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Bitty’s Southern

Bitty is a southern boy and as a southern girl let me tell you there are things he does that make the rest of SMH go “Ummm….what?” 

  • He says stuff that makes literal ZERO sense to the rest of the team. Mostly southern phrases etc. LIKE, “That boy is about of useless as tits on a bull.” or  if it’s raining but the sun is out Bits just says, “Devil must be beatin’ his wife.”  Everyone is confused as shit.
  • “Oh my goodness I want Chick-fil-a. BUT IT’S SUNDAY.”
  • Holster going,” Hey Bits can you hand me a coke?” and Bitty responding with, “Sure, which kind do you want? We’ve got sprite, mtn dew, dr. pepper…” BC in the south every soda is a coke.
  • “Y’all know what I miss the most about Georgia? Cheerwine. And Duke’s Mayo. You northerners keep using that hellman’s stuff or miracle whip and let me tell you. IT. IS .NOT. MAYONNAISE.”
  • “IT’S SO HOT! Summer is the WORST” “Ransom, It’s like, 70 degrees. It gets up to like 115+ in Georgia. And it’s not even humid! You hush your mouth.”
  • The first time Bitty goes to Stop & Shop with one of the guys from SMH he tells them to grab a buggy on their way in and said member stares at him for a second, “What’s a buggy?” “Oh for goodness sake. A shopping cart! We need a shopping cart!”
  • Bitty’s drunk at a kegster when he suddenly shouts, “WHO WANTS TO PLAY CORNHOLE?!” 
  • It’s New Years so of course Bitty’s making black eyed peas, collards, cornbread, ham, and a pineapple upside down cake. “It’s for luck.”
  • Bitty will be checking Facebook and be like, “Oh bless his heart.” Chowder notices him fretting over the phone so he asks what’s up “Oh it’s just one of my friend from high school’s dad.” and Chowder, being the precious person that he is, responds with, “Oh no. What happened? Is he ok?” Bitty just shakes his head, “He’s done went and fell out of the deer stand. Again. Broke his arm and bruised his pride. You think he would’ve learned his lesson after the same thing happened last huntin’ season”
  • Jack’s all dressed up in a suit or something, he has a meeting with the Falcs, “What are you all gussied up for?”
  • “Look at what all I got up at the outlet mall!!”
  • Rans/Holster/Bitty share a bathroom so I reckon this has happened at least once: “Neither of y’all go in the bathroom! I’m fixin’ to shower”  to which Holster responds, “What was that Bits? What are you fixing?” Bitty hollers from his room, arm full of clothes, “I’m fixin’ to shower!” Ransom chimes in, “I didn’t know the shower was broken!” At this point Bitty is getting frustrated,“Oh for the love of Pete! You Yankees.” He speaks slowly and pronounces each word carefully, “I am going to go take a shower so please do not go and hog the bathroom.”
  • “So I was talking to Momma and APPARENTLY Mrs. Jones, the one that lives down the road, was rude as all get out.” “Really? What’d she do?” Bitty just throws his hands up, “Momma and Coach were drivin’ back to the house and Mrs. Jones was driving in the opposite direction so of course Momma waves at her. AND SHE DIDN’T WAVE BACK.”
  • I know for a FACT that at some point Bits makes a pitcher of sweet tea, puts it in the fridge, and the boys/Lardo finds it. “What’s this?” “Oh, it’s just some tea. You want some?” So Bitty pours them a glass and approximately 2 seconds later “WHAT IS THIS? IT’S LIKE SYRUP! Bits this isn’t tea! It’s diabetes in a cup!”
  • “Just rub some bacon grease on it.”
  • “Don’t you dare pour that coffee out! I can use it for gravy!”
  • “You know what food I miss? Fried pickles. No, wait, HUSHPUPPIES. I’d kill for some right now.”

One of the most liberating feelings in the world is realizing you don’t owe anyone shit

You don’t have to be friends with someone who treats you like crap even if you’ve known them your whole life. You don’t even owe them an explanation either. You get to choose who gets to be in your life. It’s a privilege, not a birth given right. 

If someone is hurting you or just flat out annoying, you don’t have to give them the time of day. Please cut the shitty people out of your life and surround yourself with awesome ones who make you happy. You deserve nothing but happiness and anyone who brings you down doesn’t deserve to be in it. 

Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When wanting to be alone) - 50 top things to do
  • 1. Go ON Tumblr, believe it or not, we don't care where you're from, what you do, how you're being you, as long as you are being you, you're pretty much welcomed on here. That's why i love it. Unless of course you are homophobic or judgemental or ignorant - then the people will speak for themselves, we look out for each other here.
  • 2. Read Books; escapism is a wonderful thing
  • 3. Listen to music; and no - not the sad, 'ALL BY MYSELF' type music, but the kickass songs like 'I will Survive' or 'Loser Like Me' just celebrate yourself for being awesome, because we know you are; even if others don't; especially then actually.
  • 4. Become your own superhero. Every single one of you have a talent or a dream. Follow up on that talent/dream. YOU ARE WORTH IT, and you can be whoever you want to be.
  • 5. DISNEY MOVIES. Unless you absolutely hate bursting out into song - better cut of highschool musical and glee while were at this, then Disney is the best pick me up ever.
  • 6. Watch your favourite TV shows. Remind yourself why life can be awesome. Watching your fav characters usually means you can relate to them.
  • 7. Go on walks - it's very pretty outside, and sometimes our heads can be overloaded with information or stress, I advise calming music and a nice walk outside in comfortable clothes.
  • 8. Have a diary. A friend of mine recently bought me one, and it's a godsend because all the anger, or emotions I feel, I try to put in the diary rather than putting it out on others. It also calms you down. I feel better when I write.
  • 9. Speaking of writing...if you enjoy it- WRITE. Writing is a wonderful way to escape. You can put all your emotions into your characters and they just come to life. I tend to do that when I'm stressed.
  • 10. If writing is not your thing then bake. I've actually ironically read in a fan fiction where a character would bake when stressed and try out new recipes, this character tried making butterbeer; maybe be adventurous; have a food blog or something to keep you occupied.
  • 11. Be With Your Pets - Pets are loyal creatures, and they love you, even when you're being a pain in the ass, and I hear they're very good listeners.
  • 12. Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE Musicals. If you are a musical fanatic like me and you're feeling a little down, my dears; listen to those awesome voices, because sometimes we just - need - a break (Also, if you haven't watched RENT, watch it - NODAYBUT TODAY...or Starkid...Starkid make the most funniest musical parodies, even if you don't like musicals I suggest it, and if you're not enjoying their YouTube Channel, then I'll eat my own hat).
  • 13. ASK ME ANYTHING. If you really want to talk to somebody but you don't want to talk to people you know and you just want to get things out, my ASK box is always open.
  • 14. Find a hobby. If you don't really want to talk to anybody, that's okay, sometimes we need to just have some 'me time'. In my me times, I usually deactivate from Facebook, and just focus on things that make me happy. Like; Puzzles, Sudoku, Games, writing, cooking, singing, whatever it is...travelling even. Enjoy yourself.
  • 15. Travel. Maybe being stuck in the same place is the problem, maybe you're head wants to be in a place where it can ACTUALLY THINK.
  • 16. Go Hiking. I suppose Hiking is similar to walking but if you're an outdoor person, this is a great way to clear your head and to feel fresh.
  • 17. Hit The Gym. Or even do your own exercises. I like to walk - do crunches, and I love Zumba. I love dancing. If you love being active, this is also another way to clear your mind from negative things.
  • 18. GO SEE A MOVIE!!! When was the last time you had fun? Even if it's just by yourself. You're allowed to treat yourself. Go, enjoy, be surrounded by people, even if they're strangers.
  • 19. If you like coffee, treat yourself for one at a local cafe. Who knows, you might meet your coffee soulmate in a cafe one day.
  • 20. STOP thinking Negative. Have a Pros/Cons List. Try not to outweight the Pros list with the Cons. Please?
  • You are good enough.
  • 21. Write down a bucket List, and start ticking them off. Having goals and dreams is healthy. If you have dreams, then you have a direction of where you're going.
  • 22. Get help. It's okay, if you're head is in a really bad place to reach out to people. It really is okay.
  • 23. Help others. If you're not sure what to do with yourself at all, be useful to other people less fortunate than you. Volunteer! Work with Charity, Feed the homeless, help the guide dogs association.
  • 24. Smile more. It looks good on you, believe me. Spend time with your guilty pleasures, my guilty pleasure is binge watching glee
  • 25. Please DO NOT go to a pub to drink to ease your mind, if you are going to do that, do it with a friend, or somebody close.
  • 26. Eat Chocolate. Okay yes while society says NO DON'T EAT THE FATTY FOOD. Hey; screw them. If you feel better eating a bit of junk go for it. There's nothing wrong with eating a whole pizza or tub of ben and jerry ice cream when feeling upset - just try not to make TOO much of a habit : p
  • 27. REBLOG YOUR FOLLOWERS POSTS, you might be surprised that you aren't the only one feeling the way you're feeling, you might be surprised by how much you're forgetting that hey - it's gonna be alright.
  • 28. Do something nice for your neighbour. Ah who knows, have you ever actually talked to them? Maybe they might be lonely too.
  • 29. Have a GAMES Night. A very good friend of mine loves Games. If You LOVE Games, then hell have a marathon of them. Play the sims, be in control.
  • 30. Speaking of marathons...dun dun dun - MOVIE MARATHON, I Don't Know About You Guys, But Having A Harry Potter Movie Marathon always cheers me Up. WITH FOOD Of course, and good company, but this is about cheering yourself up, so if you don't want company, that's okay.
  • 31. Draw. I love drawing too. I suppose I'm more of the creative person. There are a lot of different types of people out there, maybe you like solving things - do those fancy cube things Idk what they're called. If you are like my brother and you love Maths, then maybe you can tutor someone. On one hand you're helping someone, and doing something you like doing, just like I'm drawing because I like drawing.
  • 32.Be with kids. believe it or not, kids are the most innocent little munchkins, and they honestly don't care what you look like, if you play hide and seek with them they'll be thrilled, so long as you're nice to them, they're generally nice to you... but be warned, they tell it how it is too. I talk a bit different. The most popular thing they've said to me was "Is that why you talk funny, because of the things in your teeth?" (They've also never really seen braces before) I even had one kid determined to get me to sing 'Everything is awesome' I'll never forget that because this kid clearly didn't care how I sounded, and just wanted me to sing with her. I felt great.
  • 33. If you're into Fairy Tales, Please Please Read Chris Colfer's The Land Of Stories series 1-4. It's an amazing series, and you almost forget what world you're in once you start reading. Plus, there's more coming (I'm a little excited)
  • 34. Watch Pixar Movies. You can't go wrong.
  • 35. GO TO HOGWARTS. Harry Potter Fan? Visit - Platform 9 3/4s in London, or go to the Harry Potter World, or if you can't actually visit these sites, go on Pottermore.
  • 36. Read Fan Fiction, you might not be a harry potter fan, but whatever fandom you are in, believe me sometimes Fan Fictfion Cheer me up. I adore Glee *Don't Judge Me* and Dalton is the best thing ever. Or Little Numbers...or Both. They cheer me up big time.
  • 37. Role play. If you like superheroes or characters, go be with the crowd. I believe they have events like Comic Con, and on Facebook they even have Events for such things, go be with strangers! So long as it's safe of course.
  • 38. Write a letter to the person who inspires you most and send it. You might be surprised by an answer.
  • 39. Pick up your instrument. Don't ignore your musical talent if you do have a musical talent. Remember, you're worth it. I don't care what you've done. Pick, It Up.
  • 40. Maybe go visit your family? I know this is about 'quality me time' but if you haven't seen your family in such a long time or are at a distance. Maybe being surrounded by something familiar is what you need.
  • 41. Change Careers. If you're not enjoying what you're doing or studying, change it. I remember in highschool a teacher said you might change your job 10 - 12 times before getting it right. It'okay, you just haven't found where you're meant to be yet.
  • 42. Enter a competition - Who knows what will come from it, take risks.
  • 43. If you're a risk-taker, challenge yourself. IDK how you're going to do that, but google has some pretty good answers. Even ask your tumblr followers, they follow you for a reason after all.
  • 44. Go on a boat. Go Fishing! I don't know, it's not my thing, but if you like fishing, then hell - go out there and fish.
  • 45. Find time for yourself, are you working too much? Maybe you are working too much. You know life doesn't stop for nobody, and if you keep pushing yourself so hard, time will go so fast and you won't realise how much of that time you could have spent on your own self.
  • The world is not going to end if you treat yourself.
  • 46. You ARE Good Enough. Listen to my words. Sometimes encouragement is all we need, when people feel hopeless, or like everything's gone wrong. It's gonna be okay. I promise, just hang in there.
  • 47. Write Down Quotes that Inspire You. I have a wall of these, and of people that inspire me too, and it reminds me of the good things in life when I'm in a crappy mood.
  • 48. Find something to do. If you're not doing anything, go take up a course, research things that interest you, you might be surprised by what comes from it. Join a community that enjoys doing things you do.
  • 49. Go To The Beach - If you live in Australia like me, visiting the beach is actually really calming and me and my best friend always would go on a random drive, and drive up to a beach or a look out, and it was always calming. Enchanting too sometimes. Maybe we forget about the place we live in, and what's exciting about the place. If you're in New York, visit Broadway or The Statue Of Liberty, or if you're in London, go to the London Bridge, or the Eye, visit the Eiffel Tower if you're in Paris...just go Anywhere.
  • 50. Take a random journey. Go on a train to somewhere new, go on a road trip. You never know what's around the corner.
Crumpled Paper

Word Count: 16,600+
Genre: Fluff ??? idfk i’m bad at genres
Warnings: little bit of swearing, little bit of self hate but not much, food mentions, dieting (but not like major) & i think that’s it??
Pairing: Phan
Synopsis: Dan is walking home when he finds a small crumpled piece of paper in the rain. He picks it up, calls the number and he cannot believe that it’s the voice mail of AmazingPhil from YouTube.

A/N: okay so i’ve been working on this for over a month and i’m hoping it’s pretty okay because i worked pretty hard on it tbh and this is the most words i’ve ever written for one single thing. this whole thing is kind of set in like 2015, but based off of 2009 and we’re going to act like Phil isn’t majorly popular on youtube in this okay lmao ty. also i am really glad that i posted this today because as of today i have been a part of the phandom for exactly one year!! on March 13, 2014, i declared myself as offically a part of the phandom because i watched every single video of theirs i could find. (i only know the date because i posted it lmao). so uh yeah thank you for reading and hope you like it??

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Law & Order: SVU (Season 15) Starters
  • My partner, my squad, the entire department will hunt you down.
  • You think that you've put people through hell. It will rain back down on you.
  • He would kick your teeth in, break your legs, break your arms, break your back, break your face.
  • If you can't trust me, then I'm done.
  • That's not what I said.
  • What happened?
  • Fear won out.
  • I'm sorry.
  • It's not on you. It's just the way it is.
  • Nothing changes, except what has to.
  • Has anyone ever told you to just stop talking?
  • Was it something I said?
  • Last night I friended her on Facebook.
  • People lie, people make mistakes... this comes with the territory.
  • Is that really how women think?
  • I'm proud of you. Coming forward, you had more guts than any of them.
  • After sex, most men feel the urge to urinate, which clears the urethra.
  • He'll die in prison.
  • He goaded me into beating him. And, you know what? Once I started I couldn't stop. He got me to turn into exactly what he is.
  • Nobody could ever take your place
  • We should throw you a party
  • Heavy lies the crown.
  • Don't worry, I'll stay away from Atlantic City
  • You threatening me? I got the biggest gang in the city. You think your guys are loyal? Go ahead. Test the NYPD. I dare ya.
  • Some street guy with a diabetic kid with an attachment disorder out in the freezing cold? Tell me there's a happy ending.
  • You ask me, the only difference between a football team and a gang is that gangs don't wear helmets and knee-pads.
  • You can't just come in here and start making accusations.
  • I'll pretend I didn't hear you say that!
  • Whatever you're doing, I want you to stop now; I am not ready for another partner!
  • You're smiling, ___. Why does that freak me out?
  • I'm fixed on you, and until I'm dead I'll always be in your head
  • We're joined at the hip now, aren't we?
  • There is not one shred of forensic evidence of criminal behavior.
  • A grenade with the pin pulled has not blown up yet, but it's still a danger to those around it.

quietprofanity  asked:

Gal Gadot already made some tweets in support of the IDF during the bombings this summer so at this point I'm already seeing people on/off Tumblr who dislike her and want to boycott the movie. I didn't like everything she said and can see why people find it objectionable or offensive. But as an American who gets very frustrated with the national pressure to always support our own troops/military, the pushback seems to lack a certain amount of perspective.

I’ve seen the tweets and I saw the facebook post. Gal Gadot served in the IDF like most Israeli Jews. Like most Israelis she supported Protective Edge. 

Here’s the thing. Israel is in a radicalized state right now. This is because of Hamas’s rocket attacks and Netanyahu’s extremist rhetoric. Tons of Americans bought into Bush’s anti-Iraq rhetoric and IRAQ WASN’T EVEN DOING ANYTHING TO US. Living under bombardment brings out anger and fear in people. It just does. She’s been there, she lived it. It’s easy for us to sit here in relative safety and judge people who are under attack for wanting to use military means to make it stop. Further, considering the VAST majority of Israeli Jews serve in the military (the fact that Haredim didn’t was one of the major reasons Yesh Atid won so many seats), supporting the troops in Israel essentially means supporting all Israeli Jews between the ages of 18-21. It’s not a volunteer army. It’s everyone

Supporting the troops in that context is a very, very different situation than Americans supporting the troops during the Iraq War (and even then we can’t forget that a lot of people who were in the American military weren’t there to kill Iraqis, but to get GI Bill benefits, and were repeatedly stop-lossed back in even if they didn’t want to fight).

The thing about Israel is that it’s a great stand-in for White Colonial Guilt. The ignorance or apathy to the fact that 75% of the Jews in Israel in 1948 were refugees and not voluntary immigrants looking to expand imperial influence of strike it rich by exploiting the natives or stealing their resources is lost on far too many people. The world failed to protect Jews and the Jews had to go somewhere to protect themselves. Nothing about the creation of Israel was ideal.

Under the British Mandate period, during which the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations pushed the enforcement of a policy of creating a Jewish Homeland in Palestine, Jews were buying up the best farmland from owners who didn’t work the fields, thinking they were building a country through legal means while driving off Palestinian tenant farmers who lost their livelihoods and fell into poverty. At this point in time there were about 125,000 Jews in Palestine. Jewish immigration spiked in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Around the same time, other British Mandatory states like Iraq were gaining independence. The Palestinians, correctly, feared that the huge spike in Jewish immigration would be a threat to establishment of an Arab-Majority ruled Palestinian State. In 1936, they launched a revolt to halt Jewish Immigration and demand statehood with Palestinian control. The revolt succeeded in the passage of the White Paper of 1939 which put incredibly strict limits on Jewish Immigration right at the start of World War II. This stopped the revolt, but Jews still needed to escape Europe and the British had just reneged on their promise to make a safe Jewish Homeland in Palestine.

At this point in time, there were three major Jewish factions in Palestine, the Revisionists, who believed that Jews should take Palestine through show of force, the General Zionists who wanted to create a Jewish State through economic and political concessions, and the Binationalists, who wanted to create a safe state for both Jews and Palestinians. There was serious debate between the three factions, but the Holocaust and the White Paper led to a victory by the Revisionists. And why wouldn’t they win? Palestinian force had gotten the British to close the borders to Jews who were fleeing Genocide at the hands of the Nazis. Jewish force would open the borders back up. 

And while we’re talking about the closed borders it’s worth pointing out that the US and most of the Western World was NOT taking in Jewish Refugees at this point. Palestine was both closer and had Jews actively working to encourage immigration. It absorbed 300,000 Jewish refugees from 1933 to 1942. 

And the British? They captured any illegal Jewish immigrants and loaded them up on ships to be interned on Mauritius. So opposed to this plan was the Jewish military at the time that they bombed the boat to stop it from leaving and actually KILLED 200 Jews. Meanwhile the SS Struma, a ship carrying 700 illegal Jewish refugees was sunk by Soviet Submarines on the Black Sea. 

The Israeli Jews would never forgive the British for the White Paper. Menachim Begin actually armed the Falklands during their rebellion because of how the British barred Palestine to Jewish refugees at the height of the Holocaust. 

This is the people that founded Israel. A wounded, angry, abused people who had had enough of the world’s bullshit at treating them like inconveniences at best and targets for genocide at worst. It is this angry, warrior, THEY’RE ALL AGAINST US mentality that is driving Israel’s current militarism, a sentiment Hamas creates and Netanyahu exploits.

So I understand where Gadot is coming from. I understand that sense of constantly feeling threatened and no longer wanting to take any shit from anyone. 

Is this fair to the Palestinians? No. Not at all. But it’s not the state of mind people ascribe to militant Israelis when they talk about racism and imperialism. This is a weaponized form of demanding that the world finally leave us the hell alone. 

Fear is a part of the Jewish experience. We can weaponize it or we can try to overcome it. Every time that fear is fed, the urge to weaponize it grows. That’s what’s at the root of Netanyahu’s appeal. He speaks to fear and responds with the appearance of strength. Jews will no longer be the world’s whipping boy. We will fight back against everything you have to throw against us!

Failure to understand that mindset because of the ascription of the motives of True Settler Colonialist states is part of why people who attack Gadot are only helping to strengthen Israeli instansigence. And, let’s be real. Israel is a nuclear power. No one can make it change course on its policy by military threat, and BDS is only going to lead to Israel making deals with non-Western countries like China who couldn’t care less about human rights abuses, but would certainly like to get their hands on that state of the art Israeli technology that invented the cell phone among other advances. 

Yitzchak Rabin pursued a peace initiative because he was an old warrior who came to believe fighting was futile. He was murdered for it and the Oslo peace process died with him. The dominant global narrative against Israel in the post-Oslo era that began after the Camp David talks collapsed has empowered those Israeli sentiments that respond to global hostility with the stubborn, calloused refusal to ever let the world victimize us again. 

And the Palestinians? Again, the vast majority of Israelis don’t want to kill them all, but they also want them to somehow go away. The latter won’t happen. But asking Israel to voluntarily disintegrate itself as a political entity? To capitulate to Hamas? That’s never going to happen. Hamas and Netanyahu are both obstacles to peace. Both have to go for there to be a chance, and the Jews of Israel and the Jews in the Diaspora need to feel SAFE. Netanyahu can always point to anti-semitism in the Diaspora to justify the need for Israel’s existence as it is. The Israel critics who refuse to recognize who the Israelis are and what their motive is because they are ascribing the motives of their Imperialist ancestors to them are feeding Netanyahu the ammunition he needs to stay in power. So is Hamas. People LOVE romanticizing violent resistance, but it has almost never worked historically. The rising tide of global anti-semitism is lifting Netanyahu’s boat. The backlash again Gal Gadot as she does the press junkets for a globally released film will only feed that narrative further. 

OK. That was way too long. Can you tell I’ve been reading about the White Paper and the Binationalists lately?

TFLN Sentence Starters (Part 5)
  • [TEXT] I maxed out my credit card last night on powdered donuts and beef jerky.
  • [TEXT] I heard porn and smelled bacon cooking. I knew you had to be home.
  • [TEXT] So you walked 4 miles to get home but stopped by the store first to get a vegetable tray? How drunk were you?
  • [TEXT] of course he's cheating on me, she's 100x prettier and she can do the splits
  • [TEXT] She started doing push ups and calling me a pussy. Never set me up with your ROTC friends again.
  • [TEXT] so it turns out, not only do the doormen judge the girls I bring home, but they rate them.
  • [TEXT] he put a lighter in my cleavage and said "you're like another pocket!"
  • [TEXT] Don't talk about his dick. That's mine. There's a copyright on it. Use with permission
  • [TEXT] Dude feel your hair right now it feels so weird like pasta
  • [TEXT] Send me the picture of my mugshot, my boss got arrested last night and I'm trying to make her feel better.
  • [TEXT] made out with three guys on the first night of college orientation, just imagine what joys all of next year will hold
  • [TEXT] you're the only person i know to use "jizz" and "cute" in the same sentence.
  • [TEXT] I finally broke my dry spell. I did it. D-do-da-Dora.
  • [TEXT] if i die of alcohol poisoning tonight, just know i kinda expected it and totally deserved it
  • [TEXT] No. one of us needs a degree and I am already the alcoholic friend. I can't do everything
  • [TEXT] this is worse than the time i threw up a condom.
  • [TEXT] Dude you need to stop whoring out my boobs. They are for emergencies only.
  • [TEXT] she kept yelling about wanting tacos, so I gave her a piece of bologna in a tortilla. she didn't know the difference
  • [TEXT] I just passed a drug test. I want to shout that from the top of a mountain. Can we have beers on the top of a mountain?
  • [TEXT] Yeah but you let me touch your butt. You're clearly the winner.
  • [TEXT] I went to an 8am hookup in another guys sweatpants. Who is the really player here?
  • [TEXT] If my vag had twitter, what do you think it would say?
  • [TEXT] The ecstacy made me so dehydrated I started licking condensation off car windows
  • [TEXT] You gave my cousin a blowjob and are facebook friends with my mom. Is there a name for this level of friendship?
  • [TEXT] The only people who will bring me pizza or tacos want a commitment and I'm hungry for food not their love.
  • [TEXT] Just watched a middle age white woman scream WHY DON'T YOU GO FUCK YOURSELF, HELEN?! Helen seemed absolutely scandalized.
  • [TEXT] I'm spring cleaning all of the fuck boys out of my life.
  • [TEXT] I need to stop agreeing to hang out with people when I'm drunk.
  • [TEXT] they just came back. i guess "were gonna go get dinner" means "were gonna fuck for 5 minutes at the little league field"
  • [TEXT] Just hooked up my fuck buddy with a job working for my dad...this can only end bad.
  • [TEXT] you sent me 5 happy birthday texts last night. One after the other. Spelled differently,
  • [TEXT] So apparently I twerked on my coworkers last night. One month at the new job n I guess this is how I'm getting to know people
  • [TEXT] we had a "who's sex playlist is better?" fight.....
  • [TEXT] Moral of the story: fuckboys never change
  • [TEXT] I swear to god if you keep eating my cats food drunk I am going to kick you out of our apartment.
  • [TEXT] Also there's so much vodka on my breath that if I blew on my fingers my nail polish would fall right off
  • [TEXT] Can we both just take a day off just to have sex? Is that acceptable as an adult
  • [TEXT] Two of my roommates are waxing their vaginas in the living room. Can I come smoke?
  • [TEXT] I'm sorry for drunkenly throwing a spoon at you and then laughing at your pain.

anonymous asked:

Hello I was reading your newer sugar babies post and didn't want to be one of those girls who don't listen. Could you tell me any basic rules that you follow?

These are my thoughts, and my personal rules.
I’m not answering this question and subconsciously feeling high a mighty like I’m a pro-sugarbaby, because I’m not, and I’m not trying to be or claiming to be. I’m learning everyday. You can take what I say and pick and choose what you like and do it for yourself, or not. 

He obviously has to have a high net worth and at least a practical allowance for me to take him seriously. “negotiables” and “minimals” are the most salty in my past experiences. If his profile says things about how you have to have a perfect body, can’t be black, says something sexual right off the bat, I get turned off and don’t reply. I have a fake phone number from google voice. It’s a texting app you can download to text people who you don’t want to know your actual number. Takes 2 seconds to download and 5 minutes to sign up for. The only downside is that it doesn’t work super well for receiving phone-calls, but it works vice versa. I also have a fake email and a fake name I give. It’s not that far off from my real name, but enough so that if you look it up on spokeo, Facebook, nothing personal of mine will come up. Fake email so I don’t mix personal emails with Sugaring ones, and so that it can’t be looked up either. If you sign up for the site with the same email you used to sign up for Facebook, twitter, what-the-fuck-ever, it can be looked up and found within seconds. I do not send revealing pictures before meeting/having an arrangement. If he asks for more revealing, I tell him honestly, I rather not do that until we meet and establish a connection. I do not feel comfortable otherwise. Plus, I have 3, clear body shot images of me on my profile, he can’t ask for more unless he’s fucking blind and i have to get it in braille for him. If he gets angry I don’t give a fucking shit, you could be sending your nudes Bob the Builder for all you know. 

I don’t meet anywhere that isn’t public. I don’t get in his car. I don’t go to his house. I don’t go to his hotel room. I just DONT. I don’t care how “good” he sounds. If he’s not a serial killer, He will understand.

I dress accordingly. (don’t dress flashy for a casual date, etc) I’m on time. I choose to wait for the right guys vs saying yes to every offer, so I’ve not been lowballed since I’ve adopted this mindset. 

I make clear, polite rules that I do not want any form of intimacy immediately after the first meeting unless its natural. and by natural I mean BOTH PARTIES WANT IT. I cannot even begin to tell you how many guys have tried to put their tongue down my throat after meeting. I just push them off me and decline a possibility of an arrangement. I don’t tolerate someone doing something I clearly told them I did not want. It’s assault. Doesn’t matter how much money he claims he’s going to throw at me, if he can’t respect even that I don’t want to know what other things he has in mind to do that I don’t want. 

Actual Arrangement
I don’t take disrespect. 
I don’t have a set intimacy,
thats why I don’t like P-P-P. I have sex when I want to have sex. I don’t ask “How high” when a man says “Jump” hahahaha. bitch please. 
I maintain myself accordingly. You’re selling an idea of the perfect girl most likely. Nails done, hair done, everything done.
I don’t have unprotected sex. Not for more money. Not to keep him. I have to trust you and be with you for a while, and also feel a connection with you on a deeper level to let you do that. 

I just don’t need to be giving myself up to men (plural), and not be protected every time. One wrong time, you have a yeast infection and you’re out of work for 2 weeks. You may get a STI - and you’re done, you may get pregnant, he may be dirty. and frankly I don’t want to feel an old mans dick raw inside of me at all. The idea of rubber being between us comforts me. 

It sucks, but I have to lie about not being on birth control. Apparently when you tell a bitch that you use BC, he assumes “cool don’t have to use a condom with this one” without even asking. Other sex workers follow this rule (the use of condoms) religiously. It’s unheard of for sex workers to not use condoms because safety and health are such MAJOR concerns. If you can’t handle the responsibility, you should not be in sex work and you need to leave, because it won’t end well. I say this in an angry tone and with extra detail because I know a lot of SD’s are exploiting the fact that SB’s are not aware of this and they think its normal and they’ll get more money if they risk their bodies like that when they genuinely do not want to. 

Ending an Arrangement
Politely end it.

frikaandlees  asked:

Hi! I saw your answer to Dutch anons question about mixed race, and you said you didn't want to have a huge rant about the Zwarte Pieten debat. But, as a (white Dutch) person who has tried (and failed) to explain the problems of Zwarte Pieten to many other (white Dutch) persons, I would love to have some more arguments, and a source that is actually non-white (small town+categoraal gymnasium=not that many PoC friends). So.. Can I please see your rant?

Your situation sounds familiar. Good luck, I know it isn’t easy! Okay, so this is a very long and tiresome answer, so bare with me xD 

Sinterklaas. Half November the good old saint Nicolaas comes from Spain with his helpers to give treats to children in the Netherlands. Everybody loves him and absolutely enjoyes all the festivities, which start as early as august/october. Except when you think his helper is racist.

You see, his helper is a white person in black-face called Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). The protests, mostly made known by Quincy Gario have sparked many discussions. But things are incredibly complicated and since racism is a taboo in the Netherlands, discussions don’t always amount to a lot (or anything productive for that matter). So let’s put some things out there. 

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Penny Penny

These people saying that the hacked women simply should not have had naked photos of themselves are buying into a mentality that begins its inculcation into many of us in childhood; a mentality that I’ll call “Share it With the Class.” This mentality operates as though once people become aware of a private thing that they’re curious about, their awareness of its existence means that it should belong to them too. At first, it sounds like this:

“Beth, if you’re going to invite one person to your party, you have to invite everybody.”

“Matthew, I see you’ve given Jose a fruit snack; I hope you brought enough for the whole class, young man.”

“Um, Amber? I hope you don’t mind that note being read aloud to everybody, young lady!”  

In adulthood, we are granted a tad more privacy from those around us since we have fewer people actively in control of our actions day-to-day and by actively I mean in-person-people monitoring what we say and do. But even in the workplace, where what we do with our hours is clocked and guided, there is still always an underlying layer of privacy that you don’t share with those who Want To Know.  Your boss doesn’t know that you text about weekend plans or deleted that email on purpose or took an undocumented break or bought some shoes online during work hours or read a book during work hours or played a pointless-but-engrossing game on your phone or posted to Facebook about how annoying your boss is. But even though this stuff is undeniably part of who we are and what we do, there is still an argument against the victims of any kind of unwanted exposure, unwelcome sharing of info, uninvited exploitation which implies that had the victim lived their life in constant self-protection of the worst case-scenario, they would not have become a victim.

Don’t do ANYTHING you wouldn’t want EVERYBODY to know about and you’ll be safe from being revealed!

To this I have to say: Sure, actually! But also: COME ON.

We are all deliberately careful about some risk, but not all risk. Taking an intimate or private part of ourselves out of our brains or from behind a door and putting it somewhere else, anywhere else, carries with it the risk of exploitation, but in one case or another, we all choose to bring it out anyway and hope for the best; the best being: we will still be in control of where whatever-we-brought-out goes, and how it is used, and by whom.

Now, the fact that this isn’t, like, a hacker releasing all these women’s personal phone numbers is why there is condemnation for the victims. Taking NAKED SELFIES (coming to HBO, September 2019, probably) is not something that everybody has done and so the people condemning these women either

A: Do not take or share naked selfies 


B: Do not have a platform that fame or certain types of power provide

If this exploitation didn't involve S E X, an element of human nature that is most intimately wrapped-up and tangled with “blame the victim” logic, would we be blaming the victim? Because everybody keeps personal information somewhere other than just in their heads, information that they wouldn’t want to give to All of the Public. Which means e v e r y b o d y is at risk of exploitation. These women who have been currently and infamously exploited are no more “at fault” for their own exploitation than you are if you have:

  • Passwords in the Notes app on your code-protected iPhone
  • Clicked “save password” on any website ever
  • Written private feelings in a journal or in a document on your computer
  • Kept a spare key in a hidden spot
  • Sent a text message that you wouldn’t want everyone to read
  • Not paid the extra $7 to “protect your tickets” on Ticketmaster
  • Used an Uber
  • Put your place on Airbnb

Now, of course the scale used to measure risk and possible consequence must be built to hold much more weight if a person is famous, but we act as though when Fame strikes a person, it brings with it specialized training courses on Privacy and Self-Protection, Risk Analysis, Wisdom Against Criminal Attack, The Danger and Denial of Urges, but it does not. These people are people. They are not super-human, but we must think that they are, because we freak the fuck out when we “find out” that they’re “just like us.” I don’t even want to talk about the “she carries groceries” section of People or Us Weekly or whichever swill-seller prints that section all the time. 

So then, in the face of this exploitation, which of us can cast the first stone? Not-a-one, I tell you. Not-a-one. And I hate that this conversation has made me resort to biblical quotes, but it seems that it   HAS  COME  TO   THIS.

Remember the “three fingers pointing back” adage that the same teachers who probably tried to rob you of your privacy probably taught to you, because everyone is confused and less than perfect, and then knock it off, you guys. 

Why I'm honored to be ID'ed as a YouTuber by my friends:
  • Facebook friend posts: The President should fire whoever came up with the bright idea of interviews by "YouTube Stars."
  • Facebook friend comments on his post: If you were going to invite folks from YouTube, invite Peter Musser-he is trying to pull potential from YouTube instead of offering makeup tips or eating cereal from a bathtub!
  • Me: Actually I'm very much pleased with the YouTube Interviews.
  • 1) If you listen to all of the questions that the folks asked, they were all both solid and topical.
  • 2) The first person who sat down with him -- Hank Green -- is, hands down, one of the smartest people alive currently. In the span of three DAYS(!), he and his brother John Green got the YouTube community to raise $1.2 MILLION to donate to charities. He runs an online education *empire* whose guiding principle is, "let's make free, high-quality content for everyone ever, and if people see value in it, they'll pay us" -- and THEY DID. Let that sink in for a second. And the questions Hank asked didn't really pull any punches, as one could see by how the president visibly squirmed during a couple of them. He asked about the ethics of drones (without being on the attack about it), how there are even sanctions left to place on North Korea, and how the country's justice system is pretty dang broken when it came to incarceration, and how the federal government is going to react to the legalization at the state level of marijuana.
  • 3) GloZell Green, the second person to interview him, asked about race relations in the US since they relate to her husband and her family (which is made up of police officers and military members) . She also asked about the recent thawing of relations between the US and Cuba; that is, if the Castros are such dicks and so many people have been fleeing Cuba over the past 40 years, why are we thawing relations now? Is this not an important question to ask for people who literally haven't been alive long enough to know a world of any other kind?
  • 4) Bethany Mota, the last person he talked to, asked about how to rebuild confidence in the government when young people look at a government that is largely run by old white rich people people, and (I think it was her) also asked something along the lines of, "isn't there a HUGE conflict of interest in having people who come from huge companies and have pretty big conflicts of interest, turn around and 'retire' into really cushy government positions, or vice versa? Isn't that a conflict of interest?" Which is a really damned good question -- especially since she's ... wait for it... 19.
  • And also, between the three of them, they have right around 15 million subscribers just on their main channels. Every single one of them successfully runs what we might as well consider their own business. They each come from wildly different backgrounds. I can't think of three people I'd rather have representing me and my ilk.
  • However, I'm equal parts disappointed and unsurprised at how the traditional media outlets covered it. Here's a thing: Folks under the age of 30 have a very strong distaste for a) current news outlets and b) politics. Mainly because both are shitty. Mainly for the reason that (I'm willing to bet a dollar) current news outlets didn't tell you the majority of all that stuff I just wrote. They are afraid -- as afraid as emotionless corporations can be, anyhow -- at how quickly and with how much drive YouTube is pulling viewers away from them. So, they'll sell the idea that YouTube and online video isn't something to be taken seriously. They're wrong, of course -- hence online video being a multibillion dollar industry with multiple conventions around the world that draw tens of thousands of people.
  • Anything ANYONE can do to get that particular demographic more engaged should be welcomed, hands-down.
  • FB Friend: Hahaha-no. Good points all-but what the media DID take away were the silly items (green lipstick). My beef is that outside of Hank Green, I think that there were better suited prospects (like you!). I am reminded of authors doing vanity interviews of authors during the 80s and 90s.
  • Me: But... YouTube isn't made up of just Hank Greens and Peter Mussers. It's made up of Hanks, Peters, GloZells, Bethanys, Dres, Lindseys, Heathers, etc... And that's the WHOLE point.
  • We are solidly *not* journalists. We are people. And being able to tap into the doubts and feelz of an amazing diversity of 15 million of us by just talking to three is something that is, by any measure, an amazing thing.
  • FB Friend: My YouTube channel would be more inane than GloZell's, and less useful than Mota's...I'm just cranky about this as I am sure that besides Green, there were better candidates out there. The questions came off as ghost-written. Not sure what was intended here, but it came off as pandering. Just my opinion is all, Peter. I think that there is untapped potential in YouTube et al.
  • Me: I know, and I'm not faulting you for it. And FYI, they WERE ghost-written, in a way. Each person put it out to their fans to solicit feedback a week ago. That's the beauty of it -- it's basically a representative democracy where the elected officials actually reach out to their constituents for input and then do something with it. I would've done the same thing (although I only have 1k subscribers between both of my channels).
  • FB Friend: Ah-that makes sense.
  • ---
  • I feel so incredibly privileged (and delighted) that 1) people see "YouTuber" as solidly part of my identity that they bring me up in conversations when talking about it, and 2) that I was able to have this dialogue at all. What a gift we have been given, to help be ambassadors for this new medium. AH WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

taybugb  asked:

I contacted the manager, they are actually defending the vet! They literally said "her decisions are not to be contradicted but to be accepted." Literally, what do I do with that? She is god now? Nothing she says could ever be wrong and how dare I say that she was? She was so patronizing after she did it. She heard us but she didn't listen and everyone in charge is acting the same. They act like I've never seen a cat before, much less make a call better than her. I'm really at a loss here...

Re: the vet that put down feral kittens for hissing after only a few days of fostering.

Go to the shelter’s Yelp. Review. Use as much detail as you can - names, especially. Vet X, Director Y. Do the same on Facebook. Post photos if you can with captions ‘euthanized for hissing as a waste of resources’. Be careful to stick to the truth so it is not slander.

Do the same on Facebook.

Post on your own Facebook. Make it public and ask everyone to share it.

Call local rescues and feral cat groups. Tell them.

Join local pet groups in your area. Post the same information.

Call a local newspaper and ask if they’d be interested in it for a community interest piece.

Basically, professionally and methodically, shout this to the heavens. Be upset but not so vitriolic you shot yourself in the foot. Community feedback will be massive and be the best way to incite change.

(Be prepared to find somewhere new to foster. But I bet you were going to do that anyways).

'I didn't mean it'

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summary: I need to finish school, Michael doesn’t quite seem to grasp the concept that my exams are important

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bellchoirgirl  asked:

I know that this is going to make me look like the same asshole you are signal boosting against, but I just wanted to say that I felt attacked and betrayed by that post. This person is standing up for their beliefs, and you are attacking them simply because their viewpoints are in conflict with yours. You did the same thing with a commission when a guy was homophobic, and expected support. Now you bash someone for standing up for their beliefs? How is that right?

Hi there! 

So my first instinct was to just kind of laugh and brush this aside, because I had literally no idea what you were talking about. I didn’t think I had signal boosted anything that would deserve this sort of response. I thought maybe it was the whale thing? Do you dislike whales that sleep upright? But then I realised it was probably this.

So to give my beloved readers (hey guys!) some background, a while ago I refused to accept a commission from an acquaintance of mine that had been posting homophobic content on his facebook page, along the lines of how he didn’t think homosexuals should have the right to marry. You might not have known this, but said individual went out of his way to tell me ‘no, you should know me better, I didn’t mean you, you’re different, one day I hope you will invite me to YOUR wedding’. So I refused to provide him with art, because I felt persecuted, I felt like I was made out to be less than human, that he didn’t feel I was deserving of the same rights as other people. But it was okay, because I was his friend, and I wasn’t like those other homos. This both upset and disgusted me.

(added: I did not expect support. I put out no rallying cry, nor did I assemble minions to make this bigot’s life hell. I vented about my situation on this, my personal blog. I don’t expect anything from anyone that follows me, except friendship.) 

So that’s the background. Back to the matter at hand. Rebekah, from LeCharmedBoutique, clearly has a different opinion and lifestyle than I, the utter homosexual. So let’s break down the contents of her post, and how it affects me.

Rebekah: Refuses service based on personal beliefs, beliefs that deny the rights to a group of people that have committed, I assume, no crime or trespass against her. 

Me: A part of the group that she is refusing to be affiliated with, who also refused to provide art (something very personal to me) to someone that I had assumed was a friend, and then very publically stated that me, and people like me, are undeserving of the most basic human rights: to publicly show our love and devotion to another.

I have no problem with Christians. Even conservative ones (HAH I almost said 'some of my closest friends are christians’). But I do not consider them to be a people that suffer from any sort of oppression or discrimination. Yes, I am sure there are conservative christians that feel that they are discriminated against, but does that affect how they choose to live their lives? Does it impact their tax status? Their marital status? Do they live in constant fear that if their loved one were to fall deathly ill, they would have no legal right to be by their bedside? To keep their home, their children? Did you know that my wife and I are desperate for a family, but we are halted by a painful fear that if something were to happen, I would have no legal right over my own children, that I will have raised and loved?

No, I don’t think so. So while you may see someone standing up for their beliefs, I see yet another person in a string of millions, refusing to treat someone like me as their equal. As a person.

Before I wrap this up, I want to thank you for messaging me off-anon. It shows that you have a lot of belief in your convictions and opinions. Not many people do. If this had been anon, I would have deleted it and said no more. But I think that you deserved an honest to god reply.

If you follow me, please stop.

I am truly sorry that you felt attacked and betrayed.

Now you know how it feels to be gay.

Garnet’s Shades

Before explaining this theory, I want to give full credit to my great SU friend and fellow theorist, dankndolly who came up with this theory. We were talking on Facebook because of the news that Steven Universe was coming back! This one is one of my favorites and I decided to post this with her permission of course!

So we know Garnet is notorious for wearing her shades or visor or whatever you guys want to call it. Garnet is mostly stoic and does not show much facial expressions because of her shades. Everyone at first thought she wore shades to be cool or to hide her third eye because of being found out as a fusion. However, dankndolly believed there was much more. What if Garnet uses the shades to hide her vulnerability? When Garnet takes off her shades, she shows her more vulnerable side and she shows trust when taking them off.

Here’s some evidence that will prove her theory.

We first see Garnet without her shades in “Arcade Mania” when Steven tried to break her out of a video game induced trance. It is revealed she has three eyes. However, anyone else noticed something here?

She does not get agitated or scared that Steven knocked her shades, but she also flashes one on after realizing what happened. This shows she trusts Steven to have her shades off. However, putting them back on also shows she is not ready to tell Steven much about her third eye.

“Mirror Gem” was by far the first time we see her showing emotions without her shades. When Steven talks to the Gems about the mirror acting on its own, Garnet tries to take the mirror away from him. Lapis Lazuli freaking out, Steven slaps Garnet’s shades off and we get this:

We see anger literally etched on Garnet’s face. I mean if someone just slapped you for defending a threatening object that you know is dangerous wouldn’t you be pissed? She does not hide her anger from Steven and even said he was in trouble. She felt a bit betrayed and angry of Steven’s actions and the fact he forcibly (technically accidentally) took of her shades. We do not see genuine emotion until her shades are off.

In “Future Vision” Steven is on the roof in panic because Garnet told him of her powers to see the future. Now this scene truly shows her vulnerability to Steven.

She is sorry for telling Steven about future vision. Garnet can see many possibilities that can hurt Steve. But what makes her truly scared is her being the one that hurts him. Notice how her eyes are showing fear and sadness. We don’t notice this until she takes off her shades. She also takes of her shades to show Steven she is truly sorry for what she did. Hence why “Future Vision” is the first time we see Garnet vulnerable and wanting Steven to trust her again.

This episode does not really show much emotion, but is worth using as evidence. In “The Return” Garnet is struck with a destabilizer and poofs. Notice the scene here:

Her shades are falling off and we see another emotion we do not see much: fear. When falling down and separating, she looks towards Steven because she is afraid of what will happen to him. Again her shades are off and showing emotion.

A favorite and an episode no one can forget is “Jailbreak” because we get to see Ruby and Sapphire, Garnet’s counterparts of fusion. When Ruby and Sapphire fuse, we see a happy Garnet.

Notice how this is the first time we see her appear without shades. At first you see her being happy because she returns as herself again. However, Steven is surprised that Garnet is a fusion and is a bit worried he wouldn’t accept her. The only thing Steven is concerned about is if he met Ruby and Sapphire okay. Garnet puts on a smile and is happy that Steven is okay with her being a fusion. We see her showing multiple emotions without her shades and does not put them on until Jasper arrives. Again this shows her trust towards Steven.

By far one of the darkest episodes “Keeping It Together” definitely shows Garnet’s fear and conflict. When Steven and Garnet found the underground cavern in Kindergarten, they find gem mutants. Steven is confused, but Garnet is terrified to the point she questions herself as a fusion. When Steven snaps her out of unfusing, Garnet has an argument with herself and Steven tries to snap her out of it.

Garnet’s shades were forced off and we see her acting very vulnerable and having mixed emotions. Notice how she doesn’t put her shades on until Pearl and Amethyst are near. This shows she trusts Steven in her most vulnerable state in the show, but not to the other Gems. 

Let’s go back in time. Literally for the Gems. We again get to see the young Gems in “We Need To Talk.” When Greg is trying to learn fusion, he asks Garnet how fusion works. She says it’s more than just combining, it’s about showing yourself to the other and being yourself.

Notice how she takes off her shades and winks at Greg. Garnet is showing him that she trusts him with Rose. When Greg says he get’s Garnet’s definition of fusion, she is smiling. The shades are off for a brief second to Greg, showing trust and recognition of someone who she deems is good for Rose.

“Cry for Help” is the first time we see her take off her shades in front of the other Gems. When Steven suggests Amethyst and Garnet form Sugulite to destroy the communication tower, Garnet refuses because of the incident in “Coach Steven.”

Notice how her facial shows concern, but what is really surprising is that she is taking of her shades in front of Amethyst. Garnet is showing Amethyst how serious and worrisome fusing Sugulite would be. She could also be showing her trust in Amethyst when taking of her shades

Lastly we have the preview of “The Answer” which is what got dankndolly to create this theory. Notice how Garnet is when saying happy birthday to Steven.

She is excited and happy because it’s Steven’s birthday as well as telling him the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met. She is shown without shades at all and smiling wider than seeing Stevonnie in “Alone Together.” Garnet trusts Steven to the point she would show up without her shades. She is also showing her vulnerable side by telling Steven an important piece of her past.

So far there is much evidence proving that Garnet’s shades correlate with her emotions. When she has her shades on, she becomes calm, stoic, and unreadable. Of course that is not all the time, but she is able to hide her emotions well. Once the shades are off, we see her more vulnerable and able to read her emotions. It also shows how much she trusts someone because she is exposing herself. Garnet’s shades is a shield to show her strength and power and once it is off she becomes more vulnerable yet trusting to other people, especially Steve.

I hope you are reading this dankndolly! I tried my best to explain your theory. Reread and took notes from our Facebook conversation and made gifs to show evidence. Also hope y’all like it as well!

Submit Anon: I didn't think there were actually people like this

For the most part the cosplay/congoing community in my area has decent people, I’ve never had a problem with anyone personally. But this one guy, oh lord. I’ll refer to him as E since he’s obsessed with Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, to the point where he pretends to be the character.

E used to claim he was 19, then changed it to 22, but is clearly older. I’m not a great judge of age but I’d put him in his late 20s at the youngest.

He creeps on every female cosplayer he finds, even if he barely knows them he comments on everything they post with quotes from his favourite anime characters. He’s been caught following girls around at cons to stare at them from a distance, he’s done this to me a couple times as well.

He cosplays a bunch of shounen protagonists who always have a harem of well-endowed women around them, in hopes that the same thing will happen to him- he talks like he’s in an anime too, phrasing things really oddly and unlike anything someone would say in real life. People who know him have said it’s like he doesn’t realize life isn’t actually an anime.

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wordsputtopaper  asked:

No, but like, imagine Connor texting him all the time, ever since Oliver kicked him out. I mean, he tried calling, but that obviously didn't work. So he texts now. He doesn't know if Oliver reads them or not, but if feels good to just talk about things. Imagine him texting Oliver "today was a good day. We saved an innocent man from death penalty". And Oliver reads them all, you know he does. His fingers even hoover over the reply button a few times, but he's not ready yet.

I KNOW!! (You didn’t ask for this but too bad cause here is comes…)


Oliver had gotten used to the almost constant pings of his phone (for being an ‘insanely busy law student’ that was ‘too busy’ to meet his friends for dinner last week, Connor sure had a lot of time on his hands to text Oliver). But now the phone is silent most of the day. He gets an occasional buzz from an email or Facebook notification. His mom and brother text him random things. Reminders to eat vegetables and pictures of his niece in her Halloween costume. But that’s pretty much it.

He had always been relatively happy with the silence in his life. It was soothing in it’s own way. And he had never been that social of a person anyways so it never really bothered him.

Until now that is. Now the silence is so overwhelming it is all he can hear.

Connor does still text, sporadically. Once a day or so. “The chicken salad from the Middleton cafeteria should be avoided at all costs.” “Laurel and Frank just need five minutes in the supply closet. The sexual tension in here is making it hard to concentrate.” “Some asshole almost sideswiped me today. Did you ever get that dent in your car fixed?” “Today was a good day. Saved an innocent man from the death penalty.” “Why is it so COLD! It’s not even winter yet!!”

Oliver knows he needs to put an end to this. He feels bad letting Connor just text him. Like he’s leading the man on or something even though he never texts back. He never acknowledges he’s received any of the messages.  He’s not ready to forgive Connor. He can’t forgive Connor. He won’t go through all of this all over again. He’s not going to be used like that again. The last time almost broke him. He’s stronger now.

Oliver deletes the texts almost instantly so he’s not tempted to respond. During the day, he congratulates himself on his commitment. At night he scrolls through his phone and wishes he wasn’t so resolute in deleting everything. It would be nice to have something to look at when he’s up too late and can’t sleep.

One day he decides to actually respond to today’s text. Maybe they can talk. Maybe they can work something out. Maybe it’s not going to be like last time all over again.

Connor doesn’t text that day.

He doesn’t text the following day either.

Then it’s a week and nothing.

Oliver knows he should reach out but he can’t after the weeks of nothing. It’s been too long. There is too much space between them now. Too much was said and went unsaid between them. 

It’s over now. It’s really and truly over now.

Oliver opens up Connor’s contact in his phone and hoovers over the delete button. There’s no use keeping it now. He doesn’t need yet another glorified one-night stand in his contact list. But his finger hesitates and he decides he’ll delete everything tomorrow. It’s too late tonight.

The next morning, Oliver is woken up by a pounding on his door. He stumbles through his apartment, still half asleep, in the dark and without his glasses. What was going on? Who was it? Flashes of family and friends filter through his mind as he peers through the peephole to see the last person he would have ever expected. Connor? He opens the door.

“What are you doing here?”

delightinpetrichor  asked:

Sorry to bother you, I just wanted to ask about your tags on the "gals pals" Facebook post that Agent Carter made. Is the line you were talking about queerbaiting? I was curious and also wanted to make sure I didn't overlook something super problematic, but I also understand that they are your tags and thoughts and things. Anyway, I hope you are having a good night!

not a bother; after i tagged that i had to think about whether i had started tagging other things from agent carter when i thought they were coming close to crossing the line. because, yes, queerbaiting is what i’m talking about.

and now i’m going to say a lot of things about that, which you didn’t ask about but since we’re here, it’s gonna happen now, so forgive if i’m staying the bleeding obvious.

the term itself gets bandied about a lot in fandom these days, in relation to such strange things that generally suggests people don’t really know what it means, and how it came to be a thing. SO HERE’S SOME FANDOM HISTORY.

until, i swear to god, approximately the early 2000s, tv shows in the US would genuinely be in danger of losing sponsors to the extent that they would be cancelled if they showed explicitly queer content. lesbian kiss episodes became a thing because sweeps weeks were such good advertising that corporations would rather deal with things they would usually pull their ads from than give up the audience for their ads.

and that’s the context in which tv content makers started doing the kind of things we now refer to as queerbaiting.

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