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Important A-spec Allies PSA

Know what I don’t trust anymore? Any posts seemingly made for queer/lgbt+ people that use the phrases “straight people” or “the straights”, or that use the meme “thanks, sharon/janet/brenda/etc.”

Why? Because these phrases and that meme have become codes that SGA gatekeepers use to propagate anti a-spec sentiment. I’m not even exaggerating (though I wish I were). Every single queer/lgbt+ post I see nowadays that uses these codes (and there are a lot of them) is, if I check (which I do), made by an SGA gatekeeper. For ex. I’ve seen this one going around:

And, as you can guess, the OP is 100% an SGA gatekeeper.

These posts seem innocent and inclusive but they’re not. And I can promise you that many a-spec users on this site know these posts are meant to exclude them, even if they can’t articulate why they feel Othered like I can. That’s how slow, long-term propaganda works: it re-codes popular language by consistently placing it in specific contexts; that way, the audience will begin to unconsciously associate those terms with those contexts. In this case, SGA gatekeepers are consistently creating content that labels a-spec people as “straight”, and then consistently creating separate content that disparages “straight” people for intruding in spaces they don’t belong (particularly queer/lgbt+ spaces). 

And it’s working, because tons of a-spec inclusive bloggers are reblogging these seemingly innocent posts, thus giving sanction to their message. And as such, when SGA gatekeepers ALSO reblog those posts (fully understanding the true meaning), they gain authority through association with those other Trusted Bloggers. It’s the exact same tactic as using celebrity endorsement to sell makeup.

So when young queer/lgbt+ followers THEN see posts claiming that a-spec people are really just “straight intruders”? They start to trust those posts, start to doubt a-spec people. Because they see the SGA gatekeepers making the posts as part of a trustworthy front, and it’s hard to know what to do when everyone looks like the good guy. 

And so the cycle slowly continues. And a-spec people continue to see more and more anti a-spec sentiment on their dash, both covert and overt.

I don’t usually engage SGA discourse in any way because I prefer being actively inclusive instead, but this was too insidious for me to leave unaddressed. Due to current trends, I now consider it the responsibility of a-spec inclusive queer/lgbt+ people to vet community posts like these before reblogging. To actively try to remember this as often as possible. Especially those who aren’t a-spec themselves, because as non a-spec people, you won’t be as intuitively sensitive to the message underlying these posts but your a-spec followers will be. So please, make the effort to be aware and quickly vet these posts before reblogging. And if it turns out to be SGA-made, either call it out or don’t reblog. I know we can’t be perfect but I also know that with every SGA-made post that gains positive traction, a-spec people become more alienated. And if we don’t try to stop it then this tactic will succeed in its hatemongering. 

Thanks. And much love to all my black, non-white, disabled, neurodivergent, and intersex a-spec people out there. As well as the multi-spec and trans people taking shit for us and now also being called “straight”/”not lgbt” because of it. <3 Stay safe. You’re always welcome on my blog.

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drawing curly hair
a quick step by step, tutorial(-ish) video on how I draw curly hair.

honestly, 90% of being a fan of Sebastian Stan is responding with ‘i don’t know, i wish i could tell you but i swear he’s really good in it!’ when someone says ‘oh he’s in that? what’s it about?’

snipper lance au hcs!

I love reading all your tags on my au so I decided I’d share some more HCs I have about it that I will hopefully get around to draw when the sem ends (or if i miraculously get the free time during sem) 

- Lance works at a fancy hair salon and is a senior stylist (the place has junior stylists, senior stylists and master stylists - the price of being served goes up depending on the ranking of the stylist (this is based on where I go))
- Allura is one of the master stylists at the salon and she was also the founder. She works on big celebrity photoshoots and model shoots etc and has an insane reputation
- Shiro knows about the salon because he’s done modelling work that Allura was styling for and now he goes to her for his regular hair (and she gives him a discount and they totally both have a crush on each other that they think is one sided)
- Shiro talks about Keith (his younger adopted brother) to Allura and somewhere along the line the fact that Keith needs a haircut gets brought up and Allura books him an appointment, which ends up being with Lance

- Lance mucks around all the time – im talking dancing around while he cuts hair, blowing off the tip of his scissors like they’re a gun after he finishes a cut, sneaking the volume of the salon music up really loud – but he never lets it get in the way of his cut and he’s damn good at what he does
- Lance also flirts with everyone
- Old ladies love him

aaand there’s more if you want more because i couldnt stop myself once i started

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Legends of Tomorrow | 2.01 | Atomic Canary


There was one part where we jump on a wire, and Chris fell one time and dropped out of frame somewhere, and I didn’t know where he went. There’s that scene where we blast through the two doors, and at one point, we couldn’t even get through them, and I was like, ‘Oh, here’s America’s hope! We can’t even break through a door.’

anonymous asked:

How did you get the white vallaslin!! :)

Ah sorry for the late reply anon I had to hop in the character creator to show you because I didn’t know how else to explain it

So i’m sure somewhere there’s a mod for it but here’s how I do it, this way if you or anyone else who reads this is using the console they can use this too. So you automatically wanna put the cursor on the white bit. But for some reason that creates a weird pink color?

So instead I switch the color over to blue, because it’s the easiest to make look white, and put the cursor here

It doesn’t seem like such a difference in the CC, but the lighting sucks in here. Outside the CC it makes a much bigger difference than using the weird pink fleshy color that going all white gives you.

headcanon: early on after they were separated luke and leia cried a lot, and one really understood why that was. they were fed, changed, burped, and held constantly, sometimes even without need. but for the life of them, beru and breha couldn’t figure out why their babies cried so much. 

truth was, the babies had sensed their separation and they just missed each other. 


“Oh I think falling in love is the same it has always been. It’s surprising and shocking and… chaotic and beautiful as it’s always been.  You can’t…  The heart is uncontrollable.”

the worst thing about adhd is when you’re staring at instructions or hearing them and everybody else is understanding them but your brain just. doesn’t get it.

and you can understand each word individually but if you try to put them together it’s like trying to read a language you don’t understand

Imagine someone asking your OTP who they would cosplay as if they went to a convention. Person A immediately says a couple of fictional characters that both themself and Person B are familiar with and Person B responds with “Yesssssss”

anonymous asked:

I just figured out I am not straight but don't know the name for my sexuality... what do I do?

first off, good job for figuring out you’re not straight, that can be scary and difficult for some people to admit, so just know i’m proud of you. next, please know you don’t need label your sexuality if you don’t want to, so don’t feel pressured into it. however, if you wanted to label it, the easiest way would be research or asking questions on here. i know in the past i’ve seen a post with a list of different sexualities and what their attractions were and so on, but i can’t find it right now sadly (if anyone knows the post im talking about please let me know and i’ll link it or reblog it)

it’s sleepover friday!! send me asks!!