Hello there! So what's with the Arabic symbol on my blog? The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been using this symbol, the Arabic letter Nun, to mark the homes of Nasrani ("Nazarenes"; Christians), singling out Christian households for abuse, exile, and execution. It is meant as a mark of fear and shame. But just as we transformed an instrument of torture and oppression against people into our most recognized symbol, Christian brothers and sisters around the world, as well as brave Muslim neighbors, are willingly taking it up in solidarity with Arab Christians. I will stand marked with my siblings. I am N.

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Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses by Diane Duane

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Thing we were reminded of in “Time Heist”: Clara is mentally/psychically *tough*.


This is just a dream. Just lie back again, just lie back on the bed. It will all be okay if you just lie down and go to sleep. Just do that for me. Just sleep.

Based on zagreus-taking-time-apart's posts (1 2 3 4)

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Locksley! I’m going to cut your heart out with a spoon!!!
Nottingham “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”


So what I got from the ‘boyfriend’ conversation in Deep Breath was that Eleven was so heartbroken about losing Amy and Rory and River that he tried to fit Clara into a defining little box and use her as a substitute for River and the Ponds because he was so lonely and broken afterwards, and sort of forgot that she was her own person. 

*remembers the ‘I’m not going to be a ghost to you’ conversation*

That and he was sort of using flirting with her as a distraction, I think. They were both *really enjoying* the flirting thing, even though Clara gets mad and denies it when Vastra implies that that’s *all* she sees in the Doctor.

I love that the Doctor apologizes (sort of) for his part.


hNii’t - Not old enough to love as yet, but old enough to die, indeed

I’ve been rereading Young Wizards can you tell

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…I really need to catch up on MTMTE.

Interestingly, INFJs have a more difficult time when it comes to perceiving and understanding their own emotions. This is due to the fact that their Feeling function is directed outwardly (i.e., extraverted) rather than inwardly. Unlike INFPs, INFJs don’t spend a great deal of time trying to sort out their emotions. Inwardly, they deal in the currency of Intuition (Ni) and Thinking (Ti). Hence, when INFJs find themselves in emotionally taxing circumstances, they often turn to others for support or direction. So while INFJs are extremely gifted at helping others solve their problems, they can have greater difficulty when it comes to navigating their own.


"Why does he have to sleep out here?"

"He doesn’t want the others to hear him crying."

"Why does he have to cry all the time?"

"You know why."

— Doctor Who 8x4: Listen

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