[Caption: A Facebook post from a person named Grace Ann.
I just commented this on a transphobic post that was all like, “In a sexual species, females have two X chromosomes and males have an X and a Y, I’m not a bigot it’s just science, waaah waah.” But then I was kinda proud of it so I decided to share.
First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look and act like females because they are trying to get close enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish, bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes (slime mold, some mushrooms.) Oh, did you mean humans? Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X’s HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don’t use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit.]
P.S. TERFs, don’t bother. You’ll get no response, just a block.
*He won’t admit it but it was an easier fight with her absolutely /raining/ headshots on that sunnuvabitch. He now thinks he understands what that woman in Kakariko meant about tuning bows.*
Started out as expression practice and I ended up having so much fun! I’m really enjoying designing parallel armor for Zelda. Plus my dnd bestie stayed up with me after our skype session to wish me happy birthday today and I’m so excited to just do nothing except cook some mushrooms, draw, and play botw.
This was my I’m-going-home-tomorrow-so-I-have-to-use-up-what’s-left-in-my-fridge dinner bowl last night! Baked potatoes with mashed avocado (the best part of all of it), roasted tofu and mushrooms, some veggies and arugula :)
Imagine being mute and Daryl saving you from Shane's advances
WARNING : MENTIONS OF ASSAULT/ NEAR RAPE EXPERIENCE
(Wooo Daryl :3 and shame on you Shane -_- lol sorry I made Shane an ass but that’s the request XD so hope it is as requested and you all like it :D Gif not mine/found it on google/credit to the original owner.)
From the start of the outbreak, you found yourself being part of a group that had bonded over while stuck in the traffic.
Despite having difficulty communicating with them, as you were born mute, they had welcomed you and had found different ways to talk to you.
Over the time, you had grown close to Daryl, as he would often offer you help with whatever it is that you needed and just felt like he oddly got along with you a lot.
When he first met you, he was clueless about you being mute and simply thought you were quiet and someone who liked to keep to yourself.
He didn’t want to bother you with what might be some rude questions, so he just kept it to himself until one night by the campfire, he finally figured it out.
He notice how he had made you laugh but as no sound would come out, he forgot himself and asked you honestly, only to get an answer from the others around.
Since, he felt even more attached to you and would do all sorts of thing to keep you safe. He had even taken the habit of learning sign language from you just to be able to understand you even more.
Although, he would be confused and just straight up be clumsy, it all made you smile to see his efforts and just as him you felt like you wanted to be closer to him.
You had even taught him something you had never had the habit to do for anyone else but your older brother, the sign you had both made up for “I trust you”.
You put your hand to his chest to feel his heartbeat and with your finger simply crossed an x on him and tapped three times for each of the words.
After explaining to him in your way how special it was, he caught onto it’s meaning and teared up with a big smile.
“You’re silly…Trusting me? You really feel that way?”
You let out a smile and nodded at him. Putting your hand to his, you did it one more time, making him grab your wrist to truly understand the meaning.
He pulled your hand away and reached over to do the same.
It didn’t make you feel uncomfortable whatsoever and neither did it him as to you both, it was the meaning behind the gesture that mattered.
“And I trust you as well…Y/N…”
He looked into your eyes after it and suddenly realized how he had been holding your other hand and got embarrassed about it.
You noticed how he changed and simply shook your head at him. It made him ruffle your hair jokingly and say, “Don’t shake your head at me…You get embarrassed too sometimes…I see you…”
As your smile came back, he laughed along with you and you both stayed by the fire for a little while before heading to your tents.
As you sat there, smiling, someone else has had his eyes on you for a while. From his tent, Shane had witness everything and seemed to be particularly interested into seeing you being so casual about a man putting his hand to your chest.
It didn’t matter that it wasn’t sexual, he only saw it as an opportunity that he himself could have.
After Rick has introduced himself to all of you, Lori had dumped and pushed him away from her life and it just devastated him. He needed someone for a while and seeing you so comfortable around a man, gave him ideas.
With what had happened at the CDC and to most of your cars, you all traveled along the road to find a better place to keep you safe for the moment.
The weather was hot and the sun was starting to set, making Daryl move out to go get something to eat.
He quietly parted away from all of you and although you would want to follow him, he signaled you that he’d be back soon enough.
You nodded and with that, you were left with the others to help set up the camp. Suddenly, you felt Lori tapping your shoulder and as you turned to her, she kindly signaled you to help find some mushroom for the late dinner.
She explained herself that she had to stay by Carl’s side for the while as he had gotten sick. You nodded, understanding her reason and took the bucket she handed.
You walked further away from the camp and carefully searched for whatever was edible, really.
You touched the ground to feel whatever you could in the grass and eventually got on your hands and knees to pick up the goods you found.
Without noticing, you strayed further from the camp, wanting to completely fill up your bucket. You heard some rusting and crackling of leaves here and there but simply didn’t put too much thought into it.
At some point, the noise grew closer and made you turn your head to check around. Nothing. You kept searching for a moment and heard it all again. You felt like leaving but as you turned around, Shane appeared in front of you.
It made you jumped but only served to make him chuckle. Taking a few deep breaths, you managed to “ask” him, as to what he is doing here.
He simply shrugged and titled his head to the side as it still made him laugh to see you. You were wearing shorts, your shirt inside your flannel was tight enough to give him an idea of your body and the fact that you were mute, made it perfect for what he had thought of doing to you.
Far away, from any prying eye, he knew he could finally make you his and probably even hurt Lori while at it.
With you signalling him your question, he decided to not understand anymore and just hinted at you as to what will come to you.
“I’m sorry, Y/N…I don’t get what you mean…”
He got closer as he said those words and made you back away from him. You knew something was off and strange about him and couldn’t let yourself down.
You responded in a more aggressive way and completely forgot about the bucket, as you let it drop to the ground, in order to use both your hands.
He kept walking towards you and claiming that he really didn’t understand your meaning. You shook your head at him and kept trying to push him away with your “words”, only to suddenly feel yourself being grabbed by the arms.
He hold you closely to him and you knew of his intentions. You panicked and tried to fight him off but it came to no use as he pinned you down to the ground.
He gripped your wrists to have more control over you and with a cocky smile, he said “Don’t fight it…I saw you with Daryl the other night…You like being touched by men, don’t you…”
He proceeded to slide his hand down your chest and instantly you tried to get him away from you.
You moved your arms as much as you could but nothing would seem to make him stop. Quite the opposite, he took it as a sign of to start kissing your neck thinking that it’ll calm you down.
You hated each instant of it and tried to butt your head against his but swiftly he’d move to the other side of your neck. His grip on you tighten when you would try to kick him off and and his lips would only suck on you harder.
You wanted to scream out but nothing but your faint strangled groan would come out. You heard him chuckle and he just had to taunt you.
“Poor you, Y/N…No one can hear you here…You’re stuck here with me…And after this…you’ll just want to be mine…”
He kept at it and you slowly felt yourself growing tired from the fight you put out and your grunts only made you breathless.
You felt his finger slide to your pants and into your panties, you were losing hope and thought of how much of a mistake you made, going so far off the tracks.
You thought as to what the others might say and think and knew he had you in the palm of his hand. With Rick being his friend and how close the others were, you didn’t think anyone would believe your side of the story and that made you tear up.
You thought it over and over and tried to forget as to what was happening. Closing your eyes, you denied it until suddenly you heard some leaves rustling again and a familiar and angry voice behind Shane.
“What the fuck are you doing?”
In that instant, you felt Shane being lifted up and saw him being pushed to the ground.
It was Daryl and you couldn’t be any happier to see him. Daryl had straddled Shane and with no hesitation he started to punch him.
He didn’t had to witness all of it to know in his heart you wouldn’t have ever agreed to this. It angered him to see you being taken advantage that way and he couldn’t believe it would’ve been someone in the group.
He started to yell at him in anger and didn’t even wait for any explanation to keep going. Blood spewed out onto him but it didn’t matter to him.
He wanted to protect you and make sure that this kind of behavior never ever happens again.
“You think you can just take advantage of her like that? What the fuck is wrong with you!Don’t! You! Ever! Fucking! Touch! Her! Again! You fucking piece of shit! Do you understand!”
He yelled and kept striking him, making sure his message was understood. He didn’t feel his cuts stinging him so much he cared more to make you feel safe.
You closed your flannel to cover yourself and backed away from him. You didn’t want to stop him at all and just let Daryl take care of it.
Relief, was the only thing you felt to see him and couldn’t had hope for better.
Finally, after Shane had passed out from all of the pain, Daryl stopped. He took some deep breaths and tried to wipe the blood away from his face, only to actually smear it all over with his hand.
He looked for you with his eyes and just felt the need to go comfort you in that moment. He knew what it felt to be that scared, to think that you’re alone in the world and no one could hear you.
He got up and opened his arms as he slowly made his way to you.
“Y/N…you’re alright? Are you okay?”
You could hear and see the concern he had for you and it just made you weak. You couldn’t deny that you weren’t alright and just shook your head.
He finally got close enough to pull you in a tight embrace and you held onto his neck and shoulders.
You felt him stroke your hair and he reassured you that it’ll be okay.
I just saw a transphobic post that was like, “in a sexual species, females have two X chromosomes and males have an X and a Y, I’m not a bigot it’s just science.” I’m a science teacher, so I commented this.
First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look and act like females because they are trying to get close enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish, bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes (slime mold, some mushrooms). Oh, did you mean humans? Oh okay then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X’s HAS an SRY gene, so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes - but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don’t use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way to weird for that shit.
Hiya! First of all... I wish you the best of luck for mid terms! ❤ and could you do chocobros's reactions to their crush doing the "hey, could you hold something?" and puts their hand in theirs and leaves it there. Thanks!!! 😄
I could not stop smiling when I got this request! I just kept imagining it all and I could not contain my smile and giggles. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it, nonny! *heart heart*
He’s gonna be busy taking pictures around Lestallum when it happens
You guys are walking around together and you just finished buying a bunch of stuff from the camera store
“Hey, could you hold something?
“Sure” he thinks that you need help holding on to the things you purchased but nope
He’s gonna extend his hand thinking you’ll give him some bags to carry
“You sure this is all you need help with?” He says without looking
“Yep” and you squeeze his hand AND THAT’S WHEN HE NOTICES
He’s screaming internally and he’s turning 50 shades of red (HAHAHA), he’s also beaming and for some reason his face is stuck that way.
Once you get back to your hotel he’s not gonna wanna go inside because that means he’s going to have to let go of your hand
You guys walk around Lestallum 3 more times
When you tell him that he can hold your hand anytime, he finally agrees to retreating to the hotel.
It’s gonna happen while you guys are on your way back from a hunt
He’s carrying a carcass on one arm while you carry some mushrooms in a bag
“Hey Gladio, can you hold something for me?”
He’s too tired to ask what it is so he just holds out his hand and wait for it
When you put your hand in his, he’s going to light up
He’s going to have this huge grin on his face and the carcass he was carrying? Doesn’t weigh like anything anymore.
He’s walking a lot taller now and he’s so happy it feels like he’s going to hug the hell out of the next person he sees
Once you get to camp, he’s going to come up with some lame pick up line that has something to do with holding hands
But damn yo, Gladio’s gonna like you even more because you’re smooth af
You and Mother Ignis will be out and about looking for ingredients when it happens
You guys haven’t bought anything yet
“Hey, could you hold something for me?”
Iggy looks at you a bit suspicious because you aren’t holding anything
“Come on! Just hold out your hand.” He needs a bit of convincing
When he finally does agree, he holds out his hand while inspecting you carefully
You put your hand in his and give him a big smile
You can see the gears in his head working trying to process the situation
He walks around while holding your hand, he adjusts his glasses A LOT
Poor guy is trying to keep his composure and he’s failing. He’s fidgeting a lot and is he stuttering???
Needless to say, you had a hard time getting the shopping done because Ignis seems to have misplaced his shopping list (Spoiler alert: It was in his pocket all along)
When you guys arrive at the hotel he’s going to be all gentlemanly with the “Thank you for allowing me to escort you around Lestallum”
You’re like “WTH Iggy” and now you’re both laughing so hard that everyone’s looking at you both
You guys are off scouting for Havens together when it happens
“I could’ve sworn that I saw it around here… meh, maybe the other group found it already.” You guys are walking the opposite direction of everyone and the sun’s going to start setting soon
You’re carrying a small bag of supplies
“Hey, could you hold something for me?”
Noct’s going to hold out his hand to you while he’s walking
When you place your hand, he’s going to stop midstep and he’s going to look at your hand then his hand
“I’M HOLDING HER HAND???”
He’s just going to be standing there for a solid minute or two trying to process what’s going on
When he turns to face you, his face is beet red
Here he goes with the awkward head scratching
Poor guy probably already died 5 times in his head
The rest of the walk is silent but he rubs his thumb on your hand a few times
The guys call him saying they found the camping spot and asks you guys to follow
You and him walk REALLY REALLY slow, taking the longest way possible
It’s night by the time you guys arrive and camp’s all set up
The guys exchange looks with each other as you guys arrive in camp still holding hands
“That was nice” he says before letting go of your hand
My OC, Taki, lives in a remote mountain village where they have to grow or forage all their own food. The area is surrounded by dense, wet forests so they have a lot of mushrooms. Some of them are used for dyes – in his culture it’s common for people to dye their own hair. His favorite is the yellow one on the bottom left, which turns his normally gray hair blue.
Bonus Recipe: Grilled Steak and Linguine with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Yeah, I named him Pill Dickle. This recipe is from a 10-heart cutscene with Alex. Although the two meals are served separately, I decided to group them together for this particular recipe. Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Serves 1*.
-1 steak of your choice, raw and unfrozen/thawed -Spices for steak (optional) -Linguine noodles, enough for 1 person -5 small white mushrooms -100mL white wine -¼ red onion, finely chopped -2 cloves garlic -3 tablespoons butter -1 cup heavy cream -1 teaspoon rosemary and oregano -Salt, to taste -Pepper, to taste
Mince the garlic, finely chop up the onion, and cut the mushrooms into small pieces after washing them to remove any dirt.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, rosemary, and oregano. Stir to combine and then add the white wine. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir frequently.
In a large saucepan, bring 2 litres of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it reaches a rolling boil, break the linguine noodles in half and add them to the pot.
Back to the sauce: add the heavy cream and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir occasionally until thick and creamy. If you find you’re having a hard time reaching the right consistency, add a couple teaspoons of flour to help thicken it.
I recommend having a second person help out so you’re not running back and forth. For the steak, you can simply fire up the barbecue and throw it on, or you can make a dry spice rub. I made mine with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, and oregano. I mixed the spices in a bowl and then tossed the raw steak in it before cooking it on the grill, but it’s up to you.
Cook over high on the grill til you reach your desired doneness (I like medium-rare). Turn off the heat on the noodles and drain them in a colander once they are al dente. Serve hot. You can also put some of the mushroom cream sauce over the steak if you like.
*Note: The cream sauce will make enough for 2 servings.
The mushroom sauce is rich and creamy, and the steak holds a lot of flavour, especially with the spice rub. The dish is filling and delicious.
A woman I used to take care of would stay in her pajamas and watch Rachel Ray in the morning. English breakfast tea with just enough milk to make it light. She’d make jokes about staying dangerous when buying a spontaneous extra can of cream of mushroom soup. Some of us never lose our jokes.
My best friend closes her eyes when the summer wind runs its fingers through her hair. She inhales deep, like she’s about to dive down into the sun. It is something special to watch someone fall in love with the world.
My husband keeps an art gallery of growing greens. There are wildflowers on the windowsill and succulents by the back door. He tells me the snap peas are almost ready to harvest; that he can’t wait to show our kids how the earth works, how good things require care.
In small glimpses, I am stealing snapshots of people in their purest moments. I am pasting moments over. I am scrap-booking the good in humanity, the little visions of light, and saving it when everything else goes dark.