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“Her love of Father Ted and tea were sure to endear her to anyone with a liking for comedy or warm beverages, although her love of potato waffles was definitely a trait that took some getting used to.”
- Miss Numbat

stars-inthe-sky:

To the Parks & Rec cast, crew, and creative team—
Thank you for this beautiful, funny, sweet, warm, bright show. I’ve worked in politics and government for most of my career, and it’s such a joy to see my world rendered so lovingly onscreen. I never get tired of the friendships, the town meetings, the “history,” the musical acts…none of it.
I also want to thank you for something else: I’m the kind of fan that spends way too much time on the Internet, and when I started watching “Parks,” I did what I always do. It’s a process I’ve gone through for more fandoms than I can count: trawl Wikipedia for trivia, read a whole bunch of fanfiction, and lurk in a few relevant online communities.
But then something unexpected and new happened: I found an actual community.
Thanks to this show, in the last couple of years, I’ve met fellow Pawnee Goddesses from Australia to Boston (where I live). I’ve debated the accuracy of the Washington arc with the D.C. contingent and the never-cold weather in Pawnee with people who actually live in the Midwest. I’ve traded mix CDs and handmade waffle jewelry to celebrate Leslie’s birthday, and I just got my assignment for a “Secret Yatcher Otter” exchange. 
But at some point, all of our conversations stopped being about just the TV show. It’s been so gradual that I only really realized it recently, but I’ve mailed holiday cards to L.A., Brazil, and North Carolina, and I’m saving up to visit the girls in Chicago, and vice versa. All of these once-faceless people have become very real, very important friends—people I talk to every day, people I turn to when I’m sad, people whose joys I celebrate like my own. The whole group (about thrity, depending on how you count) has even talked about a massive get-together to watch the finale next spring.
In the meantime, though, we got our act together enough to send you this—and our gratitude. It’s thanks to you that we all found each other, and we think that would make Leslie Knope pretty damn proud. When we’re here, we’re home.
<3, Allison

stars-inthe-sky:

To the Parks & Rec cast, crew, and creative team—

Thank you for this beautiful, funny, sweet, warm, bright show. I’ve worked in politics and government for most of my career, and it’s such a joy to see my world rendered so lovingly onscreen. I never get tired of the friendships, the town meetings, the “history,” the musical acts…none of it.

I also want to thank you for something else: I’m the kind of fan that spends way too much time on the Internet, and when I started watching “Parks,” I did what I always do. It’s a process I’ve gone through for more fandoms than I can count: trawl Wikipedia for trivia, read a whole bunch of fanfiction, and lurk in a few relevant online communities.

But then something unexpected and new happened: I found an actual community.

Thanks to this show, in the last couple of years, I’ve met fellow Pawnee Goddesses from Australia to Boston (where I live). I’ve debated the accuracy of the Washington arc with the D.C. contingent and the never-cold weather in Pawnee with people who actually live in the Midwest. I’ve traded mix CDs and handmade waffle jewelry to celebrate Leslie’s birthday, and I just got my assignment for a “Secret Yatcher Otter” exchange.

But at some point, all of our conversations stopped being about just the TV show. It’s been so gradual that I only really realized it recently, but I’ve mailed holiday cards to L.A., Brazil, and North Carolina, and I’m saving up to visit the girls in Chicago, and vice versa. All of these once-faceless people have become very real, very important friends—people I talk to every day, people I turn to when I’m sad, people whose joys I celebrate like my own. The whole group (about thrity, depending on how you count) has even talked about a massive get-together to watch the finale next spring.

In the meantime, though, we got our act together enough to send you this—and our gratitude. It’s thanks to you that we all found each other, and we think that would make Leslie Knope pretty damn proud. When we’re here, we’re home.

<3, Allison

— 1 day ago with 71 notes
#ALLISON  #i had a very very crummy day  #mostly because i make terrible decisions even though i should know better  #and this beautiful card was exactly what i needed  #i love you guys  #parks fandom 
Do you realize, like, some the best things that have ever come out of my mouth were written by the people that wrote that show? — Seth Green [x]

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— 2 days ago with 2274 notes
#ilu oz  #btvs  #Buffy The Vampire Slayer 
"…and then Mindy Kaling, who I understand, I mean you are obviously on her show a lot as well, and you would love to work on something with her again. A book, right?" [x]

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— 3 days ago with 1336 notes
#plz write this book immediately  #bj novak  #mindy kaling 
"

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

"
Libby Anne (via kyrafic)

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— 3 days ago with 80064 notes
#feminism 
"I feel your name
between my legs
and hope that,
somewhere,
underneath your
skin, you are
shaking with the
taste of mine."
these dreams grow more unrealistic by the day, Emma Bleker (via cherrylimeade)

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— 3 days ago with 489 notes
"

…[F]or the first time in my reporting life, [I feel] scarred, deeply scarred by what I have seen…

Leaving Israel and beleaguered Gaza far below me, I lay back in my BA seat headed for London. I donned my headphones and listened to Bach’s heavenly violin concerto in E major, and wept, as I rarely have as an adult.

I wept for two peoples with remarkable similarities. Two peoples of extraordinary gifts and ability. Two peoples living in an area far smaller than England, one of which besieges the other, both of which target each other’s civilians.

This is humankind’s most grievous cancer, for its cells infect conflicts in every corner of the world. We fail as humankind if we do not devise a coming-together. Our leaders, as a vast priority, have to try and try again to use every mechanism in our rare animal capacity - our considerable intellects – to bring these peoples to resolution whatever the cost.

"
Jon Snow, veteran journalist from the UK (via acalc)
— 5 days ago with 4 notes
#gaza  #israel  #palestine  #jon snow my love  #not that jon snow  #this one is far superior