i want to see this everywhere

please help this old lady out

So everyone is talking about this “Yuri On Ice” 

I’m confused because everyone tells me

“OMGMG ITS SO CUTE AND GAY MEN ARE HOT YOU MUST WATCH IT”

I’m a little worried because it’s anime and I don’t want to watch another annoying show with stupid girls screaming in it and annoying fat tits jumping around cuz its stupid. And I’m sick of seeing naked women everywhere. 

So “Yuri” Means female/female.. 

How is it gay? 

Why is it called “Yuri on ice?” someone please explain????? The only anime I really cared about was Sailor Moon, CCS, and Hetalia. 

Ok I’m out. 

Dear Love

Dear love,

We always waste our time but right now I’m going to say what’s in my heart. Just in case we fade away or something tears us apart. Just in case I get in an accident and can no longer express myself clearly, I figured i’d take this moment to tell you how I always want you near me.

Fuck being cool or acting as if I don’t care, acting as if when i’m away I don’t see your face everywhere. Acting as if when i’m eating breakfast i’m not wondering if you’re eating, how could I claim to not have a heart when I can hear and feel that shit beating? I understand that you’ve been hurt and we are both carrying scars, I can kiss the pain away if you tell me where your wounds are. There’s no one else I can picture calling whenever times are getting rough, when i’m filled with frustration and feel like i’ve had enough. When I feel overwhelmed and feel like i’m going to snap, I can never feel alone as long as you have my back. I just want to give you all that I can and somehow double that, Home is where ever you’re at. I just want to be home.

When you have a long day and feel like you just need to relax, Let me give you a quick massage while I run you a bath. Let me cook for you and turn on your favorite movie, my boys would probably clown if they knew what you did to me. But that’s okay they can laugh at me while i’m laughing with you, because secretly they want to be like this too. I never understand what any of those love songs meant but then I met you at they all made sense since then! So now i’m here writing this poem that seems like a letter, explaining how you make everything ten times better. And nothing seems better than holding you in this cuddling weather, you look at me and say “don’t let me go” and me saying “never”.

I’m done.

I wonder if you miss me sometimes. I wonder if you know I loved you more than anything in the world and I would’ve followed you anywhere. You hurt me. You fucking destroyed me. And I’m still here everyday typing out messages I will never send. Seeing things everywhere that remind me of you. Wanting to buy you Christmas presents. I still make your side of the bed up for you. I still think about you. But you are in the arms of another. And you couldn’t even respect me enough to be honest. You never cared about me and I cared about you more than I cared about respecting myself. I let you use me up. I’m fighting to the nail to find myself. One day I will be better than I ever dreamed possible and I hope you see me succeed. I hope you miss me. I hope you realize you were wrong about me. I will not let this break me.

“There’s a scene, late in the movie, with Kate McKinnon, that made me feel like I’ve never felt at a movie before. (No, it wasn’t the vibrating chair talking, this was real.) I should confess: Some of this is personal. My favorite character, in any big action-ensemble movie, is always the demolitions guy: the mad scientist, the weapons expert, the damage-dealer, the one who just wants to see stuff blow up. I say “demolitions guy” because he’s always a guy; they never cast the mad scientist or gun nut as a woman. But in this movie, he’s Kate McKinnon.

So she gets the scene these guys always get, in a movie like this. She has a wonderful new toy. The film slows down. She starts moving, and sure enough, she just starts unleashing raw havoc everywhere.

Something in my chest opened up. This is it, I realized. This is the thing I never got to see before. The scene where the demolitions guy is a girl. I was right: It actually does feel different when it’s a girl. This must be how guys feel every time they watch one of these movies. This is it, the version that’s for me, the scene I always wanted, and it’s here.

I don’t know what that feeling was, or how to describe it. But here’s the best way I can: For all the talk about “childhoods,” I got exactly 30 seconds in that movie where I felt like I was 8 years old again. Except that it was better than being 8 years old. It was like being 8 years old would have been, if the world had been fair.

I didn’t realize the political implications until I was out of the theater. I didn’t realize that this was also an openly queer actress, playing a more-or-less openly queer character (and we could do with more “more” and less “less,” Sony), that it might have hit other people in the audience even harder than it hit me, and for that reason. I didn’t think about anything, except that a woman was getting the same big slo-mo blowing-shit-up scene a million guys have gotten, and that scene is awesome. I’ve always loved that scene. Women aren’t treated as a big boundary-breaking historic symbol of progress and equality, in this movie. They’re treated like people.

And then you go out into the real world, where thousands of people are trying to hurt Leslie Jones on Twitter, and everyone hates Ghostbusters again. The same world you went into Ghostbusters to escape. But you can escape it, for a little while, in that theater. There’s a reason we need movies like these, after all.”

– Sady Doyle, These Times

  • turn up your sound and press play
  • it goes with the comic
Play

I see a million silhouettes dancing in this room.

I wanna be the one who GETS the attention from yooooooou.

I’ve got my BEST on.

And I feel like SULKING all night LONG.

Nothing’s gonna stop me.

You’re what I WANT.

So, baby, come and get me,

‘Cause I don’t wanna dance aloooooone.

-audacity update illustrated, basically levi at a party

So … I think I’ll blur the details here.

There was this person who was expounding on the upcoming election and why he wasn’t going to vote for Hillary Clinton. It was his first time voting, you see, and he wanted someone who understood and represented his generation.


He said to me, “You don’t understand – ”


And that’s where I had to stop him. “Look, I do understand. Really.”


“How can you understand? You’re too old.”


“Do you think I was born old? Y'know, I have pictures. Here’s me at thirteen – ”


“But times were different then – ”


“Yes, they were. You could get polio and measles and smallpox. An appendectomy was a serious operation. People smoked everywhere, there was no getting away from the smoke. In school, they taught us to duck and cover in case of a nuclear attack. Whites and blacks still had separate restrooms and drinking fountains. Women couldn’t get a legal abortion. Gas had lead in it. Vegetables were sprayed with DDT. You could be arrested for being gay. Yes, times were different.”


“No, I meant that protesting was a fad, not serious like – ”


“Excuse me? Do you want to see the scar on my scalp where I was hit by a thrown bottle at the first gay rights march? We also had civil rights demonstrations, anti-war marches, and rallies for women’s rights as well. That was no fad. People were dying – ”


“No, look, man – it’s the establishment. That’s what’s wrong – ”


“And you want to replace the establishment with what? A different establishment? Listen – when I was your age, when my generation was your age, we were just as frustrated and just as impatient as you are now. Honest. Am I saying we were wrong? Hell, no. We were right. Better than that, we were so right, we were self-righteous. We went around saying, ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30,’ as if somehow when you turned 30, you became one of them. Y'know?


"You know what we missed? We missed the obvious – that there were a lot of good men and women over 30 who understood the issues, and the complexities of the situation better than we did – because they’d been fighting that fight for a lot longer. We had emotion, we had energy, we had spirit – but we didn’t have enough experience, enough history, enough of everything we needed to effect real change.


"So we didn’t turn out for Hubert Humphrey and we handed the country to Richard Nixon. And a generation later, other people didn’t turn out for Al Gore and handed the country to George W. Bush. And what was missed – both times – was the fact our impatience was the single biggest mistake we could make.


"Hubert Humphrey had experience, he had wisdom, and he shared our goals. Al Gore had experience, he had wisdom, and he shared our goals. But somewhere, enough of us decided that he was too old or too much of the establishment or didn’t really represent us enough, or would just give us more of the same when what we really wanted was more, better, and different, even if we couldn’t define it – enough of us felt that way to hand the presidency to a much worse administration.


"So, no – it isn’t that you’re wrong. It’s that there are people who’ve been down this path before. We know where it leads. And it’s not a good place. We know what this mistake looks like. Because we’ve made it ourselves – and we’re asking you not to make the same mistakes we did, because each time we make this mistake, everyone gets hurt.”


And he said, “So that’s a fancy way of saying 'suck it up, buttercup, you can’t have what you want.”


And I said, “No, but if that’s the way you want to hear it, then that’s the way you’re going to hear it. The way government works, nobody gets everything they want. The way government is supposed to work, everybody negotiates – and eventually everybody gets a piece of what they need to keep going. Nobody likes that, but consider what the alternative is – if some people get everything they want, that means a lot of people are going to get nothing at all. We keep trying that, it doesn’t work. Let’s go back to the stuff that does work.”


“But I don’t like her – ”


“I’m not asking you to like her. I’m asking you to respect that she knows how to do the job. He doesn’t. You can have your protest vote, that’s your right, but that’s letting everybody else decide who gets the oval office. And you might want to think long and hard about which of the two will build on what President Obama has accomplished and which of the two will tear it all down with no idea of why it worked in the first place. Your choice.”


And he said, “That’s not much of a choice.”


And I said, “The hell it isn’t. It’s a choice between experience and ignorance. That’s the clearest choice I’ve ever seen in an election.”


He didn’t have an answer for that.


And that’s the point –


'I might be old, but I’m not stupid. And I suspect that a lot of other members of my generation feel the same way. We remember when we were impatient. And we remember the mistakes that our impatience created.


“Old people don’t tell young people what to do and what not to do because we want to control your lives – we just want to warn you not to make the same mistakes we did.


"But you will. Or you won’t. Because it’s your choice. Always.”

—  David Gerrold

People

Keep saying

Natsu

And Lucy

Have no

I mean literally NO

Love thing going on

And

There’s nothing

Between them

Romantically

BECAUSE

IT SEEMS

LIKE THEY CAN’T SEE

WHAT

MASHIMA

IS TRYING

TO

SHOW

US

And theses are just some PARTS of the ANIME. There’s a lot more in, not only the anime, but the manga, too! Idc if you don’t ship nalu. But you can’t tell me you can’t see what’s going on. Like, really.

Get you a girl who makes you wanna wear your seat belt. I know, something so simple right, but when you’re someone who used to sit in cars and go as fast as you can hoping that on the off chance something would go wrong and you would have a “good” reason for dying then it matters. So get you a girl who makes you buckle up everywhere you go because as long as you’re seeing her beautiful smile you’re wanting to live.

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a little trio of sparkly witch au icons! (i just wanted to get a little art bloop out before i ride in a car for 9 hours today pfft) you’re free to use them! just give credit in the description >vo/+:+:+

You guys tend to forget that Yoongi has one of the biggest hearts in the entire group and constantly does everything to keep all members [ESPECIALLY the younger ones] happy. It seems like y’all gave Yoongi this ‘heartless, uncaring’ image and use it for your OTPs to make it seem even MORE superior because ‘woah!! Yoongi only cares about _______!! He doesn’t give a shit about anyone else!!!’ even though he is the one that is constantly on the look out, even though HE is the one that buys his dongsaengs snacks and stuff all the time, although HE is the one that listens to Namjoon and Seokjin whenever they’re sad. Okay, I get it, jokes are ‘funny’ and lots of notes on a post are appreciated, but I’m kind of sick and tired of you guys making Yoongi seem like the Satan of the group. I have joked about it in the past too, but I regret it and I’ve toned it down a LOT. I may sound butthurt to you, but it sucks that whenever someone new enters this fandom the first impression of him that they’re gonna get is ‘oh! He’s the cold-hearted one.’ just because he’s more    quiet than the others. Let’s not forget that Yoongi is the one that constantly checks up on Hoseok because he can’t handle stress that well, let’s not forget that Yoongi drove Hoseok to the hospital when he was suffering from stress-induced entheritis, let’s NOT forget that Yoongi gave Jimin his credit card and let him buy snacks and everything he wanted with it, let’s not forget Yoongi constantly praising Taehyung’s voice, let’s not forget that Yoongi puts ALL the other members before himself. This post could go on forever and ever, but trust me, Yoongi has one of the biggest hearts in this entire fucking world. Yoongi ISN’T cold-hearted, Taehyung ISN’T dumb, Hoseok ISN’T naive, Seokjin ISN’T unimportant, Jimin IS MORE than his appearance, Jungkook DOESN’T hate Jimin , Namjoon ISN’T overrated, I’m fucking tired of your witty ass jokes for reblogs, especially when people take it way too far. 

This isn’t shade, but if the shoe fits, it fits ! :)

Also, I’m not saying I’ve never done wrong. I have. Jokes have a limit too & y’all seem to forget they’re human at times.

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Thanks to spicedflesh and their wonderful fanart (R18) for ReiBert Week, I finally found again one of my most favourite ReiBert fanfictions, Knight Reiner and Prince Bertolt AU!
I tried my best to draw Middle Age clothes but I’m not an expert, so I apologize for any inaccuracy! ><;;

… when an image is presented as a work of art, the way people look at it is affected by a whole series of learnt assumptions about art. Assumptions concerning Beauty, Truth, Genius, Civilisation, Form, Status, Taste, etc.

Many of these assumptions no longer accord with the world as it is…Out of true with the present, these assumptions obscure the past. They mystify rather than clarify. The past is never there waiting to be discovered, to be recognised for exactly what it is.

History always constitutes the relation between a present and its past. Consequently fear of the present leads to mystification of the past.

The past is not for living in; it is a well of conciousness from which we draw in order to act.

Cultural mystification of the past entails a double loss. Works of art are made unnecessarily remote. And the past offers us fewer conclusions to complete in action.

When we ‘see’ a landscape, we situate ourselves in it. if we ‘saw’ the art of the past, we would situate ourselves in history.

When we are prevented from seeing it, we are being deprived of the history which belongs to us. Who benefits from this deprivation?

In the end, the art of the past is being mystified because a privileged minority is striving to invent a history which can retrospectively justify the role of the ruling classes, and such a justification can no longer make sense in modern terms.

And so, inevitably, it mystifies.

— 

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

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Hello! I came across this passage while reading ‘Ways of Seeing’ by John Berger. I wanted to share it with you as I felt it relates to your work and its very interesting. Do you agree?

OH MY GOD I LOVE IT. I could wish it was a bit less dense, but if you take it one sentence at a time, it has so many layers of meaning, and it explores a lot of the ideas I’m trying to express here. Especially this little haymaker:

In the end, the art of the past is being mystified because a privileged minority is striving to invent a history which can retrospectively justify the role of the ruling classes, and such a justification can no longer make sense in modern terms.

I almost want to break it up into separate one-sentence quotes and dole them out bit by bit, but I think the impact of them all in context is pretty intense if you brace yourself! Thank you SO much for sharing this!

This is the first installment in a series of book recommendations, all of which will introduce you to kickass women from mythologies around the world, all of them written by women. All books listed had to pass the following criteria:

  • Be written by a woman
  • Have a woman from Greek mythology as (one of) the protagonist(s)
  • Be fictional
  • Be set during ancient times (i.e. not be a modern AU)

Thanks are due to @marcusantonius, @astynomi (x), and @hephaistionisawesome​ (x) for their insightful and enthusiastic replies.

Finally, I would like to direct your attention towards this meta on Medusa, seeing as she is one of the women who played a big role in my decision that I want to create these recommendations (here’s the cool essay mentioned in the meta). Both her and Persephone have had their power taken away from them as years passed and patriarchal values were introduced into their stories. Don’t forget the original stories. 

UPDATE #1: I added Memoirs Of A Bitch and had Daughter Of Troy struck off - I didn’t realise Sara B. Franklin is the pseudonym of Dave Duncan. Oops!

UPDATE #2: a kind anon suggested some poems by women about women in Greek mythology, so those are now added as well.

UPDATE #3: I changed the link for the chapbook by Rishika on her request.

UPDATE #4: I added Destroyer Of Light under Demeter - it is the sequel to Receiver Of Many, which is listed under Persephone.

UPDATE #5: relinked some of the poetry collections, since @mhythology-deactivated20160909 is no longer active.

And now, without further ado, the list(s):

Kickass human women

Kickass non-human women

Poetry

Honourable mentions

More lists you can consult

If you have any suggestions for other Greek women who deserve more attention (and a corresponding book), or which mythology should definitely be in this series, drop me a line

Other kickass women in mythology: women in Egyptian mythology & history | women in Mesoamerican mythology | women in Celtic mythology | women in Native American mythology | women in Asian mythologies | women in Russian & Slavic mythologies

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Why The Signs Hate Being Their Sign
  • Aries: Always frustrated and someone told them "If you only feel anger thats called depression" and they realize that they've been depressed for like 23 years.
  • Taurus: They get money... and its gone. 2 seconds later. How?! Not even they know because they lost it a few minutes later. (Seriously, how do you do that?!)
  • Gemini: All of the Gemini Hate everywhere I swear to god these poor guys aren't even that bad. You guys are just highlighting the terrible few.
  • Cancer: When they see water in their room they have to question if it's tap or their own tears. (And people think they're weak).
  • Leo: They hate that everyone thinks their conceded and a cheater and jealous when they're just confident and don't want people ruining their lives.
  • Virgo: They aren't that stoic, and usually are the type who actually do 1000 drugs. But everyone expects them to be very shy (which they are), and not to have a weird side... They dislike that. (Though they like the protection from bad people that it brings).
  • Libra: How everyone thinks theyre a whore but in honesty they just are affectionate.
  • Scorpio: Drama seems to surround them and everyone is intimidated by them and when they figure out theyre a Scorpio they practically disappear.
  • Sagittarius: Nobody knows how intelligent they are and they are just classified as adventurers but nobody notices their love for culture. They also hate how they question EVERYTHING and how everyone leaves or they leave everyone.
  • Capricorn: They hate how everyone sees them as so serious and expects them to be able to handle a large workload when they're just like everyone else stop. They also hate how everyone expects them to be emotionless and then have to live up to said expectation until they e x p l o d e.
  • Aquarius: They aren't emotionless they just think and try to make sure they're picking the best option for everyone involved.
  • Pisces: Nothing. They love being Pisces's because even if they're mean it provides as the perfect cover.