fence sitters

anonymous asked:

I am a fence sitter & can explain most things away but some things I just can't!! 1) Jensen's expressions - he absolutely adores Jared!! 2) the handholding at MinnCon - whichever angle I look at it from why would Jensen continue to keep his hand like that!! 3) damn is he loveable - a fandom that thinks you are gay for each other and you say about your co-star that damn is he loveable!! Sounds smitten rather than bff! 4) Move to Austin with rumours - why 5 mins away? 5) sleep with one! Odd joke!

Hello, dear anon!

I know what you mean. There are many things I can’t explain away and you just mentioned the best of them. I’m feeling nostalgic, so how about we look at them a little?

1. “Jensen’s expressions - he absolutely adores Jared!!

Right? The sheer love and adoration in Jensen’s eyes moves me to my core. That is not how I look at my friends, not even the closest ones. How lucky they are to have each other!

2. “the handholding at MinnCon - whichever angle I look at it from why would Jensen continue to keep his hand like that!!

Originally posted by honey-chris

The fan says to Jensen that he’s her favourite and Jensen just sneaks his hand to hold Jared’s while he does the comedy elbows for the audience. I can’t tell you how much I love this moment. (Another angle)

3. “damn is he loveable - a fandom that thinks you are gay for each other and you say about your co-star that damn is he loveable!! Sounds smitten rather than bff!

What I see here is both of them being incredibly ballsy. Not only did they dare to share these videos, Jensen caption this kissy video like that as well. I can still hardly believe this actually happened. (My post here)

4. “Move to Austin with rumours - why 5 mins away?

You know how one sometimes gets the irresistable urge to respond with a vague “For reasons”? This is one of those moments. Just kidding! Of course there’s something to read on the matter. If you’re interested in some tinhatty views of how that came to be, look here. Here’s a little something as well.

5. “sleep with one! Odd joke!

(Gif by the invaluable @one-soul-two-brothers) Oh boy. This is the mother of all slip-ups! This is definitely difficult to explain away… Do you know what the non-believers are saying? That he responded on Jared’s behalf. *scratches head* Yeaaaahhh… I don’t know how that could be. (Posts: 1, 2, 3)

Anyway, thanks for reminding me of these great moments! If you need a pillow to make your fence a little more comfortable, you need only holler and I’ll bring you one. I hope you’re having a fabulous day!

Sex, Religion, Politics

Tell me–

did you fuck someone last night?
Cum hard in some girl (or guy–
no judgment here)?

Have you heard the word
of Jesus Christ? Bomb shit
for the Prince of Peace?

Are you left, right, or
mugwump, fence-sitter, center?
Ass or elephant?

Tell me about the things
that matter–the gooshy bits.

All the things that we know
(we know, oh god, we know)

are too moist
for polite conversation.

– S. E. De Haven (SnuffyArt)

What did you think?

Big Booty Better Thighs (Seventeen Headcanon)

(AN: I would like to start off by saying that this really isn’t a “most likely” situation. I feel that all of Seventeen are not anywhere near shallow enough to turn a girl down just because of her body type, even though they are teenage boys. They are teenage boys. Who are usually a lot more insecure than they come off, so they wouldn’t target any girls’ insecurities no matter what. That being said, I feel like you expected me to produce an answer here, so I decided to do this in the headcanon style and I hope you like it! <3 Also, very, very slight smut warning - I talk about sex but no explicit descriptors.)

(Part Two)  

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Oh the fat lady has most certainly sung--and she is telling lies

I’ve been dealing today with being bashed by numerous extreme shippers (ES) because of a certain ES blogger’s public post about how upset she was with an “anti” who dared to contact her privately about some concerns. And surprise, surprise, many ES assumed I was the “anti” and bashed me accordingly. (They didn’t mention my name but it was clear to whom some were referring.) It is interesting that it didn’t seem to dawn on the ES blogger to contact the “anti” directly with her concerns instead of using her blog to bash the “anti’s” attempt to communicate privately. 🤔

Someone screencapped this comment to the ES blogger’s post and sent it to me. It was so outrageous I had to respond. 

  • Yes, my mission in life is to “brainwash” newbies and fence sitters. 🙄
  • Yes, I read “EVERY SINGLE” one of the HUNDREDS of ES posts generated weekly and work hard to be “so damn negative” about each one.😈
  • I confess! I say “this is my opinion” a lot. Perhaps in the future I should state everything like it is a fact the way many of your leaders do. 👍
  • As for being “disappointed” in the “Show” or in “almost everything OUTLANDER,” my question is: WHAT THE F**K ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I have in fact often DEFENDED the show from some of the fans (usually shippers) who are constantly complaining about “not enough Jamie and Claire sex,” “too much Frank,” or “not enough BTS pictures!” Oy! Go read my other blog @contemplatingenjoyingoutlander. You will see reasoned discussions of the books and show there. 
  • In terms of being disappointed with Sam & Cait–the people who are REPEATEDLY ANGRY AND DISAPPOINTED WITH SAM AND CAIT ARE CERTAIN EXTREME SHIPPERS. Any time Sam or Cait don’t behave the way the ES want many of them trash them on their blogs, tag them in nasty tweets, and/ or complain to Starz, Sony, the press, women’s organizations, you name it (usually about Sam–poor Sam).
  • In contrast, I have defended Sam and Cait against ES attacks. Yes, once in a blue moon I have expressed a slight disappointment when there is too much shippery fanservice. But such a statement is almost always followed by sympathy for the difficult position S & C are in. So please don’t distort what I have said.
  • The people who act like they know “C/S/MM/T personally & know how they think, act, feel, etc.” are extreme shippers. You folks INTERPRET EVERYTHING that Sam and Cait say or do in order to find “breadcrumbs.” So I debunk your shippery assumptions by using common sense and basing what I say on the assumption that Sam and Cait told the truth in the KDS/ IFH denial video.

Kindly don’t say anything if you are going to make things up about me or exaggerate things. I know it is what you ES do all the time to anyone who gets in the way of your ship but I’m really tired of it. Thank you.

NOTE: This is just my opinion as a fan, nothing more. If you disagree, you are probably an extreme shipper. Good luck with that!

anonymous asked:

Do you think the 'wild Houis uprising' was because people somehow began to believe Blind Gossip? (Even though we all know they've contradicted themselves on larry more times than anyone can count including claiming theyre both str8?) Or do you think the 2 things were coordinated? I mean cd both be an OT push to finish off Larry fandom by blaming L for the stunts not Simon? The blind, RLawson and Houies make Harry blameless so a seductive narrative for tired harry larries. OT must be cheering.

yeah this is pure speculation but i get the sense the blind gossip post was the beginning of a calculated attack on the fandom and on people bts.

i think they know at this point that those of us who are still here can never unsee louis and harry being in a relationship (and the same goes for industry people who have seen too many things or heard too many rumours over the years to ever believe louis and harry weren’t actually a thing) so they decided to go the houis route and give the doubters and the fence sitters a third option; rather than just being forced between choosing the all option (larry is real/the stunts are fake/simon is the devil) or the nothing option (everything we’ve been told is true there are no stunts louis and harry are both straight) there’s now a middle ground (louis and harry were together but louis suffers from internalized homophobia and chose the closet over coming out hence why the stunts are so obviously not real).

i think 1dhq knows there’s no way the really vocal fans or the ones who are very secure in their opinions are going to leave so they’re focusing on picking off the weaker larries (i.e. the people who’ve never really had a particular fondness for louis or who never really viewed him as anything more than a prop for harry) because they would be the easiest ones to sell this new narrative to (and these fans often so far up harry’s ass they completely ignore everything louis’ done to push against his own closet too because they equate his stunts with him wanting to be closeted [the double standard there is infuriating but anyway]).

i also think that simon and his people are whispering in people’s ears bts to try and spread that particular rumour as being ‘the truth’ as well (much like they used to do with gryles rumours).

anonymous asked:

I'm straight but I love the gays. Legit most of my OTPs are gay and I love it. They deserve more representation, so I'm all for SuperCorp being canon. Just thought I point it out lol

Nice to meet you, Straight. I’m Chance. (stealing peggy’s bad dad joke) I know what you mean. I am a straight guy and a lot of my OTP’s have been part of the LGBTQIA community. It’s familiar to me. 

There’s a lot of people who need more representation or even better representation. I need more roles for Asians that doesn’t consist of the cliche broken english/geeky guys or the oversexualized Asian women. That’s why I love Magnus! He’s showing the world that Asian men can be sexy as fuck! I need more roles for trans / non binary that aren’t portrayed by cis actors. I need more asexual representation, less stereotypical gay guys and overzealous lesbians. I need more bisexual representation where they aren’t portrayed as a fence sitter or a cheat. 

But it’s nice that there are people from the entire spectrum that love supercorp. 

peasantland-hippie-queen  asked:



F - Fence Sitter // Ball Park Music
I - I have friends in holy spaces // Panic! At The Disco
O - Ode to an African Violet // Mort Garson
R - Renai // SID
E - Everybody Wants Somebody // Patrick Stump
L - Laputa // Hiatus Kaiyote
L - Leap Frog // Hiatus Kaiyote
A - Alambre Alto // Cirque Du Solei

Sorry it got so obscure!!

*~ send me your name and I’ll make it in songs ~*

anonymous asked:

I like that you will talk about fandom weirdness, so can you explain to me why so many shippers, fence sitters etc, feel the need to bash MM? This is an honest question, as I am baffled by this behavior. Do you think it makes them feel better to put others down? Is it to gain followers? On the one hand, a blogger says no-one knows anyone associated with S&C, yet so many judge her every action, including the author of those words. Is it jealousy? Envy? Fear of a dissolving ship? Why?

It’s not her as much as the fuckery of the situation. Her image doesn’t match the message.

What I see, a lesson in perspective

This is not only to my tumblr followers, but also to fence sitters, and the sorts of feminists I end up having chats with on youtube. Because there seem to be some serious misconceptions about the men’s rights movement. I maybe just be wasting my time here, but you know it never hurts to try.

Anyway, what I’ve come to learn from conversations with feminists online, is that they think the people in the men’s rights movement fit certain stereotypes. What they see in their minds doesn’t exactly match up with the sort of people I regularly see in the movement.

They think MRAs look something like this.

Now I’m not trying to shame the man in this picture. I just think that this picture sums up the feminist stereotype of men’s rights activists pretty well. They believe, that every MRA is an overweight disheveled manchild who’s lives in his mother’s basement. The reality is that we have people in a variety of professions contributing to the movement.

These men guard their identities to protect their jobs and families from being attacked by feminist trolls. You might scoff at the concept, but many workplaces have zero tolerance policies surrounding accusations of workplace sexual harassment. It might only take a phone call to someone’s job where they allege that this person is a pedophile, to put that person’s job in jeopardy. An action which could put them and their family on the street.

What I see when I think of men’s rights activists.

Pretty stark contrast eh? It’s kind of hard to look us in the face and call us a misogynistic hate group. It’s really easy to sit behind a keyboard and assume that everyone supporting men’s issues outside of feminism is a monster. That we’re all harassers, trolls, and ne’er do wells.

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I was a dumb artist,

took a catalogue of hits to the edge of the cliff and I slipped
but it felt good
I put on red and I lose
I regret all my tattoos

I just want to be a fence sitter
fence sitter with you

I have so many thoughts about this post.

1) C'mon, Hill, if you’re going to pander to Hamilton fans like this, you can’t be a fence-sitter. PICK A SIDE!

2) But really if those catty little jerks could found a country despite a ridiculous amount of petty nonsense and fundamental philosophical differences, how is it that our Congress can’t even pass a budget?!

3) Why haven’t I seen more memes comparing Sanders to Hamilton and Clinton to Burr? I mean, ignoring the fact that Hamilton is responsible for Wall Street, because, let’s be realistic here, meme-makers don’t usually put that much thought into things. But the whole “wait for it” vs “not throwing away my shot” thing is TOO PERFECT. (Okay, granted, I’ve been rather absent from tumblr for much of the past several months, so… they probably are all over the place and I just haven’t seen them).

4) Not to mention, I can totally see Clinton singing Room Where it Happens.

5) However I really hope that analogy doesn’t extend much beyond that point because I’d really like to avoid an Election of 1800 type debacle and also obviously no It’s Quiet Uptown style tragedy please.


hiii! could you please write number 8 with draco? i love your blog btw 💓

‘Can you hold me?’

There is a special term which floats among the dungeons of Hogwarts. This term is deadly. This term is toxic. If one hears this term, they should scream and run. This term was worse than Voldemort. This term…was a ‘fence sitter’. It sounds childish, probably even friendly. But, if one heard their date calling them a ‘fence sitter,’ they should leave immediately and take a cleansing bath! Y/n L/n, brave soul she was, was not phased. She even embraced the name. I should explain. A ‘fence sitter,’ was used when two friends, best friends, even, had casual sex with no strings attached. Y/n knew this, and her beneficial friend knew this. His name was Draco Malfoy. Clever, intelligent, even a bit funny. Y/n couldn’t say she was in love with the fellow, but one could appreciate the human body. And, trust me, his was one to be appreciated. Highly appreciated. Worshipped. The two friends realized one cloudy afternoon in April, fifth year, that they, in deed, found the other attractive. They decided it was best to lose their virginity to someone they trusted. Who better than their best friend? In the beginning of their monthly, and sometimes weekly, sessions, they had no external feelings. Everything was good, friendly fun. That was until Y/n scored a date. Draco couldn’t place his mood, but he felt…icky. Yes, that was the word. Seeing another man’s hand gliding up her thigh made him feel icky. It was like…when you see someone you hate, and your mouth tastes like rotten tomatoes, and you can see everything, but with a red tint. Yes, it was just like that. Icky. Thankfully, Y/n never saw the lad again, but Draco had to wonder if she was his only friend who sat on a fence. Everything else about their meetings were fine. The second they were satisfied, Y/n threw on her robes, saluting goodbye and rushing to finish an essay. Draco, at first, was grateful. He, too, had Flitwick’s homework to deal with. But after the first four months, he had to wonder why he felt so empty. Why did he want her to kiss him. She never really had, before, but now he wanted to taste her. Well, he wanted to taste her lips, he already had tasted everything else. Why did he want to hear her whisper loving words of reassurement, or say how much she loved him? This wasn’t about love. It was about sex. That’s all they had. That’s all he was supposed to want. Wasn’t it?
‘DRACO!’ He moaned, impeccably loud, dropping onto her chest with a huff. He wrapped his arms around her torso, nuzzling his head into her curves. She let go of a few breaths before starting to roll up. ‘Stop…’ She looked down at him, confused. ‘I have to leave, I have a lot of work to do and…’ ‘No. Stay.’ She chuckled, petting away his sweaty hair. ‘Draco, are you alright?’ ‘No…frankly, I’m not.’ He looked up at her through glassy blue spectrums, biting his inner cheeks. ‘Can you hold me?’ Her eyes widened as she slowly lowered herself into the sheets. ‘Do you need to go the infirmary?’ He shook his head, laying back down next to her. ‘You know, I heard about this thing from Blaise. Its called ‘fence sitting.’ Apparently, that’s what we’re doing, and its bad.’ She chuckled, staring at his ceiling. ‘And you’re listening to Zabini? You know he uses up firewhiskey like he uses bath water? So what if we have casual sex, it doesn’t mean anything-’ ‘Well, it does to me!’ He sat up in the sheets, the blanket still hanging off his hips. ‘What has gotten into you?’ ‘I don’t know! Y/n, I don’t want this to be casual! I want to talk after sex! Hell, I don’t even want sex! I want to make love!’ ‘Draco, there’s-’ ‘There is a bloody difference, Y/n! I want us to kiss each other in public, and after we make love. I want to be able to cuddle you, and know that you are just mine. I want to bloody spoon!’ She giggled, patting the spot next to her on the bed. He lied down, staring into her eyes. She smiled, kissing his lips, tenderly. ‘We can make that work. If you want us to be exclusive…I wouldn’t mind.’ He grinned, his dimples showing. ‘We won’t sit on a fence?’ ‘We won’t sit on a fence.’ He kissed her again, to prove to himself he could, and sighed with relief. ‘Now, turn around so I can spoon you.’

Please don’t send me asks about how to argue with antifeminists.

You might notice that I don’t engage much with antifeminists on this blog. Debates, no matter how well-sourced or well-argued, will never change their minds. The only reason to debate them is to educate fence-sitters and less experienced feminists.

If you don’t quite have enough knowledge to form arguments that will teach bystanders, my advice will always be just don’t engage. The debate will be pointless. Focus instead on educating yourself on the issues.

Please don’t come into my inbox asking me to privately teach you just enough to win an argument. You need to have your own, firm understanding of these concepts and their contexts before you can form effective arguments about them. Borrowing my knowledge won’t really help you.

I’m really not cross with you - a lot of you are baby feminists and I am SO proud of you for putting forth this kind of effort! But it’s really important to learn first, argue second, or you’ll muck it up and be more frustrated than before.

This is why we CAN have nice things....

So this weekend, we were treated to shipper gold.  GOLD.  Serious, shiny, gold.

We call him Makeup Man. But what he did was far from make up.  He Confirmed. Established. Reaffirmed. Corroborated. Verified. Validated. Authenticated. Substantiated. Sanctioned. Endorsed. You get my drift…

Caitriona Balfe’s flame.  #scottish #samheughan

And we alllllllllll saw it.  With our own eyes.  

First, I need to give everyone a solid pat on the back.  95% of the comments on that grainy picture were positive.  Positive in regards to Cait and her beauty, both inside and out.  And positive in regards to her relationship with Sam. “Beautiful couple.”  “Couldn’t be happier.”  “They light each other up.” “Two beautiful souls.”  It was amazing.

And then….well, then.

But again, shippers were amazing.  Only one or two people dared to address the negative, the rest ignored. Which was fantastic.  

This is for those of you who aren’t sure.  Who keep going over to read the negative and seeing what is there.  And letting it get in your head. Because what you witnessed on Instagram was the rantings and ravings of a petulant child who wants what it can’t have but KNOWS if it is loud enough, obnoxious enough and stubborn enough, it will achieve a negative end, and in their mind, win. And the picture was taken down.  And now, negativity lives to breathe another day.

So, dear fence-sitters, please notice the pattern.  The ranting. The raving. The tagging. The multiple accounts to harass.  All designed to negate any verification, confirmation, validation of what we see with our own eyes and feel in our guts.  The Pattern.  A journalist commenting on how they seem to be in a relationship?  Ranting.  Twitter banter to the likes of how one looks out of a kilt and how to oblige the other with more smut? Raving.  Tweets confirming one’s #1 sexiest man and nay contest in regards to the other? Tagging plus Ranting/Raving.  The Pattern. That keeps getting in your head.  Time to go with your gut.  Time to look at the mounting evidence and follow your instincts. Because rarely are instincts wrong.  I had a feeling during the “This or That” video posted by Outlander. You know the one - “Cats or Dogs” and that big goober couldn’t help himself and that gorgeous girl blushed eighteen shades. But I won’t bore you with my shipper moments. It’s time to look for your own. And own them.  Because they are there.  You just have to trust what you’ve seen.  

Which brings me back to Makeup Man (I should really learn his name here. He’s golden).  Sure the picture was taken down.  But that means nothing.  He’s still a long-time friend who’s been in Cait’s circle a loooooooong time.  A friend who knows things. And sees things.  And, inadvertently commented on said thing.  

Sources be damned.   People in Sam and Cait’s circle can’t help themselves anymore.  KDS.  Arthur Kade.  Josh Horowitz. Christopher John Farley from the Wall Street Journal.  And Sam and Cait themselves.

So welcome, fence-sitters!  Welcome.  And well done, shippers!! For your kind and gracious comments on the post while it lasted.  Because for once, we showed Sam and Cait that there are many more people who wish them well than wish them ill.  

anonymous asked:

As an outsider, this is how I categorize Americans these days: Republican voter - Racist as fuck; Fence-sitter - Probably racist; Democratic voter - Slightly less chance of being racist.

That’s probably accurate.

So, yesterday…

Hubby told us When He Was Young, he wanted to be King Arthur. Wifey thanked Hubby for supporting World Child Cancer. Hubby told Wifey he was proud of her and her work with World Child Cancer. Hubby liked a Shipper message about Wifey’s and Hubby’s tweets killing her (in a non-deadly way). Shippers rejoiced! Well, those who hadn’t fainted rejoiced.

What I’m wondering is…

Have any Fence Sitters moved to The Ship? Are any Fence Sitters still thinking about it? What’s stopping you?

Where am I?

I’m where I’ve been since 24 hours after the IFH. Enjoying the landscape and partying with my peeps. On The Marriage Train.

If you’re ready to ride, come join us!

@just-a-wretched-woman Knife Wumman 🔪, your butt’s suffered enough splinters. It’s time to believe! Give it a try. What better place to start than from Scotland during My Vicarious Scottish Vacation™. Come on! You know you want to…