O'Dea's Desktop



a long, long time ago, i drew these crTheepy john and hank pictures. last winter, i made them into a coloring book for the ohio nerdfighters' secret santa gift exchange, but i don't think i ever posted them on here in their final form. they sorta weird me out to look at but if you want to print them out and color them (why???), go right ahead. and if you do, send me the results because that would be hilarious.


These are amazing. I want to give them to small children, but I know they would probably look at me like I was crazy.

Mock Modesty

This blog will consist of me saying things that are happening in my life right now, followed by a *translation* of how I am really feeling about them.

So, I’m graduating this weekend. No big.

*FINALLY! I have been in college for six years, SIX YEARS! I went to a pretty nifty community college for three years and got an associates degree, then transferred to a big college to finish out my Bachelors degree. I was supposed to graduate last year, but my councilor who I had been checking with every term to make sure I was on track apparently lied to me. I’m kinda making up for it now by having two graduation ceremonies. The one on Saturday was just a small department thing that some of my awesome friends went to, and Sunday is the BIG one. Now I am finally graduating with a double major and a minor and I will be FREEEEEEEEEEE!*

Oh, and a friend of mine has started doing drag. They are pretty good.

*Pretty good, PRETTY GOOD? How about beyond fabulous? Seriously, my friend Blomi Malone performed last night and she was fantastic. She is going to be the next Camp Queen of the world, just you wait!*

I might not be able to see her or my other friends in town that much any more. That is kinda sad. At least I will be doing something pretty cool.

*Part of me graduating means that I will be leaving the city I have been living in for three years. I am not sure I can truly convey how this makes me feel. This is a beautiful city with wonderful people, and especially over this last year I have made some fantastic friends. I really don’t want to leave them, but it is necessary.

Ever since I was in high school I have said that I wanted to go to live at this place called Holden Village for a year after I graduated from college. It is a wonderful, magical place in the mountains of Washington that is very artsy and very… Good. I am not even sure how to describe it. I used to jokingly describe it as a Lutheran-Vegetarian-Hippie-Commune, but it was pointed out to me that phrasing it like that was making my dad worry I was joining a cult. Basically it is a village that used to be a mining town and is owned by the Lutheran Church (the nice Lutherans, they have been having gay pride parades and allowing gay pastors for years) and it has people who volunteer to work and live there. It seriously looks and feels like Hogsmeade. It also works as a resort, so the people who live there have the job of maintaining the village while entertaining the guests. They are also a place that shuns technology, and I have been offered a job as an IT Assistant there.

Apparently living in one of the hipster capitals of the world means that your life will become full of ironies.

It is a wonderful place, and once you have been there it feels like… home. I have been longing to go back ever since I left. I have a fantastic family and wonderful friends, but I will be the first to admit that I need to begin relying a bit less heavily on them and grow up a bit. What better way than to go on a great adventure?

I will be seriously pissed if they don’t write to me though.

I also get to go to this Harry Potter convention at the end of the month. That should be ok.

BAH! OHMYGAWDLEAKYCONISALMOSTHEREICAN’TWAIT!!! Yeah, I am friggin stoked. The Harry Potter books and fandom have molded my life for the better, and I CANNOT WAIT! I’ve gotta get back to Hogwarts, I’ve gotta get back to schooooool. I’ve gotta get back to Hogwarts, where everything is magi-coooool.

Yeah, I am a bit of a nerd. How could you tell?

Alright, that is enough revealing of my feelings for today. Later my snitches!


(Source: minirorschach, via doctorwho)

On Doctor Who

I think that Moffet may be making me jaded.
Don’t get me wrong, I like him as a show writer and I like what he has done with Doctor Who (even if all of it doesn’t make sense).
The problem I have is that I don’t know what to believe when the show isn’t on.
When I heard that Matt Smith was leaving Doctor Who, I became sad, but not as sad as I should be. I like Matt Smith, he makes a great Doctor and I feel like we have only recently begun to know some of the deeper aspects of his character that take a while to discover, such as how he deals with grief. When he does leave Doctor Who I will be very sad.

But there is a large part of me that just doesn’t believe that he is really leaving.

It is a well known fact that Moffet lies. It is understandable, lying is a good way to distract people from the truth. Since he has become showrunner Moffet has lied so much that I am having trouble believing anything he says. There is a very large part of me that thinks that he could be crying wolf. I had a similar reaction the other day when it was announced on TennantNews.com that the list of Doctor candidates had been narrowed down to three people and the BBC would announce who it was the next day. I saw it, read the article, and even made a meme of my favorite of those candidates, but I readily admitted that this was most likely a ruse. Sure enough, the next day nothing was announced. I know not all of this is Moffet’s fault, I have no idea if he even knows anyone at tennantnews.com, but these kind of shenanagains do seem very Moffet-ish.

I know that Matt Smith could very well be leaving Doctor Who, but I don’t think I will believe it until I actually see the Doctor regenerate.

“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”

-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]

I saw this girl’s TEDTalk a while ago, and it was amazing. I would be completely fine with this girl ruling  the world.

(via wilwheaton)

The time has come to start blogging

Hello folks! I have had this tumblr for a while now, and I have mostly used it to reblog things I find intriguing. Well, I am starting on an adventure soon, so I decided I should start actually using this as a blog. This way people can be kept up to date on what I am doing. For those who don’t know what’s up, I should probably give a bit of background
General background: I am a student with a double major in English (with a writing minor) and Arts & Letters at Portland State University and will be graduating in exactly one month!
Life goals: Become a novelist and take over the world. The second will probably be a little easier to make a living at. I would also like to learn how to play an instrument besides the kazoo.
Future plans: Head up to the technology shunning land of Holden Village for a year were I will (possibly) work as an IT assistant. I am not even joking.
I’m not sure how often I am going to post on this blog, I will have to experiment a bit and see what works best. I look forward to blogging at you all soon!


Some of the most important objects in human history

I want to make these!

(via doctorwho)


Doctor Who themed wedding

Photos by Candice Benjamin Photography, see more here!

This is one of the best things ever.

(via doctorwho)