Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
30 Days of Writing (Day 3)
Chapter Title: Look
Chapters: 3/30
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Myka Bering/Helena “H. G.” Wells

Day three of my drabble a day challenge. As I said in the last chapter, these are unconnected one-shots. This chapter does not pick up where the last chapter left off, nor is it in the same universe.

[AO3] or [ffnet]


msjaimemurrayKilling time waiting for my flight for #BurningMan #Mohawk #TribalPrincess [x]

msjaimemurray
Killing time waiting for my flight for #BurningMan #Mohawk #TribalPrincess [x]

30 Days of Writing (Day 2)
Chapters: 2/30
Fandom: Warehouse 13

Rating: General Audiences

Relationships: Myka Bering/Helena “H. G.” Wells

Day two of my drabble a day challenge. As I said in the last chapter, these are unconnected one-shots. This chapter does not pick up where the last chapter left off, nor is it in the same universe.

Also, this is probably the only chapter that will even recognize that season five happened. I generally live in the land of denial where season five did not, in fact, happen. It’s much more pleasant there.

[AO3] or [ffnet]

itsagifnotagif:

neilpatrickhummus:

itsagifnotagif:

My Pompeii snapchats are amazing..

Omfg I sang this the entire time I was in Pompeii

So did I! I played it on my mp3 and a couple of American tourists sang the words it was beautiful..

kmcroisiere:

R.I.P. Aaliyah 
January 16, 1979-August 25, 2001

kmcroisiere:

R.I.P. Aaliyah
January 16, 1979-August 25, 2001

thequeerclone:

fun date idea:

orphan black marathon

mel35:

reginazelenacoramills:

While I can understand the OPs frustrations with having such a harsh accusation being made about their ship, I also see the merit (or foregone conclusion) to the idea that Captain Swan or Hook can promote rape culture. The issue lies in the fact that it is all up to interpretation. However, instead of blind accusations, I am going to choose to educate. I will provide the defintion of ‘rape culture’ and then place it alongside Captain Hook/Captain Swan scenes. Again, this is not prove that rape culture is occurring, merely showing how it can be interpreted as such.
From: Transforming Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald 

A rape culture is a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm.In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, inevitable as death or taxes. This violence, however, is neither biologically nor divinely ordained. Much of what we accept as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.

Encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women.



where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent.



women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from:
 sexual remarks



to sexual touching 


to rape itself (unwanted physical contact or unwanted advances for sex)


A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm.
Emotional terrorism (manipulation or bullying)

Remember, Emma thought Hook was a stranger in this scene. This is a man - who kissed her without her wanting him to - telling Emma drink a strange liquid without any knowledge of what’s inside it. We are taught, as women, not to take drinks from strange men because of what might have been put in them. I understand Hook would never give Emma date rape drugs, but the perception of this scene within its context can be disturbing. 

Much of what we accept as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.
While people have made a case for Hook’s ‘redemption arc’ by saying he is not the man he used to be, I personally see his “change” is for less than honorable reasons.


It comes from what can be interpreted as over possessive behavior and not fierce loyalty to the woman he loves.

So, is it stupid or ignorant to think that the idea of rape culture is depicted? No. Do I think the phrase has the capacity to be thrown around by ignorant people? Yes. On the other hand, ignoring it is not the answer. This is a problem, and it is not being addressed.

always reblogging

mel35:

reginazelenacoramills:

While I can understand the OPs frustrations with having such a harsh accusation being made about their ship, I also see the merit (or foregone conclusion) to the idea that Captain Swan or Hook can promote rape culture. The issue lies in the fact that it is all up to interpretation. However, instead of blind accusations, I am going to choose to educate. I will provide the defintion of ‘rape culture’ and then place it alongside Captain Hook/Captain Swan scenes. Again, this is not prove that rape culture is occurring, merely showing how it can be interpreted as such.

From: Transforming Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald 

A rape culture is a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm.

In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, inevitable as death or taxes. This violence, however, is neither biologically nor divinely ordained. Much of what we accept as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.

Encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women.

where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent.

women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from:

sexual remarks

to sexual touching

to rape itself (unwanted physical contact or unwanted advances for sex)

A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm.

Emotional terrorism (manipulation or bullying)

Remember, Emma thought Hook was a stranger in this scene. This is a man - who kissed her without her wanting him to - telling Emma drink a strange liquid without any knowledge of what’s inside it. We are taught, as women, not to take drinks from strange men because of what might have been put in them. I understand Hook would never give Emma date rape drugs, but the perception of this scene within its context can be disturbing. 

Much of what we accept as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.

While people have made a case for Hook’s ‘redemption arc’ by saying he is not the man he used to be, I personally see his “change” is for less than honorable reasons.

It comes from what can be interpreted as over possessive behavior and not fierce loyalty to the woman he loves.

So, is it stupid or ignorant to think that the idea of rape culture is depicted? No. Do I think the phrase has the capacity to be thrown around by ignorant people? Yes. On the other hand, ignoring it is not the answer. This is a problem, and it is not being addressed.

always reblogging