will you believe me if i said i reached 256 layers making these 2 5 6 maximum l a y e r s and my list isn’t even finished————tho THESE WERE REALLY FUN TO MAKE IF IT WASN’T FOR THE FACT I DID THIS ON NEW YEAR I WOULD’VE DONE MORE :’0
i mixed up a palette art meme and the expression art meme made by @galactibun together and ended up with these
this is a big thank you to everyone who is following / will be following me! i am about to hit my 50k milestone so to celebrate i wanted to do a giveaway, since fifty is too close this is for 60k! if you have any questions please message me!
This is not strictly sapphic, but important nonetheless:
Regardless of the nuances of your identity as a girl/woman/woman aligned individual, there’s an enormous amount of pressure to love, have sex with, and be with men. That does not, of course, mean that this pressure manifests the same way for all girls. However, I think we can all agree that no girl is completely immune to these societal pressures.
You are under no obligation to be with men. You are under no obligation to date, have sex with, marry, kiss, commit to, or hold any kind of relationship with men you do not wish to have. You do not owe specific men this, and you do not owe this to men as a class, either. If you do these things, it should be because you want to, not because you “should”.
It doesn’t matter how many men you’ve been with in the past. It doesn’t matter if you’re attracted to men, even if you’re strongly attracted to them. It doesn’t matter if you want these things in theory. You are in charge of your relationships, and what you want out of them. Ideally, you should not pursue anything unless you are sure you want it, and it should be done at your own pace (and if your own pace is “never”, that’s fine too.)
To lesbians and gay women, only wanting relationships with other women/women aligned folk is great! You are not “close minded” for being disinterested in men. Even if at one point you thought you were attracted to men, there is no issue with leaving this in the past and embracing your identity. I wish you luck in you seeking out relationships with women (at your own pace).
To bi, pan, polysexual, and otherwise multi gender attracted women, you do not need to “prove” that you’re attracted to multiple genders with your dating history. If you’d rather avoid being with men right now (or ever) this is fine, even if you’re attracted to them. You have every right to focus on your relationships with women and/or non-binary people, or to avoid relationships in general if you so choose. Your sexuality should not be defined as “available to men” by anyone - you have autonomy! Even if you pursue men, your “availability” is determined by you rather than inherently implied by your sexuality.
To trans women, gatekeepers might say you’re not “real” unless you are exclusively interested in men and seek out relationships with them. This could not be more false! You are no less trans, and no less of a woman, than trans women who fit under the typical trans narrative. Like cis women, you should feel free to date someone of any gender you choose, or nobody at all if you’d prefer. No doctor should deny you the opportunity to medically transition because your sexuality falls outside what they consider “legitimate”.
To asexual women, despite societal pressure to find a man and be a “good girlfriend” to him by pleasing him sexually, there is nothing wrong with your lack of sexual attraction. Ace or not, no man (or person in general) should pressure you into sexual acts you’re uncomfortable with. There is also nothing wrong with seeking out romantic relationships without a sexual component. Communication is key, and if it’s what you desire, I hope you eventually find a relationship that suits your needs.
To aromantic women, I know it seems that all sorts of media pushes the idea that there is nothing more fulfilling than romantic love with a man. However, if romantic love isn’t your thing, you have every right to avoid it. And if you desire sex but not romance, then there is nothing wrong with seeking that out with partners you’ve communicated your desires to.
To straight women, you are not excluded from this message! You still deserve happiness and fulfillment in your relationships, and more importantly, you should not feel pressured to settle for the first half decent man that comes along. Your relationships with men should be done at your own pace. If this means you hit some milestones late, or never, then there’s nothing wrong with that. Just remember that not all girls are exclusively attracted to men like you are (and some aren’t attracted to men at all)! Respect their choices as well.
To questioning women, I hope you someday find a label that resonates with you, but don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t happen right away (or ever). The process of questioning should be done at your own pace. Don’t feel like you have to rush to figure out a label, or force yourself to do anything you’re uncomfortable with just to speed along the process of finding yourself. Maybe you’re attracted to men. Maybe you aren’t. Maybe you’ll never be completely sure. You’re valid nonetheless.
To women who fit under more than one of these labels, or another label altogether, there’s nothing wrong with your identity being more complicated than some are used to. Like everyone else, you should be allowed to pursue relationships at your own pace, with whoever you feel comfortable with - and if that includes men, I hope this is because you want to and not because of outside pressure!
i woke up this morning to realise that i hit 1k followers!! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
i started this studyblr barely 3 weeks ago and never imagined hitting such a milestone! thank you all so much!!! ✨💗 i may do blog rates/blog compliments soon hehe
I recently hit a new follower milestone, so this gifset is dedicated to you guys! Thank you all so much! So many of you love these gifsets and I love making them. The more I make them the more relatable I realize David is tbh
Cleaning out my closet I found two tacky pair of these, which I bought back in.. 2012 ? And let’s just say, they were a HUGE trend back then. “Every” girl had them. So now it’s time for my simmies to experience this trend as well. 😼
also, I hit a follower milestone, so consider this as another followers gift. <3
(so that first kiss fictlet finally beat out one of my old ficlets from a year ago for most notes i’ve ever gotten on writing and of course to celebrate i gotta do this!!)
They tap-dance around each other for weeks, bordering on months, before they’ll even stay in the same room alone together. It’s nerves—that weird sinking feeling that they both know they can never just go back to The Way Things Were. Because it’s gone and done and even if Starting Over feels so daunting it’s all they’ve got; add another credit to the arcade machine, ready two player mode again.
This is what they want. What they have left. But it’s still utterly terrifying. Because there’s no way to wipe away those years they had before and neither of them wants to anyway. The good and the bad; all if it is part of who they are and to do away with it would do away with pieces of themselves.
Gabriel remembers Jack being the one to initiate their first kiss. That rough grab at his chest armor, hot breath mixing with his. Now, Jack is the one who avoids touch. Who shies away when Gabriel’s hand settles over his in the quiet of one evening. At first, he almost takes the retreat as mistrust or even fear. But Jack isn’t afraid of him, at least, he knows.
Still, he says, “You don’t have to run from me anymore, old man,” only half teasing.
Jack still won’t look at him. But he shrugs and sets his hand back down between them. Tentatively, his fingers creep towards Gabriel’s. He’s never been good with words at times like these. Some things haven’t changed at all and it’s almost worse that way, rather than easier, to realize how well they still know certain parts of each other.
“I’m not, I just… I don’t know what to do, Gabe.” is what he finally says, and means it. Gabriel understands the sentiment well.
“What do you want to do?” he asks.
Jack cuts his eyes to look at him, not turning his head, and slots their fingers together finally. “You know.” he says. And Gabriel does.
Their first kiss was documented. It’s still sold as prints sometimes. People have written poetry about it; love blooming and wilting. About passion and hunger and what it can form into under the wrong conditions versus right. Debates have been played again and again over when, exactly, Morrison and Reyes loved and when they lost sight of it. No one knows the truth but them.
But their second first kiss, that’s theirs. Something quiet, a hidden thing in the dark. Gabriel reaches out and touches Jack’s cheek, moves his head toward him with just a light nudge that he welcomes. Jack leans in and Gabriel meets him. It’s surprisingly soft for who they have been and they are; gentle and slow and oddly soul-baring. They linger over the warmth of it even moments after, mouths pressed together but not moving.
Then, Gabriel mumbles against Jack’s lips, “I’ve wanted to do that again for years, you know.”
And Jack laughs, one hand coming up to rest against the side of his neck, and says, “Yeah, me too.”