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Anonymous asked: I take it that it is unwise to hug Eldan unless he's prepared for it first... Also, cracky fluff is the best kind of fluff. And yes, same as MSN. :P (and I can tell you more about the dream where they got married!) x
Considering who played him… it’s wise to approach him slowly and show your intentions clearly. :D
Anonymous asked: Why would Eldan be confused about a blanket? :D It's just a blanket. (He would likely be more confused at the fact that I had a dream where he and Ledilien got married.) Tragic and happy are both good so idk maybe I can get a copy of chronicles? Or some fluffy fanfiction because fluff is good. Anyway do which one you prefer. And yes it's me, hi, can you show up in MSN/Skype/what pls because I have Fyerellal feels and Leedi/Eldan feels and stuff. x
Because Eldan is traditional and 99% of the species was pretty ‘meh’ about romance and sex. I mean, you’d have overpopulation like whoa with a species that lives for 1500 years and bangs with the frequency of humans. So it would probably be the closest Eldan has ever been to a person of opposite sex? :P
…I just checked the size of the chronicles. 620 MB with one missing and two unfinished. I may have overdone it a bit.
(I could totally write cracky fluff. Because Eldan was so adorably clueless. Not that Ledilien bothered to give him a clue. Dorks, both of them.)
Your skype is the same address you had in msn?
Fire vs. Water
Women invented all the core technologies that made civilization possible. This isn’t some feminist myth; it’s what modern anthropologists believe. Women are thought to have invented pottery, basketmaking, weaving, textiles, horticulture, and agriculture. That’s right: without women’s inventions, we wouldn’t be able to carry things or store things or tie things up or go fishing or hunt with nets or haft a blade or wear clothes or grow our food or live in permanent settlements. Suck on that.
Women have continued to be involved in the creation and advancement of civilization throughout history, whether you know it or not. Pick anything—a technology, a science, an art form, a school of thought—and start digging into the background. You’ll find women there, I guarantee, making critical contributions and often inventing the damn shit in the first place.
Women have made those contributions in spite of astonishing hurdles. Hurdles like not being allowed to go to school. Hurdles like not being allowed to work in an office with men, or join a professional society, or walk on the street, or own property. Example: look up Lise Meitner some time. When she was born in 1878 it was illegal in Austria for girls to attend school past the age of 13. Once the laws finally eased up and she could go to university, she wasn’t allowed to study with the men. Then she got a research post but wasn’t allowed to use the lab on account of girl cooties. Her whole life was like this, but she still managed to discover nuclear fucking fission. Then the Nobel committee gave the prize to her junior male colleague and ignored her existence completely.
Men in all patriarchal civilizations, including ours, have worked to downplay or deny women’s creative contributions. That’s because patriarchy is founded on the belief that women are breeding stock and men are the only people who can think. The easiest way for men to erase women’s contributions is to simply ignore that they happened. Because when you ignore something, it gets forgotten. People in the next generation don’t hear about it, and so they grow up thinking that no women have ever done anything. And then when women in their generation do stuff, they think “it’s a fluke, never happened before in the history of the world, ignore it.” And so they ignore it, and it gets forgotten. And on and on and on. The New York Times article is a perfect illustration of this principle in action.
Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that.
from a post by Reclusive Leftist on women’s erasure in history.
her comments relate specifically to an article by the NYT thanking “the men” who invented modern technology, but pick absolutely any academic field of study, and women’s contributions are minimized, if not outright ignored.
literature has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and i grew up reading the classics—which, of course, are typically books written by white men, depicting their experiences. i was taught that the first “modern novel” was Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s by a guy (Cervantes). i don’t think i know of a word to accurately describe my mixture of outrage, shock, and pride, when i discovered later that actually, the first modern novel was written 600 years earlier—by a woman! (it’s The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese lady-in-waiting who was known as Murasaki Shikibu.)
this might not seem important, but if you’re a woman you know just how vital this knowledge is. even now, when women are being told that we can do anything we set our minds to, the historical, literary, and scientific figures we learn about are all men. it’s a much more insidious way to discourage women from aiming high—because what’s the point in putting in so much hard work if it’s not even going to be remembered after you’re dead?
All of this. For a long time, women couldn’t apply for patents in the US, so even if they invented something, they had to let their husband or male colleague take credit for it. Us ladies had made significant contributions to every field of study out there, and I am sick and tired of seeing that shit get ignored.
Anonymous asked: "Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." With this quote that reminded me of a certain character of yours I'd like to say I still have strong feels about Ledilien and Eldan. *promptly wraps them in a blanket and gives them hot chocolate* You should write about Ledilien. Ledilien is badass awesome.
Tumblr and my computer just co-operated to lose my long and elaborate answer. Which made me feel angry feelings.
Basically, yes, Ledilien is badass awesome and you can choose between me translating and commenting the bits of chronicles that dealt with those two (canon and tragic) OR I can try to write fanfic (non-canon and happier). Because she’s awesome and I’m relatively sure you are li’l sis and I can do that for you.
Also, are you sure wrapping them in a blanket is a smart idea? Eldan would probably be extraordinarily confused. :P
YAY THEY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE THEM.
snow white is so perfect WOW
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
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