minor rant...sort of

I don’t believe in hating people because they are gay.

I don’t believe in hating people who are black. Or Hispanic. Or Asian.

I don’t believe in hating people who are trans.

BUT.

I also don’t believe in hating people who are straight.

I don’t believe in hating people who are white.

And I don’t believe in hating people who are cis.

Bottom line is, I DO NOT, in ANY WAY, believe in hating anyone at all– no matter what people of their race, religion, sexual orientation or what have you– for things that are beyond their control. No one should have to apologize for their entire race/gender/whatever. I don’t care if you’re a “cishet” or not, you shouldn’t have to apologize for something you personally did not do.

Sincerely, a Tumblr user who is fed up with seeing hate towards every single member of a certain people group for what people who just so happened to be a part of that group did.

Confirmation Bias

Here’s the thing I’d like people to understand. If you spend all your time around pets recreationally, out and about at parks or shows, you are already only seeing the animals that are well enough to be there, and all their humans will naturally say good things.

If you spend all your time in a vet clinic, at least 50% of the animals you see will be sick in some way. They have a problem that you need to identify and treat. Part of identifying the problem, unfortunately, often comes down to knowing a dog’s breed because some things are so common that you can predict what’s wrong with the dog before it walks in the door. And that’s sad.

Have you ever known a puppy to have such bad hip dysplasia that it was put to sleep before a year ol age? He’s not running around the dog park for you to meet because he didn’t get there. An adult dog suffering the same condition wont be there much either, so they are out of your sight.

The sick ones are in the vet clinics a lot though, and these are the dogs we see. They exist, but they are not so commonly seen in the happy places.

A breeder or a breed enthusiast will see happy dogs more often, because this is what they want to see, this is what they seek. That is their bias.

A vet will see the sick and unwell far more frequently. This is our bias.

It’s worth noting that the definition of ‘healthy’ for a breeder may also be different from that of a veterinarian. Numerous anatomical conditions, like stenotic nares, entroption or infected facial folds might be considered 'normal for the breed’ but that does not make them medically healthy.

If I’m asked for an opinion on a breed, don’t be expecting all sunshine and rainbows. Veterinary medicine isn’t all warm and fuzzies, puppies and kittens all day. It’s really an awful lot of diarrhoea, depressing and death.

There is no breed that’s perfect in every way, for every situation. If there was, I wouldn’t have a job. So don’t take it personally if I’m not suitable gushing and glowing about your favourite breed. It’s nothing against a dog being a dog, but if you ask for information, experience or an opinion I will give it. It’s not intended to put anyone off a breed, it’s the same points I go through at a new puppy consult, but it will hopefully forewarn you about what you may be dealing with.

If you want a breed known for its hip problems and are saving up right now, then by all means go get it, but save up a bit extra first so you can screen and manage those hips appropriately at the start. This could prevent morbidity if you’re prepared at the beginning, and if your individual dog does have good hips then you end up with a 'spare’ wad of cash in the bank, which is never a bad thing.

It’s much better then getting the breed unaware or potential issues, and being surprised by them when you have no means to do much about them.

So no breed will get a universal seal of approval, and you wont get a whole scoop of glitter and sprinkles from me, but some breeds are better than others, extreme anatomy is associated with more issues, and some conditions have a bigger effect on welfare than others.

If your feminism isn’t intersectional then what the fck are you fighting for. Bc like sorry to break it to you but white women are in fact almost the most privileged group in America. And I’m not one of those ladies saying “we don’t need feminism we get more money in the divorce!!” Like wtf. This is about the articles being spread about Jthe wage gap, when not mentinoning how much BIGGER the wage gap is for minorities. This is about the women that show up to marches surrounded by women of their own skin color but feel afraid about going to BLM events. This is for the women who aren’t considered the face of feminism because they aren’t white or well spoken. Black women matter. Native women matter. Asian women matter. Trans women matter. Immigrant women matter. ALL of these women matter and ignoring that and just being satisfied w the condition of the white woman is NOT feminism. Our condition does not rise until ALL. WOMEN. RISE.

Addendum: this should really be about all marginalized groups bc if you look at the wage gaps and situational traps for say a black gay man vs a white woman like who’s more privileged here. Anyway the point is although the white women osnt “equal” we are a HELL of a lot closer than SO many other groups in this country so DON’T FORGET TO HELP THEM UP TOO.

A few about six years ago on my birthday, one of my friends gave me one of my favorite coffee-table books: the Super Metroid Guide.

The Super Metroid guide (and other Nintendo guides at the time) weren’t just simple walkthroughs. No, in the Time Before the Internet these guides also served as the primary (and in some cases only) channel for their respective game’s backstory and lore, and there’s one particular piece of Metroid canon shown here that holds a special place in my heart. 

You see, Super Metroid was the first game in the series to really treat Samus as an actual character and gave us the first full depiction of Samus without her suit. Now, did they go the obvious route and make Samus a two-dimensional curvaceous waif, using her gender as an excuse to cram in sex appeal coated with a vapid personality?

FUCK. NO.
Take a closer look: 

Without her suit, Samus is Six-foot-three and two hundred fucking pounds of badass. Not to be outdone, her bio also does sweet-and-savory justice to her character, all within the character limit of a tweet.

“…Even though she weeds out dangerous and evil characters from the galaxy for a living, she truly cares about the safety of all law-abiding life forms.”
“She’d rather forgo collecting bounty than to see harm come to an innocent life form. While she has her kind side, she is ruthless in battle!”

Nobody giving her orders, no guilt or other bullshit giving her *cough* “motivation.” Samus does what she does because she fucking chooses to. It may be short, but it still paints a vivid and relatable portrait of who Samus Aran really is. She kicks ass and takes names for her paycheck, sure, but first-and-foremost she’s a protector of the small.

This is the ball that Other M dropped.

The thing with CCs writing isn’t that there a just like two or three problematic things in her books because that really wouldn’t be a basis to hate the stuff. I’m pretty sure most books and movies, even with generally good presentation, have their problematic factors here and there. It’s human, sometimes we either don’t know better or simply didn’t think and as long as we are willing to learn how to do better that’s not a bad thing. The bad thing about her writing is the fact that there is such a big amount of problematic stuff that it’s impossible to even keep track of. Not to mention the shit she herself can be associated with. It’s not just about “oh, so he cheated, it happens in real life too” but about ALL of it piled together connected to how it’s handled.

Nobody hates on the books because of one or two things, that would be ridiculous. It’s about the big picture and the fact that there are constantly problematic actions displayed and that wouldn’t even be so bad if they were at least handled accordingly - if the books would point out that the things are bad and wrong, if they would make an effort to do better and let the characters develop into better versions of themselves. But they don’t learn from their mistakes, that aren’t even depicted as such, and they keep on doing shitty things.

The problem is that you could write a whole damn book or even book series listing the problematic thing surrounding CC and her work. THAT is why people react negatively because they have more than just one reason to and everyone defending CC with the argument of “well, it happens in real life too” clearly needs to get a reality check because if you don’t even get the problematic factors of a fictional world I don’t even want to know how you see the real world…

Okay, but you know what I need?

A ship where Person A denies they like Person B. They also blush violently whenever B is nearby, almost like a radar. Everyone knows they are lying.

Person B has told all their friends that they like Person A but made them promise not to tell. They are completely oblivious to A’s feelings for them and so are too shy to say anything.

All of their friends are suitably furious.

((’Hey, A, B’s coming up behind you.’
‘But I’m not blushing…I MEAN-’))

This year’s Fandometrics are fucking hilarious. I want to know how hard the Blarkes are slitting but I’ve been free of them for so long that I’m scared to venture into their side. Alycia and CL were number #1 while Blarke was #16 and Bob didn’t even make it to the list. Elyza - a fucking fake character - made it but not their golden boy. I’m sure they need therapy after those numbers. Ah yes…so much good things coming out if these year end reviews.

A Letter About Sexualization

To Everyone:

First of all, let me be clear - this post is about me. Not about smut, not about fanfiction writers. It’s about me.

I’m fourteen. I’m a female. I don’t consider myself particularly attractive, nor particularly mature for my age. I don’t look too much older than a fourteen year old would. I don’t dress too much older than a fourteen year old would.

And yet.

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i need you all to understand that it is vital for each and every person on this planet to get involved in politics. I dont care if you find it stressful or youre too busy or lazy or whatever excuse you have, this world will fucking end because racist xenophobic fascists will go out and vote and get their way. UNLESS WE STOP THEM AND VOTE IN LARGER NUMBERS. you need to research your local government, and this isnt just for americans this is to EVERYONE, read up on their votes, keep track of the decisions and how they affect you and the community and the world. 

The results of the brexit vote has proven that donald trump can win. He can because nationalism works, and fear is a better motivator than anything else. You matter, your vote matters, your voice matters, never be silent and never ever let someone make you feel like its over. VOTE. 

the signs as things wonwoo has worn

Aries: wonwoo’s emo black hair

Taurus: wonwoo’s earrings

Gemini: wonwoo’s glasses

Cancer: wonwoo’s blonde hair

Leo: wonwoo’s snapbacks

Virgo: wonwoo’s bucket hats

Libra: wonwoo’s dirty white shirt from painting

Scorpio: wonwoo’s beanies

Sagittarius: wonwoo’s red-skulls designed shirt

Capricorn: wonwoo’s school uniform

Aquarius: wonwoo’s plaid skirt-pants (??)

Pisces: wonwoo’s pink rose on his ear

Emma Watson claims she can’t just be a white feminist “because my bosses are two black women.”

Look, I love Ms Watson as much as the next person, and while I’ve never been on board the He for She train, I have admired her work and am optimistic about where this will take her.

But man, I am SO disappointed to see her deflect a perfectly valid criticism and throw away the opportunity to open up an important discussion about inter-sectional feminism and acknowledge that WOC’s voices are largely absent from the movement.

Watson and the He for She movement have been pretty roundly dismissed by WOC since it hit the scene. I mean, you say you want “as many people as possible to feel seen, heard and included in this movement” and yet you focus on giving MEN a platform for feminism rather than minority women?

You FINALLY get a direct question confronting this very problem and you brush it off using the logic of “I can’t be racist, I have a black friend! Two, even!” ? Seriously?

Feminism doesn’t need more Emma Watsons, Taylor Swifts or Lena Dunhams. Feminist issues facing privileged white women are only one small part of the spectrum, and these women are fortunate enough to be able to use their privilege to openly confront it. Do you know how many marginalized women would KILL to have their voices acknowledged in that way? Do you not think that you could use just a LITTLE of that platform to direct attention their way and to their causes?

Sorry Ms Watson. You don’t even get a B for effort.

I Love You

There’s a lot of hate in the world right now. There always has been, but it seems to be running rampant right now, and I can’t tell if that’s because more people are paying attention to the news and more things are being reported or if it’s just a really terrible time for a lot of people right now. But either way, there are a lot of people that have to live with and are affected by this hate, and to you I want to say that I’m sorry and I love you.

Sorry’s don’t help, I know. “Keeping you in my thoughts” won’t help you deal with the loss of a loved one or the fear of being targeted because of your appearance. I’m not the easiest person to talk to, and I doubt there’s anything I’d be able to say to make you feel better if you did try to talk to me, but I’m here for you if you need me.

You’re strong. You’re beautiful/handsome/amazing. You matter. You can’t stop terrible people from doing terrible things, you may fear for your life based on decisions your government makes, and you may even have to fear celebrating with friends/family/your country because one person could decide to ruin it. But you can’t let that fear control you; you deserve all the happiness in the world and you shouldn’t let anyone keep you from achieving that. But please, stay safe, protect the people you love, and don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t worthy of the things you deserve, whether that be happiness, compassion, love, or respect.

I love you all~

Goin’ to Chicago Blues

Shay and Pidge from chapter two of my swing dancing AU, Splanky

Confused

Where the crap does the “Fenris is not white” thing come from? His sister was definitely quite pale, and while Fenris had a warm skin tone, I wouldn’t want to guess his race… OH WAIT, I know what his race is. He’s an elf. The various cultures in Thedas are stupid about many things, but skin color isn’t among them. Skin color isn’t something that’s even acknowledged as having any sort of meaning in Thedas. I simply do not understand this obsession with assigning Earthling (as opposed to human, because Thedas is not our world) racial characteristics to these characters. Fandom is weird.

“Throw like a girl”
What? What are you talking about? Girls don’t throw. Girls can’t throw. Because the boys never pass to them.