acceptable ways to correct yourself if you misgender a trans person
“I went to the store with her–him”
“He and I–sorry she and I went to the movies”
“He’s–I mean they’re a big fan of Marvel Comics”
not acceptable ways to correct yourself if you misgender a trans person
“She really likes–oh my god I mean he, I’m so sorry, I just don’t have it down yet, you need to give me time, I mean, I’m getting it, I promise, it’s just so hard sometimes, and I don’t even know where that came from, and I’m so sorry, I really didn’t mean to, you just have to go easy on me, I’ve never done this before, it’s just, I’m getting it, it won’t happen again, it’s just hard, you get it, right?”
So I’m really into musicals right now and you should probably listen to/ watch 21 Chump Street first because otherwise this looks kind of really awkward lol
it’s wierd how I didn’t draw the scenes that I actually intended to draw and which made me make this crossover in the first place lol well I imagined it as a story board in the first place so maybe I will make an animatic when I have time (should I do it? and if I don’t should I make a continuation or at least draw the actual scenes I wanted to draw?? lol)
me: i’m a good writer. i know my worth and i’m confident in my skill set and i know i can do this.
me, five minutes later: what if i’m terrible? what if everyone who has ever read my work and thought it was good was lying? too afraid to tell me the truth? blackmailed by aliens? what if everything i write is terrible and too scattered/forced/hollow what if i don’t know how to make a sentence. where do verbs go. how do u emotion
Listen, mermaids are not usually my thing. I am pretty indifferent towards them in general, but I see a lot of you in my dash posting about mermaids, so I saw this novel and even though I have just started it and I can’t tell you if it’s going to be good or not, I feel it is my civic duty to tell you it exists. Ready?
Ice Massacre, by Tiana Warner.
A book about a little island at war with a growing colony of mermaids living in the waters around them. So they send warriors to fight them, but historically men don’t do very good against that mermaid lure magic thing they do, so they decide to send a ship full of highly trained girl warriors, and the protagonist is the one Useless Lesbian™
of the ship (who, by the way, also happens to be a lady of color, like most people in the island).
Like I said, mermaids are not my thing and I have only read a few chapters, but so far it is fast-paced and action-y, with a touch of fantasy. The kind of entertaining book you read fast and easy.
Sounds good? Happy to hear it. The paperback is fifteen dollars, but it’s literally less than a fucking dollar for Kindle right now and until July the 31st, because a sequel is coming out in two days and they are having a special offer.
Edit: I finished the novel and it was great fun, I basically demolished it in two days. Mostly lots of action (and it gets way more graphic than I expected it to) with a touch of reimagined folklore-ish fantasy. It’s the kind of lovely book you can just keep reading if you want to, and devour it in one go. If you are into fantasy YA, badass lady protagonists and mermaids, give it a go, I know many people around here will enjoy this a lot!
“You know, I was proud when you took the name Nightwing. And now, a little part of me is kind of sad you gave it up. The great rebuilder, the catalyst of change, eternally reborn to start anew. But then, I think there’s a more appropriate name for that title now. Grayson.”
Hello I'm a young aspiring artist that just started high school and I want to be an animator. Lately I've been stressing my self about how good I am and if I'm going the right path to be where I want to be. I get so worried about the future and if I'll be able to achieve my goals enough or on time I know this is long and your a busy person so please don't answer this if you don't want to. But do you have any advice at all anything will be appreciated thanks so much
The trouble is, even when you’ve ‘made it’ and you’re a working professional that feeling doesn’t go away! It turns into “oh god I’m a hack, they just haven’t seen it yet” or “im not good enough to be here”. The difference is, pros have these feelings and they keep drawing. When I was in high school I had the lowest self esteem but I kept drawing and striving for my goals because it was better than doing my homework. (haha I was an awful student. dont be me)
Also, there’s no such thing as “achieving goals on time”. Everyone has a different path. Yes, art school > internship > job is the path everyone obsesses about but it’s not the only way in. I have friends who didn’t work in animation until their 30s, and honestly it made their work more interesting and beautiful! I have a friend who never finished high school and lived out of a car for two years while stacking produce at a corner store. Now he’s an award winning Character Designer! One of my heroes never went to college and just pestered people until someone gave him a job. It’s all persistence, and maybe that’s why this job isn’t for everyone because that shit is HARD. When you’re feeling great, keep drawing. When you’re feeling bad, keep drawing. That’s how you know if you’re on the right path, if you can persist even when you’re at your lowest point.
I’m sorry this advice isn’t very practical outside of “keep it up”. But that’s all you can do, that’s all I’ve ever done, and that’s all we have to keep doing. Good luck on your journey!
Draco: Where are we supposed to go? Harry: Um, I don’t know, Pigfarts? Draco: Hahaha 😄😂. Now you’re just being cute 🙃💋. I can't🚫GO to Pigfarts 🐷💩.It’s on Mars 🌐👽. You need a rocket ship 🚀❕. Do you have a rocket ship 🚀, Potter?⚡❓⁉.Yes you do❕‼❕‼❕‼.You know not everyone of us🚫 can buy out NASA 🚀🚀🚀💰💲 when our parents 👫 died 💀🗡🐊
Magnus, in a shirt with the sleeves ripped off and a hat on backwards:
Hi! Your name tag says "I am... BETTER THAN YOU" and I think you just cheated at arm-wrestling a guy, which I didn't even know was an option. Do you want to be friends?
Lup, taking a step back, complimentary mints cascading from her pockets:
Whoa, holy shit, muscleman. Do you think you could pick me up?
Definitely. I could probably throw you too. These puppies can handle a lot.
Lup, already trying to clamber onto his shoulders:
Benchpress me, my man.
Taako, running back over with his arms full of cheap plastic pens and fridge magnets:
Lup, no, don't let the strange human boy carry you, you don't know where he's been!
Taako, come on, we're gonna go find some really high shelves to raid. Or maybe just a library to hold dominion over. We're unstoppable now.
Magnus, helping himself to some pocket mints:
I heard there are training rooms somewhere.
With Lotor... Okay, but our taste in fashion just rhymes so much and I bought everyone stuff. I even got you a shir-
DISHONOR ON YOU! DISHONOR ON YOUR COW!!!
You can insult me but don't bring our cow into this! KALTENECKER DOESN'T DESERVE THIS HORRID TREATMENT!!!
KALTENECKER'S OUR COW??? YOU MEAN YOUR COW. FOR ALL I KNOW KALTENECKER COULD BE LOTOR'S COW TOO.
HOW DARE YOU???!!! KALTENECKER'S OUR COW. I NAMED KALTENECKER AFTER US. YOU CAN'T EVEN SPELL KALTENECKER'S NAME WITHOUT US. HOW CAN YOU DISOWN KALTENECKER!!!?? DISOWNING KALTENECKER IS LIKE DISOWNING ME?!!!
OMG. Kaltenecker heard us...
who cares?? YOU WENT SHOPPING WITH LOTOR!!!
who cares??? No cow should live in this kind of environment. NO COW DESERVES TO BE DISOWNED AND DISHONORED.
*sad cow noises*
look, can we continue this some other time? Because unlike someone, I actually care about our cow.
“I guess, if I had to say a country star then…maybe Keith Urban? I don’t mean that in a flirtatious way. Keith’s just so talented and so good with a guitar. [He is] so in love with his wife, and well, that’s sexy.” - Carrie Underwood on who she thinks is the hottest county music star.
There are too many people on this Earth. We need a new plague.
I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious.
Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way.
Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like a compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised.
And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.
I'm an early bird and a night owl. So I'm wise and I have worms.
How the turntables.
Obviously, we all want to die. But we need to get through this.
I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter that makes stairs.
It's never too early for ice cream, Jim!
You know what they say "Fool me once, strike one. But fool me twice.... strike three."
I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
Dwight, you ignorant slut.
Friends joke with one another. "Hey, you're poor." "Hey, your mom is dead." That's what friends do.
There is a master key and a spare key for the office. Dwight has them both. When I asked, "What if you die Dwight? How will we get into the office?" He said, "If I'm dead, you guys have been dead for weeks."