John Barrowman at FandomFest 2013 (x)
'Never apologize for being nerdy.'
John Barrowman, Patron Saint of Nerds!
Breakfast is in the cafeteria, which is full of sad, shuffling wrecks shivering inside dressing gowns. Morning is the best time of the day here: the confusion has passed from the electroshock, or my stomach has settled after the emetic the day before. It’s the only time I have an appetite—for food, at least. It’s also the only time that we’re allowed to assemble in groups. The other gentlemen at my table are either staring blankly at their plates or pushing the food around and glowering in disgust.
A hand squeezes my shoulder. Warmth jolts down my veins and rattles my bones. James’s aftershave insinuates into my lungs like sweet poison.
‘You okay, Professor?’ he whispers.
|—||An excerpt from Cynnamon Conway’s The Wrong Kind of Human. Truly a captivating and skillful tale of a controlled state with genetically pure humans and cloned slaves. (via jukepopserials)|
Captain Daddy 2
Mahmud of Ghazni and Malik Ayaz.
Mahmud of Ghazni founded the Ghaznavid Empire and ruled as a sultan. He fell in love with Malik Ayaz, a Turkish slave, and their relationship became the epitome of idealized love in Islamic legend and Sufi literature. As the story goes, Ayaz asked Mahmud who the most powerful man in the kingdom was. When the sultan replied that it was himself, Ayaz corrected him, claiming that in fact Ayaz was the most powerful, since Mahmud was his slave. The “slave to a slave” became a favorite trope in Persian literature. R.G.L.
Image by artist Ryan Grant Long
THOR & LOKI: Blood Brothers
Over all the millennia, only you have ever loved me, Thor. Only you have ever looked at me with affection in place of condescension. Why, then, am I killing you and not the others? Because you stopped.
Avengers gag reel