Hey, remember the days when James and Kara could actually have extended conversations onscreen and James was treated by the show as an integral part of this caring family of individuals that had come together?
i’m reading actual academic papers that classify different types of freshwater insects as “shredders” and “scrapers” and other amusing-sounding names based on their feeding habits, and it’s completely surreal to me because it feels like one of those “come visit the ~[location]~” memes
I think most of the Tony bashing comes from Stucky stories. Reading those as a Stony fan is just looking for trouble and stress that I don't need. As a Stony fan I expect different in Stony tags and that's where my anger (on behalf of Steve) comes from. What I don't get is, if you love Tony and hate Steve post CW, why ship him with woobie/bae/miraculous problem solver Tony at all? All bashing does is get a mob mentality in the comments and Steve fans silently, impotently angry.
I’ve heard this complaint a number of times, and while I don’t get it either, there are a lot of things in life that I don’t get. It is almost like not everything is catered to my particular tastes, which, while deeply annoying, seems to be what passes for acceptable these days. Clearly, a lot of people are enjoying those fics. And someone wanted to spend their time writing a fic like that and wanted to share it with others. How this in any way affects my life is what I fail to understand. So, a free story was mean and unfair to a fictional character. Okay….? I click out of it. Yes, I’ve “wasted” a bit of time, but I’m sitting here on tumblr, so that is probably not really a concern that I can claim to hold dear.
There are a lot of stories I don’t like. Popular stories. And if we went by my standards alone, they wouldn’t exist. But, lots of people do like them, so they have made people happy. They have value. While I would love to see better tagging (and I do think it has improved), ultimately, I’m just not going to get all upset over how a story goes.
I feel like I’m being flippant here. That’s unfair to you, because it isn’t really your ask, so much as that I’ve had probably at least 20 asks covering roughly the same issue. I guess I’m unable to come at this question as just a reader and not an author, because I know how hurtful it is to get negative comments. Maybe it is truly and deeply upsetting to a reader to get into a story and find it isn’t the kind you were hoping for. Maybe I’m minimizing that unfairly, I don’t know. I’m trying to understand why this issue keeps coming up, and this isn’t all really directed at you, because I do take your point that it is frustrating. It is. But, like…so the free entertainment was frustrating. Um…that’s just sort of where my mind stops. I would say, as I have said before, that the best way to deal with this is to support the authors who do write the stories you want to read. Read, comment, kudo, reblog, rec, etc.
Oh, and don’t read Stucky, except the one I’m going to write, lol.
Joey and I first started talking four years ago today. We’d meet in person for the first time about two weeks later (April 10th) and start dating a month later (May 11th). Crazy I’ve known and almost have been with my love for a fifth of my life. 😍
We’ve come so far from those shy, chunky faced 16 & 17 year old high school sweethearts, my goodness. ❤
(Yes, we met online. Our high schools were rival to one another. For those who haven’t been around long enough to know.)
Summary: ITS A BED-SHARING FIC EVERYONE R E J O I C E WE DONT GET ENOUGH OF THESE
A/N: remember when i said i’d deactivate like a week ago if i didn’t finish it well sadly i’m not leaving this hellsite anytime soon
How did it come to this…?!
Those were the words repeated over and over again in Makoto’s mind as he sits at the foot of the queen-sized bed before him. He had two simple goals over the break. One, visit Mukuro over their winter break for her birthday, and two, maybe hopefully potentially avoid her sister, Junko. Not because he disliked her or anything, but because he knew something like this would happen.
hey i know your pirate post didn't mean any harm, i was just wondering if it's a thing in the west or something but why the glorification of pirates?? i mean.. pirates are really really bad. they rape and pillage and plunder and are the terrorists of the sea. Then and now. they are bad people that still exist. it feels confusing to see people make posts romanticising that(1/2)
is it because all people know about pirates come from those disney movies? or they live too far away to think of them as a real threat, like a fairy tale? just some facts you can research about on the internet for fun. hope i don’t come off as too mean, I’m just trying to understand why, because where i live no one really likes to joke about those things (2/2)
Oh I certainly don’t intend of glorifying them at all. They were criminals and I don’t condone their actions at all. From a personal perspective I have always been fascinated by history, especially pirates. I’m autistic, and they’re a special interest. Some of them were victims of circumstance, sure, but a lot of them were truly awful people. I don’t see them as cool, swashbuckling heroes; I see them as an interesting part of history.
But yeah, a lot of people have glorified and romanticized them. There are children’s shows with pirates (in what world would pirates teach kids about shapes and colour?) and in the western world pirates are very much glorified as these anti-establishment rockstars, even though they were thieves and murderers. In terms of film people like to “root for the underdog” and when Disney chose pirates for that part it kicked that romanticization up to an 11.
It makes me wonder if in 300 years people are going to romanticize and glorify the criminals of today, which is kind of horrifying.
Over the last 2 days, I have spoken a lot with @fit-physicist about my (mental) health when it comes to eating and exercising. Those of you who follow him have probably seen his post about more body positivity and less perfectionism - meanwhile, I am struggling with the complete opposite of that. More perfection - more yes to good things and no to bad things. Except I am not so good with good and bad when it comes to health.. And go into an extreme overdrive.
HOWEVER. I have thought about this for some time now and I’ve decided to set up a few goals for 2017 (january where you at).
run 100km: this year has roughly 250 days left in which I can run (officially 278 but I’m thinking about birthdays, trips, stuff like that). I would “have to” run 400 meters every day. Or 2km every 5 days. Or, put easily, 2.8km every week. It’s a small goal, but it’ll get me running. [update: @fit-physicist just stole my goal BUT we’re now gonna do it together c: ]
Have a quick 30 minute yoga session each week (next to my normal yoga class)
Lift once a week (more if I can make it)
Before you think ‘but.. didn’t you wanna take it slow?’ (looking at you D).. I don’t have these goals so I HAVE to live up to them,. I have them to motivate me.
Most of all, I have to learn that things happen, and if I can’t make it once every now and then, I should learn that move on and not quit the entire goal beause a part of it didn’t work out for one time.
Cisgender people aren’t automatically transphobic just because they’re cis.
White people aren’t automatically racist because they’re white.
Men aren’t automatically misogynistic, rapists or abusers, just because they’re men.
Everyone can be racist to everyone else of a different race. Reverse racism doesn’t exist, it’s just racism, everyone is capable of it.
Anyone who lies about rape accusations should receive prison time.
Everyone is entitled to a proper course of justice in the court of law.
Transgender men should be put in men’s prisons, transgender women should be put in women’s prisons.
Women can be abusive to their partners. Do not automatically victimise women or say “this motive means that the man deserved it” are you fucked in the head?
People who are incapable of looking after their child should not receive custody over the other parent.
Feminism is great. Everyone deserves equality, and the proper precautions should be put in place at demonstrations. However, extreme feminism is not great. It gives feminism a bad name. If you go out there shouting “MEN ARE PIGS!” “MEN DESERVE TO DIE!” and all that bullshit, you’re a fucking moron.
Transpecies and transrace are not things. You cannot be cat, or a horse or a fucking bunny rabbit. You cannot be black, or Asian or anything else to the race you were born. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Go ahead and call me transphobic (even though I’m not)
The amount of genders and sexualities that Tumblr is creating is fucking ridiculous. “Angeligender– A gender found only among angels, that is hard to describe to non-angels. For godkin and angelkin only.” “Lichtgender- A gender represented by a ball of light.” “Zodiacgender– A catch-all gender term that is used to describe when one’s gender is related to a (or their specific) zodiac sign.” I’m sorry, what?? What the fuck? No.
There is not 76 fucking genders. Fuck off.
If you are transgender male and deliberately present as female, or transgender female and deliberately present as male, and then complain that someone misgendered you, that’s your fault, nobody else’s.
NON-BINARY, GENDERFLUID AND AGENDER PEOPLE ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THEY/THEM PRONOUNS USED TO IDENTIFY THEM.
If you are 13 and your boyfriend is 20, I’m sorry, but he’s a paedophile. “Age is just a number” yeah, then prison is just a room.
Stalking celebrities to a point where you find out where they live is NOT okay. Stop being a creepy little weirdo and play outside or some shit.
You are not edgy because you hate people. You are not edgy for self-diagnosing mental health issues. You are not edgy for self-diagnosing other medical issues. You’re a twat.