santiago reyes

like can we talk about how fandom treats latino men? specifically the blatant and unapologetic sexualization of them?

poe dameron. cassian andor. gabriel reyes. jesse mccree. james vega. reyes vidal. raphael santiago. lance mcclain.

(and before you argue that jesse isn’t canonically latino, every single latino jesse fic/post/art comes hand in hand with some transparent “latin lover” bullshit where he sweet talks someone in spanish or uses his ~latin charm~ in some way or another)

and this is specifically about the treatment in lgbt fandom spaces. you guys aren’t immune to perpetuating racist tropes and you do it without any sort of acknowledgement or desire to change. even if there’s been some retrospection into the poorly written bilingual characters in fic recently, yet people continue to write and spread posts about every other racist aspect of the latin lover trope.

making them all promiscuous and overtly sexual? making them all “rough and dirty in bed”? giving them all “dirty mouths” and describing them with “deep, low voices” and talking about their accents using sexual descriptors? these all tie back to racist tropes that contribute to the sexualization of latino men.

it’s not subtle. it’s not “sexy”. it’s tiring and the lack of acknowledgement that it’s happening outside of reblogging a post about it every once in a while is really fucking transparent

A bit of SEP Slow Burn: the final chapter:

“I’m sorry,” Jack said when he came back.  “I was an asshole.”  He’d dropped a bag of apology Cheetos in Gabe’s lap and headed to his room.  God knows where he got them; he was still barefoot.  And he barely glanced at the broken couch.

Ever since then, he’s been cordial.  

Gabriel wants to scream.  The last time they were cordial with each other was the week they first met.

“I don’t know what to do,” he confesses to Santiago.  “He won’t even touch me anymore, like it might be crossing some kind of line he’s made up in his head.  I’m pretty sure he’s pissed off, but I can’t tell whether it’s at me or himself.”

She raises a heavy black eyebrow.  “You tried asking him, right?  Not to insult your intelligence or anything, but like.  You’re not pulling the dude thing here, right?”

Gabriel sighs heavily at his pudding.  “I feel like if I ask him about it, I’ll be crossing his stupid imaginary line.  I thought I knew what he wanted, Santiago, but lately I’ve got no clue.”

“Huh.”  She twiddles her spoon against the table, then shrugs.  “Try anyway.  Worst case scenario, you end up with another bag of apology Cheetos when he realizes he’s being a douche.”

“I have no idea where he keeps getting those.”

She hums around a spoonful of pudding.  “Some people just have the magic touch.  Or somebody in Supply who thinks they got a fine ass.”

They move on to other subjects after that.  It’s not till Gabriel’s finished and making to get up that she pushes his tray back down with a finger.  “Hey, Gabo.”

Nobody else gets away with calling him that. It makes him feel like somebody’s teenage brother.  He shoots her a look she ignores.

“Have you told him?  How you feel?”  She continues to ignore his expression as it darkens warningly.  “Because brother, if he doesn’t know then he’s the only one on this base.  And if it were me, I sure as shit wouldn’t thank you for that.”

I recently unfollowed quite a few people so I need some more blogs to follow. Please like/reblog this if you post any of the following, or follow me and I’ll check out your blog.

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“I’ve been fortunate enough to take the field at any number of stadiums, but the Bernabeu really takes your breath away. You can feel the history and the weight of the fans’ expectations on your shoulders. When the crowd turns on you, it makes you want to get out of there as fast as you can. Those fans have seen it all and have every right to make their feelings known.”

The 100 as Brooklyn 99 characters

Anya as Rosa Diaz, bad ass, scary yet hot as fuck

Raven as Charles Boyle, not as awkward and dorky as the OG Boyle but still buddy buddy with Clarke, not so secretly in love with Anya

Lexa as Amy Santiago, damn good cop, secretly in love with Clarke but they both act like they hate each other. Wants to impress the captain cause she wants to be captain

Clarke as Jake Paralta, a little lazy but damn good at her job.

Gustus as Captain Holt, big buff scary gay guy, doesn’t show much emotion. Husband is probably like Titus or something

Finn as The Vulture, takes the credit for everyone else’s cases. Smacks Jake’s ass/Clarke’s after doing so

Jasper and Monty as Scully and Hitchcock, they’re just so stupid. No one knows why they’re there

Lincoln as Sergeant Terry cause he buff af but also a big teddy bear around his wife and kids

Octavia as his wife obviously, probably as Gina cause she sassy AF, but would still be as equally bad ass as her character on 100. Definitely not just a secretary let’s be honest

Bellamy’s a cop that helps around with cases

I’ve been binging this show and I literally can’t unsee this

Board Meeting Baby:

Wanted to write this for a while now. It’s such a fun concept to think about, and it’d be awesome to see what would’ve happened if Scrooge had ever done this (with Donald/Della/both).

There’s a reason the board didn’t voice a single complain to Louie’s presence at the board meeting.

Scrooge had done it before, but they’ll admit it wasn’t as destructive.

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Happy New Year everyone!

Santiago Reyes preferred the comforts of his uptown office.

These comforts included his desk, his table, his vending machine, his secretary, and the fifteen-minute drive to and from home. The last was consequentially vain of him, he knew, but he was of the opinion that his office was far more aesthetically pleasing compared to the titanium-cinder block rock that was a rock blotch on the puny if usually lovely island.

Scrooge McDuck was not the sort of man to hold a board meeting where he didn’t want to. He was known to avoid such meetings if he could, which was frequently, and preferred to meet at his expressed approval, a habit that had become exceedingly rare in the past five months.

The decision to make the forty-minute drive to the Money Bin was not made easily. He, Alcides, and Frankie made the terrible drive from the safety of their offices, and settled into preparation for what was to come.

Santiago prepared the balance sheets. Alcides took upon the income statements. Frankie bit down into the cash flow statement, right eye twitching at the numbers. He felt for the slightly younger buzzard. It must be difficult, so recently incorporated into the board.

“What do you think he’ll say this time?”

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US refuses to hand over marine accused of killing transgender Filipino

SOURCE: The Guardian

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The United States embassy in Manila has turned down a request from Philippine authorities to hand over a marine accused of the killing of a transgender Filipino, a move that could spark anti-American protest in the former US colony. 

The marine, Joseph Scott Pemberton, who is being held at a US facility at the main Philippine army base, was charged with the murder of Jeffrey Laude, known as Jennifer, who was found dead on 11 October in a hotel in Olongapo City, north-west of the capital. 

“The United States will retain custody of Pemberton as provided by the United States-Philippine Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA),” the embassy said in a statement on Wednesday. 

“The United States has the right to retain custody of a suspect from the commission of the alleged offense until completion of all judicial proceedings.” 

Manila and Washington signed the Visiting Forces Agreement in 1998, to allow US forces to hold military drills in the Philippines to test the readiness of the allies, and the pact sets legal rules on how to treat erring servicemen.

The Philippines formally sought custody of Pemberton in a letter from the foreign ministry to the US embassy after his arrest was ordered by the Olongapo City trial court on Monday. 

“There was a warrant of arrest issued by the court,” the presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, told reporters in the Philippine capital. “We have to enforce the warrant.” 

In a statement, the foreign ministry said, “In accordance with the Visiting Forces Agreement, we look forward to the full cooperation of the US government in ensuring that justice is secured for Jeffrey Laude.” 

Anti-US activists urged the government to terminate its pact with Washington after failing to enforce its sovereignty. 

“The US embassy refusal to turn over Pemberton is an insult to our nation and our people,” said Renato Reyes, leader of the leftwing Nation movement, vowing to hold a protest outside the US embassy. “The Aquino government must terminate the VFA.”

The justice secretary, Leila de Lima, and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the American authorities should hand over the US marine and transfer him from detention in a US facility to a Philippine jail.