do nothing with me

I’m getting so bored with everyone my age who lives in my town. I ran into a girl yesterday after getting my nails done, who went to school with me- as per usual I had no idea who she was, because I’m a terrible person, but we had the cliche ~catching up~ convo:
Me *spots a baby sitting in the trolley she’s pushing*: oh what a cutie! Yours?
Her: yeah, just her for now.
Me: well she’s gorgeous, congrats
Her: what about you? How many kids?
Me: oh no kids, just me, thank god!
*awkward laugh all round*

It’s then followed by either one of two things- a look of pity, like my life is empty without spawn, or a comment along the lines of “you must be really dedicated to your career”

I’m not. I just have drastically different priorities. There’s a whole world out there to see, and I’m gonna see as much as I can before starting a family. I can’t take off to LA for a lavish birthday weekend with a kid. I can’t do a week of Broadway and dance classes in New York with an infant in tow. I can’t move to London next year if I’m relocating a family.

I have my thirties- even my forties- to “settle down”. Don’t pity me because I haven’t done it at 27. I know I’d be a terrible parent at the moment, because it would be against my will.

So after getting home from another round of “well, I’m sure one day we’ll see you pushing around a baby!” I queued up every episode of The X-Files, Bones, SVU and House which featured independent women kicking ass and taking names…because I’d rather be doing that than washing onesies.

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honestly where does eddie end and newt begin. I feel like the entirety of fb was just them releasing eddie redmayne onto a set and telling him to react to situations

legit the mating dance for the lady erumpent. always my favourite moment in any show how eddie gushes how detailed rowling was about every scene until the passage about the mating dance happens.

and then there’s this…

Originally posted by sirredmayne

I love how those adult coloring books claim to be “relaxing” or “stress-free” but tbh I find them to be the complete opposite, do u know how much stress I was goin through tryna color all those tiny-ass little dots? or my hand cramping up cause I had to color all those unnecessary detailed patterns??? that shit ain’t relaxing, it’s tedious asf

Does Michael Clifford Know I Exist Yet?

Day 39: nope

Trying to figure out if you’re ace or aro can be so much harder than other sexualities because it’s like, trying to find the absence of something. Imagine you’re at a pond and you want to know if there are any turtles, or fish. Say you find a turtle and you’re like “great! Now I know there are turtles.” Or a fish, now you know for sure there are fish. Or you find both, and now you know for a fact there are both turtles and fish in the pond.

But like, if you don’t find any turtles it might be that there are no turtles or maybe you’re just really shitty at looking for turtles and maybe you THINK you saw a turtle over there or maybe it was just a stick. Maybe there are only a few turtles. Maybe you need to do something special to find the turtles. Maybe a bunch of these rocks are actually turtles but you couldn’t tell them apart. Maybe there are no turtles. You have no idea. Meanwhile some people are saying “Oh there have to be turtles! You’ll find them eventually ;)” or “How many turtles have you found in your pond?” or “Try planting some vegetables at the shore to attract the turtles.” Or “Oh no! What disaster happened to your pond that there are no turtles?” And you’re just standing there wet with an empty net and a tired expression.

But whatever because whether there are turtles or fish or not your pond’s ecology works just fine without them because that’s what eco-communities do they form a system around what they have. You aren’t missing anything if you don’t have turtles you just have a pond system without turtles. If someone tried to change you by pouring a bunch of turtles into your pond it would probably fuck something up.

So you don’t have to be entirely sure. You don’t have to search every inch of the damn pond before you can decide there are probably no turtles. If you want to take the aro or ace label because you think it fits go for it. And if you do find your turtles you can rename the pond. That’s fine.

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Me trying to guess who the next confirmed LGBT+ OW-character will be: Haha what if Lucio had a cute omnic boyfriend
Me:
Me: o h  n o


EDIT:  The omnic boyfriend now has a name — Obi, or O-B to those familiar~!

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Bonus:

protect ur smol ok

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My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion. Why make life miserable for someone when you could be using your energy for good?