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Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953

REASONS NOT TO SHIP NICO DI ANGELO WITH GIRLS

and I s2g if anyone fights me about this I will throw my fridge at you

• HE’S GAY

like, really gay.  full, raging homo.  why on earth would you ship him with a girl?

- “but it’s not confirmed!” /  “he could be bi!”

“What made you want to add a gay character into the Percy Jackson series? What inspired you to write the series?” was asked and answered on Rick’s Goodreads a while ago.  Note, “gay”, with no dispute in the answer.

“Nico had once read a story from Plato, who claimed that in the ancient times all humans had been a combination of male and female.  Each person had two heads, four arms, four legs.  Supposedly, these combo-humans had been so powerful they made the gods uneasy, so Zeus split them in half - man and woman.  Ever since, humans had felt incomplete.  They spent their lives searching for their other halves.  And where does that leave me? Nico wondered.  It wasn’t his favourite story.”  (Blood of Olympus, chapter 15)  Yes.  Very bi/pan/poly.  So much fyi i like vagina.  He’s entirely into girls.  What is a dick anyway?

• SO RESPECT THAT

It’s his sexuality. Idk about you, but I’m aro/ace, and people even jokingly shipping me with anyone else makes me, like, really uncomfortable.

- “but you ship straight characters in same-gender/polyamorous relationships!”

Since we’re talking about Nico here, we’ll leave other fandoms out of it.  Not a single character in any of Rick Riordan’s mythology series has a confirmed sexuality - except for Nico.  And if you’re going to assume characters’ heteroromance/sexuality from their lack of canon attraction to their gender, you and your straight-until-proven-otherwise mindset can just leave.

“I’m only shipping it.  What’s the harm?  I think they’re cute.”

Would you vote for Donald Trump in an election?  Y’know, it’s not the nicest thing to do, but, like, it doesn’t really matter.  It’s one vote.  But you wouldn’t, would you?  (if you would, please, please just leave right now) However insignificant it might be, it’s just wrong.  Also, you’re adding to all the other people that have voted for Donald Trump - quite possibly thinking the same thing.  So don’t vote for Donald Trump, and don’t ship Nico with Thalia or Annabeth or Reyna or the bloody genderbent Will that this demonic corner of the PJO Instagram fandom is a fan of.  (don’t even ask)

• HE’S REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ENTIRE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

I’m sorry, but I can name exactly two book series aimed at middle-grade kids that have LGBTQIA+ characters; Pretty Little Liars and The Heroes of Olympus.  (we’re not counting Harry Potter here.  saying years later that Dumbledore was gay with only minor implications in canon isn’t representation imo, sorry Jo.)  Having representation in kids’ series is so important, and wiping out that representation by ignoring his sexuality or erasing it and headcanoning him as bi/pan/poly is pretty homophobic and disgusting.  We have representation.  Respect it.

• HE HAS NO CHEMISTRY WITH ANY GIRL IN THE SERIES, WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING

Reyna sees him as a brother??  He barely knows Thalia or Annabeth??  And as for “”Willow”” (genderbent Will.  It’s hellish, I promise), that’s straight down homophobia if you keep Nico as a boy.

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My go to after a hard day. 

Angry Blonde Guy

So one day during school I was in an argument with some idiot over the color of President Obama’s skin (which she said was beige). Me, being the aggressive arguer that I am, vehemently disagreed with her. After a few seconds, it became clear to me that my belaboring was getting a bit too loud when a blonde kid with a jawline that looked like two steel girders trapped inside of a thin, pimply layer of teenage angst and “alpha male” insecurity came up to me and started “roasting” me. I didn’t budge a fucking inch emotionally or physically since he his roasting didn’t feel like a splash of cold water in the face of smug old me anymore than a dog licking peanut butter off of my dick felt like an active sex life. I looked straight back at him in the eyes without a word and he said “So say what you were saying again. Say it,” because I assume he was trying to intimidate me. So I repeated the word “beige” right in his face louder and louder until he left and throughout the entire lunch period he kept looking back at me and calling me such hurtful things like “Faggot” and “Gay” because apparently when you say a word a bit too loudly and aren’t scared of a small kid that looks like he’s shot his own dick up with enough heroin to kill Kurt Cobain fifteen fucking times it means you like sucking dick… I’m not saying that I don’t though.

I am a straight woman and I am proud to say that if I ever have children they will be terrified of coming out as anything other than heterosexual to me.

If they ever come out as bisexual, identify as transexual, or act homosexual they will fear eveything. For I would do everything in my power to make them feel loved and accepted. And therefore extreme embarrassed. I would make cute posts about them on my social media even after I’ve reached 60. I would watch lesbian love movies and fangril about the cute girls with her. I would talk to the cute boy at the register and see if he’s a good guy to point towards my son. I’d holler at my daughter’s football game about my gay daughter being better then all of those straight steroid boys. I’d go dress shopping with my transexual girl and squeal over her choices and reassure her that it looks amazing even without any of the padding that she insists on using. The list could go on.

And those are the reasons why my potential future children should shake in fear at the thought of me finding out that they’re not heterosexual.

It’s as if I developed an aversion to ‘gay life.’ I started craving a quiet, normal life where I didn’t feel I was living on stage.
—  Darcy, gay male Houston Texas, from the book The Velvet Rage
In the past 3 years I’ve definitely been feeling this since being absolutely front and center of the stage since I was 16/17.
PSA

I’m going to say this reeeeeeeeeeallll loud so everybody can hear it. 

JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED OR DEALT WITH [ INSERT ISSUE LIKE EQUALITY, ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY, ETC ] 

DOES 

N     O       T 

MEAN THAT YOU GET TO DECIDE TO WHAT EXTENT IT EXISTS, OR THAT IT DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL.

AGAIN: IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED [ INSERT ISSUE ] , YOU DON’T GET TO CLAIM YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT. YOU DON’T GET TO DECIDE WHAT IT IS OR ISN’T.  

WHY??????????????? 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE AT ALL YOU IGNORANT FUCKNUGGET.  YOU DON’T.  SO SIT THE FUCK DOWN.  AND SHUT. THE FUCK. UP. 

YOU *ALSO* DON’T GET TO DECIDE THE EXTENT TO WHICH [ YOUR INSERT ] EXISTS, OR THAT IT DOESN’T EXIST, OR THAT IT SHOULDN’T EXIST BECAUSE YOU DON’T LIKE IT, OR IT OFFENDS ??????? YOU. 

THAT IS NOT HOW SHIT *WORKS* YOU GODDAMN DOUCHECANOE. IF I DON’T LIKE HOW YOU PUT KETCHUP ON YOUR SCRAMBLED EGGS DOES THAT MEAN I GET TO DECIDE YOU CAN ONLY USE A LITTLE? OR THAT NO PEOPLE EVER IN THE HISTORY OF EVER HAVE DONE THAT?? OR DEALT WITH KETCHUPY EGGS??? DO I GET TO DECIDE THAT KETCHUP ON EGGS SHOULD NOT EXIST???? BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE IT OR IT *OFFENDS* ME????? 

N      O    ?!!!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!

BECAUSE I BET - JUST A CASUAL WAGER HERE - THAT ME DECIDING THOSE THINGS WITHOUT EVER EATING KETCHUP ON MY EGGS, AND GETTING TO SAY THAT IT’S NOW ILLEGAL OR DOESN’T EXIST OR IT BOTHERS ME SO YOU CAN’T DO IT ANYMORE 

WOULD MAKE YOU 

REAL. FUCKING.     M   A    D. 

AND THEN HEAVEN AND FUCKING EARTH WOULD HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT HOW 

*OPPRESSED* YOU WERE

AND HOW *UNFAIR* IT WAS 

AND BE OUT ON THE GODDAMN STREET PROTESTING

AND USING EXTRA FUCKING KETCHUP ON EVERYTHING

BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T THINK IT WAS OKAY FOR ME TO DECIDE THOSE THINGS FOR YOU, WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT FIRST - AT. LEAST. 

SO LET’S REPEAT, COME ON NOW KIDDOS, SAY IT WITH ME: 

JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED OR DEALT WITH [ INSERT ISSUE LIKE EQUALITY, ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY, ETC ]

DOES

N     O       T

MEAN THAT YOU GET TO DECIDE TO WHAT EXTENT IT EXISTS, OR THAT IT DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL.

Why are dolls desexualized

Are the nipples on your Barbie gonna scare your five year old daughter into becoming a lesbian? If your kid plays with a GI Joe action figure with a dick are they automatically gonna go raging gay? Wake up and smell the casserole Wanda that’s not how it works.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

—  Dylan Thomas
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Why I Put My Family on Display

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I’m ashamed to admit that I wasn’t familiar with the story of Ruby Bridges until my son brought a picture book about her home from school. For those of you who are also uninformed, here’s the TL;DR version:

In 1960, schools in New Orleans were still segregated by race. A judge ordered that a 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges be allowed to attend a school that was, until then, all-white. When she…

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