[I’ve been sitting on this post for about three weeks, trying to decide if I wanted to make it or not. I’ve finally decided it’s time to put it out there, so.]
This essay was originally going to be added to this post [link to be added once it’s posted] about Steve’s dog-tags, but I apparently have a lot of feelings about this and it ended up being ridiculously long and sort of tangential to the original post, so I’m simply linking the two. I’ve divided the essay into three parts: church history, immigration history, and speculation.
Disclaimer: I was raised Protestant (in a non-denominational Stone-Campbell church), and I attended undergrad at a Protestant Christian liberal arts college (also Stone-Campbell). My undergraduate degree included church history, but I am definitely not an expert, so I’ve included lots of Wikipedia links to compensate. I am currently attending a Catholic university for my masters, but again, the focus has not been church history (although I have interviewed and transcribed interviews with Catholic priests from the Brooklyn Diocese as part of my classes). I know enough about church history to feel comfortable making this post, but not enough to go into further detail than what is laid out here. If I have made any egregious errors in regards to either branch’s history, please drop me a note so I can correct them.
Christopher Eccleston on the relationship between the Doctor and his companions
I love you.
THAT’S MY BABY
I love you.
why do people skip him? He’s MY Doctor!!!!
This set includes:
- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl.
- A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets)
- An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred.
- Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.
- Three TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.
- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)
- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.
Thanks ever so much to the awesome people of DFTBA for letting me be part of this! Did I mention you’re all awesome?
Darcy/Steve runaway bride + roadtrip au
Darcy’s been having wedding jitters all for days, but the butterflies are never so active as on the morning of her wedding. Still, she gets up, goes through the motions of wedding day excitement, gets dressed before she finally decides to say throw away tradition and seek reassurances from the groom himself. Except when she finds him, he’s seeking his own mouth-to-mouth kind of comfort from one of the wedding guests.
Well what’s a rational, adult, pissed off, and stunned bride to do except make a run for it? She’s not entirely certain where she’s going when she heads for the hills, but that’s what passing motorcyclists are for, right?
Enter Steve Rogers. He’s minding his own business, doing a little running of his own. This road trip he’s taking is to help unload some of his own baggage, so he’s definitely not in the market for someone else’s. But what else is he supposed to do when some deranged bride comes running into the street? It’s either stop or run her over.
When she rips off the frothy layers of wedding skirts and begs for a ride, he almost wishes he’d done the latter. Still, she’s clearly in trouble, and taking her to the nearest hotel shouldn’t be any big deal at all…
But one day together turns into two, turns into three, turns into more as they get to know each others’ foibles and secrets. Can a road trip that started with a runaway bride turn into love?
my favorite thing is when steve hides full body behind the shield
He’s a little patriotic hedgehog.
Aww, look at Yertle the Turtle over here
Oh, you know. Just a Wonder Woman/Superman Wedding. NBD. (From Offbeat Bride)
Star Trek fan proposing to his girlfriend during their photo with the entire TNG cast
Worth it for the look on Wil Wheaton’s face
For a second there I really though that Wil Wheaton was the one being proposed to.