One day, people are going to be reading Homestuck archivally after it has ended, and they will never know the true pain and true joy of updates. 

…Who am I kidding, it never ends. I’ll be 70 years old and Hussie will post something Homestuck-related and I’ll start painting myself grey and crying. “Grandma what’s happening?” “Shh now little ones Grandma’s cosplaying”

Can I talk about 2 very important things that happened for lesbian community on TV recently?

1) Ruby and Dorothy’s true love’s kiss on OUAT

2) Supergirl’s Maggie Sawyer

Why are these important? Because these two shows are aimed primarily at children. Growing up, I didn’t have any representation ever, and I’m so glad that kids now do, because not only will gay kids grow up learning that being a lesbian is an actual thing and that it’s ok, but also straight kids will grow up seeing it as something ok. It’s such a small thing, adding an episode of two of these characters on kids’ shows, but it means SO.MUCH.

You have a latina woman, on a children’s show, saying that she has a date with another lady. And you have two women sharing a true love’s kiss in a fairy tale.

The TV is normalizing it, and hopefully we’ll live to see the future with less bullying and less confusion and less internalized homophobia. We’re building a future for happy young lesbians and it makes me so damn happy :’)

At the climax of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton exchange a series of increasingly hostile letters in the song “Your Obedient Servant.” Burr enumerates a litany of perceived insults: Hamilton has called him “amoral” and “a dangerous disgrace” and blocked his political aspirations. “Burr, your grievance is legitimate,” Hamilton replies dismissively. “I stand by what I said, every bit of it/You stand only for yourself/It’s what you do/I can’t apologize because it’s true.” An outraged Burr feels he has been doubly wronged — first he is bad-mouthed and then his complaint is answered with a shrug. These irreconcilable differences came to a head on July 11, 1804, in a fatal duel in Weehawken, N.J.

The genius of “Hamilton,” which opened in February 2015, four months before Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, was the way in which it made the stuff of history textbooks feel unexpectedly vivid, even contemporary. A year and a half later, the prospect of two political adversaries drawing pistols at dawn over unforgivable insults is perhaps not nearly so remote as we might wish. Trump is “unfit, and he proves it every time he talks,” Hillary Clinton said in the third presidential debate on Oct. 19. “No, you are the one that’s unfit,” Trump fumed. There was no handshake afterward. When the “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted “Saturday Night Live” last month, he acknowledged the convergence in his rapped opening monologue: “And, yes, I’m right in my element/Who knew that ‘Hamilton’ would be so topically relevant?/The way that these grandstanding candidates be talking/They’re just a tweet away from facing off in Weehawken!”

Grievance is the animating theme of this election and the natural state of at least one of the candidates; Trump is a public figure whose ideology, such as it is, essentially amounts to a politics of the personal grudge. It has drawn to him throngs of disaffected citizens all too glad to reclaim the epithet “deplorable.” But beyond these aggrieved hordes, it can seem at times as if nearly everyone in the country is nursing wounds, cringing over slights and embarrassments, inveighing against enemies and wishing for retribution. Everyone has someone, or something, to resent — and often rightfully so.

Americans tend to think of rights and grievances in completely different ways — one as a near-mystical birthright and the other as an unjustice that demands a response — but they are each part of our political origin story. In 1774, the First Continental Congress sent a Declaration of Rights and Grievances to King George III, protesting that Americans had “a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the King; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same, are illegal” — a missive that set the stage for revolt and the Declaration of Independence two years later. A grievance was understood to be a wrong so grave, so serious, that it must be in violation of its twinned opposite, a right. It was the other inalienable principle claimed by the new nation.

Those founding documents were a blueprint for how a grievance could be transmuted, through democratic institutions, into a right.
Since then our politics, and our evolving constitutional rights, have been shaped by the articulation and settling of grievances writ large. Slavery was listed as one of the “grievances” in Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence, but struck from the final version; it would take the 13th Amendment to begin to right that wrong. And half the population didn’t appear in the founding documents at all. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams and a future first lady, wrote to her friend Mercy Otis Warren in 1776 that she had sent “a List of Female Grievances” to her husband in Philadelphia, where he was working with the Continental Congress to draft the laws of the new nation. “I even threatened fomenting a Rebellion in case we were not considered,” Adams wrote, “and assured him we would not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we had neither a voice, nor representation.”


Trump likes to tell his roaring crowds that “we won’t have a country anymore” if he isn’t elected. The country he warns against losing is, of course, the very country that Lamm warned against losing; Trump’s candidacy takes that complaint to its logical conclusion. The good old days. Populism. Nationalism. Nativism. All of these are more palatable ways of serving up the same dish: “The issue of white grievance,” Bill O’Reilly said on his Fox News show in April, discussing Trump’s supporters, “is not going away.”

This us-against-them movement found its willing avatar in Trump, a man whose motivations — even to run for president — are personal animus, personal gain, a flouting of the rules of engagement and civility, equal-opportunity insults for all. “We have a bunch of babies running our country, folks,” Trump said at a rally in North Carolina on Oct. 21, referring to President Obama and the first lady. “We have a bunch of losers.” It’s a grudge match with no aim higher than his own standing. “It’s him or me!” Aaron Burr howls in the song “The World Was Wide Enough,” near the end of “Hamilton,” in which he narrates the duel and its aftermath. Grievance begets grievance. The personal is political. And history can be hijacked by the consequences.

Homestuck certainly didn’t start the trend and it’s probably more a case of correlation than causation but some of the content I associate with it has very prominent and unambiguous and canonical lady ships and I’m v pleased that there seems to be an era of gals bein pals in certain non-mainstream circles
‘Morning Joe’ panel: Everything conservatives said about Obamacare has come true
Everything conservatives predicted about Obamacare has come true, according to Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." During a Tuesday morning discussion on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's standing in national and swing-state polls, the show's panel agreed that, if the billionaire businessman began to talk about the...

anonymous asked:

a fair amount of the leaked got plot has turned out to be true. in terms of jon and davos arriving at dragonstone, meeting tyrion on the beach, bran/arya arriving at winterfell, gendry in KL making weapons, and he is found by Davos, etc. so what if there is a possible chance that the leaks (LF pitting arya & sansa against each other & arya is the one who executes him) are true. i hate this idea but knowing d&d this could possibly happen.

i swear to the MOTHER

I’m just gonna make a huge post debunking these ridiculous theories. Because no one seems to listen when I say “ignore them they’re garbage” unless I waste my time writing huge meta when I could be doing homework, writing fic or literally anything else. The things I do for y’all.

Read the reddit spoilers here.

NOTE: i am very, very done with receiving asks about these garbage guess-spoilers so for the love of god don’t message me about them please i beg you let me REST

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anonymous asked:

Has she just stopped (rrelk or w/e)her tumblr or something? I'm thirsty for drama and can't find any

Yeah, they had their ups and downs as most couples do but everything was FINE.  She was basically living in Florida with his family and visiting him all the time. She isolated him from people and forbade him from having friends, throwing tantrums, etc.  She even had a RING MADE with their names engraved on the inside.  She was extremely public about their relationshit and wanted to make sure that nobody would reach out to him, not even as a friend.

Then out of the blue she dropped him in the most mature way possible.  She stopped visiting, answering his letters, and was never heard from again.  Because she went and found herself a new boyfriend :).  So she’s back in Canada with him, and it’s pretty clear to me that she could check “prison boyfriend” off her bucket list and move forward.

And of course she stopped her tumblr.  She’s not going to be honest about what she’s done.

anonymous asked:

I never really made the connection until now that blip and Evelyn also know about Ginny's relationship with Trevor and never said anything to anyone about it even after the brawl and when Ginny says she doesn't date players. And Blip standing with Ginny during the brawl is that much nicer because he knows that history and that it was more than just the beanball incident. The Ginny/Blip/Evelyn relationship needs to be explored more because they make me so so happy!

I love this trio, too nonny. I love that Ginny has two very true friends in the two of them, and this upcoming episode has some…tension…but ultimately you know that they’ve got each other’s backs.

Also, Blip is a Ginny loyalist, and that makes me excessively happy. Ginny’s got an amazing girlfriend in Evelyn, who is smart and funny and kind and loves her kids. I think it’s really important for Ginny to see their relationship and that things can work out for her, even if that’s not in her head at the moment.

Ugh, I just love them so much.

anonymous asked:

I feel like freyr would refuse to take you to McDonald's because "that's not a healthy snack Rebecca" also he drives a minivan

Also I feel like he would be a waaaay better driver than Loki. Makes sure seat belts are on, adjusts mirrors, doesn’t listen to loud music. He also has granola bars but only the kind with raisins.

he’d probably be worse bc he doesn’t have a licence and Loki at least has driven enough that he can fool people into thinking he has one but this is good

and everything else is true he’s

a health goth