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Life, Saw, and Steam: fandomsandfeminism There is a phrase used to describe people, often strangers, as "ships passing in the night." The phrase is meant to describe how fleeting the intersection of two lives can be, how briefly people we don't know can flicker in and out of our lives. But when I read about the Titanic, I think we can push the phrase further. Because sometimes, as you pass another ship in the night, you may hear a cry in the dark. A person in danger. A shout for help. Distress rockets and SOS signals wailing into the night. A stranger in crisis. And in those fleeting moments as your ship passes theirs, you get to make the choice- are you the Californian, the closest ship to the Titanic, which saw the distress rockets and saw the lights on the horizon and sat and did nothing; or are you the Carpathia, turning on a dime, pushing all steam to the engines, racing to help? We can not say for sure what caused the Californian to not help the Titanic in that night of crisis. Whether is was apathy or incompetence or fear, we don't knovw But we know that every single soul who survived the Titanic survived because of the Carpathia. Because the crew and the passengers of that ship raced nearly 60 miles through ice fields above their maximum speed in the dead of night, readying life boats, readying triage, to pull them from the water. So, yes, we are ships passing in the night, and when given the chance to turn away or do good, always err on the side of reckless compassion. concept: bystanders should be called californians.

concept: bystanders should be called californians.

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Love, Tumblr, and Blog: audereviridis: sixpenceee: The terrors in the night. Art by Boris Groh. This is spooky and fantastic and I love it

audereviridis: sixpenceee: The terrors in the night. Art by Boris Groh. This is spooky and fantastic and I love it

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Children, Cute, and Family: DRAW TOR 2/ BROTHER FROM ANOTHER SPECIES The lion reached the barrier before the zoo keepers could catch up. But when he got there, he stopped and dl still as if transfixed. The girl held her father's hand, unafraid and completely still. Each a caged beast in their own way, the lion and the girl seemed to recognize something in cach other. The father didn't interrupt but moved his hand to her shoulder protectively The zoo keepers hadn't seen the cat behave that way before or since. Later, witnesses couldn't recall what attracted the lion to the little girl, but as the two faced each other, locking eyes from behind their respective railings, they swore they heard him purring DRAW THE STORY: GUESTS John got out of bed, shivered, and clicked on his flashlight. He hadn't expected his rented summer cottage to be nted, but he did have a healthy appreciation for irony. Besides, he studied the paranormal for a living. He'd seen his share of spooky dwellings, heard his share of bumps in the night. But this was different. This little house was clean and It was old in a charming antique kind of way with exposed beams and large windows looking out on the Atlantic He'd felt something funny during the day but had written it off as remnants of work that hadn't yet cleared from right. his mind but he'd been woken in the night by the sounds of a family in the next room. A mother the kitchen and three children playing what sounded like jacks. All the tell-tale signs were there. It was stran Tulx and his skin prickled. As he turned the corner from the hall to the living room, there they were. clattering around in gely cold for DRAW THE STORY: WOULD YOU CARE TO JOIN NSFORE DINNER THANK YOU JUST WANTED THANS queenpantsu: noctuart: I bought this book at the bookstore today hoping it would help my art block or at least give me a way to practice drawing something every day but it’s pretty cute haha This is super cool omggg. Need one of these!!

queenpantsu: noctuart: I bought this book at the bookstore today hoping it would help my art block or at least give me a way to practice d...

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