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• sorry what? there’s a bee in my ear
• we’re sorry, this number is unavailable at this time. to leave a callback number, press 5. beep
• how did you get in my house
• point into the distance. do not say anything, and do not point at anything specific. just point.
-Never cries for the right reasons (like when someone dies IRL)
-Crying buckets when a fictional character dies
-Resting blank face (no emotion, eyes often glazed over)
-Having intense feelings and consequently trying to play any violent reactions off as a joke
-Having no feelings at all. You don’t even know what feelings are. Emotions? You don’t know them.
-“How are you?” “Uhhhh… Fine?” You actually don’t know if you’re fine or not. You don’t know what emotion you’re currently feeling. You were pretty sure you were okay until you were put on the spot. In the awkward silence that follows, you know you’ve fucked up so badly the embarrassment physically hurts.
-Pretending to care about something that isn’t your special interest so your friends don’t leave you.
-Your voice is also monotone unless you get excited.
-Being constantly overwhelmed by everything and having a short fuse and snappish tone with everyone and feeling guilty immediately. It’s not anybody’s fault, and you’re not mad at them, but now they think you are. You immediately shut down.
-Your sense of humor is warped by time on the internet and how few neurons fire in reaction to what normal people consider to be funny.
-You look like a deer in the headlights when you’re being yelled at. You don’t know why this person is mad at you and all your energy and concentration is going towards trying to figure out why, hence the blank look on your face.
-Staring into space for hours. You look like your soul has left your body in favor of the Astral Plane.
-Being a big fan of the feeling of nostalgia bc it’s the only feeling that hurts in a nice way.
-Enjoying angst bc it’s better to feel intense emotional pain than nothing at all.
Full list of references in Taylor’s LWYMMD music video (in order)
Nils Sjoberg gravestone - The pseudonym she used when ghostwriting TIWYCF with Calvin Harris
Bathtub full of gems - Referencing what Taylor said about her persona in Blank Space music video (“like she jets sets around the world, collecting men and she can get any of them but she’s so clingy that they leave and then she cries in her marble bathtub surrounded by pearls’”)
Single dollar in bathtub - Sexual assault lawsuit trial against David Mueller where she countersued for $1 and won
Throne of snakes - Kimye/Famous phone call incident, aka “Taylor Swift is #Exposed as a snake”
Et tu brute? - Reference to Shakespeare when Julius Caesar was betrayed and stabbed in the back by someone he thought a friend (Katy Perry & stealing dancers incident?)
Car crash scene - (“Driving a Maserati down on a dead end street”) 2014 Grammy’s when she was made fun of for thinking she won Album of the Year (aka Red should’ve deserved a Grammy)
Car crash outfit/look - Resemblance to Katy Perry; reference to her feud with Katy (plus, a possible dig at her having 0 grammy’s while taylor has 10)
Robbing a bank called “Stream Co” - Taylor’s battle with Spotify/streaming services, for which she was called “money hungry” and “greedy”
Army of mannequins scene - Criticism of her group of famous friends aka “girl squad” being a cult of all skinny, pretty white girls/models
I <3 TS Shirts of Male Dancers - Referencing Tom Hiddleston wearing a I <3 TS shirt; referencing the media mockery of her relationship with Tom Hiddleston
[END SCENE WITH 15 TAYLORS]
Her Surprise Face (“stop making that surprised face, it’s so annoying” “you can’t possibly be that surprised all the time” ) - Reference to people making fun of her for looking so surprised/shocked at award shows
“What’s with that bitch?” “DON’T CALL ME THAT” - Reference to Kanye’s “Famous”; how she was never told that he would refer to her as “bitch” in the song
“Oh, stop acting like you’re so nice, you are so fake” - Reference to criticism of Taylor being “fake” and not the friendly/nice/sweet girl she “poses” as
“Oh there she goes, playing the victim, again” - Reference to common criticism of Taylor always “playing the victim”
“Getting receipts, gonna edit this later” - Reference to Kim K’s (clearly edited) recording of phone conversation between Taylor and Kanye
“I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative” - Reference to Taylor’s response to Kim K’s recording