mai posts

Je m’étais promis de ne pas poster à ce sujet, mais devant les #SansMoiLe7Mai, les #JamaisMacron et autres “blocus ni FN ni Macron”, je ne peux pas rester sereine.

L’idée de voir Le Pen élue présidente le 7 mai me terrifie, terrifie beaucoup de monde, mais manifestement pas assez, au vu des réactions qui pleuvent depuis dimanche dernier.

Oui, c’est facile pour moi qui me reconnais dans les idées de Macron.

Oui, c’est chiant de toujours finir par avoir à voter contre plutôt que pour.

Oui, c’est d’abord de la faute des électeurs du FN si le score de Le Pen est aussi haut.

Mais dans un système où le vote blanc n’est pas pris un compte, où c’est l’un OU l’autre, ne pas voter ou voter blanc, c’est lui faire un boulevard. 

Depuis les résultats du premier tour, je vois se multiplier sur internet (et je ne parle pas de tumblr, honnêtement je viens ici pour la lolitique plus que la politique, je crois que ça se remarque :’’’) ) des posts et des vidéos visant à décrébiliser Macron, à le vanner sur sa soi-disant absence de programme, à tourner en dérision la moindre de ses propositions. Moi aussi, je suis la première à vanner Macron, mais je fais la part des choses. Dans un contexte politique, j’oublie que le considère comme un enfant, j’oublie les blagues que j’ai aimé faire il y a cinq mois, j’oublie qu’il m’insupporte avec sa success story et sa comm’ incroyable, et je l’écoute. Les gens mettent tant d’énergie à le discréditer que certains croient SINCÈREMENT qu’il n’a vraiment pas de programme. J’ai même vu des “10 bonnes raisons de ne pas voter Macron le 7 mai”, un article TRÈS responsable sachant qu’on a le FN en face…

Le Front National, bordel de merde ! Pourquoi les gens mettent autant d’énergie à descendre le dernier candidat en lice pour faire barrage au FN ? Pourquoi les gens s’évertuent à mettre sur le même plan le libéralisme et toutes les déviances de ce parti nationaliste ?

La démocratie est une forme ambiguë de régime politique. Elle se veut la plus juste, mais quand on a des scores à 24 et 21% (environ hein), il reste la moitié des votants qui sont déçus, et tous ceux qui n’ont pas eu leur mot à dire, et tous ceux qui n’ont pas voulu la donner. La situation actuelle est difficile à gérer, c’est évident.

Quand Trump a été élu, incompréhension générale. Tout le monde disait que ça n’était pas possible, que jamais le peuple ne laisserait faire ça, que tout était plié d’avance. Mathématiquement, c’était impossible. Et pourtant.

Arrêtons le “ça ne peut pas arriver”. Plus que jamais, oui, Marine Le Pen PEUT être élue présidente de la République. Ne rien faire contre, c’est dangereux et irresponsable. J’entends ceux qui disent que, si elle est élue, on peut lutter différemment. Mais pourquoi ne pas profiter de l’occasion d’empêcher cette éventualité ? Certains se disent prêts à tout pour s’opposer à l’extrême droite, mais semblent trouver un bulletin au nom de Macron placé dans une urne au-delà de leurs moyens.

Je ne veux pas revivre le choc du 9 novembre, quand j’ai ouvert les yeux sur la victoire de Trump aux Etats-Unis. Je ne veux pas vivre pendant cinq, dix ans avec la rage de voir Marine Le Pen élue présidente alors qu’il y avait des moyens simples de l’en empêcher.

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Mood Board Challenge: Gemma Winters

Anddddddd here’s Gemma’s! I was going to say it’ll be the last one, but eh you never quite know with me. It’s the last one I had specific ideas for anyway. Hope you all have enjoyed them ^.^;

To the anon who just sent me the Bones ask

OMG OMG OMG OMG.

You just stumbled across a nagging plot bunny I’ve been toying with for ages, now.

I’m gonna sit on this ask for a bit, I think. Don’t despair, though, I will get to it (I will get to all of my asks, eventually). My brain is really not in the right spot for quality writing right now, and I’ve got a couple of challenges to finish up first, but I’ve had this image swirling around in my mind for literally months - Bones in the field, doing a bilateral finger thoracostomy on someone he loves because he has no fucking choice. 

I just want to make sure I do it right.

Stay tuned, Nonie. 

This one just might buy you a fic.

Team Voltron as things that me and my friends have actually said
  • Hunk: Eat enough cilantro and you too can become god.
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  • Pidge: Of course, because what girl wouldn't have scale models of heavy artillery to use against the Mongol hoards that attack during the Barbie-Horse uprising?
  • Allura: I'm glad you see where I'm coming from.
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  • Coran, on cannibalism: Whoopsie daisies.
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  • Lance: Is it treason to fuck a prime minister who is not your own?
  • Pidge: How many Prime ministers are we talking?
  • Lance: ...I don't know. /Types into Google "hot Prime Ministers"/
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  • Pidge: Curiosity isn't a body part either.
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  • Shiro: How big is the bug?
  • Keith: Big enough to fight.
  • Shiro: Well any bug is big enough to fight. I need specifics here.
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  • Hunk: Lance, you can't use Queen to get out of all of your problems.
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  • Shiro: Do you even know what VHS stands for?
  • Pidge: Vehicle Mode.
  • Shiro: Vehicle Mode?
  • Pidge: Mode spelled with an s. S-M-O-D-E.
  • Lance, from a distance: Vee Hickle Smode.
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  • Pidge: I need the tension, it brings me peace.
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  • Lance: I, an American teenager...
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  • Coran: It only takes about three minutes for anarchy to set in.
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  • Hunk: Even our Meth is outsourced.
  • Pidge: Make America Meth Again.
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  • Allura: I'm not calling Dostoyevsky a fuckboi, but...
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  • Keith: Who is Bono?
  • Hunk: The main singer from U2.
  • Keith: ???
  • Pidge: This guy. /Shows him a picture/
  • Keith: I have never seen that man before in my life.
  • Lance: Oh my god, go outside.
  • Keith: I have. He's not out there.
  • Lance: ...We'll he's got me there.
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  • Keith: Everything I do feels illegal.
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  • Pidge: Lance, you can't fuck the Canadian Prime Minister.
  • Lance: Don't tell me what or who to do.
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  • Keith, putting down his book and shutting it with purpose: Snart.
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  • Coran, on reentering the womb: Not ALL of us are going back in.
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  • Pidge: Like, you know, the place where they put the dead shit.
  • Hunk: ...The Smithsonian???
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  • Shiro, after not sleeping for three days: These are the voyages of the Starshoop Eagleprize.
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  • Allura: The aliens don't need your shitposts.
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  • Lance: Did English start as a practical joke?
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  • Shiro: Hey, we got MURDERED!
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  • Lance: YEAST! Make a wish!
  • Hunk: Do you ever think that our problems aren't like other people's?
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  • Coran: Hell is screaming mixed with kazoos.
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  • Lance: I am also sometimes called Killadelphia.
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  • Pidge: Why do you find yeast so funny?
  • Hunk: /distressed wheezing/
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  • Coran: These Nikes qualify me to give health advice.
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  • Keith: I'm either a shitposting human, or an alien that's trying his best.
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  • Hunk: It feels green in here.
  • Pidge: /deadeyed stare/
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  • Lance: I lost control of my pants.

I never knew a friend of mine would do an art trade in secret with another friend if mine.
Oh i guess i know why. Her art is more better than mine. Popularity my butt you lied to me and you go obe wuth “what i do is never enough for you guys”
Bullshit, you barely did anything for me (only that project which it’s almost a year now that i told you an i have waited for) you only promoted you cool friend’s art and with me it doesn’t hurt you that i don’t reply to you or talk to you for a long time but with them it does.
Am i really your friend?or you mostly care about the cool ones and now focus on how popular you have gotten with 2,500 followers?

I know they did it in secret because i never saw her post her part here.
I feel betrayed and lied to.
I guess my art never mattered to her only the art i drew of her or her designs….


WHY do i even bother anymore…..

I’m sorry, but this is complete bullshit. I get censoring out videos that talk about sex and more explicit things - which these restrictions accomplish to some extent - but this does more than just that. 

For example:

  • You know dodie’s “Sick of Losing Soulmates” video? Yeah, the official music video got taken down, but not because of language. The original release of the song on her main channel is still up with the restrictions on.
  • When you look up creators like Connor Franta, Troye Sivan, Hannah Hart, and Tyler Oakley, just to name a few, in the search bar, their channels don’t show up.
  • Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” official video isn’t available. Some videos of her performing it are up, but not the actual music video, a video that has no adult themes. 
  • Evan Edinger’s video on demisexuality isn’t available. Sure, he mentions the word “sex” a few times, but sex ed/human reproductive system videos aren’t down.
  •  MilesChronicles only has eight videos up with the restrictions. All their videos relating to their gender or sexuality don’t appear on their channel.
  • Troye Sivan’s coming out video (2013) isn’t there.
  • All of Melanie Murphy’s videos - except one - where she talks about her bisexuality aren’t available.
  • Only eight of Stevie Boebi’s videos show up on her channel; only one directly relates to being queer, the other is her identity video where “lesbian or bisexual” is in the thumbnail.

Trust me, there are more; you don’t have to look far to find them. But why does it matter? Can’t you just turn off the restrictions? Well yes, if it isn’t locked. YouTube offers an option to lock on Restricted Mode for the browser. A kid who’s trying to figure themself out and is terrified about it won’t have these resources and stories and models to help them if their parent(s) enable this restriction. Their self journey will be so much longer and harder than necessary because of it.

And what about the younger kids. The kids who are in a heavily sheltered environment where the only information they have about being queer is taken-out-of-context Bible verses. They’ll see the very minuscule number of lgbtq+ videos and feel even more isolated and like a pariah.

We need these videos.

Youtube has been a happy place and a space of belonging for me and so many others, we can’t take lose that. @youtube you said you’re proud of representing queer voices, you better fucking mean it.


UPDATE (20/3/17):

As pointed out by Philip DeFranco - amongst others - this is not only an lgbtq+ issue. We should not be viewing this just as *potential* homophobia, but rather marking people who are different from the societal norm as an “other.”

It has been brought to my attention that some videos concerning mental health issues have also been taken down. As @srgtfuckybarnes said, Hannah Hart’s video about living with depression is no longer available with these restrictions.

This is a bigger issue. It takes people who have different thoughts and opinions and placing them in a light that suggests their views are less than. 

I want to make this very, very clear, though: the intent of YouTube isn’t bad. I highly, highly doubt workers at YouTube sat down and at a meeting and said they were going to censor these types of people. That being said, the result/effect is still negative. How it effects people (in this situation) stands out more than whether or not YouTube is trying to separate people as an “other.”


Thank you to everyone (especially @2022hadmefrickinzazzed) for making constant updates to this. That is very much appreciated.