If your professed support for a person (or type of person) with potentially dangerous symptoms or traits only extends as far as limiting or preventing the harm they might do to others, you don’t really support them. Not that it is an unworthy goal, of course. It’s useful and pragmatic, and it’s worlds better than just demonizing or preemptively punishing people for having potentially dangerous traits, as most people do. But it’s not genuine support, and it shouldn’t be confused with the real thing. To be truly supportive of people with potentially dangerous symptoms or traits is to recognize that they are deserving of that support for their own sake, and not just as a risk-reduction strategy that is, at its core, for the benefit of everyone but the people in question.
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For the most part, I have a lot of trouble talking to people and am perfectly content to stay withdrawn. Sometimes, though, a person will stand out to me, as if something about their energy is calling me to them. Unfortunately, I still don’t know how to start a conversation.
Kylo used to sleep only in the fetal position, limbs pulled in tight to his body, as a learned response to the harsh conditions of Snoke’s training. Sharing a bed and being constantly aware of another’s bodyheat was alien to him.
Growing up in the exile fleet Hux was used to sleeping ten to a room when the atmospheric controls would fail and the cold would start to creep in. The fleet is in better repair now and besides, he’s general, his two room quarters are the largest on board. Still it’s lonely and his thin body doesn’t hold on to warmth.
When they start sleeping together, Hux automatically finds himself plastered against Kylo’s back, wrapped around him like some kind of sleeping limpet. Kylo finds it unsettling to have someone constantly in his blindspot, so he rolls over and Hux is treated to a mass of knees and elbows. But Hux is cold. Kylo is warm. Some hitherto unsuspected protective streak leads Kylo to pull Hux into his cocoon of warmth.
Now Kylo sleeps on his side with his knees drawn up and Hux sleeps on his back with his legs over Kylo’s thighs and his cold feet tucked in between Kylo’s muscular calves. Kylo keeps his upper arm around Hux’ waist where the General clings to it with both hands, while Hux uses Kylo’s other arm as a pillow and can no longer sleep without his slight snore in one ear.
When Hux is stressed he likes to sit on Kylo’s knee in that position, for hours, but he’d never admit to it. It’s just more efficient than turning up the heat in his rooms.
If somebody has POC heritage but is white-passing, yes, they benefit from white privilege. People with lighter skin and features are often treated better/preferred in common culture. It’s important to acknowledge that.
HOWEVER. You CAN NOT invalidate someone’s cultural/racial identity just because they’re white passing. If they have Black, Mestizo, Asian, whatever heritage but LOOK White, that doesn’t make them any less those things.
I’m tired of seeing people invalidated from their cultures and community for being pale or having “white” features. Y'all need to chill.
worldbuilding | | : dwarven body hcs ( beyond “short” and “hairy” )
- Dwarves may often be born with six toes. Those that do are called a ‘stone-bound child’, nadan abnulmahtakhyili, and are said to have a deeper connection to the earth.
- Small sensory organs in dwarves’ hands and feet help them detect vibrations and minute details in anything they touch. These organs are slightly raised and look similar to callouses.
- Biologically, dwarves have adapted for high-protein diets.
- Dwarves’ eyes have a very small sclera. Instead, the iris is almost all that can be seen. Their pupils can expand in the dark until their eyes are an empty black, enabling them to see in the dark better than any other race.
In days that are now nothing more than a memory, flash blindness was used as a method of trial. After being left in the dark for a long time, the dwarf would be shown a blinding, brilliant light, far too much for their massive, expanded pupils. If the flash blindness passed, the ancestors were said to have deemed the dwarf innocent. If it did not, the now-blind dwarf was guilty – and had already received their punishment.
- The hair of a dwarf is immensely strong, even compared to metal threads of the same thickness. Still, it is never used in tools or crafts, despite being plentiful and strong.
- Shaving one’s beard is a mark of shame.
- An old tradition, still honored by some, demanded that a leader send a piece of their hair to another if they wished to declare war – both to signify that they were serious, given their sacrifice of something so important to them, and to force them to acknowledge the shame of having been able to achieve peace through nonviolent means.
- Dwarves have historically had no inherent concept of gender / gender roles.
- Most dwarves display one of three reproductive anatomies. This confuses humans, and has resulted in the not-quite-accurate factoid that “dwarf women” ( already a fundamentally difficult category to use, given that the human understanding of ‘women’ really isn’t applicable to an entirely foreign race ) make up only one third of the population.
- In dwarven medicine, the concept of masinthul is at the center of any individual’s health, the way humans once believed humours to be. This concept represents the entirety of the immune system, which in turn symbolizes dwarven hardiness and strength. While naturally immune to almost all human illnesses, dwarves do have some illnesses of their own, not to mention physical strains. Dwarven healers often recommend exposure to plants, animals, the earth, and the like in order to strengthen one’s masinthul and guard against dwarven illnesses and physical frailties alike.
- Dwarven bones are denser and thicker than human bones. Their heart and lungs are also larger.
just sat in the back of a hot car for an hour waiting for my mum and entertained myself by writing more affair fic so if any of it is particularly delirious and strange u know it’s because i was probably getting heatstroke while writing it
I’m really happy that PB isn’t presenting Blake as the “right” option and Carter as the “wrong” option with this chapter. Carter’s speech about being ready to take on the responsibility warmed my heart.