Can a young lady be taught nothing more necessary in life, than to sleep in a dungeon with venomous reptiles, walk through a ward with assassins, and carry bloody daggers in their pockets, instead of pin-cushions and needle-books?
an anonymous critique of Gothic novels published in The Spirit of the Public Journals, 1797
You know everybody was slamming Netflix’s Big Mouth for how ugly it is, and yeah its really ugly…BUT. Its also one of the few shows about sex I’ve seen talk openly about-
1. Female Sexuality and how it exists. 2. How women experience arousal in different ways than men including through literature/smells/ideas/experiences. 3. How periods work and how the vagina works (through song and Kristen Wiig respectively) 4.How both women and men can initiate unwelcome sexual contact 5. THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSENT 6. There was a whole section of one episode about calling out an abuser on his behavior and being supported by others (including men) and not being slut shamed. 7. That being gay is OK and sometimes you are unsure of your orientation and that’s OK too because its on a spectrum. 8.How the body feels gross during puberty and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The show is clearly aimed at a younger (middle school to high school) audience and despite its gross out humor and weird out of touch Seinfeld jokes I think its oddly educational and I’m kinda glad it was made.
Also I could watch Maya Rudolph be the Hormone Monstress forever. She legit made me laugh a few times. Thanks Maya.
not saying those first two D+D stories aren't wholly awesome themselves but I absolutely gotta have some more information on the instance where you seduced a dragon
okay fair enough and I don’t got any drawings for you today so story time it is;
alright so we’re like, at the end of this big ole campaign that’s been running a while and we’re facing the Big Cheese who is a sorceress who just went all maleficent on us and transformed herself into a dragon. It’s rad, she’s mad, we all have a good time, but due to some extremely unlucky rolls on our team and some real good rolls on the DM’s side the party is suddenly in a Bad Way; our wizard was dead, the fighter had been trapped in a block of ice, and the bard had just jumped out the window to save himself and landed in a dungheap. Frankly I still think that was an excellent idea and was probably the best move any of us made in that session.
My rogue, amazingly, was not doing all that hot either and was the only active player left- I had two HP, my arrows couldn’t pierce the dragon’s hide without the bard boosting my attack, she was out of range for a knife attack (throwing it would lose me the only effective weapon I had) and one of my legs was broken. Our DM is all sorts of guilt stricken and hadn’t expected things to go this badly, my companions are coming up with all sorts of get-out-of-jail plots but basically I can’t run, can’t attack, am nearly dead and there’s a dragon sorceress who’s about to eat me. I look at the only stat I rolled insanely well while making the character sheet… which is charisma.
So I ask if I can roll to seduce the sorceress. The DM looks at me like I’m insane, then a genius, then an insane genius, and allows it. Please also note that my rogue is tiny kenku, beaten to within an inch of her life, about to be toasted with hellfire and the sorceress who has been trying to crush our little band for the past year has more will than a stone fortress.
mixed race katie holt, you say??? i'm here. hit me with these hcs. pls.
I’VE HAD THIS IN MY INBOX FOR A LONG TIME AND THE LAST POST REMINDED ME OF THIS ASK I’M SORRY FOR THE DELAY I LOVE YOU
Pidge’s mom was actually born in Mexico and was one of the highest regarded pilots in the country. She’s a white-passing latinx, and the lightest one in her family whom she loves with all her heart. When offered an instructor position in the Garrison, she accepted in a heartbeat, and met her future husband Sam.
Matt and Pidge don’t look alike. They get questioned all the time if they have different dads or if one of them is adopted, and sometimes they’ll really roll with it.
Pidge has super thick, curly hair thanks to her abuela on her mom’s side. Also has the really dark leg hair and armpit hair and the thick eyebrows, and doesn’t always feel like shaving because it just grows back in a day or two anyway.
Pidge is fluent in Spanish. She learned on her own when she was twelve because her mom only really speaks it in the house. Matt on the other hand is a master of Spanglish.
Their family visits Mexico every summer to meet up with their family. Everyone’s excited to see them, and Pidge is really happy to spend time with her family, but her cousins especially.
Every time someone tries to guess her ethnicity or she gets asked “what are you?”/”where are you really from” she loses two years of her life.
Basically most conversations Pidge has had with a white person can be summed up like this:
Pidge: I’m mixed. White: Haha, so like a mutt right?:) Pidge: [eye twitch]
White: Oh man, mixed babies are the cutest. I think I might marry an ethnic man just for how beautiful are mixed babies will be. Pidge: [stares into the camera like she’s in the office]
White: You can’t be part Mexican! Your name is Katie Holt! That’s not a Mexican sounding name. Pidge: WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING!?
The Latinx solidarity between Lance and Pidge on the Castle!!!
They gossip and talk to each other in Spanish like all the time. It’s nice because they have someone to converse with and keep their Spanish fresh.
Pidge: [talking about her visits to Mexico] Lance: [thinking about his visits to Cuba in contrast and laughs] Mexicanxs malcriadas. Pidge: [grinning] Callaté la boca, feo.
Lance teasing Pidge and calling her a gringa ‘cause she was born in the U.S. AND SHE GETS SO RILED UP UNTIL HE’S FORCED TO TAKE IT BACK LMAO