and semantics

🏳️‍🌈✨Happy Lesbian Visibility Day✨🏳️‍🌈

To celebrate I am posting this picture of my perfect girlfriend ( @rosy-semantics ) and I.

When I was little I used to wish I wasn’t gay, now I wish the world wasn’t homophobic. Seeing lesbian couples and other butch women online was an instrumental part of my road to self-acceptance. Visibility is important!

I am sending out thanks to all the lesbians who continue to openly love women, even when the world tells them they shouldn’t. I appreciate you ❤️

And I am sending out love and support to all the lesbians who are struggling, who are not yet out, or who cannot come out. Please feel free to reach out to me if you feel lonely, have questions, or need someone to talk to.

lostthehat  asked:

I don't know why (probably the 'because no budget') but that answers about Doctor Who questions post made me remember that time that one guy did not believe you when you said bbc used cardboard daleks and then you were like bam, evidence. cardboard daleks. love them cardboard daleks.

Oh GOD, I fucked that guy UP, I was just talking about him at Gallifrey, haha  

He was all, ‘They absolutely did not use cardboard cut outs of Daleks in the black and white series’, and I was like ‘fucker, do you want to fight me about the Troughton era, we will GO, and you will LOSE.’

I brought out photos where the perspective is off, I brought out sourced essays and books talking about them, I brought out magazine interviews, I brought out gifs where you can see them nearly falling over.

He slinked away after trying, “well, they weren’t technically corrugated cardboard’  

Don’t even pull that shit, asshole, do not pretend this was semantics when you just got destroyed on a basic fact that you were shoving down people’s throats as truth.  

He was an asshole in general in that chat.  He absolutely deserved it. 

anonymous asked:

you've probably answered similar asks to this, but please humour me haha. how do you explain things like this (badscienceshenanigans DOT tumblr DOT com/post/159801599442) ? is this completely irrelevant to radical feminism?

Humans share 50% of our DNA with a banana, does that mean we share 50% of our lived experiences with a banana?

Every human being who was ever born was gestated in a uterus and either born naturally from a vagina or cut from a C-section out of the body of a female person.

Nobody was ever gestated in a ballsack and birthed from a dick.

Men like to talk in semantics because words are artificial symbols and are easy to manipulate.

Pragmatics is where feminism is at, and that means getting back to remembering that words exist to be symbols of natural facts, it’s about keeping the material reality of the situation in mind instead of opening your mind so wide that words become meaningless and language ceases to serve its purpose as a means of communication.

They can’t face material reality, so they hide behind as many abstract liberally interpreted big words as they can. 

If you can’t prove your opponent wrong, then simply confuse them.



Quote from Welcome To Night Vale Episode 22: “The Whispering Forest”
Pattern based on this piece by Jedishywalker


This is one of my very, very favorite quotes from Night Vale. It is now on my couch. This is how you nerd-adult.

Thank yous!
@crinoline-gremlin for talking me off the ledge during the pillowcase portion! <3

@jedishywalker for the pattern base!

My lovely co-worker for lending me all the jellyfish colors!

Surfing, Scooby-Style

Shaggy: “Hey, Scoob, look!”

Shaggy: “I’m hangin’ ten!”

Scooby gestures to Shaggy with one paw raised.

Immediately cut down, Scooby has all four paws on the board, and apparently grew that 5th paw via magic.

Then, Shaggy says…

Shaggy: “Whoa, Scoob! You’re hangin’ twenty!”

…even though, as Scooby has four toes per paw, he’s really hanging 16 for those playing along at home.


  • Me: I want queer kpop idols
  • Also me: I understand that although queer idols exist it must be extremely difficult to come out due to the extreme homophobia of not just South Korea but also many western countries and that even though many fans enjoy slash are actually very homophobic/transphobic and so if anyone were to come out they could not only face huge backlash but also the potential end of their career and possibly their entire group's career. I also understand that staying in the closet is whilst not enjoyable may be safer than being out so whilst there are currently few out queer idols I will continue to support and love all the closeted idols as not just celebrities but also my queer family and I hope they are all comfortable and happy. I also think that it is up to fans international or not to make fandom and life in general safer for not just queer idols but queer fans as well. We are all responsible for our words and actions and I hope that one day more idols will feel safe enough to be able to come out and show that queer people are everywhere and beautiful


I should really rename this comic “Keith’s suffering” because I just feel like I’ve been taunting him for the past few pages.

Also are you guys ready for it to get…. REALLY GLITTERY? BECAUSE I DON’T THINK YOU ARE. 

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Some thoughts on the Shallura Plot thread in this comic under the cut.

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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a:

Grammar, Stanley.”

Mr. Min - Chapter 06

Description:  Your CEO caught your attention the first day you started your new job and it seems the attraction is mutual.  Too bad he’s only interested in a relationship that benefits him.

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader x Jungkook

Genre: Angst and Smut

Word Count: 26,321 

A/N: I’m so sorry.  I don’t think I’m capable of doing short chapters anymore.  Feel free to read this on AO3 instead if your app messes up.  

And a huge round of applause to the always lovely, @avveh, for beta-ing this behemoth.  I’m so sorry to put you through that lol.

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On Earning the Favor of Hunters: Do’s and Don’ts


1) Compliment their cloak

In the wild, Hunters often bond via social grooming; well-timed flattery can encourage an otherwise antisocial hunter to engage. As they tend to perform better when confident, this is also a useful battlefield tactic.

2) Pick up the tab

Hunter social dynamics are built upon a complex system of favor-trading, posturing, and outright lies and bribery. The gesture of paying for a bar tab is a good way to ingrain yourself with the “Pack.”

TIP: lay ground rules early and be wary of semantic traps before offering, otherwise you may find yourself with empty pockets. For example, say “Your next drink is on me, if you order the same thing you just had within the next thirty seconds” vs. “Drinks are on me.”

3) Encourage healthy competition

Hunters are often motivated by the opportunity to show up Warlocks. If there is a Hunter on your fireteam, suggest low-stake wagers or other competitions to instill in your Hunter the desire to act. Otherwise, they may be reluctant to engage in group activities or patrols, and can become less inclined to socialize in the future. In extreme cases, a poorly-socialized Hunter can grow sulky and lazy. Intentionally losing on occasion will inspire your Hunter to double down on their attempts to outdo your successes.


1) Express outright disbelief

Asking for a story is an excellent way to ingratiate yourself with a Hunter, and most story-tellers respect healthy skepticism about their tall tales, as this gives them an opportunity for further posturing. Be wary, however, of outright disbelief. Responses are unpredictable, and range wildly between Hunters: back-slapping good humor is relatively common, but so is immediate violence and the occasional mating proposition. 

2) Offer anything for free

Favors and verbal bartering, while a necessary element of Hunter interaction, must be granted judiciously. It should be made clear that, even if you do not expect immediate repayment in kind, you do expect the favor to be returned. For example, taking on a part of a Hunter’s workload without establishing that you expect to be recompensed somehow, at some point in the future (remember to clarify terms as you deem necessary), is a good way to both lose the respect of your Hunter and encourage bad behavior. Remember: you must work hard early on to instill good habits in your Hunter.

3) Make a promise without knowing what you’re promising

On a similar note, never accept a verbal contract before you are completely certain what your Hunter is requesting of you. For example, on the subject of favors, the proper response to a Hunter asking if you will “Do [them] a favor” is not “Yes.” It is: “What did you have in mind?”

It is important to stay vigilant: even such throwaway terms as “Sure, I’ll help” can be construed as binding. Breaking a promise carries a serious stigma in Hunter society, and is a good way to find yourself ostracized or worse.

4) Insult their knives

This will end poorly.

- A Warlock’s Guide to Hunters // Anonymous


But these words people threw around - humans, monsters, heroes, villains - to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them.

V.E. Schwab, Vicious