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maria. 22. grad student. microbiologist in training. fencer. unabashed nerd.
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I like how every person defending Land and Manara’s artwork are just like

well Spider-Woman has always been drawn like this! she’s always in weird positions and over-sexualized! this is nothing new, stop complaining

its like, dude, thats the fucking problem.

Aug 21st · 22 · ©


girls shouldn’t be waiting for romeo they should be waiting for steve rogers

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We are Groot


We are Groot

Will you guys be fencing at MFCs and CFCs? I don't see it in your schedule?

I think we’ll be fencing at MFCs - I’ll check with the exec board to make sure (but I’m 95% sure). As for CFCs, it depends on where they are this year and if we have full squads. (Oh the partial squad fiasco of last year is a painful story to tell…)

They probably aren’t on the schedule since those are in the spring.

Are you a student (grad or undergrad) at the University of Iowa?

Have you ever been interested in fencing? (not the kind of fences that go around houses - I mean the kind with swords and classy white outfits)

The Hawkeye Fencing Club is here for you! Come see us at OnIowa! on Saturday, August 23 (we’ll be in Hubbard Park) or any of the info fairs going on (the grad student fair on August 20 and the undergrad fair on August 27)!

No experience or equipment is necessary! We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to meet you!


Sincerely, the very Internet-addicted club secretary Maria (Grad Student, epee)


Mariinsky shades appearing out of the nothing


Mariinsky shades appearing out of the nothing

Aug 19th · 357 · © · tagged: ballet


Grimm and Other Folk Tales

by Cory Godbey

Aug 19th · 35936 · © · tagged: art fairy tales



'Peter, don't be afraid…

The Universe may seem vast but you will never be alone.

Be brave my little Star Lord.’

A mix for a scared little boy growing up in deep space. 

Aug 19th · 439 · © · tagged: wow gotg fanmix


Jamie fraser King of men of dedramatizer.

Aug 19th · 503 · ©



we finish each other’s s

pace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Aug 18th · 15695 · ©
Totally judging you.

Totally judging you.


Jamie’s power


Jamie’s power

Outlander Opening Credits


He Jiaying, peintre chinois contemporain

Aug 18th · 31195 · © · tagged: art