people destroy

It’s funny because all the people who are anti-vegan and have knee-jerk reactions………actually agree with the principles of veganism:

- animal cruelty is wrong
- eating more fruits and vegetables is good
- pollution is bad
- protecting and preserving the environment is good
- exploitation is immoral
- it’s wrong for wealthier nations to take advantage of poorer nations
- destroying people’s homes and lands for the benefit of business is criminal
- those who can, SHOULD do what they can to limit, decrease or stop their contribution to and participation in harmful practices

But it’s the word ‘vegan’ that they don’t like.  

Timeless GTKY

(aka i totally forgot this was going on and now it’s midnight and i should go to bed but oops)

(above: crappy phone selfie of me)

1. First Name: Hilary

2. Something interesting about me: I am actually a historian (PhD student) and university history teacher, I write way too much, and enjoy having my life ruined by TV shows. According to me, I am funny.

3. Favorite aspect of the show: Oh my god so much?! I was just waiting for them to brush over/not deal with the question of diversity and historical racism/sexism and to go for the whole rah rah America’s great/people who destroy it are Teh Evul ™ approach. And for Flynn to be a fairly one-dimensional Eastern European villain. But then?! They actually dealt with this stuff and made it consistently a plot point and actual cinnamon roll Rufus got to be awesome??! OH MY GOD PROTECT HIM?!

And then I fell in horrible love with Flynn because he is obnoxiously my type, and went straight to the bottom of the Garcy dumpster and have lived there ever since and I have written so much fic over the last two weeks oh my god. Especially after that finale holy moses. SO MUCH. THE NEED IS REAL.

So what I’m saying is, that went downhill fast.

4. Which Timeless character are you and why? 100% Lucy. I am flattering myself with this somewhat, as I am not nearly as smart and/or as brave as she is, and nor do historical dudes fall in love with me on the regular. But I am as noted actually a historian and an academic who would completely complain about skirts being the wrong time period and there not being underwires in bras and whatever else nitpicky details, and I would also fangirl and cry if I got to meet my faves in history.

5. Time period/Famous person you would like to travel back to and render speechless in Lucy Preston fashion: Because I’m a medievalist, probably nearly any time then because I write books about certain medieval kings and yes. (My love for Richard the Lionheart is real, y’all.) Also the Golden Age of Piracy, for important reasons.

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Ok so I have had this AU idea of like…. grumpy hermit gay mess Hanzo who basically looks like his hair is the pelt fur from his lone wolf skin because he could not care any less of how he looks, and he is that one neighbor who’s an asshole and never says hi or anything and lets his hellhound of a pomeranian go to other people’s yards and destroy them or shit on them.

He probably works from home and avoids all human contact that’s not necessary, except Genji because he is his lil bro! he only goes out when grocery shopping or to pay bills or hit the gym (look at those guns and pecs )

This Hanzo also sports the piercings he has in the winter comic and more less dresses up with the same style of clothes?? when he goes out that is, most of the time he just wears tshirts and sweatpants.

This becomes a McHanzo AU when Jesse moves in next door and finds Hanzo’s dog digging a hole on his lawn and decides to take it back to its owner and when Hanzo sees him he just “???????????? wow im gay af ??????????” 

Basically this AU is Hanzo being the one smitten by McCree and trying to get close to him but being too socially awkward to do it properly and having like bad timings and freaking out and going back inside his house whenever he feels he has fucked up to which Jesse is oblivious and just thinks Hanzo is an interesting guy. 

Hanzo tries to make it clear how gay he is without saying it by always using his Im gay mug that Genji gave to him as a joke…..just…boy….pls….Genji teases him to no end and as a way to encourage him, Genji says he will go after Jesse if Hanzo doesnt do anything about it which Hanzo is very aware could happen in the blink of an eye knowing how efficient his lil bro is when it comes to flirting with people, the guy has some unreal skills for dating.

but yeah thats all I got….. basically this is me wanting more McHanzo from Hanzo´s point of view, and having him less…uhh…far away and mysterious about his feelings? I want him being an awkward mess.

okay thats all Im sorry.

Bonus:

ATTENTION WORLD: Tapping on the window will NOT make the sea turtle come over to you

Pro tip: It also doesn’t work for sharks, fish, stingrays, or any other animal at a zoo or aquarium. Please stop pestering my animals.

Dear parents of autistic children,

No, your child doesn’t do weird things “for no reason”. They do it for a reason, you just don’t know it yet. You have different brains, different perspectives, so sometimes things that are obvious to them are a mystery to you. But you don’t have to ignore it and blame it on them. You can make an effort, reach out to them and figure out the reason.

Do they scream in public when it looks like everything is okay? Well, there’s probably a reason for that. Maybe the situation is overwhelming to their senses, it’s too loud, to bright, to crowded, and they need some space and time to recover. Maybe they can’t stim because other people keep telling them it looks weird, so they end up exhausted much faster. Maybe you are breaking their routine by being outside at this time. Or maybe you are going through the supermarket “the wrong way”, not how you usually do it. Maybe they forgot their comfort object at home, and just realized that. Maybe they are in pain and can’t communicate that. Maybe they are very hungry and don’t realize that yet because it’s hard for them to recognize their needs and emotions. Maybe it’s a combination of those, or something different altogether.

Either way, they probably don’t do it “for no reason”. You just don’t see the reason. Make an effort to communicate. If they are verbal, ask them. If they can’t speak with their mouth at the moment or ever, use alternative methods of communication. If they can’t explain it, consult other autistic people, including autistic adults who probably have a bunch of ideas as to why your child does that weird thing. Don’t dismiss it, don’t complain about it, don’t blame your child for doing it. Try to see the world from their perspective. Respect their needs and feelings. Learn more about autism from other autistic people.

And life will be much better and easier for both you and your child.

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like the thing is, cis people are already attracted to trans people. i know a lot of you like to think otherwise, but you can’t just magically tell who’s trans and who’s not. that cute girl you saw at the movies might have been a trans girl. the hot guy you were drooling over in class might have been a trans guy, and unless they told you, you’d have no idea.

so the whole “i’m just not attracted to trans people” doesn’t work. you already are attracted to us, but the second you find out we’re trans, suddenly we’re unbearable? stop trying to hide behind shit like this and just admit that you’re transphobic.

One of the things that was interesting to me about Scanlan’s anger and yelling wasn’t how much of it was wrong - it was how much of it Scanlan knew was wrong.

Scanlan knows perfectly fucking well that VM didn’t go to the Feywild for the sake of Vex’s issues with her father. They went to the Feywild to retrieve a bow that could help them kill the dragons and Vex didn’t even want to go to Syngorn but they got suckered into it by Garmelie.

Scanlan knows perfectly fucking well that they didn’t drive the Herd of Storms out of Westruun for the sake of Grog’s pride. They did it because Westruun was being destroyed and people were dying and it was the right thing to do.

Scanlan knows perfectly fucking well that they didn’t save Whitestone just for the sake of Percy’s name. They did it because the Briarwoods were evil, because the town was oppressed, because they were plotting a ritual that could have destroyed the world.

Scanlan knows all of that but he was in pain and he was angry and he wanted them to be angry and in pain too. So he said things that he knew were hurtful and untrue and he did it because that’s what Scanlan always does. As soon as anyone gets too close, he deflects and misdirects.

Vax has asked Scanlan how old he is. All he got was “Older than you.”

Lot of people said a lot of wrong things tonight. But none of them were wrong to say them. Should be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Being called “an angel of death” instantly gave me clarity on the type of people I was surrounding myself with. If you only knew how much energy and time I put into these people. That wasn’t the first time I was insulted, but last time I apologised!! Lol and went back. It’s crazy how people can manipulate you into normalising toxicity and when you walk away, they instantly turn on you. You can drain yourself caring for people who deep down don’t care for you and when you walk away, everything instantly reveals itself. Sorry but I’ll rather be alone. I almost lost myself to people who would destroy me mentally at any given chance in the name of “love”. Angel of death uno, how do you even think of calling somebody that.