no more hierarchy

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I forgot that I bought the Force Awakens Visual Dictionary two years ago, but I found it among my big books yesterday, and I love the descriptions of Kylo Ren’s halfhearted
disaster lightsaber. “It’s crude appearance suggests construction by an inexperienced hand.”

The Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than You

Speaking out about your experience of disability can be an uncomfortable thing. I often find myself beset with the question, ‘am I disabled enough to advocate as a disabled person?’ ‘Am I qualified to speak here?’ ‘Maybe I’m a fraud. I was diagnosed so long ago, maybe I’m making excuses and not trying hard enough?’ And, the ever-annoying, ‘What about the Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than Me?’

Just as disabled people face pressure to attain an abled ideal, we’re also often haunted by the Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than You. You’re not that disabled, stop whining, just think about someone else who has all your difficulties plus this other one that you don’t have! Shut up about your amputation, what about the quadriplegics of the world! You should be grateful. It could be worse. Don’t ask for accommodations, that’s for REAL disabled people who are So Much More Disabled Than You. Don’t look into the disability benefit, that’s for Properly Disabled People Who Are So Much More Disabled Than You. Don’t park in the disability space, that’s for REAL PROPER disabled people! Yes I know you can’t walk further than 5 metres but YOU JUST NEED TO TRY HARDER.

These messages come from the outside, then, all too often, become our inner talk. We’re indoctrinated with an ‘ability hierarchy’. There are the abled people above you, people similar to you, and below you are the People More Disabled Than You. You figure you’re supposed to spend your life trying to become like the abled people above you, and in this eternal quest you’re supposed to think about how much easier you have it than the People More Disabled Than You and then feel guilty about every struggle you ever have. 

The problem is, this ability hierarchy has no basis in the lived realities of disabled people. It’s used against us in ways that harm us. Because we are all wedged in the awkward middle, where we don’t sail through the world like the normal folks but we’re made to  feel like any assistance, empathy or compassion should be reserved for the Real Disabled People Who Are So Much More Disabled. 

The ability hierarchy makes us feel ashamed to ask for services and accommodations that we need and qualify for. It alienates us from each other. And, like so many other disability myths, it frames disability as an inherent negative. You’re expected to feel grateful you’re not More Disabled. And since you’re not More Disabled, surely Normality is within reach? Maybe you’re not trying hard enough. Just THINK of the MYTHICAL DISABLED PERSON who’s SO MUCH MORE DISABLED THAN YOU!!! You should feel LUCKY!!!! 

The Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than You actually doesn’t exist. There’s always going to be someone facing more challenges. Or different challenges. There is always the possibility of another difficulty cropping up. For every disabled person on the planet, there is that Mythical Disabled Person So Much More Disabled Than Them. It’s really just a myth used to dismiss the needs of disabled people. What right do you have to speak up about your needs, in light of this Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than You? What right have you to argue that disability should be more accepted? What authority do you have? You’re not the Mythical Disabled Person Who’s So Much More Disabled Than You, so you’re just speaking from a place of whining. 

There is no real ‘ability hierarchy’-disability is diverse and complex. You might be able to get up on stage in front of thousands of people to tell jokes but have a panic attack over a cinnamon cookie (hi, that would be me). Your difficulties might not be easily condensed and summed up. There may be days when you’re completely ‘normal’ and days you’re completely not. None of this invalidates your struggles. Instead of thinking in terms of ‘more disabled’ or ‘less disabled’, try to think in terms of meeting people’s needs, taking them seriously, and banishing the stigma of disability. No disabled person is ever going to win this game-it’s time we all stopped playing.

Five Favs: Books with LGBTQ Characters

What do you read if you love fantasy and representation? I highly recommend the following:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A fantasy heist novel featuring a racially diverse cast of characters, including a bisexual gunslinger and a gay demolitions expert. Part of a duology (book two is called Crooked Kingdom).

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

What’s the opposite of bisexual erasure? Because basically everyone in this series is bi. V.E. Schwab has stated that “it is a world that cares about magical hierarchy more than heteronormativity.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

How many fantasy novels do you run across with an asexual main character? Not enough (and in fact, this one is technically a novella). Here you will also find a transgender character and explicit discussion about gender roles and nonconformity.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

Each of Riordan’s novels is more inclusive than the last, but we don’t meet my favorite argyle-wearing pottery-making genderfluid einherji until book two (The Hammer of Thor). Book 1, of course, is still well worth the read (Muslim Valkyrie? Yes please.)

The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce

The Circle of Magic books were a staple of my childhood. Imagine my delight when one of the main characters comes out as a lesbian in book 9! Plus, in books 1- 8, we get Lark and Rosethorn, two ladies living together in domestic bliss who raise our main characters. Start this series with Sandry’s Book.

Happy Pride, and happy reading!

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like in general, there’s no sexual graduation into different sex acts. there’s no hierarchy of “more” or “less” “real” “adult” “boring” “true” sex acts. having a dynamic experience with another person physically for sexual gratification is what makes something a sex act, and some sex acts are risky and unequal, and if it makes you uncomfortable no kind and caring partner will expect you to “perform” it. if they do expect it, or try to get you to do it, they’re being transparent as fuck what their priority is and that’s solely their own satisfaction. And it should tell you a lot about that person if part of their satisfaction comes from a disregard of their partner’s comfort. So any source asking you to be motivated into sex acts outside of “I want to feel pleasure and explore my desires with another person who is eager to do the same with me” it’s shitty and doesn’t care about you and just wants you to be a sex performer and we’re naturally sexual we don’t need to perform.

anonymous asked:

i assume you'd like a new series focusing on cats that arent from thunderclan (like how the super editions arent just all about thunderclan cats. i just want a series fleshing out the other 3 lake clans for starclans sake)

yes u were right lol 

arc 1 - fireheart’s pov

i feel like the first arc has to be from thunderclan’s pov. later books, like 5 & 6 could have been from a shadowclan pov but it really is necessary for it to be TC with tigerstar, bluestar and firestar’s character arcs

arc 2 - feathertail, stormfur, hawkfrost & mothwing pov

now we move to RC, with graystripe’s children. feather and storm go on the journey, and we get pov from home with both hawk and moth. we have the same outsider themes from the first arc, but we get sibling dynamic as well as a villain pov. we see hawkfrost’s attempt at taking control of RC from both storm and hawk’s pov, as well as training in the DF, mudclaw’s rebellion, and stormfur & brook’s decision to leave the mountains and rejoin the clans (and then go to TC)

arc 3 - dawnpelt, flametail, & tigerheart pov

main focus on dawnpelt in this arc, with kind of the Po3 roles reversed (w/o the powers). we see the intro of sol and watch as sc descends into chaos again as another outsider takes them over from inside. i would prob introduce sol much earlier on (like book 2) and build from there. i would also prob talk more abt the sexism in wc in this arc, with tawnypelt & dawnpelt both being passed up for the deputy position/positions of power and how it impacts them (aka the sexism is deliberate and made into a plot point) 

arc 4 - breezepelt & antpelt pov

this arc again from villain povs! this would be to show just how controlling the DF is, as well as getting an antpelt pov after his death, and we get to see more hierarchy in the DF and how they actually operate/live. this isn’t about making these villains into “oh woe is me” but actually fleshing out their characters and giving them much more depth and actual weight to the story 

arc 5 - twigpaw & violetpaw pov 

not much to say, now we’re back w thunder & shadow pov’s but both twig & violet join skyclan, and we get to see skyclan pov and how they settle into life around the lake 

Zhang Yixing//Sovereign - Part 7

Summary: Two kingdoms are at war with another, and being the illegitimate warrior, wildcard princess, you’re appointed to the war council - along with the youngest prince of your allied country, Prince Yixing. He’s arrogant, believes he knows best no matter what - but you’re exactly the same. (1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8)
Scenario: Royalty!AU
Word Count: 4,818

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Ok but???

Jason Todd is such a middle child. He has so many traits of middle child like behavior and traits such as:

- doing his best to differentiate himself from the oldest sibling yet at the same time proving himself to be better
- having mostly friends like him (all anti heroes and people on the edge and many with horrible back stories)
- being really stubborn as hell
- having an awareness that the youngest and oldest children seem to matter more in the hierarchy (especially when it was him, Dick, and Tim)
- that whole “fuck you I’m going to be different and strike out on my own” thing that middle children seem to do very often, especially with an overachieving oldest child. (This is something I’ve read and seen irl)

PSA THIS IS NOT HOW ALL MIDDLE CHILDREN ARE BUT ALL OF THESE TRAITS ARE ONES THAT CHARACTERIZE MANY MIDDLE CHILDREN.

anonymous asked:

Do you think Lord Mormont's tendency to take rank and knighthood into consideration when making appointments & assigning commands is due to an inherently classist outlook or bowing to the classist reality of his world, in that he believes if he tries to make Ser Allisers serve under the Donal Noyes, the disruption and resistance would be too much? And on that, how much of Thorne standing aside to let Slynt be arrested is due to NW loyalty or belief that Jon is looking for an excuse to kill him?

I tend to think the former, and it’s not a staffing decision that brings it out best, in my opinion, but the training regimen.

Almost the first thing Jon Snow had done as Lord Commander was institute daily archery drill for the entire garrison, even stewards and cooks. The Watch had been placing too much emphasis on the sword and too little on the bow, he had said, a relic of the days when one brother in every ten had been a knight, instead of one in every hundred.

- Samwell I, AFFC

This method of training shows an underlying focus in the organisation that hasn’t changed to reflect current realities - and it’s something that isn’t so very hard to change, compared to highly visible and immediately contentious politics of promotion. Fact is, Mormont just didn’t realise what it meant that rangers and trainees spend a disproportionate amount of time on swordsmanship, nor its long-term implications for the defence of the Wall. Swordsmanship is just part of training as a ranger, and Mormont’s not questioning that.

The Night’s Watch, despite a measure of egalitarian rhetoric, tends to replicate the class differences of the broader society, as knights tend to become rangers and rangers become top of the social hierarchy. It’s more possible for the illegitimate and the lowborn to rise high in the Night’s Watch…compared to the outside world. Social class still matters at the Wall. Quite a lot. For instance, Bowen Marsh makes it explicit that certain positions are “reserved” for knights, or at least rangers, in Jon VIII, ADWD. Jon’s own rise through the ranks has more than a little bit to do with the fact his father’s Eddard Stark. Then there’s Tyrion’s bluntness:

Tyrion had heard a few of those droll names. “I’ll wager the lads have a few names for him as well,” he said. “Chip the ice off your eyes, my good lords. Ser Alliser Thorne should be mucking out your stables, not drilling your young warriors.”

“The Watch has no shortage of stableboys,” Lord Mormont grumbled. “That seems to be all they send us these days. Stableboys and sneak thieves and rapers. Ser Alliser is an anointed knight, one of the few to take the black since I have been Lord Commander. He fought bravely at King’s Landing.”

- Tyrion III, AGoT

Oh, if only the Night’s Watch had experienced fighters capable of teaching their recruits! Mormont just doesn’t make the jump to seeing that prioritising class, rank, and knightly methods is slowly killing the organisation he leads (and probably a few recruits, literally, given how terrible Thorne is at his job), and it’s time to start thinking about how to change this. Mormont here shows that he’s not looking for ways to find, educate, and promote the capable amongst the recruits he’s getting, he’s looking for a better class of recruit. Literally, a better class of recruit.

This lack of imagination and flexibility is also evident in the treatment of Sam Tarly. Not incidentally, it’s also one of the earliest places where Jon’s practicality (and tendency to make enemies with it) shines through.

“I know one thing Sam could do better than anyone.”

“Yes?” Maester Aemon prompted.

Jon glanced warily at Chett, standing beside the door, his boils red and angry. “He could help you,” he said quickly. “He can do sums, and he knows how to read and write. I know Chett can’t read, and Clydas has weak eyes. Sam read every book in his father’s library. He’d be good with the ravens too. Animals seem to like him. Ghost took to him straight off. There’s a lot he could do, besides fighting. The Night’s Watch needs every man. Why kill one, to no end? Make use of him instead.”

- Jon V, AGoT

Good idea, Jon! Sure, it means Sam’s not taking the strictly traditional path through training, but by doing this, the Watch gets to keep one of its few literate recruits. Again, this is an indirect indictment of Jeor’s leadership - you think he didn’t know about Sam Tarly’s arrival at the Wall? Did he ask questions about the circumstances? If he didn’t, he should have - and then adjusted Sam’s training accordingly. Why is a fifteen-year-old recruit the only one pointing this out, seriously?

Jeor Mormont wasn’t the worst Lord Commander the Night’s Watch could have. But he was a traditionalist, and many Watch traditions have long since become more hindrance than help by the time we start the story.

Regarding Thorne standing aside, he’d read the room. Slynt overplayed his hand and defied a direct order so that Jon had little practical choice but to order Slynt’s execution; Thorne knows he’s not popular in the Watch. If he picked the fight, at that place and time and under those circumstances, he probably wasn’t going to succeed in getting rid of Jon and would much more likely only get himself killed.

Gem Heist (Steven Universe)

So after the intense “Adventures in Light Distortion”, we now come to the next part of the mission to save Greg and while this episode is a bit slower than the last two, it still has some great moments and also a new character!

Holly Blue Agate is Blue Diamond’s superior and is very loyal to those who are higher than her, especially Blue Diamond.

While I don’t really think too much of her character, as she seems to play the kind of kiss-up type characters that we normally see in media, especially in Star Wars with Governor Tarkin to Vader.

I’m hoping there will be more to her character soon, possibly in the future.

With Lauren Zuke and Hillary Florido’s writing, we get some pretty humorous moments like Steven being referred to as Esteban to which he should just Esteban it and Sapphire trying to warn and speak loudly to Steven, Pearl and Ruby about Holly coming back.

The Amethyst guards were pretty goofy, but it fits with Amethysts character, so it works.

I found it kind of creepy when Steven was entering the assimilation bay and getting inspected and having his clothes taken off and changed.

I’m glad to see Greg’s okay, but in a completely different attire. What could this all mean?

Overall, good episode and nice to learn more about Gem hierarchy!

Lauren and Hillary usually bring out the most quotable episodes of the show, I feel!

Axolotl’s Poem: Full Analysis

Well, this post took a long time to make. Going by the general theme of my blog, you would’ve thought that this would be one of the first posts I made. But better late than never.

Sixty degrees that come in threes

This is one of the more straightforward lines. It simply confirms that Bill is actually an equilateral triangle, not an isosceles as he was called a couple times in-show. This actually does have some significance, as when Bill was asked where he came from in his AMA, he replied “EDWIN ABBOTT ABBOTT HAD THE RIGHT IDEA!” Edwin Abbott Abbott was the author of Flatland, a book about a 2D world, with a shape hierarchy. The more sides you have, the higher up in society you are, so Isosceles triangles were lower class, while Equilaterals were middle class. 

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evergloriousoverlord  asked:

I've been thinking about this for a while, so I decided to find out your thoughts on the matter. How would you go about creating a good fantasy religion?

When it comes to building a religion, the key things to remember is that religion is tied very much to ethics, the nature of reality, the meaning of life (and anything that comes after), and other deep philosophical underpinnings of what it means to be alive, to be good or evil, what responsibilities do we have in life. Religion offered to the people of the past (and continues to offer to the people in the present) profound comfort, meaning, and purpose for the entire life. So, you have your work cut out for you. But this is not beyond the ability of the aspiring worldbuilder and fantasy writer. I’m going to caveat this: I’ve studied religions, but a lot of my studies were focused on western religions. Someone who has studied more Eastern, African, or Pacific religions feel free to add anything. I acknowledge my limitations and have done what I could be as inclusive as possible, but I am certain there was stuff I missed.

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How to list multiple relationships on Facebook (as best you can)

While Facebook only allows you to list one status or relationship in the “relationship” section, it does have a Family section, which allows you to add as many or as few relationships as you want.
Someone cannot be in both the relationship AND the family section.

While Husband/Wife/Partner used to be included in the Family section, when they moved to the relationship section, Facebook just hid them in the Family section (but left the codes there for those who haven’t updated it)
Side note: some of the steps in this are similar to ways people might try to hack your account - I’m not doing that, but just know that I know these are a little sketchy.
How to do this in Chrome:
1)  Open “Family And Relationships”     

1a - Go to your profile   

1b - Go to “About”   

1c - Go to Family and Relationships

2)  Click “Add a Family Member”

3) Type the name of one of your partners

4) Right click on “Choose a relationship”

5) Click “Inspect" 

6) Click the right facing arrow on the highlighted section (begins with select class), turning it down

7) Check to see if a bunch of lines appear, and the first one is the following:<option value="0”>Choose Relationship:</option>

8) Doubleclick the 0 - enter the number you want from the list below

9) Highlight the “Choose Relationship:” section, and type the title associated with the number

10) Close the developer tool with the “x” in the top right of the tool

11) Press Save Changes, even though “Choose a relationship” will still appear.

12) Get your partner to confirm the relevant status

Please note - step 9 may be optional, may be required, or may explicitly not be required.  It seems to change with FB updates.  Similarly, the parentheticals following Partner may or may not be required.  It might take a try or two, because we’re trying to do something Facebook doesn’t want you to do.  Until we can easily list our partners, this will have to do!

List of options:
163 - Husband
164 - Wife
223 - Partner (female)
224 - Partner (male)
240 - Family Member
241 - Partner (gender neutral)

Then, decide if you want a partner or not in the relationship section, which will display more prominently.  Great for hierarchy, not as useful with non-hierarchical.  Currently, I have mine listed as “married” without a partner listed, then my “husband” and “Partner” in family. 

anonymous asked:

If we talk about an a/b/o au, Christian and Ian would be alphas? both of them? Or Christian would be a rebel omega who doesn't like being the weak little thing people say he needs to be? Like, y'know, those omegas who wants to be at the same level as alphas. How is Ian going to take that? The status of a person is really important for his family I gess, what do you think?

Either options would work for Christian. But whatever he is, I could see Ian not being too receptive to him. To Ian, the nail that sticks out should be hammered down. An omega challenging an alpha is disrepectful - it goes against the natural hierarchy, and Ian knows he can fix that. And if Christian were an alpha? That’s even worse. An alpha submitting to another alpha is the highest form of shame.

So now we have a truly ‘unstoppable force versus an immovable object’ situation going on. But I guess that’s to be expected of these two.

The twist here is that Ian respects strength and tenacity, even more than the social hierarchy. He hates people who are all talk: it’s results that matter in the end. And so beneath all that aggression, Ian is begrudgingly impressed by Christian. It doesn’t mean he agrees with him, of course, but respect can go a long way.

There are so many things I want to read headcannons or aus about right now:

- How did Abby react when she found out that she had survived? When she realised she wouldn’t get to see Clarke for at least five years? Did she even know that Clarke survived? Maybe they talked over the walkie talkie? Would Niylah and Abby bond anything? How’s her relationship with Marcus?

- How did Clarke find Maddie? How young was she? How many other survivors has she found? None? Several? Maybe she found some others but for some reason they didn’t want to stay? What does she teach Maddie? For how long was Clarke alone? 

- How’s everyone in the ark? How are the dynamics? How will the group’s different relationships (romantic and platonic) evolve? Will they be this strange family? Or will they mostly just tolerate each other? Will Emori and Echo like space? Will Raven get to space-walk some more? 

- What will the hierarchy in the bunker look like? Octavia is on top with Indra as her second; but will she have a council, or advisors, or something? I’m guessing the leaders of the different clans will want to have some say in things, and they do have people with a lot of experience with surviving and leadership. 

- How will being in charge affect Octavia? Will she shut off? Or will she allow herself to feel, but use the people around her as support? Obviously Indra will be crucial to her, but who else will she rely on? Niylah? Abby? Kane? Jaha? Gaia? Miller? Someone else? (I don’t know, I’m just throwing out names at this point) Did Clarke manage to contact her and tell her that the others managed to get into space? (although she doesn’t know if they survived, she figures (hopes) they probably did because Raven)

- If Wells, or Anya, or Lincoln, or Maya, or other characters who are gone were still alive (or lived longer); Where would they be now in cannon? In space? In the bunker? Neither? What would their stories look like?


- Some aus/headcannons where; 

In some way or another Lexa is alive, and her and Clarke survive Praimfaya together, and they travel to find other survivors (if the nightbloods Lexa helped raise was still alive it would be amazing)

Luna didn’t get screwed over in every way (and preferably survived. Maybe even an au that’s about her and Clarke surviving Praimfaya or an au that’s about her joining Raven and Murphy and the others into space and how she would interact with them)

Raven somehow becomes a part of the Murphy and Emori relationship (because those last scenes, as well as Murphy helping Raven, and other scenes made me happy)

We get to see more of the Murphy and Monty relationship. I want them to be friends (or whatever) and I want to see how they would work on the ark. 

Bellamy and the others can hear Clarke (and can talk back?)

I mean…those Bellamy and Clarke hints weren’t even subtle… so it would be fun to read some stuff about how their relationship would’ve worked out if Clarke had been on the ark

Clarke got on to the ark with the others and she and Raven got together (Raven just looked so damn sad over Clarke you know)

I really liked how supportive Niylah was with Clarke and how safe she made her feel, so some stuff where they talk over the walkies, or where they meet up after Niylah’s able to be outside again (or even some stuff about the time Clarke was on her own after season two and met Niylah)

Octavia and Gaia somehow become closer since they both care for Indra (I’m thinking as siblings, but it’s also fun to imagine Indra seeing two people she love falling for and supporting each other)


Okay I need to stop or I’ll go on all day~ Feel free to add some more stuff, I would love to read it~

Bound Chapter 1: Soul Mates

Kageyama spent the next years eagerly awaiting Oikawa’s yearly arrival. The two had begun exchanging letters and once Kageyama reached the age of 16, he felt the sole desire to confess to Oikawa. Growing up, Kageyama learned more about the hierarchy in his own village and realized that his treatment was due to his status as a high-ranking omega. Kageyama was an orphan, but the elder council of his village found him to be precious because of Kageyama’s unique scent that makes alphas delirious with lust. His eyes also had the ability to influence weak alphas, though Kageyama had yet to experience this effect.

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Writing lemons

*hasn’t written a lemon since 2013*

*wonders how teenagers have the audacity to write this shit*

*marvels that some of them do it well–fearlessly, even*

I’m no blushing virgin, but like. I’m blushing, okay?

I have one advantage that they don’t, however: more wine.

Let’s go.

worst releases of 2017

  1. Glue is still a band people like??
  2. that dude jimmy’s existence and the fact that people pay attention to him
  3. “hey check out my new power electronics album it’s a 7 CD collection of 3 hour long tracks coming soon on hospital productions”
  4. finding out people you associated with for years are abusers
  5. and people still are friends with them
  6. having to immerse yourself in ~scene politics~ if you want to play shows even though it’s all obnoxious juvenile bullshit and everyone sucks
  7. punk as a whole being a cesspool of boring garbage that exists for most people as a backdrop for social functions and personal gain via cutthroat capitalism disguised as “DIY”
  8. the overuse of the term “social capital” by those with no understanding of what it means or knowledge of cultural capital or symbolic capital which they often confuse it with
  9. add “gaslighting” and “emotional labor” to that list
  10. “10 Reasons Why Every Band Should Conform To My Narrow, Lowest Common Denominator Informed Ideas Of How To Perform Music (And Also Should Only Play For 7 Minutes Max)”
  11. “10 Reasons That Prove I’m A Boring Pedestrian Who Doesn’t Appreciate Challenging Artistic Expression Or Even Understand That Performance Itself Is An Art Form And Doesn’t Have To Always Appeal To Everyone" 
  12. "10 Reasons I’m Using To Justify Saying ‘That’s Just The Way Things Are’ So They Do Stay The Way They Are, Because Punk To Me Is More About Social Hierarchy Than It Is About The Music, Politics, Experimentation, And Acceptance Of True Outcasts Which Are Integral Aspects Of The Punk Aesthetic”
  13. dude we fucking get it, you just heard Death Church……but you’re never gonna be Matthews, Blinko, Greville, or any combination of the three, so please fucking stop ruining their style with tryhard riffs that go on for too long and aren’t memorable
  14. and every goddamn band does it now
  15. is deathwish inc still a thing?
  16. oh yea they are because Converge put out another steaming pile of shit
  17. I really don’t feel too compelled to listen to your 8th “new gorenoise project” after the first seven weren’t too impressive
  18. old alt bands trying to stay relevant by using art that looks right off the youth attack catalog from 2010 and touring with artists who stopped being relevant like 4 years ago
  19. apparently shitty screamo (sorry….”skramz”) bands and bands who sound like bad marilyn manson ripoffs are to be considered deathrock and/or noise rock
  20. people say “skramz” and “emo violence” with no sense of irony
  21. the people who were the ones shitting on art punk and noise the hardest for years are now jocking that shit and starting bands but still treating it as a joke
  22. turnstile is a band and apparently they played in israel LOL
  23. realizing that nu metal is just sludge for normies and Dystopia is just nu metal for crusties 
  24. look dude……using too much chorus pedal on both guitar and bass, writing one song about a graveyard (that’s actually just a generic anarcho-punk nursery rhyme) and having a tonedeaf singer who moans through too much reverb doesn’t make you a goth band even with your super cool pre-distressed Sisters Of Mercy shirt
  25. also bands who clearly like New Order and Tears For Fears but not enough to not blatantly rip them off
  26. youth crew probably
  27. “all cops are bastards” chanted with total sincerity as a supposedly meaningful chorus to a “political” song
  28. comic book villain laughing being overused
  29. the new wave of punks trying to play industrial that they think is original even though they just sound like the worst of skinny puppy and have never even heard of SPK
  30. nyc as a whole
  31. holy shit why is there so much oi
  32. tuff guy gruff vocals are getting more hilariously unbearable by the day
  33. and they were already fucking outrageously goofy to begin with
  34. punks using poppers but not for their intended purpose
  35. is the term “female fronted” still used as a genre by dipshits
  36. the continuing adventures of the infantilization of women, poc, and lgbtq individuals – as well as taking those with chronic illnesses and disabilities lightly and treating them as if they’re being unreasonable – in punk, a subculture which claims to embrace leftist politics (see #7)
  37. “hello it is I an uninformed metalhead shitass duebro here to tell you why caring makes you stupid” by metal sucks dot com 
  38. sweet christ if your tape is being used as a release it’s not a demo – just title your fucking tapes so they’re distinguishable somehow when I type in “demo 2017″ while looking for it
  39. chances are, if you did just call it “demo” I didn’t even bother because I know it’s gonna be knockoff Peni riffs and stompy big bad boy drums or “mutant so weird true freaks” bullshit
  40. or “raw punk” aka “we just heard disclose lol”
  41. I’m honestly not sure which of those is more unbearable at this point it’s a tough call
  42. all music is bad

the end see you next year fuckers

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Doodles from an RP with @weirdly-amazing . Also, I have the urge to make this into anOTHER ask blog, but I realized jeanryde already did something rly similar and so I would feel like a copycat. 

 In the Rp, Alfred is a 23 year old rouge vampire, physically 21 (I changed it to 19 for the ID bc canon aph things) who eventually becomes Arthur’s Supernatural aid.

 Arthur is a hunter who is hunting a coven of Vampires and awkwardly takes Alfred as his Aid. 

Both are extremely attracted to each other, but as the rules say; A Para aid and a Hunter must strictly be platonic, and as we all know Arthur is a stickler for the rules. Alfred could care less.

(The Para universe is not related to SPN, it obviously takes the same creatures and etc but follows a more strict hierarchy, similar to Ministry of Magic)