insidious*

anonymous asked:

I am honestly sitting here, crying, over the fact that there is a 14/15 year old lesbian somewhere traumatizing herself and forcing herself to tolerate penises all for the sake of not being a bigot. It is so not right and hurts my soul. At least most people can acknowledge that pedos are evil but this stuff is being treated as progressive thought. If this isn't grooming children for sexual assault, I don't know what is.

it pains me too. we need to be there for young lesbians and make sure they know their same sex attraction is nothing but pure, and they are in no way bigots or perverts. liberal homophobia is disgusting and insidious

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“What do you think?”
“It’s vile.”
“I know. It’s so bubbly and cloying and happy.”
“Just like the Federation.”
“But you know what’s really frightening? If you drink enough of it, you begin to like it.”
“It’s insidious.”
“Just like the Federation.”
“Do you think they’ll be able to save us?”
“I hope so.”

anonymous asked:

About this post (jewishmagpie tumblr post 156266636415 i-absolutely-know-that-violence-is-never-the-right), it reminds me of how Mel Brooks does comedy. He shows how dumb Racists are by using their behavior as comedy to show how stupid they are.

Exactly. 

People seem to have this misconception that the big issue is how to change individual bigot’s minds, and really, that’s useless. They want to advocate violence, but violence won’t actually do anything to stop the individual bigot’s bigoted beliefs. It’ll just teach them to be quiet and much more insidious, that’s all, and then allow them to peddle their, “Look at how I’m the real victim” posters to encourage others to feel sympathy for them, and then ensnare them into their vile ideology.

In any case, the real goal is to stop others from joining with the bigot. You help destroy bigotry with meaningful, reasonable conversation or you reduce the bigots to nothing more than jokes so that others can either see for themselves why the bigotry is wrong, or end up laughing at the bigots, too. 

I genuinely don’t know what’s happened in the last few years, but the handling of very sensitive subjects and actually meaningful discussions has regressed back to how children think things through. I wish I were being hyperbolic, but I’m really not.

A nasty little kid says something cruel? Another kid wants to go along and smack him in the face, whilst (good) teachers and in-touch, decent parents want to sit the nasty kid down, tell them why their words are wrong and teach them to be a nicer kid. And when the second kid smacks the first kid in the face and are punished for being violent, told that they should have told a teacher and asked for help, it’s like that second kid starts screeching that it’s not fair that they’ve been punished, and not even understanding that being violent is wrong.

It’s not even high school levels of understanding that we’re dealing with. It’s all young primary school levels. 

For all the pseudo-scientific buzzwords and long, winding paragraphs, there are people that are genuinely and seriously acting like spoilt little children. And I can’t just shrug and blame the school system because there are people like this who are even older than I am behaving the same way.

I genuinely do not understand it.

  • what they say: i'm fine
  • what they mean: simon literally shared his magic, his explosive, unpredictable magic, with baz and controlled it. simon was fighting a dragon and baz used his magic to float to him to tell him that dragons were not dark creatures and simon said it was the prettiest thing he'd ever seen. they touched and simon actually pushed his magic into baz's veins to use and when he tried it later it didn't work on anyone else and my heart just really hurts right now
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The Björketorp Runestone & Curse

The Björketorp Runestone is one of many standing stones (menhir) located in Bleking, Sweden and is one of the world’s tallest runestones, measuring 13.7 feet (4.2 m) high. It is part of a stone circle with two other blank standing stones, with several other solitary stones in the surrounding regions. Most scholars date the runestone’s inscription to the 7th century AD. It’s carved with a type of runes that form an intermediate version between the Elder Futhark and the Younger Futhark. The runestone is inscribed on both sides, the shorter message appears to say “I foresee perdition” or “prediction of perdition” and the longer side’s inscription (pictured) translates as:

“I, master of the runes(?) conceal here runes of power. Incessantly (plagued by) maleficence, (doomed to) insidious death (is) he who breaks this (monument). I prophesy destruction / prophecy of destruction.”

Local lore says that the curse came true at one point. Long ago, a man wanted to move the runestone so that he could have more room to farm, so he piled wood around it to attempt to heat the stone and then crack it with water. The weather was calm with no wind at the time, but as soon as he lit the fire a sudden gust came and lit the man’s hair aflame. He dropped to the ground to put it out but his clothes caught fire and the poor man died in agony. The flame around the runestone, however, was miraculously extinguished, as if someone had smothered the fire.

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