Title: Bloody Shirt
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Music: "Bloody Shirt (BASTILLE Remix)" by To Kill A King
Summary: Cecil wasn’t the first Night Vale radio host, after all.
Notes: Thanks to Alex/maladyofthequotidian for encouraging me from the very beginning to make this and scribe for being the one to actually get me to finish it.
LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD ADDITION OK
I love these new "type these words into your tags box and post the first tag that automatically pops up" thingies, so fun. Let’s do another one:
This is a fucking fever dream
THE RULES OF ENGINEERING (as dictated by Montgomery Scott)
Remember: ❝The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.❞
A short list of rules and regulations for the engineering decks. These are to be followed along with Starfleet regulations.
Alarmingly, half of this is dress code. Like you all don’t know how to bloody dress properly by now, good lord.
Yes, I realize Starfleet says any variation of the uniform goes, however, as per my right as Chief Engineer, I get to make up whatever else I want at my discretion (and the captain’s, obviously). You have to follow them. Learn to live with it.
- Pants. Wear them. I should not have to tell you that.
-If you come down in a skirt or a dress, you get to turn right back around and change. I don’t feel like subjecting Doctor McCoy to the kind of injury that can cause, thanks. Remember you have to look the man in the eye next time you need a vaccination.
- Stockings do not count as pants. Don’t even try it.
- You may wear whatever shirt you like.
-Personally, I’d argue against short-sleeves or low-cuts, but an arm or chest burn is easier to deal with than… well.
- You will wear some form of regulation boot.
-If I have to explain why or give horrible examples of flip-flop accidents, remove yourself from this ship immediately and please consider never having children.
- Don’t wear necklaces, hats, dangly earrings or loose clothing like scarves.
-Remove all jewelry, as a precaution, actually.
- You will own both a pair of gloves and a pair of goggles.
-You were issued a pair of each. Find them.
- You will not ‘fraternize’ in the engineering decks, on duty or not.
-I will make sure you wind up in McCoy’s six-hour lecture on intergalactic sexually transmitted diseases. I hear it’s quite… riveting.
- Nothing in here is to be climbed on. Do not mimic Keenser.
- If you don’t know what it does, don’t touch it.
-Ask a superior officer to double-check if you’re even slightly unsure
- In the case of an emergency, the only authorized personnel are engineers and medical teams.
-This includes the captain 90% of the time. Always argue with him- I’ll make sure you keep your job.
- Don’t feed the damned tribbles.
-Yes, I’m aware Crewman Walters has about thirty of the things. Yes, I know they are cute. Don’t. Bloody. Feed. Them. He has special permission and he’s not breeding them, all other tribble questions can be referred to him or Doctor McCoy. I don’t want to hear about it.
- No horseplay. Especially near the warp core.
- If you throw water balloons, no one will find your body.
- This pamphlet is your only warning. No second chances.
welcome to the U.S.S. Enterprise
My friend just sent me this and I have been laughing for the last 10 minutes
Up until my second year of high school,
I allowed myself to believe that I wasn’t like other girls
as if there was something fundamentally wrong with other girls
that I had to disinherit.
I used ‘girly girl’ as an insult
like the carefully applied foundation, the long-learned eyeliner
the too-bright lipstick they nearly missed their bus to put on
made them less.
Unlearning was a slow process that I’m still slogging through.
I catch myself raising my eyebrows at a girl on the other side of the room
and have to make myself remember it doesn’t mean shit.
Femininity is not a synonym with stupid or frivolous or weak;
I’ve seen girls who can shiv with a high-heel and look great doing it
or they can sweat and grunt and spit and not give a damn either way.
Your worth is not a win-or-lose depending on if your skirt goes below your knees.
Whether makeup or a bare face or fake eyelashes so heavy you have to squint
a long dress or inch-long skirt or jeans that rip at the knee or shorts that flash your underwear
dreadlocks or metal ear-stretchers or leggings without pants or bedazzled neon nails
bikini or burqa or hair shaved in strips or long plaid shirts
a hoodie that needed washing three weeks ago or dangling earrings or worn out sneakers
a scarf to hide your adam’s apple or sunglasses that cover half your face
braces or glasses or pigtails or a jagged pink mohawk or eighteen clearly visible tattoos-
Wear it as battle armour.”
in case you ever wanted to know what mambo number 5 sounds like with all the instruments (including the drums) replaced with bike horns
this makes me so happy
WE’VE COME FULL CIRCLE!
Dylan O’Brien @ WonderCon 2014 ©
Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?
Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.
What a lovely symmetry.
But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.