ooc. flashbacks to that time when clive landed a kill and mathilda was all “i couldn’t take my eyes off of you” and lukas was right behind them. i like to imagine them making goo goo eyes at each other and lukas just loUDLY CLEARS THROAT
// lukas voice: “i’m glad that your relationship is as strong as ever after these trying months, but please, consider the children-”
hey have i ever told y’all about my cursed apartment building
cursed how, you say???? well, here’s the thing: no-one can fuckin see it. let me explain further
i live in a tiny flat in a big red brick building with huge windows. it has a driveway with two columns on either side - not a thing you usually see in this area. it is opposite a bus stop and several corner shops. it is on a main, busy road. most significantly, it is attached to a church. a well-known church with a big pink sign on the front.
all things that would make it easy to spot, right???? like if i gave that list of distinguishing features to someone along with my address then they’d be able to find my flat easily, right??? well APPARENTLY NOT
we have never once had a delivery to our flat (outside of the usual postal service) where we haven’t been called by a lost courier
usually, they are about thirty seconds away. “i’m by the church and i don’t know where to go from here,” they say. so we tell them, “it’s the building right next to the church!! the one you’re outside. that church. it’s the next building along. it’s opposite a bus stop and it has a driveway with two big columns.”
without fail, they call back 5-10 minutes later, still lost.
i have answered calls from both lost delivery people and friends where i’ve been able to see them standing in front of the driveway, from my window
a friend of mine once drove past my building three times, while on the phone to me, getting increasingly panicked that she couldn’t figure out where she was going. she parked in a nearby road and i had to walk to her car and guide her to the driveway
however, my flatmate and i found this place when we were flat-hunting first time, no trouble, and we don’t know what that means other than i guess this place chose us and the rent is so cheap because the estate agents were so relieved to find the first people in a thousand years who could actually see this fuckin building
today a food delivery person called me to say he was outside the church, was told to go to the next building along, (a 20 second journey on foot) and arrived at my door 20 minutes later, saying, “sorry, i went to the back of this building by mistake. weird right???”
this building doesn’t have a back
it backs onto the rest of the church it doesn’t have a back where did he go
this is a rlly interesting thought tbh,, pwr bttm should totally and completely be held accountable and im glad that theres been such a response but theres countless people who have allegations against them who have been able to sustain successful careers,,,,,, why is that??????🤔
say what you want about klance but the reason i started watching voltron was because i saw the “we did it. we are a good team.” scene posted by a mutual and i was like, “oh sweet, there’s a canon gay couple.”
Now that I’m on an ableism-education spree, I might want to add this to the list.
To all able-bodied cosplayers:
Let me make clear, first and foremost, that cosplaying as disabled characters as an able-bodied person is okay. Just like cosplaying white characters when you’re POC or vice versa, is completely fine.
What is not okay, though, is using devices to aid these disabilities for your costume. If your desired character is in a wheelchair, please don’t use a wheelchair if you’re able-bodied. Because you’ll take up unnecessary space and get special treatment that you do not need from other people. I don’t care if the wheelchair is essential to the character. If you are able-bodied, don’t use one. Just walk.
If your desired character uses a cane, make sure you only use it for pictures and walk normally in public any other time.
Let me try to see if this metaphor works: If you’re white, it’s not okay to change your skintone to match a POC character (blackface ain’t cool yo), so please do not pretend to be disabled just to accurately cosplay a character, either.
Our disabilities are not a costume, they are cold, harsh realities. And our devices to help aid these disabilities are not props for your entertainment.
Mostly I just wanted to make it clear they came with condoms and they aren’t being kept in anyone’s wallet because ohhhh noooo that’s so bad for them, don’t do that. And don’t use hand lotion as lube, oil and petroleum products break down latex. This is your free health class lesson from a responsible old person on the internet who is concerned about running themes that seem to pop up in fanfics. Let’s just say Jack dropped that bag on the ground before he started gettin’ handsy on the last page.
Anyway, managed to loop that around into the actual point of the page, that Jack is still a li’l bit terrified Gabe’s gonna no homo him tomorrow morning.
i just want to make it like extremely clear that tumblr-centric discourse blogs are useless. like they do nothing but turn political debate into a fun little game for yall who Want to fight and be Confrontational Freedom Fighters n’ shit but don’t actually want to do any hard activist work, reading, or self-reflection. so instead you poke and prod at these redundant fights that we probably just should have dropped and ignored months ago lol