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Kyra. Twenty-something Alaskan (ask me about it! I've lived here most of my life, including five years in Barrow, the northernmost community in the US) with two English degrees who seems to be in a holding pattern waiting for life to start. Still thinking about going back to school...some more. The academic nerdery is strong with this one. (Undergrad thesis: werewolves. Grad thesis: vampires. Specifically, Dracula, Twilight, and rape culture.) Writer, reader, wannabe novelist, hopeful cynic, traveler (up to 15 countries! *fist pump*), Ravenclaw, Browncoat, Whovian (Ten will always be my Doctor), member of way too many other fandoms, Tom Hiddleston fan, proud geek and gamer girl, etc. (favorites include the Mass Effect, Portal, and Fallout series, and Red Dead Redemption). Politically conservative-to-moderate feminist (yes, it's possible). Living with clinical depression since at least 2004. Somewhere around the demisexual end of the asexual spectrum. Possibly a vampire.

Also, I'm kind of writing a novel because Tom Hiddleston has a stupid face.

You can find me in multiple elsewheres, in varying degrees of regularity: in my writing journal, mostly for fanfic and fanmixes; last.fm; Twitter; AO3; and Fallen London, where I misunderstood the character creation for some reason and picked the wrong gender, among others. I'm thestarvelingcat on PSN, which is mostly only relevant if you want to find me in Red Dead Redemption multiplayer, and 100indecisions on Steam, as well as at Playfire. I'm still in love with Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I play semi-regularly on the Harbinger server under several different characters.

I also run F Yeah Fireflies and F yeah Raspberries, which are...pretty much what they say on the tin, as well as another one for one of my novels-in-progress. Calli and I co-run Strangeness in the Proportion for a horror game we're trying to make and the Red Dead Redemption blog the gunslinger's lament.

Formerly visions-and-revisions.

Following

27 July 14
liamdryden:

"That’s the worst Batman cosplay I’ve seen in my life!"
"BATman? Well that explains it"
"What?"
"Why he looks like he dressed in the dark!"
"D’OOHHHHOHOHOHOOO"

liamdryden:

"That’s the worst Batman cosplay I’ve seen in my life!"

"BATman? Well that explains it"

"What?"

"Why he looks like he dressed in the dark!"

"D’OOHHHHOHOHOHOOO"

(Source: theplacethatevolutionforgot)

Reblogged: surrexi

Posted: 7:41 PM

shine-brighter-little-fighter:

thegestianpoet:

barbellbasics:

This, this and more this!

look at the last pic help

I like to reblog puppy pictures for followers who might be having a rough day because hell, how can you frown when puppy so cute.

(Source: menandtheirdogs)

Reblogged: blackwidowry

Posted: 6:15 PM

thorsty:

When I was younger, I used to care
About everything that my father said

When I was younger, I only dreamed
That when I got older, you’d be proud of me

-When We Were Younger - You Me At Six

Reblogged: lizardbeths

Posted: 5:18 PM
Posted: 4:49 PM

Okay this is…a cool cover of “O Holy Night” but THAT’S A CHRISTMAS SONG AND I CAN’T LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS SONGS BEFORE THANKSGIVING

(Source: glitzandshadows)

Reblogged: zombres

Posted: 3:23 PM

unhealthy obsession with male bonding: Bucky Barnes & Steve Rogers

Reblogged: lizardbeths

Posted: 2:52 PM

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

Reblogged: midenianscholar

Posted: 1:56 PM

fairytalemood:

Modern Grimm series by Björn Griesbach

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, Gretel, Witch, Jorinda, Pied Piper, Red Riding Hood, Wolf

Reblogged: erlkonigstochter

Posted: 12:59 PM

Reblogged: surrexi

Tags: surrexi
Posted: 12:30 PM

Beautiful photos of abandoned places.

"Men go and come, but earth abides"

(Source: amroyounes)

Reblogged: erlkonigstochter

26 July 14

Reblogged: erlkonigstochter

Posted: 7:41 PM

elloellenoh:

lisafer:

errandofmercy:

oh my god Emma

*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*

I needed this today. :)

love her

(Source: damethompson)

Reblogged: a-muppet-of-a-melody

Posted: 6:15 PM
atlasobscura:

THE LAKE MONSTERS OF AMERICA
BY ALLISON MEIER / 22 NOV 2013
People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Early maps had voids of knowledge marked with warnings that “Here be Dragons,” sasquatches are believed to be prowling the thick forests, and legends tell of strange creatures that might be concealed beneath the surface of our lakes. Here we present our map of American lake monsters (view it large here), showing the spread of cryptids that might be lurking in the depths of the waters of the United States.
Click here to view the whole map of the Lake Monsters of America, and perhaps discover what sea serpents and others nautical beasts might be lurking near you. If you would like even more monsters both mythical and real, check out our places around the world related to cryptozoology and fascinating fauna. 
Be sure to read the whole article at Atlas Obscura

Oh cool, our cryptid originated in Tlingit and Aleut stories! I was afraid it was going to be some dumb “white people saw a thing they didn’t understand and ignored natives telling them ‘yes we know what that is, it’s not weird’” thing or whatever. I vaguely think I’d heard of the Iliamna Lake monster before, but I hadn’t really looked it up.

atlasobscura:

THE LAKE MONSTERS OF AMERICA

BY ALLISON MEIER / 22 NOV 2013
People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Early maps had voids of knowledge marked with warnings that “Here be Dragons,” sasquatches are believed to be prowling the thick forests, and legends tell of strange creatures that might be concealed beneath the surface of our lakes. Here we present our map of American lake monsters (view it large here), showing the spread of cryptids that might be lurking in the depths of the waters of the United States.
Click here to view the whole map of the Lake Monsters of America, and perhaps discover what sea serpents and others nautical beasts might be lurking near you. If you would like even more monsters both mythical and real, check out our places around the world related to cryptozoology and fascinating fauna

Oh cool, our cryptid originated in Tlingit and Aleut stories! I was afraid it was going to be some dumb “white people saw a thing they didn’t understand and ignored natives telling them ‘yes we know what that is, it’s not weird’” thing or whatever. I vaguely think I’d heard of the Iliamna Lake monster before, but I hadn’t really looked it up.

Reblogged: plenilune

Posted: 4:49 PM

Video Games Alphabet |  Women

Sad to say I only recognize about half of these ladies (don’t know, Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, I think Lara Croft, Faith from Mirror’s Edge, Ellie from The Last Of Us, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, Claudia Black’s character from Uncharted?, somebody from Final Fantasy probably). Someone help me out?

(Source: gamersdaily)

Reblogged: erlkonigstochter

Posted: 3:23 PM
swordreign:

Leelee Sobieski as Joan of Arc  In the Name of the King

swordreign:

Leelee Sobieski as Joan of Arc 

In the Name of the King

Reblogged: erlkonigstochter

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh