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I had a dream last night that I was camping out with my family, and this big white tiger came up out of nowhere and cornered us. I decided not to run because cats chase things, and it didn’t eat me. It did take my arm in its mouth, barely touching it with its teeth, and then it rubbed really hard against me and my sibs and sniffed us all over, and I pet it, and then it walked away a little bit. And then I told mom what happened and was like “wow I got to pet a wild tiger.”

But I was still worried it would eat us at some random moment so I followed my sibs around while we collected firewood.


what has my life become

who is this and where can I find out more xD


If this is what makes for a Nebula award winning novel, and a Hugo nominated one, maybe I just don’t like science fiction any more.  What a let-down.

slightly amused because this reviewer didn’t understand the plot. Justice of Toren wasn’t trying to kill another ship’s ancillaries, she was trying to kill the Lord of the Radch, Anaanader Mianaai. I know at times the plot is slightly hard to follow but that was a fairly clear plot point. Anyway if you go into this book expecting some complex page-turning mystery or intrigue then yes you will be disappointed… the book’s strength is in its exploration of identity, and commentary on our own society, especially the way it is built on greed and colonization and how difficult, nigh-unto-impossible it is to dismantle that because there isn’t just one person (body) responsible, and even if we could defeat the invulnerable and powerful individuals that run things from their corporate offices and so forth, we would still have to kill the idea, the structure that we ourselves are a part of and programmed into. It’s something no one would undertake from the inside unless they had a very personal reason COMBINED with a sort of altruistic duty-bound nature. Someone like Breq / Justice of Toren, once the big bad plot points happen to her. 

I guess if that’s boring to you then that’s your opinion, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the writing is bad. I think the author hit the nail on the head with what she wanted to say. It wasn’t lack of skill, it was merely a different goal than the book you wanted to read.



Announcing TOWER! The game of a Princess tired of waiting.

A retro-styled top-down fantasy adventure-story game. Scheduled for release 20 July 2014.


Starring a Princess taking control of her own destiny, and a magical cat with strong eyeliner game.


Based on an original idea by Rachel Roach, made with love and lots of swearing by Kali Black.


Things this game definitely includes:

  • flexibility for different play styles
  • trope subversion
  • feminism dragons
  • a level shaped like a butt
  • chainmail banana hammock
  • underdressed dudes
  • references to Zork, The Princess Bride, The X Files, and more
  • meme

Things this game definitely does not include:

  • metal bikinis
  • doomguys
  • damsels in distress
  • manpain
  • women in refrigerators

System requirements

Windows 2000 or better
1.0 GHz Intel Pentium III equivalent or better
400MB available hard disk space

seriously this will run on just about any PC made in about the last 10 years no trouble

[ETA] I went and did some research, and found out that since about 2005 Macs have an onboard utility called [BootCamp] that runs windows.

If BootCamp isn’t a suitable solution, there’s also [Wine], and [WineBottler], which are free. More options can be found [here].

So, yes, this will also run on Macs, albeit not entirely natively.


20% discount for preorders (preorder price US$3.99, price at release $4.99).

No signup required. Secure payment processing via Stripe. Checkout and automated delivery via GetDPD.


Note: please make sure that you provide a valid email address, as your download link will be sent to the email address you use during checkout.

Another note: If you use a script blocker, you only need to allow dpdcart.com

Final note: if for any reason the above link doesn’t work, it may have been updated, so try this page: http://kalimayablack.tumblr.com/tower

Check this shit out, someone actually managed to finish making my Tower Game and it looks AMAZING!!!! 

Look at that cat. I want to solve a million puzzles for that cat. 

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So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?

my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

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I think I’ve had this conversation with my sons, although less obvious than this one. Which is why this one made me do a double take and remember that it’s been discussed in our house, too. Huh. 

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Don’t underestimate what kids will notice.

My youngest will tell absolutely everyone how unfair it is that Black Widow doesn’t have her own movie, and that you can’t get an action figure of Maria Hill. He hasn’t seen all of the MCU, he doesn’t own all the action figures - but he’s noticed.

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Boys notice, so do girls. And then it becomes normal and we have to UNLEARN IT. Not normalizing it in the first place is a lot easier.

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So uh.. Some random aliens have taken over Voyager, made the crew into parts of the holodeck program or something, and are now simulating the crew working at a restaurant/bar of some kind in france during a war..

hahaha i remember that

i watched it all and i still didn’t get it by the end

(In response to your tag) yeah I think my favourite so far is the one where Janeway is Da Vinci’s apprentice


& in general I really love that we get shown that bit of Janeway’s imaginative life through those little holodeck snippets… there’s, what, like, history, period dramas, cheesey Bronte-esque romances? all klinds of things. it’s cool that she gets to have that different aspect to her personality without it ever undermining her as the captain & the ultimate authority of the ship.

so if I haven’t said so already, the presentation went well. I got a lot of positive feedback afterward.

one former vegetarian said she was thinking of going back to it now. And an older woman said she is curious about Asimov robots now. Everyone else just said basically that I presented well or that my thoughts were very interesting and powerful. I guess if I can get people thinking then that is the best thing x3

I liked it when people laughed at the tiny bits of humor

Asker Anonymous Asks:
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raemanzu raemanzu Said:


Okay, for one thing, I know you’re not going to eat Victoria because no one but the NSA knows where she is and she must have paid them off or something. I think you are underestimating my compulsion to report news. If you want to blame someone, blame the humans who didn’t put enough forethought into designing me. I’m going to give the inbox back to Thumper now, so stop messaging us.

this made me laugh so I’m reblogging the brilliance xD






It’s back


this will always be my favorite

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