Here’s a hot tip to anyone who wants to approach me:

DON’T do it when I’m unlocking my front door. I do not care if you’re smiling, offering me a basket of kittens or just trying to say hello. I will think you are someone who wants to hurt me and/or force themselves into my flat.

Why?

Because I have been taught to fear strangers. To not linger by the door. To perfect the routine “keys out unlock step inside close the door check the lock”, even in broad daylight. To be wary of unknown people (and sadly mostly men) when they say hello to me in the streets.

One of the first things I learned when I moved away at 16 was this: in this town there is a foot bridge known to all as the Rape Bridge. At first I lived too far away from it to have any reason to be scared. Then I moved to a flat closer to it. An acquaintance told me how she had been followed by someone in a cap and leather gloves. I walked uneasily whenever I was passing within 100 metres of it. Earlier this year someone stood outside my window and it took me way too long to realize. Around the same time, a girl was raped close to the foot bridge. Now I sprint if I have to pass within 100 meters of it after dark.

I was one of all those kids who was afraid of the monsters in the darkness of my room. I got over it, thinking there are no scary things in the dark.

How wrong I was.

So please, don’t approach me when I’m unlocking my front door. I’m sure you’re a nice person. But in that moment, you are the scary things that hide in the darkness, and I will not want to face you

YOU’RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO LISTEN (x)

mishafuckingackles:

dean-winchester-is-batman:

dracomafloy:

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Come and come on and RAISE YOUR RAT

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reblogging this because it has a shitload of notes and i really can’t understand how that happened BUT YEAH 

HOLY FUCK THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR 

IT’S BACK

kilodalton:

OK guys. This moment does not have enough love. In fact, it has some unfortunate anti-love that I aim to resolve here.

Yes, this episode heavily references Girl in the Fireplace. And yes, that episode is pretty much the most anti-shippy thing to happen in canon for Doctor/Rose.

BUT THIS MOMENT IS GREAT AND WE DOCTOR/ROSE SHIPPERS SHOULD LOVE IT TO PIECES LET ME EXPLAIN!!!!

Twelve can’t remember Clara’s name at first. Nor Vastra nor Jenny nor Strax. He leaves Clara in danger and he won’t even give her the screwdriver. He does questionable things—he’s darker, I get that.

But even so, and even though he’s trying to figure things out with the bad guy, and does not have all his memories intact (‘Handles’? Really, Doctor??) he CANNOT leave the bunch of roses on the floor.

The bunch of yellow roses—yellow which signifies remembrance. There are centuries-old ballads (‘Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon’) and old movies (‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’) and folk songs (‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree’) all about yellow being the color of remembrance—specifically in all these pop-culture cases, remembrance of a lost love.

And as he’s struggling to remember why droids harvesting parts rings a bell with him, does he look at the droid? No. Does he have flashbacks to women making double entendres with cleavage spilling out? No. (And the eventual reference to MdP is blah blah bland). But what does he do? He twirls the roses and holds them just a little bit closer. This is so reminiscent of the Journal of Impossible Things, where even as a human Ten can’t remember the name of the TARDIS, or the sonic screwdriver—but he keeps drawing roses in his journal and hers is the only face he can canonically put a name to.

Moffat may be many, many things, and do many, many things that I do not particularly like, but this… this is pretty awesome guys. This isn’t anti-shippy at all. This is shippy and sweet and subtle in the extreme.

And I love it and I really think you should too <3

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I took me six months, but I finally cracked it. Let’s see how you guys do.

Which letter is next in this sequence: AEFHIKLM

No cheating.