it’s bisexual awareness week so i drew my favourite bisexuals: Nick Nelson from Solitaireand Frances Janvier from Radio Silence. remember that bisexual doesn’t mean confused, it doesn’t mean you need to choose, and you don’t need to provide proof!!!
England: What’s Alfred doing?
Russia: I think he’s tweeting.
America, standing in a tree: *AVIAN SCREAMING* CAW CAW! CAW CAW! CHIRP! CHIRP!
China: *pegs Alfred with a shoe* QUIET, YOU IMPERIALIST PIG!
France: I think you mean imperialist bird.
As everyone probably knows, being openly LGBT in Algeria is nearly impossible, as it is legally impossible (the fine is between 500 and 10 000 DA and the jail sentence between 2 months to 3 years), and hate crimes against LGBT people aren’t uncommon either. This legal situation and this highly homophobic and transphobic context makes it impossible for people living in Algeria to have any big pride celebration. That’s why we have TenTen.
TenTen (10th of October) is a day that celebrates being both LGBT and Algerian, this is about affirming that we exist and that one part of our identity doesn’t have to deny the other. This is a silent celebration where at 8 pm we light a candle, and (eventually) post its picture on facebook, as a way to be a bit more visible and eventually break the loneliness that comes with being LGBT and closeted in a country that’s so unsafe and violent.
So today i’d like to raise some awareness about the situation in Algeria, i’d like to remind LGBT Algerians that they are not alone (and that things are slowly changing, be-shwiyya be-shwiyya*), and i‘d like to remind the French of their responsibility in the suffering and death of LGBT Algerians who were expulsed from France and sent back to Algeria*.
To my brothers and sisters in Maghreb in general, i wish you joy, safety and love. insha’allah, things will be ok for all of us
* : For instance, an algerian movie about a trans woman was shown in an Algerian cinema a few years ago, which would have not been possible before. I spoke with the director and he told me that people reacted to it positively, overall.
* : In the nineties (although this prob happened before and after as well), France would expulsed algerian trans women sex workers, still in their work clothes, knowing damn well that landing in Algeria dressed like that was like a death sentence for them.
America: A sprinter. No question. Have you ever seen a sprinter? Hard work, all muscle, bursts of effort, but still kinda lazy He probably does the 200 as his main event. And he would love relays.
Russia: A thrower. I highly doubt Russia would ever run. And he’s huge. Probably the best at the hammer throw. And jav.
France: A high jumper. Yes. I am a high jumper. I can tell you, high jumpers are vain and lazy and showboats. We found a specialty and we think we’re better than everyone else and we love to be watched.
Prussia: A pole vaulter. The more intense version of a high jumper. They never seem to be doing anything else and they are just “too cool.” Pole vaulters somehow stand apart and impress everyone even while being dorks. He could also do hurdles, but only the 100.
Germany: A thrower and sprinter. I don’t know why but I feel like the only thing that Germany would run is the 400. And only the 400. I think his main event would be the discus.
Canada: Distance. He’s tall and lanky and is probably all zen about it. He probably does the steeple chase. To throw in some excitement. And he’s like, looong distance, like 3k and above.
Italy: A jumper. He isn’t going to sprint or run. No way. He’s willing to triple jump and long, even try high jump, but he’s not cut out for running.
The Baltics: They’re all distance. They’re that one knot of distance runners that every team has that always does everything together and is always giggling?
England: Mid-distance. Runs the 800 mainly. Volunteered for the steeple chase once. Isn’t that good at harder events but keeps volunteering to do really hard things.
China: Hurdler. Especially the 400 hurdles. I can imagine him putting that hair up in a bun and having it falling out each race.
Hungary: Sprinter. Yes. Short sprints. 100, 200.
Denmark: Sprinter. Same reasons as America. They’re always on relays together.
Your fave is problematic: Mabeuf
-makes friends w/ Marius? like buddy all his friends die it’s the main plot point
-wrote a book on plants and is Really Proud of it
-gavroche gave him money once and he was like ‘angels threw it down from heaven, to me and my desperately poor housewife, it’s fate, oh well guess I better turn in this convenient money bag to the police instead of taking any for myself’
-forgets to eat sometimes
-worries his housekeeper
-sold his books last, after his furniture and everything
-just wandered off and found a bunch of rioting students and was like 'ah. young people are so polite nowadays,’
-waved that flag like a Pro™
All round a v cool guy
Enjolras kissed him. But he was dead and also it was on the forehead so it doesn’t rly count