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Sara Lance taking over typical heterosexual endings (1x08/2x12)

If you like queer themes, good storytelling, and listening to friends give each other shit and make each other laugh, check out @wheelandway, an actual play podcast I’m on? We played Dungeon World for season one, and season two just started, we’re playing Urban Shadows.

My characters so far have been Mazoga Shattersky, a beautiful trans lady orcish Wizard with two girlfriends who definitely didn’t deserve it, and Talulah, a buff trans lesbian and vampire hunter who prolly will deserve it.

If you want to give us a listen from the beginning, here’s a link with all the episodes in order, and if you want to start at season two, here’s a link to the first episode of it.

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  • Aries: Your heart has always been the best of you, remember that. I want to scorch every single person who has made you feel as if you are too much just because they couldn’t take the heat.
  • Taurus: The paintings show Earth but you have always been a big city dreamer. This is divination in time of neon stars. Starting tomorrow, plant light if you cannot plant stars.
  • Gemini: Yours is a rapid river song. When they say you are the tower and the chariot, tell them: good. I was always big enough to be everything.
  • Cancer: What a tired name for a lovely thing. We live in tumultuous times and you are a library full of lessons. Sometimes they take time. Do not blame yourself for needing it, too.
  • Leo: Doubt is radio static so change the station. Your pockets are full of pebbles and I know you want to break something. But never break yourself.
  • Virgo: Some days there is just no remedy. What you must do is boldly march forward anyway. Don’t look at the moon – no one has ever been the boss of you.
  • Libra: It is time to learn Latin and walk home with wine-stained lips. Get your body moving and lace up your boots. Haven’t you been sick and tired of not wanting your life?
  • Scorpio: Even heroes need rest so leave that guilt on someone else’s doorstep. Be shameless in how you choose to save your life.
  • Sagittarius: Home is the place you long to go to when something terrible happens, so don’t move. Your heart is your front porch.
  • Capricorn: When winter comes, do not hide. Instead, take a loved scarf and refuse to let the wind bite your cheeks. This is what you have been preparing for all your life.
  • Aquarius: With you, every day is a teen love song and you shout it so loud that you could break hearts. Sometimes this is the hope we need. Don’t listen to the world, greater things are at play.
  • Pisces: Cry if you must, but don’t forget to laugh after. I promise that there is something funny in every tragedy. You deserve better than tears.

anonymous asked:

i think im asexual i went to a strip club one time with some coworkers and during a lapdance with her tiddies in my face all I could think about was going home and playing world of warcraft

I’m gonna cry

Ok i have to talk about what a feeling again bc ive been listening to it on repeat and this song, everything in this song is perfect. Their voices collectively is the most beautiful sound, their solo parts are so soft, the melody of the entire song is so gorgeous, louis voice in this always gives me fucking chills same with harrys and when you listen to them in the chorus you can hear both of them so well and its just so beautiful and then i havent even mentioned the lyrics yet

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GOOD BYE WORLD-I AM CRYING SMAUEL U CANT PLAY ME LIKE THIS

I can’t stop thinking about ‘it’s quite surreal’, and 'amazing, yeah. This is incredible, isn’t it?’ Because that’s how Sam and Anthony were last year. And they lost it so fast because people are awful.

With Theo and Samuel we have two young men, at the start of their career, and I just think that as a fandom we should be respectful of them and not invasive or over-excitable or rude or any of the other countless things we could do to them.

They’re human beings, doing a job that should probably be the most amazing, fun job in the world. And it looks like they’re going to be spectacular at it. But can we remember that they are just that? Human beings doing a job. They’re not toys. They’re not play things. They’re not characters. They’re not for us to speculate over or ship. They’re people with lives and families and friendships.

So can we please be kind to them and show them we care about them and value them, and not drive them away and make them jaded? Let them have this amazing experience without us ruining it for them.

They’re so young. And they deserve to enjoy themselves and keep the wonder we saw in the video today. Is that so much to ask? Can people please be nice?

I didn’t see this process play out from the beginning last time, but I know it’s coming this time and it’s horrible. It’s beginning already, and I hate everything about it.

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On The Shoulders Of Giants 13: A Victimful Crime
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inlookingglass-archived  asked:

hello! this is... kind of a silly question tbh. but. what does it *feel like* to be (hyper)empathetic? like are there physical symptoms when you... catch stuff (?) from other people? do sad feelings from seeing someone else cry feel different from feeling sad in general? does it hurt & if so, how? i don't experience empathy at all bc brainwierd but have a couple autistic characters who range between moderately & hyper empathetic and im *constantly* second guessing their reactions to things...

and this didn’t fit in the last ask but thank you very much for putting the time & effort into this blog !

And thank you for reading!

We’ll be doing an empathy masterpost soon. For now, as a hyperempathetic person, I’ll try to give a brief answer (and fail, because I’m incapable of being brief, apparently).

I am so sensitive to the emotional states of others that it often eclipses my own emotions (and I’m often unable to identify how I actually feel). It can be debilitating, though it can also be very pleasant, depending on the situation. Here are a few examples of real-life implications:

  • When I see someone upset, I can’t comfort them. It’s too overwhelming. To even look at them makes me feel overcome with whatever sad emotions I imagine they’re experiencing. (And this is important: I’m not psychic. I am reacting to my *perception* of how they feel - and due to my sensitivity, I know that I tend to overestimate the severity of other peoples’ feelings, which causes me to feel more strongly than I probably should.)
  • I can’t comprehend teasing, bullying, or any kind of hurting another person intentionally. If I called someone a name I knew would upset them, I would hurt myself even more than I’d hurt them. The idea that someone would feel strong by putting down someone else is completely foreign to me. This also prevents me from understanding why anyone would tease or bully me.
  • I can’t watch a sad scene in a film or hear sad music without crying. I can’t talk about my feelings without crying. I can’t talk about anything emotional without crying. This can be very embarrassing. For example, I might be trying to tell the parents of one of my students that they really worked hard that day and I could see how proud they felt about their success– and whoops, I’m crying again. I actually have anxiety about watching films with other people, because there is always at least one moment at the climax of the film where emotional music plays, and–yep, you guessed it. Crying. 
  • When I see children playing happily, the world can melt away. When they get excited over some mundane thing in the world, I get excited, too. I turn into an excited little kid all over again.
  • I can’t get angry at my students, even if they’re behaving atrociously. If I make them feel bad - well, you get the idea.
  • I wind up a very easy target for abusers and have, unfortunately, been in several emotionally abusive relationships. They don’t have to threaten me. I can’t break up with someone, because I’ll hurt them. I’m not afraid of what they’ll do to me - I’m afraid of how bad I’ll make them feel. All they have to threaten me with to control me is “but I’ll be so sad” and I’m defeated. (It takes the support of many friends to get out of a situation like this.)
  • I tend to reflect people’s personalities back at them. In a way, I become like the person around me I identify with the most. My accent changes quickly when I’m talking to someone, matching theirs (a problem when I’m teaching English to non-native speakers). My mannerisms change. If I watch a film or read a book, I act like the characters for a while afterwards. My speech patterns, movements, energy levels, even my sense of humor changes to that of the character. This has the advantage of making me a good actor, and of helping me “blend in” and “pass” so people don’t realize I’m autistic (which can be advantageous at times), but it can also be very confusing. It’s easy to lose track of who I actually am.
  • I tend to prefer suffering or letting myself be hurt to allowing others to be hurt, because my perception of their pain is actually worse than my own real pain would be.
  • Watching horror movies is inconceivable. However, watching inspirational movies fills me with so much ambition that I go a little nuts for a while after, filled with energy and making big plans to change my whole life (which last until the next time I see someone feeling unhappy).
  • I sometimes actually feel the physical pain I imagine others are experiencing. This isn’t something my body does, but something my brain does. It perceives physical suffering and then I feel it - or, I feel what I imagine they feel, which is probably much worse than what they actually feel. I can’t tolerate even the slightest amount of gore or violence.

That ought to be more than enough for a start. Again, watch for a masterpost in the near future, where we’ll go into more detail about empathy in autistic people (and include a lot of the excellent feedback we got from all you guys in our informal survey the other day).

-Mod Aira

For me, hyperempathy presents itself quite differently to Mod Aira’s.

I have trouble understanding my emotions in general (this is called alexythymia), and as I like to describe it, i’m a kind of “emotional sponge”. Some also talk of emotional contagion. Which means that when i perceive that someone feels something, I will feel it too, except most of the time I can’t differenciate between my own emotions and those i’ve “caught” from others. So all of a sudden I’ll be feeling very bad and won’t know why, and it’s actually because I think someone around me is in a bad mood.

Seeing someone cry makes me cry. Seeing a sad movie - or any movie with some kind of emotional scene - makes me cry. Feeling something a bit intense makes me cry. I spend half my life crying. I don’t care. I can watch movies with people and they can see me cry.

I don’t feel others’ pain as intensely as Aira does, and I am usually able to take myself out of a bad situation even though i strongly prefer not to hurt anyone. I can see the long-term benefits for me to do so in some situations.

I don’t feel people’s physical pain.

Horror movies are awful to watch but i like it somehow.

I wouldn’t say i feel people’s pain more strongly than my own, it’s about the same or more…vague somehow?

So I think we can say there are several degrees of hyperempathy, and it can feel more or less intense depending on the person.


-Mod Cat