Carrie Fisher means freedom. She influenced people to be authentic and say what you want, however you want. I’ll miss her energy. You were always going to hear Carrie Fisher somewhere saying something that she has no business saying, that makes everybody laugh.
“I’m trans and to know you accept me makes me feel better about my existence”. Well, yeah, it’s crazy. Like in the UK it’s been a really bad week for that ‘cause all of our trashy, cancerous, garbage news papers have been printing those, like, horrendous articles just… you know it’s that kind of like should trans people be allowed to use bathrooms? Should schools allow trans people to wear what they want? Should we take it serious if someone is under eighteen and they want to define their own gender? And it’s just like… I’m sure they do understand which just makes it even more evil. It’s like we’re debating people’s right to exist, which is just… it’s insane. It just sounds so crazy, doesn’t it? Like questioning these things, it’s not a political debate, it’s like you’re literally saying: these are people that are now comfortable with how they want to define their own existences and you’re questioning whether their existences are valid? Which is so crazy because these things don’t affect other people. It’s something like gun laws, it’s like y'all don’t need guns but there’s a whole debate there and it’s a legitimate debate but how somebody chooses to live their own life that doesn’t affect other people. People say it will influence other kids. To what? To be aware people can make their own choices? It’s just logically, it doesn’t make any sense, so there’s things you can disagree on and then there’s things you can’t even disagree on. … Just think about how problematic everyone in culture was two years ago, three years ago, five years ago, eight years ago, it’s so crazy. You know, it’s like eight years ago everyone would just use the word “retarded” and not think about it. Years before that, like in the ‘90s, people would just say “tranny” all the time and it’s like you constantly look back and you’re just shocked by how horrifying and just how… ignorant everyone was. But everyone is progressing so fast now that even though it can seem like there’s dark times, I think the pace of which things are getting better only bodes well for the future. We just need to wait for all the old, ignorant people to die and it feels like generally our generation is more good than bad and then as long as that’s the case and we keep our ground political system, it should all work out. Let’s just stay strong in the meantime.
Imagine being so stuck to the concepts of masculinity and femininity that you think you can’t be a woman if you have “qualities” of both. Then imagine this thought was considered radically progressive and championed by most of the LGBT community
i’ve already seen a few people already criticise junhong for his tattoo or disregard it as ‘yongguk’s influence,’ and it’s been pretty upsetting to see how some are treating him. none of us know the significance of ‘relation in time’ to junhong. he is someone who truly lives for art, and the piece is obviously really meaningful to him - why else would he get it permanently on his skin? if you don’t agree with his tattoo, keep it to yourself. his body is his own, and he can do whatever he wants with it without approval from others.
““I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn. This is Gimli, son of Gloin - and Legolas…of the woodland realm”
In a quote, proof that somewhere in the scrolls of Rohan there is an account of Thranduil sassing out the horse-lords and essentially getting himself - and his son - blacklisted from Edoras.
And Aragorn has had to deal with this more times than he’d like to admit to his friend, really, and just wonders if Thranduil decided to amuse himself in his immortality by seeing how long it will take to piss off literally every single lord in Arda at least once.
nonbinary people, especially nonbinary people with complicated identities that dont always fit nicely with the way people think things should be done, have been the butt of jokes by cis people & binary trans people alike for so long & even now we still get shit for what we are & the way we choose to label ourselves so can i just ,
nb people with long, very specific, multiple-part identities are great
nb people who make up words or phrases to describe their identities that might not make sense to anyone but themselves are great
nb people who describe their identities in abstract ways are great
nb people who choose very obscure specific labels to describe themselves are great
nb people who dont know how to describe their identities & have yet to find a label are great
nb people who have tried a million different labels to find the right one are great
nb people whose identity seems to have shifted over time are great
nb people who use unconventional pronouns are great
nb people who simplify their identity under a label that might not be 100% perfect for whatever reason are great
nb people who choose not to label themselves specifically or at all are great
nb people whose identities are influenced by disorders are great
nb people whose identities are influenced by their culture are great
nb people who are accused of being “basically cis” or “basically straight” bc of their identities are neither of those things & are great
nb people who worry that they arent nb enough/trans enough/etc absolutely are enough regardless of identity & are great
nb people who can never find positivity for their specific identity are great
nb people who didnt really know they were nb until tumblr made them realize it or gave them the language to understand it are great
nb people who identify with a binary alignment are great
nb people who are not aligned with binary genders even if they relate to those genders are great
nb people who choose to use traditionally gendered terms or pronouns for themselves are still nb & are great
I think my favorite part about watching from afar as the JSE community explodes is knowing that Jack is probably chillin’ on the couch in his pajamas, and every once and a while he switches tabs to the Zalgo text editor that he has bookmarked on his web browser and inserts something on social media somewhere while grinning like an idiot. Then he refreshes the page and sees the chorus of “NO” and laughs until it hurts.
Everyone always talks and wonders about Rick’s wife, I do too. But what about Rick’s parents? The people who raised him, the people who might have influenced him the most. Who are they? Were they as smart as he is? Did they teach him anything? Were they normal and loving or cold and genius? Did they even raise him at all? Did they kick him out? Did they run away?
Meet Flinn; a biologist, and chemistry hobbyist who’s a sea-fairing genus of nymph I think? He works with a lab titled Biofin Industries, which mostly serves remedies for disease, and that’s his main profession. He’s remarkably stuck-up and doesn’t believe there’s anyone as dedicated as him to his line of work, and though he’d go above and beyond to get what he wants accomplished, he’s very far from the best
“representation matters” and “fiction doesn’t affect reality” are mutually exclusive. you can not have both. if representation in fiction is important, fiction is affecting reality. fiction affects how people feel and influences their outlook. that’s not something anyone can deny.
anyway this wasn’t supposed to turn out to be about julia but uh imagine 22 year old Julia Waxmen laughing a bit at 23 year old Magnus stumbling to ask about her prosthetic leg and explaining that a couple years ago a saw had accidentally slipped and caught her in the leg and it got infected so she had to get it amputated, however the real reason is that when she was 18 she joined up with a small merc group to go after a relic (the chalice) and in that mad dash at the end as everyone is under the relic’s influence, one of her friends had tried to cripple her with a poisoned arrow, but it’s not like she remembers that or that she also stabbed another one of her friends in the back as well right before that