Whimiscal Heartbeats

Hey there! I'm Elisabeth. I'm a college junior majoring in sign language interpretation, and I love it!
I also love Sherlock, Castle, Doctor Who, Elementary, LOTR, books (lots of books), and other cool stuff like that. I mostly just reblog things I like, so feel free to have a look around.

I'm always here for anyone who needs to talk or is having a hard time. I know, I"ve been there, so please message me anytime if you need someone to talk to. Anon is on.

I hope you have a lovely day! :D

P.S. this is my poetry blog:http://swingblueslove.blogspot.com/
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mistlethalia:

But! But but but!

Sam DOES follow, just not right away. Sam lives a long, prosperous, ridiculously happy life in Hobbiton with Rosie, with whom he has many children. He was mayor of Hobbiton SEVEN times until he retired at age 96, oversaw the establishment of the Shire as its own independent land, and was personally given the Star of the Dunedain by King Elessar as a gesture of friendship and love. But when Rosie passed away on Mid-Year’s day, Sam rode out from Bag End on September 22nd for the last time and finally followed Frodo to Valinor as the third and last Ringbearer to do so at the grand old age of 104.

He did exactly as Frodo asked him to. He was whole, and happy, and he enjoyed and did more than he could have ever imagined when he was a humble gardener listening in for tales of the Elves. And when he had lived out his life in peace and absolute happiness he earned his reward and followed Frodo home.

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  1. Afternoonified
    A society word meaning “smart.” Forrester demonstrates the usage: “The goods are not ‘afternoonified’ enough for me.”
  2. Arfarfan’arf
    A figure of speech used to describe drunken men. “He’s very arf’arf’an’arf,” Forrester writes, “meaning he has had many ‘arfs,’” or half-pints of booze.
  3. Back slang it
    Thieves used this term to indicate that they wanted “to go out the back way.”
  4. Bags o’ Mystery
    An 1850 term for sausages, “because no man but the maker knows what is in them. … The ‘bag’ refers to the gut which contained the chopped meat.”
  5. Bang up to the elephant
    This phrase originated in London in 1882, and means “perfect, complete, unapproachable.”
  6. Batty-fang
    Low London phrase meaning “to thrash thoroughly,” possibly from the French battre a fin.
  7. Benjo
    Nineteenth century sailor slang for “A riotous holiday, a noisy day in the streets.”
  8. Bow wow mutton
    A naval term referring to meat so bad “it might be dog flesh.”
  9. Bricky
    Brave or fearless. “Adroit after the manner of a brick,” Forrester writes, “said even of the other sex, ‘What a bricky girl she is.’”
  10. Bubble Around
    A verbal attack, generally made via the press. Forrester cites The Golden Butterfly: “I will back a first-class British subject for bubbling around against all humanity.”
  11. Butter Upon Bacon
    Extravagance. Too much extravagance. “Are you going to put lace over the feather, isn’t that rather butter upon bacon?”
  12. Cat-lap
    A London society term for tea and coffee “used scornfully by drinkers of beer and strong waters … in club-life is one of the more ignominious names given to champagne by men who prefer stronger liquors.”
  13. Church-bell
    A talkative woman.
  14. Chuckaboo
    A nickname given to a close friend.
  15. Collie shangles
    Quarrels. A term from Queen Victoria’s journal, More Leaves , published in 1884: “At five minutes to eleven rode off with Beatrice, good Sharp going with us, and having occasional collie shangles (a Scotch word for quarrels or rows, but taken from fights between dogs) with collies when we came near cottages.”
  16. Cop a Mouse
    To get a black eye. “Cop in this sense is to catch or suffer,” Forrester writers, “while the colour of the obligation at its worst suggests the colour and size of the innocent animal named.”
  17. Daddles
    A delightful way to refer to your rather boring hands.
  18. Damfino
    This creative cuss is a contraction of “damned if I know.”
  19. Dizzy Age
    A phrase meaning “elderly,” because it “makes the spectator giddy to think of the victim’s years.” The term is usually refers to “a maiden or other woman canvassed by other maiden ladies or others.”
  20. Doing the Bear
    “Courting that involves hugging.”
  21. Don’t sell me a dog
    Popular until 1870, this phrase meant “Don’t lie to me!” Apparently, people who sold dogs back in the day were prone to trying to pass off mutts as purebreds.
  22. Door-knocker
    A type of beard “formed by the cheeks and chin being shaved leaving a chain of hair under the chin, and upon each side of mouth forming with moustache something like a door-knocker.”
  23. Enthuzimuzzy
    “Satirical reference to enthusiasm.” Created by Braham the terror, whoever that is.
  24. Fifteen puzzle
    Not the game you might be familiar with, but a term meaning complete and absolute confusion.
  25. Fly rink
    An 1875 term for a polished bald head.
  26. Gal-sneaker
    An 1870 term for “a man devoted to seduction.”
  27. Gas-Pipes
    A term for especially tight pants.
  28. Gigglemug
    “An habitually smiling face.”
  29. Got the morbs
    Use of this 1880 phrase indicated temporary melancholy.
  30. Half-rats
    Partially intoxicated.
  31. Jammiest bits of jam
    “Absolutely perfect young females,” circa 1883.
  32. Kruger-spoof
    Lying, from 1896.
  33. Mad as Hops
    Excitable.
  34. Mafficking
    An excellent word that means getting rowdy in the streets.
  35. Make a stuffed bird laugh
    “Absolutely preposterous.”
  36. Meater
    A street term meaning coward.
  37. Mind the Grease
    When walking or otherwise getting around, you could ask people to let you pass, please. Or you could ask them to mind the grease, which meant the same thing to Victorians.
  38. Mutton Shunter
    This 1883 term for a policeman is so much better than “pig.”
  39. Nanty Narking
    A tavern term, popular from 1800 to 1840, that meant great fun.
  40. Nose bagger
    Someone who takes a day trip to the beach. He brings his own provisions and doesn’t contribute at all to the resort he’s visiting.
  41. Not up to Dick
    Not well.
  42. Orf chump
    No appetite.
  43. Parish Pick-Axe
    A prominent nose.
  44. Podsnappery
    This term, Forrester writers, describes a person with a “wilful determination to ignore the objectionable or inconvenient, at the same time assuming airs of superior virtue and noble resignation.”
  45. Poked Up
    Embarrassed.
  46. Powdering Hair
    An 18th century tavern term that means “getting drunk.”
  47. Rain Napper
    An umbrella.
  48. Sauce-box
    The mouth.
  49. Shake a flannin
    Why say you’re going to fight when you could say you’re going to shake a flannin instead?
  50. Shoot into the brown
    To fail. According to Forrester, “The phrase takes its rise from rifle practice, where the queer shot misses the black and white target altogether, and shoots into the brown i.e., the earth butt.”
  51. Skilamalink
    Secret, shady, doubtful.
  52. Smothering a Parrot
    Drinking a glass of absinthe neat; named for the green color of the booze.
  53. Suggestionize
    A legal term from 1889 meaning “to prompt.”
  54. Take the Egg
    To win.
  55. Umble-cum-stumble
    According to Forrester, this low class phrase means “thoroughly understood.”
  56. Whooperups
    A term meaning “inferior, noisy singers” that could be used liberally today during karaoke sessions.

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I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

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Sorry not sorry.

The men of tumblr unite. Because this is more than fighting the patriarchy, this is fighting for the voice of the people.

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*Phone rings*

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THE FUCK DID YOU SAY THE PATRIARCHY WAS UP TO?

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I’M ON MY WAY.

*Banana Rings*

Who is this how did you get this numb—THE PATRIARCHY IS DOING WHTA

SAVE SOME PATRIARCH BLOOD FOR US

3:01PM SYDNEY TIME

Hello?

Patriarchy WHAT?!

AW HELL NO

I’M COMIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS I DON’T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON’T LET ME ON A PLANE

Fucking bro strider come out!! Omg HAHAHAAH I love theses guys

Meanwhile In England……


"Jolly great bit of Tea"

-Phone Rings- 

"THE PATRIARCHY DOING WHAT!?!!?!?!"

"Those Bloody Wankers!!!!!!"

"It Looks Like Tea Time Is Going To Have To Wait"

"It’s A Jolly Good Thing I kept My Old Equipment…."

"All Right Old Chaps, Im On My Way!!!"

"TALLY-HO!!!!!"

I just reblogged this, but IT GOT BETTER.

TALLY HO *dies laughing*

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In social justice, there’s this absurd meme (that I’ve been guilty of myself) is that we are the “voice for the voiceless,” but that’s not right. The oppressed are not voiceless – they’re just not being listened to.

Dianna Anderson, of Be the Change, at Rachel Held Evans’ “Ask a Feminist” (via emm-in-sem)

Wooo, I like this. 

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Perfect quote is perfect.

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Gonna print this out and stick it on my mirror. Keep that shit in check.

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Or that one is “GIVING” a voice to a marginalized person. Which is very problematic as well. Having a voice is different to not being heard.

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And always remember that our ‘voices’ are not always spoken word, there are many ways to communicate and they should all be respected

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let’s give credit where credit’s due:

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” -Arundhati Roy

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My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again.
  • Anything smaller than a C cup: must be pre-pubescent. Ugly patterns, and colours. Lot's of animals and stripes.
  • C to D cup: A woman! Pretty lacy things, nice patterns, large variety.
  • Anything over a D cup: Beige. Lots and lots of beige.

nuditea:

got no problem with watching a full season of tv in one sitting but when it comes time to pick a movie im like “am i really ready to pay attention to something for two hours”

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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
I aim to be
lionhearted,
but my
hands still
shake
and my voice
isn’t quite
loud
enough.
Michelle K., Earning Your Roar. (via goghst)

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"Selfishness and self-care are not the same thing. 

Self-care is very different than being selfish. One can be humble and still practice self care.”

I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell
mariposagal mariposagal Said:

melissaanelli:

fishingboatproceeds:

There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 

I don’t always reblog John Green asks, but when I do, it’s because THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET TO READ PLEASE.

No one is perfect, no one is lacking nuance, no one is not worthy of criticism in their lives, but also: no one should judge and blame and use the Internet as a cloak of cowardice through which to act out your worst instincts.

No one, ever, should open their ask box to discover that someone has targeted them for abuse.

Everyone, every single of one of us, is required in the struggle to raise the bar of online communication.

I don’t understand all the JG hate… yeah, he is a bit pretentious, and yeah, hes made mistakes, but he makes an effort to change and apoligizes for the mistakes. As far as “celebrities” go, he’s not a terrible person.