I mostly blog/reblog Star Trek, BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Elementary, Orphan Black, tea, library stuff, and frogs.... oh and snakes.
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Emmy, your package couldn’t have come at a better time, THANK-YOU SO VERY MUCH I LOVE THEM. (I took photos that I’ll put up later)
Fenrir, go make a cup of tea, put on your headphones and turn up Two Cups of Tea so that conversations you start during the verses are impossible to hear during the chorus, and then go find some hallways and staircases to walk in. Trust me it’ll be awesome.
fictional couples who are on a permanent last name basis
fictional couples who only ever use each other’s title or rank
fictional couples who then use each other’s first names in times of high stress or really intimate, heartwarming moments
After a particularly harrowing semester, Daxes favoured working on her personal projects during her more ample downtime. At a glance, her projects were comparisons and statistics that looked the same as any notes from her comparative perspective classes. With a more detailed inspection, one could observe that the studies she recorded in her spare time were significantly more complex and oriented well-outside of the categories examined in any of her courses’ curriculum.
Maintaining the most objective point of view for analysis, she was in the habit of taking preliminary notes from afar. In most situations, collecting face-to-face data required a glamour. At her university, Daxes navigated the social change school clubs in and out of as much, though not an active participant herself.
Her pastime wasn’t confined to her campus. In human guise she could be found at every other university within practical travel distance. She extended as far as talking to teachers and administrators in elementary and secondary schools, questioning youth programs organizers, conversing freely with instructors and local sociologists, and catching herself idly making notes on the patrons of the coffee shops she spent lunches in.
While school taught her the tools of the trade and trained her in the political and social aspects of sociology, Daxes was imbedded in the phenomena surrounding supernatural creatures and affiliated people in social environments. She had written entire papers on changes in group behaviours and origins of cultural structures, and how they cross-pollinated when subjects from different cultural and creature origins inhabited an environment together. Entire notebooks of data were filled on model situations, accounting for the fact that society doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
When started, she could talk endlessly regarding personality traits as opposed to supernatural attributes in relationship building.
Her friends found it interesting, her peers found it extraordinary and her family, on occasion, would listen raptly while certain aunts – and one uncle – would start arguments. Those who didn’t have either a basic understanding or a foundation of a relationship with her were more than often found charging off in the opposing direction. Especially those unaware of preternatural existence.
She herself regarded it as so compelling that, besides her multiple published papers, she had enough material for an entire book. Or three.
Having grown up in a wholly family-oriented environment within an even further isolated society, she found every single person and creature fascinating, especially non-paraos. The fact that these people socialized with other people regardless and working around their own various preternatural attributes, species and cultural background therein was riveting.
Her childhood had been wing-wrestling with others her age, being taught arithmetic and algebra by aunts, conceptual topology by uncles, flight and flight physics by her mother, and grooming and paraos history by her father. Her social upbringing was entirely by her kind, with all its intricacies of gender roles. All of which filled her sense of a default society, with human society an drastic reverse and generally found on the extreme end of a spectrum if found in a spectrum.
With inherent cultures still prevalent among most species; interspecies socialization – especially including humans or under the parameters of human society – were nothing short of fascinating to Daxes. Outside of profession and passion, Daxes thoroughly enjoyed her own part in the platform of cultural crossovers. The extent of her respect to the validity of every single person’s experiences made her well-respected in turn, often instantly befriended and at times a role model.
Daxes took the attitude that this was basic social decency and went about her way.