i dunno if i like this or not

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because of the recent shortage of gays in space, I was motivated to draw one of my favourite Space Gays, Steve Cortez, whom I love very much

So here’s a random realisation. 

I consume a lot of content, like A LOT, (tv, movies, books, music, etc you name it) and more often than not, particularly with the visual form of content, I find myself consuming content passively. What I mean is that I just sit there and watch things without really processing them (most of the time after a really tiring day, it’s the kind of content I prefer, because I don’t really have to think too much about it). But here’s the great thing about this little Norwegian tv show, it doesn’t allow us to do that. Skam feels like what the future of media content should be. Active audience engagement. The fact that you have to seek out the website, wait for updates, integrate that with other social media updates. It makes you less likely to consume the show without thought. Here’s Julie saying, this show isn’t going to play by the rules, we’re not gonna spoon feed you, figure it out yourself. 

And because your participation in it is self-initiated, you’re more likely to start actively assessing what you watch, and start thinking about implications and making predictions. And substantiating/backing up those assertions you make and this is where metas and analyses comes in. what I love so much about this show is the sheer amount of discussion that goes on in the fandom as the seasons progress and everyone’s active (im using this word a lot am i?) involvement in these discussions. Not only does it cultivate a mindset of critical analysis, but also you learn to be more engaged with the characters and their development which in turn teaches us empathy. 

Ok, but like, don’t a lot of shows have fandoms that discuss things and have fans who relate to characters? Well, yes, I’m not saying they don’t. But another thing that sets skam apart from most shows is the audience engagement is much more of a two way street than most tv shows (which incidentally makes the audience interest more sustained in the show). a lot of the times, most tv/movies get produced first and then the audience gets the finished product and the feedback from the audience is delayed by 4 to 5 episodes. If its something the audience isn’t receptive of, shows probably only start pivoting in the next season.  And some show creators don’t really care about the audience feedback beyond the numbers and ratings. and on some shows, all they care about are the review critics. and tv networks and movie producers generally don’t care about fans so long as the content makes money. There have been fandoms where the creators have actively worked against what the general fandom wants, which creates a negative dichotomy where the fandom still engages in the media that doesn’t want to cater to them. 

But so far, skam is, fortunately, different in that fan discussions are welcomed and even addressed (re: all those fourth wall breaking). And the response from the creators is often almost instantaneous, fluid and flexible. It creates a lively environment that fosters creativity for both fan and content creator (albeit challenging for the show runners). And because the content creators listen, viewers are more likely to become much more discerning, critical thinking people who form opinions on their own and want to actively (there’s that word again) throw these ideas out there to the creators and have some sort of autonomy over the content that they’re consuming rather than just sitting staring at the screen being fed ideas passively. Basically, what im saying is, watching skam helps me become smarter lmao.

albaparthenicevelut replied to your post “I’d commit murder for a sausage roll right not, but alas it is both…”

I’m in the UK rn and experiencing the exact opposite thing where I’m just really baffled by meat pastries. Not to be mean about something that is clearly a Thing over here but my stomach Does Not Like them. I’m in the north too so I’m always getting people hyping Greggs at me, which is confusing.

Oh fam, fam no. The reason your body is not liking them is because the ones from Greggs are mostly just grease and sugar. (Delicious grease, but still, grease and sugar). I dunno if you’ve tried anything from a wee local owned bakery that isn’t a franchise (I dunno where you are so I can’t recommend any) but the ones you find in local bakeries tend to be so much better in terms of the quality of pastry and the meat. You’ll also find local variations of a meat pastry, which will be so much better than the bog standard “sausage roll”.

In Glasgow the popular meat pastry is a Bridie which is minced steak, onions, butter and suet (usually some gravy, if the bakery us using their steak pie filling) and I would legitimately sell my soul to the Devil himself for the chance to eat one again. 

That and a macaroni pie, but those are just pure stodge. Delicious, stomach bloating stodge.

God I’m homesick. 

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Guys guys guys! I finally chose the heir. It was quite simple in the end because I have this storyline in mind and I mean…it’s nothing special I guess but I really like it and I really want to do it. And to be honest I haven’t come up with anything better, so…yeah. That’s how it is. :)

I already have spouses for Scarlett and Miracle and will probably request one for Marie. Dunno who I’m gonna ask though :D All three girls are gonna get their small piece of spotlight, that’s one thing, and well, I always want everyone to have a spouse. When they break up with them without me interfering, oh well, that’s their problem. I tried. Oh yeah and of course one of them will get more attention because heir stuff. But look, I also officially chose Tyler to be Gen 4 heir and then things went a little differently :D

There was supposed to be a much longer Rose Legacy update under the cut, but when I saved it in my drafts, it got lost somewhere apparently. Oh well, nothing important was said there :D It was just nonsense that I don’t feel like writing again.

anonymous asked:

Idk why but I feel like youre crushing on echoi moar than grim?? Its like Grim-> <3 -> kit but Kit -> <3 -> echoi I dunno just a guess

I already marry with someone.

Lmao
What came first - sex or gender?

I find it amazing that people think you can divorce the experience of womanhood from our sex and not be accused of overwhelming misogyny. If womanhood isn’t a function of being born with a vagina, why are we oppressed? Why have women historically as a class been treated as inferior? Men didn’t wake up one day and decide they’re going to oppress femininity, or the feeling of identifying as a woman. Women are oppressed because we were born with a vagina. To say otherwise is misogyny, and it puts the blame on women for oppression because it naturalizes the gender roles designed to oppress us. Like I’m sorry if saying this doesn’t affirm your gender feels but if we’re not allowed to talk about the systemic injustices done to women, things will never improve for us. 

What’s even worse is that libfems will take this argument and accuse radical feminists of being “under read” and not having an understanding of our history because, I dunno, cross dressers existed. The idea that gender has always existed is empirically false, and the idea that gender informs sex is empirically false, and women used to be allowed to know this. Before feminists started ignoring first and second wave feminists, they used to understand how the cult surrounding femininity is used to oppress women. Heck- Mary Wollstonecraft, a proto-feminist who lived around the time of the french revolution, built her argument for equality of the sexes around the fact that femininity is a fabricated tool used to oppress women. So why is it in 2017 we’re pushed to learn to love the chains that oppress us rather than aim to break them? Why are we allowing the cult surrounding gender to erase all of our hard won battles against gender? 

Because let’s be very clear - gender is a social construct, but sex is not. Differences between the sexes (i.e. how males and females differ based on biology) would exist in a society that hadn’t invented gender to oppress women. I’ve had “time is a social construct” used as an argument against biological reality and yes - hours, seconds, days, these are invented units of measurement that wouldn’t exist if people hadn’t decided they did. But time exists, times passes, we get older. In much the same way biology exists, and biological differences, which have informed women’s oppression for thousands of years. To say that sex is a social construct but gender is a tangible identity is a lie and it’s being used to make it impossible for women to draw direct lines between their sex and their oppression, pre-packaged in a shiny catchphrase: “You’re reducing people to their genitals” that in effect silences women when they want to talk about the tie between their sex and their oppression.

oreo’s klance fic recs #9

All the fanfictions are completed, some may have NSFW content (please check the tags!)

* are personal favorites :)

my other recs are here

Stay Awake by Talinor

Sometimes Lance forgot one simple mistake could mean the end.

AKA Lance nearly dies, Keith saves him, and both question their feelings

The Bet by anonymouschupacabra

Something about the casual way Lance spoke to him, with easy grins and direct words that made Keith feel comfortable, but at the same time put him on edge. Like he wasn’t supposed to be feeling this ok around someone, not him. Keith, who barely had friends until college, shouldn’t have someone who could coax him into such a sense of security that he found himself agreeing to do things he’d never thought he’d do.

Love spell by Lynnn1998

“I…I dunno. It smelled really nice and it felt really nice, and then Lance pulled me back and…” he trailed off as he looked up at Lance. “…and I think I fell in love with you.”

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I actually had an anon ask if I had a favorite subject 18. My 18, will always be my love. When I first made her there was like I dunno 2 other 18s I saw. And they didn’t use the name subject 18. I love my baby girl. No other 18 will beat her in my eyes.
She’s my little genius. Who is gonna burn Aperture.

anonymous asked:

Just like, a question sort of thing because I'm rather oblivious. Is it bad to ship Sh/att? I love Sh/allura as well but I prefer Sh/att because they're friends (one of the VLD staff said Shiro is a long time family friend) and I just think that them dating would be super cute as I'm a sucker for friends to lovers relationships. I'm certainly no racist and I'm pretty sure if I did anything accidentally racist my friends of other races would call me out, but I don't think Sh/att is bad??? Help?

No it’s not bad to ship Shatt,and I don’t care if anyone does as long as you’re not hating on Allura  because it “gets in the way” of shatt

I only have a problem with the people that hate on her and literally throw my space wife under the bus for someone else that had like 15 secs of screen time

Aiy so finally pulling myself up by my boot straps and posting this ahaha. Dunno why I’m so nervous. Most of you have seen my fanfics, you know how dramatic I am. You couldn’t possibly judge me any more than you already have (I assume).

Anyway! @dorki-dorki-universe said ages ago they’d like to see some poetry of mine so… here goes! I could only find two quickly. There’s a couple more buried in my extremely dead computer that I can’t be bothered to dig out right now. Unfortunately, the two I found are both long and angsty. So I’ll throw them under the cut and anyone who doesn’t want to see my mess can skip right over it!

So uh… have some poetry?

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okay honestly we just had this our “gender and sexuality class” for my psych class and i go thru this so much as a psych major and it always leaves me feeling like really gross and bad? like i love myself and i love this community but being talked about like we’re “other” or like some sort of mystical creature makes me feel so sick. and there’s so much shit that is taught and that people say that is just really off, but i always end up feeling just so shaky with anger that i can’t even argue, and even if i did i can’t without outing myself to 30+ strangers, some who are obviously homophobes and i just wish that these classes weren’t taught by straight people (and my prof LEGIT said she’s straight as a disclaimer??? like ok i dont care) who think they now more about us than we do. i dunno. i feel bad todd.

crowtez  asked:

2,5,8,9

2. Who’s the oldest character of yours, defunct or not?

One i got rlly into and hope to bring back

Hulbart Fangzahn.  Former Red Medic Character Cannibal.  Still a cannibal/or other instances a werecat.  Still a ppl eater

5. Do you prefer to make human, animal, monster, or _____ characters? Why?

Monsterrrrrs, because *smooches monsters*

8. Is there a character that embodies your good traits, or traits you wish you had?

i dunno.  i dont think i uh like myself to think of Goody Traits

9. Is there a character that embodies your bad traits? Several characters? Which ones and what traits?

uh, crap, uh.  idk,  i feel like i shouldnt rub my ickiness on my chars…

do i have any chars like that??  man.  thinkin i should make a character to do that tho.. could be good???