Hey there! I'm Elisabeth. I'm a college senior 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. Oh, also puns. Lots of puns. I mostly just reblog things I like, so feel free to have a look around.

Things I am passionate about:

Interpreting, American Sign Language, Deafness and the Deaf Community, feminism, dancing, raising awareness about mental illness (especially depression), music (in general), EQUALITY, trying to better myself, changing my pattern of ignorance on different issues, thinking complexly about books/movies/stories, languages, good food (especially gluten free food!), poetry, coffee, being kind to others, staying positive, learning new things, and finding the beautiful in everyday.


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/

 

therealgingerjedi:

IF YOU DONT LOVE A MOVIE WITH WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND DAME MAGGIE SMITH AS SASSY NUNS THEN I DONT KNOW WHAT YOURE DOING WITH YOUR LIFE I REALLY DONT

(Source: dontbesodroopy)

Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than nonfiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read nonfiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape.

“Why fiction is good for you” in The Boston Globe (via aaknopf)

see also: why it’s never just a book/tv show/movie

representation matters

(via dearjimmoriarty)

A couple reminders for everybody headed back to school

keepcalmstay-s-t-r-o-n-g:

• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you

spooperlucifer:

licklucifer:

keep-calm-and-read-fanfic:

keep-calm-and-read-fanfic:

The Epic Tale of the Wayward iPhone 

part I   part II

Science side of tumblr, please explain?

I don’t know about the science side, but the avengers fandom sure will

(Source: multifandom-madnesss)

stuckwith-harry:

thekingofweasels:

Can we just analyze this gif for one second:

image

As the chandelier falls, EVERYONE dives out of the way. Harry, Draco, everyone. EXCEPT Ron. Ron dives TOWARDS it in order to grab Hermione and get her to safety. I just. Why do people ship anything but Romione again? He is the ONLY one that stayed upright AND moved towards the potentially deadly falling object to save the woman he loves. That is all.

[gross sobbing]

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.


My goodness, the bill to strike down net neutrality is still being presented? It’s like a cockroach, no matter how many times you try to kill it, it just won’t die!

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

My goodness, the bill to strike down net neutrality is still being presented? It’s like a cockroach, no matter how many times you try to kill it, it just won’t die!

szxxxxx:

jedavu:

This Artist Not Only Creates Incredible Paintings of Swimmers, He Also Interacts with Them!

Created by Gustavo Silva Nuñez

Bloody hell

dajo42:

it’s 2014 and we’re still putting down thin girls to raise up bigger girls because apparently the only way we know how to be positive to one group of women is to be misogynistic as fuck and shame another group

i’m not on board with body positivity if it’s inherently malicious

this is why i have mixed feelings about that song by meghan trainor…

proctalgia:

girls dont want you to be nice to them because they’re girls they want you to be nice to them because they’re human beings and you should be nice to everyone wtf is wrong with you

lewishaoki:

hiilikedragons:

hiccstridforever:

Hiccstrid Parallels (2/?) 

DIES.

omg I’ve always loved Astrid for this. She doesn’t just try and talk to him at a normal level, because she knows he avoids eye contact. He’s used of a life of people LITERALLY looking down at him, so he just escapes by glancing downward when he feels inadequate. But she won’t have it from him— she gets down ON HIS LEVEL and makes him look up. Makes him see what she sees: somebody worthwhile and worth looking straight in the eye.

And that, my dear followers, is a sign of a healthy relationship. When your significant other supports you perfectly and knows perfectly well how to approach you when you’re feeling down.

strongblackbrotha:

Yes I did reblog this 6 times. Your lucky if this isn’t on your dash everyday.

(Source: owning-my-truth)

wills-ducks:

fermatastheorem:

unlimitedobsessions:

lupinelunatic:

i-was-so-alone-and-i-lokid-you:

danrdarrenc:

crown-of-weeds:

gingerahoy:

booksdirect:

“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”

Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.
JK Rowling knows her beans.

Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.



i love everything about this post

I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.

This… is really amazing. I-… wow.


The technical term for this is a chiasm.  Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.

FUDGE PLACES DEMENTORS AT HOGWARTS
FUDGE PLACES UMBRIDGE AT HOGWARTS

wills-ducks:

fermatastheorem:

unlimitedobsessions:

lupinelunatic:

i-was-so-alone-and-i-lokid-you:

danrdarrenc:

crown-of-weeds:

gingerahoy:

booksdirect:

“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”

Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.

JK Rowling knows her beans.

Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.

image

i love everything about this post

I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.

This… is really amazing. I-… wow.

image

The technical term for this is a chiasm.  Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.

FUDGE PLACES DEMENTORS AT HOGWARTS

FUDGE PLACES UMBRIDGE AT HOGWARTS