icky reads

so I was sitting with a guy this one time and you know we’re men we were manspreading and we were trying to get our legs comfortable and I said,

“New sport: Manspreastling. You sit next to a man and you spread your legs and you fight each other for leg room to see who can be the most alpha and manly.”

and he just really quietly goes,

“Is that the opposite of scissoring?”

I’m still screaming

2

Even now, all he had to do was denounce Laurent and he could face Kastor with a real chance of taking back his throne.

But he had asked himself the question in Ravenel, and now he knew the answer.

A kingdom, or this.

“I met the Prince in Vere. I thought as you did. I didn’t know his heart.”

It was Laurent who said, “No.”

“I came to learn it slowly.”

“Damen, don’t do this.”

“I came to learn his honesty, his integrity, his strength of mind.”

anonymous asked:

Idk but i really dont want isak to be the one to help sana???? Id muh prefer chris whos actually been with sana since s1 or jamilla bc we need more fellow muslims sticking up for each other (also julies writing is so fucking messy and problematic cnt believe she actually portrayed her as an antisemitic?????) but yah idk i just feel like theres so much focus on evak and while i love them this is sanas season..... a chance to represent our muslim community (which julie hasnt done justice imo)

I wouldn’t mind tbh! But yeah, at this point id be ecstatic for sana opening up to anyone besides noora rn. Yeah i… felt a lil icky when i read that text, bc you cant group us jews with christians like that… as if we’re the enemy?? That was yikes.

Exactly! I love evak, i really do and id be one of the first ones to defend them when fandom shits on them without knowing the full story but yeah, its starting to feel like fanservice. And the fans eat that up, just yesterday ppl were sayin that insta post was julie and mari ‘thanking the fans’ and i lmao what do they think fanservice is. Evak isnt really that much of a major focus this season but when they’re in a scene, doesnt matter whats goin on with sana lol, they overshadow everything and everyone else bc this fandom obsesses over the two of them.

i just feel very :/// about matthias’ arc bc behind every trope in every piece of media ever there’s a metaphor and the “druskelle hunt grisha, kill them, experiment on them, treat and refer to them as ‘less than humans’” trope feels like a metaphor for nazism and when we face that possibility, it’s very hard to see any good in matthias and it just feels very icky when i read his pov and he’s like “uhm maybe nina is a human and doesn’t deserve to be hunted for simply being a grisha… she smiled at me once maybe she’s a human and maybe grisha don’t deserve to be killed for simply existing?? naaah … her smile is nice tho”
like.,,,

anonymous asked:

hi, so, half of me LOVES your comic abt "finding out you're asexual" (1. where was that house when I was trying to figure myself out and 2. your art style is so adorable omg !!! the freckles !!! the floppy hair !! i love !!!) but I gotta say, as a bi grey-ace I felt a lil icky reading it, just bc of the incredibly sexual way you depicted the other orientations? like there is so much more to those orientations than just the sex? idk. Just wanted to hear your thoughts

So this is a very interesting question, and thank you for not being overly aggressive with it ;) I am sorry that you felt a little icky reading it though, I understand that everyone is going to have a different reaction to seeing this because this is art (subjective) and we are all humans.

But maybe I can add a little context for this comic. I’m technically a grey-ace panromantic person (though I prefer to ID with the umbrella term ‘asexual’) and I would consider myself sex-positive or sex-neutral in my attitude to sex in general.

With this comic, I wanted to express the feeling of utter relief and happiness i felt at finding out what asexuality was, especially because I had spent a very long time before that trying to figure out if I was straight, gay, bi, pan, or just crazy. Because NOTHING fit. And I think this is why a lot of people find that I am portraying other identities as restricitive. Because they are … if you are trying to be something you are not.

My intentions with this was not to explore the intensely complex ways we experience our orientations, hence the over-simplification of 3 rooms and a garden (though it doesn’t mean people are necessarily confined to one room only). I needed to express my relief, and I wanted to practice comics too. This was done a year ago, when I was still figuring out how to write and draw a comic, so I kept it short and simple.

And finally, the over-sexualisation… which I still don’t actually see. Firstly, I did not ‘plan’ the comic, I just punched it out, so that was a mistake as I couldn’t then go back and edit things I only later realised could be seen as problematic. But. In all the rooms you have people making out, and people chatting. I could have shown that in the aroace garden too, I admit, but over-sexualisation looks like everyone naked and having orgasms or at least actual sex. I only tried to portray sexual/romantic attractions in a visual manner. Also, my own perceptions of sex come into play I think. I don’t think it’s a dirty thing at all, it’s beautiful for the people involved and it is something that should be celebrated. 

I come from a culture and a background that is very sex-positive, and that might also be why people reacted so badly to the STD posters on the wall. I did not realise that was seen as a bad thing. I always thought that sex was great, but you needed to do it right and know about getting pregnant and having STIs. In my sexual education, nothing was ever mentioned about non-heterosexual sex ed, which is something that really should have happened. So, to me, those posters are a call back to that feeling. 

Tldr:

So, I am sorry some people may have interpreted my comic in a negative way, it really wasn’t meant to be. I just wanted to explore one specific feeling of relief and happiness in a short comic. And I can’t explore the complexities of all the LGBT+ identities in a short comic, though I am aware of them, and will explore them in the future. But once you publish artwork and send it out into the public, you can’t control how people will interpret it. Especially without knowing the context it was created in. And my job, as a comic artist, is to make my message as clear as it can be, and in that department I failed. I will simply try to be better next time :)

fangirl4dayz  asked:

Hiya Hajimama! I stopped my homework because I have a lame question for you! How would everybody react if one day they woke up and were the opposite gender? And I just wanna say that this fandom has made me so many friends and made me an overall happy person so thank you! ❤️

I’ve been on Tumblr too long. I get icky when reading ‘opposite’ gender lol anywayyyy

Mikasa: be hella sad, but hey she’ll probably be a better soldier now, that’s good
Reiner: touch boobs
Bertholdt: you cannot imagine the amount of moe
Annie: only notices after someone else points it out
Eren: “Whhaaaaaaat?”
Jean: find it a weirdly interesting experience
Marco: finds it cool to know what it’s like to be a girl
Sasha: ”dicks are weird”
Connie: Kinda fucked up and scared for life
Historia: “What the fuck is this shit?!”
Ymir: lolololol
Armin: tries logical approach to figuring out why the frick this happened
Levi: binds breasts and goes on with his business
Erwin: whoopsie daisy
Hanji: What “Opposite gender”? lol
Nanaba: slightly annoyed by dick
Mike: not sure how to feel about this

I just really want to thank SJM

She has shown me how deceptive abusive relationships are and how to identify them. I’m finding so many relationships in YA books now that I can now pinpoint why I felt so icky reading them, it’s because one of the partners is in some way abusive. I definitely feel like Sarah has reached a lot of young men and women and made them really *see* what it looks like and how unhealthy certain relationships are but how much it can just seem like the person cares for you a lot. We all felt bad for Tamlin and we didn’t understand the true severity of his behavior until Rhys came along. Sarah has potentially saved hundreds of young men and women from emotionally abusive relationships by equipping them with the ability to identify the signs.