La Belle Laide


Aloha, my name is JulesKD and my real home is here. I use this just to follow people and things I think are nifty.

I am a single Mom by choice to a lovely boy born 5/16/13.

Also I'm a novelist in search of an agent, growing a pair refining my query letter.


Stuff I care about: Being art, through Kung Fu (choy lei fuht, broadsword and staff, light-contact sparring, trapping, and forms,) and through dance (Hula/Polynesian.) Human rights, equality, and the freedom of choice for all. Health and wellness, not only for me, but for everyone. I think you have to fight for those things and not just bitch about them. Science, animal rights, availability of information, sustainable living. Movies, music, art, and how best to have fun and adventures. Laughter, friends, joy. I root for the underdog.


Stuff I don't care about: what's fashionable, cooing at myself in the mirror, (I avoid the mirror as much as possible,) who's banging whom. I try my best to avoid toxic stuff like magazines.


Oh, and finally I'm a massage therapist and I love my job! So I could tell you a story, make you feel awesome, dance a Hula, or I could leg-sweep you and punch you in the face. YOU NEVER KNOW.

Ask me anything

It just occurred to me that if there was a Loki/Bucky pairing (there must be, actually,) it would be called “Lucky” and that cracked me up.

Tagged: lokibucky barnesmarvelLucky

wilsoncenter:

What do Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iraq beat America at? Having women in congress/parliament
Countries with better representation of women in government than the United States (hat tip to our Women in Public Service Project):
Rwanda - 56%
Andorra - 50%
Cuba - 45%
Sweden - 45%
Seychelles - 44%
Senegal - 43%
Finland - 43%
South Africa - 42%
Nicaragua - 40%
Iceland - 40%
Norway - 40%
Mozambique - 39%
Denmark - 39%
Netherlands - 39%
Costa Rica - 39%
Timor-Leste - 39%
Belgium - 38%
Argentina - 37%
Mexico - 37%
Tanzania - 36%
Spain - 36%
Uganda - 35%
Angola - 34%
Serbia - 33%
Nepal - 33%
Germany - 33%
Macedonia - 33%
Ecuador - 32%
Slovenia - 32%
New Zealand - 32%
Algeria - 32%
Guyana - 31%
Burundi - 31%
Switzerland - 29%
Portugal - 29%
Trinidad and Tobago - 29%
Austria - 28%
Ethiopia - 28%
Afghanistan - 28%
France - 27%
Lesotho - 27%
Tunisia - 27%
Belarus - 27%
South Sudan - 27%
El Salvador - 26%
Bolivia - 25%
Iraq - 25%
Laos - 25%
Canada - 25%
Australia - 25%
Sudan - 25%
Lithuania - 25%
Vietnam - 24%
Namibia - 24%
Kazakhstan - 24%
Singapore - 24%
Liechtenstein - 24%
Croatia - 24%
Poland - 24%
Kyrgyzstan - 23%
Latvia - 23%
Bulgaria - 23%
Philippines - 23%
Pakistan - 23%
United Kingdom - 23%
Malawi - 22%
Mauritania - 22%
Czech Republic - 22%
Eritrea - 22%
Uzbekistan - 22%
Luxembourg - 22%
Peru - 22%
Italy - 21%
Boznia and Herzegovina - 21%
China - 21%
Greece - 21%
Cape Verde - 21%
Estonia - 21%
Dominican Republic - 21%
Cambodia - 20%
Israel - 20%
Moldova - 20%
Bangladesh - 20%
Honduras - 20%
Monaco - 19%
Tajikistan - 19%
Mauritius - 19%
Slovak Republic - 19%
Indonesia - 19%
Sao Tome and Principe - 18%
United States - 18%
(source: World Bank)

wilsoncenter:

What do Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iraq beat America at? Having women in congress/parliament

Countries with better representation of women in government than the United States (hat tip to our Women in Public Service Project):

  1. Rwanda - 56%
  2. Andorra - 50%
  3. Cuba - 45%
  4. Sweden - 45%
  5. Seychelles - 44%
  6. Senegal - 43%
  7. Finland - 43%
  8. South Africa - 42%
  9. Nicaragua - 40%
  10. Iceland - 40%
  11. Norway - 40%
  12. Mozambique - 39%
  13. Denmark - 39%
  14. Netherlands - 39%
  15. Costa Rica - 39%
  16. Timor-Leste - 39%
  17. Belgium - 38%
  18. Argentina - 37%
  19. Mexico - 37%
  20. Tanzania - 36%
  21. Spain - 36%
  22. Uganda - 35%
  23. Angola - 34%
  24. Serbia - 33%
  25. Nepal - 33%
  26. Germany - 33%
  27. Macedonia - 33%
  28. Ecuador - 32%
  29. Slovenia - 32%
  30. New Zealand - 32%
  31. Algeria - 32%
  32. Guyana - 31%
  33. Burundi - 31%
  34. Switzerland - 29%
  35. Portugal - 29%
  36. Trinidad and Tobago - 29%
  37. Austria - 28%
  38. Ethiopia - 28%
  39. Afghanistan - 28%
  40. France - 27%
  41. Lesotho - 27%
  42. Tunisia - 27%
  43. Belarus - 27%
  44. South Sudan - 27%
  45. El Salvador - 26%
  46. Bolivia - 25%
  47. Iraq - 25%
  48. Laos - 25%
  49. Canada - 25%
  50. Australia - 25%
  51. Sudan - 25%
  52. Lithuania - 25%
  53. Vietnam - 24%
  54. Namibia - 24%
  55. Kazakhstan - 24%
  56. Singapore - 24%
  57. Liechtenstein - 24%
  58. Croatia - 24%
  59. Poland - 24%
  60. Kyrgyzstan - 23%
  61. Latvia - 23%
  62. Bulgaria - 23%
  63. Philippines - 23%
  64. Pakistan - 23%
  65. United Kingdom - 23%
  66. Malawi - 22%
  67. Mauritania - 22%
  68. Czech Republic - 22%
  69. Eritrea - 22%
  70. Uzbekistan - 22%
  71. Luxembourg - 22%
  72. Peru - 22%
  73. Italy - 21%
  74. Boznia and Herzegovina - 21%
  75. China - 21%
  76. Greece - 21%
  77. Cape Verde - 21%
  78. Estonia - 21%
  79. Dominican Republic - 21%
  80. Cambodia - 20%
  81. Israel - 20%
  82. Moldova - 20%
  83. Bangladesh - 20%
  84. Honduras - 20%
  85. Monaco - 19%
  86. Tajikistan - 19%
  87. Mauritius - 19%
  88. Slovak Republic - 19%
  89. Indonesia - 19%
  90. Sao Tome and Principe - 18%
  91. United States - 18%

(source: World Bank)

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Stuff you won’t see on my Tumblr, and stuff you might

Some stuff you won’t see on my Tumblr:

  • Graphic pictures of dead animals (if it somehow gets there, I will make sure it’s tagged like crazy. But really, probably not.)
  • "IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS YOU’RE AWFUL!!!!1111" guilt trips.
  • Porn or anything graphically sexual - It doesn’t offend me, but I have kids around, and my Tumblr links to my FB, so I won’t be reblogging that stuff. I appreciate NSFW/porn tags when others post it, so I can look at it at my discretion if I feel like it. :)  
  • Paparazzi pics of celebrities, including sneaky, fan-taken pics. Those do gross me out. If someone doesn’t have permission to take a pic of a celebrity, but does anyway and then posts it, those pics make me super uncomfy and you will never see me reblog one. Ugh, I wish there was a way to block those.
  • Real person fic, or links to it. GROSS.
  • Anything really violent, or videos or gifs where it looks like someone got hurt. That kind of thing makes me cringe like hell.

What you will see, though!

  • Pics of Tom Hardy (ones that he posed for / was aware of.) LOTS OF THOSE.
  • Lots of feminist, anti-racist, anti-class warfare, anti-bigotry, pro choice, pro gun control stuff. Conservatives can GTFO my face.
  • Fandom things. Inception, Doctor Who, Torchwood stuff, Hannibal, Buffy, Miyazaki, Marvel movie stuff, Final Fantasy, Kenshin kinda things.
  • Polynesian dance and mele related stuff. 
  • The occasional martial arts thing.
  • Cute and funny animals.
  • Shaming of cultural appropriation (like hipsters wearing headdresses etc.)
  • Yummy food. (No meat though.)
  • HitRECord stuff
  • Updates about my writing and query letter process / progress and some flailing.
  • Poetry
  • Sometimes a pic or two of my kid and my dogs

I think that about covers it. Follow or unfollow. And post your own if you like!

y0ungl0ves:

Bucky.

y0ungl0ves:

Bucky.

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iamnotswarley:

haanigram:

turian-chocolate:

GUESS WHAT GUYS A NEW ENTHUSIASTIC VIDEO FROM AXN KOREA

this promo is out of control

I DON’T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE

I THINK AXN KOREA IS OUT-FANNIBALING US ALL

NO, I DON’T THINK

I KNOW.

I really really love Korea’s interpretation of Hannibal. Imma need a translation of this.

Tagged: hannibalnbc hanniballmao wowkoreanneeds a translationoh fandom

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Tagged: inceptioneamesdom cobbcobb pulling cooties out of his hair in this scene always cracks me up

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smallapplegoat:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

Actually, the graph wasn’t created by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement—that’s just where the data came from.
The graph was created by Christine Chan, a graphics journalist for the Asian branch of news outlet Reuters. Here’s her explanation, from her Twitter account:

The link in the second tweet goes to a graph of the Iraq war’s death toll that uses the same inverted-y technique and with red coloring above the line, so that higher death tolls look like larger drips of blood. (This is very obvious because the linked graph is titled “Iraq’s bloody toll” and the lines are in more of a drip-like pattern. I would never have gotten the image of dripping blood from Chan’s graph.)
That linked graph is from the South China Morning Post, and Chan’s Twitter bio says she lives in Singapore. It’s possible that the inverted y axis is a more conventional way to visualize data in those countries. (Or maybe it’s not, I have no idea.) It’s even more possible she wasn’t completely aware of the political implications the graph would have in the US.
In any case, it looks like this is more an unfortunate coincidence than an intentionally misleading Fox News–style graph (which definitely do exist).

smallapplegoat:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

Actually, the graph wasn’t created by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement—that’s just where the data came from.

The graph was created by Christine Chan, a graphics journalist for the Asian branch of news outlet Reuters. Here’s her explanation, from her Twitter account:

The link in the second tweet goes to a graph of the Iraq war’s death toll that uses the same inverted-y technique and with red coloring above the line, so that higher death tolls look like larger drips of blood. (This is very obvious because the linked graph is titled “Iraq’s bloody toll” and the lines are in more of a drip-like pattern. I would never have gotten the image of dripping blood from Chan’s graph.)

That linked graph is from the South China Morning Post, and Chan’s Twitter bio says she lives in Singapore. It’s possible that the inverted y axis is a more conventional way to visualize data in those countries. (Or maybe it’s not, I have no idea.) It’s even more possible she wasn’t completely aware of the political implications the graph would have in the US.

In any case, it looks like this is more an unfortunate coincidence than an intentionally misleading Fox News–style graph (which definitely do exist).

Tagged: Okaythat clears it upbut stillstill look at that graph

Source: stormingtheivory

flintlock:

note-a-bear:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

woooooow

The person who made the graph claims to have based the design off of this graph which, because of the poll’s title and bar graph style representation, actually works. Maybe he did that shit on purpose. Maybe bad graphic design hurts.

flintlock:

note-a-bear:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

woooooow

The person who made the graph claims to have based the design off of this graph which, because of the poll’s title and bar graph style representation, actually works. Maybe he did that shit on purpose. Maybe bad graphic design hurts.

Tagged: gun violencegun nutsstand your groundWHOA GUN NUTSEVIL

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WEIRD GROSS THRUSTING.
— my cousin, watching an awkward sex scene on TV

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

ikkimikki:

the-feminist-fangirl:

chandra75:

George Takei,

You rule. 

George Takei is a beautiful human being.

I love George Takei!

George Takei being amazing

LOOK AT ALL THIS STAR-SASS RIGHT HERE :D

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There are very, very few African-American astrophysics PhDs. That’s for a reason. I was doing something people of my skin color were not supposed to do.

I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the physics building,” he explained. “Seven times. Zero times was I stopped going into the gym — and I went to the gym a lot. That says all you need to know about how welcome I felt at Texas.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an anomaly in American science

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Sophie, the girl, is given a spell and transformed into an old woman. It would be a lie to say that turning young again would mean living happily ever after. I didn’t want to say that. I didn’t want to make it seem like turning old was such a bad thing — the idea was that maybe she’ll have learned something by being old for a while, and, when she is actually old, make a better grandma. Anyway, as Sophie gets older, she gets more pep. And she says what’s on her mind. She is transformed from a shy, mousy little girl to a blunt, honest woman. It’s not a motif you see often, and, especially with an old woman taking up the whole screen, it’s a big theatrical risk. But it’s a delusion that being young means you’re happy.

Hayao Miyazaki, on what attracted him to Howl’s Moving Castle

The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: “The New Yorker” (January 17th, 2005) 

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Reblog if you think fanfiction is a legitimate form of creative writing.

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