Hi! Not here to question your knowledge etc but regarding the posts about NAIDS and that double coated dogs aren't hypoallergenic... I myself am very allergic to p much everything with fur but I own a samoyed, a "hypoallergenic" breed, and yes, she does shed, smells like dog, but not nearly as much as her bff who's a great dane for example. And we work v good. So double coated dogs can be "allergy friendly" in my experience!
It depends on what you’re allergic to, and how severe it is. No dog is actually hypoallergenic, but some dogs produce less dander - Samoyeds being one of them. Actual dog hair isn’t an allergen, but the more a dog sheds, the more they release their dander everywhere they walk. Dog hair can also carry dust and pollen. So a double coated breed that blows their coat twice a year is going to release a lot of allergens into the air, and you carry those allergens with you on your clothes. Keeping a dog brushed and keeping the skin moisturized will help, plus limiting baths to only when necessary, but you can’t stop a dog from shedding. Even hairless dogs have dander, it’s just dead skin cells! That’s why dogs with curly hair, like Poodles, are somewhat hypoallergenic. They have hair, not fur. Their hair only falls out as much as a person’s hair would, but since it is curly, it catches itself instead of falling onto the floor.
hi, i just would like to say that i will no longer respond to any other asks that i find either uncomfortable or offensive to answer (related to the aroace and the issue of my jeans). all the things that you pointed out actually honestly made me both overwhelmed and anxious because it is my first time to encounter that much asks regarding only one or two issues. and tbh im pretty much already exhausted of repeating my stand. however, know that your insights regarding these matters actually helped me grow/improve so that i may be able to become a more productive member of the society! i have learned so much after having intellectual discussions with everyone! so for that, thank you very much! i also would like to apologize to anybody who has been offended by any of my posts in any way. i did not intend to attack or offend anyone i swear. i promise to be more careful and aware next time! as a matter of fact, i have been presently reading articles regarding different oppressed communities and movements. once again, i apologize for the trouble i might have caused and thank you for your kind understanding! wishing you all a good night! :)
Me: So Lena’s boyfriend dies before the finale and Lena lets him die so kara can live: Additionally Kara’s shitty boyfriend is exiled in the finale and hopefully never coming back. Both women are alone and hurting and it would be a perfect opportunity for a slow build season 3 supercorp romance. There’s hope for supercorp.
Me, a lesbian used to disappointment: “I don’t like hope very much. In fact I hate it. It kills hooks you hard and kills you fast. It’s the crystal myth of emotions. It’s the 8th deadly sin. The one god left out. When hope shows up it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt”
i think the reason yoo won likes hee bum is that HB is so upfront and honest with him. like he always had people who didn't like him at all or people who tried to please him after he became popular but hyung and hee bum were the only ones who didn't care whether he was popular or not and called him out on his faults. yes there are other reasons like the fact that HB is such a dork with a beautiful face (and YW is gay af) but i feel like that was the main reason
So you probably have noticed the lack of updates recently and the main reason for that is that it’s the end of the school year and things get fucking crazy at the end.
In fact, I’m gonna be leaving for a three day trip here soon.
But once school ends (which is VERY soon) I will have much more time to work on this blog. In faaaact I’m making another shitpost blog! Don’t worry, it won’t replace this one. It’s just a shitpost blog for another fandom I like. I’ll tell you more about it once it gets up and running.
That’s all I wanted to say, I hope you have a good week B)
I actually love you and your content??? Like, I hope you're having a wonderful day and hope everything is going well for you. May writing flow well for you and I wish you the best! :-) <3
thank you so much!! the writing has in fact been flowing, and i am FINALLY getting somewhere with this one scene i’ve been stuck on, SO I WOULD DARE SAY that your well wishes have worked very well. <3 <3
omg hello hi i’m sam (she/her, 23, est) and i’m so ,, excited to be here!! there isn’t really much you need 2 kno about me other than the fact that i’ve watched like 6 netflix christmas movies in the last week and i’m in love with harry styles ??
Have you ever thought that maybe GlaDOS feels pain by being like she is? I mean, I listened Want you gone for the millionth time and she said something that Chalk would never be like GlaDOS and that she counted on the fact that she has a short life, what if she cares so much for Chell that she doesn't want her to go through the hell that she feels everyday? I mean. Being kinda immortal, GlaDOS will have to see her girlfriend die at some point :c
this is so depressing………
but yeah i definitely agree that while it doesnt occur to chell that shes going to die while GLaDOS lives forever, i think GLaDOS probably thinks about it constantly. she mentions it even in the first game, and is very repetitive about it in still alive. and then she talks about it again in the second one, and in want you gone. i think that she would like for chell to live forever with her, but like you said, doesnt want to put her through that hell. i think it may also cross her mind that if she were to find a way to make chell live forever (ie uploading her consciousness into a robot), she wouldnt do it because she wouldnt want to be just like cave.
Barn Mates was
first aired exactly a year ago today… and what a monumental episode it was
for both Lapis and Peridot!
For those of us who were already shipping Lapidot, it was a
dream come true – and for some of those who weren’t,
it opened their eyes to a whole new (and now completely canonically viable)
I’ve written about this episode a few times in the past, but
it feels fitting to look back on it again today; for day one of Lapidot Anniversary Week!
So, without further ado…
The episode opens with Peridot wistfully speaking into her
tape recorder about sharing her new home with Lapis. Only a couple of episodes prior to this
point, Peridot had made the decision to stay at the barn by herself whilst the
other Crystal Gems returned to the temple.
The fact that she now so enthusiastically wants to share her home with Lapis
(as opposed to going back with the other Gems or staying by herself in the barn) just shows that she already has
some level of admiration for Lapis.
“Why don’t we watch the sun come up and figure out what
we’re going to do with all this time, eh Lazuli?”
Watching the sun rise with someone is an old romantic
tradition/cliché, so the fact that Peridot specifically mentions wanting to do
this with Lapis certainly speaks some volumes.
And it also transpires…
…that this line was foreshadowing a scene that came later
in the show – in Room For Ruby, not
only are they watching the sun rise together (just as Peridot wanted to do),
they’ve actually been sat together all night stargazing prior to this point,
which is another activity that has obvious romantic connotations.
After Peridot has finished speaking into the tape recorder
in Barn Mates, Lapis expresses her
desire to live in the barn all on her own.
Steven suggests that the barn be split down the middle, with each of the
two Gems having their own “side”, which leads to a very interesting shot of the
pair of them:
Notice how they’re effectively framing a picture that’s
behind them. This picture is of the
barn’s previous owners – Greg’s aunt and uncle, who Greg described back in Space Race as follows:
“My aunt and uncle had a great love for aviation, and each
other. They cherished the years they
spent together, and they held on to every belonging they ever owned.”
It’s interesting, then, that a picture of a happy couple has
been placed directly in-between Lapis
and Peridot in this shot. This becomes
something of a trend as the show progresses, with the picture being placed
in-shot with Peridot and Lapis on occasion in a fair few other episodes, such as these:
This could well be foreshadowing a romantic relationship
between Lapis and Peridot. The fact that
Greg mentions “aviation” is also something interesting to think about,
considering that Lapis can fly and Peridot was the pilot of the Hand Ship back
Lapis isn’t keen on the idea of splitting the barn, telling
Steven that Peridot is the problem:
“I can’t stand the thought of looking at her everyday!”
This statement is now somewhat ironic because, in the episodes since Barn Mates, Lapis almost always has her eyes on Peridot – and gives
her some extremely suggestive looks,
Peridot and Steven both try to assure Lapis that Peridot has
changed, but she doesn’t want to hear it.
Steven thinks it’s “sweet” that Peridot wants Lapis to see how much
she’s changed since their last encounter, and he helps her to make an apology
card which has a very interesting picture drawn on the front of it:
Steven may well have the intent of getting Peridot and Lapis
to be friends, but he’s drawn them looking like an actual couple here; they’re even holding hands.
Eventually, after some persuasion from Steven, Lapis joins
them – and a beaming Peridot hands over the card. This still fails to win-over an unimpressed
Lapis, much to Peridot’s disdain.
“It took me over an hour to compose [the message in the
card], and I was the most
sincere as per Steven’s instructions!”
The fact that Peridot put so much time into her apology
message gives us an indication of how highly Peridot thinks of Lapis – and how
much she wants to make her feel better.
She then spends some time deliberating what she could give to Lapis as a
gift (upon Steven’s suggestion), and they come up with an idea…
“H-2-Oh my GOSH!” …
“It’s a gift for you! You know, ‘cause water’s your thing.”
mannerisms and tone of voice here are very flirtatious. However, given Lapis’ previous traumatic
experience of being trapped on the bottom of the ocean, this is another idea
that falls completely flat.
And what does
pool?! What a cloddy idea! Of course
she wouldn’t like that!”
She actually blames herself
for the mistake. This is very
uncharacteristic of Peridot, who normally has a very lofty opinion of herself
and her intellectual capacity – which, again, shows how highly she must think of
Lapis. She even uses the word “cloddy”
to describe her own idea; with “clod” being an insult that she usually only
ever levels at other people when she’s at her most angry.
She then decides to make a very grand gesture…
…and offers her most prized possession – the tape recorder
– to Lapis as a gift.
She’s very flirtatious in doing so here, as well. With a wink and a smile, she tells Lapis:
“See, the ribbon is
even blue. I got yo’ number!”
Peridot has offended all of the other Gems at some point in
the past, but she’s never been seen to perform as grand a gesture as this one
in order to win them over.
Peridot is, in a lot of ways, incredibly materialistic - she
has been shown on more than one occasion to hold her very few possessions really
closely to her. By Peridot’s standards, handing the tape recorder
over is essentially the biggest thing she could do for someone, which is a very
clear indication of her feelings towards Lapis.
This gesture is completely lost on Lapis, however, who
proceeds to crush the tape recorder in her hand.
Usually in these situations, Peridot would be distraught
that one of her possessions had been destroyed (see, for example, Peridot on
her knees begging Amethyst not to throw away her beloved tablet in Too Short To Ride). However, this time, she actually seems to be
upset by the fact that she’s managed to upset Lapis once again, exclaiming:
“What, were you trapped in a tape recorder too?!”
Peridot is exasperated by this point, and gives a very
heartfelt speech which, I believe, really gets to the root of one of the key
reasons why a relationship between Lapis and Peridot just makes perfect sense:
“Look, I get it, you
know? You’re confused! You can never go back to Homeworld.
This place doesn’t exactly feel like home yet. You’re alone, no one could
possibly know what that feels like! Oh wait, I do! We’re
the same, except… you don’t have to be alone.”
She and Lapis are going through the exact same thing
at basically the same time; namely, being stranded on earth with no way of
returning to Homeworld. There’s literally no-one else who they could bond
with over this, except for each other – it’s a common ground that they share
with each other and only each other. It’s logical and sensible
storytelling, therefore, to have these two characters stick together and share
the experience with each other. It puts them on equal ground, gives them
both an acute understanding of each other, and enables them to both support one
another as they adjust to life on earth.
At this point in Barn
Mates, however, Lapis still isn’t having any of it. Peridot, clearly at her wits end, asks what
Lapis wants from her. Lapis angrily
tells Peridot that she wants her to leave… and that’s exactly what Peridot
does. She wants Lapis to be happy so much that she’s even willing to give
up her home so that Lapis can live there instead.
As she walks away, Steven reprimands Lapis for treating
Peridot so badly. As he’s talking, Lapis
folds her arms and shifts on the spot, her gaze meeting the crushed tape
recorder on the floor. Everything about
her body language in this scene exudes
Peridot comes screaming back towards them moments later,
however – being pursued by a Roaming Eye that she’s convinced is after
The trio flee from the ship, but eventually come
face-to-face with it, which causes Peridot to cower behind Steven in fear.
…Lapis steps forward, and glances back at a wide-eyed Peridot.
This scene is very important because it’s the first time we
ever get to see that Lapis does actually care about Peridot, despite the
pair of them getting off to a very turbulent start. She steps up to
defend the helpless Peridot from the Roaming Eye, and makes sure to
specifically ask Peridot if she’s ok after the threat has been neutralised –
proving that she didn’t only have
Steven’s interests at heart when she took out the Roaming Eye.
What happens next needs no introduction…
Peridot has still, to this day, never looked at anyone else
with such love. The way that her hands are clasped to her
chest makes it the typical “cartoon character looking at their love interest”
pose. That smile on her face is
literally the biggest one that she’s ever given. And Lapis’ deep blush, that she actually
turns her head away from Peridot in an attempt to hide, is also a reaction from
her that’s unique to this scene – and very much implies that the apparent
feeling of attraction is mutual. There
appears to be some symbolism behind the sun coming out as Peridot smiles,
too. This could well be an indication
that Lapis is warming up to Peridot
and seeing her in a new light. It also has a somewhat poetic quality to it,
with the storm clouds (both literal and metaphorical) dissipating at this very
Steven picks up on what’s going on, giggling to himself as
he looks at Lapis. It’s also very
interesting that Peridot’s loving look is still lingering even after the camera
angle has changed – this is no fleeting “micro expression”, it’s a very
prolonged and deliberate look…
…which was the first of very, very many that the pair of
them have since gone on to give each other (the above images being a small handful of examples).
All in all, Barn Mates
was the start of a very beautiful relationship between these two Gems, which
has well and truly endured throughout the past twelve months – and has gotten
ever stronger with each episode that they’ve appeared in together.
I may regret voicing this into the Tumblr void, but this thought has been rolling around in my head since I saw the first criticism of Tom Holland’s performance on LSB yesterday. And now I’ve seen it said a few more times and I just gotta express something. I’ve seen some people saying they don’t think his performance was that great because it wasn’t really that great of a drag performance. I would be inclined to agree, IF he had actually been doing a drag performance.
He was doing something different and far more rare for TV. And that’s being incredibly sexy but also incredibly masculine in an outfit and arena that is traditionally very not masculine. Drag is about a play between femininity and power, but not masculinity. With the exception of a few moves in his performance, most of tom’s body language was still very much male. In that way i don’t feel it was a drag performance. At the same time Tom did all that without making it a joke, or a parody, or using self-effacement, or “throwing a wink” at the audience (as in, saying to the audience “hey everybody isn’t this funny, i’m dressed like a woman!”). His performance was genuinely sexy AND completely casual about ignoring the boundaries between gender roles. Casual to the point of being nearly oblivious, which is the exact opposite of drag in fact, where the siege of those boundaries is highlighted and amplified to 1000.
It is just this, the casual dismissal of the shock that typically has accompanied the infringement of gender roles that made this special. And THAT ladies and gentlemen is something we’ve only recently ever seen on tv ever in our culture.
They know guys they know about their situation, we are always here for you Boyfriend, just because sistar and k.will are successful and you are not as much, don’t feel down, keep this spirit. I love you Boyfriend!
It is now canon that at some point, Dean Winchester sat down and recorded all of that music, thinking very carefully what to put on it for Cas. Then he went and gave it to Cas.
Let me stress this, at some point Dean Winchester gave Castiel a gift and he was probably all grumpy about it and trying not to make a big deal out of it, but he still gave Cas something for his truck, something to remember him by when he is on the road. That is such a sentimental (dare I say romantic) gesture.
This fact is now canon and it opens the door to so many more scene like this.
There is so much more to their relationship than we get to see.