so if there are mistakes my bad

anonymous asked:

drag is inherently rebellious and irreverent and queens are bound to say/do something problematic at some point. Its important as a fan to recognize when theyre wrong, not to go on tirades trying to defend blatantly awful behavior or completely tear them down either. Most of my favs have said or done something that mightve left a bad taste in a lot of ppl's mouths and thats acceptable as long as they learn and don't repeat the same mistakes (im not defending sharon btw, she can choke)

yeah “this person is cancelled because they slipped up and shall now be ruled as problematic garbage” culture is gross and counterproductive too. i meant to mention this point too but i already hate discourse around this topic bc i feel SO REDUNDANT speaking out about it. but yeah, it’s important to recognize this too! 

I made the mistake of watching an episode of Bojack Horseman while i had breakfast this morning and now it’s been messing with my head all day.

It’s from season 4 so spoilers, but it was “Ruthie,” the one when Princess Carolyn has the miscarriage. I just feels all too stupidly relevant, especially given my hospital trip on Thursday, and I’m having all the emotions as I try to get back to the swing of things at work after being out for two days.

It’s not a bad thing. It’s unpleasant, but I feel like shows should talk about this kind of thing more. It makes me feel less terrible about what I’m going through/what I’ve been through with my stupid uncooperative body. I think I’m probably the only person who didn’t hate Samus’s stupid “The Baby” monologue at the beginning of Other M.

It’s really weird when you grow up trying to be a “strong woman” around “strong female characters” and there’s this visceral hatred in mainstream feminism when people make strong female characters want to be mothers. I feel way too much empathy for a fictional space bounty hunter and a pink cartoon cat today. There’s a gender neutral elephant blanket and stuffed tiger sitting in the back of my closet gathering dusk.

For the record, Thursday’s hospital trip wasn’t for a miscarriage. But it did reconfirm that if I ever do manage to get pregnant there’s an extremely high chance it will end in miscarriage again. Or even still birth next time. It terrifies me.

I feel dumb for typing all this but I guess I just had to get it off my chest in a way that wouldn’t affect my day to day life outside of tumblr. Sorry if it was TMI. Just having a lot of feelings and want them to stop distracting me so I can be productive.

And I swear to the goddess, if I see that fucking “Loss” meme that’s become the new Rick Roll one more time, I’m going to punch through a fucking wall.

*pounds fist on table* ok i need to talk about the god-tier klance moments in s3e03 “the hunted” because damn there’s a couple scenes that are so powerful and important and i just….holy shit. buckle up, y’all.

this episode is fucking great for a lot of reasons, but one of my favorite parts of it is how much it shows the development of keith & lance’s relationship: especially 1) how good lance has become at grounding keith & helping him control his reckless impulses, and 2) how keith feels like he can be open and honest with lance about his fears/insecurities––which is a big fucking deal because we’ve almost never seen him do this. 

the first scene that really struck me is this part where keith is leading the team after lotor and it’s just….a big mess. he’s not thinking about keeping the team together. allura’s falling behind and he’s not paying any attention. he’s not considering that this might be a trap. all he can think about is diving in headfirst without considering the consequences.

and then this happens:

uhhhh….oh my god??

look, we know how keith gets. we know how hot-headed and stubborn he can be. i mean listen, we’re talking about this kid who literally tried to fight zarkon by himself.

and yet…..even in the middle of this intense chase, lance gets through to him. he brings keith down from that battle-rage and makes him see reason. and he does it in a way that’s straightforward and brutally honest (“you’re endangering the team and you can’t do this”) which i think is exactly why it works. that’s the kind of direction keith needs, and tbh out of everyone on the team it makes the most sense that it comes from lance.

i’m just

me: hey can i get a fucking uhhhhh lance being keith’s impulse control
dreamworks: *gives me this*
me: *kicking down the door* HOLY FUCK MOM

and look i was already sobbing over this one small part but then we get THIS….THIS SCENE….

oh boy oh wow where do i stART?!

god damn this scene is beautiful––visually, thematically, it’s just …. so powerful and significant.

first of all i need to freak out a little over the way the scene is set up and how wonderful the symbolism is. 

it starts with keith literally in the shadows, and then slowly emerging and drifting up towards lance with their lions facing each other. lance & red are above keith & black which is really interesting.

as we all know, keith is the leader right now. and yet, both literally and figuratively, he’s not positioning himself higher than lance––in fact, he’s doing the very opposite. and his lion doesn’t have her head lowered in shame either; the lions are directly looking each other in the eyes (which i feel like is pretty damn rare??) and that’s very meaningful. everything about the visual setup of the scene just screams openness, honesty, vulnerability. 

(side note: also wow @ that red and blue background, amiright)

and then we have everything that keith says. and boy….there’s so much to unpack here:

- he admits it was his fault and he led everyone into a trap
- he also admits that everyone warned him (lance warned him) and he wasn’t listening
- and because of that he put everyone else in danger

and man i gotta give huge props to steven yeun here because his voice acting in this scene….jeez it broke my heart. keith says all this so quietly, his voice is literally shaking. shit, he sounds close to tears. this is possibly the closest we’ve ever seen keith to totally breaking down and it’s just…..it hurts so much and it’s so important.

it really hits you in this moment that keith is a kid. he’s a teenager!! he didn’t want to lead the team & he doesn’t know how to do it. he can’t do it by himself. he doesn’t say any of that explicitly here but it’s 100% clear that that’s exactly what he’s saying.

and he says this to lance of all people. lance, his supposed “rival”! you would think lance would be the last person he’d want to turn to for reassurance or to blatantly admit “wow i fucked up real bad.” and yet….here we are. it’s moments like these that really prove that under the surface, these two don’t hate each other in the least. they like each other. they respect each other. they rely on each other!! (*whispers* space ranger partners….) 

and lance’s response only proves my point even more. he could easily have said “i told you so” or otherwise berated keith for his mistake. but he doesn’t! his answer is:

- yes, you messed up.
- but we’re going to fix it. we. i can’t stress that enough! he doesn’t say “you messed up and now you have to do something about it.” he doesn’t say “you messed up and now i’m going to take over and do something about it.” he’s essentially saying “yeah you made a mistake but that’s in the past….and now we’re going to take care of it together.” 

and that’s?? so great?? because keith more or less admitted that he was feeling this huge burden weigh down on him, and lance––in his own subtle way––lifted that weight off keith’s shoulders. he’s reassuring keith that he’s not alone in this. *wipes tears from my eyes*

and if all that wasn’t enough, keith immediately saying “you’re right” makes it all the more significant. he’s openly admitting once again that he fucked up, but he’s also agreeing with lance’s statement that they can still turn things around and fix his mistake as a team. which is…..wow. 

tl;dr - everything about this pair of scenes just proves how keith & lance work so well together and need each other. it shows how important it is for them to be open and honest with each other, and demonstrates how they both have that capability. 

and i’m gonna scream about it for a hundred years. 

fake ah crew lindsay “wild card with a stupid amount of good luck” jones who somehow always manages to hit her mark without ever meaning to through odd angles and from nearly impossible positions. everyone in los santos is terrified of how incredibly accurate she is and wondering how long it took her to train to be that perfect. meanwhile geoff shakes his head and says “you’ve never practiced a day in your life, have u” and lindsay grins and goes “nope!”

lindsay who trips on the sidewalk late one night and sends a throwing a knife flying only for it to land dead center in some assassins chest, michael waving his arms madly as he helps her up, screaming “HOW! JUST HOW!? HOW ARE YOU EVEN ALIVE” while lindsay laughs her ass off. lindsay who chucks grenades so close to her crew members that magically bounce away at the right time and explode in the middle of a huge cluster of cops surrounding them and everyones like “you were trying to kill us!!” and lindsay totally bullshitting like "i knew that would happen!”

This is kind of random but I just got really stressed out and want to talk about something I feel is important.

If you have depression or any other mental illness/condition that affects your daily life and can make it hard to function, please try to at least brush your teeth. Bare minimum. When even that’s too much I sometimes will just swish around some mouthwash when I piss or something. Anything.

Depression really fucked up my mouth and now it hurts to eat/drink most things and my dental bills are high because of how neglectful I got during particularly bad episodes when I was younger. Teeth can’t repair or replace themselves, so take care of them as best you can. If not just for the health aspect of it, keeping up your dental hygiene could save you from a lot of financial stress in the future.

ok that’s all take care toodles

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John Silver is not a bad person so jot that down

I understand the thinking behind the “but asexuality is close to celibacy so shouldn’t the religious communities love you?” argument, but that’s not how it happened for me in the real world.

I’m not out at my church. I know my church is homophobic, so to test the waters for attitudes toward asexuality I waited until the topic of homosexuality came up and suggested hypothetically what if there was a person who didn’t feel sexual attraction. We went around a few times on specifics and once we settled on my original definition, these were the opinions I got:

-Everyone has a sexual nature; it’s God’s gift to the human race for pleasure in marriage and for procreation. The idea of an asexual person is absurd.

-Someone claiming to not feel sexual attraction is repressing the sexual nature given to them by God. It’s as bad as saying God made a mistake when He created you.

-Unless someone is specifically giving up marriage (and therefore sex) for the ministry, and has been so long without it that he’s trained himself not to think about it, there’s nobody that doesn’t want sex.

-People who don’t want sex are being selfish toward their future partners.

-They’ll want sex eventually.

-Maybe they’re just scared.

-Celibacy is a command for us to follow until marriage. Until we marry we are to focus on the things of the Lord. So I see what you’re getting at, but no, nobody just doesn’t have sexual attraction. God built it into everyone for the purpose of procreation.

-I don’t see how this is actually hurting anyone. Maybe God’s called them to be single.

-[shooting down the previous person] But nobody just doesn’t have sexual feelings.

-Being like that is worse than homosexuality. At least a [slur] can be converted back to God. But a person like that would have to have their head so far in the sand they’d never see the light of day. They’d be so self-deluded that they wouldn’t even understand the concept of straight, marital love.

So no, my religious community doesn’t actually love this part of me. There’s one friend I have in the church who knows and supports me, and he keeps his mouth shut.

Anyway, this is just an example of a small-town church’s view on asexuality. I’m sure not all churches are like this, but I’m sure there are too many churches (and mosques and shrines and temples and lodges and synagogues, etc.) that are.

Asexuals, reblog with your own religious experiences?

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Who am I now in this world without her? 
Petty and dull with the nerve to doubt her.
What does it matter, it’s already done. 
Now I’ve got to be there for her son.
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I was gonna make a masterpost for Filipino/Tagalog but there’s not a lot of resources online so I decided to make graphics here instead! I’ll make more in the future but here are just some common words/phrases in the language. Filipino has a lot of borrowed words from Spanish and English due to colonialism and most of the time it’s difficult to say a complete sentence in Filipino alone because English words are deeply mixed into the language, hence Taglish. It’s a norm to switch between English and Filipino midsentence or even midword. There’s no Filipino translation for hi/hello so we just use them instead. We also use English phrases like ‘happy birthday’ and ‘excuse me’ more commonly than their Filipino translations. I lived in the Philippines for 12 years and I’m fluent so if you guys are learning Filipino or have any questions feel free to approach me!

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trade mistakes // panic! at the disco

Bad guy rides away on horsey.

Because apparently there were horsies inside the dance barn, and the show didn’t bother to tell us.

The gang grabs their own cart and horsey, because dance barn is a treasure trove of transportational methods.

They get chased by bad guy on horsey.

Horsey  #1 jumps chasm…

…and successfully horseys its way to the other side.

Bad guy horsey, horsey #2, tries the same…

…stops half-way, falls, and…

…and…

…uh… 

and I have no idea what on earth is supposed to be happening here, as the show doesn’t explain it at all.

Theory:

Ted the Animator: “…take a look at page 42 in the script, Carl.”

Carl the Animator: “Sure, I–… I, uh… it… wait, what?

Ted the Animator: “So, I’m not high? It really does go straight from ‘bad guy falls in chasm’ to ‘bad guy instantly chases again’ with nothing in between?”

Carl the Animator: “…yes. Yes, it does.”

Ted the Animator: “Hrm.”

Carl the Animator: “Welp.”

Ted the Animator: “I, um… how do we even visually depict that?”

Carl the Animator: “Could he… like… have fallen on some springy object? Maybe there’s an inflatable bouncy castle at the bottom of the chasm?”

Ted the Animator: “…yup, let’s do it. That’s my headcanon.”

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Wow, I didn’t think the last doodle of my forces oc would get so many notes! It makes me really happy to know that people like her <3

I’ve updated her a little bits with blue shorts instead of bike shorts, and she’s got a name now. Assuming we’re allowed to name our characters in forces, she’s Rudey the Rabbit!