Reason Need Not Rhyme


What if, against the popular headcanon that Erik eats very little because he can’t taste much / views it as an annoying necessity / didn’t eat when he has lunch with Christine he eats normal, and maybe even enjoys doing so but just has a very fast metabolism?

I like this thought because “He can’t taste a thing without a nose” isn’t a valid reason because the smell receptors are inside of the head and not in the external cartilage. Hence Erik should taste and smell things pretty normal.

I think the reason that he didn’t eat or drink while having lunch with Christine at the table could have had only a practical reason. When he’s with her he covers his whole face under a mask, including his mouth. If he’d try to eat and drink while wearing it, it would look pretty awkward and would most likely reveal a part of his face.

Why I thought that he might eat normal despite having a skeletal frame is that Erik shows throughout the story that he is strong, agile and generally in a good physical condition despite his age.

(Even though he sarcastically remarks when Christine wents to climb the stairs to look into the torture chamber: “How nice of you to save me the exertion at my age!”, he shows in general no sign of bad health or physical limitations. 

For example: He carries Christine, he must have carried Buquet’s dead body, he climbs on Apollo’s Lyre on the roof which is dangerously high, he swims and dives and potentally fights with the victims of “the siren”, he must row the boat of the underground lake very often and after Christine’s description he is very quick at doing so, the Persian, who knows Erik the best, says that in a fight man against man Erik would always win, no difference If he’d fight against a strong, young man like Raoul, he carries the Persian and Raoul after they’re unconscious.)

I don’t think Erik could be in such a good physical shape while being in his late forties to mid fifties if he would constantly undernourish himself.

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Pick me!

Fascinatingly enough, there is some evidence to suggest that people who fast or slightly undereat (as long as they’re not malnourished) tend to recover and heal more quickly.

The idea is that since the body isn’t using up it’s energy to digest so much, that it’s energy gets diverted to healing. You also sleep better. But we’re really not sure WHY we evolved this way. Current theories include that perhaps we evolved this mechanisms to get through periods of scarcity by being stronger and more alert.

Maybe the reason Erik is so strong and seems to recover so quickly, even into old age, is BECAUSE he doesn’t eat a lot.

As for why he doesn’t eat a lot… it could be a lot of things. He could have an underdeveloped sense of smell, maybe. Or it could be his tendency towards depression. Depression can trigger lack of appetite in people, and Erik definitely seems to have some major depression issues. The Susan Kay book does seem to at least imply that eating may also have been linked to Madeline and her trying to force Erik to eat, so maybe he has some emotional baggage tied to eating as well.

I don’t know, but it’s interesting to think about.



because even your older art is fantastic, but I won’t reblog any if you aren’t okay with it.

You’re a sweet, precious person Lenore. Be blessed.

No it’s ok. Otherwise I’d take it down but I just get so embarrassed seeing it. u.u

Your art is fantastic! You capture the characters in design *and* personality so perfectly. I’m so happy to have found your blog.


Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox   




Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Oh my god

i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:




this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.

White Hot Rage  (via ho-ho-my-lad)


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#mras #misogyny #sexism

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"Brevity is the soul of wit."

Or as I like to say, “Brevity: wit.”

Or maybe br;wi

Ah screw the whole thing,



Science has been severely misrepresented by authors. If you want to write about scientific worldviews accurately, here are some tips.

  • If a scientist saw something supernatural and could be assured it existed, they wouldn’t scream “that’s impossible!” or try to destroy it because it doesn’t fit their worldview. They would be more likely to say “How interesting. I wonder how this will change my theories. I’d better incorporate it into my worldview.”
  • Scientists have morals just like the rest of us. In fact, many people become scientists because they want to help humanity. How is that so hard to understand?
  • A whole lot of scientists love nature and want to preserve it.
  • Scientists who have helped to create deadly weapons almost always regret it. Politicians who order those weapons to be used don’t.
  • Science in general would be attracted to magic, not repulsed by it. A new thing to study with possible new applications to help mankind? How wonderful!
  • How well a scientist understands people and gets along socially is up to the individual. They’re not an entire profession of evil, cold robots.



I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…

Veins everywhere?



Skin patches? Birthmarks?


hella rad~

Scars? Stretch marks?



Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?


heckie yeah~

Large? Curvy?



Small? Thin?



Missing a few pieces?


handsome as ever~

Feel like you just look weird?


you’re fantastic looking~

This is awesome.

God your body makes my eyes water and my nose run. Ugh.





what a beautiful person

And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies. 

Somewhere in the distance, Beethoven’s ghost is applauding.

my love for this post reaches no limits





what a beautiful person

And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies. 

Somewhere in the distance, Beethoven’s ghost is applauding.

my love for this post reaches no limits

there is always that one character in every high school set anime that lives alone and no one knows why

Ahahaha literally one of my siblings was this character IRL.

Guys… I think my family may have been dysfunctional…