thebibliosphere:

holyflamingo:

voidbat:

taraljc:

taraljc:

luftangrepp:

dogpawsswapgod:

obstinatecondolement:

luftangrepp:

satanslilslut:

mrpicard:

luftangrepp:

Maybe my favorite gif of Janeway because it looks like she’s reading someone’s smut and isn’t pleased with the quality.

“Their flesh melted together like they were a weird sort of siamese twins but sexyily… are you serious Chakotay?”

can we make “Captain reads bad smut written by first officer” a thing

“he gasped as he pinned his captain against the wall and his hot rod twitched impatiently, eager to get closer to that glorious ass… Will, what the fuck?”

“If it pleases you plant your seed in my garden and I will bear the fruit of your loins” she screamed, slamming back into him as he flooded her internal organs violently….Major…what the fuck.”

“But by the prophets, not 50 of them Nerys!”

OMG.
I just love where this post went. It was not what I expected.

“Well, Mister Spock, I can’t say that I’m not intrigued, but unless I’ve misread the species of your leads that’s too many hands.”

“Actually, this is pretty tasty stuff, T’Pol”

This post and fandom moves me on a spiritual level.

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“Are you sure these two species are even compat–”

“I didn’t say it was scientifically accurate. I said it was the dominant form of published fiction on the planet, Captain.”

@champagneofbeer omg you made me go back and find my Pike/Number One reblog from, like, 7 months ago.

oh my god i’m in love.

@thebibliosphere congrats ur a star trek

Nice.

combeferre, grantaire, and bossuet playing trivial pursuit though… that’s dEADLY

pilferingapples:

1001paperboxes:

pilferingapples:

oh, it REALLY is 

like, everyone knows Combeferre is ridiculously knowledgeable about everything. And of COURSE Grantaire can do quotes and citations from every book and article he’s read since he was 12, it’s kinda spooky. 

But everyone forgets about Bossuet. Everyone forgets he can and does  engage everybody in conversation all the time about whatever they’re into, he’s an easygoing guy, he lets other people go on about their interests, and he listens, and he remembers, and now he’s kicking everyone’s ass at this game by your powers combined.  

They’re doing it in teams, and somehow they all end up on the same side. It’s a bloodbath.

it happened once. ONLY ONCE. Now they are Not Allowed to be on the same team, and also they have to have on their team at least one (1) of the following players, for balance : Enjolras, Feuilly, Marius, or Joly* (who are of course all terrifyingly smart, but with a much narrower focus of interests than the game really rewards)

Also, following the Great Boardgame Bloodbath of 1829, Joly and Bossuet are Not Allowed to be on the same team, in any game, ever.

*Joly WOULD have a much wider range of interests, but : Med School. He weeps for all the popular entertainment he’s not having time for these days.

notquiteapolyglot:

involuntaryorange:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

starseed-drops:

drabblemeister:

spookihope:

whenever i’m talking to someone and they tell me about something that happened to them i always tell them about something that happened to me that’s similar to what happened to them. i do it as kind of a “oh hey yeah this happened to me so i can relate to what you’re going through” but i’m always afraid it comes out as “oh yeah well this happened to me so clearly i have it tougher than you” or “i’m done talking about you let’s talk about me”

i swear i don’t mean it like that……..

I run into this a lot with my job – so instead of telling the whole story I say something like, “Oh my gosh, I had something REALLY similar happen. What did you do after that??” And I’ve found that works. Usually they explain and then ask, “So what happened to you?” And then you’re invited to share, and the formula for conversing continues on. 🙂

of all the tumblr posts i’ve read, this one is going to change my life the fastest lol.

Thanks to both the OP for posting a thing that so many of us do, and the responder who gave us a better way to do it. You’re doing the lord’s work, my friend!

Fun fact: there isn’t anything wrong with you if you do what OP is describing.

Deborah Tannen’s work focuses on different conversational styles — the sets of behavioral norms and expectations that we bring with us to conversations. In one of her earlier articles, she describes two conflicting conversational styles that exist in the US. 

One, which she (perhaps inaccurately) dubs “New York Jewish conversational style,” is based on the principle of building camaraderie with one’s interlocutor. The other, which she doesn’t really name but which we could call “mainstream American conversational style,” is based on the principle of not imposing on one’s interlocutor.

Each conversational style has its own behavioral norms. Mainstream American conversational style involves things like asking your interlocutor questions about him/herself and waiting until your interlocutor is clearly finished speaking until you say something. These demonstrate a focus on one’s interlocutor and a clear resistance to imposing. NYJ conversational style involves things like conversational overlaps — speaking at the same time as one’s interlocutor — and “swapping stories.” These demonstrate a high level of engagement with one’s interlocutor. Conversationalists using the mainstream American style make space for each other; conversationalists using the New York Jewish style carve out their own space.

Each of these conversational styles works well when the two people conversing have the same style. Imagine two friends meeting for drinks after work:

“Oh, hello! How was your trip here?”
“Oh, it was awful. There was so much traffic on the turnpike.”
“That’s terrible.”
“I know. How was your trip?”
“Well, there was an accident on the bridge.”
“Oh no! Was there a big backup?”
“Yeah, pretty big.”

“Oh, hi!”
“Hey! Ugh, sorry I’m late, there was so much traffic on the turnpike—”
“Oh my god, I know, there was an accident on the bridge and the cars were backed up a MILE—”
“That is the worst, I remember one time I sat in traffic for an HOUR waiting to get through that toll, they really should—”
“Add more EZ-pass lanes, right?”
“Add more lanes, yeah, exactly.”

Both of these conversations worked: the participants feel that they’ve had their say and that they’ve been understood. They feel connected to their interlocutor.

But when people with conflicting conversational styles converse, that’s where things go wrong. Because we interpret other people’s contributions according to our own conversational style. So the person with mainstream American conversational style comes away thinking “Why did they keep interrupting me? Why didn’t they ask me any questions about me? Why were they so loud and emotional?” And the person with the New York Jewish conversational style comes away thinking “Why were they so disengaged? They didn’t seem involved in the conversation at all. They didn’t even offer any personal information.”

Rather, they would come away thinking that, except that we’re taught growing up that the first example conversation up there is what conversations should look like. So the person with the New York Jewish conversational style actually comes away from the conversation thinking “oh my god, what was I doing? I kept talking about myself. I think I kept interrupting them. I am so rude, god, I’m the worst.” When in fact: a) it’s about cultural difference, not individual moral qualities; and b) one conversational style isn’t inherently “better” than another.

Which isn’t to say that we shouldn’t attempt to bridge the gap between conversational styles, as suggested above. But we should be aware that:

TL;DR: Cultural difference is often mistaken for individual moral failings.

This is actually one of the most interesting things I’ve ever read

Send me a ship and I’ll tell you

pilferingapples:

stealing-your-soda:

  1. How do much do I ship it?: Never heard of it/ Notp / Dislike / used to ship / maybe / ship it / aww / otp / IS IT CANON YET?
  2. What non sexual activities do they like to do together?
  3. Who does chores around the house?
  4. Who’s the better cook?
  5. Who’s the funniest drunk?
  6. Do they have kids?
  7. Do they have any traditions?
  8. What do they fight about?
  9. What would they do if they found their paring tag on tumblr? (If they have one)
  10. Who cried at the end of Marley and me?
  11. Who always wins at Mario kart?
  12. One thing I like about this ship?
  13. One thing I don’t like about the ship?
  14. The song I would say fits them?
  15. Another headcanon about the paring? (Free space)

(Please feel free to add more if you are asking people to do this with you.)

oooh, i like these!  Also since none of these are romantic-pairs-specific (except maybe the first one ? but I can work with that)   I’m totally taking prompts for non-romantic pairs or groups, (friends, family,whatever) too!

a-smiling-travesty:

…Ouch