fear,
You’re gonna have to step out of the shadows and fight!

And when they see your face again,
They will know what it means
To have fear dragged out into the light!

<3
Apr 23 · 7 hours ago · 19 notes

smartgirlsattheparty:

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment…I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." - Lupita Nyong’o on being named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful

Congrats to this Smart Girl! We love you ♥

a-nyu-sama:

Moe and tsundere 

u///u

thecomicartblog:

Mister Freeze and Poison Ivy by Veronica Fish.

Gouache on cold press water colour paper. Both on display at One Shot Gallery’s Great Villains of Gotham 

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I put that babby seal gif on my blog as a header

2CUTE

raspberryslime:

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