I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
—  Marilyn Monroe

Also best unexpectedly awesome part about the queer meetup today (apart from the part where I almost turned around and went back home as soon as I got near the place where it was held, and had to ask a friend to come out and get me so we could enter the place together so I could be less awkward about it) was that afterwards I got talking to a guy who had been extremely quiet throughout and when he did say something during the meetup his voice was so low that I couldn’t make it out, and afterwards we walked side by side for a bit just awkwardly exchanging glances, and then I thought to myself, “Ok, just do it, just ask him something about himself,” and so I said, with the brilliant wit I am known for, “So, uh, what do you do?” and he said something about his job and then his previous job and then about how he’d started out and THEN he proceeded to infodump about his true passion, which was like 18th-century classical music and talked about different composers and the differences between French and Italian opera and the different kind of singing styles and queer motifs in baroque music and women who wrote operas but are totally forgotten, and this went on for about 10 minutes in which he just infodumped in magnificent, absurdly knowledgeable detail, and, dear reader, IT WAS GLORIOUS. 


Sara Brickman - “Letter from the Water at Guantanamo Bay”

“Do you think the first creature crawled out of me to invent torture?”

Performing during prelims at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam.  Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

anonymous asked:

Do you guys watch Steven Universe? Im aksking because a lot of fans are saying that Lars is trans...but how? Is there any evidence of him hinting it or..?

The way that Tumblr worships the show, I did give it a try. Watched a couple episodes..That shit was so fucking annoying and boring I was like “Tumblr HOW?” I wanted to like it but…

You know how this damn website is with their headcanons…rolling around in transphobia…

Don’t get me wrong, if you’re one of those people that does that headcanon shit then by all means. But pretending it’s canon and getting mad at people for not agreeing {Some of us just wanna watch shit as it is and call it a day} is dumb as fuck because then you have to go look at the person in question and nitpick for stereotypes to call your proof. Like, let’s say this is a real person we’re talking about. “Let’s go find pictures of him shirtless and see if he have surgery scars!” That’s disturbing to me. Imo, that’s still very “othering behavior”..

Idk. Honestly this is probably just me but this kind of stuff makes me uncomfortable, I feel like it’s not about “seeing ourselves in the media” but just trying to slap trans on anything and anyone because that somehow makes that person “better”. 

“Lol I like to pretend that this person had to suffer dysphoria then took hormones and had surgery to cope with it! uou;” ….

Not saying don’t do it y’know I just…question the motives…makes me feel like people think being trans is an hip new accessory…again.

Anyway..back on topic… Viktor {Auror-army} said that some misquoted the character and interpreted it as him saying he is trans so that’s the proof I guess.


Hi, I’m Lex! I’m a 22-year-old nonbinary person who likes making t-shirts. I think the stuff I make is pretty cool, and I’m hoping some of you think it’s cool enough to pay me for it!

Give me your concept and I’ll design and paint a t-shirt or other article of clothing for you! I’m really flexible about how much creative freedom you want to give me versus how much you want to determine yourself, whether you want me to invent a design from scratch or replicate a specific character’s outfit.

I’m charging around $15-30 per piece, depending on the complexity of the design and the cost of the base article of clothing. I’ll ship anywhere, but I ask that you pay the cost of shipping. (I live in the US and I estimate that shipping to the US will be $3-4.) I’ll get your piece in the mail within a week.

I’m not on the brink of homelessness or anything, but you can feel good knowing your money is going to help a poor enby pay rent rather than towards some CEO’s seventh Lamborghini. And since I get to physically mail you something, I’ll try to throw in a couple extra knickknacks that I think you’ll like. 

For more details, check out my commission info page, or just send me a message!

I’d be really grateful if you could reblog this to spread the word! (Like really really grateful. If you reblog this I hope you find $20 on the ground.)

The invention claimed is:
1. A method of preparing vegetable pieces, comprising: sous vide cooking the vegetable pieces; and increasing the number of surface fissures in the sous vide cooked vegetable pieces by treating the sous vide cooked vegetable pieces with ultrasound for at least 30 minutes, and deep frying in oil heated to about C. for about 1 to 5 minutes.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the vegetable pieces are potato pieces.

My coworker found the best patent application ever: an application to patent Crispy French fry-style food products. (x)

Me: Ohhh, it IS a new process, they’re saying they’re gonna use sous-vide and ULTRASOUND to make French fries. ULTRASOUND.
Coworker: “Next, the par-cooked potato batons in the vacuum-sealed container were treated with ultrasound in a commercially available ultrasonic bath.”
Me: I am so enjoying the numerous ways they describe French fries as anything other than French fries. Batons of potato!
Coworker: If this isn’t up on Tumblr within the hour, everything I have assumed about you is a LIE.

(Time from initial email to posting: 18 minutes.)

“kylie jenner lips” my ass


Tim Tam Slam, take 1.

So this happened recently, and …




Oh, dawnlight6, great champion of Tim Tams, has this humble one succeeded in her quest for the mana of the kingdom called Oz, or are these but pale mockeries?

oh NO, reading all of this vorkosigan shit has given me another horrible crippling case of the space-fics in my brain… ugh it has to be written I don’t have a choice

anonymous asked:

List one thing besides your lovely BF and your cute kitty cat that you absolutely can't live without (also can't be coffee or OUAT or Lana lol).


does anyone ever end up writing what they intended to write at the start? or is that just a fiction invented to drive me up the wall????