Today we were talking about sexuality in psychology and at one point we were talking about homosexuality in animals and my teacher says “so if homosexuality is something that occurs in the wild, what can we infer about it?”
And unanimously the whole class goes “it’s natural.” And I was trying to blink away tears because I’d never heard a group of 30 people agree so easily before. It was just so powerful.
So no one told you life was gonna be this gayyyyyy *clap clap*
It’s ya girl Elliot back at it again with the Thomas Sanders Art (after way too long but shhhh) When the joke was made in the video I knew I had to parody a Brady Bunch Poster. But, since it was 2am, you get it now, plus a bonus speedpaint! Here’s the sappy note part: Thank you, so much, @thatsthat24, @welcome-to-the-joangle, @tallykat3, @jayisjo and everyone else. I’ve struggled a lot with my identity this year and just the support and love you all radiate means the world to us. Thank you.
All of this is true. But it also misses the point. Stimming isn’t just a coping mechanism. It’s much more than that. Stimming is a positive part of autistic experience, not an unfortunate-but-functionally-important thing we have to do.
Imagine if facial expressions and tones of voice were considered wrong, and someone defended them this way:
It is wrong to teach children to adopt a flat affect
Children need to be able to frown
Children need to be able to indicate through the tone of their voice that something is wrong
Children need to be able to cry. That’s a way of coping with pain and overload
All of those things are true. But if that’s all defenders of tone and facial expression said, it would be horribly misleading. Body language and tones are more than that, and they are good.
Stimming is like that too.
Stimming is not just necessary. It is also natural, and good
Flapping in response to a nice texture is not fundamentally different from smiling in response to the smell of a flower
Rocking in response to someone saying something offensive is not fundamentally different from frowning in response to a slur
It is ok for autistic people to have autistic body language
y’all know that guy who featured in woo wonjae’s track “T.O” in smtm? his name is MRSHLL and he is an openly gay korean artist
he posted photos from smtm yesterday with this caption:
“If you had told me a couple years ago that I would be broadcast on Korean national TV singing a song that I co-wrote, while sharing the stage alongside some of Korean hip hop’s finest… I wouldn’t have believed you one bit. And if you had told me I’d be doing it as a proud gay man? Nah dude. No way in hell. But we did it y'all. On a hip hop show. Wearing heels. 😂😂😂. What is life???! This is a win for all of us. Hope you’re ready for this adventure as I am. There’s gonna be ups and downs, high highs and low lows… I’m not perfect and I will make mistakes but regardless… it’ll be one helluva journey 🙏🏼. Thanks to the @feelghoodmusicofficial fam for their unwavering support for me and the LGBTQ+🌈 community… and a HUUUUGE thank you to all the fans, supporters, and friends for your unending encouragement, kind words, and love. Humbled and grateful ❤️. #MRSHLL#마샬 #필굿뮤직#feelgood”
I have a lot of asks about underrated or not talked about enough malec scenes and I’m totally gonna answer them.
But what I really want to talk about is how rare their first time scene was. It was not hurried or furtive or rushed. It was not angry and full of denial. It was not angsty or sad.
It was sweet and happy and clumsy and joyful. Two LGBTQ men in an interracial- fantastically and humanly- relationship… had a first time that was fully concensual. That was sweet. That was happy. That was clumsy. That was JOYFUL.
When do we get those? Honestly? When is our love shown to be this honest and happy and good.
Like honestly I get overwhelmed every time I see that scene. It’s so beautiful and it means so much.