i know this because i researched it not because i can actually tell

For FitzSimmons impact, I can handle the AIDA secret as long as it isn’t used to break them up. Fitz attempted to get Simmons’ help in this, but Simmons refused for her own reasons. They are having a professional disagreement which is great because they shouldn’t agree all the time. That would be boring and inaccurate. They should have their own thoughts on what’s best and at times that may conflict. I’d like them to be more open about that, with Fitz saying to Jemma, “Look I know you think we should just forget about AIDA but I have to investigate and know for sure what went wrong.” But there’s reasons for the duplicity and I imagine her new title plays a part in that and hopefully the writers will actually allow them to talk about all this.

I liken it to the whole reopening the portal from last season. For example, Simmons initially kept her research on the monolith a secret because she wasn’t ready to tell the whole story of what happened on Maveth. Eventually Fitz discovered it, was hurt, but they worked together to reopen it because they are partners. Simmons knew there was something dangerous on that planet but she had to know if Will was alive. She felt guilty being alive and on earth while Will wasn’t. And she questioned whether it was right or not to go through with it due to the dangers, but it was Fitz who spoke up saying they had to try.

I have to believe the same is true here. It’s important for Fitz to understand what went wrong and while AIDA isn’t “alive” in the same sense Will was, he has strong attachments to her and he has to know what caused her malfunction. He needs to handle his guilt over all that happened like Jemma had to deal with her survivors guilt, along with dealing with his empathetic nature and his philosophical questions over whether AIDA was “alive” or not.

Also, Simmons can think on the widespread impact of her actions, while Fitz can be so focused on those he cares about that he loses sight of that at times. And Jemma will discover his secret and will be hurt but I hope that she’ll understand his motives and help him with his discovery of who was at fault for AIDA’s rampage. Because they are both scientists and agents and have learned that these things don’t just happen.

And please let the two of them team up and take down Radcliffe. Please.

Sexism in One Piece

I was asked to collab in a youtube video about sexism in One Piece and accidentally got upset about it. I did not realise that I would get this worked up about it and I think that’s because when you’re watching the series, there are little moments of sexism that you can ignore. But when you actually research it and think about all the moments that have made you feel uncomfortable, it becomes overwhelmingly clear that One Piece is sexist.

It’s gotten to the point where I’m embarrassed to tell my friends that I watch One Piece, because I know that they’re going to google it to check it out and they’re just going to see boobs. I would never buy a figurine of a female character in One Piece because I wouldn’t even be able to look at it.  I’m not saying that large boobs don’t exist in real life but it’s a problem in One Piece because it’s gotten to the point where every young and attractive female character has giant boobs. There is barely any diversity between female characters. And to be honest this isn’t the type of anime I signed up for. The first time I remember feeling uncomfortable when watching the anime was in the Alabasta arc and seeing Miss Doublefinger outfit. I was like wtf, who would dress like that but I could just write it off to her being a crazy villain. But after that moment the boobs grew bigger every One Piece arc, until after the timeskip when in the manga you couldn’t even tell which female character was speaking because they all looked the same.

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For those saying YOI was a disappointment because Victuuri “wasn’t confirmed canon“...

I’m so sick of this queerbaiting debate. I honestly am to the point that I’d never participated in those disastrous conversations whenever Yuuri on Ice was brought up. Just watching others was too much for me. But I feel the need to say something.

First of all, yes. The creator did actually confirm that Yuuri and Victor kissed in episode 7 in a tweet she made right after it aired. Can people at least put in a fraction of a percent of thought that the creators did to make YOI into actually researching things before making blanket statements as an excuse to hate the show?

Second, is that really the reason YOI is a disappointment? It’s an artistic choice made by the creator to not shove kisses and “I love you”s down our throat. It’s partly because she knows what subtly and the concept of ‘show, don’t tell’ means. But it’s also because she doesn’t care about queerbaiting and just wants to write the relationship between two people who love each other without discrimination. This is something else she emphasized on her twitter as well. If all it takes is an outright on-screen kiss to make the difference between this anime being the worst of the year to the best of the year, then I think some people missed the entire point of the goddamn show.

And thirdly and lastly, I think it’s pretty clear that for a lot of people, for an LGBT couple to be considered ‘canon’ in their eyes, it takes a lot more than for a heteronormal couple to be ‘canon.’ I’ve seen posts with people claiming Victuuri don’t have canon feelings for each other but Sala does canonically like Yuuri. Why? Because she talked to him twice. But Victor and Yuuri kissing, Victor abandoning his career for Yuuri, the two exchanging golden wedding rings, and skating a pairs dance to the music ‘Stay Close to Me’ which is about a gay couple doesn’t make it canon. That double-standard in itself is the discrimination that these fans were “disappointed” about.

In terms of whatever social justice LGBT message wasn’t hammered down the viewers’ heads hard enough for you (because you know, the series knows what basic storytelling is), YOI is a great anime that has helped progress the presence of LGBT in media. It helps that the anime itself is enjoyable with a wide variety and culture of characters. I’m sick of this queerbaiting debate because it makes people come off like they only cared about the fact that there’s a gay couple and that’s it. It’s like watching a season of MasterChef and thinking that a person only won because they’re a girl and not because of what they’re actually there for, which is cooking. Sure it’s great that a female finally won, but their entire career isn’t defined by the fact that they’re a girl. It frustrates me because some people are reducing YOI into just “that one gay anime.” So any second it’s not 100% gay makes it automatically bad. That’s an insult to not only YOI and its creators themselves, but to any anime/book/movie writer.

anonymous asked:

Not so fun fact I actually can't come out to my parents as trans because that shit (conversion therapy) would probably become a reality for me. Honestly, I really appreciate that you are researching this topic because of the harshness of what can actually happen to individuals like myself, and many people don't know that it's actually a thing. My parents would love me regardless but they would also want me "fixed" or "cured" because they believe there are only two genders. One day it'll change.

I’m so sorry to hear this, I would not wish that upon anyone. Conversion therapy is not therapy, it’s a sick and horrid way to make people hate themselves. I’m sorry you can’t tell your parents, love, and I really hope that one day, people will forget that we started with “two genders” and just accept everyone, no matter how they describe themselves.

I’m here if you ever need to talk, I’m a pretty good listener and I promise I don’t bite :)

Joshifer Reaction to The Kiss photograph

Clearly I have a little bit of Ben Wyatt in me because my OCD nerd is kicking.

Because everyone is using the wrong reaction for Jen when she views “The Kiss”. 

So Jen’s expression here as she grabs Josh:

Is actually in reaction to seeing a photograph taken with Liam, from ‘the other” kiss scene, you know the one, where Katniss sadly says goodbye to Gale (I’m not inserting that kiss):

And all the Everlarkers went:

You can tell by the shirt Liam wears in that scene. The image is a still probably taken by a photographer on set. Unfortunately I haven’t found it, but I did a lot of painful research (and saw Gale and Katniss kissing way too many times. Blegh!*)

Now when the next picture pops up with them about to kiss:

Josh and Jens natural reaction is to look at each other and giggle:

And may I add, that is not an awkward reaction, they’re so comfortable with each other and it’s such a cute happy moment. And right after that as the photo dims his smile is so sweet and look at her expression soften. 

And if you look closer Jen actually says “Awwww!” 

Which makes me go “Awwww!!!!” (What a cupcake!)

And it makes Francis laugh because Francis knows

*My feelings on the Gale kiss are no reflection on my feelings on cutie Liam

I’m noticing a trend with alot of people new to witchcraft, they seems to discover witchcraft and immediately are set on doing a self-dedication to a path and/or god &/or goddess. I feel like this is something I need to address. 

When you meet a person for the first time do you immediate tell yourself “Yep I’m going to marry them because they cute”. No of course you don’t because that would be foolhardy. Say you marry this person and it turns out that they really into sports and pretty much force you to train with them if not they get really upset at you and make you miserable - that is what can happen if you dedicate yourself to a god/ddess or path you know nothing about and guess what you’ve dedicated yourself to this deity and it not easy getting out of it, because they’re a big fucking deal and I don’t think the gods really understand “take-backsy”.

So for your own sake research your shit, and I mean actually research not reading just reading the Wikipedia page.History, stories, their cults, offerings, holy days LOOK THAT SHIT UP. Get to know the god/dess if you want to work with one, because the thing about witchcraft is it’s secular, you don’t even need a god to be a witch.

Also don’t just dedicate yourself to the first path that interests you because in a couple years you many not want to be a sea witch you might want to explore the fairy faith. You are constantly in a perpetual state of change, I’ve been a witch for almost 7 years now and in that time I’ve been a Neo-wiccan, an eclectic witch, a green witch and now I’m a hedge rider.

You don’t need to dedicate yourself to anything to be a “real witch” cause you know what a real witch is? Someone who practices witchcraft BOOM that’s it, the secret is out folks.

Just don’t be so eager to sign on the dotted line, just explore and learn, see where it takes you, and if you don’t like it go a different way. I know this is gonna sound cheesy but follow your heart and ya gut because they fucking know. Though the form of witchcraft may have change for me over the years but at the heart of it I still follow the call of the Greene, of the voice of herbs and trees.

Now be still and listen - what voices are calling you?

No that was your stomach growling, you should probably go eat something

Anywho, just figure out what you’re passionate about, feel a deep connection to and feels “you” and let that be your guide to your craft  

I ain’t saying it’s gonna be easy, but it is gonna be worth it once you find it, and when you do, you’ll know.

Mushroom Witch out

I remember telling people that I didn’t like to mess with weed because it kicked up my anxiety and paranoia to terrible levels

And every single person, EVERY SINGLE ONE, people i didn’t know, people i was actually friends with, family members, all said the same thing

 ‘you just haven’t smoked with the right people’ ‘nahhh its supposed to make you calm and relaxed’ ‘you didn’t smoke the right stuff’

Basically pressuring me to smoke with them, or smoke with other people, or smoke the ‘right stuff’ and it wasn’t until i did research where i FOUND OUT that it can have adverse affects on people with mental illness so like !!!!!!! Just because someone smoke a lot of weed doesn’t make them a doctor or a scientist, stop telling people weed has all of these ‘positive effects’ without telling them the negative ones too. Stop being #fake just because you love smoking weed. im yelling