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i kept talking trash abt zen on twit, but in the end i came to really like him and i am so angry at myself

Call for Submissions: Asexuality in YA Series

During the Asexuality in YA series we want to use our space on GayYA to support ace spectrum voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space to people from a specific community to talk about how they’re represented in YA. The response from the community was phenomenal– we got to feature many fantastic and thought-provoking posts, and watched as the community fostered some nuanced discussions via our identity-centric Twit Chats. I personally remember feeling amazed as I read the posts that were sent in and scrolled through the Twit Chat hashtag. I realized I wasn’t alone in my feelings of discontent regarding the representation of my identities, or my hopes for what that representation could look like in the future. I got to meet and connect with so many smart and passionate people.

So of course, we had to do the Awareness Week Series again this year.

Unfortunately, the dates for this year’s Asexual Awareness Week (Oct 23rd-29th) ended up never getting on our calendar. We’re so SO sorry for this mishap! We ran across this year’s dates two days ago. We debated trying to pull something together last minute, but since these weeks are driven by guest posts, we didn’t want to ask people to rush their work. We also have a number of resources we’re developing for libraries & bookstores, and want to take the time to get them done right! So we decided instead to reschedule and take the time to truly make a dedicated and purposeful space for an Asexuality in YA Series. So! Our Asexuality in YA series will be held December 5th-10th.

During the 2016 Asexuality in YA series, we’ll feature 5-7 posts from various ace-spec contributors over the course of the week, and dedicate a space to talk about ace representation in YA.

Interested in contributing? Here are the details:

  • Posts should be between 800-2500 words, and somehow tie into ace representation in YA. Your posts may go through light edits or a collaborative workshopping process.
  • Send your post as a Word or Google doc to vee@gayya.org. Please include a 2-5 sentence bio about yourself including links to your blog, Twitter, website, or tumblr. Any links you’d like to use should be included as hyperlinks in the post. If you’d like to include a headshot or other images please attach them to the email– do not embed images in the document!
  • We do not offer monetary compensation of any sort, but are usually happy to help you out in other ways if we can. Just ask!
  • The deadline for submitting a post is November 28th.

A Few Words of Advice:

We will consider any topic that is related to LGBTQIA+ YA, however please be aware that we try to avoid repeating similar takes on identical topics. The more specific you can be, the more likely we are to accept your submission. If you have a few topic ideas and want feedback on which would work best, email us you ideas and we’ll work together to find the best fit!

Lastly… we are EXTREMELY interested in post submissions from teens & young adults. Your voice is the most important in discussions about representation in YA, and we want to hear from you. With that said, all are encouraged to send pieces in! :)

Email vee@gayya.org with any questions. We look forward to reading your submissions!

tumblr, can we talk about this

Because I read The Scarlet Pimpernel late in life and was like, HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN LATE TO THIS GLORIOUSNESS BECAUSE THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CROUCHING MORON HIDDEN BADASS TO END ALL CROUCHING MORONS AND HIDDEN BADASSES. 

So I finally manage to watch one of the movies and it’s the one with Jane Seymour in it and look at MAIN BAD GUY CHAUVELIN:

I mean I was like GANDALF HOLY SHIT IS THAT YOU SIR

and you know, the Pimpernel twits him about not being able to tie his cravat right and he’s like this seething emo mess of sound and fury and malice and basically SIR IAN PLAYED THE UBER FUCKBOY BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS:

…. as a general rule, I DESPISE emo fuckboys now with every fiber of my being and so Jane Seymour as Marguerite trying to stomp on his fuckboy ass is SATISFYING but GOOD LAWD is it a difficult job to do.  But she does and I mean, we know Sir Ian can play Villains like nobody’s business (see: Magneto) but I can say I have never thoroughly enjoyed hating a villain so much.

ALSO.

OMG HE’S HOT.

Call for Submissions: Transgender Awareness Week

During Transgender Awareness Week, we want to use our space on GayYA to support trans voices (including people who are nonbinary, genderqueer, two-spirit, bigender, genderfluid, and anyone else who identifies as non-cis). Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space to people from a specific community to talk about how they’re represented in YA. The response from the community was phenomenal– we got to feature many fantastic and thought-provoking posts, and watched as the community fostered some nuanced discussions via our identity-centric Twit Chats. I personally remember feeling amazed as I read the posts that were sent in and scrolled through the Twit Chat hashtag. I realized I wasn’t alone in my feelings of discontent regarding the representation of my identities, or my hopes for what that representation could look like in the future. I got to meet and connect with so many smart and passionate people.

So of course, we had to do the Awareness Week Series again this year.

During the 2016 Trans Awareness Week, we’ll feature 5-7 posts from various trans contributors over the course of the week, and dedicate a space to talk about trans representation in YA.

Interested in contributing? Here are the details:

  • Posts should be between 800-2500 words, and somehow tie into trans representation in YA. Your posts may go through light edits or a collaborative workshopping process.
  • Send your post as a Word or Google doc to vee@gayya.org. Please include a 2-5 sentence bio about yourself including links to your blog, Twitter, website, or tumblr. Any links you’d like to use should be included as hyperlinks in the post. If you’d like to include a headshot or other images please attach them to the email– do not embed images in the document!
  • We do not offer monetary compensation of any sort, but are usually happy to help you out in other ways if we can. Just ask!
  • The deadline for submitting a post is November 1st.

A Few Words of Advice:

We will consider any topic that is related to LGBTQIA+ YA, however please be aware that we try to avoid repeating similar takes on identical topics. The more specific you can be, the more likely we are to accept your submission. 

Lastly… we are EXTREMELY interested in post submissions from teens & young adults. Your voice is the most important in discussions about representation in YA, and we want to hear from you. 

Email vee@gayya.org with any questions. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Dying in Style - Kaneki Ken

Once more Kaneki walks the path of a tragic hero. Once more he pushes away all who care for him, so he can sacrifice himself to save everyone. Looking at the twit pic Ishida-sensei just posted, it doesn’t seem like that will go well. 

1) Notice the buildings and the electric lines above him. Kneeling on red spider lilies, he is on his own grave, having jumped down from the high tower. 

2) Both of Kaneki’s arms are hidden from view. It may represent how he’s lost both hands of god:

—-loss of the red right hand:  The red right hand represents the righteous vengeance of god, while the right hand represents salvation through truth/action (thanks purgatoryandme). For Kaneki, salvation is realizing he deserves to be loved. The red right hand comes from Eto, the black goat or the twisted god of tragedy. In the coming year, Kaneki will probably pursue the truth of the world by investigating Aogiri. However, a twisted god will give a twisted truth. Kaneki is doing what Eto wants. He’s isolated himself from people who care for him. His self-destructive actions will weaken him. Weakened and isolated, salvation will be out of his reach. 

—-loss of left hand: The left hand represents ignorance/inaction begetting punishment. Kaneki is no longer ignorant of his childhood abuse. However, he is still ignorant of the truth that he deserves to be loved, so he takes self-destructive actions, which punish him by leaving him weaken and isolated.

Edit:

3) The Avalokiteshvara is sometimes shown with 11 heads, which he uses to see and hear all who suffer. It looks like Kaneki has 11 tentacle stumps along his back in the new twit pic:

Here Kaneki has 11 tentacles (7 out and 4 drawn) :

Buddha has 11 bunches of rods here:

Here are 3 possibilities:

a) osterreich pic happens before new pic and the tentacles were cut: 

The tree bark has fallen off Kaneki, leaving the empty gray background. I talked about the 11 heads representing his 4 personalities and 7 parental figures here. The 3 stumps sticking up on Kaneki’s neck may represent the lingering effect of Eto, Rize, and Mrs. Kaneki, while the other 8 have been completely cut down.

b) new pic happens before the osterreich pic and tentacles are growing:

The tentacle growth represent how Kaneki’s multiple personalities will plague him again. Tree bark will grow around his legs, transforming him into what looks an Aogiri tree. 

c) the two pics happen at the same time (favorite):

Yes, the two pics may be seen from different perspectives. Notice the similarities between the two pics: Kaneki’s posture, red lilies,and naked upper body. Maybe the osterreich pic represents what Eto sees, while the new pic represents what Kaneki’s nakama would see. 

—the osterreich pic -Eto’s perspective: Kaneki is growing into an Aogiri tree. The dark tentacles grow out of him, strong and beautiful. Both arms are visible, for he’s embraced her twisted truths. He is smiling at her as if she is his mother. What looks like a tower is drawn lightly in the background, for Kaneki’s mind is filled with her. 

— the new pic- nakama perspective: The tree bark encasing his feet is not visible. In place of the tree trunk is empty gray background and Kaneki’s twisted and deformed feet. Three tentacles, which represent Mrs. Kaneki, Rize, and Eto, stick out of his neck. The three parasitic heads control him like a puppet. The bloody handprint on his right shoulder represent the punishment he has carried out on himself with his left hand. Only his back is seen because Kaneki has turned away from all who care for him. What his nakama see is a self-destructive person who has burned the bridges to salvation. 

Don’t lose hope though: When Shiro was at his lowest, defeated by Arima, Kuro appeared. Similarly, when Reaper is at his lowest, Haise may appear. This could parallel chapter 140 of Tokyo Ghoul, but this time Kaneki will wake up whole. No longer will what he sees and hears be distorted, and he will truly be able to help those who are suffering. 

Edit 2:

The twit pic was a response to this  and contained this message:

今日は素晴らしい日だ

僕のせいで死んじゃえばいいよ 

君はやっと笑い始めた

I think the first line says ”today is a great day”

The next two lines are from Ling Tosite Sigure CRAZY感情 STYLE or Crazy Emotional Style, which Ishida-sensei wrote in the pic he responded with. I found a translation here , which says:

“It’s okay if you die because of me.“

“At last, you started to smile.”

So maybe this was what Ishida was going for:


Revision
I posted about this already, but thought I should put it here to prevent confusion. Nevermind about the 3 possiblties.The two twit pics probably describe the present Kaneki.
The image of Kaneki as an aogiri tree reflects Kaneki’s and Eto’s romanticized view of abuse and death. This is how he’s dreaming now. Just because Kaneki knows the truth (remembers his mother physically abused him) doesn’t mean he view of it isn’t twisted. The image of Kaneki injured shows reality. Abuse is not good. It is not gentle.
***Note: The chapter in which Kaneki says he is tired of dreaming is ch 53 of tg:re Dream. Yes, the pun is Redream.

sherlock really, really had no idea that he was john’s best friend.  he really, really didn’t.  he thought he’d projected a persona that made john think of him as a shit human being that was broken and needed a minder, and john certainly reacted that way.  and john was so angry when he came back.  but even beyond that, sherlock really didn’t believe he was capable of having friends, or being a friend, until the moment when molly said she could see him looking sad when john wasn’t looking, and offered to be a friend if he needed one.

and since he’s been back, he’s been excited about the prospect of having friends, and even twitting mycroft about his reluctance to do the same.  but this isn’t like molly, or greg (who hugged him, who dropped the waters gang to bring maximum backup to baker street, and i wonder how much that cost him).  this is john.  john’s different.  sherlock never let himself consider actually, really being best friends with john, because that’s not the plan.  that would put john in danger.  and even the slightest crack in his reserve is going to open a floodgate, and bring the whole plan down.  so he doesn’t let himself think about it at all.  so when John says it to his face…

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Ok, I’m the only one completely dead because of the pics? I know that they are basically trying to get us back because after the last episode I’m betting that they lost a lot of viewers but the fact that the twit in which we were told that every cloth choice was for something is what it’s making me squeal with happiness. I’ve read some twits about how Emma could be like a pirate but I don’t think that’s the case for a number of reasons but the bottom line would be that if Hook is considered to be their archetype of how a pirate would need to dress Emma certainly doesn’t look like one. She looks more like a gentleman with that royal blue vest  plus the details on the sword’s hilt points out so someone who has more social status than a pirate.

Aaaaaand, REGINA’S WARDROBE IS A CARBON COPY OF SNOW’S CLOTHES BACK ON THE ENCHANTED FOREST SO PLEASE, UNINTENTIONAL MY ARSE

Ok, I needed to say that, back to my prompts xd

Cauldron's Fumes |Pyr Prep|
  • Jezebel:
  • We win first place it is any surprise?
  • The teams were blinking on a strangely glowing billboard and an headmaster announces how we get to punish the losers.
  • "Seriously? That is so sweet. When I was in your grade I didn't get to do that!"
  • I gasp as Caligula laughs madly at the opportunity
  • (Caligula): "oooo ooo what do we do to them??"
  • I look over at 'fresh flares' they all were little colorful haired twits how they got 2nd place over some of my more experienced cousins.
  • I call over its caption the little petite blue haired girl.
  • "I like your hair.."
  • I pet it and wonder if I could make a colorful coat from them all.
  • I look over on the platform seeing the new recruits they got and guessed why.
  • (Dandy): "Ah so... lets just give 6th place some laxatives??"
  • (Romeo): "No we should boil them in the melted snow..."
  • (Polaris): "What!!"
  • (Tego): "Sorry guys its death for last place..." *awkwardly scratches head*