emma. 20. she/they.

After time adrift among open stars,
along tides of light and shoals of dust,
I will return to where I began.

pic by raggedybearcat

Guess who finally finished the timeline for the main missions of s2??? I technically have 12 sides to go though.



So I had ordered a lion statuette for a Pride award but something went wrong somewhere down the line and when it arrived it had only the rear end of the lion.

It was a catastrophe.





Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important


Don’t let them get away with this.  Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal.  JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.

Emma has lots of drawing reference ebooks

  • McDweebface: also warning for the anatomy zip, half of them are really accurate skeleton drawings but the other half are nightmarish like, ‘have you ever wanted to have a nightmare about a person with no skin whose EVERY MUSCLE IS FLEXED ALL AT ONCE have fun with that'
  • Zoe: emma
  • Zoe: emma I'm a surgeon

Deaf wizards and nonverbal versions of the Speech



I could not figure out how to make this rebloggable, so I’m cutting and pasting it here and adding a link back to the original:

Ms. Duane: First of all, I’d like to say that I love that you’re on tumblr and so engaged with your fans. Thank you! My question is: have you ever thought about Deaf wizards? I assume some exist, and that there’s a sign version of the Speech, but if they’re profoundly deaf, do they understand the spoken version? Do others understand their signs? Have you ever thought about including physically disabled people in your stories? (This is a personal interest, so I’m curious!) Thanks! :)

Hey there! Briefly — yes, physically challenged wizards are a lot on my mind. Yes, there are deaf wizards. Yes, there are non-audible recensions of the Speech (on Earth and absolutely elsewhere, because there are lots of species who don’t work in audible sound): yes, there are human wizards who exclusively sign — there are some of them in the upcoming Games Wizards Play, in fact. In one chapter Nita notes this for the first time and thinks (a) “Wow, have I been sheltered, how has this not come up for consideration before?” and (b) Wow, he looks like he’s dancing, how cool is that?! — because the nonverbal recensions of the Speech really put a human through their paces, physically speaking. One great master of that aspect of the Art who we see in passing is a jazz dancer of tremendous skill, and watching him just gives Nita chills, thinking (in passing) of her mother.

I need to do a post about this later in more detail. But in brief: yeah. :)


Oh wow I remember sending in this ask! It was asked-and-answered way, WAY before tumblr (finally) implemented an actual way to reblog answers, hence why you were having trouble reblogging it. The fact that Diane Duane is so meticulously and broadly inclusive always gives me happy feels. :)


okay but consider these

  • 'oh my god im so sorry my dog usually doesnt jump up on people like this i have no idea what their deal is but also hey there'

  • met while jumping into the same pile of freshly raked leaves in a park (alternatively, one jumps in and they met when no 2 kicks said pile of leaves)

  • waiting behind you in line but ‘excuse you me did i just hear you talking shit about my favourite superhero there SON’

  • 3am and the fire alarm in our apartment complex just went off let me lend you my jacket while we wait on the sidewalk

  • it started as one game of ddr in a games acarde/convention and turned into a two hour long battle and i wont let you wiN

  • 'it was raining so hard i wasnt paying attention as i ran into the side of your car/you/your umbrella but were both drenched now and also hey there'

  • eating in the same diner every morning and the waitress ALWAYS mixes up our orders so why dont we just sit at the same table to save her the trouble

  • well were both here to meet a mutual friend to hang out but they dropped out last second and this is awkward as shit huh

  • 'im sorry but your headphones are so loud i can hear them from here and just what the crap do you think youre listening to thats so two thousand and late'

  • 'wait, have we met before?' 'no, i think i wouldve remembered' just in any context just do it okay

  • ghost hunters/haunted house/paranormal investigators au








But! But but but!

Sam DOES follow, just not right away. Sam lives a long, prosperous, ridiculously happy life in Hobbiton with Rosie, with whom he has many children. He was mayor of Hobbiton SEVEN times until he retired at age 96, oversaw the establishment of the Shire as its own independent land, and was personally given the Star of the Dunedain by King Elessar as a gesture of friendship and love. But when Rosie passed away on Mid-Year’s day, Sam rode out from Bag End on September 22nd for the last time and finally followed Frodo to Valinor as the third and last Ringbearer to do so at the grand old age of 104.

He did exactly as Frodo asked him to. He was whole, and happy, and he enjoyed and did more than he could have ever imagined when he was a humble gardener listening in for tales of the Elves. And when he had lived out his life in peace and absolute happiness he earned his reward and followed Frodo home.


Samwise Gamgee: Best character in the whole goddamn LoTR continuum.


“In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.”

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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i don’t know how to deal with this

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Freud sold out his patients, the women who trusted him, to make the scientific world like him.  He gave up his integrity as a scientist for fame.  May it blacken his record forever.

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GoFundMe bans all content “relating to” abortion — leaves antiabortion campaigns active


Fuck them, for real. Nobody with half a conscience should be using them anymore, not after this, not after their Darren Wilson bullshit.

Do not use GoFundMe.

The answer is ~80 and I’m afraid.

[Stares into the middle distance and contemplates how many ZR missions I need to listen to]

remember that time i warned a surgeon that there were some freaky musculature pictures in the zip i sent them. i’m so lucky i’m cute.



To thank all of my awesome followers for sticking with me, encouraging me, and generally making my time on tumblr super great, I’m doing a photography print giveaway.

To enter, all you need to do is like or reblog this post. Each like and/or reblog will net you a separate entry, but please don’t reblog or like with sideblogs that are just for giveaways, that’s not cool.

(You don’t have to be following me to win, although, you totally should. I’m great.)

On October 31st (That’s HALLOWEEN, GUYS), at 12:00 noon CST, I’ll draw three winners at random from all likes and reblogs on this post.

Make sure you can receive a private message from me, since that’s how I’ll let you know you’ve won.

If, for whatever reason I can’t get in touch with a winner by November 6, I’ll do another drawing to pick someone else.

You will need to be willing to provide me with a shipping address — I won’t be mailing you directly, instead, you’ll be getting a package from smugmug, who do all of my prints, and are pretty great. You can be located anywhere in the world, as long as smugmug ships there. (Probably closed to Antarctic entrants, sorry.)

Each winner will receive an 8”x12” print of the photo of their choice, mounted on a ready-to-hang 3/4” standout block. These are pretty nice!

The photos above are just a representative of my work; you are by no means limited to those four. Check out my photography tag here on tumblr, or browse my flickr, smugmug and website — MANY PHOTOS TO CHOOSE FROM.

Thanks for everything, y’all. <3



The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.

The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”, which contains sections for calories consumed and calories burned. 

While this may be useful for those looking to monitor their fitness, it could be triggering and harmful to those suffering with or in recovery from eating disorders, especially in sufferers with obsessive compulsive tendencies they find it very hard to abstain from, such as calorie counting, body measuring and weighing.

Whilst of course the app cannot force you to use it, it cannot be deleted, so will be present within your apps and can be a source of feelings of temptation to record numbers and of guilt and judgement for not using the app.

If you personally feel you could not emotionally handle the presence of this app,  and it would be detrimental to your recovery, please do not download IOS8. I do not know if a new IOS can be avoided permanently (if anyone has any information on this please do add it to the post), but if it cannot then please use the time you have to prepare yourself for the app, and to reinforce reminders that you do not have to calorie count, you do not have to weigh yourself, you do not owe proof of exercise to anyone, person or app.


time rots everything.