a lot of random people

what low empathy means: can’t relate to people’s emotions, not feeling sad/happy/excited etc when other people feel sad/happy/excited etc, having blunted emotional responses to people a lot, etc etc

what low empathy doesn’t mean: fighting with random people and then trying to excuse my behavior by saying I have low empathy, insulting people, being mean, wanting to see other people suffer and hurt aka Actual Abusive Behaviors

Hey everyone!

Tomorrow I’m traveling to Romania to see my family and friends. I won’t be posting any comics for the next 4 weeks, but more episodes are on the way as soon as I’m back!

If you want to see sketches and pictures from my trip, make sure to follow me on Instagram @cassandracalin

Cheers and I hope you all have a lovely summer! Ne vedem în curând! :)

anonymous asked:

random question but why do a lot of people claim twenty one pilots are homophobic?

on the day the scotus ruled that same sex marriage was now legal in the us, lots of celebrities tweeted “#lovewins” or something short of the sort. neither tyler nor josh were active on twitter that day, which i think is kinda par for the course for them since they dont usually post a lot. so people started to get curious and pester them when no hashtag or whatever was posted. they got lots of hounding for their silence

and then tyler posted this:

and people freaked out because they interpreted it as homophobic, bc he talked abt “not being strong enough” to “carry weight” - they interpreted it as him not caring at all abt lgbt rights. but i think its clear here that tyler is not intending to be homophobic. he is condemning the fact that celebrities are emptily tweeting “#lovewins” and nothing else - its like “here lemme tweet this hashtag real quick to virtue signal on social media while not actually doing anything to support lgbt ppl.” thats what tyler doesnt approve of. also, hes clearly supportive of the scotus decision. “any day where love defeats hate” - that really doesnt sound like the descriptor that a homophobe would use. 

also heres a wild idea,,, a Krazy Koncept™,,, u can celebrate and support something without posting abt it on social media??? im p sure i didnt post anything abt it that day, and im literally gay

so thats why he didnt tweet something short and empty. but he also makes it clear that he didnt relaly know what to say. bc he doesnt have as much experience talking abt lgbt stuff as he does with, like, mental illness and the like. he acknowledges that as a straight (unfortunately…he cant marry me) person, he isnt really familiar w lgbt issues and how to talk abt them. hes saying that he would rather tweet something that means more than just a hashtag, but he is not sure what he would say. and yeah the wording was a little weird. but hes basically saying that hes growing and changing and has a lot to learn. which is a good thing for people to acknowledge. 

also, this doesnt really look like something a homophobe would post:

and tyler and josh have expressed support for lgbt fans before! they stated in a 2014 ish interview that one of the most meaningful and memorable fan moments they had was that a fan came up to them with his family and dcame out as gay for the first time. and that it was incredible for them to be there to witness it and give him the courage to come out. thats like. wow. so i think ppl accusing tyler and josh of homophobia are jumping to some incredible conclusions

(p.s. ive almost never met a straight tøp fan,,, you would think a homophobic band wouldnt have a fandom thats like 90% lgbt+)

So yesterday, I looked for movies on Netflix, and I came upon a German movie called ‘Look who’s back’. This movie is from 2014, bear with me. So the storyline is that basically Hitler comes back in 2014, he wakes up suddenly in a wood, where his bunker once was, he was teleported there a few moments before he lost and commited suicide. Hitler goes on and discovers modern Germany, ofc he’s no pleased… up to the point where he meets a young journalist Savatsky, who believes Hitler to be a very good impersonator of the dictator. Savatsky has just been fired from the channel that employed him. He sees the opportunity and starts to make a small docu with Hitler in modern Germany, Hitler has in mind to take power back ofc. Up to the point that Savatsky presents Hitler (whom he still believes to be an impersonator), to his ex bosses, they love him and they re hire Savatsky and plan a show with Hitler, they air it and the people love it and love him, he becomes a new sensation, people agree with him, about what he says, and all… he becomes a star…

Up to the point that Hitler writes a book and they decide to do a movie based off that book. Everyone just think it’s a funny but accurate impersonator of Hitler… At some point in the movie Savatsky starts dating a young woman who works for the same channel, she happens to be jew, she also has a granny that has alzheimer. Following Hitler’s success, Savatsky and Hitler are invited by the girlfriend (she lives with her grandma), but everything doesn’t go as planned: the granny recognizes Hitler, she knows it’s him, she’s outraged ( remember she is a jewish woman and she says she has lost a lot of family members in the holocaust) and she says this to him:

*remember how people and the medias were having a good laugh at Trump’s apparitions and moments??? Ring a bell?

So by then Savatsky realizes he’s not an impersonator, he does a bit more research how 2014!Hitler arrived and he’s convinced now he’s the real one, which he is, he confronts him and Hitler says he never hid it (true he never did). So Savatsky takes out a gun and threatens him and takes him on a roof, on their way there they discuss:

To which Hitler replies:

*Reminds anyone of Trump’s supporters praising their leader for doing exactly what he promised?* The people knew what they did, they were not tricked into it, same with Trump, they knew what they voted for.

Savatsky and Hitler arrive on the roof and S. is still holding that gun against H.

Savatsy says to Hitler:


To which Hitler replis:

*And this is the ugly truth my friends.

So after all this tirade, Hitler says to Savatsky he can’t kill him, doesn’t have the guts etc… But he does, Savatsky shoots Hitler in the heard and he falls off the roof. S. approaches the roof top to see the corpse, but there’s none… Because Hitler didn’t die, he’s behind Savatsky. And he tells him that:

That last sentence he says to Savatsky is actually terrifying because of its truth.

The end is a bit dissatisfying, but that’s not the point, at first, I thought it was a stupid comedy, and at some point I even started to think the message might be disgusting as he interrogated those people and they said pretty nasty things about foreigners etc…(keep in mind a lot of this was unscripted and was just them interrogating random people in the streets). But in the end I got it, it was a message, and the message is that today, people would and could vote for Hitler. Those same rethorics are back and people are buying into it more and more. This movie was filmed in 2014… we’re ine 2017 and Trump is president of the most powerful country in the world… This movie was more than a satire, it was a warning…

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Number three for my 500 follower thing! Steve Rogers for @sistasarah-sallysaidso 

tags: @yourtropegirl @itsanerdlife @lipstickandwhiskey @captainumeboshi @feelmyroarrrr @emily-james-barnes (maybe. do you like steeb? i forget)

A/N: i’ll add links later, if i have time. 

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What Passer-bys and unknowing friends probably know about Natsume:

-really jumpy and nervous
-gets dizzy, fainting spells, and sick all the time
-he really likes cats
-cats seem to like him too
-he talks to his weird cat sometimes
-really hates bugs
-(like seriously. They offend him)
-in a rush to be somewhere 50% of the time
-talks to himself (probably helps him think??)
-stares off into space a lot
-tired all the time
-has really crappy vision and sometimes doesn’t see stuff correctly/mistakes them for other things
-just recently getting better at speaking to people regularly
-but still helps a lot of random people??
-knows a movie star???

Witchy Bullet Journaling

So, one of those things that is helpful and sort of become a fad at the same time is bullet journaling. I really can’t complain about it becoming a fad, because that’s how I heard about it. However…my first attempts did not go well. I knew I had to get back to it because it actually helped me remember to take my medication on time and with diabetes that’s kind of important. 

Like with everything though, the witchy has crept in, almost insidiously and has actually helped me keep up with it. So, I thought I’d share some of my ideas and such that I use. I have a hard time documenting my practise because a lot of it is either too everyday or random people cropping up, that bullet journaling has really helped. So…

1.  Moon Phases - This can be as basic or as complicated as you like, or how often you track it. I simply put the phase in brackets on the other side of the date in parentheses like this [FM] for Full Moon or [WXC] For Waxing Crescent

2. Daily/Weekly Divination Pulls - A good way to track daily or weekly divination pulls is to list them in a bullet journal, that way, at the end of the week, month, or whatever, you can look back and see trends. You could also use this as a way to see trends in what you pull and what’s going on in your life at that time. 

3. Sigils - Now, sigils are not a big part of my practice because of my perfectionism, but this is a useful way to imbue a day with a sigil for a particular thing without having to sew it on something or mark it on your skin, especially if you plan on carrying your bullet journal with you. 

4. Quiet Time Reminders- If you are of a faith, but have a hard time remembering to pray or give offerings, a bullet journal is an easy way to remind yourself, and people who don’t worship can use this as a reminder of meditation, quiet time, or reading. As a polytheist, I find this particularly helpful in tracking to make sure I’m not losing track and accidentally snubbing anyone. 

5. Spell Musings - Sometimes you just have a bit of a rhyme pop in your head, or an idea for a new working, or you do something on the fly you want to remember. Using a bullet journal means you can scribble down half-formed ideas or spontaneous castings, without having to commit them to memory in case you forget them before you have access to a spellbook, or if you’re like me and your spellcraft is more..scientific-method-y, note thins that just don’t pass muster for Big Book Status. 

6. Dream Tracking - Sometimes you have a dream and your not the kind of person who regular journals these things, but this one seems important. You can put this there.

7. Deja Vu Moments: We’ve all had those moments of deja vu, and having someplace to write down these little moments can help, even if it’s just that feeling of ‘Wait, I’ve seen this before.’

There are loads of other ways bullet journaling can incorporate witchy things, this is just me sharing some I’ve come up with! If you have any more, feel free to add!

anonymous asked:

random but always relevant: you know how a lot of people go on about how viktor speaking russian in bed with yuuri would make him blush and be such a kink (which yes, same, and very important lol), but what about yuuri speaking japanese, either if it just slips out or if viktor asks him to, i just can't at yuuri whining 'kimochii' ('that feels good') or 'hayaku!' ('faster!') etc, as viktor tries not to come just from hearing yuuri's whimpering voice *eyes emoji*

On that first plane ride to Hasetsu, Victor split his time between telling the lovely old woman sitting across the aisle from him about how he was on his way to find the love of his life and tripping over his own tongue while he sounded out the words in the Russian-to-Japanese dictionary he’d picked up at the airport. The pages were crammed with chaos: alphabets broken and bent into new shapes, words that had fifty different characters with one meaning, L’s rolling into unfamiliar R’s that barely found purchase in his mouth. When he finally saw Yuuri, the declaration the kind woman on his flight had helped him prepare—Iしてるの君—had turned tail and fled, leaving him to take the coward’s way out by switching to English and rattling off something about being Yuuri’s coach. That night, ensconced in his little room, he read his dictionary from cover to cover by the light of his phone, whispering every word aloud until the first rays of Japanese morning crept in to goad him into getting off his ass and trying again.

His trusty dictionary has seen some things; its pages are crinkled and ripped, dogeared into deformity, and the cover threatens to just up and disintegrate if he so much as looks at it wrong. It’s been his only line of defense the past year, a wrecking ball wielded in the face of countless cultural barriers, and he knows it so well that he could probably recite every single word by page number and line. Except one.

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Disclaimer: I know jack-all about firearms. I know they go kablam. But I also know the way it would feel natural to hold one, and I know how to look at pictures of people holding them.

Long story short: I think I may have found a way to narrow down the identity of the mystery person approaching Cas in the Two in One promo… but it’s the kind of narrowing down that’s probably just gonna drive me bonkers. 

Naturally, that means I’m going to share it with you guys so you all can go bonkers with me.

They’re left handed. 

That might not tell us who it is, but might it tell us who is isn’t?

something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.

this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!

and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge. 

but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about lapis' portrayal in the newest ep? I remember you voiced some concern over the title in regards to lapis, and I'm curious if that's still there, or if this ep hit a good balance?

Originally posted by msdbzbabe

i really liked it!! lapis really doesn’t care about presenting herself in a certain way when steven isn’t there. i expected she was gonna be kind of a jerk (but with feelings), since it’s raven and paul writing. at first i was a little torn about how easily the whole drowning thing was dropped, but two points on that:

1. very glad it was addressed! 

2. it makes sense, especially given how lapis is trying to avoid her past actions, and is, yknow, still kind of haughty and judgmental. not only would she rather avoid it, she would prefer to believe it’s in the past (”i tried to drown a lot of people”), and connie being just some random human, she tries to minimize it. she skips over the whole apology thing. that’s one very important distinction with lapis - she’s become more self-aware and feels a lot more guilt, but she is not always nice. she dishes it out pretty harshly, and still doesn’t really… know how to apologize to people. 

i think it would be naive to think connie and lapis would instantly have wonderful communication, and that lapis would just be falling over herself to make sure connie was ok - that’s some post-arc resolution, and lapis isn’t there yet. which is good. this show loves letting uncomfortable status quos linger. connie is more focused on saving beach city than addressing her own trauma with lapis - she can’t get caught up in that, not when she’s got an important mission (by her standards) to do. 

she does, however, call out both lapis and peridot on their shit later on, putting other people in danger and caring more about this little roleplay than that. good characterization on all of them - and pumpkin dog was a star, of course. they make good crystal temps, which i feel was the perfect way to end it off - they’ll all help out in a pinch, but they’re the temps, not gems. it wasn’t about lapis becoming a crystal gem, thankfully, but she’s playing along and trying to make the best of her current life.

So I really hope I haven’t missed anyone (probably lots though :() but I think I’ve finally got an accurate-ish list of my favourite tumblrs. These people are my aesthetic resources, gay angels, and beautiful, crazy talented and lovely people who I am so glad to know, even if we’ve never talked at all! If you’re following me, thank you so much, because I’m a piece of gay, petty trash, but especially to these people, thank you, because if you’re on here you have made a difference in my life, and made my tumblr experience lovely and safe and supportive, and are people I look up to and will support in return + have spectacular content
@aboveeethestars @all-i-want-is-vodka @angelsapphica @amazingday @buzzfeeds @brittanaluv @brittana-karmy-vauseman @brittanasanvers @cigar3tt3-daydr3ams @dxnadwxght @d-ecemberism @doyouthinkaboutme @drkemerwin @dozy-daisies @ereebus @eat-i-mean-meet-lynn-gunn @flawesomehipster @fleetmacwood @farmsuggestion @highschoolhandjobs @i-aint-thinkin-about-you @jaxxgarcia
@kimberlyharts-trini @k-nee-sock-s @lesbeanflowers @lolpond @lynnwentz @lolgogh @lesbianchloeprices @lord-voldetit @gaiajustwantstohavefun @morelikegayleykiyoko @synthgunn @pinklipshazeleyes @pettyboy @screaming-from-the-void @mygayisshowing @mustard-is-gay @stories-about-custard @marshnme @naomily @naomily-emaya @recoveraye @readmymind4 @sapphicattack @slimetony @screwthisimrecovering @soulpunkz @saraquinsface @salexandra @slightlydoubtful @sheisrecovering @tarajis @totallylesbians @thebootydiaries
(Only like a handful of these people are mutuals so everyone else is going to be like ‘tf is this??“ lol)
Thank you for everything so far, kids!!

Combeferre is the excitable biology professor that chats with students all the time and goes on tangents about the deer that won’t get out of his damn apple trees. He’s always way too chipper at 7am Ornithology lab because he’s so. excited. about. nature, and he’ll give you extra credit if you bring him a cool bone or some frog eggs. His lab exams can be hell, though, and he only gives, like, five tests a year because he likes it that way and also hates grading, watch out.

Joly is the anatomy professor that always has a huge smile on his face no matter what. His main class is a year long, and it’s one of the hardest things a bio student can take, but he’s so fun to have that a lot of people forget how difficult it actually is. He sticks random Japanese words and phrases into the directions for the practical bits of his exams because “you should always know how to be polite no matter where you go.” He’s rarely seen by students outside of class, and those that have never had him elevate him to “campus cryptid” status.