my problem with the anti-trump movement is that liberal bigotry is still rlly rampant within it lol
like if you’re anti-trump that’s all well and good, but if you’re not willing to self examine to root out your own bigotry, all of this work will literally be for nothing, and the only people who will benefit will be white cis ppl
like you can’t even put legitimate statistics up about trump’s voter base without white people coming out of the woodwork to say “not all whites!!!!!!!!!!! those statistics are inaccurate based on my personal feelings!” if you cannot take responsibility for your own internalized bigotry, nothing will ever change
you’ll get trump out of office and elect someone who does all the same things to nonwhite people, to lgbt+ people, to disabled people, to mentally ill people that american leaders HAVE BEEN DOING for literal generations
so whenever y’all comment talking about “demonizing white people” please remember that your hurt feelings are not nearly as important or essential as it is to stop state sanctioned violence against everyone who isn’t you lmao
one thing that bugs me on jtv? the complete lack of acknowledgement of what petra’s been through. petra is an abuse survivor. the one constant presence in her life is a mother who amongst other things has threatened her, belittled her, constantly gaslights her, all for her own selfish gains. struggles through post-partum depression. discovers she has a twin- who could have become the family petra so desperately needs who drugs her, assumes her identity and tries to screw her over. watches her husband who she really does love fall in love with another woman whilst said woman is carrying the child she wanted so much. not to mention being kidnapped, suffering a late term miscarriage and feeling inferior to jane. and like? there is barely any mention of petra’s past. the only thing they bring up are her mistakes- which yes are a lot, and yes she has done some terrible things, but geez. please let petra go to therapy!!!!! please let petra be happy!!!!!!
‘Dionysus Loves You!’ is the name of a zine about trans characters in the riordanverse, and it’s looking for submissions!
Dionysus is the patron god of all intersex and transgender individuals so who better to name this zine after! it’s an often overlooked fact about him but not in any way less important. this is why we’re doing a zine including your PJO/HOO trans headcanons, to highlight the importance of headcanons in fandom next to canon. you can have headcanons about any of the campers, gods, or even mortal parents.. the list goes on, don’t be shy!
your submission doesn’t have to revolve around the transness of the characters, it can be them hanging with friends, fishing, fighting, going on a date, shopping, flying… anything..! being trans is not a tragedy so let’s keep this zine upbeat and a lovely experience to all participating and reading alike.
💖 but let’s keep it SFW!
we’re looking for 1 to 5 pages of content per contributor (5 in case you’re doing a comic for example!). just illustrations are also extremely very very welcome. this will be a free digital release with no profits, just for fun, so keep that in mind. both b&w and color submissions are welcome. dimensions should be that of an A5 (1748 pixels x 2480 pixels) at 300DPI.
the current planned deadline is april 10th, you can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
feel free to message me for any questions or specifications. i’ll update this post if anything changes or there’s new information! thank you!
I see people talking about genderbending Burr and Washington, which is freaking awesome, but why stop there? What if every character were changed to be a different gender from how they are in the original? How would that change the show?
Just imagine the possibilities:
Alexandra Hamilton, the orphan daughter of a Scotswoman and a Caribbean sex worker, who managed to move to New York at the dawn of the American Revolution, where she meets:
Erin Burr, the agender advocate for a peaceful, sensible resistance movement, and their girlfriend Theodosia,
Jen Laurens, the gender-fluid black rights advocate who starts a relationship with Alexandra,
and Elias Schuyler, one of the heirs to Philippa Schuyler’s vast wealth, and his brothers, Angelico and Johnny.
George (Georgia) Washington, the general in command of the revolutionary forces, ultimately hires Hamilton, who has managed to piss off
@caitthepiemaker and I have been talking about Bitty’s love for Thanksgiving and how y’all need to cool it with these ‘it’s practically Christmas’ posts because Y’ALL.
THANKSGIVING IS SO IMPORTANT.
like I get there’s the whole commercialism thing and maybe in other regions it’s being phased out? But in the South that’s not part of your Thanksgiving really?
it’s food and family and making recipes written down on index cards that get pulled out of the tin once a year
it’s telling stories about Thanksgivings Past even though you tell the same story every year.
“do you remember when the collard greens in the pressure cooker exploded and ended up on the ceiling?”
“Don’t let cousin Jo touch the biscuits. You remember the Baking Soda Fisasco of ‘09”
“Remember the time that woman promised to bring the turkey and turned it into a casserole– bless her heart– and you had to drive all the way to Athens to find a Walmart open and convince them to sell you just the turkey from their pre-cooked meals?”
((True stories from my fam))
So when Bitty goes to college he has planned for this from the very beginning. Freshman year was an improvised turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and fetta cheese, but after he moves into the Haus there’s nothing to hold him back.
Alois loves attention especially from Ciel since he tends to not give it to anyone else. Alois doesn’t trust many people and becomes quite weary of strangers and tends to hide behind Ciel when they are near,even though ciel is much much shorter than Alois. He still has separation anxiety but Ciel and everyone at the manor make sure someone is always with him. He is regularly showered with kisses,hugs and cuddles daily
dex will walk into the attic and nursey will be wearing one of his sweaters or st and dex will be like “?????? wtf thats mine ?????”
nursey will deny it
“derek it’s a cartoon lobster saying ‘Maine’”
“yeah i know Maine is one of my top 10 states and lobsters are noble crustaceans”
“it’s from when i was in high school nurse it barely fits me ur gunna rip it”
dex on the other hands totally owns up to it
“dexy, is that my flannel?”
(nursey goes all heart eyes and giggly)
(dex tells him to shut up)
while we’re on the topic of clothes: they both have so many stupid ironic t-shirts after they’ve both been together like a month
u can bet ur ass dex has at least one ‘kiss me i’m irish’ shirt
and nursey defs has a ‘franky says relax’ one
maybe dex got one custom so it says ‘nursey says relax’
they fight over food SO MUCH
like nursey can definitely handle his spice
White Devil™ Dex CAN NOT
nursey gets hot salsa one time instead of mild
dex eats THE SMALLEST AMOUNT and gets so pissed that he doesn’t kiss nursey like all night
“babe c’mere let me kiss it better”
“you STAY AWAY FROM ME DEREK MALIK NURSE my mouth is on FIRE this is NOT A TIME FOR UR LOVEY DOVEY BULLCRAP”
nursey has probably tried rich ppl food (whether he actually enjoys it or not is up for debate) and get ENDLESS CHIRPS about like escargot and frogs legs or st
[insert pun about the frogs and frogs legs here]
ie. “NURSEY HOW COULD U THEY WERE OUR FRIENDS”
dex probably lived off of stew and potatoes bc irish
also it’s p cheap to make a big thing of mashed potatoes to feed a rlly big family
u know that theory that u could literally live off of mashed potatoes alone?
william poindexter is living proof
they can definitely agree on the basics tho like pizza toppings and macaroni > spaghetti and ice cream flavours
they will both eat breakfast for dinner whenever they get the chance
dex is probably a more like bacon and eggs type of person
nursey is like waffles or french toast
but after going to samwell they both place bitty’s pancakes over all else
(they still argue over blueberry vs. chocolate chip tho)
nursey puts like soooo much sugar in his coffee
probably like vanilla creamer or toffee flavouring too the nerd
dex drinks it BLACK
they are both baffled by how the other can stand it
but they bond over needing coffee to survive
dex needs it so he can like get off his ass and do stuff like fixing ovens and staying up extra late studying
nurses started drinking it for the ~coffee shop aesthetic~ (but now he genuinely requires at least a cup a day to function)
they are definitely the type of people to text each other while in the same room
not like gossiping or being shady just
and links to stupid videos
also; nurse is the type of person to thank someone if they like one of his posts while they’re in the same room
like if they’re chillin at the haus w everybody and someone likes nurse’s latest insta post and he gets the notification
he defs says “thanks bro” out loud
both of them definitely pick up on slang from everybody else
dex tried to fight it bc he’s stubborn af and “y’all” w his northern accent sounds dumb to him
nursey leans into it so hard
defs misuses it at first
but he gets the hang of it eventually
they are SO PROTECTIVE OVER EACH OTHER
this is basically canon
nurse’s hand on dex’s shoulder after they lost the playoffs? c’mon
dex DOES NOT want someone getting in fights over him
he fights his own battles thank u very much
PLUS he’s so used to defending his younger siblings
nursey is probably equal parts 1) touched at dex’s old fashioned ‘defending his honour’ chivalry 2) WORRIED about his poor hot headed bf and 3) confused???? bc like maybe he was picked on in hs but he didn’t have big tough siblings or parents who were involved enough in his life to give a shit
different stuff definitely bugs them like half the shit dex is willing to throw a punch over nurse is like “chill” and the shit nurse gets fired up over completely surprises dex
nursey is probably more bothered when ppl insult his team or his friends
he’ll get upset if someones comments about him are just…. a little too close to home
not pissed just… sad
idk if we’ve discussed birthdays yet in the fandom but i’m gunna throw out some zodiac hc’s