Peter Quill actually only had trouble holding the infinity stone because he’s half Terran.

A fully human Terran would have done much better.

I mean, Jane Foster had the aether inside of her in Thor 2, and that seemed pretty potent (and potentially could have…


Some scribbles of The Piemaker because I’ve been marathoning Pushing Daisies again 

no one’s ever survived a night in the m a z e

Non-Explicit Podfics

for mutantandconfused

Notes: I recommend downloading the m4b files, those are audiobook files so iTunes will keep them separate from your music files. If there isn’t a m4b file available, I use Chapter and Verse to convert mp3 files to m4b, but if that doesn’t work for you or is just too much trouble, just ask and I can give you the converted files on a flash drive or something.

I would recommend with starting with something short, like Why We Tell Our Stories, Mockingbird (Part 20 in the Illogical series, but can be read as a standalone), or A Small Respite and A Question of Hope. That being said, if you only ever listened to one podfic ever I would tell you to listen to In Our Line of Work.

A great podfic resource is, as you may have noticed that’s where I linked all the podfics to. Its basically the same as AO3, it acts as a central archive so the vast majority of podfics will be on it.

His Dark Materials

Why We Tell Our Stories: An Introduction to the New Oxford Universal Collection of Folktales, Dreamings, and Myths, by Doctor Constance Nine

Summary: The fairy tale, “Lyra and the Harpy with No Name,” is only a small sequence within the well-known mythic arc, The Thousand Garden Cycle.



The National Service Series (Part 6 is a Torchwood crossover)

Summary for the first part: Soldiering is soldiering, even when you’re using a gun rather than a sword. And they’re underestimating you because of your age.



How I Survived My Summer Vacation, by Tamika Flynn, Age 12 ¾

Summary: The first book on Tamika Flynn’s Summer Reading Program Sticker Chart is Lord of the Flies.

She doesn’t really like it.


Pacific Rim

Reconstruction Site

Summary: One day he looks up from the scaffolding and realizes that he’s almost exactly at Jaeger height and has to wrap his hand tight against the metal to keep from stepping out into the air. Not because he wants to kill himself or anything, just because for a split second his mind felt that old equilibrium and he just knew he should be able to, should be able to walk straight across the valley in front of him and out into the sea and on forever until he finds whatever’s next.



Conspirators in Living

(I can’t access the text version so no summary but VERY good.)


In Our Line of Work

Summary: Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).


If I had to make a case for podfics as a medium this would be the podfic I’d pick, it is exquisitely made and all around fantastic


Beltane Cycle (this is WIP series be warned)

Summary for the first part: There is a story that is not told in Ealdor anymore, not for many years now, a story about Beltane Eve.


All the Laughter from Before

Summary: It’s pretty, but very distressing. And lo, all is sunshine and daisies… and death, but what can you do?


Teen Wolf

Play it Again

Summary: In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.

“Laura wants to lure the kid in with food and kindness and make a pet of him, like a feral cat. Derek wants to have him arrested for stalking. They’re at an impasse. (And the rest of the family is staying emphatically out of it in a way that suggests bets have been placed.)”


Pull of the Tide

Summary: Stiles appears alone at the doors of the emergency room the morning after the full moon, covered in blood with a deep slash torn across his left side. He’s suffering from hypovolemic shock and barely conscious and he won’t tell anyone what happened—not his hospital appointed psychiatrist, not his father. Not even his pack.

The list of suspects is disconcertedly short. There were only seven others in the woods with Stiles that night: Derek, Scott, Boyd, Erica, Isaac, Jackson and Allison. And none of them remember the night in quite the same way.



Dust in the Wind (American Gods crossover)

Excerpt: They are the gods of the open road and the hunt, of classic rock and stupid luck, of truck stops and greasy diners, of dollar beers and pool halls.


Unorthodox Methods (White Collar crossover)

Summary: Sam goes to law school and eventually joins the FBI, where he gets assigned as Peter’s probie, and the New York FBI office staff are amused, and eventually, slightly traumatized


A Small Respite and A Question of Hope

(can’t access written version for summary, but a look from Michael’s (I think) perspective a few 100 years after the show, and the Winchester Gospels have been firmly integrated into society as religious texts)


Star Trek

Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit

Summary: It really does take a village to raise a Jim.



Summary:During their final semester at Starfleet Academy, two people who have no intention of ever changing transform each other.


The Illogical (√π233/hy7) Series

Summary: If Kirk was a maths genius, and never took Pike up on the dare to do better, but still managed to get to Starfleet? This is what that would look like.

Parts 1, 7, 14, 16, 18, and 19 are explicit, but you can download 1-21 compiled here. [14:02:21] and 22 here [02:14:30] and just skip those, and it won’t affect your enjoyment of the rest of the series since they’re mostly centered around a specific character and not that tied into a main plot.

Or you can get each section separately, the reading order is here and you can find all the separate podfics here.

29 Sep (3)


Actual representation of what happens when you and your friend have class together.

there and back again


alternate poster: captain america the first avenger [8/]

"I hear you’re kind of attached."
"It’s handier than you might think."


exchanging headcanons and AUs with friends like



really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills


me and my friends


I forget how gay I am till I’m around a bunch of straight people.


The Device that is keeping you alive, is also killing you.

- J.A.R.V.I.S. to Tony Stark

I was wondering what you meant by the comment on the old comic panel that you posted with the caption 'A Last Blast Against Misinformation Considering the History of the Word “Punk”'? I've looked up the definitions (albeit in online dictionaries) and have found both meanings listed, but I'm sure you know better than me. Is the "twink-equivalent" definition that people tend to get worked up over largely inaccurate?






So far as I can tell, “punk” has never been synonymous with “twink.” Within male prison subculture, it was historically used to refer to the effeminate member of a homosexual relationship— so it’s probably closer to “bitch,” in that sense, as in “prison bitch.” However, outside of that particular subculture, it retained its mainstream meanings of “bad” (“feeling punk”) or, way more commonly, “kid.” In the early 20th century, circuses and carnivals would advertise children’s days as “punk days,” and— as you can see from that 1942 Captain America comic— “punk” was widely used to emphasize the youth or inexperience of boys/young men. (It was also, in a more technical sense, used to refer to stuff that started fires.)

A good fast-and-dirty way to get a sense of how a word was being used at a particular time is to search a corpus (say, Google Books) for a particular time period, and pay attention to the different contexts in which the word occurs. Obviously it’s not perfect— people didn’t always talk how they wrote, even in fiction— but it’s a starting point?

HOWEVER: you should never assume that someone knows better than you; you should always double-check their work!

It did have a little bit wider circulation as a “queer” term than just prison—during the Depression it became the term for someone who was young, probably a teenager, who was in a usually sexual relationship with an older man referred to as a “wolf” who provided the younger guy with guidance, protection, money, etc. It would’ve probably been familiar as a term to anyone who had contact with working-class queer culture in NYC, or anyone with hobo connections. But it still retained the other, non-queer meanings you described outside of it.

How people got to think it was the oldtime equivalent of “twink,” I have no idea, because that’s just not at all what it is. It’s more like…I dunno, is there a word for the person who has a sugar daddy? It’s kinda like that.

Reblogging for more info!

eta: It’s probably useful to think of the meaning-cluster of the word as having to do with “boy,” in the sense that we still understand the word “boy” as usually meaning a young person, but potentially also being a demeaning or sexually descriptive word (depending on context).

#the great punk debate of 2014

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