whit merule

This is me, hanging around on tumblr. All my fics are on AO3, under the name "whit_merule". I tag it on here as "whitmerule fic". I've the same name on LJ but don't post there anymore.

white-throated-packrat replied to your post “guys you know the problem now right I can’t write a MSM sequel …”

Dean finally figures out what dildos are? :D Also, I would love to see more of Gabriel interacting with angels, especially an intact angel community instead of a warband.

… he might quietly decide to make his own. Just to experiment with this idea. You know how it is.

Gabriel does not want to see more of that. But Gabriel already had to face up to it a little when they were de-dogifying Sam, so he’s got no excuse now.

tenoko1:

thunderjellyfish:

My headcanon is that Dean gets cured but sometimes his eyes still flash black, especially when he just had nightmares about his time as a demon, so he gets out of bed and walks around the Bunker, until one night he finds that old dusty piano in one of the rooms. 

When Castiel finds him, he decides the piano is a rather interesting object. 

*

I wanted some clothed make out session, but you know what, I gave up on clothes and I’m not sorry. Just had this stupid idea and I thought I’d share. 

Ugh, I love your art. It’s always so cute. AND THE HANDPRINT!!! And black eyes! I like the black eyes….
gallifreyishome:

shesthekingofnewyork:

seru-na-tebe:

jack-bakarat:

aditzybrunette:

effervescentforever:

mydetheturk:

poco-loki:

nah, he ran into her knife

he ran into her knife ten times

HE HAD IT COMING

HE ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME

IF YOU’D HAVE BEEN THERE

IF YOU HAD SEEN IT

I BET THAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME

i cannot stress enough how much i love this post  

gallifreyishome:

shesthekingofnewyork:

seru-na-tebe:

jack-bakarat:

aditzybrunette:

effervescentforever:

mydetheturk:

poco-loki:

nah, he ran into her knife

he ran into her knife ten times

HE HAD IT COMING

HE ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME

IF YOU’D HAVE BEEN THERE

IF YOU HAD SEEN IT

I BET THAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME

i cannot stress enough how much i love this post  

(Source: redsuspenders, via tenoko1)

On Apologies and Forgiveness

theorlandojones:

I’ve been on Tumblr for 387 days. I’ve made 824 posts. I currently have 61,348 followers.

During my time on this platform I’ve posted many things that were silly, many that were heartfelt and a number of things (either posted here or posted on Twitter and referenced here by others) that were problematic.

Yesterday was an example of the latter.

During last night’s live tweeting of Sleepy Hollow I made a post that, although in no way my intention, overtly contributed to the rape culture climate that normalizes and trivializes very serious and very real instances in which people (mostly women) are victimized.   

Intention, of course, does not mitigate offense.

What I wrote was not OK and without qualification or equivocation I apologize.

I’m especially thankful to those of you who reached out to me personally to share your thoughts and engaged in an active dialogue about this issue.  

I also appreciate the perspective of those who continue to throw shade, who are disappointed, who think I’m full of shit/insincere/misogynistic/have no business in fandom/try too hard/etc.

In the words of carnivaloftherandom (whose post on the need to include more diverse voices on this issue was VERY informative to me - http://carnivaloftherandom.tumblr.com/post/80011851294/rainn-has-become-part-of-rape-culture) I will endeavor to FAIL BETTER.

Thanks for your time in reading this note.

Sincerely,

Orlando

drunktrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

Gotta love the way “free to everyone” is immediately paraphrased as “free to all Americans”. Well done there, US-centric internet. In a global forum, you couldn’t possibly be speaking to anybody besides fellow Americans, surely?

(via liz-of-all-ladybirds)

suchekomnaty:

petrichoriousparalian:

blackandwhitestriped:

WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE, WELCOME! - Spirit And Flesh Magazine

Royalty
It’s like if Chaplin went full-on camp for one wild weekend in Amsterdam and just happened to meet a fashion photographer rifling through the same old bin at the very back of the costume department in a theatre that hadn’t done business since the sixties. Marvellous.

IM CABARET AU CABARET TO CABARET

(via obstinatrix)

spnficlets:

Dean takes his time pushing into the tight heat of Castiel’s body, admiring the way the muscles across his shoulders tense and release as he clutches at the sheets beneath him.  A moment later, with one hand pressed hard between Cas’ shoulder blades and the other gripping his hip, Dean has to pause and force a slow breath to stop his head from spinning.  His fingertips slip on already sweaty skin and the breathless growls that punctuate every subtle move of his hips send shivers through him.

He can’t get over how beautiful Castiel is like this, his back curving gracefully between broad shoulders and narrow hips, his muscles pulled taut.  When Dean pauses for too long to admire the view, Cas whines and pushes backward impatiently.  Caught by surprise, Dean finds himself buried in Castiel and struggling to breathe.  His hand slips instinctively to the back of Castiel’s neck, fingers closing to get a good grip.

"Fuck me," Cas demands, the words he reserves for Dean’s ears just as much a system shock as the sudden, tight clench of his body.

Dean waits for a long moment, grinding forward as he drags Cas backward until their bodies are pressed impossibly tight.  He waits until he hears the hitch in Castiel’s breathing; a soft, thick sound of surrender that’s always followed closely by every muscle in his lithe body slackening briefly.  With one last indulgence in the magnificent view, Dean lets his fingertips drag up the curve of Castiel’s spine.  

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tamorapierce:

asylum-art:

Jane and Louise Wilson 303 Gallery

Oddments Room

Internationally acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson are known for their film and photographic works, often exploring states of consciousness and the experience of place. This summer a series of large-scale photographs from their ongoing investigation into the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster premieres at the John Hansard Gallery. The exhibition also features a number of other works, many previously unseen in the UK.

Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum), 2010 is a suite of eight photographic prints depicting deserted interiors from the abandoned town of Pripyat, situated within the 30km wide Exclusion Zone around the site of the disaster. Books remain on shelves and desks, bed frames remain intact and once-exquisite parquet flooring lies on the ground like rubble. A yardstick appears within each image and is a recurring motif throughout the exhibition. These objects of measurement – functional yet obsolete – act as a marker of scale and order, alluding to the tensions between association and analysis, memory and material fact.

And they’re trawling their hands along and wearing thin dresses.  I know the place is supposed to be safe within certain time limits, but … would you take the chance?

And no one is recovering those books, nor can they.

but the booooooks :(

guys

you know the problem now right

I can’t write a MSM sequel

without writing the timestamp in between the first story and the sequel

that is, the one where Dean and Castiel get married in the human town then go and get married at the angels’ home and Gabriel is all twitchy because it means Going Back There and also Dean works out about dildos.

ladydrace:

mmm. Technically MSM!Gabriel is but he usually identifies as male, but if he gets pregnant during the course of this sequel how does that affect his gender identity given he’s already a bit screwed up about it anyway… do I want to play with this?

Well I was kinda thinking I’d pretty much go “third gender” with this. As in, there are no actual males and females as such, just… no genders, really. Like where everyone at any given time has the capacity for some kind of procreation (I’m thinking egg laying here, ‘cause reptiles, heck yeah).

Only problem is… I am painfully cis, and as such I cannot possibly truly understand being genderqueer. So there is a very real risk of me trying to add diversity would mean screwing up horribly and doing more harm than good. *bites nails*

Ooo, a whole society that actually acknowledges it and works with that, very nice. :) And yes, I have the same problem with Gabriel; but on the other hand he ISN’T a trans person in this world, and his issues are very much distinct from that (and in fact from every other archangel in his world too), so there’s definitely some leeway there to say ‘his experience of this is unique, I am not trying to speak for anyone in real life but I will listen with respect’. And I think you’re in the same boat there with yours.

On the other hand, for me, if there ever IS a scene where somebody reacts badly to Gabriel for not being as ‘male’ as they thought, that would definitely have real-world resonances and would have to be handled very carefully. Might there be some equivalent for your world-building, where some parts of it are more relevant to RL genderqueer people than others?