What am I doing here in this endless winter?
Tayla --->

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.” - Jack Layton

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I generally blog nature, animals, quotes, poems, stories, female fronted metal, sometimes politics, mental health and a bit of religion. I sometimes think I'm funny, but really I'm just the butt of my own jokes. ;P





eating clocks is really time consuming

especially when you go back for seconds


The gif is perfect because it represents the only two possible reactions to this joke


of course I freed the cute one after making the video | march 2014


of course I freed the cute one after making the video | march 2014

We’re here, we’re queer, have a motherfucking orange


Like many Jews with a social justice bent, I had heard the story of how it came to be that we put an orange on the Seder plate. Supposedly a woman had been speaking on the subject of women Rabbis and a man stood up from the audience to proclaim, “A woman belongs on the bimah like an orange belongs on the seder plate!”

Tonight I learned that this story is false, and the real story is far more meaningful to me (and maybe to you as well). I share it below (from http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Passover/The_Seder/Seder_Plate_and_Table/Orange.shtml)

In the early 1980s, while speaking at Oberlin College Hillel [the campus Jewish organization], Susannah Heschel, a well-known Jewish feminist scholar, was introduced to an early feminist Haggadah that suggested adding a crust of bread on the seder plate, as a sign of solidarity with Jewish lesbians (which was intended to convey the idea that there’s as much room for a lesbian in Judaism as there is for a crust of bread on the seder plate).

Heschel felt that to put bread on the seder plate would be to accept that Jewish lesbians and gay men violate Judaism like hametz [leavened food] violates Passover.

So at her next seder, she chose an orange as a symbol of inclusion of gays and lesbians and others who are marginalized within the Jewish community. She offered the orange as a symbol of the fruitfulness for all Jews when lesbians and gay men are contributing and active members of Jewish life.

In addition, each orange segment had a few seeds that had to be spit out—a gesture of spitting out, repudiating the homophobia of Judaism. While lecturing, Heschel often mentioned her custom as one of many feminist rituals that have been developed in the last 20 years. She writes, “Somehow, though, the typical patriarchal maneuver occurred: My idea of an orange and my intention of affirming lesbians and gay men were transformed. Now the story circulates that a man said to me that a woman belongs on the bimah [podium of a synagogue] as an orange on the seder plate. A woman’s words are attributed to a man, and the affirmation of lesbians and gay men is erased. Isn’t that precisely what’s happened over the centuries to women’s ideas?”


In me there’s still a place that fulfils me
A sanctity here that I call home, I run to
When winter descends
If I try, can I find solid ground


A rad sunset B)

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So Benedict says he wants to do Sherlock for another 15 years?


Wow! That’s like, 6 new episodes to look forward to.






Raise your hand if you have watched so much British television that is has actually changed your speech patterns.

I’ve not the slightest idea how you’ve come round to that idea.

Exactly. I haven’t the foggiest idea of how you’ve come to that conclusion.

What in the bloody hell are you blabbering on bout you twat?

Behold, people that have never been within 50 feet of anyone even remotely British.


So my older brother was in a book store and picked up a book about the difficulties faced by same sex parents in society today when a woman came up and bitched him out for being “too young to be reading a book about THAT sort of people.” He saw that she was carrying the third Hunger Games Book so he stared her dead in the eyes and hissed “Prim dies.” and walked away and I have never been prouder to have him as my sibling.


i am a scientist


i am a scientist





I’m not sorry

You shouldn’t be