not like it would matter

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10

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

if you’re looking for a high risk high reward kind of way to make thursday interesting: make a list of the five most influential relationships you had in your life. i don’t mean romantic, but they can be. it doesn’t have to be people or even something tangible, a relationship with music counts. but if it is people? write out what changed you and what your journey was with them and what happened between you two. and tell them. tell them they mattered to you. watch what happens, because the plain truth is that we don’t tell people enough that their love for us made us better. just for a day, in this whole ugly world that’s trying to kill any form of kindness: be thankful. it’s important. imagine what it would be like to get that kind of affirmation that you matter. just… watch how it changes someone to hear that. i don’t know. i think it’s sort of cathartic to be vulnerable like that. but i love you. and you matter. 

I really like the idea of transboy Lance and shance. Because I like transboy Lance headcanons in general (especially in relation to Pidge’s gender reveal - like he didn’t question her gender because he just accepts what people tell him. Pidge says she’s a guy? Lance won’t question it even if he does pick up on things that might contradict it because he’s respecting what she’s told him so far). And I like the shance dynamic

Shiro’s spent all this time telling Lance off for flirting and then he finds out Lance is trans and it kinda makes sense why Lance is so loud with his masculinity. And he feels pretty bad for shutting him down all the time. But on the other hand - “Lance, being a guy doesn’t mean you need validation from pretty girls. Your masculinity doesn’t depend on how many dates you get. So I’m still going to tell you off until you learn to behave like a gentleman.”

Shiro doesn’t treat him any differently, on the whole, and Lance develops a whole new respect for him. Like Shiro was already his hero and now that impression has just been validated. And that’s probably when he starts really crushing (he’s always had a lowkey crush on Shiro - everyone has a lowkey crush on Shiro, let’s be real). Assuming Shiro’s the only one who knows (maybe he figured it out while Lance was unconscious after the bomb incident - someone had to change him out of his armour), Lance can completely trust him not to out him to the others or slip up and use the wrong pronoun or anything like that.

So when they did get together, that trust would be at the core of their whole relationship. And it works the other way around as well. When Lance notices Shiro is having a hard time sleeping and sometimes gets depressed, he doesn’t tell the others. None of this ‘but it’s for your own good’ attitude, he’s not going to announce private stuff simply because he wants to help. Instead he asks Shiro directly how he can help him, if at all, and just that knowledge his privacy isn’t compromised soothes Shiro a whole lot.

Favorite Song From Each Beatle: [2/4]

↳ Paul McCartney: Blackbird

Album: The White Album – released November 22nd, 1968

“While John was busy experimenting with sounds, Paul started and finished the recording of ‘Blackbird’, a lovely new composition which featured his own lead vocal, double-tracked in places via an overdub, accompanied by his acoustic guitar and a metronome gently ticking away in the background. It was a straightforward recording – no reductions necessary – and was perfected by the 32nd run through, just 11 of which were complete.

There was one other addition to the four-track tape: chirruping blackbirds, courtesy of “Volume Seven: Birds of Feather”, from the Abbey Road taped sound effects collection, the doors of the trusty green cabinet already being open during this evening for raidings by John Lennon. “I taped that on one of the first portable EMI tape-recorders, in my back garden in Ickenham, about 1965,” recalls Stuart Eltham.

“There are two recordings, one of the bird singing, the other making an alarm sound when I startled it.” Six mono remixes of the song were made before the session in studio two ended, the sixth being ‘best’.”

- The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970. Mark Lewisohn

I think my role is to shut up and listen. A lot of white people should shut up and listen. They really don’t know what the African-American experience truly is. When you have people getting shot in their cars for no reason and being put in fucking jail cells and it’s for profit, we have a serious problem, and the first thing you need to do is get educated. Don’t try to do this, like, ‘Blue lives matter.’ Don’t try to do the 'All lives matter.’ Just shut up and listen to the experience. And then move forward after that.
—  Billie Joe Armstrong, Rolling Stone Magazine
Mystery Twins Indeed

I’ve seen headcanons I’ve liked about Mabel being trans, and headcanons I’ve liked about Dipper being the twin who’s trans, and both have made sense because identical twins are biologically incapable of being different sexes. Fraternal twins are, of course, but not identical twins – and so far as the fandom is aware, all twins bearing the name Pines are, in fact, identical.


Which is to say that while I don’t know whether I like Dipper being trans or Mabel being trans better, I really like the idea of people in the Gravity Falls universe realizing that one of these supposedly “identical” twins must be trans and the other must still identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. I just love imagining the reactions the twins have when said people start asking rude, idiotic questions. “So, which one of you is the real/original twin?” “Are you actually supposed to be two girls, or two boys?” “Which one of you is faking your gender and which isn’t?” Etc. and so on, infinitely spiraling down the well of idiocy and transphobia as they go.


Mabel wiggles her arms dramatically and does a “spooky” voice, crab-walking in front of Dipper for extra effect. “No~bo~dy kno~w~s,” she extends each vowel for, like, three minutes to make sure this person feels uncomfortable for as long as possible. She’s very theatrical about the whole thing. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if she sometimes tells them to wait a second and runs off to get a sweater labeled “Mystery Twins” and then stands in front of them explaining that this wasn’t the sweater’s original purpose, but maybe now they get the idea that (and she extends the words even longer this time, just for good measure) “No~bo~dy kno~w~s! It’s a my~s~tery~!”


Dipper gets extremely defensive, taking his angry stance and practically shouting at the person to “Mind your own business, you creep!” in the most determined voice he can manage. He grabs Mabel by the hand and tells her they’re leaving, since they have better things to do than listen to ignorant creeps asking stupid questions. Mabel lets him, sticking her tongue out at the person who started interrogating them, trying to get the last word in as the twins exit the scene.


The person idly wonders whether Dipper getting defensive was because he’s the trans twin and he’s sensitive about it, or because he’s just that protective of Mabel. They never do figure it out, though; since Mabel and Dipper only talk about gender with people they actually trust – and even then, they try not to make a big deal about who’s trans and who isn’t. They’re just… they’re just Dipper and Mabel, and that should be good enough. And for almost everyone (except the occasional idiot who alerts the twins to their presence with painfully transphobic questions), it is.

Re: Third parties.

Certain states were never going to be a contest. Massachusetts, for instance, will probably never be red unless the apocalypse really does happen (I’m not discounting it, but hopefully the world keeps spinning tomorrow or we wake up on January 1, 2017, and someone’s like APRIL FOOLS). In that case, absolutely vote third party if you want to, particularly in smaller races.

But it takes a LOT of privilege to vote third party in a swing state. I won’t completely say “fuck you” for it because literally every prediction site was giving Clinton a nearly 100% chance of winning up until today, but I will say that I really hope you’re okay with four years of Donald Trump and what that will mean for your less privileged friends.

imagine adrien came across that text post that says find a girl who is your princess and your homie all in one and just goes around confusing marinette by calling her his homie all the time

I SEE WE ARE ALL IN AGREEMENT ON FAI AND HIS MOMENT OF SUDDEN HORROR. 

I’M SO GLAD.