i mean i get that it's from different angles

anonymous asked:

the gay kiss in svtfoe is like 1 sec long i wish you guys would stop gaslighting people with this being good rep when the entire second season is given over to a completely unnecessary supposedly heterosexual love triangle, because they won't ever canonize marco as a girl. like seriously. pretending this is great rep has consequences, it alienates fans and it tells disney and other corporations they can throw us scraps and that they don't need to try to get our pink dollars. Stop.

Okay.

First of all, I can do whatever I want. Second of all, I can do whatever I want. And third, I can do whatever I want.

Okay? Glad we established that. With that out of the way, I’m gonna be very clear with people like you who keep telling me and other people like what we should want, need and demand. 

Star has done a lot in terms of destroying gender roles and other stereotypes and taboos for kids and young people out there. Its characters are not flat and they have their own personalities, their own lives and agency, which don’t conform to gender norms as they have been force-fed to us by society. Breaking this kind of stereotypes is gonna be so liberating for so many kids. For example:

  • You don’t have to be girly to be a girl (Janna is into a lot of creepy and icky stuff usually considered boyish, just to mention someone)
  • Being feminine doesn’t define your gender (Marco, and I’m gonna get back to you on this)
  • Having trouble managing your anger does not make you a bad person (Tom. who is working so hard to keep it under control and improve because he wants to be better)
  • You can have a bunch of mixed, apparently contradicting traits, and that doesn’t make you less worthy of the gender you identify with (Star is very girly and likes cute stuff but still kicks ass and loves every second of it)
  • Boys can be affectionate with other boys (if we assume, based on what we know at the moment, that Marco identifies as a boy, and again, I’ll get back to you on that), and that’s okay (Marco and Tom, even though I still think the whole Friendenemies episode was very homoerotic)

Originally posted by mettatonexox

I’m really grateful for this new wave of cartoons (such as Star vs The Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls or Steven Universe). Different shows are exploring different themes from different angles, and that doesn’t mean that one is necessarily above the other. Star may not be exploring queerness in full (like Steven Universe does, for example), more like touching upon its surface, but it is still playing a role in its normalisation.

Never did I say that the infamous 1-second gay kiss was good rep. For me to call it rep, I would need it to feature at least characters whose names we know. But you know what? I’m okay with it being something in the background and I don’t consider it gaslighting, because as far as I know, the show did not make a big deal out of it, they did not announce “Hey! We are giving you guys gay rep! Look at all the diversity we’re including!”. I actually heard nothing from the show-runners. It was the media that blew up and made a huge deal out of it because of some stupid parents’ reaction. The whole thing was a nice detail that acknowledged the existence of gay people and made an effort to normalise queerness by showing them doing something as mundane as going to a concert with their partners. Period.

And on that note, I want to add that yes, more than this is desirable and it’s okay (it’s very important, actually!) to ask for proper representation. But we can’t close our eyes to the stuff that’s already come our way just because it’s not as much as we wanted it to be. Things take time. Society is still coming to terms with LGBT+ people, and rushing them is only gonna make them clam up and reject any notion of it. Hell, parents wanted to take Star out of Disney XD because they were outraged by a 1-sec cartoon gay kiss! Even though I’m tired of waiting, I see that Disney is treading on thin ice with its more conservative audience and has to carefully plan its every step. And they are still making progress. Slowly, but surely.

We got Beauty and the Beast with gay LeFou (even though I still think it should have been the clock and the candelabra), despite the foreseeable boicot from many people. I’m not saying “we’re good, we can stop demanding stuff from show-runners and movie directors”, I’m saying, “let’s appreciate the progress we’re making while aiming for more”. We’ve come a long way since Disney’s massive no-homo when High School Musical gave a girlfriend to Ryan, literally the gayest man alive in the Disney Universe.

And about the “unnecessary heterosexual love triangle”: I dunno, anon, I’m a storyteller and I saw it coming for a long time. The show built up to that point. It’s not like they pulled it out of their asses. Would I have wanted it to be a love square featuring Tom? Why yes, absolutely, but oh well. It still makes sense in the story they’re telling and it’s integrated in the plot. It would have been weird if Marco, who had been crushing on Jackie since Day 1, had just moved on from her without thinking twice.

Originally posted by cosmicstimmer

Now, about Trans!Marco: I’m gonna be very honest with how I view it, and I’ll also let you know that I’m transgender myself (non-binary pal here, hey, how are ya), as well as a transgender rights activist and lecturer, so I know what I’m talking about. I have nothing against the Trans!Marco fannon, obviously. I think some seed has been planted in the show and as of now, people can make of it what they will. I’d be thrilled and on board if there were any confirmation from TPTB. But I’m not taking it as anymore than that for now, and I’ll entertain both Trans!Marco and Cis!Marco notions. Why?

Yes, Marco has been shown as Princess Marco several times already, pronouns have been changed to feminine and nobody has questioned Marco’s new status during those times. However, Marco hasn’t expressed a particular preference for being treated as a girl (true, no preference for masculine treatment has been expressed either, so we’re kind of in a neutral zone I guess?). I mean, you see Marco wearing dresses and a wig with no complain, as well as being treated as a girl, but after that episode is over, you don’t really see Marco displaying any signs of discomfort with gender identity or pronouns or disphoria or gender expression or anything like that. Actually, the character’s development continues as it was before that happened (anybody else remembers that episode where Marco lives on a different dimension for 16 years and embraces every masculinity trope under the sun?). 

Originally posted by soyalexnajera

Now I’m not saying you have to meet a bunch of requirements to be trans (I’m no trans gatekeeper), but these are the kind of things that usually give it away when we’re talking about someone else’s experience, since we are not inside their head. 

Yes, Marco does possess some traits traditionally associated with femininity (like spending hours getting ready for the date with Jackie), but they’re vague enough that they could mean something or nothing at all (like I said, the show does a lot to destroy gender roles). I feel like I can’t really call it for sure based on that. With how indifferent Marco seems to be to different pronouns, I’d actually say that there’s higher chances this character falls somewhere in the non-binary spectrum, rather than identifying as a girl. This is, of course, my personal opinion, and I might be wrong. But it goes to show that the hinting done in the show has been so subtle for now that it could go either way, and so, I fail to see why we should get angry that Marco isn’t being treated as a girl at the moment.

Just my two cents.

prometheuis  asked:

Can you do a cosplay ref of your Mercy cosplay? Just like pics from different sides/angles bc I feel like it's easier to understand how to do certain things​ vs looking at the official art. Thanks!

You mean my combat yes!? 

As soon as I get my photos back from my private shoot I will do that!! For now I just have the photos everyone else took of me. DX 

When it goes up, it will go onto our website with all our other cosplay catalogs. 

archwrites replied to your photo “So far buying a membership to the local Indy-and-mainstream cinema in…”

It’s not showing anywhere near me but I WANT TO SEE IT so badly

Gifted was a decent movie – not one I think I’d want to watch a lot, it was actually a really hard movie in some ways, because basically it’s about a custody battle and those are always frustrating and heartbreaking. But there were some pretty LOL moments, and it also sort of gently touched on a lot of significant issues, particularly the treatment of women in STEM. Overall it was sweet. I think it’s worth seeing. 

LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD… (there is a readmore below! Read more! No significant spoilers, just general outlines, promise.)

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hotemotionalmess  asked:

Haha, that was great! How about headcanons for their first kiss?

Ugh my heart!!! I love stuff like this!!! Thank you for the head canon!

Shiro

  • To be honest, it was probably right after Keith rescued him from the galra ship in space during season three (and I know he’s most likely a clone but for the information we have now that he’s “not” a clone I’m going with it)
  • When Shiro disappeared, it broke your heart because not only is he gone and possibly dead, but because you never had the chance to tell him your feelings towards him 
  • So when you see him, covered in tattered clothes with crazy hair and terrible injuries, you have never seen him more beautiful and, even better, alive
  • It then became a classic running scene where you run towards him, but you slow down to stand right in front of him, and you kiss him long and hard
  • At first he was caught off guard, but he then melts into it and kisses you back
  • “You don’t know how long I have been meaning to do that.”  

Keith

  • The first kiss between you two isn’t exactly romantic
  • It started when you told Keith that maybe going on missions with him wouldn’t be the best idea because you aren’t as good of a fighter like everyone else and you don’t want to get in the way
  • Keith doesn’t really know how to express himself, so he gets mad that you would even think so badly about yourself
  • This then turns into an argument because he’ll be damned if he doesn’t make you understand your true worth
  • “I don’t want to get in the way, Keith!” “But you’re never in the way! The team needs you- I need you!”
  • With that he pulls you in and kisses you hard, his mind not thinking clearly as he wants you to know everything at this point
  • After that there’s definitely no going back

Hunk

  • Sometimes when Hunk is trying out new alien foods, he likes your help in making new good creations
  • This one started off as just a little project, but then turned into Hell’s Kitchen when nothing was working
  • Finally you come up with a new thing to add and when the two of you try it, it’s so good that Hunk almost cries
  • “This is so good I could kiss you!” “I mean…I wouldn’t mind that…”
  • At first he thinks you’re joking, but when he sees the seriousness in your face, his laughter soon disappears
  • Instead he smiles as he leans towards you hesitantly, and almost as if in slow motion, his lips press against yours, sweetly and contently 

Lance

  • It was during a mission and the two of you had to sneak on a galran ship, but you didn’t realize how guarded it was, so there was a ton of back to back fighting
  • You were surrounded by the galran robots, each one firing at you from different angles. Its started getting to a point where there were too many of them and you didn’t know it you could fight them all off
  • Just as you were about to loose hope, a blue bolt of light flashes by your face and hits a soldier that was just about to strike you. If you moved an inch, the shot might have hit you
  • You look to see Lance, shooting the soldiers from above and helps you finish them off. Once the coast is clear, you run up to him as he removes his helmet.
  • “You saved my neck back there!” “Well, I knew you could handle it, but-” It was then that you kissed him, but you couldn’t savor it for long as more alarms started to blare, but you both knew that there’s more where that came from

Pidge

  • Late one night while you were wondering the castle because you couldn’t sleep, you stumble to find someone else in the same place you are
  • Your first defense was to get mad that they stayed up so late, but then you sounded like a hypocrite, so you offer to have a surprise slumber party in her room
  • At first Pidge was surprised, she wasn’t expecting this on her nightly trip to the kitchen, but she agrees never the less
  • The two of you stay up in her room, talking about nothing in particular, but then you guys get so tired that you get slap happy and brutally honest.
  • “Did you have a crush on anyone on Earth?” “Nah, luckily I have a crush on a green goblin who’s a paladin of Voltron.”
  • Pidge starts giggling like a fool, but doesn’t giggle as much when you press her lips to yours, drunkingly on love
Race Against Time: Chapter 2

Jungkook feat. Reader and the rest of BTS

Genre: Thriller, Darkfic

Warning: This fic is about murder cases, and may include some graphic imagery. Please read with caution.

Word Count: 5,424 words

Chapter 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


This is not good.

Not only is this the third girl they have found dead in less than a month, the flock of people gathered around the taped-off crime scene that is growing by the second guarantees that the death of this poor young woman will not be kept under wraps. Jungkook suppresses a sigh. The press will have a field day, and with both the media and the public badgering him and his team for details of the ongoing investigation it will only hamper their progress. There is nothing he can do about it, though.

“Well?” He prompts the blond man crouching beside him.

“Well…” Namjoon answers as he gingerly examines the victim’s neck with his gloved hands. “As you can see, the length and the depth of the gash is similar to the other girl we found a month ago. What was her name again? Susannah Johnson.” Jungkook agrees and motions for the medical examiner to continue. “See how the slit is shallower here, and deeper here? The cut on Miss Johnson is also like that, which suggests that the killer, or killers of these girls severed their throats with the right hand while holding her the same way, using similar amount of pressure.” Namjoon rests his arms on his knees and turns to Jungkook. “If you ask me, I’d say it’s the same guy. What do you think?”

Eyeing the victim’s blonde hair and ears adorned with striped hoop earrings, her large white shirt paired with blue shorts down to her bare feet, Jungkook is honestly inclined to agree with Namjoon, but he has to consider all possibilities. “We should never rule out the possibility of a different murderer. However, I think it’s best that we assume that another girl is out there somewhere, dying as we speak.”

“Damn, he’s toying with us,” Namjoon mutters.

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Mars kneads the mottled flesh of his cheeks and under his chin, as if it’s clay and if he just pushes hard enough he can sculpt it into the desired shape, the right shape. He tugs at his lower lip, scratches an already reddened bit of skin, pushes his bangs down over his brow, and then back again. The face staring back at him is still fundamentally the same no matter how he bullies it. Therein lies the essential dilemma.

“Ugly.” He says it quietly to himself, so no matter what comes next he will have been the first. Oddly enough he draws a little comfort in knowing he will always be his own worst critic.

“I dunno, looks nice to me!” another voice says. Mars whips his head around but there’s no one. Then, hesitantly, almost as if he already knows, he looks back at the mirror. “Yeah, there’s the moneymaker.”

The face behind the glass is still his, but wrong. More wrong than it was. Different wrong. It smiles at him with his own mouth.

“Listen, kid,” the Not-Mars says. Its voice is on the deeper side but candy-sweet and somehow crystalline. “I get where you’re coming from. I’ve been there. My word might not mean anything to you, but lemme explain. It’s easy to be critical from the inside I know, but me, I’m on the outside. I see people for what they are now. You wear your skin like you’re afraid of it, because you know it too well, or think you do, but you’re only seeing one angle. That’s just the human limitations talking.”

The mirror image shivers and then seems to fracture, taking on a dozen perspectives and colors like a mosaic of stained glass. The voice resounds as if from every miniature reflection at once.

“To others unfamiliar you’re a stranger, mysterious and exciting, and to your friends you’re a welcome presence, something way bigger than the sum of your cells and scars. You might see yourself like that too someday, in a week or a year or a century. Until then all you can do is try and go on, regardless of fear, because what you’re looking for isn’t going to be found in a cruddy ol’ public restroom mirror.”

The mirror images become warped and cloudy and then they are one again. Just Mars’ own face staring back at him.

“Try not to waste too much time here,” the voice says, growing distant. “We’ve all only got so much.”

anonymous asked:

I have a couple questions regarding transitioning. First, how late is "too late" for a complete transition m -> f? I ask this because I heard it was extremely expensive, and can take years of awkward phasing to for a complete change, and I'm currently a college student. If things go well for me, I'll be in my late 20s at my earliest before I can begin the process, and I don't want to go through all that trouble if the end result isn't "passable". That's my biggest fear.

Second, how “complete” is a complete transition? I heard that it’s possible to transition completely in that regard, but I don’t know exactly how far medical science has come in this area. What is the end result of a m -> f genital operation? Is it possible to make your body produce female hormones rather than male hormones? In short, is it possible to become no different than “natural born” women?

Finally, I’m afraid to come out to my friends and family. My family is fairly liberal, so I know they would accept me, but a part of me remains afraid. I don’t exactly know how they will react, and I’m afraid of the small chance that they’ll reject my coming out. It’s impossible for me to take steps to transition unless I do come out, I know, but I’m afraid. I love my family and friends more than anything else in the world, and I don’t want risk losing them.

(I want to apologize for being so straightforward. I’m also sorry if I was igorant in asking any of my questions. I don’t know a great deal about transitioning, but I recently decided to take steps to learn. I’m also sorry if I asked too many questions. You are literally the first person I’ve ever confided in, and it would mean a lot to me if you could find the time to help me.)

Hello! Thank you for writing. I can imagine it was very scary for you but I am glad you did :) I can really identify with how you feel, before I came out I had a lot of the same anxieties and concerns.

It sounds like you have two main concerns:

  1. can my body look/function how I want it to?
  2. will people accept me as a woman?

I’ll start with the body stuff.

It sounds like your desires for your body are the things that society tells you ‘being a woman’ involves:

  • Vulva (clitoris, labia, vagina)
  • Breasts
  • Produces oestrogen
  • Able to bear children

Firstly, there isn’t such a thing as ‘too late’ when it comes to transitioning. I believe I read somewhere that the average age for women to transition is about 40, but really no one else has a right to decide you are ‘too old’ to transition no matter how old you are. However, there are certain advantages and disadvantages to transitioning when you are younger rather than waiting. There isn’t really a ‘perfect time’ to transition.

Regarding what medical science can do for you, here is what you can expect, assuming you can get access to it (money, location and oppression based on sexuality, race etc. might affect your ability to access some things).

Vulva

  • You can have a working vulva, with a vagina that can be penetrated and a clitoris that can be stimulated by touch/pressure. Appearance and function vary a little depending on the surgeon and patient.
  • Most people cannot tell the difference between a vulva that was surgically reconstructed and one that was not. I’ve heard stories of gynaecologists not being able to identify a surgically reconstructed vulva. All vulvae are a little different to each other anyway.
  • The vagina itself (the ‘hole’) might not be quite as deep, or as sensitive as the average natal vagina. Most surgically reconstructed vaginas have a depth of between 5 and 7 inches. I think most people think the difference in depth is fairly negligible. You WILL NOT have a g-spot inside your vagina to my knowledge, but you will still have a g-spot in your anus if you had one there before (your prostate doesn’t get affected by surgery).
  • THERE IS A SMALL RISK that you might end up losing all or some sensitivity in your vulva during surgery, although I think this is quite rare.
  • You WILL HAVE TO dilate your vagina regularly, which means putting a device called a dilator (kind of like a dildo I think?) inside it to keep its shape and depth. If you don’t dilate your vagina I think it would close up eventually. Current medical science can’t get the body to stop treating the vagina as a wound and trying to ‘heal’ it.
  • I think I heard somewhere that the angle of the vagina was a little different, it doesn’t have quite the same curve to it. I don’t know if this is important to you. If it is I suggest you do some more research.
  • The vulva is constructed usually from your penis/scrotal tissue but if there isn’t enough ‘material’ sometimes they use some of the tissue from your bowels (inside your anus). I don’t know much about this but I know it’s not as ideal as using genital tissue.

Hormones

  • Your testicles produce testosterone. There are drugs you can take that stop them from producing it, or that stop your body from receiving it. Usually this is in the short term (up to a few years typically) until you are able to have some form of surgery to remove the testicles (either having a vulva constructed or simply having the testicles removed which is called an orchidectomy). The reason this is a short term thing is because those drugs are not particularly healthy to take long-term.
  • Your body most likely does not, and will never, have a way of producing its own oestrogen/progesterone. If you choose to transition a doctor will do blood tests and stuff to check this is the case. There is a chance you have an intersex condition that causes you to produce your own oestrogen/progesterone but you will most likely need to take more in drug form anyway.
  • Post-surgery your body would no longer produce any ‘sex hormones’ and you would need to take oestrogen either as a pill or in a gel (there might be other methods of taking it I don’t know about). Usually this is a once-a-day thing.
  • Progesterone is not typically prescribed by many doctors but some do prescribe it upon request. There is a lot of debate as to its usefulness and what effects it has. The people who claim it is useful claim it improves breast growth and the ability to put on body fat in certain places. I think someone said once it also increased their sex drive but I might be misremembering that. You would have to do your own research and make up your own mind about progesterone I think as it is outside my knowledge.
  • The effects of oestrogen and testosterone upon your body are quite complicated and perhaps not best detailed here. Assuming you have already been through a ‘testosterone puberty’ your body will probably have already been affected by testosterone (voice deepening, facial hair growing, facial structure changes), but the older you get the more pronounced some of those effects will become (things like hair loss, darkening and spread of body hair, skin tightening). Stopping the flow of testosterone will stop that process but won’t reverse some of the effects.
  • Oestrogen WILL make you grow breasts but they might be a little smaller than others’. Breasts come in all shapes types and sizes but because testosterone tends to make your chest broader you might find average-sized breasts look a little smaller on a broader chest.
  • Overall I think it’s best to think of hormones as creating subtle changes because although sometimes people have great results from them, there are some things they cannot change and some people don’t get very dramatic changes when replacing their hormones.

Reproduction

  • Genital surgery of almost any type will make you sterile. Your testicles produce sperm so if you remove them you won’t be able to produce it anymore.
  • Taking hormones suppresses your fertility but there is still a chance of you being able to produce fertile sperm, so you still need to have protected sex to avoid a chance of pregnancy.
  • Taking drugs to stop your body producing/receiving testosterone makes you almost completely sterile.
  • Current medical science is not capable of allowing you to bear children. Your body will never produce eggs or have a uterus capable of incubating a fetus, unless you were born with a body that could already do that.

Firstly, there isn’t such a thing as ‘too late’ when it comes to transitioning. I believe I read somewhere that the average age for women to transition is about 40, but really no one else has a right to decide you are ‘too old’ to transition no matter how old you are. However, there are certain advantages and disadvantages to transitioning when you are younger rather than waiting. There isn’t really a ‘perfect time’ to transition.

Because of what I said about testosterone having more and more effect as you get older, it is likely that the longer you wait to stop that process (either through drugs or surgery) the more visibly trans you are likely to be. However, on the reverse side, I think younger women tend to be held to a much stricter standard of femininity than older women, so as you get older things might get a bit easier from that perspective. Also most young people have less money/ability to earn money, 

Cost wise it depends what country you are in because some countries have nationalised healthcare where you can get treatment for free. Other countries I think generally genital surgery costs about £10,000 which you could convert to your local currency, but it’s difficult to say how much a ‘transition’ costs because transition means different things to different people.

Moving on to the “will society see me as a woman?” part…

This is a very complicated question. A lot of trans people put a lot of effort into being seen as women by everyone they meet, or at least by strangers, with mixed results. It’s impossible to give a yes or no answer because a lot of it depends on how much time you spend learning/practising certain skills (the kind of skills this blog is about teaching/improving) but it also depends heavily on things outside your control such as your age, what hormone levels you had during puberty, your genetics etc. etc.

There will almost definitely be a period of at least a year while you are transitioning where you will be visibly trans. Some people do manage to avoid this usually by a combination of luck (because their genetics had given them characteristics people perceive as feminine) and through incredibly careful planning and skill.

I am going to open this question up to followers to supply more information and their experiences if they wish, and will tag their responses #anon1. you can go to www.tuckingandotherskills.tumblr.com/tagged/anon1 to view all the responses.

Good luck anon and I hope things go well for you. If there’s anything I missed or if you want to ask followup questions please do!

http://www.gires.org.uk/assets/Support-Assets/lowersurgery-transwomen.pdf

this pdf is a good explanation of how surgery is done in the uk, which is similar to the US and many other countries.

With love,

Magpie

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anonymous asked:

yo, i keep seeing ppl on twitter talking about jackson got a nose job, did he?

im assuming this is bc of his new pictures

and since i think many people have been wondering about it, im gonna make comparisons for u. (personally i dont believe that he had anything done at all.)

this is predebut jackson

and this is first year debut jackson

this is 2015 jackson

his nose looks pretty much the same in all of these right? i think the issue now is that his nose looks smaller recently?

here’s a screenshot from January 5th 2017, his nose looks a lot smaller and defined here

however i’m pretty sure its just the angles because here’s a screenshot from the exact same video

and it looks the same as normal but it looks like there’s a *drastic* difference between the two which is impossible since its literally in the same video…

(here’s another comparison from november 17th 2016)

In conclusion,

Jackson Wang, king of all things organic did not get a nose job. he just has an amazing team of make up artists and he knows his angles. i mean.. i could be wrong but..

anonymous asked:

Hey! I've just seen the "Call Me Maybe" cover video in old english and I was wondering if you know why old english is so different from modern english. Because I have studied spanish literature and, for example, the "Mío Cid" is written in old spanish (12th century) and it has its differences with modern spanish but it is understandable. Thank you! Love your blog!

In short - all languages evolved through centuries, but perhaps none as much as English. The language people spoke on The Islands was shaped by people who “visited” them. And by visited I mean invaded. First wave brought Jutes, Angles and Saxons who brought Germanic influences. Combine them, and you get Old English. Then the Vikings came, later Normans, this time bringing French influences, and word by word, the language was shaped into what we can read in, for example, Shakespeare. This is the first point when we could go back in time and, without many difficulties, understand the language.

And thanks for writing!

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