easy buttons

Virgil: Logan, I have to tell you something.

Logan: Don’t tell me. It’s Roman, isn’t it?

Virgil: How did you know?

Logan: It’s obvious, isn’t it? You always look a bit rougher after, and one of your buttons is missing.

Virgil: I told him to go easy on the buttons this time. He’s always quite eager to get my shirt off. And my trousers. And my -

Logan: Wait, what are you talking about?

Virgil: What are you talking about?

Logan: Your fight with Roman, obviously.

Virgil: My - yeah, right, okay, sure. Excuse me.

Braids 💆

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A/N: I had a lot of fun writing this! It’s the longest I’ve written on this blog and I’d really appreciate the feedback here  – I’m most likely doing a Part 2 depending on how you all like it. Enjoy :)

Harry loved family reunions.

Amongst the bickering cousins and lurid pitter-patter of children, he often found himself feeling at peace as his folks filled him in on all the stories he’s missed out on. He’d laugh about his jittery uncle who nearly burnt his eyebrows off from an old barbecue, nodding approvingly as his aunt gushes about her eight year old who’s just won the flashy new title of spelling bee champion. He likes the way they treat him too. With adoration in their eyes, resurrecting from the years they’ve watched him as a young boy (instead of the usual gaze of stardom he’s used to). He almost, if not, especially enjoys the way they admire his success, not as an ego-booster, but as a way of praising Anne for his upbringing, despite the major gossip that briefly tainted his mother’s name around her first divorce.

But even in a house packed with his most favourite people, he would always feel relatively exhausted from the length of the reunion, a full four days he’d reckoned. It was unfair really, he loved his crazy family, but he always felt like he had to put on his best face, never getting his usual dose of solitude to rejuvenate.

So when Harry first invited you to join him, he hadn’t quite expected you to be so patient with his family.

“Yes, he is very handsome,” you’d chuckle, “but we’re only friends.”

“You’re sweet, love, but I think this little girl wins the beauty contest, hmm?”

“Right, he is very good with kids.”

“M’only in uni, ma’am, so I’ve got a few good years before settling down.”

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Analyses: Transgender Slam Poetry

As well as written poetry, it is important to look at spoken word, or slam poetry, because it allows trans authors to convey their poetry in an even more tangible way. Having an audience present works to reify the ideals of community and solidarity. Underlining unity is powerful, both within the trans community and for the purpose of coalition building, moving toward support that goes beyond the art world.


In the introduction to the Transgender Studies Reader, “(De)Subjugated Knowledges,” Susan Stryker discusses the language of gender and the ways in which material determinism permeates Western culture. She states, “The relationship between bodily sex, gender role, and subjective gender identity are imagined to be strictly, mechanically, mimetic – a real thing and its reflections” (Stryker 9). Transgender studies challenges this idea, focusing on social construction through language and cultural narratives.

All three of these poems interact with this idea of sex, gender roles, and gender as it is experienced being lumped together. Such a fabrication leads to the assumption of other individuals’ gender identities, as the person doing the assuming attempts to make sense of an expression that does not fit their binary philosophy.

“How to Love Your Body in 10 Easy Steps” by Ollie Schminkey

It is immediately clear in the first few lines that this poem grapples with mental health, as Schminkey’s first step involves unhealthy eating habits: “eating less will make you feel as if you have control.” They also talk about binding in unhealthy ways in order to “trick yourself into feeling complete.” Without societal acceptance and the supposed stability of the gender binary, the search for control of the self and self-image can manifest in potentially dangerous ways.

Schminkey describes the impact of rejection, “Man, woman, whatever./You are the whatever.” Outside of the binary, people are essentially dehumanized and labeled deviant. This creates a hostile environment where dysphoria may take its root. The poem continues, “Do not call it what it is/do not call it transgender/do not say dysphoria/just say depression, no qualifier” (Schminkey). Calling it dysphoria is to recognize a problem stemming from society and normative standards of gender expression, beauty, and so on. With this poem, however, Schminkey calls attention both to the condition of dysphoria and to its silencing.

“Ritual” by Muggs Fogarty

Fogarty talks about material determinism extensively in this poem. “What parts of you are heavy with fluid?/which direction do your shirt buttons button?/where do your glands swell?” These lines refer to the ways society writes gender on bodies without asking, only concerned with fitting physical appearance into socially constructed category. They use repetition to signify the numerous instances they have been asked for their name assigned at birth, as if the listener hears their poetry and continues to ask, looking for “gender lies,” some trace of inauthentic expression (Fogarty).

When referring to binding their breasts, Fogarty declares, “I was so afraid others would notice their absence, especially if they had never noticed mine.” This makes more powerful the message the poet is delivering, that bodies are more valued than the minds, expressions, and identities that they hold. Especially in reference to the commodification and objectification of women, this poem is relevant to trans studies in its critique of society’s attention to the presence or absence of certain anatomical characteristics in determining gender judgments.

“A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be” by Ethan Smith

In this poem, Smith reconciles the memory of himself and his dreams growing up with the reality of his current life and the ways in which those dreams have shifted. He begins by addressing his former self – using his name given at birth. This serves as a way to separate himself wholly from the person he was before transitioning. He speaks of memories told to him by his father which he does not remember, but moves on to discuss family, which complicates the narrative of the poem. As he describes beginning hormone therapy, Smith expresses, “I thought about your children, how I wanted them too.” His desire for children is separate from his gender expression, yet the way that bodies are looked upon by society produces a dissonance, dysphoria. In order for his body to fit within norms for his experienced gender, he no longer retains the ability to produce life, something that had been precious to him. In saying this, Smith removes trans bodies from a pathologized and objectified space and focuses on a future oriented one, where trans-identified people express the desire for new families of their own. He validates that struggle and represents narratives different from the fight for recognition in one’s current family, which is usually the only family related issue discussed in such a context.

At the end of the poem, after telling of his former struggles with mental health – “In therapy you said you wouldn’t make it to twenty-one. You were right” – and coming to terms with his gender expression, Smith provides an optimistic viewpoint. He affirms there was and still is a place for the memory of himself growing up, ending with “P.S. I never hated you” (Smith).


Sources

Fogarty, Muggs. “Ritual.” YouTube. Button Poetry, 18 Nov. 2015. Web. 03 Apr.
       2017.

Schminkey, Ollie. “How to Love Your Body in 10 Easy Steps.” YouTube. Button
       Poetry, 21 July 2014. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.

Smith, Ethan. “A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be.” YouTube. Button Poetry, 16
       May 2014. Web.  03 Apr. 2017.

Stryker, Susan. “(De)Subjugated Knowledges: An Introduction to Transgender
       Studies.”The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2006.
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Personal headcanon! When watching the times King Dice reveals his “green” eyes, they’ve not just been when he used magic, but before in the cut scene, you see his eyes flash green. So for me, it’s generally when a character shows an intense emotion (we see this done in other shows as well when characters eyes suddenly get more colour when they get riled up).

The reason Dice 2/Rage Dice and Dice4/Happy Dice are seen with their eye colours is they are very intense sides of Dice and very easy to push their buttons. There are times when their eyes revert back to just black pupils, however, when they are more calmed and relaxed, but that’s rare XD

Dice 3/Sad Dice, Dice 5/Papa Dice and Dice 6/Chill Dice are not easily provoked so it’s rare to see them flash their eye colours. As I said before, I will eventually reveal them!

If any of you want to be detectives, I did leave hints as to what their colours might be, but you will get no confirmation from me right now ;D

anonymous asked:

Unpopular fandom opinion that I think you'll agree with based on your fics. Iwaizumi is not always pissed off with Oikawa. Iwaizumi is not abusive towards Oikawa. They have a very close and long lasting friendship. Why would either of them stay together if their friendship was that toxic

STRONGLY AGREE!

I am so, so, so tired of all the joke posts and memes about how Iwaizumi wants to stomp on Oikawa, hit him, yell at him or just generally abuse him in other ways. Yes, okay, maybe a few of these were once “funny” in the very beginning of the fandom but it’s gotten to the point where Iwaizumi is mischaracterized as this brute and Oikawa is mischaracterized as this annoying brat. It’s not just a single joke, or here or there - it almost seems like some people just accept this as how their relationship is supposed to be?

Somehow their relationship (although in canon is described literally as perfect trust) is being portrayed as this disgusting, toxic, abusive relationship and I hate it! If their relationship were really so toxic there would be no reason for them to stay together at all.

send me unpopular opinions

@ all my disabled friends: this little jar opener is incredible, i use it all the time to open jars, bottles (i just opened an unopened jug of milk with no problem !), etc of a pretty good range of sizes. all you do is set it on top and press a very easy to push button. i also keep this non-slip shelf liner around to help it grip if the bottle is wet/slippery. i highly recommend this!!! 

Pro-tip if you want to help your infp to get into something new: excite their Ne instead of scaring their Si. For example, if you want them to go to a restaurant with you:

“Hey, I found this super-cool restaurant that has this dish you like so much and also it’s in agreement with that important value of yours, also they have this super-creative thing!”

infp: WHEN CAN WE GO THERE, DO YOU THINK I SHOULD WEAR THIS?

Don’t do this:

“You never go out with me, why can’t we just go to any restaurant for once? I’m sure it wouldn’t be so bad!”

infp: *locks self in room*

the scent of you

+++ vampire!coups +++

+++ i just want to give the biggest thank yous to my friends who helped me with this fic. @bxebxee and @versigny who literally saved my ass and helped me write and edit this from the very beginning. this would be nothing without them @daegusoftboys who also looked over this fic and had to deal with my constant whining for months about not being able to write this well enough hehehe i love you guys so much +++

+++ seungcheol series - rated t for sexual content - 7.3k words +++

+++ general notes - this first part is fairly easy going, nothing too sexual that turns into smut but future chapters will contain smut and a whole lotta angst +++

part one


you notice him the moment he walks in for his first day of work.

“rumor has it… the new guy got in through his family’s connections,” you hear your coworker whisper to the guy beside him, who scoffs in response.

“apparently his father or grandfather is the founder of the company,” the other guy adds. “either way, what an easy way in.”

you nibble on the back of your pen as you watch the newcomer greet your supervisor with a handshake. hmm… so he’s one of those…

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pretty boy p1

summary: The taste of his lips has you addicted to him and his body. But you have to figure out if it’s love or lust.

Originally posted by kwangiiya

pairing: lee taemin x fem reader

genre: fluff, smut, virgin! au, frat boy! au

word count: 2,930

warnings: frat boy! Taemin, virgin! Taemin, language, edging, exhibitionism, slight smut

teaser  —  prologue

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Characters from Hamilton as things my group said today in AP physics:

Alex: “Someone stole my balls!”

John: “I’m the ball keeper. I keep the balls.”

Laf: “We don’t need him, he is a asshole.”

Herc: “I need a nut button. Like a ‘that was easy’ button but with nut instead.”

Burr: “Watch where you’re swinging that thing!”

Tjeff: “Listen here bucko-”

Jmads: “How many times are we gonna keep going till we give up?”

Philip: “…What am I holding?”

Washington: “I need the technology to take a picture.” takes out phone “… got it.”

Kg3: “they’re using protractors?”

Seabury: “Just a simple question from a simple mind.”

Lee: “… We were ‘screw'ed over by a screw.”

Eacker: “I’m talking about the sac.” “Oh, I know.”

James R: “…look at those nerds over there. nerds.”