Skullduggery and Deviance

I like coffee. And lots of other stuff. I dislike mochas. And not much else.

I post fic on AO3:
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’


International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent 

"Catch Me If You Feel Like It: Universal Jurisdiction Legislation and the Prosecution of Rwandan War Criminals"

Australia literally welcomed Ustache war criminals from Croatia who fled from communist Yugoslavia after WWII, because they were anti-communist, and Australia was terrified of communism/jerking of the US. Many of them were military commanders. The Aus government gave them money and land - basically set them up pretty well for life. One guy owned a golf course.

A pretty large number also went back to Yugoslavia during the Balkan Wars to commit further war crimes and lead paramilitary and militia groups.

A similar thing has now happened with some Syrians living in Australia, although many were refugees or citizens, not war criminals, who have gone to fight in Syria. Guess which of the above has caused the most uproar. Guess which of the above has created talk of revoking citizenship and/or residency for commission of war crimes overseas.

Handy hint: it’s the brown men who grew up in/had no criminal record prior to entering Australia, not the white men who worked for the Nazi party and were welcomed because they were violently, genocidally anti-communist.

  • demon: i possessed you
  • me: get the fuck out
  • demon: damn...aight...rude ass bitch...i just need a place to stay my girl kicked me out and i aint got no money...
  • me: shit man, you can stay but don't be spinning my head like an owl and shit



Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

Men are creepy pieces of shit, details at 11.

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i didn’t realize how badly i needed an infinite loop of nicki minaj and ellen degeneres saying different words for booty until suddenly i had it.

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Men always say that as the defining compliment: the Cool Girl. She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means that I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.
Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see these men - friends, coworkers, strangers - giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much - no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version - maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: ‘I like strong women.’ If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because ‘I like strong women’ is code for ‘I hate strong women.’)
I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to like cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy.
But it never happened. Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation! Pretty soon Cool Girl became the standard girl. Men believed she existed - she wasn’t just a dreamgirl one in a million. Every girl was supposed to be this girl, and if you weren’t, then there was something wrong with you.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)

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this is the best thing I’ve seen

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I’m not being crazy, irrational or confusing at all. You’ve repeatedly asked me out, and I’ve always said no. I think I’ve actually exhausted the ways of making myself perfectly clear..
Me earlier today, after being called confusing and ‘an irrational nutcase’ by someone I’ve only ever given one signal to: No. And still, I find myself frantically rereading texts and replaying interactions to see where I might’ve conveyed otherwise. Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel irrational for not meeting the expectations of his loose grip on reality. You are not at fault or responsible for individuals who cannot comprehend the finality of “No”. (via thatlupa)

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  • Person: Have you seen that episode where...
  • Me: I have seen every episode, go on



So I’m moving into a new apartment, and I was told that the room had been damaged, but nothing could have prepared me for the fact that someone had carved Li Shang’s head out of the bathroom door and written “We must defeat the Huns!” on it.


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I’m like a reverse dudebro, I constantly need to reaffirm how queer I am, just in case anyone mistakes me for a heterosexual.

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i talk a lot of shit for someone who can’t choose rude dialogue options in games because i’m scared of hurting a characters feelings

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pining is 100000% the most important aspect of pre-relationship fic for me. good-natured whole-hearted pining filled with lovelorn gazing and chest aching and fluttering touches, that’s my top priority. i was put on this earth to watch characters suffer over the profundity of…


English language and literature, University of South Carolina

"Literally" speaking: Youth language, prescriptivism, and ideology