“You need to read the literature” - don’t read the literature. Old queer literature is turgid af, and more importantly, it is no more informed, intelligent, or progressive than anything people are producing now. In fact its usually super fucking backward tbh. If you’re worried that the modern discourse is too squeaky clean, you’re just not looking in the right places because there are plenty of gay and trans people nowadays who do not fit into any sort of respectability narrative who are writing, blogging, making videos, and generally speaking up, you just have to listen as opposed to replaying the greatest hits of the last generation.

pls dont pirate/upload the mbmbam episodes elsewhere,,, if u can subscribe to seeso pls do so its only like three bucks then unsubscribe before the next month charges or whatever ok they won’t make more episodes if no one watches them from the actual subscription service

they do so much stuff for free i think we can spare a few bucks for this

normally i hate facing the camera head-on (‘as opposed to what, K—? head mostly-off like Nearly Headless Nick?’ 'ugh, shut up, won’t you?’), but i spent the afternoon in the park by the river watching the sun sink through gauzy mauves and periwinkles into a glorious gentle dusk and talking to a girl who makes me happy, so i’m feeling unusually disinclined to be critical. so, you know, this one goes out to A, to the extent she wants to take credit for it; to the extent she doesn’t, it’s for better or worse my face and my fault. 🌷


*hack cough* yes it is, because *cough*



anonymous asked:

what was wrong with the alien covenant prologue? i liked it, i mean if its cause of the ships design i chalked that up to them being on a colony ship as opposed to a commercial ship. the acting felt pretty organic too, instead of the stiff prometheus acting

they’re acting exactly like the crew of the nostromo did despite being a high-profile well-funded colony vessel compared to a shitty ore hauler, the atmosphere is exactly the same as in the nostromo kitchen scene (or at least it’s supposed to be, it didn’t feel organic and believable to me even as a joking around spaceship crew though), and the Oh! You Think It Alien But She Only Choked! thing is such a ham-fisted wink in the direction of the audience that it totally kills any suspension of disbelief. it just had none of the feeling of a good spooky space movie, it felt like a trailer for an alien fan film rather than something legit


This episode for me really highlighted and then in its dramatic finale brought to an extreme the use of perspective that Rebecca Sugar has often talked about during panels. In her rare appearances, we are almost always looking up at Rose Quartz, or she is leaning down and over our POV - be it Pearl kneeling before her hologram in Rose’s Scabbard

or Greg on a number of occasions during the early days of their relationship (We Need To Talk is a really interesting watch with regards to camera angles and how they change - Greg literally climbs a stack of crates during his attempt at communication and, well, seeing eye to eye)

or Garnet after her fateful fall in The Answer

or, hey, Buddy Buddwick collapsed in the desert in Buddy’s Book

She even has magical floating powers. It all fits, of course, with the entire running theme of the (unattainable/unmaintainable) pedestal. And even when she is not directly present, and even when it’s not the focus of the shot, her portrait can be seen overlooking the familiar setting of the beach house.

It's Only Day 4

This is going to be harder than I had ever anticipated. It is Day 4 and Trump has already taken the following actions:

- Gutted the Affordable Care Act mandate, which is essentially the scaffolding upon which the ACA is built. Without the mandate, the rest of the ACA WILL NOT function.

- Allied with Russia in Syria to support a government who has targeted its own citizens, sometimes burning them alive. Our military is now in effect targeting men, women and children. (This according to the Russian Defense Ministry statements today.)

- Frozen the pay rates of all federal employees (yes, that includes your Auntie who works in the cafeteria at the VA down the street.)

- Instated a #GlobalGag Order which denies funding to any international organization that so much as refers a client to an abortion provider.

I feel it is my duty as an American to continue speaking out against these egregious acts. But I can’t do it alone. I’m going to ask all of you to speak out. I don’t know if there is a solution other than waiting out the next 4 years and hoping we survive, but I’m going to damn well try.

We will have some action items for you later today. Spefically, we will be asking that you call your Senators again to stop the Sessions confirmation, ask your Congresspersons to save the ACA if at all possible and oppose a new bill that would remove the United States from the United Nations.

Love one another today, because it’s only day 4 and we have a long way to go.

journalists on the ground in syria: assad is slaughtering syrians

syrian civilians: assad is bombing us

large portion of syrian refugees: we’re escaping assad and death and destruction

ngos: humanitarian problem in syria caused by besiegement by govt forces

“anti-imperialist” leftists *while ignoring role of russia*: these are all clearly lies! assad is just trying to fight off and protect syria from western intervention and imperialism

you know what really fucking grinds my gears? the fact that amazing organizations like You Can Play can spend so much time, money, and effort doing their best to make hockey inclusive - they can get players to use rainbow tape, they can have players and coaches release statements, they can encourage players to speak up against homophobia - but all of that means jack shit when a kid can still be watching his favorite team play and see some douchebag like andrew shaw using the f-slur. i know it was a while ago, and i know he apologized, but that doesn’t undo the fact that, no matter how hard YCP works, kids will still see shit like that and think “yeah, it still happens on the ice” or “yeah it probably happens in the locker room.” it’s fucking bullshit that so many people can work so hard just so that people aren’t scared to play hockey and be open about their sexuality, and some dumbass can fuck it all up in .2 seconds bc he didn’t agree with a fucking tripping call.

Admiral Raddus and Admiral Ackbar are probably both such brilliant space tacticians because they are Mon Calamari. This is not because they have large brains or heightened intelligence, but because they have spent their lives in an aquatic environment, which means they instinctively think in three dimensions when plotting a battle strategy.

Don’t be ashamed of liking SAO no matter who tells you otherwise!

I cannot stress this enough! I am so sick and tired of people constantly kicking SAO over and over again as if it’s what keeps their heart pumping. Every time I look up SAO on Youtube, do you know what I find besides the scenes and soundtracks? Every anime review on the planet with a somewhat decent following bashing the shit out of it. There’s no mercy, no regret, no apologizes and more importantly no regard for the people who do like SAO. If there is, then it is very, very, VERY little regard. Guys like digibro, mother’s basement and now arcadea are among the many who won’t leave it alone because apparently it’s the worst thing since the holocaust and therefore must be shamed into oblivion. To those reviewers I ask you. If SAO would it have a 7.80 (a C+, not great but still passable for those of you going by the educational grading system) on myanimelist if it was so terrible? would there be as many people as there are cosplaying sao characters at conventions? would there be as many fanfics and fanarts? people who say that sao helped them irl with anger (https://www.reddit.com/r/swordartonline/comments/3bofs8/discussion_sao_helped_me/?), exams (https://www.reddit.com/r/swordartonline/comments/4zlx7h/i_think_sao_helped_me_pass_my_exams/), and autism (https://www.reddit.com/r/swordartonline/comments/4ayaxd/im_glad_i_am_not_alone/, https://www.reddit.com/r/swordartonline/comments/4ddpu6/how_sao_anime_helped_me_to_level_up_irl/) ? would have a few games already made? would be getting an American adaptation? Would it be getting a movie? Would it be allowed to go as long as it has if it was utter garbage? No because it wouldn’t make logical sense. Not unless SAO had enough of a following to stay devoted and keep it so popular. Look I won’t act like it doesn’t have problems. The Aincrad arc could have been expanded a bit longer, the harem aspect probably wasn’t needed, a certain”romance” in the fairy tale arc couldn’t have been changed to something else, sughu is kinda over the top and death gun isn’t necessary a deep character, and the whole Calibur arc probably could’ve been dropped. However this complaints still aren’t enough for me to sway my opinion that SAO, for all its flaws, is still a good anime. A good starting point for people getting into the genre at least. The things people complain about and Hell the things I complained about don’t bother me because I’ve seen it all before. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for seeing something new and different but seeing something I’ve seen before doesn’t bother me either. we all want new things but too many and we forget what we’re familiar with and love. OP main character? Seen it. Harem (not even an anime one)? Seen it. Over the top or boring villains? Seen it. Stories not particularly complex? Seen it. Deus ex-machina? Bitch please, I’ve seen that in spades. All these, while not new things, are things that I’m used to seeing that I just don’t mind it anymore. If I did then there would be a lot of other popular things out there I should hate that I don’t. If we were all like that than we might as well give up on entertainment all together. I know SAO isn’t perfect, but it’s not the garbage fire the sheep preach it to be. If someone hates it, don’t take there word as gospel if you haven’t seen it. If you want to know truly, I believe the best way is to experience it yourself. If you like it great. If you don’t I’m sorry but don’t go around scaring people and saying you have a “moral obligation” to keep people from liking something that is a work of FICTION! If you don’t like it, turn it off and move on! DO NOT berate, insult, or degrade ANYONE for ANY REASON, especially for something that’s not even real and gives people happiness even if you don’t understand it. I know I’m probably gonna be called every bad word in the book just for this post alone. It just proves my point that they don’t have anything better to do than hop on the band wagon of “SAO is shit” with there quick and easy views on there videos of how much it’s anal fire. If you’re one of the people that gain happiness from SAO YOU! ARE! NOT! ALONE! don’t listen to those who say it sucks because they’re either doing for attention or they don’t like it and refuse to understand how anyone could or they do understand and just don’t care otherwise they wouldn’t be passing along the message. however if they insult you are say things to negate your opinion you are allowed if you want to to fight back. No one should be told they’re an idiot ot have low standards for finding enjoyment in something that others don’t and refuse to join the herd. Feel free to let your emotions and thoughts speak highly of the series as much as you want. If the aggressors are allowed to be loud and hurtful than so are those who oppose them because no one should allow themselves or their opinions to be treated as shit. Don’t support those who hate on the series and don’t be afraid to say how much you love SAO. And don’t be afraid to support or at least try out other series that people despise to see how you think of it. It’s better to trust and regret and doubt and regret. At least than you can keep being hopeful and that’s really all anyone ever needs.

  • So there's boycotting of American companies being planned and carried out by Mexicans to try and fight back against Trump's bullshit (especially the 20% tax he plans to put on Mexican products).
  • It's pretty shitty that it's coming down to this. : /
  • Nobody wins in these trade wars and Trump is just turning more and more countries against the US.
  • Now all that's missing is for China to step in and ally itself with Mexico.

dndstuck based off this also because this is the dorkiest au and i love it

fellow INTxs: do you pace, is pacing a thing you do while anxious, on the phone, or otherwise trying to process your thoughts?