This Friday (31st March) is Trans Day of Visibility
[This post refers to TDoV 2017; other years will have TDoV on a different day of the week]
It’s that time of year again! That awesome day where trans people share their selfies and stories. It’s one of the two largest trans advocacy days, the other being Trans Day of Remembrance (20th November). That day is dedicated to mourning and solemnity, while this day is a day to celebrate being alive! Like last year, I’m not sure of the absolute official hashtag, so I’m guessing there’ll be a variety in use, such as: #tdov #transdayofvisibility #trans day of visibility #trans visibility #trans pride #transresistance #trans resistance
This day has been recognised since 2009 and is increasing in popularity and support each year, but there’s still a long way to go in spreading the word. Visibility is something that the trans community often has to struggle for, so this is our time to step out of the shadows, take pride in who we are, and show the world that we exist and we’re here to stay.
If you are trans
This is your day. No matter your gender - whether you’re male, female, or any nonbinary gender - anyone who isn’t cis (ie. whose gender is different from the gender they were assigned at birth) can participate. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and be visible. If you’re comfortable, post a selfie. Share your story. This is your time to be proud of who you are! It can get hard and lonely sometimes, but there’s a whole community here who have your back.
If you are not trans
Please also get involved - don’t leave this day just up to us. Today is a day for you to support and listen to the trans community. Show us some love by reblogging some selfies and reading some stories, whether you browse through the tags listed above or stick to your mutuals. Now is a perfect opportunity to learn about our wonderful community and to look at some beautiful people. It’s a win-win, really.
Above all, I hope everyone has a fantastic TDoV! Have fun and keep it positive.
When Dean came at Sam with his angry speech about how Sam is using Jack because of what Jack can do, that’s Dean’s own anger and hate(?) towards the kid mixed with his grief being thrown at Sam and how Dean sees the situation.
Does Sam know that Jack can possibly open another rift and maybe get Mary back? Of course. Does that mean Sam doesn’t care about him? No.
You can see how much Sam cares about Jack in the way he tries to comfort him, in the way he gives Jack a break when he realizes he’s pushing him too hard because he cares about how Jack feels, how he opens up to him about his own past and is emotional and trusting and putting his heart on the table for this kid, how he defends him to literally anyone and tells Jack, as well as Dean, how he relates to the kid, too.
Sam was literally reading a book about how to parent gifted children, for crying out loud.
Please don’t say that Dean is right that Sam is just wanting to use the kid and doesn’t care. Dean is hurt and grieving and lashing out; doesn’t make his words true. And don’t forget that just because Sam is burying his own pain and grief deep down by focusing on Jack and trying to stay hopeful that he’s hurting, too.
Please don’t call Sam a liar when he allows himself to open up and be vulnerable to a stranger - he sees himself in Jack, knows in his own way how the kid is feeling, and while yes, again, maybe saving Mom is one of his motives (because you’re allowed to care about saving and/or helping more than one person at a time) that doesn’t mean he doesn’t genuinely want to help Jack and help him to be good. To save him. To fight for him like he has been. Sam believes in him more than anyone right now.
If you don’t think Sam would die for this kid, then you don’t know his heart, pure and simple <3
MY CLONE WARS TATTOO IS DONE!! (Posting pictures now because I’m so excited, even though it’ll look a little different when it’s healed.)
I couldn’t get every clone, so the symbols I chose represent characters whose base personality trait (in my opinion) is something I want to remember to cultivate in my own life. Under the cut is the explanation of the symbolism, as well as closer pictures and some other notes.
Rex - courage
Fives - perseverance
Echo - adaptability
Kix - compassion This one will fade into more of a gray color as it heals, mimicking his hair design.
Hardcase - enthusiasm This one is meant to evoke not only the tattoo on his face, but the lines on his armor as well, so it’s kind of a combination of both.
Jesse - loyalty This one will heal more gray as well, like the tattoo on his head. It also hurt the most.
Tup - trust
Dogma - conviction
And the way they’re laid out on my leg, in a stripe across my right thigh, is meant to represent Cody, who stands for dependability, though I admit that’s a bit more abstract and not easily noticeable.
I’m really pleased with how these turned out, and I’m so proud and excited to wear this. Not only is it a really cool nerd tattoo, but it has deeper meaning for me, in the different personality traits. I shall endeavor to live my life by these ideals. And my clone boys will point the way.
You can’t tell me Uchiha Mikoto wouldn’t have adopted Naruto the MOMENT she realized he was Kushina’s son.
You can’t tell me she didn’t spend HOURS trying to convince Hiruzen to let her take him - to give him a loving home alongside Sasuke, because DAMN IT Kushina was her best friend. There’s no way she didn’t fight tooth and nail, until her voice gave out, to take him into her home and her family.
You can’t tell me she wasn’t devastated when the Hokage and his council refused despite her pleading, her arguing, her begging.
You can’t tell me that she didn’t understand why she - the most suited of new caretakers - wasn’t allowed to give this poor boy a proper future rather than that of an orphan.
…you can’t tell me that her seeing Naruto in that maternity ward in the hospital - sensing that chakra sealed within him, that calls to her Sharingan - didn’t immediately put all the pieces into place. Realizing that not only is he kept from her because he’s the new jinchūriki…but because the Uchiha are no longer trusted to be anywhere near the Kyūbi after the attack.
…you can’t tell me that part of the reason the Uchiha began to rebel was not Mikoto’s doing, hurt and furious at such mistrust from their own village, which in turn cost Naruto a loving home and abandoned him to such a lonely fate. That she was willing to fight not only for her clan’s freedom, but in the memory of the friend she lost to the monster sealed inside her son. Knowing that, should Kushina have any say, that the Uzumaki would have trusted her absolutely - Kyūbi or no Kyūbi - to watch over her son and give him a chance at a happy future, rather than be kept alone and naive to his past and his future.
…you can’t tell me that Mikoto wouldn’t have done anything and everything to preserve the last piece left of her dear friend…even if it meant war.
talking to people you grew apart from is weird. your snapchat name is the same nickname i called you back then, but now we’re basically strangers, what went wrong? i miss old friends, i miss the old times, i miss our stupid talks and discovering music together and playing that stupid drawing game. i miss how things used to be, i wish nothing ever had to change but i guess we all move on and grow up eventually
I love Wintergatan and Martin is the most brilliant person I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a fan for about a year now and only now do I draw some fanart, GG self lol. I was gonna draw the Marble Machine but… Christ, have you seen that thing?? It’d take me a month to draw it :’3 So instead here’s Martin with the music box, which wasn’t easy to draw (even when I simplified it a little) but it was easier than the Marble Machine at least.
Go check out Wintergatan if you haven’t yet!! (x) (x) (x)
Please don’t tag as kin/me - Please don’t repost to other websites
- Please don’t remove caption ✮
@silviasn1827: I’m not an artist but i just wanted to do a little something for you and say thank you for all those beautiful au’s and sharing your amazing writing skills 💕🍑💞 You are a blessing for the hxh fandom!
Ohmygod whAT DO YOU MEAN YOU’RE NOT AN ARTIST???? THIS IS SO AMAZING I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DREW ALL OF THIS FOR ME I’M JUST