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Lowered Expectations
nat. an introverted sarcastic south indian girl aboard atm. grad student/sociology. lover of too many things to list in this box. i'm still not sure what i'm doing on tumblr.



so firstly, hi. i’m nat, a south indian grad student in my mid-twenties. i’m pretty much interested in history, sociology et all types of topics. you might start seeing a lot of that on this blog, along with signal boosts, if i run into them on my dash. i’m a sarcastic little fuck, but i know when to stop, butt out, and keep quiet. however, if i have overstepped in any manner, feel free to kick my ass.

some of the few things that i’m squeeing over tend to books and tv shows like the musketeers, brooklyn nine-nine, almost human, leverage, and elementary. there are others that i won’t reblog due to reasons (hiatus, they just hit my okay button).

  • person of interest: not watching it anymore.
  •    almost human: am always here for androids and futuristic shows.
  • the musketeers: this is my fave and best new show. i love love porthos, aramis, d’art and constance. 
  • brooklyn nine-nine: i love this show. i love all the chars except maybe boyle and peralta. 
  • leverage: this is an alec hardison, parker and elliot spencer blog. i’m not that enthused over nate ford, but i can tolerate him. secondary chars like maggie and tara cole get my love as well.i’m sad that this show has ended.
  • elementary: joan watson. alfredo llamosa. ms. hudson. marcus bell. enough said, and bbc sherlock is show non grata on this tumblr. season 2 has made me twitchy with disappointment, so i’m not as active blogging about it. 
  • the good wife: kalinda sharma, my fave character on this show. you’ll see a lot of posts on her. i just try to catch up on her character.
  • teen wolf: i left the teen wolf fandom, and do catch up on eps when there is nothing else to watch. 
  • suits: harvey is an asshole, i get that, but this is also a suits ladies appreciation blog. 
  • sleepy hollow: ichabbie ftw (at least when he behaves well)
  • marvel fandom: this is not a tony stark and loki fan-friendly blog. i love thor, steve rogers, sam wilson, nick fury and natasha romanoff, and they are my faves.
  • also will be liveblogging my frustration at school readings, grad school thesis paper and grad school.
  • also will liveblog books, and assorted fanfic at times.
  • i’m located in the GMT+2 timezone, so i’m way ahead of american followers.
  • just discovered the queue, and am using it way too much. queued posts will post when i’m asleep. my queue is up t
  • currently on a sims3 obsession along with the new tomb raider game, with dragon age II
  • I haven’t dipped into Guild Wars 2 for a long time. I’m currently in Final Fantasy XIV: ARR and am enjoying myself.

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Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation (x)







I’m scared of what would happen after they register…

I googled it. Multiple news sources are covering this. This is actually happening. This is terrifying.

My first thought is that this would lead to something bigger. I don’t know if it would be on the scale of the Holocaust, but registering of Jews was an early part of it.

i want to reblog this 1000000000000099999 times im fucking flipping my fucking shit here

after kansas city shooting i fucking like didnt sleep and now this and i feel like fucking harry potter when theyre all like figuring out voldemorts coming back “it feels like it did before…HE’S back”

except antisemitism never left, it never disappeared

i duno how to handle this fear and these fucking horrible feelings and the fear and anxiety and

fucking no no no no no 

this is so terrifying what the fuck ugh

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Living in fear: LGBTs in India (x)


Trigger warning for rape (at the link). 

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So aside from Rebecca Hall’s performance, that Nolan-produced Johnny Depp movie Transcendence is a critical flop.

Here for a year of bad luck to Nolan and Depp.

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manu bennett is fantastic as slade wilson on arrow, 

and i’m just pissed that i’m watching clark gregg barely even 

phoning it in, on agents of shield, and manu is always given

bad guy supporting roles.

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hey i know i have a fraught and passive-aggressive relationship with time magazine but please take like a minute out of your day to vote for laverne  cox to be in this year’s time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year

shit yeah boost this to hell

posted 5 hours ago with 2,497 notes


Black History Month / Women’s Empowerment Month / Woman Crush Wednesday: Maxine “Max” Gibson, “Batman Beyond”

Batman Beyond was one of those great shows that continued the Batman legacy without being dull or even unnecessary. One of Kids WB’s great creations that encouraged me to wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch, for it was a fave. One of those reasons resides in a supporting character: muhfuggin’ MAX GIBSON.

Best friend to Terry (the main character of the show as the new teenage Batman/Bruce Wayne’s protégée), Max was a badass chick for many reasons: she was smart as hell (computer genius, great user of common sense, smart mouth, curious beyond belief), beautiful, confident, a GREAT friend to Terry, was absolutely useful, hungry to help especially after finding out Terry’s identity, had short electric pink hair, didn’t overstep her platonic relationship with Terry and was actually friends with the girl Terry wanted, and to top it all off, she was Black AND voiced by the awesome Cree Summer (who has voiced a few of the girls on this list of mine and who deserves an honorable mention of her own!).

The awesomeness I felt seeing Max on this show, and desperately wanting to see her in every episode, was real as fuck. Whenever she appeared, I was excited, because she was the epitome of awesome. Everything she was, from her beauty to her smarts to her confidence was riveting, and I loved that she was an important part of the team, even though Bruce didn’t want her becoming “the next Robin,” to Terry’s Batman. Though that may be, I practically see her as “the next Oracle,” for her behind the scenes help via computers and hacking skills was on point.

I wish she were appreciated more, because a character like Max, you can’t just FORGET. Which is why she’ll always reside in me. Max is one of my cosplay dream creations, and rightfully so. She’s the bees knees, man.

posted 14 hours ago with 246 notes
Lesbian asylum-seeker sentenced to death (x)



Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures. 


posted 14 hours ago with 5,510 notes

"Chris and I have been in a lot of dark places together, and the thing I love about Chris, we met over some ‘apple juice’ and it was like one of those experiences where there’s a dude you meet and you’re like ‘Man, you’re a cool dude.’ Then a whole bottle of ‘apple juice’ later you’re like ‘Man, we’re friends.’ Just a dark, dark place."- Anthony Mackie.

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