A-Musing Thought

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Frnkiero and the Cellabration’s ‘Stomachaches’ was released today and is now streaming in full on the b.calm press youtube channel. 

Purchase the album: 

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Get it.

This Comic is PERFECT!  It is about harassment towards women and femmefolk and was created by Robot Hugs. I’ve included the beginning text here to entice you, because it is just so awesome and people need to see it.  Go here to see the entire comic:  

"One of the challenging things about talking to men about violence, harassment and sexism is that it so often seems invisible. ‘Are you sure you’re not just being sensitive?’"




This just makes me sad. 

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Happening NOW: Thousands of New Yorkers are staging a sit-in in the middle of Times Square chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot” to support the people of #Ferguson. Every 28 hours in the US, a person of color is killed by racist police terror. Rest in Peace to Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Oscar Grant, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo and too many more.


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Because a tutu makes everything better …Even superheroes. lol
Because a tutu makes everything better …
Even superheroes. lol

This was originally posted February 26, 2010.

I deal with suicidal, unipolar depression and I take medication daily to treat it. Over the past seven years, I’ve had two episodes that were severe and during which I thought almost exclusively of suicide. I did not eat much and lost weight during…



Koko the gorilla is a resident at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA and communicates understands spoken english and uses over 1,000 signs to share her feelings and thoughts on daily life. After the first call about Robin’s passing, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that ‘we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful, Koko signed the words for “woman” and “crying.” Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering; she was crying over the loss of her friend.



"Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away. Not only did Robin cheer up Koko, the effect was mutual, and Robin seemed transformed — from a high-energy entertainer, into a mellow, sensitive, empathetic guy, who also happened to be really funny." -Dr. Patterson 


I’m crying


I just can’t even … there are no words. 💔

Truth. lol

Truth. lol


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So true.

This is just all kinds of awesome!
#HobbyLobby Craft Hour: Make Your Own IUD!

Not for the thinned skinned or religiously intolerant.


The man pictured is my father. In late March of this year, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. This type of leukemia is a cancer that affects his bone marrow and leads to the rapid overproduction of abnormal white blood cells in the marrow which affects the production of normal blood cells.

He had felt fatigued for a time prior to being diagnosed and attributed it to being old. However, when he couldn’t carry a quart paint can ten feet without being exhausted, he decided to go to the ER. He was admitted to the hospital and within a week was diagnosed and was going through his first round of chemo. He was in the hospital for 30 days.
He is home now and has just finished his third round of chemo.
The plan, this summer, is for him to go to Portland and live there for four months while receiving bone marrow transplants at OHSU, a university and hospital in northern Oregon.

However, we have hit a big snag.
His siblings were tested for a match in bone marrow and none of them could donate. There were also no matches in the national bone marrow registry, which is highly unusual.
I, myself, might be a match and I’m waiting to hear back to hear if I am. In the meantime(because I had to fudge my weight to be eligible), I’m looking to gain the 15 pounds I need to be able to donate.
However, I still am not ideal because I am female-bodied and marrow from a male-bodied individual is much preferred in my father’s case.

Now I have a favor to ask some of you.

Because I might not be a match, and there is no match in the registry, I want to ask anyone who wishes to help to be tested.

It’s very easy; you go to BeTheMatch.org, sign up for an account, and request to be tested for Terry DePiero. You can request to be tested for just him, or to be entered in the Registry where you can  to anyone that you match.
They send you a kit in the mail where you swab the inside of your cheeks and you send it back. You’ll receive an e-mail or phone call if you match. That’s it.

There are some prerequisites to donating:
-Must be under 60
-Must be over 125 pounds
-Must have had no major illnesses in the past five years
-Must not have had any form of cancer ever
-Male-bodied(This is not a requirement, but it is preferred)

If you end up being a match, you receive shots in an out-patient procedure that force your body to overproduce marrow. I’ve heard it likened to having the flu but it is only temporary.

It’s a cliche, but my dad is my hero. He is one of the most honest, hard-working, selfless, intelligent men I feel so privileged to know, and I consider myself so incredibly lucky that he ended up being my dad. He has hardly been sick a day in his life and the shock of finding out he has leukemia is enough to bring me to tears at the slightest reminder. He has the greatest attitude about this, joking he looks more like Walter White than Nathan Fillion(he has the Mistah White beard now).

I’m reaching out to anyone who may want to help because I don’t want to lose my dad. He is a good man and the best father anyone could ever have. So many people look up to him and so many who want to help, but this is something I need help with. He isn’t able to work for at least another two years but it isn’t money we need. I love my dad and I just want him to meet my children and see me commit to my partner, and I want to see him grow old in comfort and not have to suffer any more than he already has.

So please, if you are able to, I implore you to apply and request to for my dad. If you want to sign up for the registry as well, I would be excited about that as well since there are so many people who need marrow and there aren’t enough people in the registry.
If you can’t or don’t want to, please reblog and pass this on. I want this to reach as many people as humanly possible and it would mean so much to me if you could do that.

I really appreciate it, guys.

Read and Re-post. It takes less than a minute and could save a life.

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Husbands + saying the script or doing stage directions

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ADORE  THESE!!!!!!!!!

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“Husbands” - By Brad Bell & Jane Espenson

Formats:  Web Sitcom & Graphic Novel

Official Website: http://husbandstheseries.com/

Official Tumblr: http://lovehusbands.com/


Watch:  www.cwseed.com


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CWSeed

Funniest show. Love Husbands!

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(Photo: New York City suffrage parade, 1912. Library of Congress.)

On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which asserted the thirteen colony’s autonomy from British rule. In a letter to his wife Abigail on July 2, 1776, John Adams predicted…

Living #LikeAGirl and Winning at Life.
Be warned SCOTUS, Tea Party and GOP: We are NOT going to let you hold us back nor will you hold back our daughters or the sons we have raised to love & RESPECT them. So you need to just back the f*ck off.

Oh, and Hobby Lobby & friends? You don’t give me RESPECT? I don’t give you my money. #FairIsFair

Asker Anonymous Asks:
why do you hate Malia?
musingthought musingthought Said:




man i’m about to go so in depth with this

when malia was first introduced, i was so excited. cute werecoyote girl who would have to work through killing 50% of her family and being a coyote since she was nine? YES PLEASE

and then everything went to shit and she became my second most hated female character of all time (but climbing to number one so go her!!)

friendly reminder that malia’s first interaction with stiles is punching him in the face!!!!

and even though she’s been a rabid coyote since she was 9, she’s totally ready to sleep with stiles???? what?????

then in this new episode, she was a totAL fucking asshole, which everyone excused with the fact that she’s been a coyote since she was nine.


if malia’s mind is well developed enough to have sex, reasonable knowledge of personal grooming and makeup, get checked out of a mental hospital, know how to dirty dance, have a romantic relationship, and go to a fucking high school after being rabid since she was 9, I THINK SHE CAN AFFORD TO LEARN HUMAN DECENCY.

malia made it clear that she didn’t give a flying FUCK about scott, lydia, or kira, only stiles, and that everyone (excluding stiles) could live or die- she didn’t give a shit

she lets stiles excuse her shitty behavior while making it clear that not only is she not sorry, but that she’s not going to even try to change

she forced scott to talk about allison (THE RECENTLY DECEASED LOVE OF HIS FUCKING LIFE) when everyone else (particularly scott) was clearly uncomfortable with that

stiles is written EXTREMELY ooc in order for their relationship to work. he doesn’t defend his friends from her rudeness, and makes excuses for her every five minutes 

they literally have stiles like: “stop being scared lydia!!!111 my werecoyote gf who has healing powers and kira with her might be in trouble of her own fault!!!!111 yeah scott please explain about allison when i clearly know how much that broke your fucking heart!!!11 i love you malia!!!!11”

here’s a lovely actual quote from Malia’s actress on her and stiles relationship:

"Malia’s very aggressive. She’ll physically grab him, and that means she loves him, as opposed to brushing his face with her hands. She’s more likely to punch him; that’s her way of showing love. It’s like Malia’s the big spoon, and Stiles is the little spoon…he’s willing to shrink around her."

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? that’s fucking disgusting, because that’s ABUSE. “wow, she punches him instead of hugging him!!!! how romantic!!!” shut the fuck up, that’s gross as shit

and a real relationship is where two people bloom around each other. SHRINKING AROUND SOMEONE IS NOT LOVE OR EVEN REMOTELY HEALTHY BYE

other than being rude as fuck, sexualized, or there for stiles to act completely different so they can kiss, there is no fucking point to malia tate. she is gross and disrespectful and yes, i hate her. 

give me more kira, who is patient and intelligent and a fucking beautiful person. give me more ass kicking, name taking braedon, who doesn’t care what other people think and keeps fighting no matter what. give me more lydia martin, who lost her best friend in the entire world just two months ago and who is having to pretend like she is okay

give me back allison argent, my warrior queen. give me bacj erica reyes, who  had a heart wrapped in armor but still managed to love others so fiercely. give me back cora hale, who didn’t take anybody’s shit and believed in pack. 

until then, i’ll be over here, slam dunking malia tate and her shittiness into the trash where they belong

You know what? This is pretty harsh, but I’m going to reblog it, because so far the show’s given me nothing to indicate I shouldn’t agree with this analysis of her character. We’re specifically told in interview after interview that we’re supposed to find her selfishness and abrasiveness charming and funny, but she hasn’t earned that. She’s done nothing to indicate that we should care about her, and, in fact, the more present she is on screen (and the more we hear about her in interviews), the less I like her. That’s not the right kind of progress for a new primary cast member to be making.

And I’m glad that particular quote about her relationship with Stiles was included. Setting up this epic new romance as a situation where someone makes a character we love “willing to shrink around her" isn’t something I have any desire to embrace. Being a strong, independent, powerful, stubborn, even amoral woman is all well and good. But making the other partner shrink or become less or welcome a punch in the face as an indication of affectionisn’t a mark of a healthy relationship. 

I’m not going to get into shipping discussions, because that’s a tiring process and everybody has their opinions and their way of reading character interactions. So this isn’t about whether another relationship is better or worse than Stalia. But there’s something particularly unnerving when the actress herself describes a growing relationship as:

"He’s who she lives for, really. It sounds kind of desperate and pathetic in human terms — in high school, you shouldn’t put so much stock to someone of the opposite sex. You need to grow into who you are before you can fully be there for somebody else. But, that being said, this is a supernatural show. And Malia doesn’t have a family." (x)

First of all, Malia has a father. Has this already been forgotten? And no, I’m not talking about Peter. I’m talking about the father who grieved for her and the rest of their family for 8 (?) years before finding out she was still alive. Are they seriously going to just ignore the fact that he ever existed? I’m not the person to talk to about healthy relationships with your father, so sure, there can be some distance and complications there, and maybe she doesn’t feel like she knows or can trust him, but are we actually forgetting that he exists at all?

Secondly, in what world (supernatural or not) does this sound like a healthy basis for a relationship? I’m sorry, but setting something in a more-than-human environment doesn’t mean you need to throw away reason, logic, or emotional well-being. Jeff Davis is the one who said in previous interviews, years ago when I still thought he was a reasonable person and a writer and show-runner I respected, that he didn’t want Teen Wolf to become Twilight. Isn’t that exactly what’s happening with this kind of frighteningly co-dependent, weirdly abusive language?

A girl coming out of a feral state and learning how to be a human teenager is a fascinating idea with so many possibilities. She’s probably not going to be very good at romance, and may well latch onto one person while having absolutely no interest in anyone else’s well-being. That’s okay. That’s setting up a different kind of character, and it’s great to have a diversity of non-cookie-cutter females in the cast, in particular. But setting this kind of dynamic up as something utterly positive that we should be whole-heartedly supporting disturbs me. This is supposed to be the ideal, end-game relationship?

I won’t go (again) into my absolute, unremitting disgust with Eichen House and the introduction of their relationship, but nothing I’ve seen or heard thus far has made me feel like they’ve progressed in a healthier, more balanced direction. There’s an obsessive element to it, and a lot of other dynamics that personally don’t appeal to me in the slightest.

For example: The way Stiles talks to her like she’s a child, yet we’re supposed to simultaneously think of her as a sexy 17 year old we want to see hooking up with him. The way she’s willing to abandon the rest of the pack - people he loves and would die for - at a moment’s notice and glue herself to his side despite barely knowing him. The way we’re supposed to swallow the “mates” idea as a convenient explanation for their lack of chemistry and build-up. It’s supernatural! They’re mates! They’re meant to be together, so fuck what we’ve actually SHOWN you, just love them already.

I don’t love Malia Tate. I don’t love Stalia. Maybe I’ll change my mind as the season goes on. After all, we barely know anything about her. But that’s half my point. You can’t fling a new character into the mix, screw up her introduction in possibly the worst and most offensive episode the show will ever produce, and then complain when we aren’t sold on her from her first snarky comment and queerbaiting dance sequence in Season 4. I’m not buying what you’re selling, Teen Wolf. Maybe throw that $50k at me from another angle.

I’d also like to say that it’s complete and utter bullshit for anyone to say that we either a) don’t like Malia because she’s a female character & we’re being misogynistic or b) we don’t like her because she’s a female character paired with Stiles.

While internalized misogyny does happen, it’s used as an excuse in cases like this to avoid the real truth. And that is that female characters are hated because Hollywood has proven time and time again that they don’t know how to write women.

Jeff Davis, specifically, has proven that he doesn’t know how to write women.

Jennifer Blake, for example, was supposed to be an avenging angel. She was supposed to be sacrificing people to gain power so that she could avenge her pack. So that she could stop the Alpha Pack from destroying another pack’s life.

In the end, she was reduced to a vain woman whose only concern was that she wasn’t pretty anymore.

Lydia Martin, as another example, was supposed to be the ice cold beauty queen with a secret passion for math and science. In season one, her knowledge of Molotov cocktails is what helped bring Peter down and she did all of that while still making it clear that she was HBIC and she wasn’t taking anyone’s shit.

She has since been watered down. Her rude, take charge attitude has been exchanged for the helpless damsel in distress. Her smarts have been left behind to make room for crying, saying, “I don’t know,” and the occasional sassy quip.

When she walked into a room in season one, you knew she was there. Now she’s a wall ornament; a pretty piece of scenery or furniture.

We’re supposed to think JD’s female characters are fresh and progressive, that they’re strong females with independent storylines, that they all have something to contribute beyond whatever connection they have to the men in the show. 

Except they don’t.

Braeden stands as the only truly independent female in the entire show and yet in order to bring her from cameo/recurring character status to secondary character, they’ve sacrificed that to make her a love interest this season.

Malia could have been an independent female character. She has no connection to the pack outside of the supernatural; she’s a coyote and they’re werewolf or werewolf-adjacent.

Her independence was sacrificed for an unnecessary, unhealthy relationship that’s being painted as perfectly acceptable and healthy because that’s what the writers of this show do.

Because none of them know how to write independent female characters. None of them see the value in a female character if she isn’t a love interest.

Which brings me to my next point and that is: you’re damn right I’m pissed that she’s with Stiles.

I’m pissed on behalf of yet another female character who’s been failed and I’m pissed on behalf of Stiles’ bisexuality, which has been teased at for four seasons but never explored.

I don’t hate Malia because I’m internally misogynistic, I hate her because the men writing her are and I shouldn’t have to put up with that.

This post is not one I would usually re-post. But TW is the only show I have faithfully watched, other than Spartacus, in years. And I am highly distressed by the direction the writers seem to take every freaking relationship. Abuse can not be excused or explained away because a show is supernaturally based. JUST HELL NO. This is a show geared to a teen aged audience and it is irresponsible and intellectually insulting to write such utter bullshit and pretend it is believable. Yeah, just. No.


In case you haven’t heard yet, Kris Allen announced this week that his third album, Horizons, will be released on August 12th!!!

We’re so excited for new music, and we want to be sure that any fan, new or old, can get a copy of the album. To that end, we’ve launched a new website,

This is awesome news. Love me some Kris!