headcanonish:


Far, Far From Land
Kristen Mcmenamy by Tim Walker

Imprisonment of a mermaid in a tank wasn’t a crime until the recent Ministry decree, which itself only followed on a notorious case that received significant coverage in the Prophet. It’s still questionable whether the decree would have stood in its original form if the ICW hadn’t put significant pressure on the Traditionalists in the Wizengamot to force their hand. The Traditionalists may not want to abide by what they see as foreign interference with British creatures, but they do understand issues of trade and finance, and it’s their fat vaults that will be squeezed if the ICW issues sanctions for disobeying treaties.
And all this because a spoilt child wanted a pretty in their home.

headcanonish:

Far, Far From Land

Kristen Mcmenamy by Tim Walker

Imprisonment of a mermaid in a tank wasn’t a crime until the recent Ministry decree, which itself only followed on a notorious case that received significant coverage in the Prophet. It’s still questionable whether the decree would have stood in its original form if the ICW hadn’t put significant pressure on the Traditionalists in the Wizengamot to force their hand. The Traditionalists may not want to abide by what they see as foreign interference with British creatures, but they do understand issues of trade and finance, and it’s their fat vaults that will be squeezed if the ICW issues sanctions for disobeying treaties.

And all this because a spoilt child wanted a pretty in their home.

(Source: thekineticyouth, via amortentiafashion)

After the disaster that was the Academy of Sciences, I’m casually reclining in golden gate park’s Shakespeare Garden.

Among the hummingbirds, the sun, and shade, it is an unusual and welcome respite.

After a detour in San Leandro, I met my first pair of pigeons!

California is amazing (already).

Today my plan is: breakfast at Beauty’s, then as much of Golden Gate Park as I can fit in, then papalote’s, then the tea garden, then dinner with eggpunk, then Edinburgh Castle, (and hopefully finding my way safely home).

Here we go!

doing my best hugh dancy impression;
the carpet in phoenix has little planes on it!

doing my best hugh dancy impression;
the carpet in phoenix has little planes on it!

uglyfun replied to your post:last-minute packing for california! I’ll be in…

we’ll all be at babscon in SF! Are you going there? If not, we will be going out for dinner in a group at least one of the nights. Let me know if you’d like to come!

I should be there! I’ll pm you my deets but I’m sure we’ll run into each other as well.

Travel update: I have safely arrived in phoenix. Leaving in an hour; another two hours in the air and I’ll be in california.

last-minute packing for california!

I’ll be in San Francisco/Oakland/bay area all week (wednesday-sunday) so if you want to hang out, hit me up.

So, hamlet is over!

It was a really fun show, overall, and a really rewarding experience to be a part of. Hard work, good payoff, the great reassurance that those two things are connected - it’s all good. But I’m kind of ashamed. During the swordfight today, Laertes charged me - as he always does - but I was too quick to step into the line, and too slow to actually parry the foil, so… I got stabbed, hard, right in the stomach. 

I was wearing my binder, so there was extra padding underneath the dress shirt, which may have helped dissipate some of the force of the blow - but it hurts a lot more than I expected it to, and four hours later, I’m surprised. And also… put out. I don’t know. This is what I’m supposed to be good at. Clever, and safe. It’s probably best that I was the one who got stabbed, and I know I’m a better choreographer than I am a fencer (or an actor, for that matter), but still.