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If there’s one thing that’s been interesting to me in the very turbulent and scary time following Trump’s inauguration, it’s been the role of religion in all this. Like everyone knows how the Evangelical Christians and fundies helped put him in power, and how their own prejudices are now driving US policy. (Holy shit.) That particular wave has been gathering strength for years, and I have viewed it with no little apprehension.

That said, things like this whole #bindtrump movement make me stand back and look at all the other religious movements in the US. There are so, so many. During the election, Evan McMullin ran as a Mormon alternative to Trump and actually got almost as many votes as Hillary did in Utah. Many of the protests and support groups in my own city are being organized in Christian churches – not unrelated, most likely, is the fact that most of these churches are historically black. I know Christians personally who are praying that Trump will stop being, y’know, Trump. Jewish people are rising up to loudly argue against Trump’s antisemitism and to support other marginalized groups. And yeah, Muslims obviously aren’t super thrilled with him.

And then you have #bindtrump. People are dismissive towards Neopagans (including but not limited to Wiccans), but what we just saw was an international religious ritual being undertaken as a way to protest a political figure and lessen harm towards vulnerable groups. Satanists get a bad rap, but they have been instrumental in fights to protect freedom of speech and religion in the United States; they have also spoken out against many of Trump’s pet policies, like the anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act that Trump has vowed to sign if it ever gets to him. (Note: Many of the most outspoken critics of this act are Christian heads of religious bodies that have stated that prioritizing a certain interpretation of a Christian belief system will actually infringe upon their methods of worship.)

I think it’s very easy to demonize organized religion in the US right now, especially if (like me) you reside in a marginalized group that has been historically targeted by Christian activists. But I think what we’re seeing now is very interesting. Fundie Christians have been organizing to affect our political machinery for ages now, but now other religious groups are getting political, too. Christians outside of their subset, and Muslims, and Sikhs, and Neopagans, and Satanists, and Jewish people. Heck, I saw signs by self-identified Buddhists at some of the protests. (Those are the groups I’ve personally witnessed, and I’d love to hear about activism from other religions.) These groups are becoming increasingly politicized, and they are organizing. Frankly, even though I’m not particularly religious myself, it’s something that’s giving me hope.

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5 reasons why I love Lenny...

…and why you should too.

Bleeder is the forgotten child of the Mads’ film fandom. So I’ve decided to embark on a one-person campaign to fix this travesty, because Lenny is a babe and so far only me and @devereauxsdisease seem to be clued in on this hidden gem of a character.

1. He spends most of his free time alone in his bedroom, watching movies

Which, let’s be honest, is pretty much the same thing all of us on here do.

2. He is so done with everyone’s shit

Lenny’s friends have a lot of, uh, issues but he’s not here for any of it.

‘Jesus Leo leave me alone’

‘I just want to watch my movie and you guys won’t shut up’

‘Yes and the problem is you guys and your mouths gdi’

‘Well, I’m double-fisting drinks at a hot dog shop so that should tell you all you need to know’

3. He is the patron saint of awkward crushes

This dollbaby cannot function around people he finds attractive. At. All. And his response to that issue? Just run away from them.

‘Oh hey, it’s the cute girl at the diner. Let’s stare at her through the window like a stalker and then run away awkwardly when she notices me.’

‘Oh hey, it’s that cute girl again, better run through traffic even though I have nothing to talk to her about, and then follow her halfway home like a dweeb’

‘No, and it’s not because I stole it after you touched it or anything weird like that, no siree.’

‘Oh hey, she’s down the street waiting for me to meet up with her, maybe I should just RUN THE FUCK AWAY’

So cute.

So well-meaning.

So unable to handle social situations.

4. He is unapologetic about his obsessions

This sweet little chickadee loves movies and never shuts up about them. Ever. If he’s having a conversation, it’s probably about horror films or his favorite actors. Oh, you’re tired of hearing about films and think Lenny should get some new interests?

Lenny dgaf.

5. He wears the hell out of a velvet blazer

Just look at this fine piece. Just look.

…Need I say more?


IN CONCLUSION: Y’all had best get over HERE and watch Bleeder so we can get more rare pair fics with this babe. And maybe even read my fics featuring him.

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TUNES FOR WHEN YOU GHOTTA SEARCH THE JUNKYARD FOR YOUR…

JUNK FM RADIO

This is a growing collection of music that I just chuck on when I’m drawing, in particular when I’m drawing the Junkers. 

It’s got varying degrees of metal and dirty guitar for every occasion, probably some kinda random tracks chucked in for fun times. The track list is too long to write down and i’m a shitchunt lazy. It’ll just get longer anyway.

idk, if they were real people i’d send this to them hoping they’d get a kick out of it

if anyone’s got garbage music that ya think these bad boys would rock to pls send it my way, i love hearing new shit and may add it to the list kthnx luv ya