Maggie, 19. Canada. I also go by Ting Ting.

I would not survive in a world without good books and good tea.

This is first and foremost a personal blog, followed by a mess of fandoms, fashion, written things, and whatever else nourishes my soul.

I also have a writing blog.

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trashyhistory:

Isabella of France: Mel Gibson Didn’t Tap That

There are, unfortunately, two things that people think of when you mention Isabella of France, on the off chance that they know she is at all: that time she banged Mel Gibson’s William Wallace in “Braveheart”; and the time she had a poker shoved up her husband’s ass. To put it delicately. The first thing definitely didn’t happen, and the second is highly debatable and a lot of people didn’t think that it happened. (What does it say of me that a part of me wishes that it had?)

Isabella was a child when that William Wallace thing would have happened, and they never met. Rather, Isabella was raised in the sophisticated French court, betrothed to the future Edward II from infancy. She was likely raised with the expectation that her marriage was more about politics than love—after all, she did not meet her husband until after they were, in many legal ways, already married—but certainly did not expect what she was in for.

A lot of people are going to tell you that Edward II was gay. I’m really uncomfortable with that generalization, especially since he had an illegitimate son (Adam) which suggests that he was at least somewhat casually interested in lady parts outside of marital obligations. I’m also uncomfortable with that generalization because we really can’t know everything about a guy’s private life and feelings. He had sex with women, for sure, though one of those women he was practically bound to have sex with; he also probably had sex with men, and certainly had his most intense relationships with men. By the time Isabella came over to France, ready to be its queen at twelve, Edward was involved in a passionate relationship, almost definitely of a romantic nature, with Piers de Gaveston.

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Edward and Piers loling as Isabella bitchfaces

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tags:   #history

gimimimi:

Warm Coffee, Penélope Luz. I’m such a coffee lover, so I really enjoyed wearing this pretty polish while drinking my daily dose.

tags:   #nail art

crimsoncamellianeko:

forimuchdesiretospeakwithhim:

wikatiepedia:

from now on I’m going to convey sarcasm over the internet by typing like this

oh wow look how sarcastic that looks

that actually does look really sarcastic though. this is revolutionary

DEAR GOD SOMEONE HAS INVENTED THE SARCASM FONT THIS IS A TIME FOR CELEBRATION

tags:   #lol

She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope.

— Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bones (via stolenwine)

tags:   #quotes

truebluemeandyou:

How to Shape Your Eyebrows Infographic by alight posted on Oh the Lovely Things. For infographics of all kinds (animal towel folding anyone?) go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/infographic

These are my most popular fashion infographics:

i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you’re more than that

rupi kaur  (via hislivingpoetry)

tags:   #important   #words

slapdancing:

Date me now, i will get hot, im an investment

tags:   #lol   #gpoy

caraphatash:

In response to Nash Grier using “fag.”

tags:   #gifs

My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors.

- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mcwith E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)

Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.

#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn  #it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all

(via vorvayne)

When she was a 27-year-old mother of three, du Châtelet began perhaps the most passionate affair of her life—a true partnership of heart and mind. Her lover, the writer Voltaire, recounted later, “In the year 1733 I met a young lady who happened to think nearly as I did.” She and Voltaire shared deep interests: in political reform, in the fun of fast conversations, and, above all, in advancing science as much as they could.” —pbs.org

(via okayophelia)

Voltaire told King Frederick II of Prussia that Emilie was ‘a great man whose only fault was being a woman’. When she was a teenager she used her super maths skills to win at gambling so she could buy more books. My kinda lady.

(via manticoreimaginary)

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

shootingstarsafterdark:

ChaosLife - Homo Hint

With comments too great not to include. You should check the heck out of that webcomic series either way 8D

The comments on this are every bit as fabulous as the actual comic :D

tags:   #lol   #favourite

infinidegree:

jiizzzlle:

victoriatheunicorn:

i think i want to see a cartoon about these guys

Omg.. The way the cat slows down to allow the bun to catch up, probably because it knows how much the bun likes to stop and look at stuff

has anyone noticed THAT THE BUNNY IS TRYING TO WALK LIKE THE CAT.

BUNNIES FUCKING HOP

tags:   #animals   #EEEEEEEE

medioxumatepoet:

missionlameturtle:

andrysb24:

mandkips:

#and then he dies #and she starts killing people

Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed

he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people

I WILL DEFEND THESE TWO TO THE GRAVE

tags:   #holes   #movies
When we come together to , we can help create a safer world for men and women, boys and girls.  (x)

tags:   #x   #rape   #rape culture

dana-cardinal:

When people say they don’t want their kids ‘influenced’ by seeing homosexuality portrayed on tv, in books, in public, etc, what they’re really saying is ‘if my kid isn’t straight, I want them to be too uneducated to understand so they’ll be forced to stay in the closet and it doesn’t become my responsibility to face things that make me uncomfortable’

tags:   #x   #homophobia
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