am i allowed to use the

anonymous asked:

is it okay for me to write a hiv+ character even if i myself am hiv-?

of course! i have a general guide here on writing hiv+ people from an hiv- perspective if you aren’t sure where to start.

tbh the idea that u must be a member of a certain group to write a member of a certain group is often used as a lazy crutch by writers reluctant to portray anything but the formulaic. this is most commonly applied to avoid developing characters of colour and/or lgbt characters. never be afraid to strive for respectful representation in your work!

a few notes:

  1. people are allowed to criticise your representation. they are allowed to tell you that it is stereotyping, fetishising, or otherwise offensive. if you have non-performative intentions with the writing you will listen & respond to concerns & questions.
  2. consider very seriously if your story would be best told by you. there is lots of grey area here but good rule of thumb: if the piece requires significant co-opting of others’ lived experiences, it’s probably not your narrative to tell. instead support the stories you would have borrowed from.

anonymous asked:

Hope you have a great prom and that you are safe! Best of luck <33 *-* wish I was as brave but I go to a Catholic school and they're legally allowed to expel anyone they suspect of being LGBT+

ahh, I am sorry. The worst case scenario for us is ridicule and belittling and ostracization :[ 

I hope you get to come out after you’re out of that environment. Fuck homophobics.

RULES: Tell your followers 11 random facts about yourself, and tag 11 people in return! Tag backs are allowed, but you mustn’t repeat any of the facts you mentioned previously!

I was tagged by @audaciousanonj n_n

1. I am 5'4" tall.
2. I am a vegetarian.
3. My favorite animal is an ocelot.
4. My blood type is O+.
5. I wear a size 7.5 shoe (US sizes).
6. My favorite Undertale characters are Napstablook and Mettaton (Box Forme).
7. I hate coffee.
8. My first job was at an ice cream parlor.
9. My birthday was three days ago.
10. I often break out in hives for seemingly no reason at all.
11. I am White Mountain Apache.

I tag @sigyn–brynhildr, @madd-nerdgirl, @lefthanded-sans, @odindoge, @lemonbreadd, @neurodivergent-crow, @imitationknife, @mintkupocream, @sleepynova, @loser-who-draws-bad-art, and @stormy-spy (also whoever sees this and wants to do it)!

You Play Ball Like a Girl (35/?)

“Journalist.”

“Killian,” she whined, dragging out syllables again. He smirked at her.

“This, love, is being by ourselves for a few hours. No interruptions. No newspaper. No friends. Just us.”

Emma swallowed and blinked a few times, trying to clear her head. Just us . She liked the sound of that.

So she kissed him – again.

Existing in seemingly never-ending updates on Ao3 and vaguely organized on Tumblr

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@ everyone dealing with the aftermath of the mess of the weekend, I just want to say that it is normal for us all to go through the stages of grief as though we’ve lost a loved one. Because we have, in a way. You will be in denial, you will be angry, you will be depressed. All of that will come. But you will eventually find a new medium through which to voice your frustrations, and in time we will be validated. The battle isn’t over. But it will be. Go ahead and cry and scream and write and do whatever you need to do. You are allowed to still love the show in spite of its faults. It did so much for so long for us. It brought us together. You are allowed to have hope. But you are also allowed to be angry and sad or even to not know how you feel.

I am already seeing optimism again. It’s easier to get back on tumblr again now, as people are moving on, or renewing hope, or finding the friendships they forged to be worth it. Remember, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are characters from stories written long before their true story could be written, so do not give them up. They are still in love, they always have been, and they always will be. If you can write them, do so. If it’s too painful, that’s okay. 

We will be okay. It will take time, but we will be okay. I’m here for you.

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oh my god this shouldn’t even fucking be a thing that’s needed!  this was designed specifically for schools and commercial buildings with “active shooter” situations!  jesus fucking CHRIST. 

WHY are we not doing what Australia did????  there are still ways to have gun control and allow some people to keep their fucking guns so they don’t piss their diapers about “THURR GONNA TAKE MY GUNZ!  MURRICA!  FUCK OBAMA!  KILLARY 4 PRIZIN!”

I am fucking sick to my stomach that this is a thing.  we shouldn’t NEED this to  be an actual fucking product that is marketed to actual fucking schools.

holy FUCK

please will someone just nuke us off the fucking globe we do not deserve to be a country

(and before any of you shove your dick down my throat and call me a “libtard” pls understand I OWN guns. okay? like I go hunting on a regular basis and I do actually have a carry permit for a handgun. but I also understand this shit needs to have the piss regulated out of it and NO ONE needs to own semi-automatic or automatic assault rifles.)

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Trump spars with CNN at news conference, calls it “fake news”

  • Trump got into a verbal scuffle with CNN on live TV Wednesday, when he refused to allow a reporter from the news organization to ask a question.
  • Trump was responding to the explosive report CNN published Tuesday night alleging that Russia has compromising information that could be used to blackmail the president-elect.
  • “I am not going to give you a question,” Trump yelled at CNN reporter Jim Acosta. “You are fake news.”
  • Acosta didn’t back down: “Since you are attacking our organization, can you give us a chance?” to which Trump spit back “No” before moving on.
  • Trump took a large chunk of his news conference — his first since July — to attack CNN and BuzzFeed. Read more

Trump finally concedes that Russia was behind hacks, but minimizes its culpability

  •  Trump for the first time publicly admitted on Wednesday that he believes the cyberattacks against the DNC were carried out by the Russians.
  • “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” Trump said at his news conference on Wednesday — a conclusion U.S. intelligence officials came to months ago, which Trump publicly cast doubt on multiple times.
  • But he also sought to minimize Russia’s role.“I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people,” Trump said. Read more

i am constantly growing as a person and i’m very thankful for it.. i just.. love myself? in the most sincere way. i am aware of my flaws, and i accept them, but i don’t encourage them. i allow myself to make mistakes, and forgive myself for them, but push myself to learn from them and use the experience to become better. i am understanding of my limits, but i also make myself take chances sometimes, because i also know i’m capable of more than i’d like to think i am.. and sometimes, the only way to grow is to make yourself… i don’t have it all figured it out, and i still have a long way to go, in my own personal journey, but i’ll be there with myself every step of the way. and that’s a very nice thought.

Thanks BigHit

Right now I’m feeling really appreciative toward BigHit. Although they may milk us for money and be relentless when it comes to concert security, they more than make up for it in the creative freedom they give their artists. And this comes from before Bangtan.

Jo Kwon was allowed to be a diva and wear studded high heels on his performance of Animal. GLAM have performed songs blatantly about bisexuality, gay pride, and hating your body. And now Bangtan is able to criticize society as much as they want, from School of Tears and Shut up and Vote to N.O. and Am I Wrong. Bangtan is allowed to base their entire promotional/story-telling short film series on a German book most fans had never even heard of before! They are allowed to release songs where they sing about mental disorders and self-love! They are allowed to self-write, compose, and produce! To gift songs to fans for free! To write about more than just love! They’re even allowed to criticize their own company and bosses!

And clearly, this endeavor has more than paid off. BigHit is doing right by letting their artists be genuine. By letting them be real, honest, flawed, and human, BigHit is allowing fans to feel more connected to the message of the songs, and form a more personal and meaningful bond with the artists. And this is what I love about them.

1. I adore that boy for the way he looks at me for who I am right now, how he doesn’t leave when the past comes dripping out of me, how he’s always there to tell me it’s safe here
2. Lately my mind is a scratched CD, and the melodies I’m trying to sing don’t come out clean, I am fading background noise. I think it’s time to get a new CD, no one uses them anymore anyways
3. Pictures of you still bring my insides to the edge, pictures of us convince them to jump.
4. Escaping was a shot in the dark and you were the morning light, shining down softly, you smiled and safety turned from a dream into a reality.
5. I still find myself getting sad over things I can’t change, it frustrates me, I scream to skies that I’m allowed to be happy, that I don’t want these feelings to keep taking my mind captive and make casualties out of the ideas inside.
6. The world is coming and going fast, and people are dying and some of them never really have a chance to live, and I promised myself I’d do something worth writing about every day, so I’m trying to be kinder every day. To smile at strangers, to love unapologetically, to make someone smile.
7. Loneliness still knocks at the door, but I’m no longer obligated to let him inside. He’s over stayed his welcome, and he isn’t welcome anymore. He’s been replaced by togetherness, and I think it’s a change for the better.
—  laceerainspoetry, I’m Still Becoming Who I Want To Be .
Vantablack Gothic

-Stuart Semple runs out of colors known to the human eye. His next creation, “The Color Beyond Coloriest Color” changes the colors of your memories to it. Anish Kapoor is not allowed to use it.
-Every night, Anish Kapoor stares at the giant canvases of Vantablack that cover the walls of his room. He hears them whispering, and can almost make out what they say. “I am protecting the other artists,” he tells himself, but he knows that that’s not it at all…
-The Greenest Green is never released physically. It exists only in a dream that Stuart Semple has every night. Anish Kapoor still dips his finger in it on Instagram.
-A California-based artist attempts to make a glitter even glitterier than the Glitteriest Glitter. She is never heard of again, but rumors say that if you look just below the sun, you will see a small shining point that wasn’t there before. 
-Stuart Semple and Anish Kapoor have never been seen in the same room together. It is not the Other, but ourselves that we are most petty towards.

things you should definitely 100% not think about when you think about philip shea (except do because philip shea is perfect and you should always think about him)

- Okay, first of all, don’t think about how Philip was literally almost shot and actually did literally beg for his life for a moment and allowed himself to be scared about that for approximately .5 seconds before sucking it up and remaining seemingly calm for pretty much the rest of the show (except for when he realized tommy and tracey were in danger. because philip shea cares about other people. but once they are gone, he accepts it quickly and moves on. that is philips’ like number one skill. accept and move on. don’t think about why that is).

- Don’t think about how he somehow got to the city in the middle of the night and then didn’t even risk going inside. Don’t think about how he just curled up on the couch outdoors as if this was a common, acceptable place for him to sleep and passed out, alone, after almost being killed.

- Don’t think about how he goes from saying “I’m done. can’t go back, can’t go back there” to accepting he can’t live with him mom again in approximately ten seconds. He doesn’t argue too much about it. Doesn’t beg or plead or threaten to run away. Just says “I know” and gives his mom cigarettes and then sits and comes out to her because she wants to hear nice things about him and to him, lukas liking him back enough to kiss him is a nice thing.

- Don’t think about how when given the opportunity, Philip will sit next to a man who has almost definitely abused him and just do nothing but pretend the guy likes him.

- Don’t think about his honest confusion when he asks “Why not” after Lukas says he didn’t have sex with Rose.

- Don’t think about how Philip is so calm and willing to do or be whatever the person he loves (read: his mom and Lukas) needs him to be. I mean, yes, he tells Lukas no that one time and calls him on his shit other times, but really, overall, the kid is willing to put himself on the line for those he cares about: “Had to be cool for my mom—I can be cool for you to.” “What do you want me to say? I’ll say whatever you want.” Ugh, he just—he tells Lukas not to drink the hand sanitizer but then three seconds later he does the same thing, no questions asked, because Lukas tells him to. Don’t even get me started on the whole Rose debacle.

- Lukas freaks out when Philip hands him a condom, Philip minimizes it and says “It’s okay. it’s okay, it’s fine” coaxes him back down and no more pressure to do anything. Philip tells Lukas he told his mom about them, Lukas says “There’s nothing to say” and Philip just nods quickly, “Okay.” Doesn’t argue. Doesn’t call Lukas on anything. Just says okay and then offers to take Lukas into the city cause he thinks that will help him.

- Philip won’t get Lukas drugs, but he will help Lukas look for things to sell when he asks and go with him to the pawn shop and wait outside while he does it.

- And, like, I’m not saying this to say Philip is a pushover or weak, he’s not- he’s just contained. All the time. He is the stable one. The calm one. He is careful not to push too much. He thinks of solutions and waits to see if they will actually be listened to but is very, very cautious with actually being assertive with his ideas/wants/needs. He is just so much more attuned to everyone else.

- Oh, ALSO, don’t think too much about how Philip overheard Gabe and Helen arguing about him and chose to step out and put himself in that line of fire anyway. He could have just hung back and waited a little. Or, fuck, run off until things cooled down. But Gabe was being yelled at and they were arguing and so he decided to step in. Cause Philip wants to keep everyone happy.

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Thanks go to @lightningbug-lane for allowing me to use the portraits of the FE Fates mothers. I am finally able to create a family tree with them. Note that the portraits of the mothers are not official and are only the creations of lightningbug-lane. But don’t they look so cool and official??? Be sure to visit their blog for bigger images, backstories, and other cool art.

Ikona

Katerina

Ione

Theodora

Livilla

*crossed out = deceased by the time the events of Fates take place

where the supervillain finds out the hero’s secret identity but upon further investigation discovers that the hero needs a friend. like wow, like this hero has a pretty crappy life. and is super naive to the horrors of the general public. so the villain actually has a crisis of villainy. and decides to befriend the hero’s alterego because that hero needs a friend

“so you’ve been really chummy with that barista. are you planning a heist?”

“no, they’re just really nice. i’m allowed to be nice to people”

“you’re never nice. and i’ve known you since we met in juvie.”

“shut up. don’t ruin this for me”

“oh my god, you like them!”

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“did you just let us get caught?”

“hey, they legitimately stopped us”

“oh my god, are you proud that that supernerd foiled us?”

“hey, they’re not a nerd!”

“i am never teaming up with you again. just so you know”

as much as i would love a netflix series i actually think a musical is SUCH a good format because it’s really hard to successfully translate first person narratives to film/television but?????? with a musical?????? we can hear exactly what percy is feeling because the format allows him to tell us (ie sing it to us)

like just from listening to “good kid” we get so much characterization for percy???? we get to see his insecurities and worries and hopes and fears and WOW i am really! fucking! excited!

I’m sorry for leaving…

I thought it was the right thing to do for me, for us. I thought if I left then it wouldn’t hurt as much. If you’re wondering how I feel about it now I would tell you that I was completely wrong and that nothing hurts more than this. Not even a knife to my chest could be of comparison to how I am feeling right now, knowing I messed you up but I messed myself even more. I thought space between us would allow us to heal but instead I find myself locked indoors, sleepless nights, continuous overthinking and barely eating a full meal anymore. My body has shut down not only physically but mentally as well. I know you probably think this is what I deserve for throwing your love away but if I could build up the courage to tell you how sorry i am then maybe someday I will be free of this terrible nightmare.

—  Tenari Ioapo // Apollogy to the love of my life #7.
Please help.

Hi I know its not really likely anyone can help me but is there anyone in the northern california area (around san francisco) that would be willing to take in a 16 year old genderfluid kid with undiagnosed bpd, stpd, a system, and diagnosed adhd and anxiety? im in a really bad situation in my home and am borderline not allowed to show emotion. i only have any privacy due to me repeatedly breaking rules to the point where my parents got fed up with telling me not to (for example, i am not supposed to lock my door or take my phone/electronics into my room, but i do anyway), and my stepmom would get angry at me whenever i cried when i was younger, as it was “childish”. i know that i dont really deserve this, and my situation isnt nearly as bad as others, but i really could use the help…