otp: offended

Don’t be so sensitive

Fire Signs are going to be offended at topics that touch their ego, Aries is likely to focus on threats to their individuality or strength.

Taurus can get offended at topics that mess with mental/emotional stability. Ideas or threats that shake THEIR physical proof and existence.

Gemini and their level of getting offended might be based on the values they hold that day. Social issues likely strike a nerve the most.

Cancer gets offended by things that poke at general vulnerability and insecurity.

Leo is likely offended at threats to skill, presentation, or reputation. Ego can be fragile overall.

Virgo will be offended by areas that poke at their performance. Their inability to care, help, or get a job done is the tender area.

Libra will be offended by areas of criticism towards social standards, social rules, their view of justice, and comparisons in the social world.

Scorpio can get offended by threats to show vulnerability, their understanding of the world, and their mastery/control of the world or others.

Sagittarius can get offended in the realm of knowledge and beliefs. They can be highly defensive about their lifestyle and philosophies.

Capricorn can get offended at things that poke at tradition, laws, and their view on society.

Aquarius can be complex in the area of offense. They are a coin of acceptance/tolerance and hypocrisy/opinionated. Because of this they can be offended in a wide range of topics, especially ones that dive into individuality, social issues, laws, and freedom. They can also be highly objective and take little offense, at least on a personal level. 

Pisces takes offense at general meanness, criticism, sometimes hard truths, but also threats to acceptance and kindness.

Fire= Offense to the ego  
Water= Offense to vulnerability, emotions, insecurity
Air= Offense to ideals
Earth=Offense to structure, change 

I would look to your Moon mostly with this EXCEPT for Fire Sun, they look to both. This is because the Sun rules over the ego. 

So I read Enrapture, and honestly, I really enjoy it! It has its moment’s and honestly, it keeps a good pace going through the chapters!

I totally recommend reading it, be warned tho, it’s actually a Paper hat story!

I use to like paper hat, but now I just think the whole crew as one big weird family. but some of these are still cute to read!

This part occurred in Chapter 7, and I honestly laughed so hard at this.
This was the most dedicated thing I’ve ever worked on.

Thank you so much  @cambionnation for making the story and I would love to read more in the future

Edit: So, uh. I did a dumb and I totally forgot to link the story! I really thought I did. until someone mentioned it. (o-o;;) So I’m so so so sorry! 

Heres the link to the first chapter: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11114307/chapters/24805170

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>me:</b> *puts my hardcore and ironically offensive meme posts on tumblr*<p/><b>tumblr:</b> keep these disgusting things off of our tags thanks<p/><b>tumblr:</b> *posts something outright offensive that's not even a joke*<p/><b>me:</b> hey, that's offensive. could you tone it down a little please?<p/><b>tumblr:</b> lmao ur being sensitive. don't you know how to take a joke?<p/></p><p/></p>
This is a general “you” about words.

“Words are only offensive if you let them offend you.”

This is true…in SOME situations. Christians being upset at hearing “happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” is silly because “happy Holidays” includes all the Holidays, one of which is Christmas.

In other situations, it’s utter bullshit. Please wipe your mouth after you take it off the bull’s ass and make sure you brush your teeth, mmkay?

An autistic person being disgusted at seeing someone say “that’s so autistic” in response to a Youtube video where someone is talking at length about a subject they like isn’t being silly. They’re seeing someone else being insulted for a trait they possess themselves. 

The thing with insults that reduce a group to a stereotype is using the word offensively affects everyone in that group because the word is talking about all of them.

Personally, I just roll my eyes when I see “autistic” used as an insult. I’m autistic and when I see it used as an insult I just assume the person doing it lacks the creativity to come up with a funnier insult, like saying somebody’s idea is as useful as peddling halitosis as an air freshener or that someone must be anally grafted to a bull because they’re so full of bullshit. I think the same about pretty much any insult that picks on someone’s race, disability, mental illness, sexuality, religion and so forth. They’re boring and uncool. Word play is more fun.

Not everyone has a thick skin, and there’s no shame in not having a thick skin. Maybe you should consider the reasons why certain words are so insulting before you run your mouth about how “oh, it’s just words.” 

A fist is just a fist, but it hurts when it’s used to knock your teeth out.

Certain words have histories. Some of those histories are oppressive. Some of that oppression included whether people were allowed to live or die. The leftovers are the hurtful stereotypes perpetuated when certain words are thrown around as insults.

Using someone’s disability, mental illness, race, sexuality, religion or whathaveyou as a joke to insult them means you don’t take their issues seriously and would rather silence or further marginalize them by laughing at them. Being part of that group doesn’t give you free reign to shit all over everyone else in your own community.

“That’s gay”
“That’s crazy”
“That’s lame”
“That’s retarded”
“That’s autistic”
”You’re an idiot”
”You moron”
etc etc etc
= Harmful

There’s other words you can use.

“That’s shitty”
“That’s wild”
“That’s boring”
“That’s asinine”
“That’s pedantic”
“You’re ignorant”
“You asshole”

Now I’m going to sit here and watch all the uncreative people pop out of the woodwork to call me an SJW and mock my words, because being shitty and mocking others is so much easier than trying to be a decent person who cares about other people.

I ain’t perfect and I screw up. I apologize and try to learn from it when I do because that’s all one can do.

We’re all capable of being better people. Unfortunately, there are those out there who think trying to be better is too hard. Some people hide behind insults and call people thin-skinned instead because they’re thin-skinned themselves. 

I guess it’s easier to attack someone’s insecurities instead of working out your own. 

Glass houses and rocks, y’all.

[Animated gif of Patrick Stewart (Picard) grabbing his nose and laughing after Jonathan Frakes (Riker) flubs a scene while shooting Star Trek: The Next Generation.]