posts of which i am proud

There’s such a weird fixation in media about “firsts”. Beauty and the Beast boasting disney’s “first gay scene” is the one I’m thinking about in particular, and Power Rangers with the “first gay superhero”, and in both cases it’s a blink and you’ll miss it thing, something that maintains plausible deniability of queerness within the film itself, but establishing explicit queerness in everything outside the film. We know Lefou is gay because the interview told us he was in disney’s first gay scene.

And most of these discussions of firsts devolve into which first is first. Bill gets announced as the first gay companion on doctor who, and then follows the argument of whether Jack counts as companion, whether he was the first pansexual companion while Bill is the first gay companion, whether Amy or Clara was ever canonically bisexual and should that be a factoring in calculating firsts as well. (I remember a similar argument going on when Martha was announced as the first black companion, and people were like “but Mickey?” And there’s definitely commentary waiting about contentious Firsts and characters of color, but my white ass has nothing incisive to offer on that front except the hope we are kinder and better towards Bill than we were towards Martha.) And meanwhile, here is Bill, a black gay female companion, and while that fact has definitely not gotten lost, it is still very very cool and good that she is the companion even if she is not the Absolute First.

The language of Firsts is everywhere when you start looking for it, the idea that this show/movie/video game is doing something New Never Before Done Whoa Look At The Unprecedented Gay. And when this trend worries me, it’s because:

1) it gives off a strong whiff of performative representation, where the representation isn’t as important as people knowing you’re doing it

1a) the corollary being that the emphasis on First First First makes me worried that creators are not interested in Second Third Fourth. That having had the First *spins wheel, throws dart* Lesbian Asian Marvel character (a guest star in three episodes of the Defenders, maybe fifteen minutes, every gif set celebrating her has the same three quotes because that’s all there is), they are now exempted from every having to write a Second Lesbian Asian Marvel character. Because they already did that. Didn’t you see the article in Entertainment Weekly? It was a very big deal.

2) the trend of press on the First Gay Thing tends to vastly outscale the actually gayness, which traps us in an endless loop of hype and disappointment (versus Dumbledoring where the gayness is revealed retroactively for a previously ambiguous character or relationship, and it’s a weird combination of vindication because you thought they might be gay, surprise because you didn’t expect them to be gay, and disappointment because why didn’t the work just say they were gay)

And this, even more than the rest of this post, is a personal grievance but 3) queer fandom has spent decades finding representation in subtext, in coding, in wishful thinking and disciplined literary analysis of the text. This whole First thing seems come with a subtext that every other character who had significant ambiguous relationships, was flamboyant or butch, was in anyway queercoded? Not queer. This here is the first gay thing, and we’re very brave for being the first to have done it. Gay characters must formally come out to count.

Putting aside explicitly queer characters (which exist! Which have a history that creators and fans are welcome to build upon instead of thinking they have to invent gay representation every time they launch a franchise), queer history and queer art has always entailed writing and reading in between the lines. Which requires there be lines. If the new trend is unwritten in text, out and proud in press, what does that offer? I’m happy that Explicitly Confirmed Queer is a thing that’s happening, I very much am, but if a gay child who has never read a think-piece cannot recognize themself in your Brave Unprecedented Gay Character because they didn’t read your interview with the av club, then what use is that character? What was the point? What have you actually contributed to us?

05.04.2016 // 12:25

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an original study photo, so here you go guys. I’m currently writing an assignment on the downfall of Soviet Russia which is so interesting but I’m procrastinating at the same time by learning Russian 🙃🙃but progress is progress and once this is done I can fully focus on my exams beginning in May. These are my LAST EVER EVER EXAMS and I am so excited about this because if anyone has seen my previous posts university was not the one for me and I just want to be proud of myself for getting through it and finishing. Anyway, expect to see a lot more of me and original study posts in the coming months, because I am getting my head down and I am PASSING MY DEGREE.

Ethan hit 300,000 subscribers!!

Ethan hit 300,000 subscribers! That’s a whole lot of amazing people in this amaizng community!

I am so incredibly proud of him, and I know everyone in this tag are too! I subscribed when the channel was around 40,000 (I just changed it because I went back and found the 50,000 video and it was posted after I subscribed oops). Which isn’t that long but still crazy because he’s already at 300,000.

Not only have I found an incredible inspiration, I also found more friends than I expected through this community. I met 2 from Nova Scotia, one from Minnesota, and a few others. Everyone in the community is so nice and sweet.

Ethan is one of the most helpful “escape routes” I have. He’s such an amazing person, and he always brings my mood up.

If Ethan happens to see this than I should say some stuff to him aha.

So, Ethan, congratulations on 300,000 subscribers, you definitely deserve it! You bring joy to so many people (me being one of them) and you should definitely keep doing what you’re doing. When you’re happy, it makes us happy. As long as you enjoy what you’re doing and you’re happy with it, don’t stop. Keep that beautiful smile on your face. Keep that adorable laughter flowing. Keep doing what you love.(I suck at being original but) like that painting I painted in that picture, you are my sunshine (and the reason I made butterscotch-cinnamon pie)I love you, we all love you. Thank you for everything you’ve done.

Originally posted by jiminy-krispies

@crankgameplays

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the inspiration to Georgi’s routines

It’s mentioned that Georgi’s short program is Carabosse from the Sleeping Beauty.. which indeed, is the villain in said fairytale.

But what Sleeping Beauty is his routine based off?

Matthew Bourne. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty.

I mean look.

AND THE FREAKING JUMP

If you’re sitting there thinking that this is just coincidental and that i’m just going off on a random thing…

EXPLAIN THIS

I am pretty certain that his routine was based off this ballet. i think it’s just another nice addition to “Yuri on ice is based on reality stuff”

Sorry for the long post but i was proud when i saw this :3

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If only momtaku's fans knew how awful she was for supporting this post and agreeing that Armin meta for him surviving is useless and obsolete: h t t p : / / lostcauses - noregrets. tumblr. com/post/157034914010/hey -ive-got-an- ideawhy -dont- we- all-just

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Recently I found out about this post that mentioned content with external hyperlinks was never shown to other people on Tumblr. Given the low amount of notes in the previous post I made about my Black King cosplay, which had a link to Youtube, I decided to give it a try.

So here I am reposting these, because honestly, I’m very proud of this thing! This was a very, very fun convention with my sister (Night Elf Druid) and her fiance (Rogue). Let’s see if the the lack of a link actually does anything!

I Have Something To Tell You...

After seeing how everyone is coming together and spreading so much love, especially in the Jacksepticeye community, I’ve decided that today is the day… 

I have something to tell you guys…

I’ve wanted to say it for a while but I was worried about doing it… 

But I’m not so worried now and you guys are my friends, and so I think you should know this… Here goes… 

I’m asexual. At least I’m like 99.9999999999 (etc) % sure that I am. Yes, I have done a lot of research and reading about it to be sure, I didn’t want to rush to label myself. And the great thing about labels is that they can change. But this is what I identify as right now. And I’m proud to say it. I. Am. Ace. :D

So if you don’t accept aces and think they are invalid, unfollow me now please. But if you do accept me, then yay!! Thank you and I love you! ❤

This was pretty hard to post, but I thought that you guys wouldn’t hate me for being ace. You all seem too sweet for that and you’ve been so kind to me this far, which I’m very grateful for by the way :3

Announcement post over. Thank you for reading ^_^ ❤

It’s a Guppy Life!

Guys I made an art!!!???? This is a collab with @cynicallyneutral who drew the crystals, honey, bees and spoon & the main guppy which is gonna be on the other side of this pleather card wallet!!!!! I designed the graphics & slapped the shit together and i’m really proud of it x___x we will be posting the product up once it’s made (there will be 13) but  i really wanted to share a peek!!!!

I can see rn that web CMYK has fucked things up already but i am too tired to care rn omg. 

please go tell @cynicallyneutral how awesome she is. 

I’ve been really hesitant to post this here because tumblr can get pretty vitriolic about dieting and weight loss but fuck it, I’m proud of myself.

After recovering from my illness in early 2014 (in which I couldn’t hold down food and lost about 70lbs from pure starvation), I began to heavily overeat all the junk I possibly could in fear that it would happen again. Except I didn’t stop, because that’s not how that works, and I ended up at 213lbs. Uncomfortable all the time, out of shape, unable to wear my old clothes and unable to afford the rare and elusive Good Plus Sizes.

So I said fuck it and changed my eating habits entirely right before the holidays, which I survived without incident. I’m at 39lbs down as of today, which puts me halfway to my goal of 135-140ish, and is why I’m so excited for my upcoming costume! I’ve got more energy, am lighter on my feet, and fit a lot of my clothes again.

So here’s me in the same shirt/pose in August and a few days ago.

I won’t post about this often and have tried not to other than recipes and I know it’s not for everyone. But man I’m proud of my discipline.

danisnotonfire’s eye!
wow, i don’t think i’ve ever been more proud of a drawing in my life. i am honestly so happy with this drawing aaaah!
for this i used faber castell polychromos pencils and some white acrylic paint for major highlights.
honestly, this has turned out way better than some of my graphite eye drawings which i did not expect :3
i hope y'all like it!
@danisnotonfire

update: thank you all so much for the kind comments, likes and reblogs. it honestly means so much to me and this has become my most popular post now. honestly i couldn’t wish for anything more :)

HERE TAKE THIS AS MY THANK YOU PICTURE

my casual suga post just got a bunch of notes recently and people seemed to like it so i thought id draw another one in my own outfit from a couple of days ago bc im Gay And Edgy

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Ig promp - the missus and family congratulating harry for his new single!!!!

YOURINSTAGRAM: My love has a new single out today. I think you should go and buy it and stream it and listen to it. Even if you don’t like it. Which is impossible. Because it’s so good. x

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YOURINSTAGRAM: Lounging in a coffee house tonight and Harry refused to show his face because he’s too tired and looks like a zombie, but, that doesn’t stop me from posting a soppy message about how proud I am of you, @harrystyles. Today, you’ve done the almost impossible and you’ve hit the world with what you’ve been working on in the last year; something that’s really incredible. It’s still difficult to come to terms with the fact that you’re my fiancé and that we’re going to get married in a short couple of months, and, I feel like I don’t deserve you, at all. You’re incredible. You’re determined. You’re passionate. And, I’m SO proud of you. Always have been, and, I always will be, Peaches. I can’t wait to be your partner for the rest of your journey. xx

It’s done!!! Sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, my tablet and computer were both being stupid with the batteries dying but they’re working again. Yay!

THE BLUE SHIRT WAS CHOSEN (RIP 1999, 2017. Loved by many (no one on tumblr (besides me))(RIPx2). you got no votes you poor soul (shirt))

Anyway, this is a gift for @kiekyun because your art gives me so much life. I really love everything you draw, you really are a very wonderful artist and I hope to be as good as you some day! (I’m sorry about no background, I really suck at those) I don’t know if you’ll actually see this but if you do then please let me know what you think! :D

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🌈// HAPPY.PRIDE //🌈

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Aoi Shouta - Voice Animage Plus 2017

Fun fact: Today is Shoutan’s 6th year anniversary from his debut as a seiyuu, and today I also finally received this mag (with another mag that features Shouta; I’ll post some snaps later) which I purchased early this month. So this will serve as my commemorative post for Shouta’s seiyuu debut anniversary :)

I’m kinda emo coz whenever I look back at how much Shoutan has struggled and grown into the fine artist that he is now, I can’t help but be amazed and fall more in love with him. I’m just so happy that he’s getting all the success he has now, and I am so proud of him. :)

These are personal snaps from my own copy. Please don’t reupload or redistribute as your own. You may use them for layouts, profile pictures, but please credit back to me or this post and let me know. Thank you!

Why am I posting a picture in a bathing suit while in a dressing room? Because I legit felt completely comfortable and cute which I can’t say is something I’ve felt before. I am super proud of myself and how far I’ve come with self acceptance and my weight loss 👍🏼

Also sorry this is not an amazing picture but lol who cares

Look,,, Paradise by Jinyoung is a bop it’s that tropical beat feel , laid back groove which is HONESTLY SO ON POINT like I CAN. NOT. deal. I just am so proud of Jinyoung and all he’s accomplished - he’s been acting and doing a solo career but still putting out a song an album and this one sounds so mature and well done I’M just like TT

10th Anniversary Edition Announced!

For those of you who have been following Patrick Rothfuss for a while, you are aware that he is working diligently on Doors of Stone, but wants the story to be the absolute best it can be. In the meantime, Rothfuss announced on his Twitch stream that The Name of the Wind turns 10 years old this year. In celebration, he has decided to release a 10th Anniversary Edition for his readers! 

He says this edition will feature: 

◙ Minor changes to the text, and improving some unfavorable language used. Basically, he will go through and polish up the writing. 

◙ Appendices about the character pronunciation, the calendar, and the currency systems within the novels. A few of these sections will have an author’s note to accompany them. 

◙ A new and improved map of Temerant (The world in which the events of The Kingkiller Chronicles takes place). 

◙ 20 or more illustrations depicting aspects of the story. Patrick Rothfuss is personally working with the creators. 

◙ and finally, A NEW COVER! 

A release date has not been released at this point. More updates about the new edition will be posted when discovered. 

I for one am super excited about this news. Patrick Rothfuss knows that we are eagerly awaiting Book 3, but I respect him for waiting to publish something he is proud of. In the meantime, we will get a brand new edition of The Name of the Wind with more information to hold us over. 


When I heard the news I screamed so loud! I cannot wait to get my hands on a beautiful copy of my favorite book. Take my money, Pat! 

Feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat about the series. I’m always up for it. So much to discuss. :) 

Pa! 

-Blair (aka TheWaystoneInn)