needing to rant

I don’t mean to sound like one of those annoying crit blogs but Star VS The Forces of Evil tackles a lot of the same issues Steven Universe does, and seems to do it a lot better. I’m not saying Steven Universe doesn’t do a good job or anything, but Star VS TFOE handles everything a lot better, the flow is just a lot cleaner and everything fits so well, but it’s not too preachy about it, like it’s trying to say “Look at me I’m progressive” it’s just doing what it’s doing and it fits a lot better into the story and the world. It’s not subtle though, they say it like it is. I feel like it really doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves for doing such a good job, but Steven Universe is kinda placed on a pedestal for it’s LGBT+ representation (Which is very good!!) even though it’s lacking in some other areas. Star VS TFOE handles things like war, massacre/genocide, and prejudice, a lot better than Steven Universe in terms of both story and as social issues. 

My Thoughts on BATIM Drama (Long Rant Post Warning)

Okay, I know I said that I would make a recording of me talking about this. And I had. But I listened to it back and just thought “…no one is going to want to listen to me talk for so long, even I’m annoyed by my own voice.” So, instead, I have what was going to be the script of what I was going to say, hidden under a cut so it doesn’t stretch out your dash unless you want it to. I’d appreciate the read.

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Rant. Long post.

Okay. So, I’ve been seeing posts about the girl who was sexually harassed on a bus and let me just give my two cents on this issue. A few months ago, I also experienced being touched by an old man on a bus. I was fully awake but I had my earphones on and I was kind of in a trance because my boyfriend that time and I had a fight the night before. I didn’t have much sleep because I had to travel so early. Simply put — I wasn’t myself that time.

This old man sat beside me and pretended to sleep. I was already suspicious from the time he boarded the bus but I thought he was gay, so I brushed the thought away. He had an orange shawl that he used as a blanket as he slept. I had my bag on my lap, so when I felt something on my thigh, I thought it was just the bag’s straps, but I was really worried already, from this point: look at this part here, I knew that I was probably being harassed but I couldn’t check and why? Because I was fucking scared. What would I do? So I tried to ignore it and just shuffled on my seat. Later on, the feeling of something on my thigh became more prominent, so I gathered the courage to lift the cardigan and bag on my lap — lo and behold! The old man’s hand was almost between my thigh. And I couldn’t process it yet. I wanted to shout but I couldn’t. I pushed myself to say something, and gladly the words, “Excuse me!” Came out of my mouth. He was surprised then moved away. Whenever I would feel that he’s getting close to me again, I would shuffle on my seat. See that? He was already the one who harassed but all I could say was ‘excuse me’??? As if I was even being polite??? I also posted about that experience on my Facebook to make my friends aware of such act but customized it so my family members don’t have to see it. They’ll just be worried and I’ll be asked a lot of questions, my father will surely not rest about it — I just wanted to forget it. So, when this issue of this girl came out, I was really surprised as to what the fuss is all about? My goodness people. Open your damn eyes! Has rape and sexual harassment been so normal in your everyday lives that it’s more acceptable for you? I just don’t understand why people choose to pull down people who experience such rather than help them. If you can’t say something nice then shut the fuck up. I don’t think she wanted fame. Who wants to boast about being touched by a stranger? Why can’t everyone just try to help one another? The world is already such a hateful place, why make it worse??

i’ve been doing some thinking on what it is about Antis that bothers me so much. and like, sure, of course, there’s the fact that i find their entire approach to fandom actively toxic and stifling and very, very counter to my own ethos of i) tag properly, ii) don’t like; don’t read, and iii) YKINMK.

but the thing that gets me on a personal level is:

they try to frame me as responsible for other people’s evil.

because that’s what Problematic means, that your actions actively hurt people. and that is–

i write angst sometimes, but at the heart of most of my fic is the theme of healing. there’s nothing more moving and amazing than to be told by a reader that a thing i wrote was what they needed to hear, that a thing i wrote gave them the courage or the hope or the breath to push on. and to be told that my ship, by very definition, is not only actively hurting people but enabling other bad people to go out and hurt more people?

that accusation is a thing that attacks the very foundations of my own self-image.

it makes me want to apologize: “oh god, i’m so sorry if my writing hurt you, i never ever in a hundred thousand years would have ever wanted–”

and that they take advantage of that very impulse? like, that’s exactly what Antis want. they want you to get on your knees and repent for the Sin of your ship, in front of some false god they’ve constructed in their own image. they want you to beg for forgiveness, weep for your dirty wrongness in the face of their arbitrary definition of Pure.

it makes me furious.

you’re right, fiction has been proven to influence reality: reading has been shown to make people kinder, more empathetic. but you know what? i’ve yet to see any proof that a single piece of media or fiction is responsible for turning people evil.

evil people are going to twist reality up to uphold their own righteousness. that’s just fact.

that does not mean i am responsible if evil people choose to take this thing i have created (with an open heart, with upturned palms) and use it to justify their own evil.

Anti culture isn’t about making fandom a safer place. fandom isn’t meant to be a safe place; it’s meant to be a creative place. we use fandom as a place to deconstruct the media that we love (and in doing so, the world that shapes that media), turn it inside out and explore it, put it back together, and share it with people as passionate as we are.

Anti culture is about shutting up the voices they disagree with and don’t want to hear.

i didn’t write this for you. i tagged it so that the people who it isn’t for could avoid it and so that the people who have the same flowers as me growing in their throats could maybe find a breath of air to save them from suffocating. i didn’t write this for you.

how dare you try to turn something necessary into something obscene?

This is karma getting back at me being a dumb ass

So like sometime last week while I was visiting my sister and her kids, me and two of my nieces decided “hey yoga poses for three people is a good idea and we should try it”. That didn’t turn out very well. I ended up bruising my leg and it’s right in the center of my leg where the bone is on my left leg. I’ve had issues with my ankle, since I sprained it back in like 9th grade so like three years ago. When I got hurt,y parents weren’t able to take me to a doctor because doctors are expensive and we’re poor. So I’ve had issues with it starting to hurt. Luckily I have an ankle brace when it gets bad. Back to the original point. Sometime during the yoga session I landed on my ankle wrong and I might have sprained it again. It’s been about a week, give or take. It’s better sometimes but then it’s worse. I’ve had to wear my ankle brace on and off for the past few days which really isn’t fun. So now, JUST TO KEEP MY FOOT FROM SUFFOCATING, I have to wear leggings and a sock to bed under my brace. I don’t have any compression socks right now, otherwise I’d use it.

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Originally posted by derbydeets

Good morning! About to start this oh so awesome Advanced Excel training I’m being forced to go to. Oh look, no pencil or pen… That’ll be a 0-Fail on the eval form… smh… Le sigh.

Pray for me… I may fall asleep…

No snacks. No coffee. No water. No pencil. No pen. And this was $200. Smh.. oh so professional! I’m done complaining now. LMAO 🤣

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  • Tumblr staff: worry not
  • Tumblr staff: the browsing tabs are now on the bottom
  • The good are never easy: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • The easy never good: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
  • Love it never happens like you think it really should: Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

Sometimes I hate being trans. A lot of the time, actually. While everyone else is moving forward, you’re feel like you’re waiting, waiting, waiting. For the next GIC appointment. For hormones to show any effect. For surgery. For the next surgery. For forms and reports and assessments to be filled out.

These things take weeks, months, years. Whole parts of your life get eaten away on waiting lists for services that are already stretched to their limit. And all the time you want everything to stop - to right itself in some magical overnight miracle. You spend nights crying and asking ‘why me?’ Why am I the one who has to be stuck here? 

But you will get there. I promise you. Nobody knows patience like us trans folk. We have to be strong, mentally, emotionally and physically, because we are forced to be by our very nature. It’s something huge to bear and it’s okay if you’re not always okay. It isn’t fun, and it isn’t fair. And it’s okay to grieve - for being born with the wrong parts, or for all the times that your body restricted you in life - for the things you wish you had. Grieve if you need to. 

There is light and dark to everything in life. Being trans is no exception. Keep going. Wait and fight and grieve and celebrate and live - in the way that only we trans people know how. 

You’ll come out stronger in the end.

Shout out to all of you having a tough time right now
  • Whether you’re struggling to make content
  • Feeling lost or alone
  • Having an identity crisis
  • Not feeling like yourself
  • Dealing with the loss of someone you love
  • Or going through personal issues that feel like they just won’t end

I love you and you’re doing great. Just remember, a journey is not a straight road. It is littered with mountains and rocky edges and cliffs that sometimes feel too high to climb. But you’re going to get past them, and continue on. You’re doing great. You’re valid. I love you.

THE SIGNS AS THINGS I'VE SAID BEFORE
  • Aries: People hold hands? Psh I can't relate, I throw hands like a real man.
  • Taurus: [puts on fake glasses] It's time to read some hoes.
  • Gemini: Me actually liking someone? Sounds fake, I just like the validation that I'm not complete trash.
  • Cancer: I'm internally screaming right now because the one day I decide to wear makeup I keep crying. My eyelashes are clumping together and I cannot. I refuse.
  • Leo: Do you ever see the sun and you're like ... Man, I'd love to punch it because same. I want to punch the sun so hard. My only chance to be fist-kissed by a hottie.
  • Virgo: I feel bad that I don't recycle. I just can't be inspired to do it because I still feel terrible about life after doing so. [throws water bottle in recycling bin] Oh look, I still have depression!
  • Libra: I want to have a flowery aesthetic... I need a group of friends that are always willing to take pictures of frolicking through flower fields.
  • Scorpio: I love the fact that no one really knows anything about me, but it also makes me kind of sad at the same time. What is my legacy besides being the mysterious and hot one?
  • Sagittarius: The only person in this world who will never break my heart is education connection lady. She's still in 2009 singing about her education experience and I refuse to believe anything different.
  • Capricorn: I've spent 10 hours of my life listening to the education connection song. If I don't make it to college, then I may as well just die.
  • Aquarius: Other people around me are always like "I LOVE YOU! OMG, I LOVE YOU!" Meanwhile I'm just eating my imaginary popcorn thinking about how much I hate everyone.
  • Pisces: I'm eating five hour old chicken nuggets and I'm sad. I don't think I'll finish them... I have to throw them away... This is probably the worst thing I've ever done in my life.

Jessica Jones had good reviews. 

Luke Cage was so popular it crashed the Netflix servers. 

Everyone’s excited for Black Panther. 

Everyone’s excited for Sony’s Miles Morals movie

People loved the M.I.T fan made film of Riri Williams 

Fans love Colleen Wing despite Iron-Fist flopping. 

But yeah. Women and People of color are the reason why your comics suck. Making all classic characters Nazis or unlikable jerk-offs is what the people want! 

P.S. It’s all DC Comics fault

/end sarcasm

THIS IS A PSA.

Pixlpit. Crankgameplays. Iceddarkroast. Verytiredkat. Apocalypto_12. Wwiishu. These usernames sound familiar? They probably do.

Robin. Ethan. Amy. Kathryn. Tyler. Signé. Do these names sound familiar? Maybe, maybe not. They should, but that doesn’t matter.

Recently, I’ve seen more of “oh my gosh!! Can you tell Mark/Jack/etc that I’m their biggest fan??!?!” and frankly, I am sick of it. Now, I’ll be the FIRST to admit that I found most of these people through Mark or Jack, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing- not in the slightest.

What is a BAD thing is if you send/spam messages at them purely to try and get into contact or noticed by Mark, Jack or anyone else. That is NOT cool.

They are their own creators. More importantly than that, they’re their own people! They’re not just “Mark’s girlfriend” or “Jack’s editor”. They weren’t put on this planet to be a damn messenger, so can we all take a minute to remember this?

All of them are their own people, fucking talented at that. I appreciate that some people really want to get recognised by their favourite YouTuber, I do! But there’s so many better ways of doing it!

Make fanart! Post comments! Make edits! Be ACTIVE! Don’t pester these poor guys just because they’re in contact with someone else you love. It is so not cool, some of y'all should be ashamed.

nico cant take a break

Robbie being unintentionally good at dealing with the children’s flaws.

Stingy claims everything as his? Robbie figures he’d never had something that was truly his and helps him make his own clothes. That are his only, have only ever been his and were made specifically for him.

Trixie causes trouble left and right? She needs attention, she is bored. So he entertains her and puts her in charge of something so she can feel important.

Ziggy is obsessed with sweets? Let him eat all the candy he wants. After a day of stomach pain and nausea he’ll never want so much candy again. Some things you have to experience to know they’re not good for you.

Pixel doesn’t like social interactions and sometimes spends hours playing video games right until the next morning? Robbie teaches him ways how to cope with being an introvert and feeling overwhelmed by sensations and explains things to the other children so they can be considerate. As for the gaming, the power goes out suspiciously often lately…

And what about Stephanie? Well, sometimes she can be a bit forceful and stubborn and can’t see other people’s side of the argument. So Robbie, simply by telling her no and annoyedly pointing out the things she missed/ignored, helps her be less narrow-minded.

And he does all of that unintentionally. He just does it without second thought, as if that’s normal and obvious while Sportacus stands flabbergasted and very much in love.