"It seems like we are both pathetically insignificant, and miraculously important at the same time." - ★
Natasha or Dralf (age-old internet name), either works.
20, third year in college majoring in biology, eternally fascinated by the universe, science nerd, Ravenclaw, INTJ, House Stark with a dash of Targaryen, Slayer, blue shirt, writer, asexual, biromantic, sketch-master, fan of many fandoms (Doctor Who, Buffy, and Marvel being my main triumvirate)
What you will find here: Buffyverse, other Whedon stuff, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, other fandoms, animals, feminism and other social justice posts, the occasional personal post, and whatever other random things I feel like posting
his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
It’s my responsibility, she thinks, herding her brothers out the door. I’m the older sister. I’m the oldest child. I do what I have to to help.
Presenting today’s feature:
Summary: Google politely tells her there are no poisonous spiders in Manhattan. Judging by her symptoms — fever, superstrength, newfound desire to shove herself into small dark spaces, and sudden reputation as a masked vigilante — Gwen would beg to differ. [Spider!Gwen AU.] Warnings for SPIDERS. LOTS OF SPIDERS. Blood and minor amounts of gore. Direct displays and discussion of racism, sexism, ableism, and police brutality. Offscreen references to rape, rape culture, gun violence, gun culture.
Why everyone should read it: Do you ever read those fics that are so good it kind of changes your life? You know, where the worldbuilding is fantastic, the characters are spot-on, the dialogue is clever, and the writing is totally solid? Where it takes all the stuff that bothers you about the source material and makes it a thousand times better? And not only that, but actively examines racism, sexism, rape culture, police brutality, etc. in a way that feel especially relevant considering real world events? Where you actually can no longer accept any other version of this fictional universe, even the original canon? And oh yeah, the word count is almost 80k?
This is that fic.
The Serpent Gourd flower(Trichosanthes cucumerina). T cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine The gourd is popular in Southern India and Southeast Asia. It comes in various colors, sizes and shapes, growing to as long as 6 feet, and in Asia is often seen with a rock tied to the tip to keep it growing straight. Shoots and leaves are also eaten as a vegetable. The Snake Gourd has a very strange flower that opens at night
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