every man should

If you, in any way shape or form, tell trans men not to “identify as” (be) men, or “discourage” them from “Identifying as” men, or try to “educate them” about how “identifying as” men is inherently harmful, you can fuck right off.

This both goes for “Oh no poor dypshoric females being brainwashed by the Trans AgendaTM” TERFS and for “Ewww men are gross be nb instead! Also be as femme as possible because masculinity is icky!” MOGAI hell.

why we deserve a jung joon hyung/ahn min hyuk in our lives

let me just say something that we all have realised before but never really gotten into talking further:

the similarities between jung joon hyung and ahn min hyuk on the way they treat everyone around them and themselves says a lot about how they are as a person.

both joon hyung and min hyuk have their fair share of pain caused by their family or past relationships and yet it doesnt make them bad people or use it as an excuse to become assholes to everyone especially towards the girl they end up liking, just cause they have been “hurt”.

no matter what happened to them, the moment they met kim bok joo and do bong soon they started off with simple yet touching and genuine, comedic gestures such as teasing them and are so friendly with them in a way that isnt romantic (yet).

joon hyung was bok joo’s best friend before anything else and he respected and supported her so much; he only then realised slowly that he liked her and when he came to terms with that, he wasn’t trying to push her away or tried avoiding her: he tells her he likes her! and he wasn’t even afraid to admit how much he liked her before and throughout the entire time they were dating!!

before even progressing with their relationship, joon hyung even asked for a chance for her to be with him - “don’t like me as your boyfriend? that’s okay, you can tell me that.” he would still respect her wishes even if it means turning him down.

as well as with min hyuk, he’s always wanted someone to protect him from day one and that’s what he saw in bong soon. he wasn’t afraid to admit that he was scared to her, even telling her bits and pieces about his life to her because besides being his bodyguard, she was also a shoulder for him to lean on when he can - he didn’t completely let her in, he had his moments especially when his “brother” kept making death threats, thus resulting in wanting to be alone. as time flew by, he realised how much bong soon meant to him and started opening up to her even more and more, and it was so pure.

min hyuk is as precious as joon hyung is because he also isn’t afraid to show bong soon how much he cares and admires her: him getting hurt was way better than getting bong soon hurt.

lets be real: these two boys don’t possess the most extravagant thing you would expect a typical kdrama lead to have yet they have the most genuine, pure and beautiful personality and that says something: they treat their girls with respect and support them no matter what; joon hyung with bok joo’s weightlifting and family problems, and min hyuk with bong soon’s inability to control her powers. not to mention the way they look at their woman like she’s the universe to them (swoon !!!)

from their strength to their appearances, how they talk and how comfortable the girls are with their own true selves, bok joo with her weightlifting and eating so much, and bong soon with her super powers, joon hyung and min hyuk find them attractive and beautiful no matter WHAT and that, everybody, says it all.

all in all - jung joon hyung and ahn min hyuk are so fucking PERFECT and one reason being is that they showcase what every man, boy, male, whatever should possess on treating their girl/SO and yet it melts our hearts SO MUCH because we rarely see this in real life!

we all deserve a joon hyung/min hyuk in our lives

The Ephebians believed that every man should have the vote (provided that he wasn’t poor, foreign, nor disqualified by reason of being mad, frivolous, or a woman). Every five years someone was elected to be Tyrant, provided he could prove that he was honest, intelligent, sensible, and trustworthy. Immediately after he was elected, of course, it was obvious to everyone that he was a criminal madman and totally out of touch with the view of the ordinary philosopher in the street looking for a towel. And then five years later they elected another one just like him, and really it was amazing how intelligent people kept on making the same mistakes.
—  Terry Pratchett - Small Gods

some weak nerd: “….stop making open world games…please…”

me, a real gamer man: “EVERY GAME should be xenoblade chronicles”

Why Wash, David, and Agent Washington are all acceptable names

So I’ve been waiting for this moment. For a really long time. So… prepare for a long post under the cut. (Mobile users… sorry. :( I feel your pain.)

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Kalagang #04 (1/2)

1x05 Art Is Like Religion

I’ve decided to divide this episode in to two parts. Partly because I think this episode’s post is going to be freaking long. Might not…but still, just in case, you know. But mostly because it’d be better to have a separate post discussing only about Kala’s wedding montage. The more I watched that whole scene, the more thoughts and symbolism just kept coming up to my mind. I’ll try not to ramble. Other than that, let’s get started.

Original post [x] @kalawolfang

So in this scene between Wolfgang and Sergei, we see him suppressing all these emotions inside, again. Wolfgang does that especially when someone talks about his father. Like I’ve mentioned in a previous post, everything about Anton Bogdanow is still traumatizing Wolfgang. His presence haunts his son.

When Sergei talks about his stolen diamonds, Wolfgang acts innocent – in his own style. When Sergei mentions his deceased brother, Wolfgang still acts innocent but there’s this look in his eyes. We see anger and pain…but mostly anger. And we see a bit of cynicism when Wolfgang raises his eyebrows.

Sergei: Wolfgang? Your father made mistakes. Every man does. You should always remember who you are.

You see how Wolfgang clenches his jaw in order to keep himself from exploding and start killing everyone in that room. Wolfgang doesn’t give a shit about what Sergei or Steiner thinks of his father. That does not affect him at all. What affects him – that hurts him deeply is a reminder that Wolfgang IS the son of his father. So what we see right now from Wolfgang’s face is not an anger towards his uncle, or even his father…

Original post [x] @sense8edits

It is the anger towards himself.

When Wolfgang says that line – I think about that everyday – he looks like he has given up on himself very long time ago. Like, he tried to run away from everything he’s done in his life…from who he is, but the world never gave him a second chance. Instead, it kept pulling him back to where he was. So in the end, he had no other choice than…to just live with it. Which is why Wolfgang says:

“Gods don’t give a shit about us. I speak from experience.” (1x07)

“I wanted to prove something. I wanted to change something that can’t be changed; the past.” (1x08)

Priya: Mehndi represents the outer and the inner sun of your being. It is the awakening of your inner light. It strengthens and deepens the bond between you and the man who’s to be your husband.

Original post [x] @netflixsense8

Meanwhile in India, Kala is getting ready for her wedding. Kala being all worried – not sure if this the right thing to do is one thing. I don’t think I need to explain more about why she’s so worried. What grabbed my attention in that scene was Priya’s explanation of Mehndi which is the body art from Ancient India. Remember I said that literally everything around Kala and Wolfgang symbolizes or foreshadows their relationship in some way. This was when my mind started juggling ideas on Kalagang and the elements.

In Kalagang #01 [x], I wrote water is Kalagang’s element; a medium that has connected them since their first births. Well, what if it’s more like Kala is the fire and Wolfgang is the water? What if – each of them represents an element which is totally opposite to one another? Fire dries out the water; water extinguishes the fire. But despite their differences, they can’t help being attracted to each other. It’s not like ‘Oh I take back what I said before. This is the correct theory’. It’s not about which theory is right or wrong. I still think water is the element that connects them; I’m just adding that fire – such as light, sunshine, etc – also connects them.

That being said, I also pointed out in the beginning of Kalagang #01 that Kala is the sunshine (guess what that symbolizes; fire). And now we see all these details sort of emphasize that fire may be what Kala represents. Priya telling Kala how Mehndi on her body represents the outer and inner sun of her being, it awakens inner light. We’re going to see how her inner light – the warmth she brings – affects Wolfgang who’s been under this cold, dark, deep water…filled with pain, anger, and loneliness. AND how the presence of Wolfgang sorta soaks into Kala’s heart.

Original post [x] @sense8gif

Oh, Kala honey, you better call off your wedding. You don’t look happy at all. But don’t worry, even if you can’t call it off, someone will help you out * wink *

Original post [x] @fyeahmaxriemelt

If there’s anything other than the water (and fire) that connects Kalagang is definitely a bathroom. With Kalagang, you can turn anything into something f***ing romantic. THAT’S A FACT PEOPLE.

Just look at Wolfgang’s face. He has this teasing smile on him – so cute. At the same time he looks a little boy who’s about to open up his birthday present and he cannot wait to see what’s in a box; or who’s enjoying this hide-and-seek with a mystery friend. You see how Kala’s presence – just by her voice – affects Wolfgang? She puts him off guard.

Wolfgang: I can’t see you.

Original post [x] @sensatesgifs

To be honest, in this scene, Wolfgang seems like he’s going to beat the shit out of someone if he doesn’t find this girl. My point is he looks that much disappointed when he says he can’t see Kala. Don’t worry, Wolfie. You will see her soon. Very soon * wink *

anonymous asked:

Hi I really like stories where there is a lot of jealously. I want love, but it's exciting to have a fight/argument ever dozen chapters. Also could the stories include quality writing(I've read a lot of bad ones) and I like a bit of drama and a twist. I don't mind the length. thankyou!!

I know a bunch of fics where either Harry or Draco are jealous, but I don’t really know if all the stories listed below have twists in them or a fight between our boys every dozen of chapters. Hope you enjoy!

  • Get Your Own Gryffindor - by jennavere (2k)
    Three cocktails later, Draco’s got a plan to get Harry riled up.
    (A very short and sweet story where Draco flirts with a random man, just because he likes seeing Harry jealous)

  • Gryffindor Seduction 101 - by jennavere (9k)
    Charming, crafty Slytherin Blaise Zabini has a dating policy: he only dates Gryffindors. Now he’s plotting to seduce Gryffindor Extraordinaire Harry Potter, and Draco Malfoy is NOT happy.
    (In which a jealous and possessive Draco Malfoy is going crazy because Blaise is trying to have sex with Harry Potter)

  • I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - by birdsofshore (28k)
    Harry felt lit up from inside as soon as he entered the bar. There were blokes dancing together, their bodies close to one another, not keeping a wary distance as Harry was always careful to do when he was near another man. God, he wanted this – wanted it so much he could taste it, a metallic tang of heat and desire. He suspected nothing would ever be the same again – especially when he saw who else was in the room.
    (Hot! Hot! Hot! Oh so very HOT! Like the summary says, Harry goes to a gay bar and then he spots Draco Malfoy sucking faces with another guy. So of course Harry keeps coming back (and so does Draco), but oh god Draco is such a tease to poor Harry)

  • One Harry Potter, Please - by - faithwood (60k)
    All Draco wants is Harry Potter’s friendship, just to make his new Auror job more bearable. However, after Harry stubbornly pays more attention to his secret admirer, Draco is forced to resort to drastic measures.
    (Draco and Harry are both madly in love with each other. Both of them are too thick to realise it though. As always, faithwood’s works are always amazing to read)

  • Worth It - by The Wykkyd (10k)
    Some things are just worth it. Draco Malfoy is one of those things.
    (This story needs some more love! I can’t belive I hadn’t read this fic until a couple of days ago - it’s such a gem! Such a heart-breaking and angsty story! You see, Harry and Draco are boyfriends, but against their wishes Draco is to be married to Astoria Greengrass. I don’t want to spoil anything else, but honestly, every man and his dog should read this)

  • Pour L'Amour de Pain - by alexcaster (16k)
    Draco Malfoy has lost his common sense and Potter is a tease. Bugger it all.
    (Squeeee! The humour in this fic was top-notch, the fluff was so fluffy, and the sprinkle of angst near the end tied everything together!)

  • The Incredible Race - by dysonrules (51k)
    Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, Aurors, are forced to join a televised global race in order to provide some free positive publicity for the Ministry, despite the fact that Aurors Potter and Malfoy don’t exactly get along.
    (Did you say this is a story where Harry and Draco participate in a wizarding version of The Amazing Race? SOMEONE SIGN ME UP!! Such a fun fanfic!)

  • Malfoys Don’t Get Jealous - by Icicle (3k)
    Draco is not jealous of Anthony Goldstein. He no longer has any interest in Potter or what the idiot does in his spare time. Their relationship is over—but if Goldstein so much as breathes on Potter again, he might have to kill him.
    (Draco is jealous, and Harry is quite the Slytherin)

I keep forgetting to upload all these different drawings, these are probably two weeks old already ( ; - ; )

regardless of that, @anjelzjelly129 has a precious villain!Genos and I don’t do him nearly enough justice in these doodles (especially his arms, rip me) so you should go to their blog and check him out for yourselves!
We both agree that if our Genos’ met, they would only last a few minutes before trying to tear each other apart even if Nyanos is in his smol body.

SPEAKING OF THAT, I’ve been considering replacing the bracket on Nyan’s face with something easier to draw bc I’ve always hated drawing it hahahhahha and so far everyone likes the look, so it’ll probably be a permanent change.

anonymous asked:

Sure, sexism is toxic and every man should at least do his part. At the same time, there's an equal wisdom to NOT 100% idealize 100% of the actions of women since this only reinforces pathological perfectionism (which lacks nuance and complexity and often manifests as immunity to accountability and responsibility via the underestimation/under-visibility of mistakes). Put that on your dashboard and let it sink... Forecast: you won't b/c you're blog functions as a favoritism bias for feminism.

There is nothing inherent to feminism that implies that women should be ‘100% idealized’ (indeed, there is much feminist literature dedicated to exploring how even marginalized folks can internalize and perpetuate oppression) and I would not want to imply such a thing (nor would any reasonable person). What’s lacking ‘nuance and complexity’ here are the strawmen arguments being deployed. 

Dress your criticisms in the garb of intellectual jargon all you want, it won’t disguise the fact that what you’re attacking here is a complete caricature/misunderstanding of feminism. At the heart of feminism is not misandry or restricting freedom of speech or skirting accountability, but is instead aimed at justice and fairness for all genders–something that is not easy to understand, let alone accomplish. The matrix of oppression and power and personal responsibility and inequality is overwhelmingly intricate. These things are abstract and insidious but are nevertheless profoundly important for our species to navigate. It serves no one to draw empty caricatures of those with whom we disagree. 

The Signs As Shakespearian Insults
  • Aries: Thou art like a toad; ugly and venomous.
  • Taurus: Thou art a flesh-monger, a fool and a coward.
  • Gemini: Foot-licker!
  • Cancer: Methinks’t thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.
  • Leo: I desire we may be better strangers.
  • Libra: Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat.
  • Scorpio: The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.
  • Sagittarius: Thou mis-shapen dick!
  • Capricorn: Peace, ye fat guts!
  • Aquarius: You mouldy rogue
  • Pisces: A fusty nut with no kernel.
  • Virgo: Thou art a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mungril bitch.