imaginary circus

Writer, fangirl, bon vivant. My interests are all over the map. I love good stories however they come packaged.

Liker of coffee and words. Occasionally cranky. tumblr elderly. I apologize in advance for my tags.




Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.








…did you just call Stephen Fry “homie”?

I think Stephen Fry would be tickled to be called “homie”. ^_^

Omg it is a tesseract!

Anne Shirley Cordelia Renaming Things

You can tell which one she let Diana name…

(via leslielikesthings)





on a scale of one to invade russia in the winter

how bad is your idea

invading finland in winter


the Finns used SKIS. just imagine being a Russian coming to battle and all of a sudden the Finns come out on nowhere ON SKIS

You could say the Russians were…


I did not know this. Wow. But still. The Russians deserted Moscow when Napoleon’s army invaded. The Russians were supposed to capitulate and hand over their food and wealth, billet the soldiers, and feed them. Instead the Russians took everything they could, left, and opened the prisons. They had the a few police set the city ON FIRE. 4/5’s of the city burned and the French who thought they’d won and were bad ass were like, “UH. OK. We’ll show ourselves out.” There was no food on the way home. They ate their horses. Which meant they all had to walk. It was freezing. Only 20% of the Grande Armée survived.

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Give me a minute

The little eye bag on the sick guy! And the stubby corgi legs on the white one!


Give me a minute

The little eye bag on the sick guy! And the stubby corgi legs on the white one!

(via alltheladiesyouhate)




This is fucking amazing.

They are a pirate metal band with a rockabilly thing? But they have an epic story on their about page that starts in 1735. 


The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a pirate themed band that blends Heavy Metal, Celtic Folk, and Progressive Rock and they call it “Heavy Mahogany.”

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The ladies have taken over the office.



Thanks to imaginarycircus for letting me dance around the apt to taylorswift.

I wouldn’t say I “let you” because we are partners. Also it makes you happy.

ISTJ: Practical and down-to-earth. Probably your mother.
ISFJ: Always nice enough to be suspicious and more loyal than all your pets combined.
ISTP: Probably don’t care about you, might still kill you in your sleep though.
ISFP: Always carrying at least 4 daisy chains on them at all times; don’t take them to museums if you ever want to come out again.
INTP: That one guy hiding in their room trying to calculate exactly how much bigger the TARDIS is on the inside.
INFP: Starry-eyed idealist, so caring and sweet they might just rot your teeth out.
INTJ: 50% standoffishness, 50% being right all the time, 100% better than you.
INFJ: Spends half their time delivering melodramatic heroic monologues and the other half attempting to purify the ground they walk on.
ESTJ: 100% committed to their life partner, the rulebook.
ESFJ: Happy to make you happy to make them—could potentially create a feeling paradox.
ESTP: Probably Kanye West.
ESFP: The golden retriever you always wanted, except in human form.
ENTP: Would probably blow up the world to calculate shrapnel velocity.
ENFP: Like a bottle of fizzy soda, except with more righteousness.
ENTJ: Like an INTJ, just better at hiding the fact that they’re an asshole.
ENFJ: The world’s mother hen. May also be running ten cults of worship behind your back.

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A woman just sat in my office and told me how her ex-boyfriend hooked her up to a car with jumper cables and electrocuted her for fun. 

Feelings follow…

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*squish* This is true. A lot of women are trapped by multiple issues—race, sex, education, poverty, and a whole host of other things. But poverty is a tough one. I’ve been dirt poor at times, but that’s not the same at all. KyrieAnne is a lovely person and she handles things like this so well.

I missed most of the Disney movies in the 90s and daleksneedhugs and purekathryn like to make me watch them. I liked Mulan. Hercules was kind of… O_o

Watching The Princess Bride in a movie theater last night made me realize something—that I’d known, but not thought too much about. (Not as clearly anyway.) Buttercup is really passive. This is a satire so all the roles are heightened, but she gets left behind. Forced into an engagement with a murderous prince. Abducted. The two times she tries to fight don’t go well. She jumps into the water and almost gets eaten by eels. And she shoves Westley off a cliff before she knows who he is. In the Fire Swamp when she finally picks up a log she only hits the RUS once and then pokes at it. And she just stands there while the thing munches on Westley.

I’m not blaming her at all. She’s just trying to survive in a time and place where her only asset is her youth and beauty.

And her answer to being married to Humperdink is suicide. This irks me. And I don’t know if this is 1987 in action or if the idea of the totally useless, but beautiful princess is something they pushed to an extreme like everything else in the story. (I’ve read the book and Buttercup is different, but no less of a pawn.)

So I’m going to imagine that after the four rode off on their white horses at the end…

They all got on the Revenge and sailed away. They picked up a new crew and Inigo became the Dread Pirate Roberts. Westley and Buttercup went off to live in the south of France and he taught her how to fence and swashbuckle like a pro. They considered getting a new ship and conquering the world, but they decided to buy a vineyard and have a passel of children instead.  They taught said children fencing and wrestling and math and music and poetry and whatever else they wanted to learn. The children got a visit once or twice a year from their uncles—a giant and a pirate captain. They can’t understand why their mother looks annoyed when their father teases her and sweeps a bow and says, “Your royal highness.” But they totally understand the soppy expression she gets when he says, “As you wish.”






Cookware has never been more exciting.

Finish reading —>  7 Signs You’re Becoming an Adult

Shut up my Le Creuset 11 3/4” skillet is the motherfucking bomb, and did I mention they’ve discontinued the Marseille blue?

I resemble this remark. So hard.

all the fucking gpoy in the world.

I relate strongly to the skillet situation.

Yes to the skillet thing.  I have received for the last several holidays, the following: a dutch oven, a 16 inch skillet with a lid, a power drill, and a jewelry box.  they all made me hugely happy

I think I cried a little when I got my All Clad stock pot.

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I kinda ship it. (x)

I ship Katie with craft supplies. In a non romantic way. Not that I judge… I think this compliment went unexpectedly awry.

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Science Penguin [x]

i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight

And penguins lack large terrestrial predators, so their reaction to humans tends to be, “HELLO STRANGE GIANT PENGUINS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU HAVE ANY FISH?”

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