or at least not openly

the fact that jughead is homeless by choice is so interesting to me. like we haven’t seen them interact that much onscreen but from what i can tell, there’s not really all that much animosity between jughead and his father. his dad got one of the realest smiles we’ve ever seen out of him. and yet jughead would rather live nowhere than live with the man.

and the really interesting thing to me is that his dad seems to respect that. it doesn’t look like he doesn’t care– i mean, he did show up the morning jughead had to move out to check up on him. but he doesn’t ask him to come home (not openly at least). he just sort of asks him what he’s gonna do now, and accepts the answer. it’s almost like he’s saying “hey, i’m here. i’m not gonna push you, but i’m here.”

like i’m not saying jughead sr. is father of the year material or anything; he was instrumental in destroying jughead’s second home, but that didn’t seem to be personal or anything. the fact that…

  1. his door is open to jughead yet jughead chooses to be homeless rather than live with him
  2. yet they can have perfectly civil conversations and even make each other laugh
  3. and he seems to accept and even respect jughead’s decision to fend for himself rather than let his father take care of him…

all that lends me to believe that jughead sr isn’t abusive or mean or anything. i don’t think jughead hates or even really dislikes his dad (he did sort of try to defend him when he talked to fred). i think there’s something a lot more complex going on between then two of them. it’s likely jughead just objects to what he does for a living and refuses to take part in or benefit from it. he would rather fend for himself than be fed and sheltered by criminal activity, and his dad doesn’t fault him for that. 

but i can’t say for sure. all i know is that i really want to know more about the two of them. like right now.

JOHNNY STORM IS OFFICIALLY BI/PAN

Marjorie Liu, who wrote Johnny briefly during his appearance in Daken: Dark Wolverine #4, confirmed on twitter very recently that Johnny and Daken had a sexual relationship. 

Johnny’s bi/pansexuality is canon now, although, probably because of the Fantastic Four’s current lack of popularity, not one sound was made about it in the media or in the Marvel fandom.

It’s not as if there’s nothing in canon itself to back up Liu’s statement. In 2005′s Spectacular Spider-Man #21, Johnny openly admits to having slept with at least one nonbinary alien: 

In Fantastic Four #563, we even find out that there’s an alternate universe version of Johnny – in which he’s the older of the Storm siblings – where he is the one who is married to Reed Richards, not Sue:

In The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics, comics scholar Ramzi Fawaz traces Johnny’s history as a queer figure all the way back to his initial appearance Fantastic Four #1, so Johnny is not only currently queer, he has always implicitly been written that way.

Sometimes the hints were subtle, like in his Fantastic Four #309 trip to Fire Island, which was, at the time it was published, a notorious gay vacation spot.

And sometimes the hints were more overt:

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that the fact that Johnny Storm, part of Marvel’s First Family and one of the founding members of the Fantastic Four, the team that is responsible for making the Marvel universe what it is today and which was once Marvel’s most popular and influential property, is officially bi/pan IS A BIG DEAL. 

JOHNNY STORM, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR AND MARVEL’S FIRST FAMILY, IS OFFICIALLY BI/PAN. IT’S IMPORTANT.

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

Having low empathy is never an excuse to be an asshole. You can be completely unable to feel empathy and still be a decent person. Low empathy just means you have difficulty relating to other people and understanding their emotional responses.

If you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole. Don’t bring your empathy levels into it; don’t hide behind mental illness in order to avoid being called out for being problematic.

-Someone who doesn’t feel empathy. 

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A former congressional staffer explains how to best stand up to Trump through Congress

In a series of tweets, blogger Emily Ellsworth drew on her experience as someone who worked in Congress for six years to note what works and what doesn’t when citizens attempt to make a difference and do their part to stop what they consider a dangerous agenda.

The basic lesson: Tweets, Facebook messages, emails, and even letters can be easily discarded and ignored without much disruption to a congressional staffer’s day. But a blast of phone calls can seriously disrupt a congressional office, leading them to at least openly consider and discuss the issues you’re raising.Ellsworth also cautioned that, generally, these messages only fall to staffers — not the member of Congress you’re trying to reach. If you want to get more direct contact, you’ll probably have to go to some sort of public event, such as a town hall.

So there you have it. If you want to make a difference, call your representatives and show up at their town halls. Check out Emily’s full tweetstorm here for more information and excellent advice. 

My fav atsutodo headcanon is that Atsushi is head-over-heels in love for Todo and openly showing it while Todomatsu is too busy being Todomatsu to actually notice.

Like Atsushi could invite Todo to the amusement park because he apparently was gonna go with a friend but they bailed out so he just happens to have an extra ticket lying around. And so they go and have fun and do things that are couple-y like wearing those animal ear headbands and sharing cotton candy and shit and the big cliche of riding the ferris wheel while the sun is setting.

And while they’re on the ferris wheel Atsushi says

“I’ve actually always wanted to do this with the person I like.”

“Seriously, Atsushi kun?” Todomatsu laughs. “That’s so cheesy!”

“Yeah I guess it is.” He looks at Todo. “But hey, I finally got to do it.”

Todomatsu looks blankly at Atsushi.

“Is that so…”

Eh? Why is his reaction so lukewarm? Atsushi basically confessed!

Todomatsu looks away. “Wonder who the lucky girl is.”

And Atsushi is just like. Wtf. Bro I just told you. I’m sending you all the signals right now but you just. Missed them? How????

After that Atsushi gets more forward/aggressive(??)with his signals and Todomatsu just misses them and Atsushi is like “why do i like this guy when he is as dense as a fucking rock” but he doesn’t give up at all and in fact like Todomatsu even more.

Lmao Todomatsu could be at the fucking altar marrying this guy and he’d be like “I wonder who Atsushi kun likes”

My dash is suddenly full of Zutara and I’m learning that it seems to only work if you take away Zuko’s stoicness and turn him into a much more openly emotionally mushy person.


Or at least that’s how all the fan art seems to work.

ANYWAY...

I actually strongly disagree with the idea that Bellamy is xenophobic for one particular reason. 

Xenophobia is typically described as an irrational fear of people from other countries/of different ethnicity. 

Bellamy’s fear is not unwarranted or irrational. The only real experience he’s ever had with the Grounders has been negative and when he does try to trust them (cough *echo* cough), they betray him and the people he loves horribly. 

We also see that Bellamy doesn’t distrust or dislike or fear all Grounders. Lincoln is obviously a notable exception (perhaps in part because Bellamy believed Lincoln to be “his people), but Bellamy is also not distrustful (at least not openly) of Luna and is openly anti Clarke’s plan to ambush her on the rig. 

He’s also anti Clarke’s plan to ambush other innocent Grounder village and it’s Bellamy who is the one to say they shouldn’t harm the Chipped!people (Grounders included). 

I also enjoy how Clarke is often left out of discussions of xenophobia, because “Clarke has always pushed for unity.” Patently untrue, Clarke has had no real interactions with most of the Grounders and only really interacted with L/xa. She saw literally everyone else as a savage, there’s a reason why L/xa wants to bring Clarke to Polis, because she thinks it will “change how she views them. 

But…you know…whatever. 

This is too much.

Those four words repeat in your mind on a constant loop. You swallow whatever bile has built up in the back of your throat from anxiety for the second time this hour. Your hands stringing together as you sit on the small circular purple chair.

You watch Bruce in front of you, talking with the sales associate about what he’s looking for. She smiling wide, but you don’t miss the familiar glint in her eye. She’s nervous too.

When Bruce said that he was taking you to go get some formal wear for tonight, you didn’t think he meant calling the store and reserving it just for the two of you

You leave your seat as he motions for you to come forward.

“I need you to try on all these.” You just stare blankly at his hands. He’s motioning to the entire wrack of clothing before you. For a second you can’t even think, you just openly gawk.

There must be at least thirty different outfits, a trembling hand reaches out and the price tag on one of the item’s alone makes you want to puke into a bucket.

“Is everything alright?” He ask’s, voice tinged with concern. His hand moves to caress your face, his fingers brushing against the corner of your eye.

“It’s just-” Your hand also moves, holding the hand pressed against your face. “This is all just too much, I don’t deser-” 

“Don’t you dare say that.” His words are stern, but his voice is gentle. “You deserve the world.” His hand shifts to hold your own, pressing a kiss to the palm.

Despite your anxiety, you smile. 

“I’ll go try these on.” You swear you’ve never seen him grin brighter.

anonymous asked:

i see people go around sayong trump is the first of this and that?? is there anything tly different about trump or is everything (that used to go on) just out in the open?

On the one hand, Trump is not the first to do any of this fascist shit. Andrew Jackson engineered the Trail of Tears in the goddamn 1820s, we’ve had actual Klansmen as sitting presidents, FDR threw Japanese peeps into internment camps, Bush signed the PATRIOT Act, Obama deported three million people and developed the architecture for this massive state-security apparatus. None of this is really new; open fascism is kinda the logical endgame of all of this.

On the other, I don’t think we’ve had an openly fascist president in living memory at least. He’s definitely bringing a lot of things together–Obama’s deportations and security state, Bush’s foreign relations, Clinton’s crime bill, FDR’s internment (literally someone in his staff used Korematsu to defend the Muslim ban). I don’t think it’s new, just naked.

Hey @absent-elk.

I see you’re been enjoying my posts recently. You sure are a big brave girl when you’re hiding behind a block button, aren’t you? You know, Tyger might be a appropriative little creep, but at least they have the balls to talk shit openly instead of handmaidening behind a wall.

If you can’t face the thought of having to defend your position, stay in your fucking echo chamber.

Bellarke thoughts

TBH I do feel pretty strongly that the only reason Bellamy isn’t starting to openly pursue Clarke/at least get a bit more physical - given their long history, incredible connection and trust, and the fact that world is constantly about to end making relationships more intense - is that he KNOWS she was in love with Lexa and is still recovering. He knows she’s not in that headspace, which is why he’s still keeping himself in the friendzone, pushing it to the back of his mind. Because that’s where she’s at and he sees it and respects it. Love Bellamy. But I still can’t help but wish he’d hugged her in that list-writing scene, or that they’d touch each other even more - it seems almost unreal that given everything they wouldn’t.