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i was doing bunch of borderlands 2 (+ tps) sketches trying to figure out how the female characters’ faces work, and i thought i’d post all of the sketches once i’m finished but….. i couldn’t wait, please look at this tiny tina i drew, she’s my fav

bandshirtedboybanders asked:

Hey Kat, so I'm sure you've noticed the backlash rainbow direction's gotten over the past couple of days. Because I'm apparently a bit of a masochist, I've been looking at the blogs of a couple of these dissenting voices. A lot of it is bullshit obviously, poorly disguised homophobia in the form of fear of rainbows, but some of it is more troubling. "I'm queer" one blog said, "and rainbow direction does not represent me". I don't know about you, but I think that's a problem.

I think RD’s done a really good job of representing queer people who identify as larry shippers, but I think it has a problem when it comes to queer identifying non-shippers. Some of this might be irreconcilable. A larry has touched RD, therefore it’s tainted forever, but I like to think there’s a bridge to be built here for some. Non-shippers experience the same fandom homophobia we all do, and I think the onus should be on us to get their opinions and build a more representative RD.

Hope you don’t feel I’ve overstepped, it just breaks my heart to see so many young queer people not feeling supported.

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Noticed? lol!

I agree that it sucks that some queer fans do not feel represented by Rainbow Direction. But is it Rainbow Direction’s problem - ie is it a problem we can solve?

I know TMHFN/RD sure as hell did not create it.  We’ve had a non shipping policy in place since the start to make everybody feel welcome and we have repeated it time and time again. We have fought against shipping wars. We hve called out Larries on twitter & tumblr suggesting their rainbow heart were about Larry. We don’t even talk about ships behind the scenes in our official threads so non-larrie volunteers (yes, those exist) can feel comfortable. It’s not always easy - our opinions differ on things - but hey, we make it work.

So I wonder how we could solve it. I don’t think the onus is all on us. We have a job in making our spaces safe from homophobia and shipping wars. But we cannot build a more representative RD, when non shipping queer fans refuse to join or participate in RD because ‘there’s loads of larries’doing it too - we can hardly do two separate initiatives and we can also not force them to join. We can only open our door for them - and shout it loudly and repeatedly: our door IS open for them. I do not know how big their numbers are, but they certainy haven’t joined in big numbers. And that is really the only thing that will change things, I guess. If we want more non Larrie representation then non Larries need to be willing to join an initiative that is composed of a lot of Larries and some non Larries. TMHFN/RD have stuck to a non shipping policy that is driving some Larries away and has defended that policy tooth and nail and always stood by it because those of us working for TMHFN/RD felt it is really important that everyone feels welcome - even if it meant more larries were scared off than non-larries came in.

If anyone has ideas about what more we can change about RD to be more welcoming to representation of all the diversity in the fandom, please please submit them to the TMHFN tumblr or gmail.

We want to improve, but we need people to help us build solutions, and we need people to help embody that diversity with us. People can sign up here: http://takemehomefromnarnia.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/#_=_

oh my GOd in my english class one time i was trying to get this one kid to high five me and i put my hand up and my english teacher called on me and said “THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING AMY read for us” and i was so taken aback and so when i started reading i couldn’t stop laughing so he had to call on someone else

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Kill Your Darlings v. Vanity of Duluoz | “One night the same two came in, but found an empty apartment, so to amuse himself that no-good pederast Mueller took my little cat, wrapped Hubbard’s tie around its neck, and tried to hang it from the lamp: a little kitty. Will Hubbard immediately took it down, undamaged and just slightly hurt I guess in the neck, I don’t know, I wasn’t there, I would have thrown that man out the window. It was only told to me much later on.

RIP Robin’s sanity

Just because I’m pretty sure having your wife come back from the dead while you’re dating her would-be killer, making a choice to stay with your new girlfriend only to then be forced to go back on it to save your wife, to THEN find out she’s not really your wife at all but your new girlfriend’s sister and your actual wife’s actual killer… is enough to make anyone lose their mind.

Poor Robin.

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No one wants you when you have no heart and
I’m sitting pretty in my brand new scars and
You’ll never know if you don’t ever try again
So let’s try, let’s try, let’s try

All you sinners stand up, sing hallelujah
Show praise with your body, stand up, sing hallelujah
And if you can’t stop shaking, sit back, let it move right through you
Say your prayers, say your prayers, say your prayers

In case y’all were wondering, this is the new official All The Stars In Texas theme song. Come cry with me.