I can’t make you miss me.
We can talk for days, then spend endless nights apart. I can be friendly with your parents, drive by your place, reminisce about the places we used to go, but none of it matters to you anymore. And me; no part of me doesn’t miss you, yet no part of me matters to you anymore either. I can sing our favorite songs, remind you of the good times, but they’re all just memories now, they’re all just memories you’ve let go of. No matter what I do or what I say, I couldn’t ever change your mind.
I can try for however long I want, but I can’t make you miss me.
Our place is not pet friendly. We go over the keypacket with our guests, and when it comes to the pet policy bit “no pets allowed on property”, 8 out of 10 times the wife nudges the husband and says you’re sleeping in the car, honey. Or they tell their kids they are.
I’m perfecting my fake laugh at a magnificent rate of speed.
Good Morning!!!!! Happy Friday!!!! The weather Gods are being asshats today with rain and humidity, and flash flooding with possible power outages in the forecast. I'm gonna lock it up till this afternoon. Must attend a previously scheduled Taco Fiesta that will now be held indoors. As Offred would say, "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum”. 💦🌧🌮🌮🌶🥑💃🎉🎈 Have a wonderful day wherever you are. 😁🌮. Mmmm, tacos. 🌮🌮
Thank you, anon. Happy Friday!
I’m going on a road trip, the middle triplet sister has time off and we’re driving up to New Jersey to take photos of my uncle’s tombstone for Mom. She never saw it and is now too ill to go herself…
Getting fired has one silver lining, I have time for my family to take me on trips!
We probably won’t have tacos, though, since we are going to crab cake / grilled cheese sandwich place up there.
“Some gringas have imitated me; they want to dress like ‘Mexicans,’ but those poor women look like cabbages, and to tell you the truth they look plain ugly”
-Frida Kahlo, The Letters of Frida Kahlo, 1995
This quote has a lot of relevance in respect to the recent events in the fandom. Too often Whites have stolen, taken, and appropriated the identities and cultures of People of Color for their brown paper doll oc’s. They bastardize them, filling their backstories and personalities with racist tropes and stereotypes. They ignore criticism of such actions, dismiss and trivialize concerns of People of Color as drama, and attempt to victimize themselves or dismiss their actions with shitty excuses and shitty apologies.
It is because of these recent events that I have decided to bring Not your White Fave’s OC back. People of Color cannot rely on whites in the fandom to do right by us, to stand up for us; we cannot rely on them to own up to their racism and take the appropriate steps to rectify their disgusting actions.
People of Color truly need a space for themselves, away from the racism, ignorance and indifference of the mainstream white fandom.
There have been many People of Color in the fandom and in general on Tumblr that call for the creation of “our own spaces” because we are ignored, harassed, stereotyped, etc in the mainstream fandom. However, once a said space is made, those same people leave it on read so to speak. Either it is performative, or they still desire white affirmation.
I’m here to say that we do not need white affirmation. Referring back to the original Characters of Color post, “ We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough.”- Taraji P. Henson.
The goal of this blog is still the same, to create a safe place in response to the othering, and exclusion of creatives of color in the white mainstream fandom. A place where people of color could share and celebrate their ocs and their work without fear of being spoken over.
A place for original characters of color made BY people of color, for any form of creative content made by people of color. A place to celebrate our races and cultures without having to censor it for a white audience. It is a place to encourage creators of color to share their work, to make oc’s that represent them, and to be surrounded by a community of people like them!
And so with that I’ll end with this:
Welcome to Not Your Yt Fave’s OC, a blog made for Creators of Color by People of Color!
The days just get longer, the weeks drag out, then the months feel faster, and the years speed by. How many days has it been since the last time we’ve talked? How many times have my fingers hovered over the call button on your contact?
Maybe I just hope that you still think of me. That when she falls asleep next to you, your mind wanders off to me. I wonder if you wander off to the places we used to go. Climb the trees outside the school, laughing while we skip science class. Run down the hill outside the church when everyone else was praying. Steal your parents’ vodka and climb to your neighbor’s treehouse. Singing and slow dancing in the pouring rain, not scared of the thunderstorm.
I remember so many things, things we did, things we ran from, things we sang, things we danced to, things we rebelled, things we sinned.
Where did we go? The old us evaporated into the atmosphere.
but like…i need an elias and sana clip tomorrow more than air now
him comforting his lil sister, being there for her, even tho he doesn’t know the real reason why she’s quite so upset. he can sense something isn’t right, so he just chills with her, makes her feel better, her heart a little lighter.
How many times do the members of got7 have to ask you to stop tagging them in ship posts/talking about ships to them for yall to actually stop. Look, if you wanna ship in private, or on here, whatever, I don’t care. But got7 has asked you and now I am asking you PLEASE DO NOT SHIP THEM TO THEIR FACES. DO NOT COMMENT SHIPS ON THEIR POSTS OR VIDEOS. DO NOT TAG THEM IN SHIP POSTS. DO NOT TAKE SHIP SIGNS TO EVENTS. DO NOT ASK THEM THEIR FAVORITE SHIP. DON’T. TALK TO THEM. ABOUT. SHIPS.