and argue about them

I have something to say

I love Dear Evan Hansen with all my heart. I love the fandom a lot less though. Why? The shippers. I don’t know about you, but the show means a lot more to me than the ships. So why are we arguing and putting people down about them. Seriously. Is Dear Evan Hansen not about acceptance and understanding those around us? The least we can do as a fandom is put down our petty issues and just get along.

Sure maybe you don’t like a ship, that’s fine no one should forcing you to! Maybe you don’t like a character, that’s also okay! But is it not a little pathetic that this fandom is warding off people because of the shipping discourse? Yes, I have my notps, but I’m not openly complaining about them and sticking them in the tags WHILE putting people down. That’s not cool.

It doesn’t matter if you ship Kleinsen, Tree Bros, Connman, Sincerely Three, Zoe and Evan, Zoe and Jared, Galaxy Girls (zolana) or any other ship, there are way better things to discuss and debate other than ships.

You are welcome to complain about them, really it’s your opinion! BUT can we please avoid discourse and not tag anti stuff in ship or main tags? Not to mention avoid insulting shippers?

For example!
Instead of Tree Bros write Tr*e Bros.
Instead of Kleinsen write Kle*nsen
Instead of Zolana write Z*lana

Because no matter how much you hate a ship, is it really worth scaring new fans away? Or starting discourse? No, it isn’t.

Can we please just take a step back and actually realize how little shipping actually matters in comparison to the show? Please feel free to message me or add onto here. I just want the shipping discourse to stop.

bnha hcs again: garage band edition

I’ve been obsessed with a kacchako fic called “downplay it” and its gotten out of hand

  • kaminari is the one to start up the idea and ends up recruiting kirishima, kyouka, and bakugou for the band
  • the only way to get bakugo to join was to promise him that he could smash a guitar on stage at some point
  • so far they’ve gone through 5 guitars
  • all four of them argue for weeks about what the official bands name should be
  • “No, we are not going to call ourselves Katuski and these other fuckers
  • kyouka is the lead guitarist and lyricist, kaminari is backup guitar, kirishima is drums and lyrics, and bakugou is vocals
  • bakugo actually has a good voice which shocks literally everyone
  • the boys drive kyouka crazy because they all have “the combined attention span of half a goldfish”
  • they host their first concert out of kyouka’s garage and a bunch of UA kids show up 
  • kaminari tries to crowdsurf and gets dropped instead
  • anyways the show is a huge success and soon their band is the talk of the school
  • bakugo and kaminari get way too carried away with their success and become the obnoxious divas we all know they are
  • they both wear ridiculous sunglasses at all times and keep telling people they’re going to be famous
  • meanwhile kirishima is practically glowing because he’s always dreamed about being in a band
  • he ends up doing the graphic design for their tshirts and laptop stickers (because he’s secretly super artistic and really likes to doodle)
  • they gain quite the following and manage to score regular appearances throughout the city
  • on their one year band-iversary, kirishima bakes a very mushy cake for everyone
  • turns out the cake is mushy because he accidentally used salt instead of sugar and he ran out of milk so he used water
  • anyways, it’s gross but they still try to eat it because they all ended becoming good friends through all of this
  • when they finally disband after 3 years to focus on their hero careers, they all have a collectively autographed copy of their first mixtape 
  • even when they are adults, all of them keep it somewhere in the house to think back on 
  • Marinette: You are absolutely unbearable!
  • Adrien: Is that right?
  • Marinette: I can't believe you would say something like that.
  • Adrien: I am only speaking the truth! The fact that you won't accept it is on you.
  • (Nino walks in, alya looks absolutely stunned)
  • Nino: Is the perfect couple having an argument. Did I bump my head?
  • Alya: No, they are arguing.
  • Nino: What could these two possibly be arguing about.
  • Alya: About which one of them is the most amazing. Adrien says it is Marinette, Marinette says it is Adrien.
  • Nino: (Sighs) Of course they would
There is no "pro-life". There is just an elaborate misogynist long con to strip women of any rights or gains made in the 20th Century.

This statement is a response to the people who are continually shocked that “pro-life” doesn’t care about babies after they are born, the death penalty, making sure poor people don’t die b/c their health care has been stolen, etc.

Yes, of course “pro-life” doesn’t care about that. Because it’s not about lives and it never was.

They never cared about babies. The whole baby thing is part of the con. 

It’s a con. Stop believing in right wing lies.

It’s not about babies. It was never about babies. Stop arguing with them about babies. 

Never argue with a liar on their own liar terms.

This is why “pro-life” people are also coming after IUDs and the Pill and preventing people from getting life-saving miscarriage care.

So-called “pro-life” is a movement that murders doctors and bombs medical clinics. 


And we really need to talk about tactics here, b/c misogyny is winning the propaganda war and has been for decades.

If your personal stance is- I believe everyone should be able to get an abortion but… Just stop before the but.

Stop qualifying it with “but I never would” or I think it’s wrong" or whatever other “I’m a good person” signal you are trying to throw out.

B/c by doing that, you are ceding ground to misogynist violence. You are letting them win the “is abortion a bad thing” argument.

Abortion is not bad. And if you support abortion access- All you need to say is “I support abortion access for anyone who wants one”. 

We have to reframe the abortion fight as what it really is- a misogynist attack on gender equality. It’s not about babies at all. It never was.

If you understand that, you will understand why the so called “pro-life” movement behaves as it does.

The rhetoric and behavior does not match up at all. That should tell you something. 

Don’t pay attention to what they say. Only to what they do.

Some thoughts about the “DC sex trafficking ring” stuff spreading all over FB this week:

You know statistically, it’s very likely that missing kids are runaways/throwaways (50%), or that they’re reported missing due to a simple miscommunication (38%), or were taken by a non-custodial parent, which typically happens as a kinda revenge against the custodial parent (7%). That’s 95% of cases right there.

Underage people who run away or are kicked out have an increased chance of entering the sex industry, but a study conducted in NYC showed that extremely-few underage sex workers are even pimped: for some kids, doing sex work is actually preferable to whatever shitty things were keeping them trapped at home. I don’t wanna argue about the “ethics” of underage sex-working or whatever, it’s just a reality of what some teenagers do to survive in nearly-impossible circumstances.

Which brings me to another concern about how we ignore the systemic, and much more difficult to address, reasons why kids end up missing. It’s rarely stranger-danger, and more likely something like abuse (physical, mental, sexual, etc.), or a broken child welfare system, or queer kids feeling unsupported at home or whatever.

Politicians and law enforcement and whatever other opportunists love to jump on whatever new sex trafficking panic rears its head (which happens routinely in different forms) as a way to crack down on already-marginalized communities (poor ppl, poc, sex workers, illicit drug users). They arrest a buncha of adult streetworkers and massage girls, tossing em into the inherently-VIOLENT carceral system, and get pats all around for “at least doing SOMETHING”.

And ppl point to sketchy-but-more-benign magazine-salesperson recruitment posters and stuff as proof of trafficking (pix of which a number of folks on my feed have been passing around this week), thinking that that’s what trafficking looks like, just out in plain sight like that (believe me ive had some sketchy jobs like that and so have my friends but they were technically legal and non-sexual! There are tons of ways to economically exploit highschoolers that won’t get you thrown in prison bc “free market” n shit).

— 

-a woc friend who is shy and wants to remain anonymous.

but just a reminder: the stats around trafficking are deliberately vagued up by antitrafficking orgs who stretch the definition of youth and the definition of trafficked, but the info we have gives us no reason to believe that sexual exploitation numbers differ materially from sexual abuse and rape numbers; that is, two thirds of sexual abuse and assault are committed by people known to the survivor or even their family.

if you want to support kids and survivors of sexual violence, you need to be supporting the creation and funding of youth shelters, day centers, drop in centers, the renewal of RHYA and the inclusion of LGBT in the population services it funds, and a total overhaul of the child welfare system AND the DHS: adults in foster homes and developmentally disabled adults are exponentially more likely to be sexually exploited and abused than almost any other category of adult.

Truth: Arrow 5x20 Review (Underneath)

Arrow isn’t a perfect television show. To be fair, I don’t know one that is, but I never needed Arrow to be perfect.  All I need from Arrow is a good story.  My frustrations with Oliver and Felicity’s break up, and the Baby Mama storyline, aren’t a secret. I found their break up to be wildly problematic on multiple levels. However, the one caveat I always held to was if Arrow can piece together some interesting character growth for Oliver and Felicity it would go a long way of easing my ruffled feathers. We’ve been dealing with the ramifications of Oliver’s lie about William since 4x08. That’s 35 episodes. We’ve waited a long time for Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to come to fruition.

The wait was worth it. At least for me.

Our perceptions of “good story” vary as widely as our perceptions of “perfect” but “Underneath” is a good story for me.  It’s almost perfect. 35 episodes. This road was long. It was hard but, in the end, I feel like I understand. It connects all the dots that need to be connected (and some I didn’t expect) while delivering some real character development that feels earned.

In the midst of the crazy world of arrows, masks, Mirakuru soldiers, 15 different canaries and Barry Allen resides the relationships between Oliver and Felicity

and Original Team Arrow. 

These characters, and the love they have for one another, is the sanity in all the madness. It’s the real in the fiction. Oliver, Felicity and Diggle are the beating heart of Arrow for a reason. The love we have for these characters is the reason we watch and “Underneath” returns Arrow to center. It focuses on the love stories that made us fall in love with the show. In particularly, it brings Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs to fruition and FINALLY merges their roads into one again.

Trust. Honesty. Forgiveness. Compassion. Humility. These aren’t always popular concepts in our society, but they are the building blocks to any relationship. You lose one, the whole house can come down on you. Love feels like it has its own inertia, like it chooses you and not the other way around. And maybe that’s true. Maybe we can’t choose who we love.  However, we can choose how we love.

If you are either Team Felicity or Team Oliver in the break-up- Baby-Mama-drama then there’s probably things about “Underneath” you didn’t like. As for me, I believe there are things both Oliver and Felicity need to learn from the breakup and “Underneath” addresses those things. But more than anything, I am ready for Arrow to rebuild what they broke. I am ready for Arrow to fix it. Are you?

Buckle up. This is, by far, my longest review. We’re going all the way back to the pilot and discuss about five different episodes. This took me about 22 hours to write. No need to comment on how long it is. I am well are.

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Ah yes, this scene, the “Keith is a terrible leader” scene, the “Allura is expendable” scene, the scene that fandom beats to death again and again to determine whether Keith is worthy of being the Black Paladin scene…

Strap in, kiddos, because I have my own two cents to add in here, and rather than fill someone else’s post with my rambling, I decided to make my own. Because in all this back and forthing with this scene, I feel like we as a fandom are missing the fundamentally bigger picture here. 

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  • Ren: My girlfriend can charge my scroll just by holding it.
  • Blake: My girlfriend can make me hot tea and cook for me just by holding the kettle and the pan.
  • Ren: My girlfriend can can go all night all.
  • Blake: My girlfriend can go all night and day long.
  • Ren: My girlfriend is the perfect size to cuddle with.
  • Blake: My girlfriend's boobs are bigger.
  • Ren: My girlfriend's butt is better.
  • Blake: My girlfriend's tongue is amazing.
  • Ren: My girlfriend can lift ten of herself.
  • Blake: My girlfriend can shatter a mech with one punch.
  • Ren: My girlfriend can beat you up.
  • Blake: My girlfriend can beat up your girlfriend.
  • Ruby: *Ruby opens the door to the backyard and walked out on the last few lines that Blake and Ren said as they glaring at the books they are reading while continuing to banter back and forward before asking her sister and friend as sitting on a bench having tea.* What's with those two?
  • Nora: Ren said there are too many plot holes the book they are read.
  • Yang: And Blake likes the author and took offence to it.
  • Nora: Then Ren said some other author is way better.
  • Yang: Which of course is an author Blake thinks is horrible.
  • Nora: And started to argue over other books.
  • Yang: And somehow lead to them arguing about which of us is the better girlfriend. Which I have to said Nora you are perfect sized to cuddle with a nice butt.
  • Nora: Thank you. I think you would be nice and cozy to cuddle with to and have great chest pillows.
  • Yang: Awww.~ You're so sweet. Come here. *Yang smiled giving Nora a hug who returns it before they both lift up their cups of tea and take a sip.*
  • Ruby: ... Uh-huh. Okay then. Now to the question I probably should have asked first, why are you two wearing those? *Ruby nodded before she questioned the two, pointing to the top-hats monocles and large fake handlebar mustache.*
  • Yang/Nora: Tea time. *They said raising the cups.* Cheers.

Honestly it makes me feel better about all this post-4x02 drama that Bob and Lindsey had the same argument on set that everyone’s having now. Remember at dragon con when Lindsey said they had an argument on set about where Raven and Bellamy were coming from in a certain scene and had to hug it out? Yeah I think we know what that was about now. I love how much they love and understand their characters.

Ohtaka’s Backstage vol.337:

“The image is the cover of volume 33 that will be out in April. The coloring makes it look like Alibaba, but it’s actually Sinbad.

I hope you enjoy Magi this week. It’s a chapter that continues with Judar and Sinbad. Judar is someone who doesn’t seriously speak of his inner conflicts to others no matter how close he is to them. He might spit it out to a corpse or an illusion, but basically, he always ponders over them and deals with them himself. He doesn’t sound like someone who consults others or argues about them. It makes one wonder how he ended up that way. He contrasts with Hakuryuu who demands the naked truth from others or the rational Aladdin.”

weird things I’ve heard in TF2
  • An in-depth debate about what Jim Carrey movies are the best
  • 2 guys arguing about pasta and one of them shouting “Al Dente doesn’t mean tender, you fuck!”
  • Asking how many dicks we’d suck for a billion dollars
  • admin put it to a vote, top answer was 1,000
  • Some guy reading aloud Fifty Shades of Grey
  • same guy reading TF2 smut fic
  • At least 3 games of Would You Rather
  • Half the server was drunk and singing Christmas carols
  • Got into a discussion about pie and traded recipes with an old guy
Happiness Is Homemade

also on Ao3


MooMaw’s kitchen is always filled with light.

It’s pouring through the windows above the sink and filtering through the blue and white checked curtains that hang above it.

Eric sits on the counter, right in the middle of a sun beam, and swings his little feet against the cabinets below as he licks brownie batter off a wooden spoon.

MooMaw has the phone tucked between her shoulder and her ear as she uses a spatula to scrape the last of the batter into the pan.

The cord stretches from the wall and Eric extends a sock covered foot out towards it and tries to touch it with his toes.

It sags before he can get to it as she steps forward and takes the spoon from him.

He only has a second to pout before she’s putting the spatula in the bowl and the bowl in his lap and ruffling his hair.

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broganes getting high?? nobody asked for it but i’m delivering

  • broganes once hotboxed shiros car and honestly.. keith has never been so high in his entire fucking life
  • keith was so high that when he tried to get out of the car he actually ended up tripping out and faceplanting - shiro found this hilarious and snorted so hard he started coughing up a lung
  • shiro gets lowkey impatient when keith takes too long to roll up and he’ll try and take over. keith doesn’t like this and they end up shoving each other while keiths trying to lick his damn papers
  • when their parents go away for the weekend, broganes will spend their time lounging on the couch and smoking bowls
  • broganes once made pot brownies for themselves and forgot to get rid of them all. these brownies ended up being served at the family dinner. both were mortified when their aunt started grinding on all the furniture
  • broganes regularly try to out-smoke each other and it always ends in them just falling asleep and then arguing about who fell asleep first
  • keith will use weed to get out of trouble with shiro

shiro: keith, did you break my damn controller?

keith: O.O

shiro: you did, didn’t you?

keith: [slowly offers the blunt he’s smoking to shiro]

shiro: ….

keith: ………..

shiro: [takes it] i hate you

i had a dream last night that season two was explicitly through keith’s point of view, to the point where he was literally narrating it. during the blade of marmora trials he was getting real in-depth with a Serious Monologue but all of a sudden lance came in and was like “dude you’ve been hogging the spotlight all season, what gives?” and keith and him started arguing until coran’s muffled voice came through and was like “stOP BREAKING THE QUIZNAKING FOURTH WALL, all of you will get a season for yourself. now, lance come back here and let keith finish his angst episode or so help me i will turn this castle around”