Wow. Okay, so while I wasn’t expecting to LOVE Monsters University—I’d seen a lot of reviews saying that it wasn’t that great—I certainly didn’t think I’d actually DISLIKE it.

I am 98.5% sure I will never be watching that again.


dick grayson gets a cold

sick grayson

dick grayson’s parents named him nicholas instead of richard for reasons unknown

nick grayson

The first chapter of 1 Corinthians is fascinating, and I wish I understood it better than I do.

My family are the most amazing people ever. Just. In the whole world.

There are few things more miserable than having to get up when there’s a warm, floppy, sleepy little dog curled up next to you under the blankets.

Wishing You all a Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas, everybody (who celebrates it)!


Hope all of you have a great day.

Curse everything, it’s snowing.

We’d gotten this far without any more than a light dusting on the ground, and I was hoping to get through the rest of December without it, as well.


I was tagged by kiragecko. :D

*cracks knuckles*

1. What are you most proud of teaching or introducing to your siblings (or parents)?

This is going to sound lame, but… spelling and grammar. I think one of my proudest moments as an older sibling was when my little brother, at the tender age of thirteen, used the word whom in a sentence—correctly!—without even thinking about it. I attribute it entirely to my influence on him. (Well, okay, I guess his schoolwork helped a little… but mostly I think it was me.)

2. Which DC or Marvel character would fit best into the other universe?

…I’m going to say Tim Drake, into the Marvel universe, mostly because galaxysoup’s  On the Care and Feeding of etc. fic (don’t remember the full title) completely sold me on the idea.

3. What is your favorite fanfic cliche?

Does hurt/comfort count as a cliche? Because if so, then that. That thing right there. I just… I really like reading about fictional characters getting hurt and then getting hugs, and that’s basically what h/c boils down to, right?

4. What radioactive animal would grant the most awesome powers?

I think I’m contractually obligated to say HEDGEHOGS. Because having the powers of grumpiness and spikiness and adorableness would obviously be awesome. (Except I think I just described Damian Wayne.)

5. Is there any character’s name you would consider naming your child?

I am still seriously considering naming a future child of mine Robin. Because of Batman and Robin, obviously, but also because of Robin Hood.

6. Have you ever been to Canada? Are there any ridiculous stereotypes about the country you’ve wondered if are true?

I was about to answer “no” to the first part of this question, until I realized that yes, actually, I’ve been to Trail, B.C. I was only about eight or nine, though, so all I really remember was this REALLY AWESOME Salvation Army where they were selling ENTIRE BAGS of books for two dollars apiece. Like, fill a grocery sack as full as it could handle with whatever books you wanted, and just pay two dollars for the whole lot. It was amazing. I remember Canada with extreme fondness.

Any stereotypes… hmm. I do wonder if people up there are really as polite as television says they are, but I’m not sure there’s really any way to quantify politeness…? 

7. Which fanfic author would you trust most with the DC universe?

Hoo boy. I’m not sure how to choose. Could hauntedlittledoll and incogneat-oh share it?

8. How do you respond to stress?

…I sleep. And procrastinate. I do those things a lot even when I’m not stressed, but moreso when I am. *sigh*

9. Which character, in any media, would be the most interesting as another gender?

Ooh, I’ve never thought about this before. I think… well, I’d have to say Bruce Wayne. So much of how his image/character is perceived is tied up in his being male that I’d actually really love to see how his story would play out with a gender-flipped version instead. I mean, his vapid, playboy, Brucie Wayne persona… the brooding, looming, grimdark Bat-persona… the media’s portrayal of both sides of him… all of that would probably be seen entirely differently if he was a woman, even if his/her character was still exactly the same, and I’m not quite imaginative enough to see how it would all happen, but it sounds fascinating.

AND AND AND, most importantly (because the Batfam is and always will be the best part of Batman’s story), I’d love to see all the subtle little ways that Bruce’s relationships with the Batkids would be different if daddy!Bats was mommy!Bats—a mother figure instead of a father figure. Unf, I wish I knew enough about psychology to go further with that idea, because now I’m intrigued. *ponders excessively*

10.Have you ever climbed a mountain? Have you ever been on the Prairies(Plains? What do Americans call them?)

I’ve never been on the… um, big flat grassy spots (I just realized that I have no idea what Americans are supposed to call those), but I have climbed a mountain. Summer before last, my aunt-friend and I hiked up to a heli-pad at the top of a mountain near our house. It took us most of the day, and we got lost on the way down. In the dark. And afterward we found out that there had been cougar sightings in the area. We don’t climb mountains anymore.

11. What’s one nerdy thing that your parents enjoy?

My father was a comics fan long before I was—he read a ton of them when he was a kid, mostly Marvel. He probably gets more excited than I do about the occasional orders I place for old back-issues.

My mother… ahaha, this is a personal triumph for me. My mother really likes Power Rangers RPM. She rolls her eyes every time the rest of us start talking about superhero cartoons or comic books, and she had a pained look on her face the whole time I was begging her to ‘just try RPM, it’s better than it looks, seriously!’, but after I made her watch the first two or three episodes, she was hooked, and she finished the rest of the series within the week. Now she still says things like, ‘are they EVER going to make a second season of Power Rangers RPM?' and 'I wish they’d release it on DVD,' and she was tickled pink when I told her that the actors for Ziggy and Dr. K got married in real life. So. Yes. I’m very proud of her.


  1. What book/series of books would you most like to see made into a movie or television series?
  2. If you could have ANY one item in the world, but a) it had to be small enough to fit into a briefcase and b) you would never be able to sell it/rent it/make any sort of a profit from it, what would it be?
  3. Favorite song?
  4. Song that you can’t stand?
  5. What’s your favorite store? (either physical or online)
  6. Besides your computer, keyboard, mouse, or mousepad, what’s the closest object to your left hand?
  7. Whether it’s for the sentimental value, all the use you’ve gotten out of it, or just plain because you love(d) it, what’s one of the best gifts you’ve ever received?
  8. What’s the most recent movie or television show you’ve watched?
  9. Favorite website (besides Tumblr)?
  10. If you could instantly be skilled in whatever one hobby you chose (singing, dancing, drawing, silk screening, kickboxing, etc.), what would it be?
  11. Name three people, real or fictional, who are awesome role models.

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What do you think?

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kiragecko sent:

Book Survey: B

B. Best Sequel Ever

Um… oh gosh. Off the top of my head, I’d have to say Okay For Now, by Gary D. Schmidt. It’s the sequel to The Wednesday Wars, and I thought when I first started reading it that there was no way it could be as good as the first one, but I actually liked it better. Gary D. Schmidt is a master at making you feel ALL THE FEELINGS without ever getting the least bit sappy.


listening to one of my favorites of their covers on repeat to celebrate



"oh sH*T"




Inspired by this post

…Yeah I have no other excuse

maybe I’m just trying vainly to shed some humorous light on the feels-filled haddock family angst