A radical dame who likes to play games

My name's Tara. I'm a cis girl, melancholic-tempered Fandroid, INFP, Scorpio, and Earth Snake. I like stories and I try to write them.

Often NSFW and sometimes triggering things are posted untagged.

the-goddamazon:

ultrafacts:

shitfacedanon:

arachnofiend:

footworkdruid:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

i really like this ultrafact because the setup implies something funny or unexpected is going to happen, but not only is the ‘punchline’ actually just standard torturous murder but the lack of punctuation adds a bizarre, text-post quality to the tone. syntactically speaking this ultrafact is a piece of accidental genius

The Mongol Empire was the safest place in the world as long as you didn’t backstab the Mongols.

To add to this, he actually sent two. The first was to sorta present a message of peace telling the leader in essence “We’re both great leaders of great empires and equals in stature.” and after the fucker killed the first caravan he sent another to figure out what the hell happened because maybe the fucker didn’t know who he was.
Then he invaded and utterly erased the empire off the face of the earth 

Did you guys know that Genghis Khan even went so far as to divert a river through the Khwarezmid emperor’s birthplace, erasing it from the map? This was how mad the emperor made Genghis feel. (Source)

History Tumblr is often full of gems like this.
White folks will have you believing Ghengis was a mindless murderer, but he damn near took over the entire European peninsula and GOD how different would the world be had he succeeded?

Reblogged from the-goddamazon

the-goddamazon:

ultrafacts:

shitfacedanon:

arachnofiend:

footworkdruid:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

i really like this ultrafact because the setup implies something funny or unexpected is going to happen, but not only is the ‘punchline’ actually just standard torturous murder but the lack of punctuation adds a bizarre, text-post quality to the tone. syntactically speaking this ultrafact is a piece of accidental genius

The Mongol Empire was the safest place in the world as long as you didn’t backstab the Mongols.

To add to this, he actually sent two. The first was to sorta present a message of peace telling the leader in essence “We’re both great leaders of great empires and equals in stature.” and after the fucker killed the first caravan he sent another to figure out what the hell happened because maybe the fucker didn’t know who he was.

Then he invaded and utterly erased the empire off the face of the earth 

Did you guys know that Genghis Khan even went so far as to divert a river through the Khwarezmid emperor’s birthplace, erasing it from the map? This was how mad the emperor made Genghis feel. (Source)

History Tumblr is often full of gems like this.

White folks will have you believing Ghengis was a mindless murderer, but he damn near took over the entire European peninsula and GOD how different would the world be had he succeeded?

Reblogged from milesabovepeter

vivekatt:

truth2teatold:

To Alice Little Bat Set

!!!WANT

Reblogged from dollymacabre

(Source: valeriaelizabethwaldorf)

Reblogged from milesabovepeter

opalinebaby:

forgetpolitics:

Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.

it’s that time of year again

(Source: fenisoffended)


Interestingly, when cash welfare had first been created back in the 1930s (and when access had been restricted to white women), allowing mothers to stay home and raise kids, and not have to work in the labor force, had been articulated as the very purpose of the program. Only when women of color began to gain access to the same benefits did the nation suddenly decide that welfare was bad for you, made you lazy, and needed to be replaced with compulsory employment.

Reblogged from afrometaphysics

Interestingly, when cash welfare had first been created back in the 1930s (and when access had been restricted to white women), allowing mothers to stay home and raise kids, and not have to work in the labor force, had been articulated as the very purpose of the program. Only when women of color began to gain access to the same benefits did the nation suddenly decide that welfare was bad for you, made you lazy, and needed to be replaced with compulsory employment.

(Source: mississippistreet)

Reblogged from cerseihouselannister

beautypeen:

listen, i’m never going to let you use my laptop idk what exactly i have to hide but i’m 200% sure there’s something

laceribbonsandpirouettes:

parisienneballerina:

thenextfamous:

ryanishka:

pirouettes-and-portdebras:

dysphoricsylph:

Natalia Osipova’s foot, whilst in a rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet.

dat foot

not gonna lie her feet and shoes scare me

for some reason I thought Spiderman was partnering her??????////??

I love her but I always thought her pointe shoes looked so weird!

I can’t figure out what she does to her shoes

Reblogged from photosfordancers

laceribbonsandpirouettes:

parisienneballerina:

thenextfamous:

ryanishka:

pirouettes-and-portdebras:

dysphoricsylph:

Natalia Osipova’s foot, whilst in a rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet.

dat foot

not gonna lie her feet and shoes scare me

for some reason I thought Spiderman was partnering her??????////??

I love her but I always thought her pointe shoes looked so weird!

I can’t figure out what she does to her shoes

Reblogged from photosfordancers

gorbigorbi:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLINA !!!
Polina Semionova was born on September 13, 1984 in Moscow, Russia

Bolshoi Ballet Academy – Graduate (2002), Staatsballett Berlin – Principal (2002 – 2012), American Ballet Theatre – Principal (2012 – present)

"Do you think ferguson will change anything for black people? Will it make a difference ? Do you think black people will ever be treated as equal as white people and racism will end?"

Asked by Anonymous

kingjaffejoffer:

Ferguson ain’t about changing things for Black people. It’s about holding one man accountable for his actions. 

Racism in America won’t end during our lifetime. We’re trying to position things so maybe it could start to fade out during the lifetime of our grandkids. 

This kind of ignorance takes generations to cease. 

the-hogfather:

hamstergal:

curiousercreature:

letsallnukethewhales:

madlori:

nevver:

The alphabet fades away

Would you like to read a book in which this happens?
It’s one of my all-time favorite books.  It’s called Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.  He describes it as an “progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable.”
It is written in the form of letters between the citizens of the fictional island of Nollop, an independent nation off the coast of South Carolina and home of Nevin Nollop, who invented the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”  That phrase is written in tiles over a statue of Nollop in their town square, and when one night a storm causes one of the tiles to fall, the council decides that it’s a sign from Nollop that they are no longer allowed to use that letter, in speech or writing, on pain of progressive punishments including public beating and up to banishment.
Then another tile falls.  Then another.
The citizens, who are all very attached to their words and writing, mount a campaign to come up with a phrase that uses all 26 letters but is shorter than Nollop’s, thus proving that he was not divine and negating all the edicts.
Because the novel is told in the form of letters the citizens write, and this is the genius part…the author must also stop using the letters as they fall.  So the book gradually stops using letters until at one point I think they’re down to just five.
The resolution literally made me get up and dance around the room.
It’s clever, creative, and a not-really-veiled-at-all parable about monotheistic oligarchy.  It’s not a long book, you can read it in an afternoon.
GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.

WOW I want to read that book

Very rarely is there a book that I must read at any costThis is now one of them

Note: locate book

I actually bought this book because of this post and let me tell you, it was a fucking great decision. Besides having a brilliant concept, it’s also so well written that in the beginning you don’t even notice when another letter is removed. There was one part I had to re-read because I couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a single ‘d’ in the last five pages.Seriously, this book is fantastic

Reblogged from pyratenemo

the-hogfather:

hamstergal:

curiousercreature:

letsallnukethewhales:

madlori:

nevver:

The alphabet fades away

Would you like to read a book in which this happens?

It’s one of my all-time favorite books.  It’s called Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.  He describes it as an “progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable.”

It is written in the form of letters between the citizens of the fictional island of Nollop, an independent nation off the coast of South Carolina and home of Nevin Nollop, who invented the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”  That phrase is written in tiles over a statue of Nollop in their town square, and when one night a storm causes one of the tiles to fall, the council decides that it’s a sign from Nollop that they are no longer allowed to use that letter, in speech or writing, on pain of progressive punishments including public beating and up to banishment.

Then another tile falls.  Then another.

The citizens, who are all very attached to their words and writing, mount a campaign to come up with a phrase that uses all 26 letters but is shorter than Nollop’s, thus proving that he was not divine and negating all the edicts.

Because the novel is told in the form of letters the citizens write, and this is the genius part…the author must also stop using the letters as they fall.  So the book gradually stops using letters until at one point I think they’re down to just five.

The resolution literally made me get up and dance around the room.

It’s clever, creative, and a not-really-veiled-at-all parable about monotheistic oligarchy.  It’s not a long book, you can read it in an afternoon.

GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.

WOW I want to read that book

Very rarely is there a book that I must read at any cost
This is now one of them

Note: locate book

I actually bought this book because of this post and let me tell you, it was a fucking great decision. Besides having a brilliant concept, it’s also so well written that in the beginning you don’t even notice when another letter is removed. There was one part I had to re-read because I couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a single ‘d’ in the last five pages.
Seriously, this book is fantastic