"My sexuality is not the most interesting thing about me." - Cosima Niehaus

Haley Ramm on Brenna's unlabeled sexuality, her relationship with Greer in "Chasing Life"

"The way I look at it is that if there’s any young teenagers out there who are watching and are feeling the way Brenna feels and Brenna can be that example where it’s totally normal—and it totally should be, it shouldn’t be anything BUT normal—then I think that’s really cool and I’m so happy to do it."

"Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?"

- Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
22 hours ago    |   Tags: notable quoatables   |   Notes: 6


One of my most irrational pet peeves is when someone says they’re in a “blah blah sandwich” when that’s not actually what they mean. For example, if Delphine was standing between Cosima and Sarah, it wouldn’t be a clone sandwich. It would be a Delphine sandwich. You don’t say “I’ll have a wheat bread sandwich, please.” Or, if you do, I’m sure you cause a lot of confusion and hardly ever get what you want. If you want to mention the bread, you usually do it only as a qualifier. So, in my example, it would be a “Delphine on clone” sandwich. See, isn’t that better than just a clone sandwich?

Like I said, I know it’s irrational, because I obviously would get what people meant if they said Delphine was in a clone sandwich, but it bothers me anyway.



I’ve done this before, but I was tagged again by @njnic23 and the beauty of shuffle is that it’s always different. I mostly listen to Spotify these days, but I jump around from playlist to playlist; it would have been too hard to do anything that didn’t feel like cheating there, so I just used my iPod. 

1. The Last Goodbye - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC)
2. Uninvited - Alanis Morissette (MTV Unplugged)
3. Murder, Murder - Jekyll & Hyde (OBC)
4. Finale - Billy Elliot the Musical (2005 Original London Cast)
5. Love Will Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Grease 2
6. Faith Won’t Fail - Katy Perry (Katy Hudson)
7. The Nicest Kids in Town - Hairspray (OBC)
8. Whisper - Regina Spektor (Soviet Kitsch)
9. Love Me for Me - Ashley Tisdale (Headstrong) [You shut your judgy mouth.]
10. The Long Way Home - Norah Jones (I don’t know what album, it’s a cover.)
11. Contigo en la Distancia - Christina Aguilera (Mi Reflejo)
12. When Your Eyes Say It - Britney Spears (Oops! I Did It Again) [I love that XTina and B.Spears were hanging out together in my shuffle.)
13. Elements - A Fine Frenzy (Bomb in a Birdcage)
14. Where’s the Love - Hanson (Middle of Nowhere)
15. Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Sweeney Todd (OBC)
16. Never a Day Goes By - Jennifer Love Hewitt (Jennifer Love Hewitt) [Hey what did I say about judgy mouths?]
17. Electric Chapel - Lady Gaga (Born this Way)
18. A La Nanita Nana - Cheetah Girls (Cheetah Girls 2) [Okay fine, judge me for this one.]
19. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato (Unbroken)
20. Benny’s Dispatch - In The Heights (OBC)

What can I say, I’m weird. Er, sorry, eclectic. I’m eclectic. 

1 day ago    |   Tags: Punky gets Personal   |   Notes: 4

  • Question: I am an avid follower of your musings here and on twitter, and you make me laugh till my sides hurt almost every day. I feel like I know you, but I don't, and so I kind of want to know you. Is that weird? Sorry. Also, what would a gal have to do to hypothetically get a date with you? (If you are available that is, and I don't mean to assume!) - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Well gosh! Thank you so much for saying such nice things! Making people laugh is my favorite thing in all the world, so it means a lot to hear that.

    Wanting to get to know me isn’t weird! I’ve gotten to know a lot of people I knew on the internet first thanks to AfterEllen and fandom, and it has been pretty awesome so far. 

    I’m extremely flattered by your question, even though it’s hypothetical, and even though I’m sure you wouldn’t feel the same way if you saw how flaily and weird and eccentric and occasionally sassy and did I mention weird I am in real life. But, to answer your question, hypothetically, if someone wanted a date with me, here are some things a gal would have to do:

    1. Tell me her name. I’m old-fashioned that way.

    2. Live in or around NYC.

    3. Be over 18. Actually, probably between 25 and 35 if I’m being honest, but over 18 is the only STRICT requirement. I’m no Ezra Fitz. 

    4. Be a generally nice and interesting person.

    5. Like Orphan Black. At least enough to be comfortable with my level of obsession with it and to participate in open discourse about it somewhat regularly. 

    5. Be willing to meet me in a well-lit, crowded place. Preferably in a group setting first. Because I watch a LOT of television, and because once I spent a few months watching nothing but about 8 seasons of Criminal Minds and it kind of broke my ability to trust strangers. 

    6. Be aware that I am much more eloquent when I can read and re-read my own thoughts before sharing them, and that in real life I talk way too fast and sometimes stumble over my words when I get excited and talk with my hands to the point where my family moves their cups and glasses away from me when I start telling a story. 

    7. Start off by just emailing me! PunkyStarshine at gmail dot com. :)

By Golly, this episode was full of emotions. I tried to process them all but there are a million conflicting feelings fighting for dominance. Full recap here: http://bit.ly/1AEJXJb 

  • Question: Your investigative skills RE: Concrete Blondes is much appreciated. It was very necessary that I know where that came from because groping. You're awesome. ~Rachel - landslidesom
  • Answer:

    Someone on my notifications page said the movie is awful but it can’t be ALL bad! It’s lesbian assassins! Starring Carly Pope! I can’t wait to watch it, personally. 

    (The gifset in question: http://landslidesom.tumblr.com/post/95412425978

4 days ago    |   Tags: Concrete Blondes Ask Punky   |   Notes: 1

Yeah someone’s going to need to tell me what this is from immediately because I need it. 

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5 days ago    |   Tags: tag your shit i need these girls in my life immediately lesbians   |   Notes: 21329

Dear The Smithsonian,
I heard you’re collecting LGBT artifacts for an exhibit. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Some of my suggestions: http://bit.ly/1q2WqSg 
There’s more where that came from.
Valerie Anne 

Dear The Smithsonian,

I heard you’re collecting LGBT artifacts for an exhibit. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Some of my suggestions: http://bit.ly/1q2WqSg 

There’s more where that came from.


Valerie Anne 

"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another."

- Rumi  (via atawdrydoll)

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We're about to see a lot more of Kate McKinnon

I wrote a thing. Just a little thing, but it’s all about Kate McKinnon. You’re welcome.

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You still talk too much.

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Disney Heroines and lines from “Let It Go”

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Rise up, Mockingjays: Some thoughts on Ferguson


Everything I know about basketball, I learned from my friend Craig. We grew up on the same street, a couple of houses down from each other. He didn’t treat me like a fragile little flower because I was a girl. He boxed me out, hard. He set screens like a wall. I was on the receiving end of his…

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