dash fact

Just a reminder that Dan Harmon himself, Co-Creator of Rick and Morty, is, in fact, Autistic and has spoken before about how its influenced his characters, the importance of accurately representing Autism in said characters, and being aware of which of his characters have been “claimed,” so to speak, by the Autistic community and how he consciously makes a concentrated effort to not misrepresent or disappoint us.

Just, you know, for those of you who feel angry or uncomfortable at the thought of your faves (hint: Rick and Morty, but especially Morty) being perceived as Autistic. Just some Food For Thought™. Just—just a Memo Note on your dash. He isn’t Bigfoot, folks, that link is in high quality and Right Up There ↑ . All the proof you need. And I’m just handin’ it out for free. Free of charge, no payment necessary, no shipping and handling fees. Watch it.

The Holodomor, 1932-1933, Ukraine, caused (intentionally or not) by the forced collectivization of agriculture, a communist practice. Death tolls estimated to be around 4 million, and that was only in Ukraine. The whole USSR was affected by the famine.

And this is not the only example of mass deaths due to communist policies.

So yes. Communism literally killed millions.

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Hannibal: Post Mortem, with  Caroline Dhavernas and Katharine Isabelle (x)

Here’s a fun little experiment.

over 2 years ago, right when tumblr was at its most biphobic, I made a separate blog. A secret bi discourse blog, basically, where I could reblog things and fight biphobes without worrying about people i know irl finding out things about me that i’m not ready to come out to them about

Not long after making this blog, I kind of drifted off and did other things. This blog has been primarily abandoned for a long time. I’ve occasionally popped back on to post some things, but mostly it’s been left to gather dust.

And then I realized something. Every single person that I followed on this blog, which began its life as a blog to fight biphobia on tumblr, was a bi person or someone who also was vocally against biphobia. I blocked a lot of people for being really awful biphobes… and then I kind of left. This blog and its following list and block list are a time capsule from the heyday of biphobic discourse on tumblr

So I came back on again, and I went through a bunch of blogs, and here’s what I’ve found:

I have scrolled through my dash, I have checked the blogs that I followed for being vocally protective of bi people on tumblr. And what did I find? FOUR exclusionists. All of the rest are either inactive, have not posted enough to determine a position, or (overwhelmingly) inclusionists. In fact, my dash on this blog is almost ENTIRELY inclusionist posts. On a blog I created to follow people defending bi people.

So I’m checking the block list. All of these people I blocked for being biphobes. 

I went on their blogs and to /search/ace 

Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Blog is wiped clean.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe. Truscum.*
Exclusionist. Biphobe. 
Exclusionist. Biphobe Terf.
Outlier, mega racist anti-sjw
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Biphobe. No ace discourse on blog.
Exclusionist. Truscum.*
Exclusionist. Biphobe. Truscum.*
Exclusionist. Biphobe. Terf.* 
Exclusionist. Biphobe. 
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Biphobe. No ace discourse on blog.
Blog has been wiped
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe. Truscum.*
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Blog is wiped.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Biphobe, hasn’t posted in over a year, no ace discourse.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe. Terf.*
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.
Exclusionist. Biphobe.


* - I wasn’t looking specifically for truscum or transphobes but in these instances it was readily apparent just by clicking on the blog! Fun.

Is this a scientific experiment? Nah. Are the sample sizes large enough to say anything definitively? No. But it is really telling that a dash that, 2 years ago, was full of bi positivity and defending against biphobic tumblr discourse, is now entirely the same thing but for aces. 

So the next time an inclusionist tells you that this is ALL rehashed 2014 bihet discourse, maybe listen to us.

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DAY 7 (10/25): Birthday! ★ Free choice!

→Happy birthday to our ray of sunshine!! 🎂📷🌞

“It’s good to see you again, Inquisitor. It has been too long.”

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Today is a Keke kind of day! *wicked smile* @mundanlirising

I love that comic of Ranjit, the image of him alone on the throne always makes my heart hurt for him, then I remember he’s a asshole. I will fight him, I will fight him till my dying breath to protect the bebes. I will give them gentle forehead kisses whether they want them or not.

i just want you all to know that finn and rey are definitely the type of couple to give each other cheesy nicknames and have a bunch of inside jokes that they never share with anyone else and finish each other’s sentences and are just generally Disgustingly Cute ok thank u for ur time

Things I am still salty about over today’s episode, 7 hours later:

  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • Sorey using Azure Assault to purify a dragon
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • Tiamat attacking Ladylake, thus negating any chance of Alisha and Sergei meeting to get started on peace negotiations between Hyland and Rolance
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • The entire Tiamat fight looking boring as fuck when it was a protracted 2-phase boss fight in the game where it was incredibly likely you’d end up with multiple KOs.
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • The gray morality of Zestiria and its late game core theme of sometimes the best way to save someone is via a Mercy Kill so you can free them from their suffering.
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • Sorey just saying “Well, if I fail, I die” while seemingly forgetting that Rose and Alisha would die with him.  Let alone what would happen to Lailah, Edna, and Mikleo with all that malevolence from the dragon swirling around.
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • Anime-Sorey never having to make the tough decisions that game-Sorey did, never having to face the fact that you can’t always save everyone, but still finding it in him to continue believing in his dream and believing that it’s the right course of action, and finding a reason to keep moving forward and smiling at the end of the day.
  • Sorey purifying a dragon
  • And just because it bears repeating again: Sorey purifying a fucking dragon.

Are we seeing a pattern yet on what pissed me off with today’s episode?  If I had to pick a Tales character for my current mood right now, I believe Velvet and I would get along swimmingly.  Late game Zestiria with its difficult decisions gave us a lot of character growth for game-Sorey and gave him so much character growth and depth.  Anime-Sorey hasn’t had to do any of this, and basically is the boring infallible shounen protagonist people like to accuse game-Sorey of being.

Honestly, this pissed me off so much I couldn’t even properly enjoy the part with Sorey using the Water Armatus, Mikleo supporting Sorey right after they de-armatize, or the next episode preview skit.  Like, I was so pissed off I couldn’t even enjoy what little soymilk we got and the usual good part of the episode.  I’m just … ugh.  Okay, enough salt.  If I’m going to rage, I may as well get Berseria playable on this laptop and take it all out there.