double-edge

The older and more informed I get the more I realise the ’!!!! Clothing and makeup have no gender!!!’ Rhetoric is such a double-edged sword.

On one hand it’s important to raise up gender nonconforming individuals and encourage people to explore how they present, especially for nonbinary individuals. Boys can wear dresses. Women can wear suits. Nonbinary people don’t have to look a Certain Way. No one has to be restricted in they way they dress and carry themselves.

But I also think tumblr seems to forget that clothing IS inherently gendered by society - it shouldn’t be, but it is, and the ‘don’t assume someone’s gender based on their clothes!’ mentality can be super dangerous and upsetting for binary trans people who are trying to pass for, you know, basic survival reasons. Literally the only way I pass if ever is when I wear super masculine clothing - because people see the way I’m dressed and assume male. It’s a saving grace. This is particularly important for trans women who face so much violence.

It’s a hard line to tread and I wish I’d see more discussion around it.

  • Tsunade: How did your mission go?
  • Kakashi: If I tell you now, does that mean I still have to do a mission report?
  • Tsunade: Don't ask stupid questions. Of course you still need to fill out a report.
  • Kakashi: In that case… you'll know in the next couple days.
  • Tsunade: *rolling her eyes*: That report better not be a one line summary either. None of this 'we laid down the law' crap either.
  • Kakashi: I thought that one was rather clever,
  • Tsunade: Your brand of clever is not appreciated on official reports. A full report, Kakashi, or I'll assign an ANBU guard to stand over your shoulder while you write it.
  • Kakashi: Seeing as I know most of the ANBU guards, I could just talk them into writing it for me.
  • Tsunade: I don't care, just so long as I have that report on my desk, with proper mission related detail, in two days.
  • Kakashi: *sighing*: Fine… But only because you didn't beam me in the head with a paperweight.
  • Tsunade: Sorry, I threw the last one at Genma earlier today.
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Aaaand the next 10 expressions challenges!

1. Neblina from DOOMMATES!

2. Galinda from Wicked

3. Neblina from DOOMMATES!

4. Taako from The Adventure Zone

5. Hades and Persephone

6. Yrs from Double Edged Crown

7. Mali from Double Edged Crown

8. Adi from Double Edged Crown

9. Neblina from DOOMMATES!

10. Korgonite from DOOMMATES!

Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Try running the ice cream scoop under warm water beforehand. Also, blood comes out with enough soda water.

Taurus: Find enlightenment in draining all the water from your body.

Gemini: One of the walls in your home is very not real. Im sure you have your suspicions as to which one.

Cancer: Show your curiosity to the world by carving a question mark into your forehead with a bread knife.

Leo: The time for peaceful conversation is gone. Break something or be broken.

Virgo: Fear offers comforts that the waking world cannot.

Libra: Its possible to think someone is weird as hell but also let them do their thing. Bathe in the insanity of the world.

Scorpio: We cannot help with some fights. This is not your fault.

Ophiuchus: There is freedom in a slip n slide.

Sagittarius: Your perception skills can be a double edged sword. We are not meant to know some things.

Capricorn: X marks the spot. The spot you should stay very very far away from.

Aquarius: Do not try to be anyone but yourself under penalty of death.

Pisces: Nobody ever admits everything. This is for the best. You do it too.

anonymous asked:

I looked all throgh your Double Edged Crown tag! The art looks cool! Who is the main character?

Tannen is our leading lad!  He’s a bit lost–can’t remember his real name, or anything about his past.

What he does know is he loves reading, is an excellent cipher cracker, and speaks at least 8 languages!  He also sort of accidentally keeps committing ridiculously high-level necromancy? Oops.  

Sakura and Kakashi Grocery Shopping
  • Sakura: You smell like you crawled into every dumpster between here and Suna!
  • Kakashi: Perhaps I didn't mention this, but I just got back from a mission.
  • Sakura: That's no excuse to slack off on cleanliness. Maybe you should go down the personal hygiene aisle too. There's a sale on soap; buy one, get one free.
  • Kakashi: Really? That's a good deal.
  • Sakura: No limit either.
  • Kakashi: Thanks for the tip… but I think I'll pass for now. Don't want to take away from others in desperate need of washing, you know.
  • Sakura: *rolling her eyes*: How very thoughtful of you.
  • Kakashi: You know me, always looking out for others.
  • Sakura: Right.