Hello! My name is Nykolle. You can call me that, doodle, or anything you deem suitable.

This is mostly a multi-fandom blog, mixed with things I find amusing/interesting. I take no responsibility for the terror your eyes will undoubtedly witness here. Feel free to chat with me or ask any kind of questions! I am not shy and am willing to help to the best of my abilities. The bolded is what I am reblogging most at this time of year.

Contact: nykollenyx@gmail.com

Things I like:

Shingeki no Kyojin, Game of Thrones, Evangelion, Lord of the Rings, BBC Sherlock, Supernatural, Free!, Avatar: The Last Airbender/Korra, Pokemon, Naruto, Ookiku Furikabutte, The Avengers, How to Train Your Dragon, Disney, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Aitsu no Daihonmei, The Amazing Spiderman, The Hunger Games

Other:

Animals, These Lovely Ladies, Funny Tag, Feminism, Personal

Important Things!

vigilantedragonlady:

makochantachibanana:

naomidorikawa:

ryunonon:

stop making sports anime with boys and make sports anime with girls

make sports anime with girls that don’t involve their breasts jiggling when they stand up and don’t use every possible camera angel to get in panty shots

please make this happen no panty shots or any of that we need legit sports anime with girls

don’t stop making sports anime with boys, just start making sports anime with girls too

(Source: kyousayas)

virginsacrificer:

that one mutual who constantly reblogs and likes all your posts but never talked to you and you two kinda just

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Every X-Men Movie Ever

Director: hey look, there's Erik Lensherr
Director: what an asshole
Director: but look, he's actually not that much of an asshole
Director: he's misunderstood
Director: he just wants to help
Director: he's gonna help us fix things today, see, he's not an asshole
Director:
Director:
Director: PSYCHE
Director: he's a total fucking asshole
Director: did we get you there?
Me: somehow, even after all these years, you totally did

capleesi:

danytargaryen:

D&D: “LOOK WE’VE CAST ALEXANDER SIDDIG. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANTED? ALEXANDER SIDDIG AS DORAN!

FANS: But where is Arianne?

D&D: BUT ALEXANDER SIDDIG. THE MAN YOU WANTED. YOUR MAN. YOUR MAN AS DORAN MARTELL. Y’ALL ARE SO LUCKY.

FANS: Yes, but what about Arianne. The heir to Dorne.

D&D: HEIR TO DORNE YOU SAY? TRYSTANE IS YOUR MAN!

FANS: But…

D&D: ALEXANDER SIDDIG.

FANS: …

D&D: (whispers) Alexander Siddig…

FANS: …

D&D: Alexander Siddig.

yo D&D

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bedlamsbard:

uristmcdorf:

If you ever feel like archaeological mysteries are impossible to solve without positing aliens, just remember that archaeologists ONLY JUST NOW realised that wet sand is easier to drag stuff along on than dry sand… and that this probably means Egyptian images showing people pouring water from vases in front of stone blocks as they were pulled are probably actually depicting the way those stones were pulled, not some religious ritual of “blessing the rocks”.

FYI in academia, “probably had religious significance” means “I haven’t got a clue what this is for”.

People who aren’t academics, but who have knowledge of things like spinning fibre, knitting, carving, smithing, building, hairdressing etc, keep on astounding academia by having insights into stuff they thought was a mystery.

Lord, yes.  

"What is this thingy for?" "…ritual purposes. Definitely ritual purposes."

Also the always popular casual sexism of (largely male until fairly recently) archaeology.  My favorite example always goes to textile production in ancient Greece and Rome (my field):

"They must have put looms in these small dark rooms," say the male archaeologists (specifically in reference to Pompeii, but you see it elsewhere too). "Men would never want to see women working and also we don’t really understand how textiles are made."

Places where large numbers of loom weights are actually found: the big open rooms with lots of light or in courtyards.  This is always pointed out by female academics who have some experience with crafts.

And this is weaving, people!  This is something that is still practiced commercially today, albeit not in the same way as it was in 79 AD!  It isn’t some obscure craft that went out of practice a millennium or two ago.  Same goes for spinning, knitting, any number of other crafts but especially the feminine ones.

On the other hand there are the non-scholars who are always surprised that pre-modern peoples managed to do anything, but especially anything that modern peoples also do; one of my ex-flatmates expressed extreme surprise that the Romans were capable of shaving.  THE ROMANS.  CAPABLE OF SHAVING!  Imagine that.  Roman razors were probably way sharper than my cheapo Bic woman’s safety razor.

Lawson Gives Out Madoka PE Figures - Japanese People Have No Other Choice But to Abuse Them

madokanews:

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Last week, Lawson, a popular Japanese convince store, began to give out small figurines featuring the Magical Girls of Madoka on all fours dressed in traditional Japanese PE uniforms. Most likely, the idea was to assemble the girls in a cheerleader pyramid position. So of course Japanese people did everything but that.

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sorting out recent thoughts

fannybawws:

pollums:

holding women and women’s media in popular culture accountable and hating women and women’s media in popular culture overlap a great deal.

it’s undoubtedly valuable to feminist discourse but also a dirty kind of justice, and you shouldn’t feel purely righteous for adding to the culture of hate we have towards women, however justified.

you should be aware of the disproportionate power words hold when they’re inflicted against women, analyze the double standards you hold when women make mistakes vs when men make the same mistakes, know that your words don’t just affect the women you’re attacking but also the women around you and how they feel about themselves.

Yeah, exactly.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately in the wake of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer. It’s likely to be a troubling piece of media, but it’s also a mainstream movie about the sexual fantasies of a woman made for other women.

So for me, this is a lot more complex an issue than just, “Wow, the consent in this film is for shit and probably sends some terrible messages to men and girls.” It does do that, but how should we respond?

Shaming women for taking in all the messages they’re sent about their bodies and their sexual desire does nothing to help girls and women. Shame the patriarchy instead for making ownership of self so hard for us and for creating a culture in which some women almost have to eroticize and recontextualize danger to get in touch with their desires.

Personally, I think we ought to flood as many posts about consent as we can. That way, when people search for content along the likes of 50 Shades of Grey, they’ll turn up helpful information as opposed to rebuke. Write enthusiastic and consensual porn for other women, point out what 50 Shades did wrong, get angry about Hollywood cashing in on a movie about an abusive relationship, but don’t smack a ruler on a woman’s knuckles for liking something screwed up.*  We all do that shit. And I really do think women give each other more flack for it than we sometimes give men.

*provided it’s not something illegal and/or harmful to a real human being

vigilantedragonlady:

firelorcl:

girldoesnothing:

oneawesomechick:

kathtea:

earthschild:

greenvegansara:

peta2:

Sheep used for wool are CASTRATED without painkillers, tails CHOPPED off & throats slit, just for a pair of UGG Australia boots, a wool sweater, or jacket: http://peta2.me/uggtober

People still buy these ugly disgusting things. Even when I tell them about the animals that died for their ugly boots they don’t care.

I don’t agree with ugg boots but this is actually bullshit.1. Lamb marking (cutting off tails) is done so that the sheep doesnt get flyblown when summer comes. Flyblown is where flies lay their eggs near the anus of a sheep, when they hatch maggots eat at the inside of the sheep colon, infesting it with bacteria which can eventually kill them, slowly and very painfully.2. Shearing does not injure a sheep, I don’t know about other countries but I’m sure its the same as Australia when if you do not shear them, they DO eventually become flyblown. 3. You CANNOT use wool if it has been contaminated by BLOOD. It cannot be skirted out like poo and urine does by the roustabouts. 4. Once a sheep has had its ‘throat slit’ it cannot be sheared for the same reason as 3. It has no advantage for anyone by killing their livestock if they are in the wool industry. I don’t care about your decision to hate ugg boots, you probably don’t give a flying shit about mine but DO NOT spread this bullshit information when the wool industry does not work that way.



Peta and their bullshit

You do not have to condone woollen clothing (if you’re vegan/simply disagree with animals being used by humans for clothing even if they are not harmed by the process) but for the love of god don’t resort to slinging misinformation around to get your point across, damn.

we used to take care of a herd of sheep on the farm when i was a kid and all of this is true i can’t tell you how many sheep i’ve seen being sheared like you don’t skin them to get the wool they’re still very much alive afterwards do not spread this ‘ruthless cruelty’ bullshit around please and thank you

This drives me crazy. There is enough real animal cruelty going on in the world without people making stuff up. It makes those of us trying to do something about animal cruelty look like liars.
Educate yourselves before you preach. Please.

kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

beanseller:

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team aqua is still better than team magma

leafwhirlwind:

Very important
mo-mtn-girl:

"My lionfish research is going viral…but my name has been intentionally left out of the stories, replaced by the name of the 12-year-old daughter of my former supervisor’s best friend. The little girl did a science fair project based on my PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DISCOVERY of lionfish living in low-salinity estuarine habitats. Her story has been picked up nationally by CBS, NPR, and CORAL magazine, and has received almost 90,000 likes on Facebook, yet my years of groundbreaking work on estuarine lionfish are being completely and intentionally ignored. At this stage in my career, this type of national exposure would be invaluable…if only my name was included in the stories. I feel like my hands are tied. Anything I say will come off as an attempt to steal a little girl’s thunder, but it’s unethical for her and her father to continue to claim the discovery of lionfish in estuaries as her own.I’m looking towards you - my valued friends and colleagues - for suggestions on how I might be able to remedy this intentional misrepresentation without doing anything to disparage the little girl. Most of you are aware of the massive amount of time I put into exposing kids to science, and I obviously don’t want to do anything to diminish this young lady’s curiosity or enthusiasm. I’m thrilled that she chose to look at lionfish for her science fair project, but encouraging an outright lie is poor parenting and a horrible way to introduce a youngster to a career in the sciences. This picture was taken in 2010, when I first discovered lionfish occupying estuarine habitats - 3 years before the little girl’s “discovery” “
-Dr. Zack Jud
I pulled this directly off his Facebook page. 
I will state again that I have nothing against the little girl being so involved and excited by marine biology etc. but it’s appalling that his name isn’t even being mentioned (WAY TO GO SCIENCE JOURNALISTS). 
I don’t think many people realize how valuable this kind of recognition would be for someone who just graduated. 
To look at more of his work that pre-dates the “breakthrough discovery” of the kid go HERE. 
Please spread. Get this guy the recognition he deserves. 
unbalancedfox:

so the TwitchPlaysPokemon channel has a 3DS setup for the upcoming playthrough of pokemon x, and
they somehow managed to get into the home menu from a game, and post on the fucking miiverse
here is their work of art