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On a much less serious and more upbeat note than the last book, I present to you:

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

Liv is a young boy who has just started middle school. He has two moms and a younger brother, and he loves them both dearly. What he doesn’t love, however? The fact that his new middle school has a uniform. And the girls have to wear skirts.

Because, you see, Liv is a closeted trans boy - and he very, very much does NOT want to wear a skirt.

Thus begins Liv’s campaign, joined by new friends, to let anyone at this school wear pants if they want to! It’s an absolutely adorable book. Liv’s two moms are great, and the book nicely deals with the homophobia he faces for having them, there’s a fantastic side cast (included a disabled character! but sssh spoilers) and quite frankly this book was a JOY.

I read it all in less than one hour in the park, and I absolutely adored it. A must read for anyone seeking novels abt trans characters, especially trans boys, bc Liv is an absolute gem.

This was a really nice book, and I absolutely recommend it.

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For threefeettotheleft who asked for Speedster!Iris Snowest AU: Iris wasn’t supposed to be in Barry’s lab that day, but she can’t regret it when it gives her strange new powers and friends, among them Caitlin who’s she grown to trust and also, fallen a little in love with.

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request from deaderafterdark

Cult of Forgotten Shadow + Three Virtues

rainbow--ditto  asked:

Mod of notebook-narancias here and im actually going to cry??? Hhhhhow dare you make me feel emotions??? Good

[ aaaaa i’m glad you’re enjoying the content then? i’m achieving something and that’s good enough for me

also your blog and art is adorable 💕

anonymous asked:

ok been a while since an OP!Danny thing but i had a rly random thought while rereading your "overpowered danny" tag and 2 things. i wasn't sure if this was a power listed on that huge list of danny's powers, but Dark Danny had shapeshifting powers right? which obvs Vlad didn't have so the implication might be that Danny's gonna gain it eventually. but since we dont know the full extent of that power, imagine: 1) the power is not limited to forms he had before and is basically amorpho-like (1/2)

(2/2) and first imagine what his reaction to gaining that power would be, and then combine that with ImmortalOP!Danny, and we get point 2: danny using this power to start a new life every gen. basically challenging himself to stay a certain form for a gen, along with only using 1 (other) power. like, imagine how not-giving-a-damn-a/b-gender-norms he would get after doing that bc (trans danny hc’s aside) imagine him spending a whole gen as a GIRL or smth else inbetween or heck even an animal
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Holy sHIT

THAT IS A VERY GOOD POINT

and he absolutely would do that, like he gets bored and spends a lifetime as a dog and just wanders around getting pats and helping people out by being a friendly puppy, he shifts into an older form to get into bars and drink because he doesn’t have ID

Sometimes he takes on the forms of other people to give them alibis or to incriminate them depending on whether they’re good or bad, if another superhero’s identity is nearly blown he’ll take their form so they can be seen in the same room

and then he realises he can make up new forms, like huge monstrous forms to terrorise criminals or terrifying ghostly forms so murders think their victims are haunting them, when he wants to intimidate someone he can grow fangs and claws and horns and extra eyes, and if he wants someone to feel safe he can make himself smaller and less threatening

more than once he probably uses the guardian angel look to help little kids or people in serious trouble, maybe he poses as loved ones who have passed away and have asked him to send messages back to their families

maybe he does this to supervillains whose dead parents want them to stop, maybe he’s even done this to Batman when he’s in a bad place and becoming self destructive

THERE ARE SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

Okay, so I saw this on my dash and was curious so I grabbed 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami which is still by my bedside and I shit you not, this is the first full sentence on page 206…

“This is not about the mere loss of her virginity but rather the sanctity of an individual human being’s soul.”

Apparently that describes my love life. I’m dying. 

Today’s mood:  everyone gets to be gay except me

vampiraptor  asked:

Expression meme! Melkor with coffee, 1E!

Now this is quite funny, because last night me and a friend where actually talking about something like this :D
You would think Melkor would be more of a morning person compared to Sauron, but thats only because he drinks two cups of coffee; his own, and Sauron (despite the name tag) which is basicly this sluggish oatmeal of blackness.

fluorescent-cats  asked:

ELIZABETH (yikesjosten here) can i pls proclajm my everlasting lov 4 u also pls pls pls go on about tfc baking au's ok bless

YOU BET I CAN *cracks knuckles*

  • see I’m a firm believer in Andrew doing things that are methodical and require concentration when he wakes up from nightmares and his thoughts are too loud, because then he has something else to occupy his mind
  • and also I believe that over the years he’ll slowly build up a collection of things that make life a little more bearable aside from exy and Neil
  • so baking is one of them
  • has Andrew ever had the luxury of just baking things on his own? free of restriction and nobody watching over him? I don’t think so
  • so when him and Neil get an apartment and cats, and Renee starts sending him recipes he can truly experiment with food
    • also I swear they never cooked in the books? it was always takeout?
    • they were probably always busy with practice, and even if they did have time to cook it would have been simple, poor university student food
  • he makes everything Renee sends him, and in between recipe books he finds his own
  • he especially likes making his own ice-cream, and he veers away from what the recipe says is an appropriate amount of chocolate and adds in extra, along with a whole lot of other sugary goodness
  • he makes his own pretzels, and little snacks, and cookies
    • Andrew may have eaten half the raw cookie dough but that’s beside the point
  • can you imagine them sitting on the sofa together eating bowls of all this nice food, with the tv on in the background and cats curled up on Neil’s lap, because I can and it’s amazing 
  • he stockpiles recipes that he thinks are worthy, and every time Renee visits he gives her a half-hearted attempt at his own version of a cook book
  • also BAKE-OFFS, Renee vs. Andrew
    • kind of like sparring, but baking
    • they spend an afternoon making things, and they try to get Neil to be the judge but he refuses. but later on Neil will kiss Andrew a little more and Andrew will know he’s the winner
    • if Andrew and Renee entered a baking competition, they would Destroy
    • they wouldn’t have to do anything and the other contestants will be in tears, just from their presence alone
  • one time Neil accidentally put the salt into the sugar container, promptly ruining Andrew’s cake
    • and Andrew makes Neil eat it out of petty revenge
    • and Neil the sweet boy he is eats it without saying a word
    • but in his mind he’s thinking, ‘this doesn’t taste quite right but Andrew made it so I guess it’s meant to be like this?’
  • Andrew also likes making pastries, and doughnuts with glaze and sprinkles
  • he makes things with fruit in them for Neil, like apple crumble, apricot muffins, and I’m certain he ends up making jam okay
  • he makes lots of different kinds of bread too, and he gets to be technical and plait it in intricate ways, and each time he makes something it’s always in a different design
    • he tried to make bread in the shape of a fox but when it had risen in the oven it completely lost shape and went out of proportion and Neil laughed for a good 10 minutes
    • Andrew tried to look annoyed but damn the way Neil’s face lights up when he laughs
  • also you know how people put together those jars of dry ingredients for people and all the have to do it add the wet? you can bet that Andrew does that for Neil when he’s away at a game
  • but because he doesn’t want to return to a burned down apartment he Skype’s Neil while he bakes to make sure nothing drastic happens
    • the worst was that he dropped the carton of milk and it went everywhere and the cats decided to walk through it, leaving milk paw prints through the kitchen and living room
  • the only thing Neil has successfully made is a fruit pie, like this, and he was only able to make it because Renee talked him through it
  • but he wanted to make something for when Andrew returned home that night
  • and during the whole time Andrew was eating it his face was blank so Neil was worrying that he didn’t like it
    • but in the middle of the night he’s woken up by Andrew getting out of bed and going to the kitchen so Neil gets up also
    • and he sees Andrew crouching in front of an open fridge, eating cold pie
    • Neil doesn’t mention in the morning how over half is now gone
    • but he starts making it for Andrew every so often
  • and just some random little Baking Things
  • Neil sitting on the counter, getting things for Andrew when he asks. also kisses in between
  • Neil licking the beaters and Andrew gets the bowl and oh my god Neil is turning him on what the heck, he hates him
  • Andrew licking the icing from Neil’s mouth and other places
  • Andrew mixing things in a bowl, then opening a drawer and closing it with his hip
  • having to use a chair to get things from the top shelf
  • also when Neil isn’t there he probably mumbles things to the cats who are trampling around his feet looking for attention, but he doesn’t shut them out because the company isn’t completely awful

anonymous asked:

hello! not a very complex question here; i'm 13, ftm, recently came out to my supportive parents (yay~) and we're thinking about getting a binder soon. they say that they won't let me get any type of surgery until i'm 16 or 18, which i understand, especially for top surgery since the stubborn boobers might grow back. but my only concern is the time - will 3-to-5 years of binding have any effects, or will i generally be okay if i make sure that the size is right and i'm careful and such? thx♡

Tobias says:

If you get on testosterone or a puberty blocker, your breasts will not grow back after top surgery, because female puberty will not resume. So you could physically get top surgery at a young age, without fear of The Return of the Boobs *cue horror music*. However, many places actually won’t operate on you until you are 16-18 anyway, so it is good that you’re willing to wait. But anyway, here is a list of top surgeons who use informed consent, many of whom operate on minors with parental consent. Just in case you can use it. :)

As for the binding, yes, binding will have effects. But there are safe ways to bind, which will greatly reduce the amount of negative effects that you’ll see. Any of the binder brands on this post are safe to bind with on a regular basis. To get the most out of your binding experience with the least amount of negative effects, it is also very important that you do not bind every day, and only bind for about 8-10 hours every day. Unfortunately, even safe binding takes a toll on your body. This study of transgender people binding might give you a better idea of the common effects, which can include soreness, increased acne, and breast sagging. However, many of the people surveyed in this study had unsafe binding methods, which does skew the results a bit to the unsafe and unfavorable effects side. By binding safely, (Only binding with a real binder for 8-10 hours a day, not exercising in your binder, and listening to your body), you will avoid the worst effects. This is a link that has a lot of information about binding. Binding safety is about halfway down the page. If it helps, look at this chart of how to avoid unpleasant effects of binding:

If you follow the guidelines for binding safely, you should avoid most of these effects, and shouldn’t suffer any severe or serious effects. Mostly the only effect that people really notice from binding safely over a long period of time is breast sagging, which will obviously be fixed when you get top surgery anyway. Effects are more common depending on how large your breasts are. So if you’re small chested, you won’t notice as many effects as someone who has a larger chest.

If you do ever get hurt though, take a break from binding for a few days until you feel better, and if you still have concerns, see a doctor. 

Here is a link to our binding alternatives tag, which might help you feel less dysphoric during your non-binding days. 

I do want to add though, that if your parents are willing to let you get a binder, I highly encourage it more than alternative binding methods, because they flatten you better, and in my opinion, hurt less than sports bra binding. It is possible to be safe while binding your chest, even if you do it for 3-5 years, and I hope I didn’t make it seem otherwise. As long as you make sure you have the right size, and you don’t do anything stupid in your binder, like running a mile or something, you’ll be fine. :) 

Finally, here are some last resources that might be of use to you and your family!

What are puberty blockers? [1] Are they safe? [2]  Why puberty blockers are important. [3] Youtube videos about young trans kids on puberty blockers [4] [5]

Testosterone [1] What changes does T cause? [2]  Why is Testosterone important? [3] [4] Videos of trans men before and after on T [5] [6] [7]

Top surgery is the surgical removal of breast tissue to give a transgender man a male chest. What are the types? [1]  Before and after pictures [2] List of surgeons [3] Pros and cons of each method [4] Videos about top surgery [keyhole] [double incision] [periareaolar]

Resources for parents [1] Videos [2] [3]

Hope this helps, anon!

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the poc casting of twilight characters? (sorry if this is too personal of an ask feel free to ignore it)

I’m all for people interpreting the races and ethnicities of Twilight characters however they want. PoC fancasts are especially welcome because this is an aspect of vampire biology which SM seems really uncomfortable with. While we’re fixing problems with the timeline and imprinting and the scope of gifts, it’s probably a good idea to subvert that whole “transformation makes you beautiful and white” theme. 

Dragon Age Fancast: John Boyega as Cullen Rutherford

@asymptomxtic / @ofenemies

     “Again?” 

   The handler looked at the two men who just came back from what was supposed to be a simple job, get what the information and files they need. No need for unnecessary violence or blood. A hand raised to the bridge of his nose as he exchanged a look with Kent who was sitting across the room, a book on his knee, throwing a look to the handler. 

     “I’ll take care of it.” This was his reply, a faint smirk on the corner of his lips when he read the disappointed of his right hand, before his attention switched back to the two men before him. “Find Yoruichi and get yourselves cleaned up, tell him to send someone to the koban to sort out this mess.” He’d rather avoid having anyone spending another night with the policemen, they end to be ruthless and clingy to say the least. The two men left after addressing several bows, thanks and words of apology.

   Greaves was tapping his fingers on the table, processing the news, planning a head the last-minute meeting that will have to happen. Meeting, more like an unplanned visit, one that maybe wouldn’t be welcome from the other party, he was expecting his right hand would have a thing or two to say about his decision to handle it on his own. Kent was still there, nose back in his book, probably waiting for his next move. Standing up, the handler took his suit jacket, resting it on his arm and grabbed his backpack, moving towards the door, and whispering something to the other man as he walked past him. A grin on the foreigner’s lips, a simple nod and he let Greaves leave without a word.

   The intel they had gather on Makishima were thin, Greaves could recognise a cautious man and one who clearly had an eye on similar affairs than the handler. The man didn’t mind the competition, but any obstacles which could slowdown his endeavour would have to get sorted in a diplomatic or by force. Obviously, he’d rather not have to push to this extend and if clearly his men got roughed up and others arrested, it seemed the other also lost a couple of men to the police and other were more unfortunate to scatter with a few missing tooth. Clearly a brawl between the two group wasn’t necessary and the handler was hoping the other would agree, since it was only recently that they came in each other’s path. After trying a couple of addresses, Greaves finally found the bar where its seems he had been expected. The other man probably heard about the fight and figured if the handler wanted to find him, he would.

     “Good evening.“ Greeted the handler with a bow before raising himself back up. “I’m Matsura Greaves, information the other probably had, but he wasn’t a man to skip official presentation. We finally meet in person.

as promised: the fetishism callout post!

let me just begin by saying there's nothing wrong with finding any of the cast members attractive. this is an EXTREMELY attractive cast. everyone is so FINE I bet even the folks backstage who we don't see are gorgeous. Its okay to be sexually attracted to them too! We've all made posts professing our love to the cast, which is perfectly fine!! Right now you're looking at Leslie Odom Jr's fiancé! we good!!

but ya see there's a big difference between "anthony ramos is my sweet freckled child <333" and "I want anthony to shove his #thicc cock inside of me and ten other cast members at the same time but also freckles uwu"

You see the difference right?? Right??????

I don't have anything against writing smut about the characters (who, yes, are technically real people but they've been dead for literal centuries ok. Let it go) but it just gets weird REEAAAAL fast when u say the same thing about musical!John Laurens and the real live human being Anthony Ramos. It gets even weirder when u talk about the cast members in this way in relations to each other??? Shipping real people in a serious, unironic way is just a lil :/// to me (I say "serious, unironic way" bc I do write rpf with my friend but its a Huge Joke™ and nonsexual and come on I don't actually ship sandra bullock and steve harvey together ok). I mean Anthony is quite frankly dating Jasmine Cephas Jones.....it's a legitimate fact. There are pictures. It's on Wikipedia. They're in LOVE and its PRECIOUS and they're gonna get MARRIED eventually so why tf r yall writing about him bottoming for Lin????????

And Lin!!! He has a beautiful WIFE AND SON. You can speculate about his sexuality, NOT PUBLICLY BC HE SEES THINGS, but that's fine if u honestly must??? (although he tweeted that he was straight once during his "grease live" livetweeting so......like......). U can talk about how cute he and jonathan groff are! But y'all don't stop there do u? Bc one second ur talkin about them being cute and then a sentence later it's all "and then he SUCKED his BIG FAT DICK clean off!!!!!! He was dickless!!!! While wearing their costumes!!!!!!!!!! He choked on the full decapitated dick!!!!!"

That shit ain't cute.

So, now that u finally realize that (hopefully), we can get to the real nitty mcfreaking gritty. this part is primarily for white fans but it technically applies to anyone who is not specifically latinx and/or black jsyk:

So even before the whole "baby girl" thing started, I saw quite a few of y'all calling Anthony and Lin "papi" which like.....why should I even have to tell you why this is wrong. If you're not latinx, DON'T USE THE WORD "PAPI", especially since most of y'all are using it in a sexual context. You went ahead and took an innocent word, and turned it into a way to sexualize your faves who just so happen to be latinx. It just ain't right, and its also?? weird??? Let me put it this way, I'm black but not jewish so thatd be like me calling daveed "bubbe". Or something. Either way see how that'd be gross and offensive? You're taking a part of them, a huge part of them, their culture, and turning it into something exotic and sexual. That, my friends, is fetishism.

Another good example of this is the whole "baby girl/boy" n "papa" thing. Y'all rly went ahead and took an cute nickname and rolled RIGHT with it lmao. @alexandralexander explained it beautifully in this post, but basically "papa" (and "mama") is a cute lil way of older folks to regard ppl who are younger than them. It's a caribbean thing, aka something yall just won't get. Idk what the whiter equivalent would be, idk like ur grandad calling u "big guy" or something??? Who knows. Just kno that its NOT SEXUAL IN ANYWAY LIKE WTF WHY DID Y'ALL MAKE THAT A DADDY KINK THING. WHY CAN NOTHING BE SACRED WITH YOU GUYS. Best believe when my grandparents call my brother "papa" they mean it in an endearing way. And that's how Lin meant it? I don't see how it could have been construed any other way??

As for the baby girl/boy thing, in all the times I've been called/heard someone else call someone baby girl, it was NOT sexual. It can be used that way, but it was n o t in this context. Again, its a cultural thing i guess. And with "baby boy", yall do remember that anthony plays lin's son in this show right. okay, just checking.

But forreal. what is wrong wit u guys. I told myself I wasn't gonna kinkshame nobody but its Time, it rly and truly is Time.

One last point I want to make (as if this isn't long enough already) is the language with which u talk about the cast too. This was said rly well in several posts especially this one that uses that tags ppl tend to use, but i’m gonna elaborate on it a little. I just want to know right now why Anthony (or our lighter skinned and SURE AS HELL THE WHITE cast members) is "sweet precious sunflower child cinnamon biscuit roll wheatgrass turkish delight with sprinkles or some other corny shit <333" while daveed is AUTOMATICALLY "raw me zaddy" THE FUCK??? Why we gotta go STRAAIGGHTT to zaddy-basis with daveed??? Why do I see y'all talking about his dick size???? Y'all dont do that from the get-go for the lighter skinned members (which is sad bc daveed is already a certified Lightskint™ so that's rly saying something)?? Why can't black actors (and characters) ever be seen as "sweet turnip bumblebees (???)" instead of either being put on an inhuman pedestal where it's "STEP ON ME BAD BITCH QUEEN" or sexualized with some "CHOKE ME YOU COCKSLUT" ???? Ask yourselves why y'all do that. I'll wait. 
And y'all don't even TALK about oak (as a quick sidenote okieriete is not that hard of a name to pronounce y'all just don't care to try. It sounds exactly like its spelled) but tbh I don't rly want u to bc you'd just sexualize him as well. Plus that means more for me cause I'm engaged to him too :) remember to save the date!!
This was all over the place and idk if I even said what I was trying to say but whatever. I guess what I'm trying to say is (and this is to white fans) you're stanning a thing full of people of color. im assuming that this is probably the first thing that youve been rly into that has included exclusively people of color. Please just be mindful of the way you talk about them. There's a history of you exotifying and sexualizing poc to the point that historically, people have been killed for??? There's a history behind y'all calling latinx folks "papi" and automatically assuming black folks got a big dick ok lmao. At the end of the day, the way you talk about them shows that you don't rly respect them as much as you claim to do??? Idk I wish I had made notes about this bc it sounded waaaaaaayyy better in my head but! Whatever it's still lit. s/o to @aaronsburrr for assistance! 

anonymous asked:

HI Emmy I saw yr tags on the little gif of Larry singing at the ck cola interview. I am a bit new and wasn't sure why you tagged it 'secret signal' if it's not to much of a pain, could you please explain to me why it's that tag. Thanks advanced 💚

That gif nearly ended me!  So At the Coca Cola interview, Louis was giving Harry the thumbs up/Secret signal, and we haven’t seen that in more than a year, maybe even more.

You can see it at 1:33.

Back in the day, Harry and Louis used to do this all the time, and tried to be sneaky about it  about half  of the time. It’s sign language, which they have discussed trying to learn a few times.

This one means sweetheart.

A lot of people think they split it apart to just be the thumbs up (probably still meaning love/sweetheart, or checking in with each other.) Because:

At One point, Louis even signed Mine/My lover.

He started with the regular secret signal, and then started to pat his chest. He used the wrong hand because he started with the thumbs up, so he corrected it. Mine is two pats on the chest, so it’s basically like he’s saying Mine with an abbreviated (or just his thumb up) sweetheart. My sweetheart.  Look at Harry nodding!

And there are so many other examples of them using the signal or speaking bits of sign language with or  without each other, too.

It’s really nice to see the signal pop up again, because we haven’t seen it in years. Having it pop up like this is a really exciting.

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Almost every place has a moment of the day, an angle and intensity of light, in which it looks its best. When you’re stuck someplace, you learn that time and you look forward to it.❞